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July 4, 2014

Go, Read: Amazon's Summer 2014 Reading List


There is a comics and graphics novel section to the summer reading list. This kind of thing is always an interesting tool to use to check out the year to date, as the end result is usually a pretty broad selection of hardcore art-comics hits and more general, perceived-as-smart genre books.

In order of sales through the on-line retailer:

* Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir, Roz Chast 

* Saga, Vol. 3, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
* Sex Criminals Vol. 1, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
* Miracleman Book One: A Dream of Flying, Alan Moore (uncredited by agreement) and Mick Anglo and Garry Leach and Alan Davis
* Hellboy in Hell Volume One: The Descent, Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart
* Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla
* This One Summer, Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
* East of West Volume Two: We Are All One, Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta
* X-Men: Battle of the Atom, Brian Michael Bendis and Brian Wood and Jason Aaron and Frank Cho
* Beautiful Darkness, Fabien Vehlmann, Kerascoet and Helge Dascher
* Wonder Woman Volume Four: War, Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang and Tony Akins
* Ant Colony, Michael DeForge
* The Love Bunglers, Jaime Hernandez
* Coffin Hill Volume One: Forest of the Night, Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda
* Nobrow 9: It's Oh So Quiet, Alex Spiro and Sam Arthur

The other thing that is worth noting about that list is that -- as has been noted elsewhere, including this site, the Roz Chast memoir about her aging parents has been doing very well. If I get ambitious I'll do a riff on this list Monday morning and swap out the books I'm not as excited about for a few I have been. I like summer reading lists. I'm particularly fond of comic strip reprints at this time of year. The one of those I've been reading this week is this one up top here, and god, I could live there forever.

Here's another such list from Molly Horan, more freely pulling various past titles into it.
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