reading list

***2016***

January:

  • “Some are Born to Sweet Delight” by Nadine Gordimer
  • “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver
  • “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” by Raymond Carver
  • Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  • Kiss the Girls by James Patterson (reread)
  • “When the Train Comes” by Zoe Wicomb

***2015***

January:

  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  • No Sweetness Here and Other Stories by Ama Ata Aidoo
  • Explorer: The Mystery Boxes edited by Kazu Kibuishi
  • The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
  • A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo
  • Touch by Adania Shibli
  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  • Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
  • Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri and Randy Duburke
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

February:

  • Science Tales: Lies, Hoaxes and Scams by Darryl Cunningham
  • I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached
  • Jericho Season 4 by Kalinda Vasquez, Dan Shotz, and Robert Levine
  • Little White Duck: A Childhood in China by Na Liu and Andres Vera Martinez
  • Black Science, Volume One: How to Fall Forever by Rick Remender with art by Matteo Scalera and Dean White
  • War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon E. McKay, with art by Daniel Lafrance
  • Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan by Shigeru Mizuki
  • Chicken With Plums by Marjane Satrapi
  • Batgirl Volume 1: The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone, with art by Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes
  • Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff
  • Y: The Last Man Volume One: Unmanned by Brian K Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  • Y: The Last Man Volume Two: Cycles by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  • Y: The Last Man Volume Three: One Small Step by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  • Y: The Last Man Volume Four: Safeword by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  • Y: The Last Man Volume Five: Ring of Truth by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  • Y: The Last Man Volume Six: Girl on Girl by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  • Y: The Last Man Volume Seven: Paper Dolls by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  • Y: The Last Man Volume Eight: Kimono Dragons by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  • Y: The Last Man Volume Nine: Motherland by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  • Y: The Last Man Volume Ten: Whys and Wherefores by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  • Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap, illustrated by Mari Araki
  • Revelations by Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos
  • Resistance by Karen Jablonski and Leland Purvis
  • Defiance by Karen Jablonski and Leland Purvis
  • Victory by Karen Jablonski and Leland Purvis
  • August Moon by Diana Thung
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge
  • The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen, with art by Rebecca Guay
  • March Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, with art by Nate Powell
  • The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew
  • Brain Camp by Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan, and Faith Erin Hicks
  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  • Peanut by Ayun Halliday and Paul Hoppe
  • The Eternal Smile by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim

March:

  • The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
  • Cuba: My Revolution by Inverna Lockpez and Dean Haspiel
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (audiobook)
  • Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell (ebook)
  • Cairo by G. Willow Wilson, with art by M.K. Perker
  • Aya by Marguerite Abouet, with art by Clement Oubrerie
  • Aya of Yop City by Marguerite Abouet, with art by Clement Oubrerie
  • Aya: The Secrets Come Out by Marguerite Abouet, with art by Clement Oubrerie
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook)
  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  • Pet Sematary by Stephen King

April:

  • Among Others by Jo Walton
  • The Wicked + The Divine: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, with art by Jamie McKelvie
  • Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  • The Book of Ballads by Charles Vess
  • The Sharing Knife: Beguilement (volume one) by Lois McMaster Bujold (audiobook)
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Waiting Place by Sean McKeever
  • Smoke by Alex de Campi
  • Ashes by Alex de Campi
  • Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, with art by Adrian Alphona
  • Ms. Marvel: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson, with art by Jacob Wyatt and Adrian Alphona
  • Inhuman #1-7 by Charles Soule, with art by Joe Madureira and Ryan Stegman

May:

  • Hawkeye #1-20 and Hawkeye Annual #1 by Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Annie Wu
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson
  • Rage by Stephen King
  • Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss
  • Young Avengers #1-#15 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
  • Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

June:

  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  • Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe by Doreen Baingana
  • Skip•Beat! (Volume 1) by Yoshiki Nakamura
  • Skip•Beat! (Volume 2) by Yoshiki Nakamura
  • Skip•Beat! (Volume 3) by Yoshiki Nakamura
  • Skip•Beat! (Volume 4) by Yoshiki Nakamura
  • Skip•Beat! (Volume 5) by Yoshiki Nakamura
  • The Sharing Knife: Legacy (volume 2) by Lois McMaster Bujold (audiobook)
  • “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe”
  • Skip•Beat! (Volume 6) by Yoshiki Nakamura
  • Genocide by Jane Springer

July:

  • The Crime of Genocide: Terror Against Humanity by Ray Spangenburg and Kit Moser
  • The House You Pass on the Way by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Skip•Beat! (Volume 7) by Yoshiki Nakamura
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • My House by Nikki Giovanni
  • An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President by Randall Robinson
  • Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds by Miyoko Chu)
  • The Sharing Knife: Passage (volume 3) by Lois McMaster Bujold (audiobook)
  • Skip•Beat! (Volume 8) by Yoshiki Nakamura
  • Race to Incarcerate:A Graphic Retelling by Sabrina Jone Jones and Marc Mauer
  • IRL by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
  • The Sharing Knife: Horizon by Lois McMaster Bujold (audiobook)
  • Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie
  • “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Revival, Volume 5: A Gathering of Waters by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton

August:

  • “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne (reread)
  • The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
  • Crimes Against Humanity by Adam Jones
  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  • A Bride’s Story (volume 6) by Kaoru Mori
  • Ms. Marvel (issues 10-12) by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
  • Hawkeye (issue 21) by Matt Fraction and David Aja
  • Inhuman (issues 8-11)  by Charles Soule and Pepe Larraz
  • Wandering Son (volume 3) by Shimura Takako (reread)
  • Wandering Son (volume 4) by Shimura Takako
  • The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 2: Fandemonium by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
  • Tangles by Sarah Leavitt
  • Skip•Beat! volume 9 by Yoshiki Nakamura
  • The Children of Green Knowe by L. M. Boston
  • A Bitter Brew: Faith, Power, and Poison in a Small New England Town by Christine Ellen Young
  • Rat Queens, Volume One: Sass and Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
  • Sex Criminals, Volume One: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
  • Shutter, Volume One: Wanderlost by Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca
  • Low, Volume One: The Delirium of Hope by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini

September:

  • Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoet
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin
  • “The Overcoat” by Nikolai Gogol
  • “Memoirs of a Madman” by Nikolai Gogol
  • The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel
  • ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  • “The Necklace” by Guy De Maupassant
  • “A Simple Heart” by Gustave Flaubert
  • Parasite by Mira Grant

October:

  • Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn
  • “The Lady with the Dog” by Anton Chekhov
  • “The Darling” by Anton Chekhov
  • “The Real Thing” by Henry James
  • Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
  • The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James
  • Umineko When They Cry Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch, Volume 1 by Ryukishi07
  • Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • March, Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
  • “Araby” by James Joyce
  • “The Dead” by James Joyce
  • “My First Goose” by Isaac Babel
  • “The Killers” by Ernest Hemingway
  • “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway
  • “The Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka
  • “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence

November:

  • Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
  • “The Garden Party” by Kate Mansfield
  • “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson (reread)
  • A Treasury of Victorian Murder by Rick Geary
  • “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor
  • “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor
  • “A Late Encounter With the Enemy” by Flannery O’Connor
  • “An Interest in Life” by Grace Paley
  • “A Conversation With My Father” by Grace Paley

December:

  • “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin
  • “A&P” by John Updike
  • “No Name Woman” by Maxine Hong Kingston
  • “On Mortality” by Maxine Hong Kingston
  • “Happy Endings” by Margaret Atwood
  • “The Moment Before the Gun Went Off” by Nadine Gordimer
  • Winter Prey by John Sandford (reread)

***2014***

January:

  • Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay
  • A People’s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, and Paul Buhle
  • A History of US: War, Terrible War 1855-1865 by Joy Hakim
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  • Surviving the Roller Coaster: A Teen’s Guide to Coping with Moods by Jean Ford
  • Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (reread)
  • There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
  • Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell

February:

  • The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media by Brooke Gladstone, with Josh Neufeld illustrating
  • Revival Volume One: You’re Among Friends by Tim Seeley with art by Mike Norton (reread)
  • Revival Volume Two: Live Like You Mean It by Tim Seeley with art by Mike Norton
  • Stitches by David Small
  • Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me by Ellen Forney
  • Draupadi: The Fire-Born Princess by Saraswati Nagpal
  • Burnout by Rebecca Donner, illustrated by Inaki Miranda
  • Morning Glories: For a Better Future (volume one) by Nick Spencer, with art by Joe Eisma
  • Saga, Volume One by Brian K. Vaughan, with art by Fiona Staples
  • The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye (volume one) by Robert Kirkman, with art by Tony Moore
  • Morning Glories: All Will Be Free (volume two) by Nick Spencer, with art by Joe Eisma
  • The Walking Dead: Miles Behind Us (volume two) by Robert Kirkman, with art by Charlie Adlard
  • Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work) in Words and Pictures by Michael Goodwin, illustrated by Dan E. Burr
  • The Walking Dead: Safety Behind Bars (volume 3) by Robert Kirkman, with art by Charlie Adlard
  • When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  • The Walking Dead: The Heart’s Desire (volume 4) by Robert Kirkman, with art by Charlie Adlard
  • Morning Glories: P.E. (volume three) by Nick Spencer, with art by Joe Eisma
  • The Walking Dead: The Best Defense (volume five) by Robert Kirkman, with art by Charlie Adlard
  • Morning Glories: Truants (volume four) by Nick Spencer, with art by Joe Eisma
  • The Walking Dead: This Sorrowful Life (volume six) by Nick Spencer, with art by Joe Eisma
  • The Walking Dead: The Calm Before (volume seven) by Robert Kirkman, with art by Charlie Adlard
  • The Walking Dead: Made to Suffer (volume eight) by Robert Kirkman, with art by Charlie Adlard
  • Morning Glories: Tests (volume five) by Robert Kirkman, with art by Charlie Adlard
  • Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
  • Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story by Frederick Peeters
  • A Bride’s Story, Volume One by Kaoru Mori
  • A Bride’s Story, Volume Two by Kaoru Mori
  • A Bride’s Story, Volume Three by Kaoru Mori
  • A Bride’s Story, Volume Four by Kaoru Mori
  • A Bride’s Story, Volume Five by Kaoru Mori
  • Solanin by Inio Asano
  • Revival: A Faraway Place (Volume 3) by Tim Seeley, with art by Mike Norton
  • Morning Glories: Demerits (Volume 6) by Nick Spencer, with art by Joe Eisma
  • Saga Volume Two by Brian K. Vaughan, with art by Fiona Staples
  • Sweet Tooth: Wild Game (volume six) by Jeff Lemire

March:

  • The Fisherman and His Soul and Other Fairy Tales by Oscar Wilde
  • Findings: Essays on the Natural and Unnatural World by Kathleen Jamie
  • Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea by Kennedy Warne
  • A History of US: Reconstruction and Reform, 1865-1896 by Joy Hakim (reread)
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
  • A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (reread)
  • Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel

April

  • Never Enough by Joe McGinniss
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  • Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
  • So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba

May:

  • *Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
  • A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
  • Umineko When They Cry Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch, Volume 1 by Ryukishi07
  • Our Stolen Future by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John Peterson Myers
  • The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
  • Umineko When They Cry Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch, Volume 2 by Ryukishi07
  • House of Stairs by William Sleator
  • The Rag and Bone Shop by Robert Cormier
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • God Dies by the Nile by Nawal El Saadawi
  • Psychiatric Tales: Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness by Darryl Cunningham
  • Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge

June:

  • This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (reread)
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (reread)
  • The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (reread)

July:

  • Saga Volume Three by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz
  • Lisey’s Story by Stephen King
  • Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Outside the Box by Dan Allosso
  • Between Mom and Jo by Julie Anne Peters

August:

  • When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman
  • Poison: Sinister Species with Deadly Consequences by Mark Siddall
  • Umineko When They Cry Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch, Volume 1 by Ryukishi07
  • The Shining by Stephen King (reread)
  • The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
  • The Journal Junkies Workshop by Eric M. Sctt and David R. Modler
  • Umineko When They Cry Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch, Volume 2 by Ryukishi07
  • De: Tales, Stories from Urban Brazil by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba
  • Fallout: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb by Jim Ottaviani, Janine Johnston, Steve Lieber, Vince Locke, Bernie Mireault, and Jeff Parker
  • Bad Houses by Sara Ryan and Carla Speed McNeil
  • Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery by Dave Roman, Jason Ho, Raina Telgemeier, and Jeff Zornow
  • Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (reread)
  • Revival: A Faraway Place (volume 3) by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (reread)

September:

  • Locke & Key: Head Games by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (reread)
  • Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (reread)
  • Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (reread)
  • The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
  • Locke & Key: Clockworks by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (reread)
  • Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • The First Sunrise: Australian Aboriginal Myths text by Charles P. Mountford and paintings by Ainslie Roberts

October:

  • True Murder by Yaba Badoe
  • Revival Volume 4: Escape to Wisconsin by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

November:

  • Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
  • The Ghost Map: The Story of Long’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (reread)

December:

  • Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann
  • Too Late To Say Goodbye by Ann Rule

***2013***

January:

  • The Wave by Todd Strasser
  • More Baths Less Talking by Nick Horby
  • The 10p.m. Question by Kate De Goldi
  • Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
  • Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

February:

  • Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
  • Chiggers by Hope Larson
  • The Pigman by Paul Zindel
  • French Milk by Lucy Knisley
  • The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
  • Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim
  • The Dead of the Night by John Marden
  • Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
  • Wandering Son Volume 3 by Takako Shimura
  • Sita’s Ramayana by Samhita Arni and Moyna Chitrakar
  • Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield
  • A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return by Zeina Abirached
  • Castle Waiting by Linda Medley (reread)
  • The Lindbergh Child: America’s Hero and the Crime of the Century by Rick Geary
  • The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti by Rick Geary
  • Castle Waiting Volume II by Linda Medley
  • Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda by J.P. Stassen
  • Americus by MK Reed and Jonathan Hill
  • Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
  • Retrovirus by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Norberto Fernandez
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise Part Three by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru
  • Lola: A Ghost Story by J. Torres and Elbert Or
  • Revival Volume One: You’re Among Friends by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton
  • The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • A Killing Frost by John Marsden

March:

  • Food: The New Gold by Kathlyn Gay
  • Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity by Lester R. Brown
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Darkness Be My Friend by John Marsden
  • To be a Slave by Julius Lester (reread)
  • Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally by Alisa Smith & J.B. MacKinnon
  • Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom by Laurie Calkhoven
  • Homegrown Honey Bees: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest by Alethea Morrison

April:

  • Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search, Part One by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru
  • A History of US: The New Nation 1789-1850 by Joy Hakim
  • Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Burning for Revenge by John Marsden
  • The Magic Circle by Donna Jo Napoli
  • A Planet of Viruses by Carl Zimmer
  • Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman
  • Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson

May:

  • Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande
  • a cool moonlight by Angela Johnson
  • Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
  • silent to the bone by E.L. Konigsburg
  • Ruined Landscapes: Paintings of the Balkan War Zone paintings by Laura Buxton and text by Ross Yockey
  • The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years by Sonia Shah
  • Genocide: Modern Crimes Against Humanity by Brendan January
  • My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places by Mary Roach

June:

  • Reading Women: How the Great Books of Feminism Changed My Life by Stephanie Staal
  • A History of US: Liberty for All? 1820-1860 by Joy Hakim
  • The Night is for Hunting by John Marsden
  • Shine by Lauren Myracle
  • Soonchild by Russell Hoban

July:

  • The Other Side of Dawn by John Marsden
  • A Delicate Balance: Living Successfully with Chronic Illness by Susan Milstrey Wells
  • Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Hero by Perry Moore
  • Strawberry Panic: The Complete Manga Collection by Sakurako Kimino
  • Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

August:

  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Setting Up the Shot: Photography Volume 1 by Jason Skog
  • Under the Dome by Stephen King
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan

September:

  • Introducing Feminism: A Graphic Guide by Cathia Jenainati
  • The Asperkid’s -Secret- Book of Social Rule by Jennifer Cook O’Toole
  • Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water by Kathleen Dean Moore
  • A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong
  • Eyes of Prey by John Sandford
  • The Reaper of St. George Street by Andre R. Frattino
  • The Good Neighbors: Book One: Kin by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh
  • The Good Neighbors: Book Two: Kith by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding (reread)
  • Girl Goddess #9 by Francesca Lia Block

October:

  • The Good Neighbors: Book Three: Kind by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh
  • Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy by Robert M. Hazen and James Trefil
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • Joyland by Stephen King
  • The Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft edited by Scott Allie
  • Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  • 365: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life! by Noah Scalin

November:

  • Judge & Jury by James Patterson and Andrew Gross
  • After the First Death by Robert Cormier (reread)
  • This Borrowed Earth: Lessons from the 15 Worst Environmental Disasters Around the World by Robert Emmet Hernan
  • 500 Great Books for Teens by Anita Silvey
  • The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (reread)
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness *Every Woman’s Nightmare by Steven Long

December:

  • Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (reread)
  • Riot by Walter Dean Myers *Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
  • Deadly Inferno: Battle of the Wilderness by Dan Abnett
  • Saints by Gene Luen Yang
  • Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti
  • Silent Prey by John Sandford

***2012***

January:

  • Mercury by Hope Larson
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Guide to the Planet by Matthew Murrie and Steve Murrie

February:

  • Hiroshima by John Hersey
  • Epic by Conor Kostick
  • The Last Bridge by Teri Coyne
  • RASL by Jeff Smith
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Promise: Part One by Gene Luen Yang
  • Cut Loose: Break the Rules of Scrapbooking by Crystal Jeffrey Rieger
  • Mission Planet Earth: Our World and Its Climate–And How Humans are Changing Them by Sally Ride and Tam O’Shaughnessy
  • Sweet Tooth 4: Endangered Species by Jeff Lemire
  • Find Your Groove: A Guide to Discovering Your Scrapbook Style by Kitty Foster & Wendy McKeehan
  • The Arrival by Shaun Tan
  • Scrap Simple by Hillary Heidelberg

March:

  • The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Carrie by Stephen King
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • A History of US: Making Thirteen Colonies by Joy Hakim
  • Cane Toads and Other Rogue Species edited by Karl Weber
  • What You Wish For: Stories and Poems for Darfur by various
  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (reread)

April:

  • When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  • Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease by Jeanette Farrell
  • Step on a Crack by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  • Fables 8: Wolves by Bill Willingham

May:

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky
  • Fables 9: Sons of Empire by Bill Willingham
  • Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Petersen
  • Life in Cold Blood by David Attenborough
  • Fables 10: The Good Prince by Bill Willingham
  • Fables 11: War and Pieces by Bill Willingham
  • Oh, Freedom! by Casey King and Linda Barrett Osborne
  • The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi

June:

  • A History of US: From Colonies to Country by Joy Hakim
  • Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965 by Juan Williams
  • The Sculptor’s Eye: Looking at Contemporary American Art by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part Two by Gene Luen Yang
  • Family by Micol Ostow
  • Cut by Patricia McCormick
  • The Fifties by David Halberstam
  • Tower of Treasure by Scott Chantler
  • Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
  • Paper Towns by John Green

July:

  • The Axe-Man of New Orleans by Rick Geary
  • Dead by Sunset by Ann Rule
  • Green River Killer: A True Detective Story by Jeff Jensen
  • God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Robert F. Kennedy
  • Lottery by Patricia Wood

August:

  • Atlas by Katrina Vandenberg
  • Wandering Son Volume 1 by Takako Shimura
  • Wandering Son Volume 2 by Takako Shimura
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austin
  • Emma Volume 1 by Kaoru Mori
  • Emma Volume 2 by Kaoru Mori
  • Emma Volume 3 by Kaoru Mori
  • Emma Volume 4 by Kaoru Mori
  • The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Emma Volume 5 by Kaoru Mori
  • Emma Volume 6 by Kaoru Mori
  • Emma Volume 7 by Kaoru Mori
  • Emma Volume 8 by Kaoru Mori
  • Emma Volume 9 by Kaoru Mori
  • Emma Volume 10 by Kaoru Mori
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  • Hers3 edited by Terry Wolverton with Robert Drake

September:

  • The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling by Quinn Cummings
  • Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Locke & Key: Head Games by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez
  • Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez
  • When I Knew edited by Robert Trachtenberg
  • Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez
  • Locke & Key: Clockworks by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez
  • Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales edited by Deborah Noyes
  • Shadow Prey by John Sandford

October:

  • Graven Images by Paul Fleischman
  • Go With Me by Castle Freeman Jr.
  • The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
  • Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block
  • Troll’s Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

November:

  • A Hero for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi

December:

  • Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • I, Alex Cross by James Patterson
  • Sweet Tooth: Unnatural Habitats (vol. 5) by Jeff Lemire
  • I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections by Nora Ephron
  • The Evil Garden by Edward Gorey

***2011***

January:

  • The Erasers by Alain Robbe-Grillet
  • The Dreaming Volume 2 by Queenie Chan
  • China’s Buried Kingdoms by the editors of Time-Life books
  • The Dreaming Volume 3 by Queenie Chan
  • Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  • Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse
  • Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino

February:

  • Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
  • The Face of Death by Cody McFadyen
  • Nightschool: The Weirn Books Vol. 1 by Svetlana Chmakova
  • Nightschool: The Weirn Books Vol. 2 by Svetlana Chmakova
  • Nightschool: The Weirn Books Vol. 3 by Svetlana Chmakova
  • Nightschool: The Weirn Books Vol. 4 by Svetlana Chmakova
  • DMZ: On the Ground by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli
  • The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow

March:

  • Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
  • Columbine by Dave Cullen
  • What Life Was Like When Rome Ruled the World by the editors of Time-Life Books
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Shooter by Walter Dean Myers
  • We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

April:

  • A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  • The Princess and the Penis by R.J. Silver
  • The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

May:

  • Life in a Medieval City by Joseph and Frances Gies
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • The Twits by Roald Dahl
  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

June:

  • Ship Breaker by Paulo Bacigalupi
  • Shivers, Wishes, and Wolves: Stone Arch Fairy Tales Volume 1 edited by Donald Lemke
  • By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
  • The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Priceless: The Vanishing Beauty of a Fragile Planet by Bradley Trevor Greive with photography by Mitsuaki Iwago
  • Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
  • How Beautiful the Ordinary edited by Michael Cart
  • The Wisdom of the Radish and Other Lessons Learned on a Small Farm by Lynda Hopkins
  • The Mystery of Mary Rogers by Rich Geary

July:

  • grl2grl by Julie Anne Peters
  • The Biodiversity Crisis: Losing What Counts edited by Michael Novacek
  • Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch
  • The Year We Disappeared by Cylin Busby and John Busby
  • Whiteout by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber
  • Brody’s Ghost: Book 1 by Mark Crilley
  • The Sister’s Luck by Shari Chankhamma
  • Sweet Tooth 2: In Captivity by Jeff Lemire
  • Sweet Tooth 3: Animal Armies by Jeff Lemire
  • Bees by Candace Savage
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

August:

  • Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue
  • The Darker Side by Cody McFadyen
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett (reread)

September:

  • Abandoned by Cody McFayden
  • Higurashi When They Cry Abducted by Demons Arc Volume 1 by Ryukishio7 and Karin Suzuragi
  • Science Detectives: How Scientists Solved Six Real-Life Mysteries by the editors of YES Magazine
  • Higurashi When They Cry Abducted by Demons Arc Volume 2 by Ryukishio7 and Karin Suzuragi
  • The Equality Illusion by Kat Banyard
  • The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Thing Beneath the Bed by Patrick Rothfuss, illustrated by Nate Taylor
  • Swimming With Sharks by Nick Arnold
  • Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers
  • Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things by Ted Naifeh
  • Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics by Ted Naifeh
  • Courtney Crumrin in the Twilight Kingdom by Ted Naifeh

October:

  • Atlas of Geology and Landforms by Cally Oldershaw
  • Copper by Kazu Kibuishi
  • 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges by Elizabeth Kartchner
  • Night Shift by Stephen King (reread)
  • Plate Tectonics by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein, and Laura Silverstein Nunn
  • Inside Earthquakes by Melissa Stewart

November:

  • Jericho Season 3 Civil War by Dan Shotz and Robert Levine
  • Explorers to the New World by Shirley Jordan
  • A History of US: First Americans by Joy Hakim
  • Measle and the Wrathmonk by Ian Ogilvy
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (reread)

December:

  • Rules of Prey by John Sandford
  • Small Wonder: Essays by Barbara Kingsolver
  • A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

***2010***

Have not been able to find my lists for this year (the price of being a sporadic, erratic blogger) but hopefully they will turn up.

***2009***

As with 2010, much is missing. This is what I have.

February:

  • In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Qanta A. Ahmed, MD
  • The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
  • That’s Life: Finding Scrapbook Inspiration in the Everyday by Nic Howard
  • Dictatorships: Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe by James R. Arnold and Roberta Wiener
  • Children’s Miscellany Too by Matthew and Samantha Barnes
  • The Sandman: The Doll’s House by Neil Gaiman
  • Amulet: Book One, The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
  • Rose by Jeff Smith and Charles Vess
  • Castle Waiting by Linda Medley
  • The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell
  • Comic Adventures of Boots by Satoshi Kitamura
  • Cat and Fish by Joan Grant
  • Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
  • Circle of Cats by Charles de Lint and Charles Vess
  • Appointment With Death by Agatha Christie
  • The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
  • Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

March:

  • House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-Torn Zimbabwe by Christina Lamb
  • Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull
  • Poverty: What If We Do Nothing? by Cath Senker
  • The Stainless Steel Rat’s Revenge by Harry Harrison
  • The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
  • Looking for Bobwicz by Daniel Pinkwater
  • The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  • The Sandman: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman
  • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
  • Cat, What Is That? by Tony Johnston

April:

  • Fax From Sarajevo by Joe Kubert
  • George & Sam: Two Boys, One Family, and Autism by Charlotte Moore
  • Starting Points by Linda Harrison
  • South Africa by Ettagale Blauer and Jason Laure
  • The Sandman: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman
  • Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillain Tamaki
  • The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  • The Dead & The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  • …I never saw another butterfly…: Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp 1942-1944
  • The Scaredy Cats by Barbara Bottner and Victoria Chess
  • The Cat Who Walked Across France by Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben

May:

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Lord of the Flies by Willaim Golding (reread)
  • The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot
  • Fables: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham
  • Fables: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham
  • The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater
  • Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby
  • Chew on This by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson
  • The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA by Mark Schultz

June:

  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest by Matt Haig
  • Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham
  • Legend of Chun Hyang by CLAMP
  • The Sandman: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman
  • The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel
  • Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee by Dean Cycon
  • No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa interviews by Tim McKee and photographs by Anne Blackshaw
  • Focus on Afghanistan (World in Focus Series) by Nikki Van Der Gaag
  • A History of US: Reconstruction and Reform, 1865-1896 by Joy Hakim

July:

  • Nation by Terry Pratchett
  • The Garden of Eve by K.L. Going
  • The Golden Phoenix: Eight French-Canadian Fairy Tales by Marius Barbeau, retold by Michael Hornyansky
  • A History of US: An Age of Extremes by Joy Hakim

August:

  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  • The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
  • The House With the Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
  • Janes in Love by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg
  • Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Nathan Hale
  • Death: At Death’s Door by Jill Thompson
  • College-Prep Homeschooling by David P. Byers, Ph.D. and Chandra Byers
  • Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences by Kitty Burns Florey
  • Normal by Amy Bloom
  • Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf, David Wann, and Thomas H. Naylor
  • Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess
  • The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
  • The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
  • Pedro and Me by Judd Winick
  • A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld

September:

  • Bone: One Volume Edition by Jeff Smith
  • Pemba’s Song: A Ghost Story by Marilyn Nelson and Tonya C. Hegamin
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs

October:

  • Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block
  • Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
  • Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
  • Dramacon Ultimate Edition by Svetlana Chmakova
  • Jar of Fools by Jason Lutes
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

***2008***

January:

  • Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot
  • The Cobra Event by Richard Preston
  • The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison
  • The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

February:

  • Star Split by Kathryn Lasky
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  • The Trail of Tears: A Primary Source History of the Forced Relocation of the Cherokee Nation by Ann Byers
  • The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  • I Was a Rat! by Philip Pullman
  • Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
  • Life Artist by Ali Edwards
  • The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles Book One) by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi

March:

  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Oregon Trail: A Primary Source History of the Route to the American West by Steven P. Olson
  • The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles Book Two) by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
  • Lucinda’s Secret (The Spiderwick Chronicles Book Three) by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
  • The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles Book Four) by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
  • Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • The Alamo by Shelley Tanaka
  • The Wrath of Mulgrath (The Spiderwick Chronicles Book Five) by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
  • The Mexican-American War: A Primary Source History of the Expansion of the Western Land of the United States by Liz Sonneborn
  • The Books of Faerie by Bronwyn Carlton, John Ney Rieber, and Peter Gross
  • Beyond the Mississippi by Angela M. Herb
  • The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  • LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

April:

  • 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
  • The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems by Melissa L. Kim
  • Emily’s Runaway Imagination by Beverly Cleary
  • The Human Lifecycle by Rufus Bellamy
  • Enna Burning by Shannon Hale
  • To Be a Slave by Julius Lester

May:

  • The Underground Railroad in American History by Kem Knapp Sawyer
  • Horns & Wrinkles by Joseph Helgerson
  • A Nation Torn by Delia Ray
  • The Translator: A Tribesman’s Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari
  • Grimms Fairy Tales 
  • Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher
  • The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block
  • The Borden Tragedy by Rick Geary
  • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

June:

  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • The Lighthouse Family: The Storm by Cynthia Rylant
  • The Quickie by James Patterson
  • The Life of Mammals by David Attenborough
  • The Lighthouse Family: The Whale by Cynthia Rylant
  • The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  • The Complete Maus by Art Speigleman
  • The Scrapbooker’s Almanac by Elizabeth Dillow
  • New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers: Tales of Parasites and People by Robert S. Desowitz
  • We Are On Our Own: A Memoir by Miriam Katin
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  • Sky Burial by Xinran
  • Boris by Cynthia Rylant
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume (reread)

July:

  • Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them by Mark Jerome Walters
  • Becoming a Superhero by William D. Smith
  • How did I get to 40 & other atrocities by Judith Viorst
  • Death: The High Cost of Living by Neil Gaiman
  • Sonny’s House of Spies by George Ella Lyon
  • Stuart Little by E.B. White
  • LOTR: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

August:

  • The 6th Target by James Patterson
  • The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • The Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer

September:

  • The Stand: Complete and Uncut by Stephen King
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
  • The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • Daphne du Maurier’s Classics of the Macabre 
  • We Have Always Lived in a Castle by Shirley Jackson

October:

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Double Cross by James Patterson
  • 50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade by Miles Litvinoff and John Madeley
  • The Floods: Good Neighbors by Colin Thompson

November:

  • The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper
  • The Bat-Poet by Randall Jarrell
  • Fables: Legends in Exile by BIll Willingham
  • This Our Dark Country: The American Settlers of Liberia by Catherine Reef

December:

  • The Civil War by Geoffery C. Ward
  • Coping in a Changing World: HIV/AIDS by Paula Johanson
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
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