Monday, October 31, 2005

As Simple As Snow by Gregory Galloway

Anna Cayne loves puzzles and mysteries. So why is everyone so surprised when she disappears mysteriously, leaving behind her boyfriend to figure out the clues.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Shopgirl by Steve Martin, Read by Steve Martin

A nice little story about Mirabelle, a twenty-eight year-old glove saleslady at Neimans in Beverly Hills. She is a budding artist and suffers from severe depression. She finds her life turned upside-down when she starts a relationship with a wealthy customer, Ray Porter.


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Necklace of Kisses by Francesca Lia Block

Weetzie Bat is having a mid-life crisis. Ever since September 11th her Secret Agent Lover Man has not kissed her once. She escapes to the pink hotel and meets an assortment of strange characters who help her on her way.

Highly Recommended

Monday, October 24, 2005

Fresh Off the Boat by Melissa De La Cruz

When Vincenza's family abruptly moves to the US from the Philippines, she trades in her high-class lifestyle and friends for thrift store clothes and snobby private school classmates.


Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Ready or Not by Meg Cabot

In this sequel to All-American Girl, Samantha Morton now has more to deal with than ever. She already has school and her Teen Ambassador duties but now her parents are making her get a job too. On top of all that her boyfriend, the President's son, has invited her to Camp David for Thanksgiving. Does this mean he wants to DO IT, and is she ready?

Highly Recommended
33 snowfish by Adam Rapp

"On top of everything else, Boobie's got the clap." (first line of 33 snowfish)

Boobie, Curl, Custis and the baby are on the run; from the law and from their lives. A gritty story of neglect and redemption.


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

rhymes with witches by Lauren Myracle

Jane wants popularity and she's willing to do anything to get it. So when The Bitches choose her as their freshman member, she is elated. That is until she finds out where their popularity comes from. Just how far will she go to keep her new-found popularity?

Highly Recommended

Monday, October 10, 2005

The Brimstone Journals by Ron Koertge

The jock, the minorities, the Jesus freak, the environmentalist, the white supremacist, the gamer, the anorexic, the lesbian, something's up...

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs* by Chuck Klosterman

This book is hilarious! He riffs on everything from serial killers to Sims to Saved By The Bell. I laughed out loud many times.

Highly Recommended

*A Low Culture Manifesto