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(Alphabetical by book title)


1984 — George Orwell
1Q84 — Haruki Murakami


The Absolutist — John Boyne
The Age of Innocence — Edith Wharton (informal non-review)
All Her Father’s Guns — James Warner
The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines — Shohreh Aghdashloo
Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself — David Lipsky
An American Childhood — Annie Dillard
American Psycho — Bret Easton Ellis
American Transcendentalism — Philip F. Gura
Amity & Sorrow — Peggy Riley
And When She Was Good — Laura Lippman
The Autobiography of an Execution — David R. Dow


The Becoming: Outbreak — Jessica Meigs
The Becoming: Safe House — Jessica Meigs
The Bee-Loud Glade — Steve Himmer
Before the Rain — Luisita López Torregrosa
Behind the Beautiful Forevers — Katherine Boo
Black Chalk — Christopher J. Yates
The Black Country — Alex Grecian
The Bookie’s Son — Andrew Goldstein
Brand New Human Being — Emily Jeanne Miller
Brave New World — Aldous Huxley
Breed — Chase Novak
Bull Canyon — Lin Pardey
Bullied — Carrie Goldman


The Campaign of the Century — Greg Mitchell
Carry the One — Carol Anshaw
Clever Girl — Tessa Hadley
Cloyne Court — Dodie Katague
The Crucible — Arthur Miller


Dare Me — Megan Abbott
Deadly Harvest — Michael Stanley
Devotion: A Memoir — Dani Shapiro
The Dinner — Herman Koch
Doctor Zhivago — Boris Pasternak
The Double — José Saramago
Drift — Jon McGoran


Elegant Complexity – Greg Carlisle
The End of Your Life Book Club — Will Schwalbe
The Essential Margaret Fuller — Jeffrey Steele, editor


Faitheist — Chris Stedman
Falling Together — Narisa de los Santos
The Falls — Joyce Carol Oates
Famous Drownings in Literary History — Kevin Haworth
Fight Song — Joshua Mohr
The Firebird — Susanna Kearsley
Forgotten Country — Catherine Chung
The Free — Willy Vlautin
Frozen in Time — Mitchell Zuckoff
Full Frontal Feminism — Jessica Valenti


A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing — Eimear McBride
The Girl You Left Behind — Jojo Moyes
The Gods of Gotham — Lyndsay Faye
A Golden Age — Tahmima Anam
The Good Muslim — Tahmima Anam
Graceling — Kristin Cashore
The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald


História, História — Eleanor Stanford
Home — Toni Morrison


The Illusion of Separateness — Simon Van Booy
Immortal Bird — Doron Weber
In One Person — John Irving
In Other Worlds — Margaret Atwood
In the Land of the Living — Austin Ratner
Infinite Jest — David Foster Wallace
Invisible Man — Ralph Ellison


Kindred — Octavia Butler


Less Than Zero — Bret Easton Ellis
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened — Jenny Lawson
The Little Red Guard — Wenguang Huang
Lizz Free or Die — Lizz Winstead


The Magicians — Lev Grossman
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention — Manning Marable
The Marriage Plot — Jeffrey Eugenides
Melmoth the Wanderer — Charles Robert Maturin
The Midwife of Hope River — Patricia Harman
The Minds of Billy Milligan — Daniel Keyes
The Missing File — D.A. Mishani
Moonwalking With Einstein — Joshua Foer
Mother, Mother — Koren Zailckas
Mystery Girl — David Gordon


The Name of the Wind — Patrick Rothfuss
Naples Declared — Benjamin Taylor
Native Son — Richard Wright
Neverwhere — Neil Gaiman
Ninth Ward — Jewell Parker Rhodes
No Mark Upon Her — Deborah Crombie


Once We Were Brothers — Ronald H. Balson
One Day It’ll All Make Sense — Common
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest — Ken Kesey
The Orchardist — Amanda Coplin
Out of True — Amy Durant
Overseas — Beatriz Williams


The Panopticon — Jenni Fagan
The Perfume Collector — Kathleen Tessaro
Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen
The Promise of Stardust — Priscille Sibley
Proof of Guilt — Charles Todd


Race Across the Sky — Derek Sherman
The Returned — Jason Mott
Ripper — Isabel Allende
The Roving Tree — Elsie Augustave
Running the Rift — Naomi Benaron


The Science of Kissing — Sheril Kirshenbaum
The Sense of an Ending — Julian Barnes
A Sense of Direction — Gideon Lewis-Kraus
Shadow Show — Sam Weller and Mort Castle (editors)
Shaq Uncut: My Story — Shaquille O’Neal
Sharp — David Fitzpatrick
Sight Reading — Daphne Kalotay
Sister Citizen — Melissa Harris-Perry
Skeleton Women — Mingmei Yip
Someone Else’s Love Story — Joshilyn Jackson
The Sword of Shannara — Terry Brooks


The Tale of Lucia Grandi — Susan Speranza
The Taste of Salt — Martha Southgate
The Tell — Hester Kaplan
The Testament of Jessie Lamb — Jane Rogers
Their Eyes Were Watching God — Zora Neale Hurston
Those Guys Have All the Fun — James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales
The Tiger’s Wife — Téa Obreht
A Train in Winter — Caroline Moorehead
True You — Janet Jackson


Vanity Fair — William Makepeace Thackeray
A Virtual Love — Andrew Blackman
Volcano — Shusaku Endo


The Warmth of Other Suns — Isabel Wilkerson
The Western Lit Survival Kit — Sandra Newman
What the Night Knows — Dean Koontz
When I Whistle — Shusaku Endo
When She Woke — Hillary Jordan
When Skateboards Will Be Free — Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
While Mortals Sleep — Kurt Vonnegut
White Out — Michael W. Clune
The Wise Man’s Fear — Patrick Rothfuss
With My Body — Nikki Gemmell
The Woman Warrior — Maxine Hong Kingston
The Word — Marita Golden, editor
The World According to Garp — John Irving


The Yard — Alex Grecian


Zazen — Vanessa Veselka