Index of Reviews by Author


Diane Ackerman, The Zookeeper’s Wife

Chloe Aridjis, Asunder

Kate Atkinson, Life After Life

Kate Atkinson, A God in Ruins

Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress: Tales

Margaret Atwood, The Heart Goes Last

Jane Austen, Persuasion

Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Mona Awad, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl


Nick Bantock, The Griffin and Sabine Trilogy (Griffin & Sabine, Sabine’s Notebook, The Golden Mean)

Pat Barker, Toby’s Room and Life Class

Shirley Barrett, Rush Oh! 

Sebastian Barry, A Long Long Way

Sebastian Barry, The Temporary Gentleman

Carlene Bauer, Frances and Bernard

Jennifer Baumgardner and Governor Madeleine M. Kunin, Eds. We Do! American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality

Mark Beauregard, The Whale: A Love Story

Alison Bechdel, Fun Home

Chris Beckett, Dark Eden

Claire-Louise Bennett, Pond

Simeon Berry, Ampersand Revisited

Wendell Berry, Entries

Michael Ian Black, You’re Not Doing It Right

Michael Blanding, The Map Thief

Charlotte Boulay, Foxes on the Trampoline

Joseph Boyden, The Orenda

Joseph Boyden, Three Day Road

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Val Brelinski, The Girl Who Slept with God

Malcolm Brooks, Painted Horses

Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country

Jeff Burger, Ed. Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters

Jessie Burton, The Miniaturist

Katy Butler, Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Milena Busquets, This Too Shall Pass

A.S. Byatt, Possession

A.S. Byatt, Ragnarok


Ellen Prentiss Campbell, Contents Under Pressure: Stories

Ellen Prentiss Campbell, The Bowl with Gold Seams

Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red

Anne Carson, Red Doc>

Michael Chabon, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

Elliott Chaze, Black Wings Has My Angel

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Alexander Chee, The Queen of the Night

Alix Christie, Gutenberg’s Apprentice

Amy Clampitt, The Kingfisher

Jaime Clarke, Vernon Downs

Jaime Clarke, World Gone Water

Leonard Cohen, Book of Mercy

Leonard Cohen, Let Us Compare Mythologies

Henri Cole, Nothing to Declare

Billy Collins, Aimless Love

Kara Cooney, The Woman Who Would Be King

James S.A. Corey, Leviathan Wakes


Maylis de Kerangal, The Heart (trans. Sam Taylor)

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Michael Dirda, Browsings

Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

Elvira Dones, Sworn Virgin

Emma Donoghue, Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature

Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Margaret Drabble, The Red Queen

Carol Ann Duffy, Feminine Gospels: Poems

Carol Ann Duffy, The World’s Wife

Carol Ann Duffy, Rapture

Stuart Dybek, Paper Lantern: Love Stories


Kimberly Elkins, What Is Visible

Claudia Emerson, Late Wife

Claudia Emerson, The Opposite House

Lin Enger, The High Divide

Louise Erdrich, The Round House

Louise Erdrich, Jacklight

Louise Erdrich, LaRose

Jill Alexander Essbaum, Hausfrau

Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides


Sara Farizan, If You Could Be Mine

Sebastian Faulks, Where My Heart Used to Beat

Lindsay Faye, Jane Steele

Jessica Fechtor, Stir

Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend (trans. Ann Goldstein)

Tina Fey, Bossypants

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Mark Forsyth, Etymologicon

Alyson Foster, God Is an Astronaut

Alsyon Foster, Heart Attack Watch


Matt Fraction and Christian Ward, ODY-C Vol. 1

Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky, Sex Criminals Vol 1: One Weird Trick

Sanford Friedman, Conversations with Beethoven

Claire Fuller, Our Endless Numbered Days


Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

Diana Gabaldon, Voyager

Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn

Diana Gabaldon, Virgins

Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Neil Gaiman, Trigger Warning

Simon Garfield, To the Letter

Ross Gay, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude

Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist

Roxane Gay, Urgent, Untold Stories

Poppy Gee, Bay of Fires

Melanie Gideon, Wife 22

David Gilbert, & Sons

Louise Glück, The Seven Ages

Louise Glück, Faithful and Virtuous Night

Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones

David Grann, The Lost City of Z

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Garth Greenwell, What Belongs to You

Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies

Jennifer Grotz, Window Left Open


Saskia Hamilton, Corridor

Christopher Hampton, Carrington

Joy Harjo, She Had Some Horses

Claire Harman, Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart

Thea Harrison, Dragon Bound

Kent Haruf, Our Souls at Night

Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train

Scott Hawkins, The Library at Mount Char

Natalie Haynes, The Furies

Cristina Henríquez, The Book of Unknown Americans

Kari Hesthamar, So Long Marianne

Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt (also known as Carol)

Lindsay Hill, Archaeology

Lindsay Hill, Sea of Hooks

L. S. Hilton, Maestra

Jane Hirshfield, Come, Thief

Homer, The Iliad*

Ann Hood, Comfort

Bruce Holsinger, A Burnable Book

Hugh Howey, Wool and Shift

Helen Humphreys, The Evening Chorus

Michelle Huneven, Off Course

Laird Hunt, Neverhome


Emmi Itäranta, Memory of Water


Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, The Rabbit Back Literature Society

P.D. James, Death Comes to Pemberley

Kathleen Jamie, The Overhaul

Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

Erika Johansen, The Queen of the Tearling

Saeed Jones, Prelude to Bruise


Jeanne Kalogridis, The Inquisitor’s Wife

Eliza Kennedy, I Take You

Hannah Kent, Burial Rites

Lily King, Euphoria

Paul Kingsnorth, The Wake

Galway Kinnell, Strong is Your Hold

Phil Klay, Redeployment

Gwendolyn Knapp, After a While You Just Get Used to It: A Tale of Family Clutter

Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Maxine Kumin, And Short the Season


Jhumpa Lahiri, In Other Words (translated by Ann Goldstein)

Laila Lalami, The Moor’s Account

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Erik Larson, Dead Wake

Ariel Lawhon, The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress

Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice

Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea

Li-Young Lee, The Word from His Song

Hailey Leithauser, Swoop

Pierre Lemaitre, Alex

Anne Leonard, Moth and Spark

Janna Levin, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

Susan Herrmann Lewis, In a French Kitchen: Tales and Traditions of Everyday Home Cooking in France

Alan Light, The Holy or the Broken

Kirsty Logan, The Gracekeepers


Helen MacDonald, H is for Hawk

Sara Majka, Cities I’ve Never Lived In

Rebecca Makkai, The Hundred-Year House

Rebecca Makkai, Music for Wartime

Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven

Hilary Mantel, Fludd

Hilary Mantel, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

Gabriel García Márquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Anthony Marra, The Tsar of Love and Techno

Peter Matthiessen, In Paradise

Anne McCaffrey, Dragonflight

Colum McCann, Everything in This Country Must

Darragh McKeon, All That Is Solid Melts into Air

Jennifer Stewart Miller, A Fox Appears

Sue Miller, The Arsonist

John Milton, Paradise Lost

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter, Hamilton: The Revolution

Christopher Moore, A Dirty Job

Christopher Moore, Secondhand Souls

Erin Moore, That’s Not English

Grant Morrison & Yanick Paquette, Wonder Woman: Earth One, Volume One

Van Morrison, Lit Up Inside

JoJo Moyes, Me Before You

Sharona Muir, Invisible Beasts

Nayomi Munaweera, Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Alice Munro, Dear Life

Antonia Murphy, Dirty Chick


Sena Jeter Naslund, Ahab’s Wife

TaraShea Nesbit, The Wives of Los Alamos

Patrick Ness, The Crane Wife

Aimee Nezhukumtathil & Ross Gay, Lace and Pyrite

Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You

Adam Nicolson, Why Homer Matters

Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife

Thisbe Nissen, Out of the Girls’ Room and Into the Night

Howard Norman, Next Life Might Be Kinder

Howard Norman, I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

Idra Novey, Ways to Disappear


Nuala O’Connor, Miss Emily

Lauren Oliver, Rooms

Mary Oliver, Thirst

Mallory Ortberg, Texts from Jane Eyre

Helen Oyeyemi, Boy, Snow, Bird

Helen Oyeyemi, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours


Charles Palliser, Rustication

Angela Palm, Riverine


Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking

Gregory Pardlo, Digest

Gregory Pardlo, Totem

Patricia Park, Re Jane 

Amy Pascale, Joss Whedon: The Biography

Linda Pastan, Insomnia

Rachel Pastan, Alena

Laline Paull, The Bees

Carl Phillips, Reconnaissance

Helen Phillips, The Beautiful Bureaucrat 

Jerry Pinto, Em and the Big Hoom

Amy Poehler, Yes Please

Maximillian Potter, Shadows in the Vineyard

Richard Powers, Orfeo

Daniel Price, The Flight of the Silvers

Jana Prikryl, The After Party

Melissa Pritchard, Palmerino

George Prochnik, The Impossible Exile

Annie Proulx, Close Range

Lia Purpura, It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful

Barbara Pym, Excellent Women


Matthew Quick, Silver Linings Playbook


Kate Racculia, Bellweather Rhapsody

David Rakoff, Don’t Get Too Comfortable

David Rakoff, Fraud

Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric

James Rebanks, The Shepherd’s Life

Susan Rieger, The Divorce Papers

Christopher Robinson & Gavin Kovite, War of the Encyclopaedists

Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Katie Roiphe, The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End

Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter series (1-7)

J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Christian Rudder, Dataclysm

Richard Russo, Everybody’s Fool

Kay Ryan, The Niagara River


Amy Sackville, Orkney

Sappho, Trans. Willis Barnstone, The Complete Poems of Sappho

Stacy Schiff, The Witches

Maria Semple, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Sharma Shields, The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac

Kyung-sook Shin, I’ll Be Right There

Daniel Silva, The English Spy

Curtis Sittenfeld, American Wife

Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible

Marie Slaight, The Antigone Poems (drawings by Terrence Tasker)

Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Dominic Smith, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

Katy Simpson Smith, The Story of Land and Sea

Katy Simpson Smith, Free Men

Patricia Smith, Blood Dazzler

Tracy K. Smith, Life on Mars

Diana Souhami, Gwendolen

Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

J. Ryan Stradal, Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Cheryl Strayed, Wild

Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Elizabeth Strout, My Name Is Lucy Barton

Matt Sumell, Making Nice

Mary Szybist, Incarnadine


Marcel Theroux, Strange Bodies

Colm Tóibín, The Testament of Mary

Colm Tóibín, Brooklyn

Colm Tóibín, On Elizabeth Bishop

J.R.R. Tolkien, Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, Together with Sellic Spell (ed. Christopher Tolkien)

J.R.R. Tolkien, Letters from Father Christmas

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Story of Kullervo (edited by Verlyn Flieger)

Jeffrey Toobin, The Nine

Natasha Trethewey, Domestic Work

Christos Tsiolkas, Barracuda

Anne Tyler, Vinegar Girl


Jenny Uglow, The Pinecone

Anya Ulinich, Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel

Gabriel Urza, All That Followed


Brian K. Vaughan (writer) and Fiona Staples (artist), Saga: Vols. 1-6

Sarah Vowell, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Ocean Vuong, Night Sky with Exit Wounds


Derek Walcott, Midsummer

Ray Walker, The Road to Burgundy

Sarai Walker, Dietland

Kent Wascom, Secessia

Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy, Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus

Andy Weir, The Martian

Julia Wendell, Take This Spoon

John Williams, Augustus

Rainn Wilson, The Bassoon King

Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass, The Poetic Species

Jeanette Winterson, The Gap of Time

Fay Wolf, New Order

Meg Wolitzer, The Wife and The Ten-Year Nap

James Wood, The Nearest Thing to Life

Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse

Mark Wunderlich, The Anchorage

Mark Wunderlich, The Earth Avails

Evie Wyld, All the Birds, Singing



Hanya Yanagihara, The People in the Trees

Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

Tiphanie Yanique, Land of Love and Drowning

Paul Yoon, Snow Hunters

Paul Yoon, Once the Shore

Jung Yun, Shelter


Jordan Zandi, Solarium

Alexi Zentner, The Lobster Kings

Jeff Zentner, The Serpent King

Béla Zombory-Moldován, The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

Kim Zupan, The Ploughmen