crunched & munched so far

A list of all the delicious brain food we’ve shared so far. Click for links.


Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto and Francesco Francavilla: Afterlife with Archie V.1: Escape from Riverdale

Albin, Gennifer: Crewel (Crewel World #1)

Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women

Allegri, Natasha: Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake

Allison, John. Bad Machinery V.2: The Case of the Good Boy

Allison, John. Bad Machinery V.3: The Case of the Simple Soul

Anderson, M.T.: Thirsty

Andrews, Jesse: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Armentrout, Jennifer L.: Obsidian (Lux #1)

Asher, Jay: Thirteen Reasons Why

Barnes, Jennifer Lynn: The Naturals

Bell, Cece: El Deafo

Bendis, Brian Michael, Brian Wood, Stuart Immonen, et al.: X-Men: Battle of the Atom

Bendis, Brian Michael, and Mark Bagley: Brilliant V.1

Benoit, Charles: Cold Calls

Bigelow, Lisa Jenn: Starting From Here

Binnie, Imogen: Nevada

Bloor, Edward: A Plague Year

Bray, Libba: Beauty Queens

Brown, Box: Andre the Giant: Life and Legend

Brunt, Carol Rifka: Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Bull, Emma: War For the Oaks

Cameron, Peter: Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You

Campbell, Ross: Shadoweyes, Volume 1

Castellucci, Cecil & Nate Powell: The Year of the Beasts

Chantler, Scott: The King’s Dragon (Three Thieves #4)

Christo, Rose: Gives Light (Gives Light #1)

Christo, Rose: The Dogs of Balboa

Christopher, Lucy: The Killing Woods

Cline, Ernest: Ready Player One

Clowes, Daniel: The Death-Ray

Cocks, Heather & Jessica Morgan: Spoiled

Cohen, Joshua C.: Leverage

Cohen, Kerry: Dirty Little Secrets: Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity

Cook, Katie and Andy Price: My Little Pony Friendship is Magic V.5: There is More Than One.

Cooner, Donna: Skinny

Cooper, Susan: The Dark Is Rising series

Cormier, Robert: The Chocolate War

Costa, T.L.: Playing Tyler

Cousins, Dave: 15 Days Without A Head

Cronn-Mills, Kirstin: Beautiful Music For Ugly Children

Dale, Jeremy: Skyward V.1: Into the Woods

Dale, Jeremy: Skyward V.2: Strange Creatures

Damico, Gina: Croak (Croak #1)

Dessen, Sarah: Just Listen

Dessen, Sarah: This Lullaby

Dessen, Sarah: The Moon and More

Dixon, John: Phoenix Island

dos Santos, Steven: The Culling (The Torch Keeper #1)

Duey, Kathleen: Skin Hunger (A Resurrection of Magic #1)

Duyvis, Corinne: Otherbound 

Edwards, Julie Andrews: The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

Farrey, Brian: With or Without You

FitzGerald, Helen: Deviant

Flack, Sophie: Bunheads

Ford, Michael Thomas: Suicide Notes

Forsman, Charles: Celebrated Summer

Fred: Cast Away on the Letter A: A Philemon Adventure

Gagnon, Michelle: Strangelets

Gaiman, Neil, P. Craig Russell et. al: The Graveyard Book V.1 & V.2

Gardner, Sally: Maggot Moon

Gevinson, Tavi, ed.: Rookie Yearbook One

Going, K.L.: King of the Screwups

Going, K.L.: Fat Kid Rules the World

Goode, Laura:  Sister Mischief

Goodman, Allegra: The Other Side of the Island

Gordon, Gus: Herman and Rosie

Gownley, Jimmy: The Dumbest Idea Ever!

Grant, Michael: BZRK

Green, John: The Fault in Our Stars

Green, John & David Levithan: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Grinti, Mike & Rachel: Claws

Hajicek, Jesse: The God Eaters

Halle, Karina: Darkhouse: Experiment in Terror #1

Halle, Karina: Red Fox: Experiment in Terror #2

Halle, Karina: Dead Sky Morning: Experiment in Terror #3

Halle, Karina: Lying Season: Experiment in Terror #4

Halle, Karina: On Demon Wings: Experiment in Terror #5

Han, Jenny & Siobhan Vivian: Burn For Burn

Harrell, Janice: The Secret Diaries trilogy

Harris, Charlaine, Christopher Golden and Don Kramer: Cemetery Girl Book One: The Pretenders

Hatke, Ben: The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

Haydu, Corey Ann: OCD Love Story

Herbach, Geoff: Fat Boy Vs. the Cheerleaders

Hinton, S.E.: The Outsiders

Hoffman, Alice: Practical Magic

Holman, Felice: Slake’s Limbo

Hopkins, Eva & Joseph Michael Linsner: Dark Ivory

Horvath, Polly: Mr. and Mrs. Bunny – Detectives Extraordinaire!

Hummer, Jennifer Gooch: Girl Unmoored

Jacobs, John Hornor: The Twelve-Fingered Boy (Incarcerado #1)

John, Antony: Five Flavors of Dumb

Johnson, Maureen: The Madness Underneath

Jordan, Sherryl: The Juniper Game

Joseph, Jamal: Panther Baby

Khoury, Jessica: Origin

Kincaid, S.J.: Insignia (Insignia #1)

King, A.S.: Please Ignore Vera Dietz

Klause, Annette Curtis: The Silver Kiss

Kleist, Reinhard: The Boxer: The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft

Knisley, Lucy: French Milk

Kuehn, Stephanie: Charm & Strange

LaBan, Elizabeth: The Tragedy Paper

Lavoie, Jennifer: Andy Squared

Lavoie, Jennifer: Meeting Chance

Lillis, J.C.: How to Repair a Mechanical Heart

Lillis, J.C.: We Won’t Feel a Thing

London, Alex: Proxy (Proxy #1)

Lonergan, Jesse: All Star

Luna, Jonathan, and Sarah Vaughn: Alex + Ada V.1

Madison, Bennett: September Girls

Maguire, Jesse: Nowhere High series

Malerman, Josh: Bird Box

McBride, Kristina: One Moment

McCafferty, Megan: Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling #1)

McKenzie, Nancy: The Child Queen and The High Queen

Mead, Richelle: Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)

Mesrobian, Carrie: Sex & Violence

Mignola, Mike, Christopher Golden and Ben Stenbeck: Baltimore V.3: A Passing Stranger

Millay, Katja: The Sea of Tranquility

Miller, Leah Rae: The Summer I Became A Nerd

Moskowitz, Hannah: Teeth

Murray, Paul: Skippy Dies

Neff, Henry H.: The Tapestry Series

Nelson, Blake: Girl

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux: No Crystal Stair

Nordling, Lee and Bruce Zick: The Bramble

North, Ryan, Braden Lamb, Mike Holmes and Shelli Paroline: Adventure Time, V.5

Nguyen, Dustin and Derek Fridolfs: Li’l Gotham Vol. 1

Oppel, Kenneth: This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #1)

Pearson, Luke: Hilda and The Troll

Perl, Erica S.: Vintage Veronica

Pike, Christopher: Remember Me

Poblocki, Dan: The Book of Bad Things

Powell, Nate & Cecil Castellucci: The Year of the Beasts

Preble, Joy: The Sweet Dead Life

Prince, Liz: Tomboy

Quinn, Jason and Sachin Nagar: Gandhi: My Life is My Message

Rice, Christopher: A Density of Souls

Rought, A. E.: Broken

Ryan, Carrie: The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Sáenze, Benjamin Alire: Last Night I Sang To the Monster

Sakugawa, Yuki: I Think I Am in Friend-Love With You

Sales, Leila: Past Perfect

Samms, Olivia: Sketchy (Bea Catcher #1)

Scott, Victoria: Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood #1)

Sedgwick, Marcus: White Crow

Shetterly, Will: Elsewhere

Shine, Joe: I Become Shadow

Smith, Andrew: In the Path of Falling Objects

Smith, Andrew: Grasshopper Jungle

Smith, Andrew: The Marbury Lens

Smith, Andrew: Stick

Smith, Andrew: Winger

Smith, L.J.: The Secret Circle trilogy

Snicket, Lemony: “Who Could That Be at This Hour?” All the Wrong Questions #1

Starmer, Aaron: The Only Ones

Stead, Rebecca: Liar & Spy

Stewart, Trenton Lee: The Mysterious Benedict Society

Stiefvater, Maggie: Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception (Books of Faerie #1)

Stiefvater, Maggie: Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie (Books of Faerie #2)

Stiefvater, Maggie: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)

Stiefvater, Maggie: The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2)

Stiefvater, Maggie: The Scorpio Races

Stolarz, Laurie Faria: Welcome to the Dark House

Suzuma, Tabitha: Forbidden

Tamaki, Jillian & Mariko Tamaki: Skim

Tamaki, Jillian & Mariko Tamaki: This One Summer

Taylor, Laini: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1)

Telgemeier, Raina: Sisters

Tiwary, Vivek, Andrew Robinson, and Kyle Baker: The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story

Torseter, Øyvind: The Hole

Tracey, Scott: Witch Eyes (Witch Eyes #1)

Tracey, Scott: Demon Eyes (Witch Eyes #2)

Tracey, Scott: Moonset (Legacy of Moonset #1)

Tynion IV, James and Michael Dialynas: The Woods V.1

Vermilyea, Jon: Fata Morgana

Vivian, Siobhan & Jenny Han: Burn for Burn

Vivian, Siobhan: Same Difference

Vizzini, Ned: It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Vlahos, Len: The Scar Boys

Warman, Jessica: Beautiful Lies

Whaley, John Corey: Noggin

Wheeler, Elizabeth: Asher’s Fault

Wilson, G. Willow: Alif the Unseen

Wood, Brian, Ming Doyle and Jordie Bellair: Mara

Woolston, Blythe: The Freak Observer

Wolf, Allan: The Watch That Ends the Night

Yates, Bart: Leave Myself Behind

York, Kelley: Hushed

York, Kelley: Made of Stars

Yovanoff, Brenna: Paper Valentine

Yudkowsky, Eliezer: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Zarr, Sara:Sweethearts

Movies, TV & Video Games


A Cat In Paris

Batman Returns

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beauty and the Beast

The Bling Ring

Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony


Crazy Stupid Love

Ender’s Game

First Position, a ballet documentary


Geography Club

Gone Home

Gossip Girl

Hemlock Grove

The Hobbit

How I Live Now


Make It Or Break It

The Master

Master Chef Junior

Moonrise Kingdom

Night of the Comet

Only Lovers Left Alive


Palo Alto

Pitch Perfect

Safe Haven

Snow White and the Huntsman

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You


Step Up Revolution


Switched at Birth

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Valley Girl

Warm Bodies

What Maisie Knew

White Collar

Witches of East End

Author Interviews

Carol Rifka Brunt

Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Rose Christo

J.C. Lillis and J.C. Lillis again!

Siobhan Vivian

Guest Posts

Casey Barber: A Cookbook Library, With Recommendations for the New Cook

Evan P.: Voodoo Math: An Attempt to Wrestle with The Master

S. Dubs: Buffy Meets Katniss . . . In Boarding School: Vampire Academy

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