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Book Author Rating

2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America

Albert Brooks three-and-half-stars

22 Britannia Road: A Novel

Amanda Hodgkinson three-and-half-stars

A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five

George R. R. Martin four-and-half-stars

A Moment in the Sun

John Sayles four-stars

A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion: A Novel

Ron Hansen four-stars

A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War

Amanda Foreman three-and-half-stars

Akata Witch

Nnedi Okorafor four-stars

An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine

Howard Markel four-stars

Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel

S. J. Watson four-stars

Carte Blanche

Jeffery Deaver

Doc: A Novel

Mary Doria Russell four-stars

Dreams of Joy: A Novel

Lisa See three-and-half-stars

Faith: A Novel

Jennifer Haigh four-stars

I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

Steve Earle three-and-half-stars

I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59

Douglas Edwards two-and-half-stars

Leviathan Wakes

James S.A. Corey four-stars

Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

Mitchell Zuckoff four-stars


J. Courtney Sullivan four-stars

Millennium People

J. G. Ballard three-and-half-stars

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs three-and-half-stars

Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West

Dorothy Wickenden three-and-half-stars

Once Upon a River: A Novel

Bonnie Jo Campbell three-and-half-stars

Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

Richard White four-stars

Robert Redford: The Biography

Michael Feeney Callan three-stars

Robopocalypse: A Novel

Daniel H. Wilson three-and-half-stars

Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History

Ben Mezrich two-and-half-stars

Sister: A Novel

Rosamund Lupton

State of Wonder

Ann Patchett three-and-half-stars

Stone Arabia: A Novel

Dana Spiotta four-stars

Tabloid City: A Novel

Pete Hamill four-stars

Ten Thousand Saints: A Novel

Eleanor Henderson three-and-half-stars

The Arriviste

James Wallenstein three-stars

The Astral: A Novel

Kate Christensen four-stars

The Chitlin' Circuit: And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll

Preston Lauterbach three-and-half-stars

The Devil's Light: A Novel

Richard North Patterson three-and-half-stars

The Enemy

Charlie Higson four-stars

The Girl in the Blue Beret: A Novel

Bobbie Ann Mason three-stars

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

David McCullough three-and-half-stars

The Informationist: A Thriller

Taylor Stevens four-stars

The Kid

Sapphire two-and-half-stars

The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter

Mark Seal three-and-half-stars

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

Jon Ronson three-and-half-stars

The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge

T. J. English four-stars

The Sisters Brothers: A Novel

Patrick deWitt four-stars

The Story of Charlotte's Web: E. B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic

Michael Sims four-stars

Turn of Mind

Alice LaPlante four-stars

Untold Story: A Novel

Monica Ali two-and-half-stars