Why This Book Reviews Index
Before I started this blog dedicated to reviewing books, I wrote many book reviews on other sites. Some just share a few thoughts about the books, but others are quite thorough. I thought it might be useful to my readers to index them all here. I have tried to give a hint on the books’ contents beside most links if it’s not obvious in the classification what to expect.
I am in the process of moving some of this work to this site, so if you see a title that isn’t a live link, check back soon and it may be in a separate post.
Author Biographies with Reviews of Selected Works
How Sweet the Sound, by Amy Sorrells
Every Bush is Burning by Brandon Clements: A fictional look into the state of American Christianity today.
Inescapable: The Road to Kingdom, Book 1 by Nancy Mehl: Can one really escape one’s past? This really kept me turning the pages.
Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot: A Christian Mail Order Bride Romance
Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer: A light Christian romance
Untamed Land (Red River of the North #1) by Lauraine Snelling: historical fiction from the pioneering period.
Fantasy / Science Fiction / Unclassified
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. This includes my story of how I met Ray Bradbury in an unlikely place.
Mystery / Thriller / Suspense
Back to School Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery. Reviewed in Murder Mystery or Anti-Conservative Propaganda?
Deadly Vintage by William Relling Jr. A Wine Country Mystery
Either Side of Midnight by Tori De Clare: A Wedding Night Thriller
The Obituary Society by Jessica Randall: a light mystery with a touch of romance
Samantha Kincaid Legal Thrillers by Alafair Burke: Reviews of Judgment Calls, Missing Justice, and Close Case
Two Mini Mystery Book Reviews
Out of the Past: A Reed Ferguson Mystery by Renee Pawlish and Voices: Book 2 in the David Chance series by John Michael Hileman. I didn’t enjoy these, but your taste may be different.
General Fiction for Adults
Rose Harbor Inn Series by Debbe Macomber: These are delightful clean romances I loved
Fiction: Children and Young Adults
How I Learned to Love the Thornton Burgess Books
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer: A Fantasy
Bully! (The American Hero Series) by Ryan Stallings : Deals with grief, bullying, politics, and how Theodore Roosevelt helped heal a grieving father and son.
Death and Dying in Children’s Literature: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, After the Rain by Norma Fox Mazer and Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, and other books for children and young adults that deal with death. Most are Newbery winners.
Fiction: Picture Books
Choosing the Best Children’s Books Part 1: This reviews and compares two picture books related to the food chain: Over the Steamy Swamp by
The Day Before 9/11 by Tucker Elliot: Memoirs of a Department of Defense teacher
Books for Children Which Bring American History to Life: An introduction to living history books by Bobbie Kalman
Teacher Resources and Student Workbooks
Essays on Books and Reading
Murder: True or Fictional? Discusses the differences in how true murder stories and murders in novels affect readers.
Novels that Take You Behind the Scenes in Book Publishing Houses: Reviews of The List by Steve Martini and Foul Matter by Martha Grimes
Should You Buy a Kindle Paperwhite 3G? It took me a long time to decide to buy a Kindle at all. Here’s my honest review of the one I picked.