Book Review Index

This is a list of all the books I’ve reviewed!  They are alphabetized by author and illustrator.  Each title links to the post where I reviewed that book.  Books set in Pittsburgh and books set outside the United States are noted.

Adams, Douglas.

Aldridge, John W. In the Country of the Young.

Alexander, Christopher. A Pattern Language.

Alexander, Karl. The Long Shadow.

Alexander, Lloyd. Time Cat.

Alexander, Pat. My Own Book of Bible Stories.

Alpern, Andrew. New York’s Fabulous Luxury Apartments.

Alvarez, Julia. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. (Dominican Republic, partially)

Andrews, Jesse. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. (Pittsburgh)

Anthony, Piers. Cluster. (many worlds)

Appelbaum, Stanley. The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893: A Photographic Record.

Atkinson, Kate.

Atwood, Margaret.

Backman, Fredrik.

Bailey, Becky. Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline.

Baum, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. (Oz)

Baker, Nicholson. The Fermata.

Barnett, Mac. Extra Yarn.

Barrett, Judi & Ron. Old MacDonald Had an Apartment House.

Barry, Lynda. One Hundred Demons.

Beavan, Colin. No Impact Man.

Bechdel, Alison.

Blackstone, Stella. Bear on a Bike.

Blatty, William Peter. Crazy.

Blume, Judy.

Bond, Felicia [illustrator]. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie…

Borg, Marcus.

Boyle, T.C. Drop City.

Brown, Jennifer S. Modern Girls.

Brown, Todd D. Entries from a Hot Pink Notebook.

Bryson, Bill.

Bull, Emma. War for the Oaks.

Byatt, A.S. The Shadow of the Sun. (England)

Campbell, Bebe Moore. What You Owe Me.

Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth. Cheaper By the Dozen.

Carwardine, Mark. Last Chance to See. (many exotic parts of Earth)

Case, Chris [illustrator]. Jacob’s New Dress.

Cash, Robert Carroll. Modern Type of Apartment Hotels Thruout United States.

Chapman, Gary. The 5 Love Languages.

Charnas, Suzy McKee. The Bronze King.

Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. (Pittsburgh)

Chew, Ruth. General recommendation of this author.


Christie, Agatha. A Pocket Full of Rye. (England)

Christopher, John. The Tripod Trilogy: The White Mountains, The City of Gold and Lead, The Pool of Fire. (England in dystopian future)

Ciesemier, Kali [illustrator]. I Am Princess X.

Cleary, Beverly.

Clough, Brenda W. How Like a God. (Kazakhstan, partially)

Clymer, Eleanor. The Trolley Car Family.

Cohen, Tamar. War of the Wives. (England)

Cole, Henry. On Meadowview Street.

Coontz, Stephanie. The Way We Never Were.

Corman, Avery. Kramer vs. Kramer.

Crossan, Dominic. The Last Week.

Cunningham, Michael. The Hours. (England, partly)

del Rey, Lester. The Runaway Robot. (Ganymede, Mars, and outer space)

DiCamillo, Kate. The Tale of Despereaux.

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.

Duane, Diane. So You Want to Be a Wizard. (parallel universe, partially)

dyer, kc. Finding Fraser. (Scotland)

Edwards, Kim. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter. (Pittsburgh, partially)

Ellis, Samantha. How to Be a Heroine or, What I’ve Learned by Reading Too Much. (England, etc.)

Enright, Elizabeth.

Entwisle, Doris. The Long Shadow.

Estes, Eleanor. Rufus M.

Evans, Leslie [illustrator]. Summer: An Alphabet Acrostic.

Evans, Rachel Held. A Year of Biblical Womanhood.

Faber, Adele.

Feig, Paul. Kick Me.

Flower, Hilary. Adventures in Gentle Discipline.

French, Tana. The Likeness. (Ireland)

Fujita, Hiroko.

Gabaldon, Diana.

Gage, Wilson. Miss Osborne-the-Mop.

Gilbreth, Frank B., Jr. Cheaper By the Dozen.

Girl Scouts USA. Worlds to Explore.

Goldman, William. The Princess Bride.

Gordon, Thomas. Parent Effectiveness Training.

Gottfredson, Floyd. Mickey Mouse: Trapped on Treasure Island.

Grabenstein, Chris. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.

Graedon, Alena. The Word Exchange.

Grant, Cynthia D. Kumquat May, I’ll Always Love You.

Green, John. Paper Towns.

Greer, Andrew Sean. The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.

Gurney, Eric [illustrator]. Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb.

Guterson, David. Snow Falling on Cedars.

Hadley, Tessa. The Past. (England)

Hanson, Michele. What the Grown-Ups Were Doing. (England)

Harris, McHenry, & Baker Co. 101 Classic Homes of the Twenties.

Hart, Hazel. The Survivalist’s Daughter.

Harter, Debbie [illustrator]. Bear on a Bike.

Haruf, Kent. Our Souls at Night.

Hawkins, Paula. The Girl on the Train. (England)

Healey, Emma. Elizabeth Is Missing. (England)

Heinlein, Robert.

Hind, Rebecca. Sacred Places. (many sites around the world)

Hite, Shere. The Hite Report on Male Sexuality.

Hoffman, Sarah & Ian. Jacob’s New Dress.

Holt, John. How Children Learn.

Hurwitz, Johanna. Once I Was a Plum Tree.

Ibbotson, Eva. The Secret of Platform 13. (England and magical Island)

Irving, Debby. Waking Up White.

Ishikawa, Sara. A Pattern Language.

Jacques, Brian. Redwall. (non-human society)

Jagendorf, Zvi. Wolfy & the Strudelbakers. (England, with a little Austria and Israel)

Jandl, H. Ward. Houses by Mail.

Jaynes, Julian. The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind.

Jiles, Paulette. News of the World.

Johnson, Crockett. A Picture for Harold’s Room.

Jonas, Ann. The Quilt.

Jonasson, Jonas. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. (Sweden, Siberia, Indonesia, etc.)

Jonke, Gert. Awakening to the Great Sleep War. (Austria, maybe)

K.A., Alex. Hell with the Lid Off. (Pittsburgh)

Keats, Ezra Jack. Goggles!

Keillor, Garrison. The Book of Guys.

Kitses, Jennifer. Small Hours.

Klassen, Jon [illustrator]. Extra Yarn.

Kline, Christina Baker. Orphan Train.

Kogan, Deborah Kopaken. Between Here and April.

Kohl, Herbert. 36 Children.

Konigsberg, E.L. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

Kunstler, James Howard. The Geography of Nowhere.

Kuroyanagi, Tetsuko. Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window. (Japan)

Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy. Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles.

Kuskin, Karla. So, What’s It Like to Be a Cat?

Lacy, Sarah. A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman’s Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy. (mostly Silicon Valley but with some Iceland and China)

Larson, Erik. The Devil in the White City.

Lawson, Jenny. Furiously Happy.

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.

Leffler, Maggie. The Goodbye Cousins. (Pittsburgh)

LeGuin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven.

L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time. (assorted planets)

Lerner, Harriet G. The Dance of Anger.

Levin, Ira. A Kiss Before Dying.

Lewin, Betsy [illustrator]. So, What’s It Like to Be a Cat?

Lewis, C.S.

Liedloff, Jean. The Continuum Concept. (Venezuela)

Lin, Grace. The Ugly Vegetables.

Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad series. (non-human society)

Looney, Andrew. Amsterdam Coffeeshops. (Netherlands)

Lord, Bette Bao. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. (China, partially)

Lowry, Lois. The Giver. (fictional society)

Mankell, Henning. Shadows in the Twilight. (Sweden)

Mass, Wendy.

Mathieu, Jennifer.  The Truth About Alice.

Mazlish, Elaine.

McCafferty, Jane. First You Try Everything. (Pittsburgh)

Metalious, Grace. Peyton Place.

Miller, Donald. Blue Like Jazz.

Milne, A.A.

Mirvis, Tova.

Moriarty, Liane.

Morris, Desmond. The Human Zoo.

Morton, Kate.

Mukherjee, Bharati. Miss New India. (India)

My Book House: In the Nursery.

Netzer, Lydia. How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky.

Ng, Mei. Eating Chinese Food Naked.

Nielsen, Laura F. Mrs. Muddle’s Holidays.

Niven, Larry. The Integral Trees. (trees in space)

Numeroff, Laura Joffe. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie…

O’Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.

Olson, Linda. The Long Shadow.

O’Nan, Stewart. A World Away.

Palmer, Amanda. The Art of Asking.

Pane, Salvatore. Last Call in the City of Bridges. (Pittsburgh)

Pearson, David. The Natural House Book.

Perkins, Al. Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb.

Potok, Chaim. The Chosen.

Pratchett, Terry. The Color of Magic. (Discworld)

Priest, Cherie. I Am Princess X.

Puchner, Eric. Model Home.

Quinn, Spencer. Woof.

Raskin, Ellen. The Westing Game: my review and my 10-year-old son’s.

Rasmussen, Steen Eiler. Experiencing Architecture.

Rendell, Ruth.

Riordan, Rick. The Lightning Thief.

Roach, Mary. Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex.

Robbins, Louise S. The Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown.

Rosenstiehl, Agnes. Silly Lilly in “What Will I Be Today?”

Rushmore, Helen. Ghost Cat.

Russo, Marisabina. A Very Big Bunny.

Schnur, Steven. Summer: An Alphabet Acrostic.

Schoemperlein, Diane. Our Lady of the Lost and Found.

Sears, Bill & Martha. The Baby Book.

Selden, George. The Cricket in Times Square.

Seuss, Dr.

Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden Figures.

Shulman, Polly. The Grimm Legacy.

Silverstein, Murray. A Pattern Language.

Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Snook, Jean M. [translator] Awakening to the Great Sleep War. (Austria, maybe)

Sobol, Donald J. Encyclopedia Brown.

Speck, Jeff. Walkable City.

Spinrad, Norman. A World Between. (Pacifica)

Stafford, Jean. Elephi, the Cat with the High I.Q.

Stallings, Fran. The Price of Three Stories. (Japan)

Stanley, John. Lulu Goes Shopping.

Stead, Rebecca. When You Reach Me.

Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash and The Diamond Age.

Stevenson, Katherine Cole. Houses by Mail.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. (England and the seas)

Stockett, Kathryn. The Help.

Stradal, J. Ryan.  Kitchens of the Great Midwest.

Sukegawa, Durian. Sweet Bean Paste. (Japan)

Taffel, Ron. Childhood Unbound: Authoritative Parenting for the 21st Century.

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. (China, partially)

Tarshis, Lauren. I Survived: The Attacks of September 11th, 2001.

Tey, Josephine.

Thevenin, Tine. The Family Bed.

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit.

Tudor, Tasha [illustrator]. Mother Goose.

Tyler, Anne.

Vincent, Leah. Cut Me Loose. (Pittsburgh, Israel, England)

Vine, Barbara.

Waber, Bernard. Ira Sleeps Over.

Walker, Alice. The Color Purple.

Weiner, Jennifer. Good in Bed.

Weir, Andy. The Martian. (Mars)

Wells, Rebecca. Little Altars Everywhere.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House series.

Willems, Mo.

Winn, Chris. Legal Daisy Spacing: The Build-a-Planet Manual of Official World Improvements.

Winn, Marie. The Plug-In Drug.

Winterson, Jeanette. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. (England)

Wittlinger, Ellen. Hard Love.

Wolf, Anthony E. Get Out of My Life! But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?

Wolitzer, Meg. The Ten-Year Nap.

Yap, Felicia. Yesterday. (England)

Yep, Laurence. The Earth Dragon Awakes.

Yezerski, Thomas F. [illustrator] Mrs. Muddle’s Holidays.

Yoshimoto, Banana. Kitchen. (Japan)