2010 Book Reviews by Rating

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A list of my 2010 book reviews by rating

5 Stars

Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Annexed by Sharon Dogar
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Night by Elie Wiesel
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
The Secret Lives of Princesses by Philippe Lechermeier
She-Rain by Michael Cogdill
Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Un Lun Dun by China Miéville
War For The Oaks by Emma Bull
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

4.5 Stars

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

4 Stars

Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising by Jason Henderson
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
The Bells by Richard Harvell
Bite Me: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
Bloody Jack by L. A. Meyer
Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews
The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
The Bright Forever by Lee Martin
Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Changelessby Gail Carriger
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
The Classics by Caroline Taggart
The Clearing by Heather Davis
Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran
The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C. W. Gortner
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Cybele’s Secret by Juliet Marillier
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Everlasting by Angie Frazier
The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey
The Fairy-Folk and She by Mary-Anne Grosse Ivie
Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Ice Soldier by Paul Watkins
The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall
Juliet by Anne Fortier
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by      Christopher Moore
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Lumby on the Air by Gail Fraser
Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living      by Bailey White
Madapple by Christina Meldrum
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Muse and Reverie by Charles de Lint
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Poison by Sara Poole
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership With a Search-      and-Rescue Dog by Susannah Charleson
Serena by Ron Rash
Shadow of the Swords by Kamran Pasha
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Spell Hunter by R. J. Anderson
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
Thumb Flagging by Jerome Peterson
The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
Under the Dome by Stephen King

3.5 Stars

Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson
The Blind Contessa’s New Machine by Carey Wallace
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Sandman Vol. II: The Doll’s House by Neil Gaiman et al
The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes
Spilling the Beans on the Cat’s Pajamas by Judy Parkinson
The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror      by Christopher Moore
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler
The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig
Truly, Madly by Heather Webber

3 Stars

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Ash by Malinda Lo
Black Mountain Breakdown by Lee Smith
Bound Southby Susan Rebecca White
By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan
Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens–3 Stars
Claude & Camille: A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
Daughter of My People by James Kilgo
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Duchess of Aquitaine by Margaret Ball
The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Everything is Going to be Great: An Overexposed and Underfunded European Grand Tour by Rachel Shukert
The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb
Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Haunting of Andrew Sharpai by Jerome Peterson
Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
The Outer Banks House by Diann Ducharme
Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende
The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Sandman Vol. I: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman et al
Sent: The Missing: Book Two by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Thumbing Through Thoreau compiled by Kenny Luck
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
The Vision of Emma Blau by Ursula Hegi
World Without End by Ken Follett

2.5 Stars

Random Magic by Sasha Soren
Venom by Joan Brady

2 Stars

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
People of the Sword by Neil O’Donnell

1 Star

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Did Not Finish
Dracula in Love by Karen Essex

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