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.

Adichi, Chimamanda Ngozi. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.

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)

Andersen, Bethanne [illustrator]. A Prayer for the Earth.

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.

Askew, Rilla. Kind of Kin.

Atkinson, Kate.

Atwood, Margaret.

Auster, Paul. Travels in the Scriptorium.

Backman, Fredrik.

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

Baum, L. Frank.

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.

Bell, Cece. Rabbit & Robot and Ribbit.

Birnbaum, Alfred [translator]. A Wild Sheep Chase. (Japan)

Blackstone, Stella. Bear on a Bike.

Blatty, William Peter. Crazy.

Bloom, Amy. Lucky Us.

Blume, Judy.

Bogel, Anne. Reading People.

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

Borg, Marcus.

Boyle, T.C.

Brock, Betty. No Flying in the House.

Brooks, Kim. Small Animals.

Brown, Jennifer S. Modern Girls.

Brown, Karma. Recipe for a Perfect Wife.

Brown, Peter. The Wild Robot. (island with no human inhabitants)

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.

Campbell, Julie. The Secret of the Mansion and The Red Trailer Mystery.

Cannon, Joanna. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep. (England)

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, Lee. The Children of Willesden Lane. (Austria and England)

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

Cole, Henry. On Meadowview Street.

Conford, Ellen. The Alfred G. Graebner Memorial High School Handbook of Rules and Regulations.

Coontz, Stephanie. The Way We Never Were.

Corman, Avery. Kramer vs. Kramer.

Crawley, Paige (photographer). The Pittsburgh that Stays Within You. (Pittsburgh)

Crossan, Dominic. The Last Week.

Cruz, Angie. Dominicana. (Dominican Republic, partly)

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

Darling, Louis [illustrator].

Dawson, Shane. It Gets Worse.

de Angeli, Marguerite.  Bright April.

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

DiCamillo, Kate. The Tale of Despereaux.

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.

Doescher, Ian. The Empire Striketh Back. (a galaxy far, far away)

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

Duany, Andres. Suburban Nation.

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.

Esther, Elizabeth. Girl at the End of the World.

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

Evans, Rachel Held. A Year of Biblical Womanhood.

Faber, Adele.

Feig, Paul. Kick Me.

Ferrera, America. American Like Me.

Flower, Hilary. Adventures in Gentle Discipline.

French, Tana.

Fujita, Hiroko.

Gabaldon, Diana.

Gage, Wilson. Miss Osborne-the-Mop.

Gelman, Laurie. Class Mom.

Gentry, Amy. Good As Gone.

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

Girl Scouts USA. Worlds to Explore.

Godden, Rumer. Little Plum. (England)

Golabek, Mona. The Children of Willesden Lane. (Austria and England)

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.

Grey, Eve. Elsa’s Secret.

Gunter, Jen. The Vagina Bible.

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

Guterson, David. Snow Falling on Cedars.

Hadley, Tessa. The Past. (England)

Haig, Matt. The Midnight Library.

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.

Hawken, Paul (editor). Drawdown. (many places around the world)

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

Hay, Elizabeth. A Student of Weather. (Canada)

Hazo, Samuel. The Pittsburgh that Stays Within You. (Pittsburgh)

Headlee, Celeste. We Need to Talk.

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.

Howatch, Susan. Glittering Images. (England)

Hunter, Erin. Warriors: The Darkest Hour. (mostly non-human society)

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.

Jetha, Cacilda. Sex at Dawn.

Jewell, Lisa. The Family Upstairs. (England)

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)

Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth. (The Lands Beyond)

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

Karon, Jan. At Home in Mitford.

Katz, Rebecca. The Healthy Mind Cookbook.

Keane, Mary Beth. Ask Again, Yes.

Keats, Ezra Jack. Goggles!

Keillor, Garrison. The Book of Guys.

Kelly, Erin. The Poison Tree. (England)

Key, Alexander. The Forgotten Door.

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.

Kramer, Richard. These Things Happen.

Kunstler, James Howard.

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.

Latham, Jennifer. Dreamland Burning.

Lawson, Jenny.

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.

Lee, Min Jin.

Leffler, Maggie. The Goodbye Cousins. (Pittsburgh)

LeGuin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven.

L’Engle, Madeleine.

Lerner, Harriet G. The Dance of Anger.

Levin, Ira. A Kiss Before Dying.

Levine, Judith. Harmful to Minors.

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

Lewis, C.S.

Liedloff, Jean. The Continuum Concept. (Venezuela)

Lin, Grace.

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

Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.

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.

Mass, Wendy.

Mathieu, Jennifer.  The Truth About Alice.

Mazlish, Elaine.

McBride, James. The Color of Water.

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

Metalious, Grace. Peyton Place.

Miller, Donald. Blue Like Jazz.

Miller, Olive Beaupré (editor).

Milne, A.A.

Mirvis, Tova.

Montgomery, Charles. Happy City. (Colombia, Canada, and more)

Montimore, Margarita. Oona Out of Order.

Moore, Wes. Discovering Wes Moore.

Moriarty, Liane.

Morris, Desmond. The Human Zoo.

Morton, Kate.

Moyes, Patricia. Murder a la Mode. (England)

Mukherjee, Bharati. Miss New India. (India)

Murakami, Haruki. A Wild Sheep Chase. (Japan)

Murata, Sayaka. Convenience Store Woman. (Japan)

Nesbit, E. The Enchanted Castle.

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

Ng, Celeste.

Ng, Mei. Eating Chinese Food Naked.

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

Niven, Larry.

Noah, Trevor. Born a Crime.

Novak, Brenda. The Secret Sister.

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.

Orenstein, Peggy. Girls & Sex.

Pagan, Camille. I’m Fine and Neither Are You.

Palmer, Amanda. The Art of Asking.

Panatier, Chris. The Phlebotomist.

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

Patel, Shona. Teatime for the Firefly. (India)

Pearson, David. The Natural House Book.

Penny, Louise.

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

Perrotta, Tom. Little Children.

Phelps, Libby. Girl on a Wire.

Philyaw, Deesha. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. (Pittsburgh, vaguely)

Plater-Zyberk, Elizabeth. Suburban Nation.

Potok, Chaim. The Chosen.

Pournelle, Jerry. Oath of Fealty.

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.

Reid, Kiley. Such a Fun Age.

Reiss, Johanna. The Upstairs Room. (Holland)

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.

Rooney, Kathleen. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk.

Roosevelt, Eleanor. You Learn by Living.

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

Rushmore, Helen. Ghost Cat.

Russo, Marisabina. A Very Big Bunny.

Ryan, Christopher. Sex at Dawn.

Sasso, Sandy Eisenberg. A Prayer for the Earth.

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.

Shea, Shannon Brescher.  Growing Sustainable Together.

Shepard, Sara. Reputation. (Pittsburgh…supposedly!)

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.

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.

Takemori, Ginny Tapley [translator]. Convenience Store Woman. (Japan)

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.

Thompson, Laurie [translator]. An Event in Autumn. (Sweden)

Time-Life Books. This Fabulous Century, 1920-1930.

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. (Middle Earth)

Travers, P.L. Mary Poppins. (England)

Tripp, Wallace [illustrator]. No Flying in the House.

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.

Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle.

Ware, Ruth. The Woman in Cabin 10. (England and Norway)

Waxman, Abbi. Other People’s Houses.

Weiner, Jennifer.

Weir, Andy. The Martian. (Mars)

Wells, Rebecca. Little Altars Everywhere.

Westover, Tara. Educated.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls.

Willems, Mo.

Williams, Garth [illustrator].

Williams, Katie.  Tell the Machine Goodnight.

Williams, Ursula Moray. The Moonball. (England)

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)

Wiseman, Rosalind. Masterminds and Wingmen.

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.

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

Yoshimoto, Banana. Kitchen. (Japan)