4 Stars


Amazon Burning (Victoria Griffith)

Anna Karenin (Leo Tolstoy)

And the Soft Wind Blows (Lance Umenhofer)


Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (Amy Chua)

Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church (The Boston Globe)

Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott)

The Bloody Chamber (Angela Carter)


The Captive Shadow (Don Kenefick)

The Car Thief (Theodore Weesner)

The Changing Season (Steven Manchester) 

Cinder (Marissa Meyer) Book 1 in The Lunar Chronicles

City of Ashes (Cassandra Clare) Book 2 in The Mortal Instruments series

City of Bones (Cassandra Clare) Book 1 in The Mortal Instruments series

City of Glass (Cassandra Clare) Book 3 in The Mortal Instruments series

Cleopatra: A Life (Stacy Schiff)

Club Dead (Charlaine Harris) Book 3 of The Southern Vampire Mysteries

Crown of Midnight (Sarah J. Maas) Book 2 in the Throne of Glass series

Cruel Beauty (Rosamund Hodge) Book 1 in the Cruel Beauty Universe


Deadly Odds (Allen Wyler)

Dead Ringer (Allen Wyler)

The Dead-Tossed Waves (Carrie Ryan) Book 1 of The Forest of Hands and Teeth series

Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris) Book 1 of The Southern Vampire Mysteries

Deliver Us From Evil (Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool)

Dragonfly in Amber (Diana Gabaldon) Book 2 in the Outlander series

Drowning (Jassy de Jong)

Dune (Frank Herbert) Book 1 in the Dune series  


The Exorcist (William Peter Blatty)


Fifty Shades Darker (E.L. James) Book 2 in the Fifty Shades series

Food: A Love Story (Jim Gaffigan)

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (Carrie Ryan) Book 1 of The Forest of Hands and Teeth series


The Ghost Bride (Yangsze Choo)

The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)

The Goal (Eliyahu M. Goldratt & Jeff Cox)

Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)

Good Strategy Bad Strategy (Richard P. Rumelt)

The Gunslinger (Stephen King) Book 1 in The Dark Tower series


The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)

Head Games (Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez) Volume 2 in the Locke and Key series

Hell House (Richard Matheson)

The Hope We Seek (Rich Shapero)

Howl’s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones) Book 1 in The Castle series 

The Huntress (Susan Carroll) Book 4 in The Dark Queen series


Imaginary Things (Andrea Lochen)


Jane Austen: A Life (Carol Shields)



Lasher (Anne Rice) Book 2 in The Mayfair Chronicles

Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards (Kit Brennan) Book 1 in the Whip Smart series

Lone Survivor (Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson)

The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown) Book 3 in the Robert Langdon series


The Medici Boy (John L’Heureux)

Miles Behind Us (Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, & Cliff Rathburn) Volume 2 of The Walking Dead


Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office (Lois P. Frankel, PhD)

Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen)

N0S4A2 (Joe Hill)


The One (Kiera Cass) Book 3 in The Selection series

On Immunity (Eula Biss)

Outlander (Diana Gabaldon) Book 1 in the Outlander series 


Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Patrick Suskind)  

Persuasion (Jane Austen)

The Power of Body Language: How to Succeed in Every Business and Social Encounter (Tonya Reiman)

Pressed Pennies (Steven Manchester)

Psycho (Robert Bloch)


The Queen of the Tearling (Erika Johansen) Book 1 in an untitled series


Room (Emma Donoghue)

Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)


The Selection (Keira Cass) Book 1 in The Selection series 

Sharp Objects (Gillian Flynn)

Shopaholic and Baby (Sophie Kinsella) Book 5 in the Shopaholic series  

The Star-Touched Queen (Roshani Chokshi) Book 1 in The Star-Touched Queen series


The Three  (Sarah Lotz) Book 1 of The Three

Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas) Book 1 in the Throne of Glass series


Ugly to Start With (John Michael Cummings)

Under the Dome (Stephen King)

Uprooted (Namoi Novik)


Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray)

The Vinyl Dialogues(Mike Morsch)


War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)

Wildflower (Janine Carbone) 

Winning (Jack Welch)

Winning the City Redux (Theodore Weesner)

Winter’s Tale (Mark Helprin)

World Class (J.C. Elkin)






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