Books

On this page you will find links to the books I have reviewed on Carole's Chatter - I'll be working on this over time so it is very much a work in progress - so far I've gone back as far as January 2014.  Another way to find books you might enjoy is to head on over to this Pinterest board

As you know I only review books that I really like.  I thought it might be useful to you if I also listed other books I have read but decided not to review:

Fiction
The Grass is Greener by Loretta Hill
Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig 
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve (DNF)
The Forgotten Room by White, Williams & Willig (DNF) 
Where My Heart Used To Beat by Sebastian Faulks (DNF) 
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld 
The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg 
A Gentleman's Guide to Scandal by Kathleen Kimmel 
Flight Patterns by Karen White 
Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker 
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (DNF) 
Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen (DNF) 
Under Italian Skies by Nicky Pellegrino 
We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman 
The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield (DNF) 
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes (DNF) 
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley (DNF) 
French Rhapsody by Antoine Laurain 
An Elegant Facade by Kristi Ann Hunter 
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews 
The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week by Fiona Walker (tms) 
The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau 
The Duchess War by Courtney Milan 
Daughters of Castle Deverill by Santa Montefiore (DNF) 
Mount! by Jilly Cooper (TMS) 
A Summer to Remember by Victoria Connelly 
Big Stone Gap by Adrian Trigiani 
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson 

Non- Fiction
Only in Naples by Katherine Wilson 
Making it up as I go along by Marian Keyes
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
Out of Time by Miranda Sawyer (DNF) 
Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster (DNF) 

Graphic/Comic/Illustrated
Carry this Book by Abbi Jacobson (DNF)
Outlander Kitchen by Theresa Carle-Sanders

List of Books Reviewed with Links

By Author
Fiction
Ahern, Cecilia - One Hundred Names
Anthony, Kate - Beautiful Day
Backman, Fredrik - A Man Called Ove 
Bauermeister, Erica - Joy for Beginners  The School of Essential Ingredients
Bivald, Katarina - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Blackwell, Juliet - The Paris Key
Brosh, Allie - Hyperbole & A Half
Cabot, Meg - Royal Wedding  ;
Size 12 is not Fat 
The Boy is Back
Colgan, Jenny - The Little Shop of Happy Ever After
Connelly, Michael - The Lincoln Lawyer 
Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul - The Reader on the 6.27
Dobson, Melanie - Chateau of Secrets
Donati, Sara - The Gilded Hour
Evanovich, Janet - Tricky Twenty-Two ,
Top Secret Twenty-One
Evanovich, Janet & Goldberg, Lee - The Scam
The Job ,  
The Chase

Evanovich, Janet & Sutton, Phoef - Wicked Charms 
                                                  Curious Minds
Egan, Elisabeth -  A Window Opens
Fellowes, Julian - Belgravia
Fielding, Helen - Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Fitzhenry, Amy - Cold Feet
Flynn, Gillian -  Gone Girl 
Gabaldon, Diana - Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Galbraith, Robert - The Silkworm
                         The Cuckoo's Calling 
Golden, Arthur - Memoirs of a Geisha
Gregory, Philippa - The Taming of the Queen
                         - Three Sisters, Three Queens
Hawley, Noah - Before The Fall 
Hepworth, Sally - The Things We Keep 
Heyer, Georgette - Frederica
Humphreys, Helen - The Evening Chorus
James, Erica - The Dandelion Years 
Jewell, Lisa - The House We Grew Up In  
Johnson, Julia Claiborne - Be Frank With Me
Keyes, Marian - The Woman Who Stole My Life
Ladd, Sarah - The Heiress of Winterwood 
Laurain, Antoine - The Red Notebook  , 
The President's Hat
Lynch, Sarah-Kate - The Wedding Bees
Manby, Chrissie - A Proper Family Holiday
Mansell, Jill - The Unpredictable Consequences of Love 
Mawer, Simon - Tightrope
McInerney, Monica - Hello From The Gillespies 
Moriarty, Laura - The Chaperone 
Moyes, JoJo - After You,The Ship of Brides,  Me Before You 
Nixon, Rosie -  The Stylist
O'Brien, Deborah - The Trivia Man
Patrick, Phaedra - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Pellegrino, Nicky - One Summer in Venice 
Picoult, Jodi - Small Great Things 
Potter, Alexandra - Love From Paris
Quick, Matthew - The Silver Linings Playbook
Quindlen, Anna - Still Life with Breadcrumbs 
Robson, Jennifer -  Moonlight Over Paris  , Somewhere in France
Rowell, Rainbow - Eleanor & Park 
Schumacher, Julie - Dear Committee Members 
Semple Maria - Where'd You Go, Bernadette 
Sharp, Margery - The Nutmeg Tree  
Shattuck, Shari - Invisible Ellen 
Simons, Jake Wallis - The English German Girl
Simsion, Graeme - The Rosie Effect  The Rosie Project
Spiers, Hilary -  Hester & Harriet
Stovall, Jim - The Ultimate Gift
Townsend, Sue - The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year 
Trollope, Joanna - Sense & Sensibility
Tunnicliffe, Hannah - Season of Salt & Honey
Tyler, Anne - Vinegar Girl
Vincent, Bruno - Five Go On A Strategy Away Day 
Watson, Winifred - Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
Weir, Andy - The Martian  
White, Gillian -  Rich Deceiver
Wilhide, Elizabeth - Ashenden
Zusak, Marcus - I Am The Messenger , 
The Book Thief

Non-Fiction
Alexander, William - Flirting with French
Anselmo,  Lisa - My (Part Time) Paris Life
Ansley, Bruce &  Ussher, Jane - Islands
Baines, Emily Ansara - The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook 
Barnes, Darlene - Hungry 
Bryson, Bill - The Road to Little Dribbling
Canora, Marco - Brodo 
Colwin, Laurie - Home Cooking
Duhigg, Charles - The Power of Habit 
Fechtor, Jessica - Stir
Flinn, Kathleen - The Sharper the Knife the Less You Cry
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School 
Gawande, Atul - Better , Being Mortal
Gilbert, Elizabeth -  Big Magic
Giramonte, Lisa Borgnes - Novel Interiors
Gladwell, Malcolm - David & Goliath
Gompertz, Will - What Are You Looking At? 
Gleeson, Erin - The Forest Feast for Kids 
Hanagarne, Josh - The World's Strongest Librarian
Hazan, Marcella - Ingredienti
Jiang, Jia - Rejection Proof  
Johnson, Boris - The Churchill Factor  
Kerman, Piper - Orange is the New Black
Le, Stephanie - Easy Gourmet
LeClerc, Julie - Hot Pink Spice Saga 
Lende, Heather - Find The Good   
Martin, Sasha - Life From Scratch
Mathias, Peta - Hot Pink Spice Saga 
McKeown, Greg - Essentialism 
Moran, Caitlin - Moranifesto 
Pennac, Daniel - The Rights of the Reader 
Reichl, Ruth - My Kitchen Year
Delicious  
Robertson, Nichole - Paris in Color
Rubin, Gretchen - Happier At Home  
Ruhlman, Michael - Ruhlman's Twenty 
Sandberg, Sheryl - Lean In
Saunders, Jennifer -  Bonkers
Smillie, Justin - Slow Fires
Thorisson, Mimi - A Kitchen in France
Usher, Shaun - Lists of Note 
Usher, Shaun - More Letters of Note 
Verant, Samantha - Seven Letters from Paris

Wax, Ruby - A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled
Weiss, Luisa - My Berlin Kitchen 

Graphic/Comics/Illustrated
Andersen, Sarah - Adulthood is a Myth
Apse, Andris -  Spirit of the South 
Bantock, Nick - Griffin & Sabine
Bornholdt, Jenny - A Book is a Book
Chast, Roz - Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Chavouet, Florent - Tokyo on Foot
Dodd, Lynley - Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
Friedlander, Marti - Self-Portrait
Greenspan, Dorie - Around My French Table 
Grigson, Sophie - Spices  
Heald, Henrietta - La Vie Est Belle 
Kalman, Maira - Ah-hA to Zig Zag , My Favorite Things , The Principles of Uncertainty
Knisley, Lucy - Displacement: A Travelogue , An Age of License,
Something New 
Laing, Sarah - Mansfield and Me
MacLeod, Janice - Paris Letters
Rowling JK - The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Ruhlman, Michael - Egg
Swift, Vivian - Le Road Trip 
Szymanik, Melinda - Clever Moo

By Title 
Fiction

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 
A Proper Family Holiday by Chrissie Manby
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
After You by JoJo Moyes 
Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide 
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
Beautiful Day by Kate Anthony 
Before The Fall by Noah Hawley
Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson
Cold Feet by Amy Fitzhenry 
Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton 
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 
Five Go On A Strategy Away Day by Bruno Vincent
Frederica by Georgette Heyer
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Hello From The Gillespies by Monica McInerney
Hester & Harriet by Hilary Spiers
Hyperbole & A Half by Allie Brosh
I Am The Messenger  by Marcus Zusak 
Invisible Ellen by Shari Shattuck
Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister 
Love From Paris by Alexandra Potter 
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson
Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson
One Hundred Names by Cecilia Ahern 
One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino
Rich Deceiver by Gillian White
Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot
Season of Salt & Honey by Hannah Tunnicliffe 
Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope
Size 12 is not Fat by Meg Cabot 
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson 
Still Life with Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot 
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty 
The Chase by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick 
The Dandelion Years by Erica James 
The English German Girl by Jake Wallis Simons
The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys
The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati 
The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan 
The Martian by Andy Weir 
The Nutmeg Tree  by Margery Sharp
The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell 
The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain
The Red Notebook by  Antoine Laurain
The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion 
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Scam by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
The Ship of Brides by JoJo Moyes
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick 
The Stylist by Rosie Nixon 
The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth 
The Trivia Man by Deborah O'Brien
The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall
The Unpredictable Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell
The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes 
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
The Wedding Bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch 
Three Sisters, Three Queens by Phillippa Gregory
Tightrope by Simon Mawer 
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich 
Tricky Twenty-Two  by Janet Evanovich 
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton
Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon 

Non- Fiction
A Kitchen in France by Mimi Thorisson
A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Better by Atul Gawande 
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert 
Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders
Brodo by Marco Canora 
David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
Delicious by Ruth Reichl
Easy Gourmet by Stephanie Le 
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Find The Good by Heather Lende 
Flirting with French by William Alexander
Happier At Home by Gretchen Rubin 
Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin
Hot Pink Spice Saga by Peta Mathias and Julie LeClerc
How to be Parisian Wherever You Are  
Hungry by Darlene Barnes
Ingredienti by Marcella Hazan
Islands by Bruce Ansley and Jane Ussher 
Life From Scratch by Sasha Martin 
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg 
Lists of Note compiled  by Shaun Usher
Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran
More Letters of Note compiled by Shaun Usher 
My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss
My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl
My (Part Time) Paris Life by Lisa Anselmo
New Zealand Art: From Cook to Contemporary, Te Papa
Novel Interiors by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti 
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman 
Paris in Color by Nichole Robertson 
Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang 
Ruhlman's Twenty by Michael Ruhlman
Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha Verant 
Slow Fires by Justin Smillie 
Stir by Jessica Fechtor
The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson
The Forest Feast for Kids by Erin Gleeson
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn
The Power of Habit   by Charles Duhigg
The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac
The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
The Sharper the Knife the Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn 
The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines
The World's Strongest Librarian by  Josh Hanagarne
What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz 

Graphic/Comics/Illustrated
A Book is a Book by Jenny Bornholdt
Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
Ah-hA to Zig Zag by Maira Kalman
An Age of License by Lucy Knisley 
Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
Clever Moo by Melinda Szymanik 
Displacement: A Travelogue  by Lucy Knisley
Egg by Michael Ruhlman 
Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock 
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson'sDairy by  Lynley Dodd
La Vie Est Belle by Henrietta Heald
Le Road Trip by Vivian Swift 
Mansfield and Me by Sarah Laing 
My Favorite Things by Maira Kalman 
Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod
Self-Portrait by Marti Friedlander 
Something New by Lucy Knisley 
Spices by Sophie Grigson
Spirit of the South by Andris Apse 
The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Rowling, JK
The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman
Tokyo on Foot by Florent Chavouet 

 

3 comments:

  1. This is a terrific idea.

    Thanks.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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  2. Lily and the Octopus was supposed to be the hit of 2016 - did you not like it? I have a galley to review.

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    1. I found it creepy and disturbing and decided not to finish it. Perhaps I just wasn't in the mood...

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