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.


The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

American Heiress  by Daisy Goodwin

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

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin


Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

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

Beneath a Marble Sky: A Love Story by John Shors

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

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #4)

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Breaking Night by Liz Murray

The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson


The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim

Changeless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate #2)

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

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

The Coast of Chicago by Stuart Dybek

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)


Dracula by Bram Stoker

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



Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Finding Nouf  by Zoe Ferrais

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

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

Flaming Dove by Daniel Arenson

Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #2)

For Matrimonial Purposes by Kavita Daswani

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 (Chicagoland Vampires #2) by Chloe Neil

Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #7)

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak

The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair

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)

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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 (Chicagoland Vampires #4) by Chloe Neil

Heartless (Parasol Protectorate #4) by Gail Carriger

Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles #2) by Kevin Hearne

Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by Kevin Hearne

House on Mango Street by Sandra Ciscernos

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


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


Jude the Obscure  by Thomas Hardy


The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen #2) by Amanda Stevens


The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

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

Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson 

Life in the Slow Lane by Thomas Sullivan

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

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan


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 Study by Maria V Synder (Study Series #2)

Major Pettrigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

March by Geraldine Brooks

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #1)

Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa

Mudbound by Hiliary Jordan

My Abandonment by Peter Rock

My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me by Hillary Winston

My Prison, My Home by Halah Isfandiyari


The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Enhreich 

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger



Painted Hands by Jennifer Zobair

Persuasion by Jane Austen

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

Postcards from a Dead Girl by Kirk Farber

Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

The Prophet by Amanda Stevens (Graveyard Queen #3)



The Red Church by Scott Nicholson 

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

The Restorer (The Graveyard Queen #1) by Amanda Stevens

River Marked by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #6)


The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther

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

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

The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Godwa

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

Silas Marner by George Eliot

Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #5) 

The Skull Ring by Scott Nicholson

Speed Dating with the Dead by Scott Nicholson

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

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Soulless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate #1)

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #1)

Stray by Rachel Vincet (Werecat #1)

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Swimming at Night by Lucy Clarke


A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Tales of Asha Volume 1: Death by Joseph Lewis

Three Girls and Their Brother by Theresa Rebeck

The Three Weissmanns of Westport  by Catherine Schine

These Hidden Things by Heather Gudenkauf

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

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

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)

Tricked by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #4)

Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #3) by Chloe Neil


Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpah Lahiri

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

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane (Downside #1)


Villette by Charlotte Bronte


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 

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




Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Theresa Fowler

Zeina by Nawal El Sadawi
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