Melody’s Reviews

By Book Title

A
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
All There Is by Dave Isay
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Angelhead by Greg Bottoms
Answers I’ll Accept edited by Kelly Ann Jacobson
The Anti 9 to 5 Guide by Michelle Goodman

B
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie
The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
Be With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn)
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
Book Lust to Go by Nancy Pearl
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Butterfly’s Child by Angela Davis-Gardner

C
Cairo In White by Kelly Ann Jacobson
Camp Nine by Vivienne R. Schiffer
The Chicktionary by Anna Lefler
The Color of Water by James McBride
The Conference of the Birds by Peter Sís
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

D
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Dishing Up Maryland by Lucie L. Snodgrass
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
Dubliners by James Joyce

E
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published by Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry
Ever Is a Long Time by W. Ralph Eubanks

F
Faith by Jennifer Haigh
Fingerprints by Joel Church
Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
Fodor’s Thailand, 11th ed., by Hana Borrowman
The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith

G
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Great House by Nicole Krauss
Green Girl by Kate Zambreno

H
Habana Libre by Tim Wendel
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
The Heroine’s Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Holy Ghost Girl by Donna M. Johnson
Hot by Mark Hertsgaard
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu

I
I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
If You Knew Suzy by Katherine Rosman
The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier
The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald
I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

J
Just My Type by Simon Garfield

K
The Kid by Sapphire

L
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Losing Clementine by Ashley Ream
Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

M
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Maman’s Homesick Pie by Donia Bijan
The Misanthrope’s Guide to Life by Meghan Rowland and Chris Turner-Neal
More Like Her by Liza Palmer
My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock

N
Next to Love by Ellen Feldman
The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger
The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst
No Plot? No Problem! novel-writing kit by Chris Baty
Northwest Corner by John Burnham Schwartz

O
On This Spot by Douglas Evelyn and Paul Dickson
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas

P
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber
The Pharmacist’s Mate by Amy Fusselman
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Printmaker’s Daughter by Katherine Govier
The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti
Push by Sapphire

Q
Quiet by Susan Cain

R
Reservation Road by John Burnham Schwartz
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Rules of the Tunnel by Ned Zeman

S
S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline
The Sense of Touch by Ron Parsons
Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen
A Snug Life Somewhere by Jan Shapin
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
Stanley Finnigan and the Race Around the Universe by Dan Cuoco
The Storm at the Door by Stefan Merrill Block
The Subversive Copy Editor by Carol Fisher Saller
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Sweet Magic by Michel Richard with Peter Kaminsky

T
The Taker by Alma Katsu
Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
(T)here: Writings on Returnings, edited by Brandi Dawn Henderson
This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff
The Time Traveler’s Boyfriend by Annabelle Costa
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead
The Train of Small Mercies by David Rowell
The Turnaround by George Pelecanos

V
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

W
Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn)
Wanderlust by Elisabeth Eaves
War by Sebastian Junger
Washington’s U Street by Blair A. Ruble
We by Michael Landweber
Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty
What Language Is by John McWhorter
A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Wings by Karl Friedrich
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Y
Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes
You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

Z
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

By Author’s Name

A
Abercrombie, Joe, The Blade Itself and Before They Are Hanged
Adeline, L. Marie, S.E.C.R.E.T.
Armentrout, Jennifer L. (J. Lynn), Wait for You and Be With Me
Atwood, Margaret, The Handmaid’s Tale

B
Baty, Chris, No Plot? No Problem! novel-writing kit
Bijan, Donia, Maman’s Homesick Pie
Blakemore, Erin, The Heroine’s Bookshelf
Block, Stefan Merrill, The Storm at the Door
Borrowman, Hana, Fodor’s Thailand, 11th ed.
Bottoms, Greg, Angelhead
Brockmeier, Kevin, The Illumination
Brontë, Emily, Wuthering Heights

C
Cain, Susan, Quiet
Cather, Willa, O Pioneers!
Church, Joel, Fingerprints
Conrad, Joseph, Heart of Darkness
Costa, Annabelle, The Time Traveler’s Boyfriend
Crosley, Sloane, I Was Told There’d Be Cake
Cuoco, Dan, Stanley Finnigan and the Race Around the Universe

D
Davis-Gardner, Angela, Butterfly’s Child
Donoghue, Emma, Room
Dostoevsky, Fyodor, Crime and Punishment
Doughty, Louise, Whatever You Love
Du Bois, W. E. B., The Souls of Black Folk

E
Eaves, Elisabeth, Wanderlust
Eckstut, Arielle, and David Henry Sterry, The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published
Egan, Jennifer, A Visit from the Goon Squad
Eggers, Dave, Zeitoun
Eubanks, W. Ralph, Ever Is a Long Time
Evelyn, Douglas, and Paul Dickson, On This Spot

F
Fallon, Siobhan, You Know When the Men Are Gone
Feldman, Ellen, Next to Love
Fey, Tina, Bossypants
Fitzgerald, F. Scott, The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night
Flynn, Gillian, Gone Girl
Forbes, Bo, Yoga for Emotional Balance
Friedrich, Karl, Wings
Fuller, Alexandra, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Fusselman, Amy, The Pharmacist’s Mate

G
Gaiman, Neil, The Graveyard Book and Coraline
Garfield, Simon, Just My Type
Goodman, Michelle, The Anti 9 to 5 Guide
Govier, Katherine, The Printmaker’s Daughter
Grunwald, Lisa, The Irresistible Henry House

H
Haigh, Jennifer, Faith
Hancock, Noelle, My Year with Eleanor
Hemingway, Ernest, To Have and Have Not
Henderson, Brandi Dawn (editor), (T)here: Writings on Returnings
Hertsgaard, Mark, Hot

I
Isay, Dave, All There Is

J
Jacobson, Kelly Ann, Cairo In White and Answers I’ll Accept (editor)
Johnson, Donna M., Holy Ghost Girl
Johnson, Maureen, The Bermudez Triangle
Joyce, James, Dubliners
Junger, Sebastian, War

K
Katsu, Alma, The Taker
Krauss, Nicole, Great House
Kupersmith, Violet, The Frangipani Hotel

L
Landweber, Michael, We
Larsson, Stieg, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Lawrenson, Deborah, The Lantern
Lawson, Jenny, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
Lee, Harper, To Kill a Mockingbird
Lefler, Anna, The Chicktionary
Lippman, Laura, I’d Know You Anywhere
Lukas, Michael David, The Oracle of Stamboul

M
Markovits, Anouk, I Am Forbidden
McBride, James, The Color of Water
McCarthy, Cormac, All the Pretty Horses
McWhorter, John, What Language Is
Mengestu, Dinaw, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and How to Read the Air
Moorehead, Caroline, A Train in Winter

N
Niffenegger, Audrey, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Night Bookmobile

O
Oliver, Lauren, Before I Fall, Delirium, and Pandemonium

P
Palmer, Liza, More Like Her
Parkhurst, Carolyn, Lost and Found and The Nobodies Album
Parsons, Ron, The Sense of Touch
Pearl, Nancy, Book Lust to Go
Pekkanen, Sarah, Skipping a Beat
Pelecanos, George, The Turnaround
Pink, Daniel, A Whole New Mind
Pynchon, Thomas, The Crying of Lot 49

R
Ream, Ashley, Losing Clementine
Richard, Michel, with Peter Kaminsky, Sweet Magic
Rosman, Katherine, If You Knew Suzy
Rowell, David, The Train of Small Mercies
Rowland, Meghan, and Chris Turner-Neal, The Misanthrope’s Guide to Life
Rubin, Gretchen, The Happiness Project
Ruble, Blair A., Washington’s U Street
Russell, Karen, Swamplandia!

S
Saller, Carol Fisher, The Subversive Copy Editor
Sapphire, Push and The Kid
Schiffer, Vivienne R., Camp Nine
Schwartz, John Burnham, Reservation Road and Northwest Corner
Shakespeare, William, Macbeth
Shapin, Jan, A Snug Life Somewhere
Sís, Peter, The Conference of the Birds
Sittenfeld, Curtis, American Wife
Snodgrass, Lucie L., Dishing Up Maryland
Soli, Tatjana, The Lotus Eaters
Strayed, Cheryl, Wild

T
Tolkien, J.R.R., The Hobbit
Twain, Mark, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

V
Valenti, Jessica, The Purity Myth

W
Walls, Jeannette, The Glass Castle
Weiner, Jennifer, Fly Away Home
Weisgarber, Ann, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree
Wendel, Tim, Habana Libre
Wharton, Edith, The Age of Innocence
Wilde, Oscar, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Winspear, Jacqueline, Maisie Dobbs
Wolff, Tobias, This Boy’s Life

Y
Yu, Charles, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Z
Zambreno, Kate, Green Girl
Zeman, Ned, The Rules of the Tunnel

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