Book Reviews

Looking for a particular book review? Look no further. This directory lists all fiction reviews alphabetically by author’s last name (with series grouped in chronological order) and all nonfiction reviews organized by the Dewey Decimal System.



A Shadow in Summer, Daniel Abraham
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams (audiobook)
Sparks, by S. J. Adams
Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed
An Old-Fashioned Girl, Louisa May Alcott
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (audiobook)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
Bastard Out of Carolina, Dorothy Allison
Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
Feed, M. T. Anderson (audiobook)
Grey, Jon Armstrong
The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (audiobook)
The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood
The Tent, Margaret Atwood
Emma, Jane Austen
Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
Persuasion, Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen


The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi
Ladies Almanack, Djuna Barnes
The Bridge to Neverland, Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
One for Sorrow, Christopher Barzak
Gossamer Axe, Gael Baudino
Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero, Travis Beacham
I Am J, Cris Beam
The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For, Alison Bechdel
The History of Caliph Vathek, William Beckford
A Flight of Angels, Holly Black, Rebecca Guay, Louise Hawes, Alisa Kwitney, Todd Mitchell, and Bill Willingham
Geektastic, edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black
Doll Bones, Holly Black
The Eddie LaCrosse Novels, Alex Bledsoe
The Sword-Edged Blonde
Kiss Me Deadly
Dark Jenny
The Scorpion Rules, Erin Bow
Sorrow’s Knot, Erin Bow
The Last September, Elizabeth Bowen
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (audiobook)
A Great and Terrible Beauty, Libba Bray
Batman: Holy Terror, Alan Brennert and Norm Breyfogle
The Legend of Tril: Soulbound, Heather Brewer
Plastic Jesus, Poppy Z. Brite
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
Jane Slayre, Charlotte Brontë and Sherri Browning Erwin
Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
World War Z, Max Brooks
Anya’s Ghost, Vera Brosgol
Angels and Demons, Dan Brown (audiobook)
Cinnamon and Gunpowder, Eli Brown
Clotel, or the President’s Daughter, William Wells Brown
Captain America: Winter Soldier, Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting, Michael Lark, John Paul Leon and Mike Perkins
Gotham Central: In the Line of Duty, Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, and Michael Lark
Tell The Wolves I’m Home, Carol Rifka Brunt
The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno, Ellen Bryson
Fearless Defenders: Doom Maidens, Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney
Nothing like the Sun, Anthony Burgess
Evelina, Frances Burney
Barsoom, Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Princess of Mars
The Gods of Mars
Trinity: Volume One, Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Marvels, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross
Fledgling, Octavia Butler


The Girl with All the Gifts, M. R. Carey
The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson
The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter
The Shepherd’s Granddaughter, Anne Laurel Carter
Kushiel’s Dart, Jacqueline Carey
Kushiel’s Chosen, Jacqueline Carey
The Sundering, Jacqueline Carey
Soulless, Gail Carriger
The Goddess Test, Aimée Carter
The Shepherd’s Granddaughter, Anne Laurel Carter
The Graceling Realm Books, Kristin Cashore
VIII, H. M. Castor
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
The Final Solution, Michael Chabon
Gentlemen of the Road, Michael Chabon
Telegraph Avenue, Michael Chabon
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Michael Chabon
The School for Good and Evil, Soman Chainani
Love in a Fallen City, Eileen Chang
Spellwright, Blake Charlton
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
The Paladin, C. J. Cherryh
Remarkable Creatures, Tracy Chevalier
The Lifecycle of Software Objects, Ted Chiang
My Education, Susan Choi
City of Bones, Cassandra Clare
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke
Mordred, Bastard Son, Douglas Clegg
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
To All My Fans, With Love, from Sylvie, Ellen Conford
Sharpe’s Eagle, Bernard Cornwell
Stuck Rubber Baby, Howard Cruse


Matilda, Roald Dahl (audiobook)
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Gordon Dahlquist
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily Danforth
Avatar: The Last Airbender — The Lost Adventures, Dark Horse Comics
Wolf In White Van, John Darnielle
The Gargoyle, Andrew Davidson
Reading in the Dark, Seamus Deane
The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard
Bitch Planet: Extraordinary Machine, by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, and Robert Wilson IV
The Strain, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
The Starboard Sea, Amber Dermont
The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
Napoleon’s Pyramids, William Dietrich
Mad Love and Other Stories, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm
Dark Metropolis, Jaclyn Dolamore
Magic Under Glass, Jaclyn Dolamore
Magic Under Stone, Jaclyn Dolamore
The Mapmaker’s War, Ronlyn Domingue
Bog Child, Siobhan Dowd
Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study in Scarlet
The Sign of the Four
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
The Valley of Fear
His Last Bow
The Commitments, Roddy Doyle
Skin Hunger, Kathleen Duey
The d’Artagnan Romances, Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers
Twenty Years After
Georges, Alexandre Dumas
Escape from Communist Heaven, Dennis W. Dunivan
King Hereafter, Dorothy Dunnett
The King of Elfland’s Daughter, Lord Dunsany
Vessel, Sarah Beth Durst
Otherbound, Corinne Duyvis


Wildthorn, Jane Eagland
Castle Rackrent, Maria Edgeworth
A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
Parvana’s Journey, Deborah Ellis
Bifocal, Deborah Ellis and Eric Walters
Mr. Toppit, Charles Elton
The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides (audiobook)
The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides
The Jewel, Amy Ewing


If You Could Be Mine, Sarah Farizan
The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald (audiobook)
Evening’s Empire, Bill Flanagan
Luck in the Shadows, Lynn Flewelling
Help Us! Great Warrior, Madéleine Flores
The Days of the King, Filip Florian
Jane Bites Back, Michael Thomas Ford
Long Hidden, edited by Rose Fox and Daniel José Older
Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon, Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Javier Pulido
Hawkeye: Little Hits, Matt Fraction, David Aja, Javier Pulido, Steve Lieber, Francesco Francavilla, and Jesse Hamm
Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom, Emily Franklin and Brandon Halpin


Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman (audiobook)
Fortunately, The Milk, Neil Gaiman
Fragile Things, Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains, Neil Gaiman
Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (audiobook)
Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
Lady into Fox, by David Garnett
Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen
Neuromancer, William Gibson
Blue Beetle: Shellshocked, Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner
Star Wars: Darth Vader—Volume 1, Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larocca, and Edgar Delgado
Young Avengers: Style > Substance, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Luxe, Anna Godbersen
The Lord of the Flies, William Golding (audiobook)
Blythewood, Carol Goodman
The Printmaker’s Daughter, Katherine Govier
Black Ships, Jo Graham
Parasite, Mira Grant
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
Will Grayson, Will Grayson, John Green and David Levithan
After the King, edited by Martin H. Greenberg
The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory
Hild, Nicola Griffith
Soon I Will Be Invincible, Austin Grossman
You, Austin Grossman
The Magicians, Lev

The Irresistible Henry House, Lisa Grunwald


Just Ella, Margaret Peterson Haddix
Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends, Shannon Hale
The Goose Girl, Shannon Hale
The Princess Academy, Shannon Hale
Tyger Tyger, Kersten Hamilton
Burn for Burn, Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness
Iola Leroy, Frances Harper
Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris
Chocolat, Joanne Harris
Monster High, Lisi Harrison
The Rose Throne, Mette Ivie Harrison
How I Became a Famous Novelist, Steve Hely
The Mist-Torn Witches, Barb Hendee
<a href=”;Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
Hideous Love, Stephanie Hemphill
Dune, Frank Herbert (audiobook)
The White Plague, Frank Herbert
The Lunatic, The Lover, and the Poet, Myrlin A. Hermes
Friends With Boys, Erin Faith Hicks
The Price of Salt, Patricia Highsmith
Sister Mine, Nalo Hopkinson
So Long Been Dreaming, edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan
Where the Truth Lies, Rupert Holmes
X-Men: Season One, Dennis Hopeless and Jamie McKelvie
Funny Girl, Nick Hornby
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, Robert E. Howard
The Misfits, James Howe
The Abortionist’s Daughter, Elisabeth Hyde
Publish and Perish, James Hynes


Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro


Velocity, Alan Jacobson
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N. K. Jemisin
Green Lantern: Rebirth, Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver
The Spirit Binders, Alaya Dawn Johnson
Racing the Dark, Alaya Dawn Johnson
The Burning City, Alaya Dawn Johnson
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, James Weldon Johnson
Heiresses of Russ 2013, edited by Tenea D. Johnson and Steve Berman
When She Woke, Hillary Jordan
Dubliners, James Joyce


Russian Winter, Daphne Kalotay
The Summer Tree, Guy Gavriel Kay
Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay
Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay
Misery, Stephen King
Ophelia, Lisa Klein
The Vintner’s Luck, Elizabeth Knox
Becoming Jane Eyre, Sheila Kohler
Openly Straight, Bill Konigsberg
The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal
Ascension, Jacqueline Koyanagi
Swordspoint, Ellen Kushner
Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan


Green, Jay Lake
Pantomime, Laura Lam
The Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan
Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee
Team Human, Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
The Royal Diaries: Elizabeth I — Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
Passing, Nella Larsen
Defy, Sara B. Larson
Keturah and Lord Death, Martine Leavitt
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, John le Carré
Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie
Women of Marvel: Volume One, Stan Lee, Gerry Conway, Roy Thomas, Linda Fite, Tom DeFalco, Carol Seuling, Steve Gerber, Chris Claremont, Jim Shooter and David Michelinie
Lavinia, Ursula K. Le Guin
Mothership, Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
Of Blood and Honey, Stina Leicht
Shadowmagic, John Lenahan
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle (audiobook)
The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux
Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine (audiobook)
The Two Princesses of Bamarre, Gail Carson Levine
The Lover’s Dictionary, David Levithan
Two Boys Kissing, David Levithan
The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis
Out of the Silent Planet, C. S. Lewis
The Flight of Gemma Hardy, Margot Livesey
Ash, Malinda Lo
Huntress, Malinda Lo
Dramarama, E. Lockhart
At the Mountains of Madness, H. P. Lovecraft
The Gaslight Dogs, Karin Lowachee
The Giver, Lois Lowry (audiobook)
The Princess in the Opal Mask, Jenny Lundquist
First Daughter, Eric Van Lustbader
Last Snow, Eric Van Lustbader


Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas
Phantastes, George MacDonald
The Rock and the River, Kekla Magoon
Mirror Mirror, Gregory Maguire
The Wicked Years, Gregory Maguire
Wicked, Gregory Maguire (audiobook)
Out of Oz, Gregory Maguire
A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
Songs of Love and Death, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
The Empress Game, Rhonda Mason
The Falconer, Elizabeth May
Breakfast on Pluto, Patrick McCabe
Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
Atonement, Ian McEwan
Beauty, Robin McKinley
Pegasus, Robin McKinley
Rose Daughter, Robin McKinley
Sunshine, Robin McKinley
Between You and Me, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
The Innocent Mage, Karen Miller
The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller
The Last Days of California, Mary Miller
Mermaids in Paradise, Lydia Millet
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, David Mitchell
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki
Adele Grace and Celine, Claire Moïse
Mélusine, Sarah Monette
A Companion to Wolves, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
The Tempering of Men, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
A Breath of Eyre, Eve Marie Mont
Nefertiti, Michelle Moran
Passion, Jude Morgan
Altered Carbon, Richard K. Morgan
All Star Superman: Volume 1, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely with Jamie Grant
Beloved, Toni Morrison
Bliss, Lauren Myracle


Burn My Heart, Beverly Naidoo
Polly and the Pirates, Ted Naifeh
Beast, Donna Jo Napoli
Jane Eyre’s Daughter, Elizabeth Newark
The Firebirds Anthologies, edited by Sharyn November
Firebirds Rising
Sabriel, Garth Nix (audiobook)
His Majesty’s Dragon, Naomi Novik


We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates
The Resurrectionist, Jack O’Connell
Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor
Only Ever Yours, Louise O’Neill
The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy (audiobook)
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Here, There Be Dragons, James A. Owen


Blood Rights, Kristen Painter
X-Men: Magneto Testament, Greg Pak and Carmine Di Giandomenico
Eragon, Christopher Paolini (audiobook)
X-Men: First Class — Volume 1, Jeff Parker, Roger Cruz, Paul Smith, and Kevin Nowlan
Shadow of the Swords, Kamran Pasha
Sisters Red, Jackson Pearce
Refresh, Refresh, Benjamin Percy
Rampant, Diana Peterfreund
Far From Xanadu, Julie Anne Peters
Mouse Guard Fall 1152, David Petersen
The Street, Ann Petry
The Sheen on the Silk, Anne Perry
Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Picoult
The Song of the Lioness, Tamora Pierce
Alanna: The First Adventure
In the Hand of the Goddess
What Happened to Lani Garver, Carol Plum-Ucci
The Locusts Have No King, Dawn Powell
Galatea 2.2, Richard Powers
The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Boneshaker, Cherie Priest
The Prestige, Christopher Priest
The Mistress of Nothing, Kate Pullinger
His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
The Golden Compass (audiobook)
The Subtle Knife (audiobook)
The Amber Spyglass (audiobook)
Lyra’s Oxford
The Ruby in the Smoke, Philip Pullman (audiobook)


The Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys
The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice
Interview with the Vampire
Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded, Samuel Richardson
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, Don Rosa
How I Live Now, Meg Rosoff
Oreo, Fran Ross
The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
Carry On, Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
Landline, Rainbow Rowell
Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone (audiobook)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (audiobook)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (audiobook)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (audiobook)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (audiobook)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (audiobook)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (audiobook)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J. K. Rowling
Batwoman: Elegy, Greg Rucka and J. H. Williams III
The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
The Female Man, Joanna Russ
The Winner’s Curse, Marie Rutkoski
Glow, Amy Kathleen Ryan


The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
Amazons!, edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Mistborn: The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson
The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson
Redshirts, John Scalzi
Dear Committee Members, Julie Schumacher
All is Vanity, Christina Schwarz
Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott
Heart of Iron, Ekaterina Sedia
Where’d You Go Bernadette, Maria Semple
The True Memoirs of Little K, Adrienne Sharp
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley (audiobook)
Sailor Twain, Mark Siegel
The Mighty Thor: Volume 1, Walter Simonson
The Mighty Thor: Volume 2, Walter Simonson
X-Men ’92: Warzones! by Chris Sims, Chad Bowers, and Scott Koblish
Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
Nimona, Noelle Stevenson
When The King Comes Home, Caroline Stevermer
The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater
The Scorpio Races, Maggie Stiefvater
The Midnight Guardian, Sarah Jane Stratford
Theft of Swords, Michael J. Sullivan
Imaginary Girls, Nova Ren Suma
The Kiss Murder, Mehmet Murat Sumer
The Twentieth Wife, Indu Sundaresan
The Four Sisters, Elissa Sussman
Stray, Elissa Sussman
Burn, Elissa Sussman


The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
Thornfield Hall, Emma Tennant
Women of Marvel: Volume 2, Roy Thomas, Chris Claremont, Mark Gruenwald, and Terry Austin
The Blacker the Berry, Wallace Thurman
Camera Obscura, Lavie Tidhar
The Good Thief, Hannah Tinti
The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings (BBC Dramatization), J. R. R. Tolkien (audiobook)
Roverandom, J. R. R. Tolkien
The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien
Crane Spreads Wings, Susan Trott
Angelology, Danielle Trussoni


The Lonely Polygamist, Brady Udall


Deathless, Cathrynne M. Valente
Six-Gun Snow White, Catherynne M. Valente
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Genevieve Valentine
Persona, Genevieve Valentine
Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days, Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris
Saga: Volume 1, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
The Snow Queen, Joan D. Vinge
Zones of Thought, Vernor Vinge
A Fire Upon the Deep
The Children of the Sky
Slaughter-House Five, Kurt Vonnegut (audiobook)


Daredevil: Volume 1, Mark Waid, Paolo Manuel Rivera, and Marcos Martin
Superman: Birthright, Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu
Among Others, Jo Walton
The King’s Peace, Jo Walton
Small Change, Jo Walton
My Real Children, Jo Walton
Tooth and Claw, Jo Walton
Affinity, Sarah Waters
Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh (audiobook)
A Handful of Dust, Evelyn Waugh
The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, Teddy Wayne
True Confections, Katharine Weber
Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
The Time Machine, H. G. Wells (audiobook)
The Leviathan Trilogy, Scott Westerfeld
Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
Stuart Little, E. B. White (audiobook)
The Sultan’s Seal, Jenny White
The Once and Future King, T. H. White
Benighted, Kit Whitfield
In Great Waters, Kit Whitfield
Rat Queens: Sass and Sorcery, Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories, Oscar Wilde
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, Lauren Willig
Fables: Legends in Exile, Willingham et al.
Doomsday Book, Connie Willis
Ms. Marvel: No Normal, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Jacob Wyatt
Ms. Marvel: Generation Why, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Jacob Wyatt
A Tailor-Made Bride, Karen Witemeyer
The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe
Why I Let My Hair Grow Out, Maryrose Wood
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
Orlando, Virginia Woolf
Native Son, Richard Wright


American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise — Part One, Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Studio Gurihiru
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise — Part Two, Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Studio Gurihiru
Level Up, Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Thien Pham
The Shadow Hero, Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew
Bread Givers, Anzia Yezierska
Briar Rose, Jane Yolen
Ōoku: The Inner Chambers, Fumi Yoshinaga
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Buying Time, Pamela Samuels Young


Palace of Spies, Sarah Zettel



Sixpence House, Paul Collins
The Case for Books, Robert Darnton
This Book is Overdue!, Marilyn Johnson
A History of Reading, Alberto Manguel
The Books They Gave Me, Jen Adams
My Ideal Bookshelf, Jane Mount and Thessaly La Force
Reading the Romance, Janice Radway
Pyongyang, Guy Delisle
Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed


Jesus, Marcus J. Borg
Under the Banner of Heaven, John Krakauer
The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell


Conundrum, Jan Morris
Life: The Movie, Neal Gabler
The Influence Machine, Brooke Gladstone
Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers, Henry Jenkins
Fashioning Teenagers, Kelley Massoni
Boldly Writing, Joan Marie Verba
Star Trek Lives!, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Sondra Marshak, and Joan Winston
The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein
<a href=”The Ten-Cent Plague/em>, David Hajdu
Fangasm, Katherine Larsen and Lynn S. Zubernis
She Matters, Susanna Sonnenberg
Teenage, Jon Savage
1963: The Year of the Revolution, Robin Morgan and Ariel Leve
Self-Made Man, Norah Vincent
Who Cooked the Last Supper?, Rosalind Miles
Bitchfest, edited by Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler
Feminism is for Everybody, bell hooks
Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay
Radical Sisters, Anne M. Valk
Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold, Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline D. Davis
The History of White People, Nell Irvin Painter
I’d Rather We Got Casinos, Larry Wilmore
Harley Loco, Rayya Elias
Segregation, Robert Penn Warren
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
Textual Poachers, Henry Jenkins
Hair Story, Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps
What Was Hot, Julian Biddle
Yes Means Yes, edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti
The Purity Myth, Jessica Valenti
Straight, Hanne Blank
Whipping Girl, Julia Serano
The Letter Q, edited by Sarah Moon
How to be Gay, David M. Halperin
Vested Interests, Marjorie Garber
Marriage, a History, Stephanie Coontz
Outlaw Marriages, Rodger Streitmatter
Wifework, Susan Maushart
Hard Times, Studs Terkel
Millennial Makeover, Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais
The Good Girls Revolt, Lynn Povich
Illegal People, David Bacon
The American Way of Eating, Tracie McMillan
The Nine, Jeffrey Toobin
Fire in a Canebrake, Laura Wexler
The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson
Party Monster, James St. James
The Genius of the System, Thomas Schatz
Scandals of Classic Hollywood, Anne Helen Petersen
Decades, Cameron Silver
Women in Clothes, edited by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton
Hope in a Jar, Kathy Peiss
Candy, Samira Kawash


The Story of English in 100 Words, David Crystal
Eats, Shoots and Leaves, Lynne Truss


Connections, James Burke
Woman, Natalie Angier
The End of Overeating, David A. Kessler
Stuff, Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee
Animals Make Us Human, Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
The Whole Fromage, Kathe Lison
Best Food Writing 2011, edited by Holly Hughes
Best Food Writing 2013, edited by Holly Hughes
A History of Food in 100 Recipes, William Sitwell
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8. Lee
Consider the Fork, Bee Wilson
Fierce Style, Christian Siriano with Rennie Dyball
Face Paint, Lisa Eldridge
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo
Typography for Lawyers, Matthew Butterick
Just My Type, Simon Garfield
LEGO, a Love Story, Jonathan Bender


Make Good Art, Neil Gaiman and Chip Kidd
What It Is, Lynda Barry
The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade, Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins
Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud
Hark! A Vagrant, Kate Beaton
Front Cover: Great Book Jacket and Cover Design, Alan Powers
The Supergirls, Mike Madrid
Marvel Comics, Sean Howe
Champagne Supernovas, Maureen Callahan
Savage Beauty, Andrew Bolton, Solve Sundsbo, Tim Blanks, and Susannah Frankel
Music: A Very Short Introduction, Nicholas Cook
Rock and Roll is Here to Stay, edited by William McKeen
The Encyclopedia of New Wave, Daniel Bukszpan
You Don’t Know Me But You Don’t Like Me, Nathan Rabin
The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll, edited by Anthony DeCurtis and James Henke with Holly George-Warren
Louder Than Hell, Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman
Rolling Stones 50, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood
Don’t Stop Believin’, Brian Raftery
Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste, Carl Wilson
Rock She Wrote, edited by Evelyn McDonnell and Ann Powers
The Film Book
Film: A Very Short Introduction, Michael Wood
The Devil Finds Work, James Baldwin
The Soul of Anime, Ian Condry
Black Space, Adilifu Nama
Silver Screen Fiend, Patton Oswalt
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles — Art & Design, Daniel Falconer
Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic, Andy Serkis
My Year of Flops, Nathan Rabin
How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, Chris Taylor
I Want My MTV, Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum
In the Peanut Gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000, edited by Robert G. Weiner and Shelley E. Barba
Top of the Rock, Warren Littlefield
Watching TV, Harry Castleman and Walter J. Podrazik
Televising Queer Women, edited by Rebecca Beirne
How to Watch Television, edited by Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell
Saturday Night Live: The Book, Alison Castle
Slimed!, Mathew Klickstein
Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh
We Killed, Yael Kohen
Extra Lives, Tom Bissell
Forty Million Dollar Slaves, William C. Rhoden
Friday Night Lights, H. G. Bissinger
Pretty Girls in Little Boxes, Joan Ryan


Maps and Legends, Michael Chabon
The Elements of Style, William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White
Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction, Richard Toye
Editors on Editing, edited by Gerald Gross
A Curious Invitation, Suzette Field
How to Suppress Women’s Writing, Joanna Russ
Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, John Clute
Fic, Anne Jamison
Afrofuturism, Ytasha L. Womack
In Other Worlds, Margaret Atwood
Manhood for Amateurs, Michael Chabon
On Writing, Stephen King
The Best American Essays 2012, edited by David Brooks
The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem
The Empathy Exams, Leslie Jamison
That Is All, John Hodgman
Beyond Katrina, Natasha Trethewey
Among the Janeites, Deborah Yaffe
The Real Jane Austen, Paula Byrne
The Art of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
The Magician’s Book, Laura Miller
Harry, a History, Melissa Anelli
Mapping the World of Harry Potter, edited by Mercedes Lackey
The Hobbits, Lynette Porter
How to Create the Perfect Wife, Wendy Moore
The Brontë Myth, Lucasta Miller
Beowulf, translated by Sean Heaney
Song of the Vikings, Nancy Marie Brown


The New York Times’ Times of the Eighties, edited by William Grimes
Ten Days in a Mad-House, Nellie Bly
Eighty Days, Matthew Goode
Letters from Egypt, Lady Lucie Duff-Gordon
The Complete Guide to Walt Disney World 2010, Julie and Mike Neal
The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2009, Bob Sehlinger with Len Testa
The Lost City of Z, David Grann
Are You My Mother?, Alison Bechdel
Fun Home, Alison Bechdel
My Booky Wook, Russell Brand
Born Round, Frank Bruni
The Queen of Whale Cay, Kate Summerscale
My Life in France, Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Caitlin Doughty
Girl Walks Into a Bar, Rachel Dratch
The Black Count, Tom Reiss
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe
The Rose of Martinique, Andrea Stuart
Bossypants, Tina Fey
Disaster Preparedness, Heather Havrilesky
The Book of Margery Kempe, by Margery Kempe, translated by John Skinner
I Am Not Myself These Days, Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Lost in the Meritocracy, Walter Kirn
Relish, Lucy Knisley
Candy and Me, Hilary Liftin
The Islandman, Tomás O’Crohan
Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, Patton Oswalt
Nerd Do Well, Simon Pegg
Yes Please, Amy Poehler
I Love You Phillip Morris, Steve McVicker
Queen Victoria, Lytton Strachey
Jesus Land, Julia Scheeres
Up Till Now, William Shatner with David Fisher
Wild, Cheryl Strayed
Honor Girl, Maggie Thrash
Welcome to my World, Johnny Weir
Truly Wilde, Joan Schenkar
Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann
Egyptomania, Bob Brier
Cleopatra, a Life by Stacy Schiff
Maus, Art Speigelman
The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England, Ian Mortimer
Jane Austen’s England, Roy and Lesley Adkins
She-Wolves, Helen Castor
Notes From a Small Island, Bill Bryson
The Maid and the Queen, Nancy Goldstone
The Tigress of Forlì, Elizabeth Lev
The Far Traveler, Nancy Marie Brown
The Confederate War, Gary W. Gallagher
New York Diaries, edited by Teresa Carpenter
Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends, Farah Jasmine Griffin
Soul by Soul, Walter Johnson
The Poker Bride, Christopher Corbett

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