29 August 2008

Reviews 2016-2017

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Books reviewed, spotlighted, or featured in 2016 (no link = not reviewed online, anonymous review for another venue, or please search cited website). A = audiobook

  1. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein (A) 
  2. All-American Paleo Table by Caroline Potter 
  3. Chloe in India by Kate Darnton (also Litsy)
  4. American Housewife by Helen Ellis 
  5. Cooking As Fast As I Can by Cat Cora (A) (AudioFile)
  6. Love in Lowercase by Francesc Miralles
  7. Twister by Genanne Walsh 
  8. Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner 
  9. Kingdom Come by Jane Jensen 
  10. Where It Hurts by Reed Ferrel Coleman 
  11. Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra (A) (AudioFile)
  12. The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian (A)
  13. The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
  14. The Invention of Science by David Wootten 
  15. I Was Really Very Hungry by MFK Fisher (adapted by Kelly Nespor) (A) (AudioFile)
  16. For Cheddar or Worse by Avery Aames
  17. Scene of the Brine by Mary Ellen Hughes
  18. It's a Wonderful Knife by Christine Wenger
  19. Foreign Eclairs by Julie Hyzy
  20. To Brew or Not to Brew by Joyce Tremel
  21. Death of a Bad Apple by Penny Pike
  22. One Foot in the Grove by Kelly Lane
  23. Guilty as Cinnamon by Leslie Budewitz 
  24. Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings (A) 
  25. The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson 
  26. The Goblin's Puzzle by Andrew S. Chilton
  27. The Fallingwater Cookbook by Suzanne Martinson 
  28. Darned if I Do by Monica Ferris 
  29. Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon (A) (AudioFile; Litsy)
  30. Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
  31. Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
  32. Ana of California by Andi Teran
  33. Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor
  34. Amherst by William Nicholson
  35. Re Jane by Patrica Park
  36. Reader, I Married Him edited by Tracy Chevalier
  37. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
  38. Discovery of Jeanne Baret by Glynis Ridley (A) (AudioFile) 
  39. Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase (A) 
  40. Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson (A) (AudioFile) 
  41. The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky 
  42. The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin 
  43. Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser (see Litsy)
  44. Lust & Wonder by Augusten Burroughs (see Litsy)
  45. Georgia by Dawn Tripp 
  46. The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee (A) (AudioFile) 
  47. Sunday Dinners by Dina Crowell 
  48. Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett (A) (Audiofile) 
  49. Small Mercies by Eddie Joyce 
  50. Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr (A) (DNF; see Litsy)
  51. Winterwood by Jacey Bedford
  52. The Secrets of Solace by Jaleigh Johnson
  53. I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan 
  54. The Mad Feast by Matthew Gavin Frank 
  55. Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi (A) (see Litsy)
  56. The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick
  57. The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien
  58. Wintering by Peter Geye
  59. In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
  60. Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann (review; also see Litsy)
  61. Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn
  62. The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins (A) (see Litsy) 
  63. The Cookies & Cups Cookbook by Shelly Jaronsky 
  64. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (A) (AudioFile) 
  65. The Widow by Fiona Barton (A) (AudioFile) 
  66. The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell (A) (AudioFile) 
  67. The Young Chef by The Culinary Institute of America
  68. The Elephant n the Room by Jack Bender (see Litsy) 
  69. Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan (A) (AudioFile)
  70. The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick (A) (see Litsy; AudioFile) 
  71. The Basque Book by Alexandra Raij, Eder Montero, and Rebecca Marx
  72. The Three-Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell (A) (see Litsy)
  73. The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell (A) (see Litsy) 
  74. The Elements of Pizza by Ken Forkish 
  75. Save Room for Pie by Roy Blount Jr. (A) (see Litsy; AudioFile)
  76. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (A)
  77. The Wander Society by Keri Smith
  78. Immaculate Heart by Camille DeAngelis
  79. The Haters by Jesse Andrews (A) (see Litsy)
  80. Something New by Lucy Knisley (see Litsy) 
  81. Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets (A) (see Litsy; AudioFile)
  82. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (A) (see Litsy) 
  83. Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro 
  84. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (A) (AudioFile; Litsy) 
  85. Tears in the Grass by Lynda A. Archer (see Litsy)
  86. Daredevils by Shawn Vestal (see Litsy)
  87. Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All by Jonas Jonasson (see Litsy)
  88. My Mrs. Brown by William Norwich (see Litsy)
  89. The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman (see Litsy)
  90. Life by John Brockman (see Litsy)
  91. Paper by Mark Kurlansky (see Litsy)
  92. The Wander Society by Keri Smith (see Litsy)
  93. Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn (A) (see Litsy; AudioFile)
  94. Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey 
  95. Finding Fraser by K. C. Dyer 
  96. Maestra by L. S. Hilton (A) (see Litsy) 
  97. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
  98. Berry the Hatchet by Peg Cochran
  99. Hearse and Gardens by Kathleen Bridge 
  100. Trials of Apollo (book 1) by Rick Riordan (A)
  101. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (A) (see Litsy; AudioFile) 
  102. Pornburger by Mathew Ramsey 
  103. Pen & Palate by Lucy Madison and Tram Nguyen
  104. Modern Lovers by Emma Straub 
  105. The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  106. The Age of Genomes by Steven Monroe Lipkin
  107. The Big Picture by Sean Carroll
  108. Available by Matteson Perry
  109. Her Again by Michael Schulman (A) (AudioFile; Litsy)
  110. My Holiday in North Korea by Wendy E. Simmons
  111. Setting the World on Fire by Shelley Emling
  112. Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick
  113. The Edge of the Empire by Bronwen Riley
  114. Tribe by Sebastian Junger
  115. The First Signs by Genevieve von Petzinger
  116. The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman (see Litsy)
  117. Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo (A) (see Litsy) 
  118. The Girl in the Well Is Me by Karen Rivers (A) (AudioFile; Litsy)
  119. Even in Paradise by Elizabeth Nunez (A) (DNF; see Litsy)
  120. Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki (A) (AudioFile; Litsy) 
  121. What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan (A) (Litsy) 
  122. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (A) Litsy 
  123. I'm Your Biggest Fan by Kate Coyne 
  124. Political Suicide by Erin McHugh (Litsy)
  125. Wintering by Peter Geye (Litsy)
  126. We Love You Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge (A) (AudioFile; Litsy) 
  127. Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger (A) (Litsy) 
  128. Autumn Princess, Dragon Child by Lian Hearn (A) (Litsy) 
  129. Chronicle of a Last Summer by Yasmine el Rashidi (A) (DNF; Litsy)
  130. And I Darken by Kiersten White (A) (DNF; Litsy)
  131. The Tribes of Palos Verdes (A) (Litsy) 
  132. An Unrestored Woman by Shobha Rao (Litsy)
  133. The Tulip Factory by Kacie Davis Idol (DNF; Litsy)
  134. Ingredienti by Marcella Hazan (A / P) (AudioFile; Litsy) 
  135. The Crimson Skew by S. E. Grove (A) (Litsy)
  136. Toasting Up Trouble by Linda Wiken 
  137. The Vegetable Butcher by Cara Mangini 
  138. The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close (A) (Litsy)
  139. Monstress #1 by Marjorie Liu (Litsy) 
  140. Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent (A) (Litsy, AudioFile)
  141. Baby Doll by Hollie Overton 
  142. Feed by Mira Grant (A) (Litsy) 
  143. Cooking for Picasso by Mozhan Marno (A) (Litsy; AudioFile) 
  144. The Hike by Drew Magary (DNF; Litsy)
  145. The Bourbon Kings by J. R. Ward (Litsy)
  146. A Buzz in the Meadow by Dave Goulson (Litsy)
  147. The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks (Litsy)
  148. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad (Litsy)
  149. Moo by Sharon Creech (Litsy)
  150. Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell (Litsy)
  151. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Litsy)
  152. Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (A) (Litsy)
  153. Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan (A) (Litsy) 
  154. Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst (A) (Litsy, AudioFile) 
  155. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne (Litsy) 
  156. City Bakers Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller (A) (Litsy, AudioFile)
  157. The Last Good Girl by Allison Leotta (A) (Litsy)
  158. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (A) (Litsy)
  159. Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon (A) (AudioFile, Litsy)
  160. Deadline by Mira Grant (A) (Litsy) 
  161. Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris (A, Litsy) 
  162. Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joana Cannon (Litsy)
  163. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (A) (Litsy; AudioFile)
  164. Real Food, Fake Food by Larry Olmsted (A) (Litsy; AudioFile) 
  165. The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies (A) (Litsy; AudioFile)
  166. The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (Litsy)
  167. Blackout by Mira Grant (A) (Litsy
  168. Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym (Litsy, Twitter)
  169. Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies (A) (Litsy; AudioFile)
  170. Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton  (A) (Litsy; AudioFile)
  171. The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin (A) (Litsy) 
  172. Thrones & Bones by Lou Anders (A) (DNS; Litsy)
  173. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (A) (Litsy)
  174. Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt (A) (Litsy; AudioFile)
  175. The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin by Stephanie Knipper (A) (Litsy; Audiofile)
  176. The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin (A) (Litsy; Audiofile)
  177. A Wild Swan and Other Tales by Michael Cunningham (Litsy)
  178. Agnes by Peter Stamm (Litsy)
  179. The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz (A) (Litsy)
  180. The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin (A) (Litsy)
  181. Genghis Khan and the Quest for God by Jack Weatherford (A) (Litsy)
  182. Every Single Second by Tricia Springstubb (A) (Litsy; AudioFile)
  183. Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven (A) (Litsy; AudioFile)
  184. Appetites Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain
  185. Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook by Ziggy Marley
  186. The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook by Natalie Eve Garrett
Reviews, spotlights, features 2017

A=Audio / F=Feature 
Becoming Queen Victoria by Kate Williams (A)
Different Class by Joanne Harris (F)
Containment by Hank Parker (F)
My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry (F)
Savage Theories by Pola Oloixarac (F)
Dance on the Volcano by Marie Vieux-Chauvet (F)
Days without End by Sebastian Barry (F)
The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivak (F)
The Echo of Twilight by Judith Kinghorn (F)
The Antiques by Kris D'Agostino (F)
Traveling Light by Lynne Branard (F)
Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson (F)
Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (A)
Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle
Warren the 13th: The All-Seeing Eye by Tania del Rio and Will Staehle
The One Inside by Same Shepard (A)
This Is Not Over by Holly Brown (F)
The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry (F)
Little Deaths by Emma Flint (F)
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (F)
Signals by Tim Gautreaux (F)
Dragon Springs Road by Janie Chang (F)
Scarred by Michael Kenneth Smith (A)
Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan (A)
Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White by Michael Tisserand
The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish (F)
The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla and Julie McLaughli (F)
In Winter's Kitchen by Beth Dooley (F)
Packed! by Becky Alexander and Michelle Lake (F)
Food52: Mighty Salads (F)
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (A)
Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh (A)
A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression by Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe (A)
Mincemeat by Leonardo Lucarelli (A)
Castle in the Mist by Amy Ephron
As Red As Blood by Salla Simukka (A)
Phoenix by S. F. Said (A)
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye (A)
March Book One by John Lewis (F)
The Stone Heart by Faith Erin Hicks (F)
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
One-Pan Wonders by America’s Test Kitchen
As Red As Blood by Salla Simukka
Gilded Cage by Vic James (A)
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Lasken
Windy City Blues by Renee Rosen
The Young Wives Club by Julie Pennell
Food52’s A New Way to Dinner by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs
Lincoln at the Bardo by George Saunders (A)
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen (A)
Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis
Bookman Dead Stye by Paige Shelton
The Lost Woman by Sara Blaedel
Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong
Death of a Ghost by M. C. Beaton
Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman
Bone Box by Faye Kellerman
Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye (A)
Cold Pressed Murder by Kelly Lane
A Wee Homicide in the Hotel by Fran Stewart
Blown Away by Clover Tate
Gone with the Twins by Kylie Logan
No Cats Allowed by Miranda James
Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
The Silence of the Flans by Laura Bradford
War and Peach by Susan Furlong
Smashed, Mashed Boiled and Baked by Raghavan Iyer
Setting Free the Kites by Alex George
Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin
Fish Girl by David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli
The Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan (A)
Sci-Fi Junior High by John Martin and Scott Seegert
Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love
Climate of Fear by Fred Vargas
I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi (A)
One of the Boys by Daniel Magariel
City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson (A)
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
The Cutaway by Christina Kovac
The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo
Himself by Jess Kidd
It Happens All the Time by Amy Hatvany
The Night Mark by Tiffany Reisz
Our Short History by Lauren Grodstein
The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
American Street by Ibi Zobo (A)
Lisa and the Lacemaker by Kathy Hoopmann and Mike Medaglia
Archlight by Brandon Graham and Marian Churchland
All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg
Sons and Soldiers by Bruce Henderson
The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan
The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal
Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams
Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton
The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor
Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
My Sister's Bones by Nuala Ellwood
The Sworn Virgin by Kristopher Dukes
The Daughters of Ireland by Santa Montefiore
The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson
The Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George
he Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan (A)
The Futures by Anna Pitoniak (A)
Lucy & Andy Neanderthal by Jeffrey Brown
California Dreamin': Cass Elliot before The Mamas & the Papas by Penelope Bagieu
The Pocket Beer Guide by Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb
Cheese & Beer by Janet Fletcher
Cookies & Beer by Jonathan Bender
A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz by Goran Rosenberg
The Pen and the Brush by Anka Muhlstein
Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird
The Family Gene by Joselin Linder
Food Fight by McKay Jenkins
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far by Lawrence M. Krauss
Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker (A)
Dream Magic by Joshua Khan (F)
Carmer and Grit by Sasrah Jean Horwitz (F)
The Lost Staff of Wonders by Raymond Arroyo (F)
Xander and the Dream Thief by Margaret Dilloway (F)
The Shadows We Know by Heart Jennifer Park (F)
The Door in the Alley by Adrienne Kress (F)
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk (F)
Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder (F)
The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan (A)
Edgar & Lucy by Victor Lodato (A)
On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman (A)
ADULT-ish by Cristina Vanko
Real Friends by Shannon Hale
Stick Cat by Tom Watson
Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere by Elise Gravel
My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry (A)
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Bahar
Mercies in Disguise by Gina Kolata (A)
Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel (A)
South and West by Joan Didion (A)
Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld (A)
Wine Isn’t Rocket Science by Ophelie Neiman
Beyond the Wild River by Sarah Maine (F)
One Good Thing by Wendy Wax (F)
The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova (F)
Gone without a Trace by Mary Torjussen (F)
A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain (F)
Where the Dead Lie by C. S. Harris (F)
Almost Human by Lee Berger with John Hawks (F)
Saving Arcadia by Heather Shumaker and James Gibson (F)
Where the Water Goes by David Owen (F)
Red Shoes for Rachel by Boris Sandler (F)
Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies (F)
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nineka Arimah (F)
Silence of the Jams by Gayle Leeson Love
The One Inside by Sam Shepard (A)
Heir of Novron by Michael J. Sullivan (A)
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout (A)
Feeding a Family by Sarah Waldman

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