2011 Book Reviews

** NOTE:  The first quarter book reviews will redirect to Spotts in the Valley of the Sun.  All book reviews from mid-March forward are located here at Bookish Nerd.  Thanks for reading! **

Helen's Eyes: A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's Teach (Photobiographies) by Marfe Ferguson Delano
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Juliet, Naked by Nick Nornby
Making Waves by Cassandra King
Hearts on a String by Kris Radish
Casey at the Bat (Visions in Poetry) by Ernest L. Thayer, Joe Morse (illustrator)
The War Prayer by Mark Twain

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

MARCH 2011
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
My Reading Life by Pat Conroy
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Complete Diaries of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
Thrift Store Saints by Jane Knuth
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Only Girl in the Car by Kathy Dobie

APRIL 2011
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Dear Author: Letters of Hope by Joan Kaywell

MAY 2011
The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss
Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick by Molly Ringwald
The Servants' Quarters by Lynn Freed
English as a Second F*cking Language: How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Detail with Numerous Examples Taken from Everyday Life by Sterling Johnson
Watch Your F*cking Language: How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Explicit Detail and Enhanced by Numerous Examples Taken from Everyday Life by Sterling Johnson
Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman
Lucky by Alice Sebold

JUNE 2011
My Life as a Belching Baboon with Bad Breath by Bill Myers
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
Homer & Langley by E. L. Doctorow
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
The English Major by Jim Harrison

JULY 2011
Because I Could Not Stop My Bike and Other Stories by Karen Shapiro
The Slap by

The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

No Time to Wave Goodbye by Jacqueline Mitchard
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Howards End is on the Landing by Susan Hill
Family History by Dani Shapiro
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth