L&Z Book Reviews

Around here, we're always reading. I used to write book reviews on a monthly basis, but have transitioned to just writing a few words on books I've enjoyed.

I've linked to Amazon here, but Lola & Zoe encourages you to support a local bookstore whenever you can.

All are fiction selections unless otherwise stated.

Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter 
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Tusk by Allie Mariano (short story solo)
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans (Short Stories)
In the Wake of Our Vows by Neil Connelly (Short stories)
Orange Juice and Other Stories by Timothy Willis Sanders 
Because I Wanted to Write You a Pop Song by Kara Vernor (flash fiction) 
The Keep by Jennifer Egan 
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff 
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn 
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 
The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (essays)
What She Knew by Gilly MacMillian 
Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling (non-fiction)
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 
Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull 
The Midlife Crisis of Commander Invincible by Neil Connelly 
Feed by M.T. Anderson 
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (non-fiction)
The Magicians by Lev Grossman 
Bossypants by Tina Fey (non-fiction)
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell 
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares 
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell 

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood 
Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Pure by Julianna Baggott  
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein 
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 
Blue Mesa Review, One Story, and PANK (literary journals) 
Little Children by Tom Perrotta 
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Darrow 
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery 
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 
Wild at Heart by Barry Gifford
Break it Down by Lydia Davis 
The Holy Terrors by Jean Cocteau and translated by Rosamond Lehman 

Check out the 2011 picks for "Best Beach Reads" and the 2011 picks for "Summer Reading" too.

In the words of those kids from Reading Rainbow, don't take my word for it! Read these books for yourself.

<3 S, B, L&Z

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