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Book Review Index: By Genre

Here is a list of all of the books I have reviewed on this site, organized by genre.  Note that I’m not very good at picking genres, since there is occasionally overlap, so just because a book is in thriller, for example, does not mean it might not also be contemporary, since I only put a book there if it was more “contemporary” and didn’t fit another category.

Within each genre, the books are organized in a sort of rating system, with my favorite books at the top and least favorites at the bottom.  For guest reviews, these will be at the bottom of their respective star ratings, assuming I have not read the book.

The link to the post is at the end, where I also included the books rating.  I recommend using the “find” search in your window if there is a specific book or author you are looking for.  If there is a book listed without a link, that is because I read it and haven’t had the time to write a review.  It will come shortly, and if you comment below I will write it even sooner 🙂

See Also: Review Index by Alphabetical Authors

   Review Index by Alphabetical Book Title

Adult Fiction

Contemporary

  • Thin Girls, by Diana Clarke (5 stars)
  • Detransition, Baby, by Torrey Peters (5 stars)
  • Luster, by Raven Leilani (5 stars)
  • Lost Coast Literary, by Ellie Alexander (5 stars)
  • Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult (5 stars)
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong (5 stars)
  • With Teeth, by Kristen Arnett (4 stars)
  • You Exist Too Much, by Zaina Arafat (4 stars)
  • Stirring Up Love, by Chandra Blumberg (4 stars)
  • Hana Khan Carries On, by Uzma Jalaluddin (5 stars)
  • Donnybrook, by Frank Bill (3 stars)
  • Young Mungo, by Douglas Stuart (2 stars)
  • The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson (DNF, 2 stars)

Mystery / Thriller

  • Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn (5 stars)
  • Final Girls, by Riley Sager (5 stars)
  • The Last Time I Lied, by Riley Sager (5 stars)
  • The Paris Apartment, by Lucy Foley (5 stars)
  • The Guest List, by Lucy Foley (5 stars)
  • The Roanoke Girls, by Amy Engel (5 stars)
  • What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarty (5 stars)
  • Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty (5 stars)
  • Beneath the Stairs, by Jennifer Fawcett (4 stars)
  • The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins (4 stars)
  • Lola, by Melissa Scrivner Love (4 stars)
  • Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty (4 stars)
  • Smugglers and Scones, by Morgan C Talbot (4 stars)
  • And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie (4 stars)
  • Apples Never Fall, by Liane Moriarty (3.5 stars)
  • The Fourth Monkey, by JD Barker (3 stars)
  • The Darkest Lies, by Barbara Copperthwaite (3 stars)
  • Vera Kelly: Lost and Found, by Rosalie Knecht (3 stars)
  • Dear Mr. M, by Herman Koch (3 stars)
  • The Girl from Rostov, by Shitji Sharma (DNF, 2 stars)
  • The Damage, by Caitlin Wahrer (4 stars)

Historical Fiction

  • Daisy Jones & The Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid (5 stars)
  • The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett (5 stars)
  • The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah (5 stars)
  • The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah (5 stars)
  • Little Bee, by Chris Cleave (5 stars)
  • Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline (5 stars)
  • 11/22/63, by Stephen King (5 stars)
  • The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory (5 stars)
  • The Heretic’s Daughter, by Kathleen Kent (4 stars)
  • The Constant Princess, by Philippa Gregory (4 stars)
  • Go Set A Watchman, by Harper Lee (3 stars)

Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor (5 stars)
  • Kaikeyi, by Vaishnavi Patel (5 stars)
  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, by VE Schwab (5 stars)
  • She Who Became the Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan (4 stars)
  • The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (3 stars)
  • In the Midst of Magic, by Christian Cura (3 stars)

Romance

  • Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty (4 stars)
  • You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty, by Akwaeke Emezi (5 stars)
  • Book Lovers, by Emily Henry (5 stars)
  • Behind the Scenes, by Karelia Stetz-Waters (4.5 stars)
  • Love Stories, by Robert Germaux (3.5 stars)
  • It Ends With Us, by Colleen Hoover (5 stars)
  • Influenced Love, by Shellee Marie (3 stars)
  • Mistakes Were Made, by Meryl Wilsner (4 stars)

Adventure

  • The Barrens, by Kurt and Ellie Johnson (2 stars)

Classics

  • Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison (3/5)

Short Stories

  • Revelation, by Flannery O’Connor (5 stars)
  • Rainbow Rainbow, by Lydia Conklin (4 stars)
  • Love in LA, by Dagoberto Gilb (4 stars)

Young Adult Fiction

Contemporary

  • The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas (5 stars)
  • She Gets the Girl, by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick (5 stars)
  • I’ll Give you the Sun, by Jandy Nelson (5 stars)
  • Crank, by Ellen Hopkins (5 stars)
  • Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green (5 stars)
  • When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon (5 stars)
  • Girl out of Water, by Laura Silverman (4 stars)
  • Red White and Royal Blue, by Casey McQuiston (4 stars)
  • Boys I Know, by Anna Gracia (3.5 stars)
  • Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L.Going (3 stars)
  • Stolen, by Lucy Christopher (2 stars)

Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard (4 stars)
  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (4 stars)
  • Me (Moth), by Amber McBride (4 stars)
  • The Ghosts of Rose Hill, by R.M Romero (5 stars)
  • Select, by Marit Weisenberg (4 stars)
  • The Chronicles of Ixia (Series), by Maria V Snyder (no rating)

Mystery / Thriller

  • One of Us is Lying, by Karen McManus (4/5)
  • We Were Liars, by E Lockhart (4/5)

Middle Grade / Children’s Fiction

Fantasy

  • Goblin Market, by Diane Zahler (3 stars)

Graphic Novels

  • Agents of SLAM, by Dave Scheidt (4 stars)

Nonfiction

Memoir

  • Pretty Baby, by Chris Belcher (5 stars)
  • The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls (5 stars)
  • The Crane Wife, by CJ Hauser (5 stars)
  • Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer (5 stars)
  • Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford (4 stars)
  • Shadow Divers, by Robert Kurson (4 stars)
  • In The Heart of the Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick (3 stars)
  • Iron and Silk, by Mark Salzman (2 stars)
  • Out of Africa, by Karen Blixen (?)

Autobiography

  • Scrappy Little Nobody, by Anna Kendrick (5 stars)
  • Sum It Up, by Pat Summitt (5 stars)
  • Shrill, by Lindy West (4 stars)
  • How to Be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran (2 stars)

Essays

  • Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde (5 stars)
  • Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay (3.5 stars)

History

  • Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America by Julie DiCaro (3.5 stars)
  • Bi: The Hidden Culture, History, and Science of Bisexuality, by Julia Shaw (5 stars)
  • Tumblr Porn, by Ana Valens (4 stars)
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson (5 stars)

Self-Help

  • Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before, by Julie Smith (5 stars)
  • The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend is My Girlfriend, by Maddy Court (4 stars)
  • Bet On Yourself, by Ann Hiatt (4 stars)
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, by Mark Manson (4 stars)
  • Dare to Lead, by Brene Brown (4 stars)
  • The Defining Decade, by Meg Jay (2 stars)
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