Books are the food of youth, the delight of old age; the ornament of prosperity; the refuge and comfort of adversity; a delight at home, and no hindrance abroad; companions at night, in travelling, in the country.”
Cicero

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books. Here’s how it works. Find a review on your blog posted sometime this week of a book you’re reading or a book you’ve read. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can just write your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Now post a link here to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.


1. gautami tripathy (The Wind Dancer)
2. gautami tripathy (Heart of Thunder)
3. gautami tripathy (A creed for the Third Millennium)
4. Steve (Girl with a Pearl Earring)
5. SuziQoregon (Doctor Zhivago)
6. SuziQoregon (Aunt Dimity\’s Good Deed)
7. SuziQoregon (The Inimitable Jeeves)
8. Bonnie (Animal Farm)
9. Bonnie (Fountain and Tomb)
10. Carrie, Reading to Know (A Murder, A Mystery, and a Marriage)
11. Carrie, Reading to Know (Gilead)
12. Carrie K. (Broken for You)
13. Why Homeschool (Our First Revolution)
14. Maw Books (Cut by Patrica McCormick)
15. Maw Books (My Brother\’s Keeper by Patrica McCormick)
16. Maw Books (Slow Man by JM Coetzee)
17. Maw Books (The Book Thief)
18. Maw Books (Rules by Cynthia Lord)
19. Cathy (Several books)
20. Suzanne (My Sister\’s Keeper)
21. BookMoot (Song for Summer)
22. Stephen (I Am Legend)
23. Lynne (Julia\’s Chocolates)
24. Lynne (A Stone for Danny Fisher)
25. Lynne (The Road)
26. Lynne (When Christ and his Saints Slept)
27. Lynne (Maggie)
28. Lynne (700 Sundays)
29. writer2b (Herland)
30. writer2b (A Room with a View)
31. Joy (Still Life)
32. Laura (March)
33. Just One More Book! Podcast (There Were Monkeys in my Kitchen!)
34. SmallWorld (The Horizontal World)
35. SmallWorld (The Witch of Blackbird Pond)
36. Megan (A Break With Charity)
37. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (The Key to Zion; Zion Chronicles Book 5 by Bodie Thoene)
38. Shelf Elf (Story of a Girl)
39. Krakovianka (A Pale View of Hills)
40. MFS *The Educated Imagination)
41. Breeni Books (Hungry Hill)
42. The Well-Read Child (\’Twas the Day Before Zoo Day)
43. The Well-Read Child (One Thousand Tracings)
44. The Well-Read Child (Kersplatypus)
45. Alisia (March)
46. violet (Talk of the Town)
47. Nicola (Abhorsen)
48. Nicola (Born Standing Up)
49. Nicola (Rage)
50. Nicola (Mr. Popper\’s Penguins)
51. Nicola (The Field Guide)
52. Amy(Dead Witch Walking)
53. Phyllis (A Long Way Gone)
54. Kara A. (And then there were none)
55. Julie D. (Secret Believers: What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ)
56. Framed (Five Children and It)
57. Framed (On The Night You Were Born)
58. Framed (Nothing to Regret)
59. Framed (Below the Salt)
60. Shannon (Saints)
61. Girl Detective (The Woman in White)
62. Girl Detective (Wide Sargasso Sea)
63. At A Hen\’s Pace (Girls Gone Mild)
64. The Reading Zone (Life As We Knew It)
65. The Reading Zone (Lock and Key)
66. The Reading Zone (The Adoration of Jenna Fox)
67. gautami tripathy (The Road)
68. Jen Robinson (Sweethearts)
69. Jennifer, Snapshot (Trail of Crumbs)
70. Miss Erin (Ever)
71. Miss Erin (Book of a Thousand Days)
72. Mindy Withrow ( A Circle of Quiet by L\’Engle)
73. Petunia (In the Heart of the Sea)
74. Petunia (The Taming of the Shrew)
75. Becky (Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field)
76. Becky (Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne)
77. Becky (Fablehaven by Brandon Mull)
78. Becky (Sword in the Storm by David Gemmell)
79. Becky (Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen)
80. Becky (Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis)
81. Becky (Foundation\’s Edge AND Foundation and Earth both by Isaac Asimov)
82. Jocelyn (Wicked Lovely)
83. Moomin Light (Three Terry Pratchett books)
84. BookGal (The Book Thief)
85. Sandy D. (All the Fishes Come Home to Roost)
86. Reader\’s Carousel (Adoration of Jenna Fox)
87. Reader\’s Carousel (Joys of Love-L\’Engle)
88. Terri B. (The Little Lady Agency)
89. Wendy (Great Expectations)
90. pussreboots (Blithedale Romance)
91. pussreboots (Tommy\’s Tale)
92. pussreboots (Pat of Silverbush)
93. PamelaHD(Interred with Their Bones)
94. Chumley (End of the Alphabet)
95. Melanie (La Sagouine)
96. Carrie (Crazy for God)
97. Melanie (Death and the Penguin)
98. MsP (The Feel of Steel)
99. Robin (The Bells of Nagasaki)
100. Darla D (How to Save Your Tail)
101. Wonderer (Firefly Lane)

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13 responses

  1. Steve says:

    Thanks, as always, for setting this up. It’s as regular as the calendar.

  2. Bonnie says:

    Two very different books this week. Thanks again for offering this listing. It keeps me on my toes.

  3. Steve says:

    I love that quote at the top – so true. Good old Chickpea.

  4. Maw Books says:

    Thank you, thank you for providing this great way for all of us to share our book reviews. I’ve had so much fun reading everybody’s reviews!

  5. Camille says:

    Trying to write more reviews up this year. So far, so bad.

  6. writer2b says:

    I reviewed ‘Herland,’ a novel about a land of women, and ‘A Room with a View.’ Thank you for providing this.

  7. Kara A. says:

    Thanks for doing the Saturday Review! I posted a review of Agatha Christie’s “And then there were none”.

  8. I love seeing how the community grows each week! I finished two books that have long been on my mental to-read list. Woman in White was entertaining, and Wide Sargasso Sea haunting. I highly recommend both to fans of Jane Eyre and The Thirteenth Tale. Reading the latter led me to WiW. My hope to soon re-read the former prompted WSS.

  9. M Light says:

    Thank you. This is particularly wonderful this time of year when we’re stuck inside!

  10. Sandy D. says:

    “All the Fishes Come Home to Roost” (subtitled “An American Misfit in India”) is one of the funniest memoirs I’ve read – about a girl growing up in an ashram in India.

  11. Julie says:

    Thank you — I found a couple books to add to my Goodreads “to-read” list!

  12. PamelaHD says:

    This is my first time posting, though I read it every week.I always find something interesting. Thanks for hosting this.

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