Reviews


Alphabetical by Title


A

Adrift, Seventy Six Days Lost At Sea - Steven Callahan (memoir)

Alice Bliss - Laura Harrington (fiction)

Alive - Piers Paul Read and Scott P. Werther (memoir)

All Souls - Michael Patrick McDonald (memoir)

All The Bright Places - Jennifer Niven (teen fiction)

Almost Perfect - Debra Manning (fiction)

Amy, My Daughter - Mitch Winehouse (memoir)

Are You Going To Kiss Me Or Not? - Thompson Square (fiction)

Awkward Family Photos - Mike Bender & Doug Chernack (humor)


B

Becoming Sister Wives - The Brown Family (memoir)

Before I Go To Sleep - S.J. Watson (fiction)

The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir - Dee Williams (memoir)

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (fiction)

Both of Us - Ryan O'Neal (memoir)

The Boxcar Children - Gertrude Chandler Warner (children's)

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness - Susannah Cahalan (memoir)

Breakfast Served Anytime - Sarah Coombs (YA)

Breaking Night - Liz Murray (memoir)

Breathing for A Living - Laura Rothenberg (memoir)


C


Cabin - Lou Ureneck (memoir)

Call of the Farm, The - Rochelle Bilow (memoir)

Called - Lisa Jefferson (memoir)

Camp - Michael Eisner (memoir)

Cat's Letters to Santa - Bill Adler & Paul Bacon (humor)

The Central Park Five, A Chronicle of a City Wilding - Sarah Burns (memoir)

A Chance in the World - Steve (Klakowicz) Pemberton (memoir)

Charlotte's Web - E. B. White (childrens)

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson... - Alison Angrim (memoir)


Coraline - Neil Gaiman (children's)

Coreyography - Corey Feldman (memoir)

Crossing The Water - Daniel Robb (memoir)


D


Damaged - Cathy Glass (non-fiction)

Dear Marcus - Jerome "Jerry" McGill (memoir)

Dear Nobody, The True Diary of Mary Rose - Gillian McCain & Legs McNeil (YA)

Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde - Jennie Garth (memoir)

Diaries & Daydreams - Tim Black (memoir)

Diary of a Player - Brad Paisley (memoir, music)

Dirty Bombshell - Lorna Brunelle (memoir)

Does This Mean You'll See Me Naked - Robert Webster (memoir)

The Dog Stars - Peter Helle (fiction)

Dreaming Out Loud - Bruce Feiler (non-fiction, music)

Dream New Dreams - Jai Pausch (memoir)


E

Early Decision - Lacy Crawford (fiction)

Etched in Sand - Regina Calcaterra (memoir)

Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar - Kelly Oxford (memoir, humor)

Extremely Close and Incredibly Loud - Jonathan Safran Foer (fiction)
F

A Father's Love - David Goldman (memoir)

Five Days at Memorial - Sheri Fink (non-friction)

Fly A Little Higher - Laura Sobiech (memoir) 


Following Atticus - Tom Ryan (memoir)

From This Moment On - Eileen "Shania" Twain (memoir, music)

Full Body Borden - Kristen Iverson (memoir)


G

Getting Life - Michael Morton (memoir)

Giant George - Dave Nasser (memoir)

A Gift of Hope - Danielle Steele (memoir)

The Girl's Guide To Homelessness - Brianna Karp (memoir)

Give a Boy a Gun - Todd Strasser (YA)

The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism - Kate Winslet (non-fiction)

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn (fiction)


Go The F**k To Sleep - Adam Mansbach (humor)

The Guys - Anne Nelson (play)


H

Ham: Slices of Life - Sam Harris (memoir)

Handbook for an Unpredictable Life - Rosie Perez (memoir)

Harry and the Lady Next Door - Gene Zion (children's)

Happy Accidents - Jane Lynch (memoir)

Hazel Creek - Walt Larimore (christian, historical fiction)

Heads in Beds - Jacob Tomsky (memoir)

Heaven Is Here - Stephanie Nielson (memoir)

The Help - Kathryn Stockett (fiction)

The House On Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros (YA)

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (YA)


I

I Am The Cheese - Robert Cormier (YA)

I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems By Cats - Francesco Marciuliano (humor)

I'd Know You Anywhere - Laura Lippman (fiction)

I Got This - Jennifer Hudson (memoir)

Incognito: Lost and Found at Harvard Divinity School - Andrea Raynor (memoir)

The Invisible Thread - Laura Schroff (memoir)

I Suck At Girls - Justin Halpern (memoir, humor)


J

January First - Michael Schofield (memoir)


K

Kisses for Katie - Katie Davis (memoir)

Kitty Cornered - Bob Tarte (memoir)

Knowing Jesse - Marianne Leone (memoir)


L

Landlines - Rainbow Rowell (fiction)

Last Night At The Viper Room - Gavin Edwards (non-fiction)

Late, Late at Night - Rick Springfield (memoir, music)

Learning Joy from Dogs without Collars - Lauralee Summer (memoir)

Leaving Time - Jodi Picoult (fiction)

Life Is Not A Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond - Florence Henderson (memoir)

Like Family: Growing up in other people's houses - Paul McLain (memoir)

Love At First Bark - Julie Klam (memoir)

Love Life - Rob Lowe (memoir)


M

The Martian - Andy Wier (fiction)

A Masque of Infamy - Kelly Dessaint (fiction) 

A Measure of Endurance: The Unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp - William Mishler (non-fiction)

The Middlesteins - Jani Attenberg (fiction)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs (children's)

The Mole People - Jennifer Toth (memoir)

Moloka'i - Alan Brennert (historical fiction)

Moon Over Manifest - Clare Vanderpool (childrens)

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan (fiction)

My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me - Hilary Winston (memoir, humor)

My Extraordinary Ordinary Life - Sissy Spacek (memoir)

My Lost and Found Life - Melodie Bowsher (memoir)

My (not so) Storybook Life - Liz Harrell (memoir)


N

Newtown - Matthew Lysiak (non-fiction)

No Saints Around Here - Susan Allen Toth (memoir)

Normally, This Would Be Cause For Concern - Danielle Fishel (memoir)

Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far - Bristol Palin (memoir)


O

The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman (children's)

One Breathe Away - Heather Gudenkauf (fiction)

Opehlia and the Marvelous Boy - Karen Foxlee (children's)


Orange is the New Black - Piper Kerman (memoir)

The Orchard - Theresa Weir (fiction)

Out of the Blue - Susan Henderson (YA)

Over and Over - Charlotte Zolotow (children's)


P

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender (fiction)

Part Swan, Part Goose - Swoosie Kurtz (memoir)

Peak - Roland Smith (YA)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chobsky (YA)

Pictures with Hollis Woods - Patricia Reilly Giff (YA)

Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult (fiction)

Precious and Fragile Things - Megan Har (fiction)

Prepared for a Purpose - Antoinette Tuff (memoir)

The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout - Jill Abramson (memoir)


R

Rainey Royal - Dylan Landis (fiction)

Rare Bird - Anna Whiston-Donaldson (memoir)

The Reason I Jump - Naoki Higashida (memoir)

Rolling Pennies in the Dark - Douglas MacKinnon (memoir)

Room - Emma Donoghue (fiction)

The Room - Jonas Karlsson (fiction)


S

Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd (fiction)

Section 132 - Helga Zelner (fiction)

Singing To A Bulldog - Anson Williams (memoir)

The Slap - Chirstos Tsiolkas (fiction)


Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson (YA)

The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1 - Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black (children's)

Steel Magnolias - Robert Harling (play/theater)

A Stolen Life - Jaycee Lee Dugard (memoir)

Stories I Only Tell My Friends - Rob Lowe (memoir)

Stronger - Jeff Bauman (memoir)

Swamplandia! - Karen Russell (fiction)


T

Take Me Home - John Denver (memoir)

That Book About Harvard - Eric Kester (memoir, humor)

This One Summer - Mariko & Jillian Tamaki (YA, comic)

Travels with Charley - John Steinbeck (fiction, classic)


Transition - Chaz Bono (memoir)

Trauma: My Life As An Emergency Surgeon - Dr. James Cole (memoir)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith (YA)

The Truth About Cruise Ships - Jay Herring (memoir)

To Selena, With Love - Chris Perez (memoir)

Twelve Months - Steven Manchester (fiction)


U

Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand (non-fiction)

Up - Patricia Ellis Herr (memoir)


V

The Vow - Kim Carpenter (memoir)


W

The Wave - Todd Strasser (YA)

Wave - Sonali Deraniyagala (memoir)

We Bought A Zoo - Benjamin Mee (memoir)

Welfare Brat - Mary Childers (memoir)

We The Animals - Justine Torres (fiction)

What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty (fiction)

What Teachers Make - Taylor Mali (memoir)

When Katie Wakes - Connie May Fowler (memoir)

When She Woke - Hilary Jordan (YA)

Wild: From Lost To Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed (memoir)

The Winter of Our Disconnect - Susan Maushart (memoir)

With or Without You - Dominica Ruta (memoir)

Wonder - R. J. Palacio (children's)

The Word Exchange - Alena Graedon (fiction)

Working Stiff - Judy Melinek (memoir)


Y

The Year of My Miraculous Disappearance - Catherine Ryan Hyde (children's)


Z

Zipping, Zapping Bats - Ann Earl (children's)