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Most of the books on this list come from reviews in the magazines Entertainment Weekly and People. A lot of the descriptions are excerpted from the reviews. Please support these magazines and the books that they recommend.

Aarons-Mele, Morra Hiding in the Bathroom Non-fiction Suggested By:
Filled with advice, insights, hacks, and personal anecdotes, this book will help you find success and person fulfillment on your own terms! "Introverts will love this practical and moving guide to building a career, network, and life you will love."
Aarons, Leroy Prayers for Bobby GLBT Suggested By:
The "instant classic" (The Advocate) that was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and made into a Lifetime movie featuring Sigourney Weaver. This "very painful and personal" book (Booklist) chronicles the life and death of Bobby Griffith, a young gay man who struggled with intolerance and hatred.
Abagnale, Frank W. Stealing Your Life Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan. From a guy who would know!!
Abbey, Dr. Aoife Seven Signs of Life Non-fiction Suggested By:
A doctor offers a compelling behind the scenes with true stories that encompass human moments of pain and hope, laughter and tears. Raw power...she is trying to lay bare the complex feelings of people who make life-or-death decisions on a daily basis.
Abbey, Edward The Monkey Wrench Gang Fiction Suggested By:
Edward Abbey's most popular novel, The Monkey Wrench Gang is an outrageous romp with ultra-serious undertones that is as relevant today as it was in the early days of the environmental movement. The author who Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove) once dubbed "The Thoreau of the American West" has written a true comedic classic with brains, heart, and soul that more than justifies the call from the Los Angeles Times Book Review that we should all "praise the earth for Edward Abbey!"
Abbott, Karen Sin in the Second City Non-fiction Suggested By:
A New York Times bestseller. Experience the heyday of Chicago's gritty underworld in this lively account of America's most famous brothel at the dawn of the 20th century. "Assiduously researched… makes for good storytelling" (The New York Times).
Abbott, Karen The Ghosts of Eden Park Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. The press calls him "King of the Bootleggers," writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new cars for the women. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States.
Abbott, Megan Dare Me Chick Lit Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Also a USA movie that will be on Netflix about the super competitive world of cheerleading based on this book. Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy's best friend and trusted lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and Addy carries them out, a long-established order of things that has brought them to the pinnacle of their high-school careers. Now they're seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad, feared and followed by the other girls -- until the young new coach arrives.
Abbott, Megan You Will Know Me Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Suggested List.
Mystery in the high stakes world of gymnastics.
Abbs, Annabel Miss Eliza's English Kitchen Fiction Suggested By:
England, 1835. London is awash with thrilling new ingredients, from rare spices to exotic fruits. But no one knows how to use them. When Eliza Acton is told by her publisher to write a cookery book instead of the poetry she loves, she refuses--until her bankrupt father is forced to flee the country. As a woman, Eliza has few options. Although she's never set foot in a kitchen, she begins collecting recipes and teaching herself to cook. Much to her surprise she discovers a talent – and a passion – for the culinary arts.
Abby, Olivia Vertical Gardening Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. The Beginner's Guide To Organic & Sustainable Produce Production Without A Backyard. Vertical gardening, urban gardening, urban homestead, Container Gardening Book 1.
Abedikichi, Hannah and Hannie P. Scott Five Ingredient Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Easy Recipes in 5 Ingredients or Less (Five Ingredient Cookbooks Book 1)
Abedikichi, Hannah and Hannie P. Scott Healthy Five Ingredient Recipes Cookbook Suggested By:
$1.07 Kindle book. Delicious Recipes in 5 Ingredients or Less (Five Ingredient Cooking Series Book 2).
Abrahams, Peter Nerve Damage Crime/Mystery From the reliably marvelous Abrahams comes another top-drawer psychological thriller. Renowned sculptor Roy Valois lost his wife, Delia, 15 years ago in a helicopter crash, or so he thinks. Now his health is failing and he hacks into his NY Times obit and discovers and error, or so he thinks.
Acampora, Lauren The Wonder Garden Short Stories 13 sharply drawn stories reveal the complexities beneath the polish and privilege of a prosperous Connecticut town.
Acemoglu, Daron and James A. Robinson Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty Non-fiction Suggested By:
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities.
Acho, Emmanuel Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Acho claims to serve as an ambassador from Black America to white. This book is bracingly frank.
Acker, Ron Retirement Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Retirement Planning and Income Planning for Successful Retirement Living and Sustainable Retirement Income.
Ackerman, Diane One Hundred Names for Love Memoir Suggested By:
After her husband, and English professor, suffered a stroke and lost his ability to formulate spoke words, Diane Ackerman helped him reclaim his language in this "gorgeously engrossing, affecting, sweetly funny, and mind-opening love story."
Ackerman, Diane The Zookeeper's Wife Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Alice Hoffman. After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages.
Ackerson, Pamela I Was Just a Radioman: ARM H.P. Lawrence Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Pearl Harbor survivor, Black Cat radioman, and decorated WW 2 veteran. ARM H. P. Lawrence, tells the true story of the fight against the Japanese in this compilation of his memoirs. One of only a handful of non-Native American code-talkers, H. P. Lawrence became a member of an elite fighting force, the Black Cats. Flying in their nocturnal missions, the Cats claws were sharp and their aim deadly.
Ackmann, Martha Curveball Auto/Biography The remarkable story of Toni Stone, the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro League.
Ackmann, Martha Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone Auto/Biography Suggested By: Other.
Toni Stone was a singularly focused and unapologetic woman, obsessive about baseball statistics, who spent her life defying gender stereotypes - even as she was surrounded by naysayers, including her own teammates in the Jim Crow South.
Ackmann, Martha The Mercury 13 Non-fiction Suggested By:
Top women pilots recruited for the space program. NASA. Space program. Astronauts.
Adair, Nicole Voted Most Likely Youth Suggested By:
$0.00 Kindle book. Josephine hates Aiden. Almost as much as she hates her horribly plumed marching band hat (and that's saying something). But just as she must wear the hat, she must also deal with Aiden Christopher Mitchell III, the insufferable Golden Boy and her biggest rival. He's inescapable in a school as small as theirs and in a town so tiny it's just a dot on the map.
Adam, David The Man Who Couldn't Stop Non-fiction One day David Adam was a regular guy; the next he scraped himself on a screw and panicked that he'd contracted AIDS. Part memoir, part exploration of the science behind OCD.
Adam, Tim How to make money using Etsy Non-fiction A guide to the online marketplace for crafts and handmade products
Adams, Douglas Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Box Set SciFi Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Includes Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.
Adams, Douglas Last Chance to See Non-fiction Endangered Animals.
Adams, Douglas The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy SciFi Suggested By: Author.
$11.83 Kindle book.
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  • Life, the Universe, and Everything
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
  • Mostly Harmless
Adams, Scott How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life Non-fiction Suggested By:
Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you've ever met or anyone you've even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world's most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he's followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket.
Adams, Sean The Heap SciFi Suggested By:
In the massive ruins of a futuristic housing complex, Orville Anders becomes entangled in a conspiracy as he searches for his missing brother - a radio DJ who is still broadcasting from within the wreckage.
Addario, Lynsey It's What I Do Memoir Suggested By:
In this New York Times bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist shares harrowing true stories of reporting on the front lines of war zones. "A page-turner of a memoir… Riveting" (Booklist).
Addonizio, Kim Bukowski in a Sundress Memoir Suggested By:
As a writer of provocative poems and stories, she has encountered success along with snark: one critic dismissed her as "Charles Bukowski in a sundress." ("Why not Walt Whitman in a sparkly tutu?" she muses.) Now, in this utterly original memoir in essays, she opens up to chronicle the joys and indignities in the life of a writer wandering through middle age.
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Americanah Fiction Tells the love story of a Nigerian couple in America and London while making incisive observations about race.
Adina, Shelley Lady of Devices (Magnificent Devices) SciFi Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Magnificent Devices: Books 1-4 Quartet: Four steampunk adventure novels in one set. Originally, just the first book, but I bought a set of the first four books later. Magnificent Devices Book 1. A steampunk adventure novel. It's 1889, and Lady Claire Trevelyan is expected to do nothing more with her life than catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, her talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the laboratory, where her experiments have an embarrassing habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine despite the fact that everyone knows the world runs on steam, Claire finds herself out in the street. But the embarrassments of her old life might be the talents that save her now ... if she can stay alive long enough to barter her skills for a street gang's protection. It's not long before a new leader rises in the London underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices ... a double life Claire must keep secret if she is to achieve her dream and become the assistant to a world-renowned scientist ...

The Magnificent Devices series
  1. Lady of Devices (Kindle)
  2. Her Own Devices (Kindle)
  3. Magnificent Devices (Kindle)
  4. Brilliant Devices (Kindle)
  5. A Lady of Resources
  6. A Lady of Spirit
  7. A Lady of Integrity
  8. A Gentleman of Means
  9. Devices Brightly Shining (novella)
  10. Fields of Air
  11. Fields of Iron
  12. Fields of Gold
Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame Friday Black Essays Suggested By: People Mag.
This debut collection shines a laser-sharp light on the experience of being black in today's America. African American.
Adler, Tamar An Everlasting Meal Cookbook Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. Cooking with Economy and Grace. Reads less like a cookbook than like a recipe for a delicious life. Tamar Adler weaves philosophy and instruction into an approachable lesson on feeding ourselves well.
Adlington, Lucy The Dressmakers of Auschwitz History Suggested By:
In a secret studio located inside Auschwitz, 25 young inmates were forced to create beautiful garments for elite Nazi women. This utterly absorbing, important, and unique historical read follows the fates of these seamstresses, whose skills enabled them to survive and resist.
Adrian, Chris The Children's Hospital Post-Apocalyptic In Adrian's second novel, an elegant and enormously wondrous monstrosity, the world comes to an end, drowned beneath seven miles of water. All that is preserved is a solitary children's hospital and its occupants. But then there are 4 angels who rule the hospital. Some reviews say it is "poetic". This could be a rolicking post-apocalyptic tale, or some frightfully annoying religious poetry clap-trap. Approach with caution.
Agee, James A Death in the Family Fiction Suggested By:
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this classic about the tragic death of a man and his family's grieving is "a book which touches one deeply and which no reader will forget." (New York Herald Tribune).
Agee, James Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families Non-fiction Suggested By:
This portrait of poverty-stricken Southern tenant farmers during the Great Depression has become one of the most influential books of the past century. In the summer of 1936, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of white sharecroppers in the South.
Ahern, Jerry Total War: Survivalist No 1 Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic survival and recovery "survivalist men's adventures" - recommended by the guys at UH.

From a review at ""The Survivor" main character is the pick of the crop. He is a doctor, a weapons specialist, a pilot, a survivalist, married, two kids, got himself a retreat in the mountains with everything planned and ready. In the book, everything works out for him; he kills drug smugglers, saves woman from heart attack with an electrical cord, lands the plane, has a cache of weapons on the plane, kills a 40 member gang of evil moorcyclists almost by himself, finds everything he needs right away, gets the perfect car, the best motorcycle, the best weapons, .... he is just one lucky survivalist. Whatever happened to everyday working Joe who is gotta learn everything from scratch?"
Ahmadi-Miller, Enjeela The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Free with Amazon Prime First Reads (maybe...might just have been a free book). Before the Soviet invasion of 1980, Enjeela Ahmadi remembers her home--Kabul, Afghanistan--as peaceful, prosperous, and filled with people from all walks of life. But after her mother, unsettled by growing political unrest, leaves for medical treatment in India, the civil war intensifies, changing young Enjeela's life forever. Amid the rumble of invading Soviet tanks, Enjeela and her family are thrust into chaos and fear when it becomes clear that her mother will not be coming home.
Ahmadi, Arvin Down and Across Youth Suggested By: Author.
Recommended for fans of John Green. Scott Ferdowsi has a track record of quitting. His best friends know exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but Scott can hardly commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion. With college applications looming and his parents pushing him to settle on a "practical" career, Scott sneaks off to Washington, DC, seeking guidance from a famous psychologist who claims to know the secret to success.
Ahmed, Tufayel This Way Out GLBT Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Free with Amazon Prime First Reads. Fiction. Amar can't wait to tell everyone his wonderful news: he's found The One, and he's getting married. But it turns out announcing his engagement on a group chat might not have been the best way to let his strict Muslim Bangladeshi family know that his happy-ever-after partner is a man--and a white man at that.
Aikens, Ann A Young Woman's Guide to Life: A Cautionary Tale Non-fiction Suggested By:
$0.00 Kindle book. Ann has collected her best advice into one volume aimed at helping the Young People (hereafter referred to as YPs) avoid her mistakes--or at least make more interesting ones. If you're a young woman looking ahead to college or your first job or serious relationship, or wondering how to navigate your 20s, this book will help you avoid the potholes in the road of life without missing the sights along the way.
Aitken, Graeme 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sweet, fat, theatrical Billy-Boy was never cut out to be a farmer, but as his father's only son he's obliged to try. The cows are wayward and the chores are gruelling, but Billy finds escape in a fantasy world. A place where the turnip paddock becomes a lunar landscape, a lavender bed jacket a slinky space suit, a cow's tail a head of beautiful blonde hair, and where Billy can become Judy Robinson, heroine of TV's 'Lost in Space'.
Akah, Bineabi and Charlene McBride Sketchnotes Field Guide for the Busy Yet Inspired Professional Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$3.23 Kindle book.
Akbar, M.J. Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan Non-fiction Suggested By:
How the conflict between Muslim and Hindu cultures in Pakistan has shaped the country. "A lively read"
Akhtar, Amina Kismet Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Free with Amazon Prime First Reads. From Amina Akhtar comes a viciously funny thriller about wellness--the smoothies, the secrets, and the deliciously deadly impulses.
Akira, Asa Insatiable: Porn - A Love Story Memoir Suggested By:
A hot, hilarious, and engrossing porn star memoir. "Akira is the Galileo of women's sexuality" (Alissa Nutting, author of Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls). After earning a good living by stripping and working as a dominatrix at a dungeon, Asa Akira built up a reputation for being one of the most popular, hardworking, and extreme actors in the porn business.
Aksel, Amanda Delia Suits Up Chick Lit Suggested By:
After another failed interview, investment banker Delia wishes she could climb the corporate ladder as a man. The next morning, she wakes up as one - and sets out to conquer the male-dominated financial world.
Al-Marashi, Huda First Comes Marriage Memoir Suggested By:
An American-born daughter of Iraqi parents, Huda met her future husband ad age six - but her expectations for a different type of love story lingered. This charming, funny, heartbreaking memoir portrays complex mores and manners that govern life and love in the immigrant community of her youth.
Albertalli, Becky Leah on the Offbeat Youth Suggested By:
Third book in the Simonverse series, which started out with Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda--now a major motion picture, Love, Simon. We follow Simon's BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst. She's an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she's bisexual, she hasn't mustered the courage to tell her friends--not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.
Albertalli, Becky Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda GLBT Suggested By: Unknown.
Available as library eBook. Simon Spier, a 16-year-old Harry Potter fanatic, is goaded out of the closet after a classmate discovers his emails to a pen pal. Worthy of a Fault in Our Stars obsession.
Albertalli, Becky Various - Simonverse Series GLBT Suggested By: Author.
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (2015)
  • The Upside of Unrequited (2017)
  • Leah on the Offbeat (2018)
Alberti, Bianca and Jason Sordo Van Life in 50 States: The 2 Year "Vacation" Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Taking in each states unique scenery and stopping at many destinations on-and-off the beaten path. Does the idea of making your travel dreams a reality sound appealing? Then Van Life in 50 States is for you! Join bucket list chaser, Bianca, her ex-boyfriend (that's right, EX-boyfriend) Jason, and their reliable (but bouncy) FedEx van-turned self-converted Sprinter van, Roo, as they do just that! RV.
Albo, Mike Hornito GLBT Rip-roaring, funny and sympathetic gay coming-of-age story.
Alcott, Louisa May An Old-Fashioned Girl Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Polly Milton, a 14-year-old country girl, visits her friend Fanny Shaw and her wealthy family in the city for the first time. Poor Polly is overwhelmed by the splendor at the Shaws' and their urbanized, fashionable lifestyles, expensive clothes and other habits she has never been exposed to, and, for the most part, dislikes.
Alcott, Louisa May Jo's Boys Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Little Women Series book 3 (the last one). Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men" is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1886. The novel is the final book in the unofficial Little Women series. In it, Jo's children, now grown, are caught up in real world troubles.
Alcott, Louisa May Little Men Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Alcott, Louisa May Little Women Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The novel follows the lives of four sisters--Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March--detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood, and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters.
Alcott, Louisa May The Complete Little Women: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys Classic Suggested By: Author.
Note: Little Women was followed by a sequel, Good Wives. They were published separately in the U.K. They were also published together as Little Women, Part 1 and Part 2. So, is the series 4 books, or 3? Jo and Professor Bhaer did not get married until Part 2.
  • Little Women (1868)
  • Good Wives (1869) Note: This is the same as Little Women - Part 2
  • Little Men (1871)
  • Jo's Boys (1886)
Alcott, Louisa May The Mysterious Key and What It Opened Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Short story / novella. When Lillian Trevlyn is a baby, her father dies under mysterious circumstances, and she nearly loses her mother on the very same day. Lillian grows up to become a lovely young woman, but the mysteries of her childhood remain unsolved.
Alcott, Louisa May Various - Little Women Series Classic Suggested By: Author.
Note: Little Women was followed by a sequel, Good Wives. They were published separately in the U.K. They were also published together as Little Women, Part 1 and Part 2. So, is the series 4 books, or 3? Jo and Professor Bhaer did not get married until Part 2.
  • Little Women (1868)
  • Good Wives (1869) Note: This is the same as Little Women - Part 2
  • Little Men (1871)
  • Jo's Boys (1886)
Aldridge, John and Anthony Sosinski A Speck in the Sea Non-fiction Suggested By:
A gripping true story of survival and perseverance: In 2013, fisherman John Aldridge went overboard off the coast of Montauk -- and instigated a daring rescue attempt that would unite his community in exceptional ways. "Terrific… Harrowing and inspiring" (Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat).
Aldrin, Buzz Mission To Mars Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Can astronauts reach Mars by 2035? Absolutely, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon. Celebrated astronaut, brilliant engineer, bestselling author, Aldrin believes it is not only possibly but vital to America's future to keep pushing the space frontier outward for the sake of exploration, science, development, commerce, and security.
Aldrin, Buzz No Dream is Too HIgh Memoir Suggested By:
A pioneering astronaut shares insights, anecdotes, and hard-earned wisdom from his life on Earth and in space. Aldrin is just as candid about his disappointments, struggles, and failures as he is about his extraordinary achievements, and this is what makes his story so appealing.
Aldrin, Buzz and Ken Abraham Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon Memoir Suggested By: Author.
The flight of Apollo 11 made Aldrin one of the most famous persons on our planet, yet few people know the rest of this true American hero's story. In Magnificent Desolation, Aldrin not only gives us a harrowing first-person account of the lunar landing that came within seconds of failure and the ultimate insider's view of life as one of the superstars of America's space program, he also opens up with remarkable candor about his more personal trials–and eventual triumphs–back on Earth. From the glory of being part of the mission that fulfilled President Kennedy's challenge to reach the moon before the decade was out, Aldrin returned home to an Air Force career stripped of purpose or direction, other than as a public relations tool that NASA put to relentless use in a seemingly nonstop world tour. The twin demons of depression and alcoholism emerged–the first of which Aldrin confronted early and publicly, and the second of which he met with denial until it nearly killed him. He burned through two marriages, his Air Force career came to an inglorious end, and he found himself selling cars for a living when he wasn't drunkenly wrecking them. Redemption came when he finally embraced sobriety, gained the love of a woman, Lois, who would become the great joy of his life, and dedicated himself to being a tireless advocate for the future of space exploration–not only as a scientific endeavor but also as a thriving commercial enterprise.
Aleen, Claire Lazy Girl's Housekeeping Guide Non-fiction Suggested By:
$0.00 Kindle book. The Lazy Girl's Guide to Housekeeping covers every tip you need to make a clean home a reality despite how lazy you feel. Claire Aleen's straight-talking and savvy guide makes housekeeping look simple, and gives you the perspective of a fellow lazy girl who manages to keep a clean home even though she doesn't feel like it. Discover short-term practical solutions and long term advice for a clean, beautiful home.
Alesso, H. Peter Youngblood Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Youngblood was eighteen when his father placed him in hibernation to await a cure for his disease. But when he woke a century later, he was gasping for breath in a deserted underground bunker. The post-apocalyptic world he found was divided between the valley settlers who lived a subsistence existence and their mountain dwelling who reaped all the benefits of a 22nd Century lifestyle. Seventeen-year-old orphan, Kira, was a kick-ass huntress who knew how to survive in this environment. So, when Youngblood was attacked by survivalists and left for dead, she saved him and together they struggled to unite people while searching for the remnants of their past civilization and a cure for his disease.
Alexander, Kwame Swing Youth Suggested By:
Walt is convinced junior year is their year, and he has a plan to help them woo the girls of their dreams and become amazing athletes. Never mind that he and Noah failed to make the high school baseball team yet again, and Noah's love interest since third grade, Sam, has him firmly in the friend zone. Noah soon finds himself navigating the worlds of jazz, batting cages, the strange advice of Walt's Dairy Queen-employed cousin, as well as Walt's "Hug Life" mentality. Status quo seems inevitable until Noah stumbles on a stash of old love letters. Each page contains the words he's always wanted to say to Sam, and he begins secretly creating artwork using the lines that speak his heart. But when his private artwork becomes public, Noah has a decision to make: continue his life in the dugout and possibly lose the girl forever, or take a swing and finally speak out?
Alexander, Larry 76 Hours: A Novel of Tarawa Fiction Suggested By:
$1.07 Kindle book. I thought this might be worth reading because it might be close to the experience that G.U. Bill had on Biak. I didn't realize that it was a novel. The gripping historical novel of the invasion of Tarawa by US Marines in World War II, from bestselling author, journalist, and historian Larry Alexander.
Alexander, Michelle The New Jim Crow Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Learn how we came to this level of racial disparity in America.
Alexander, Poppy 25 Days 'Til Christmas Chick Lit Suggested By:
Determined to give her young son, Jack, the Christmas he deserves - and rekindle her love for the holiday season - single mom Kate decides to follow an advent calendar of festive activities.
Alexander, Shana The Astonishing Elephant Non-fiction Sure, the trunk is cool, but it's just the beginning.
Alexander, Tasha And Only to Deceive Fiction Forced into deep mourning by convention and her husband's death, she finds his personal journal and in it, a mystery.
Alexander, William Flirting With French Memoir Suggested By:
Charming memoir. Alexander chronicles his efforts to master the French language - resulting in mishaps at home and abroad.
Alexie, Sherman Ten Little Indians Fiction Short stories.
Alexie, Sherman War Dances Short Stories Short stories and poems.
Alford, Mimi Once Upon a Secret Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Grodie stories about JFK sleeping with, and pimping out, this 19 year old girl. A former intern for JFK describes their affair and its corrosive effect on her life. I think it says far more about him than it does about her.
Alibek, Ken Biohazard Non-fiction Suggested By:
Before defecting to the US, scientist Ken Alibek was part of a secret team that developed Russia's chilling Cold War bioweapons. Here, he offers "an important and fascinating look into a terrifying world."
Alice, Melissa Low Carb Diet Instant Pot Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. 120 Easy And Delicious Low Carb Ketogenic Diet Recipes To Cracked Weight Loss, Regain Confidence And Have A Healthier Lifesyle.
Alim, H. Samy Articulate While Black Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S. In this eloquently written and powerfully argued book, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman provide new insights about President Obama and the relationship between language and race in contemporary society. Throughout, they analyze several racially loaded, cultural-linguistic controversies involving the President--from his use of Black Language and his "articulateness" to his "Race Speech," the so-called "fist-bump," and his relationship to Hip Hop Culture.
Alkman, Becky Off The Cliff Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The making of Thelma and Louise, and the resistance from Hollywood about making a womens' film.
Alkon, Amy Good manners for nice people who sometimes say f*ck Non-fiction Amy Alkon gives us a new set of rules for our twenty first century lives. With wit, style, and a dash of snark, Alkon explains that we now live in societies too big for our brains, lacking the constraints on bad behavior that we had in the small bands we evolved in.
Alkon, Amy I see rude people Non-fiction One woman's battle to beat some manners into impolite society.
Allan, Jenny Green Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss and Detox Book Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Allbright, Ella The Last Charm Fiction Suggested By:
After losing her precious charm bracelet, Leila must tell the story of each charm to prove to the stranger who finds it that she's the rightful owner. Through her recounting, her emotional love story with Jake unfolds. Beautifully written.
Allen, Fred Treadmill to Oblivion Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by the newspaper. Fred Allen (born John Florence Sullivan, 1894-1956) was an American comedian whose absurdist, pointed radio show (1934-1949) made him one of the most popular and forward-looking humorists in the so-called classic era of American radio.
Allen, Richard Weight Watchers Smart Points Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Delicious and easy recipes to lost weight the Smart-Points way.
Allen, Sarah Addison Various - Sarah Addison Allen Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
  • Garden Spells (2007 - read 2008/06, 2010/02, 2011/10, 2014/02, 2018/09)
  • The Sugar Queen (2008 - read 2008/09, 2010/09, 2014/02)
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon (2010 - read 2010/05, 2014/02, 2020/04)
  • The Peach Keeper (2011 - read 2011/08, 2011/08, 2017/11)
  • Waking Kate (short story - Lost Lake prequel - read 2013/12, 2020/04)
  • Lost Lake (2014 - read 2014/01, 2017/10)
  • First Frost (2015 - read 2015/01, 2019/07)
  • Other Birds (2022 - read 2022/09, Kindle)
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  • Tried and True (2003 - Harlequin Duet)
Allende, Isabel The House of the Spirits Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Suggested by Menna van Praag. One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, The House of the Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.
Allie, Marc I Was Geeky When Geeky Wasn't Cool Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. I was the stereotypical nerd: I was smart, wore glasses, was terrible at sports, and had my nose stuck in a book most of the time. I was different, and that meant I was made fun of. To cope with all the teasing, I would lose myself in other worlds, those with spaceships and lasers, or longswords and dragons. I devoured TV, movies, and comic books with a fervent passion. None of these obsessions made me any more popular.
Allingham, Merryn The Bookshop Murder Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
$0.00 Kindle book. An absolutely gripping cozy mystery. A Flora Steele Mystery. Join Flora Steele – bookshop owner, bicycle-rider, daydreamer and amateur detective as she tackles her first case!
Allison, Dorothy Trash Short Stories Suggested By:
Trash, Allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "simply stunning...a wonderful work of fiction by a major talent." In addition to Allison's classic stories, this new edition of Trash features "Stubborn Girls and Mean Stories," an introduction in which Allison discusses the writing of Trash and "Compassion," a never-before-published short story.
Allison, Trish How to Teach Girls They're Just as Worthy as Boys Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Instead of broad parenting advice about raising kind kids, DEI Parent Guidebooks focus on specific diversity and inclusion issues. For example, this handbook concentrates on gender equality by providing instructions for parents to help girls overcome gender bias. You'll find step-by-step guidance.
Allmen, Tara M.D. Menopause Confidential Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. A doctor reveals secrets to thriving through midlife.
Almond, Steve Candyfreak Non-fiction A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America. Author tours small candy factories and chronicles the past and present of the candy-making industry in the United States.
Almond, Steve Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life Non-fiction The Candyfreak author owns 3,000-plus albums. This tribute to zealots strikes a chord even if you aren't one. Includes 10 Nick Hornby-like Top 10 lists to steer you right.
Alpert, Karen I Heart My Little A-Holes Humorous Suggested By:
Hilarious New York Time bestseller. A loving mom shares the horrifying truth - that kids are real jerks. Crass, inappropriate, and absolutely hysterical.
Alsaid, Adi Let's Get Lost Youth Suggested By:
Reminiscent of John Green's Paper Towns. Leila's cross-country road trip brings her crashing into the lives of four misfit teens - who may need her as much as she needs them.
Alter, Adam Irresistible Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Explores how technology (cellphones) keeps us hooked, why that's destructive, and how to take back control.
Alther, Lisa Kinfolks Memoir Suggested By:
Part genealogical mystery tour and part anthropological exploration. This lively memoir traces one woman's journey to unravel her family's mysterious roots in Appalachia. A wise and funny inquiry into the complexities of inheritance. Drolly hilarious and incisive.
Althoff, Cory The Self-Taught Programmer: The Definitive Guide to Programming Professionally Technical/Reference Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. This book is not just about learning to program; although you will learn to code. If you want to program professionally, it is not enough to learn to code; that is why, in addition to helping you learn to program, I also cover the rest of the things you need to know to program professionally that classes and books don't teach you. "The Self-taught Programmer" is a roadmap, a guide to take you from writing your first Python program, to passing your first technical interview.
Ambrose, Paul TAI CHI: Beginners Guide to Tai Chi Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book.
Ambrose, Stephen E. Band of Brothers Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest.
America's Test Kitchen Pasta Revolution: 200 Foolproof Recipes That Go Beyond Spaghetti and Meatballs Cookbook Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Revolutionize a pasta dinner with this 200-plus recipe collection. Featuring fresh takes on the classics, Pasta Revolution includes recipes for easier casseroles, one-pot pasta dinners (in which the pasta cooks right in the sauce), inventive six-ingredient pasta dishes, and new whole-wheat pasta recipes that your whole family will love. Plus, all the old country favorites, too--all tested and perfected by the cooks at America's Test Kitchen.
America's Test Kitchen The New Essentials Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
$3.23 Kindle book. We've made improvements to well-loved dishes by incorporating innovative techniques in recipes such as Butter-Basted Rib-Eye Steak and added modern classics such as Vegetable Bibimbap and Olive Oil-Yogurt Bundt Cake.
Ames, Jonathan The Extra Man Fiction Dapper fellow becomes the roommate of an older even more dapper fellow in NYC.
Amis, Martin Yellow Dog Fiction Yellow Dog is about men, bad men, dazed by the pornographic thrill of violence and the violent thrill pornography. It's actually a deeply feminist book. The high style Amis brings to lowlifes is why he makes other comic novelists blind with envy.
Amrigar, Thrity Everybody's Son Fiction Suggested By:
Deftly explores issues of race, class, privilege, and power. Asks us to consider uncomfortable moral questions in this probing, ambitious, emotionally wrenching novel of two families - one black, one white - during a terrible heat wave in 1991.
Amsden, Willee Annie's 1st Break Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Look out New York City! Ms. Rayanne "Annie" McCauley from little old Mesa View, Texas has set her sights on being a high fashion model. Despite her humble beginnings in the Mesa View Mobile Home Park, hot tempered Annie thinks she can make it all the way to the cover of Women's Wear Daily (as long as she follows her own rules).
Amundsen, Lucie B. Locally Laid Memoir Suggested By:
Lucie B. Amundsen was shocked when her husband revealed his dream of quitting his job to start an egg farm. In this funny and winsome memoir, Lucie describes how she suddenly found herself with nearly 2,000 chickens named Lola. "I absolutely loved Locally Laid" (Sue Grafton).
Amundsen, Roald The South Pole Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. An account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition 1910-1912. Volume 1 and Volume 2.
Amy, Harrop Leave The Job Behind: Easy Ways to Profit In Today's Digital Economy Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. She reveals: Her personal journey to a full time income without a job; How to avoid the hype and lies about making money; The top models for profiting online; How to get started quickly; Why now is the best time to make the leap; How to get started quickly-what you need and what you don't need; The best methods for profiting and the tools and training to get started quickly; Invaluable advice that she learned the hard way, so you don't have to.
Anderson, Becca The Book of Awesome Women Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
2.15 Kindle book. Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes and Female Firsts (Teenage Girl Gift Ages 13-17). Use for the trivia game?
Anderson, Bob Stretching: 20th Anniversary Revised Edition Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
THIS BOOK IS IN AZ!! 20TH Anniversary Revised Edition. Stretching is the most popular fitness book in the world, having sold over 3¾ million copies in 40 years. It has been translated into 25 languages. In this new edition there are stretches for improving the bad posture attributable to cell phone usage ("tech neck"), and for people using computers. This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym -- all of which are commonplace now.
Anderson, Bob Stretching: 40th Anniversary Edition Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
$14.01 Kindle book. Stretching is the most popular fitness book in the world, having sold over 3¾ million copies in 40 years. It has been translated into 25 languages. In this new edition there are stretches for improving the bad posture attributable to cell phone usage ("tech neck"), and for people using computers. This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym -- all of which are commonplace now.
Anderson, Charlie Jane, Brooke Bolander, Amal El-Mohtar, Maria Dahvana Headley, Kameron Hurley, Seanan McGuire, Nisi Shawl, Catherynne M. Valente, Carrie Vaughn, Jo Walton, Alyssa Wong Nevertheless She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project Short Stories Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Together these authors share unique visions of women inventing, playing, loving, surviving, and – of course – dreaming of themselves beyond their circumstances.
Anderson, Michelle The No-Fuss Bread Machine Cookbook: Hands-Off Recipes for Perfect Homemade Bread Cookbook Suggested By:
$2.40 Kindle book. These recipes use easy-to-find ingredients and require minimal work on your part--just throw everything in your bread machine and let it work its magic. Whether you have a 1-pound, 1.5-pound, or 2-pound bread machine, these set-and-forget recipes will serve as your fail-proof foundation for exciting new bread creation.
Anderson, Pamela Love, Pamela: A Memoir of Prose, Poetry, and Truth Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Pamela Anderson memoir.
Anderson, Russ Jr. A Beer at the End of the World SciFi Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Marcus is a time traveler who, on his first trip through time, ends up not where he intended but in a mysterious junkyard full of strange artifacts and machinery. As he quickly discovers, he's not alone here, and the answer to what has happened to him and the motley assortment of strangers that surround him can only be revealed after they've all had a nice, cool drink at the Last Stop Bar & Grill. A science fiction short story. Approximately 7,000 words.
Anderson, Susan Russo Missing Brandy Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn Mystery book 2. When thirteen-year-old Brandy Liam vanishes, her mother hires private investigator Fina Fitzgibbons to find her daughter. But Fina soon learns she's dealing with a hit man who wields a deadly needle. He's killed the innocent before, and he won't hesitate to kill again. Despite mortal peril, Fina plunges into a relentless search for Brandy that includes a harrowing ride in the trunk of the killer's car. Can she stop a deranged assassin before he kills Brandy?
Anderson, Tim Sweet Tooth GLBT Hilarious, empowering memoir follows Tim Anderson as he comes of age in North Carolina, discovering his sexuality along with a taste for sweets.
Anderson, Tim Tune In Tokyo Memoir Suggested By:
$1.07 Kindle book. Tim Anderson was pushing thirty and working a string of dead-end jobs when he made the spontaneous decision to pack his bags and move to Japan. It was a gutsy move, especially for a tall, white, gay Southerner who didn't speak a lick of Japanese. But his life desperately needed a shot of adrenaline, and what better way to get one than to leave behind his boyfriend, his cat, and his Siouxsie and the Banshees box set to move to "a tiny, overcrowded island heaving with clever, sensibly proportioned people who make him look fat"? In Tokyo, Tim became a "gaijin," an outsider whose stumbling progression through Japanese culture is minutely chronicled in these sixteen hilarious stories.
Anderson, Tim Tune in Tokyo The Gaijin Diaries Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by Matthew Amster-Burton. Hilarious memoir is more about the author than Tokyo, but it sure is funny.
Anderson, William Prairie Girl Auto/Biography Suggested By:
The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Learn about the real Laura, including events she did not write about in her classic stories. Engaging and accessible.
Andreades, Daphne Palasi Brown Girls Fiction Suggested By:
Boisterous and infectious. In vibrant Queens, New York, a group of young women from immigrant families grows up together - but adulthood takes them in different directions. Glorious!
Andrefski, Jodie The Society Youth Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Samantha Evans knows she'd never get an invite to rush the Society--not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society's queen bee, Jessica, she's ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out.
Andres, Jill and Brook Silva-Braga The Marriage Test: Our 40 Dates Before "I Do" Memoir Suggested By:
Picking a partner is life's most important decision, but how are we supposed to make it? Being in love is a good start, but the issues that ultimately wreck marriages--money and monogamy, career and kids--are hard to gauge until you're actually hitched. So after a few years of dating, Jill Andres and Brook Silva-Braga built The Marriage Test to confirm their compatibility before saying "I do." Forty revealing challenges simulate the issues that could tank or strengthen their union. For a month, they swap credit cards, for a weekend they borrow a baby. An embarrassing lunch with their exes tests their trust issues. Sexual gymnastics are required to recreate TV love scenes. From a night of speed dating to 24 hours handcuffed together, the crazy, awkward, emotional trials fling them headfirst into assorted marital minefields.
Andrew, Elizabeth Jarrett Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Spiritual Memoir GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A woman's coming-of-age journey through the rugged landscape of Wales to the reflective quiet of a retreat center. Along the way she questions and explores the depth of her Methodist faith as she comes to terms with her bisexual identity.
Andrews, Alexandra Who is Maud Dixon? Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
When her #metoo complaint backfires, jobless Florence gets an offer to be a personal assistant to "Maud Dixon" - a popular novelist whose real identity is known only to her agent. Dark comedy meets twisty thriller when "Maud" and Florence head to Morocco to research a novel. Couldn't be more fun.
Andrews, Buffy A Year of Second Chances Chick Lit Suggested By:
When 49-year-old divorced mom Scarlett discovers a bucket list she wrote as a teenager, she's determined to check off every item. As she sets off on an adventure across the country, can she find a way to reclaim her life?
Andrews, Clint The Wilderness Survival Kit Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Learn How to Survive Alone in the Wilderness.
Andrews, Donna Murder with Peacocks and Murder with Puffins Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$3.22 Kindle book. A Murder Hatched: Murder with Peacocks and Murder with Puffins. The first two books in the Meg Langslow Series.
Andrews, Keira A Forbidden Rumspringa GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Gay Amish Romance book 1. In a world where every detail of life--down to the width of a hat brim--is dictated by God and the all-powerful rules of the community, two men dare to imagine a different way. At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota, where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world. Isaac knows he'll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long, but he yearns for something else--something he can't name.
Andrews, Mary Kay Save the Date Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
Southern Author Enjoyed by Joshilyn Jackson. Another title: Sunset Beach.
Andrews, Mary Kay The Fixer Upper Fiction Suggested By:
A New York Times bestseller: After her career implodes, Dempsey agrees to help her father renovate the Victorian mansion he's inherited. But the eccentric residents of her new Southern town are about to make her job a whole lot more complicated.
Andriano, Matt Kettlebells: Lose the Fat and Get Fit with Kettlebells Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Andriano, Matt Tight Hip Flexors Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Relieve the pain of tight hip flexors in just 5 minutes.
Andrist, Ralph K. Jackson Auto/Biography Suggested By:
This fascinating biography tells the story of one of US history's most controversial figures. A man of contradictions, President Andrew Jackson left and indelible print on a young nation.
Andrus, Jeanne D. I just Want to be ME Again Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A guide to thriving through menopause.
Angell, Roger Let Me Finish Non-fiction Best known for his elegant writing on baseball, Angell, 85, remembers a priveledged Manhattan childhood and his stepfather, writer EB White, in these charming autobiographical essays.
Angelou, Maya The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, and A Song Flung Up to Heaven Auto/Biography Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Collection of autobiographies:
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Gather Together in My Name
  • Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas
  • The Heart of a Woman
  • All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes
  • A Song Flung Up to Heaven
Angier, Natalie Woman: An Intimate Geography Non-fiction Angier makes a strong case for liberation biology.
Angus, Colin Lost in Mongolia Non-fiction Rafting the World's Last Unchallenged River. 11-day ordeal during which he was accidentally separated from his mates and survived with the aid of peasants and inexplicably friendly residents of a Mongolian military base.
Annear, Peggy Make Ahead Meals: Easy Freezer Recipes to Make Ahead Cookbook Suggested By:
$0.00 Kindle book. Make Ahead Meals: Easy Freezer Recipes to Make Ahead for Cooking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Including Crockpot Freezer Meals.
Annear, Peggy No Sugar Diet Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Anner, Zach If at Birth You Don't Succeed Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Comedian Zach Anner takes readers on his wild wheelchair ride thru 30 years of dealing with cerebral palsy - "the sexiest of palsies", as he likes to say.
Annett, Leanne 12 Australian Birds! Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Kids Book About Birds: Fun Animal Facts Photo Book for Kids with Native Wildlife Pictures (Kid's Aussie Flora and Fauna Series 1).
Annie's Bargello Quilts & Beyond Craft Suggested By: Library Display.
Available as library eBook. Bargello Quilts & Beyond explores creative possibilities with a traditional concept. Now quilters can experience with ease the construction for a Bargello without the fear of the unknown. This book explains and demonstrates several updated techniques to create the traditional look using today's tools and shortcuts. Bargello Quilts & Beyond will take the mystery and fear out of "Bargello".
Anonymous A Woman in Berlin Auto/Biography An astonishing record of survival in 1945 Germany. Author's description of living in her decimated apartment with the Russian army bivouacked outside the front door. A fresh contribution to the literature of war.
Ansari, Aziz Modern Romance Non-fiction Not sure if I'm gonna like this. I got a sample from Amazon and wasn't moved to add it to this list, but I keep seeing reviews and I'm curious.
Ansary, Tamim West of Kabul, East of New York Memoir Suggested By:
Afghan American author Tamim Ansary expands on the viral email he sent on September 12, 2001, sharing his perspective on a cultural conflict. Reaches deeper and illuminates more brightly than any news report or political analysis.
Ansel, August After the Pretty Pox: The Attic Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Book two is Shadow Road. Most of the human race is dead, and for two years Arie McInnes has been alone, riding out the aftermath of the Pretty Pox, waiting for her own inevitable end. Hidden in the attic of her ruined home, Arie survives by wit and skill, ritual and habit. Convinced that humans are a dangerous fluke, a problematic species best allowed to expire, she chooses solitude…even in matters of life and death. Arie's precarious world is upended when her youngest brother – a man she's never met – appears out of nowhere with a badly injured woman. Their presence in the attic draws the attention of a dark watcher in the woods, and Arie is forced to choose between the narrow beliefs that have sustained her and the stubborn instinct to love and protect.
Aoki, Shoichi Fruits Photo Tokyo street fashion. Super kewl! Would be a fun book to cut up and use to make cards, but it's too expensive new for that. Fruits is a little bit better than Fresh Fruits, the sequel.
Apatow, Judd Sick in the Head Essays Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Conversations about life and comedy.
Aponte, Wayne Lionel The Year of No Money in Tokyo Memoir An American copes during Japan's recession.
Apostol, Alex Dead Soil: A Zombie Series Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. The devastating outbreak of a new strand of fatal flu has the world concerned. As every lab in the country tries to come up with a vaccine to stop humanity from being wiped out, another threat rises---the dead. While some ignore the warning signs and fall victim to the wandering hordes of zombies, others band together in small groups in a desperate attempt to survive. Many struggle to understand, as they watch their friends and family die, whether this is a challenge to overcome or a new, permanent reality.
Appiah-Kubi, Eden The Bennet Women Fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Free with Amazon Prime First Reads. In this delightfully modern spin on Pride and Prejudice, love is a goal, marriage is a distant option, and self-discovery is a sure thing. Welcome to Bennet House, the only all-women's dorm at prestigious Longbourn University, home to three close friends who are about to have an eventful year. EJ is an ambitious Black engineering student. Her best friend, Jamie, is a newly out trans woman studying French and theatre. Tessa is a Filipina astronomy major with guy trouble. For them, Bennet House is more than a residence--it's an oasis of feminism, femininity, and enlightenment. But as great as Longbourn is for academics, EJ knows it can be a wretched place to find love.
Appleman-Jurman, Alicia Alicia: My Story Memoir Suggested By:
This award-winning book from a Holocaust survivor details her escape from Nazi captors as a young girl and the harrowing life she led alone and on the run. "an impressive memoir of a courageous, forthright individual" (Booklist) who saved thousands of lives.
Arana, Marie American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood Memoir Her novel, Cellophane didn't really do it for me, but this memoir might be better.
Archer, Winnie The Walking Bread Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
Cozy Mystery. Not sure what I thought looked interesting about it...Beloved Mexican bakery Yeast of Eden has scored the catering deal at the annual Santa Sofia, California, art car parade and ball. But when a contestant turns up dead, making bread will be the yeast of their problems . . .
Arian, Waheed In the Wars Memoir Suggested By:
Born in war-torn Afghanistan, Waheed Arian spent much of his childhood in refugee camps before immigrating to the UK and becoming and NHS doctor. He chronicles his story in this thrilling and absorbing read.
Arias, Ron The Wetback and Other Stories Short Stories Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Evocative, beautifully observed tales about the inhabitants of the Mexican-American Los Angeles neighborhood known as Elysian Valley.
Armfield, Gina Rossi No Excuses Art Journaling Craft Suggested By: Unknown.
THIS BOOK IS IN AZ!! Making time for creativity.
Armstrong, C.H. Roam Youth Suggested By:
When 17-year-old Abby moves to a new high school, she's determined to keep her homelessness a secret. But what will happen after the truth gets out?
Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin Sex and the City and Us Non-fiction Suggested By:
Go behind the scenes of Sex and the City and explore the groundbreaking show's cultural impact in this must-read.
Armstrong, Lori Blood Ties Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Julie Collins Mystery book 1. Given the trainwreck my life has become, I've earned my cynical attitude. I'm trapped in a dead-end job at the Bear Butte County Sheriff's Office--a position I took out of desperation after the brutal murder of my Lakota half-brother. Three years have passed, his case is cold, and my coping mechanisms--tequila, cigarettes and dubious men--no longer serve as excuses for my grief; they define who I am.
Armstrong, Margo Condo-on-Wheels: Luxury RV Home Under $30,000 Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Perfect for Millennial, Gen X, and Boomer Generations: Easily Adaptable to Your Life's Plan. "Condo-on-Wheels" introduces a little-known housing choice that offers a luxury home for under $30,000. These high-quality homes are designed to last for many years with beautiful cabinetry, plush carpeting, and completely furnished.
Arngrim, Alison Confessions of a Prairie Bitch Memoir Suggested By:
A hilarious, moving, and dishy Hollywood tale. The actor behind Little House on the Prairie's Nellie Oleson tells all - from her entertaining on-set experiences to her difficult Los Angeles upbringing.
Aron, Elaine N. The Highly Sensitive Person Non-fiction Too shy? Stressed by noise? Turn a liability into an asset.
Aronson, Louise Elderhood Non-fiction Suggested By:
Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that's neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy--a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself.
Arrington, CT Enterprise Java with UML Technical/Reference Looks like it's mostly design theory - a bunch of hot air. Chapters 7 and 8 have summaries of web tech. Ramsey Lib
ARRL Inc. The ARRL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs; Volume 1 and 2 Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
$7.52 Kindle book. Used promotional credits. The Kindle edition of The ARRL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs is divided into two sections (Volume 1-2 and Volume 3-4). This Kindle purchase is for Volume 1-2. Volume 3-4 is available separately. Volume 1-2 includes: Basic Station and Operating Techniques and Radio Clubs and Public Service.
Arsenault, Emily The Leaf Reader Magical/Mystical Suggested By:
Marnie Wells knows that she creeps people out. It's not really her fault; her brother is always in trouble, and her grandmother, who's been their guardian since Mom took off is . . . eccentric. So no one even bats an eye when Marnie finds an old book about reading tea leaves and starts telling fortunes. The ceremony and symbols are weirdly soothing, but she knows--and hopes everyone else does too--that none of it's real.
Arter, Neesha Controlled Non-fiction Raped at 14 by two boys she knew and trusted, Arter wasn't believed and spun out of control. Until writing her story helped her begin healing. Her brave account is utterly compelling.
Arthur, James Raspberry Pi Technical/Reference Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The complete guide to Raspberry Pi for beginners, including projects, tips, tricks, and programming.
Asante, M.K. Buck Memoir Suggested By:
MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents: his mother a dancer, his father a revered professor. But as a teenager, MK was alone on the streets of North Philadelphia, swept up in a world of drugs, sex, and violence. MK's memoir is an unforgettable tale of how one precocious, confused kid educated himself through gangs, rap, mystic cults, ghetto philosophy, and, eventually, books. It is an inspiring tribute to the power of literature to heal and redeem us.
Asbury, Herbert Gangs of New York Non-fiction The movie is based on his 1927 book. Journalist Asbury pulled this book together from several official sources, including police records as well as unofficial ones such as the rough memories of criminals. True to the title, the book is a history of crime both organized and not that permeated the dirty underbelly of New York City and its boroughs in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Ash, Stephanie Wilbur The Annie Year Fiction Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for December 2017. Finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. This was probably the funniest book I've read in a long time. I heard a review of it on MPR thought it'd just be a fluffy account of a small town girl living in a lonely world, but it was so much more. The author perfectly describes the complex relationships between the main character and the townspeople she has known her whole life. The situational humor and wit that the characters display had me laughing out loud. It reminded me a lot of the movie 'Grumpy Old Men' in that way because of the "well here we are staring at each other again" situations that you end up in while trying to deal with difficult people in a small town.
Ashcraft, Tami Oldham Red Sky in Mourning Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Ashcraft spent 41 days adrift on the Pacific. Sailing disaster story.
Ashcroft, Frances Life at the Extremes Non-fiction Suggested By:
Why do divers get the bends? How do mountain climbers survive the heights of Mount Everest? What happens to astronauts when they return home? A renowned scientist and researcher examines extreme condition and how we weather them in this fascinating compendium of facts.
Asher, Jay What Light Youth Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Author of Thirteen Reasons Why. This is a romance, starring a girl who grew up on a Christmas tree farm.
Asher, John J. Stories from Separation, Texas Short Stories Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A collection of fifteen blue-collar stories, period and contemporary--1866 through the present.
Ashwin, Hettie Boat to Baguette Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When two intrepid Aussies decide to buy a house in France after living on a boat for 11 years, they get more than baguettes and stinky cheese. Wonderful neighbours, horrible drains, fabulous wine, French taxes. Boat to Baguette is a humorous rollercoaster ride as Hettie and Boomie make France their new home.
Askaripour, Mateo Black Buck Fiction Suggested By: Other.
A crackling, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone Black salesman at a mysterious, cult-like, and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it seems.
Aslett, Don Lose 200 Pounds This Weekend Non-fiction Declutter your life
Aspden, Kathy Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Artfully weaving together three lives, three coasts and three generations, Kathy Aspden's breathtaking debut, Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman is a dazzling pastiche of love, deception, acceptance and forgiveness. NOTE: This book no longer appears in my book list. Is it still available?
Astie, Glynis French Twist Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sydney Bennett had spent her life in pursuit of perfection. She planned, weighed her options and made careful choices based on calculated outcomes. Through all of her efforts, she had come pretty close to perfection, if she didn't say so herself. She had fled the cold winters in New York for sunny California, found a job that she loved and lived in the same town as her sister, and best friend, Kate.
Atcheson, Dave Dead Reckoning Non-fiction Suggested By:
Author Dave Atcheson joined an Alaskan fishing crew and discovered a world filled with "nail-biting, teeth-gritting adventure" (Library Journal). This account of a wild and obscure lifestyle offers "both a deep-sea adventure story and a fishing industry reality check" (Publishers Weekly).
Athill, Diana Alive, Alive Oh! Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Athill calls this "A report on what living for 97 years has taught one rather lucky old woman." Prepare to be inspired.
Athill, Diana Somewhere Towards the End Memoir Suggested By:
Legendary editor Diana Athill offers a razor-sharp glimpse into old age in this New York Times bestselling memoir. An honest joy to read.
Atkinson, Kate Behind the Scenes at the Museum Fiction Suggested By:
Young Ruby narrates her existence from the moment of conception, examining her dysfunctional Yorkshire family and its secrets.
Atkinson, Kate Case Histories Fiction Four mysteries nesting like Russian Dolls. On EWs 2004 top ten fiction list, but is the best mystery of the decade according to Stephen King. "I defy any reader not to feel a combination of delight and amazement."
Atkinson, Kate Transcription Fiction Suggested By:
Mesmerizing from every angle. During World War II, 18-year-old Juliet was recruited by MI5. Now working for the BBC, she discovers her past isn't so easy to leave behind.
Atkinson, Kate Various - Jackson Brodie Mystery Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
The first four Jackson Brodie novels have been adapted by other writers for the BBC under the series titled Case Histories, featuring Jason Isaacs as Brodie.[2] In 2015 in the United States, Shonda Rhimes was in the process of developing a pilot called The Catch, based on a treatment written by Atkinson, and starring Mireille Enos.
  1. Case Histories (2004)
  2. One Good Turn (2006)
  3. When Will There Be Good News? (2008)
  4. Started Early, Took My Dog (2010)
  5. Big Sky (2019)
Attwood, Shaun American Made: Who Killed Barry Seal? Pablo Escobar or George HW Bush (War On Drugs Book 2) Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Set in a world where crime and government coexist, American Made is the jaw-dropping true story of CIA pilot Barry Seal that the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise is afraid to tell. Barry Seal flew cocaine and weapons worth billions of dollars into and out of America in the 1980s. After he became a government informant, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel offered a million for him alive and half a million dead. But his real trouble began after he threatened to expose the dirty dealings of George HW Bush. American Made rips the roof off Bush and Clinton's complicity in cocaine trafficking in Mena, in a world where crime and government coexist, American Made is the jaw-dropping true story of CIA pilot Barry Seal that the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise is afraid to tell. Barry Seal flew cocaine and weapons worth billions of dollars into and out of America in the 1980s. After he became a government informant, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel offered a million for him alive and half a million dead. But his real trouble began after he threatened to expose the dirty dealings of George HW Bush. American Made rips the roof off Bush and Clinton's complicity in cocaine trafficking in Mena, Arkansas.
Attwood, Shaun Pablo Escobar: Beyond Narcos (War On Drugs Book 1) Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Shaun Attwood's War on Drugs trilogy – Pablo Escobar, American Made and We Are Being Lied To – is a series of harrowing, action-packed and interlinked true stories that demonstrate the devastating consequences of drug prohibition.
Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia In the Forests of the Night Fiction 15-year-old girl profiled in People magazine. Youth fiction.
Atwater, Richard Mr. Popper's Penguins Youth Suggested By:
Mr. Popper and his family have penguins in the fridge and an ice rink in the basement in this hilarious Newbery Honor book that inspired the hit movie.
Atwood, Margaret MaddAddam Trilogy Post-Apocalyptic Oryx & Crake; The Year of the Flood; Maddaddam. A pandemic has wiped out most of the earth's population.
Atwood, Margaret Oryx and Crake Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Unknown.
Post-apocalyptic. While the story begins with a rather ponderous set-up of what has become a clichéd landscape of the human endgame, littered with smashed computers and abandoned buildings, it takes on life when Snowman recalls his boyhood meeting with his best friend Crake: "Crake had a thing about him even then.... He generated awe ... in his dark laconic clothing." A dangerous genius, Crake is the book's most intriguing character. Crake and Jimmy live with all the other smart, rich people in the Compounds--gated company towns owned by biotech corporations. (found on list on
Auður Ólafsdóttir and Brian FitzGibbon Butterflies in November Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Icelandic fiction. Bizarre and comic road trip novel. Her best friend's four-year-old deaf-mute son is thrust into her reluctant care. The boy chooses the winning numbers for a lottery ticket and the two of them set off on a road trip across Iceland with a glove compartment stuffed full of their jackpot earnings.
Auchincloss, Louis Manhattan Monologues Fiction Private lives of fictional New Yorkers.
Auel, Jean M. The Shelters of Stone Fiction More of Ayla and Jondalar
Auel, Jean M. Various - Clan of the Cave Bear Series Fiction Suggested By: Author.
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear (1980 - Kindle)
  • The Valley of Horses (1982)
  • The Mammoth Hunters (1985)
  • The Plains of Passage (1990)
  • The Shelters of Stone (2002)
  • The Land of Painted Caves (2011)
Ausiello, Michael Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Heartbreaking but often surprisingly hilarious memory.'s editor recounts his late husband's grueling 11-month journey with cancer.
Aust, Rachel Less Non-fiction Suggested By:
Is less truly more? Discover the fulfillment and joy of minimalism! Featuring decision trees, flow charts, and more, this actionable guide will help you simplify your life and focus on the essentials.
Austen, Jane The Complete Works of Jane Austen Classic Suggested By: Author.
$.53 Kindle book. Six novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northganger Abbey, Persuasion. Shorter works: Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sandition. The complete Juvenilia.

Louise P ranks Jane Austen novels:
  1. Pride & Prejudice
  2. Persuasion
  3. Emma
  4. Sense & Sensibility
  5. Northanger Abbey
  6. Mansfield Park
Auster, Paul 4 3 2 1 Fiction Suggested By:
Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, readers will take in each Ferguson's pleasures and ache from each Ferguson's pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson's life rushes on.
Austin, Miriam Yoga for Wimps Non-fiction Poses for the Flexibly Impaired
Austin, Paul Something for the Pain Memoir Suggested By:
When firefighter Paul Austin became an ER doctor, he found himself battling an onslaught of suffering every day.
Ausubel, Ramona Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Ausubel charts the unfolding crisis when rich kids stop getting money from their parents with tenderness, wit, and a sly understanding of wealth and its limitations.
Avedon, Richard Woman in the Mirror Photo Almost 60 years' worth of fashion photos, from a 1949 shot of an anonymous Harlem lady to a quite frankly frightening picture of Elton John in a Versace dress.
Avilan, Victoria A Small Country About to Vanish GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. This sweeping novel follows childhood sweethearts Rona and Shelli as they come of age and face impossible choices. Passion and heartbreak come alive in this lyrical exploration of love, friendship, and family in Israel.
Aviv, Rachel Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Strangers to Ourselves poses fundamental questions about how we understand ourselves in periods of crisis and distress. Drawing on deep, original reporting as well as unpublished journals and memoirs, Rachel Aviv writes about people who have come up against the limits of psychiatric explanations for who they are. She follows an Indian woman celebrated as a saint who lives in healing temples in Kerala; an incarcerated mother vying for her children's forgiveness after recovering from psychosis; a man who devotes his life to seeking revenge upon his psychoanalysts; and an affluent young woman who, after a decade of defining herself through her diagnosis, decides to go off her meds because she doesn't know who she is without them. Animated by a profound sense of empathy, Aviv's gripping exploration is refracted through her own account of living in a hospital ward at the age of six and meeting a fellow patient with whom her life runs parallel--until it no longer does.
Awad, Mona Bunny Fiction Suggested By:
Creative writing student Samantha becomes entangled in an unfamiliar new world when she befriends the Bunnies, a mysterious group of wealthy young women. Wild, audacious, and ultimately unforgettable.
Axler, James Labyrinth (Deathlands) Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic survival and recovery "survivalist men's adventures" - recommended by the guys at UH.

From at review at, "The latest Deathlands title, Labyrinth, seems to have been written by Edo Van Belkom. Who is a notch better than the last two horribly written novels by Andy Boot.

But after a while, this one runs out of steam and gets dull and too confined.

Not since Victor Milan's Vengeance Trail has Deathlands picked up steam. Too bad. Boy, what I wouldn't give to have Nick Polatta, Mel Odom, or Alan Philipson to write one again."
Ayoade, Richard Ayoade on Top Humorous Suggested By: Author.
In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most ‘insubstantial' people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don't care about. It's a journey deep within, in a way that's respectful and non-invasive; a journey for which we will all pay a heavy price, even if you've waited for the smaller paperback edition. Ayoade argues for the canonisation of this brutal masterpiece, a film that celebrates capitalism in all its victimless glory; one we might imagine Donald Trump himself half-watching on his private jet's gold-plated flat screen while his other puffy eye scans the cabin for fresh, young prey."
Ayres, Ian Super Crunchers Non-fiction Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart. Ayres presents both sides of this revolution, explaining how the corporate world tries to manipulate consumer behavior and telling consumers how to fight back, his real mission is to educate readers about the basics of statistics and hypothesis testing, spending most of his time in an edifying and entertaining discussion of the use of regression and randomization trials.
Babb, Sanora Whose Names Are Unknown Fiction Suggested By: Friend.
$7.00 Kindle book. Used promotional credits. Hercel mentioned during the Daily Trivia Net that John Steinbeck "stole" his novel, The Grapes of Wrath from some woman. This is the book that she wrote using her notes that Steinbeck supposedly read.
Babcock, Joe The Tragedy of Miss Geneva Flowers GLBT Reflects an interesting shift in gay lit. Depicts MINNEAPOLIS native Erick's experiments with cross-dressing, clubbing, and adolescent romance.
Bachelard, Gaston The Poetics of Space Non-fiction Suggested By:
This seminal work offers lyrical mediations on our homes' intimate spaces - how we fill them with memories, and how they affect us. A captivating philosophical read that pushes you to rethink how you view the places you occupy. Requested eBook 7/24/2021.
Bacigalupi, Paulo The Windup Girl Post-Apocalyptic Emiko is a Japanese-designed windup girl (a humanoid GM organism, used as a slave, and programmed to seek a master and obey him; windups call themselves "New People") abandoned by her Japanese master. As such, she is illegal in Thailand. Raleigh, a sex club owner, gives her some measure of safety by bribing the police to let her live, but at the price of forcing her to work in his club, where she is routinely abused and sexually humiliated.
Backman, Frederik Various - Frederik Backman Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Note: the publication date is for the Swedish version, whenever possible. The English translations were usually released later.
  • A Man Called Ove (2013 - read 2020/01)
  • Things my son needs to know about the world (2012)
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry (2013 - read 2020/03)
  • Britt-Marie Was Here (2014 - read 2020/12)
  • And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella (2016)
  • Beartown (also titled The Scandal in United Kingdom (2017 - read 2022/05)
  • The Deal of a Lifetime: A Novella (2017)
  • Us Against You (2018) Note: book 2 in the Beartown series.
  • Anxious People (2019 - read 2020/11)
  • The Winners (Sep 2022) Note: book 3 in the Beartown series.
Backman, Fredrik Various - by the author of A Man Called Ove Fiction Suggested By: Author.
  • A Man Called Ove (2013 - read 2020/01)
  • Things My Son Needs to Know About the World, 2019)
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry (2015 - read 2020/03)
  • Britt-Marie Was Here (2016 - read 2020/12)
  • And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella (2016)
  • Beartown (also titled The Scandal in United Kingdom: 2017 - read 2022/05)
  • The Deal of a Lifetime: A Novella (2017)
  • Us Against You (2018) Note: book two in the Beartown series.
  • Anxious People (2019 - read 2020/11)
  • The Winners (Sep 2022) Note: book 3 in the Beartown series.
Backus, Jean L. Letters From Amelia Non-fiction Suggested By:
Features original letters that Amelia Earhart wrote to her mother from her childhood up until her fateful last flight. This look into the legendary pilot's background reveals her as a down-to-earth revolutionary who never forgot where she came from.
Bacon, Charlotte There is Room for You Fiction Mother and daughter tell their stories about family, secrets, love, loss, and love regained. Mother grows up an English girl in India, daughter goes to India in search of her history.
Bacon, Linda Health At Every Size Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
$8.99 Kindle book. The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
Bacon, Michele Antipodes Youth Suggested By:
When Erin is offered the opportunity to study abroad in New Zealand, she'll embark on a journey of love and self-discovery. But can she finally overcome her past? Excellent coming-of-age story for those who enjoy An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.
Bacon, Michele Life Before Youth Suggested By:
Everyone believes Xander has a normal life and a normal family. If he can just get through this summer, he'll start his real life in college with a clean slate: no risk, no drama, no fear. Instead of kicking off what had promised to be an amazing summer, however, graduation day brings terror. His family's secrets are thrust out into the open, and Xander must confront his greatest fear. And survive doing so. Armed with a fake ID, cash, and a knife, Xander skips town and assumes a new identity. Hundreds of miles from home and in danger, one thing is clear: Xander's real life is already in progress and just getting through it isn't enough.
Bageant, Joe Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War Non-fiction Suggested By:
Years before Hillbilly Elegy and White Trash, a raucous, truth-telling look at the white working poor -- and why they have learned to hate liberalism. What it adds up to, he asserts, is an unacknowledged class war.
Baggott, Julianna Pure Post-Apocalyptic An apocalyptic event has divided the world into two castes - the Pures, who live under a protective dome, and the scarred survivors who exist in an ash-filled wilderness.
Bailey, Ben Instant Pot Cookbook: 500 Quick and Delicious IP Recipes Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Bailey, Catherine The Secret Rooms Non-fiction A true story of a haunted castle, a plotting Duchess, and a family secret.
Bailey, Elisabeth Tova The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating: A True Story Memoir Bailey shares all sorts of scientific, literary, and philosophical details about the snail.
Baines, Anne Hunting Delilah Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A Delilah Thriller book 1. Desperate for money after a heist goes south, Delilah breaks into a rich man's home. But instead of cash and jewels, she discovers a severed head and a serial killer. When the killer threatens her chronically-ill daughter and her childhood sweetheart, Delilah must turn the hunter into the hunted in a dangerous game only one of them will survive.
Bair, Kristin Agatha Arch Is Afraid of Everything Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Snarky and riddled with fears, that's Agatha. But when her husband takes up with the dog walker, making her life a spectacle for the local moms, she channels her idol Bear Grylls and begins a madcap journey of self-discovery. An uproarious send-up of modern suburbia.
Baker, Elise Women Code Breakers Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. The Best Kept Secret of WWII: True Stories of Female Code Breakers Whose Top-Secret Work Helped Win World War II (Brave Women Who Changed the Course of WWII).
Baker, Ginger Ginger Baker - Hellraiser Memoir Suggested By:
The autobiography of the world's greatest drummer.
Baker, Jo Lonbourn Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Witty, richly detailed re-imagining of Jan Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Baker provides an intimate portrait of the work and love lives of the British servant class circa 1812, ala Downton Abbey.
Baker, Kage The Garden of Iden; Sky Coyote; The Graveyard Game SciFi Series...recommended by Landon
Baker, Kevin Stivers Row Fiction Final book in City of Fire trilogy. Two men in Harlem at the height of WWII and Jim Crow laws. Meticulous research brings to life New York City history. First two books: "Paradise Alley" and "Dreamland".
Baker, Nicholson Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids Memoir Suggested By:
In 2014, after a brief orientation course and a few fingerprinting sessions, Nicholson Baker became an on-call substitute teacher in a Maine public school district. He awoke to the dispatcher's five-forty a.m. phone call and headed to one of several nearby schools; when he got there, he did his best to follow lesson plans and help his students get something done. What emerges from Baker's experience is a complex, often touching deconstruction of public schooling in America: children swamped with overdue assignments, over­whelmed by the marvels and distractions of social media and educational technology, and staff who weary themselves trying to teach in step with an often outmoded or overly ambitious standard curriculum.
Balcombe, Jonathan Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good Non-fiction Unfortunately, some bad stylistic and logical choices lessen the book's impact. Balcombe lists far too many anecdotes and adds too little analysis. He also makes presumptuous leaps: the fact that birds have brilliant plumage, and eyes to see other birds; feathers, does not mean they possess an aesthetic sense. One story of a chimp supposedly watching an African sunset is turned into an epiphany in which the ape is "contented with life." Such unprovable assertions detract from an otherwise well-argued thesis.
Baldwin, James Go Tell It On The Mountain Fiction Lays bare the secrets of a tormented black family during the depression.
Baldwin, James If Beale Street Could Talk Fiction Suggested By:
When a man is jailed for a crime he didn't commit, can his fiancée, Tish, and his loving family help him get out.
Baldwin, James Notes of a Native Son Essays Suggested By:
Notes is the book that established Baldwin's voice as a social critic, and it remains one of his most admired works. The essays collected here create a cohesive sketch of black America and reveal an intimate portrait of Baldwin's own search for identity as an artist, as a black man, and as an American.
Baldwin, James The Fire Next Time Non-fiction Suggested By:
Available as eBook at the library. A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of our literature.
Baldwin, James The Price of the Ticket Essays Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Collected Nonfiction 1948-1985. With truth and insight, these personal, prophetic works speak to the heart of the experience of race and identity in the United States.
Ball, Jesse Census Fiction Suggested By:
An NPR Best Book of 2018 and a powerful call for understanding and compassion. After learning he doesn't have long to live, a widower signs up to be a census taker alongside his sone with Down Syndrome. It will break your heart.
Ballantyne, R.M. The Coral Island Youth Suggested By: Other.
Stranded children living idyllically in 1857. One night, soon after we entered the tropics, an awful storm burst upon our ship. The first squall of wind carried away two of our masts, and left only the foremast standing. There was no room for me upon the lifeboat; but being left behind saved my life -- and the lives of Peterkin and Jack Martin, my two companions. Shipwreck survival story???
Ballard, J. G. The Drowned World Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: say it is a retelling of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkenss...that doesn't sound good. First published in 1962, J.G.Ballard's mesmerizing and ferociously imaginative novel not only gained him widespread critical acclaim but also established his reputation as one of the finest writers of a generation. The Drowned World imagines a terrifying world in which global warming has melted the ice caps and primordial jungle shave overrun a tropical London. Set during the year 2145, this novel follows biologist Dr. Robert Kearns and his team of scientists as they confront a city scape in which nature is on the rampage and giant lizards, dragonflies, and insects fiercely compete for domination.
Ballard, J.G. The Crystal World Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic survival and recovery - recommended by the guys at UH.

From "the story of a physician specializing in the treatment of leprosy who is invited to a small outpost in the interior of Africa. Finding the roadways blocked, he takes to the river, and embarks on a frightening journey through a strange petrified forest whose area expands daily, affecting not only the physical environment but also its inhabitants." Huh. Not sure why the UH guys thought this was post-apocalyptic. Maybe they were thinking of something else by Ballard?
Ballard, J.G. Various - J.G. Ballard Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Unknown.
The Wind from Nowhere, first published in 1961 is the debut novel by English author J.G. Ballard. Prior to this, his published work had consisted solely of short stories. The novel was the first of a series of Ballard novels dealing with scenarios of 'natural disaster', in this case seeing civilization reduced to ruins by prolonged worldwide hurricane force winds.
  • The Wind From Nowhere (1961)
  • The Drowned World (1962)
  • The Burning World (1964; also The Drought, 1965)
  • The Crystal World (1966)
Balzano, Frederica Why Should Extroverts Make All The Money? Non-fiction Offers introverts the inside track on selling themselves.
Bambara, Toni Cade The Black Woman Essays Suggested By:
A groundbreaking collection of stories, poems, and essays from celebrated Black female artists and activists such as Alice Walker and Audre Lorde. Each of these moving pieces explores the effects of racial and gender inequality on their lives - and resonates with powerful insight.
Bangs, Lester Psychotic Reactions and Carbureator Dung Essays Lester Bangs was mythologized in 'Almost Famous'. The critic, who died at 34 of a drug overdose, wrote like Janis Joplin sang [what?]. Book is dated, but fun.
Bank, Melissa The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Alice Hoffman. This book is so good it will break your heard and also make you laugh out loud.
Bank, Melissa The Wonder Spot Short Stories From the woman who wrote "The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing." Character says of a prissy cousin, "She looks like a hair with hair."
Bantock, Nick Various - Griffin & Sabine Series Art Suggested By: Author.
There are two trilogies and a seventh book.
  • The Griffin and Sabine Trilogy
    • Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence (1991, Own Hardcover)
    • Sabine's Notebook: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin and Sabine Continues (1992, Own Hardcover)
    • The Golden Mean: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin and Sabine Concludes (1993, Own Hardcover)
  • The Morning Star Trilogy
    • The Gryphon: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin and Sabine is Rediscovered (2001, Own Hardcover)
    • Alexandria: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin and Sabine Unfolds (2002, Own Hardcover)
    • The Morning Star: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin and Sabine is Illuminated (2003, Own Hardcover)
  • The Pharos Gate: Griffin and Sabine's Lost Correspondence (2016)
    Barasch, Marc Ian Field Notes on the Compassionate Life Non-fiction Selfish everyman striving to become more mindful. Explores why compassion is so elusive.
    Barber, Tom Silent Night Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. Sam Archer book 4 of 9. On a cold December morning in New York City, a man is found dead in Central Park. There are no knife or gunshot wounds to his body and no signs of violence. But beside the body is a box containing a cracked vial. Suspecting he died from some sort of biological attack, a lab team screen the body.
    Barbery, Muriel The Elegance of the Hedgehog Fiction Suggested By:
    A self-taught concierge and a precocious 12-year-old girl form a life-changing friendship with a newcomer to their apartment building.
    Barbree, Jay Live From Cape Canaveral Non-fiction Suggested By:
    NBC's longtime correspondent offers an candid, first-person view of the U.S. space program's first 50 years. NASA.
    Barclay, Linwood Never Look Away Crime/Mystery Journalist David Harwood is left only with questions after a family outing becomes a terrifying nightmare in the mere blink of an eye. Recommended by Stephen King.
    Bard, Elizabeth Picnic in Provence Non-fiction Memoir, dotted with tasty recipes, about opening an ice cream shop in Provence.
    Bardsley, Greg Cash Out Fiction Suggested By:
    Remarkably funny and surprisingly perceptive. Follows a Silicon Valley executive on a madcap mission to leave the tech world behind. “Wild, unpredictable, and totally original”
    Bardugo, Leigh Shadow and Bone Fantasy Suggested By: Movie/TV.
    About to be a new Netflix original series. Book one of a trilogy. Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold--a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed.
    Barker, Dan Godless Memoir Suggested By:
    How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists. One man shares his transformation from evangelical Christian to atheist and examines the train of thought that brought him there.
    Barker, Rodney Hiroshima Maidens Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
    $1.07 Kindle book. But out of the devastation of the first atomic bomb, some survivors emerged - twenty-five courageous Japanese women who became part of a remarkable humanitarian epic. Victims of the atomic blast that ushered in the Nuclear Age, these women were brought to the United States in 1955, where they underwent reconstructive surgery to repair the ravages of the bomb.
    Barlow, Rochelle American Sign Language for Beginners Non-fiction Suggested By:
    $3.23 Kindle book. Learn Signing Essentials in 30 Days
    Barnes, Colin F. Code Breakers Complete Series: Books 1-4 Other Suggested By: Other.
    $1.29 Kindle book. Contains four full length novels: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta. Code Breakers has been one of the highest rated sci fi series on Amazon for the last four years, with over a million downloads and conversion into an RPG setting. Containing all four novels of the series, this box set will delight fans of gritty post-apocalyptic fiction, with a cyberpunk flavor.
    Barnes, Eric Above the Ether Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. In this prequel to Eric Barnes's acclaimed cli-fi novel The City Where We Once Lived, six sets of characters move through a landscape and a country just beginning to show the signs of cataclysmic change. A father and his young children fleeing a tsunami after a massive earthquake in the Gulf. A woman and her husband punishing themselves without relent for the loss of both their sons to addiction, while wildfires slowly burn closer to their family home. A brilliant investor, assessing opportunity in the risk to crops, homes, cities, industries, and infrastructure, working in the silent comfort of her office sixty floors up in the scorching air. A doctor and his wife stuck in a refugee camp for immigrants somewhere in a southern desert. Two young men working the rides for a roadside carnival, one escaping a brutal past, the other a racist present. The manager of a chain of nondescript fast-food restaurants in a city ravaged by the relentless wind...The sequel, The City Where We Once Lived, has a 1/2 star out of 5 star rating on the library website. Hmmm...
    Barnes, Eric The City Where We Once Lived Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
    In a near future where climate change has severely affected weather and agriculture, the North End of an unnamed city has long been abandoned in favor of the neighboring South End. Aside from the scavengers steadily stripping the empty city to its bones, only a few thousand people remain, content to live quietly among the crumbling metropolis. Many, like the narrator, are there to try to escape the demons of their past. He spends his time observing and recording the decay around him, attempting to bury memories of what he has lost.
    Barnes, Jeffrey The Wisdom of Walt Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
    $1.07 Kindle book. Leadership lessons from the happiest place on earth (Disneyland). Success strategies for everyone.
    Barnes, Jennifer Lynn The Naturals Fiction Suggested By:
    A stay-up-late-to-finish kind of book (Publisher's Weekly). Recruited by the FBI, 17-year-old Cassie joins a team of unusually talented teens as they try to take down a dangerous killer.
    Barnes, Linda Deep Pockets Crime/Mystery 10th outing of red-haired giant-sized P.I. Carlotta Carlyle. Investigating mysterious death of a student - prof was having an affair and was afraid it would come out and then the girl turns up dead.
    Barnett, Kristine The Spark Memoir Suggested By:
    This compelling memoir follows Kristine and her son, Jacob, a certifiable genius with an IQ higher than Einstein's, who also lives with autism. Experience their powerful journey. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
    Baron, Scott The Tin Foil Hat Club Short Stories Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. The Tin Foil Hat Club unleashes yet another batch of unusual and quirky tales from the imagination of Scott Baron. Conspiracy theorists who might not be mad after all. A young woman mysteriously stranded on the open sea. A flamboyant vagabond who dubs himself Mayor. Silver spoon debutantes who should be careful what they wish for. And hedge fund millionaires with a shifting world view.
    Baron, Scott Various - The Clockwork Chimera Series Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. I got the first three books in the series as free Kindle books. I'll worry about books 4&5 if I make it through the first three. The Clockwork Chimera Series. Rudely yanked from cryo-sleep to find herself among a crew of modded humans in deep space, and on a burning spaceship, no less, Daisy's world just got a whole lot more complicated. And it was only going to get worse.
    1. Daisy's Run: The Clockwork Chimera Book 1 (2018, Kindle)
    2. Pushing Daisy: The Clockwork Chimera Book 2 (2018, Kindle)
    3. Daisy's Gambit: The Clockwork Chimera Book 3 (2018, Kindle)
    4. Chasing Daisy: The Clockwork Chimera Book 4 (2018)
    5. Daisy's War: The Clockwork Chimera Book 5 (2018)
    Barr, Lisa The Unbreakables Chick Lit Suggested By:
    After her marriage falls apart, 42-year-old Sophie flees to France - but can she rediscover the passionate, joyful woman she once was?
    Barr, Luke Provence, 1970 Non-fiction Travel back to the winter of 1970, when six culinary legends including Julia Child and James Beard wound up together in the South of France.
    Barr, Nevada Deep South Fiction Anna Pigeon - professional park ranger and amateur sleuth.
    Barr, Nevada Various - Anna Pigeon Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
    Looks like each book revolves around a particular park. Interesting...
    1. Track of the Cat (1993 - read 2022/06) Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    2. A Superior Death (1994 - read 2022/07) Isle Royale National Park
    3. Ill Wind (1995) Mesa Verde National Park
    4. Firestorm (1996) Lassen Volcanic National Park
    5. Endangered Species (1997) Cumberland Island National Seashore
    6. Many More... ()
    Barrat, James Our Final Invention Non-fiction Suggested By:
    This urgent polemic outlines the future of artificial intelligence - and what its ever-increasing power could mean for humanity.
    Barrett, David Dean 140 Days to Hiroshima History Suggested By:
    A historian details the military tactics of the US and Japan during the final days of World War II in this impressively researched chronicle of the months leading up to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
    Barrett, Paul M. Glock Non-fiction Suggested By:
    A New York Times bestseller: Developed by a curtain rod manufacturer in the '80s, the Glock has become omnipresent in action films and real-life crimes alike. From corporate intrigue to Hollywood prominence, the Glock's surprising history delivers an interesting look at gun culture in the U.S.
    Barrie, David Sextant Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Weird - the day I saw this book for sale, I heard about it on the radio. This history of seafaring explores the science of navigation - and focuses on one of the devices that made it all possible.
    Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan: The Complete Collection Classic Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle book.
    Barrington, Judith Lifesaving: A Memoir Memoir Barrington, a British poet and author, demonstrates her mastery of words in this coming-of-age story. Barrington's parents drowned as a result of a cruise ship fire when she was 19, and here she reflects on her search for her identity at a time when she was in denial of her parents' deaths. She goes to work in Spain, where her parents lived before she was born and where the family vacationed. The area and language are familiar to her, but she is enough of a foreigner that her somewhat strange behavior is excused.
    Barron, Sara The Harm in Asking Essays Sara Barron is constantly amused and baffled by her painfully awkward interactions with other people.
    Barrowcliffe, Mark The Elfish Game Memoir Thanks to his immersion in D&D, Barrowcliffe was an emotional and social wreck. Luckily, he emerged a funny one, and his gently knowning style makes the pain of identification a pleasure.
    Barry, Dan Bottom of the 33rd Non-fiction Because of a rule-book glitch, the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings played for 33 innings in 1981. The game gives Barry ample opportunity to explore the world of minor league baseball. Not every Triple-A player becomes a Cal Ripken, and Barry gives generous attention to those who didn't make it.
    Barry, Dave Big Trouble Fiction Suggested By:
    With a wicked wit, razor-sharp observations, rich characters, and a plot with more twists than the Inland Waterway, Dave Barry makes his debut a complete and utter triumph.
    Barry, Dave Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down! Humorous Suggested By:
    A Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times bestselling author delivers a riotous read that touches on everything from internet millionaires to low-flow toilets. "A gifted and engaging humorist, Barry never ceases to entertain"
    Barry, Dave Dave Barry Turns 50 Humorous Suggested By:
    A Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and "master humorist" (Publishers Weekly) takes readers on a wild tour through life, the aging process, and the baby boomer generation
    Barry, John M. The Great Influenza Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Examines the 1918 flu pandemic -- and science's eventual triumph over the devastating virus. "Easily our fullest, richest, most panoramic history of the subject" (The New York Times Book Review).
    Barry, John M. The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History Non-fiction Suggested By:
    The strongest weapon against pandemic is the truth. Read why in the definitive account of the 1918 Flu Epidemic. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of research, The Great Influenza provides us with a precise and sobering model.
    Barry, Lynda Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor Paperback Non-fiction For the past decade, Lynda has run a highly popular writing workshop for non-writers called Writing the Unthinkable. Collaged texts, ballpoint pen doodles, and watercolour washes adorn Syllabus' yellow lined pages, which offer advice on finding a creative voice and using memories to inspire the writing process.
    Barthas, Louis Poilu Memoir Suggested By:
    Compiled from the author's wartime journals, this "exceptionally vivid" read (New York Times bestselling author Max Hastings) chronicles four years in the life of Louis Barthas, who left his small winemaking town in the French countryside to fight the Germans on the front lines of World War I.
    Bartolucci, Marisa Living Large in Small Spaces Non-fiction Expressing personal style in 100 to 1,000 square feet.
    Barton, Fiona The Child Fiction Suggested By: Book Award List.
    From a list of books that you can read in one sitting. As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it's a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss.
    Bas Bleu Catalog City Walks Travel Decks of cards suggesting walks in various cities. Check out London.
    Bascomb, Neal The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Based on a trove of top-secret documents and never-before-seen diaries and letters of the saboteurs, The Winter Fortress is an arresting chronicle of a brilliant scientist, a band of spies on skis, perilous survival in the wild, Gestapo manhunts, and a last-minute operation that would alter the course of the war.
    Basinger, Jeanine The Star Machine Non-fiction Studios used to be alchemists, spinning ordinary men and women into silver-screen gods. They were given fake noses, fake teeth, fake bios, and fake names. Almost nothing about them was real, which was exactly the point. One bone to pick: Basinger claims the star-minting machine is now dead...not as long as Hannah Montana, Zac and Vanessa are rolling off of the assembly line.
    Bastianich, Lidia Matticchio and Tanya Bastianich Manuali Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master Cookbook Suggested By:
    $.53 Kindle book. I used a $1.50 promotional bonus. From one of the most beloved chefs and authors in America, a beautifully illustrated collection of 150 simple, seasonal Italian recipes told with commonsense cooking wisdom--from the cutting board to the kitchen table.
    Basu, Diksha The Windfall Fiction Suggested By:
    When the Jha family suddenly becomes rich, their new lifestyle poses unforeseen challenges. "A delicious, addictive treat...I almost fell out of bed laughing" - Kevin Kwan author of Crazy Rich Asians.
    Baszile, Natalie Queen Sugar Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
    Book on which the Oprah Winfrey Network TV show is based. There is a value system, an earthiness, and a calm assuredness about just being in the ordinariness of life that turns out to be rather extraordinary.
    Batuman, Elif The Idiot Fiction Suggested By:
    NPR Best Book of 2017. "roaringly funny...intellectually subtle, surprising, and enlightening." The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings.
    Bauby, Jean-Dominique The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death Memoir Suggested By:
    A celebration of the liberating power of consciousness - a triumphant book that lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. In 1995 Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young children, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of...
    Bauermeister, Erica The School of Essential Ingredients Fiction Suggested By: Author.
    From an author chosen by the Reese Witherspoon book club. Once a month on a Monday night, eight students gather in Lillian's restaurant for a cooking class. Among them is Claire, a young woman coming to terms with her new identity as a mother; Tom, a lawyer whose life has been overturned by loss; Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer adapting to life in America; and Carl and Helen, a long-married couple whose union contains surprises the rest of the class would never suspect. The students have come to learn the art behind Lillian's soulful dishes, but it soon becomes clear that each seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. And soon they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create.
    Baum, L. Frank Glinda of Oz Classic Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle book. Book 14/14. Dorothy and Ozma travel to stop a war between the Flatheads and Skeezers; then Glinda and a cohort of Dorothy's friends set out to rescue them.
    Baum, L. Frank Little Wizard Stories of Oz Classic Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle book. 6 short stories. The stories were part of a project, by Baum and his publisher Reilly & Britton, to revitalize and continue the series of Oz books that Baum had written up to that date. The story collection effectively constitutes a fifteenth Oz book by Baum.
    Baum, L. Frank Rinkitink in Oz Classic Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle book. Book 10/14. No one from Oz appears in the book until its climax. Most of the action takes place on three islands – Pingaree, Regos, and Coregos – and within the Nome King's caverns.
    Baum, L. Frank The Lost Princess of Oz Classic Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle book. Book 11/14. begins with the disappearance of Princess Ozma, the ruler of Oz and covers Dorothy and the Wizard's efforts to find her.
    Baum, L. Frank The Magic of Oz Classic Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle Book. Book 13/14. The Magic of Oz relates the unsuccessful attempt of the Munchkin boy Kiki Aru and former Nome King Ruggedo to conquer Oz.
    Baum, L. Frank The Scarecrow of Oz Classic Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle book. Book 9/14. Baum's personal favorite of the Oz books and tells of Cap'n Bill and Trot journeying to Oz and, with the help of the Scarecrow, overthrowing the cruel King Krewl of Jinxland. Cap'n Bill and Trot (Mayre Griffiths) had previously appeared in two other novels by Baum, The Sea Fairies and Sky Island.
    Baum, L. Frank The Sea Fairies Classic Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle Book. Mayre Griffiths, nicknamed Trot, or sometimes Tiny Trot, is a little girl who lives on the coast of southern California. Her father is the captain of a sailing schooner, and her constant companion is Cap'n Bill Weedles, a retired sailor with a wooden leg.
    Baum, L. Frank The Tin Woodman of Oz Classic Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle book. Book 12/14. The Tin Woodman is unexpectedly reunited with his Munchkin sweetheart Nimmie Amee from the days when he was flesh and blood.
    Baum, L. Frank Tik-Tok of Oz Classic Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle book. Book 8/14. The book actually has little to do with Tik-Tok and is primarily the quest of the Shaggy Man (introduced in The Road to Oz) to rescue his brother, and his resulting conflict with the Nome King.
    Baum, L. Frank Various - The Wizard of Oz Series Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
    1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900 - read 2017/05)
    2. The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904 - read 2018/06)
    3. Ozma of Oz (1907 - read 2018/08)
    4. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz (1908 - read 2019/08)
    5. The Road to Oz (1909 - read 2020/04)
    6. The Emerald City of Oz (1910 - read 2021/08)
    7. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913 - read 2022/07)
    8. Tik-Tok of Oz (1914)
    9. The Scarecrow of Oz (1915)
    10. Rinkitink in Oz (1916)
    11. The Lost Princess of Oz (1917)
    12. The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918)
    13. The Magic of Oz (1919)
    14. Glinda of Oz (1920)
    Baum, L. Frank and Ruth Plumly Thompson The Royal Book of Oz In which the Scarecrow goes to search for his family tree and discovers that he is the Long Lost Emperor of the Silver Island Classic Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle book. Book 15/14 (after Baum ended his series). Prof. Wogglebug announces his plan to create a genealogy of the important people in Oz, a "Royal Book." In so doing, he inadvertently insults the Scarecrow as a person of no family, no ancestry. The abashed Scarecrow goes home to the Munchkin Country to look into his roots.
    Bawer, Bruce Stealing Jesus Non-fiction Details the gospel of hate that is preached by the likes of Jerry Falwell.
    Bayoumi, Moustafa How Does It Feel To Be A Problem? Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
    Being young and Arab in America.
    Beagin, Jen Pretend I'm Dead Fiction Suggested By:
    A young house cleaner seeks a new start in Taos, New Mexico - but will her off-kilter life really help her escape the past?
    Beall, Sam The Blackberry Farm Cookbook Cookbook Four Seasons of Great Food and the Good Life. I think I read a review of this, but lost it in the database delete incident.
    Beam, Cris To the End of June Non-fiction Suggested By:
    The intimate life of American foster care. Who are the children in foster care? What, as a country, do we owe them? Cris Beam, a foster mother herself, spend five years immersed in the world of foster care looking into these questions and tracing firsthand stories.
    Beard, Peter Zara's Tales: Perilous Escapades in Equatorial Africa Non-fiction Spellbinding memoir is both exhilirating and enlightening, and the old photos of 1950's Kenya are spectacular.
    Beaseley, Sandra Don't Kill the Birthday Girl Non-fiction A sufferer's witty, sobering account of living with life-threatening food allergies.
    Beaton, M.C. Various - The Agatha Raisin Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Movie/TV.
    1. The Quiche of Death (1992)
    2. The Vicious Vet (1993)
    3. The Potted Gardener (1994)
    4. The Walkers of Dembley (1995)
    5. Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (1996)
    6. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (1997)
    7. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death (1998)
    8. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham (1999)
    9. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden (19++)
    10. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam (2000)
    11. Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell (2001)
    12. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came (2002)
    13. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate (2003)
    14. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House (2003)
    15. The Deadly Dance (2004)
    16. The Perfect Paragon (2005)
    17. Love, Lies and Liquor (2006)
    18. Kissing Christmas Goodbye (2007)
    19. A Spoonful of Poison (2008)
    20. There Goes the Bride (2009)
    21. Busy Body (2010)
    22. As The Pig Turns (2011)
    23. Hiss and Hers (2012)
    24. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead (2013)
    25. The Blood of an Englishman (2014)
    26. Dishing the Dirt (2015)
    27. Pushing Up Daisies (2016)
    28. The Witches' Tree (2017)
    29. Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer (2018)
    30. Beating About the Bush (2019)
    31. Hot to Trot (2020)
    32. Down the Hatch (2021)
    Beatrice, Allyson Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby Memoir The message board maven recounts how she found a new family in the [Buffy the Vampire Slayer] show's devoted online community.
    Beauman, Ned The Teleportation Accident Fiction This fizzy novel is a great time machine all its own, jumping between the Renaissance and the future, flirting with noir, sci-fi, and romance, and skewering the "same empty people going to the same empty parties" along the way.
    Bechdel, Alison Fun Home Memoir Dykes to Watch Our For...Graphic Memoir...While Fun Home takes only a coupla of hours to read, it has depth and sweetness few can match at five times the length.
    Bechky, Beth A. Blood, Powder, and Residue Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Most people already know that a single fingerprint can lead to an arrest and conviction - but how does the process actually work? This vivid peek behind the curtain takes you into the world of forensic science in a way that manages to be both scholarly and engaging.
    Bechtel, Stefan Dogtown: tales of rescue, rehabilitation, and redemption Non-fiction This collection of stories tells of the dedicated people at the Dogtown rescue organization in Kanab, Utah, who are devoted to helping unadoptable animals find welcoming homes.
    Becker, Elizabeth You Don't Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
    Recommended by the NYT or the Washington Post (I forget which). Kate Webb, an Australian iconoclast, Catherine Leroy, a French daredevil photographer, and Frances FitzGerald, a blue-blood American intellectual, arrived in Vietnam with starkly different life experiences but one shared purpose: to report on the most consequential story of the decade. At a time when women were considered unfit to be foreign reporters, Frankie, Catherine, and Kate challenged the rules imposed on them by the military, ignored the belittlement of their male peers, and ultimately altered the craft of war reportage for generations.
    Becker, Suzy I Had Brain Surgery, What's your Excuse? Memoir Tragicomedy. Underwent brain surgery to remove a benign mass, and suffered severe speech and memory loss for several months afterward. Even in her darkest hour she's likable, and as you applaud her recovery you also realize you'll miss looking after her.
    Beeby, Vicki The Ops Room Girls Fiction Suggested By:
    $0.00 Kindle book. An uplifting and romantic WW2 saga (The Women's Auxiliary Air Force Book 1). It is 1939 and working class Evie Bishop has received a scholarship to study mathematics at Oxford when tragedy turns her life upside down. Evie must seek a new future for herself and, inspired to contribute to the war effort, joins the Women's Auxiliary Air Force as an Ops Room plotter. Posted to a fighter station on the Sussex Coast, Evie befriends two other WAAFs – shy, awkward May and flirty, glamorous Jess. Faced with earning the approval of strict officers and finding their way in a male dominated world, the three girls band together to overcome challenges, navigate new romances and keep their pilots safe in the skies. But the German bombers seem to know more than they should about the base's operations, and soon Evie, May and Jess are caught up in a world more dangerous than they ever imagined…
    Beha, Christopher Arts & Entertainments Fiction Suggested By:
    "A funny, sharp study of celebrity" (Entertainment Weekly). In a state of desperation, failed actor and drama teacher Eddie sells a sex tape he made with his now famous ex-girlfriend, setting into motion a disastrous and bizarre series of events. "Entertaining and thought-provoking" (Booklist).
    Belanger, Eric J. The Weight Loss Lifestyle Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. Your Proven Starting Guide to Lose Weight and Get Healthier While Saving Time and Money.
    Bell, Cece El Deafo Youth Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
    Cece's life story. How she became deaf and learned to find her own superpower in the thing that made her different. There's so much humanity in the story - even though she portrays herself as a bunny rabbit (wtf?).
    Bell, Darcey A Simple Favor Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Movie/TV.
    The basis for a hit film starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively! When single mom Stephanie's wealthy best friend disappears, she'll stop at nothing to uncover the truth. "Brilliantly structured… An edge-of-your-seat domestic thriller" (New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight).
    Bell, Jay Something Like Summer GLBT Suggested By:
    I remember sneaking over to his house in the middle of the night. And the secret love we used to share. That was back in high school. I never expected to see him again...Coming out isn't easy, especially for a gay teenager living in Texas during the nineties. Ben thought it was his best chance of finding love. Instead he ended up lonelier than before.
    Bell, Justin, Mike Kraus Darkness Rising Box Set Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
    $1.07 Kindle book. The Complete Darkness Rising Series - Books 1-6. Darkness Rising is a thrilling post-apocalyptic series that follows the survivors of a massive terrorist attack that isn't quite what it seems. As you learn more about the Fraser family and a few brave government agents who are attempting to unravel the horror and mystery behind the attacks, you'll soon discover that not everything in the apocalypse is as it appears to be.
    1. Darkness Rising
    2. The Lost Light
    3. Gray Skies
    4. Aftershock
    5. Dark Cloud
    6. Turning Point
    Bell, Lillian Various - A Funeral Parlor Mystery Series Craft Suggested By:
    1. A Grave Issue
    2. If the Coffin Fits
    Bell, Mary T. Food Drying with an Attitude Cookbook Suggested By: Author.
    $2.15 Kindle book. A Fun and Fabulous Guide to Creating Snacks, Meals, and Crafts.
    Bell, Peggy Stuck to Unstoppable: Living Life With Power, Passion, and Purpose Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. Are you feeling stuck in life, wishing there was more to it than you are presently experiencing? It's time to unlock your path to joy, purpose and fulfillment and take control of your own happiness. Author Peggy Bell gives you the blueprint to rediscover your forgotten dreams or create new ones that move you toward the life you not only desire, but also deserve.
    Bell, Terry D. Tom Not Tommy Memoir Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. A story of friendship in a disabled world. In the late 60's and early 70's, Tom is the fun "older guy" in the neighborhood, and although his disability confines him to a wheelchair, he's energetic and outgoing as the kids look up to him due his zest for life and good humor. Young Terry grows from a little "blabbermouth knucklehead" into a teenager to become Tom's best friend and caregiver. Together, they bring out the best in each other as the adventures unfold against a backdrop of baseball, rock and roll, moon missions, mini bikes, polyester pants, pinball, and hot rods.
    Bell, W. Kamau The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell Humorous Suggested By:
    An Emmy Award-nominated comedian shares his thoughts on race, pop culture, and fatherhood in this hilarious and thought-provoking book.
    Bellamy, Guy The Man Who Won Fiction Suggested By:
    For writer Andy Devlin life has always been a struggle. But when his debts spiral out of control and he's forced to sell his home to pay them off, he finds himself unable to afford a new place to live.
    Belle de Jour Secret Diary of a Call Girl Memoir Now a Showtime series. Belle couldn't find a job after University. Her impressive degree was not paying her rent or buying her food. But after a fantastic threesome with a very rich couple who gave her a ton of money, Belle realized that she could earn more than anyone she knew--by becoming a call girl.
    Bellows, Melina Gerosa Wish Chick Lit 8-year-old grows up into entertainment journalist. A refreshingly real heroine makes us wish this three-decades-long journey didn't end.
    Belluck, Pam Island Practice Non-fiction A fun profile of Nantucket's gun-toting, marijuana-prescribing house-call-making local doctor.
    Belovitch, Brian Trans Figured GLBT Suggested By:
    My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man.
    Belushi, Judith Belushi Auto/Biography Belushi's widow coedits a dishy oral history with previously unseen photos.
    Bender, Aimee and others, Edited by Christopher Golden The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology SciFi Suggested By: Author.
    Stoker-award-winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never-before-published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today's hottest writers. Inside there are stories about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardor of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus. Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection. Including one by Aimee Bender.
    Bender, Aimee and Various Others Edited by Joe Fassler Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process Essays Suggested By:
    $2.15 Kindle book. Couldn't find it at the library, so I bought it to read the Aimee Bender essay. A stunning masterclass on the creative process, the craft of writing, and the art of finding inspiration from Stephen King, Elizabeth Gilbert, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, Roxane Gay, Neil Gaiman, and more of the most acclaimed writers at work today
    Benfante, Michael Reluctant Hero Memoir After rousting his panicked telecommunications colleagues form their 81-st floor WTC offices on 9/11, Benefante came across a woman in a wheelchair and helped carry her down the stairwells to safety. Their brave journey is told in riveting detail.
    Benincasa, Sara Agorafabulous Memoir Suggested By:
    Storytelling that is hilarious, honest, raw, and absurd. A comedian recounts her struggles with agoraphobia in a memoir heralded as "blisteringly funny yet affecting.
    Benjamin, Chloe The Immortalists Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
    It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children--four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness--sneak out to hear their fortunes. The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.
    Benjamin, David The Life and Times of the Last Kid Picked Memoir Suggested By:
    David Benjamin recounts his madcap childhood in this side-splitting memoir that "deftly evokes both the bewilderment and savvy of kids trying to get a handle on life".
    Benjamin, Melanie The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb Fiction Suggested By:
    A barnstorming tale of an irrepressible, brawling, bawdy era and the remarkable women who had the courage to match the unique spirit of America's Gilded Age. She was only two feet, eight inches tall, but more than a century later, her legend reaches out to us.
    Benjamin, Walter Illuminations Essays Suggested By:
    Walter Benjamin transformed the study of culture with his insights on literature, art, philosophy, and history. This dazzling collection features many of the essays that cemented his legacy as an essential modern thinker.
    Bennett, Brit The Mothers Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
    Bennett speaks about how important it is to her to "depict ordinary black life. I think that there's something really powerful and humanizing of not foregrounding white racism as the number one problem of being black." The Vignes twins are identical, but one chooses to pass for white, and the other raises her black daughter in the same small town where she grew up.
    Bennett, Brit The Vanishing Half Fiction Suggested By: Other.
    The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect?
    Bennett, Ellie Mud, Sweat & Gears: Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats Memoir Suggested By: Other.
    Suggested by comment on George Mahood's FB page.
    Bennett, Ray The Underachiever's Manifesto Humorous Suggested By:
    Check the statewide library system. The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great. Playfully persuasive pocket guide to living life to the least and loving it. With sharp humor and genuine wisdom, this welcome little book extols the fabulous benefits of underachievement in our overextended society.
    Bennetts, Leslie The Feminine Mistake Non-fiction Haunted by the financial straits that faced her grandmother, whose husband left her for his mistress, and her mother, who returned to work after Bennetts' father lost his job, the author never considered quitting her job as a journalist after having two kids.
    Benson, Richard F in Exams: Complete Failure Edition Humorous Suggested By:
    Fail in style with this sidesplitting compendium of real, creative, and hilariously incorrect student answers. This omnibus collects all four volumes of the riotous New York Times bestselling series.
    Bentham, Dev Learning From Isaac GLBT Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. It's hard to break out of a rut. For years, Nathan submerged himself into his job at St. Genevieve's. He enjoys teaching, hates faculty meetings, loves his science and has committed himself to the cycle of college life. Along the way, he's become resigned to being a gay man in a straight culture, a Jew among Catholics, and single in a world of couples. Then the brilliant Isaac Wolf appears in his classroom. Isaac's a few years older than his fellow students, gorgeous, self-composed and Jewish.
    Bentley, Toni The Surrender Memoir Um. She's into alternative sex and I can't believe that People Magazine reviewed this book. "Bentley recounts her romance with...[a man] who sodomozed her precisely 298 times. Bentley counte. She also kept all their used condoms in a red mahogany chest." EEEEEW. I think reading this might be like watching a trainwreck.
    Bentley, Toni Winter Season: A Dancer's Journal Memoir Suggested By: Other.
    This book was mentioned by the author of some fictional ballet story. Bentley's association with the New York City Ballet began when she was accepted by the affiliated School of American Ballet at the age of eleven. Seven years later, she became a member of the company. In the fall of 1980, as the winter season opened, she found herself facing an emotional crisis: her dancing was not going well. At 22 she felt that her life had lost direction. To try to make something of her experience, on paper if not on stage, she began to keep a journal, describing her day-to-day activities and looking back on her past. The result is perhaps the closest that most of us will ever come to knowing what it feels like to be a dancer, on stage and off. It also offers memorable glimpses of some notable members of the City ballet, with, at the center, the man whose vision they all served--George Balanchine.
    Benton, W. R. The Fall of America: Fatal Entcounters Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. Book 2. continues John's story of survival and resistance after society breaks down. Russian invaders continue to try and pacify the areas of the South under their control. The American resistance groups divide their forces into small cells to better operate effectively behind enemy lines. But as their efforts begin to gain ground the Russians respond with harsh reprisals; mass executions become the norm and prison camps soon spring up in remote small towns. "Fear brings compliance," is their motto.
    Benton, W. R. The Fall of America: Premonition of Death Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. Book 1. It started with the "Biggest" stock market crash in history. Banks shut down under the weight of their bogus investments, and the financial sector failed. People looked to the government to make it all better. They couldn't! Hyper-inflation, mass unemployment and infrastructure started to breakdown. The food trucks didn't show up at the stores and the shelves went empty.
    Benway, Robin Emmy & Oliver Youth Suggested By:
    As children, Emmy and Oliver were best friends -- until Oliver's father kidnapped him. When he returns home years later, can they find their way back to each other? A "heartfelt, funny, irreverent, and ultimately satisfying"
    Berendt, John The City of Falling Angels Non-fiction Tales of living in Venice from the author of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".
    Berg, Elizabeth Make Someone Happy Essays Suggested By:
    This is a collection of favorite blog entries and postings.
    Berg, Elizabeth Various - Elizabeth Berg Fiction Suggested By: Author.
    • Family traditions: celebrations for holidays and everyday (1992)
    • Durable Goods (1993 - read 2002/05)
    • Talk Before Sleep (1994 - read 2006/08, Kindle)
    • Range of Motion (1995 - read 2002/05, Kindle)
    • The Pull of the Moon (1996 - read 2006/09, Kindle)
    • Joy School (1997 - read 2002/05)
    • What We Keep (1998 - read 2002/02, Kindle)
    • Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True (1999 - read 2007/11)
    • Until the Real Thing Comes Along (1999 - read 2002/02, Kindle)
    • Open House (2000 - read 2002/05, Kindle)
    • Never Change (2001 - read 2002/05, 2006/09, Kindle)
    • Ordinary Life: stories (2002 - read 2007/09, Kindle)
    • True to Form (2002 - 2003/02, Kindle)
    • Say When (2003 - read 2003/06, 2004/11, Kindle)
    • The Art of Mending (2004 - read 2006/01, Kindle)
    • The Year of Pleasures (2005 - read 2012/09, 2019/03, Kindle)
    • The Handmaid and the Carpenter (2006 - read 2007/10)
    • We Are All Welcome Here (2006 - read 2006/11, 2019/06, Kindle)
    • Dream When You're Feeling Blue (2007 - read 2008/01, Kindle)
    • The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted (2008 - read 2008/08, Kindle)
    • Home Safe (2009 - read 2009/06, Kindle)
    • The Last Time I Saw You: A Novel (2010 - read 2010/10, 2010/10, Kindle)
    • Once Upon a Time, There Was You (2011 - read 2012/04, Kindle)
    • Tapestry of Fortunes (2013 - read 2013/12, Kindle)
    • The Dream Lover (2015 - read 2015/04, did not like this book. Do not buy a Kindle copy)
    • Make Someone Happy: Favorite Postings Book 1/3 (2016)
    • Still Happy Book 2/3 (2017)
    • The Story of Arthur Truluv (2017 - read 2017/12, Kindle)
    • Night of Miracles (2018 - read 2018/12, Kindle)
    • Happy To Be Here Book 3/3 (2019)
    • The Confession Club (2019, Kindle)
    • I'll Be Seeing You (10/27/2020)
    Berg, Elizabeth Various - The Happy Series Essays Suggested By: Author.
    Compilations of Facebook posts.
    1. Make Someone Happy
    2. Still Happy
    3. Happy to Be Here
    Berger, Phil The Last Laugh Memoir Suggested By: Author.
    Recommended by Jerry Seinfeld. The Last Laugh is the first and only book to take readers deep into the bizarre universe of the standup comic, from the classic years of Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, and Shecky Greene, to today's comedy superstars. Phil Berger shows how styles and trends in standup have changed over the past fifty years, but how taking the stage in a comedy club is as tough as it's always been. Performers profiled in the book include Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Elaine Boosler, Robert Klein, Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Dick Gregory, Andy Kaufman, Steve Martin, Cheech and Chong, Eddie Murphy, and a host of others. Filled with comics' hilarious routines and anecdotes, this substantially updated edition also chronicles the lives and careers of more recent artists, including Richard Lewis and Jay Leno.
    Berger, Thomas Arthur Rex Fantasy Suggested By: Unknown.
    Gave my copy to the library. In Berger's medieval England, the damsel in distress is never what she appears to be. Merlin is a wizard of a completely different stripe. Classic heroes and villains are vividly reimagined, breathing fresh life into a familiar story. Powerful, emotional, and at times laugh-out-loud funny, Arthur Rex is an unforgettable tribute to one of the most celebrated tales of all time.
    Berger, Thomas Little Big Man Fiction Suggested By:
    Adopted by a Cheyenne chief, a young pioneer boy named Jack embarks on an odyssey of love, loss, and adventure on the wild frontier. "The very best novel ever about the American West." (The New York Times Book Review)
    Bergman, Megan Mayhew Birds of a Lesser Paradise Short Stories Wise, deeply pleasurable stories centered on humanity's enduring connection to the world's wild things.
    Berkun, Scott The Dance of the Possible: the mostly honest completely irreverent guide to creativity Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. The powers of creative thinking can be yours if you're willing to laugh and learn in this concise, cliche free and memorable short book. With challenging chapters on topics like creative confidence, making bold decisions, and separating the need for feedback from the desire for encouragement, even if you've read other books on the subject or if this is your first, The Dance of The Possible will surprise you, make you think, laugh and perhaps even dance when you get back to work.
    Berlin, Lucia A Manual for Cleaning Women Short Stories 43 autobiographical stories that read like one long fascinating conversation full of switchbacks and revelations. Bright and fierce and full of wild color.
    Bernard, Francoise La Cuisine: Everyday French Home Cooking Cookbook Best described as a French Joy of Cooking. English-language versions of timeless Gallic dishes.
    Bernd, Heinrich Mind of the Raven Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Available as a library eBook. Investigations and adventures with wolf-birds. Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father" as well as observing them in their natural habitat. He studies their daily routines, and in the process, paints a vivid picture of the ravens' world.
    Bernheimer, Kate My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me Fiction Suggested By:
    The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction.
    Bernick, Elisa The Family Sabbatical Handbook Travel The Budget Guide To Living Abroad With Your Family. Full of charm and humor, it raises tempting possibilities, makes one admire the grit, flexibility and committment of those who take the plunge, elicits amazement, and here a there a laugh.
    Bernier, Olivier Pleasure and Privilege Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Woven together from personal letters, diaries and other historical documents this book pulls back the curtain on the life of the aristocracy in France, Naples, and America during the late 1700s, before the revolution ushered in a new age. This is the same time period as the movie "The Favorite" with Emma Stone and "Queen Anne" and the weird weird shit that happened.
    Berns, Gregory Satisfaction: The Science of Finding True Fufillment Non-fiction Instead of being ruled by the so-called pleasure principle, peole are driven by challenge, adversity, and novelty. Berns challenges assumptions about what makes us tick and suggests how we can derive more satisfaction from our lives.
    Berry, Flynn Northern Spy Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
    NYT Bestseller and 2021 Reese's Book Club pick. When footage from a robbery indicates Tessa's sister has joined the IRA, it sends shockwaves through her family - and all of Ireland. But what's the truth?
    Berry, Jan Things to Make With Mint Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book.
    Berry, Mary Mary Berry's Christmas Collection Cookbook Suggested By:
    $2.15 Kindle book. Over 100 fabulous recipes and tips for a hassle-free festive season.
    Berry, Wendell The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry Essays Suggested By: Other.
    Recommended by Nick Offerman (the actor). The writings gathered in The World-Ending Fire are the unique product of a life spent farming the fields of rural Kentucky with mules and horses, and of the rich, intimate knowledge of the land cultivated by this work. These are essays written in defiance of the false call to progress and in defense of local landscapes, essays that celebrate our cultural heritage, our history, and our home. With grace and conviction, Wendell Berry shows that we simply cannot afford to succumb to the mass-produced madness that drives our global economy--the natural world will not allow it.
    Bertauski, Tony The Annihiliation of Foreverland SciFi Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. When kids awake on an island, they're told there was an accident. Before they can go home, they will visit Foreverland, an alternate reality that will heal their minds.
    Bertinelli, Valerie Losing It Memoir Bertinelli isn't a literary stylist, but her writing is as movingly honest and intimate as a heart-to-heart talk.
    Bertino, Marie-Helene 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas Fiction Suggested By:
    One of NPR's Best Books of 2014! On the day before Christmas Eve in Philadelphia, the lives of a nine-year-old budding singer, a fifth-grade teacher, and the owner of a legendary jazz club will intersect in moving and magical ways.
    Bertsche, Rachel MWF seeking BFF Memoir Suggested By:
    A journalist chronicles her yearlong hunt for a new BFF in this "charming" memoir (People). "Engaging and often hilarious… I couldn't put it down" (Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project).
    Bester, Alfred The Stars My Destination SciFi Recommended by Ernest Cline (Ready Player One). Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die.
    Beston, Henry The Outermost House Memoir Chronicles the year Beston spend alone in a remote Cape Code beach house. Classic of American nature writing. Bas Bleu.
    Betts, Kate My Paris Dream Memoir Harper's Bazaar editor in chief recalls moving to Paris after college graduation in 1986, determined not only to master the French language, but also to make an indelible mark on the world of fashion journalism.
    Betz-Hamilton, Axton The Less People Know About Us Memoir Suggested By: Friend.
    Recommended by Jamie/lettergirl. Axton Betz-Hamilton grew up in small-town Indiana in the early '90s. When she was 11 years old, her parents both had their identities stolen. Their credit ratings were ruined, and they were constantly fighting over money. This was before the age of the Internet, when identity theft became more commonplace, so authorities and banks were clueless and reluctant to help Axton's parents.
    Beukes, Lauren Broken Monsters SciFi Author of The Shining Girls. Buekes tells whodunit almost at the outset. That eliminates the "how", but not the "why" which turns out to be ma more complicated thing. Smarter and sharper than your average splatter paperback.
    Beyer, Rick and Elizabeth Sayles The Ghost Army of World War II Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Nicknamed "the Ghost Army", an elite unit of American GIs helped win the war in Europe by confusing Hitler's armies with art, trickery, and illusion.
    Bielawski, Eddie Invisible Jews: Surviving the Holocaust in Poland Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. For three long years, starting in 1941 when the Nazis started the deportations and mass killings, Eddie and his family hid in secret bunkers that were dug in fields, under sheds, or constructed in barn lofts. It seemed that the only way that a Jew could survive in wartime Poland was to become invisible. So they became invisible Jews.
    Billings, Alexandra This Time for Me GLBT Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. Free with Amazon Prime First Reads. An emotional, funny, and fabulous memoir by trailblazing and award-winning Trans actor and activist Alexandra Billings. Born in 1962, Alexandra Billings grew up in a decade in which being herself was illegal. When she started transitioning in 1980, the word "Transgender" was not commonly used. With no Trans role models and no path to follow, Alexandra did what her family, teachers, and even friends said was impossible: Alexandra forged ahead.
    Binchy, Maeve Chestnut Street Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
    $2.15 Kindle book. A poignant and heartwarming collection of stories centered on the comings and goings of one delightful street in Dublin.
    Binchy, Maeve Circle of Friends Brit Lit Suggested By:
    $2.15 Kindle book. There is a movie based on this book. At university in Dublin, childhood friends Benny and Eve met beautiful Nan Mahlon and Jack Foley, a doctor's handsome son. But heartbreak and betrayal would bring the worlds of Knockglen and Dublin into explosive collision. Long-hidden lies would emerge to test the meaning of love and the strength of ties held within the fragile gold bands of a...Circle Of Friends.
    Binchy, Maeve Echoes Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
    $1.07 Kindle book. David Power and Clare O'Brien both grew up dreaming of escape from the battered seaside town of Castlebay, Ireland, but they might as well have had the ocean between them. David is the cherished son of a prosperous doctor, while Clare lives with her large family behind their faltering store, longing for a moment of quiet to study. When they both go to university in Dublin--he as a matter of course, she on a hard-won scholarship--their worlds collide. They find freedom in each other--until the families, lovers, and secrets they left in Castlebay come back to haunt them...
    Binchy, Maeve Evening Class Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
    $2.15 Kindle book. It was the quiet ones you had to watch. That's where the real passion was lurking. They came together at Mountainview College, a down-at-the-heels secondary school on the seamy side of Dublin, to take a course in Italian. It was Latin teacher Aidan Dunne's last chance to revive a failing marriage and a dead-end career. But Aidan's dream was headed for disaster until the mysterious Signora appeared, transforming a shared passion for Italy into a life-altering adventure for them all . . . bank clerk Bill and his dizzy fiance Lizzie: a couple headed for trouble . . . Kathy, a hardworking innocent propelled into adulthood in a shocking moment of truth . . . Connie, the gorgeous rich lady with a scandal ready to explode . . . glowering Lou, who joined the class as a cover for crime. And Signora, whose passionate past remained a secret as she changed all their lives forever. . . .
    Binchy, Maeve Firefly Summer Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
    $2.15 Kindle book. Kate Ryan and her husband, John, have a rollicking pub in the Irish village of Mountfern . . . four lovely children . . . and such wonderful dreams. But all that is about to change one fateful summer when American millionaire Patrick O'Neill comes to town with his irresistible charm, and money to burn. As love and hate vie for a town's quiet heart, old traditions begin to crumble away.
    Binchy, Maeve Heart and Soul Brit Lit Suggested By:
    $2.15 Kindle book. A story of patients and staff, family, and friends who are part of a heart clinic in a community caught between the old Ireland and the new.
    Binchy, Maeve Light a Penny Candle Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle book. I used Amazon credits to get this book for free. To escape the chaos of London during World War II, young Elizabeth White is sent to live a safer life in the small Irish town of Kilgarret. It is there, in the crowded, chaotic O'Connor household, that she meet Aisling--a girl who soon becomes her very best friend, sharing her pet kitten and secretly teaching her the intricacies of Catholicism.
    Binchy, Maeve Minding Frankie Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle book. It was $2, but I got it free with Amazon credit from some order that I made. A tale of joy, heartbreak and hope, about a motherless girl collectively raised by a close-knit Dublin community.
    Binchy, Maeve Nights Of Rain And Stars Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
    $3.23 Kindle book. Tourists enter the hilltop tavern, alone and in pairs, for a casual lunch. But a sudden tragedy in the harbor below causes these perfect strangers to become unlikely friends as their lives begin to entwine...
    Binchy, Maeve Quentins Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
    $2.15 Kindle book. Ella Brady wants to film a documentary about Quentins that will capture the spirit of Dublin from the 1970s to the present day. After all, the restaurant saw the people of a city become more confident in everything from their lifestyles to the food that they chose to eat. And Quentins has a thousand stories to tell. But as Ella uncovers more of what has gone on at Quentins, she begins to wonder whether some secrets should be kept that way...
    Binchy, Maeve Scarlet Feather Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
    $2.15 Kindle book. Two friends struggle to balance their personal and professional lives in this charming novel. They met in cooking school and became fast friends with a common dream. Now Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather hope to take Dublin by storm with their newly formed catering company.
    Binchy, Maeve The Lilac Bus Short Stories Suggested By:
    $2.15 Kindle book. The Journey -- Every Friday night young Ron Fitzgerald's lilac-colored minibus leaves Dublin for the Irish country town of Rathdoon with seven weekend commuters on board. All of them, from the joking bank porter, Mikey Burns, who plays the buffoon while his brother makes a fortune in the family business, to the rich doctor's daughter, Dee Burke, who is having a secret affair with a married man, have their reasons for making the journey. The Destination, Rathdoon, is the kind of Irish Village where family histories are shared and scandals don't stay secret for long. And this weekend, when Tom's bus pulls in, the riders find the unexpected waiting for them... as each of their very private lives unfolds to reveal a sharp betrayal of the heart, a young man's crime, and chance for new dreams among the eight intriguing men and women on... The Lilac Bus.
    Binchy, Maeve The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
    $6.46 Kindle book. I got suckered into buying this with a $6 credit for buying one of her other book. If you scribble story ideas on the backs of receipts…If you file away bits of overheard conversation from the coffee shop...If you've already chosen the perfect pen name...Well, then the journey has begun! In this warm and inspiring guide, beloved author Maeve Binchy shares her unique insight to how a best selling author writes: from finding a subject and creating good writing habits to sustaining progress and seeking a publisher.
    Binchy, Maeve Various - Maeve Binchy Novels Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
    • Light a Penny Candle (1982, Kindle)
    • Echoes (1985, Kindle)
    • Firefly Summer (1987, Kindle)
    • Silver Wedding (1988 - read 2019/05, Kindle)
    • Circle of Friends (1990, Kindle)
    • The Copper Beech (1992 - read 2022/04)
    • The Glass Lake (1994)
    • Evening Class (1996, Kindle)
    • Tara Road (1998)
    • Scarlet Feather (2000, Kindle)
    • Quentins (2002, Kindle)
    • Nights of Rain and Stars (2004, Kindle)
    • Whitethorn Woods (2006, Kindle)
    • Heart and Soul (2008, Kindle)
    • Minding Frankie (2010, Kindle)
    • A Week in Winter (2012 - read 2014/05, Kindle)
    Binchy, Maeve Various - Maeve Binchy Short Stories Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
    • Central Line (1978)
    • Victoria Line (1980)
    • Dublin 4 (1981)
    • London Transports (1983) (London Transports and Victoria Line Central Line consist of the same stories)
    • The Lilac Bus (1984, Kindle)
    • Story Teller: Collection of Short Stories (1990)
    • Dublin People (1993)
    • Cross Lines (1996)
    • This Year It Will Be Different: And Other Stories (1996)
    • The Return Journey (1998)
    • Chestnut Street (2014, Kindle)
    • A Few of the Girls (2015)
    Binchy, Maeve Whitethorn Woods Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle book. Free with some promotional credit that Amazon gave me for a Maeve Binchy book. When a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, everyone has a passionate opinion about whether the town will benefit or suffer. But young Father Flynn is most concerned with the fate of St. Ann's Well, which is set at the edge of the woods and slated for destruction. People have been coming to St. Ann's for generations to share their dreams and fears, and speak their prayers. Some believe it to be a place of true spiritual power, demanding protection; others think it's a mere magnet for superstitions, easily sacrificed. Father Flynn listens to all those caught up in the conflict, as the men and women of Whitethorn Woods must decide between the traditions of the past and the promises of the future.
    Birbiglia, Mike Sleepwalk With Me Memoir Suggested By: Author.
    In this achingly funny memoir, a comedian unpacks his chaotic upbringing with bountiful charm. Hilarious and touching.
    Bird, Eugenie and David Downton Fairie-ality: The Fashion Collection from the House of Ellwand Fantasy High quality picture book - fairie fashions made from feathers, flowers, nuts, etc.
    Bird, Steven The Shepherd Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. Society Lost volume one of two. The Shepherd is the first installment of the post-apocalyptic and dystopian thrill ride of the Society Lost Series! If you like SHTF, TEOTWAWKI, vigilante justice, prepper, dystopian, post-apocalyptic tales filled with action, adventure, tragedy, and triumph, join Jessie Townsend as he and his family struggle in a collapsing and uncertain world.
    Birmingham, Stephen Life at the Dakota Non-fiction Suggested By:
    A history of the Manhattan building and its famous tenants, from Lauren Bacall to John Lennon. When Singer sewing machine tycoon Edward Clark built a luxury apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side in the last 1800s, it was derisively dubbed "the Dakota" for being as far from the center of the downtown action as its namesake.
    Birmingham, Stephen Our Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New York History Suggested By:
    Over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, a handful of Jewish families in New York went from tenement homes to breathtaking mansions. Spurned by the gentile elite, they formed their own upper-class society.
    Birnbaum, Molly Season to Taste Memoir Suggested By:
    an aspiring chef's moving account of finding her way--in the kitchen and beyond--after a tragic accident destroys her sense of smell.
    Bishop, Anne Various - The Others Series Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
    Recommended by Sarah Painter.
    • Written in Red (2013)
    • Murder of Crows (2014)
    • Vision in Silver (2015)
    • Marked in Flesh (2016)
    • Etched In Bone (2017)
    • Lake Silence (2018)
    • Wild Country (2019)
    • Crowbones (2022)
    Bishop, Bill The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded American is Tearing Us Apart Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Armed with startling demographic data, Bill Bishop demonstrates how Americans have spent decades sorting themselves into alarmingly homogeneous communities--not by region or by state, but by city and neighborhood. With ever-increasing specificity, we choose the communities and media that are compatible with our lifestyles and beliefs. The result is a country that has become so ideologically inbred that people don't know and can't understand those who live just a few miles away. In The Big Sort, Bishop explores how this phenomenon came to be, and its dire implications for our country. He begins with stories about how we live today and then draws on history, economics, and our changing political landscape to create one of the most compelling big-picture accounts of America in recent memory.
    Bishop, David Hometown Secrets Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. Linda Darby Mystery book 2. Memories are funny things. The way they quietly hang around. Linger. Waiting for something we see or hear, or an unexpected event to slam them forward into our consciousness. To strike us the way headlights assault a dark road. Some memories bring along a smile, others foreshadow danger and there are those which cry out for resolution.
    Biss, Eula On Immunity Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
    Eye-opening critique of America's fear of vaccines. It will make you totally rethink your moral responsibility to every other human on earth. May convince anti-vaccine crusaders to change their mind.
    Bittman, Mark Bittman's Kitchen: What I Grill and Why Cookbook Suggested By: Author.
    $1.07 Kindle book. Kindle Single. Bittman also serves up a short but comprehensive guide to the grill, including how to get started, how to master doneness, what to grill, and what to keep in the pantry to make planning simple. Whether you cook everyday or pick up a set of tongs only on holiday weekends, these recipes are the ones you'll want to have on hand all summer long.
    Bittman, Mark Dinner for Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways--Easy, Vegan, or Perfect for Company Cookbook Suggested By: Author.
    $1.07 Kindle book. Was more expensive, but I had $2 in credits. Mark Bittman is revered for his simple, straightforward, and flexible approach to everyday cooking. In Dinner for Everyone, he shares 100 essential main dishes, each with easy, vegan, and all-out recipes as the mood or occasion requires. These 300 all-new recipes, accompanied by more than 100 full-color photographs, form a diverse collection that includes quick meals for busy weeknights (hearty soups, tacos, and one-pot pastas), creative plant-based fare that will please both vegans and non-vegans alike (lemon polenta with mushroom ragu, pomegranate-glazed eggplant, or cauliflower tinga tacos), and impressive dishes perfect for entertaining (handmade noodles and even your Thanksgiving centerpiece). Whatever the experience level, craving, or time constraint, home cooks will find exactly what they need to prepare all their favorites with confidence and enthusiasm. Rooted in Mark's philosophy of using efficient cooking techniques, fresh ingredients, and basic equipment--and written in his signature to-the-point style--Dinner for Everyone is a one-stop, indispensable reference for life's ultimate question: What's for dinner?
    Bittman, Mark Food Matters Non-fiction A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes. Want to lose weight, spend less, and help the earth? This smart guide by nutrition guru Bittman will get you started.
    Bittman, Mark How to Bake Everything: Simple Recipes for the Best Baking Cookbook Suggested By:
    $4.30 Kindle book. In the most comprehensive book of its kind, Mark Bittman offers the ultimate baker's resource. Finally, here is the simplest way to bake everything, from American favorites (Crunchy Toffee Cookies, Baked Alaska) to of-the-moment updates (Gingerbread Whoopie Pies). It explores global baking, too: Nordic ruis, New Orleans beignets, Afghan snowshoe naan. The recipes satisfy every flavor craving thanks to more than 2,000 recipes and variations: a pound cake can incorporate polenta, yogurt, ricotta, citrus, hazelnuts, ginger, and more. New bakers will appreciate Bittman's opinionated advice on essential equipment and ingredient substitutions, plus extensive technique illustrations. The pros will find their creativity unleashed with guidance on how to adapt recipes to become vegan, incorporate new grains, improvise tarts, or create customized icebox cakes using a mix-and-match chart. Demystified, deconstructed, and debunked--baking is simpler and more flexible than you ever imagined.
    Bittman, Mark How to Cook Everything Cookbook Suggested By: Author.
    $4.29 Kindle book. His recipes are relatively simple yet incredibly tasty.
    Bittman, Mark How to Cook Everything The Basics Cookbook Suggested By: Author.
    $4.29 Kindle book. All you need to make great food - with 1,000 photos.
    Bittman, Mark How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition Cookbook Suggested By: Author.
    $3.41 Kindle book. 2nd Edition Nov 2017. Ten years ago, this breakthrough cookbook made vegetarian cooking accessible to everyone. Today, the issues surrounding a plant-based diet--health, sustainability, and ethics--continue to resonate with more and more Americans, whether or not they're fully vegetarian. This new edition has been completely reviewed and revised to stay relevant to today's cooks: New recipes include more vegan options and a brand-new chapter on smoothies, teas, and more. Charts, variations, and other key information have been updated. And, new for this edition, the recipes are showcased in bright full-color photos throughout. With these photos and a host of recipes destined to become new favorites, this already classic vegetarian cookbook will continue to be more indispensable than ever.
    Bittman, Mark Leafy Greens: An A-to-Z Guide to 30 Types of Greens Plus More than 120 Delicious Recipes Cookbook Suggested By:
    $2.15 Kindle book. Kale and collards. Radicchio. Chinese cabbage. Swiss chard. Mustard greens. Broccoli raab. Arugula. Belgian endive. Greens are among our most delicious, nutritious, and versatile vegetables. All of us know we should be cooking with them, but few of us know how. In his classic Leafy Greens, bestselling author Mark Bittman shares what he knows about more than 30 common kinds of greens so you can start using them in satisfying salads, sides, and main courses every day.
    Bittman, Mark Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express Cookbook Suggested By: Author.
    $1.07 Kiddle book. 404 inspired seasonal dishes you can make in 20 minutes or less. The 404 seasonal recipes are sophisticated as they are simple: on a cold winter night, warm up with White Bean Stew served over crusty slices of oil-rubbed baguette. Welcome spring with Shrimp with Asparagus, Dill or Spice Poached Eggs and Truffled Arugula Prosciutto Salad. Make the most of summer produce with Scallop and Peach Ceviche or Apricot Cream Upside Down Pie, and try Salmon and Sweet Potato with Coconut Curry Sauce or Broiled Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts when the air starts to cool.
    Bittman, Mark Mark Bittman's Quick and Easy Recipes from the New York Times Cookbook Suggested By:
    $3.23 Kindle book. Featuring 350 recipes. In sections that cover everything from appetizers, soups, and sauces to meats, vegetables, side dishes, and desserts, Mark Bittman's Quick and Easy Recipes from The New York Times showcases the elegant and flexible cooking style for which Bittman is famous, as well as his deep appreciation for fresh ingredients prepared with minimal fuss.
    Bittman, Mark The Food Matters Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Author.
    $1.07 Kindle book. 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living. Since his own health prompted him to change his diet, Bittman has perfected cooking tasty, creative, and forward-thinking dishes based on vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Meat and other animal products are often included--but no longer as the centerpiece. In fact the majority of these recipes include fish, poultry, meat, eggs, or dairy, using them for their flavor, texture, and satisfying nature without depending on them for bulk.
    Bittman, Mark The Minimalist Cooks Dinner Cookbook Suggested By: Author.
    $3.41 Kindle book. More Than 100 Recipes for Fast Weeknight Meals and Casual Entertaining. The Minimalist Cooks Dinner showcases Mark Bittman's signature ease and imagination, and focuses on center-of-the-plate main dishes. And, in this new volume, he also provides recipes for classic, versatile side dishes as well as recommendations for wine and food pairings. With a majority of its main dish recipes taking less than thirty minutes to prepare, this is truly the book every busy cook has been waiting for. Every recipe in The Minimalist Cooks Dinner is big on flavor, drawing on the global pantry and international repertoire that sets Bittman apart
    Bittman, Mark The VB6 Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
    $2.15 Kindle book. More than 350 Recipes for Healthy Vegan Meals All Day and Delicious Flexitarian Dinners at Night.
    Bittman, Mark VB6 Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Mark Bittman shows how you can lose weight and get healthy by supplementing your omnivorous appetite with a plant-based diet. Complete with a 28-day eating plan and over 60 mouthwatering recipes.
    Bittman, Mark and Kerri Conan Bittman Bread: No-Knead Whole Grain Baking for Every Day Cookbook Suggested By:
    $3.23 Kindle book. This is the best bread you've ever had--best tasting, nourishing, and easy to make right in your own kitchen. Mark Bittman and co-author Kerri Conan have spent years perfecting their delicious, naturally leavened, whole-grain bread. Their discovery? The simplest, least fussy, most flexible way to make bread really is the best. Beginning with a wholesome, flavorful no-knead loaf (that also happens to set you up with a sourdough starter for next time), this book features a bounty of simple, adaptable recipes for every taste, any grain--including baguettes, hearty seeded loaves, sandwich bread, soft pretzels, cinnamon rolls, focaccia, pizza, waffles, and much more. At the foundation, Mark and Kerri offer a method that works with your schedule, a starter that's virtually indestructible, and all the essential information and personal insights you need to make great bread.
    Bittner, Mark The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Non-fiction Suggested By:
    After Mark Bittner moved to San Francisco's storied Telegraph Hill, his life changed when he befriended a group of wild parrots who also called his neighborhood home. I'm pretty sure I've both read this and watched the documentary.
    Bjorn, Nicholas Weight Loss Motivation Non-fiction Suggested By:
    $0.00 Kindle book. The Ultimate Motivation Guide: Weight Loss, Health, Fitness and Nutrition - Lose Weight and Feel Great!
    Black, Benjamin Christine Falls Crime/Mystery Recommended by Stephen King. In the debut crime novel from the Booker-winning author, a Dublin pathologist follows the corpse of a mysterious woman into the heart of a conspiracy among the city's high Catholic society.
    Black, Benjamin Elegy for April Crime/Mystery Black's engrossing third crime thriller set in 1950s Dublin (after The Silver Swan) finds pathologist Garret Quirke fresh from a stint in alcohol rehab. Quirke reluctantly agrees to help his daughter, Phoebe Griffin, with whom he has a tenuous relationship, find her missing best friend, April Latimer, a junior doctor at a local hospital.
    Black, Cara Murder Below Montparnasse Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Unknown.
    Francophiles and mystery lovers alike will devour investigator Aimée Leduc's latest outing, which takes here through the gorgeous if treacherous world of black-market art in Paris as she safeguards a long-lost Modigliani painting.
    Black, Cara Murder on the Quai Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
    Quintessential summer reading. Witness Aimée Leduc as she transforms from medical student to sleuth. Can she solve a murder mystery with connections to Nazi gold from World War II? "One of the best heroines in crime fiction today." -Lee Child
    Black, George Empire of Shadows History Suggested By:
    Epic, essential history. Explores the creation of Yellowstone, the United States's first national park - and the men behind this controversial feat.
    Black, Holly The Darkest Part of the Forest Youth Suggested By: Author.
    The story is about Hazel and her brother, Ben, who live in a small town where humans live in with a variety of mythical creatures.
    Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You Youth Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through six exhaustive sections featuring thirty-one faerie species, and culminating with an addendum that includes observations supplied by Jared Grace, this long-awaited compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast.
    Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi Arthur Spiderwick's Notebook for Fantastical Observations Youth he superdeluxe, lavishly illustrated "field guide" features 142 information-packed pages, 41 full-color plates, 6 spectacular gatefolds, 6 watercolor landscapes, scores of black-and-white and color sketches, and enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast.
    Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: The Wyrm King - Book 3 Youth The last book of the Spiderwick Saga, the story starts with the Vargas family going to a family therapist because of the children's latest strange behaviour, which Nick's father thinks is caused by his re-marrying.
    Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi Spiderwick Chronicles: Ironwood Tree - Book 4 Youth The family attends Mallory's fencing contest at school. During the contest, Jared finds a boy identical to him going through Mallory's bag.
    Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi Spiderwick Chronicles: The Wrath of Mulgarath - Book 5 Youth The Grace children return from the quarry to the Spiderwick estate, only to find the house in ruins and their mother gone.
    Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi The Chronicles of Spiderwick: A Grand Tour of the Enchanted World, Navigated by Thimbletack Youth Take a tour with Thimbletack, resident and caretaker of the Spiderwick mansion, as he guides you through his scrapbook and personal collection of faerie artifacts.
    Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi The Spiderwick Chronicles: Care and Feeding of Sprites Youth Many would have you believe that sprites (or "fairies" as they're often called) are sweet and pretty and ultimately peaceful creatures. But don't let the carefree nature of these dazzling beguilers fool you.
    Black, Molly Don't Look Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. I got this accidentally because I confused her with Holly Black. A Taylor Sage FBI Suspense Thriller--Book 1. Bodies of young men are turning up, dressed unusually in gowns and posed like dolls. When a tarot reader offers FBI Special Agent Taylor Sage a clue to finding the diabolical serial killer, Taylor has no choice but to open her mind and follow the trail. What she encounters, though, is far more harrowing than anything she expected--and may just change everything she thought she knew.
    Black, Rebecca Facing the Elephants: A Woman's Journey Through Life, Death, and Finding Spiritual Connection with a Family of Elephants Memoir Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book.
    Black, Sue All That Remains Non-fiction Suggested By:
    A leading forensic anthropologist reveals how her career has shaped her understanding of life and death and helped solve numerous crimes. "A perceptive study of a subject both deeply uncomfortable and uncommonly engrossing." (Publishers Weekly)
    Blackburn, John A Scent of New-mown Hay Post-Apocalyptic The Wind From Nowhere
    Blackout Various Short Stories Suggested By: Other.
    Six authors interlace stories about a group of teenagers navigating love and heartbreak en route to a block party in Brooklyn when a massive power outage hits New York City. May be available as an Overdrive eBook. Search for "Clayton, Dhonielle".
    • Long Walk by Jackson, Tiffany D.
    • Mask Off by Stone, Nic
    • Made to Fit by Woodfolk, Ashley
    • All the Great Love Stories ... and Dust by Clayton, Dhonielle
    • No Sleep Till Brooklyn by Thomas, Angie
    • Seymour and Grace by Yoon, Nicola
    Blackwell, Dave The Frustrations of Being Deaf Memoir Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. Frustrating, funny, confusing, and idiotic. People that shout, scream, wave their arms and hands around in an attempt to try and do sign language. Rude people that are ignorant or just plain embarrassed. Events that happen nearly every day in some way or another.
    Blackwood, Nina et al. VJ Non-fiction Takes you behind the scenes of the music network when it actually played music.
    Blaine, Gordon Montana Homestead Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
    $3.23 Kindle book. The author takes the reader on a journey from his first awareness of the need to prep and survive to his eventual decision to move off grid into the wilderness of Montana and start a bugout homestead. Not a "How To" manual, but more of a journal outlining the events and the readying of the new homestead. With dozens of photographs and detailed explanations of methods, he narrates how he built an 800 square foot cabin with the help of only his wife and kids and a few simple tools.
    Blair, Jesse The No-Nonsense Guide to Dividend Growth Investing Non-fiction Suggested By:
    $0.00 Kindle book. In this short but powerful guide, you're going to learn the fundamentals of dividend growth investing. Drawing upon the author's real-life experiences, you'll learn how to select quality dividend growth stocks and craft a portfolio that will lead to an ever-growing income stream.
    Blais, Allison etc A Place of Remembrance Non-fiction Official Book of the National September 11 Memorial (9/11 Memorial)
    Blake, Kasi Crushed Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. The Witch-Game novels book 1. Kristen and her sisters play a thrilling game each year to see who is the brightest witch in their household. They each pick a boy, blow magical dust in his face, and compel them to do their bidding.
    Blake, Mark Is This the Real Life Non-fiction Before he became rock royalty, a young Freddie Mercury worked as a baggage handler at London's Heathrow Airport. Meanwhile, Brian May planned to become an astronomer.
    Blake, Ray The Pocket Notebook Book Ray Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
    $4.30 Kindle book. I have downloaded a lot of Ray Blake's free templates to print out inserts for my notebooks. I bought this cuz I figured it's about time I spend some money with him.
    Blake, Russell The Day After Never Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Thriller book 1. Five years post-collapse, former Texas lawman Lucas Shaw is surviving hardscrabble in a kill-or-be-killed wasteland. When an enigmatic young woman enters his life with a desperate plea, Lucas must face impossible odds and battle an adversary who will stop at nothing to destroy them. Lightning-paced and gritty, Blood Honor, the debut novel in The Day After Never trilogy, is a non-stop adrenaline rush set in a chillingly plausible dystopian future.
    Blake, Sarah The Guest Book Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
    Ogden Milton buys a Maine island in 1936 to help his wife, Kitty, recover from heartbreak. Two generations later the Miltons face what their granddaughter Evie jokingly calls "the Twilight of the WASPs" and the possibility of losing their treasured summer refuge. The Milton family history, rife with secrets and moral failings, including a deep-seated bigotry, is a timely tale of America itself. An enveloping and moving page-turner.
    Blakinger, Keri Corrections in Ink Memoir Suggested By: Other.
    Keri Blakinger always lived life at full throttle. Growing up, that meant throwing herself into competitive figure skating with an all-consuming passion that led her to nationals. But when her skating career suddenly fell apart, that meant diving into self-destruction with the intensity she once saved for the ice.
    Blanchard , B.L. The Peacekeeper Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. Free with Amazon Prime First Reads. Against the backdrop of a never-colonized North America, a broken Ojibwe detective embarks on an emotional and twisting journey toward solving two murders, rediscovering family, and finding himself.
    Blanchard, Melinda and Robert A Trip to the Beach Memoir Building a restaurant on a sleepy Caribbean island. Living on island time in the Carribbean.
    Blaney, Mel A Journey of Friendship Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
    An account of the author's 1996 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Hiking.
    Blasi, Marlena de The Lady in the Palazzo Travel In the former food writer's third memoir about living with her Italian husband in his native land, she storms into Umbria in her big skirts and hiking boots to set up a home in a dilapidated palazzo. While waiting for endless renovations, de Blasi eats, cooks, and mingles with the natives.
    Blau, Jessica Anya The Trouble with Lexie Fiction Suggested By:
    From an author with "a wicked imagination" (Nick Hornby): When prep school counselor Lexie befriends her favorite student's father, her carefully scripted life spins out of control.
    Blaylock, Bonnie Light to the Hills Fiction Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. Free with Amazon Prime First Reads. The folks in the Kentucky Appalachians are scraping by. Coal mining and hardscrabble know-how are a way of life for these isolated people. But when Amanda Rye, a young widowed mother and traveling packhorse librarian, comes through a mountain community hit hard by the nation's economic collapse, she brings with her hope, courage, and apple pie. Along the way, Amanda takes a shine to the MacInteer family, especially to the gentle Rai; her quick-study daughter, Sass; and Finn, the eldest son who's easy to warm to. They remind Amanda of her childhood and her parents with whom she longs to be reconciled.
    Blehm, Eric The Only Thing Worth Dying For Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Set in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, The Only Thing Worth Dying For chronicles the untold story of the team of Green Berets led by Captain Jason Amerine that conquered the Taliban and helped bring Hamid Karzai to power in Afghanistan.
    Blessing, Tonya Jewel The Whispering in the Willows Fiction Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. The Whispering of the Willows is a sweet read by a debut author! A work of historical Christian fiction, author Tonya Jewel Blessing sets her story in the late 1920s, against the backdrop of superstitions held in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. There, eighth grade Emerald is about to learn some hard lessons when a deeply disturbed man is thrust into her life by her abusive father and enabling mother.
    Blevins, Meredith The Hummingbird Wizard Fantasy Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. Annie Szabo mystery series book 1. This sexy, witty, suspenseful, and wildly original mystery paints the portrait of a vibrant family. When the Szabo women put their heads together, sometimes bending a few laws, balance and justice are restored . . . At least temporarily!
    Bloch, Michael The Secret File of the Duke of Windsor Non-fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
    $3.23 Kindle book. Based on their private correspondence and papers, Michael Bloch describes the feud which developed between the Duke of Windsor and the British royal establishment after the Abdication, the humiliations which were suffered by the ex-King and his wife, and the plots to ensure that they remained in exile.
    Block, Francesca Lia House of Hearts Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
    Izzy Ames lives with her high school sweetheart, Cyrus Rivera, in the Salton Sea. They cling to each other and to their close friends Nephy and Seth to cope with the trauma of their pasts. Until the morning Izzy awakes to find Cyrus has vanished. When she realizes no one will help, Izzy takes matters into her own hands and decides to search for Cyrus alone. After weeks of looking for him, she discovers a clue that leads her to the House of Hearts retreat center run by the mysterious Sky. At House of Hearts, Izzy meets an intriguing musician named Ever Fontana and for a moment she is able to forget the pain of her past. But when new clues about Cyrus' disappearance surface, Izzy must go down into the dark to find the truth. Izzy's quest will take her into a world of sexuality, madness, and violence, where she will discover life-changing secrets not only about Cyrus but, ultimately, about herself.
    Block, Francesca Lia The Thorn Necklace Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process. In this long-anticipated guide to the craft of writing, Block offers an intimate glimpse of an artist at work and a detailed guide to help readers channel their own experiences and creative energy. Sharing visceral insights and powerful exercises, she gently guides us down the write-to-heal path, revealing at each turn the intrinsic value of channeling our experiences onto the page.
    Block, Francesca Lia Various - Weetzie Bat Series Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
    1. Weetzie Bat (1989 - read 2006/08)
    2. Witch Baby (1991 - read 2006/08)
    3. Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys (1992 - read 2006/08)
    4. Missing Angel Juan (1993 - read 2006/08)
    5. Baby Be-Bop (1995 - read 2006/09)
    6. Necklace of Kisses (2005 - read 2006/08)
    7. Pink Smog (2012 - read 2013/03)
    Block, Lawrence All the Flowers are Dying Crime/Mystery His stuff is just too damn readable, not to mention addictive. Some of the torture scenes are brutal, so don't read this on a full stomach.
    Bloom, Amy Come to Me Fiction According to Elizabeth Berg, this will "take your breath away". Yearning mysteries of romantic and familial love. Also recommends "Love Invents Us".
    Bloom, Cameron and Bradley Trevor Greive Penguin the Magpie: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family Memoir Suggested By:
    People around the world have fallen in love with Penguin the Magpie, a global social media sensation, and her adventures with her human family. But there is far more to Penguin's story than meets the eye. It all begins when Sam, Cameron Bloom's wife, suffers a near fatal fall that leaves her paralyzed and deeply depressed. One of their three sons, reeling from the tragic accident, discovers an injured magpie chick abandoned after she had fallen from her nest. The boys name the bird Penguin, for her black-and-white plumage. As they nurse Penguin back to health, the incredible joy, playfulness, and strength she exudes fortify the family and especially lift Sam's spirits.
    Bloom, Molly Molly's Game Memoir Suggested By: Movie/TV.
    The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World. Movie script by Aaron Sorkin.
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