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Books I’ve Reviewed

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Abdel-Fattah, Randa
Does My Head Look Big in This?
Addiss, Stephen
A Haiku Menagerie
Addonizio, Kim
What Is This Thing Called Love
Ahmed, Qanta A.
In the Land of Invisible Women
Albom, Mitch
Tuesdays With Morrie
Alcott, Louisa May
Little Women
Long, Fatal Love Chase, A
Algren, Nelson
Never Come Morning
Ali, Monica
Brick Lane
Allen, Woody
Side Effects
Allende, Isabel
Daughter of Fortune
Ines of My Soul
Sum of Our Days
Allison, Dorothy
Alsanea, Rajaa
Girls of Riyadh
Anam, Tahmima
Golden Age, A
Anthony, Piers
Zombie Lover
Arellano, Gustavo
Ask A Mexican
Atwood, Margaret
Penelopiad, The
Robber Bride, The
Austen, Jane
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey
Pride & Prejudice
Sense & Sensibility

Baggini, Julian
A Very Short Introduction: Atheism
Barbas-Rhoden, Laura
Writing Women in Central America
Barlow, Toby
Sharp Teeth
Barnes, Jonathan
Somnambulist, The
Barry, Brunonia
Lace Reader, The
Bergman, Ingmar
Magic Lantern, The
Bezmozgis, David
Natasha & Other Stories
Berg, Elizabeth
Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted, The
Bisantz Raymond, Barbara
Baby Thief, The
Bose, Mihir
Bollywood: A History
Bradbury, Ray
Fahrenheit 451
Brockenbrough, Martha
Things That Make Us [sic]
Bronte, Emily
Wuthering Heights
Brookner, Anita
Visitors, The
Buckley, Michael
Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives, The
Sisters Grimm: Magic & Other Misdemeanors, The
Sisters Grimm: Once Upon A Crime, The
Sisters Grimm: The Problem Child, The
Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects, The
Burdick, Eugene
Burkett, Elinor
Baby Boon, The
Butler, Marilyn
Jane Austen & the War of Ideas
Butler, Robert Olen

Cabot, Meg
Queen of Babble
Cain, Madelyn
Childless Revolution, The
Camus, Albert
Resistance, Rebellion, & Death
Carson, Rachel
Silent Spring
Casagrande, June
Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies
Mortal Syntax
Chabon, Michael
Final Solution
Clarke, Susanna
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Ladies of Grace Adieu, The
Coehlo, Paulo
Alchemist, The
Coetzee, J.M.
Waiting For the Barbarians
Cook, Michael
Koran: A Very Short Introduction, The
Creech, Sharon
Castle Corona, The
Culler, Jonathan
A Very Short Introduction: Literary Theory

Dallas, Sandra
Danielewski, Mark Z.
House of Leaves, The
DeFago, Nicki
Childfree & Loving It
DiTerlizzi, Tony
Spiderwick Chronicle’s The Field Guide
Spiderwick Chronicle’s The Seeing Stone
Doyle, Roddy
Deportees & Other Stories, The
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Dworkin, Andrea

Ende, Michael
Neverending Story, The
Enloe, Cynthia
Bananas, Beaches, & Bases
Eugenides, Jeffrey
My Mistress’s Sparrow Is Dead

Favorite, Eileen
Heroines, The
Flaubert, Gustave
Madame Bovary
Fogarty, Mignon
Grammar Girl’s Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Forsythe Haley, Elizabeth
Woman of Independent Means, A
French, Vivian
Robe of Skulls, The
Freese, Mathias B.
Down to a Sunless Sea
Furlong, Monica

Garcia, Cristina
Handbook to Luck, A
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Love in the Time of Cholera
George, Karen Elizabeth
Deluxe Transitive Vampire, The
Gide, Andre
Strait is the Gate
Goldman, William
Princess Bride, The
Gould, John
Kilter: 55 Fictions
Goulding, William
Lord of the Flies, The
Groff, Lauren
Monsters of Templeton, The
Grossman, David
Lion’s Honey
Gruber, Michael
Forgery of Venus, The
Gurganus, Allan
Practical Heart, The

Hagen, Steve
Buddhism Plain & Simple
Hamamura, John
Color of the Sea
Harkaway, Nick
Gone Away World, The
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Scarlet Letter, The
Hearn, Lian
Across the Nightingale Floor
Hesse, Herman
Hitchock, Susan Tyler
Frankenstein: A Cultural History
Hitchens, Christopher
god is Not Great
Hornby, Nick
Hughes-Hallett, Penelope
Illustrated Letters of Jane Austen, The

Jarrar, Randa
Map of Home, A
Johnson, Claudia
Jane Austen: Women, Politics, & the Novel
July, Miranda
No One Belongs Here More Than You

Keene, Caroline
Nancy Drew & the Hidden Staircase
Nancy Drew & the Secret of the Old Clock
Keret, Etgar
Girl on the Fridge, The
Khadra, Yasmina
Swallows of Kabul, The
Kozloff, Nikolas
Revolution! South America & the Rise of the New Left
Kureishi, Hanif
Something to Tell You

Lackey, Mercedes
Fairy Godmother, The
Fortune’s Fool
One Good Knight
Snow Queen, The
Lakhani, Anisha
Lahiri, Jhumpa
Unaccustomed Earth
Lamott, Anne
Bird By Bird
Larson, Kate Clifford
Assassin’s Accomplice, The
Le Fanu, J. Sheridan
Lerer, Seth
Children’s Literature
Lessing, Doris
Ben, In the World
Fifth Child, The
Levin, Ira
Stepford Wives, The
Levy, Ariel
Female Chauvinist Pigs
Lida, David
First Stop in the New World
Lofting, Hugh
Voyges of Doctor Dolittle, The

Maus, Steven
McCoy, Horace
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
Meeks, Christopher
Months & Seasons
Meyer, Stephanie
New Moon
Miller, Tom
How I Learned English
Moers, Walter
13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear, The
City of Dreaming Books, The
Monroy, Liza
Mexican High
Moore, Christopher
Dirty Job, A
Morrison, Toni
Mercy, A
Murakami, Haruki
Elephant Vanishes, The
Norwegian Wood
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Murakami, Ryu
Muscio, Inga
Munoz, Pilar
Mastering Spanish Grammar
Myer, Valerie Grosvenor
Jane Austen, Obstinate Heart

Nabokov, Vladimir
Natsume, Soseki
I Am A Cat
Noon, Jeff
Norton, Lisa Dale
Shimmering Images

Oates, Joyce Carol
My Sister, My Love
Obejas, Achy
Days of Awe
O’Conner, Patricia T.
Woe Is I
O’Connor, Flannery
Complete Short Stories, The
Oe, Kenzaburo
Personal Matter, A
Orenstein, Catherine
Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale
Otsuka, Julie
When the Emperor Was Divine

Palahniuk, Chuck
Patterson, James
Sundays At Tiffany’s
Patron, Susan
Higher Power of Lucky, The
Pelevin, Victor
Helmut of Horror, The
Plotnik, Arthur
Spunk & Bite
Pollan, Michael
Botany of Desire, The
Pool, Daniel
What Jane Austen Ate & What Charles Dickens Knew
Post, Georgia Z.
Arsenic Soup For Lovers
Pratchett, Terry
Color of Magic, The
Hat Full of Sky, A
Light Fantastic, The
Making Money
Wee Free Men, The
Pullman, Philip
Golden Compass, The

Radcliffe, Ann
Mysteries of Udolpho, The
Remarque, Erich
All Quiet on the Western Front
Richardson, Samuel
Rodriguez, Deborah
Kabul Beauty School
Rodriguez, Teresa
Daughters of Juarez, The
Ross, Josephine
Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners
Rushdie, Salman
Best American Short Stories 2008
Enchantress of Florence, The

Salinger, J.D.
Franny & Zooey
Scholes, Robert
Rise and Fall of English, The
Sebold, Alice
Almost Moon, The
Lovely Bones, The
Sedaris, David
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Shelley, Mary
Smith, Ali
Girl Meets Boy
Smith, Betty
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Joy in the Morning
Sone, Monica
Nisei Daughter
Spinelli, Emily
English Grammar For Students of Spanish
Spitler, Sue
1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes
Stoker, Bram
Stokes, Myra
Language & Jane Austen
Suzuki, Koji
Dark Waters
Suzuki, Takao
Words in Context
Synge, J.M.
Playboy of the Western World, The

Tinder, Glenn
Political Thinking
Tinti, Hannah
Good Thief, The
Tolstoy, Leo
Anna Karenina
Toole, John Kennedy
Confederacy of Dunces, A
Trail, Gayla
You Grow Girl

Updike, John
Witches of Eastwick, The

Van Loon, Hendrik
History of Mankind, The

Watt-Evans, Lawrence
Turtle Moves!, The
Winterson, Jeanette
Wrede, Patricia C.
Sorcery & Celia

Yoshimoto, Banana

Zangana, Haifa
City of Widows


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What a wonderful site. I want to learn more about volunteering for a literacy reading group.
Thank you.

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