Book Author Rating

A Death in Belmont

Sebastian Junger three-stars

A Dirty Job

Christopher Moore three-and-half-stars

A Million Nightingales

Susan Straight four-stars

A Shadow in Summer

Daniel Abraham four-stars

A Writer’s Life

Gay Talese two-stars

Abide with Me

Elizabeth Strout four-stars


Gary Shteyngart three-stars

All Will Be Well

John McGahern three-and-half-stars

Alternatives to Sex

Stephen McCauley four-stars

America at the Crossroads

Francis Fukuyama three-stars

Black Swan Green

David Mitchell four-and-half-stars

Blue Shoes and Happiness

Alexander McCall Smith three-and-half-stars


Emily Barton three-and-half-stars

Challenger Park

Stephen Harrigan three-and-half-stars


David Maraniss three-and-half-stars

Digging to America

Anne Tyler four-stars

Elements of Style

Wendy Wasserstein three-stars

End of Story

Peter Abrahams four-stars


Philip Roth three-and-half-stars

Field Notes from a Catastrophe

Elizabeth Kolbert four-stars


Frederick Brown four-stars

Fortunate Son

Walter Mosley three-stars

Guests of the Ayatollah

Mark Bowden three-and-half-stars


Nathaniel Philbrick three-and-half-stars

My Latest Grievance

Elinor Lipman three-and-half-stars

My Life in France

Julia Child four-stars

My Life in France

Alex Prud’homme four-stars

Night of the Jaguar

Michael Gruber three-and-half-stars

Oracle Bones

Peter Hessler four-stars


Stephen Kinzer three-and-half-stars

Philosophy Made Simple

Robert Hellenga three-and-half-stars

Rainbows End

Vernor Vinge four-stars

Rose of No Man’s Land

Michelle Tea four-stars

Saving the World

Julia Alvarez three-stars

Seducing the Demon

Erica Jong two-stars


José Saramago three-stars


Margaret Jull Costa three-stars

Some Fun

Antonya Nelson four-stars

Suite Française

Irène Némirovsky four-and-half-stars

Suite Française

Sandra Smith four-and-half-stars

Sweet and Low

Rich Cohen three-and-half-stars

The Book of Lost Books

Stuart Kelly four-stars

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak three-and-half-stars

The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky

Ken Dornstein four-stars

The Caliph’s House

Tahir Shah three-and-half-stars

The Ghost Brigades

John Scalzi four-stars

The Great Transformation

Karen Armstrong three-stars

The Last Witchfinder

James Morrow four-stars

The Lightning Keeper

Starling Lawrence four-stars

The Night Watch

Sarah Waters four-stars

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Michael Pollan four-stars

The Promise of Happiness

Justin Cartwright three-and-half-stars

The Quantum Zoo

Marcus Chown four-stars

This Book Will Save Your Life

A. M. Homes two-stars


Cheryl Strayed three-and-half-stars

You Must Set Forth at Dawn

Wole Soyinka three-and-half-stars