30 August 2008

Reviews: 2015

Books reviewed, spotlighted, or featured in 2015 (no link = not reviewed online, anonymous review for another venue, or please search cited website).

  1. Descent by Tim Johnston
  2. Heap House by Edward Carey 
  3. Of All the Gin Joints by Mark Bailey
  4. A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison 
  5. Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm
  6. The Way of Tea and Justice by Becca Stevens 
  7. The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton 
  8. Migratory Animals by Mary Helen Specht 
  9. Twisted Fate by Norah Olson
  10. Willowgrove by Kathleen Peacock
  11. The Prey by Tom Isbell
  12. Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff
  13. J: A Novel by Howard Jacobson (audiobook)
  14. Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick
  15. Lumberjanes by Grace Ellis & Noelle Stevenson (issue 1)
  16. Princess Ugg by Ted Naifeh (issue 1)
  17. Rat Queens by Med Dejmal and Kurtis J Wiebe (issue 1)
  18. The Sword by Jonathan Luna (issue 1)
  19. Wayward by Jim Zub (issue 1)
  20. West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan
  21. Marine Park by Mark Chiusano 
  22. Beating the Lunch Box Blues by J. M. Hirsch 
  23. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis 
  24. Fables 15: Rose Red by Bill Willingham 
  25. Far Flung and Well Fed by R. W. Apple Jr.
  26. Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran by Marion Grace Woolley
  27. How to Outswim a Shark without a Snorkel by Jess Keating
  28. Dinosaur Boy by Cory Putman Oakes
  29. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 
  30. Real Food for Everyone by Ann Gentry
  31. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  32. Fiercombe Manor by Kate Riordan 
  33. "Moving On" by Diane Cook
  34. "Holy Writ" by Mary Norris
  35. "The Ghost of Winthrop" by Katherine Hall Page 
  36. How to Roast by Michael Ruhlman 
  37. Ongoingness by Sarah Manguso 
  38. Who Buries the Dead by C. S. Harris 
  39. The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
  40. The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene (feature) 
  41. Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum 
  42. Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert 
  43. The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  44. The Orphan Choir by Sophie Hannah
  45. The Orphans at Race Point by Patry Francis
  46. Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine
  47. How to Catch a Bogle by Catherine Jinks
  48. Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles
  49. Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford 
  50. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby 
  51. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman 
  52. Delicious Foods by James Hannaham (for AudioFile & Readerly magazines)
  53. How to Be Both by Ali Smith (for AudioFile magazine)
  54. A Matter of Breeding by Michael Brandow (and also for Bloggers Recommend) 
  55. Public School Superhero by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts 
  56. Inherit the Wind (Fables 17) by Bill Willingham
  57. Werewolves of the Heartland by Bill Willingham 
  58. Us by David Nicholls 
  59. "The Good News" by Heather Lende
  60. "Inside the Shop of the the Last Great American Watchmaker" by Josh Ozersky
  61. "On Writing: Frame of Reference" by John McPhee 
  62. Homemakers by Brit Morin 
  63. Where Women Are Kings by Christie Watson (and for Readerly)
  64. Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name (with Hilary Beard)
  65. Nightbird by Alice Hoffman 
  66. Mystery Writers of America Cookbook edited by Kate White
  67. Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe (see also AudioFile magazine)
  68. Good Dog edited by David Dibenedetto
  69. Dog Crazy by Meg Donohue
  70. Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew (also for AudioFile magazine)
  71. Bone to Pick by Mark Bittman (and for AudioFile magazine)
  72. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (and for Readerly)
  73. Dead Wake by Erik Larsen (for Readerly magazine)
  74.  Shadow of a Spout by Amanda Cooper
  75. The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco by Laura DiSilverio
  76. Buy a Whisker by Sofie Ryan
  77. Demise in Denim by Duffy Brown
  78. Death Come Quickly by Susan Wittig Albert
  79. Wicked Stitch by Amanda Lee
  80. A Bone to Pick by Mark Bittman (also for AudioFile magazine) 
  81. Natchez Burning by Greg Iles 
  82. Cubs in Toyland (Fables 18) by Bill Willlingham
  83. Snow White (Fables 19) Bill Willingham
  84. The CSA Cookbook by Linda Ly (for Readerly)
  85. Capital Dames by Cokie Roberts (for Readerly)
  86. The Year My Mother Came Back by Alice Eve Cohen (for Readerly)
  87. Goldeneye by Matthew Parker (for Readerly) 
  88. Camelot (Fables 20) by Bill Willingham
  89. The Tucci Table by Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt
  90. Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes 
  91. Jerry Lee Lewis by Rick Bragg
  92. Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon
  93. The B-Side by Ben Yagoda
  94. Driftwood by Elizabeth Dutton
  95. Driving the King by Ravi Howard
  96. I'm Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil
  97. Bettyville by George Hodgman (for AudioFile)
  98. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  99. Twintuition: Double Vision by Tia and Tamera Mowry
  100. Blackout by Sarah Hepola (for Readerly & repeated here)
  101. The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
  102. Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Pamela Smith Hill
  103. The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (with Elio M. Garcia Jr. and Linda Antonsson)
  104. The Outlandish Companion: Volume One by Diana Gabaldon
  105. The Fables Encyclopedia by Jess Nevins, Bill Willingham, and Mark Buckingham
  106. The Fog Diver by Joel Ross (and for Readerly) 
  107. The Promise by Ann Weisgarber 
  108. The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock
  109. On the Run by Alice Goffman
  110. A Pleasure and a Calling by Phil Hogan
  111. The Domino Diaries by Brin-Jonathan Butler
  112. The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack
  113. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed edited by Meghan Daum
  114. The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy
  115. Movie Menus by Francine Segan 
  116. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf 
  117. A Place for Us by Harriet Evans 
  118. Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater
  119. Whatever After: Beauty Queen by Sarah Mlynowski
  120. Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy (for AudioFile)
  121. A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder (for Readerly
  122. Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb (for Readerly)
  123. Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones (for Readerly)
  124. Anything Could Happen by Will Walton (for Readerly)
  125. A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord (for Readerly)
  126. Woof by Spencer Quinn (for Readerly)
  127. The Whisperer by Fiona McIntosh (for Readerly)
  128. Tyme #1: Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison (for Readerly)
  129. Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff (for Readerly)
  130. 1,000 Foods to Eat before You Die by Mimi Sheraton 
  131. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (also for AudioFile; also here)
  132. Bushel Full of Murder by Paige Shelton
  133. Death of a Chocolate Cheater by Penny Pike
  134. Truffled to Death by Kathy Aarons
  135. The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis 
  136. The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan 
  137. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (and for Readerly) 
  138. Life after Life by Kate Atkinson (featured)
  139. Privy to the Dead by Sheila Connolly 
  140. The Green Road by Anne Enright (featured and for AudioFile)
  141. Happily Ever After, Fables 21, by Bill Willingham (featured)
  142. Honey & Co.: The Cookbook by Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer 
  143. The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen 
  144. Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway 
  145. If You Find This by Matthew Baker (for AudioFile) 
  146. What Katie Ate on the Weekend by Katie Quinn Davies 
  147. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins 
  148. "Like a Tiger in a Cage" by Per Petterson
  149. "The Girls and the Dogs" by Kevin Barry
  150. "Ghost Neighbors" by Joanna Luloff
  151. Murder with a Twist by Tracy Kiely (for Readerly)
  152. One Foot in the Grave by Carlene O'Neil (for Readerly)
  153. The Final Reveille by Amanda Flower (for Readerly)
  154. Bite the Biscuit by Linda O. Johnston (for Readerly)
  155. Fillet of Murder by Linda Reilly (for Readerly)
  156. The Beer Wench's Guide to Beer by Ashley Routson 
  157. Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel
  158. The Leveller by Julia Durango
  159. When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord 
  160. Leaving Orbit by Margaret Lazarus Dean
  161. The Nurses by Alexandra Robbins
  162. Sorry! by Henry Hitchings
  163. Members Only by Julie Tibbott
  164. Napoleon by Andrew Roberts
  165. The Wolf and the Watchman by Scott C. Johnson
  166. Gotti's Rules by George Anastasia
  167. American Ghost by Hannah Nordhaus
  168. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson 
  169. Death under Glass by Jennifer McAndrews 
  170. Weightless by Sara Bannan
  171. Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews
  172. Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn
  173. Summer Secrets by Jane Green
  174. The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston
  175. The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler 
  176. Mason Jar Salads by Julia Mirabella 
  177. The Fly Trap by Fredrik Sjobert (and for AudioFile)
  178. Mr. Mac & Me by Esther Freud (and for AudioFile)
  179. Murder on the Champ de Mars by Cara Black (and for AudioFile)
  180. Backyard Witch by Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge
  181. Urban Bestiary by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
  182. Uprooted (feature) by Naomi Novik (review)
  183. Coloring books by Wendy Piersall 
  184. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan 
  185. Murder, D.C. by Tucker Neely 
  186. West with the Night by Beryl Markham
  187. Straight on Till Morning by Mary S. Lovell
  188. Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
  189. The Flame Trees of Thika by Elspeth Huxley
  190. Out in the Midday Sun by Elspeth Huxley 
  191. The Ghosts of Happy Valley by Julliet Barnes
  192. The Bolter by Frances Osborne
  193. Child of Happy Valley by Juanita Carberry
  194. The Best Homemade Kids' Snacks on the Planet by Laura Fuentes 
  195. Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich 
  196. Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt 
  197. Fables 22: Farewell by Bill Willingham 
  198. Rywka's Diary (also for Readerly)
  199. Anchor and Flares by Kate Braestrup (and for AudioFile) 
  200. Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter
  201. Piper Green and the Fairy Tree: Too Much Luck by Ellen Potter 
  202. The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan (and for AudioFile)
  203. An Age of License by Lucy Knisley
  204. Displacement by Lucy Knisley 
  205. If Onions Could Spring Leeks by Paige Shelton 
  206. Vintage by David Baker 
  207. American Meteor by Norman Lock (for AudioFile) 
  208. Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman who Captivated C. S. Lewis by Abigail Santamaria (for Readerly)
  209. The Martian by Andy Weir (for Readerly; book to movie)
  210. Black Mass by Dick Lehr an Gerard O'Neill (for Readerly; book to movie)
  211. Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani (for Readerly; book to movie)
  212. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (for Readerly; book to movie)
  213. Brooklyn by Colm Tobin (for Readerly; book to movie)
  214. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (for Readerly; book to movie) 
  215. All That Followed by Gabriel Urza 
  216. Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan
  217. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan 
  218. Dinner Solved! by Katie Workman 
  219. Thicker Than Blood by Jan English Leary 
  220. Thank You, Goodnight by Andy Abramowitz 
  221. Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart 
  222. The Lost Landscape by Joyce Carol Oates (for AudioFile)
  223. The Girl from the Garden by Parnaz Foroutan (for AudioFile) 
  224. Tasting Whiskey by Lew Bryson 
  225. The Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay (for AudioFile)
  226. The Fall of Princes by Robert Goolrick 
  227. Slice Harvester by Colin Atrophy Hagendorf
  228. Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead (and for Readerly)
  229. Connect the Stars by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague
  230. Don't Vote for Me by Krista Van Dolzer
  231. A Series of Small Maneuvers by Eliot Treichel
  232. Dear Opl by Shelley Sackier (and for Readerly)
  233. The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
  234. Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
  235. A Blind Guide to Stinkville by Beth Vrabel (and for Readerly)
  236. Until I Find Julian by Patricia Reilly Giff (and for Readerly)
  237. A Nearer Moon by Melanie Crowder
  238. The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB by Adam Shauhnessy
  239. The Wrinkled Crown by Anne Nesbet
  240. Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu
  241. The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon
  242. My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  243. Fires of Invention by J. Scott Savage
  244. Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head by Lauren Oliver and H. C. Chester
  245. A Pocket Full of Murder by R. J. Anderson
  246. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
  247. Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith
  248. The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
  249. The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
  250. The Bamboo Sword by Margi Preus
  251. A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  252. River Runs Deep by Jennifer Bradbury
  253. I Don't Know How the Story Ends by J. B. Cheaney
  254. Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith
  255. House Arrest by K. A. Holt
  256. Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle
  257. Somewhere There Is Still a Sun by Michael Gruenbaum
  258. This Side of Wild by Gary Paulson
  259. The Golden Specific by S. E. Grove 
  260. The Middle of Somewhere by Sonja Yoerg 
  261. The Last Kings of Sark by Rosa Rankin-Gee 
  262. Home Fires by Julie Summers 
  263. If You're Lucky by Yvonne Prinz (originally for Readerly)
  264. The Four Seasons of Pasta by Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Sara Jenkins 
  265. Diva and Flea by Mo Willems 
  266. After You by JoJo Moyes
  267. Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan
  268. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  269. Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta 
  270. Woman with a Secret by Sophie Hannah (for AudioFile)
  271. Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott (for AudioFile)
  272. The Comic Book Story of Beer by Jonathan Hennessey and Mike Smith 
  273. Stones in the Road by E. B. Moore
  274. The Paris Key, by Juliet Blackwell
  275. The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M. J. Rose
  276. Avenue of Spies by Alex Kershaw
  277. My Paris Dream by Kate Betts
  278. Mademoiselle Chanel by C. W. Gortner
  279. The Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton
  280. The Woman in the Photograph by Dana Gynther
  281. All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (and also for AudioFile) 
  282. Red Eggs and Good Luck by Angela Lam 
  283. Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor 
  284. Four adult coloring books (with a twist) 
  285. Almost Interesting by David Spade (DNF)
  286. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 
  287. American Bite by Libby H. O'Connell 
  288. Fear of Dying by Erica Jong (for AudioFile) 
  289. We'll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean 
  290. Gale Gand's Short + Sweet by Gale Gand
  291. The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell 
  292. Soundless by Richelle Mead 
  293. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton 
  294. Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams 
  295. A Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
  296. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin 
  297. A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern (for AudioFile)
  298. Like Family by Paolo Giordano 
  299. Spy vs Spy edited by John Ficarra
  300. Plotted by Andrew DeGraff
  301. Hillary Rodham Clinton Presidential Playset by Caitlin Kuhwald
  302. By the Book by Pamela Paul
  303. All the Words Are Yours by Tyler Knott Gregson
  304. The Complete Beatles Songs by Steve Turner
  305. Whaling Season by Peter Lourie 
  306. Simple Art of Salt Block Cooking by Jessica Harlan and Kelley Sparwasser
  307. Cafe Spice Cookbook by Hari Nayak
  308. Custom Confections by Jen Besel
  309. Mug It! by Pam McElroy 
  310. A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk (trans. Ekin Oklap) (for AudioFile)
  311. The Bone Hunters and Valhalla by Robert J. Mrazek 
  312. Drinking in America by Susan Cheever 
  313. Here Today, Gone Tamale by Rebecca Adler 
  314. Visions by Kelley Armstrong 
  315. Ninja Timmy by Henrik Tamm 
  316. The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book by Emily Elsen and Melissa Elsen 
  317. Eleanor by Jason Gurley (for AudioFile) 
  318. Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas (DNF) 
  319. Illuminae 01 by Annie Kaufman & Jan Kristoff 
  320. Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong 
  321. Death of a Dustman by M. C. Beaton

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