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2011 Reviews by Title

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff--3 stars

A
Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter      Naslund--4 Stars
Adam & Eve by Sena Jeter Naslund--2 Stars
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey--4 Stars
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott, read by Denis O'Hare--3 Stars
Alice at Heart by Deborah Smith--4 Stars
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Constance      Garnett--3 Stars
The Arrival by Shaun Tan--4 Stars
At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson--4 Stars
Austenland by Shannon Hale, read by Katherine Kellgren--3.5      Stars

B
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan--4 Stars
Bending Toward the Sun by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie and Rita Lurie--4      Stars
Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani--3 Stars
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani--4 Stars
Blankets by Craig Thompson--4 Stars
Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs--4 Stars
Bone: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith--3 Stars
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson--3 Stars

c
A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin--5 Stars
The Color Purple by Alice Walker--4 Stars
Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières--3 Stars
Cujo by Stephen King--3.5 Stars

d
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born by Peter David, Stephen      King, et al.--3 Stars
Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop--4.5 Stars
Deception Point by Dan Brown--4 Stars
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore--4 Stars
Dissolution by C. J. Sansom--4 Stars
The Dreaming Place by Charles de Lint--3 Stars
Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint--5 Stars

E
East of Eden by John Steinbeck--4 Stars
Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi--4 Stars
Emily the Strange: The Lost Days by Rob Reger et al.--3 Stars
Everlost by Neal Shusterman, read by Nick Podehl--2.5 Stars
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly--5 Stars
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer--4      Stars

f
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull--4 Stars
The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir by Ken Harmon--3.5 Stars
The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews, read by Isabel Keating--4      Stars
Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher      Moore, read by Bill Irwin--4 Stars
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher--4 Stars
Fortune's Fool by Mercedes Lackey--4 Stars
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley--3 Stars

G
The Gendarme by Mark T. Mustian--3 Stars
The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar--3 Stars
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale--4.5 Stars
Graceling by Kristin Cashore--5 Stars
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman--5 Stars
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw--4 Stars

H
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, read by David      Warner--2.5 Stars
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill--4 Stars
Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop--4 Stars
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss--3 Stars
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris--DNF
Horns by Joe Hill--4 Stars
The House on Tradd Street by Karen White--3.5 Stars
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa,      translated by Stephen Snyder--4 Stars
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff--3 Stars
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones--5 Stars
Huck by Janet Elder--3 Stars

I
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson--4 Stars
In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant--3.5 Stars
Instructions by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess--5 Stars
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by      Jon Krakauer--4 Stars
The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop--3 Stars

j
Jack of Kinrowan by Charles de Lint--3.5 Stars
Just After Sunset by Stephen King--4 Stars

K
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis--4 Stars
The King's Mistress by Emma Campion--3 Stars
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn, read by Marguerite      Gavin--3 Stars
The Known World by Edward P. Jones--4 Stars
Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey--4 Stars

l
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse--2 Stars
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan--4 Stars
Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham--4 Stars
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly--4.5 Stars
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater--4 Stars
The Lost City of Z by David Grann, read by Mark Deakins--3      Stars

M
M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman, read by the author--4 Stars
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson, read by Peter      Altschuler--4.5 Stars
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen--3 Stars
The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif--3 Stars
Mary, Called Magdalene by Margaret George--3 Stars
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art      Spiegelman--5 Stars
Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art      Spiegelman--5 Stars
The Maze Runner by James Dashner, read by Mark Deakins--2      Stars
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig--4 Stars
Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons--4 Stars
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin--4 Stars
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins--4 Stars
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert--4 Stars
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff--3 Stars
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey--4 Stars

n
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss--4.5 Stars
Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' Stardust--5 Stars
Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny--3 Stars
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell--4 Stars
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry--4 Stars

O
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman--4 Stars
The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds--4 Stars
One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey--3 Stars

P
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks--4 Stars
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi,      translated by Mattias Ripa--4 Stars
The Phantom of Pemberley by Regina Jeffers--DNF
Plant Life by Pamela Duncan--4 Stars
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver--2 Stars

Q
Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop--4 Stars

r
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale, illustrated by      Nathan Hale--3 Stars
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline--4 Stars
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff--3.5 Stars
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason--3 Stars
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It      Changed America by John M. Barry--2.5 Stars
The Roar by Emma Clayton--4 Stars
The Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji--4 Stars
Ruined by Paula Morris--3 Stars
The Ruins by Scott Smith--2.5 Stars

s
Sabriel by Garth Nix--3 Stars
'Salem's Lot by Stephen King--4 Stars
Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland--4 Stars
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan--4 Stars
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand--4 Stars
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See--3.5 Stars
Southern Plate by Christy Jordan--4 Stars
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach--4      Stars
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin--5 Stars
Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi, translated by Stuart      Woolf--3 Stars

t
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling--3 Stars
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney--4 Stars
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston--4 Stars
Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich--4 Stars
Twice Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris--3 Stars
Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich--4 Stars

W
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen--4 Stars
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson--4 Stars
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, read by Robynne Young--DNF
When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke, translated by Oliver      G. Latsch, read by the author--3 Stars
Wild Orchid: A Retelling of "The Ballad of Mulan" by Cameron      Dokey--3 Stars
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin--3 Stars
Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by      Alice Steinbach--4 Stars
The Woods by Harlan Coben--3 Stars
The Word Made Flesh by Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor--3      Stars
A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull--4 Stars

Y
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle--4 Stars
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee--3 Stars

z
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman--3 Stars
Zora and Me by Victoria Simon and T. R. Bond--4 Stars

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