reviews by title


Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

Ash by Malinda Lo


Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

The Bad Seed by George March

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

Between Mom and Jo by Julie Anne Peters

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

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Blue Is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


Divergent by Veronica Roth

Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp

Dune by Frank Herbert


Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer


Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger


A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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

The Giver by Lois Lowry

grl2grl by Julie Anne Peters


Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

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

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

The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Prefer Girls by Jessie Dumont

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


Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson


Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship by Gail Caldwell

The Library by Sarah Stewart

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Loud in the House of Myself by Stacy Pershall


Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The Magicians by Lev Grossman (Book 1 in the Magicians series)

The Magician King by Lev Grossman (Book 2 in the Magicians series)

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

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth


New Life, No Instructions by Gail Caldwell

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

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

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick


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

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

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

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman


The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Psycho by Robert Bloch

Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky


The Shining by Stephen King

The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi


A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki


Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher

Watership Down by Richard Adams

The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson


Yes Please by Amy Poehler


Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

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