Reading List of Non-Doom

GNF, Drawing from memory / Allen Say (nr)
F, The enthusiast : a novel / Charlie Haas 2009 (nr)
NF, Prisoner of Trebekistan: A Decade in Jeopardy!, Harris 2006 (nr)
F, Essex County / Jeff Lemire 2009 (nr)
F, The silver lining : an innovation playbook for uncertain times (nr)
NF, In the land of long fingernails : a gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius, 2009, nr
F, Confederacy of Dunces (ch. 6) 1980
F, home, Always, Griffith 2007 (nr)
GN, Anya’s ghost / Vera Brosgol, nr
NF, A great idea at the time : the rise, fall, and curious afterlife of the Great Books / Alex Beam, 2008, nr
GN, Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not), Shiga, 2011 (nr)
GN, Level Up, Yang, 2011, nr
GN, Marzi: A Memoir, Marzena Sowa, 2011, nr
NF, Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human, Grant Morrison, 2011 (nr)
F, Robopocalypse, Wilson, 2011, nr
GN, Alan’s War, Guibert, 2008 (nr)
NF, How to Be Black, Baratunde Thurston, 2012 (nr)
NF, Love at Goon Park : Harry Harlow and the science of affection / Deborah Blum, 2002
F, The pursuit of love : & Love in a cold climate : two novels, Mitford 1982
NF, Alphabet Juice, Blount 2008
NF, home, Brief Lives, John Aubrey
NF, London Labour and the London Poor, Henry Mahew
NF, home, New York: Confidential
NF, home, It Must’ve Been Something I Ate, Steingarten
NF, home, Seeing is Believing: America’s Sideshows, Stencell
NF, home, Gumbo Ya Ya: Folk Tales of Louisiana
NF, home, Jay’s Journal of Anomalies, Jay
NF, home Shocked & Amazed vol 5
NF, home Shocked & Amazed vol 6
NF, home Shocked & Amazed vol 7
NF, home, Racing Pigs and Giant Marrows, Pearson
NF, Everyday drinking : the distilled Kingsley Amis 2008
NF, The Agricola and the Germania (25)
NF, Doubt is their product : how industry’s assault on science threatens your health, Michaels 2008
NF, home, Super Spy 2007
NF, The book of William : how Shakespeare’s first folio conquered the world / Paul Collins 2009
NF, Flat earth : the history of an infamous idea by Christine Garwood 2008
NF, Bizarre books : a compendium of classic oddities / Russell Ash and Brian Lake 2007
NF, Wrong about Japan : a father’s journey with his son, Peter Carey 2005
NF, Which Way to the Wild West?, Sheinkin 2009
NF, Servants of the Supernatural: The Night Side of the Victorian Mind, Antonio Melechi ?
NF, Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars, Jay Wexler 2009
F, The affinity bridge : a Newbury & Hobbes investigation / George Mann 2009
F, Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective
F, John dies at the end / by David Wong. 2007/2009
NF, The food of a younger land : a portrait of American food : before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation’s food was seasonal, regional, and traditional : from the lost WPA files 2009
NF, any Ed Emberly
F, Blackout, Connie Willis 2010
F, The exploding detective / John Swartzwelder 2007
NF, The Insectopedia, Hugh Raffles 2010
NF, Satan’s circus : murder, vice, police corruption and New York’s trial of the century / Mike Dash. 2006
NF, The age of anxiety : a history of America’s turbulent affair with tranquilizers / Andrea Tone. 2009
NF, Problem solving 101 : a simple book for smart people / Ken Watanabe. 2009
NF, Risk : the science and politics of fear / Dan Gardner. 2008
NF, Flat Earth news : an award-winning reporter exposes falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media / Nick Davies 2008
NF, Best American Crime Writing 2004
NF, Best American Crime Writing 2005
NF, Best American Crime Reporting 2009
NF, When the Lights Went Out: A History of Blackouts in America
David E. Nye, 2010
NF, DARK HARBOR, Ward, Nathan 2010
F, The calling / Inger Ash Wolfe, 2008
F, Buy back / Brian Wiprud, 2010
NF, The arsenic century : how Victorian Britain was poisoned at home, work, and play / by James C. Whorton, 2010
NF, Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America, Dolin, 2010
NF, 1877: America’s Year of Living Violently, Bellesiles, 2010
NF, Hoodwinking Hitler : the Normandy deception / William B. Breuer, 1993
F, Zero History, Gibson, 2010
NF, Animal investigators : how the world’s first wildlife forensics lab is solving crimes and saving endangered species / Laurel A. Neme 2009
NF, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Wilkerson, 2010
GN, Fogtown, Anderson Gabrych, 2010
NF, Mots d’heures, gousses, rames : the d’Antin manuscript / discovered, edited, and annotated by Luis d’Antin Van Rooten, 1967
NF, The match king : Ivar Kreuger, the financial genius behind a century of Wall Street scandals, Partnoy, 2009
F, Symzonia, John Symmes, 1821
NF, Pedal and Path: Across the Continent Awheel and Afoot, George B. Thayer, 1887
F, The Naming of the Beasts, Carey, 2011
NF, Unfamiliar Fishes, Vowell, 2011
NF, Dark at the roots : a memoir, Thyre, 2007
NF, Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution, Tucker, 2011
NF, Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism, Loewen, 2005
NF, The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches, Russo, 2011
NF, Pox: An American History, Willrich, 2011
F, Plugged, Colfer, 2011
NF, The President is a Sick Man, Algeo, 2011
F, The Zombie Autopsies, Schlozman, 2011
NF, The Fear Within: Spies, Commies, and American Democracy on Trial, Martelle, 2011
NF, The Atmosphere of Heaven, Jay, 2009
GN, One Soul, Fawkes, 2011
NF, Just Bento Cookbook: Everyday Lunches to Go, Itoh, 2010
NF, The cheap bastard’s guide to Seattle: secrets of living the good life, for less, Volk, 2011
NF, How to land an A330 Airbus : and other vital skills for the modern man / by James May, 2010
NF, A man with no talents : memoirs of a Tokyo day laborer / Oyama Shiro, 2005
NF, Fruits of victory : the Woman’s Land Army of America in the Great War / Elaine F. Weiss, 2008
NF, Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers, Robison, 2011
NF, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, McCullough, 2011
NF, Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America, Turner, 2011
NF, Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks, Jennings, 2011
NF, An Anatomy of Addiction, Markel, 2011
NF, Weeds: In Defense of Nature’s Most Unloved Plants, Mabey, 2011
NF, Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales From an Allergic Life, Beasley, 2011
F, Pigeon English, Kelman, 2011
F, Killed at the Whim of a Hat, Cotterill, 2011
NF, Dog Days: A Year in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, Ihlenfeld, 2011
NF, The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty, Baron-Cohen, 2011
NF, Manufacturing Hysteria: Scapegoating, Surveillance and Secrecy in Modern America, Feldman, 2011
NF, Celebrations of curious characters / Ricky Jay
books by Charlie Demers
F, The Visible Man, Klosterman, 2011
F, Boxer, Beetle; Beauman, 2011
GN, Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery Deluxe, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, 2011
GN, Turf, Ross, 2011
NF, Shadows of a Fleeting World
GN, Hutch Owen: Let’s Get Furious!, Tom Hart, 2011
NF, Little Old Lady Recipes, Favreau, 2011
NF, Microcrafts, Mcguire, 2011
NF, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, Charles C. Mann, 2011
NF, Paris Was Yesterday, Flanner
NF, A Fierce Discontent, McGerr
NF, Perilous Times, Stone
NF, With Courage and Cloth, Bausum
NF, Infinite city : a San Francisco atlas / Rebecca Solnit, 2010
NF, Punch : the delights (and dangers) of the flowing bowl : an anecdotal history of the original monarch of mixed drinks, with more than forty historic recipes, fully annotated, and a complete course in the lost art of compounding punch / David Wondrich, 2010
NF, Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris, David King, 2011
NF, American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It), Jonathan Bloom, 2010
NF, Gay in America, Pasfield, 2011
F, Ranchero, Rick Gavin, 2011
NF, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, Kathleen Flinn, 2011
NF, Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi, Inskeep, 2011
NF, The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger’s Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband, David Finch, 2012
NF, Sybil Exposed, Debbie Nathan, 2011
NF, Every Twelve Seconds, Pachirat, 2011
NF, Murder in the First-Class Carriage, Colquhoun, 2011 bookshelf
Jane Jones, worst. Vampire. Ever
The Portland red guide
Dignifying science : stories about women scientists
Suspended in language : Niels Bohr’s life, discoveries, and the century he shaped
Bone sharps, cowboys, and thunder lizards : a tale of Edwin Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh, and the gilded age of paleontology
GN, The Death Ray, Clowes, 2011
NF, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, Deborah Feldman, 2012
NF, The Sexual History of London, Catherine Arnold, 2011
GN, 1-800-Mice, Thurber, 2011
NF, That’s Disgusting, Rachel Herz, 2012
F, The Rook, Daniel O’Malley, 2012 (nr)
GNF, Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works, Gruber, Newquist, Schreiber, 2012
F, The Mirage, Matt Ruff, 2012 (nr)
GN, Saturn Apartments 4 (nr)
NF, Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt’s Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York, Richard Zacks, 2012
NF, Mad as hell : the crisis of the 1970s and the rise of the populist Right / Dominic Sandbrook, 2011
NF, Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini / Christopher Sandford, 2011
F, Beat the Reaper, Bazell, 2009 (nr)
F, Wild Thing (seq), Bazell, 2012 (nr?)
GN, The grave Doug Freshley / as revealed to Josh Hechinger; and depicted by by M.P. Mann, 2012
NF, The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right, Goldwag, 2012
NF, The Bible, the School and the Constitution: The Clash That Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine, Steven K. Green, 2012
F, Archive 17, Sam Eastland, 2012
GN, African American Classics: Graphic Classics vol. 22, 2012
NF, Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on American Society: a Visual Guide, Parfrey and Heimbichner, 2012
GN, The Graphic Cannon, vol. 1: Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons, 2012
GN, Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb, Roman, 2012
GN, The Comic Book History of Comics, Fred Van Lente, 2012
NF, White Bread: A Social History of the Store Bought Loaf, Aaron Bobrow-Strain, 2012 (nr)
NF, Electrified Sheep, Glass-Eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and Other Bizarre Experiments, Alex Boese, 2012
NF, Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus, Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy, 2012
F, Three A. M., Steven John, 2012
NF, City of Scoundrels: The Twelve Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago, Gary Krist, 2012
NF, The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge, T. J. English, 2011
NF, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, Candice Millard, 2011
NF, The Mark Inside: A Perfect Swindle, a Cunning Revenge, and a Small History of the Big Con, Amy Reading, 2012
NF, Prairie Fever: British Aristocrats in the American West 1830-1890, Perter Pagnamenta, 2012
NF, L A ’56: A Devil in the City of Angels, Joel Engel, 2012
NF, Europe on 5 wrong turns a day : one man, eight countries, one vintage travel guide, Doug Mack, 2012
NF, New land, north of the Columbia : historic documents that tell the story of Washington State from territory to today, Lorraine McConaghy, 2011
NF, The secret world of slugs and snails : life in the very slow lane / David George Gordon, 2010
NF, How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York / Jacob A. Riis
NF, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson, 2012
NF, Underground, Haruki Murakami, 2000
NF, New York diaries, 1609 to 2009 / edited by Teresa Carpenter, 2012
GNF, Science Tales, Darryl Cunningham, 2012
F, The Coincidence Engine by Sam Leith , 2012 (NR)
NF, Improv Sewing: 101 Fast, Fun, and Fearless Projects, Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut, 2012
NF, Paris I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down, Baldwin, 2012
NF, Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man, Mark Kurlansky, 2012
NF, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity, Joel Stein, 2012
NF, Bookshelf, Alex Johnson, 2012
NF, Chic on a Shoestring: Simple to Sew Vintage-Style Accessories, Mary Jane Baxter, 2012
NF, Hot time in the old town : the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt / Edward P. Kohn, 2010
AF, Prepare to Die!, Paul Tobin, 2012
AGN, The Hammer and the Anvil, Zimmerman and Vansant, 2012
NF, The Chinatown War: Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871, Scott Zesch, 2012
AF, Kingdom of Strangers (seq. to City of Veils), Zoe Ferraris, 2012
NF, A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That Haunted a Nation, Tal McThenia and Margaret Dunbar Cutright, 2012
NF, Snowstorm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835, Jefferson Morley, 2012
NF, Cast On Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods, Leslie Ann Bestor, 2012
AGN, Everything We Miss, Luke Pearson, 2012
NF, Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby-Dick, George Cotkin, 2012
NF, Great Showdowns, Scott C., (Oct) 2012
NF, Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them), Bart D Ehrman, 2009
NF, Dishonorable passions : sodomy laws in America, 1861-2003 / William N. Eskridge, Jr.
F, Pyg: The Memoirs of Toby, The Learned Pig, Russell Potter, 2012
GN, Infinite Horizon, Gerry Dugan and Phil Noto, 2012
NF, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, Kristen Iversen, 2012
F, The Atrocity Archives (et seq), Charles Stross, 2006
F, Moon over Soho, Ben Aaronovitch, 2011
NF, The Story of Ain’t: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published, 2012
NF, Fighting traffic : the dawn of the motor age in the American city / Peter D. Norton, 2008
AGN, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir, Ellen Forney, Nov 2012, nr
AGN, The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, Young and Lasky, Oct 2012, nr
JGN, Adventure Time, Vol. 1, Ryan North and Branden Lamb, Nov 2012
AGN, Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir, Nicole Georges, Jan 2013
AF, Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, 2012
AGN, Battlepug Vol 1, Mike Norton, 2012
AGN, But I Really Wanted to Be an Anthropologist, Margaux Motin, 2012
NF, Against Security: How We Go Wrong At Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger, Harvey Molotch, 2012
NF, Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression, Holly Metz, 2012
NF, Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat, Bee Wilson, 2012
AGN, Get Jiro!, Bourdain, Rose, Foss, 2012
NF, Fever Season: The Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City, Jeanette Keith, 2012
NF, A Disability History of the United States, Kim E. Nielsen, 2012
NF, The Toaster Project, Thomas Thwaites, 2011
NF, Weird Al: The Book, Nathan Rabin, 2012
ANF, Starman, The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin, Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony, 2011
ANF, Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War, Tony Horowitz, 2011
NF, Hallucinations, Oliver Sacks, 2012
AF, This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It, David Wong, 2012
NF, The Antidote: Happiness for People who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, Oliver Burkeman, 2012
AGN, No Straight Lines, 2012
NF, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, Anne Applebaum, 2012 (long)
NF, The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home, Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafzigor Henderson, 2012
NF, Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction, Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd, 2013
NF, Because I Said So! The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales and Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids, Ken Jennings, 2012
AGN, Poorcraft, C. Spike Trotman and Diana Nock
AGN, Nonnonba, Shigeru Mizuki
AGN, A Chinese Life, Philippe Otie and Li Kunwa
AGN, Little White Duck, A Childhood in China, Na Lin and Andres Vera Martinez
NF, Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, 2012
NF, Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection, Simon Winchester and Nick Mann, 2012
NF, Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir, Eddie Huang, 2013
NF, Nobody Walks: Bringing My Brother’s Killers to Justice, Dennis M. Walsh, 2013
NF, Refugee Hotel, Gabriele Stabile and Juliet Linderman, 2012
NF, When the United States Invaded Russia: Woodrow Wilson’s Siberian Disaster, Carl J. Richard, 2013
NF, Child-Sized History: Fictions of the Past in U.S. Classrooms, Sara L. Schwebel, 2011
AF, Insane City, Dave Barry, 2013
NF, The Double V: How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America’s Military, Rawn James Jr., 2013
NF, The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, Diana Kuan, 2012
NF, Flow: A Cultural History Of Menstruation by Elissa Stein, Susan Kim (nr)
NF, What Caesar Did for My Salad: The Curious Stories Behind Our Favorite Foods by Albert Jack (nr)
NF, Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach To Creative Techniques: 101 Fast, Fun and Fearless Projects by Nicole Blum, Debra Immergut (nr)
NF, Secret Places, Hidden Sanctuaries: Uncovering Mysteries, Sights, Symbols and Societies, Stephen Klimczuk