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Gaysia Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on July 4, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A gay Australian travels around Asia to see how gays are viewed and treated in different countries.
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on July 11, 2014 tagged literary
Thomas kidnaps and shackles his friend in an abandoned military base so they can talk.
See How Much You Love Me by Amber Hunt (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 20, 2014 tagged coming of age • mystery • nonfiction
Teen Tyler Hadley invited his friends to a party at his house. Then he killed his mother and father with a hammer.
The Hippest Trip in America Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style by Nelson George (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 27, 2014 tagged nonfiction
The history of the influential TV show Soul Train and its influence on American culture.
The Dirty Version On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard by Buddha Monk, Mickey Hess (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 19, 2014 tagged biography
An in-depth biography of the Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard by his friend Buddha Monk.
Facing the Music by Jennifer Knapp (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 19, 2014 tagged biography
Christian music star Jennifer Knapp stayed off the grid for 7 years before announcing her same-sex relationship.
As You Wish Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes, Joe Layden (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 3, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Princess Bride, including lots of Andre the Giant anecdotes.
Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy A Memoir by Andrew Lohse (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 3, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age
Lohse’s memoir of the out of control, mean-spirited, depraved hazing required to get into a frat at Dartmouth.
You Might Remember Me The Life and Times of Phil Hartman by Mike Thomas (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on July 4, 2014 tagged biography
A biography of comedian, voice actor, and Saturday Night Live frontman Phil Hartman.
Half My Facebook Friends Are Ferrets The Diary of a Wannabe Metalhead...and a Ferret by J.A. Buckle (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 6, 2014 tagged coming of age
Josh decides that his life must change before he turns sixteen, whether his strict mother approves or not.
Moonshine A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor by Jaime Joyce (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 1, 2014 tagged history
A history of homemade liquor focused on the contentious decades after Prohibition.
Shackleton Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 23, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • history
The story of explorer Ernest Shackleton and his failed, heroic attempt to cross Antarctica.
Billion Dollar Painter The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light by G. Eric Kuskey, Bettina Gilois (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 24, 2014 tagged art • nonfiction
The rise and fall of Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light, whose work made over $4 billion during his lifetime.
Console Wars Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 30, 2014 tagged nonfiction
How Sega took on Nintendo in the early 1990s.
The Hiltons The True Story of An American Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 9, 2014 tagged biography • history
The story of hotel mogul Conrad Hilton and his (sometimes) out-of-control family.
Working Stiff Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek, T.J. Mitchell (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 9, 2014 tagged biography • science
A medical examiner explains the limits of forensic science, and tells of interesting dead bodies she’s seen.
The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 8, 2014 tagged coming of age
After her father’s assassination, Laila and her family flee from the Middle East to the U.S.
Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 21, 2014 tagged coming of age • historical fiction
A Japanese-American teen sent to the Philippines as a spy is trapped there after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Rasputin A Short Life by Frances Welch (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 14, 2014 tagged biography
Grigory Rasputin, a quasi-religious figure, enjoyed the patronage of Russia’s royal family before his assassination.
Helheim Book 1: The Witch War by Cullen Bunn, Joelle Jones, Nick Filardi (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 18, 2014 tagged fantasy • graphic novel • horror
After Rikard is beheaded, his woman, Bera, reanimates him as a draugr and sends him to kill a rival witch.
The 1929 Bunion Derby Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace Across America by Charles Kastner (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 28, 2014 tagged history
Charley Pyle organized and promoted an insane, 3,554 mile footrace across the U.S. Not many men finished it.
The Price of Silence by William D. Cohan (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
When three Duke lacrosse players were accused of raping an exotic dancer, the media jumped on the story.
The Fishing Fleet Husband-Hunting in the Raj by Anne de Courcy (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 28, 2014 tagged history • romance
During the Raj, many British women made the difficult trip to India to find marriageable men.
Growing Up Amish The Rumspringa Years (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies) by Richard A. Stevick (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 11, 2014 tagged coming of age • nonfiction
Amish teens are turned loose in the outside world so they can later decide if they want to commit to the church.
Grey Wolves The U-Boat War 1939-1945 by Philip Kaplan (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 14, 2014 tagged nonfiction
During WWII, German U-boats sank 2,779 ships, though most of the sailors who crewed the submarines didn’t survive.
Rock 'n' Roll Soccer The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League by Ian Plenderleith (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 16, 2015 tagged history
Kitty Genovese The Murder, the Bystanders, and the Crime that Changed America by Kevin Cook (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 16, 2015 tagged history • mystery
The Perfect Score Project Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT by Debbie Stier (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 10, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Mother Debbie Stier tried a new SAT prep method every month in an effort to get a perfect score.
The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 8, 2014 tagged coming of age • science fiction
10-year-old Melanie is rescued from life as an experimental subject and spirited into a world that is falling apart.
My Heart is a Drunken Compass A Memoir by Domingo Martinez (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 2, 2015 tagged biography
After a painful time, an author draws closer to his estranged family and the woman who will become his wife.
The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill by Megan Frazer Blakemore (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 11, 2014 tagged chapter book • mystery
Hazel invites the new kid at school to help her investigate a suspicious new gravedigger at her family’s cemetery.
Art and Architecture of Insects by David M. Phillips (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 4, 2014 tagged coffee table book • nonfiction • science
Black and white micrographs taken with a scanning electron microscope show the art and architecture of insects.
The Boom How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World by Russell Gold (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 2, 2014 tagged nonfiction • science
A detailed look at the benefits and consequences of the rapid growth of hydraulic fracking.