Books I've Read

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Date Read (from) - 2016-12-16
Date Read (thru) - 2016-01-01

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2016-12-16 5 The Devil's Code
(Sandford, John - 2000)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
When a computer hacker is killed, his sister finds a note to contact Kidd. Kidd and LuEllen investigate data from discs found in the guy's house that leads them to a suspicious server company. In the meantime, they are falsely accused of being part of a hacker group who is attacking IRS computers.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-15 3 Campus Doll
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1961)
Other Suggested By: Author.
Originally published as Edwin West. The intimate story of a coed who turned "love" into a big business! Her parents could no longer afford to pay for her college, so her boyfriend suggested that she "stop giving it away for free."
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-14 4 The Singing Bones
(Tan, Shaun - 2015)
Art Suggested By: Author.
Inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales. A collection of photos of sculptures that each illustrate a snippet from a Grimm's Fairy Tale.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-12-13 3 Are You My Mother?
(Bechdel, Alison - 2012)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Alison has done her father, and now moves on to her mother.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-12-12 5 Angels Flight
(Connelly, Michael - 1999)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Prominent attorney and a random woman are found shot on the Angels Flight trolley. The killer is likely to be a cop, and Bosch and his team are brought in to solve the crime.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-11 3 The Envelope Mill
(Harvey, Haila - 1994)
Craft Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Recycle magazines and other paper products into beautifully crafted envelopes.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-12-10 5 The Empress File
(Sandford, John - 1991)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Black kid gets shot in the back by a cop. Some of the townspeople are fed up by all of the corruption in town, so they bring in Kidd and LuEllen to help them take over the town government.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-09   Violent Cases
(Gaiman, Neil and Dave McKean - 1987)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Author.
A narrator remembers his childhood encounters with an old osteopath who claims to have treated Al Capone. Gradually, the England of the 1960s and the Chicago of the 1920s begin to merge into a beautifully drawn and hauntingly written tale of memory and evil.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-12-08 5 Monday Mourning
(Reichs, Kathy - 2004)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
The bones of three young women are unearthed in the basement of a Montreal pizza parlor, and forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan has unsolved murder on her mind as she examines the shallowly buried remains.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-07 7 Tales From Outer Suburbia
(Tan, Shaun - 2008)
Art Suggested By: Author.
15 extraordinary illustrated tales.
Source: Owned.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-12-06 7 Lost & Found: Three by Shaun Tan
(Tan, Shaun - 2011)
Art Suggested By: Author.
Three stories, written and illustrated by Shaun Tan, about how we lose and find what matters most to us.
Source: Owned.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-12-05 6 Sketches from a Nameless Land: The Art of the Arrival
(Tan, Shaun - 2010)
Art Suggested By: Author.
Companion volume for The Arrival, including commentary and developmental drawings. Sketches From a Nameless Land will fascinate anyone who has fallen under the spell of Shaun Tan's timeless story, and offers a revealing insight into the craft of one of Australia's most compelling author-illustrators
Source: Owned.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-12-04 4 The Arrival
(Tan, Shaun - 2006)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Author.
The Arrival tells a universal story of immigration. The story is about a man leaving his home to find work and support his family. The "graphic novel" conveys messages of solitude, alienation, and hope in a foreign land.
Source: Owned.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-12-03 6 Fat Girl Walking
(Gibbons, Brittany - 2015)
Memoir Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin…Every Inch of It. I got this when Kelsey Miller's" Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life" turned out to be too whiny.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-02 5 Mind Prey
(Sandford, John - 1995)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Andi Manette and her two young daughters are abducted by a man in a van. He imprisons them in a cellar and it gets worse from there. Lucas Davenport leads the team trying to find them and their abductor.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-12-01 6 Trunk Music
(Connelly, Michael - 1997)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range. Harry Bosch follows the trail of clues to Las Vegas.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-11-09 5 Storm Front
(Sandford, John - 2013)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Virgil Flowers story. An ancient relic is unearthed during an archaeological dig. A Minnesota college professor stole it and it drawing all kinds of sinister characters trying to steal, buy, or retrieve it.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-11-07 6 The Wrong Side of Goodbye
(Connelley, Michael - 2016)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Bosch is now a volunteer detective for the small city of San Fernando. He is investigating the "Screen Door" rapist when he picks up a private job hunting down heirs for a dying billionaire.
Source: Borrowed/Friend.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-11-06 3 How to Talk to Girls at Parties
(Gaiman, Neil - 2016)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Author.
Two school kids, Enn and his big sexy buddy, crash a party to try to pick up girls. Big Sexy Buddy gives the awkward Enn tips like "talk to them".
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-11-05 7 After You
(Moyes, Jojo - 2015)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Sequel to Me Before You. Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can't help but feel she's right back where she started. She joins a support group, and meets someone. But is it enough?
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-11-04 5 Faithful
(Hoffman, Alice - 2016)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend's future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-11-03 4 Big Girl
(Miller, Kelsey - 2016)
Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
How I gave up dieting & got a life.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-11-02 3 Jericho
(McMan, Ann - 2011)
GLBT Suggested By: Friend.
Audiobook read by Christine Williams. Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an 18-month position in a small Virginia town. She becomes fast friends with Maddie Stevenson, the enigmatic local physician who has returned to the backcountry community to take over her late father's medical practice.
Source: Owned.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2016-11-01 3 Signal to Noise
(Gaiman, Neil and Dave McKean - 1989)
Graphic Novel Suggested By: Author.
Kind of a graphic novel, kind of just an arty picture book. omewhere in London, a film director is dying of cancer. His life's crowning achievement, his greatest film, would have told the story of a European village as the last hour of 999 AD approached - the midnight that the villagers were convinced would bring with it Armageddon. Now that story will never be told. But he's still working it out in his head, making a film that no one will ever see. No one but us.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-10-11 4 Pottermore Presents Hogwarts: An Incomplete Unreliable Guide
(Rowling, J.K. - 2016)
Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
Short reads originally featured on pottermore.com
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-10-10 5 Gangway!
(Westlake, Donald E. and Brian Garfield - 1973)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
GANGWAY! is a historical caper novel, the sort of thing you'd expect if Dortmunder somehow wound up in 1874 San Francisco and decided to rob the United States Mint located there.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-10-09 4 LumberJanes Beware the Kitten Holy
(Stevenson, Ellis, Watters, Allen - 2015)
Other Suggested By: Friend.
Graphic novel suggested by Amy B.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-10-08 3 Grief is the Thing With Feathers
(Porter, Max - 2015)
Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
In this unusual and poetic British prize winner, a writer and his young songs welcome a giant talking crow into their home to help them through a terrible loss.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-10-07 3 Delta Wedding
(Welty, Eudora - 1945)
Fiction Suggested By: Library Display.
9-year-old Laura travels alone on a train to the Delta in Mississippi to visit her tight-knit family for the wedding of her 17 year old cousin.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-10-06 3 Oishinbo, A La Carte
(Kariya, Tetsu - 2006)
Other Suggested By: Author.
Part of a manga series about Japanese food.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-10-05 4 More Creative Lettering
(Doh, Jenny - 2015)
Craft Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Technique and tips from top artists.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-10-04 3 I Gave At the Office
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1971)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Some journalist guy is audio recording a statement to the network lawyers explaining why he is not responsible for some problem they are trying to pin on him related to a story he worked on about gun running.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-10-03 3 Men, Money, and Chocolate
(Van Praag, Menna - 2009)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
By the author of "The House at the End of Hope Street". Then Maya meets a magical stranger who sets her on a path to create the life of her dreams.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-10-02 7 Nobody's Perfect
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1977)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
An art collector hires Dortmunder to steal one of his own paintings.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-10-01 6 Cops and Robbers
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1972)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Meet Tom and Joe. They've got homes on Long Island and a dream: to pull off the perfect heist. Tom and Joe also have badges, uniforms and guns, just like the rest of the New York City police force!
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-16 7 The Dress Shop of Dreams
(Van Praag, Menna - 2014)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Since her parents' mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta's dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta's charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passersby, but the colorfully vibrant racks of beaded silks, delicate laces, and jewel-toned velvets hold bewitching secrets: With just a few stitches from Etta's needle, these gorgeous gowns have the power to free a woman's deepest desires.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-09-15 5 The Viewer
(Tan, Shaun and Gary Crew - 2003)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Tristan finds a mysterious locked box at the city dump. Inside is a mysterious ViewMaster with some even more mysterious slides.
Source: Owned.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-14 3 Celluloid
(McKean, Dave - 2011)
Other Suggested By: Author.
Graphic novel for 18 years and older only. Yep, a porno comic book.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-13 6 Rules of Summer
(Tan, Shawn - 2014)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Picture book showing the "rules" that two boys learned one summer.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-12 3 Crazy Hair
(Gaiman, Neil and Dave McKean - 2005)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Girl meets a guy with crazy hair.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-11 2 Mr. Punch
(Gaiman, Neil and Dave McKean - 2014)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
The comical tragedy or tragical comedy of Mr. Punch. Some kid has to stay with his grandparents for a while and watches creepy puppet shows and meets weird people.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-10 4 MirrorMask
(Gaiman, Neil and Dave McKean - 2005)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Retelling of the story from the movie. There were a lot of drawings, and also some stills from the movie.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-09 3 Oreo
(Ross, Fran - 1974)
Fiction Suggested By: Other.
One of a few works of satire written by African American women, Oreo is an uproariously funny novel about relations between African Americans and Jews. This is an ambitious and playful narrative that challenges not only the accepted notions of race, ethnicity, and identity, but also those of the novelistic form itself.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-09-08 5 More Creative Lettering
(Doh, Jenny - 2015)
Craft Suggested By: Other.
Techniques & tips from top artists.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-09-07 6 The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish
(Gaiman, Neil and Dave McKean - 1997)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Illustrated children's book about a kid who swapped his dad for goldfish.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-06 3 The Dressmaker
(Ham, Rosalie - 2000)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Sarah Addison Allen. Movie with Kate Winslet. After twenty years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-09-05 4 A Day In The Life
(Tan, Shaun - 2013)
Art Suggested By: Author.
A Short Story From Guys Read : Other Worlds. An artist takes us through his day, from his own particular perspective.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-09-04 6 The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay
(Harms, Kelly - 2016)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
By the author of "The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane", which I loved. Coming out August, 2016. Lily is forced to move from her beloved apartment, but while packing she comes across a piece of mail that had slipped to the back of her junk drawer: a letter detailing further action needed to finalize the annulment of a quickie Vegas wedding. Ten years ago!
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-03 7 Me Before You
(Moyes, Jojo - 2012)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-09-02 5 Cycling North
(Herrick, Steven - 2015)
Memoir Suggested By: Amazon.com.
From the French Mediterranean to the fjords of Norway by bicycle.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-09-01 4 The Comedy Is Finished
(Westlake, Donald E. - 2012)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Written in the 70s, but not published because Westlake thought fans would think it too similar to a movie called The King of Comedy. An aging comic is kidnapped by radicals in a decade of declining radicalism who then demand the release of imprisoned fellow radicals.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-08-07 6 Jimmy The Kid
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1974)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
In county lock-up for a traffic charge, Kelp came across a trashy novel by author Richard Stark describing a perfect kidnapping. He brings it to Dortmunder and they try to replicate the crime.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-08-06 4 Philip
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1967)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Westlake's only children's book. I had to do an interlibrary loan and wait a long time to get it.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-08-05 2 Adios, Scheherazade
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1970)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Edwin Topliss ghost writes soft porn pulp novels. He has hit the brick wall of writers block while trying to crank out his 29th book. The book is mostly Ed's stream of consciousness as he miserably tries to write this one last book.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-08-04 4 Pattern Recognition
(Gibson, William - 2003)
SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Pollard is among a cult-like group of Internet obsessives that strives to find meaning and patterns within a mysterious collection of video moments, merely called "the footage," let loose onto the Internet by an unknown source. Her hobby and work collide when a megalomaniac client hires her to track down whoever is behind the footage.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-08-03 3 The View From the Cheap Seats
(Gaiman, Neil - 2016)
Essays Suggested By: Author.
Selected nonfiction.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-08-02 4 Starflight
(Landers, Melissa - 2016)
Youth Suggested By: Library Display.
Solara Brooks needs a fresh start, someplace where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. The outer realm may be lawless, but it's not like the law has ever been on her side.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-08-01 5 The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1968)
Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
Short Stories.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-07-09 7 Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo
(Amster-Burton, Matthew - 2013)
Memoir Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Matthew Amster-Burton makes you fall in love with Tokyo. Experience this exciting and misunderstood city through the eyes of three Americans vacationing in a tiny Tokyo apartment.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-07-08 6 A Long Way From Nowhere
(Urbanski, Julie and Matt - 2014)
Memoir Suggested By: Amazon.com.
A Couple's Journey on the Continental Divide Trail.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-07-07 3 Dream Dark
(Garcia, Kami and Margaret Stohl - 2011)
Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
Short story. Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won't be as simple as visiting a doctor and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries. For being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin -- it changes a person, inside and out, turning Link into someone more and more like the dark creature who injured him.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-07-06 6 Mad River
(Sandford, John - 2012)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Three kids with little hope for the future get caught up in a murderous run thru rural Minnesota. Virgil Flowers tries to find them, and hopefully get testimony that will help convict the man who triggered the rampage, before rural cops shoot them down.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-07-05 7 Up Your Banners
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1969)
Humorous Suggested By: Author.
Oliver Abbott, a man in his late twenties who still lives with his parents he is about to take up his first ever teaching assignment at Schuyler Colfax School, a poor school in Brooklyn. A few problems though, his father is the principal and gave Oliver a teaching job instead of another black teacher in direct opposition to a new-ish policy of granting spots first to qualified black teachers who want the job. A big fuss ensues.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-07-04 6 Who Stole Sassi Manoon?
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1968)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
After being cut off from his family fortune Kelly Bram Nicholas IV, along with advice from his homemade computer Starnap, puts together a money-making caper to kidnap movie star Sassi Manoon when she judges a film festival in Jamaica. But he's not the only one.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-07-03 4 Deja Dead
(Reichs, Kathy - 1997)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Movie/TV.
When a female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in trash bags, Temperance Brennan's investigation puts her best friend and her own daughter in mortal danger.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-07-02 3 Young and Innocent
(Westlake, Donald E. as Edwin West - 1960)
GLBT Suggested By: Author.
New York, 1960...Take one lesbian editor, well-done, add one sexually curious intern, and one all-man co-editor. Mix thoroughly at a posh Park Avenue women's magazine and something...kinda unpleasant...ensues.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-07-01 4 Frog Music
(Donoghue, Emma - 2014)
Fiction Suggested By: Library Display.
Historical novel set in San Francisco in 1876. It's hot, and there's a smallpox epidemic. Exotic dancer and whore is enamored by a woman she meets who sports men's clothing. When Jenny in pants is shot dead, Blanche spends the next three days tracking down her killer.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-06-09 6 Homeland
(Doctorow, Cory - 2013)
SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Marcus's hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy.
 
2016-06-08 6 God Save the Mark
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1967)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Fred Fitch is the man with the most extensive collection of fake receipts, phony bills of sale, and counterfeit sweepstakes tickets in the Western Hemisphere, and possibly in the entire world. When he inherits a small fortune from his long-lost grifter uncle, wackiness ensues.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-06-07 3 The BFG
(Dahl, Roald - 1982)
Youth Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Big Friendly Giant grabs a girl who sees him so she can't spill the beans to the other people that giants are real.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-06-06 3 The Taliban Shuffle
(Barker, Kim - 2011)
Memoir Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Movie: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Her stories about Islamic militants and shaky reconstruction were soon overshadowed by the bigger news in Iraq. But as she delved deeper into Pakistan and Afghanistan, her love for the hapless countries grew, along with her fear for their future stability.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-06-05 3 Howl's Moving Castle
(Jone, Diana Wynne - 1986)
Fantasy Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-06-04 4 The Haters
(Andrews, Jesse - 2016)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Inspired by the years he spent playing bass in a band himself, The Haters is Jesse Andrews' road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees who, against every realistic expectation, become a band.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-06-03 5 Pity Him Afterwards
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1964)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Super dark crime novel about an escaped madman who kills people, and sometimes assumes their identify. He hitchhikes after escaping from the asylum, then kills his driver and assumes the guy's position as an actor in a summer stock theater in the country.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-06-02 6 The Fugitive Pigeon
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1965)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Stuck tending bar at his gangster uncle's Brooklyn saloon, he awakens from his slumber only when two hit men threaten to kill him. While on the lam, Charlie has to handle his Mafia uncle, stand up for himself, and come to terms with the beautiful woman who saves his life.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-06-01 7 Down The Wild River North
(Helmericks, Constance - 1968)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Constance Helmericks and her two daughters, 14 year old Jean and 12 year old Ann, voyage in a canoe up Canadian rivers to the Arctic Ocean.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-05-06 6 Killy
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1964)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Killy takes Paul to the small town of Wittburg to assess an application from the workers at the McIntyre Shoe Co. plant to join the AAMST, but when the pair get to Wittburg they encounter a decidedly frosty reception: they're arrested, assaulted, and accused of shooting and killing Charles Hamilton - the McIntyre worker who invited them to the town.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-05-05 6 Kiling Time aka The Operator
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1961)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
A private eye has to work out who is constantly trying to kill him from a group of townspeople he previously thought were his friends, and loyal to him since he was to them.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-05-04 3 The Firebug of Balrog County
(Oppegaard, David - 2015)
Youth Suggested By: Library Display.
Mack Druneswald, a high school senior with a love of arson is haunted by his mother's recent death. Mack spends his nights roaming the countryside, looking for something new to burn.
Source: Library.
Format: Paperback.
 
2016-05-03 4 The Spy In the Ointment
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1966)
Crime/Mystery J. Eugene Raxford is the chairman of an organization of pacifists called Citizens Independence Union (CIU). Due to a typo which accidentally confused his organization with a violent group, Raxford is recruited to join a new conglomerate of ultra violent groups. He refuses, but fears for his life and so makes a deal with the govt to spy on the new group in exchange for their protection. Wackiness ensues.  
2016-05-02 3 American Gods
(Gaiman, Neil - 2001)
Fantasy Suggested By: Movie/TV.
I read a library hardcover. Have since bought this on Kindle. Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-05-01 6 Arctic Son
(Aspen, Jean - 1995)
Memoir Jean, her husband Tom, son Luke, and a random recruit Laurie, go the arctic to live for 14 months. They transport in equipment and most of their food. The first several months are spent building a log cabin. They spend the winter in temps reaching below -60F, part of the next summer, and then float out downstream in their canoe.  
2016-04-09 6 Bank Shot
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1972)
Crime/Mystery John Dortmunder puts a set of wheels under a trailer that just happens to be the temporary site of the Capitalists' & Immigrants' Trust and hauls it away.  
2016-04-08 6 The Cutie aka The Mercenaries
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1960)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Mavis St. Paul had been a rich man's mistress. Now she was a corpse. And every cop in New York City was hunting for the two-bit punk accused of putting a knife in her.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-04-07 4 361
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1962)
Crime/Mystery The men in the tan-and-cream Chrysler came with guns blazing. When Ray Kelly woke up in the hospital, it was a month later, he was missing an eye, and his father was dead. Then things started to get bad.  
2016-04-06 3 Big Magic
(Gilbert, Elizabeth - 2015)
Non-fiction Author of "Eat Pray Love" writes about how to pursue a creative life. Get over writers block, be artistic, etc.  
2016-04-05 6 The Sun Also Rises
(Hemingway, Ernest - 1926)
Fiction Drunk writers and ladies and gentlemen of leisure wander around Paris and Spain dining out, getting drunk, fishing, and watching bullfights.  
2016-04-04 6 Somebody Owes Me Money
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1969)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Cab driver Chet Conway was hoping for a good tip from his latest fare, what he got was a tip on a horse race. He makes the bet, wins a bunch of money, but when he tries to collect suddenly everyone want to kill him.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-04-03 7 The Hot Rock
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1970)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
The Dortmunder Gang are hired to steal a huge emerald with religious significance for a small African nation.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-04-02 6 The Busy Body
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1966)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Note: I do own a Kindle copy of this book. The corpse isn't anybody special - a low-level drug courier - but it has been so long since the organization's last grand funeral that Nick Rovito decides to give the departed a big send-off.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-04-01 3 Affluenza
(de Graaf, John and David Wann and Thomas H. Naylor - 2001)
Non-fiction Offers policy recommendations to make our society more simplicity-friendly. The underlying message isn't to stop buying—it's to remember, always, that the best things in life aren't things.  
2016-03-11 4 Picture This
(Barry, Lynda - 2010)
Non-fiction Weird graphic novel about writing and drawing.  
2016-03-10 4 What It Is
(Barry, Lynda - 2008)
Art Suggested By: Author.
Weird graphic novel about writing and drawing.
Source: Library.
 
2016-03-09 7 Be Frank With Me
(Johnson, Julia Clairborne - 2016)
Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. Alice Whitley is sent by her publisher employer to be a personal assistant to an reclusive writer. Her duties include whatever is necessary to free up the writer to finish her latest book, including playing nanny to the author's eccentric nine-year-old. Frank is a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-03-08 7 The Witches of Cambridge
(Van Praag, Menna - 2016)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book bought after reading. As romance and longing swirl, the witches of Cambridge find their lives unexpectedly upended and changed in ways sometimes extraordinary, sometimes heartbreaking, but always enchanting.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2016-03-07 5 Night Prey
(Sandford, John - 1994)
Crime/Mystery Lucas Davenport is given the assignment of tracking to ground the sex-crazed perpetrator of a series of murders of young women. Davenport's unwelcome colleague in this case is feminist Meagan Connell, an abrasive State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator who's obsessed with catching the killer before she dies of cancer.  
2016-03-06 5 Shock Wave
(Sandford, John - 2011)
Crime/Mystery A billion-dollar superstore has its sights set on a small Minnesota river town for its next outlet. Someone starts setting off bombs to try to stop the project.  
2016-03-05 6 The Crossing
(Connelly, Michael - 2015)
Crime/Mystery A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Bosch doesn't want to cross the aisle to work for the defense, but he agrees to take a look at the file and what he finds doesn't smell right.  
2016-03-04 4 One Fearful Yellow Eye
(MacDonald, John D. - 1966)
Crime/Mystery Glory Geis married a dying rich Doctor who liquidated all of his assets before death. Travis steps in to find out why.  
2016-03-03 5 Darker Than Amber
(MacDonald, John D. - 1966)
Crime/Mystery "We were about to give up and call it a night when somebody dropped the girl off the bridge." Travis investigates a murder/prostitution ring.  
2016-03-02 3 Girl, Hero
(Jones, Carrie - 2008)
GLBT Mom moves a new man into their house. Her unreliable father cries a lot, wears blue tights, and drives a little beige car. Her backstabbing best friend cares more about being popular than being real. And her older, married sister is showing up with big purple bruises on her face. Then there's Paolo, who's cute and nice and makes Lily want to recite romantic movie lines.  
2016-03-01 5 Brooklyn
(Toibin, Colm - 2009)
Fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Movie is based on the book - screenplay written by Nick Hornby. Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
 
2016-02-10 5 Bright Orange for the Shroud
(MacDonald, John D. - 1965)
Crime/Mystery Sweet placid Arthur Wilkinson was the latest victim of a vixen who lured him in as the most recent mark of a bunch of swindlers. Travis McGee tries to rebuild the man as well as recover some of his lost fortune. Boo Waxwell is the evil muscle-man.  
2016-02-09 6 The Opposite of Everyone
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2016)
Fiction A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel.  
2016-02-08 6 Looking for Alaska
(Green, John - 2005)
Youth Miles "Pudge" Halter heads off to Culver Creek Boarding School. Down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young.  
2016-02-07 6 Life's a Beach
(Mahood, George - 2014)
Memoir Join George, his long-suffering wife, and their three young children, as they pack their bags to begin an exciting new life in South West England. Picking up where Every Day Is a Holiday left off, George continues his celebration of an eclectic mix of weird and wonderful calendar days.  
2016-02-06 4 No Country for Old Men
(McCarthy, Cormac - 2005)
Fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
One day, Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law - in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell - can contain.
Source: Library.
 
2016-02-05 6 Thieves' Dozen
(Westlake, Donald E. - 2004)
Short Stories Dortmunder short stories.  
2016-02-04 2 American Housewife Stories
(Ellis, Helen - 2016)
Short Stories Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity.  
2016-02-03 5 The 100
(Morgan, Kass - 2013)
Youth First book in the series. Three centuries after a thermonuclear apocalypse, the only known survivors of the human race live in a space colony consisting of spaceships joined together in orbit around the Earth. Resources are so scarce that all crimes, no matter how small, are punishable by death, unless the perpetrator is under 18 years of age.  
2016-02-02 3 The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
(Bryson, Bill - 2016)
Non-fiction Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, to see what has changed—and what hasn’t.  
2016-02-01 6 Bad Blood
(Sandford, John - 2010)
Crime/Mystery Two bodies in two days. One is murder. The other is suicide. Virgil Flowers never imagined that discovering the connection would lead him into the perverse history of the Minnesota farm community, and almost unimaginable darkness.  
2016-01-08 6 Winter Prey
(Sandford, John - 1993)
Crime/Mystery The Iceman slaughtered the LaCourt family in their home one super cold snowy night, possibly because they had an incriminating photo. And who is this sexy surgeon named "Weather"?  
2016-01-07 7 Get Real
(Westlake, Donald E. - 2009)
Crime/Mystery John Dortmunder and his merry crew stumble upon a television reality show whose producer decides to film the gang as they plan and execute one of their capers.  
2016-01-06 3 After
(Various - 2012)
Post-Apocalyptic Nineteen stories of apocalypse and dystopia.  
2016-01-05 4 The 100 Homecoming
(Morgan, Kass - 2015)
Youth There is a mob run to get seats on the dropships as the colonists abandon their failing space habitat. After they crash on earth, there is a struggle for leadership of the community as well as conflict with Earthborn residents.  
2016-01-04 6 The 100 Day 21
(Morgan, Kass - 2014)
SciFi YA/SciFi. People have been living in space colonies for several hundred years after the "Cataclysm". Now the ships are wearing out and it is time to consider moving everyone back to Earth. A dropship of 100 teen criminals is sent down to see if radiation levels are finally safe. But maybe the colonies aren't the only survivors!  
2016-01-03 5 Life With Mother Superior
(Trahey, Jane - 1962)
Memoir Semi-autobiographical about a young girl thrust into a Catholic girls' school, her antics with her partner-in-crime and their battles with Mother Superior.  
2016-01-02 7 Room
(Donoghue, Emma - 2010)
Fiction Movie starring Brie Larson is based on the book. To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world...It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.  
2016-01-01 5 All the Light We Cannot See
(Doerr, Anthony - 2014)
Fiction Book and Bars. A German orphan with a brilliant mind has attracted the attention of the Nazis, and a blind girl. Without glossing over the atrocities of war, Doerr has somehow managed to write the most hopeful novel of the year.  
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