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List of Books Reviewed with Links to my posts about them

By Author
Abbott, Rachel - Stranger Child
Ahern, Cecilia - One Hundred Names 
Atkinson, Kate - Case Histories 
One Good Turn 
Atwood, Margaret - The Testaments 
Anthony, Kate - Beautiful Day
Backman, Fredrik - A Man Called Ove , Britt-Marie Was Here 
Balson, Ronald H - The Girl From Berlin 
Barnes, Julian - The Sense of An Ending 
Barnett, Laura - Greatest Hits  
Bauermeister, Erica - Joy for Beginners  The School of Essential Ingredients   ,
The Lost Art of Mixing
Belsky, RG - The Last Scoop 
Yesterday's News   , Beyond The Headlines ,
Berg, Elizabeth - The Story of Arthur Truluv 
Bignell, Meg - The Sparkle Pages
Bivald, Katarina - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Blackwell, Juliet - The Paris Key 
Bracewell, Patricia - Shadow on the Crown 
Branard, Lynne - Traveling Light
Brosh, Allie - Hyperbole & A Half 
Brown, Dan - The Da Vinci Code 
Brown, Karma - Recipe for a Perfect Wife
Burke, Alafair - The Better Sister 
Burnett, Frances Hodgson - A Little Princess  
Cabot, Meg - Royal Wedding  ;
Size 12 is not Fat 
The Boy is Back  

Center, Katherine - How To Walk Away  , Things You Save In A Fire 

Chadwick, Elizabeth - The Summer Queen , The Winter Crown , The Autumn Throne
Chamberlain, Diane - The Stolen Marriage 
 The Dream Daughter  Big Lies in a Small Town 

Charles, Janet Skeslien - The Paris Library
Child, Lee - The Midnight Line, Blue Moon

Clark, Julie - The Last Flight
Clark, Marcia - Guilt by Association 

Clinton, Bill & Patterson, James - The President's Daughter  
Colgan, Jenny - The Little Shop of Happy Ever After 
Collins, Suzanne - The Hunger Games ,Catching Fire  Mockingjay  , The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Connelly, Michael - The Lincoln Lawyer  

Cousens, Sophie - This Time Next Year  
Dave, Laura - Hello, Sunshine  

Dawson, Maddie - Matchmaking For Beginners    , The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness , A Happy Catastrophe 
Delargy, James - 55  
Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul - The Reader on the 6.27,
The Rest of Their Lives
Dobson, Melanie - Chateau of Secrets
Donati, Sara - The Gilded Hour  
Dugoni, Robert - The Eighth Sister 
My Sister's Grave 
Eberlen, Kate - Miss You 
Egan, Elisabeth -  A Window Opens 
Ephron, Nora - HeartBurn  
Evanovich, Janet -
Top Secret Twenty-One 
Tricky Twenty-Two
Turbo Twenty-Three   

Fortune and Glory (Tantalizing 27)
Evanovich, Janet & Peter - The Big Kahuna  
Evanovich, Janet & Goldberg, Lee - The Scam
The Job ,  

The Chase

Evanovich, Janet & Hamilton, Steve - The Bounty 

Evanovich, Janet & Sutton, Phoef - Wicked Charms 
                                                  Curious Minds
Faulkes, Sebastian - Birdsong 

Feldman, Ellen - Paris Never Leaves You  
Fellowes, Julian - Belgravia 
Fforde, Katie - A Springtime Affair   
Fielding, Helen - Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Finder, Joseph - The Switch  
Fitzhenry, Amy - Cold Feet
Flynn, Gillian -  Gone Girl  
Flynn, Kathleen A - The Jane Austen Project 

French, Dawn - Because of You   
Gabaldon, Diana - Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Galbraith, Robert - The Silkworm
                         The Cuckoo's Calling , Lethal White ,
Troubled Blood  

Gayle, Mike - All The Lonely People 

Gaynor, Hazel & Webb, Heather - Three Words For  Goodbye 

Genova, Lisa - Every Note Played 
George, Nina - The Little Breton Bistro  
Gilbert, Elizabeth - City of Girls 
Gilley, Jane - The Woman Who Kept Everything  
Godden, Rumer - In This House of Brede  
Goldberg, Lee - Lost Hills  , Bone Canyon  
Golden, Arthur - Memoirs of a Geisha
Gregory, Philippa - The Taming of the Queen
                         - Three Sisters, Three Queens
The Kingmaker's Daughter  ,
The Last Tudor
Gruen, Sara - Water For Elephants  

Halls, Stacey - Mrs England 

Harmel, Kristin - The Book of Lost Names , The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Harms, Kelly - The Overdue Life of Amy Byler  
Harris, Anstey - Goodbye, Paris 
Harris, Joanne - Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure
Hawley, Noah - Before The Fall  

Haywood, Sarah - The Cactus   
Hepworth, Sally - The Things We Keep  The Good Sister
Heyer, Georgette - Frederica 
Snowdrift , Bath Tangle  

Higgins, Kristan - Always the Last to Know 
Honeyman, Gail - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine  
Hornak, Francesca - Seven Days Of Us  
Humphreys, Helen - The Evening Chorus 
Hyde, Catherine Ryan - Allie and Bea   

Isaac, Catherine - The World At My Feet

Jaffe, Meredith - The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison
James, Erica - The Dandelion Years 
Jewell, Lisa - The House We Grew Up In  
Johnson, Julia Claiborne - Be Frank With Me 
Johnson, Milly - The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew 
The Queen of Wishful Thinking  

Joyce, Rachel - The Music Shop , Miss Benson's Beetle 
Keyes, Marian - The Woman Who Stole My Life  , Grown Ups
Keirnan, Stephen P - The Baker's Secret  

King, Kerry Anne - A Borrowed Life , Closer Home 
Kinsella, Sophie - My (not so) Perfect Life
Kovac, Christina - The Cutaway  
Ladd, Sarah - The Heiress of Winterwood 
Larrson, Stieg - Girl with a Dragon Tattoo  
Laurain, Antoine - The Red Notebook  , 
The President's Hat 

Smoking Kills  
Lauren, Christina - Roomies 
Lee, Min Jin - Free Food For Millionaires  

Leigh, Judy - Heading Over The Hill , A Grand Old Time  
Loigman, Lynda Cohen - The Wartime Sisters 
Lundberg, Sofia - The Red Address Book  
Lynch, Sarah-Kate - The Wedding Bees
Manby, Chrissie - A Proper Family Holiday
Mansell, Jill - The Unpredictable Consequences of Love , Maybe This Time
Martin, Charles - The Mountain Between Us 
Mawer, Simon - Tightrope
McInerney, Monica - Hello From The Gillespies 
McTiernan, Dervla - The Ruin , The Scholar
Michaelides, Alex - The Silent Patient  
Moriarty, Laura - The Chaperone  

Moore Graham - The Holdout 
Moyes, JoJo - After You,The Ship of Brides,  Me Before You , Still Me
Nemirovsky, Irene - Suite Francaise  
Nixon, Rosie -  The Stylis
Noble, Elizabeth - Letters to Iris 
Norton, Graham - A Keeper  
Oakley, Colleen - Close Enough To Touch
O'Brien, Deborah - The Trivia Man 

Paolini, Christopher - To Sleep in a Sea of Stars 
Patrick, Phaedra - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper  ,
Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone 
The Secrets of Love Story Bridge
Patterson, James & Clinton, Bill - The President is Missing 
Pearse, AJ - Dear Mrs Bird   
Pearson, Allison - I Don't Know How She Does It   How Hard Can It Be?
Pellegrino, Nicky - One Summer in Venice 
Penman, Sharon - The Land Beyond the Sea 
Piazza, Jo - Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win 
Picoult, Jodi - Small Great Things 
Potter, Alexandra - Love From Paris 
Prescott, Lara - The Secrets We Kept 
Quick, Matthew - The Silver Linings Playbook
Quindlen, Anna - Still Life with Breadcrumbs 
Quinn, Kate - The Alice Network , The Rose Code
Reid, Penny - Neanderthal Seeks Human 
Robinson, Tammy - Photos of You   
Robson, Jennifer -  Moonlight Over Paris  , Somewhere in France
Roland, Talli - The Pollyanna Plan  
Rosen, Renee - Park Avenue Summer 
Roth, Veronica - Divergent , Insurgent
Rowell, Rainbow - Eleanor & Park 
Rowland, Louise - The Girls' Book of Priesthood 
Rowling, JK - The Casual Vacancy 
Ryan, Jennifer - The Chilbury Ladies' Choir  , The Kitchen Front 
Sanderson, Jane - Mix Tape  
Schumacher, Julie - Dear Committee Members 
Semple Maria - Where'd You Go, Bernadette  ,Today Will Be Different
Shaffer, Mary Ann - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society 
Sharp, Margery - The Nutmeg Tree  
Shattuck, Shari - Invisible Ellen 
Shipman, Viola - The Summer Cottage , The Heirloom Garden
Shute, Nevil - No Highway 
Simons, Jake Wallis - The English German Girl
Simonson, Helen - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Simsion, Graeme - The Rosie Effect  The Rosie Project
Simsion, Graeme & Buist, Anne - Two Steps Forward  
Sparks, Nicolas - Every Breath You Take  
Spielman, Lori Nelsen - Sweet Forgiveness 
Spiers, Hilary -  Hester & Harriet,  
Love, Lies & Linguine
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 ,    

Redhead by the Side of the Road
Digging to America 

Clock Dance  

Verant, Samantha - The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux 
Vincent, Bruno - Five Go On A Strategy Away Day , Five Go Parenting 
Wall, Cara - The Dearly Beloved
Watson, Winifred - Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
Waxman, Abbi - The Garden of Small Beginnings , The Bookish Life of Nina Hill 
Weinstein, Rochelle B -
This Is Not How It Ends 

Weir, Alison - Katherine Parr, The Sixth Wife
Weir, Andy - The Martian   Artemis , Project Hail Mary ,
White, Gillian -  Rich Deceiver
Wiehl, Lis - The Candidate 
Wilhide, Elizabeth - Ashenden 
Williams, TA - Dreaming of Venice 
Woods, Eva - Something Like Happy  , The Lives We Touch 

Youngson, Anne - The Narrowboat Summer 
Zimmerman, Vicky - The Woman Who Wanted More 
Zusak, Marcus - I Am The Messenger , 
The Book Thief

Albom, Mitch - Finding Chika

Alexander, William - Flirting with French
Anselmo,  Lisa - My (Part Time) Paris Life
Ansley, Bruce &  Ussher, Jane - Islands 
Bailey, Jake - What Cancer Taught Me  
Baines, Emily Ansara - The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook 
Barnes, Darlene - Hungry 
Barnes, Julian - The Pedant in the Kitchen 
Bogel, Anne - I'd Rather Be Reading  
Booth, Martin - Gweilo  
Borman, Tracy - The Private LIves of the Tudors
Bryson, Bill - The Road to Little Dribbling
                   At Home: A Short History of Private Life  
Bythell, Shaun - The Diary of a Bookseller  
Canora, Marco - Brodo 
Colwin, Laurie - Home Cooking
Crowe, Kelsey & McDowell, Emily - There is No Good Card For This: What to say and do when life is scary, awful, and unfair to people you love  

Defoe, Gideon - An Atlas of Extinct Countries  
Duhigg, Charles - The Power of Habit 
Eger, Dr Edith Eva - The Choice 
Fechtor, Jessica - Stir 

Flanagan, Kitty - 488 Rules For Life   
Flinn, Kathleen - The Sharper the Knife the Less You Cry
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School  
Foley E & Coates B - What would Boudicca Do? 
Gay, Roxane - Hunger 
Gawande, Atul - Better , Being Mortal,
The Checklist Manifesto

Gilbert, Elizabeth -  Big Magic
Giramonte, Lisa Borgnes - Novel Interiors
Gladwell, Malcolm - David & Goliath Talking to Strangers  
Gleeson, Erin - The Forest Feast for Kids  
Gompertz, Will - What Are You Looking At?  
Gottlieb, Lori - Maybe You Should Talk To Someone 
Graham, Katherine - A Personal History
Hanagarne, Josh - The World's Strongest Librarian 
Hanff, Helene - 84 Charing Cross Road  ,The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street
Harford, Tim - Fifty Inventions That Shaped The Modern Economy   
Hazan, Marcella - Ingredienti 
Henson, Emily - Be Bold: Interiors for the Brave of Heart  
Hood, Ann - Kitchen Yarns  
Jiang, Jia - Rejection Proof  
Johnson, Boris - The Churchill Factor   
Karbo, Karen - How Georgia Became O'Keefe , In Praise of Difficult Women
Kerman, Piper - Orange is the New Black
Keyes, Marian - Saved by Cake
Kondo, Marie - Spark Joy  
Lamott, Anne - Bird by Bird 

Langbein, Annabel - Bella   
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 
Mohannadi, Kamin - Bella Figura
Moran, Caitlin - Moranifesto  , More Than A Woman
Mustich, James - 1000 Books to Read Before You Die  
Nosrat, Samin - Salt Fat Acid Heat 

O'Sullivan, Vincent - The Dark is Light Enough 

Pan, Jessica - Sorry I'm Late I Didn't Want to Come  
Pennac, Daniel - The Rights of the Reader 
Philpott, Mary Laura - I Miss You When I Blink  
Quindlen, Anna - Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir
Rajesh, Monisha - Around The World in 80 Trains  
Reichl, Ruth - My Kitchen Year
Delicious   , Save Me The Plums
Reilly, Winifred M - It Takes One To Tango 
Robertson, Nichole - Paris in Color 
Rosenberg, Liz - House of Dreams
Rubin, Gretchen - Happier At Home  , The Happiness Project
Ruhlman, Michael - Ruhlman's Twenty 

Russell, Helen - The Year of Living Danishly 
Sandberg, Sheryl - Lean In
Saunders, Jennifer -  Bonkers
Slater, Nigel - Toast 
Simmons, Sylvie - I'm Your Man   
Smillie, Justin - Slow Fires 
Stewart, Chris - Driving Over Lemons
Thorisson, Mimi - A Kitchen in France
Usher, Shaun - Lists of Note 
Usher, Shaun - More Letters of Note 
Verant, Samantha - Seven Letters from Paris, 
How To Make a French Family   
Walls, Jeannette - The Glass Castle 
Wax, Ruby - A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled
Weiss, Luisa - My Berlin Kitchen  
Westover, Tara - Educated  
Wizenberg, Molly - A Homemade Life  

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? 
Going Into Town 
Chavouet, Florent - Tokyo on Foot 
Crouse, William - The Art Deco Poster  
De La Mare, Guinevere - I'd Rather Be Reading  
Dodd, Lynley - Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
Dujardin, Helene - Plate to Pixel 

Erickson, Renee - Getaway
Feder, Tyler - Dancing at the Pity Party  
Friedlander, Marti - Self-Portrait   
Gaines, Julie - Minding The Store
Gleeson,Erin -
The Forest Feast Mediterranean
Green, Katie - Lighter Than My Shadow
Greenspan, Dorie - Around My French Table 
Grigson, Sophie - Spices  

Ha, Robin - Almost American , Cook Korean!
Hart, Tom - Rosalie Lightning 

Hattori, Yuki - What Cats Want 
Heald, Henrietta - La Vie Est Belle 
Hiassen, Carl -  Assume the Worst
Jaffrey, Madhur - Curry Easy  
James Martin's French Adventure 
Kalman, Maira - Ah-hA to Zig Zag , My Favorite Things , The Principles of Uncertainty,
Kitchen, Leanne & Suvalko, Antony - The Real Food of China 
Knisley, Lucy - Displacement: A Travelogue , An Age of License,
Something New    

Laing, Sarah - Mansfield and Me
Macdonald, Kate - The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook  
Mackesy, Charlie - The Boy, the Mole, the Fox & the Horse  
MacLeod, Janice - Paris Letters
A Paris Year   
Mount, Jane - Bibliophile 
Obata, Fumio - Just So Happens  
Pankhurst , Kate -  Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World
Patel, Meera Lee - My Friend Fear 

Pyle, Nathan W - Strange Planet 
Roux, Michel - Eggs  , Cheese 
Rowling JK - The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Risbridger, Ella - Midnight Chicken 
Ruhlman, Michael - Egg 

Sanders, Ella Frances - Lost in Translation 

Snider, Grant - I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf 

Sweet, Melissa - Some Writer!  The Story of E.B. White  , The Right Word
Swift, Vivian - Le Road Trip 
Szymanik, Melinda - Clever Moo
Tuck, Sarah - Coming Unstuck 
Tung, Debbie - Quiet Girl in a Noisy World  , Book Love
Webster, Jane - French House Chic  , French Ties


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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.

    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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