This page consists of book reviews for adult literature. Please note that these books may not be appropriate for those under 18 years old. Parents and teachers are strongly encouraged to preview the book before assigning the book to their child/student. The book reviews are organized alphabetically according to the title of the book.


An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (Absolutely Remarkable Thing #1)  

After You by Jojo Moyes

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

American Heiress  by Daisy Goodwin

And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander (Lady Emily #1)

The Apartment by Greg Baxter

At Water's Edge by Sara Gruen

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

The Awakening by Amanda Stevens (Graveyard Queen #6)

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin


A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones (Sunshine Vicram #1)

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden  (Winternight Trilogy #1)

Beartown by Frederick Backman (Beartown #1)

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

Before I Met You by Lisa Jewel

The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King (Mary Russel #1)

Beneath a Marble Sky: A Love Story by John Shors

Besieged by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles)

The Binding by Bridget Collins

The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Biting Cold by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires #6)

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

Blameless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate #3)

Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson series #2)

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #4)

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

The Boyfriend Project  by Farrah Rochon

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan  

Breaking Night by Liz Murray

Brighter than the Sun by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson)

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha and Omega #5)  

The Burning Girl by Claire Messud

The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson


The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

Cassandra by Kerry Greenwood (Delphic Women #2)

The Catherine House by Elizabeth Thomas

Changeless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate #2)

Charlotte and Emily: A Novel of the Brontes by Jude Morgan

Circe by Madeline Miller

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (Daevabad Trilogy #2)

The City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris 

Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

The Coast of Chicago by Stuart Dybek

Confessions by Kanae Minato

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (Shade of Magic #3)  

The Corner Shop by Roopa Farooki

The Cove by Ron Rash

Crescent by Diana Abu Jaber

Cry Wolf  by Patricia Briggs (Alpha and Omega #1)

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn (Veronica Speedwell #1)

The Curse of the Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #10)

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha and Omega #4)

The Dinner by Herman Koch

The Dirt on the Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #9)

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

Drink Deep by Chloe Neil (Chicagoland Vampires #5)

Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by  A.J. Jacobs

Drowned Sorrow by Vanessa Morgan

Drummer Boy by Scott Nicholson

Dust by Joan Frances Turner


Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #8)

Electra by Kerry Greenwood (Delphic Woman #3)

Eleventh Grave in the Moonlight by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #11)

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #1)

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Fever by Megan Abbott

Finding Nouf  by Zoe Ferrais

Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder (Study Series #3)

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #9)

First Comes Marriage by Huda Al-Marashi

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #1)

Flaming Dove by Daniel Arenson

Followers by Megan Angelo

Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #2)

For Matrimonial Purposes by Kavita Daswani

The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #4)

Frail by Joan Frances Turner

Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neil (Chicagoland Vampires #2)

Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #7)

Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff


A Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (Darker Shades of Magic #2)

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

Girls Burn Brighter by Shubha Rao

The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden (Winternight Trilogy #2)  

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larrson (Millennium Trilogy #1)

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larrson (Millennium Trilogy #2)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larrson (Millennium Trilogy #3)

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia  

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Graveminder by Melissa Marr

The Greyfriar by Susan and Clay Griffith (Vampire Empire #1)

Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels)


Hammered by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #3)

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 

Hard Bitten by Chloe Neil (Chicagoland Vampires #4)

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Heartless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate #4)

Help for the Haunted by John Searles

Hexed by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #2)

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea by Melissa Fleming

House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz 

Hounded by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #1)

House on Mango Street by Sandra Ciscernos

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse
by K. Eason (Thorne Chronicles #1) 

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Hunted by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #6) 

Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs (Alpha and Omega #2)


In the Language of Miracles by Rajia Hassib

In Other Rooms, Other Worlds by Daniyal Mueenuddin

Indiscretion by Jude Morgan

Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thomspon #3)

Island of Animals by Denys Johnson-Davies and Sabhia Khemir

Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells


Jude the Obscure  by Thomas Hardy


The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens (Graveyard Queen #2)

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty (Daevabad Trilogy #2) 


The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by Countess of. Fiona Carnarvon

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson 

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

Life in the Slow Lane by Thomas Sullivan

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The Lighthouse by Alison Moore

Longbourn by Jo Baker

The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Conner McNess

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaram


Magic Bites by Ilona Andews (Kate Daniels #1)

Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #2)

Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #3)

Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #4)

Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #5.5)

Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #5)

Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #6) 

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #7)

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #8)

Magic Study by Maria V Synder (Study Series #2)

Major Pettrigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman

The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar  

March by Geraldine Brooks

Marked by Sarah Fine (Servants of Fate #1)

The Marriage Game by Sara Desai

The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Medea by Kerry Greenwood (Delphic Woman #1)

The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #1)

Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes #2)

Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner 

My Abandonment by Peter Rock

My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me by Hillary Winston

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell  

My Prison, My Home by Halah Isfandiyari


The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Enhreich 

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Night Study by Maria V. Snyder (Study #5)

Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Alex Stern #1)

Not that Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham


The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict


Painted Hands by Jennifer Zobair

Panopticon by Jenni Fangan

A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn (Veronica Speedwell #2)

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (Study #1)

Postcards from a Dead Girl by Kirk Farber

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne (Oberon Meaty Mysteries #1)



Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

The Red Church by Scott Nicholson 

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

The Restorer by Amanda Stevens (Graveyard Queen #1)

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

River Marked by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #6)


The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther

Savage Girl by Jean Zimmerman

Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder (Healer/Avry of Kazan #2)

Scourged by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #9)

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok  

Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #2)

The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Godwa

The Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #7)

Shades of Honey and Milk by Mary Robinette Kowal (Shades of Honey and Milk #1)

Shadow Study by Mary V. Snyder (Study #4)  

Shadows of Asphodel by Karen Kincy

The She-Hulk Diaries by Marta Acosta

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Silas Marner by George Eliot

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #10)

Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #5) 

The Sinner by Amanda Stevens (Graveyard Queen #5)  

The Skull Ring by Scott Nicholson

Smoke by Dan Vyleta

Speed Dating with the Dead by Scott Nicholson

The Squirrel on the Train by Kevin Hearne (Oberon Meaty Mysteries #2)

Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neil (Chicagoland Vampires #1)

Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Sophia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik  

Soulless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate #1)

Staked by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #8)

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Storm Curse by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #11)

Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #1)

Stray by Rachel Vincet (Werecat #1)

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (Lady Sherlock #1)

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #4)

Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #13)


A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Tales of Asha Volume 1: Death by Joseph Lewis

Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder (Avry of Kazan #3)

Then and Always by Dani Atkins

These Hidden Things by Heather Gudenkauf

Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #3)

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar  

The Three Weissmanns of Westport  by Catherine Schine

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

Timeless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate #5)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder (Avry of Kazan #1)

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn (Veronica Speedwell #3)

Tricked by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #4)

Trouble with the Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #12)


Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilence, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane (Downside #1)

The Uninvited by Cat Winters

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak #1)

Us Against You by Frederick Backman (Beartown #2)


Villette by Charlotte Bronte

The Visitor by Amanda Stevens (Graveyard Queen #4)


A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

We All Are Equally Far from Love by Adania Shilbi

The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Clayton

The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf 

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (Perveen Mistry #1)

What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris (Sebastian St. Cyr #1)

White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins


XO Orpheus edited by Kate Bernheimer


Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin 


Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Theresa Fowler

Zeina by Nawal El Sadawi
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