Book Reviews

I won’t shut up about the books I read. I’m organizing them here by applicable movie titles. These aren’t all the books I’ve ever read, but they’re all the ones I’ve been in the mood to write reviews about. Most of the books I’ve read within the past two or three years are on this list. If It’s not on this list, but I read it, there’s a good chance I at least rated it on my goodreads profile.

The American President: books by or about Barack Obama

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. Barack Obama

Renegade: The Making of a President. Richard Wolffe

Best In Show: my sister wrote this

Ten Girls to Watch. Charity Shumway

Charles Dickens’s England: Mostly by Charles Dickens, but occasionally just within the same country and century

The Christmas Books. Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens

Bleak House. Charles Dickens

Great Expectations. Charles Dickens

Hard Times. Charles Dickens

An Ideal Husband. Oscar Wilde

Oliver Twist. Charles Dickens

Peter Pan. J. M. Barrie, Scott Gustafson

The Pickwick Papers. Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities. Charles Dickens

Comic Book Men: comic books

Watchmen. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk, Volume 1. Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko

Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk, Volume 2. Stan Lee, Jack Kirby

Y: The Last Man. Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, José Marzán Jr.

French Kiss: French authors and settings

Cyrano de Bergerac. Edmond Rostand

Tartuffe. Molière

From Russia with Love: Russian authors and settings

Anna Karenina. Leo Tolstoy

The Brothers Karamazov. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment. Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

War and Peace. Leo Tolstoy

What Men Live by and Other Tales. Leo Tolstoy

High School Musical: I read these books in high school and am still talking about it

The Complete Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set (1-8). L.M. Montgomery

To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee

The Poisonwood Bible. Barbara Kingsolver

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: various ways of changing the world, intentionally or not

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesJared Diamond

The Prince.  Niccolò Machiavelli

The Jane Austen Book Club: by Jane Austen or lifting her characters

Lady Susan. Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey. Jane Austen

Persuasion. Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen

Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged. Carrie Bebris

Keeping the Faith: spirituality, in one sense or another

Choosing My Religion: A Memoir of a Family Beyond Belief. Stephen J. Dubner

Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling. Richard L. Bushman

Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning. Victor E. Frankl

Peace Like a River. Leif Enger

Surprised by Joy. C.S. Lewis

Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself. Alan Alda

Little Brother: books i read with my little brothers

The Complete Wreck (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-13). Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist

Fablehaven: The Complete Series (Books 1-5). Brandon Mull

Malice. Chris Wooding

Havoc. Chris Wooding

Who Could That Be At This Hour? Lemony Snicket

Look Who’s Talking: if you can’t communicate, these will teach you how

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes  Are High. Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior. Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan

Mystery Men: mysteries

The Complete Sherlock Holmes. Arthur Conan Doyle

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Mark Haddon

The Sound of Music: regarding music

Master of Reality. John Darnielle

Stardust: by Neil Gaiman

Coraline. Neil Gaiman

Good Omens. Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

The Graveyard Book. Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean

There Will Be Blood: Cormac McCarthy likes blood

Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West. Cormac McCarthy

The Road. Cormac McCarthy

The Fast and the Furious: I wrote these when I was rushing to do something else instead

The Farming of Bones. Edwidge Danticat

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

The Grapes of WrathJohn Steinbeck

Him Her Him Again the End of Him. Patricia Marx

In The Time of the Butterflies. Julia Alvarez

Life of Pi. Yann Martel

Pudd’nhead Wilson. Mark Twain


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