Book Review Index: By Genre

Here is a list of all of the books I have reviewed on this site, organized by genre.  Note that I’m not very good at picking genres, since there is occasionally overlap, so just because a book is in thriller, for example, does not mean it might not also be YA, since I only put a book there if it was more “contemporary” and didn’t fit another category.

Within each genre, the books are organized in a sort of rating system, with my favorite books at the top and least favorites at the bottom.  For guest reviews, these will be at the bottom of their respective star ratings, assuming I have not read the book.

The link to the post is at the end, where I also included the books rating.  I recommend using the “find” search in your window if there is a specific book or author you are looking for.  If there is a book listed without a link, that is because I read it and haven’t had the time to write a review.  It will come shortly, and if you comment below I will write it even sooner 🙂  * indicates a guest review.

See Also: Review Index by Alphabetical Authors

   Review Index by Alphabetical Book Title

Mystery / Thriller

  • Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn (5/5)
  • Final Girls, by Riley Sager (5/5)
  • The Roanoke Girls, by Amy Engel (5/5)
  • What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarty (5/5)
  • The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins (4/5)
  • Lola, by Melissa Scrivner Love (4/5)
  • Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty (4/5)
  • Smugglers and Scones, by Morgan C Talbot (4/5)
  • *And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie (4/5)
  • The Fourth Monkey, by JD Barker (3/5)
  • The Darkest Lies, by Barbara Copperthwaite (3/5)
  • Dear Mr. M, by Herman Koch (3/5)
  • The Girl from Rostov, by Shitji Sharma (DNF, 2/5)

Historical Fiction 

  • The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah (5/5)
  • Little Bee, by Chris Cleave (5/5)
  • Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline (5/5)
  • 11/22/63, by Stephen King (5/5)
  • The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory (5/5)
  • The Heretic’s Daughter, by Kathleen Kent (4/5)
  • The Constant Princess, by Philippa Gregory (4/5)
  • Go Set A Watchman, by Harper Lee (3/5)

Fantasy / Dystopian / SciFi

  • The Bone Witch (4/5)
  • The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (3/5)
  • *The Chronicles of Ixia (Series), by Maria V Snyder (?)

General Adult

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood (5/5)
  • Donnybrook, by Frank Bill (3/5)
  • The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson (DNF, 2/5)

Teen & YA

  • I’ll Give you the Sun, by Jandy Nelson (5/5)
  • Crank, by Ellen Hopkins (5/5)
  • Girl out of Water, by Laura Silverman (4/5)
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian (4/5)
  • Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L.Going (3/5)
  • Stolen, by Lucy Christopher (2/5)

Classics & Poetry

  • Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison (3/5)
  • Hamlet, by William Shakespeare (2/5)


  • The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls (5/5)
  • Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kerman (5/5)
  • Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer (5/5)
  • Scrappy Little Nobody, by Anna Kendrick (5/5)
  • Shadow Divers, by Robert Kurson (4/5)
  • In The Heart of the Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick (3/5)
  • Iron and Silk, by Mark Salzman (2/5)
  • *Out of Africa, by Karen Blixen (?)

Short Stories & Scripts

  • Revelation, by Flannery O’Connor (5/5)
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by JK Rowling (4/5)
  • Love in LA, by Dagoberto Gilb (4/5)