Genre Archive

While classifying books is a somewhat imperfect art, here’s a list of books reviewed (or at least mentioned in detail) on this blog, sorted by genre.  Some books appear in multiple categories.

Essays
Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence, mini-reviewed January 16, 2018
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins, discussed March 26, 2018
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates, discussed March 26, 2018

Fiction
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn, reviewed September 14, 2017
The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson, reviewed August 10, 2017
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, reviewed on February 28, 2018

As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner, reviewed February 10, 2018
Beartown by Fredrik Backman, reviewed November 10, 2017
The Burning Girl by Claire Messud, mini-reviewed March 5, 2018
The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall, reviewed October 3, 2017

Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge, mini-reviewed January 16, 2018
The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon, reviewed November 14, 2017

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, reviewed August 22, 2017
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, reviewed August 29, 2017

The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo, reviewed August 15, 2017
The Floating World by C. Morgan Babst, reviewed October 24, 2017
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, reviewed March 17, 2018

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig, reviewed January 25, 2018
The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky by Jana Casale, reviewed April 16, 2018
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust, reviewed August 24, 2017
The Good House by Anne Leary, discussed April 5, 2018

He Said / She Said by Erin Kelly, reviewed on February 23, 2018
The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal, reviewed July 6, 2017
I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon, reviewed March 21, 2018

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova, reviewed February 19, 2018
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly, reviewed August 1, 2017
Lilian Boxfish Takes A Walk by Kathleen Rooney, reviewed February 23, 2018
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, reviewed August 8, 2017
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, reviewed October 10, 2017

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent, reviewed January 9, 2018
The Power by Naomi Alderman, reviewed October 31, 2017

Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, mini-reviewed January 18, 2018
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer, discussed February 1, 2018
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, reviewed August 31, 2017
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, discussed February 1, 2018
The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy, reviewed July 20, 2017
The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve, reviewed July 13, 2017

This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell, reviewed March 7, 2018
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, reviewed January 31, 2018
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin, reviewed November 2, 2017

Memoir
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, reviewed July 27, 2017
Hunger by Roxane Gay, mini-reviewed March 5, 2018
The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu, reviewed April 10, 2018
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele, discussed March 26, 2018
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie, reviewed September 20, 2017

Mystery // Thriller
The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh, reviewed October 5, 2017
Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker, reviewed September 26, 2017
Force of Nature by Jane Harper, discussed April 5, 2018
Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka, reviewed August 17, 2017
I Found You by Lisa Jewell, reviewed July 11, 2017

General Non-Fiction
Daily Rituals by Mason Curry, reviewed February 5, 2018
Deep Work by Cal Newport, reviewed February 5, 2018
Reading People by Anne Bogel, reviewed September 5, 2017

Narrative Non-fiction
American Fire by Monica Hesse, reviewed November 7, 2017
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, reviewed July 4, 2017
The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport, discussed April 5, 2018
Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga, discussed February 1, 2018
The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel, reviewed January 11, 2018

Poetry
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhhai Lai, reviewed July 25, 2017
This Impossible Light by Lily Myers, reviewed February 15, 2018

Science Fiction
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, reviewed August 22, 2017

Short Stories
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, reviewed March 7, 2018

Translated
Beartown by Fredrik Backman, reviewed November 10, 2017
The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal, reviewed July 6, 2017
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe, reviewed February 7, 2018

Young Adult, including Middle Grade
American Street by Ibi Zoboi, reviewed September 7, 2017
Caleb and Kit by Beth Vrabel, reviewed February 19, 2018
Dear Martin by Nic Stone, mini-reviewed December 22, 2017
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham, reviewed June 20, 2017
forever or a long, long time by Caela Carter, mini-reviewed January 18, 2018

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust, reviewed August 24, 2017
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, reviewed August 3, 2017
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, reviewed March 14, 2018
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez, mini-reviewed December 22, 2017
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhhai Lai, reviewed July 25, 2017
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe, reviewed February 7, 2018

Refugee by Alan Gratz, reviewed October 18, 2017
This Impossible Light by Lily Myers, reviewed February 15, 2018
Trell by Dick Lehr, reviewed September 12, 2017
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, reviewed January 4, 2018
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour, reviewed February 23, 2018
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, reviewed July 18, 2017

Finally, while not a genre, I think it is important to make a point to read more from authors of color.  The following are books reviewed here that were written by authors of color:

American Street by Ibi Zoboi, reviewed September 7, 2017
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, reviewed on February 28, 2018
Dear Martin by Nic Stone, mini-reviewed December 22, 2017
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, reviewed March 17, 2018

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, reviewed August 3, 2017
Hunger by Roxane Gay, mini-reviewed March 5, 2018
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez, mini-reviewed December 22, 2017
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhhai Lai, reviewed July 25, 2017
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, reviewed March 7, 2018
The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu, reviewed April 10, 2018
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, reviewed October 10, 2017

Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, mini-reviewed January 18, 2018
Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga, discussed February 1, 2018
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, reviewed August 31, 2017
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins, discussed March 26, 2018

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, reviewed January 31, 2018
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates, discussed March 26, 2018
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, reviewed July 18, 2017
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele, discussed March 26, 2018
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie, reviewed September 20, 2017