Sunday, March 15, 2009

Books read by Title: A-F

As I start posting my reviews, I thought this listing would be a good way to find things. I liked this setup which I first noticed at the Simply Books blog site. My rating appears after the title. All are mostly good stuff because I choose my books based on reviews and hype. Also, I've listed books (without linked reviews) that I have read in the past so that you can get a sense of my YA background as far back as my 1993 book journal. Feel free to email me if you want to know my thoughts on these.

A thru F

#30 Collantes Street by Lisa Suguitan Melnick - 5
25 Sense by Lisa Henthorn - 4
100 Ghosts: A Gallery of Harmless Haunts by Doogie Horner - 5

A
A-Word, The: A Sweet Dead Life Novel by Joy Preble - 4
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - 5
A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin - 5
A Fate Totally Worse Than Death by Paul Fleischman - 3
A Feast of Ice and Fire Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel - 5
A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox - 5
A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz - 4.5
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara - 5
A Loaded Gun by Jerome Charyn - 4
A Love Letter to the City by Stephen Powers - 4.5
A Matter of Temperance by Ichabod Temperance - 3.5
A Midwinter Ball by Heidi Ashworth, Annette Lyon and Michele Paige Holmes - 4
A Mirror Among Shattered Glass by Romarin Demetri - 3
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly - 5
A Rant of Ravens by Christine Goff - 4.5
A Ring of Truth by Michelle Cox - 5
A Separation by Katie Kitamura - 5
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler - 4
A Sporting Murder by Lesley A. Diehl - 3.5
A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley - 5
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein - 5
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver - 5
A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
A Wild Light by Marjorie M. Liu - 5
A Window Opens by Liz Egan - 5
A Woman of Note by Carol M. Cram - 4
According to Jane by Marilyn Brant - 5
Admissions, The by Meg Mitchell Moore - 4.5
Adventures of Captain Underpants, The by Dav Pilkey - 5
Adventures of Miss Upton and the Sky Pirate, The by CJ Archer - 5
After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid - 4
After Isaactown by Ward Jones - 3
After the End by Bonnie Dee - 4
Agency, The by Y.S. Lee - 5
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin - 5
Alice in Verse by J.T. Holden - 5
Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy edited by William Irwin and Richard Brian Davis - 4
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll and narrated by Alison Larkin - 4.5
Alice's Adventures Under Ground: A Facsimile by Lewis Carroll - 5
Alienated by Melissa Landers - 5
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - 5
All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker - 5
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - 5
Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux - 5
Allure by Lea Nolan - 4
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han - 5
Always Emily by Michaela MacColl - 5
Amazon Burning by Victoria Griffith - 4.5
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson - 5
Amy's Story by Anna Lawton - 3
Appetite by Sheila Grinnell - 4
Ascension of the Whyte by Karen Wrighton - 4
An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan - 4
Anchored by Brigitte Quinn - 4
Antisocial by Jillian Blake - 5
Apothecary, The by Samantha Jillian Bayarr - 4
Appetite by Sheila Grinnell - 4
Ariadne by S.D. Hines - 4
Ashes trilogy: Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick - 5
Ashes trilogy: Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick - 5
Ashes trilogy: Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick - 5
Assiniboin Girl by Kathi Wallace - 3
Assistants, The by Camille Perri - 5
Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, The by Barry Lyga - 5
At Drake's Command by David Wesley Hill - 5
The Atomic Weight of Secrets by Eden Unger Bowditch - 5
Avalon Revisited by O.M. Grey - 4

B
Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen - 5
Balance Project, The by Susie Orman Schnall - 4
Ballad of the Pirate Queens, The by Jane Yolen - 5
Be With You by Ichikawa Takuji - 4
Bear Witness by Melissa Clark - 4
Beast of London, The by L.D. Goffigan - 3
Beautiful Affliction by Lene Fogelberg - 5
Beautiful American, The by Jeanne Mackin - 5
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire - 5
Beautiful Girl by Fleur Philips - 4.5
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter - 4.5
Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters - 4
Below by Jason Chabot - 4
Between Two Ends by David Ward - 5
Big Bad Book of Bill Murray, The by Robert Schnakenberg - 5
Big Interview, The by Libby Kirsch - 5
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - 5
Bite Me by Parker Blue - 4
Bitter Chocolate by Dawn Greenfield Ireland - 4
Bitter Melon by Cara Chow - 4
Bittersweet by Kimberly Loth - 5
Black Jack Derringer by K.H. Koehler - 5
Bleeder by LK Rigel - 4
Block & Tackle by Elise Faber, Stephanie Fournet & Kristin Vayden - 4
Blood of a Werewolf by T. Lynne Tolles - 3
Blonde Eskimo by Kristen Hunt - 4
Bloodmaiden by Christine E. Schulze -4
Blooming, The by Tonia Brown - 4
Blue Christmas by Lucy McConnell - 4
Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh - 5
Blue Sun, Yellow Sky by Jamie Hoang - 3.5
Bodies We Wear, The by Jeyn Roberts - 5
Body Tourist, The by Dana Lise Shavin - 5
Book of Aron, The by Jim Shepard - 3.5
Book of Nonsense, The, (Vol. I) by David Michael Slater - 5
Book of Knowledge, The (Vol. II) by David Michael Slater - 5
Book of Lost Fragrances, The by M.J. Rose - 4
Book of Roads: Travel Stories from Michigan to Marrakech, The by Phil Cousineau - 4
Book of Strange New Things, The by Michel Faber - 4.5
Book of Yes, The by Sarah Von Bargen - 5
Bone by Jeff Smith - 5
The Bones of Paris: A Novel of Suspense by Laurie R. King - 5
Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidler - 4
Borzoi Killings, The by Paul Batista - 4
Both of Me by Jonathan Friesen - 4
Boyfriend from Hell by E. Van Lowe - 5
Boyfriend List, The by E. Lockhart - 4
Boys in the Boat, The by Daniel James Brown - 5
Brake Failure by Alison Brodie - 5
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, book 4) by Stephenie Meyer - 5
Breathing by Cherl Renee Herbsman - 4
Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne with introduction by Director Jane Campion
Brimstone Key, The by Derek Benz and Jon S. Lewis - 4
Broken by David H. Burton - 4
Broken Things to Mend by Karey White - 3
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent - 5
Buried Heart by A.Y. Stratton - 4
Burning Bright by E.J. Stevens - 4
Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin - 5

C
Call Of Gelduur, The by Jack Alriksson - 4
Camille by Tess Oliver - 5
Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? By Max Braillier - 5
Candle Man by Glenn Dakin - 5
Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook, The by Jason Heller - 4
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - 5
CatKid: I'm No Fraidy Cat! by Brian James -5
Celeste by V.C. Andrews - 3
Charlie No Face by David B. Seaburn - 5
Chasing Fireflies by Taylor Dean - 5
Chasing River by K.A. Tucker - 5
Choir Boats, The by Daniel A. Rabuzzi - 5
Cilantro in Apple Pie, The by Kimberley Knights - 3
Cinder by Marissa Meyer - 5
Cinderella - Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan - 4
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare - 4
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - 4
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler - 4
Clockwork and Corsets by Regina Riley - 5
Clockwork Scarab, The (Stoker & Holmes #1) by Colleen Gleason - 5
Cluck: Murder Most Fowl by Eric D. Knapp -4
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris - 4
Club Nexus by E.J. Stevens - 4
Coal Thief, The by Alane Adams - 5
Collector of Dying Breaths, The by MJ Rose - 5
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami - 5
Come December by Holly Schindler - 5
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler - 4
Conjure by Lea Nolan - 4
Coraline by Neil Gaiman - 5
Crescent Spy, The by Michael Wallace - 4
Crime Beat by Scott Nicholson - 5
Crooked Little Lies by Barbara Taylor Sissel - 4
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter - 5
Crudrat by Gail Carriger - 4
Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick - 4.5
Curio by Evangeine Denmark - 3
Curse of Van Gogh, The by Paul Hoppe - 3.5

D
Danse Macabre by Cristelle Comby - 4
Darcy's Hope by Ginger Monette
Dark Corners by Liz Schulte - 5
Darkest Minds, The by Alexandra Bracken - 5
Dark Moon by Lori Handeland - 4
Darkness by Ciye Cho - 4
Dashwood Sisters' Secrets of Love, The by Rosie Rushton - 3
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan - 4
Dawn Country, The by Kathleen O’Neal Gear & W. Michael Gear - 4
Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Jane Austen and Steve Hockensmith - 4
Dead Practices by Shells Walter - 4
Dead-Tossed Waves, The by Carrie Ryan - 4
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris - 5
Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber - 5
Deadly Daggers by Joyce and Jim Lavene - 4
Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler - 4.5
Deception by Lee Nichols - 5
Defiant Bride, The by Leslie Hachtel - 4
Delicious! by Ruth Reichl - 4
Demelza by Winston Graham - 5
Demon's Grave, The by E.M. MacCallum - 3.5
Descent: A Novel by Tim Johnston - 4
Destined for Doon by Laurie Langdon and Carey Corp - 5
Detour 2 Death by J.R. Turner - 3
Devil and Winnie Flynn, The by Micol Ostow - 4
Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills - 5
Donna of the Dead by Alison Kemper - 5
Don't Call Me Katie Rose - Lenora Mattingly Weber - 5
Don't Ever Change by M. Beth Bloom - 4.5
Double, The by Alison Brodie - 4
Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham - 5
Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams - 5
Dracula in Love by Karen Essex - 5
Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson - 4
Drowning by Jassy de Jong - 4.5
Dry by Augusten Burroughs - 5
Dueling Novella Series Volume 1 by Kim Paffenroth and David Dunwoody - 5
Dull Boy by Sarah Cross - 5
Dust by Elizabeth Bear - 3
Dust by Joan Frances Turner - 5
Dust of 100 Dogs, The by A.S. King - 5

E
Echoes by Laura Tisdall - 4.5
Eclipse (Twilight, book 3) by Stephenie Meyer - 5
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave - 4.5
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh - 5
Egyptian, The by Layton Green - 5
El Deafo by Cece Bell - 5
Elly in Love by Colleen Oakes - 3
Emma and the Werewolves by Jane Austen and Adam Rann - 3
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card - 5
Enclave by Ann Aguirre - 5
Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth - 4
Every Zombie Eats Somebody Sometime by Michael P. Spradlin - 3
Evernight - Claudia Gray - 4
Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford - 5
Everything to Lose by Danielle Girard - 4
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid - 4
Eyrie by Emma Michaels - 4

F
Fables series by Bill Willingham
Fae Eye for the Golem Guy by Robert C. Roman - 4
Falconer, The by Elizabeth May - 4.5
Fall With Me by Jayne Frost - 4
Fall of Lord Drayson, The by Rachael Anderson - 5
False Princess, The by Eilis O'Neal - 5
Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, The by Sam Maggs - 5
Fathomless by Anne M. Pillsworth - 3
Feral by Holly Schindler - 4
Fever, The by Megan Abbott - 5
Fill-In Boyfriend, The by Kasie West - 5
Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition by Erin Butler - 5
Fire and Cross by Enid Wilson - 4
Firelight by Sophie Jordan - 5
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin - 4
Frida Kahlo: An Illustrated Biography by Zena Alkayat, illustrated by Nina Cosford - 5
Friday Evening, Eight O’Clock by Nino Gugunishvili - 3
First Impressions by Alexa Adams - 4
Flirting with Pride and Prejudice edited by Jennifer Crusie - 3
Florence by Ciye Cho
Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, bk1) by V.C. Andrews - 5
Forest of Hands and Teeth, The (bk1) by Carrie Ryan - 4
Fortunes of Indigo Skye, The by Deb Caletti - 4
Four Chambers by Julie Wright - 4
Friday Evening, Eight O’Clock by Nino Gugunishvili - 3
Frostbitten by Heather Beck - 4
Fourteen by Leslie Johansen Nack - 4.5
Full Court Devotion by Cami Checketts 4.5
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel - 4
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby - 5
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson - 5
Future for Curious People, The by Gregory Sherl - 5
 
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