Friday, August 8, 2008

2 Stars - Didn't Like 'Em

Adult Fiction
The Actor and the Housewife - Shannon Hale
All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
Autobiography of Us - Aria Beth Sloss
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
The Burning World - Isaac Marion
Carry On - Rainbow Rowell
The Christmas Sweater - Glenn Beck
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict - Laurie Viera Rigler
The Cookbook Collector - Allegra Goodman
The Corinthian - Georgette Heyer
Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan
Daemon - Daniel Suarez
Dastardly Deceptions - D. Darlene Sonntag
Eat Cake - Jeanne Ray
Eight Goodbyes - Christine Brae
Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe - Jenny Hollowell
Everything Solid has a Shadow - Michael Antman
Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger
Forty-Eight X : The Lemuria Project - Barry Pollack
Holding - Graham Norton
How Could She - Lauren Mechling
The Humanity Project - Jean Thompson
Lost in the City: Stories - Edward P. Jones
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Maranatha - C. Wood
Mata Hari's Last Dance - Michelle Moran
Me and Mr. Darcy - Alexandra Potter
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress - Rhoda Janzen
Midnight Champagne - A. Mannette Ansay
The Midnight Queen - Sylvia Izzo Hunter
Misconception - Avner Hershlag
Moon Called - Patricia Briggs
Moonlight Mile - Dennis Lehane
The Nest - Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
The Next Thing on My List - Jill Smolinski
No Angel - Theresa Sneed
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
The Mountain Place of Knowledge - Marshall Chamberlain
Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination - Helen Fielding
On a Highland Shore - Kathleen Givens
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
Pandora's Daughter - Iris Johansen
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender
Peace Like a River - Leif Enger
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Seth Grahame-Smith
A Private Hotel for Gentle Ladies - Ellen Cooney
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
A Reliable Wife - Robert Goolrick
Revenge Served Cold - Jackie Fullerton
Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict - Laurie Viera Rigler
Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey
The Shadows - Alex North
The Solitude of Prime Numbers - Paulo Giordano
Somebody's Baby - Charlotte Vale Allen
Son of a Witch - Gregory Maguire
Stern Men - Elizabeth Gilbert
This Must Be the Place - Kate Racculia
The Trophy Wives Club - Kristin Billerbeck
Unaccustomed Earth - Jhumpa Lahiri
Visions - Kelley Armstrong
What Has Become of You - Jan Elizabeth Watson
The Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
When Madeline was Young - Jane Hamilton
The Winter Sisters - Tim Westover
Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

Adult Non-Fiction
5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides) - The Oatmeal (aka Matthew Inman)
Abraham Lincoln and Joseph Smith - Ron L. Anderson
Book of Ages: 30 - Joshua Alberston, Lockhart Steele, & Jonathan Van Giesen
The Book of Awesome - Neil Pasricha
Dear Old Love: Anonymous Notes to Former Crushes, Sweethearts, Husbands, Wives, & Ones That Got Away - compiled by Andy Selsberg
Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold - Mark Schultz and David Thomas
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened - Allie Brosh
I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman - Nora Ephron
Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison - Piper Kerman
The Frugalista Files - Natalie McNeal
Ghosts of Central Arizona - Heather Woodward
Julie & Julia : 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen - Julie Powell
NurtureShock : New Thinking About Children - Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman
Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation - Elizabeth Beckwith
Revolutionary Mothers - Carol Berkin
The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success - Andy Andrews

Young Adult
The 100: Homecoming (100 Series #3) - Kass Morgan
Atlantia - Ally Condie
Black Dove, White Raven - Elizabeth Wein
Branded - Keary Taylor
Calamity Jane: How the West Began - Bryan Ney
Carrie Pilby - Caren Lissner
Chopsticks - Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral
The Dark Matter Directive - D. Charles Wilson
The Decoy Princess - Dawn Cook
Evermore - Alyson Noel
Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon
Fallen - Lauren Kate
Fire and Steel, Volume I: A Generation Rising - Gerald N. Lund
The Here and Now - Ann Brashares
How They Choked - Georgia Bragg
Inexcusable - Chris Lynch
The Lazarus Game - Stephen J. Valentine
The Lonely Hearts Club - Elizabeth Eulberg
Nightlight : A Parody - The Harvard Lampoon
The Nine Lives of Chloe King - Liz Braswell (writing as Celia Thomson)
No Safety in Numbers (series) - Dayna Lorentz
The Peasant Queen - Cheri Chesley
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe - Melissa De La Cruz
Prisoners in the Palace - Michaela MacColl
Prophecy of the Sisters - Michelle Zink
Ransom My Heart - Meg Cabot
The Ravens - Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige
Rose Daughter - Robin McKinley
Rules of Attraction - Simone Elkeles
Shadow in the Sea - Sheila A. Nielson
Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
Summer Bird Blue - Dawn Akemi Bowman
Swarm - Scott Westerfeld
Troubled Waters - Sharon Shinn
Wildthorn - Jane Eagland
The Wonderling - Mira Bartok
Zeroes - Scott Westerfeld

Children's Fiction
The Adventures of Loriel the Wood Fairy - CJ Walery
A Different Kind of Hero - Leah Beth Evans
The Girl Who Could Fly - Victoria Forester
The Girl with the Lost Smile - Miranda Hart
Lock and Key: The Initiation - Ridley Pearson
In the Night Kitchen - Maurice Sendak
Ish - Peter H. Reynolds
Roar Like a Dandelion - Ruth Krauss (Illus. Sergio Ruzzier)
The Snowman's Revenge - Mark Smythe
Stuart Little - E.B. White
When a Spider Came to Stay - Rebecca Crosdale

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