Book Reviews

I used to write a lot of book reviews. Here’s a list.

The Good:

A Hat Full of Sky — Terry Pratchett

An Abundance of Katherines — John Green

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret — Judy Blume

Castaway Kid — R. B. Mitchell

Dining With Death — Kathleen Molloy

Doomsday Book — Connie Willis

Facing East — Frederica Mathewes-Green

Faking Grace — Tamara Leigh

Fatal Voyage — Kathy Reichs

Game Widow — Wendy Kayes

H. M. S. Surprise — Patrick O’Brian

Jane Austen Ruined My Life — Beth Pattillo

Jane Eyre — Charlotte Bronte

Letter Perfect — David Sacks

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts — Amos Tutuola

Parenting, Inc. — Pamela Paul

Starman Jones — Robert A. Heinlein

Stealing Athena — Karen Essex

Summer Sisters — Judy Blume

Swimming Pool Sunday — Madeleine Wickham

Tales from Outer Suburbia — Shaun Tan

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1 — M. T. Anderson

The Bartimaeus Trilogy — Jonathan Stroud

The Book of Lost Things — John Connolly

The Book Thief — Markus Zusak

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society — Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows

The Heretic’s Daughter — Kathleen Kent

The Last Plague — Glen E. Page

The Ovum Factor — Marvin L. Zimmerman

The Secret of the Old Clock — Carolyn Keene

The Sweet Hereafter — Russell Banks

The Tenth Case — Joseph Teller

The Thirteenth Tale — Diane Setterfield

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle — Avi

Three Men in a Boat — Jerome K. Jerome

What If…? — Steve N. Lee

What’s Bred in the Bone — Robertson Davies

When We Were Romans — Matthew Kneale

Woman Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars — Mabel Armstrong

Yellowknife — Steve Zipp

The Bad:

Atonement — Ian McEwan

Awesome Lavratt — Ann Wilkes

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde — R. L. Stevenson

First Daughter — Eric van Lustbader

Four Secrets to Liking Your Work — Munzio, Fisher, and Thomas

It Starts With You! — Julia J. Austin

Reconciliation — Benazir Bhutto

The Difference Engine — William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

The Temperance Brennan Series — Kathy Reichs

Vanishing Acts — Jodi Picoult

Virus Games — G. L. Sheerin

The Ugly:

Firefly Lane — Kristin Hannah

Hatchet — Gary Paulsen

My Stroke of Insight — Jill Taylor

Runaway — Steve Simpson

Story of the Sand — Mark B. Pickering

The Bible Illuminated (New Testament)

And here are some Monthly Book Round-Up Posts:

October 2008

September 2008

July 2008

June 2008

May 2008

April 2008

March 2008