Adult & Non-Fiction Reviews

All the titles listed here are geared for adult audiences, and are grouped by genre.  Included are fiction and nonfiction books.

Art/Photography (Non Fiction)
Bang, Molly – Picture This – How Pictures Work
Lowe, John Paul – Foundations in Comic Book Art
Ross, Richard – Juvenile in Justice
Sullivan, Margaret C. – Jane Austen Cover to Cover
Winchester, Simon – Skulls:  An Exploration of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection

Biography/Memoir

Anderson, Tim – Sweet Tooth
Beckerman, Ilene – The Smartest Woman I Know
Blumenthal, Karen – Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
Dully, Howard and Charles Fleming – My Lobotomy
Frank, Anne – The Diary of a Young Girl
Gifford, Barry and Lawrence Lee – Jack’s Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac
Hampton, Kelle – Bloom
Janzen, Rhoda – Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Julliand, Anne-Dauphine – Two Small Footprints in Wet Sand
Karp, Brianna – The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness
Kerman, Piper – Orange is the New Black
Lawson, Jenny – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
Licht, Chris – What I Learned When I Almost Died
Lopez, Steve – The Soloist
Magar, Guy – Kiss Me Quick, Before I Shoot
McRobbie, Linda Rodriguez – Princesses Behaving Badly
Mortenson, Greg – Stones Into Schools
Pelzer, Dave – A Child Called “It”
Rawl, Paige with Ali Benjamin – Positive: A Memoir
Ridley, Glynis – The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
Robison, Margaret – The Long Journey Home
Sledge, E.B. – With The Old Breed
Wakefield, Tim and Tony Massarotti – Knuckler

Classics

Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane – Sense and Sensibility
Barrie, J.M. – Peter Pan
Baum, L. Frank – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Boccaccio, Giovanni – The Decameron
Bradbury, Ray – Fahrenheit 451
Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre
Bronte, Emily – Wuthering Heights
Cather, Willa – My Antonia
Cather, Willa – O Pioneers! 
Chopin, Kate – The Awakening
Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness
Dickens, Charles – A Christmas Carol
Dickens, Charles – Oliver Twist
Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Great Gatsby
Forster, E.M. – A Room With A View
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins – The Yellow Wallpaper
Grahame, Kenneth – The Wind in the Willows
Hawthorne, Nathaniel – The Scarlet Letter
Hemingway, Ernest – For Whom The Bell Tolls
Hemingway, Ernest – The Sun Also Rises
Knowles, John – A Separate Peace
Lee, Harper – To Kill a Mockingbird
McCullers, Carson – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Nabokov, Vladimir – Lolita
Orwell, George – Animal Farm
Poe, Edgar Allan – Tales of Terror
Shakespeare, William – Romeo and Juliet
Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander – One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Steinbeck, John – The Pearl
Stevenson, Robert Louis – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island
Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina
Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark – Pudd’nhead Wilson
Verne, Jules – Around the World in Eighty Days
Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Hobbit or There and Back Again
Voltaire – Candide
Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. – Slaughterhouse-Five
Walker, Alice – The Color Purple
Wells, H.G. – The Invisible Man
Wells, H.G. – The War of the Worlds
Wharton, Edith – The Age of Innocence
Wharton, Edith – The House of Mirth
Wilde, Oscar – The Importance of Being Earnest
Wilde, Oscar – The Picture of Dorian Gray
Woolf, Virginia – Mrs. Dalloway
Contemporary Fiction
Bellows, Melina Gerosa – Wish
Chamberlain, Diane – The Midwife’s Confession
Cloyed, Deborah – The Summer We Came To Life
Cole, Trevor – Practical Jean
Coleman, Rebecca – The Kingdom of Childhood
Comencini, Cristina – When The Night
Cronin, Keith – Me Again
Davis, Charles – Drifting South
de Rosnay, Tatiana – Sarah’s Key
Donoghue, Emma – Room
D’Souza, Tony – Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight
Finkle, David – People Tell Me Things
Groom, Winston – Forrest Gump
Haddon, Mark – The Red House
Heller, Zoe – What Was She Thinking?
Horlock, Mary – The Book of Lies
Hornby, Nick – High Fidelity
Hornby, Nick – How To Be Good
Joyce, Rachel – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Keener, Jessica – Night Swim
McKenzie, Catherine – Spin
McLarty, Ron – The Memory of Running
McLaughlin, Emma and Nicola Kraus – The Nanny Diaries
Norman, Matthew – Domestic Violets
Oates, Joyce Carol – Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang
O’Donnell, Lisa – The Death of Bees
Olsson, Linda – Astrid & Veronika
Palahniuk, Chuck – Choke
Palahniuk, Chuck – Invisible Monsters
Perrotta, Tom – Election
Perrotta, Tom – Little Children
Picoult, Jodi – House Rules
Picoult, Jodi – Lone Wolf
Quick, Matthew – Silver Linings Playbook
Riggle, Kristina – Keepsake
Rose, Raymond – Better Together
Rowell, Rainbow – The Attachments
Rowell, Rainbow – Eleanor & Park
Sapphire – The Kid
Schaffert, Timothy – The Coffins of Little Hope
Shea, Christina – Smuggled
Shriver, Lionel – We Need To Talk About Kevin
Sickels, A. Carter – The Evening Hour
Soulja, Sister – Coldest Winter Ever
Stein, Leigh – The Fall Back Plan
Tropper, Jonathan – The Book of Joe
Tropper, Jonathan – This Is Where I Leave You
Tucker, Lisa – The Winters in Bloom
Wallace, Daniel – Big Fish
Watson, Mark – Eleven
Wood, Patricia – Lottery
Wroblewski, David – The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Yoshimoto, Banana – The Lake
Zimmerman, David – Caring is Creepy


Crafts
Bubblegum, Princess Bonnibel with Chelsea Bloxsam – Adventure Time Crafts
Levine, Jodi – Candy Aisle CraftsGraphic Novels
Fraction, Matt – Sex Criminals Volume 1:  One Weird Trick
Kirkman, Robert – The Walking Dead:  Book 1

Historical Fiction
Adair, Suzanne – Paper Woman
Alcott, Kate – The Dressmaker
Boyne, John – The Absolutist
Goolrick, Robert – A Reliable Wife
Portis, Charles – True Grit
Kring, Sandra – Carry Me Home
McCormick, Patricia – Never Fall Down
See, Lisa – Peony in Love
Shaffer, Mary Ann and Annie Barrows – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Stockett, Kathryn – The Help
Watson, Larry – Montana 1948
Williams-Garcia, Rita – One Crazy Summer
Zusak, Markus – The Book Thief

History (Non Fiction)
Ambrose, Stephen E. – Band of Brothers
Inskeep, Steve – Instant City
Magoon, Kekla – Today The World Is Watching You
Strout, Glenn – Fenway 1912
Zuckoff, Mitchell – Lost in Shangri-La


Humor
Fey, Tina – Bossypants
Griffin, Kathy – Official Book Club Selection
Harvard Lampoon – Nightlight
Handler, Chelsea – Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea
Handler, Chelsea – My Horizontal Life
Klosterman, Chuck – Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs
Max, Tucker – I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Moe, John – Dear Luke, We Need to Talk.  Darth
Monsen, Avery and Jory John – All my friends are dead.
Moore, Christopher – Lamb:  The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal
Notaro, Laurie – It Looked Different on the Model
Pembroke, Greg – Reasons My Kid is Crying
Rivenbark, Celia – Stop Dressing Your Six Year Old Like A Skank
Sedaris, David – Barrel Fever
Sedaris, David – Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Silverman, Sarah – The Bedwetter
Some Kick Ass Mom Bloggers – I Just Want to Pee Alone
Tyler, Aisha – Self-Inflicted Wounds:  Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation


Literary Fiction
Atwood, Margaret – The Blind Assassin
Camus, Albert – The Stranger
Doctorow, E.L. – Billy Bathgate
Esquivel, Laura – Like Water for Chocolate
Eugenides, Jeffrey – The Virgin Suicides
Foer, Jonathan Safran – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Highsmith, Patricia – The Talented Mr. Ripley
Hurston, Zora Neale – Their Eyes Were Watching God
Isherwood, Christopher – A Single Man
Keyes, Daniel – Flowers for Algernon
Krauss, Nicole – The History of Love
Kundera, Milan – The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Levin, Ira – The Stepford Wives
McCarthy, Cormac – All The Pretty Horses
McCarthy, Cormac – No Country for Old Men
Morrison, Toni – The Bluest Eye
O’Brien, Tim – Going After Cacciato
O’Brien, Tim – The Things They Carried
Oz, Amos – Scenes From Village Life
Robinson, Roxana – Cost
de Saint-Exupery, Antoine – The Little Prince 
Strout, Elizabeth – Olive Kitteridge
Toole, John Kennedy – A Confederacy of Dunces
Webb, Charles – The Graduate
Yates, Richard – Revolutionary Road

Mystery/Suspense/Horror
Andrews, V.C. – Flowers in the Attic
Arsenault, Emily – In Search of the Rose Notes
Bohjalian, Chris – The Night Strangers
Burke, Alafair – Long Gone
Christie, Agatha – And Then There Were None
Dolan, Harry – Bad Things Happen
French, Tana – Broken Harbor
French, Tana – Faithful Place
French, Tana – In The Woods
French, Tana – The Likeness
Gudenkauf, Heather – One Breath Away
Gudenkauf, Heather – These Things Hidden
Gudenkauf, Heather – The Weight of Silence
Hammett, Dashiell – The Maltese Falcon
Harrar, George – Reunion at Red Paint Bay
Hill, Joe – Heart Shaped Box
Hill, Joe – NOS4A2
Hughes, Dorothy B. – In A Lonely Place
Jahn, Ryan David – The Dispatcher
King, Stephen – The Shining
LaPlante, Alice – Turn of Mind
Larsson, Stieg – The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest
Larsson, Stieg – The Girl Who Played With Fire
Larsson, Stieg – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Matthews, Jeanne – Bet Your Bones
McConkey, Jess – Love Lies Bleeding
McMahon, Jennifer – Island of Lost Girls
McMahon, Jennifer – Promise Not To Tell
O’Grady, Brian – Hybrid
Phillips, Scott – The Ice Harvest
Scottoline, Lisa – Look Again
Smith, Alexander McCall – The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Stevens, Taylor – The Informationist
Watson, S. J. – Before I Go To Sleep

Paranormal/Speculative Fiction/Fantasy
Baggott, Julianna – Fuse
Baggott, Julianna – Pure
Carriger, Gail – Soulless
Cline, Ernest – Ready Player One
Gaiman, Neil – The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Goldman, William – The Princess Bride 
Harris, Charlaine – Dead Ever After
Harris, Charlaine – Dead In The Family
Harris, Charlaine – Deadlocked
Harris, Charlaine – Dead Reckoning
Harris, Charlaine – A Touch of Dead
Ishiguro, Kazuo – Never Let Me Go
Ivey, Eowyn – The Snow Child
Martin, George R.R. – A Clash of Kings
Martin, George R.R. – A Game of Thrones
McMahon, Jennifer – Don’t Breathe a Word
Moore, Christopher – Bloodsucking Fiends
Morgenstern, Erin – The Night Circus
Notaro, Laurie – Spooky Little Girl
Perrotta, Tom – The Leftovers
Walker, Karen Thompson – The Age of Miracles

Poetry
Giovanni, Nikki – Hip Hop Speaks to Children
Lewis, J. Patrick – Please Bury Me in the Library

Sis, Peter – The Conference of the Birds


Random Non Fiction
Boxall, Peter – 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
Editors of Cook’s Illustrated – Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook
Krug, Steve – Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited
Newman, Sandra – The Western Lit Survival Kit
Tzu, Sun – The Art of War
Wallace, David Foster – This is Water
Romance
Ahern, Cecelia – P.S. I Love You
Cabo, Angelina – Purely Decorative
Evans, Sara and Rachel Hauck – Softly and Tenderly
Green, Jane – Jemima J.
Levithan, David – The Lover’s Dictionary
Shalvis, Jill – Simply Irresistible
Shreve, Anita – Body Surfing
Sparks, Nicholas – Nights in Rodanthe
Thornton, Rosy – The Tapestry of Love
Weiner, Jennifer – Good in Bed
Weiner, Jennifer – Little Earthquakes
Travel (Non Fiction)
Bryson, Bill – A Walk in the Woods
Deck, Jeff and Benjamin Herson – The Great Typo Hunt
Krakauer, Jon – Into Thin Air
Ryan, Tom – Following Atticus
Troost, J. Maarten – The Sex Lives of Cannibals