231 Book Reviews: A Master List of Every Book I've Ever Read

Okay, so “every book I’ve ever read” might be an overstatement considering I can’t remember many of the books that I read in childhood but this is at least every review of novels I’ve read over the last few years with a continually growing number of reviews.

I read a wide variety of genres ranging from non-fiction high fantasy popular novels such as the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series to lesser-known non-fiction novels such as The Poison Squad and biographies such as Born a Crime. Regardless of what you’re looking for, I hope you can find some recommendations here that you will enjoy! My goal is to help you find what you’re interested in reading.

Below you will find a view of my reviews organized by author and title that lists the overall rating, spice, what genres each book or series belongs to, trigger warnings, whether it is a complete series, adapted for television, has earned awards, and more. Further down you can find links to all of the genres I have written reviews under.

My rating system for the overall quality of the book greatly limits the number of one and five-star reviews that I give out. A book gets one star only if it is so terrible that I could not finish it, or was triggering, traumatizing, or otherwise for no reason. If a book got a one-star rating I not only don’t recommend reading it but consider it damaging to its readers. If a book gets five stars, it was life-changing, or I have enjoyed it so much that I have continually reread it. Books that initially got four stars may move up to five stars if I go back to reread it several times because even if the quality of the book isn’t the best in the world, I connected to it more deeply than the other books on my shelves. A two-star rating means that the book was bad and I probably wouldn’t recommend it, but it wasn’t horrible and I might give it another chance. If a book gets three stars it was okay, I liked it but I didn’t love it. If a book gets four stars then I enjoyed it and would probably recommend it.

Here you can find a complete list of all of my five-star reads and my favorite tropes.

I have an entirely separate rating for “spice” which is just in reference to how much sex is in the book. I read both young adult novels and erotica and I want to be certain that my audience knows how to judge whether the sexual content is age-appropriate for them and something that they are comfortable with. Because of this, any level of sex gets a one-star spice rating. This is a young adult-appropriate level of spice and something I would be comfortable recommending to mature middle school audiences. A two-star spice rating means that the book has one or two sex scenes included. A three-star spice rating means that the book has a few sex scenes, but sex is not maneuvering the plot, and the book would still be very good if you chose to skip over the sex scenes entirely. A four-star spice rating is now in the range of book porn or erotica. There is a plot that exists within the novel beyond sex. A five-star spice rating is very rare but references books that are essentially just sex, they exist solely for the sake of sex, and if you’re looking for a novel that gets to the pornographic content quickly one of these is likely to do that for you.

If the novel is not listed under this master list of reviews it may be under my Neverending To Be Read List which features hundreds of novels I hope to read and include a brief summary of what the book is about based on the excerpt on Goodreads and Storygraph, both of which you can follow me on to see updates on what I'm reading right now!

If you have a trigger that you would like to exclude from the book recommendations below you can use the "Filter" feature, select "Add Filter," select "Trigger Warnings," and then choose "has none of" on the drop-down menu, and then select your trigger from the selection of Trigger Warnings. While Trigger Warnings and whether they actually serve to prevent trauma is debatable, I do think it is important to have the option to be able to protect yourself from something that you know is personally traumatizing, and have done my best to recognize what things may traumatize people with triggers that are different than my own.


Fiction - Action

Fiction - Adult

Fiction - Adventure

Fiction - Aliens

Fiction - Angels

Fiction - Animals

Fiction - Apocalyptic

Fiction - Artificial Intelligence

Fiction - BDSM

Fiction - Chicklit

Fiction - Children’s

Fiction - Christian

Fiction - Christian Romance

Fiction - Classics

Fiction - Coming of Age

Fiction - Contemporary

Fiction - Contemporary Romance

Fiction - Crime

Fiction - Cultural

Fiction - Cyberpunk

Fiction - Dark Academia

Fiction - Dark Romance

Fiction - Death

Fiction - Demons

Fiction - Disabled Author

Fiction - Disabled Character

Fiction - Disabled Protagonist

Fiction - Dragons

Fiction - Drama

Fiction - Dying Earth

Fiction - Dystopia

Fiction - Edwardian Era

Fiction - Elves

Fiction - Epic Fantasy

Fiction - Erotica

Fiction - Fae

Fiction - Fairy Tales

Fiction - Fantasy

Fiction - Feminist

Fiction - Futuristic

Fiction - Ghosts

Fiction - Gilded Age

Fiction - Gods

Fiction - Gothic

Fiction - High Fantasy

Fiction - Historical

Fiction - Historical Romance

Fiction - Holocaust

Fiction - Horror

Fiction - Inspirational

Fiction - LGBTQ+ Author

Fiction - LGBTQ+ Character

Fiction - LGBTQ+ Protagonist

Fiction - Low Fantasy

Fiction - Magic

Fiction - Medical

Fiction - Medieval

Fiction - Mermaids

Fiction - Military

Fiction - Military Romance

Fiction - Monsters

Fiction - Music

Fiction - Mystery

Fiction - Mythology

Fiction - New Adult

Fiction - Novella

Fiction - Own Voices Author

Fiction - Paranormal

Fiction - Paranormal Romance

Fiction - Philosophy

Fiction - Pirates

Fiction - POC Author

Fiction - POC Character

Fiction - POC Protagonist

Fiction - Poetry

Fiction - Politics

Fiction - Polyamorous

Fiction - Post Apocalyptic

Fiction - Race

Fiction - Realistic Fiction

Fiction - Regency Era

Fiction - Retellings

Fiction - Reverse Harem

Fiction - Romance

Fiction - Science Fiction

Fiction - Self Help

Fiction - Shapeshifters

Fiction - Short Stories

Fiction - Slasher

Fiction - Space

Fiction - Space Opera

Fiction - Spirituality

Fiction - Steampunk

Fiction - Superheroes

Fiction - Supernatural

Fiction - Suspense

Fiction - Thriller

Fiction - Time Travel

Fiction - Urban Fantasy

Fiction - Vampires

Fiction - Victorian

Fiction - War

Fiction - Werewolves

Fiction - Western

Fiction - Witches

Fiction - World War 1

Fiction - World War 2

Fiction - Young Adult

Fiction - Zombies


Nonfiction - Adult

Nonfiction - African History

Nonfiction - American History

Nonfiction - Antarctica History

Nonfiction - Anthropology

Nonfiction - Archaeology

Nonfiction - Art

Nonfiction - Asian History

Nonfiction - Asian Studies

Nonfiction - Autobiography

Nonfiction - BDSM

Nonfiction - Biography/Memoir

Nonfiction - Biology

Nonfiction - Brazil History

Nonfiction - Business

Nonfiction - Chemistry

Nonfiction - Classics

Nonfiction - Cold War

Nonfiction - Comedy

Nonfiction - Contemporary

Nonfiction - Contemporary Romance

Nonfiction - Cults

Nonfiction - Cultural

Nonfiction - Disabled Author

Nonfiction - Disabled Character

Nonfiction - Disabled Protagonist

Nonfiction - Economics

Nonfiction - Education

Nonfiction - Edwardian Era

Nonfiction - Environment

Nonfiction - Essays

Nonfiction - European History

Nonfiction - Feminist

Nonfiction - Finance

Nonfiction - Food and Drink

Nonfiction - Geography

Nonfiction - Gilded Age

Nonfiction - Health

Nonfiction - Historical

Nonfiction - Horror

Nonfiction - Humanities

Nonfiction - Indonesian History

Nonfiction - Language

Nonfiction - Law

Nonfiction - Leadership

Nonfiction - LGBTQ+ Author

Nonfiction - LGBTQ+ Character

Nonfiction - LGBTQ+ Protagonist

Nonfiction - Linguistics

Nonfiction - Literature

Nonfiction - Medical

Nonfiction - Medieval

Nonfiction - Mental Health

Nonfiction - Neuroscience

Nonfiction - North American History

Nonfiction - Nutrition

Nonfiction - Oceania History

Nonfiction - Own Voices Author

Nonfiction - Parenting

Nonfiction - Philosophy

Nonfiction - Physics

Nonfiction - POC Author

Nonfiction - POC Character

Nonfiction - POC Protagonist

Nonfiction - Poetry

Nonfiction - Politics

Nonfiction - Productivity

Nonfiction - Psychology

Nonfiction - Race

Nonfiction - Regency Era

Nonfiction - Religion

Nonfiction - Romance

Nonfiction - Science

Nonfiction - Self Help

Nonfiction - Sexuality

Nonfiction - Short Stories

Nonfiction - Social Justice

Nonfiction - Sociology

Nonfiction - South American History

Nonfiction - Space

Nonfiction - Spirituality

Nonfiction - Thriller

Nonfiction - True Crime

Nonfiction - Victorian

Nonfiction - War

Nonfiction - World History

Nonfiction - World War 1

Nonfiction - World War 2

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