1. *Ain't I A Woman *by bell hooks (on hold)
  2. *Angular 2 in Action *(on hold)
  3. *Angular 2 Development in TypeScript *(on hold)
  4. *Code: The Hidden Language of Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software *(in progress)
  5. Effective Java, 2nd Edition by Joshua Bloch
  6. *Feminine Mystique, The *by Betty Friedman
  7. Freedom is a Constant Struggleby Angela Davis
  8. *Grokking Algorithms *by Aditya Y. Bhargava (in progress)
  9. ~~*Mind for Numbers, A *~~by Barbara Oakley (on hold)
  10. Secret History of Wonder Woman, The by Jill Lepore (in progress)
  11. *Walk in the Woods, A *by Bill Bryson


  1. *Akata Witch *by Nnedi Okorafor
  2. *Americanah *by Chimamanda Ngozi Aidichie (on hold)
  3. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  4. Caucasia by Danzy Senna
  5. *Doomsday Book, The *by Connie Willis (in progress) -- or maybe go back if I have trouble falling asleep...
  6. *Edible Woman, The *by Margaret Atwood
  7. *Graveyard Book, The *by Neil Gaiman
  8. *Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix *(in progress)
  9. *Interpreter of Maladies *by Jhumpa Lahiri --again
  10. *Lexicon *by Max Barry (in progress)
  11. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  12. *Magic for Beginners: Stories *by Kelly Link
    • The Faery Handbag, The Hortlak, The Cannon, Magic for Beginners
  13. *Perfume *by Patrick Suskind
  14. *Red Rising *by Pierce Brown

video games

  • *Chrono Cross *(on hold)
  • Cradle
  • Destiny
  • *Fall, The *(on hold)
  • Gone Home
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Legend of Zelda, The: Majora's Mask
  • Life is Strange
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes
  • *Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain *(in progress)
  • Overwatch
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Secret World, The
  • Sequence, The
  • Sonic 2 (multiplayer)
  • Stanley Parable, The
  • Tetris and Dr. Mario (again)


  1. All You Need is Kill (American adaptation)
  2. Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven by Brandon Easton and Denis Medri
    • I enjoyed reading this more than Life and Legend. The art is nicer (and colored!) as well. The perspective is all first-person Andre, whereas *Life and Legend *is third-person omniscient (?), so the latter naturally feels less personal. At the same time, I learned a lot more factual stuff regarding wrestling and Andre's mannerisms (e.g., the footnote on Andre calling a lot of people "boss", not just his own literal bosses). Some of these mannerisms were organically placed in Closer to Heaven, but I likely wouldn't have consciously noted them.
    • One of the personal notes I learned from this one that wasn't in *Life and Legend *was that Andre may have been especially fond of Robin Wright's (the main actress of The Princess Bride) name because she shares her first name with his estranged daughter.
  3. Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown
  4. *Astonishing X-Men *by Joss Whedon
  5. Bitch Planet, vol. 1 πŸ™‚
  6. *Black Panther: The Complete Collection *by Christopher Priest, vol. 1
  7. Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story by Frederik Peeters πŸ™‚
  8. *Chinese Life, A *by Philippe Otie and Li Kunwu
  9. *Civil War *by Mark Millar
  10. *Civil War: Captain America/Iron Man *by Ed Brubaker, Charles Knauf, Daniel Knauf, Christos Gage, Brian Michael Bendis
  11. *Civl War: Punisher War Journal #1 *by Matt Fraction
  12. Descender, vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire
  13. Dr. Strange: The Oath by Brian K.Vaughan
  14. *Evergreen *by Yuyuko Takemiya
  15. *Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint featuring Batman *by Brian Azzarello
  16. Fruits Basket, vol. 1-4
  17. ~~*Garden *~~by Yuichi Yokoyama
    • I can recognize that it is incredibly different and technically masterful in its architectural landscapes and the way these alien people start to make sense of and interact with them. However, it's just not my cup of tea. I want a story with plot and defined characters, and *Garden *does not supply these for me.
  18. *Genius *by Steven T. Seagle
    • being smart but not smart enough, pressures of a researcher to continuously innovate
  19. Gifted, The,books 1-2 by Damian A. Wassell and Nathan C. Gooden
    • Very few words, from perspective of wolf who gains the "gift of intelligence" (more like self-awareness? hightened intelligence? intelligence more like what we as humans are familiar with?) in a post-apocalyptic, bleak, black-and-white world. The intelligence the wolf receives gives him color in this world, and other animals that possess intelligence also are shown to have color. Really neat and different, though I was definitely not clued into the intelligence gift until I read the end notes and reread the story.
  20. Honey and Clover
  21. *JLA: A League of One *πŸ˜€
  22. Lazarus by Greg Rucka, vols. 1-4
  23. Martian Manhunter, vol. 1 by Rob Williams πŸ™‚
  24. *Mid-Life *by Joe Ollman
  25. Monstress, vol. 1 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
  26. Ms. Marvel (vol. 2): Civil Warby Brian Reed
  27. *New X-Men *by Grant Morrison, vols. 1-2
  28. *Planetes *by Makoto Yukimura πŸ˜€
  29. Pretty Deadly, vol. 1 by Kelly Sue Deconnick
  30. *Punisher: Welcome to the War Zone *by Greg Rucka
  31. Saga*,* vols. 2-6by Brian K. Vaughan
  32. *Same Difference & Other Stories *by Derek Kirk Kim
    • REALLY liked this indie. Hilarious, vulgar, captures the Korean American/Asian/Californian/young and confused experience.
  33. Star Wars: Darth Vader
  34. *Star Wars: Princess Leia *by Mark Waid
  35. *Star Wars: Shattered Empire *by Greg Rucka πŸ˜€
  36. Storm, Vol. 2: Bring the Thunder (Marvel NOW) πŸ™‚
  37. Trillium by Jeff Lemire πŸ™‚
  38. *Voyeur *by Hideo Yamamoto
    • Gripping, disturbing...
  39. Whiteout, vol. 1by Greg Rucka
  40. Wonder Woman: Earth One, vol. 1 by Grant Morrison πŸ™‚
  41. *Wonder Woman: Land of the Dead *by Greg Rucka πŸ˜€
  42. Wonder Woman (New 52), vols. 8-9 by Meredith Finch πŸ˜€

tv series

  • Death Note again!
  • Game of Thrones, seasons 1, 2, and 3
  • Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
  • *Insecure *(in progress)
  • Jessica Jones
  • Lost Village
  • Luke Cage, season 1
  • *Narcos *seasons 1 and 2
  • Orphan Black, season 2 (on hold)
  • *Ouran High School Host Club *(on hold)
  • Psycho-Pass
  • Rick and Morty, seasons 1 and 2
  • Silicon Valley, seasons 1, 2, and 3
  • *Star Trek *(The Original Series), season 1 (2 in progress)
    • *Charlie X, *The Corbomite Maneuver
  • Star Trek: Voyager -- Season 5, ep. 11 ;0
  • Steins;Gate
  • Young Justice, season 1 (in progress)


  • *AmΓ©lie *(in progress)
  • Ant-man
  • Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • *Beauty Shop *
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Clue
  • Confirmation
  • Deadpool
  • Dogma
  • Dr. Strange
  • *Ex Machina *again
  • Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive
  • Imitation Game, The
  • *Moana *❀ ❀ ❀
  • My Little Sweet Pea (麦子けゃん) ❀
  • Serenity
  • Spotlight
  • Star Trek: Beyond
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: The Clone Wars
  • *Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens *(again!)
  • Star Wars: Rogue One
  • Straight Outa Compton
  • Suicide Squad
  • X-Men: Apocalypse
  • Yojimbo
  • Zootopia