Book Diary

2014

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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