Michelle’s Master List of Book Reviews

Written by Michelle Watson

March 16, 2023

Welcome to my master list of book reviews! 

Here’s how to use this page:

  1. Click Command+F or CTRL+F to open a Find window. Then, enter keywords to search the page. 
  2. Or, just scroll and browse till something catches your eye!

I don’t have a page dedicated to each book. I review my books in monthly batches. So, when you click on one of these reviews, you’ll get whisked off to a page with a handful of reviews. Simply scroll down till you find the book you’re looking for. 

Want to see all my book review posts ordered from newest to oldest? Here they are.


Adult Fiction

Since I read a LOT of fiction, I’ve subdivided this list into genres.


Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich

Inferno by Dante Alighieri

The Death of Ivan Illych by Leo Tolstoy

Middlemarch by George Eliot. Reviewed in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2

Contemporary Fiction

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin


The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (includes movie review, too!)

Under Gemini by Rosamunde Pilcher

The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge

It Ends With Us (DNF 33%) by Colleen Hoover

The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams

The Matrimonial Advertisement by Mimi Matthews

Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer

Summer by Edith Wharton

The Matchmaker’s Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center


Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman


Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro


The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross

The Measure (DNF 50%) by Nikki Erlick

Neverwhere (DNF 30%) by Neil Gaiman

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien


The Maid by Nita Prose

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie

Adult Nonfiction

The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman

Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic

The Magic of Motherhood by Ashlee Gadd

Dopamine Nation by Anna Lembke

Mama Bear Apologetics by Hillary Morgan Ferrer, general editor

Gentle and Lowly by Dane C. Ortlund

Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck

A Charlotte Mason Education by Catherine Levison

Reading Picture Books With Children by Megan Dowd Lambert

M Is for Mama: A Rebellion Against Mediocre Motherhood by Abbie Halberstadt

Enough about Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self by Jen Oshman

Bright Evening Star: Mystery of the Incarnation (DNF 50%) by Madeleine L’Engle

Young Adult

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

Steeplejack by A. J. Hartley

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zuzak

Everything Sad Is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Middle Grade

A Drop of Hope by Keith Calabrese

Sweet Home Alaska by Carole Estby Dagg

Pat of Silver Bush by L. M. Montgomery

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witches by Roald Dahl

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm

The Islander by Cynthia Rylant

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Messenger by Lois Lowry

Son by Lois Lowry

The Star That Always Stays by Anna Rose Johnson

The Green Ember by S. D. Smith

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman


The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla

Eagle Feather by Clyde Robert Bulla

Poppy by Avi

Heartwood Hotel: Home Again (#4) by Kallie George

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

Paddington Helps Out by Michael Bond

Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh

The Light at Tern Rock by Julia L. Sauer

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Beginning (Book 1) by M. J. Thomas

Begin (The Growly Books #1) by Philip & Erin Ulrich

The Dragon Masters Series by Tracey West (illustrated by Graham Howells)

The Storm by Cynthia Rylant

Tales from Deckawoo Drive Series by Kate DiCamillo

The Fabled Stables by Jonathan Auxier

Let’s be friends on Goodreads

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Is your TBR longer and more grizzled than Merlin’s beard?

Yep, I used to have a TBR like that, too! But now, I use this amazing TBR spreadsheet to keep everything in tidy order. Plus, since it’s a Google Sheet, I can pull it up on my phone when I’m at the bookstore or library. Or, if you want a TBR, book journal, and reading tracker rolled into one, then the Blissful Book Tracker Template is for you. Check ’em out! 👇

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