2010 & 2011 Reviews

A list of all reviews that have been published on this blog in 2010 and 2011.

Since the list was getting rather long, I started a new one for 2012.


The Smoke Thief by Shana Abé

The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

In the Kitchen by Monica Ali

Garden Spells by Sarah Allen

Going Too Far by Catherine Alliott
The Old-Girl Network by Catherine Alliott

Steal You Away by Niccolò Ammaniti

Feed by M. T. Anderson

The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam (DNF)

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Sunset Park by Paul Auster


Moonface by Angela Balcita

Jennifer Government by Max Barry

Blacklands by Belinda Bauer

The Obscure Logic of the Heart by Priya Basil

E Squared by Matt Beaumont

Say When by Elizabeth Berg

Season to Taste by Molly Birnbaum

The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

2666 by Roberto Bolaño

Now You See Me by S. J. Bolton
Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton

The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne

East Is East by T. C. Boyle
When The Killing’s Done by T. C. Boyle

A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Exclusive by Sandra Brown

Spark: How Creativity Works by Julie Burstein

Nothing by Blake Butler

Kindred by Octavia Butler

After You by Julie Buxbaum


Always on My Mind by Colette Caddle

Changeless by Gail Carriger
Soulless by Gail Carriger

Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll

Your Presence is Required at Suvanto by Maile Chapman

My Life in France by Julia Child (DNF)

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

61 Hours by Lee Child

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim by Jonathan Coe

Altered by Aubrey Coletti

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Generation A by Douglas Coupland
Player One by Douglas Coupland

Dancing in the Shadows of Love by Judy Croome (DNF)

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Tourquai by Tim Davys

Return to Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux
The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux

Two Kinds of Wonderful by Isla Dewar

The 30-Second Commute by Stephanie Dickison

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Frederick Douglass

The Lover by Marguerite Duras


The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

Meltdown by Ben Elton

Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott

Seven Up by Janet Evanovich

The White Devil by Justin Evans

The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan

Under the Skin by Michel Faber

Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon

The Ugly Sister by Jane Fallon

The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale (DNF)

A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bloody Women by Helen Fitzgerald

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn

The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

What To Do When Someone Dies by Nicci French

I Is An Other by James Geary

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

Solace by Nicci Gerrard

Harvest by Tess Gerritsen
Life Support by Tess Gerritsen

The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

No One Thinks of Greenland by John Griesemer

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Lies (Gone # 3) by Michael Grant

Neverisms by Dr. Mardy Grothe

The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

Vegetarian Barbecue Cookbook by Mary Gwynn


The Radleys by Matt Haig

31 Hours by Masha Hamilton

Mysteries by Knut Hamsun

The Lady and the Poet by Maeve Haran (DNF)

The Secret Shopper Unwrapped by Kate Harrison

Buzz Aldrin, What Happened To You In All the Confusion by Johan Harstad
Hässelby by Johan Harstad

Doña Nicanora’s Hat Shop by Kirstan Hawkins

A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes
Precious Blood by Jonathan Hayes

The Human Race by O. C. Heaton

Up from the Blue by Susan Henderson

First Frost by James Henry

Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen

Taboo by Casey Hill

Horns by Joe Hill

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst

The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist

The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving


The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

The Cosy Knave by Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen

It’s the Little Things by Erica James

The Bostonians by Henry James

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan


Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann

Malled by Caitlin Kelly

The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

Duma Key by Stephen King
The Running Man by Stephen King

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Out by Natsuo Kirino

A Separate Peace by John Knowles


The Wife’s Tale by Lori Lansens

The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson

Nigella Christmas by Nigella Lawson

Instructions for an Inexperienced Lover by Amanda Leduc

Who is Mr Satoshi? by Jonathan Lee

Inhuman by Danielle Q. Lee

Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis

We Are All Made Of Glue by Marina Lewycka

Hash by Torgny Lindgren
Light by Torgny Lindgren

Beholden by Clare Littleford


Sweetie by Kathryn Magendie
Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie

The Bomber by Liza Marklund

Don’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald

Asylum by Patrick McGrath

Tomorrow Pamplona by Jan van Mersbergen

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

A Gentle Axe by R. N. Morris

The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulish

Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakani

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark

One Day by David Nicholls

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman

Zwavelzuur (Sulphuric Acid) by Amelie Nothomb (NL/Eng)

Purge by Sofi Oksanen

Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje

Stop Me by Richard Jay Parker

The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson
Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson

Little Children by Tom Perrotta

Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher

Low Town by Daniel Polansky

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen

Hamlet’s Blackberry by William Powers


Men Dancing by Cherry Radford

Bodies and Language by Vaidehi Ramanathan

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

The House of Windjammer by V. A. Richardson

Snapshot by Craig Robertson


The Catcher in the Rye by  J. D. Salinger

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch

Blindness by Jose Saramago

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman

Visits from the Drowned Girl by Steven Sherrill

Everything Is Going To Be Great by Rachel Shukert

The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland by Barbara Silkstone

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

The Beautiful Miscellaneous by Dominic Smith

Crossing the Heart of Africa by Julian Smith

Mr Rosenblum’s List by Natasha Solomons

Dead Politician Society by Robin Spano

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein

The Informationist by Taylor Stevens

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

The Help by Katherine Stockett

The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale

The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley


Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin
The Quarry by Johan Theorin

The End of Mr. Y. by Scarlett Thomas

Distance by Colin Thubron

Don’t Sing at the Table by Adriana Trigiani

Baby Be Mine by Paige Toon

The Girl on the Landing by Paul Torday
The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers by Paul Torday

Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas

The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks


The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar


Caribou Island by David Vann
Sukkwan Island by David Vann

The Surrogates by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut


A Note from an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Among Others by Jo Walton

Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

The Bed I Made by Lucie Whitehouse

Caesarion by Tommy Wieringa

Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson

When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman

A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear

The Crysalids by John Wyndham


We All Ran Into The Sunlight by Natalie Young

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