Book Reviews

These are the books I’ve read since I started blogging in November 2009. I’ve read so many more. For a more complete idea of all the books I’ve read, check out my Goodreads account!

Young Adult Novels

After the First Death by Robert Cormier
Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle
Alibi Junior High by Greg Logstead
Coraline Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman
Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond
Mary Jane by Judith O’Brien
Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Reckless by Cornelia Funke
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer
Stop Pretending by Sonya Sones
Tennyson by Lesley M. M. Blume
The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander
The Devil in Vienna by Doris Orgel
The Final Farewell by Patricia Wiles
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
The King of Dragons by Carol Fenner
The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Where I’d Like to Be by Frances O’Roark Dowell
White Sand, Red Menace by Ellen Klages
Zink by Cherie Bennett


Fantasy & Sci-Fi (YA and Other)

Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
InkDeath by Cornelia Funke
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Book of Mordred by Vivian Vande Velde


Historical Fiction

Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
Miriam by Mesu Andrews
Rival to the Queen by Carolly Erickson
Royal Diaries series
as part of the Dear America series
Sterling Bridge by Chad Robert Parker
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Pharaoh’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews
These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner


Mystery and Thriller

The Dark Garden by Margaret Buffie
The Throne of David by Ann Farnsworth


Other Fiction

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
by Rainbow Rowell
Dreaming in English by Laura Fitzgerald
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Redwall by Brian Jacques
The Room by Jonas Karlsson


Classical Literature

Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Farhenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Silas Marner by George Eliot
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells


Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
My Story by Elizabeth Smart
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz
The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Uppity Women by Vicki Leon
When Beauty Is a Beast by C. C. Sorenson
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling



A Thankful Heart by David A. Christensen
American Temples by Scott Jarvie
Defenders of the Family by Benjamin Hyrum White
Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling by Richard Lyman Bushman
Life is Beautiful by Sarah M. Johnson
More Than The Tattooed Mormon by Al Carroway
Much Ado About Mormons by Rick Walton
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
The Continuous Conversion by Brad Wilcox
Understanding Your Endowment by Cory B. Jensen