Tuesday, March 14, 2006



AIRBORN by Kenneth Oppel, (EOS, 2004).

ALL THE PRETTY HORSES by Cormac McCarthy (Knopf, 2002).

ALONE TOGETHER by Sherry Turkle (Basic Books, 2011)

AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY by Michael Chabon (Random House, 2000).

AMAZING GRACE by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press, 2007).

AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman (W. Morrow, 2001).

ANYBODY OUT THERE? by Marian Keyes (William Morrow, 2006).


BAD BOY by Olivia Goldsmith (Dutton, 2001).

BAD TWIN by Gary Troup (Hyperion Books, 2006).

BEACH ROAD by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge (Little, Brown and Co., 2006).

BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press, 2000).

BECAUSE SHE CAN by Bridie Clark (Warner Books, 2007).

BIG STONE GAP TRILOGY by Adriana Trigiani (Random House, 2000-2002).

BITTER END by Jennifer Brown (Little Brown, 2011)

BLANCHE ON THE LAM by Barbara Neely (St. Martin's Press, 1992).

BLUE-EYED DEVIL by Lisa Kleypas (St. Martin's Press, 2008).

BLINK: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown and Co., 2005).

BLOOD [AND] CHOCOLATE by Annette Curtis Klause (Delacorte Press, 1997).

BLOOD DREAMS by Kay Hooper (Bantam, 2007).

THE BODY OF CHRISTOPHER CREED by Carol Plum-Ucci (Harcourt, 2000).

THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER by Amy Tan (Putnam, 2001).

THE BOOK OF THE DEAD by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Warner Books, 2006).

BUFFALO GIRLS by Larry McMurtry (Simon & Schuster, 1990).

BURNT OFFERINGS by Robert Marasco (Delacorte Press, 1973).


CERTAIN GIRLS by Jennifer Weiner (Atria Books, 2008).

CHANGE OF HEART by Jodi Picoult (Atria, 2008)

CHANGING FACES by Kimberla Lawson Roby (Morrow, 2006).

CHASING DESTINY by Eric Jerome Dickey (Dutton, 2006).

CHASING HARRY WINSTON by Lauren Weisberger (Simon and Schuster, 2008).

CHILD OF THE DEAD by Don Coldsmith (Doubleday, 1995).

CHINA MOUNTAIN ZHANG by Maureen McHugh (Tom Doherty Associates, 1992).

CLEMENTE: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero by David Maraniss (Simon & Schuster, 2006).

COMPANY by Max Barry (Doubleday, 2006).

A COMPANY OF SWANS by Eva Ibbotson (St. Martin's Press, 1985).

CONSPIRACIES by F. Paul Wilson (Tom Doherty Associates, 1999).

CRAZY FOR YOU by Jennifer Crusie (St. Martin's Press, 1999).

CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER by Tom Franklin (William Morrow, 2010)

CROSS by James Patterson (Little, Brown and Co., 2006).



DANSE MACABRE by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley Books, 2005).

DARK TORT by Diane Mott Davidson (William Morrow, 2006).

THE DAY EAZY-E DIED by James Earl Hardy (Alyson Books, 2001).

DEADWOOD by Pete Dexter (Random House, 1986).

THE DEATH OF VISHNU by Manil Suri (Norton, 2001).

DEEP STORM by Lincoln Child (Doubleday, 2007).

DEFINITELY DEAD by Charlaine Harris (Ace Books, 2006).

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS by Walter Mosley (Norton, 1990).

THE DEVIL'S BONES by Jefferson Bass (William Morrow, 2008).

THE DIARY OF MATTIE SPENSER by Sandra Dallas (St. Martin's Press, 1997).

DIGGING TO AMERICA by Anne Tyler (Knopf, 2006).

DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS? by Randa Abdel-Fattah (Orchard Books, 2007).

DON'T LOOK DOWN by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (St. Martin's Press, 2006).

DOWN RIVER by John Hart (Thomas Dunne Books, 2007).

DUE SOUTH: Dispatches from Down Home by R. Scott Brunner (Villard, 1999).


EAT, PRAY, LOVE: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert (Viking, 2006).

EMMA BROWN by Clare Boylan (Viking, 2003).


THE FALLEN by T. Jefferson Parker (William Morrow, 2006).

FALLING ANGELS by Tracy Chevalier (Dutton, 2001).

FANNY AND SUE by Karen Stolz (Hyperion, 2003).

FEARLESS by Diana Palmer (Harlequin).

FOR A FEW DEMONS MORE by Kim Harrison (Harper Collins, 2007).

FORGED by Bart D. Ehrman (HarperOne, 2011).

FOR HERE OR TO GO by Leah Ryan (Garrett County Press,2004).

FRAGMENTS OF THE ARK by Louise Meriwether (Pocket Books, 1994).

FREAKS: Alive, on the Inside by Annette Curtis Klause (Simon & Schuster, 2006).

FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES by Min Jin Lee (Warner Books, 2007).

FUNERAL IN BLUE by Anne Perry (Ballantine Books, 2001).


GARDEN SPELLS by Sarah Addison Allen (Bantam, 2007).

GETTING MOTHER' BODY by Suzan-Lori Parks (Random House, 2003).

GIFTS by Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt, 2004).

GLIMPSES OF TRUTH by Jack Cavanaugh (Zondervan Pub., 1999).

GOD DON'T LIKE UGLY by Mary Monroe (Dafina Books, 2000).

GODS IN ALABAMA by Joshilyn Jackson (Warner Books, 2005).

GONE: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine Books, 2006).

GONE by Lisa Gardner (Bantam, 2006).

GONE FISHIN': An Easy Rawlins Novel by Walter Mosley (Black Classic Press, 1997).

GOT THE LOOK by James Grippando (HarperCollins, 2006).

A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY by Libba Bray (Delacorte, 2003).

THE GREAT INFLUENZA: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History by John Barry (Viking, 2004).

GUILTY by Karen Robards (Putnam, 2008).


THE HARD WAY: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child (Delacorte Press, 2006).

HEART-SHAPED BOX by Joe Hill (William Morrow, 2007).

HIS DARK MATERIALS, a trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman (Knopf, 1995-2000).

HIS INSIGNIFICANT OTHER by Karen V. Siplin (Free Press, 2002).

THE HISTORIAN by Elizabeth Kostova (Little, Brown and Co., 2005).

HISTORIC PHOTOS OF MEMPHIS by Gina Cordell and Patrick O'Daniel (Turner Publishing Co., 2006).

A HOPE IN THE UNSEEN: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League by Ron Suskind (Broadway Books, 1998).

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER by Tom Clancy (Naval Institute Press, 1984).


I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves (1934).

IMPACT by Douglas Preston (Forge, 2010).

I HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster, 2007).

IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW by Cecelia Ahern (Hyperion, 2006).

IN THE PRESIDENT'S SECRET SERVICE by Ronald Kessler (Crown Publishers, 2009).

INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer (Villard Books, 1996).

THE INTUITIONIST by Colson Whitehead (Anchor Books, 1999).


JERUSALEM VIGIL by Bodie and Brock Thoene (Viking, 2000).

JIM & LOUELLA'S HOMEMADE HEART-FIX REMEDY by Bertice Berry (Doubleday, 2002).

JOY FOR BEGINNERS by Erica Bauermeister (Putnam, 2011).

JUDGE & JURY by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Little, Brown and Co., 2006).

THE JUDGMENT OF PARIS: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism by Ross King (Walker & Co., 2006).

JUST KILLING TIME by Derek Van Arman (Dutton, 1992).


KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez (Random House, 2007).

KILLER DREAMS by Iris Johansen (Bantam Books, 2006).

KISSING DOORKNOBS by Terry Spencer Hesser (Delacorte Press, 1998).

THE KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead Books, 2003).


LAST BREATH by Mariah Stewart (Ballantine Books, 2007).

LAST KNOWN VICTIM by Erica Spindler (Mira Books, 2007).

THE LAST REPORT ON THE MIRACLES AT LITTLE NO HORSE by Louise Erdrich (HarperCollins, 2001).

THE LAST SEASON by Eric Blehm (HarperCollins, 2006).

LEONARDO'S SWANS by Karen Essex (Doubleday, 2006).

A LESSON BEFORE DYING by Ernest J. Gaines (Vintage Books, 1993).

A LICK OF FROST (Meredith Gentry Series, Book 6) by Laurell K. Hamilton (Ballatine, 2007).

LIGHT ON SNOW by Anita Shreve (Little, Brown and Co., 2004.

THE LIGHTHOUSE by P.D. James (Knopf, 2005).

LIGHTNING by Dean Koontz (Putnam, 1988).

A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of A Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2007).

LOST MEMPHIS by Laura Cunningham (History Press, 2010).

LOVE UNDERCOVER by Jo Edwards (Simon Pulse, 2006).

LUCIA, LUCIA by Adriana Trigiani (Random House, 2003).


MAGIC HOUR by Kristin Hannah (Ballantine Books, 2006).

MAISIE DOBBS by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press, 2003).

MALINCHE by Laura Esquivel (Atria Books, 2006).

THE MAN FROM SHADOW RIDGE by Brock and Bodie Thoene (Bethany House, 1990).

MANHUNT: The Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson (William Morrow, 2006).

MARLEY AND ME: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan (Morrow, 2005).

THE MARRIAGE SPELL by Mary Jo Putney (Ballantine Books, 2006).

MAYFLOWER: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking, 2006).

MAYOR CRUMP DON'T LIKE IT: Machine Politics in Memphis by G. Wayne Dowdy (University Press of Mississippi, 2006).

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA: A Novel by Arthur Golden (Knopf, 1997).

THE MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER by Kim Edwards (Penguin, 2006).

MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA by James McBride (Riverhead Books, 2002).

MISQUOTING JESUS: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why by Bart D. Ehrman (HarperSanFrancisco, 2005).

MOCKINGBIRD: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields (Henry Holt, 2006).

A MODEL SUMMER by Paulina Porizkova (Hyperion, 2007).

MONSTER by Frank Peretti (WestBow Press, 2005).

A MORBID TASTE FOR BONES by Ellis Peters (Morrow, 1977).

MOTOR MOUTH by Janet Evanovich (HarperCollins, 2006).

MRS. KIMBLE by Jennifer Haigh (Morrow Books, 2003).

MY LIFE IN FRANCE by Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme (Knopf, 2006).


NAKED by David Sedaris (Little, Brown, 1997).

THE NAME OF THE ROSE by Umberto Eco (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983).

THE NAMESAKE by Jhumpa Lahiri (Houghton Mifflin, 2003).

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER by Walter Lord (Holt, 1955)

NIGHTS OF RAIN AND STARS by Maeve Binchy (Dutton, 2004).

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN by Cormac McCarthy (Knopf, 2005).

NOWHERE IS A PLACE by Bernice L. McFadden (Dutton, 2006).


OBSESSION by Karen Robards (Putnam, 2007).

THE OLD WINE SHADES : A Richard Jury Mystery by Martha Grimes (Viking, 2006).

THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press,2006).

OPEN HOUSE by Elizabeth Berg (Random House, 2000).

ORBIT by John J. Nance (Simon & Schuster, 2006).

ORYX AND CRAKE by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese, 2003).

OUR LADY OF THE FOREST by David Guterson (Knopf, 2003).

THE OUTLAW DEMON WAILS by Kim Harrison (HarperCollins, 2008).


A PIECE OF CAKE: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown (Crown, 2006).

THE PLEASURE OF MY COMPANY by Steve Martin (Hyperion, 2003).

PLUM LOVIN' by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Press, 2007).

PLUM LUCKY by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Press, 2008).

THE PREACHER'S DAUGHTER by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House, 2005).

PRESUMPTION: An Entertainment by Julia Barrett, (M. Evans, 1993).

PRIME CUT by Diane Mott Davidson (Bantam Books, 1998).

THE PRINCES OF IRELAND: The Dublin Saga by Edward Rutherfurd (Doubleday, 2004).

PRIOR BAD ACTS by Tami Hoag (Bantam Books, 2006).

THE PROMETHEUS DECEPTION by Robert Ludlum (St. Martin's Press, 2000).

PROMISE ME by Harlan Coben (Dutton, 2006).


THE QUICKIE by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown, 2007).

THE QUILTER'S APPRENTICE by Jennifer Chiaverini (Simon & Schuster, 1999).


RELIC by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Forge, 1995).

THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy (Knopf, 2006).

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs (St. Martin's Press, 2002).


SACRIFICE (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force) by Karen Traviss (LucasBooks, 2007).

THE SAME SWEET GIRLS by Cassandra king (Hyperion, 2005).

SARAH'S KEY by Tatiana de Rosnay (St. Martin’s Press, 2007). *2010 review

SARAH'S KEY by Tatiana de Rosnay *2011 review

SECOND SIGHT by Amanda Quick (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006).

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking, 2002).

7TH HEAVEN by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown & Co., 2008).

THE SHAPE SHIFTER by Tony Hillerman (HarperCollins, 2006).

SHEPHERDS ABIDING: A Mitford Christmas Story by Jan Karon (Viking, 2003).

THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK by Parry Brown (Strivers Row, 2001).

SILVER PIGS by Lindsey Davis (Crown Publishers, 1989).

SIMPLY UNFORGETTABLE by Mary Balogh (Delacorte Press, 2005).

SISTERCHICKS DO THE HULA by Robin Jones Gunn (Multnomah, 2003).

THE SISTERHOOD OF BLACKBERRY CORNER by Andrea Smith (Dial Press, 2006).

THE 6TH TARGET by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown, 2007).

SLEEPING WITH FEAR by Kay Hooper (Bantam Books, 2006).

SMART AND SIMPLE FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR BUSY PEOPLE by Jane Bryant Quinn (Simon and Schuster, 2006).

THE SNACK THIEF by Andrea Camilleri (Viking, 2003).

SNUFF by Chuck Palahniuk (Doubleday, 2008).

SO MUCH FOR THAT by Lionel Shriver (Harper, 2010).

SOMEONE TO LOVE by Jude Deveraux (Atria Books, 2007).

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES by Ray Bradbury (Bantam, 1963).

SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999).

A SPOT OF BOTHER by Mark Haddon (Doubleday, 2006).

SUGAR DADDY by Lisa Kleypas (St. Martin's Press, 2007).

SUNDAY BRUNCH by Norma Jarrett (Harlem Moon, 2004).

SUSANNAH'S GARDEN by Debbie Macomber (Mira, 2006).

THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS' FIRST BIG-ASS NOVEL by Jill Conner Browne (Simon and Schuster, 2007).


TALK TO THE HAND: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door by Lynn Truss (Gotham Books, 2005).

TENDER AT THE BONE by Ruth Reichl (Random House, 1998).

THIRTEEN MOONS by Charles Frazier (Random House, 2006).

THREE CUPS OF TEA: One Man's Mission to Fight Terror and Build Nations--One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson (Viking, 2006).

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead Books, 2007).

THUNDERSTRUCK by Erik Larson (Crown Publishers, 2006).

TWELVE SHARP by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Press, 2006).

TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon and Schuster, 2006).


UNDER ORDERS by Dick Francis (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006).

THE UNEXPECTED MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman (Doubleday, 1966).

UP CLOSE AND DANGEROUS by Linda Howard (Ballantine Books, 2007).


VANISH by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine Books, 2005).


THE WATCHMAN by Robert Crais (Simon and Schuster, 2007).

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen (Algonquin Books, 2006).

WE AIN'T THE BRONTES by Rosalyn McMillan (Urban Books, 2011).

THE WEIRD SISTERS by Eleanor Brown (Amy Einhorn Books/G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2011).

WAY OFF THE ROAD: Discovering The Peculiar Charms of Small-Town America by Bill Geist (Broadway Books, 2007).

WHAT PRICE LOVE? by Stephanie Laurens (William Morrow, 2006).

WILD STARS SEEKING MIDNIGHT SUNS by J. California Cooper (Doubleday, 2006).

WORLD OF PIES by Karen Stolz (HyperionBooks, 2000).

WOUNDED by Stephen Cole (Razorbill, 2003).


A YEAR IN THE WORLD: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller by Frances Mayes (Broadway Books, 2006) [second review].

THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion (Knopf, 2005).

THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION by Michael Chabon (Harper Collins, 2007).

YOU KNOW BETTER by Tina McElroy Ansa (William Morrow, 2002).

YOU'VE BEEN WARNED by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown, 2007).


ZORRO by Isabelle Allende (Harper Collins, 2005).


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