2011 Book Reviews by Author

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A list of my 2011 book reviews by author

Letter A
Ackerman, Diane–The Zookeeper’s Wife–3 Stars

Andrews, Mary Kay–The Fixer Upper (read by Isabel Keating)–4 Stars
Austen, Jane–Mansfield Park–3 Stars

Letter B

Bishop, Anne–Daughter of the Blood–4.5 Stars
Bishop, Anne–Heir to the Shadows–4 Stars
Bishop, Anne–The Invisible Ring–3 Stars
Bishop, Anne–Queen of the Darkness–4 Stars
Bond, Victoria and T. R. Simon–Zora and Me–4 Stars
Brennert, Alan–Moloka’i–4 Stars
Briggs, Patricia–Blood Bound–4 Stars
Brooks, Geraldine–People of the Book–4 Stars
Brokaw, Tom–The Greatest Generation–4 Stars
Brown, Dan–Deception Point–4 Stars
Bryson, Bill–At Home: A Short History of Private Life–4 Stars
Burgis, Stephanie–Kat, Incorrigible–4 Stars
Butcher, Jim–Fool Moon–4 Stars
Buzbee, Lewis–The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop–3 Stars

Letter C
Campion, Emma–The King’s Mistress–3 Stars

Carey, Jacqueline–Kushiel’s Dart–4 Stars
Cashore, Kristin–Graceling–5 Stars
Clason, George S.–The Richest Man in Babylon–3 Stars
Clayton, Emma–The Roar–4 Stars
Cline, Ernest–Ready Player One–4 Stars
Coben, Harlan–The Woods–3 Stars
Collins, Suzanne–Mockingjay–4 Stars
Connelly, Michael–The Lincoln Lawyer–4.5 Stars

Letter D
Dashner, James–The Maze Runner (read by Mark Deakins)–2 Stars

David, Peter, Stephen King, et al.–The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born–3 Stars
de Bernières, Louis–Corelli’s Mandolin–3 Stars
de Lint, Charles–The Dreaming Place–3 Stars
de Lint, Charles–Dreams Underfoot–5 Stars
de Lint, Charles–Jack of Kinrowan–3.5 Stars
Dokey, Cameron–Wild Orchid: A Retelling of “The Ballad of Mulan”–3 Stars
Dunant, Sarah–In the Company of the Courtesan–3.5 Stars
Duncan, Pamela–Plant Life–4 Stars

Letter E
Eland, Lindsay–Scones and Sensibility–4 Stars

Elder, Janet–Huck–3 Stars
Evanovich, Janet–Three to Get Deadly–4 Stars
Evanovich, Janet–Two for the Dough–4 Stars

Letter F
Ferris, Jean–Twice Upon a Marigold–3 Stars

Foer, Jonathan Safran–Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close–4 Stars
Franklin, Ariana–Mistress of the Art of Death–4 Stars
Funke, Cornelia–When Santa Fell to Earth (translated by Oliver G. Latsch, read by the author)–3 Stars

Letter G
Gaiman, Neil–The Graveyard Book–5 Stars

Gaiman, Neil and Charles Vess–Instructions–5 Stars
Gaiman, Neil–M is for Magic (read by the author)–4 Stars
Gaiman, Neil–Odd and the Frost Giants–4 Stars
Gaiman, Neil and Charles Vess–Stardust–5 Stars
Gaskell, Elizabeth–North and South–4 Stars
George, Margaret–Mary, Called Magdalene–3 Stars
Gilbert-Lurie, Leslie and Rita Lurie–Bending Toward the Sun–4 Stars
Grann, David–The Lost City of Z (read by Mark Deakins)–3 Stars
Groff, Lauren–The Monsters of Templeton–3 Stars
Gruen, Sara–Water for Elephants–4 Stars

Letter H
Hale, Shannon–Austenland (read by Katherine Kellgren)–3.5 Stars

Hale, Shannon–The Goose Girl–4.5 Stars
Hale, Shannon and Dean–Rapunzel’s Revenge (illustrated by Nathan Hale)–3 Stars
Hanff, Helene–84, Charing Cross Road–3 stars
Harmon, Ken–The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir–3.5 Stars
Helprin, Mark–Winter’s Tale–3 Stars
Hill, Joe–Heart-Shaped Box–4 Stars
Hill, Joe–Horns–4 Stars
Hillenbrand, Laura–Seabiscuit: An American Legend–4 Stars
Hinds, Gareth–The Odyssey–4 Stars
Hurston, Zora Neale–Their Eyes Were Watching God–4 Stars

Letter J
Jackson, Shirley–The Haunting of Hill House (read by David Warner)–2.5 Stars

Jackson, Shirley–We Have Always Lived in the Castle–4 Stars
Jeffers, Regina–The Phantom of Pemberley–DNF
Jones, Diana Wynne–Howl’s Moving Castle–5 Stars
Jones, Edward P.–The Known World–4 Stars
Jordan, Christy–Southern Plate–4 Stars

Letter K
Kelly, Jacqueline–The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate–5 Stars

King, Stephen–Cujo–3.5 Stars
King, Stephen–Just After Sunset–4 Stars
King, Stephen–‘Salem’s Lot–4 Stars
Kingsolver, Barbara–The Poisonwood Bible–2 Stars
Krakauer, Jon–Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster–4 Stars
Krauss, Nicole–The History of Love–3 Stars

Letter L
Lackey, Mercedes–Fortune’s Fool–4 Stars

Lackey, Mercedes–One Good Knight–3 Stars
Latham, Irene–Leaving Gee’s Bend–4 Stars
Levi, Primo–Survival in Auschwitz (translated by Stuart Woolf)–3 Stars
Lowry, Lois–Number the Stars–4 Stars

Letter M
Martin, George R. R.–A Clash of Kings–5 Stars

Martin, George R. R.–A Storm of Swords–5 Stars
Matheson, Richard–I Am Legend–4 Stars
Mayle, Peter–A Year in Provence–4 Stars
Millar, Martin–The Good Fairies of New York–3 Stars
Moore, Christopher–A Dirty Job–4 Stars
Moore, Christopher–Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings (read by Bill Irwin)–4 Stars
Morris, Paula–Ruined–3 Stars
Mosse, Kate–Labyrinth–2 Stars
Mull, Brandon–Fablehaven–4 Stars
Mull, Brandon–A World Without Heroes–4 Stars
Mustian, Mark T.–The Gendarme–3 Stars

Letter N
Naslund, Sena Jeter–Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette–4 Stars

Naslund, Sena Jeter–Adam & Eve–2 Stars
Nix, Garth–Sabriel–3 Stars

Letter O
Ogawa, Yoko–The Housekeeper and the Professor (translated by Stephen Snyder)–4 Stars
Letter P
Paterson, Katherine–Bridge to Terabithia–3 Stars

Penney, Stef–The Tenderness of Wolves–4 Stars
Perkins-Valdez, Dolen–Wench (read by Robynne Young)–DNF
Pilkey, Dav–The Adventures of Captain Underpants –4 Stars

Letter R
Reger, Rob, et al.–Emily the Strange: The Lost Days–3 Stars

Riordan, Rick–The Battle of the Labyrinth–4 Stars
Riordan, Rick–The Last Olympian–4 Stars
Riordan, Rick–The Sea of Monsters–4 Stars
Roach, Mary–Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers–4 Stars
Rosoff, Meg–How I Live Now–3 Stars
Rothfuss, Patrick–The Name of the Wind–4.5 Stars
Rowling, J. K.–The Tales of Beedle the Bard–3 Stars

Letter S
Sansom, C. J.–Dissolution–4 Stars

Satrapi, Marjane–Embroideries–4 Stars
Satrapi, Marjane–Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (translated by Mattias Ripa)–4 Stars
Scott, Michael–The Alchemyst (read by Denis O’Hare)–3 Stars
Sedaris, David–Holidays on Ice–DNF
See, Lisa–Snow Flower and the Secret Fan–3.5 Stars
Seraji, Mahbod–The Rooftops of Tehran–4 Stars
Shelley, Mary–Frankenstein–3 Stars
Shusterman, Neal–Everlost (read by Nick Podehl)–2.5 Stars
Simonson, Helen–Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand (read by Peter Altschuler)–4.5 Stars
Smith, Deborah–Alice at Heart–4 Stars
Smith, Jeff–Bone: Out from Boneville–3 Stars
Smith, Scott–The Ruins–2.5 Stars
Solomons, Natasha–Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English–4 Stars
Soueif, Ahdaf–The Map of Love–3 Stars
Spiegelman, Art–Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History–5 Stars
Spiegelman, Art–Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began–5 Stars
Steinbach, Alice–Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman–4 Stars
Steinbeck, John–East of Eden–4 Stars
Stiefvater, Maggie–Linger–4 Stars

Letter T
Talmadge, Eva and Justin Taylor–The Word Made Flesh–3 Stars

Tan, Shaun–The Arrival–4 Stars
Thompson, Craig–Blankets–4 Stars
Tolstoy, Leo–Anna Karenina (translated by Constance Garnett)–3 Stars
Trigiani, Adriana–Big Cherry Holler–3 Stars
Trigiani, Adriana–Big Stone Gap–4 Stars

Letter V
Vaughn, Carrie–Kitty and the Midnight Hour (read by Marguerite Gavin)–3 Stars
Letter W
Walker, Alice–The Color Purple–4 Stars

White, Karen–The House on Tradd Street–3.5 Stars
Willig, Lauren–The Mischief of the Mistletoe–4 Stars

Letter Y
Yancey, Rick–The Monstrumologist–4 Stars

Yovanoff, Brenna–The Replacement–3.5 Stars

Letter Z
Zelazny, Roger–Nine Princes in Amber–3 Stars

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