Adult Book Reviews

 Looking at this list, I'm thinking. . . organization, coming soon to a book list near you!

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My reviews of books for adults:

General Fiction:
The Whistling Season (historical fiction, Montana), by Ivan Doig
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (historical fiction, WWII), by Mary Ann Shaffer
The Bartender's Tale (historical fiction, Montana), by Ivan Doig
Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen
Caleb's Crossingv (historical fiction, early US), by Geraldine Brooks
Sweet Thunder (historical fiction, Montana), by Ivan Doig
The Wind is Not a River (WWII in Alaska), by Brian Payton
The Care and Management of Lies, by Jacqueline Winspear
Dancing at the Rascal Fair (historical fiction, Montana), by Ivan Doig (audiobook)
English Creek (historical fiction, Montana), by Ivan Doig (audiobook)
Come Rain or Come Shine, by Jan Karon
Hospital Sketches, by Louisa May Alcott (semi-fiction)
Roughing It, by Mark Twain (semi-fiction)
At the Water's Edge, by Sara Gruen
Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver
Girl at War, by Sara Novic
The Summer Before the War, by Helen Simonson (audiobook)
Heart Mountain, by Gretel Ehrlich
The Japanese Lover, by Isabel Allende (audiobook)
Caravan, by Dorothy Gilman
La's Orchestra Saves the World, by Alexander McCall Smith
The Call of the Canyon, by Zane Grey
Goodbye Piccadilly, by Cynthia Harrold-Eagles
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
The Tuscan Child, by Rhys Bowen
The Home for Erring and Outcast Girls, by Julie Kibler

Science Fiction/Fantasy:

 Birdie Down (science fiction), by Jim Graham
 Sky Dragons (science fiction), by Anne and Todd McCaffrey (Dragonriders of Pern series)
 A Method to the Madness, collection of "essays" on being a villain; multiple authors
 The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
 Second Star, by Dana Stabenow
Mort (Discworld Series), by Terry Pratchett
Men at Arms, by Terry Pratchett (Discworld)
Interesting Times, by Terry Pratchett (Discworld)
Small Gods (Discworld Series), by Terry Pratchett
Soul Music, by Terry Pratchett (Discworld)
Carpe Jugulum, by Terry Pratchett (Discworld)
Amulet of Kings, by Will MacMillan Jones (The Banned Underground)
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse, by Robert Rankin
The Vampire Mechanic, by Will Macmillan Jones (The Banned Underground #3)
The Perihelix (Viridian System #1), by Jemima Pett
Curved Space to Corsair (Viridian System #2), by Jemima Pett
Dragons at Crumbling Castle, by Terry Pratchett
The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury (audio book)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
, by Becky Chambers (audio book)
Record of the Space-Born Few, by Becky Chambers (audio book)

Death Without Company  by Craig Johnson
The Secret Adversary (mystery; actually more YA), by Agatha Christie
Dying on the Vine, by Aaron Elkins (Gideon Oliver/"Skeleton Detective" series)
Dorothy Gilman--series comments
Kerry Greenwood--series comments
Charlotte MacLeod--series comments
Ngaio Marsh--series comments
The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs, by Richard Yancey (Highly Effective Detective series)
The Twelve Clues of Christmas, by Rhys Bowen (Royal Spyness series)
Bless the Bride, by Rhys Bowen (Molly Murphy series) Crocodile on the Sandbank, by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody series)
Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince  by Nancy Atherton (Aunt Dimity series)
Speaking From Among the Bones  by Alan Bradley (Flavia du Luce series)
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, by Alan Bradley (Flavia du Luce series)
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd, by Alan Bradley (Flavia du Luce)
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place, by Alan Bradley (Flavia du Luce)
Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly (County Cork mysteries)
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
The Body in the Sleigh by Katherine Hall Page
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Away with the Fairies, by Kerry Greenwood
Fire and Ice, by Dana Stabenow (PBC analysis)
Murder on the Rocks, by Karen McInerney
Firestorm, by Nevada Barr
Ash Child, by Peter Bowen
Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well, by Nancy Atherton
Restless in the Grave, by Dana Stabenow
Still Life, by Louise Penny
Unnatural Causes, by P. D. James
A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs, by Ellis Peters
Murder on the Ballarat Train, by Kerry Greenwood
Murder in Real Time, by Julie Anne Lindsey
Dixie Divas, by Virginia Brown
Queen of Hearts, by Rhys Bowen
The Green Mill Murder, by Kerry Greenwood
Bitter Creek, by Peter Bowen
Dead and Berried, by Karen MacInerney
Death and the Redheaded Woman, by Loretta Ross
A Fatal Grace, by Louise Penny (audio book review)
Ruined Abbey, by Anne Emery
Crewel World, by Monica Ferris (audio book)
The Cruelest Month, by Louise Penny (audio book)
Statute of Limitations, by Stephen F. Havill
Malice at the Palace, by Rhys Bowen
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding, by Rhys Bowen
Aunt Dimity and the Summer King, by Nancy Atherton
Leaving Everything Most Loved, by Jacqueline Winspear
Chef Maurice and the Wrath of Grapes, by J. A. Lang
Charlotte MacLeod
Geek Girl's Guide to Murder, by Julie Ann Lindsey
Rumpole and the Golden Thread, by John Mortimer (audio book)
A Dangerous Place, by Jacqueline Winspear
Ruddy Gore, by Kerry Greenwood
Murder Most Malicious, by Alyssa Maxwell
A Pinch of Poison, by Alyssa Maxwell
Murder at the Grill, by Crista Nardi
Death and the Brewmaster's Widow, by Loretta Ross
Death Before Wicket, by Kerry Greenwood
Mrs. Oddbody, Hometown Patriot, by Elaine Faber
A Golden Cage, by Shelley Freydont
The Black Thumb, by Frankie Bow
The Shattered Tree, by Charles Todd
A Duty to the Dead, by Charles Todd (audio book)
An Impartial Witness, by Charles Todd
The Book Club Murders, by Leslie Nagel
Journey to Munich, by Jacqueline Winspear
The Body on the Bayou, by Ellen Byron
The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer, by Cathy Ace
First-Degree Mudder, by Kate Dyer-Seely
Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James (audio book)
Time Out, by Suzanne Trauth
Death in Advertising, by Laura Bradford
30 Second Death, by Laura Bradford
Smugglers and Scones, by Morgan C. Talbot
Burglars and Blintzes, by Morgan C. Talbot
Dumpster Dying, by Lesley A. Diehl (with author interview)
One Dead, Two to Go, by Elena Hartwell (audio book)
Two Heads are Deader Than One, by Elena Hartwell
Three Strikes, You're Dead, by Elena Hartwell
The Trouble With Harriet, by Dorothy Cannell
In Farleigh Field, by Rhys Bowen
Murder in an Irish Village, by Carlene O'Connor (audio book)
Murder Wears Mittens, by Sally Goldenbaum
Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort, by Stan Schatt
The Case of the Clobbered Cad, by Debra E. Marvin
Death Overdue, by Allison Brook
Burn, by Nevada Barr
A Dangerous Talent, by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins
Honey-Baked Homicide, by Gayle Leeson
Biscuits and Slashed Browns, by Maddie Day
The Phantom of Oz, by Cindy Brown
Oliver Twisted, by Cindy Brown
The Advice Column Murders, by Leslie Nagel
Confessions of a Red Herring, by Dana Dratch
Murder at the Marina, by Ellen Jacobson
Drop Dead Ornaments, by Lois Winston
Thread Herrings, by Lea Wait
Tandem Demise, by Duffy Brown
Murder Between the Pages, by Linda Hope Lee
Death By Dissertation, by Kelly Brackenhoff
Out of Options, by Diane Ascroft
Ring-a-Ding Dead, by Claire Logan
Robbery at the Roller Derby, by Ellen Jacobson
Dead in the Dinghy, by Ellen Jacobson
Shooting by the Sea, by Ellen Jacobson
Tell Me No Lies, by Shelley Noble

Bookmarked for Murder, by V.M. Burns
Dead Week, by Kelly Brakenhoff
All We Buried, by Elena Taylor
Mousse and Murder, by Elizabeth Logan
Bogged Down, by Charlotte Stuart (author interview)
Spring Upon a Crime, by ML Erdahl
The Influencer, by Frankie Bow
The Fog Ladies: In the Soup, by Susan McCormick
Murder in Second Position, by Lori Robbins

Books on Writing:
Bird By Bird (writing advice), by Anne Lamott (not precisely a review but close enough) 
Save the Cat, by Blake Snyder (how to write a screenplay)
How to Write Good, by John Vorhaus (on writing)
The Kick-Ass Writer, by Chuck Wendig
How to Write Short, by Roy Peter Clark
Spilling Ink, by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter
Editing Made Easy, by Bruce Kaplan
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print, by Renni Browne & Dave King
Confessions of a Freelance Pen-Monkey, by Chuck Wendig
Time to be in Earnest, by P. D. James (memoir with a lot about writing)

The Woman Behind Little Women (Biography of Louisa May Alcott)
Your Mileage May Vary (memoir of a bike ride across America), by Kristine Goad
Looking Back With a Smile (memoir), Edward Farber
Nothing Daunted (biography/history), by Dorothy Wickenden
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
House of Rain  (Natural history/essay) by Craig Childs
No Life for a Lady, memoir by Agnes Morely Cleaveland
I Promise Not to Suffer, by Gale Storey (long-distance hiking)
A Blistered Kind of Love, by Angela Ballard and Duffy Ballard (long-distance hiking)
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History (Stephen Jay Gould)
Whatever You Do, Don't Run (memoir, African safari guide), by Peter Allison
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls (humorous essays/memoir), by David Sedaris
Alone on the Ice (account of 1911 Antarctic Expedition), by David Roberts
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed
Last of His Kind: The Life & Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer, by David Roberts
Minding the Manor (1930s British great houses), by Mollie Moran
The World Until Yesterday, by Jared Diamond
12 Years a Slave, by Solomon Northrup
A Higher Call, by Adam Makos
The War That Ended Peace, by Margaret Macmillan
White Water Landings, by Geoffrey Pett with JM Pett
Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand (audio book)
Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, & the End of the Edwardian Age, Greg King & Penny Wilson (audio)
The Monuments Men, by Robert M. Edsel (audio book)
The Blood of Heroes: the 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo, by James Donovan (audio book)
Satellites in the High Country, by Jason Mark
Glory in a Camel's Eye, by Jeffrey Taylor (Morocco)
Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be, by Frank Bruni
As I Saw it in the Trenches: Memoir of a Doughboy in WWI, by Dai Hinson
Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom, by Dr. Carin Bondar
Indian Creek Chronicles, by Pete Fromm
Wicked Women, by Chris Enns
Astoria, by Peter Stark (Audio book review)
The Last Season, by Eric Blehm
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap, by Wendy Welch
Walking to Listen, by Andrew Forsthoefel
My Old Man and the Sea, by David Hayes and Daniel Hayes
Trials of the Earth, by Mary Mann Hamilton (audio book)
Cheaper By the Dozen, by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (audio book)
Year of No Clutter, by Eve O. Schaub
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, by Rinker Buck (audio book)
The Last of the Doughboys, by Richard Rubin
Jambusters, by Julie Summers
Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult, by Bruce Handy
The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higashida; translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough (audio book)
Valiant Ambition, by Nathaniel Philbrick (audio book)
Fire On the Track: Betty Robinson and the Triumph of the Early Olympic Women, by Roseanne Montillo (audio book)
The Meaning of Everything, by Simon Winchester
Braving It, by James Campbell (audio book)
East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart, by Susan Butler (audio book)
Priestdaddy, by Patricia Lockwood
Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren (audio book)
Code Girls, by Liza Mundy
The Glass Universe, by Dava Sobel
The Egg and I, by Betty MacDonald
My Year of Running Dangerously, by Tom Foreman
Becoming, by Michelle Obama
Rough Magic, by Lara Prior-Palmer
A Woman of No Importance, by Sonia Purnell
The Winter Army, by Maurice Isserman (audio book)
Here If You Need Me, by Kate Braestrup
Spearhead, by Adam Makos
Catherine the Great, by Robert K. Massie (audio book)
81 Days Below Zero, by Brian Murphy (audio book)
Rebel Cinderella, by Adam Hochschild (audio book)
Mobituaries, by Mo Rocca (audio book)
Labyrinth of Ice, by Buddy Levy (audio book)
Finders, Keepers, by Craig Childs (audio book)
Destiny of the Republic, by Candace Millard (audio book)
This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing, by Jacqueline Winspear (memoir)
1493, by Charles C. Mann (audio book)
The Pioneers, by David McCullough (audio book)
Writing Settings that Feel Like Characters, by J Lenni Dorner
Raven's Witness, by Hank Lentfer (audio book)
The Ice at the End of the World, by Jon Gertner (audio book)
101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, by Kathryn Kellog
All the Single Ladies, by Rebecca Traister (audio book)
Beyond the Call, by Lee Trimble and Jeremy Dronfield (audio book)
Tigers of the Snow, by Jonathan Neale
A Game of Birds and Wolves, by Simon Parkin
The Salt Path, by Raynor Winn

FTC Disclaimer/review policy:
I never accept books to review for any fee. If I accept a review copy, I accept only under the understanding that I will give an honest review, with no guarantee of positivity. I reserve the right if offered a book to review to decline to do so for any reason or no reason, including my personal generic preferences. I source the majority of the books I review from the library. The opinions expressed in my reviews are my own and those of no one else.

At this time I am not accepting books for review except from sources with which I already have a relationship. My travel schedule makes it unlikely I will be able to review many books in 2022!


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