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/Music/Photography (Non Fiction)
Bang, Molly - Picture This - How Pictures Work
Lowe, John Paul - Foundations in Comic Book Art
Knapp, Andrew - Find Momo
Miranda, Lin-Manuel and Jeremy McCarter - Hamilton the Revolution
Pak, Greg and Fren Van Lente - Make Comics Like the Pros
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
Burcaw, Shane - Laughing at my Nightmare
Chernow, Ron - Alexander Hamilton
Day, Felicia - You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
Douglass, Frederick - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
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
Kaling, Mindy - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns)
Kaling, Mindy - Why Not Me?
Kamara, Mariatu - The Bite of the Mango
Karp, Brianna - The Girl's Guide to Homelessness
Kerman, Piper - Orange is the New Black
Lawson, Jenny - Furiously Happy
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
Schumer, Amy - The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Schwalbe, Will - The End of Your Life Book Club
Sledge, E.B. - With The Old Breed
Wakefield, Tim and Tony Massarotti - Knuckler
Washington, Booker T. - Up From Slavery


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
Faulkner, William - As I Lay Dying
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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
Henry, O. - Selected Stories by O. Henry
Irving, Washington - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Knowles, John - A Separate Peace
Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird
McCullers, Carson - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Mitchell, Margaret - Gone with the Wind
Nabokov, Vladimir - Lolita
Orwell, George - Animal Farm
Poe, Edgar Allan - Tales of Terror
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein
Smith, Dodie - I Capture the Castle
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
Swift, Jonathan - A Modest Proposal
Tolstoy, Leo - Anna Karenina
Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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 Picture of Dorian Gray
Wilder, Thornton - The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Woolf, Virginia - Mrs. Dalloway


Contemporary Fiction
Adams, Hollie - Things You'v Inherited From Your Mother
Backman, Fredrik - A Man Called Ove
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
Ellis, Helen - American Housewife: Stories
Enright, Anne - The Gathering
Fifield, Richard - The Flood Girls
Finkle, David - People Tell Me Things
Gottlieb, Eli - Best Boy
Grisham, John - Skipping Christmas
Groom, Winston - Forrest Gump
Haddon, Mark - The Red House
Halpern, Julie - Maternity Leave
Haruf, Kent - Our Souls at Night
Heller, Zoe - What Was She Thinking?
Horlock, Mary - The Book of Lies
Hornby, Nick - High Fidelity
Hornby, Nick - How To Be Good
Hulin, Rachel - Hey Harry, Hey Matilda
Joyce, Rachel - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Kang, Han - The Vegetarian
Keener, Jessica - Night Swim
McKenzie, Catherine - Spin
McLarty, Ron - The Memory of Running
McLaughlin, Emma and Nicola Kraus - The Nanny Diaries
Mitchard, Jacquelyn - Two if by Sea
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
Semple, Maria - Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Shea, Christina - Smuggled
Shriver, Lionel - We Need To Talk About Kevin
Sickels, A. Carter - The Evening Hour
Soulja, Sister - Coldest Winter Ever
Stein, Garth - The Art of Racing in the Rain
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
Van Booy, Simon - Father's Day
Wallace, Daniel - Big Fish
Watson, Mark - Eleven
Wood, Patricia - Lottery
Wroblewski, David - The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Yoshimoto, Banana - The Lake
Zevin, Gabrielle -  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Zimmerman, David - Caring is Creepy


Crafts
Bubblegum, Princess Bonnibel with Chelsea Bloxsam - Adventure Time Crafts
Burton, Bonnie - Crafting with Feminism
Kuhwald, Caitlin - Hillary Rodham Clinton Presidential Playset
Levine, Jodi - Candy Aisle Crafts

Graphic Novels
Backderf, Derf - Trashed
Beaton, Kate - Hark!  A Vagrant
Davis, Vanessa - Make Me a Woman
DeConnick, Kelly - Bitch Planet Volume 1:  Extraordinary Machine
Fraction, Matt - Sex Criminals Volume 1:  One Weird Trick
Hill, Joe - Locke & Key Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
Kirkman, Robert - The Walking Dead:  Book 1
Vaughan, Brian K. - Paper Girls Vol. 1
Vaughan, Brian - Saga Vol. 1
Wertz, Julia - Drinking at the Movies
Wertz, Julia - The Infinite Wait and Other Stories


Historical Fiction
Adair, Suzanne - Paper Woman
Alcott, Kate - The Dressmaker
Boyne, John - The Absolutist
Brunt, Carol Rifka - Tell The Wolves I'm Home
Diamant, Anita - The Boston Girl
Goolrick, Robert - A Reliable Wife
Hood, Ann - The Obituary Writer
Portis, Charles - True Grit
King, Lily - Euphoria
Kring, Sandra - Carry Me Home
McCormick, Patricia - Never Fall Down
McDermott, Alice - Someone
Ng, Celeste - Everything I Never Told You
Petterson, Per - Out Stealing Horses
See, Lisa - Peony in Love
Shaffer, Mary Ann and Annie Barrows - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Stedman,, M.L. - The Light Between Oceans
Stockett, Kathryn - The Help
Whitehead, Colson - The Underground Railroad
Woodson, Jacqueline - Another Brooklyn



History (Non Fiction)
Ambrose, Stephen E. - Band of Brothers
Inskeep, Steve - Instant City
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
MacDonald, Mike and Jilly Gagnon - The Office Adventure
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
North, Ryan - Romeo and/or Juliet
Notaro, Laurie - Housebroken: Admissions of an Untidy Life
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
Sedaris, David - Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
Sheridan, Gina - I Work at a Public Library
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
Diaz, Junot - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Doctorow, E.L. - Billy Bathgate
Egan, Jennifer - A Visit From the Goon Squad
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
Lee, Harper - Go Set a Watchman
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
Oyeyemi, Helen - Boy, Snow, Bird
Oz, Amos - Scenes From Village Life
Robinson, Roxana - Cost
Sagan, Francoise - Bonjour Tristesse
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
Christie, Agatha - Murder on the Orient Express
Dolan, Harry - Bad Things Happen
Flynn, Gillian - Gone Girl
Flynn, Gillian - The Grownup
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
Harrison, A.S.A. - The Silent Wife
Hill, Joe - Heart Shaped Box
Hill, Joe - NOS4A2
Hill, Susan - The Woman in Black
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
Adams, Douglas - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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
Hunt, Samantha - Mr. Splitfoot
Ishiguro, Kazuo - Never Let Me Go
Ivey, Eowyn - The Snow Child
Mandel, Emily St. John - Station Eleven
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
Palahniuk, Chuck - Lullaby
Perrotta, Tom - The Leftovers
Walker, Karen Thompson - The Age of Miracles
Weir, Andy - The Martian


Play/Script
Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet
Thorne, Jack - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Wilde, Oscar - The Importance of Being Earnest



Poetry
kaur, rupi - milk and honey

Random Non Fiction
Baker, Jes - Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls
Boxall, Peter - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
Editors of Cook's Illustrated - Cook's Illustrated Cookbook
Kondo, Marie - The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Krug, Steve - Don't Make Me Think, Revisited
Newman, Sandra - The Western Lit Survival Kit
Palfrey, John - BiblioTECH: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
Sales, Nancy Jo - The Bling Ring
Tzu, Sun - The Art of War
Wallace, David Foster - This is Water


Romance
Ahern, Cecelia - P.S. I Love You
Cabo, Angelina - Purely Decorative
Cocks, Heather and Jessica Morgan - The Royal We
Evanovich, Stephanie - The Total Package
Evans, Sara and Rachel Hauck - Softly and Tenderly
Green, Jane - Jemima J.
Levithan, David - The Lover's Dictionary
Moulin, Jules - Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes
Scott, Kylie - Dirty
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

Social Justice Non Fiction
Bates, Laura - Everyday Feminism
Magoon, Kekla - Today The World Is Watching You
Zeisler, Andi - We Were Feminists Once


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

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