Book Review Index



Nonfiction — History, Biography, & Culture

  1. Angelou, Mayra – I know why the caged bird sings – COMING SOON
  2. Duncombe, Laura Sook – Pirate women: The princesses, prostitutes, and privateers who ruled the seven seas – COMING SOON
  3. Ellis, Joseph – Founding brothers
  4. Fraser, Antonia – The wives of Henry VIII
  5. Garten, Jeffrey E. – From silk to silicon: The story of globalization through ten extraordinary lives
  6. Goodall, Jane – Reason for hope: A spiritual journey
  7. Houston, Keith – The book: A cover-to-cover exploration of the most powerful object of our time
  8. Koppel, Lily – The astronaut wives club
  9. Krist, Gary – Empire of sin: A story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans
  10. Maggs, Sam – The fangirl’s guide to the galaxy: A handbook for girl geeks
  11. Mayle, Peter – A year in Provence
  12. Montefiore, Simon Sebag – The Romanovs: 1613-1918 
  13. Wright, Karen – The road to Dr Pepper, Texas: The story of Dublin Dr Pepper


Fiction

  1. Blackmore, R. D. – Lorna Doone
  2. Chopin, Kate – The awakening
  3. Doyle, Arthur Conan – The adventures and memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  4. Dumas, Alexandre – The Count of Monte Cristo
  5. Falcones, Ildefonso – The barefoot queen
  6. Gaskell, Elizabeth – North and south
  7. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins – The yellow wallpaper
  8. Handler, Daniel – We are pirates
  9. Hardey, Thomas – Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  10. Mitchell, Margaret – Gone with the wind
  11. Pyle, Howard – The merry adventures of Robin Hood
  12. Pitts, Leonard, Jr. – Freeman
  13. Rhys, Jean – Wide Sargasso Sea
  14. de Saint-Exupéry, Antoine – Le petit prince
  15. Steinbeck, John – East of Eden
  16. Vonnegut, Kurt – We are what we pretend to be
  17. Walker, Alice – The color purple


Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  1. Asimov, Isaac – Foundation
  2. Bradbury, Ray – The Martian chronicles
  3. Brennan, Marie – A natural history of dragons
  4. Carriger, Gail – Soulless; Changeless; Blameless; Heartless; Timeless
  5. Cline, Ernest – Ready player one
  6. Dellamonica, A. M. – Child of a hidden sea
  7. Eggers, Dave – The Circle
  8. Graedon, Alena – The word exchange
  9. Goodkind, Terry – Wizard’s first rule
  10. Le Guin, Ursula K. – A wizard of Earthsea
  11. McCaffrey, Anne – Dragonflight
  12. Milán, Victor – Dinosaur lords
  13. Novik, Naomi – His Majesty’s dragon; League of Dragons
  14. Sanderson, Brandon – Mistborn; The well of ascension; The hero of ages; The alloy of law
  15. Sanderson, Brandon – The rithmatist
  16. Schwab, V. E. – A darker shade of magic
  17. White, T. H. – The once and future king
  18. Wilde, Oscar – The picture of Dorian Gray – COMING SOON


Teens' & Children's

  1. Baum, L. Frank – The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
  2. Bray, Libba – The Diviners
  3. Bray, Libba – Going bovine
  4. Brockenbrough, Martha – The game of Love and Death
  5. Carson, Rae – The girl of fire and thorns; The crown of embers; The bitter kingdom
  6. Carson, Rae – Walk on Earth a stranger
  7. Dairman, Tara – All four stars
  8. Dixon, Heather – Illusionarium
  9. Doller, Trish – The devil you know
  10. Donnelly, Jennifer – Deep blue
  11. Dyer, Jonah Lisa and Stephen – The season
  12. Gläser, Mechthild – Book jumpers
  13. Hartman, Rachel – Seraphina
  14. Helget, Nicole – Wonder at the edge of the world
  15. Hillyer, Lexa – Proof of forever
  16. Howard, A. G. – Splintered
  17. Kirby, Jessi – Things we know by heart
  18. Lee, Stacey – Under a painted sky
  19. Montgomery, L. M. – Anne of Green Gables
  20. Niven, Jennifer – All the bright places
  21. Nix, Garth – Clariel
  22. Perkins, Stephanie, et al. – My true love gave to me
  23. Perkins, Stephanie, et al. – Summer days, summer nights
  24. Sedgwick, Marcus – Blood red, snow white
  25. Schroeder, Lisa – All we have is now
  26. Suma, Nova Ren – The walls around us
  27. Thomas, Sherry – The burning sky; The perilous sea; The immortal heights
  28. Wein, Elizabeth – Rose under fire
  29. Yang, Gene Luen – Boxers; Saints


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Introductory Post
This is an informal series on “older” books that I hope you’ll find interesting – these aren’t so much reviews as quickie recommendations.