A casual look at this blog might give you the impression that my reading runs all over the map. There’s considerable variety, of course. But in fact I’m aggressively selective in choosing books to read. For starters, you’ll find a slew of topics I never read about at What I read (and what I don’t). You should also know that I review only those books I’ve actually read from beginning to end — and there are lots of books I start reading but never finish. However, as veteran readers of this blog have discovered, I have a special fondness for fiction, especially detective stories, thrillers, science fiction, and historical novels.
In the list below, you’ll find links to the lists of books I’ve reviewed by some of my favorite novelists in these three categories. They’re arranged in alphabetical order by the authors’s last names. Almost every one is a work in progress: as I read more books by an author, I add the review to that author’s list.
This list is by no means a complete list of my favorite novelists. For one thing, I’ve omitted crime writers such as John Grisham, Michael Connelly, John Sandford (the Prey series), and Karin Slaughter (the Will Trent series), all of whom I’ve been reading for years. I’ve omitted Ross Macdonald and Robert B. Parker, all of whose books I read decades before launching this blog. And I have posts in development for the work of Joseph Kanon, Joseph Finder, and John Lescroart.
And you can always find my most popular reviews, and the most recent ones, plus a guide to this whole site, on the Home Page.