Reviews by Genre

Obviously genre is a fluid thing.  Some books will fit into more than one genre, some books will be difficult to define.  I’ve tried to design the structure of this page for ease of use.  Please don’t email me and tell me that poetry is not a genre.  This is supposed to help you find a type of book as quickly as possible.  Interested in poetry?  Check under the poetry heading!


MIDDLE GRADE

GENERAL FICTION

Banerjee, Anjali – Looking for Bapu

FANTASY

Gaiman, Neal – Coraline

YOUNG ADULT

COMING OF AGE

Alexie, Sherman The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

MAGICAL REALISM

Alexie, Sherman – Ten Little Indians

FANTASY

Cashore, Kristin – Graceling
Larbalestier, Justine – How to Ditch Your Fairy
Lo, Malinda – Ash

GENERAL FICTION

Anderson, Laurie Halse – Wintergirls
Asher, Jay – Thirteen Reasons Why
Brande, Robin – Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
Brande, Robin – Fat Cat
Brown, Jennifer – Hate  List
Forman, Gayle – If I Stay
Garsee, Jeannine – Say the Word
Green, John – An Abundance of Katherines
Green, John – Paper Towns
Guo, Xiaolu
– Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth
Larbalestier, Justine – Liar
Levithan, David – Love is the Higher Law
Lurie, April
– The Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Hwa, Kim Dong – The Color of Earth
Luen Yang, Gene & Derek Kirk Kim – The Eternal Smile
Mariko, Tamaki Skim

DYSTOPIAN/POST-APOCALYPTIC/FUTURISTIC

Bacigalupi, Paolo – Ship Breaker
Beckett, Bernard – Genesis
Bodeen, SA – The Compound
Collins, Suzanne
– The Hunger Games
Collins, Suzanne – Catching Fire
deVila, James – The Silenced

ADULT FICTION

ALTERNATIVE HISTORY

Auster, Paul – The Man in the Dark

CLASSICS

Beecher Stowe, Harriet – Uncle Tom’s Cabin

CRIME FICTION/MYSTERY

Bradley, Alan – The Sweetness At the Bottom of the Pie
French, Tana – In the Woods
Locke, Attica – Black Water Rising

FANTASY

Bradbury, Ray – Something Wicked this Way Comes
de Lint, Charles – The Mystery of Grace
de Lint, Charles – Widdershins
de Lint, Charles – Yarrow: An Autumn Tale
Gaiman, Neil – American Gods
Gaiman, Neal & Terry Pratchett – Good Omens
Lanagan, Margot
– Tender Morsels

GENERAL FICTION

Antalek, RobinThe Summer We Fell Apart
Baker, Tiffany – The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
Benítez, Sandra – Night of the Radishes
Cunningham, Michael – A Home At the End of the World
Díaz, Junot – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Erdrich, Louise – Love Medicine
Erdrich, Louse – The Plague of Doves
Grimbert, Philippe
– Memory
Hamid, Mohsin
– The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Harwood, John The Ghost Writer
Irving, John A Prayer for Owen Meany
Jin, Ha – Waiting
Jones, Tayari – The Untelling
Jong, Erica – Fear of Flying
Kadare, Ismail – Broken April
Kingsolver, Barbara – Animal Dreams
Lamb, Wally – The Hour I First Believed
Lamb, Wally – I Know This Much is True
Martin, Douglas A. – Once You Go Back
Massud, Claire – The Emperor’s Children

HISTORICAL FICTION

Benioff, David – City of Thieves
Chevalier, Tracy – Remarkable Creatures
de Castresenas, Luis – El Otro Árbol de Guernica
Diamant, AnitaThe Red Tent
Ebershoff, David – The 19th Wife
Ebershoff, David – The Danish Girl
Galloway, Steven – The Cellist of Sarajevo
Hermes, Myrlin A
. – The  Lunatic, the Lover & the Poet

HORROR

Jackson, Shirley – We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Lindqvist, John Ajvide – Let the Right One In

POETRY

Agosín, Marjorie – Secrets in the Sand: The Young Women of Juárez
Carlson, Lori M. (editor) – Cool Salsa
Komunyakaa, Yusef – Neon Vernacular

SCIENCE FICTION

Baker, Kage – In the Garden of Iden
Baker, Kage – Mendoza in Hollywood
Baker, Kage Sky Coyote
Butler, Octavia
– Kindred
Faber, Michel – Under the Skin
Fforde, Jasper – The Eyre Affair

ADULT NON-FICTION

MEMOIR

Anderson, Joan – A Year By the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman
deBaggio, Joe – Losing My Mind: An Intimate Look at Life with Alzheimer’s
Didion, Joan – The Year of Magical Thinking
Gilbert, Suzie – Flyaway

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