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Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
Armstrong and Charlie by Steven B. Frank
Bad Housekeeping by Maia Chance
Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire
The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
Bow Wow by Spencer Quinn
A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
Farm Fresh Murder by Paige Shelton
Field Trip by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez
Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish by Barry Deutsch
Ivy by Katherine Coville
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
Lumberjanes Volume 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson
Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer
Murder Is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens
My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt
Otis by Loren Long
Our Hero by Jennifer L. Holm
Outside In by Jennifer Bradbury
Queen and Country Volume 1 by Greg Rucka
Smarty Marty Steps Up Her Game by Amy Gutierrez
Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle
We Are the Engineers by Angela Melick
Winnebago Graveyard #3 by Steve Niles
A Woman's World Tour in a Motor by Harriet White Fisher
Wrong Side of the Paw by Laurie Cass Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 06)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 13)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 20)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 27)
October 2017 Sources
October 2017 Summary
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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



We Are The Engineers: 11/28/17

We Are The Engineers by Angela Melick

Nearly a year after the webcomic Wasted Talent ended, a signed copy of the first print volume fell into my lap. Rather, my daughter and I found it at our newly opened (re-opened / re-incarnated) local book store. My daughter loves graphic novels, especially ones that are nonfiction, or inspired by real life). That it's set at UBC where we have a relative who is a professor, was an added bonus.

We Are the Engineers by Angela Melick chronicles her time at UCB as a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The humor is centered on the toughness of the courses, the huge piles of homework, general life at UBC as well as the job market outside of university.

The book is short and hilarious. You can read it in about an hour. The first book was so good that I've tracked down and purchased the second in the series, Welcome to the Real World.

Five stars

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Comment #01: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:18:04

Dragonfly

I'm a engineer and my kids love anything related to engineering too! I'll check this one out! Thanks for the review! :)



Comment #02: Sunday, December 03, 2017 at 19:06:00

Pussreboots

I included a link to the webcomic in the review. That might be the easiest way to read it if you can't track down the printed copies.