Book Diary

2017

04.29.2017; Faithful; Alice Hoffman; ***
04.19.2017; Midnight Sun; Jo Nesbo; ****
04.18.2017; The Underground Railroad; Colson Whitehead; ****
04.17.2017; Swimming Lessons; Claire Fuller; ****1/2
04.15.2017; Another Brooklyn; Jacqueline Woodson; ***1/2
04.10.2017; The Vegetarian; Han Kang; ****
03.28.2017; Truly Madly Guilty; Liane Moriarty; ****
03.26.2017; Pax; Sara Penny Packer; ****
02.01.2017; When Breath Becomes Air; *****
01.01.2017; I’ll Take You There; Wally Lamb; ***1/2

2016

12.10.16; Commonwealth; Ann Patchett; ****
12.08.12; At the Edge of the Orchard; Tracy Chevalier; ****1/2
12.01.16; The Art Forger; B.A. Shapiro; ****
11.12.16; Miss Jane; Brad Watson; ****
11.06.16; News of the World; Paulette Jiles; ****
10.30.16; After This; Alice McDermott; ****1/2
10.23.16; Out of My Mind; Sharon Draper; **1/2
10.16.16; Saint Mazie; Jami Attenberg; ****1/2
09.25.16; Someone, Alice McDermott; ****1/2
09.18.16; The Haunting of Hill House; Shirley Jackson; ***1/2
09.11.16; Once We Were Brothers; Ronald Balson; ***
08.08.16; Kitchen’s of the Great Midwest; J. Ryan Stradal; ****
07.22.16; Three Junes; Julia Glass; ****1/2
07.15.16; What Alice Forgot; Liane Moriarty; ***1/2
06.05.16; The Red Notebook; Antoine Laurain: ****1/2
06.03.16; A Man Called Ove; Fredrik Backman; ***1/2
05.28.16; The Snow Child; Eowyn Ivey; ****
05.21.16; The Storied Life of A.J. Fiery; ****1/2
04.15.16; We Never Asked For Wings; Vanessa Diffenbaugh; ****
03.31.16; X mountain
03.31.16; The Good Girl; Mary Kubica; ***1/2
03.12.16; Love May Fail; Matthew Quick; ***1/2
03.06.16;The Turner House; Angela Flournoy; ***1/2
01.30.16; My Name is Lucy Barton; Elizabeth Strout; ****
01.30.16; Delicious Foods; James Hannaham; ****
01.16.16; A Sudden Light; Garth Stein; ****
01.09.16; The Nightingale; Krisin Hannah; ***1/2

2015

12.27.15; Ready Player One; Ernest Cline; ****
12.25.15; The Museum of Extraordinary Things; Alice Hoffman; ***1/2
11.28.15; Career of Evil; Robert Galbraith; ***1/2
10.27.15; Ordinary Grace; William Kent Krueger; ***1/2
10.20.15; The Life We Bury; Allen Eskens; ****
10.12.15; Fates and Furies; Lauren Groff; ****
10.05.15; The Lola Quartet; Emily St. John Mandel; ****1/2
09.26.15; The Girl on the Train; Paula Hawkins; ****
09.19.15; A Separate Peace; John Knowles; ****
09.12.15; The Martian; Andy Weir; ****1/2
09.09.15; The Monsters of Templeton; Lauren Groff’ ***1/2
09.07.15; The Silver Linings Playbook; Matthew Quick; ****1/2
08.23.15; The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Mohsin Hamid; ****
08.17.15; Driftless; David Rhodes; ****
08.03.15: Beneath the Bonfire; Nicolas Butler; ****1/2
07.31.15; Child 44; Tom Rob Smith; ***
07.17.15; The Love Song of Miss Queeny Hennessy; Rachel Joyce; ****
07.12.15; Florence Gordon; Brian Morton; ****1/2
07.10.15; The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie; Alan Bradley’s; ****1/2
06.27.15; Crossing to Safety; Wallace Stegner; ****1/2
06.21.15; Remember Me Like This; Bret Anthony Johnson; ****
06.14.15; Our Souls at Night; Kent Haruf; ****
04.21.2015; A Blue Spool of Thread; Anne Tyler; ***1/2
04.12.2015; Shotgun Lovesongs; Nickolas Butler; ****1/2
04.08.2015; The Boys in the Boat; Daniel James Brown; ***1/2
04.06.2015; Men and Dogs; Katie Crouch; **1/2
04.01.2015; Department of Speculation; Jenny Offill; ****
03.20.2015; All the Light We Cannot See; Anthony Doerr; ****1/2
03.10.2015; Redeployment; Phil Klay; ****
03.07.2015; All Our Names; Dinaw Mengestu; ****
02.20.2015; All the Birds, Singing; Evie Wyld; ***1/2
02.10.2015; Station Eleven; Emily St. John Mandel; ****1/2
02.08.2015; The Corrections; Jonathan Franzen; ****1/2
01.29.2015; Old School; Tobias Wolff; ****
01.25.2015; The Rose Effect; Graeme Simsion; ***
01.19.2015; One of Us; Tawni O’Dell; ***
01.04.2015; Fourth of July Creek; Smith Henderson; ****

2014

12.28.2014; House: A Memoir; Michael Ruhlman; ***1/2
12.26.2014; Lucky Us; Amy Bloom; ****
12.10.2014; News From Heaven; Jennifer Haigh; ****1/2
12.06.2014; The Book of Unknown Americans; Christina Henriquez; ****1/2
11.30.2014; The Book of Joe; Jonathan Tropper; ****1/2
11.24.2014; Everything I Never Told You; Celeste Ng; ****1/2
11.20.2014; Astonish Me; Maggie Shipstead; ***1/2
11.08.2014; The Leftovers; Tom Perrotta; ****
11.03.2014; The Vacationers; Emma Straub; ****
09.30.2014; How You Lose Her; Junot Diaz; ****1/2
09.25.2014; Orphan Train; Christina Baker Kline; ***1/2
09.14.2014; The Rosie Project; Graeme Simsion; ****1/2
08.30.2014; A Bigamists’ Daughter; Alice McDermott; ***
08.15.2014; That Night; Alice McDermott; ***
07.27.2014; Natchez Burning; Greg Iles; ***
07.04.2014; A Discovery of Witches; Deborah Harkness; **1/2
04.27.2014; The Invention of Wings; Sue Monk Kidd; ****
04.13.2014; The Silent Wife; A.S.A. Harrison; **
03.31.2014; Where’d You Go, Bernadette; Maria Semple; ****1/2
03.30.2014; We are Water; Wall Lamb; ***1/2
03.15.2014; The Interestings; Meg Wolitzer; ****
02.27.2014; The Goldfinch; Donna Tartt; ****1/2
02.15.2014; Me Before You; Jojo Moyes; ***1/2
02.09.2014; This is Where I Leave You; Jonathan Tropper; ****
02.06.2014; How Full is Your Bucket; Tom Rath and Donald Clifton; ***
02.05.2013; The Fault in Our Stars; John Green; ****
01.26.2014; The Good Lord Bird; James McBride; ****
01.10.2014; We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves; Karen Joy Fowler; ****
01.03.2014; The Coldest Girl in Coldtown; Holly Black; ***

2013

12.30.2013; Playing Dead; Julia Heaberling, ***1/2
12.17.2013; Who Will Run the Frog Hospital; Lorrie Moore; ***1/2
12.15.2013; The Cuckoo’s Calling; Robert Galbraith; ****1/2
12.05.2013; A Gate at the Stairs; Lorrie Moore; ****1/2
12.01.201; The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet; Jamie Ford; ***
11.10.2013; Raven Stole the Moon; Garth Stein; ***1/2
10.31.2013; The Uncoupling; Meg Wolitzer; ****
10.13.2013; The Silver Star; Jeannette Walls; ***
10.11.2013; Half Broke Horses; Jeannette Walls; ****
10.08.2013; Cutting for Stone; Abraham Verghese; ****1/2
09.29.2013; Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand; Helen Simonson; ****
09.20.2013; The Lifeboat; Charlotte Rogan; ****
09.08.2013; The Sojourn; Andrew Krivak; ***1/2
09.01.2013; Ellen Foster; Kaye Gibbons; ***1/2
08.25.2013; American Rust, Philipp Meyer; ****
08.15.2013; Jewelweed; David Rhodes; ***1/2
08.09.2013; The Dinner; Herman Koch; ***1/2
08.07.2013; The Red House; Mark Haddon; **1/2
07.23.2013; The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope; Rhonda Rile; ***
07.07.2013; Little Altars Everywhere; Rebecca Wells; ***
06.30.2013; Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls; David Sedaris; ***1/2
06.21.2013; Gold; Chris Cleave; ****1/2
06.17.2013; The Financial Lifes of the Poets; Jess Walter; ***1/2
06.10.2013; Burgess Boys; Elizabeth Strout; ****
05.27.2013; Benediction; Kent Haruf; ****1/2
05.24.2013; We Live in Water; Jess Walter; ****
05.18.2013; Let the Great World Spring; Colum McCann; ****1/2
05.08.2013;The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society; Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows;****1/2
05.06.2013; Amy and Isabelle; Elizabeth Strout; ****
04.20.2013; Those Who Save Us; Jenna Blum; ***1/2
04.07.2013; Olive Kitteridge; Elizabeth Strout; ****1/2
03.28.2013; The Language of Flowers; Vanessa Diffenbaugh; ****1/2
03.24.2013; World War Z; Max Brooks; ****
03.15.2013; Nothing to Confess; Donald Hrick; ***1/2
03.12.2013; Arcadia; Lauren Groff; ****1/2
03.10.2013; Canada; Richard Ford; ***
02.21.2013; Twelve Tribes of Hattie; Ayana Mathis; ****
02.17.2013; Defending Jacob; William Landay; ****
02.01.2013; Truth Like the Sun; Jim Lynch; ****
01.27.2013; Imperfect Birds; Anne Lamott; ***
01.16.2013; Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk; Ben Fountain; ****1/2
01.13.2013; Wild; Cheryl Strayed; ***1/2
01.06.2013; Flight Behavior; Barbara Kingsolver; ****1/2

2012

12.30.2012 The Ninth Wife; Amy Stolls; ***
12.13.2012; The Age of Miracles; Karen Thompson Walker; ****
12.08.2012; Wonder; R.J. Palacio; ***1/2
11.27.2012; The End of Your Life Book Club; Will Schwalbe; ****1/2
11.21.2012; The Round House; Louise Erdrich; ****1/2
11.13.2012; Sutton; R.E. Moehringer; ***1/2
11.04.2012; The Orchardist; Amanda Copling; ****
10.27.2012; The Marriage Plot; Jeffrey Eugenides, ***
10.01.2012; Beautiful Ruins; Jess Walter, *****
09.24.2012; Penelope; Rebecca Harrington, ***
09.18.2012; The Dog Stars; Peter Heller, ****1/2
09.12.2012; The Cement Garden; Ian McEwan, ***
09.10.2012; The Berlin Boxing Club; Robert Sharenow, ****
09.06.2012; Gone Girl; Gillian Flynn, ****
09.01.2012; The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold Fry; Rachel Joyce, ****
08.26.2012; The Weird Sisters; Eleanor Brown, ****
08.17.2012; Home; Toni Morrison, ***1/2
08.16.2012; Tell the Wolves I’m Home; Carol Rifka Brunt, ****1/2
08.14.2012; The History of a Pleasure Seeker; Richard Mason, **
08.12.2012; The Cat’s Table; Michael Ondaatje, ****
08.09.2012; The Tiger’s Wife; Tea Obreht, ****
07.29.2012; Light a Penny Candle; Maeve Binchy, *
07.15.2012Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith, ****
07.05.2012; The Beginners’ Goodbye, Anne Tyler, ***1/2
07.01.2012; The Sisters Brothers, Patrick DeWitt, ****
06.24.2012; Consequences, Penelope Lively, **
06.16.2012; The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson, ****
06.03.2012; Salvage the Bones; Jesmyn Ward, ****1/2
06.02.2012; Doc, Maria Doria Russell, ****
05.16.2012; In the Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson, **1/2
04.8.2012; Truth and Beauty, Ann Patchett, ****1/2
04.13.2012; The Dovekeepers, Alice Hoffman, ***1/2
03.18.2012; Swamplandia!, Karen Russell, ****
03.09.2012; The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes, ***
02.27.2012; Lost Memory of Skin, Russell Banks, ****
02.22.2012; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs, ****1/2
02.19.2012; The Night Circus, Erin Morgensten, ***1/2
02.07.2012; A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan****
01.31.2012; One Day, David Nicholls, ***1/2
01.21.2012; The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz ****
01.13.2012, The Poison Tree, Erin Kelly ***1/2
01.03.2012, Ed King, David Guterson ****

2011

Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins; *** 1/2
The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein, ****
Razing Jake, Charlie Carilo, ****1/2
How Evan Broke his Head and Other Secrets, Garth Stein, ****
Mocking Jay, Suzanne Collins, ***
Room, Emma Donoghue, ****1/2
Three James, (Author???), ****
Letter from Point Clear, Dennis McFarlan, ****
Fugitive Pieces, Anne, Michaels, ***
The Paris Wife, Paula McLain, ***1/2
The Other, David Guterson, ***1/2
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Walter Mosley, ****1/2
Sister Mine, Tawni O’Dell, ***
Making Toast, Roger Rosenblatt, ****
The Metropolis Case, Matthew Gallaway, ****
Keeping Time, Stacey McGlynn, ***
Shadow Tag, Louise Erdrich, ***1/2
Fall of Giants, Ken Follett, ***
Faith, Jennifer Haigh, ****
The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver, *****
The Confession, John Grisham, ***1/2
The 19th Wife, David Ebershoff, ****
Calebs Crossing, Geraldine Brooks, ****
State of Wonder, Ann Patchett, ****1/2
Gone with a Handsome Man, Michael Lee West, **1/2
Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, ***1/2
The Vices, Lawrence Douglas, ***1/2
The Astral, Kate Christensen, ***
Lamb, Bonnie Nadzam, **1/2
The Gap Year, Sarah Bird, **1/2
The Thing We Didn’t Say, Sarah Bird, ***
The Way Things Look to Me, Roopa Farooki, ***1/2
The Witch of Hebron, James Howard Kunstler, ****1/2
The Things We Cherished, Pam Jenoft, ***
Father Mucker, Greg Olear, ***1/2
World Made by Hand, James Howard Kunstler, ***1/2
The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman, ****1/2
One Second After, William Forstchen, **1/2

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