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Non-fiction

1.       This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

2.      Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon

3.      The Book Club Cook Book; Recipes and Food for Thought from your Book Club’s Favorite Books and Authors by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp

4.      Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

5.      Wendy and the Lost Boys:The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein by Julie Salamon

6.      The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

7.      The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy ed. by Leah Wilson

8.      Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism by Kamran Nazeer

9.      Prophet’s Prey: My Seven- Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints by Sam Brower

10.  I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

11.  My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

12.  Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton by Catherine Brighton

13.  Buster Keaton Remembered by Eleanor Keaton and Jeffrey Vance

14.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

15.  Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase by Marion Meade

16.  Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat by Edward McPherson

17.  Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and a Son by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez

18.  A People’s History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, Paul Buhle

19.  “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

20.  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

21.  Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

22.  The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith by Joanna Brooks

23.  Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood by Jane Yolen

 

TBR piles

1.      Doctor Who: Ghosts of India by Mark Morris

2.      Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

3.      Moon Called by Andre Norton

4.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

5.      Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

6.      Underdogs by Markus Zusak

7.      Moonshine by Rob Thurman

8.      Mockingbird by Sean Stewart

9.      Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger

10.  Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

11.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

12.  How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

13.  Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

14.  Kitty’s Greatest Hits by Carrie Vaughn

15.  Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong

16.  Every Day by David Levithan

17.  Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood by Jane Yolen

18.  Son by Lois Lowry

Racism Book Club/ Books about racism/ Messy Housekeeper’s Book Club

1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

2.      Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

3.      Faithful Place by Tana French

4.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (read it again)

5.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler

6.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

7.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

8.      Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

9.      The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

10.  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

11.  I, Iago by Nicole Galland

12.  The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

13.  In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson

14.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis

15.  Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

16.  “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

17.  Tallgrass by Susan Dallas

18.  Incognegro by Mat Johnson, art by Warren Pleece

19.  The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

20.  Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

21.  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

22.  Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

23.  The Sons of Liberty created & written by Alexander Lagos & Joseph Lagos

24.  Farthing by Jo Walton

25.  The Diviners by Libba Bray

26.  Ha’Penny by Jo Walton

27.  Half a Crown by Jo Walton

28.  Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold

29.  The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

Fiction/ non-fiction with autistic characters

1. Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism by Kamran Nazeer

2. Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

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Set in Upstate New York

1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

2.      A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

3.      The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick

4.      Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

5.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

6.      After Life by Rhian Ellis

7.      Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

8.      The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

9.      The Diviners by Libba Bray

Banned/ Challenged

1.      Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume

2.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

3.      Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going

4.      The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

5.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

6.      Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

7.      “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

8.      The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

9.      Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

10.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

Did not finish

1.      Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

2.      Faithful Place by Tana French

3.      A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

4.      Moon Called by Andre Norton

5.      The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

6.      Eyes Like Leaves by Charles de Lint

7.      Underdogs by Markus Zusak

8.      The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

9.      A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

10.  Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein

11.  After Life by Rhian Ellis

12.  The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

13.  Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

14.  Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

ARCs

1.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

2.      Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

3.      I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz

4.      Partials by Dan Wells

5.      Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

6.      I, Iago by Nicole Galland

7.      I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

8.      After Life by Rhian Ellis

9.      Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

10.  Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

11.  Every Day by David Levithan

12.  Son by Lois Lowry

Rereads

1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

2.      Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

3.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (read it again)

4.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler

5.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

6.      Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume

7.      “Uncommon Women” by Wendy Wasserstein

8.      My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

9.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

10.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

11.  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

12.  Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

13.  Doctor Who: Touched By an Angel by Jonathan Morris

14.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

15.   Happily Ever After ed. by John Klima

16.  Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

17.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

Award winners

1.      Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos, Newberry Award winner

2.      Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley, Morris & Printz Awards

3.      Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

4.      The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

5.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School Book (2009), Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2011), Iowa Teen Award Nominee (2011), ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults (2009)

6.      Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going Printz Honor (2004), Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award for Senior (2006)

7.      “The Heidi Chronicles” by Wendy Wasserstein 1989 Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award

8.      The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, won a Nebula

9.      Earth: (an Audio Book) A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart and the cast of the Daily Show, won a Grammy

10.  Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, Cybill

11.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow, won an Acacdemy Award in 2010 for being an archivist and silent film historian

12.  The Giver by Lois Lowry, Newberry Award

Plays

1.       “An American Daughter” by Wendy Wasserstein

2.      Love’s Fire: Seven New Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespearean Sonnets by Eric Bogosian, William Finn, John Guare, Tony Kushner, Marsha Norman, Ntozake Shange, Wendy Wasserstein

3.      The Heidi Chronicles and Other Plays by Wendy Wasserstein (Includes “Uncommon Women,” “Isn’t It Romantic” and “The Heidi Chronicles”)

4.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

5.      “The Sisters Rosensweig” by Wendy Wasserstein

6.      “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

7.       Happily Ever After ed. by John Klima

On Buster Keaton

            1. My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

            2. Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton by Catherine Brighton

            3. Buster Keaton Remembered by Eleanor Keaton and Jeffrey Vance

            4. The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

            5. Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase by Marion Meade

            6. Selling Hope by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

            7. Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat by Edward McPherson

            8. Buster Keaton’s “The General” starring Buster Keaton & Marion Mack ed by Richard J. Anobile        

 

Messy Housekeepers

1.      Faithful Place by Tana French

2. Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

4. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

5. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

6. “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

7.  The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

8.  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

9. Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

a-      10. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

b-     11. The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

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part one December list

2012 Book Challenges

A-    Z new to me authors

a-       This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

b-     Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

c-      The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

d-     I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

e- Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

f- Faithful Place by Tana French

g- Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos

h- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

i- The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

j- The Lottery and other Stories by Shirley Jackson

k- Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

l- Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

m- Down These Strange Streets ed. by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois

n- Moon Called by Andre Norton

o- Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

p- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

q- Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

r- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

s- Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick

t- Selling Hope by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

u- Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

v- The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick

w- Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

x- “The Other Shore” by Gao Xingjian

y- How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

z- Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Science fiction

1.      Doctor Who: Ghosts of India by Mark Morris

2.       Divergent by Veronica Roth

3.      Moon Called by Andre Norton

4.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler

5.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

6.      Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik

7.      The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

8.      Partials by Dan Wells

9.      After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn

10.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis

11.  A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

12.  The Daily Show with Jon Stewart presents Earth: A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race

13.  The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

14.  Redshirts by John Scalzi

15.  Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

16.  “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

17.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

18.  How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

19.  Third Class Superhero by Charles Yu

20.  Doctor Who: Touched By an Angel by Jonathan Morris

21.  The Sons of Liberty created & written by Alexander Lagos & Joseph Lagos

22.  Farthing by Jo Walton

23.  The Diviners by Libba Bray

24.  Ha’Penny by Jo Walton

25.  Half a Crown by Jo Walton

26.  Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold

27.  Santa Olivia by Jecqueline Carey

28.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

29.  Son by Lois Lowry

30.  Among Others by Jo Walton

31.  Superman for All Seasons by Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale with Bjorne Hansen

32.  Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey

33.   

34.  UF/ YA Challenges

1.      Down These Strange Streets ed. by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois

2.      2. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

3.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

4.      Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

5.      Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

6.       Divergent by Veronica Roth

7.      Irises by Francisco X. Stork

8.      Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

9.      Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

10.  Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

11.  A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

12.  Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

13.  Moon Called by Andre Norton

14.  Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

15.  Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick

16.  Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos

17.  Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

18.  Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik

19.  Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

20.  Partials by Dan Wells

21.   After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn

22.  Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume

23.  Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

24.  Underdogs by Markus Zusak

25.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis

26.  Moonshine by Rob Thurman

27.  Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going

28.  The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

29.  A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

30.  The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

31.  Redshirts by John Scalzi

32.  Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

33.  Mockingbird by Sean Stewart

34.  Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

35.  Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger

36.  Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

37.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

38.  After Life by Rhian Ellis

39.  Black Heart by Holly Black

40.  Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

41.  How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

42.  Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

43.  Foiled by Jane Yolen, artwork by Mike Cavallaro

44.  Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong

45.  Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong

46.  Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

47.  Every Day by David Levithan

48.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

49.  Farthing by Jo Walton

50.  The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

51.  Half a Crown by Jo Walton

52.  Ha’Penny by Jo Walton

53.  The Beastly Bride; Tales of the Animal People edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

54.   Happily Ever After ed. by John Klima

55.  Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

56.  Santa Olivia by Jecqueline Carey

57.  The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

58.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

59.  Son by Lois Lowry

60.  A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

61.  Among Others by Jo Walton

62.  Casket of Souls by Lynn Flewelling

Graphic novels

1.      ~ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

2.      Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick

3.      The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time A Doonesbury Book by G.B. Trudeau

4.      Incognegro by Mat Johnson, art by Warren Pleece

5.      A People’s History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, Paul Buhle

6.      Foiled by Jane Yolen, artwork by Mike Cavallaro

7.      Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

8.      Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

9.      The Sons of Liberty created & written by Alexander Lagos & Joseph Lagos

10.  The Walking Dead volume 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore

11.  Superman for All Seasons by Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale with Bjorne Hansen

12.  The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman…

13.  The Walking Dead Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman…

14.  The Walking Dead Volume 4: The Heart’s Desire by Robert Kirkman…

New

1.      Down These Strange Streets ed. by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois

2.      Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

3.      Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

4.      Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

5.      Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander

6.       Divergent by Veronica Roth

7.      Irises by Francisco X. Stork

8.      Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon

9.      Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

10.  A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

11.  Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

12.  Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick

13.  Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos

14.  Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

15.  Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik

16.  Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

17.  I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz

18.  The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

19.  Partials by Dan Wells

20.  After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn

21.  Alpha & Omega: Call of the Hunt by Patricia Briggs

22.  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

23.  I, Iago by Nicole Galland

24.  Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

25.  The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy ed. by Leah Wilson

26.  Underdogs by Markus Zusak

27.  The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

28.  Redshirts by John Scalzi

29.  I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

30.  After Life by Rhian Ellis

31.  Black Heart by Holly Black

32.  Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

33.  Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and a Son by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez

34.  “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

35.  Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn

36.  Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong

37.  Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

38.  Every Day by David Levithan

39.  Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

40.  Elfhome by Wen Spencer

41.  The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith by Joanna Brooks

42.  The Diviners by Libba Bray

43.  Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold

44.  Son by Lois Lowry

45.  Starting from Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

46.  Cold Days by Jim Butcher

47.  The Round House by Louise Erdrich

48.  Casket of Souls by Lynn Flewelling

49.  Losing It by Erin Fry

Non-fiction

1.       This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

2.      Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon

3.      The Book Club Cook Book; Recipes and Food for Thought from your Book Club’s Favorite Books and Authors by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp

4.      Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

5.      Wendy and the Lost Boys:The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein by Julie Salamon

6.      The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

7.      The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy ed. by Leah Wilson

8.      Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism by Kamran Nazeer

9.      Prophet’s Prey: My Seven- Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints by Sam Brower

10.  I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

11.  My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

12.  Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton by Catherine Brighton

13.  Buster Keaton Remembered by Eleanor Keaton and Jeffrey Vance

14.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

15.  Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase by Marion Meade

16.  Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat by Edward McPherson

17.  Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and a Son by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez

 

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part two

1.      A People’s History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, Paul Buhle

2.      “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

3.      Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

4.      Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

5.      The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith by Joanna Brooks

6.      Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood by Jane Yolen

 

TBR piles

1.      Doctor Who: Ghosts of India by Mark Morris

2.      Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

3.      Moon Called by Andre Norton

4.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

5.      Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

6.      Underdogs by Markus Zusak

7.      Moonshine by Rob Thurman

8.      Mockingbird by Sean Stewart

9.      Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger

10.  Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

11.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

12.  How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

13.  Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

14.  Kitty’s Greatest Hits by Carrie Vaughn

15.  Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong

16.  Every Day by David Levithan

17.  Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood by Jane Yolen

18.  Son by Lois Lowry

19.  A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Racism Book Club/ Books about racism/ Messy Housekeeper’s Book Club

1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

2.      Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

3.      Faithful Place by Tana French

4.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (read it again)

5.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler

6.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

7.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

8.      Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

9.      The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

10.  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

11.  I, Iago by Nicole Galland

12.  The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

13.  In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson

14.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis

15.  Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

16.  “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

17.  Tallgrass by Susan Dallas

18.  Incognegro by Mat Johnson, art by Warren Pleece

19.  The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

20.  Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

21.  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

22.  Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

23.  The Sons of Liberty created & written by Alexander Lagos & Joseph Lagos

24.  Farthing by Jo Walton

25.  The Diviners by Libba Bray

26.  Ha’Penny by Jo Walton

27.  Half a Crown by Jo Walton

28.  Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold

29.  The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

30.  The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Fiction/ non-fiction with autistic characters

1. Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism by Kamran Nazeer

2. Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Set in Upstate New York

1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

2.      A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

3.      The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick

4.      Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

5.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

6.      After Life by Rhian Ellis

7.      Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

8.      The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

9.      The Diviners by Libba Bray

10.  Candy Everybody Wants by Josh Kilmer- Purcell

Banned/ Challenged

1.      Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume

2.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

3.      Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going

4.      The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

5.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

6.      Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

7.      “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

8.      The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

9.      Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

10.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

Did not finish

1.      Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

2.      Faithful Place by Tana French

3.      A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

4.      Moon Called by Andre Norton

5.      The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

6.      Eyes Like Leaves by Charles de Lint

7.      Underdogs by Markus Zusak

8.      The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

9.      A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

10.  Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein

11.  After Life by Rhian Ellis

12.  The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

13.  Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

14.  Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

ARCs

1.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

2.      Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

3.      I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz

4.      Partials by Dan Wells

5.      Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

6.      I, Iago by Nicole Galland

7.      I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

8.      After Life by Rhian Ellis

9.      Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

10.  Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

11.  Every Day by David Levithan

12.  Son by Lois Lowry

13.  Starting from Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

14.  Losing It by Erin Fry

Rereads

1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

2.      Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

3.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (read it again)

4.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler

5.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

6.      Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume

7.      “Uncommon Women” by Wendy Wasserstein

8.      My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

9.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

10.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

11.  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

12.  Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

13.  Doctor Who: Touched By an Angel by Jonathan Morris

14.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

15.   Happily Ever After ed. by John Klima

16.  Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

17.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

18.  A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Award winners

1.      Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos, Newberry Award winner

2.      Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley, Morris & Printz Awards

3.      Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

4.      The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

5.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School Book (2009), Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2011), Iowa Teen Award Nominee (2011), ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults (2009)

6.      Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going Printz Honor (2004), Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award for Senior (2006)

7.      “The Heidi Chronicles” by Wendy Wasserstein 1989 Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award

8.      The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, won a Nebula

9.      Earth: (an Audio Book) A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart and the cast of the Daily Show, won a Grammy

10.  Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, Cybill

11.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow, won an Acacdemy Award in 2010 for being an archivist and silent film historian

12.  The Giver by Lois Lowry, Newberry Award

13.  Among Others by Jo Walton, Nebula and Hugo winner

14.  “The Other Shore” plays by Gao Xingjian, won a Nobel prize

15.  The Round House by Louise Erdrich, National Book Award 2012

Plays

1.       “An American Daughter” by Wendy Wasserstein

2.      Love’s Fire: Seven New Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespearean Sonnets by Eric Bogosian, William Finn, John Guare, Tony Kushner, Marsha Norman, Ntozake Shange, Wendy Wasserstein

3.      The Heidi Chronicles and Other Plays by Wendy Wasserstein (Includes “Uncommon Women,” “Isn’t It Romantic” and “The Heidi Chronicles”)

4.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

5.      “The Sisters Rosensweig” by Wendy Wasserstein

6.      “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

7.       Happily Ever After ed. by John Klima

8.      “The Other Shore” plays by Gao Xingjian

9.       “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling

On Buster Keaton

            1. My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

            2. Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton by Catherine Brighton

            3. Buster Keaton Remembered by Eleanor Keaton and Jeffrey Vance

            4. The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

            5. Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase by Marion Meade

            6. Selling Hope by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

            7. Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat by Edward McPherson

            8. Buster Keaton’s “The General” starring Buster Keaton & Marion Mack ed by Richard J. Anobile        

 

Messy Housekeepers

1.      Faithful Place by Tana French

              2. Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

4. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

5. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

6. “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

7.  The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

8.  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

9. Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

a-           10. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

b-          11. The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

c-           12. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

A book with food in its title: Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

A book with a number in the title:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

A book with a person's name in the title: Selling Hope by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

 

A book with a season in the title: Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

A book with a one-word title: Mockingbird by Sean Stewart

A book with a holiday in the title: How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

A book with a occupation in the title:
The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

A book with a instrument in the title:
Foiled by Jane Yolen, artwork by Mike Cavallaro

A book with a foreign place in the title:
Doctor Who: Ghosts of India by Mark Morris

A book that has been turned into a movie/tv show:
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

A book with a color in the title:
“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

A book with a Time of Day in its title:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

A book with a Relative/Family Member in its title:
Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein by Julie Salamon My late sister-in-law was also a Wendy, is that what this means?.

A book with a Body Part in its title: Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler

A book with a Building in its title:
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

A book with a Medical Condition/Disease in its title: Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism by Kamran Nazeer


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part three includes my best of 2012 list

A book with an Animal in its title: Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

A book with a Plant in its title:
Irises by Francisco X. Stork

A book with Weather event in its title: Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat by Edward McPherson

 

Best Books I Read in 2012

Fiction

*1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

2. Farthing by Jo Walton

3. Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

4. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

5. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

6. Where Things Come Back by J C Whaley

7. Partials by Dan Wells

*8. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

9. The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Scarborough

10. Anything But Typical by Nora R Baskin

11. Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

12. Earth (The Book) by Jon Stewart

13. Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

*14. Foiled! By Jane Yolen

*15. Among Others by Jo Walton

16. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

17. Somewhere Beneath These Waves by Sarah Monette

18. The Heidi Chronicles and Other Plays by Wendy Wasserstein

19. Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

20. Elfhome by Wen Spencer

21. Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

22. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman

23. Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

24. Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold

25. A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

26. The Diviners by Libba Bray

Non- fiction

27. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isable Wilkerson

28. Wendy and the Lost Boys by Julie Salamon

*29. My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

30. Buster Keaton Remembered by Eleanor Keaton

31. Prophet’s Prey: My Seven- Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints by Sam Brower

* The Best of the Best

Julia

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