Book Review Index by Title and Genre

My categories are somewhat arbitrary, I’m afraid, but I think they do the job. The distinction between classics and modern literary fiction is particularly fine, and I have just gone with my gut. I may break down the larger categories if necessary later.

* denotes a title I read or saw live with my kids

Classic Fiction

Around the World in 80 Days*            Jules Verne
The Gilded Age                    Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
Journey to the Center of the Earth*            Jules Verne
Kidnapped*                        Robert Louis Stevenson
King Solomon’s Mines*                H. Rider Haggard
Martin Chuzzlewit                    Charles Dickens               
The Picture of Dorian Gray                Oscar Wilde

Modern Literary Fiction

Genre Fiction, Science Fiction, and Mysteries

Blue Shoes and Happiness*                Alexander McCall Smith
The Full Cupboard of Life*                Alexander McCall Smith
The Kalahari Typing School for Men*            Alexander McCall Smith

Children and Young Adult Fiction

Flora and Ulysses*                    Kate DiCamillo
The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland*        Catherynne Valente
Lord and Lady Bunny: Almost Royalty*                 Polly Horvath
The Tale of Despereaux*                Kate DiCamillo

Biography and Autobiography

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey    Lady Fiona, Countess of Carnarvon


Last Chance to See                 Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine


Divine Vintage                 Joel Butler & Randall Heskett
Turn Right at Machu Picchu              Mark Adams

Philosophy, Religion, & Politics
Nudge                        Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler

Music and the Arts

Other Non-Fiction


50 Years and Other Poems            James Weldon Johnson       

↑ denotes a live performance

All’s Well That Ends Well*            William Shakespeare
As You Like It*                William Shakespeare
Charlie’s Aunt*                Brandon Thomas
The Cocoanuts*                George S. Kaufman
Comedy of Errors*                William Shakespeare
The Glass Menagerie            “Tennessee” Williams
Julius Caesar*                    William Shakespeare
Macbeth*                    William Shakespeare
The Odd Couple*                Neil Simon
Othello*                    William Shakespeare
Pericles, Prince of Tyre*            William Shakespeare
Pre-Shakespearean Drama (Part 1)         Joseph Adams, ed.
Pre-Shakespearean Drama (Part 2)         Joseph Adams, ed.
The Servant of Two Masters*↑           Carlo Goldoni
The Taming of the Shrew*            William Shakespeare   
The 39 Steps                    Patrick Barlow
Twelfth Night*                William Shakespeare

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