Book Reviews -- Fiction

I've decided to split up my linked up list of all my book reviews because it's getting so long.  So here are all the FICTION books I've reviewed over the years.  Click here for the list of nonfiction book reviews.

(I've included my movie-style rating in parentheses after the book's title if I rated that book.  I didn't start rating books until 2013, and sometimes I forget to rate a book, which is why they don't all have ratings.)


The Abacadabra Kid by Sid Fleischman
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (PG) by A. Conan Doyle
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Ain't We Got Fun (G) by Emily Chapman and Emily Ann Putzke
All the Mowgli Stories (G) by Rudyard Kipling
Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti, illustrated by Michele Lemieux
An Antic Disposition by Alan Gordon
Anatomy of a Murder (PG-13) by Robert Traver
And Be a Villain (PG) by Rex Stout
And Now Tomorrow (PG) by Rachel Field
Anne of Avonlea (G) by L. M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables (G) by L. M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables (G) by L. M. Montgomery (again)
Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me (PG) by Lorilee Craker
Anne of Ingleside (G) by L. M. Montgomery
Anne of the Island (G) by L. M. Montgomery
Anne of Windy Poplars (G) by L. M. Montgomery
Anne's House of Dreams (G) by L. M. Montgomery
The Annotated Big Sleep (PG-13/R) by Raymond Chandler, edited by Owen Hill, Pamela Jackson, and Anthony Dean Rizzuto
The Apple Dumpling Gang (PG-13) by Jack M. Bickham
April Twilights and Other Poems (G) by Willa Cather
Archie Meets Nero Wolfe (PG) by Robert Goldsborough
The Art of Detection (R) by Laurie R. King
As You Wish (PG) by Cary Elwes, with Joe Layden
The Austen Escape (PG) by Katherine Reay

The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder (PG) by Rachel McMillan
The Baronet's Song (PG-13) by George MacDonald
Beautiful Ruins (R) by Jess Walter

Becoming Holmes (PG-13) by Shane Peacock
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (PG-13) by Laurie R. King
Befriending the Beast (PG) by Amanda Tero
Betsy-Tacy (G) by Maud Hart Lovelace
The Big Sleep (PG-13) by Raymond Chandler
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Black Moth (PG-13) by Georgette Heyer
The Black Shrike (PG-13) by Alistair MacLean
Black, White, Other (PG) by Joan Steinau Lester
Blessed are the Cheese Makers (PG) by Tricia Goyer and Cara Putman
Blind Beauty and Other Stories (PG) by Meredith L. Burton
Bloodlines by Jan Burke
The Blue Castle (PG) by L. M. Montgomery
The Blue Castle (PG) by L. M. Montgomery (again)
The Blue Castle (PG) by L. M. Montgomery (yet again)
Blue Skies Tomorrow (PG-13) by Sarah Sundin
The Blythes are Quoted (PG-13) by L. M. Montgomery
The Bones will Speak (PG-16) by Carrie Stuart Parks
The Bourne Identity (R) by Robert Ludlum
The Brass Compass (R) by Ellen Butler
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
The Broken Gun (PG) by Louis L'Amour
The Bronte Plot (PG) by Katherine Reay

Caddie Woodlawn (G) by Carol Ryrie Brink
Captain Wentworth's Diary (G) by Amanda Grange

Care of Wooden Floors (R) by Will Wiles
The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes (PG) by A. Conan Doyle
The Case of the Missing Marquess (PG-13) by Nancy Springer
The Case of the Very Bad Cat (G) by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (G) by Roald Dahl
The Choir Immortal (PG-13) by Katie Schuermann
A Christmas Carol (G) by Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Avonlea (G) by L. M. Montgomery
Cloaked in Red (PG) by Vivian Vande Velde
Colonel Brandon's Diary (G) by Amanda Grange
Conspiracy of Silence (PG-13) by Ronie Kendig
Corral Nocturne (G) by Elisabeth Grace Foley
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Cousin Phillis and Other Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Cove (PG-13) by Ron Rash
Crown of Souls (PG-13) by Ronie Kendig
A Cry from the Dust (PG-13) by Carrie Stuart Parks
Curse and Consequence (PG) by Savannah Jezowski

Daddy-Long-Legs (G) by Jean Webster
Daddy-Long-Legs (G) by Jean Webster (again)
Dani Noir (PG) by Nova Ren Suma
Dear Enemy (G) by Jean Webster
Dear Irene, (PG-13) by Jan Burke

Dear Mr. Knightley (PG-13) by Katherine Reay
Death at Thorburn Hall (PG-13) by Julianna Deering
Death by the Book (PG-13) by Julianna Deering
Death Comes for the Archbishop (PG-13) by Willa Cather
Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James
Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs
Death in the Air (PG) by Shane Peacock
Death of a Doxy (PG-13) by Rex Stout
Death Qualified by Kate Wilhelm
Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
Desert Death Song (PG) by Louis L'Amour
Destry Rides Again (PG) by Max Brand
A Distant Melody (PG-13) by Sarah Sundin
Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories (PG) by Terry Pratchett
The Dragon Turn (PG-13) by Shane Peacock
Dreaming Spies (PG-13) by Laurie R. King
Dressed for Death (PG-13) by Julianna Deering
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes (PG) by Loren D. Estleman

Echoes of Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) ed. by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
The Edge of Over There (PG-13) by Shawn Smucker
Edmund Bertram's Diary (G) by Amanda Grange 

Emma by Jane Austen
Enchanted (PG-13) by Alethea Kontis
The Enchanted April (G) by Elizabeth von Arnim
The Enemy (R) by Lee Child
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Ernest Hemingway:  Complete Poems (PG-13)
Ethan Frome (G) by Edith Wharton
Everything She Didn't Say (PG-13) by Jane Kirkpatrick
Eye of the Crow (PG-13) by Shane Peacock
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Fahrenheit 451 (PG-13) by Ray Bradbury
A Family Affair (PG) by Rex Stout
The Family Under the Bridge (G) by Natalie Savage Carlson
Fangirl (R) by Rainbow Rowell
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Five Enchanted Roses (PG-13) edited by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Five Poisoned Apples (PG-13) edited by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
A Flame in the Dark (PG-13) by Sarah Baughman
A Flame Shall Spring from the Embers (PG) by Heidi Pekarek
Flappers and Philosophers (PG) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Flashes of Splashes (PG) by Elizabeth McCleary
Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule (PG) by Harriett Gillem Robinet
The Four-Story Mistake (G) by Elizabeth Enright
Fortunately, the Milk (PG) by Neil Gaiman
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
Frames (PG-13) by Loren D. Estleman
From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury
The Further Adventures of Zorro (PG) by Johnston McCulley

Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King

A Gathering of Days (G) by Joan W. Blos
Giant by Edna Ferber
Girl in Disguise (PG-13) by Greer MacAllister
Girl Waits with Gun (PG-13) by Amy Stewart
Goldwater Ridge (PG) by Hannah Kaye
Gone-Away Lake (G) by Elizabeth Enright
Goodnight, Irene by Jan Burke
Grace Alone (PG-13) by Ruth E. Meyer
The Graveyard Book (PG-13) by Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Adaptation (PG-13) by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
The Great Divorce (PG) by C. S. Lewis
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby (PG-13) by F. Scott Fitzgerald (again)
Greenwillow (PG-13) by B. J. Chute
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (PG-13) by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (again)
Guns of the Timberlands (PG) by Louis L'Amour

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (PG-13) by William Shakespeare
Hamlet Graphic Novel Adaptation (PG-13) by William Shakespeare, Richard Appignanesi, and Emma Vieceli
The Harvest Raise (PG-13) by Katie Schuermann
Hawksmaid (PG) by Kathryn Lasky
Henry Tilney's Diary (PG) by Amanda Grange
The High Window (PG-13) by Raymond Chandler
His Last Bow (PG) by A. Conan Doyle
The Hobbit (PG) by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit (PG) by J.R.R. Tolkien (again)
Holiday Grind (PG-13) by Cleo Coyle
Hollywood Buzz (Starring Pucci Lewis) by Margit Leische
Hometown Girl (PG) by Courtney Walsh
Homicide Trinity (PG) by Rex Stout
Hondo (PG) by Louis L'Amour
Hood (PG-13) by Stephen R. Lawhead
The Hound of the Baskervilles (PG) by A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles (PG) by A. Conan Doyle (again)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (PG) by A. Conan Doyle (yet again)
An Hour Unspent (PG) by Roseanna M. White
House of Living Stones (PG) by Katie Schuermann
The House of Silk (R) by Anthony Horowitz
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (R) by Victor Hugo

I, Claudia (PG-13) by Charity Bishop
If I Live (PG-13) by Terri Blackstock
If I'm Found (PG-13) by Terri Blackstock
If I Run (PG-13) by Terri Blackstock
Imperfect Justice (PG-13) by Cara Putman
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling (PG) by Maryrose Wood
The Indian in the Cupboard (PG) by Lynne Reid Banks
Inkheart (PG-13) by Cornelia Funke
The Innkeeper's Wife (PG) by Savannah Jezowski
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) ed. by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
I, Robot (PG) by Isaac Asimov
The Island of the Mad (PG-13/R) by Laurie R. King

Jane and the Man of the Cloth by Stephanie Barron

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron
Jane and the Wandering Eye by Stephanie Barron
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
Jane Austen Made Me Do It edited by Laurel Ann Nattress
Jane Eyre (PG) by Charlotte Brontë
Jane of Austin (PG-13) by Hillary Manton Lodge
Jane of Lantern Hill (G) by L. M. Montgomery
January Snow (PG-13) by Hayden Wand
Jimmy Stewart and His Poems (PG) by Jimmy Stewart

Keeping Watch by Laurie R. King

The Key to Extraordinary (G) by Natalie Lloyd
King Solomon's Mines (PG-13) by H. Rider Haggard
The King's Players (PG-13) by Charity Bishop

Lady Cop Makes Trouble (PG-13) by Amy Stewart
The Lady in the Lake (PG-13) by Raymond Chandler
Lady Macbeth's Daughter (PG-13) by Lisa Klein

Lady of Quality (PG-13) by Georgette Heyer
Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon by Jane Austen
A Lantern in Her Hand (G) by Bess Streeter Aldrich
The Last Dragonslayer (PG) by Jasper Fforde
The Last Kind Words Saloon (R) by Larry McMurtry
Laura (PG-13) by Vera Caspary
Left-Hand Kelly (PG) by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Let's Pretend This Never Happened (R) by Jenny Lawson
Letters from Father Christmas (G) by J. R. R. Tolkien
Letters from Pemberley:  The First Year (G) by Jane Dawkins
Lies Jane Austen Told Me (PG-13) by Julie Wright
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (G) by L. Frank Baum
The Light in the Forest (PG) by Conrad Richter
The Light of Western Stars (PG) by Zane Grey
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (PG) by C. S. Lewis
The Little Prince (PG) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Sister (R) by Raymond Chandler
Lizzy & Jane (PG-13) by Katherine Reay
Lone Creek by Neil McMahon
Longbourn (R) by Jo Baker
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
Lord of the Flies (PG-13) by William Golding
The Lord of the Rings (PG-13) by J. R. R. Tolkien
Lost Lake House (PG) by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Loving Isaac (PG-13) by Heather Kaufman
Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund

The Man in the Box (PG) by Marylois Dunn
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (again)
Marilla of Green Gables (PG-13) by Sarah McCoy
The Mark of Zorro (PG) by Johnston McCulley
Mary Russell's War (PG-10) by Laurie R. King
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (PG) by A. Conan Doyle
A Memory Between Us (PG-13) by Sarah Sundin
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (PG) by Howard Pyle
Middlemarch (PG) by George Eliot
A Mighty Fortress is Our God by Martin Luther & Jason Jaspersen
Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit (PG-13) by Amy Stewart
Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions (PG-16) by Amy Stewart
The Mistletoe Promise (PG) by Richard Paul Evans
Montana Rides! (PG) by Evan Evans (Max Brand)
The Mother-Daughter Book Club (G) by Heather Vogel Frederick
The Mother Hunt (PG-13) by Rex Stout
Mr. Darcy's Diary (PG) by Amanda Grange
Mr. Knightley's Diary (G) by Amanda Grange
Mr. Popper's Penguins (G) by Richard and Florence Atwater
Much Ado About Anne (G) by Heather Vogel Frederick
Murder at the Mikado (PG-13) by Julianna Deering
The Murder of Mary Russell (R) by Laurie R. King
Murder on the Moor (PG-13) by Julianna Deering
Murder on the Orient Express (PG) by Agatha Christie
Mycroft Holmes (PG-13) by Kareen Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
Mycroft and Sherlock (PG-13) by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage (PG-13) by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
My Hands Came Away Red (PG-13) by Lisa McKay

A Name Unknown (PG) by Roseanna M. White
Nimona (PG-13) by Noelle Stevenson
The Ninth Configuration by William Peter Blatty
No Middle Name (G/PG-13/R) by Lee Child
Norse Mythology (PG-13) by Neil Gaiman
North and South (PG) by Elizabeth Gaskell
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey (PG) by Jane Austen (again)
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The Number of Love (PG-13) by Roseanna M. White
Nutcracker and Mouse King (PG) by E.T.A. Hoffmann

The Ocean at the End of the Lane (PG-16) by Neil Gaiman
Of Mice and Men (PG-13) by John Steinbeck
O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King

The Old Man and the Sea (G) by Ernest Hemingway
Old Ramon (PG) by Jack Schaefer
Old West Christmas Brides (PG) by Margaret Brownley, Rosey Dow, Darlene Franklin, Marcia Gruver, Vickie McDonough, Debra Ullrick
Olivia Twist (PG-13) by Lorie Langdon
Once (PG-13) by Elisabeth Grace Foley, Emily Ann Putzke, Hayden Wand, and three other authors
One More Thing:  Stories and Other Stories (R) by B. J. Novak
Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
Orphan Train (PG-16) by Christina Baker Kline
Outlaw (R) by Angus Donald
The Outsiders (PG) by S. E. Hinton

Paper Hearts (PG) by Courtney Walsh
Paper Towns (PG-13) by John Green
The Paris Wife (R) by Paula McLain

The Pawn by Stephen James
Peace Like a River (PG-13) by Leif Enger
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen (again)
Persuasion (G) by Jane Austen (yet again)
The Phantom of the Opera (PG) by Gaston Leroux
The Phantom Tollbooth (G) by Norton Juster
Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick
Pirate King by Laurie R. King
A Portrait of Emily Price (PG-13) by Katherine Reay
Portrait of Vengeance (PG-13) by Carrie Stuart Parks
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice (PG) by Jane Austen (again)
Pride and Prejudice (PG) by Jane Austen (yet again)
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors (R) by Sonali Dev
The Princess Bride (PG-13) by William Goldman
The Princess Bride (PG-13) by William Goldman (again)
The Printed Letter Bookshop (PG-13) by Katherine Reay
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (G) by Vincent Starrett
The Pursuit of Mary Bennet (PG-13) by Pamela Mingle

The Quiet Little Woman (G) by Louisa May Alcott

The Racketty-Packetty House (G) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Railway Children (G) by E. Nesbit
Rainbow Valley (G) by L. M. Montgomery
"The Ranch Next Door" and Other Stories (PG) by Elizabeth Grace Foley

Random Harvest (PG) by James Hilton
"The Ranger" and Other Stories (PG) by Zane Grey
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Reservations for Two (PG-13) by Hillary Manton Lodge
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (PG) by A. Conan Doyle
Return to Gone-Away (G) by Elizabeth Enright
Riders of the Purple Sage (PG-13) by Zane Grey
Rilla of Ingleside (G) by L. M. Montgomery
Rogue One (PG-13) by Alexander Freed
A Room with a View (PG) by E. M. Forster
A Room with a View (PG) by E. M. Forster (again)
A Room with a View (PG) by E. M. Forster (yet again)
Rowan Hood (PG-13) by Nancy Springer
Rules of Murder (PG-13) by Julianna Deering

Saint Anything (PG-13) by Sarah Dessen
Scarlet (PG-13) by Stephen R. Lawhead
The Screwtape Letters (PG-13) by C. S. Lewis
The Secret Fiend (PG-13) by Shane Peacock
The Secret Garden (G) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret in the Tower (PG-16) by Charity Bishop
The Secret of Pembrooke Park (PG-13) by Julie Klassen
The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder (PG) ed. by William Anderson
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (PG-13) by Nicholas Meyer
Shades of Grey (PG-13) by Jasper Fforde
Shane by Jack Schaefer
Shane (PG) by Jack Schaefer (again)
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula (PG-13) by Loren D. Estleman
A Sidekick's Tale (PG) by Elisabeth Grace Foley
The Sign of the Four (PG) by A. Conan Doyle
The Silmarillion (PG) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Sixteen Brides (PG-13) by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Sixteen Brides (PG-13) by Stephanie Grace Whitson (again)
Skipping Christmas (PG-13) by John Grisham
A Slight Trick of the Mind (PG) by Mitch Cullin
"Smith of Wootton Major" and "Farmer Giles of Ham" (G) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Smoke (PG-13) by Stanley Wheeler
A Snicker of Magic (G) by Natalie Lloyd
Snow White (PG) by Matt Phelan
Soldier On (PG-13) by Vanessa Rasanen
Something Rich and Strange (PG-13/R) by Ron Rash
Song of the Ëan (G) by Emily Nordberg
A Song Unheard (PG-13) by Roseanna M. White
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
South by Java Head (PG-13) by Alistair MacLean
Speak Easy, Speak Love (PG-13) by McKelle George
Speak Easy, Speak Love (PG-13) by McKelle George (again)
Spiderweb for Two (G) by Elizabeth Enright
Stardust (R) by Neil Gaiman
The Story People (PG) by Heather Kaufman
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (PG) by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Study in Scarlet (PG) by A. Conan Doyle
A Study in Sherlock edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie Klinger
The Sun Also Rises (PG-13) by Ernest Hemingway
Sweet Dreams, Irene by Jan Burke

A Table by the Window (PG) by Hillary Manton Lodge Tales for Little Ears (G) by Heidi Peterson
Tales from Alagaesia Volume 1: The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm (PG) by Christopher Paolini
Tales of the Jazz Age (PG) by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

The Tale of the Nutcracker (PG) by Alexandre Dumas
That Part was True (R) by Deborah McKinlay
This Dark Endeavor (PG-13) by Kenneth Oppel
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Till We Have Faces (PG-16) by C. S. Lewis
Together at the Table (PG-13) by Hillary Manton Lodge
Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout
The Torrents of Spring (PG) by Ernest Hemingway
Tortilla Flat (R) by John Steinbeck
The Trials of Sherlock Holmes (PG) by James Moffett 
The Trouble with Poetry (PG) by Billy Collins
True Grit (PG-13) by Charles Portis
Tuck (PG-13) by Stephen R. Lawhead
Twenty and Ten (PG) by Claire Huchet Bishop

Uncommon Type (PG/PG-13/R) by Tom Hanks
The Undertaker's Assistant (R) by Amanda Skenandore
The Usurper's Throne (R) by Charity Bishop

The Valley of Fear (PG) by A. Conan Doyle

Vanished (PG-13) by Irene Hannon
Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry
Vanishing Girl (PG) by Shane Peacock
The Victory Club (PG-13) by Robin Lee Hatcher

Waiting for Normal (PG-13) by Leslie Connor
Wanderlust Creek and Other Stories (PG) by Elisabeth Grace Foley
War and Peace (PG-13) by Leo Tolstoy
The Welsh Gambit (PG-13) by Charity Bishop
The Westing Game (PG) by Ellen Raskin
West of Sunset (R) by Stewart O'Nan
When Death Draws Near (PG-13) by Carrie Stuart Parks
Where Treetops Glisten (PG) by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin
The Witch of Blackbird Pond (PG) by Elizabeth George Speare
The White Company (PG) by A. Conan Doyle
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Wind in the Willows (G) by Kenneth Grahame
Wonder (PG) by R. J. Palacio
A Worthy Rebel (PG-13) by Jody Hedlund
A Wreath of Snow (G) by Liz Curtis Higgs

Zorro by Isabel Allende

11 comments:

  1. I hope you had a great Christmas, Hamlette! I just thought I'd check out your To-Read List...

    So far I've read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Count of Monte Cristo, Emma, The Great Gatsby, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel-Pie Society, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Lady Susan & The Watsons & Sanditon, Mansfield Park, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, The Princess Bride, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Sense and Sensibility, The Sign of Four and A Study in Scarlet. And I actually enjoyed every single one of those books! OK, either I'm just really easily pleased or you just happened to pick a lot of great books. I cheerfully accept the latter! :D

    At some point I want to read Anne of Green Gables, Eragon, The Eyre Affair, something by Ernest Hemingway, The Jane Austen Book Club, The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, A Room with a View & The Seven Per Cent Solution.

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    1. This is my list of books I've reviewed here -- the to-read list is even longer (gulp!), and I haven't finished it yet (double gulp!).

      Oooooh, Hemingway! Does this mean you've read nothing of his yet? My favorite is his memoir, A Movable Feast. If you like short stories, try to find a collection called "The Nick Adams Stories." I really like those. I'm not as fond of his novels, actually, except for the writing in them.

      Anyway, of those you listed as having not read yet, I absolutely LOVE Anne of Green Gables and The Eyre Affair and A Room with a View. I'm very fond of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution too.

      And I did have a good Christmas! A bit frenetic at times, but pleasant anyway. How was yours?

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    2. Aw man! I must have clicked on the wrong thing. I feel pretty stupid now!

      I've been quite wary about reading Hemingway for years and I'm really not sure why. I've heard 'The Old Man and the Sea' is one of his best and also one of his shortest so if I ever read Hemingway it will probably be that one.

      Glad to hear you had a good Christmas! Mine was good too :)

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    3. Well, they ARE right next to each other.

      I don't recommend "The Old Man and the Sea." Hemingway himself called it a literary stunt, and it's not a good taste of his usual style. But it's really famous because it got lots of awards. It's quite short, though, not even long enough to be called a novella IMHO.

      Hemingway gets labeled a misogynist a lot, though I find his woman characters equally as well-rounded and well-written as his man characters. But it's probably because of his real-life persona as a "man's man," what with all the hunting and fishing and drinking and multiple wives.

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  2. Yeah... I suppose the misogyny label was kind of the reason why :D And if I do ever do end up reading 'The Old Man and the Sea' first I'll keep in mind that it's not his usual style.

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    1. Lots of people do love TOMATS, so you might too!

      If I only read books by people who were never jerks, I wouldn't read many books.

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    1. MovieCritic, haha! Well, this is what 5 years worth of book reviews looks like when you review 40+ books a year :-)

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    2. Wow! These all need to go on my to read list. Keep up the great work!!! In half a year I reviewed 6 books. But then again I'm not just a book blog.

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    3. And that's precisely why I started a book blog. I was posting book reviews on three other blogs (two of which I have since abandoned, and one of which was the Soliloquy), and I wanted them to be all in one place. One blog dedicated to all things bookish. So in 2012, I copied all my old reviews over here, and started afresh in January of 2013.

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