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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, 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.
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."
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.
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)
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.
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.
Ackerman, Jennifer The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
After reading Ackerman's The Genius of Birds, you may listen harder to the various chirps, cheeps, and coos coming from your backyard. Her new book reminds us that we have a lot in common with birds. Like us, they are capable of deception and manipulation, not to mention cooperation, culture, and communication.
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.
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.
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 SciFi Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. 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
  3. Magnificent Devices
  4. Brilliant Devices
  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.
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).
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, 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.
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"
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.
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!
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 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 Americas 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.
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, Michelle The New Jim Crow Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Learn how we came to this level of racial disparity in America.
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.
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, 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)
As Katie Gallagher
  • 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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, 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, Donn 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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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)
  • Britt-Marie Was Here (2014)
  • And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella (2016)
  • And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella (2016)
  • Beartown (also titled The Scandal in United Kingdom (2017)
  • The Deal of a Lifetime: A Novella (2017)
  • Us Against You (2018) Note: sequel to Beartown
  • Anxious People (2019)
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)
  • The Deal of a Lifetime: A Novella (2017)
  • Us Against You (sequel to Beartown 2018)
  • Anxious People (2020 - read 2020/11)
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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, 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.
    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, 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.
    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, 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: 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.
    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.
    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 Emerald City of Oz Classic Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle book. Book 6/14. Dorothy Gale and her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em coming to live in Oz permanently. While they are toured through the Quadling Country, the Nome King is assembling allies for an invasion of Oz.
    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 Patchwork Girl of Oz Classic Suggested By: Author.
    Free Kindle Book. Book 7/15. Ojo the very unlucky is a young Munchkin boy who, devoted to life with his uncle Unc Nunkie in the wilderness but on the verge of starvation, goes to see a neighboring "magician" and old friend of Unc, Dr. Pipt.
    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 Tic-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)
    7. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913)
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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, 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.
    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).
    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, 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, 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, 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.
    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.
    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".
    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, 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.
    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.
    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)
    • 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)
    • 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 (201 - read 2013/12)
    • 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, 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.
    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, Jan Things to Make With Mint Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book.
    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.
    Binchy, Maeve Circle of Friends Fiction 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 Heart and Soul Fiction 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 Quentins Fiction Suggested By:
    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 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 Fiction Suggested By: Author.
    • Light a Penny Candle (1982)
    • Echoes (1985)
    • Firefly Summer (1987)
    • Silver Wedding (1988 - read 2019/05, Kindle)
    • Circle of Friends (1990, Kindle)
    • The Copper Beech (1992)
    • The Glass Lake (1994)
    • Evening Class (1996)
    • Tara Road (1998)
    • Scarlet Feather (2000)
    • Quentins (2002)
    • Nights of Rain and Stars (2004)
    • Whitethorn Woods (2006, Kindle)
    • Heart and Soul (2008, Kindle)
    • Minding Frankie (2010)
    • A Week in Winter (2012)
    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)
    • 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)
    • A Few of the Girls (2015)
    Binchy, Maeve Whitethorn Woods Chick 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.
    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.
    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, 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 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.
    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.
    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, 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, 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
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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!
    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)
    2. Witch Baby (1991)
    3. Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys (1992)
    4. Missing Angel Juan (1993)
    5. Baby Be-Bop (1995)
    6. Necklace of Kisses (2005)
    7. Pink Smog (2012)
    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.
    Bloom, Paul Against Empathy Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
    New York Times: The Case for Rational Compassion. A psychologist provocatively argues that what most of us think as empathy narrows our vision in a harmful way.
    Bloom, Stephen G. The Audacity of Inez Burns Auto/Biography Suggested By:
    In the early 20th century, Inez Burns gained wealth and notoriety while also running California's most famous illegal abortion clinic. Follows her extraordinary rise and fall, reading more like a thriller than an academic biography.
    Bloomfield, April with JJ Goode A Girl and Her Greens Cookbook Suggested By:
    From a celebrated James Beard Award-winning chef whose recipes are hailed as "crazy-good". Discover the delight of cooking light with flavorful vegetables in this collection of "tantalizing" dishes.
    Blue, Michael The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure Memoir Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. For twenty years, Michael Blue was an accountant trapped on the corporate treadmill. Now he lives in a bus in the dense jungles of Northern Sumatra. He has a simple existence without much use for work or money. This is the story of how he got there. Amongst his adventures, he dismantles commonly held beliefs about success, work, money, and ownership. And then, from the remains, with an uncomplicated perspective on health, wealth, and happiness, he reconstructs what it means to live a good life.
    Blum, Howard The Last Goodnight Auto/Biography Suggested By:
    Betty Pack, a glamorous American spy born in Minneapolis, paved the way for victory with her death-defying secret missions in World War II.
    Blume, Judy Double Fudge Fiction Sequel to Fudge
    Blume, Judy In the Unlikely Event Fiction Suggested By: Author.
    In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place--Nat King Cole singing "Unforgettable," Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.
    Blume, Judy Tiger Eyes Fiction Suggested By: Author.
    $2.14 Kindle book. Davey has never felt so alone in her life. Her father is dead--shot in a holdup--and now her mother is moving the family to New Mexico to try to recover.
    Blume, Lesley M. M. Every Behaves Badly Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
    $2.14 Kindle book. The true story behind Hemingway's masterpiece The Sun Also Rises. In the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town's infamous running of the bulls. Then, over the next six weeks, he channeled that trip's maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into his groundbreaking novel The Sun Also Rises.
    Blythe, Samuel G. The Fun of Getting Thin Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle Book. How to be happy, and reduce the waistline, cutting it out. This is an entertaining and inspiring story about one man's "journey into fat" and how he was able to reverse that course and get back to his ideal weight. Written many years ago, it's fascinating to hear that people had the same struggles then as now with weight control and that there were just as many commercial diets and exercise plans vying for their attention - and cash.
    Boast, Will Epilogue Memoir Kindle Book: While settling the matters of his father's estate, Boast stumbles upon documents revealing that his father had another family before Will's a wife and two sons in England.
    Boccaccio, Giovanni The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio Classic Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. Written during the 1350's as the Black Death or Plague cut Europe's population in half, the stories told could have just eas eadily been written last week, last year or during the last century.
    Boccaccio, Giovanni The Decameron, Volume 1 Classic Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. While the setting is a group of socialites intent on avoiding the plague, the stories themselves mention the plague very little. Boccaccio, while sometimes coy, avoided conformity and pedantry through his skeptical views and often features a skeptical hero or two in his 100 stories.
    Bodanis, David Electric Universe Science/Nature Adds more than a touch of drama to his lucid and informative science lessons.
    Bodett, Tom As Far As You Can Go Without A Passport Essays A collection of short, witty pieces on small-town life, family life and everyday experiences in Homer, Alaska. He's got other stuff too - check it out.
    Bogel, Anne I'd Rather Be Reading Non-fiction Suggested By:
    The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life.
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    Bogle, John C. Bogle On Mutual Funds Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
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    Bogle, John C. Don't count on it! Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
    Recommended by Mr. Money Mustache. Bogle is the founder of Vanguard. Reflections on investment illusions, capitalism, "mutual" funds, indexing, entrepreneurship, idealism, and heroes.
    Bogle, John C. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, Updated and Revised Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
    Recommended by Mr. Money Mustache. Bogle is the founder of Vanguard. The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock
    Bogle, John C. and David F. Swensen Common Sense on Mutual Funds Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
    Recommended by Mr. Money Mustache. Bogle is the founder of Vanguard.
    Bogle, John C. and President Bill Clinton Enough Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
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    Bohjalian, Chris Skeletons at the Feast Fiction A Prussian family, the Scottish POW assigned to work on their farm, and a Jew disguised as a Third Reich soldier attempt to escape through the frozen, war-torn tundra of 1945 Germany.
    Bohjalian, Chris The Double Bind Fiction Brutally attacked and nearly killed, artist Laurel Estabrook survives and retreats to focus on her photography. This is top-notch Bohjalian fiction until the final chapter, which is gutted by a cheap trick.
    Bohjalian, Chris The Light in the Ruins Fiction Powerful story about a noble Tuscan family that becomes involved with the Nazis, a murder 11 years later, and the crime's investigation.
    Bohjalian, Chris The Sandcastle Girls Fiction Pride and sadness in this tale of ethnic destruction and endurance that was the Armenian genocide.
    Bohjalian, Chris Various - Chris Bohjalian Fantasy Suggested By:
    • A Killing in the Real World (1988)
    • Hangman (1991 - read 2001/12)
    • Past the Bleachers (1992)
    • Water Witches (1995 - read 2006/10)
    • Midwives (1997 - read 2002/01)
    • The Law of Similars (1999 - read 2006/11)
    • Trans-Sister Radio (2000 - read 2001/10)
    • The Buffalo Soldier (2002)
    • Idyll Banter: Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town (2003)
    • Before You Know Kindness (2004 - read 2006/12)
    • The Double Bind (2007)
    • Skeletons at the Feast (2008)
    • Secrets of Eden (2010)
    • The Night Strangers (2011)
    • The Sandcastle Girls (2012)
    • The Light in the Ruins (2013)
    • Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands (2014)
    • The Guest Room (2016)
    • The Sleepwalker (2017)
    • The Flight Attendant (2018)
    • The Red Lotus (2020)
    Bok, Francis Escape from Slavery Memoir In 1986 7-year-old farm-boy Francis Bok was taken from the local market to be slave. He tells of his experiences and eventual escape. His poignantly candid commentary on Sudan's Islamic nationalistic government and the millions of enslaved Sudanese will prove equally mindblowing.
    Boles, Blake Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree Non-fiction Better Than College provides the step-by-step guidance and inspiration necessary to design your own higher education. This book teaches you how to find community, stay on track, and get hired or start your own venture, all without a four-year degree.
    Bolick, Kate Spinster Memoir Awakened and inspired by the lives of five historical women, Bolick revels in her own singledom in this blazingly smart memoir.
    Bond, Cynthia Ruby Fiction Suggested By:
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    Bond, Gwenda Girl on a Wire Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. A ballerina, twirling on a wire high above the crowd. Horses, prancing like salsa dancers. Trapeze artists, flying like somersaulting falcons. And magic crackling through the air. Welcome to the Cirque American!
    Boo, Katherine Behind the Beatiful Forevers Non-fiction Riveting, fearlessly reported portrait of poverty (in a Mumbai slum) so obliterating that it amounts to slow-motion genocide.
    Boo, Katherine Behind the Beautiful Forevers Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Examines the lives of residents in a Mumbai India suburb. "Completely enjoyable - As rich and beautifully written as a novel" (David Sedaris).
    BookSumo Press Easy Indian Cookbook: A Simple Asian Cookbook for Preparing Tasty Indian Foods Cookbook Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. The Easy Indian Cookbook is a complete set of simple but very unique Indian recipes. You will find that even though the recipes are simple, the tastes are quite amazing.
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    Boorstin, Sharon Let Us Eat Cake Memoir Serves up the sweet and the sour on her Miracle Whip obsessed mom.
    Booth, Ginger Feral Recruit (Calm Act Feral America Book 1) Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. When Ebola struck Manhattan, Ava Panic was a bright high school sophomore. Two years later, Ava's still kicking. Also hitting, biting, and gouging eyes. Nine out of ten didn't make it. Half the survivors are feral teens like Ava. During the Starve, their gangs terrorized the city. The Army finally stopped the dying, and resettled desirable refugees into the countryside. But no one wants the gang rats, least of all the adults in the city. The generations loathe each other. The new nation of Hudson hopes Army discipline can salvage these kids. Ava is game. Because the Army holds all the cards now. And if the streets taught her anything, Ava knows that only the ones with power survive. But for this to work, either the Army or gang rat Ava will have to change.
    Booth, Martin Golden Boy Memoir As a child in the early 50s, given the run of Hong Kong. He and his mother learned Cantonese, and came to think of Hong Kong as their real home while trying to forget postwar England.
    Bordewich, Fergus M. Bound for Canaan Non-fiction Suggested By:
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    Borg, Marcus J. Reading the Bible Again for the Very First Time Non-fiction Taking the bible seriously, but not literally. Especially for those who've found themselves hesitant to shelve their intellect in order to make a leap of faith.
    Borg, Todd Tahoe Deathfall Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller book 1. When 14-year-old Jennifer Salazar approaches Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna, she explains that her identical twin sister Melissa died 8 years before on their 6th birthday. Now, at the ripe old age of 14, Jennifer has come to believe that her sister's death was not the accident that everyone says.
    Borland, Hal The Dog Who Came to Stay Memoir Suggested By:
    In the middle of a blizzard, Hal heard a desperate howl at his front door - and outside was a skinny mutt who would change his life forever.
    Borrie, Cathie The Long Hello Memoir Suggested By:
    "Deeply affecting" (Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice): For seven years, Cathie cared for her mother as Alzheimer's disease transformed both their lives. With moving prose, she chronicles their journey together in this celebration of love. "Joy!" (Maya Angelou).
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    Free Kindle book. A first-hand picture of life in California mining camps in the early (eighteen)fifties. John David Borthwick (1824-1892), born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to a prominent physician, was a nomadic Scottish journalist and author who received both a gentleman's and artist's education. In 1845, an inheritance was settled on him, and when he turned 21, he set out to see the world. It is also speculated that he was one of the sons of Peter Borthwick, a descendant of Baron Borthwick, but there is no evidence to substantiate this claim.
    Borushok, Jessica Master Guide To Stress Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. How To Survive In A World Full Of Chaos (Master Guide To Life Book 1). Master Guide To Stress offers practical, science-driven tools based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness and behavioral principles to help you interrupt unhelpful patterns in your life and develop new strategies for taking back your time, sleeping better and finding peace even in chaos.
    Bosche, Gabrielle 5 Millennial Myths Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. The handbook for managing and motivating millennials.
    Bostwick, Marie The Promise Girls Chick Lit Suggested By:
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    Boukreev, Anatoli The Climb Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
    Another account of the disaster on Mount Everest. Mountain climbing.
    Bourdain, Anthony Medium Raw Memoir Suggested By:
    A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. The instant New York Times bestseller and follow-up to Anthony Bourdain's blockbuster classic on the cooking life, Kitchen Confidential.
    Bourdain, Anthony Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical Non-fiction From the Kitchen Confidential guy.
    Bouvier, Jacqueline and Lee One Special Summer Memoir Jacqueline Bouvier [Kennedy Onassis] and her younger sister Lee [Radziwill] begged their mother to let them go to Europe alone and they promised to be good. One Special Summer was the remberance book they created as a "thank you" to their parents on their return.
    Bovaird, Amy L. Cane Confessions Memoir Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. When adventurous overseas traveler, Amy, is diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, she has no idea what difficulties lie ahead. After finishing mobility training from the Bureau of Blindness, she thinks her problems are solved, but when Amy tackles the streets with her white cane, the real fun begins. Determinedly sweeping away her fears, she starts to celebrate the reality of vision-impaired independence. Join the chaos and laughter in this series of uplifting anecdotes as Amy looks to the lighter side of mobility.
    Bowden, Jonny and Jeannette Bessinger The 150 Healthiest 15-Minute Recipes on Earth Cookbook Suggested By:
    $3.22 Kindle book.
    Bowden, Mark Killing Pablo Non-fiction The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw. Rise and fall of Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar.
    Bowen, Jenny Wish You Happy Forever Memoir Suggested By:
    This inspiring true story follows the journey of one American woman who decided to dedicate her life to transforming overseas orphanages. "Heartrending and victoriously uplifting… A must-read" (New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan).
    Bowers, Scotty Full Service Memoir Hollywood rent boy. Arranged hookups for Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Cary Grant, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier.
    Box, C.J. Various - Joe Pickett Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Friend.
    Joe Pickett is a Game Warden in Wyoming.
    1. Open Season (2001 - read 2017/05)
    2. Savage Run (2002 - read 2019/02)
    3. Winterkill (2003 - read 2019/05)
    4. Trophy Hunt (2004 - read 2019/06)
    5. Out of Range (2005 - read 2019/07)
    6. In Plain Sight (2006)
    7. Free Fire (2007)
    8. Blood Trail (2008)
    9. Below Zero (2009)
    10. Nowhere to Run (2010)
    11. Cold Wind (2011)
    12. Force of Nature (2012)
    13. Breaking Point (2013)
    14. Stone Cold (2014)
    15. Endangered (2015)
    16. Off the Grid (2016)
    17. Vicious Circle (2017)
    18. The Disappeared (2018)
    19. Wolf Pack (2019)
    boyd, danah It's Complicated Non-fiction Fascinating, well-researched and (mostly) reassuring look at how today's tech-savvy teenagers are using social media.
    Boyd, Helen My Husband Betty GLBT Suggested By: Author.
    Suggested by Jennifer Finney Boylan. Love, Sex, and Life with a Crossdresser. The book features interviews with some very interesting people: a dominatrix and her crossdressing husband; a crossdressing Reiki master and his son; a woman who after dating one crossdresser wanted to date others and fell in love with a transsexual instead; and a woman whose husband promised her he was only a crossdresser who later realized that he was transsexual.
    Boyd, Helen She's Not the Man I Married GLBT Suggested By: Author.
    Recommended by Jennifer Finney Boylan. My Life with a Transgender Husband.
    Boylan, Jennifer Finney I'm Looking Through You GLBT Suggested By: Unknown.
    She's excellent, humorous company, and the center of her story - after her sex change, the older sister she adored severed all ties - is simply heartbreaking.
    Boylan, Jennifer Finney She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders GLBT Winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving.
    Boyle, T.C. The Tortilla Curtain Fiction Suggested By:
    After an accident, the lives of two very different couples -- wealthy Los Angeles liberals and struggling Mexican immigrants -- intersect in a series of tragically funny misunderstandings.
    Brackett, Leigh The Long Tomorrow Post-Apocalyptic One of the original novels of post-nuclear holocaust America, The Long Tomorrow is considered by many to be one of the finest science fiction novels ever written on the subject. The story has inspired generations of new writers and is still as mesmerizing today as when it was originally written.
    Brackston, Paula The Little Shop of Found Things Magical/Mystical Suggested By: People Mag.
    Xanthe Westlake has a gift: the ability to touch a precious object and know its history. She finds that some objects can transport her through time - in this case back to the 17th century and a handsome, interested architect. Enchanting!
    Bradbury, Malcolm Unsent letters : irreverent notes from a literary life Non-fiction From the library catalog, under the subject "Letters: Imaginary"
    Bradford, Laura Hearse and Buggy Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
    Cozy mystery. Shopkeeper Claire Weatherly aids a formerly Amish detective whose murder investigation is hindered by the fact that none of his old community will speak to him. Hailed upon its publication as "the best cozy mystery debut I've read this year."
    Bradford, Sarah H. Harriet Tubman, The Moses of Her People Auto/Biography Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. The Life and Work of Harriet Tubman.
    Bradley, Arthur T. The Disaster Preparedness Handbook Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
    $2.14 Kindle book.
    Bradshaw, Elizabeth The 6 Ingredient Instant Pot Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. Quick Start Guide. 10 amazing easy recipes.
    Bradshaw, Ray 1200 Painting Effects for the Home Decorator Technical/Reference Includes 1200 or so color combination examples.
    Brady, James The Coldest War Memoir Author's harrowing experiences during Korean War.
    Brady, S. Ten Things I Learned From Bill Porter Memoir Cerebral Palsy Watkins salesman.
    Braestrup, Kate Here If You Need Me Memoir Unitarian minister for the Maine state police. Yes, becoming a minister was an unlikely move for a woman who grew up secular and used to roll her eyes at churchgoing friends. Braestrup is almost dogmatically undogmatic. Athesists are okay with her. This witty, middle-aged Main minister has a calm, earthy authority all her own.
    Brafman, Ori and Rom Sway Non-fiction The Irresistable Pull of Irrational Behavior. That's not you who's deciding, it's your unconscious - and it doesn't have a clue!
    Bragg, Rick Ava's Man Memoir Suggested By:
    Rick Bragg shares a vivid glimpse into the Depression-era Deep South in this "eloquent and touching" biography of his remarkable grandfather (Publishers Weekly).
    Bragg, Rick My Southern Journey Non-fiction The master Alabama storyteller waxes eloquent on everything from white gravy to "the gift of loafering".
    Bragg, Ricky The Prince of Frogtown Memoir Memoir reads like a novel. Southern voice, and Terry McMillan was able to relate to his family.
    Brake, Mark and Jon Chase The Science of Star Wars Non-fiction Suggested By:
    How much would the Death Star cost to make in real live? And why are stormtroopers such terrible shots? Discover the brain-teasing science behind the iconic films in this "gloriously fascinating look into that galaxy far, far, away!"
    Brand, Russell Booky Wook 2 Memoir What it's like having given up drugs.
    Brand, Russell My Booky Wook Memoir A Memoir of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-Up
    Branson, Richard Losing My Virginity Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
    How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
    Branson, Richard Screw It, Let's Do It Non-fiction 14 Lessons on Making It to the Top While Having Fun & Staying Green (Expanded Edition)
    Brantley, Michael Memory Cards Memoir Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. Memory Cards is a journey down a dusty rural road, but also back in time to where as late as the 1980s, neighbors still used mules for transportation and outhouses for other necessities. There is plenty to see, hear and smell, from the oppressive heat and pungent smell of row upon row of tobacco, to the mobile library that brought air conditioning and the aroma of paper, glue and binding each week of the summer. The author grew up in a functional family, but with different interests than his siblings, particularly ones that offered unknown prospects. As the road from the farm widens, readers encounter firebrand preachers, snake-handling churches, guns, baseball, Baptists, Coca-Cola, Elvis, suicides, mysterious deaths, PTSD, houses inhabited by haints, pork barbecue, tea cookies, cornbread, fishing, arrowheads, ice hockey and basketball.
    Brashares, Ann My Name is Memory Fiction A romance that stretches across centuries and past lives constitutes the core of Brashares's varied second adult novel, the first in a planned trilogy. The story is primarily that of Daniel, as, in the present, he pursues Lucy (whom he knows as Sophia in a previous life) and attempts to persuade her of their history and destiny, but his passion initially and understandably scares her off.
    Brashares, Ann The Here and Now Fiction An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she's found to hold on to.
    Brashares, Ann The Whole Thing Together Fiction Suggested By: Other.
    Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants author. Love, class differences, and betrayal play out over the course of a fractured American family's Long Island summer.
    Bratt, Kay Wish Me Home Fiction Suggested By:
    A hungry, stray dog is the last thing Cara Butter needs. Stranded in Georgia with only her backpack and a few dwindling dollars, she already has too much baggage. Like her twin sister, Hana, who has broken Cara's heart one too many times. After a lifetime of family troubles, and bouncing from one foster home to another, Cara decides to leave it all behind and strike out alone--on foot.
    Brautigan, Richard Trout Fishing In America, The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, In Watermelon Sugar Fiction Suggested By:
    Collected in one volume, three counterculture classics that embody the spirit of the 1960s. Trout Fishing in America is by turns a hilarious, playful, and melancholy novel that wanders from San Francisco through the country's rural waterways.
    Brave Bird, Mary Ohitika Woman Memoir Suggested By:
    Mary Brave Bird tells of her turbulent experience growing up as a passionate Lakota woman in this candid memoir. A forceful presentation of Native American life today.
    Braverman, Blair Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube Memoir Suggested By:
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    Brearton, T. J. Dark Web Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. Who killed a teenager and left the body in the snow? Mike and Callie Simpkins moved north to restart their lives and get their finances back on track. But their son Braxton withdraws into a dark online world. When he decides to meet some of the players in the real world, tragedy strikes, and the family is torn apart.
    Brennan, Matthew Flashing Saber: Three Years in Vietnam Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
    Free Kindle book. The Ninth Cavalry rode helicopters deep within remote enemy base areas and liberated zones. Here is a harrowing firsthand account of mortal combat with the aviators and soldiers of the First Air Cavalry Division's reconnaissance squadron.
    Brennan, Sarah Rees Season of the Witch Fantasy Suggested By: Movie/TV.
    Prequel to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. It's the summer before her sixteenth birthday, and Sabrina Spellman knows her world is about to change. She's always studied magic and spells with her aunts, Hilda and Zelda. But she's also lived a normal mortal life -- attending Baxter High, hanging out with her friends Susie and Roz, and going to the movies with her boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle.
    Brennan-Jobs, Lisa Small Fry Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
    A riveting, indelible memoir by Steve Job's oldest daughter, who details her often-harrowing upbringing without an ounce of self-pity. Don't miss it.
    Brenner, Marie Apples & Oranges Memoir If you've ever loathed your sibling, even momentarily, you'll be partial to this memoir. Brenner write of trying to understand her obsessive-compulsive brother Carl.
    Brentlinger, John The Little Blue Book of Selling Non-fiction Finding out what a prospect really wants, truly needs, and is willing to pay for, and then helping them get it.
    Bresciani, Alessio A Simple Guide To Sketchnoting Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. How To Use Visual Thinking in Daily Life to Improve Communication & Problem Solving.
    • Understand why visual thinking belongs in every boardroom
    • Discover what's in every sketchnoter's toolkit
    • Learn how to sketchnote through practical exercises
    • See the 9 common patterns for creating sketchnotes
    • Build your own toolkit in analogue or digital
    Bretherton, Stephanie Bone Lines SciFi Suggested By:
    An archaeological discovery connects Eloise, a present-day geneticist, to Sarah, a prehistory woman making a desperate world-changing trek with her child.
    Brett, Ivan The Floor Is Lava: And 99 More Games for Everyone, Everywhere Non-fiction Suggested By:
    The Floor Is Lava is perfect for anyone looking to disconnect from technology and spend some time with family or friends. Packed with one hundred screen-free games, it's the necessary antidote to digital overload.
    Brewer, Dr. Sarah and Juliette Kellow Eat Better, Live Longer Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Transform your diet by learning how to make smarter food choices! With 60 recipes, profiles of 20 nutrient-rich foods, and a 28-day meal plan, this inspiring cookbook can help you build new habits to lead a longer, healthier life.
    Briar, Perrin Cut Off Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
    Free Kindle book. Cut Off is Book One of The Cut Off series, a post-apocalyptic survival thriller trilogy. Do Reid, Michelle, and Gina have what the situation demands to survive? Even the best-laid plans can succumb to unexpected challenges. Ever wondered what you would do in the case of an EMP? As of 7/16/2018, this seems to be the only book so far in the series.
    Bridge, Andrew Hope's Boy Memoir The author was 6 when he saw his impoverished single mother slit her wrists and then write his name in blood on the walls of their shabby apartment. Into "the system" he went. He went on to graduate from Harvard Law School and help reform the foster care system.
    Briggs, Patricia Various - The Mercedes Thompson Series Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
    Recommended by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse series). A world where vampires and werewolves walk among us, and one [hot tattooed with a sword] woman dares to cross into the darkness.
    • Moon Called (2006)
    • Blood Bound (2007)
    • Iron Kissed (2008)
    • Bone Crossed (2009)
    • Silver Borne (2010)
    Brill, David As Far as the Eye Can See Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
    Reflections of an Appalachian Trail hiker. Hike. Hiking.
    Brillstein, Bernie Where Did I Go Right? Memoir Managed John Belushi, Gilda Radner, and never had a contract with any of them. "It was always a handshake." He had an unshakeable faith in the people he chose to represent.
    Brinkley, Douglas American Moonshot Non-fiction Suggested By:
    Available as a library ebook. As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon.
    Brinkley, William The Last Ship Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic. The author of Don't Go Near the Water superbly depicts life on a U.S. Navy destroyer after a heavy nuclear exchange. That women are now integrated into the navy adds to the interest. The survivors hunt a safe haven where life and perhaps the human race can continue, away from radiation. A Russian submarine, apparently friendly, appears and then is gone, while a group of mutineers irrationally try to return "home." The captain's narration is thoughtful and sensitive. Inexperienced with women, he must oversee the desperate assembly-line attempts to conceive children that he himself does not join. More than a military adventure, this is a first-rate study of beauty amid ghastliness, engrossing to the end. (found on a list from
    Brinkman, Dr. Rick and Dr. Rick Kirschner Dealing with People You Can't Stand Non-fiction Suggested By:
    How do you deal with a difficult family member, an obnoxious coworker, or a confrontational stranger? This straightforward guide offers brilliant strategies for managing various personalities and curbing bad behavior.
    Brinley, Bertrand R. Various - The Mad Scientists Club Series Youth Suggested By: Author.
    1. The Mad Scientists' Club
    2. The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists' Club
    3. The Big Kerplop!: The Original Adventure of the Mad Scientists' Club (1974 - read 2020/09)
    4. The Big Chunk of Ice: The Last Known Adventure of the Mad Scientists' Club
    Brite, Poppy Z Last Souls Fantasy Vampire book recommended by Holly Black. It is the only novel-length adventure of Brite's 'Steve and Ghost' characters, popularized in numerous short stories. The novel is an extended version of the short story "The Seed of Lost Souls".
    Brittingham, Kim Read My Hips Non-fiction As a teen, "I was bigger and uglier than most girls," writes Brittingham. Her path to self-acceptance will make you cheer.
    Britton, Fern The Newcomer Fiction Suggested By:
    When Angela arrives in the close-knit Cornish village of Pendruggan, she makes a big splash - and she soon raises the ire of an anonymous local.
    Brockes, Emma She Left Me the Gun Memoir Incest, alcoholism, robbery, gunfire, murder, sensational court trials ? these are among the building blocks of the dysfunctional-family memoir by Emma Brockes. Recommended by EW for those who like Cheryl Strayed's Wild.
    Brockman, John Editor What to Think About Machines That Think Non-fiction Suggested By:
    As AI transcends the realm of science fiction, what does the future of humanity and intelligent technology look like? Leading minds discuss the possibilities in this illuminating nonfiction collection.
    Brockmann, Jorg and James Driscoll and Kathy Borrus One Thousand Buildings of Paris Travel Parisian architecture is, without a doubt, some of the most beautiful in the world. An essential addition to the library of anyone who's ever been enchanted by this magnificent city.
    Brockmeier, Kevin A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip Memoir The seventh grade was nobody's idea of fun, but this incredibly vivid memoir captures the hormonal highs and devastating lows of that one seminal year. It'll bring back memories ou didn't know you had.
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