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.

Graphic novels and manga are at the bottom of the page.

(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 Abbot's Ghost (G) by Louisa May Alcott
The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes (PG) by Wade Albert White
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (PG) by A. Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (PG) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Ain't We Got Fun (G) by Emily Chapman and Emily Ann Putzke
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (G) by Lewis Carroll
All is Calm; All is Bright (PG-10) by Colleen Coble
All the Mowgli Stories (G) by Rudyard Kipling
Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti, illustrated by Michele Lemieux
Among the Shadows (PG-13) by L. M. Montgomery
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
And Then There Were None (PG-16) by Agatha Christie
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 Annotated Pride and Prejudice (PG/PG-13) by Jane Austen, edited by David M. Shapard
The Annotated Sense and Sensibility (PG/PG-13) by Jane Austen, edited by David M. Shapard
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
Balefire (PG-16) by Deborah Koren
The Baronet's Song (PG-13) by George MacDonald
The Beautiful Ones (PG) by Emily Hayse
Beautiful Ruins (R) by Jess Walter
Beauty (G) by Robin McKinley
Becoming Holmes (PG-13) by Shane Peacock
Bed-Knob and Broomstick (PG) by Mary Norton
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (PG-13) by Laurie R. King
Befriending the Beast (PG) by Amanda Tero
The Bell Family (G) by Noel Streatfeild
Beowulf: Dragonslayer (PG) by Rosemary Sutcliff
Betsy-Tacy (G) by Maud Hart Lovelace
Big Red (PG-10) by Jim Kjelgaard
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 Pearl (PG) by Scott O'Dell
The Black Shrike (PG-13) by Alistair MacLean
The Black Stallion (PG) by Walter Farley
The Black Swan (PG-13) by Rafael Sabatini
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
Bloodlines (R) by Jan Burke (again)
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 Moon Promise (PG-13) by Colleen Coble
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
Borden Chantry (PG) by Louis L'Amour
The Bourne Identity (R) by Robert Ludlum
Bowdrie (PG) by Louis L'Amour
The Brass Compass (R) by Ellen Butler
Bridge to Trouble (PG) by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
The Broken Gun (PG) by Louis L'Amour
The Bronte Plot (PG) by Katherine Reay
By the Great Horn Spoon! (PG) by Sid Fleischman

Caddie Woodlawn (G) by Carol Ryrie Brink
The Canary Trainer (PG) by Nicholas Meyer
Captain Wentworth's Diary (G) by Amanda Grange
Caraval (PG-16) by Stephanie Garber
Care of Wooden Floors (R) by Will Wiles
Carry On, Jeeves (PG) by P. G. Wodehouse
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch (G) by Jean Lee Latham
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
Castle Shade (PG-13) by Laurie R. King
Catching Christmas (PG) by Terri Blackstock
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (G) by Roald Dahl
The Cherokee Trail (PG) by Louis L'Amour
The Choir Immortal (PG-13) by Katie Schuermann
Christmas at Thompson Hall and Other Christmas Stories (G) by Anthony Trollope
A Christmas Carol (G) by Charles Dickens
The Christmas Hirelings (G) by M. E. Braddon
A Christmas Party (PG-13) by Georgette Heyer
The Christmas Pig (PG) by J. K. Rowling
Christmas with Anne (G) by L. M. Montgomery
Christy (PG-16) by Catherine Marshall
Chronicles of Avonlea (G) by L. M. Montgomery
Classic Christmas Crime Stories (PG-13) ed. by David Stuart Davies
Cloaked in Red (PG) by Vivian Vande Velde
Code Name Edelweiss (PG-16) by Stephanie Landsem
Colonel Brandon's Diary (G) by Amanda Grange
Come Forth as Gold (PG-16) by Erica Dansereau
Conspiracy of Silence (PG-13) by Ronie Kendig
The Continental Op (PG-13) by Dashiell Hammett
Coraline (PG-10) by Neil Gaiman
Corral Nocturne (G) by Elisabeth Grace Foley
The Count of Monte Cristo (PG-16) by Alexandre Dumas
Cousin Phillis and Other Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Cove (PG-13) by Ron Rash
Cranford (G) by Elizabeth Gaskell
Crown and Cinder (PG) by Kendra E. Ardnek
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
The Daybreakers (PG) by Louis L'Amour
Dear Enemy (G) by Jean Webster
Dearest Josephine (PG) by Caroline George
Dear Irene, (R) by Jan Burke
Dear Irene, (R) by Jan Burke (again)
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 Christmas Tree Salesman (PG) by Patricia Meredith
Death of a Doxy (PG-13) by Rex Stout
Death Qualified by Kate Wilhelm
A Deed of Dreadful Note (PG) by Patricia Meredith
Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
The Depths We'll Go To (PG) ed. by Alex Silvius
Desert Death Song (PG) by Louis L'Amour
Destry Rides Again (PG) by Max Brand
The Detective's Assistant (PG-10) by Kate Hannigan
A Distant Melody (PG-13) by Sarah Sundin
Dracula (PG-13) by Bram Stoker
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 
Elizabeth and Her German Garden (PG) by Elizabeth von Arnim
Emily of New Moon (PG) by L. M. Montgomery
Emma by Jane Austen
Emmazel (G) by Kendra E. Ardnek
Enchanted (PG-13) by Alethea Kontis
The Enchanted April (G) by Elizabeth von Arnim
The Enchanted April (G) by Elizabeth von Arnim (again)
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
The Eyre Affair (PG-16) by Jasper Fforde (again)

Faces to the Sun (PG-13) ed. by S. J. Blasko
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
The Ferguson Rifle (PG) by Louis L'Amour
Finale (PG-16) by Stephanie Garber
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
Flight (R) by Jan Burke
Fluff with a Side of Treason, Vol. 1 (PG-13) by Jenni Sauer
For the Sake of the Game (PG-13/R) ed. by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule (PG) by Harriett Gillem Robinet
Fortunately, the Milk (PG) by Neil Gaiman
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Four-Story Mistake (G) by Elizabeth Enright
Frames (PG-13) by Loren D. Estleman
Frederica (PG) by Georgette Heyer
From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury
The Further Adventures of Zorro (PG) by Johnston McCulley
Further Chronicles of Avonlea (PG) by L. M. Montgomery

Galloway (PG-10) by Louis L'Amour
Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King

A Gathering of Days (G) by Joan W. Blos
Giant by Edna Ferber
Gilead (PG-13) by Marilynne Robinson
Girl in Disguise (PG-13) by Greer MacAllister
Girl Waits with Gun (PG-13) by Amy Stewart
The Glass Key (PG-13) by Dashiell Hammett
The Goblin and the Dancer (PG) by Allison Tebo
Goldwater Ridge (PG) by Hannah Kaye
Gone-Away Lake (G) by Elizabeth Enright
Goodnight, Irene by Jan Burke
Goodnight, Irene (R) by Jan Burke (again)
Grace Alone (PG-13) by Ruth E. Meyer
The Graveyard Book (PG-13) by Neil Gaiman
The Great Divorce (PG) by C. S. Lewis
The Greatest Gift (PG) by Philip Van Doren Stern
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

Hallowe'en Party (PG-13) by Agatha Christie
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (PG-13) by William Shakespeare
Hamlet retold and translated (PG-13) by Alexandre Dumas
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PG-13) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG-13) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (PG-13) by J. K. Rowling
The Hart of Christmas (PG-13) by Latisha Sexton
The Harvest Raise (PG-13) by Katie Schuermann
Hawksmaid (PG) by Kathryn Lasky
Heart of Darkness (PG-16) by Joseph Conrad
Henry Tilney's Diary (PG) by Amanda Grange 
Hercule Poirot's Christmas (PG-13) by Agatha Christie
High Lonesome (PG-16) by Louis L'Amour
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)
Hocus (R) by Jan Burke
A Holiday by Gaslight (PG-13) by Mimi Matthews
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
A House to Let (PG) by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Adelaide Anne Proctor
Howl's Moving Castle (PG) by Diana Wynne Jones
Hummingbird (G) by Natalie Lloyd
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 Our Time (PG-16) by Ernest Hemingway
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) ed. by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
In the Glorious Fields (PG) by Emily Hayse
In the Heat of the Night (R) by John Dudley Ball
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (PG) by Bette Bao Lord
I, Robot (PG) by Isaac Asimov
Isabella's Daughter (PG-13) by Charity Bishop
The Island of the Mad (PG-13/R) by Laurie R. King

Jamaica Inn (PG-13) by Daphne du Maurier
Jane and the Man of the Cloth by Stephanie Barron
Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas (PG) 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 Eyre (PG) by Charlotte Brontë (again)
Jane of Austin (PG-13) by Hillary Manton Lodge
Jane of Austin (PG-13) by Hillary Manton Lodge (again)
Jane of Lantern Hill (G) by L. M. Montgomery
January Snow (PG-13) by Hayden Wand
Jewel of Persia (PG-16) by Roseanna M. White
Jimmy Stewart and His Poems (PG) by Jimmy Stewart
Johnny Tremain (PG) by Esther Forbes
Jubal Tanner (PG) by Louis L'Amour

Keeping Watch by Laurie R. King

The Key to Extraordinary (G) by Natalie Lloyd
Kidnapped (PG) by Robert Louis Stevenson
Kidnapped (R) by Jan Burke
Kill the Dawn (PG-13) by Emily Hayse
Kilmeny of the Orchard (G) by L. M. Montgomery
King Solomon's Mines (PG-13) by H. Rider Haggard
The King's Players (PG-13) by Charity Bishop
Kling Klang Gloria (PG-13) by Jenni Sauer

The Lady and the Lionheart (PG-16) by Joanne Bischof
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
Laertes (PG-16) by Carly Stevens
Lando (PG-13) by Louis L'Amour
Land of Hills and Valleys (PG) by Elisabeth Grace Foley
A Lantern in Her Hand (G) by Bess Streeter Aldrich
The Lantern's Dance (PG-13) by Laurie R. King
The Last Atlantean (PG) by Emily Hayse
The Last Dragonslayer (PG) by Jasper Fforde
The Last Fire-Eater (PG-13) by Charity Bishop
The Last Kind Words Saloon (R) by Larry McMurtry
Laura (PG-13) by Vera Caspary
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices (PG) by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
Left-Hand Kelly (PG) by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Legendary (PG-16) by Stephanie Garber
Les Miserables (PG-16) by Victor Hugo
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
Liar (R) by Jan Burke
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 Light of Western Stars (PG) by Zane Grey (again)
The Lilies of the Field (G) by William E. Barrett
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (PG) by C. S. Lewis
A Little Beside You (PG-13) by Jenni Sauer
A Little Persuaded (G) by Kendra E. Ardnek
The Little Paris Bookshop (R) by Nina George
The Little Prince (PG) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Sister (R) by Raymond Chandler
Lizzy & Jane (PG-13) by Katherine Reay
The L. M. Montgomery Christmas Collection (G) by L. M. Montgomery
The London House (PG-13) by Katherine Reay
Lone Creek by Neil McMahon
The Lonely Men (PG-16) by Louis L'Amour
Longbourn (R) by Jo Baker
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye (PG-16) by Raymond Chandler (again)
Lord of the Flies (PG-13) by William Golding
The Lord of the Rings (PG-13) by J. R. R. Tolkien
Lost in a Good Book (PG-16) by Jasper Fforde
Lost Lake House (PG) by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Loving Isaac (PG-13) by Heather Kaufman
Loving Isaac (PG-13) by Heather Kaufman (again)
Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund

Macario's Scepter (PG-16) by M. J. McGriff 
The Malleville Conspiracy (PG-13) by H. L. Roethle
The Maltese Falcon (PG-16) by Dashiel Hammett
Mandy (PG) by Julie Andrews Edwards
The Man in the Box (PG) by Marylois Dunn
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (again)
Mara, Daughter of the Nile (PG-10) by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Marilla of Green Gables (PG-13) by Sarah McCoy
The Mark of Zorro (PG) by Johnston McCulley
Mary Poppins (PG) by P. L. Travers
Mary Russell's War (PG-10) by Laurie R. King
Meant to Bee (PG-13) by Storm Shultz
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 Countess (PG-16) by Pepper Basham
The Mistletoe Murder (PG-13/R) by P. D. James
The Mistletoe Promise (PG) by Richard Paul Evans
Mojave Crossing (PG-13) by Louis L'Amour
Montana Rides! (PG) by Evan Evans (Max Brand)
Moonfleet (PG) by J. Meade Falkner
The Moonstone (PG) by Wilkie Collins
The Mother-Daughter Book Club (G) by Heather Vogel Frederick
The Mother Hunt (PG-13) by Rex Stout
Mr. Bliss (G) by J. R. R. Tolkien
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
Mr. Rochester (R) by Sarah Shoemaker
Much Ado About Anne (G) by Heather Vogel Frederick
Murder at Half Moon Gate (PG-13) by Andrea Penrose
Murder at Kensington Palace (PG-15) by Andrea Penrose
Murder at Queen's Landing (PG-13) by Andrea Penrose
Murder at the Merton Library (PG-13) by Andrea Penrose
Murder at the Mikado (PG-13) by Julianna Deering
Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens (PG-13) by Andrea Penrose
Murder at the Serpentine Bridge (PG-13) by Andrea Penrose
The Murder of Mary Russell (R) by Laurie R. King
The Murder of Mr. Wickham (PG-16) by Claudia Gray
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (PG-13) by Agatha Christie
Murder on Black Swan Lane (PG-13) by Andrea Penrose
Murder on the Moor (PG-13) by Julianna Deering
Murder on the Orient Express (PG) by Agatha Christie
Mustang Man (PG-13) by Louis L'Amour
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
My Side of the Mountain (G) by Jean Craighead George

A Name Unknown (PG) by Roseanna M. White
Nightmare Town (PG-13) by Dashiell Hammett
Night of Wonders (PG-13) by Charity Bishop
The Ninth Configuration by William Peter Blatty
Noel Streatfeild's Christmas Stories (G) by Noel Streatfeild
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 Fire and Ash (PG-16) by Gillian Bronte Adams
Of Literature and Lattes (PG-13) by Katherine Reay
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
Once Upon a Christmas (PG) by Lauraine Snelling and Lenora Worth
One More Thing:  Stories and Other Stories (R) by B. J. Novak
On These Black Sands (PG-13) by Vanessa Rasanen
Ophelia (PG-16) by Lisa Klein
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
Over the Moon (PG) by Natalie Lloyd

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)
Peter Duck (PG) by Arthur Ransome
Peter Pan (PG) by J. M. Barrie
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
Plain Jayne (PG-13) by Hillary Manton Lodge
Playback (R) by Raymond Chandler
Pollyanna (G) by Eleanor H. Porter
A Portrait of Emily Price (PG-13) by Katherine Reay
Portrait of Vengeance (PG-13) by Carrie Stuart Parks
Prairie Lotus (PG-10) by Linda Sue Park
Pride (PG-16) by Ibi Zoboi
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)
Prince of Thieves (PG) by Alexandre Dumas
The Princess and the Goblin (PG) by George MacDonald
The Printed Letter Bookshop (PG-13) by Katherine Reay
The Prisoner of Zenda (PG) by Anthony Hope
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (G) by Vincent Starrett
The Pursuit of Mary Bennet (PG-13) by Pamela Mingle

The Queen's Falconer (PG-16) by Charity Bishop
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
Recipe for Persuasion (R) by Sonali Dev
Red Harvest (PG-16) by Dashiell Hammett
The Reluctant Godfather (G) by Allison Tebo
Remember Me, Irene (R) by Jan Burke
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
Ride the River (PG) by Louis L'Amour
A Right to Die (PG-13) by Rex Stout
Rilla of Ingleside (G) by L. M. Montgomery
Riviera Gold (PG-13) by Laurie R. King
Road Trip Rescue (G) by Becca Wierwille
Rogue One (PG-13) by Alexander Freed
Rook di Goo (PG-13) by Jenni Sauer
Rook di Goo (PG-13) by Jenni Sauer (again)
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)
Rose Petals and Snowflakes (PG) by Kendra E. Ardnek
Roverandom (G) by J. R. R. Tolkien
Rowan Hood (PG-13) by Nancy Springer
Rules of Murder (PG-13) by Julianna Deering
Rupert of Hentzau (PG) by Anthony Hope
Ruthless (PG) by Candice Pedraza Yamnitz

Sackett (PG-10) by Louis L'Amour
The Sackett Brand (PG-16) by Louis L'Amour
Sackett's Land (PG) by Louis L'Amour
Saint Anything (PG-13) by Sarah Dessen
Scarlet (PG-13) by Stephen R. Lawhead
The Scarlet Pimpernel (PG) by Baroness Orczy
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
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (PG-13) by Nicholas Meyer
Seventh City (PG-13) by Emily Hayse
Shades of Grey (PG-13) by Jasper Fforde
Shadowed Loyalty (PG-16) by Roseanna M. White
Shane by Jack Schaefer
Shane (PG) by Jack Schaefer (again)
Shane (PG) by Jack Schaefer (yet again)
Sherlock Holmes: The Montana Chronicles (PG-13) by John S. Fitzpatrick
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula (PG-13) by Loren D. Estleman
A Sidekick's Tale (PG) by Elisabeth Grace Foley
The Sign of the Beaver (PG) by Elizabeth George Speare
The Sign of the Four (PG) by A. Conan Doyle
The Silent Gondoliers (PG) by William Goldman
Silent Night; Holy Night (PG-13) by Colleen Coble
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
The Smoking Iron and Other Stories (PG) by Elisabeth Grace Foley
A Snicker of Magic (G) by Natalie Lloyd
Snowfield Palace (PG) by Kendra E. Ardnek
The Snow Storm: A Christmas Story (G) by Catherine Gore
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
Song of the Valley (PG) by Britt Howard
A Song Unheard (PG-13) by Roseanna M. White
Son of a Wanted Man (PG) by Louis L'Amour
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
A Spy on the Home Front (PG) by Alison Hart
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (PG-16) by John le Carré
Stardust (R) by Neil Gaiman
Steal the Morrow (PG) by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt
Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (PG) by P. G. Wodehouse
Stoneheart Hunt (PG-16) by Abby D. Jones, with Martin Brodde
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
Sugar Birds (PG-16) by Cheryl Grey Bostrom
Summer (PG-16) by Edith Wharton
The Sun Also Rises (PG-13) by Ernest Hemingway
Swallows and Amazons (G) by Arthur Ransome
Swallowdale (G) by Arthur Ransome
Swamp Water (PG-13) by Vareen Bell
Sweet Dreams, Irene by Jan Burke
Sweet Dreams, Irene (R) by Jan Burke (again)
The Swiss Family Robinson (PG) by Johann David Wyss

A Table by the Window (PG) by Hillary Manton Lodge
Tales of the Black Widowers (PG) by Isaac Asimov
Tales of the Jazz Age (PG) by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

The Tale of the Nutcracker (PG) by Alexandre Dumas
The Tall Stranger (PG) by Louis L'Amour
A Tangled Web (PG) by L. M. Montgomery
That Part was True (R) by Deborah McKinlay
These War-Torn Hands (PG) by Emily Hayse
The Thin Man (PG-16) by Dashiell Hammett
This Cursed Line (PG-16) by Morgan Hubbard
This Dark Endeavor (PG-13) by Kenneth Oppel
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Thornrose Estate (PG) by Kendra E. Ardnek
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
To Tame a Land (PG) by Louis L'Amour
To the Far Blue Mountains (PG) by Louis L'Amour
Treasure Island (PG) by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Trials of Sherlock Holmes (PG) by James Moffett 
Trouble is My Business (PG-13) by Raymond Chandler
Trouble is What I Do (R) by Walter Mosley
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
Twice Freed (PG) by Patricia St. John

Unbetrothed (PG) by Candice Pedraza Yamnitz
Uncommon Type (PG/PG-13/R) by Tom Hanks
The Undertaker's Assistant (R) by Amanda Skenandore
Until We All Share Joy (G) by Heather Wood
Up from Dust (PG-10) by Heather Kaufman
The Usurper's Throne (PG-16) by Charity Bishop

The Valley of Fear (PG) by A. Conan Doyle
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (G) by Karina Yan Glaser
The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden (G) by Karina Yan Glaser
The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue (G) by Karina Yan Glaser
The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found (PG) by Karina Yan Glaser
The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish (G) by Karina Yan Glaser
The Vanderbeekers on the Road (G) by Karina Yan Glaser
The Vanderbeekers Ever After (PG-10) by Karina Yan Glaser
Vanished (PG-13) by Irene Hannon
Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry
Vanishing Girl (PG) by Shane Peacock
Vengeance Valley (PG) by Luke Short
Vera (PG-13) by Elizabeth von Arnim
A Very Bookish Christmas (G) by Rebekah Jones, Sarah Holman, J. Grace Pennington, and Kate Willis
A Very Bookish Easter (G) by Kelsey Bryant, Abigayle Claire, Sarah Holman, and Kate Willis
A Very Bookish 4th of July (G) by Kelsey Bryant, Abigayle Claire, Sarah Holman, and Rebekah A. Morris
A Very Bookish Romance (G) by Abigayle Claire, Sarah Holman, J. Grace Pennington, Kellyn Roth, and Kate Willis
A Very Bookish Thanksgiving (G) by Kelsey Bryant, Sarah Holman, Rebekah Jones, J. Grace Pennington, and Amanda Tero
The Victory Club (PG-13) by Robin Lee Hatcher

Waiting for Normal (PG-13) by Leslie Connor
Wait Until Tomorrow (PG) by Jenni Sauer
Wanderlust Creek and Other Stories (PG) by Elisabeth Grace Foley
War and Peace (PG-13) by Leo Tolstoy
The Warrior's Path (PG) by Louis L'Amour
Weaving Roots (PG) by Heather Wood
The Welsh Gambit (PG-13) by Charity Bishop
The Westing Game (PG) by Ellen Raskin
West of Sunset (R) by Stewart O'Nan
What Happened to Goodbye (PG-13) by Sarah Dessen
What Katy Did (G) by Susan Coolidge
What Katy Did at School (G) by Susan Coolidge
What Katy Did Next (G) by Susan Coolidge
When Death Draws Near (PG-13) by Carrie Stuart Parks
Where Treetops Glisten (PG) by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin
The White Company (PG) by A. Conan Doyle
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Wind in the Willows (G) by Kenneth Grahame
Winter Holiday (PG) by Arthur Ransome
The Winter King (PG-13) by Christine Cohen
The Witch at the Edge of the Woods (PG-13) by Jenni Sauer
The Witch of Blackbird Pond (PG) by Elizabeth George Speare
Woman in the Dark (PG-16) by Dashiell Hammett
The Woman in White (PG) by Wilkie Collins
Wonder (PG) by R. J. Palacio
A Worthy Rebel (PG-13) by Jody Hedlund
A Wreath of Snow (G) by Liz Curtis Higgs

Yesterday or Long Ago (PG) by Jenni Sauer
The Young Man and the Sea (PG) by Rodman Philbrick
Yours, Constance (PG) by Emily Hayse
Yuletide (PG/PG-13) ed. by Christina Boyd

Zorro by Isabel Allende

Graphic Novels and Manga

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Manga Classics) (PG-13) by Mark Twain, Crystal S. Chan, and Kuma Chan
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Manga Classics) (PG) by Mark Twain, Crystal S. Chan, and Kuma Chan
Anne of Green Gables (Manga Classics) (G) by L. M. Montgomery, Crystal S. Chan, and Kuma Chan

The Count of Monte Cristo (Manga Classics) (PG) by Alexandre Dumas, Crystal S. Chan, and Nokman Poon

Emma (Manga Classics) (G) by Jane Austen, Crystal S. Chan, and Po Tse

The Graveyard Book (PG-13) by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Great Expectations (Manga Classics) (PG) by Charles Dickens, Crystal S. Chan, and Nokman Poon

Hamlet (Manga Classics) (PG-13) by William Shakespeare, Crystal S. Chan, and Julien Choy
Hamlet (PG-13) by William Shakespeare, Richard Appignanesi, and Emma Vieceli

Les Miserables (Manga Classics) (PG) by Victor Hugo, Crystal S. Chan, and SunNeko Lee

Jane Eyre (Manga Classics) (PG) by Charlotte Bronte, Crystal S. Chan, and SunNeko Lee
The Jungle Book (Manga Classics) (PG) by Rudyard Kipling, Crystal S. Chan, and Julien Choy

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Modern English Edition (Manga Classics) (PG-10) by William Shakespeare, Crystal S. Chan, Michael Barltrop, and Po Tse

Nimona (PG-13) by Noelle Stevenson

Pride and Prejudice (Manga Classics) (G) by Jane Austen, Crystal S. Chan, and Po Tse

Sense and Sensibility (Manga Classics) (G) by Jane Austen, Stacy King, and Po Tse
Snow White (PG) by Matt Phelan
The Storm in the Barn (PG) by Matt Phelan


  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.

    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?

    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 :)

    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.

  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.

    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 :-)

    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.

    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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