Book Reviews:

Jussi Adler-Olsen’s The Keeper of Lost Causes

Rennie Airth’s River of Darkness

Jennifer Barnes’s The Naturals

Brooks Blevins’ Ghost of the Ozarks

Ann Brashares’s The Here and Now

Deborah Cadbury’s Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe

Bernard Cornwell’s The Last Kingdom

Louise Erdrich’s LaRose

Nita Gould’s Remembering Ella

Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train

Peter Heller’s The River

S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders

Paulette Jiles’s Enemy Women

Paulette Jiles’s News of the World

Craig Johnson’s The Cold Dish

Stephen King’s Dolores Claiborne

Shawn Levy’s The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont 

Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers

Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls

Chigozie Obioma’s The Fishermen

Tsugumi Ohba’s Death Note

Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia

Mary Doria Russell’s Doc

Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels

Curtis Sittenfeld’s Eligible 

Holly Goldberg Sloan’s Counting By 7s

Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

T.J. Stiles’s Custer’s Trials

Erica Swyler’s The Book of Speculation

Hiroyuki Takei‘s Shaman King

Jack Thorne’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web

Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Film/Television Reviews:

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Deadwood (2004)

The Death of Stalin (2018)

Endeavour (2014)

Fortitude (2014)

The Girl on the Train (2016)

Harvey (1950)

Longmire (2012)

Maigret (2016)

Move Over, Darling (1963)

Mr. Holmes (2015)

The Mule (2018)

Outlander (TV)

Poldark (TV, 2015)

Predator (1987)

Rustler’s Rhapsody (1985)

Shin Godzilla (2016)

The Terror (2018)

To Walk Invisible (2017)

Books and Authors Mentioned in Survey/Reflection/Book Buzz/Old Favorites/Books in Bloom Posts:

Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Gil Adamson’s The Outlander

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun

Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Department Q series

Daniel Alarcon’s City of Clowns

E.A. Allen’s Montclaire series

Richard Andersen’s Arthur Miller

Laurie Halse Anderson’s work

Kathi Appelt’s The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan

Ursula Archer’s Five: A Novel

Arnaldur Indriðason’s Erlunder Sveinsson series

David Arnold’s Mosquitoland

Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why

Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

Jane Austen’s work

Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Water Knife

Anita Rau Badami’s The Hero’s Walk

Nick Bantock’s Griffin and Sabine trilogy

Pepper Basham’s Penned in Time series

Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone

Greg Bear’s Hull Zero Three

Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant

Sally Beauman’s The Visitors

Lori Benton’s The Pathfinders duology

John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Brian Biggs’ work

Jeanne Birdsall’s The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

Joanne Bischof’s The Lady and the Lionheart

Buzz Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights

Terri Blackstock’s If I Run

William Blake’s poems

Brooks Blevins’s Hill Folks: A History of Arkansas Ozarkers and Their Image

Talya Tate Boerner’s The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee

John Boessenecker’s Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

Rick Bragg’s All Over But The Shoutin’

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, The Serial Killer

Benet Brandreth’s The Spy in Venice

Harry Brandt’s/Richard Price’s The Whites

Libby Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty

Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre

Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights

Vera Brosgol’s Anya’s Ghost

Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy

Goldie Browning’s Night Journey

Octavia E. Butler’s Fledgling

A. S. Byatt’s Possession

Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood

Fiona Carnarvon’s Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries

Raymond Chandler’s Stories and Early Novels

Raymond Chandler’s Later Novels and Other Writings

Eve Chase’s Black Rabbit Hall

Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie’s work

Laura P. Claridge’s The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire

Debbie Clarke Moderow’s Fast into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail

Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Robert Cochran’s Our Own Sweet Sounds: A Celebration of Popular Music in Arkansas

Mary Connealy’s Trouble in Texas series

Dawn Crandall’s The Everstone Chronicles series

Stephen Crane’s work

Roald Dahl’s Matilda

Janet Dailey’s This Calder Range

A Darker Shade of Sweden

Patrick DeWitt’s The Sisters Brothers

Anita Diamant’s Day After Night

Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol

Emily Dickinson’s poems

Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Tom W. Dillard’s Statesmen, Scoundrels, and Eccentrics: A Gallery of Amazing Arkansans

Luke Dittrich’s Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

Cory Doctorow’s In Real Life

Jessica Dotta’s Price of Privilege series

Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World

Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca

Alexandre Dumas’s The Count of Monte Cristo

David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife

Allan W. Eckert’s The Frontiersmen: A Narrative

Shūsaku Endō’s Silence

Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts On Being a Woman

Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things

Sanderia Faye’s Mourner’s Bench

John Feinstein’s The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and the Story of an Epic College Basketball Rivalry

Jim Fergus’s The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm’s and Ari Kelman’s Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War

Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series

Joy Fielding’s She’s Not There

Sheri Fink’s Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking

Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects

Ken Follett’s Century trilogy

Jamie Ford’s Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Karin Fossum’s work

Karin Fossum’s Inspector Konrad Sejer series

Laura Frantz’s The Lacemaker

Heather Vogel Frederick’s Absolutely Truly

Tana French’s In The Woods

Tana French’s The Witch Elm

Ian Frisch’s Magic is Dead

Robert Frost’s poems

Alexandra Fuller’s Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight

Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series

John Galworthy’s Forsyte Saga trilogy

William Geroux’s The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and Their War Against Hitler’s U-Boats (2016)

Carolyn Ives Gilman’s Dark Orbit

Fred Gipson’s Old Yeller

Charles Glass’s They Fought Alone 

Christopher Golden’s Dead Ringers

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Leadership in Turbulent Times

Chris Grabenstein’s Escape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library

Peter Graham’s Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century

David Grann’s The Lost City of Z

Michael Grant’s Gone

Elise Gravel’s The Worst Book Ever

Jocelyn Green’s The Mark of the King

John Green’s The Fault in our Stars

Elly Griffiths’ The Zig Zag Girl

Tracy Groot’s Maggie Bright

Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2019

Gabrielle Hamilton’s Bones, Blood, and Butter

Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches

Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train

Maria Dahvana Headley’s Magonia

Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast

James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small

Joe Hill’s NOS4A2

Ananth Hirsh’s Lucky Penny

Peter Høeg’s Smilla’s Sense of Snow

Hogarth Shakespeare Project

Emma Hooper’s Our Homesick Songs

Jonathan L. Howard’s Carter & Lovecraft

Deborah and James Howe’s Bunnicula

Phillip Howerton’s The Literature of the Ozarks: An Anthology

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

Kazuo Ishiguro‘s Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day

Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams

Denis Johnson’s Tree of Smoke

Liz Johnson’s The Red Door Inn

Tim Johnston’s Descent

James Joyce’s Dubliners

Soniah Kamal’s Unmarriageable

Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir

Ruth Kassinger’s Slime

Bel Kaufman’s Up the Down Staircase

John Keats’s poems

Julia Kelly’s The Light Over London

Piper Kerman’s Orange is the New Black

Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell series

Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible

Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King

Robert Kirkman’s The Governor series

Jamie Kornegay’s Soil

Nicole Korner-Stace’s Archivist Wasp

Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian

Dan Krotz’s Coffee with John Heartbreak: A Mostly True Story of Berryville, Arkansas

Camilla Läckberg’s Patrick Hedström/Erica Falck series

Sarah E. Ladd’s The Headmistress of Rosemere

Linda Lael Miller’s The Man from Stone Creek

Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out and Back Again

William Landay’s Defending Jacob

Jill Marie Landis’s The Accidental Lawman

Alfred Lansing’s Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door (2016)

Justine Larbalestier’s Razorhurst

Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy

Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird

Stacey Lee’s Outrun the Moon

Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower, and Charles Foley’s Arthur Conan Doyle: His Life in Letters

Jeff Lemire’s Descender Book 1

Diane Les Becquets’ work

Doris Lessing’s The Fifth Child

Elizabeth Letts’s Finding Dorothy

Laura Lippman’s work

Anna Loan-Wilsey’s A Lack of Temperance

Mary Losure’s The Fairy Ring: Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World

H.P. Lovecraft’s work

Marie Lu’s Legends trilogy

Marie Lu’s Young Elites trilogy

Nat Luurtsema’s Goldfish

Andrew Lycett’s The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes

Susan Elia MacNeal’s Maggie Hope series

Beth Macy’s Dopesick

Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander series

Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy

Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies

Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Yann Martel’s Life of Pi 

Ann M. Martin’s A Dog’s Life: Autobiography of a Stray

Charles Martin’s The Mountain Between Us

George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series

Steve Martin’s Shopgirl

Peter Mathiessen’s The Snow Leopard

Morgan Matson’s The Unexpected Everything (2016)

Lindsay Mattick’s Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

Leo Mazow’s Thomas Hart Benton and the American Sound

Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Scott McCloud’s The Sculptor

Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes

Colleen McCullough’s The Thorn Birds

Ian McEwan’s Atonement

Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart a Doorway

Rachel McMillan’s Herringford and Watts Mysteries series

Larry McMurtry’s Books

Larry McMurtry’s The Colonel and Little Missie 

Larry McMurtry’s Crazy Horse

Larry McMurtry’s Custer 

Larry McMurtry’s Literary Life 

Chris McNab’s How to Survive Anything, Anywhere

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Arthur Millers An Enemy of the People

Michelle Modesto’s Revenge and the Wild

Charlotte Montagu’s H.P. Lovecraft: The Mysterious Man Behind the Darkness

Simon Sebag Montefiore’s The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Sy Montgomery’s How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

 Christopher Moore’s Fool 

Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus

JoJo Moyes’s Me Before You

JoJo Moyes’ One Plus One

Jonita Mullins’ Missions of Indian Territory trilogy

Haruki Murakami’s South of the Border, West of the Sun

Donna Jo Napoli’s Dark Shimmer

Shoba Narayan’s Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure

Radine Trees Nehring’s Something to Die For Series

Jo Nesbø’s Blood on Snow

Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole series

David Nicholl’s One Day

Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife

William Norwich’s My Mrs. Brown

Joyce Carol Oates’s The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Horror

Tea Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife

Flannery O’Connor’s work

Tawni O’Dell’s Angels Burning

Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly

The Old Farmer’s 2019 Almanac

Kenneth Oppel’s The Nest

Tommy Orange’s There, There

Susan Orlean’s The Library Book

George Orwell’s 1984

Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic

Sydney Padua’s The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club

Tom Papa’s Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas

Janet B. Pascal’s Arthur Conan Doyle: Beyond Baker Street

Laline Paull’s The Bees

Louise Penny’s Kingdom of the Blind

Thomas Perry’s Forty Thieves

Tracie Peterson’s A Promise to Believe In

Jared M. Phillips’s Hipbillies: Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks

Marie Phillips’ Gods Behaving Badly

Sylvia Plath’s poems

Edgar Alan Poe’s poems

Ann Pratchett’s Bel Canto

Michael Punke’s The Revenant

Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses

Vance Randolph’s Ozark Magic and Folklore

Deanna Raybourn’s A Curious Beginning

Ruth Rendell’s Dark Corners

Robert Repino’s Mort(e)

Laura Resau’s and Maria Virginia Farinango’s The Queen of Water

Lindsay Ribar’s Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies

Dusty Richards’s work

Ransom Riggs’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

David Roberts’s Alone on the Ice

Nora Roberts’s Montana Sky

Kat Robinson’s Arkansas Pie: A Delicious Slice of the Natural State

Richard Roper’s How Not To Die Alone

Veronica Roth’s Divergent series

Peggy Rowe’s About My Mother . . . True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother

Rainbow Rowell’s Attachments

J. K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s Cemetery of Forgotten Books series

Riley Sager’s The Last Time I Lied

Rebecca Scherm’s Unbecoming

Jon Scieszka’s The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs By A. Wolf

Brian Selznick’s work

Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora

Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

John Scalzi’s Lock In

Victoria Schwab’s Vicious

Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones

Lisa See’s The Island of Sea Women

Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Ruta Sepetys’s Salt to the Sea

Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale

Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty

Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season

Jacqueline Sheehan’s The Center of the World

Dan Simmons’s The Terror

Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres

Helen Simonson’s The Summer Before The War

Katy Simpson Smith’s The Story of Land and Sea

Mary Nida Smith’s Heroes Beneath the Waves

Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook

M. L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men

Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona

Amy Stewart’s Girl Waits With Gun

Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver

Alexander Stillwell’s The Encyclopedia of Survival Techniques

Kate Summerscale’s The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer

Erika Swyler’s Light from Other Stars 

Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Wizard of the Crow

Jodi Thomas’s Beneath the Texas Sky

J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit

Mark Tompkins’s The Last Days of Magic

Anthony Trollope’s Barchester Towers

Lynne Truss’s work

Harry Turtledove’s The House of Daniel

Stuart Turton’s The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle 

Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad

Mark Twain’s Roughing It

Maya Van Wagenen’s Popular

Nico Walker’s Cherry

David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest

Bill Waterston’s Calvin and Hobbes

Patsy Watkins’s It’s All Done Gone

Paul Watson’s Ice Ghosts

Andy Weir’s The Martian

Lauren Wilkinson’s American Spy 

Connie Willis’s Cross Talk

Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series

Jennifer Worth’s Call The Midwife series

David Wroblewski ‘s The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road

Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief

Markus Zusak’s I Am The Messenger

Movies/Television Shows Mentioned in Survey/Reflection/Book Buzz/Old Favorites/Books in Bloom Posts:

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

The Big Sleep (1946)

A Christmas Carol (various adaptations)

Double Indemnity (1944)

Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom (2017)

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

Maqbool (2004)

Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (TV)

The Misfits (1961)

The Rockford Files (TV)

Strangers on a Train (1951)

Great Berryville Read 2018 posts

The Great American Read is Back!

Who Am I? voting bracket

Exploring “Who am I” in Literature

Heroes voting bracket

Exploring Heroes in Literature

Villains and Monsters voting bracket

Exploring Villains and Monsters in Literature

What We Do For Love voting bracket

Exploring What We Do For Love in Literature

Other Worlds voting bracket

Exploring Other Worlds in Literature

Great Berryville Read Final Bracket

Exploring our Great Berryville Read Finalists

And the Great Berryville Read winner is . . .