Book List

This is an alpha order (by author) list of the books I have reviewed.


The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander

The Last Breath, Kimberly Belle

These are Hard Times for Dreamers, Writing from Rikers Island, Edited by Deborah Clearman

Academy Street, Mary Costello

Cutting Teeth, Julia Fierro

Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, Sarah Hepola

Etta and Otto and Russell and James, Emma Hooper

You Are One of Them, Elliott Holt

The Residue Years, Mitchell S. Jackson

Rules of the Wild: A Novel of Africa, Francesca Marciano

The Unfortunates, Sophie McManus

Wind/Pinball, Haruki Murakami

The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

From the Ground Up, Jeanne Nolan

The Spinning Heart, Donal Ryan

Disgruntled, Asali Solomon

Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson

Number 4 Imperial Lane, Jonathan Weisman


What Happened to Sophie Wilder, Chirstopher Beha

2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas, Marie-Helene Bertino

We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo

Shotgun Lovesongs, Nickolas Butler

Invisible City, Julia Dahl

The Enchanted, Rene Denfeld

Wake, Anna Hope

Ocean City Lowdown, Kim Kash

The Bicycle Diaries, David Kroodsma

Young God, Katherine Faw Morris

The Hanging Judge, Michael Ponsor

Stalina, Emily Rubin

My Foreign Cities: A Memoir, Elizabeth Scarboro

Stringer, Anjan Sundaram

The Partner Track, Helen Wan

Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward



2012 – 2013

American Dervish, Ayad Akhtar

The First Rule of Swimming, Courtney Angela Brkic

The Night Gwen Stacy Died, Sarah Bruni

Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Carol Rifka Brunt

Hundred Thousand White Stones, Kunsang Dolma

Cartwheel, Jennifer duBois

A Cupboard Full of Coats, Yvvette Edwards

Absolution, Patrick Flanery

The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey

The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner

Leaving the Atocha Station, Ben Lerner

Snowdrops, A.D. Miller

Good Kings Bad Kings, Susan Nussbaum

Fast Times in Palestine, Pamela Olson

The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers

Thrill-Bent, Jan Richman

The Lifeboat, Charlotte Rogan

While the Sun is Above Us, Melanie Schnell

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan

Heart of Palm, Laura Lee Smith

The Lotus Eaters, Tatjana Soli

My Beloved World, Sonya Sotomayor

Narcopolis, Jeet Thayil

Lies You Wanted to Hear, James Whitfield Thomson

We the Animals, Justin Torres

The Center of the World, Thomas Van Essen

The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson

Snow Hunters, Paul Yoon

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