Alphabetical Review List

Miscellaneous Challenges, Lists, Author Info, Etc

2013 Book Club Ratings (Book Lists)
2014 Favorite Books  (Book Lists)
2015 Favorite Books (Book Lists)
2015 Book Challenge (Book Lists)
2016 Book Challenge (Book Lists)
2017:  My Book Club Reads (Book Lists)
2017: Best Books of 2017 (Book Lists)
Books I Love / Places I Love in Coeur d'Alene Part 1 (Fun Stuff)
Books I Love / Places I Love in Coeur d'Alene Part 2 (Fun Stuff)
Classic Reading Challenge (Book Lists)
Cool Bookstores Around the World (Books & Travel)
Cool Bookstores Around the World, Part 2 (Books & Travel)
The Great American Read  (Best-Loved Novels)
Little Free Libraries (Fun Stuff)
Little Free Libraries - Coeur d'Alene Update (Fun Stuff)
Little Free Libraries - Mini Midwest Tou(Fun Stuff)
Little Free Libraries - Spokane South Hill Tour (Fun Stuff)
Little Free Libraries - Spokane, WA Sequel (Fun Stuff)
Little Free Libraries - Boerne, TX (Fun Stuff)
Little Free Libraries: 8 Things You Need to Know Before You Build It
My Own Little Free Library - Coeur d'Alene, ID (Fun Stuff)
Notable August-Born Authors (Authors)
Notable December-born Authors (Authors)
Notable February-born Authors (Authors)
Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge (Book Lists)
Tribute to Ernest Hemingway (Author Tribute)
Tribute to Author Gaston Leroux (Author Tribute)
Tribute to Author Pearl S. Buck (Author Tribute)
Tribute to Author Sue Grafton  (Author Tribute)

13 Days to Glory by Lon Tinkle (History of the Alamo)
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (Farcical Romp Through History)
The $64 Tomato by William Alexander (Gardening)
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (Epistolary Memoir)


Address Unknown by Taylor Kressmann (Holocaust)
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (The Brontë Sisters)
All About Edgar (Allan Poe) (Classics)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (WWII)
Alphabet Weekends by Elizabeth Noble  (Love)
Amazing Gracie by Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff (Amazing Animals)

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (Classic Mystery)
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt (Irish/Memoir)
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik 
(Female Friendship Groups)
Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery   (Memorable Girl Books)
Annette's 21 Book Salute (Favorite Books Reviewed so Far)

Annette's Book Club Ratings for 2013 (Book Club)
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (Race Around the World)
Around the World in 72 Days by Jason Marks (Race Around the World)
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin (Historical Fiction)
The Awakening by Kate Chopin (Women's Rights )


Babayaga by Toby Barlow  (Witches in Paris)
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (China)
Banking on Books (Reading Challenge)
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (Of Love and Life)
Beloved by Toni Morrison (Slavery)
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (Historical Novel)
Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo (Novel of Enlightenment)
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller  (Love)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 
(In Search of Love and Life)
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin (Love & Such) 


The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde (Classic)
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (Modern Classic)
C'est La Vie by Suzy Gershman (European Getaway)
Charming Charlotte Brontë (Classic and Quiz)
Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (Dads/Memoir)
The Chili Queen by Sandra Dallas (Deception and Greed in the Old West)
Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown (Adventure)
City of Thieves by David Benioff (War)
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns (Book Club Grab Bag/Charming)
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler (Jane Austen)
Crashing Through by Robert Kurson (Courage)
The Crystal Palace by Frances Mary Hendry  (Girls)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon  (Autism)

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie(Classics, Mystery)
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (Murder, He Wrote)
The Diary of Mattie Spenser by Sandra Dallas  (Pioneer Women)
Dog On It by Spencer Quinn (Detective Novel with a Twist)
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See  (China)


Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman (Race Around the World)
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn (Humorous Word Play)
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (Winter/Love and Marriage)


Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah (Memorable Memoir)
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (Military/Love)
Firefly Lane by by Kristin Hannah (Read 'Em and Weep)
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris (Mother Recommended)
Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers (Military Bio)
The Floribama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle by Lois Battle (Female Friendship Clubs)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Classic)
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg (Feel Good Book)
The Freedom Writers' Diary with Erin Gruwell (Teacher Appreciation)
French Dirt By Richard Goodman 
Frida by Barbara Mujica 


The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken (Not Your Ordinary...)
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (Triumph Over Adversity)

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins  (Suspense)
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (Memorable Memoirs)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Suspense)
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (Favorite Books)
A Good American by Alex George  (Book Club Grab Bag)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Classics)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows  (Island Hopping/Friendship, Love, War)
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson  (Charming)


The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Academy Awards/Friendships)
His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal (Mystery)
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (Notable Novella)
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais  (Mouthwatering Book)
The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan  (China)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Reading Outside the Box)


I Am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto (Art)
I Guess We Missed the Boat by Barry Finlay (Travelogue)
I'm Down by Mishna Wolff (Humorous Memoir)
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (Classics)
In Our Hearts We Were Giants by Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev (Holocaust)
Intensity by Dean Koontz (Horror/Suspense)
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (Biography)


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (The Brontë Sisters)


Keeping the House by Ellen Baker (Love and Marriage)
Kicking It with the Classics (Classic Reading Challenge)
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (Memorable Memoirs)
Kiss, Kiss by Roald Dahl (Still Laughing)


Lady at the O.K. Corral by Ann Kirschner (Book Club/Bio)
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence (Wayward Women)
The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O'Connor (Art and History)
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish (Memoir)
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (Teacher Appreciation)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (Classics)
Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers (Mom & Daughter/Touching)
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens 
Life with Father by Clarence Day (Dads/Memoir)
Liebster Award (Fun Stuff)
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (Love and Tragedy)
Like Water for Chocolate By Laura Esquivel (Love and Magic)
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George  (Lost Love)
Log of the SS The Mrs Unguentine by Stanley Crawford (Marriage/Novella)
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby (Dark Humor)
Lost Horizon by James Hilton (Classics)
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri 
(Honor and Obligation)
Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland (Art)


Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (Wayward Women)
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (Love)
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 

The Martian by Any Weir (Sci-fi)
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (Laugh Out Loud)
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen  (Laugh Out Loud)
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (Classics)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Young Adult Mystery)
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (Classics)
Modoc by Ralph Helfer (Amazing Animals)
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert (Challenges and Triumphs)
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (Classics)
Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal (Mysteries)
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (Classic Mysteries)
My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl (Still Laughing)


Night by Elie Wiesel (Holocaust)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Not Your Ordinary...)
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson (Travel/Humor)
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (Jane Austen)


O. Henry Short Stories (O. Henry)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Supernatural)
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Classic/Read 'Em and Weep)
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (Classics)
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Glimpses into Different Lives)
The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon (Favorite Books)


The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan (Art)
Patty Jane's House of Curl by Lorna Landvik (Lost and Found Love)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind (Murder, He Wrote)
The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas (Female Friendships)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Classic/Intrigue/Fantasy)
The Plant Hunters: Two Hundred Years of Adventure and Discovery Around the World by Toby Musgrave, Chris Gardner, and Will Musgrave (Gardening)
Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran  (Irish/Sisters Struggles and Successes)
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain  (Classic Love & Murder)
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan  (Moms/Memoir)
Puddn'head Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins by Mark Twain (Classic Mark Twain)
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (Classic Play)
Quirky Sleeps by Bruce and Susan Armstrong (Travel)
Quirky Sleeps by Bruce and Susan Armstrong -- Train Car Update (Travel)
Quirky Sleeps by Bruce and Susan Armstrong -- Treehouse Update (Travel)
Quirky Sleeps by Bruce and Susan Armstrong -- Tugboat Update (Travel)


Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier  (Favorite Books)
A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg (Happy Holidays)
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick  (Intrigue)
The Reluctant Tuscan by Phil Doran (European Getaway)
The Ridiculous Race by Steve Hely and Vali Chandrasekaran (Race Around the World)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Romantic Comedy) 
The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge (Reading List)
Roughing It by Mark Twain (Classic Mark Twain)


Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (Holocaust)
Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman  (Girls)
The Seasons of Beento Blackbird by Akosua Busia (Love)
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin (
Serena by Ron Rash (Love and Ambition)
The Shadow of the Wind by  Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Mysterious Intrigue)
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See  (China)
Silas Marner by George Eliot (Classics)
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls (Family Dynamics)
Sisters by Carol Saline, photography by Sharon J. Wohlmuth (Siblings)
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (Love and War)
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford (Family Ties)
Stealing Mona Lisa by Carson Morton (Art)
Still Life With Chickens by Catherine Goldhammer (Memoir)
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (Quick and Touching)
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (Unusual Childhood, Unusual Struggles)
Switch Bitch by Roald Dahl (Still Laughing)


Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman (Travel)
Tea and Green Ribbons by Evelyn Doyle (Irish/Memoir)
These Is My Words by Nancy Turner  (Pioneer Women)
Tracks by Robyn Davidson (Memoir)
Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks (Siblings/Travel)
Top Ten Fiction Books of 2013 (2013 Book Lists)


Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes (European Getaway)
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Regret and Reconciliation)
Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneill  (Non-fiction)


On Vacation with 36 Books (Book Montage)
A Void by Georges Perec (Not Your Ordinary...)


A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (Humor/Adventure)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Favorite Books)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson  (Family Matters)
The Wedding Letter (Book Montage)
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (Siblings)
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Book Club/Slavery)
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (Book Club Grab Bag/Intrigue)
What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan (Suspense)
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka  (WWII Internment Camp)
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (Laugh Out Loud)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (The Brontë Sisters)


A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle (European Getaway)
The Yearling Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings  (Coming of Age)


Zoo  by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Action Packed)
Zorro by Isabel Allende (Action Aventure)

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