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2011 Reviews by Rating

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

5 Stars
A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Instructions by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art      Spiegelman
Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art      Spiegelman
Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' Stardust
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin



4.5 Stars
Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson, read by Peter      Altschuler
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss



4 Stars
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
Alice at Heart by Deborah Smith
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Bending Toward the Sun by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie and Rita Lurie
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Deception Point by Dan Brown
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
Dissolution by C. J. Sansom
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews, read by Isabel Keating
Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher      Moore, read by Bill Irwin
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
Fortune's Fool by Mercedes Lackey
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop
Horns by Joe Hill
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa, translated      by Stephen Snyder
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by      Jon Krakauer
Just After Sunset by Stephen King
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman, read by the author
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig
Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi,      translated by Mattias Ripa
Plant Life by Pamela Duncan
Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Roar by Emma Clayton
The Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji
'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
Southern Plate by Christy Jordan
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by      Alice Steinbach
A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Zora and Me by Victoria Simon and T. R. Bond



3.5 Stars
Austenland by Shannon Hale, read by Katherine Kellgren
Cujo by Stephen King
The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir by Ken Harmon
The House on Tradd Street by Karen White
In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
Jack of Kinrowan by Charles de Lint
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See



3 Stars
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott, read by Denis O'Hare
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Constance Garnett
Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani
Bone: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born by Peter David, Stephen      King, et al.
The Dreaming Place by Charles de Lint
Emily the Strange: The Lost Days by Rob Reger et al.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Gendarme by Mark T. Mustian
The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Huck by Janet Elder
The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop
The King's Mistress by Emma Campion
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn, read by Marguerite      Gavin
The Lost City of Z by David Grann, read by Mark Deakins
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif
Mary, Called Magdalene by Margaret George
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny
One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale, illustrated by      Nathan Hale
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Ruined by Paula Morris
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi, translated by Stuart Woolf
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling
Twice Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke, translated by Oliver      G. Latsch, read by the author
Wild Orchid: A Retelling of "The Ballad of Mulan" by Cameron      Dokey
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
The Woods by Harlan Coben
The Word Made Flesh by Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman



2.5 Stars
Everlost by Neal Shusterman, read by Nick Podehl
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, read by David      Warner
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It      Changed America by John M. Barry
The Ruins by Scott Smith



2 Stars
Adam & Eve by Sena Jeter Naslund
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
The Maze Runner by James Dashner, read by Mark Deakins
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver



DNF
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
The Phantom of Pemberley by Regina Jeffers
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, read by Robynne Young

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