Reviews by Title

This is a list of the books that I have read and reviewed for this blog. The titles are in alphabetical order and each title is linked to the review posted on Propensity to Discuss. Hope this is helpful! For books listed in alphabetical order by author, click here.

Numbered Titles

99 Red Balloons – Libby Carpenter


After – Amy Efaw*
Agenda 21 – Glen Beck*


A Beautiful Terrible Thing – Jen Waite
Before I Go To Sleep – S. J. Watson
Beginning Illumination: Learning the Ancient Art, Step by Step
– Claire Travers
Behind Closed Doors – B. A. Paris
Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinbourough
Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
Birthmarked Trilogy – Carah M. O’Brien*
Blindsighted – Karin Slaughter
The Bourne Identity (Series) – Robert Ludlum*
The Breakdown – B.A. Paris


The Chemist – Stephenie Meyer
The Chilbury Ladies Choir –  Jennifer Ryan
Cleopatra’s Daughter – Michelle Moran*
Cold Justice – Katherine Howell (Ella Marconi series Book 3)
The Compound – S. A. Bodeen*


The Darkest Hour – Katherine Howell (Ella Marconi series Book 2)
Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
Daughter – Jane Shemilt
The Devil In the White City – Erik Larson
Discovery of Witches (Trilogy) – Deborah Harkness*
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – E. Lockhart* (YA)
Don’t Try To Find Me – Holly Brown
Driving With the Top Down – Beth Harbison


Escape Theory – Margaux Froley (YA)
Every Last Lie – Mary Kubica
Evil at Heart (Gretchen Lowell #3) – Chelsea Cain*
The Expats – Chris Pavone


Far From You – Lisa Schroeder*
The Female of the Species – Mindy McGinnis
First Family (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #4) – David Baldacci*
The Fix – David Baldacci
Flawed – Cecelia Ahern
The Forgotten Girls – Sarah Blaedel
Frantic – Katherine Howell (Ella Marconi series Book 1)


The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins
The Girls in the Water – Victoria Jenkins
The Girl With All the Gifts – M. R. Carey
Grant County Series – Karin Slaughter (Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear, Indelible, Faithless, Beyond Reach, Broken)
The Good Daughter – Karin Slaughter
The Good Girl – Mary Kubica
The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane – Kelly Harms
Good Me, Bad Me – Land, Ali
Grown Up Kind of Pretty – Joshilyn Jackson*


The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood*
Harmony – Carolyn Parkhurst
Hate List – Jennifer Brown*
Hello From the Gillespies – Monica McInerney
How May We Help Hate You? – Anna Drezen and Todd Dakotah Briscoe
The Hunger Games/Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins*
The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
The Hypnotist’s Love Story – Liane Moriarty


I, Emma Freke – Elizabeth Atkinson* (Grades 6-10)
I Heard That Song Before – Mary Higgins Clark*
Into the Water – Paula Hawkins


The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan*
Just What Kind of Mother Are You? – Paula Daly


The Kitchen House – Kathleen Grissom
Killman Creek – Rachel Caine (Stillhouse Lake Book 2)
The Kommandant’s Girl – Pam Jenoff*


Last Breath – Karin Slaughter
The Last Move – Mary Burton
Liar – K.L. Slater
The Life I Left Behind – Colette McBeth
The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George
The Lincoln Lawyer – Michael Connelly*
The Lion’s Game – Nelson DeMille


A Madness So Discreet – Mindy McGinnis
A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden*
Memory Man – David Baldacci
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore – Matthew Sullivan
The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton
The Missing Ones – Patricia Gibney
Mother Can You Not? – Kate Siegel


The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
No One Ever Asked – Katie Ganshert
Notes From the Midnight Driver – Jordan Sonnenblick*
Now You See Him – Stella Cameron*


One of Us Is Lying – Karen McManus
The Orphan’s Tale 
– Jenoff, Pam

The Other Woman – Hank Phillippi Ryan (Jane Ryland Series Book 1)
Out of the Easy – Rutya Sepetys*


Perfect – Cecilia Ahern
Plum Island – Nelson DeMille*
Pretty Baby – Mary Kubica
Pretty Girls – Karin Slaughter
Princess of the Midnight Ball (Series) – Jessica Day George*  (YA)


Quicksand (Eve Duncan series #8) – Iris Johansen*


The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly – Matt McCarthy
Reason to Breathe (Trilogy) – Rebecca Donovan*  (YA)
Reconstructing Amelia – Kimberly McCreight  (YA)
The Rejected Writers’ Book Club, written by Suzane Kelman
Revolution – Jennifer Donnelly (YA)
Right Behind You – Lisa Gardner

Room – Emma Donoghue*
Run For Your Life – James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge


Safe With Me – KL Slater
Sarah’s Key
– Tatiana De Rosnay*
Say No More – Hank Phillippi Ryan (Jane Ryland Series Book 5)
Silent Fear – Katherine Howell (Ella Marconi series Book 5)
Split Second – Catherine Coulter (FBI Series # 15)
Stillhouse Lake – Rachel Caine
Stolen – Lucy Christopher*
The Storied Life of A.J. Filkry – Gabrielle Zevin
Summer Rental – Mary Kay Andrews
Summit Lake – Charlie Donlea


To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee*
The Tragedy Paper – Elizabeth LaBan* (YA)
Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty
Truth Be Told – Hank Phillippi Ryan (Jane Ryland Series Book 3)


Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers – Bathroom Reader’s Institute* (All ages)
Unwind (Trilogy) – Neal Shusterman* (YA)


The Vanishing Season – Joanna Schaffhausen
Violets are Blue (Alex Cross Series # 7)
– James Patterson*
Voices of Dragons – Carrie Vaughn* (YA)
Violent Exposure – Katherine Howell (Ella Marconi series Book 4)


The Walls – Hollie Overton
Web of Deceit – Katherine Howell (Ella Marconi series Book 6)
The Wednesday Letters – Jason F. Wright*
What Happened to Cass McBride – Gail Giles* (YA)
What She Left Behind –  Ellen Marie Wiseman
What You See – Hank Phillippi Ryan (Jane Ryland Series Book 4)
Where They Found Her – Kimberly McCreight (YA)
While We Were Watching Downton Abbey – Wendy Wax
The Widow – Fiona Barton
The Will Trent Series – Karin Slaughter (TriptychFractured, Undone, Broken, Fallen, Criminal, Snatched, Criminal, Unseen)
Without Merit – Colleen Hoover (YA & Adult)
The Wrong Girl – Hank Phillippi Ryan (Jane Ryland Series Book 2)


The Xibalba Murders (Lara McClintoch Archeological series #1) – Lyn Hamilton*


The Year My Sister Got Lucky – Aimee Friedman*
You – Carolyn Kepnes
You Can’t Read This Book – Nick Cohen*


Zero Day (John Puller Series) – David Baldacci*

Movies and TV Shows

The BFG – Movie (All ages)
Call the Midwife – TV Series
Dunkirk – Movie
Room – Movie
Trolls – Movie (All ages)

For books listed in alphabetical order by author, click here.

Kindle Paperwhite Review


I have included age recommendations as a guide. (YA) means Young Adult, but don’t let that stop you if you are an older adult! If there is no age listed they are suitable for adults or mature teens. As a former media specialist, I would consider that ninth grade and up. 

*Not a full review