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The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on October 10, 2014 tagged coming of age • literary
The story of a man who always wanted to be a writer but who lost every novel he ever wrote.
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on October 3, 2014 tagged literary
Benjamin becomes a caretaker for a boy named Trevor and takes him on a cross country trip to see Trevor’s father.
The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on August 22, 2014 tagged literary
After 20 years in Chartres, Agnès is part of the village, and takes on the task of cleaning the cathedral.
Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on August 15, 2014 tagged literary
After her life falls apart, art photographer Rebecca Winter tries to adjust to life in upstate New York.
Nijigahara Holograph by Inio Asano (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on August 8, 2014 tagged graphic novel • literary
Kids sacrifice a girl to the “monster” in the tunnel behind their elementary school. The incident touches many lives.
The Sister Season by Jennifer Scott (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on July 25, 2014 tagged literary
The three Yancey sisters' families come together for Christmas to try to shake off decades' worth of hurt.
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on July 11, 2014 tagged literary
Thomas kidnaps and shackles his friend in an abandoned military base so they can talk.
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon (2009)
Reviewed by wally on July 11, 2014 tagged literary • mystery
Doc Sportello investigates a plot against his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend, a real estate mogul.
Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette, Donald Nicholson-Smith (2011)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on June 27, 2014 tagged literary • mystery
A young woman moves from city to city, finding clients who will pay her to kill.
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang, Chi-Young Kim, Nomoco (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on April 4, 2014 tagged literary
Sprout wants to hatch a chick and enjoy the freedom of the barnyard instead of just laying eggs in the coop.
Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on March 28, 2014 tagged literary
A motivational speaker with trouble embracing her authentic self goes on a road trip with three friends.
The Millionaire and the Scrublady and Other Parables by William E. Barton (1990)
Reviewed by emilyreads on March 14, 2014 tagged literary • short stories
Eighty parables penned by “Safed the Sage,” originally published in the early 20th century.
Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on February 28, 2014 tagged graphic novel • literary • romance
After Clementine dies, Emma experiences the intensity of their love by reading her diaries.
Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 28, 2014 tagged literary • romance • short stories
Four strangers on a train share stories of love, loss, and missed connections.
Broken Piano for President by Patrick Wensink (2012)
Reviewed by ang on February 21, 2014 tagged humor • literary
A drunk masterminds burger industry innovations, negotiates a lucrative contract, and tries to solve a mystery.
Tequila Mockingbird Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle (2013)
Reviewed by emilyjones on January 10, 2014 tagged cookbook • humor • literary
Recipes for literature-inspired cocktails (with non-alcoholic options).
News from Heaven by Jennifer Haigh (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 10, 2014 tagged literary • short stories
Intertwining stories across generations tell the story of Bakerton, PA, a mining town in decline.
Through the Walls by Jean-Luc Cornette, Stéphane Oiry, Samantha Demers (2012)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 3, 2014 tagged graphic novel • literary • science fiction
Slice-of-life short stories about people with the ability to walk through walls.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 3, 2014 tagged literary
Sales are declining, but AJ loves his bookstore. His well-ordered life changes when a baby is abandoned there.
Roadside Picnic A New Translation by Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Ursula K. Le Guin, Olena Bormashenko (2012)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 27, 2013 tagged literary • science fiction
Aliens abandoned advanced, incomprehensible technology on Earth. Desperate men try to retrieve it.
Squaring the Circle A Pseudotreatise of Urbogony by Gheorghe Sasarman, Ursula K. Le Guin (2013)
Reviewed by wally on December 27, 2013 tagged fantasy • literary • science fiction • short stories
Short stories and fables about amazing, impossible, unreal cities.
Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan (2007)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 20, 2013 tagged graphic novel • literary
Koby and his father’s young lover try to figure out if his dad died in a recent suicide bombing.
The View from Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on December 13, 2013 tagged literary
Gwen’s husband dies and her sister is divorced and broke. They try to build new lives in New York.
The Rime of the Modern Mariner by Nick Hayes (2012)
Reviewed by dawnrutherford on December 13, 2013 tagged graphic novel • literary • poetry
A man on a park bench listens to a strange tale about a doomed boat journey.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (2013)
Reviewed by ang on October 25, 2013 tagged fantasy • literary
Visiting his home town, a man rememembers when he and a childhood friend unleashed a malignant darkness on the world.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (2012)
Reviewed by dawnrutherford on August 23, 2013 tagged coming of age • literary
The Drunken Botanist The Plants That Create The World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 21, 2013 tagged literary • nonfiction
Grendel by John Gardner (1989)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by guest on March 29, 2013 tagged literary
In this story of the lonely monster from Beowulf, Grendel wasn't always evil. We made him that way.
The Last Girlfriend on Earth by Simon Rich (2013)
Reviewed by davidtomashek on March 29, 2013 tagged fantasy • literary • short stories
A humorous collection of fantastic stories that explores the pitfalls of romance from a male perspective.