Review Archive


This is a list of books I’ve completed in 2015. The links below go to lists of books finished by year. Information on my occasionally used rating system is at the bottom. Links go to posts where I wrote about, sometimes a full review, sometimes a short review, or sometimes as part of a larger discussion. Favorites are marked with 5 stars.

| 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 |


  1. Chummey, Michael: Sweetland (fiction)¬†Rating: ★★★★★
  2. Rappaport, Helen: The Romanov Sisters (nonfiction/biography)
  3. Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi: We Should All Be Feminists (essay)
  4. Bergman, Megan Mayhew: Almost Famous Women (fiction/short stories)

I have a sometimes-used ratings system, inspired by Anastasia at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog, which is as follows:

Rating: ★★★★★ = Loved it!
Rating: ★★★★☆ = Liked it a lot.
Rating: ★★★☆☆ = I’m glad I read it, but I probably won’t reread it.
Rating: ★★☆☆☆ = Mostly bad, but had some merit.
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ = Not very good, I didn’t enjoy it much.
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ = Did not finish, or so bad I had nothing nice to say about it.

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Sharlene January 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Hello there!
I work at the Bradley Beach Public Library in Bradley Beach, NJ, and I just recently began posting nonfiction book reviews on our blog ( I’ve been perusing the Internet for blogs that include nonfiction book reviews (to get some inspiration!), and, fortunately, I stumbled upon your blog! I really enjoy reading your reviews and have definitely picked up a few helpful hints so thanks! : )


Kim February 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a thoughtful comment! Good luck getting your book blog up and going. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!


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