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Date Read (from) - 2013-12-11
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2013-12-11 3 Submergence
(Ledgard, J.M. - 2013)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for December 2013. James More, held captive by jihadists, and Danielle Flinders, diving in a submersible to the ocean floor, each remember the love they shared and the Christmas they spent together the year before.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2013-12-10 7 Shift Ominbus
(Howey, Hugh - 2013)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Author.
$5.99 Kindle book - bought after I read it. Contains First Shift, Second Shift, and Third Shift. 576 pages. Prequel to the story in the first five Wool books in the Silo/Wool/Shift/Dust series. The Silo series has three parts broken into 9 books: Wool (five books), Shift (three books), and Dust (one book).
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2013-12-09 7 Someone Else's Love Story
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2013)
Fiction Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen. Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. She's got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up and falling in love with William Ashe, who willingly steps between the robber and her son.  
2013-12-08 2 The Wyrm King
(Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi - 2009)
Magical/Mystical In the final installment of Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, Nick and Laurie had thought they solved their giant problems when they drove all the giants into the sea. But now, the Grace kids have come back to tell them they may have more trouble coming their way!  
2013-12-07 5 Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death,
(Westlake, Donald E. (as Tucker Coe) - 1966)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$7.99 Kindle book. Mitch Tobin is a hard-nosed, disgraced ex-cop who spends his days building a wall around his back yard - until Ernie Rembeck walks into his life. Rembeck is a suave, educated mobster whose mistress has vanished along with the money he had stashed in her apartment.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2013-12-06 4 A Scandal in Bohemia (from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
(Doyle, Arthur Conan - 1892)
Crime/Mystery "A Scandal in Bohemia" was the first of Arthur Conan Doyle's 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories to be published in The Strand Magazine.  
2013-12-05 7 Waking Kate
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2013)
Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. This is ONE short story. It's related to the soon-to-be-released Lost Lake.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2013-12-04 2 The Golden Notebook
(Lessing, Doris - 1962)
Fiction The Golden Notebook is the story of writer Anna Wulf, the four notebooks in which she records her life, and her attempt to tie them together in a fifth, gold-coloured, notebook. The book intersperses segments of an ostensibly realistic narrative of the lives of Molly and Anna, and their children, ex-husbands and lovers  
2013-12-03 6 Tapestry of Fortunes
(Berg, Elizabeth - 2013)
Fiction Cecilia Ross is a motivational speaker, but could use some motivation to change her own life.  
2013-12-02 6 Wool - Ominbus Edition
(Howey, Hugh - 2012)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Author.
$1.29 Kindle book. All five Wool books in one volume (does not include Shift or Dust books from the same Silo series). Read the library book, but bought it later. Humanity clings to survival in the Silos, subterranean cities extending over one hundred stories beneath the surface.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2013-12-01 6 Bootstrapper
(Link, Mardi Jo - 2013)
Memoir From broke to badadd on a northern Michigan farm. Recommended by Shelley M.  
2013-11-10 8 Travels with Charley
(Steinbeck, John - 1961)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Bought after reading. In 1960 Steinbeck bought a pickup truck with a camper on the back and drove around the country with his poodle, Charley.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2013-11-09 3 Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: A Giant Problem - Book 2
(Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi - 2008)
Youth Nick and Laurie start taking giant hunting lessons from Noseeum Jack, which Nick finds pointless.  
2013-11-08 3 Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: The Nixie's Song - Book 1
(Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi - 2007)
Youth This story takes place in Florida, where 11-year-old Nick Vargas lives with his brother, Jules, his weird stepsister, Laurie, his father, Paul, and his stepmother, Charlene, in his father's housing development.  
2013-11-07 2 Some short story collection
(Munro, Alice)
Short Stories Entertainment Weekly published a list of "essential" Alice Munro stories to read.  
2013-11-06 7 The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
(Flagg, Fannie - 2013)
Fiction Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen.  
2013-11-05 7 Twelve Years a Slave
(Northrup, Solomon - 1853)
Memoir Black American born free, but enslaved later in life. He was persistent and lucky enough to be freed 12 years later.  
2013-11-04 6 The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
(Black, Holly - 2013)
Fantasy In the near future, vampires run rampant. If you are bitten, it takes 80 days to fight off the infection. If you can manage to resist the compelling urge to drink human blood for that long, you could beat the infection and survive. However, if you succumb and suck some blood, you will die and rise again as an immortal bloodsucking vampire.  
2013-11-03 6 Worth Dying For
(Child, Lee - 2010)
Crime/Mystery There's deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he runs afoul of a local clan.  
2013-11-02 3 Band Fags!
(Polito, Frank Anthony - 2008)
GLBT As Jack and Brad make their way through junior high and then through Hazel Park High School, their friendship grows deeper and more complicated. From stealing furtive glances at Playgirl to discussing which celebrities might be like that, from navigating school cliques to dealing with crushes on girls and guys alike, Jack is trying to figure out who and what he is.  
2013-11-01 6 61 Hours
(Child, Lee - 2010)
Crime/Mystery A bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she's going to live long enough to testify, she'll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.  
2013-10-09 6 Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
(Sedaris, David - 2013)
Essays Essays, Etc.  
2013-10-08 8 Let It Snow
(Green, John and Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle - 2008)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Three [interlinking] Holiday Romances
2013-10-07 4 Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
(Sloan, Robin - 2012)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for November 2013. The winning literary adventure has all the elements of geek hipster-dom: fantasy novels, role-playing games, computer coding, and classic typeography.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2013-10-06 4 Spiderwick Chronicles: Lucinda's Secret - Book 3
(Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi - 2003)
Youth The Grace children argue about whether or not to destroy the Field Guide.  
2013-10-05 4 Spiderwick Chronicles: The Seeing Stone - Book 2
(Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi - 2003)
Youth After the Grace children ignore Thimbletack's warning to destroy the Guide, Simon is abducted by a group of invisible goblins who live in the woods surrounding the house.  
2013-10-04 6 Gone Tomorrow
(Child, Lee - 2010)
Crime/Mystery If you're not hip to rambling adventurer Jack Reacher, you've missed a mother load of escapist entertainment. Much of Gone is set in New York subways.  
2013-10-03 7 Stories and Recipes of the Great Depression of the 1930's Volume III
(Van Amber, Rita (compiled by) - 1997)
Non-fiction A collection of stories and recipes collected from people who lived thru the Great Depression.  
2013-10-02 6 The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane
(Harms, Kelly - 2013)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Unknown.
Janine Brown of Cedar Falls, IA wins a house on a TV program drawing. But there are two Janine Browns in Cedar Falls, IA.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2013-10-01 3 Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy's Journey to Becoming a Big Kid
(Pegg, Simon - 2011)
Auto/Biography The unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Star Trek.  
2013-09-07 6 Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide - Book 1
(Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi - 2003)
Youth Nine-year-old twins Jared and Simon and their thirteen-year-old sister Mallory move into the decrepit Spiderwick Estate with their mother, Helen. On the first night, they discover a secret library with no doors leading to the rest of the house.  
2013-09-06 4 Stargirl
(Spinelli, Jerry - 2000)
Youth Kids at Mica Area High School are pretty serious about conforming to unspoken similarity standards. Until one day new student, Stargirl, arrives and starts shaking things up.  
2013-09-05 4 The Color Master
(Bender, Aimee - 2013)
Short Stories Short. Stories.  
2013-09-04 3 Beautiful Ruins
(Walter, Jess - 2013)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for October 2013. Epic, funny, and amazing novel.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2013-09-03 5 Love (and other uses for duct tape)
(Jones, Carrie - 2008)
Youth Belle and her friends are back with a whole new set of problems.  
2013-09-02 6 Mary Ann In Autumn
(Maupin, Armistead - 2010)
Fiction Mary Ann returns to SF from Connecticut to face some major life changes with the support of her friends.  
2013-09-01 7 Let's Pretend This Never Happened
(Lawson, Jenny - 2012)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
$13.95 Kindle book. Bought after reading the library hardcover. She writes with a rambling irreverence that makes you wish she were your best friend. But some of that charm gets lost in translation from blog to book.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2013-08-07 6 The Ocean at the End of the Lane
(Gaiman, Neil - 2013)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
BooksAndBars for July 2014, but I had already ready it. Some guy goes back to his childhood home, and then memories of that awful event come flooding back.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2013-08-06 4 The Artful Dodger: Images & Reflections
(Bantock, Nick - 2000)
Art Autobiography of his life as an artist. How he got there, projects he's done, his inspirations, techniques and thought processes.  
2013-08-05 6 In One Person
(Irving, John - 2012)
Fiction About a bisexual man who falls in love with the older Miss Frost, a librarian and spinster. Billy's story is told through multiple time periods and shows him initially as a teenager with crushes on the "wrong people," but also showing his coming of age.  
2013-08-04 5 Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend
(Jones, Carrie - 2007)
Youth Belle Philbrick get dumped by her boyfriend (and best friend), Dylan, who suddenly announces that he is gay. She is devastated, but then realizes that she saw some clues along the way.  
2013-08-03 6 The Red Convertible
(Erdrich, Louise - 2009)
Short Stories A collection of short stories originally published between 1981 and 2003.  
2013-08-02 2 The World's Strongest Librarian
(Hanagarne, Josh - 2013)
Memoir Memoir by librarian living with Tourette's.  
2013-08-01 4 Visual Chronicles
(Woods, Linda and Karen Dinino - 2006)
Craft The No-Fear Guide to Creating Art Journals, Creative Manifestos, & Altered Books  
2013-07-05 5 Will Grayson, Will Grayson
(Green, John and David Levithan - 2010)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Will Grayson, friend of gigantic gay schoolmate Tiny, runs across his homonym (har har - that one is mine) one night and their lives begin to change.
2013-07-04 5 Rebecca
(du Maruier, Daphne - 1938)
Crime/Mystery Intimidated and inexperienced young second wife lives in large shadow of dead first wife, Rebecca.  
2013-07-02 5 Pretty Monsters
(Link, Kelly - 2008)
Magical/Mystical Nine short stories which include (from the book jacket): a phone booth in Las Vegas, aliens, unhelpful wizards, possibly carnivorous sofas, a handbag with a village inside, Tennessee Fainting Goats, dueling librarians, a statue of George Washington, a boy named Onion, Pirates, an undead babysitter, a nationally ranked soccer player, shapeshifters, an unexpected campfire guest. Shaun Tan did an illustration for the start of each story.  
2013-07-01 6 Paper Towns
(Green, John - 2008)
Youth Quentin Jacobsen and his friends are about go graduate from their Orlando, Florida high school. The neighbor girl on whom he has been crushing for his whole life crawls into his window one night toward the end of the school year and takes him on an adventure.  
2013-06-10 3 The Orphan Master's Son
(Johnson, Adam - 2012)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for July 2013. An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master's Son follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2013-06-09 4 An Abundance of Katherines
(Green, John - 2006)
Youth Colin Singleton and his buddy Hassan take a road trip after Colin is dumped by his 19th "Katherine".  
2013-06-08 5 Dead Ever After
(Harris, Charlaine - 2013)
Magical/Mystical The very last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series.  
2013-06-07 3 Go Big or Go Home
(Von D, Kat - 2013)
Non-fiction Another Kat Von D tattoo book.  
2013-06-06 6 Nothing to Lose
(Child, Lee - 2008)
Crime/Mystery Jack Reacher is arrested and ejected from Despair, Colorado for vagrancy. Mistake. Don't piss off Jack Reacher.  
2013-06-05 4 Fire Watch
(Wallis, Connie - 1982)
SciFi Time traveling Oxford student goes back to London during the Blitz to try to prevent some church from burning down. This is a short story. I read it in some collection. I didn't read the other stories - too much other stuff to read right now.  
2013-06-04 4 Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?
(Bucatinsky, Dan - 2012)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Confessions of a gay dad.
2013-06-03 6 Looking for Alaska
(Green, John - 2005)
Fiction Miles Halter, unhappy in Florida public school where he has few if any friends, decides to attend his dad's alma mater, a boarding school in Alabama. He makes a small but close and intense circle of friends. There is rivalary between the full-time boarders and the "Weekday Warriors", rich kids who go home on the weekends.  
2013-06-02 7 Tell the Wolves I'm Home
(Brunt, Carol Rifka - 2012)
Fiction June Elbus is 14 in 1986 when her beloved Uncle Finn dies of AIDS. She and her older sister, Greta, have been drifting apart, and she misses her uncle terribly.  
2013-06-01 2 How Should A Person Be?
(Heti, Sheila - 2012)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for August 2013. This is a highly auto-biographical fictionalized story. The "characters" have the same names as the author and her friends.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2013-05-09 7 The House at the End of Hope Street
(van Praag, Menna - 2013)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
$7.54 Kindle book bought after reading. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen. There's a house at the end of Hope Street which is visible only to the women whom the house hopes to help.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2013-05-08 4 Gone Girl
(Flynn, Gillian - 2012)
Crime/Mystery On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.  
2013-05-07 2 Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide
(Gordon, Karen Elizabeth - 1996)
Fantasy This seductively beautiful replica of a 19th-century travel book?replete with illustrations (by Nick Bantock!) of sights you will never see and maps that may plummet you into a different era?guides readers through the Paris that is, that might be, and that never was.  
2013-05-06 7 The Fault in Our Stars
(Green, John - 2012)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for September 2013. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2013-05-05 7 The Witch of Little Italy
(Palmieri, Suzanne - 2013)
Magical/Mystical Eleanor is a Yale senior with an abusive rich boyfriend. Her life begins to crumble, and she moves "home" with her aging great aunts in the Bronx. Magical wonders ensue. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen.  
2013-05-04 6 The essential dykes to watch out for
(Bechdel, Alison - 2008)
Fiction Mostly stuff I've read in my other book. But one new book at the end.  
2013-05-03 5 The Rabbits
(Tan, Shaun and John Marsden - 2003)
Youth A big but thin picture book.  
2013-05-02 2 The Venetian's Wife
(Bantock, Nick - 1996)
Fiction A strangely sensual tale of a renaissance explorer, a computer, and a metamorphosis.  
2013-05-01 3 To The Last Breath
(Slakey, Francis - 2012)
Memoir In 1997, a Georgetown University physics professor set out to scale the highest peak of every continent and surf every ocean. Over the next 12 years, every escape from death brought him closer to life.  
2013-04-09 7 The Great Gatsby
(Fitzgerald, F. Scott - 1925)
Fiction The. Classic.  
2013-04-08 7 Stranger Here
(Larsen, Jen - 2013)
Memoir how weight-loss surgery transformed my body and messed with my head  
2013-04-07 4 Trapped
(Moloney, James - illustrated by Shaun Tan - 1996)
Youth Skateboarder boy moves to new town and finds intriguing culvert for skating, but the locals warn him off.  
2013-04-06 4 The Haunted Playground
(Tan, Shaun - 1998)
Youth Kid's book about a boy searching for lost coins and jewelry at night in a deserted playground.  
2013-04-05 6 Bad Luck and Trouble
(Child, Lee - 2007)
Crime/Mystery From a helicopter high above the California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night. On the streets of Portland, Jack Reacher is pulled out of his wandering life and plunged into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends .  
2013-04-04 7 Eric
(Tan, Shaun - 2010)
Art Suggested By: Author.
Tiny little book about an "exchange student" who came to live with the family.
Source: Owned.
Format: Hardcover.
2013-04-03 6 The Hard Way
(Child, Lee - 2006)
Crime/Mystery On the trail of vicious kidnappers, Reacher learns the chilling secrets of his employer's past...and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war.  
2013-04-02 6 American Sniper
(Kyle, Chris wiht Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice - 2012)
Auto/Biography The autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.  
2013-04-01 6 Where'd You Go, Bernadette
(Semple, Maria - 2012)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
$9.74 Kindle book. BooksAndBars for May 2013. Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2013-03-09 3 You Better Not Cry
(Burroughs, Augusten - 2009)
Short Stories Glum tales of screwing up your life and being not so happy.  
2013-03-08 2 Rez Life
(Treuer, David - 2012)
Non-fiction In his non-fiction debut, Treuer shows that America's 300+ reservations are about far more than casinos.  
2013-03-07 6 The Dog Stars
(Heller, Peter - 2012)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for June 2013. This book has many trappings of a post-apocalyptic novel, but it's graceful and addictive, poetic, but never boring. Welcome to the end of the world as seen from above.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2013-03-06 6 One Shot
(Child, Lee - 2005)
Crime/Mystery Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. Tom Cruise movie based on this one.  
2013-03-05 5 It Gets Better
(Savage, Dan and Terry Miller (editors) - 2011)
Essays Coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living.  
2013-03-04 5 The Enemy
(Child, Lee - 2004)
Crime/Mystery New Year's Day, 1990. In a North Carolina motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. Within hours the general's wife is murdered. Then the dominoes really start to fall.  
2013-03-02 6 Pink Smog: Becoming Weetzie Bat
(Block, Francesca Lia - 2012)
Magical/Mystical Despite how much Louise insists, no one will call her Weetzie. It's her dad's nickname for her, but it won't stay put. Neither will her dad. Charlie left Louise and her mom and he took everything with him: her family, her home and her understanding of who she's meant to be.  
2013-03-01 4 Persuader
(Child, Lee - 2003)
Crime/Mystery Ten years ago, a key investigation went sour and someone got away with murder. Now a chance encounter brings it all back. Now Reacher sees his one last shot. Some would call it vengeance. Some would call it redemption. Reacher would call it justice.  
2013-02-04 6 Possible Side Effects
(Burroughs, Augusten - 2006)
Essays Weird stories from Augusten Burrough's weird life.  
2013-02-03 5 Echo Burning
(Child, Lee - 2001)
Crime/Mystery Reacher gets picked up by Carmen Greer, who is a Latina trapped in an abusive marriage living in the middle of nowhere TX with his racist family.  
2013-02-02 6 Running Blind
(Child, Lee - 2000)
Crime/Mystery Reacher is living in NYC with his former commander's daughter. He gets pulled in by the FBI to help catch a serial killer who is leaving his ex-army victims in a bathtub full of camo paint.  
2013-01-04 6 Tripwire
(Child, Lee - 1999)
Crime/Mystery Reacher's anonymity in Florida is shattered by an investigator who's come looking for him. But hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI's trail back to New York, Reacher's compelled to find out who was looking for him.  
2013-01-03 6 Die Trying
(Child, Lee - 1998)
Crime/Mystery When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. They are chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination.  
2013-01-02 5 Carry the One
(Anshaw, Carol - 2012)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for February 2013. A car accident after a wedding kills a young girl pedestrian and changes the lives of everyone in the car.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2013-01-01 6 Killing Floor
(Child, Lee - 1997)
Crime/Mystery Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder.  
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