My Reviews

My Book Review Policy

I do not accept book review requests.

Where You Might Find My Reviews

My reviews may be selected for publication in The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA) where I am a correspondent. My reviews, at the discretion of the Features Editor, may appear online and/or in the print editions of The Gazette. Upon request, if a review appeared in the print version only, I may be able to provide you with a PDF scan of the review.

Shortened versions of reviews are cross posted to GoodReads, Amazon and Barnes & Noble provided the novel has a listing on these services.

A Quick Note About My Book Review Ratings

  • My reviews are cross posted to GoodReads, and Barnes & if the book is listed on those sites.
  • I only star reviews on sites outside of Second Run Reviews. On the site, items I review, such as books and movies, receive a thumbs up or a thumbs down. I strive to write my reviews so my feelings about the item are stated as clearly as possible.
  • Star ratings across sites may not be consistent. I take the image tags that accompany the star rating seriously each time I must use a star rating.
  • Reviews on GoodReads do not receive starred reviews until the end of the calendar year when I consider all the books I have read for that calendar year and star them accordingly.
Book Cover Book Title Author Series
Code Name VerityCode Name VerityElizabeth WeinCode Name Verity #1
Rose Under FireRose Under FireElizabeth WeinCode Name Verity #2
The Readers of Broken Wheel RecommendThe Readers of Broken Wheel RecommendKatarina Bivald
The NightingaleThe NightingaleKristin Hannah
Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc.Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc.P.K. HrezoButterman Travel, Inc. #1
Induction DayInduction DayP.K. HrezoButterman Travel, Inc. #2
Diary of a Teenage Time Traveler (Butterman Travel series, #0.5)Diary of a Teenage Time Traveler (Butterman Travel series, #0.5)P.K. HrezoButterman Travel, Inc. #0.5
Written in My Own Heart's BloodWritten in My Own Heart's BloodDiana GabaldonOutlander #8
Ink and BoneInk and BoneRachel CaineThe Great Library #1
Paper and FirePaper and FireRachel CaineThe Great Library #2
Ash and QuillAsh and QuillRachel CaineThe Great Library #3
The Invisible LibraryThe Invisible LibraryGenevieve CogmanThe Invisible Library #1
The Masked CityThe Masked CityGenevieve CogmanThe Invisible Library #2
The Burning PageThe Burning PageGenevieve CogmanThe Invisible Library #3
The Lost PlotThe Lost PlotGenevieve CogmanThe Invisible Library #4
Girl in DisguiseGirl in DisguiseGreer Macallister
Magruder's Curiosity CabinetMagruder's Curiosity CabinetH.P. Wood
Outlander Outlander Diana GabaldonOutlander #1
A Plague of ZombiesA Plague of ZombiesDiana GabaldonLord John Grey #3.5
TravelerTravelerDennis W. GreenThe Traveler Chronicles #1
PrisonerPrisonerDennis W. GreenThe Traveler Chronicles #2
IlluminaeIlluminaeAmie Kaufman, Jay KristoffThe Illuminae Files #1
A Deadly AffectionA Deadly AffectionCuyler OverholtDr. Genevieve Summerford Mystery #1
A Promise of RuinA Promise of RuinCuyler OverholtDr. Genevieve Summerford Mystery #2