2012 Reviews

December 2012

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, review by Melissa Fox

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, review by Beth Golay

Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach, review by Todd Robins

The Prince Who Fell From the Sky by John Cladue Bemis, review by Melissa Fox 


November 2012

This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers, review by Beth Golay

May We Be Forgiven by A. M Homes, review by Beth Golay

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan, review by Todd Robins

Goblin Secrets by William Alexander, review by Melissa Fox

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling, review by Shirley Wells

The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro, review by Beth Golay
The Drowned Vault: Ashtown Burials #2 by N. D. Wilson, review by Melissa Fox


October 2012

The News From Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story by Joan Wickersham, review by Beth Golay

The Lighthouse Road by Peter Geye, review by Bruce Jacobs

Abe Lincoln's Dream by Lane Smith, review by Melissa Fox

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon, review by Beth Golay

Sutton by J. R. Moehringer, review by Melissa Fox

September 2012

Léon and Louise by Alex Capus, review by Beth Golay

The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis and Jack 1939 by Francine Matthews, review by Todd Robins

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan, review by Melissa Fox

The End of Men: And the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin, review by Ellen Jones

Lionel Asbo: State of England by Martin Amis, review by Todd Robins

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead, review by Melissa Fox

The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann, review by Ellen Jones

The Truck Food Cookbook by John T. Edge, review by Ellen Jones


August 2012

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison, review by Beth Golay

 Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead, review by Shirley Wells

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, review by Melissa Fox

Battleborn: Stories by Claire Vaye Watkins, review by Ellen Jones

The Family Corleone by Ed Falco, review by Todd Robins

Send Me Work: Stories by Katherine Karlin, review by Brian Seeman

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks, review by Melissa Fox

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama, review by Ellen Jones

My Cross to Bear by Gregg Allman, review by Shirley Wells

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller, review by Bruce Jacobs

The Pigeon Pie Mystery by Julia Stuart, review by Ellen Jones

In My Kitchen by Ted Allen, review by Ellen Jones 

Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl, review by Shirley Wells

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, review by Holly Nickel

Evel Knievel Days by Pauls Toutonghi, review by Beth Golay

July 2012

Gold by Chris Cleve, review by Beth Golay

Bink and Gollie: Two for One by by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illustrated by Tony Fucile, review by Melissa Fox

When I Left Home: My Story by Buddy Guy with David Ritz, review by Chris Heim 

In One Person by John Irving, review by Holly Nickel

How to Cook Everything: The Basics by Mark Bittman, review by Ellen Jones 

Gilt by Katherine Longshore, review by Melissa Fox

Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick, review by Sarah Bagby

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain, review by Brian Seeman

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, review by Todd Robins

The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook by Lindsay Landis, review by Ellen Jones 

June 2012

The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl and Griffith Day, review by Ellen Jones  

The Neruda Case by Roberto Ampuero, review by Holly Nickel 

The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman, review by Shirley Wells

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, review by Melissa Fox

An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer, review by Beth Golay

Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson, review by Melissa Fox

The Might Have Been by Joseph M. Schuster, review by Brian Seemann

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, review by Ellen Jones

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty, review by Beth Golay.

The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones, review by Shirley Wells.

Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank, review by Missy Abbott.

The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos, review by Ellen Jones.

The Innocents by Francesca Segal, review by Ellen Jones.

May 2012

The Yard by Alex Grecian, review by Shirley Wells.

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage, review by Melissa Fox.

Home by Toni Morrison, review by Beth Golay.

Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore, review by Beth Golay.

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro, review by Todd Robins.

Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker, review by Melissa Fox.

A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel by George R. R. Martin, review by Cat Connolly.

Prague Fatale by Phillip Kerr, review by Todd Robins.

Jonah Man by Christopher Narozny, review by Bruce Jacobs

April 2012

Wichita by Thad Ziolkowski, review by Sarah Bagby.

Rurally Screwed: My Life off the Grid with the Cowboy I Love by Jesse Knadler, review by Wendy Ward.

Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Request for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs, review by Melissa Fox.

At Home on the Range by Elizabeth Gilbert & Margaret Yardley Potter, review by Beth Golay.

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, review by Melissa Fox.

The Master Blaster by P.F. Kluge, review by Bruce Jacobs.

Hades: Lord of the Dead by George O'Connor, review by Cat Connolly.

Crow by Barbara Wright, review by Melissa Fox

March 2012

The Book of Jonas by Stephen Dau, review by Sarah Bagby.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, review by Wendy Ward.

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny--Detectives Extraordinaire by Polly Horvath, review by Melissa Fox.

The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness written by Kevin Young, review by Bruce Jacobs.

The Darlings by Cristina Alger, review by Sarah Bagby.

Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter, review by Beth Golay.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, review by Holly Nickel.

When the Killing's Done by T.C. Boyle, review by Sarah Bagby.

The Demi-Monde:Winter by Rod Rees, review by Holly Nickel.

Reverend America by Kris Saknussemm, review by Bruce Jacobs.

February 2012

West of Here by Jonathan Evison, review by Sarah Bagby.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, review by Melissa Fox.

A Good American by Alex George, review by Sarah Bagby.

At Last by Edward St. Aubyn, review by Bruce Jacobs.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, review by Melissa Fox.

January 2012

The Odds: A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan, review by Sarah Bagby.

The Last Holiday by Gil Scott-Heron, review by Bruce Jacobs.

Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander, review by Bruce Jacobs.

Leela's Book by Alicia Albinia, review by Wendy Ward.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, review by Melissa Fox.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, review by Beth Golay.

Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron, review by Sarah Bagby