All The Books I Have Written About

This index currently runs from August 2008 to December 3, 2020. Twelve years of book blogging! Not all of the blog posts are entirely about the book in question. Indeed, in some of them the book is only mentioned in passing or in a paragraph at the end, so it’s best to view this more as an index than as a list of reviews.

Dare MeAbbott, Meg
QueenpinAbbott, Meg
You Will Know MeAbbott, Megan
Thieves in RetirementAbu Golayyel, Hamdi
Things Fall ApartAchebe, Chinua
DemocracyAdams, Henry
Last Man In TowerAdiga, Aravid
Between The AssassinationsAdiga, Aravind
White TigerAdiga, Aravind
The EumenidesAeschylus
The Libation BearersAeschylus
Secondhand Time [2]Alexeivich, Svetlana
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianAlexie, Sherman
Dirty Girls’ Social ClubAlisa Valdes
Thieves Like UsAnderson, Edward
SpeakAnderson, Laurie Halse
Epic of GilgameshAnonymous
The Sarashina DiaryAnonymous
Life of Lazarillo de TormesAnonymous
Paying for the PartyArmstrong, Elizabeth
Handmaid’s TaleAtwood, Margaret
Mansfield ParkAusten, Jane
Northanger AbbeyAusten, Jane
Pride and PrejudiceAusten, Jane
Sense and SensibilityAusten, Jane
My Friend DahmerBackderf, Derf
Parisian LivesBair, Deirdre
Tell It On The MountainBaldwin, James
A Murky BusinessBalzac, Honore de
Selected StoriesBalzac, Honore de
The Girl’s Guide To Hunting And FishingBank, Melissa
Player of GamesBanks, Iain
Use of WeaponsBanks, Iain
The Elegance of the HedgehogBarbery, Muriel
NightwoodBarnes, Djuna
Flaubert’s ParrotBarnes, Julian
The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books And The People Who Read ThemBatuman, Elif
Fun HomeBechdel, Alison
Denial of DeathBecker, Ernst
RavelsteinBellow, Saul
Behind the CloudBenioff, Marc
WoodcuttersBernhard, Thomas
Hatching TwitterBilton, Nick
Extra Lives: Why Video Games MatterBissell, Tom
Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and CreationBissell, Tom
The Closing Of The American MindBloom, Harold
The Life of Johnson [2]Boswell, Samuel
Kitchen ConfidentialBourdain, Anthony
Drop CityBoyle, T.C.
Lady Audley’s SecretBraddon, Mary Elizabeth
My Booky WookBrand, Russell
Agnes GreyBronte, Ann
Tenant of Wildfell HallBronte, Anne
Jane EyreBronte, Charlotte
Wuthering HeightsBronte, Emily
World War ZBrooks, Max
World War ZBrooks, Max
Hyperbole and a HalfBrosh, Allie
The Gifts of ImperfectionBrown, Brené
Paying For ItBrown, Chester
Tyler CrossBruno and Fabien Neury
The Man Who Shot Chris KyleBruno and Fabien Neury
Reflections on the Revolution in FranceBurke, Edmund
EvelinaBurney, Frances
From Where You DreamButler, Robert Olen
Double IndemnityCain, James M.
The Postman Always Rings TwiceCain, James M.
A Darkling SeaCambias, James
Breakfast at Tiffany’sCapote, Truman
How To Stop Worrying And Start LivingCarnegie, Dale
Passage of PowerCaro, Robert
Silent SpringCarson, Rachel
A Lost LadyCather, Willa
Death Comes For The ArchbishopCather, Willa
My AntoniaCather, Willa
Journey To The End Of The NightCeline, Louis-Ferdinand
Don Quixote, Part OneCervantes, Miguel de
Farewell, My LovelyChandler, Raymond
High WindowChandler, Raymond
The Perks Of Being A WallflowerChbosky, Stephen
FalconerCheever. John
GrantChernow, Ron
WashingtonChernow, Ron
PersuaderChild, Lee
Murder on the Orient ExpressChristie, Agatha
The Murder of Roger AckroydChristie, Agatha
Death on the NileChristie, Agatha
Battle Hymn Of The Tiger MotherChua, Amy
InfluenceCialdini, Robert
The Hunt For Red OctoberClancy, Tom
Against the Fall of the NightClarke, Arthur C.
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel [2] [3]Clarke, Susannah
Portrait Of The Addict As A Young ManClegg, William
The GirlsCline, Emma
Ready Player OneCline, Ernst
Girls In White DressesClose, Jennifer
Candy Girl [2]Cody, Diablo
Elizabeth CostelloCoetzee, J. M.
Waiting For The BarbariansCoetzee, J. M.
Hunger GamesCollins, Suzanne
Our Spoons Came From WoolworthsComyns, Barbara
Lincoln LawyerConnelly, Michael
Enemies of Promise [2]Connolly, Cyril
Chocolate WarCormier, Robert
The PassageCronin, Justin
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal ExperienceCsikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
Psychiatric TalesCunningham, Daryl
Daily Rituals: How Artists WorkCurrey, Mason
A Sick Gray LaughCushing, Nicole
Best American Essays (2011)Danticat, Edwidge (ed)
FighterDavidson, Craig
The Setting SunDazai, Osamu
A Short Account Of The Destruction Of The IndiesDe Las Casas, Bartoleme
Democracy in Americade Tocqueville, Alexis
Thousand PardonsDee, John
Journal of the Plague YearDefoe, Daniel
Robinson CrusoeDefoe, Daniel
Shorter Views: Queer Thoughts And The Politics Of The ParaliteraryDelany, Samuel
The Jewel-Hinged JawDelany, Samuel
Pyongyang: A Journey In North KoreaDeLisle, Guy
Britney: Inside The DreamDennis, Steve
Bleak HouseDickens, Charles
David CopperfieldDickens, Charles
Dombey and Son [2]Dickens, Charles
Little DorritDickens, Charles
Oliver TwistDickens, Charles
Our Mutual FriendDickens, Charles
334Disch, Tom
HomelandDoctorow, Cory
Pirate CinemaDoctorow, Cory
The EquivalentsDoherty, Maggie
The 42nd ParallelDos Passos, John
Crime and PunishmentDostoyevsky, Fyodor
DemonsDostoyevsky, Fyodor
The Count of Monte CristoDumas, Alexander
The Dud AvocadoDundy, Elaine
The LoverDuras, Marguerite
AxiomaticEgan, Greg
Visit From The Goon SquadEgan, Jennifer
Dropsie AvenueEisner, Will
Middlemarch [2]Eliot, George
Mill On The FlossEliot, George
Collected PoemsEliot, T.S.
American PsychoEllis, Bret Easton
The InformersEllis, Brett Easton
Invisible ManEllison, Ralph
HeartburnEphron, Nora
The BacchantaeEuripides
The Trojan WomenEuripides
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall DownFadiman, Anne
Toms River: A Story of Science and SalvationFagin, Dan
Every Man Dies Alone [reread]Fallada, Hans
Little Man, What Now?Fallada, Hans
As I Lay DyingFaulkner, William
The Sound and the FuryFaulkner, William
The Big ClockFearing, Kenneth
Novels in Three LinesFeneon, Felix
BossypantsFey, Tina
Bridget Jones’ Diary [2]Fielding, Helen
Tom JonesFielding, Henry
The WhisperersFiges, Orlando
The Unfortunate Importance of BeautyFilipacchi, Amanda
The Rubaiyat of Omar KhayyamFitzGerald, Edward and Omar Khayyam
Tender Is The NightFitzgerald, F. Scott
The Great GatsbyFitzgerald, F. Scott
The Russian RevolutionFitzpatrick, Sheila
Gone GirlFlynn, Gillian
The Good SoldierFord, Ford Madox
Independence DayFord, Richard
The SportswriterFord, Richard
Flying ColorsForester, C.S.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime WalkFountain, Billy
Brief Encounters with Che GuevaraFountain, Billy
The GirlfriendFrances, Michelle
Diary of a Stage Mom’s DaughterFrancis, Melissa
Freedom [2]Franzen, Jonathan
The CorrectionsFranzen, Jonathan
Lucky GirlsFreudenberger, Nell
The Feminist Mystique [2]Friedan, Betty
SandmanGaiman, Neil
StranieriGans, Tristan
On The IslandGarvis-Graves, Tracy
North and SouthGaskell, Elizabeth
CranfordGaskell, Elizabeth
Mary BartonGaskell, Elizabeth
VariousGaskell, Elizabeth
The Man Who Folded HimselfGerrold, Davi
Cold Comfort FarmGibbon, Stella
Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpireGibbon, William
Something BorrowedGiffin, Emily
Stumbling on HappinessGilbert, Daniel
Life With PicassoGillot, Francoise
New Grub StreetGissing, George
The Odd WomenGissing, George
David vs. GoliathGladwell, Malcolm
The Tipping PointGladwell, Malcolm
What The Dog Saw and other essaysGladwell, Malcolm
Caleb WilliamsGodwin, William
OblomovGoncharov, Ivan
Down ThereGoodis, David
Debt: The First 5000 Years [2]Graeber, David
Bullshit JobsGraeber, David
The Fault In Our StarsGreen, John
Brighton RockGreene, Graham
Our Man In HavanaGreene, Graham
The Power And The GloryGreene, Graham
The Quiet AmericanGreene, Graham
Travels With My AuntGreene, Graham
TriburbiaGreenfield, Karl Taro
Nightmare AlleyGresham, William Lindsay
MentorGrimes, Tom
The MagiciansGrossman, Lev
Romance of the Three Kingdoms [2]Guanzhong, Lao
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-TimeHaddon, Mark
The Reluctant FundamentalistHamid, Mohsin
Red HarvestHammett, Dashiell
MFA vs. NYCHarbach, Chad
Escape From Camp 14Harden, Blaine
Beauty and SeductionHardwick, Elizabeth
Mathematician’s ApologyHardy, G.H.
Console Wars [2]Harris, Blake J.
The Silence of the LambsHarris, Thomas
Girl on the Train [2]Hawkins, Paula
Cash McCallHawley, Cameron
The Lincoln LordsHawley, Cameron
The Hurricane YearsHawley, Cameron
House of the Seven Gables (didn’t finish)Hawthorne, Nathaniel
The Blithedale RomanceHawthorne, Nathaniel
Made To StickHeath, Chip and Dan
Standard DeviationHeiny, Katherine
Something HappenedHeller, Joseph
The Sun Also RisesHemingway, Ernest
The HistoryHerodotus
CotillionHeyer, Georgette
The Grand SophyHeyer, Georgette
NaokoHigashino, Keigo
The Price of SaltHighsmith, Patricia
Real Cool KillersHimes, Chester
Second ShiftHochschild, Arlie Russell
The OdysseyHomer
High FidelityHornby, Nick
The Moonflower MurdersHorowitz, Anthony
The Hard Thing About Hard ThingsHorowitz, Ben
Hard Living On Clay Street: Portraits Of Blue Collar FamiliesHowells, Joseph T.
The Rise of Silas LaphamHowells, William Dean
Les MiserablesHugo, Victor
An Enquiry Concerning The Principles Of Moral SentimentsHume, David
Enquiry Concerning Human UnderstandingHume, David
The Blazing WorldHustvedt, Siri
VariousIbsen, Henrik
A Single ManIsherwood, Christopher
Berlin StoriesIsherwood, Christopher
The Haunting Of Hill HouseJackson, Shirley
We Have Always Lived In The CastleJackson, Shirley
Daisy MillerJames, Henry
The AmericanJames, Henry
The BostoniansJames, Henry
The New York StoriesJames, Henry
What Maisie KnewJames, Henry
The Princess CasamassimaJames, Henry
Varieties of Religious ExperienceJames, William
Portrait of the Artist As A Young ManJoyce, James
Ulysses [2] [3]Joyce, James
WarJunger, Sebastian
The CastleKafka, Franz
All In My HeadKamen, Paula
LitKarr, Mary
The Sound of the MountainKawabata, Yasunari
Imitation of Christ [2]Kempis, Thomas a
Ride a CockhorseKennedy, Raymond
Dharma BumsKerouac, Jack
The Drowning GirlKiernan, Caitlin
Why We Can’t Wait [2]King Jr., Martin Luther
The Devil In The GroveKing, Gilbert
Confessions of a ShopaholicKinsella, Sophie
My StruggleKnausgaard, Karl Ove
Luckiest Girl AliveKnoll, Jessica
Darkness At NoonKoestler, Arthur
SkylarkKosztolanyi, Dezso
The Geography Of NowhereKunstler, James Howard
Dangerous LiaisonsLaclos, Choderlos de
Unaccustomed EarthsLahiri, Jhumpa
Just Married, Please ExcuseLal, Yashodhara
Defending JacobLanday, William
Collected PoemsLarkin, Phillip
Stranger HereLarsen, Jen
Call For The DeadLe Carre, John
The Spy Who Came In From The ColdLe Carre, John
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyLe Carre, John
Book Of NonsenseLear, Edward
Conjure WifeLeiber, Fritz
GhettosideLeovy, Jill
Rosemary’s BabyLevin, Ira
The Stepford WivesLevin, Ira
Every DayLevithan, David
Mere ChristianityLewis, C.S.
The Great DivorceLewis, C.S.
The Screwtape LettersLewis, C.S.
Flash BoysLewis, Michael
The Blind SideLewis, Mike
Main StreetLewis, Sinclair
It Can’t Happen HereLewis, Sinclair
Tell Them Who I AmLiebow, Elliot
And When She Was GoodLippmann, Laura
The Three Body ProblemLiu, Cixin
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau BanksLockhart, E
Changing PlacesLodge, David
Small World: An Academic RomanceLodge, David
Superman: A Man For All SeasonsLoeb, Jeph and Tim Sale
Gentleman Prefer BlondesLoos, Anita
Redemption in IndigoLord, Karen
The HeavyLynn-Weiss, Dara
The Journalist and the MurdererMalcolm, Janet
BuddenbrooksMann, Thomas
The Magic Mountain [2] [3]Mann, Thomas
Wolf HallMantel, Hillary
The Betrothed [2]Manzoni, Alessandro
EmbersMarai, Sandor
The Last NovelMarkson, David
This Is Not A Novel [2]Markson, David
Wittgenstein’s MistressMarkson, David
News of a KidnappingMarquez, Gabriel Garcia
Of Love and Other DemonsMarquez, Gabriel Garcia
The General In His LabyrinthMarquez, Gabriel Garcia
A Dance With Dragons [2]Martin, George R. R.
Wicked GirlsMarwood, Alex
Sloppy FirstsMcCafferty, Megan
DragonflightMcCaffrey, Anne
The SculptorMcCloud, Scott
Masscult and MidcultMcDonald, Dwight
China Mountain ZhangMcHugh, Maureen
VariousMcNaught, Judith
OrangesMcPhee, John
Pricing BeautyMears, Ashley
The Woman UpstairsMessud, Claire
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789Middlekauf, Robert
Pursuit of LoveMitford, Nancy
How To Be A WomanMoran, Caitlin
First Blood [2]Morrell, David
All-Star SupermanMorrison, Grant
Blameless in AbaddonMorrow, James
The Tale of GenjiMurasaki, Shikibu
The Man Without Qualities [2]Musil, Robert
Water Margin [2] [3] [4]Na’ian, Shi
Lectures On Don QuixoteNabokov, Vladimir
Van Gogh: The LifeNaifeh, Steven
A Bend In The RiverNaipaul, V.S.
Americanah [2]Ngozi, Chinamanda Adichie
Beyond Good And EvilNietzsche, Friedrich
Appointment in SamarraO’Hara, John
The New York StoriesO’Hara, John
SilencesOlsen, Tillie
Burmese DaysOrwell, George
Down and Out in Paris and LondonOrwell, Goerge
WonderPalacio, R.J.
ElectionPerrotta, Tom
Little ChildrenPerrotta, Tom
Nine Inches: StoriesPerrotta, Tom
Susie LenoxPhillips, David Graham
High On ArrivalPhillips, Mackenzie
Capital in the Twenty-First Century [2]Piketty, Thomas
Paralell Lives, Vol IIPlutarch
Parallel Lives, Vol IPlutarch
Parallel Lives, Vol IVPlutarch
Parallel Lives, Volume IIIPlutarch
Finding Time AgainProust, Marcel
Guermantes WayProust, Marcel
In The Shadow Of Young Girls In FlowerProust, Marcel
Sodom and GomorrahProust, Marcel
Swann’s WayProust, Marcel
The Doll [2] [3]Prus, Boleslaw
The ImperfectionistsRachman, Tom
In The Light of What We KnowRahman, Zia Haider
Atlas ShruggedRand, Ayn
MethlandReading, Nick
I’m Thinking of Ending ThingsReid, Iain
All Quiet on the Western FrontRemarque, Erich Maria
The Making of the Atomic Bomb [2]Rhodes, Richard
Wide Sargasso SeaRhys, Jean
Ant FarmRich, Simon
The Last Girlfriend on EarthRich, Simon
Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite JobsRivera, Lauren
The OverachieversRobbins, Alexandra
The Halo EffectRosenzweig, Phil
God’s HarvardRosin, Hanna
Radetzky MarchRoth, Joseph
The Ghost WriterRoth, Phillip
FangirlRowell, Rainbow
Midnight’s ChildrenRushdie, Salman
The Forest of Hands and TeethRyan, Carrie
Nine StoriesSalinger, J.D.
Tender: StoriesSamatar, Sofia
Lean InSandberg, Sheryl
TropismsSarraute, Nathalie
RedshirtsScalzi, John
Dear Committee MembersSchumacher, Julie
The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable GirlsSchumacher, Julie
LuckySebold, Alice
Barrel FeverSedaris, David
Letters from a StoicSeneca
It’s A Good Life, If You Don’t WeakenSeth
Antony and CleopatraShakespeare, William
As You Like ItShakespeare, William
Henry IV, Part OneShakespeare, William
Much Ado About NothingShakespeare, William
FrankensteinShelley, Mary
Life During WartimeShepard, Lucius
Minor DetailShibli, Adania
Reality HungerShields, David
And The Band Played OnShilts, Randy
Rise and Fall of the Third ReichShirer, William
The Pillow BookShonagon, Sei
Very Recent HistorySicha, Choire
Signal to NoiseSilver, Nate
The Jungle [2]Sinclair, Upton
EligibleSittenfeld, Curtis
Statistical Probability of Love At First SightSmith, Jennifer
The Geography of Me and YouSmith, Jennifer
Just KidsSmith, Patti
A Simple PlanSmith, Scott
Confessions of a Scary MommySmokler, Jill
Save the CatSnyder, Blake
KokoroSoeseki, Natsume
Prospect Park WestSohn, Amy
Best American Essays 2019Solnit, Rebecca (Ed)
The Noonday DemonSolomon, Andrew
In The First CircleSolzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
Against Interpretation and other essaysSontag, Susan
Stori TellingSpelling, Tori
Red PlentySpufford, Francis
Bad NewsSt. Aubyn, Edward
Mother’s MilkSt. Aubyn, Edward
Never MindSt. Aubyn, Edward
Some HopeSt. Aubyn, Edward
ConfessionsSt. Augustine
Parker novelsStark, Richard
Cannery RowSteinbeck, John
East of Eden [2]Steinbeck, John
In Dubious BattleSteinbeck, John
The Grapes of WrathSteinbeck, John
The Moon Is DownSteinbeck, John
Tortilla FlatSteinbeck, John
Charterhouse of ParmaStendhal
Reamde [2]Stephenson, Neal
HarmoniumStevens, Wallace
The Everything StoreStone, Brad
The Rider On The White HorseStorm, Theodor
The GameStrauss, Neil
Neptune’s BroodStross, Charlie
Saturn’s Children [2]Stross, Charlie
The Sociopath Next DoorStrout, Martha
BelchamberSturgis, Howard
Lives of the Twelve CaesarsSuetonius
CommencementSullivan, J. Courtney
Friends and StrangersSullivan, J. Courtney
PulpheadSullivan, John Jeremiah
The Nest [2]Sweeney, Cynthia D’Aprix
The Black SwanTaleb, Nassim Nicholas
Some Prefer NettlesTanizaki, Junichiro
The Makioka SistersTanizaki, Junichiro
AngelTaylor, Elizabeth
Hard TimesTerkel, Studs
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day And How They Feel About What They DoTerkel, Studs
Vanity FairThackeray, William Makepeace
The Spectacular NowTharp, Tim
What Comes Next And How To Like ItThomas, Abigail
Pop. 1280Thompson, Jim
The GriftersThompson, Jim
The Killer Inside MeThompson, Jim
Confessions of a Pickup-Artist ChaserThorn, Clarisse
The History of the Peloponnesian WarThucydides
Anna KareninaTolstoy, Leo
The CossacksTolstoy, Leo
War And Peace [2]Tolstoy, Leo
What is Art?Tolstoy, Leo
32 Stories: The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-ComicsTomine, Adrian
ShortcomingsTomine, Adrian
Sleepwalk and Other StoriesTomine, Adrian
Summer BlondeTomine, Adrian
A Confederacy of DuncesToole, John Kennedy
The Liberal ImaginationTrilling, Lionel
Barchester TowersTrollope, Anthony
Framley ParsonageTrollope, Anthony
Last Chronicle of BarsetTrollope, Anthony
The Eustace DiamondsTrollope, Anthony
The Palliser Novels (Can You Forgive Her?; Phineas Finn; The Eustace Diamonds; Phineas Redux; The Prime Minister; and The Duke’s Children) [2] [3]Trollope, Anthony
The Small House At AllingtonTrollope, Anthony
The WardenTrollope, Anthony
The Way We Live NowTrollope, Anthony
Phineas ReduxTrollope, Anthony
Personal InjuriesTurow, Scott
Adventures of Huckleberry FinnTwain, Mark
Around the World in Eighty DaysVerne, Jules
It’s Kind of a Funny StoryVizzini, Ned
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel PWaldman, Adelle
FarthingWalton, Jo
Half A CrownWalton, Jo
My Real ChildrenWalton, Jo
The Just CityWalton, Jo
Lolly WillowesWarner, Sylvia Townsend
EmpoweredWarren, Adam
Girls on FireWasserman, Robin
Double HelixWatson, James
The Wisdom of InsecurityWatts, Alan
Decline and FallWaugh, Evelyn
ScoopWaugh, Evelyn
Vile BodiesWaugh, Evelyn
Brideshead RevisitedWaugh, Evelyn
Honor Harrington series [2]Weber, David
Code Name: VerityWein, Elizabeth
War Of The WorldsWells, H.G.
Drinking at the MoviesWertz, Julia
Miss LonelyheartsWest, Nathanael
VariousWestlake, Donald
Custom Of The CountryWharton, Edith
House of MirthWharton, Edith
New York StoriesWharton, Edith
Writing FictionWharton, Edith
A Backward GlanceWharton, Edith
The Organization ManWhyte, William H.
Flora’s DareWilce, Ysabeau
Picture of Dorian GrayWilde, Oscar
The Importance of Being EarnestWilde, Oscar
Bridge over the San Luis ReyWilder, Thornton
Pick-Up [2]Willeford, Charles
The Burnt Orange HeresyWilleford, Charles
StonerWilliams, John
Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey To The End Of TasteWilson, Carl
The Beauty MythWolf, Naomi
Old SchoolWolff, Tobias
The InterestingsWolitzer, Meg
Random Acts of Senseless ViolenceWomack, Jack
LocalWood, Brian
Mrs. DallowayWoolf, Virginia
OrlandoWoolf, Virginia
The YearsWoolf, Virginia
I Married A Dead Man [2]Woolrich, Cornell
The Caine Mutiny [2]Wouk, Herman
Youngblood HawkeWouk, Herman
Story of the StoneXueqin, Cao
Love’s ExecutionerYalom, Irvin
A Little LifeYanagihara, Hanya
Revolutionary RoadYates, Richard
The Collected StoriesYates, Richard
HeroinesZambreno, Kate
The Serpent KingZentner, Jeff
GerminalZola, Emile
L’AssommoirZola, Emile
NanaZola, Emile
The Belly of ParisZola, Emile
Lady’s DelightZola, Emite
Beware of PityZweig, Stefan
ConfusionZweig, Stefan
Fantastic Night And Other Stories [2]Zweig, Stefan
World of YesterdayZweig, Stefan