August made for a better reading month than July. Unfortunately, I didn't get a lot of them reviewed as I just read them on vacation. Do hope to get some of them reviewed though, because they were just so damn good. Like Normal. And Affluenza. And The House With the Clock in Its Walls. And...
*The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (Classics '09, RYOB, homeschool)
*The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
Middle grade fiction:
*The House With the Clock in Its Walls--from The Best of John Bellairs--by John Bellairs
Fiction graphic novels:
*Janes in Love by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg (Graphic Novels extra, YA Challenge '09)
*Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Nathan Hale (Graphic Novels extra)
*Death: At Death's Door by Jill Thompson
*Out from Boneville--from Bone: One Volume Edition--by Jeff Smith
*The Great Cow Race--from Bone: One Volume Edition--by Jeff Smith
*Eyes of the Storm--from Bone: One Volume Edition--by Jeff Smith
*The Dragonslayer--from Bone: One Volume Edition--by Jeff Smith
*Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border--from Bone: One Volume Edition--by Jeff Smith
*Old Man's Cave--from Bone: One Volume Edition--by Jeff Smith
*College-Prep Homeschooling by David P. Byers, Ph.D. and Chandra Byers
*Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences by Kitty Burns Florey
*Normal by Amy Bloom
*Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf, David Wann, and Thomas H. Naylor
Non-fiction graphic novels:
*Pedro and Me by Judd Winick (GLBT Challenge, Non-Fiction Five, Graphic Novels extra)
*A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld
*"Phantom Pain" by Lydia Peelle (100 Shots of Shorts)
*Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess
*The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
*The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
--"Welcome to Los Angeles!"
--"We Expect Fashion"
*Masters of Science Fiction
--"A Clean Escape"
--"Jerry Was a Man"
(Forgive the crappy photo.)
One for my Mom. One for Annie. But I'm so in love with this little guy that I want to make one for everyone I know. :D