On this page you will find links to the books I have reviewed on Carole's Chatter.   Another way to find books you might enjoy is to head on over to this Pinterest board

If you scroll to the bottom of this page you will find a list of books that I have read but chosen not to review.

List of Books Reviewed with Links

By Author
Ahern, Cecilia - One Hundred Names
Anthony, Kate - Beautiful Day
Backman, Fredrik - A Man Called Ove 
Barnes, Julian - The Sense of An Ending 
Bauermeister, Erica - Joy for Beginners  The School of Essential Ingredients
Bivald, Katarina - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Blackwell, Juliet - The Paris Key 
Branard, Lynne - Traveling Light
Brosh, Allie - Hyperbole & A Half 
Brown, Dan - The Da Vinci Code
Cabot, Meg - Royal Wedding  ;
Size 12 is not Fat 
The Boy is Back
Colgan, Jenny - The Little Shop of Happy Ever After
Connelly, Michael - The Lincoln Lawyer 
Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul - The Reader on the 6.27
Dobson, Melanie - Chateau of Secrets
Donati, Sara - The Gilded Hour 
Eberlen, Kate - Miss You
Evanovich, Janet - Tricky Twenty-Two ,
Top Secret Twenty-One 
Tricky Twenty-Two
Turbo Twenty-Three
Evanovich, Janet & Goldberg, Lee - The Scam
The Job ,  
The Chase
Evanovich, Janet & Sutton, Phoef - Wicked Charms 
                                                  Curious Minds
Egan, Elisabeth -  A Window Opens 
Faulkes, Sebastian - Birdsong 
Fellowes, Julian - Belgravia
Fielding, Helen - Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Fitzhenry, Amy - Cold Feet
Flynn, Gillian -  Gone Girl 
Gabaldon, Diana - Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Galbraith, Robert - The Silkworm
                         The Cuckoo's Calling 
Golden, Arthur - Memoirs of a Geisha
Gregory, Philippa - The Taming of the Queen
                         - Three Sisters, Three Queens
The Kingmaker's Daughter 
Gruen, Sara - Water For Elephants 
Hanff, Helene - 84 Charing Cross Road  
Harris, Joanne - Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure
Hawley, Noah - Before The Fall 
Hepworth, Sally - The Things We Keep 
Heyer, Georgette - Frederica
Humphreys, Helen - The Evening Chorus
James, Erica - The Dandelion Years 
Jewell, Lisa - The House We Grew Up In  
Johnson, Julia Claiborne - Be Frank With Me
Keyes, Marian - The Woman Who Stole My Life
Ladd, Sarah - The Heiress of Winterwood 
Larrson, Stieg - Girl with a Dragon Tattoo  
Laurain, Antoine - The Red Notebook  , 
The President's Hat
Lynch, Sarah-Kate - The Wedding Bees
Manby, Chrissie - A Proper Family Holiday
Mansell, Jill - The Unpredictable Consequences of Love 
Mawer, Simon - Tightrope
McInerney, Monica - Hello From The Gillespies 
Moriarty, Laura - The Chaperone 
Moyes, JoJo - After You,The Ship of Brides,  Me Before You 
Nemirovsky, Irene - Suite Francaise  
Nixon, Rosie -  The Stylist
O'Brien, Deborah - The Trivia Man
Patrick, Phaedra - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper 
Pearson, Allison - I Don't Know How She Does It  
Pellegrino, Nicky - One Summer in Venice 
Picoult, Jodi - Small Great Things 
Potter, Alexandra - Love From Paris
Quick, Matthew - The Silver Linings Playbook
Quindlen, Anna - Still Life with Breadcrumbs 
Robson, Jennifer -  Moonlight Over Paris  , Somewhere in France
Roland, Talli - The Pollyanna Plan 
Rowell, Rainbow - Eleanor & Park 
Rowling, JK - The Casual Vacancy 
Schumacher, Julie - Dear Committee Members 
Semple Maria - Where'd You Go, Bernadette  
Shaffer, Mary Ann - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society 
Sharp, Margery - The Nutmeg Tree  
Shattuck, Shari - Invisible Ellen 
Simons, Jake Wallis - The English German Girl
Simonson, Helen - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Simsion, Graeme - The Rosie Effect  The Rosie Project
Spielman, Lori Nelsen - Sweet Forgiveness 
Spiers, Hilary -  Hester & Harriet
Stovall, Jim - The Ultimate Gift
Townsend, Sue - The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year 
Trollope, Joanna - Sense & Sensibility
Tunnicliffe, Hannah - Season of Salt & Honey
Tyler, Anne - Vinegar Girl ,
Digging to America
Vincent, Bruno - Five Go On A Strategy Away Day , Five Go Parenting
Watson, Winifred - Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
Weir, Andy - The Martian  
White, Gillian -  Rich Deceiver
Wilhide, Elizabeth - Ashenden
Zusak, Marcus - I Am The Messenger , 
The Book Thief

Alexander, William - Flirting with French
Anselmo,  Lisa - My (Part Time) Paris Life
Ansley, Bruce &  Ussher, Jane - Islands
Baines, Emily Ansara - The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook 
Barnes, Darlene - Hungry 
Booth, Martin - Gweilo   
Bryson, Bill - The Road to Little Dribbling
                   At Home: A Short History of Private Life 
Canora, Marco - Brodo 
Colwin, Laurie - Home Cooking
Duhigg, Charles - The Power of Habit 
Fechtor, Jessica - Stir
Flinn, Kathleen - The Sharper the Knife the Less You Cry
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School 
Gawande, Atul - Better , Being Mortal,
The Checklist Manifesto
Gilbert, Elizabeth -  Big Magic
Giramonte, Lisa Borgnes - Novel Interiors
Gladwell, Malcolm - David & Goliath

Gleeson, Erin - The Forest Feast for Kids  
Gompertz, Will - What Are You Looking At? 
Graham, Katherine - A Personal History
Hanagarne, Josh - The World's Strongest Librarian
Hazan, Marcella - Ingredienti
Jiang, Jia - Rejection Proof  
Johnson, Boris - The Churchill Factor  
Kerman, Piper - Orange is the New Black
Keyes, Marian - Saved by Cake
Lamott, Anne - Bird by Bird
Le, Stephanie - Easy Gourmet
LeClerc, Julie - Hot Pink Spice Saga 
Lende, Heather - Find The Good   
Martin, Sasha - Life From Scratch
Mathias, Peta - Hot Pink Spice Saga 
McKeown, Greg - Essentialism 
Moran, Caitlin - Moranifesto 
Pennac, Daniel - The Rights of the Reader 
Reichl, Ruth - My Kitchen Year
Robertson, Nichole - Paris in Color
Rubin, Gretchen - Happier At Home  , The Happiness Project
Ruhlman, Michael - Ruhlman's Twenty 
Sandberg, Sheryl - Lean In
Saunders, Jennifer -  Bonkers
Slater, Nigel - Toast 
Simmons, Sylvie - I'm Your Man   
Smillie, Justin - Slow Fires 
Stewart, Chris - Driving Over Lemons
Thorisson, Mimi - A Kitchen in France
Usher, Shaun - Lists of Note 
Usher, Shaun - More Letters of Note 
Verant, Samantha - Seven Letters from Paris

Wax, Ruby - A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled
Weiss, Luisa - My Berlin Kitchen 

Andersen, Sarah - Adulthood is a Myth
Apse, Andris -  Spirit of the South 
Bantock, Nick - Griffin & Sabine
Bornholdt, Jenny - A Book is a Book
Chast, Roz - Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Chavouet, Florent - Tokyo on Foot
Dodd, Lynley - Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
Dujardin, Helene - Plate to Pixel
Friedlander, Marti - Self-Portrait
Greenspan, Dorie - Around My French Table 
Grigson, Sophie - Spices  
Heald, Henrietta - La Vie Est Belle 
Jaffrey, Madhur - Curry Easy  
Kalman, Maira - Ah-hA to Zig Zag , My Favorite Things , The Principles of Uncertainty
Knisley, Lucy - Displacement: A Travelogue , An Age of License,
Something New    
Laing, Sarah - Mansfield and Me
MacLeod, Janice - Paris Letters
Rowling JK - The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Ruhlman, Michael - Egg
Swift, Vivian - Le Road Trip 
Szymanik, Melinda - Clever Moo

By Title 

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 
A Proper Family Holiday by Chrissie Manby
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
After You by JoJo Moyes 
Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide 
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
Beautiful Day by Kate Anthony 
Before The Fall by Noah Hawley
Belgravia by Julian Fellowes 
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson
Cold Feet by Amy Fitzhenry 
Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton 
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher 
Digging to America by Anne Tyler
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 
Five Go On A Strategy Away Day by Bruno Vincent 
Five Go Parenting by Bruno Vincent
Frederica by Georgette Heyer 
Girl with a Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Hello From The Gillespies by Monica McInerney
Hester & Harriet by Hilary Spiers
Hyperbole & A Half by Allie Brosh
I Am The Messenger  by Marcus Zusak 
I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
Invisible Ellen by Shari Shattuck
Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister 
Love From Paris by Alexandra Potter 
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson 
Miss You by Kate Eberlen
Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson
One Hundred Names by Cecilia Ahern 
One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino
Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure by Joanne Harris
Rich Deceiver by Gillian White
Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot
Season of Salt & Honey by Hannah Tunnicliffe 
Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope
Size 12 is not Fat by Meg Cabot 
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson 
Still Life with Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen 
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky 
Sweet Forgiveness by Lori Nelsen Spielman 
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot 
The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling 
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty 
The Chase by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick 
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown 
The Dandelion Years by Erica James 
The English German Girl by Jake Wallis Simons
The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys
The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati 
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

The Kingmaker's Daughter by Phillippa Gregory
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan 
The Martian by Andy Weir 
The Nutmeg Tree  by Margery Sharp
The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell 
The Pollyanna Plan by Talli Roland
The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain
The Red Notebook by  Antoine Laurain
The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion 
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Scam by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes 
The Ship of Brides by JoJo Moyes
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick 
The Stylist by Rosie Nixon 
The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth 
The Trivia Man by Deborah O'Brien
The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall
The Unpredictable Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell
The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes 
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
The Wedding Bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch 
Three Sisters, Three Queens by Phillippa Gregory
Tightrope by Simon Mawer 
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich 
Traveling Light by Lynne Branard 
Tricky Twenty-Two  by Janet Evanovich 
Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton
Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon 

Non- Fiction
A Kitchen in France by Mimi Thorisson
A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax 
A Personal History by Katherine Graham
At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Better by Atul Gawande 
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert 
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders
Brodo by Marco Canora 
David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
Delicious by Ruth Reichl 
Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart 
Easy Gourmet by Stephanie Le 
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Find The Good by Heather Lende 
Flirting with French by William Alexander
Gweilo by Martin Booth 
Happier At Home by Gretchen Rubin 
Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin
Hot Pink Spice Saga by Peta Mathias and Julie LeClerc
How to be Parisian Wherever You Are  
Hungry by Darlene Barnes 
I'm Your Man by Sylvie Simmons
Ingredienti by Marcella Hazan
Islands by Bruce Ansley and Jane Ussher  
Life From Scratch by Sasha Martin 
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg 
Lists of Note compiled  by Shaun Usher
Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran
More Letters of Note compiled by Shaun Usher 
My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss
My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl
My (Part Time) Paris Life by Lisa Anselmo
New Zealand Art: From Cook to Contemporary, Te Papa
Novel Interiors by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti 
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman 
Paris in Color by Nichole Robertson 
Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang 
Ruhlman's Twenty by Michael Ruhlman
Saved by Cake by Marian Keyes 
Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha Verant 
Slow Fires by Justin Smillie 
Stir by Jessica Fechtor 
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson
The Forest Feast for Kids by Erin Gleeson 
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn
The Power of Habit   by Charles Duhigg
The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac
The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
The Sharper the Knife the Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn 
The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines
The World's Strongest Librarian by  Josh Hanagarne
Toast by Nigel Slater 
What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz 

A Book is a Book by Jenny Bornholdt
Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
Ah-hA to Zig Zag by Maira Kalman
An Age of License by Lucy Knisley 
Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
Clever Moo by Melinda Szymanik 
Curry Easy by Madhur Jaffrey 
Displacement: A Travelogue  by Lucy Knisley
Egg by Michael Ruhlman 
Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock 
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson'sDairy by  Lynley Dodd
La Vie Est Belle by Henrietta Heald
Le Road Trip by Vivian Swift 
Mansfield and Me by Sarah Laing 
My Favorite Things by Maira Kalman 
Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod
Plate to Pixel by Hélène Dujardin 
Relish by Lucy Knisley

Self-Portrait by Marti Friedlander 
Something New by Lucy Knisley 
Spices by Sophie Grigson
Spirit of the South by Andris Apse 
The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Rowling, JK
The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman
The Really Quite Good British Cookbook  
Tokyo on Foot by Florent Chavouet 

As you know I only review books that I really like.  I thought it might be useful to you if I also listed other books I have read but decided not to review:

A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve (DNF)
A Gentleman's Guide to Scandal by Kathleen Kimmel 
A Summer to Remember by Victoria Connelly 
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews 
An Elegant Facade by Kristi Ann Hunter 
Big Stone Gap by Adrian Trigiani 
Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr (DNF) 
Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker 
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Conclave by Robert Harris 
Cooking For Picasso by Camille Aubray
Daughters of Castle Deverill by Santa Montefiore (DNF) 
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld 
Five Give Up The Booze by Bruno Vincent
Five Go Gluten Free by Bruno Vincent
Five on Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent (DNF)
Flight Patterns by Karen White 
French Rhapsody by Antoine Laurain 
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley (DNF) 
Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig 
Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen (DNF) 
Mount! by Jilly Cooper (TMS) 
Night School by Lee Child
Paris for One by JoJo Moyes
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (DNF) 
The Atlas of Love by Laurie Frankel
The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion
The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau 
The Duchess War by Courtney Milan 
The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield (DNF) 
The Forgotten Room by White, Williams & Willig (DNF) 
The Grass is Greener by Loretta Hill
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes (DNF) 
The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg 
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson 
The Whistler by John Grisham (DNF)
The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week by Fiona Walker (tms) 
This Was A Man by Jeffrey Archer
Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin 
Under Italian Skies by Nicky Pellegrino 
We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman 
Where My Heart Used To Beat by Sebastian Faulks (DNF) 

Non- Fiction
Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster (DNF) 
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn
Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent
Last Girl Before Freeway by Leslie Bennetts
Making it up as I go along by Marian Keyes
Only in Naples by Katherine Wilson 
Out of Time by Miranda Sawyer (DNF) 
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Carry this Book by Abbi Jacobson (DNF)
Outlander Kitchen by Theresa Carle-Sanders 
Rick Stein's Long Weekends


  1. This is a terrific idea.


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  2. Lily and the Octopus was supposed to be the hit of 2016 - did you not like it? I have a galley to review.

    1. I found it creepy and disturbing and decided not to finish it. Perhaps I just wasn't in the mood...


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