30 August 2008

Movie Review Index

Movies reviewed and/or featured since 2008. Plus movie set visits and interviews.

  1. Lost in Austen
  2. Pride & Prejudice (several versions)
  3. Bride & Prejudice
  4. Emma + Clueless (several versions & take-offs)
  5. Sense & Sensibility (several versions)
  6. Bridget Jones's Diary
  7. Jane Austen Book Club
  8. Becoming Jane
  9. Julie & Julia
  10. Eat Drink Man Woman + Tortilla Soup
  11. Babette's Feast
  12. Ratatouille
  13. Under the Tuscan Sun
  14. Chocolat
  15. No Reservations + Baby Boom
  16. Waitress
  17. Big Night
  18. Kings of Pastry
  19. Ramen Girl
  20. Bottle Shock
  21. I Like Killing Flies
  22. Pressure Cooker
  23. Year of the Comet
  24. What's Cooking?
  25. Buck
  26. The Big Year
  27. Whistleblower
  28. To Kill a Mockingbird (50th anniversary edition)
  29. The Descendants
  30. Ironweed
  31. Beer Wars
  32. Bill Cunningham New York
  33. Love's Everlasting Courage
  34. Flicka: Country Pride
  35. Dinner with Friends
  36. This Means War
  37. Corked!
  38. Margaret
  39. The Hunger Games
  40. Cooking with Stella
  41. One for the Money
  42. Machine Gun Preacher
  43. Snow White and the Huntsman
  44. Benefit of the Doubt (Jessie Stone)
  45. We Need to Talk about Kevin
  46. The Raven
  47. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  48. Toast
  49. Ice Age: Continental Drift
  50. The Hobbit (part 1)
  51. A Late Quartet
  52. Safe Haven: Movie Set Visit (part 1, part 2)
  53. Love's Kitchen
  54. Atlas Shrugged: Part II
  55. Life of Pi
  56. Today's Special
  57. The Trip
  58. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  59. Woman on Top
  60. Heart of the Country
  61. Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  62. The Book Thief: interview with Markus Zusak
  63. A Matter of Taste
  64. Somm
  65. Savannah
  66. Inside Llewyn Davis
  67. Admission
  68. How Beer Saved the World
  69. The Book Thief
  70. Step Up to the Plate
  71. Walter Mitty
  72. The Restaurateur
  73. This Is Where I Leave You (feature)
  74. Left Behind (feature)
  75. The Fault in Our Stars
  76. The Best of Me: Movie Set Visit (part 1, part 2)
  77. Gone Girl (feature)
  78. A Year in Burgundy
  79. Olive Kitteridge (feature)
  80. Spinning Plates
  81. If I Stay
  82. Regarding Susan Sontag
  83. Regarding Susan Sontag: interview with Nancy Kates
  84. Angels Sing
  85. The Maze Runner (feature)
  86. Mud
  87. Gone Girl
  88. Before I Go to Sleep
  89. A Walk among the Tombstones  
  90. It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise 
  91. Le Chef
  92. Haute Cuisine  
  93. Paper Towns (feature) 
  94. I Am Love
  95. White Mischief
  96. Out of Africa
  97. The Flame Trees of Thika  
  98. The Chef's Table: Massimo Bottura
  99. Chef  
  100. The Scorch Trials 
  101. Everest 
  102. Cooked (documentary series / Netflix) 
  103. Brooklyn  
  104. Deli Man
  105. For Grace 

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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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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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