reviews by author


Adams, Richard
– Watership Down

Allison, Dorothy
– Bastard Out of Carolina

Angelou, Maya
– I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


Bechdel, Alison
– Are You My Mother?

Bloch, Robert
– Psycho

Brown, Rita Mae
– Rubyfruit Jungle

Bugliosi, Vincent
– Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders


Caldwell, Gail
Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
 New Life, No Instructions

Cline, Ernest
– Ready Player One


Delisle, Guy
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea 

Demick, Barbara
– Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Dickens, Charles
– A Christmas Carol
– Bleak House

Dumont, Jessie
I Prefer Girls

Dunham, Lena
– Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”


Faderman, Lillian
– Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America

Fadiman, Anne
– Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

Flaubert, Gustave
– Madame Bovary

Foer, Jonathan Safran
– Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


Gallagher, John
– Geisha: A Unique World of Tradition, Elegance and Art

Gay, Roxane
– Bad Feminist: Essays

Golden, Arthur
– Memoirs of a Geisha

Golding, William
– Lord of the Flies

Grossman, Lev
The Magicians (Book 1 of the Magicians series)
The Magician King (Book 2 of the 
Magicians series)

Guinn, Jeff
Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson


Hall, Radclyffe
– The Well of Loneliness

Herbert, Frank
– Dune

Hill, Jenna Miscavige
– Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape

Hill, Joe
– NOS4A2

Hornbacher, Marya
Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Hugo, Victor
– Les Miserables



Kaling, Mindy
– Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns

Kerman, Piper
– Orange is the New Black

King, Stephen
– The Shining

Kingsolver, Barbara
– The Poisonwood Bible

Knapp, Caroline
Drinking: A Love Story

Kushner, Rachel
– The Flame Throwers


Lamb, Wally
– The Hour I First Believed

Levin, Ira
– Rosemary’s Baby


March, George
– The Bad Seed

Maroh, Julie
– Blue Is the Warmest Color

Martin, George R. R.
– A Game of Thrones

Morrison, Toni
– The Bluest Eye


Novak, B.J.
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories 


Oates, Joyce Carol
– Zombie

Ozeki, Ruth
– A Tale for the Time Being


Palahniuk, Chuck
– Haunted

Pershall, Stacy
– Loud in the House of Myself

Picoult, Jodi
– House Rules

Pipher, Mary
– Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

Poehler, Amy
– Yes Please


Rowell, Rainbow


Salinger, J.D.
– Franny and Zooey

Stevenson, Bryan
Just Mercy

Stewart, Sarah
– The Library


Thompson, Craig

Tomsky, Jacob
– Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality


Waters, Sarah
– The Paying Guests
– The Little Stranger

Winterson, Jeanette
– Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Woodson, Jacqueline
– Brown Girl Dreaming


Zelinsky, Paul O.


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