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godless by Pete Hautman (2004)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on 8/22/2014 tagged coming of age
     Jason and Shin start a religion worshipping their town’s water tower.

I Was Looking For A Street by Charles Willeford (2010)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 8/22/2014 tagged biographycoming of age
     Charles Willeford’s memoir of his boyhood in Los Angeles and hitting the road as a teen during the Great Depression.

The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers (1983)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 8/22/2014 tagged historical fictionscience fiction
     A time-traveling poetry scholar trapped in 1810 London tries to survive bodysnatchers, a sorcerer, and a werewolf.

The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers (2013)
     Reviewed by darcy on 8/22/2014 tagged literary
     After 20 years in Chartres, Agnès is part of the village, and takes on the task of cleaning the cathedral.

The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean (2012)
     Reviewed by emilyreads on 8/22/2014 tagged science
     An engaging, comprehensive look at DNA.

The Thought Gang by Tibor Fischer (1997)
     Reviewed by wally on 8/22/2014 tagged literarymystery
     An alcoholic philosopher and his would-be robber go on a crime spree.

The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar J. Mazzeo (2014)
     Reviewed by wally on 8/22/2014 tagged nonfiction
     Everyone who is anyone stayed at the Hotel Ritz in Paris in the first half of the 20th century.

The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose (2014)
     Reviewed by danritchie on 8/22/2014 tagged historical fictionmysteryparanormal
     An elixir that can reanimate the dead is at the heart of two intertwined stories that take place centuries apart.

The Lighthouse by Alison Moore (2012)
     Reviewed by emilyjones on 8/22/2014 tagged literary
     An unhappy, awkward man goes on a walking trip in Germany to replicate a childhood journey.

Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him by David Henry, Joe Henry (2013)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on 8/15/2014 tagged biography
     Richard Pryor became a breakthrough comedian when he stopped telling jokes and started telling the truth.

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Julian Crouch (2012)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 8/15/2014 tagged coming of agescience fiction
     Standish is different -- he can’t read or write. In the Motherland, that will get him sent away.

The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff (2014)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 8/15/2014 tagged graphic novel
     Deshi has to find the corpse of a woman so that his dead brother won’t be alone in the other world.

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 8/15/2014 tagged nonfiction
     How the NYSE and other exchanges are rigged against smaller traders.

Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 8/15/2014 tagged biographynonfiction
     Eddie Rickenbacker was a mechanic, race driver, WWI ace, automobile manufacturer, and president of Eastern Airlines.

Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (2014)
     Reviewed by emilyreads on 8/15/2014 tagged literary
     After her life falls apart, art photographer Rebecca Winter tries to adjust to life in upstate New York.

Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo by Matthew Amster-Burton (2013)
     Reviewed by sarahhunt on 8/15/2014 tagged cookbooknonfiction
     An American family spends a month in Tokyo eating the best, worst, and most Japanese foods they can find.

The Body in the Woods by April Henry (2014)
     Reviewed by danritchie on 8/15/2014 tagged coming of agemystery
     Three Search and Rescue cadets discover the body of a homeless girl, the third such killing in a month.

The Lost Code: (The Atlanteans Book One) by Kevin Emerson (2012)
     Reviewed by rose on 8/15/2014 tagged coming of agescience fiction
     The earth is an environmental disaster so Owen lives underground. One day, when he nearly drowns, he grows gills.

Nijigahara Holograph by Inio Asano (2014)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 8/8/2014 tagged graphic novelliterary
     Kids sacrifice a girl to the “monster” in the tunnel behind their elementary school. The incident touches many lives.

The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley (2014)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 8/8/2014 tagged biographygraphic novel
     After Jimmy Gownley decided he wanted to draw comics, he self-published his first when he was only 15.

The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 8/8/2014 tagged coming of age
     After her father’s assassination, Laila and her family flee from the Middle East to the U.S.

The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 8/8/2014 tagged coming of agescience fiction
     10-year-old Melanie is rescued from life as an experimental subject and spirited into a world that is falling apart.

Amy Falls Down by Jincy Willett (2013)
     Reviewed by emilyreads on 8/8/2014 tagged literary
     A one-time writing wunderkind gives a brutally honest interview and becomes a celebrity again.

In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl (2013)
     Reviewed by darcy on 8/8/2014 tagged historical fiction
     Iris leaves Australia to find her brother, who is fighting in WWI, and ends up working in a hospital outside Paris.

Murder on Bamboo Lane: An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery by Naomi Hirahara (2014)
     Reviewed by robert on 8/8/2014 tagged mystery
     A rookie LAPD bicycle patrol officer becomes enmeshed in the murder investigation of a college acquaintance.

Theseus and the Minotaur by Yvan Pommaux (2014)
     Reviewed by craig on 8/8/2014 tagged fantasygraphic novel
     A graphic novel adaptation of the story of Theseus and the half-bull he fights in the labyrinth beneath Crete.

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury (1997)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on 8/8/2014 tagged picture book
     An enormous, crazed pig demolishes the progressively sturdier houses of three small, peaceful wolves.

I Don't Get It by Shannon Wheeler (2014)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 8/1/2014 tagged comic stripshumor
     Single panel gag comics by cartoonist Shannon Wheeler that were rejected by The New Yorker.

The Inevitable June by Bob Schofield (2014)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 8/1/2014 tagged poetry
     An illustrated, sometimes surreal prose poem of short diary entries.

Inside the Vault: The True Story of a Master Bank Burglar by Amil Dinsio (2013)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 8/1/2014 tagged mysterynonfiction
     The story of two brothers who planned and executed an epic bank robbery after a tip from Jimmy Hoffa.

Moonshine: A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor by Jaime Joyce (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 8/1/2014 tagged history
     A history of homemade liquor focused on the contentious decades after Prohibition.

The Truth by Michael Palin (2012)
     Reviewed by emilyreads on 8/1/2014 tagged literary
     A journalist celebrates an iconoclastic freedom fighter, but his publisher wants a scandal-ridden expose.

Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting by Ann Hood (2014)
     Reviewed by sarahhunt on 8/1/2014 tagged essaysnonfiction
     Writers write about why they knit: stress relief, connecting with friends, grief, and getting through crises.

Voice of America by E.C. Osondu (2010)
     Reviewed by wally on 8/1/2014 tagged short stories
     Stories on the tension between Africans and Americans, traditional and modern values, young and old, rich and poor.

Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son by Lori Duron (2013)
     Reviewed by dawnrutherford on 8/1/2014 tagged nonfiction
     As C.J. got older, he wanted only “girl” things, and his parents struggled with the best way to raise him.

Sex Criminals Volume One: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky (2014)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on 8/1/2014 tagged eroticagraphic novelscience fiction
     A librarian and her boyfriend stop time when they have orgasms. They rob a bank to save the library.

Sheltered: A Pre-Apocalyptic Tale by Johnnie Christmas, Ed Brisson (2013)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 7/25/2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novel
     In a survivalist camp, teens get the message: the apocalypse is just around the corner and they’re not ready.

Jan's Atomic Heart and Other Stories by Simon Roy (2014)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 7/25/2014 tagged graphic novelscience fictionshort stories
     Short comics set in a drab future full of robots, aliens, and at least one talking gorilla.

Diamond Boy by Michael Williams (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 7/25/2014 tagged coming of age
     Patson relocates to the diamond fields of Marange, Zimbabwe, with his family, but it’s very dangerous.

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 7/25/2014 tagged coming of age
     Rose tries to keep her popularity up so that she can spend the year on the reality TV show shot at her high school.

Slam!: A Tale of Consequences by Adam Stower (2014)
     Reviewed by snow on 7/25/2014 tagged picture book
     A boy slams a door, knocking a ball off the roof, and that causes everything around him to fall apart.

The Sister Season by Jennifer Scott (2013)
     Reviewed by emilyreads on 7/25/2014 tagged literary
     The three Yancey sisters' families come together for Christmas to try to shake off decades' worth of hurt.

Coaltown Jesus by Ron Koertge (2013)
     Reviewed by darcy on 7/25/2014 tagged coming of agepoetry
     After Walker prays to God to help his mother, he finds an irreverent and sarcastic Jesus in his room.

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares (2014)
     Reviewed by danritchie on 7/25/2014 tagged coming of agescience fiction
     Prenna and the other Travelers come from a hellish future where humanity is doomed. Then she falls in love.

Learn to Program: Second Edition by Chris Pine (2009)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on 7/25/2014 tagged nonfiction
     A thorough but lighthearted approach to learning programming using the language Ruby.

Doug Wildey's Rio: The Complete Saga by Doug Wildey (2014)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on 7/18/2014 tagged graphic novelwestern
     A former outlaw works in the old west on special assignment for U.S. Grant.

Aron Warner's Pariah Volume 1 by Aron Warner, Philip Gelatt, Brett Weldele (2014)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 7/18/2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novelscience fiction
     The government begins to round up highly intelligent young people who are the result of genetic engineering.

Monsters! & Other Stories by Gustavo Duarte (2014)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 7/18/2014 tagged graphic novelhorrorhumorscience fiction
     Three funny and horrific short stories that will remind you of monster movies and Looney Tunes cartoons.

How to Fake a Moon Landing: exposing the myths of science denial by Darryl Cunningham (2013)
     Reviewed by snow on 7/18/2014 tagged graphic novelscience
     A cartoonist examines seven common scientific fallacies and corrects the record.

Networked: Carabella on the Run by Gerard Jones, Mark Badger (2010)
     Reviewed by wally on 7/18/2014 tagged graphic novelscience fiction
     Socially networked shoes and intelligent hair extensions combine to threaten the world.

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