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The Extinction Parade Volume 1 by Max Brooks, Raulo Caceres (2014)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 9/19/2014 tagged graphic novelhorror
     During a zombie outbreak, vampires go on a feeding frenzy and then realize their food supply is disappearing.

Sleep Tight, Anna Banana! by Dominique Roques, Alexis Dormal, Mark Siegel (2014)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 9/19/2014 tagged graphic novelpicture book
     Anna Banana’s stuffed animals want to sleep, but Anna won’t stop reading.

The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard by Buddha Monk, Mickey Hess (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 9/19/2014 tagged biography
     An in-depth biography of the Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard by his friend Buddha Monk.

Facing the Music by Jennifer Knapp (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 9/19/2014 tagged biography
     Christian music star Jennifer Knapp stayed off the grid for 7 years before announcing her same-sex relationship.

Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick (2014)
     Reviewed by emilyreads on 9/19/2014 tagged romance
     Summer heads to Black Dog Bay to nurse her wounds after a plane crash and a bad breakup.

Cast On, Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor (2012)
     Reviewed by sarahhunt on 9/19/2014 tagged nonfiction
     An illustrated guide to fifty-four techniques to start and end knitting projects.

The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston (2014)
     Reviewed by danritchie on 9/19/2014 tagged coming of agemystery
     The only person who can protect Anna Boyd from the drug cartel that’s hunting her is one of its assassins.

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth (2014)
     Reviewed by diane on 9/19/2014 tagged historical fiction
     Charlotte-Rose is exiled from the court of Louis XIV to a convent. Her only comfort is a story a nuns tells.

The Private Eye Volume One by Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin, Munsa Vicente (2014)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on 9/19/2014 tagged graphic novelscience fiction
     A woman hires an unlicensed investigator to dig up dirt on her, then she's murdered.

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (2013)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on 9/12/2014 tagged coming of agehistorical fiction
     Jack Gantos was grounded for most of the summer of 1962, but he managed to have adventures and get in more trouble.

The Emperor's Blades: (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne Book One) by Brian Staveley (2013)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 9/12/2014 tagged fantasy
     After his murder, the Emperor’s sons, one training to become an elite warrior and the other a monk, become targets.

Paul Joins the Scouts by Michel Rabagliati, Helge Dascher (2013)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 9/12/2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novelhistorical fiction
     In Quebec in 1970, Paul joins the scouts, goes to camp, has his first kiss, and decides to become an artist.

Naked and Marooned by Ed Stafford (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 9/12/2014 tagged nonfiction
     To test himself, adventurer Ed Stafford spent 60 days naked and alone on a deserted island.

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 9/12/2014 tagged coming of ageparanormal
     Mara is apprenticed to the Messenger, a supernatural being who punishes wickedness.

Pyg: The Memoirs of Toby, The Learned Pig by Russell Potter (2012)
     Reviewed by sarahhunt on 9/12/2014 tagged historical fiction
     In 1780s England, a pig named Toby avoids becoming dinner, joins a show, and learns to communicate with humans.

Memorial by Chris Roberson, Rich Ellis (2012)
     Reviewed by wally on 9/12/2014 tagged fantasygraphic novel
     Em has no memory of who she is. In a curiosity shop she finds a key which leads to a new world and her destiny.

Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian (2013)
     Reviewed by dawnrutherford on 9/12/2014 tagged coming of age
     Evan uses his status as the new guy at school to seduce girls and drop them until he’s badly beaten.

I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller by Terry Hayes (2014)
     Reviewed by emilyjones on 9/12/2014 tagged thriller
     A retired spy is drawn back into the world of espionage after a book he wrote is used to commit the perfect murder.

Fallout by Todd Strasser (2013)
     Reviewed by danritchie on 9/5/2014 tagged coming of agehistorical fiction
     In 1962, Scott’s dad builds a bomb shelter. The neighbors mock him until the night they need it.

Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas by Rebecca Solnit (2010)
     Reviewed by wally on 9/5/2014 tagged artessaysnonfiction
     Cartographers, artists, and writers show views of San Francisco through unique maps and essays.

The Last Forever by Deb Caletti (2014)
     Reviewed by darcy on 9/5/2014 tagged coming of age
     After her mom dies, Tessa's dad abandons her with a grandmother she hasn’t seen in years.

Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers) by Daniel Jones (2014)
     Reviewed by emilyreads on 9/5/2014 tagged essaysnonfiction
     Highlights from Daniel Jones’s “Modern Love” column about love and romance in contemporary America.

The Contract by Derek Jeter, Paul Mantell (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 9/5/2014 tagged biographychapter book
     Young Derek Jeter writes a paper about his dream of becoming a NY Yankee. His teacher says it’s too unrealistic.

Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves by James Nestor (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 9/5/2014 tagged nonfictionscience
     An exploration of the origins, rules, and dangers of freediving.

Men's Room Small Talk: (channelATE Volume One) by Ryan Hudson ()
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 9/5/2014 tagged comic stripshumor
     NSFW collection of channelATE comic strips that are often perverse, scatological, and introspective.

The Grudge Keeper by Mara Rockliff, Eliza Wheeler (2014)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 9/5/2014 tagged picture book
     Everyone gives their grudges to Cornelius. Then a strong wind scatters them.

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle (2014)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on 9/5/2014 tagged coming of age
     Middle schooler Nate has always wanted to star in a broadway show. He escapes to NY to audition for E.T. The Musical.

Annihilation: (The Southern Reach trilogy Book One) by Jeff VanderMeer (2014)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on 8/29/2014 tagged science fiction
     Four scientists investigate a mysterious area slowly being reclaimed by nature, where things are not what they seem.

Strobe Edge Volume 1 by Io Sakisaka, Ysabet MacFarlane (2012)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 8/29/2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novelromance
     Ninako thinks she might be in love with her best friend, then starts to fall for the most popular guy in her school.

Strobe Edge Volume 2 by Io Sakisaka, Ysabet MacFarlane (2013)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 8/29/2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novelromance

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge (2013)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 8/29/2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novel
     A young girl tries to hide from the shadows that haunt her.

Never Mind The Bullocks: One Girl's 10,000 km Adventure around India in the World's Cheapest Car by Vanessa Able (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 8/29/2014 tagged nonfiction
     A travel writer’s adventures driving the world’s cheapest car around India by herself.

All The Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid by Matt Bai (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 8/29/2014 tagged nonfiction
     The truth about the Gary Hart / Donna Rice scandal that erupted during the 1988 Presidential race.

World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements by John Hunter (2013)
     Reviewed by emilyreads on 8/29/2014 tagged nonfiction
     A veteran teacher shares what he’s learned by having his students play a game to solve the world’s crises.

Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark (2013)
     Reviewed by darcy on 8/29/2014 tagged coming of age
     Brendan seems to have it all, but he doesn’t want to tell anyone he fantasizes about being a girl.

God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya, Juliana Neufeld (2014)
     Reviewed by sarahhunt on 8/29/2014 tagged biographyshort stories
     Short, illustrated stories from Vivek Shraya’s life about growing up Indian-Canadian and LGBTQ.

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (1996)
     Reviewed by wally on 8/29/2014 tagged biographyclassic
     Hemingway’s memoir about his time in Paris after WWI.

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.

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