Book Reviews – Genre

ASIAN LITERATURE

花樣年華 HYYH The Notes 1 – BigHit Entertainment

Almost Transparent Blue – Ryū Murakami

Coin Locker Babies – Ryū Murakami

Convenience Store Woman – Sayaka Murata [Mini Review]

Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

Ms Ice Sandwich – Mieko Kawakami

Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami [Goodreads]

Parade – Shuichi Yoshida

Rashōmon and Seventeen Other Stories – Ryūnosuke Akutagawa [Goodreads]

Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami

Strange Weather in Tokyo – Hiromi Kawakami

The Elephant Vanishes – Haruki Murakami

The Vegetarian – Han Kang

The White Book – Han Kang


AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL

Chameleon in a Candy Store – Anonymous

Diary of an Oxygen Thief – Anonymous


CLASSIC

A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess [Goodreads]

Tao Te Ching : A New English Version – Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell [Goodreads]

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man – Leo Tolstoy

The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic – R.K.Narayan


CRIME/THRILLER/MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

All the Missing Girls – Megan Miranda

Confessions – Kanae Minato

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

I Am Death – Chris Carter

I See You – Clare Mackintosh

Into the Darkest Corner – Elizabeth Haynes

Mister Tender’s Girl – Carter Wilson

One by One – Chris Carter [Goodreads]

Penance – Kanae Minato

The Chalk Man – C.J. Tudor [DNF, Mini Review]

The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena

The Crucifix Killer – Chris Carter

The Drowning Girls – Paula Treick DeBoard

The Executioner – Chris Carter

The Girl in 6E – A.R. Torre

The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn

Then She Was Gone – Lisa Jewell

There’s Someone Inside Your House – Stephanie Perkins

You Will Know Me – Megan Abbott

XO – Jefferey Deaver [Goodreads]


FANTASY

Alice – Christina Henry [DNF, Mini Review]

Blackbirds – Chuck Wendig

The Crane Wife – Patrick Ness [Goodreads]


FICTION

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

Even the Dogs – Jon McGregor [DNFed, Mini Review]

House of Holes – Nicholson Baker

The Danish Girl – David Ebershoff

The Donor – Helen Fitzgerald

The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway

Wise Children – Angela Carter [Goodreads]


GRAPHIC NOVEL

Bee and Puppycat [Vol. 1] – Natasha Allegri et al [Goodreads]

Bride of the Water God [Vol. 1-9] – Yun Mi-Kyung [Goodreads]

Cat vs Human Fairy Tails – Yasmine Surovec

Good-Bye, Chunky Rice – Craig Thompson [Goodreads]

Jane, the Fox, and Me – Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault

Kasane – Daruma Matsuura [Mini Review]

Nightmares & Fairy Tales: Dancing with the Ghosts of Whales – Serena Valentino, Camilla d’Errico

Nightschool: The Weirn Books [#1] – Svetlana Chmakova

Snotgirl #1 – 11 – Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung

The Lost Boy – Greg Ruth

Vampirella (2017) #0 – Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton [Goodreads]


HORROR

Goth – Otsuichi

Sleeping Beauties – Stephen King and Owen King


MIDDLE GRADE FICTION

Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Patronus Charm [Goodreads]

Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch [Goodreads]

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: Magical Film Projections: Creatures [Goodreads]

Malamander – Thomas Taylor

Rumblestar – Abi Elphinstone


NEW ADULT

Lace Up – Shae Ross [DNF, Mini Review]

Rumor Has It – Elisabeth Grace [DNFed, Mini Review]


NON-FICTION

An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology – Choi Won-Oh [Goodreads]

Ben Jonson, Renaissance Dramatist – Sean McEvoy [Goodreads]

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies – Moss Roberts [Mini Review]

“I Will Not Be Erased”: Our stories about growing up as people of colour – gal-dem

Mythologies – Roland Barthes [Goodreads]

Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism – Fredric Jameson [Goodreads]

Shakespeare After All – Marjorie Garber [Goodreads]

The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson – Richard L. Harp, Stanley Stewart [Goodreads]

The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism – Steven Connor [Goodreads]

The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism – Stuart Sim [Goodreads]

Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction – Kenneth O. Morgan [Goodreads]


PLAY

A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen

As You Like It – William Shakespeare [Goodreads, Arden Shakespeare Edition]

Death and the Maiden – Ariel Dorfman [Goodreads]

Fundamentally Happy – Haresh Sharma [Goodreads]

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Lizard – Haresh Sharma [Goodreads]

The Laramie Project – Moisés Kaufman [Goodreads]

The Pillowman – Martin McDonagh

This Lime Tree Bower – Conor McPherson [Goodreads]

Volpone, or the Fox – Ben Jonson [Goodreads]

Wedding Day at the Cro-Magnons – Wajdi Mouawad [Goodreads]


PODCAST

Wolverine: The Long Night – Marvel and Stitcher


POETRY

Everything Speaks in its Own Way – Kate Tempest

I Watched You Disappear: Poems – Anya Krugovoy Silver

salt. – Nayyirah Waheed

Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately – Alicia Cook

The Atheist Wore Goat Silk – Anna Journey

the princess saves herself in this one – Amanda Lovelace

The Universe of Us – Lang Leav

Vulgar Remedies – Anna Journey


ROMANCE

Dirty Aristocrat – Georgia Le Carre [Goodreads]

Lies, Mistakes and Misunderstandings – Katharine Johnson

Now That I’ve Found You – Ciara Geraghty [Goodreads]

Thirteen Weddings – Paige Toon


SHORT STORY

A Rose for Emily – William Faulkner [Goodreads]

Desire – Haruki Marukami

Humbug – Joanna Chambers

Life After Joe – Harper Fox

Samsa in Love – Haruki Murakami

The Girl from Ipanema 1963/1982 – Haruki Murakami [Goodreads]

The Grownup – Gillian Flynn [Goodreads]

The Text – Claire Douglas

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas – Ursula K. Le Guin [Goodreads]


VERSE NOVEL

Far From You – Lisa Schroeder


YOUNG ADULT

A Thousand Pieces of You – Claudia Gray [Goodreads]

A Throne for Sisters – Morgan Rice [DNF, Goodreads]

Air Awakens – Elise Kova

All The Things We Never Said – Yasmin Rahman

Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake

Antisocial – Jillian Blake

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces – Lynn Weingarten

Bad Romance – Heather Demetrios

Beautiful Broken Things – Sara Barnard

Between the Notes – Sharon Huss Roat

But I Love Him – Amanda Grace

Cinderella, Necromancer – F.M. Boughan

Cracked Up to Be – Courtney Summers [Goodreads]

Descendant of the Crane – Joan He

Drop – Katie Everson

Even in Paradise – Chelsey Philpot

Every Last Word – Tamara Ireland Stone

Eyes Like Stars – Lisa Mantchev

Fall For Anything – Courtney Summers

Fault Line – Christa Desir

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns – Julie C. Dao

Girls Made of Snow and Glass – Melissa Bashardoust

Into the Crooked Place – Alexandra Christ

Labyrinth Lost – Zoraida Córdova

Love Letters to the Dead – Ava Dellaira

My Heart and Other Black Holes – Jasmine Warga [Goodreads]

Never Never – Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Night Owls // The Anatomical Shape of a Heart – Jenn Bennett

One of Us is Lying – Karen M. McManus

Rosebush – Michele Jeffe

Ruthless – Carolyn Lee Adams

Sadie – Courtney Summers

Sawkill Girls – Claire Legrand

Scars Like Wings – Erin Stewart

Sea Witch – Sarah Henning

Spin the Dawn – Elizabeth Lim

Stepsister – Jennifer Donnelly

The Burning – Laura Bates

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

The Glittering Court – Richelle Mead

The Lucy Variations – Sara Zarr

The M Word – Brian Conaghan

The Murmurings – Carly Anne West

The Secret Runners of New York – Matthew Reilly

The Way I Used to Be – Amber Smith

The Weight of Our Sky – Hanna Alkaf

The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge

This is How It Happened – Paula Stokes

Tweet Cute – Emma Lord

Unfathomable Chance – K.T. Munson

Vicarious – Paula Stokes

Violent Ends – Shaun David Hutchinson and Other Authors

We Are Okay – Nina LaCour [Sneak Peek Version]

Wilder Girls – Rory Power

Wink Poppy Midnight – April Genevieve Tucholke

Witch Song – Amber Argyle

Yellow – Megan Jacobson

Zoe Letting Go – Nora Price


* ‘[Goodreads]’ indicates that the review has only been posted on Goodreads