Rating 3.0 – 3.9

I didn’t think it would be this difficult to rank books on a numerical scale, but I make the effort since ratings are a key part of the review biz. Even if two books share a rating, (e.g., The Book of Lost Things and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant), this doesn’t necessarily make them equal. Between the two, Dinner would “win” every time, but when looked at individually and “objectively,” both books net a 4.5.

When I find a reviewer whose opinion I trust, I search their site for their most recommended books. I thought it would be a good idea to make mine searchable this way, in case any of you out there have similar taste in books.

Happy Reading!

Architect’s Apprentice, The — Elif Shafak
Girl with a Pearl Earring — Tracy Chevalier

Game of Thrones, A — George R. R. Martin
Member of the Wedding, The — Carson McCullers
Minds of Winter — Ed O’Loughlin
My Uncle Oswald — Roald Dahl
Spinning Silver — Naomi Novik
Those Who Walk Away — Patricia Highsmith
When the Nines Roll Over — David Benioff

Circle, The — Dave Eggers
Dinner, The — Herman Koch
Murder of the Century, The — Paul Collins
Written on the Body — Jeanette Winterson

Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side, The — Agatha Christie
Pachinko — Min Jin Lee
Stargazer’s Embassy, The — Eleanor Lerman

Dinner Party and Other Stories, The — Joshua Ferris
Gone Girl — Gillian Flynn
Half-Blood Blues — Esi Edugyan
Perks of Being a Wallflower, The — Stephen Chbosky
Poisonwood Bible, The — Barbara Kingsolver
Room — Emma Donoghue

New Boy — Tracy Chevalier
Radio Sunrise — Anietie Isong
Summer House with Swimming Pool — Herman Koch

Art of Fielding, The — Chad Harbach
Catching Fire — Suzanne Collins
Tiger’s Wife, The — Téa Obreht

Little Stranger, The — Sarah Waters

Look at Me — Jennifer Egan
Normal People — Sally Rooney
Turn of the Screw, The — Henry James
Savage Instinct, The — M.M. DeLuca
Shanghai Girls — Lisa See
Swamplandia! — Karen Russell
You Don’t Love Me Yet — Jonathan Lethem

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