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Fun Home
not set
Dec 29, 2009
not set
Aug 29, 2011
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
One of the books that showed me what gns could be.
Jan 2007
Mar 31, 2009
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
Awesome series, although I know I wouldn't bother to read an adult series if it weren't for the KILLER covers. I enjoy hearing about life in Sweden, a...more
Dec 07, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
Former whiz kid under pressure to up his game to retain his thinktank career. Tangles with teenage children, elderly father-in-law, wife's medical iss...more
May 26, 2014
Feb 28, 2013
Looking for JJ
Jennifer Jones was convicted of killing her friend at 10 years old. She served 6 years in jail. Now she's trying to live a normal life. How could...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
Crazy crazy literally trippy book.
For one thing, it's challenging to read this book. The content is sideways, so that the spine is at the top of the p...more
Jul 26, 2010
May 20, 2010
Morning Glories, Vol. 3: P.E.
Total candy. This volume takes our featured characters into the woods outside the school to play a school-sanctioned game similar to Capture the Flag....more
Feb 23, 2013
Nov 16, 2012
In the Flesh: Stories
Shadmi is twisted in a whole new way. I really like his depth. Each illustrated short story explores intimacy in a new way. I'm not sure any further e...more
Nov 30, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Kim Deitch has a truly twisted imagination. I enjoyed this early depiction of the history of the Waldo character (who appears in all of his books that...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
Dark Eden (Dark Eden, #1)
Seven kids are sent to a creepy location to be treated for their phobias.

I started my booktalk with the line "I think my therapist has given up on me...more
Nov 17, 2013
Nov 01, 2013
Fahrenheit 451
I took great pleasure in reading this book as I was crossing the Pacific Ocean, spending time in an airport in Korea, then visiting Mongolia. It was t...more
Sep 04, 2012
Jul 30, 2010
All Families are Psychotic
Douglas Coupland is one of my favorite authors of all time. As an added bonus, I read this while on vacation with six members of my extended family in...more
Dec 2002
Mar 10, 2010
Mistik Lake
The characters in this book deal with some pretty tough stuff - mostly to do with family secrets. The story is told through the perspectives of three...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
Swallow Me Whole
Involved tale of siblings growing up with psychological problems. Girl sees bugs (and thus begins obsessing about them). Boy sees a small wizard who c...more
Jun 29, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
Lost at Sea
This is japanese-style illustration the way I like it. Lost at Sea is an introspective, moody tale, with an air of mystery and mysticism that is a lit...more
Mar 14, 2010
Apr 08, 2010
Queen of the Black Black
I liked this a lot more than Artichoke Tales. Unsurprisingly, the collection is uneven, and I tended to enjoy the realistic stories featuring young ad...more
Nov 10, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
The Orange Houses
Wow. Totally intense. It's the story of three teens in innercity NYC. One is a deaf high school student, one is a recent illegal immigrant, and the th...more
Nov 04, 2010
Oct 26, 2010
Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love
Describes the life story of Harry Harlow, a scientist who did experiments on monkeys to prove the existence of parent/child love. The illustrations we...more
May 02, 2010
May 04, 2010
Have you ever dated someone secretly?
Did people find out?
Did people keep the secret for you?

Do you think people would have kept your secret if the p...more
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
How I Made It to Eighteen: A Mostly True Story
I liked the simplistic line drawings and the slices of life from a hospital White includes. In some ways, though, this felt a little over-produced. Ea...more
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 10, 2010
Dotter of Her Father's Eyes
Bryan Talbot creates some really amazing sequential art. Grandville is a highlight of my graphic novel reading history. Alice in Sunderland is an amaz...more
Aug 27, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
Are You My Mother?
Wow, this is dense. I remember Fun Home as far more story-based - we get to explore what it was like to be part of this very specific family living in...more
May 14, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
First of all, the design and cover of this book is SO pretty in person. Saturated color, hardbound, and the motif of leaves (of change) run through th...more
Apr 07, 2012
Aug 29, 2011
The Hunchback Assignments
**spoiler alert** Nice twist to the Hunchback of Notre Dame story. Modo is an orphan, raised by the mysterious Mr. Sophocles because of his unusual sk...more
Dec 21, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend
I'm still not entirely convinced this isn't translated. It's set in France, the author seems to have lived his entire life in France, and the feel her...more
Aug 09, 2011
May 13, 2011
The Nao of Brown
K, this is gorgeous, y'all.

I mean, LOOK at that cover. Then, rotate the book - the edges of the pages are colored red. You probably don't even notice...more
Jan 2013
Jan 22, 2013
The Shattering
Keri lives in an idyllic town on the coast of New Zealand. One day, her beloved brother commits suicide. Or does he? When an old friend suggests that...more
Apr 29, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell in Love
Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree was my favorite J title of 2007. This is a great follow-up. It's a very quick read, with a quirky design. Reminds...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
Psychiatric Tales: Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness
I'm really glad this is shelved in nonfiction in my library system, because it totally is. Although the subtitle prepares you for short stories, they'...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jan 11, 2011
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