Books I'd Like To Read
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Author (from) - Chambers, Becky
Author (thru) - Fitzgerald, F. Scott
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.
|Chambers, Becky||The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet||SciFi||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this lively romp through space, the motley crew of the Wayfarer explores distant galaxies and learns what it means to be family. “A quietly profound, humane tour de force” (The Guardian) with over 4,500 five-star ratings on Goodreads.
|Chandler, Raymond||The Big Sleep||Crime/Mystery||See also: The Big Sleep (1939 - introduces detective Philip Marlowe) Farewell My Lovely (1940) The High Window (1942) The Lady in the Lake (1943) The Little Sister (1949) The Long Good-Bye (1953) Playback (1958) Poodle Springs (1989)|
|Chandra, Vikram||Sacred Games||Fiction||A very long book [900 pages] can make you resentful of hte presumptuous writer who expects you to spend large chunks of time on his bloat [hear hear]. This is a ravishing, over-exuberant stab at the Great Indian Novel, an extraordinary work of fiction that will reward you in full for your investment of time, though not without occasionally testing your patience.|
|Chaney, JN||The Amber Project||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. The Variant Saga Book 1. In 2157, a mysterious gas known as Variant spreads across the globe, killing or mutating most organic life. The surviving humans take refuge in an underground city, determined to return home. But after generations of failures and botched attempts, hope is beginning to dwindle. That is, until a young scientist makes a unique discovery--and everything changes.
|Chang, Jade||The Wangs Vs the World||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Wacky road trip novel. The Wang family embark on a cross-country journey after the 2008 stock market crash.
|Chang, Leslie T.||Factory Girls||Non-fiction||China's industrial city of Dongguan is a shining beacon where rural transplants can transform themselves from assembly-line workers into saleswomen or even entrepreneurs. The catch? Only the ruthless survive. This is an irristible book.|
|Charles River Editors||The Peshtigo Fire of 1871||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Friend.
$1.07 Kindle book. The story of the deadliest fire in American history.
|Charles River Editors||The Titanic||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The history and legacy of the world's most famous ship from 1907 to today.
|Charles, Ann||Dance of the Winnebagos||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. When Claire's grandfather and his army buddies converge in the Arizona desert, it's her thankless job to keep them out of trouble with the opposite sex. But when she finds a human leg bone and partners with a reluctant geotechnician to dig up secrets from the past, trouble finds her. If she doesn't stop digging, she could wind up dead.
|Charleson, Susannah||Scent of the Missing||Memoir||A mesmerizing closeup of dogs trained to sniff for human scent. The book also celebrates Charleson's extraordinary partnership with her golden retriever.|
|Charnas, Suzy McKee||The Vampire Tapestry||Fantasy||Recommended by Holly Black. Edward Weyland is far from your average vampire: not only is he a respected anthropology professor but his condition is biological.|
|Chase, Owen and Thomas Nickerson and Ken Rossignol||Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex.
|Chast, Roz||Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?||Other||Graphic novel. Wouldn't expect a book about dealing with aging parents to be hysterically funny, but this one is.|
|Chatzky, Jean and Michael F. Roizen||AgeProof||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip
|Cheever, John||The Journals of John Cheever||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Author Elizabeth Strout recommends this book. "I read it carefully and started writing seriously in notebooks myself, noting the weather, the clouds, everything I saw or felt."
|Cheever, John||The Wapshot Chronicle||Fiction||The novel follows the destinies of the impecunious and wildly eccentric Wapshots of St. Botolphs, a quintessential Massachusetts fishing village. Tragic and funny.|
|Chef Effect||The Effective Low-Carb Instant Pot Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Fast & Easy Low Carbohydrate Recipes to Help You Lose Weight and Start Living a Healthy Lifestyle
|Chen, Kirstin||Soy Sauce for Beginners||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Gretchen Lin, adrift at the age of thirty, leaves her floundering marriage in San Francisco to move back to her childhood home in Singapore and immediately finds herself face-to-face with the twin headaches she's avoided her entire adult life: her mother's drinking problem and the machinations of her father's artisanal soy sauce business.
|Cherian, Anne||A Good Indian Wife||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Handsome anesthesiologist Neel is sure he can resist his family's pleas that he marry a "good" Indian girl. With a girlfriend and a career back in San Francisco, the last thing Neel needs is an arranged marriage. But that's precisely what he gets. His bride, Leila, a thirty-year-old teacher, comes with her own complications. They struggle to reconcile their own desires with others' expectations in this story of two people, two countries, and two ways of life that may be more compatible than they seem.
|Cherry-Garrard, Apsley||The Worst Journey In the World||Non-fiction||British Antarctic ("Terra Nova") Expedition, 1910 - 1913.|
|Chew, Ruth||The Witch's Buttons||Magical/Mystical||Sandy put her hand into her pocket and felt the button. It seemed to twist in her hand. She pulled the button out and looked at it. It was shaped like a tiny man, and there was a grin on his face. Sandy almost dropped the button. "Janet," she whispered, "it's alive!"|
|Chew, Ruth||Various||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Author.
|Child, Lee||Jack Reacher Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
|Child, Lydia Maria Francis||The American Frugal Housewife||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The charming collection of recipes and tips for homemakers of the early 19th century emphasized frugality in the kitchen and self-reliance in the household--making this work wildly popular in its day.
|Childs, Craig||House of Rain||Non-fiction||What hpapened to the Anasazi? The Native American tribe - often compared to the Mayans - built a thriving civilization based in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon, but around A.D. 1300 they abruptly vanished. Child's blend of anthropology, geography, and archaeology may not satisfy all critics, but his beautifully written travelogue provides a highly original answer to the Anasazi riddle.|
|Choate, Judith||Homemade: Delicious Foods to Make and Give||Cookbook||Innovative food-friendly gift ideas.|
|Chrisman, Sarah A.||This Victorian Life||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Fascinated by the past, Sarah and her husband, Gabriel, decided to fully commit to the Victorian way of life. From tending oil lamps to wrestling with corset laces, this charming memoir chronicles their exploration of a bygone era with wit and insight.
|Christensen, Kate||Blue Plate Special||Memoir||She plumbs the emotional origins and pleasures of hunger and taste and shares recipes that sustained her through the years. A delightful book that leaves you hungering for more.|
|Christie, Agatha||The Mysterious Affair At Styles||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. In her first published mystery, Agatha Christie introduces readers to the heroic detective, Hercule Poirot. This is a classic murder mystery set in the outskirts of Essex. The victim is the wealthy mistress of Styles Court. The list of suspects is long and includes her gold-digging new spouse and stepsons, her doctor, and her hired companion.
|Christopher, John||No Blade of Grass||SciFi||Post-apocalyptic survival and recovery - recommended by the guys at UH.
From the back of the book [as quoted on Amazon.com] "It began simply enough when an Asiatic virus destroyed the grass and grain supply of the entire world. A mass slaughter began as nations murdered their own citizens so that some might live. And then there came a time when every man lived for himself without laws or morals. It was then that there was no hope for civilization, because there was NO BLADE OF GRASS."
|Christy, Ann||Between Life and Death: The In-Betweener||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Not related to the Silo books, but this author wrote some decent Silo fanfic. Emily is alone. Two years after the end of the world, she talks to herself and smashes heads with her favorite sledgehammer. This is not the life she imagined for herself as her eighteenth birthday rolls past.
|Christy, Ann and others||WOOL Gathering||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. WJ Davies,â€Ž Ann Christy,â€Ž Will Swardstrom,â€Ž David Adams,â€Ž Carol Davis,â€Ž Logan Thomas Snyder,â€Ž Thomas Robins,â€Ž Fredric Shernoff,â€Ž Lyndon Perry. Nine of the Silo Saga's most acclaimed authors further expand upon the groundbreaking world first laid forth in WOOL, SHIFT, and DUST. Inspired by Hugh Howey's Silo/Wool/Shift/Dust series.
|Chua, Amy||Battle Hymn of hte Tiger Mother||Memoir||Her writing is smart and lively, but while she strives for self-deprecation, her fights with her children can be downright uncomfortable to read. We're supposed to believe that Chua realized her mistakes along the way. Yet you get the sense that she's secretly pleased and wouldn't change a thing.|
|Chung, Michaela||The Irresistible Introvert||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Perfect for fans of Susan Cain’s New York Times bestselling book, Quiet: This book shows how introverts can harness quiet magnetism, intuition, and empathy in a boisterous world.
|Ciresi, Rita||Remind Me Again Why I Married You||Chick Lit||No one blends humor and heartbreak like Rita Ciresi, whose award-winning novels are lauded as much for their generous wit as for their unflinching honesty.|
|Clapton, Eric||Clapton||Memoir||In this raw compelling tale, Clapton details his heroin addiction, his tortured affair with Pattie Boyd, and the death of his son, Conor.|
|Clapton: The Autobiography||Clapton, Eric||Auto/Biography||Charming and surprisingly candid. Rock's most beloved ax-wielder comes off as a man of deep and profound feelings.|
|Clare, Cassandra||Clockwork Angel||Fantasy||Recommended by Amy B: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare so very fabulous - if you like well written steampunk with interestingly flawed characters who are never what they seem, a snarky love story, and plucky heroines. And who doesn't?|
|Clarence, Sarah||Quinoa Recipes for Weight Loss||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Clark, Francesco||Walking Papers||Memoir||Broke his neck diving into a pool, went to Bejing for controversial stem cell operation, slowly began to move his arms, hands, and even kick with his legs, proof that his neurons are regenerating.|
|Clark, Mary Marshall etc||After the Fall||Essays||New Yorkers remember the assault on their city and the difficult years of healing that followed.|
|Clark, Olivia||Knitting Stitches Handbook||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Clark, William and Meriwether Lewis||History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captain Lewis and Clark||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. To the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and ... Ocean. Performed during the years 1804-5-6.
|Clarke, Arthur C.||History Lesson||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Short stories from the 1940s & 1950s. Available as library eBook. In the distant future, Earth has entered its final ice age-precipitated by the cooling of the sun. In this forbidding climate, a small tribe of nomadic human survivors travels toward the equator ahead of glaciers moving down from the North Pole, carrying with them a handful of relics from the 21st century-and racing against the ice to preserve them from annihilation. This collection is a showcase of groundbreaking stories that wrestle with the moral, psychological, and ethical implications of scientific advancement-written by one of the foremost science fiction authors of our time.
|Clarke, Susanna||Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell||Fantasy||Goes where Harry Potter fears to tread. In her capable hands, all this and more seems possible.|
|Clayton, Matt||Mythology||Technical/Reference||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. A Captivating Guide to Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, Norse Mythology, Celtic Mythology and Roman Mythology.
|Clean Eating||Crock Pot: 1825 Crock Pot Recipes||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Cleave, Chris||Little Bee||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. The lives of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British woman collide.
|Cleaver, Bill and Vera||Where the Lilies Bloom||Fiction||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Mary Call has promised her dying father to keep her brother and sisters together forever on the mountain, and never to take any help from strangers. She is determined to keep her word. No matter what. At first she is sure she can manage. Romey, Ima Dean, and Devola help gather herbs to sell in town; the riches of the mountains will surely keep the family clothed and fed. But then winter comes, fast and furious, and Mary Call has to learn that the land where the lilies bloom is also a cruel and unforgiving place, and it may take more than a promise to keep her family together.
|Clews, Benj and Michael Onesi||Four Word Film Reviews||Non-fiction||Four. Word. Film. Reviews.|
|Climate Central||Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas and the Weather of the Future||Science/Nature||Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by Scientific American (200 pages). A collection of 60 very short chapters--two to three pages each--that explain in straightforward terms a litany of typical questions, statements and misunderstandings about climate change that we hear again and again. The topics are organized into four sections:
|Cline, Rachel||What to Keep||Fiction||Delves into familial and romantic minefields with compassion and humor.|
|Coates, Ta-Nehisi||Between the World and Me||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
A novella-length letter addressed to his teenage son. "I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world." A 21st-century torchbearer of black intellectual thought.
|Coben, Harlan||Fool Me Once||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Former special-ops pilot, Maya, sees her dead husband on her nanny cam. Dark and painful secrets emerge when she investigates the impossible.
|Coben, Harlan||Just One Look||Crime/Mystery||Grace survives trampling tragedy at concert. It is all but forgotten, until an old old photo turns up after a trip to the local Fotomat. The only plausible reason for setting down this book is to make sure that your front door is locked and double-bolted.|
|Coben, Harlan||Myron Bolitar Detective Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Myron Bolitar, beloved basketball star turns sports agent who dabbles in detective work.
|Coblentz, Elizabeth with Kevin Williams||The Amish Cook||Essays||A collection of newspaper column: recollections and recipes from an old order Amish family. Lived without electricity but wanted for nothing.|
|Coburn, Jennifer||Brownie Points||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Lisa Taylor and her family move from San Francisco to the suburban paradise of Los Corderos, they know their family won't fit in perfectly. They're the only interracial family in the neighborhood. Lisa is a snarky sculptor. And 13-year-old Logan is gay.
|Coburn, Jennifer||Field of Schemes||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Newly widowed Claire Emmett leaves Los Angeles so she and her eleven-year-old daughter, Rachel, can have a fresh start in the picture-perfect suburb of Santa Bella, California. But the simple, quiet life she seeks is nowhere to be found in the town where soccer is king and parents are far, far too involved in children's sports.
|Cockburn, Avery||Playing For Keeps||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Glasgow Lads book 1. Fergus Taylor is damaged goods. Reeling from a brutal breakup, he's determined to captain his LGBT soccer team out of scandal and into a winning season. For that, he needs strict rules and careful plans. He does NOT need a brash, muscle-bound lad messing with his head and setting his body afire.
|Cockburn, Avery||Playing to Win||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Glasgow Lads book 2. Colin MacDuff has nothing. Growing up in a Glasgow slum, he learned never to trust, never to cry--and never EVER to be at the mercy of anyone, especially rich men. So how did he end up half-naked at a rave with Scotland's hottest young aristocrat?
|Coddington, Grace||Grace||Memoir||A lively presence. She has a lot of primo tales to tell, beginning with her modeling days in swinging sixties London, where she met everyone groovy.|
|Cody, Joshua||TOR: Exactly How To Remain Invisible on the Anonymous Deep Web||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Coe, Jonathan||The Closed Circle||Fiction||It's essential to read "The Rotters' Club" before reading this book!! Together, the two novels follow a group of friends raised in the factory town of Birmingham, England. Coe is an expert plotter who examines individual personalities in depth.|
|Coetzee, Hendri||Living the Best Day Ever||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Recognised for his unique approach to extreme adventures, Johannes Hendrik (Hendri) Coetzee was a true African explorer; a modern day incarnation of the nineteenth century mould of Livingston, Stanley, Baker, Burton and Speke. A South African, born in 1975, he ventured into the depths of Africa evoking the legacy of his predecessors when he jokingly referred to himself as a â€˜Great White Explorer'. Coetzee spent more than a decade risking his life on the riverine veins that pulse thorough the heart of Africa, only to discover an intangible way to feel most alive.
|Coffey, Maria||Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Interviews with dozens of survivors wounded by the losses of their [mountaineering] hard-men - mostly wives and girlfriends, but also adult children. She was Joe Tasker's girlfriend, a climber who died and is one of the namesakes of the mountaineering literature Boardman-Tasker Prize. Mountain climbing.
|Cohen, Andy||Most Talkative||Memoir||How do you grow up to be the guy behind "Top Chef" and "The Real Housewives"? Cohen tells all, hilariously.|
|Cohen, Benyamin||My Jesus Year||Memoir||A Rabbi's Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith|
|Cohen, Cole||Head Case||Memoir||From childhood, Cohen couldn't judge time or distances. She finally had an MRI at age 27 and learned that there was an unexpected lemon-sized hole in her brain.|
|Cohen, Jon||The Man in the Window||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.00 Kindle book. Suggested by Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries.
|Cohen, Paul and Henry Taliaferro||American Cities||Non-fiction||You can chart the growth of nine of America's largest cities with the rare mapes collected in this volume. Whip out your magnifying glass and go to town!|
|Cohen, Paula Marantz||Jane Austen in Scarsdale||Chick Lit||Inspired by Austen's "Persuasion". A high school administrator confronted by a love she once rejected. Smart and funny.|
|Cohen, Rich||The Fish That Ate The Whale||Non-fiction||The untold story of banana mogul Samuel Zemurray. He helped found Israel and unintentionally got Castro into power.|
|Cojocaru, Steven||Red Carpet Diaries: Confessions of a Glamour Boy||Memoir||That scaree-looking style guy from People.|
|Colby, Tanner||Some of My Best Friends are Black||Non-fiction||The title, of course, is ironic: Colby has no black friends. Snapshot of race in America where the past is very much still with us.|
|Cole, Joni B., Rebecca Joffrey, B.K. Rakhra||This Day in the Life||Non-fiction||Diaries from women across America. This is one unremarkable day you'll wish would go on forever.|
|Coleman, Melissa||This Life Is In Your Hands||Memoir||In 1968 Coleman's parents bought 60 acres near the Maine coast and turned the clock back to the 19th century. Her father's backbreaking labor produces a miraculous organic farm. But it also compromised his health.|
|Coleman, Rowan||We Are All Made of Stars||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Recommended for fans of Jojo Moyes. Hospice nurse Stella gives solace to her dying patients by helping them write letters to their loved ones -- but one woman's story will turn her world upside down.
|Colfer, Eoin||Artemis Fowl: The Artic Incident||Youth||Spooky kid's book|
|Colgan, Jenny||Little Beach Street Bakery||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Recommended based on my search for Susan Bishop Crispell's The Secret Ingredient of Wishes. In the bestselling tradition of Jojo Moyes and Jennifer Weiner, Jenny Colgan's moving, funny, and unforgettable novel tells the story of a heartbroken young woman who turns a new page in her life . . . by becoming a baker in the town of Cornwall
|Collected Authors||The Pact||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
One day three young men made a pact. They promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to attaining that dream. This is a story about the power of friendship. Of joining forces and beating the odds. A story about changing your life, and the lives of those you love most...together.
|Collins, J.L.||The Simple Path to Wealth||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Mr. Money Mustache. Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life.
|Collins, Judy||Sweet Judy Blue Eyes||Memoir||The folksinger who inspired CSN's signature song looks back. Forthright and revealing.|
|Collins, Lauren||When In French||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Feeling like she couldn't be truly close to her French husband unless she learned his language, Collins made that her mission - with mixed results. A laugh-out-loud memoir about love, culture, and belonging.
|Collins, Melissa||Let Love Live||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Although this is part of a series, it can be read as a STANDALONE. Who would you become if you lost the only person who ever mattered? For twenty-six year old Dylan Hopkins, the answer is easy. He's become no one. Memories of the happier times are all he has left as he finds himself meandering numbly through his now dull life. Though he cares about his work and family dearly, he's yet to let himself find love again. Afraid of letting go of what he once had, Dylan chooses to keep his heart buried, where it belongs, having died a long time ago.
|Collins, Nancy A.||Sunglasses After Dark||Fantasy||Recommended by Holly Black. A horror novel featuring a vampire, Sonja Blue, who escapes from a mental hospital leaving a trail of corpses in her wake. As we learn about her early life, we are taken on a nightmarish tour of a world inhabited by other types of non-humans - ogres, zombies and, of course, vampires.|
|Collins, Paul||Not Even Wrong||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
Few things are more heartbreaking than learning that your child is destined to be an outsider, forever isolated inside his own mind. Collin's son was diagnosed with autism, a story he with sad truth and beauty. His efforts to understand are presented with historical nuggets about autism. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Colors||1000 Signs||Photo||Pictures of signs (street signs, warning signs, zert, that kind of thing) from around the world.|
|Colvin, Marie||On the Front Line||Non-fiction||Marie Colvin, an award-winning Sunday Times war correspondent, was killed while covering the Syrian uprising in early 2012. This courageous collection of essays and interviews is a testament to her life’s work, offering street-level insights into some of the most controversial figures and conflicts of the last 25 years.|
|Colwin, Laurie||More Home Cooking||Non-fiction||Sustenance - both physical and emotional. Recipes and stories.|
|Conant, Jennet||109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos||Non-fiction||Will please anyone looking for an unusual view of the Manhattan Project. Author Conant's primary source, Dorothy McKibben, was Project Director J. Robert Oppenheimer's secretary. McKibben was the sympathetic ear for many of the residents frustrated by the extraordinary security and secrecy at Los Alamos.|
|Conant, Jennet||The Irregulars||Non-fiction||Roald Dahl was one of several Brit operatives sent to infiltrate Georgetown society and influence American foreign policy. Filled with seductions, betrayals, and more than a few hilarious escapades.|
|Conant, Jennet||Tuxedo Park||Auto/Biography||A Wal Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II. Rich guy bankrolled crucial wartime research by world-famous scientists.|
|Conant, Jennet||Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II||Non-fiction||Loomis established a private laboratory in New York and hired scientists whose work in the 1930s wound up making possible both the radar and the atomic bomb. These developments were essential to Allied victory in the Second World War. Conant is perhaps the only person who could have pierced Loomis's obsessive secrecy and written this book; she grew up with Loomis's children and other members of his family. Her grandfather, Harvard president James Bryant Conant, was one of Loomis's scientists.|
|Conde Nast Traveler||Book of Unforgettable Journeys||Travel||Great writers on great places.|
|Condie, Ally||Matched||Youth||Because the Society pairs up DNA-compatible mates, disease has been eradicated. But Society also goes about making sure that people die at the appropriate age. Futuristic dystopia to succeed "The Hunger Games".|
|Conley, Kevin||The Full Burn||Non-fiction||Fascinating chronicle of the Hollywood stunt world.|
|Conlon, Edward||Blue Blood||Memoir||You won't find a more up-close look at the NYPD than this gritty memoir. Written by Harvard grad and veteran cop.|
|Conlon-McIvor, Maura||FBI Girl: How I Learned to Crack My Father's Code||Memoir||Her father, a caring yet withdrawn man working as an FBI special agent, is unable to sustain a direct conversation. He speaks in a code which forces you to think of the real meaning behind his words.|
|Connell, Evan S.||Mrs. Bridge||Fiction||Though her life is increasingly filled with leisure and plenty, she can't shuffle off vague feelings of dissatisfaction, confusion, and futility.|
|Connelly, Michael||Harry Bosch Series (Various)||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
*Inspired Bosch S1
**Inspired Bosch S2
***Inspired Bosch S3
****Inspired Bosch S4
|Connelly, Michael||Non-Bosch/Haller Books (Various)||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
|Connelly, Michael||Various - Mickey Haller Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
|Connors, Philip||Fire Season||Memoir||The author discusses his time spent ten thousand feet above ground as a fire lookout in a remote part of New Mexico, a job where he witnessed some of the most amazing phenomena nature has to offer.|
|Conover, Ted||Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing||Non-fiction||A reporter goes undercover as a prison guard.|
|Conroy, Frank||Time and Tide: A Walk Through Nantucket||Non-fiction||Conroy reflects on everything from blustery winters to the impact of tourism on small-town life.|
|Conroy, Pat||My Losing Season||Memoir||Conroy captures jock culture in his memoir about his 1966-67 stint on The Citadel's basketball squad.|
|Conroy, Pat||The Great Santini||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$4.29 Kindle book (along with The Lords of Discipline and The Prince of Tides).
|Conroy, Pat||The Lords of Discipline||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.24 Kindle book.
|Conroy, Pat||The Prince of Tides||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Tom Wingo has lost his job, and is on the verge of losing his marriage, when he learns that his twin sister, Savannah, has attempted suicide again. At the behest of Savannah's psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Lowenstein, Tom reluctantly leaves his home in South Carolina to travel to New York City and aid in his sister's therapy.
|Cook, Blanche Wiesen||Eleanor Roosevelt Vol. 2||Auto/Biography||1933-1938|
|Cook, Daniel||Instant Pot Pressure Cooker||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Cook, Eileen||The Wolf Road||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
A feral teenager, roaming the post-apocalyptic wilderness, meets a serial killer.
|Cook, Kerry Max||Chasing Justice||Memoir||Cook recounts his 22 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Although the writing is clunky, Cook's tale is so gripping that only a heart of steel won't break after reading it.|
|Cook, Langdon||The Mushroom Hunters||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
This "rollicking narrative" (The Wall Street Journal) explores the secret, wild, and fascinating world of the fungi trade. "In the end, readers will have learned a great deal about US economic and social structures -- all while being entertained and enlightened by stories of gastronomy and mushrooms" (Library Journal).
|Cooke, Philip St. George||Some True Adventures in the Life of Hugh Glass||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. A hunter and trapper on the Missouri River.
|Cooks Illustrated||Cover and Bake: Casseroles, Pot Roasts, and Slow-Cooker Favorites||Cookbook||Simple home cooking, without sacrificing greate taste for convenience.|
|Cooks Illustrated||The Quick Recipe||Cookbook||Save hours in the kitchen without sacrificing taste.|
|Cool It||Lomborg, Bjorn||Non-fiction||The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming|
|Cooper, Bernard||The Bill From My Father||Memoir||When he was 28, his father, a famously litigious attorney who sued two of his widowed daughters-in-law, presented him with a $2 million bill for raising him.|
|Cooper, Helene||The House at Sugar Beach||Memoir||When Helene Cooper was 8 years old, her mother bought her a playmate. "In my sheltered existence, I had [never wondered] how much the native Liberians resented us."|
|Cooper, James Fenimore||The Last of the Mohicans||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Cooper, Lia||The Duality Paradigm||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Blood & Bone Trilogy book 1. Looks like kind of a fantasy story too with magicians and werewolves. When a human woman is murdered in werewolf territory under suspicious circumstances, Ethan is reassigned to worked the case with Clanahan in the hopes that he'll be able to balance out the wolf's rougher edges.
|Copeland, Misty||Life in Motion||Memoir||Dancer Copeland, a soloist for the American Ballet Theatre, tells her dramatic rags-to-toe-shoes life stories.|
|Cornwell, Bernard||Excalibur||Fiction||Good version of the same old story.|
|Cornwell, Patricia||Kay Scarpetta Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
|Corrigan, Kelly||Glitter and Glue||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father's the glitter but I'm the glue." This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it's about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time.
|Corson, Trevor||The Zen of Fish||Non-fiction||Corson follows the training of an unlikely student (young, femaile, Irish-Italian) at an innovative L.A.-based program run by an exacting Japanese headmaster.|
|Cosby, Bill||Come On People: On the Path from Victims to Victors||Non-fiction||Cosby (Fatherhood) teams up with psychiatrist Poussaint (Lay my Burden Down) to take a hard look at the state of black America, bearer of "more than their share of poverty," and present ways to overcome the "deep-rooted" challenges of the poor-including crime, lack of education and broken families. While aimed at a specific group, the authors' advice is broad and largely unsurprising-stay in school, work your way up, be independent, parent your children, stay out of debt, be a voice for change-but the context is genuine concern and hope for the community: "black strength lies in our resolve to keep on keeping on... never yielding to the role of cooperative victim." The authors are particularly concerned about young black males, who they say are relinquishing family responsibilities in increasing numbers, largely for lack of proper role models: "A house without a father is a challenge. A neighborhood without fathers is a catastrophe."|
|Cose, Ellis||The Rage of a Privleged Class||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Suggested List.
Serious look at how accomplished black professionals still feel the sting of prejudice and racism despite their wealth, power, and achievements.
|Cosper, Darcy||Wedding Season||Chick Lit||Forced to attend 17 weddings in six months, child of divorce Joy finds herself defending - and then reconsidering - her own reluctance to marry. Crackling banter, vibrant friends, and pithy observations on modern weddings.|
|Costello, Stephen||My Father Never Took Me to a Baseball Game||Essays||Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book.
|Couch, Dick||Chosen Soldier||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
An unprecedented view of the Green Berets from a New York Times bestselling author who spent a year at their training facilities! Follow a class of elite soldiers as they undergo the physical and mental demands of joining America's most valuable fighting force.
|Courlander, Harold||The African||Fiction||Alex Haley "accidentally" lifted parts of this 1967 novel.|
|Couturier, Lisa||The Hopes of Snakes & Other Tales||Non-fiction||Tales of the relationship between city dwellers and wild animals. In one, a park naturalist finds a snake who has been stuck in the eye with pins. 'I could tell that it mad him sad.' He said, 'Did you know that snakes don't cry?'|
|Cove, Lou||Man of the Year||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
If you helped your dad's friend campaign for Playgirl's Man of the Year in 1978, wouldn't you write a book about it? Hilarious and poignant.
|Cowan, Lee D.||The Little Green Mountain Fire||Fiction||Donna's Husband. A harrowing tale of bravery set in the Rockies.|
|Cowart, Gary||Blood on Red Dirt||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Blood on Red Dirt is the true story of Marine Corporal Gary Cowart. The book encompasses the time before enlistment, Boot Camp, Infantry Training Regiment, Artillery School, and his time in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of 1968. Incorporated with actual pictures from the times and places remembered in this book, it gives the reader a mix of emotions felt during the good times and bad, of combat and of non-combat, with the intent of giving the lay person a more complete picture of the Vietnam experience.
|Cox, Lynne||Grayson||Non-fiction||Don't belive in interspecies communication? Cox's moving memoir about the lost baby whale she encountered when she was 17 just might change your mind.|
|Cox, Lynne||Swimming in the Sink||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Cox, an open-water simmer who famously crossed the Bering Strait without a wet suit, covers a period in her life marred by grief and illness.
|Cox, Sandra||Love, Lattes and Mutants||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Finding love is hard, even when you aren't a mutant. Like most seventeen-year-olds, Piper Dunn wants to blend in with the crowd. Having a blowhole is a definite handicap. A product of a lab-engineered mother with dolphin DNA, Piper spends her school days hiding her brilliant ocean-colored eyes and sea siren voice behind baggy clothing and ugly glasses.
|Coyne, Kelly and Erik Knutzen||The Urban Homestead||Non-fiction||Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City. A delightfully readable and very useful guide to front- and back-yard vegetable gardening, food foraging, food preserving, chicken keeping, and other useful skills for anyone interested in taking a more active role in growing and preparing the food they eat. See their blog.|
|Coyote, Ivan E.||Tomboy Survival Guide||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
Autobiographical stories of Ivan Coyote's early life growing up as a butch.
|Coyote, Ivan E.||Various||Short Stories||
|Crace, Jim||The Pesthouse||Fiction||The once fertile soil has been poisoned, a "Grand Contagion" has decimated the population, highways and factories lie in ruins, and barbarians on horseback roam the hills of "what used to be America". It's a little too hammy to be thoroughly convincing, but it's a cracking adventure.|
|Craig, Dr. David||Lie Detecting 101||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
For better or worse, falsehoods big and small are a part of our everyday interactions. This well-researched guide offers simple tips and tricks for becoming a human lie detector and seeing the truth for what it really is.
|Craig, Emily||Teasing Secrets From the Dead||Non-fiction||My Investigations at America's Most Infamous Crime Scenes. She describes eking evidence from items such as eyeglass frames and bone fragments. She relays these experiences in sometimes gruesome detail but never without respect for the dead and a desire to find justice.|
|Craig, William||Enemy At the Gates||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
The Battle of Stalingrad claimed almost 2 million lives before the Soviet Army defeated the Germans. Extensively researched account of the siege.
|Crais, Robert||Chasing Darkness||Crime/Mystery||The offbeat sensibility of Fletch meets the graphic violence of L.A. Confidential.|
|Crais, Robert||The Sentry||Fiction||Set off by a sandwich-store shakedown, this is a rip-roaring read and a smart and careful character study.|
|Cramer, Scott||Colony East||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. The Toucan Trilogy book 2. Toucan contracts a new, deadly illness spreading among the population of children. Fearing that time is running out for her toddler sister, Abby takes her on a dangerous journey to Colony East, a mysterious enclave where scientists are raising a select group of children.
|Cramer, Scott||Night of the Purple Moon||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Toucan Trilogy book 1. Comet dust turns the moon a beautiful shade of purple, but it brings fatal consequences: adults across the globe drop dead. Can 13-year-old Abby fight to protect her siblings and survive the apocalyptic nightmare that lies ahead?
|Crane, David||Empires of the Dead||Non-fiction||Amid the bloodshed of World War I, an unsung visionary named Fabian Ware undertook a heroic challenge: to provide a final resting place for millions of fallen soldiers.|
|Crane, George||Bone of the Master: A Journey to Secret Mongolia||Memoir||Reveals aspects of Chinese life from the most humble to the most high.|
|Crane, Rebekah||The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland||Youth||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Amazon.com First November (2016) book. Four teens living somewhere between disaster and diagnosis (at a summer camp...hmmm) share a summer they'll never forget. I'm not sure if this would be good...I'm skeptical.
|Cranston, Bryan||A Life in Parts||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
By turns gritty, funny, and sad, this fiercely intelligent book from the Breaking Bad star defies celebrity memoir tropes.
|Crawford, Gina||Sugar Detox||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Sugar Detox for Beginners. A QUICK START GUIDE to Bust Sugar Cravings, Stop Sugar Addiction, Increase Energy and Lose Weight with the Sugar Detox Diet, Sugar Free Recipes Included.
|Crawford, Jackson||Slaw Recipes||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Some good looking recipes!
|Crawford, John||The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell||Memoir||A National Guardsman who never expected to see battle writes a shattering account of the Iraq war that changed his life.|
|Crawford, Lacy||Early Decision||Fiction||Novel about kids caught up in the admissions rat race. Wise and completely engrossing. NOTE: apprehensive about whether or not I want to waste time reading FICTION about college admissions.|
|Creative Homeowner Press||Working With Tile: Select, Install, Maintain, Repair||Technical/Reference||Design and complete interior and exterior tile projects on walls, floors, countertops, shower enclosures, patios, pools, and more. Included are ceramic, resilient, stone, and wood parquet tile. 425 color illustrations and over 80 photographs.|
|Crile, George||Charlie Wilson's War||Non-fiction||The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times|
|Crispell, Susan Bishop||Dreaming in Chocolate||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Author.
Available as Amazon pre-order for February 6, 2018. Author of The Secret Ingredient of Wishes, about that gal who can grant wishes and who ends up in Nowhere, NC and living with a lady who bakes pies that force people to keep secrets.
|Croke, Vicki Constantine||Elephant Company||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Learn the story of the singular hero who trained elephants to perform vital tasks in the Second World War
|Crombie, Deborah||The Sound of Broken Glass||Fiction||An intriguing atmospheric London murder set in both the past and the present.|
|Cronin, Justin||The Passage||Fantasy||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. The Passage Trilogy book 1. Expertly draws together the parallel story lines of an unusually watchful, stoic little girl named Amy and a covert Army experiment to turn the human body into a bioweapon using death-row inmates as test subjects. Then he jumps ahead a century to vampiric bloodhungry beasts.
|Crosby, Bette Lee||Memory House||Fantasy||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Ophelia remembers everything. She remembers things from her own life and from the lives of those who came before her. She has only to touch her hand to an object and she can feel the special memories clinging to it. But now she is nearing ninety and needs to find a caretaker for these memories. If death comes before she finds someone, the memories will be lost forever. Ophelia prays this won't happen.
|Crosby, Molly Caldwell||The American Plague||Non-fiction||In 1878, more than 5,000 people died in Memphis of yellow fever - outnumbering the combined death tolls of the Great Chicago Fire, the San Francisco earthquake, and the Johnstown flood.|
|Crosle, Sloane||I Was told There'd Be Cake||Memoir||Crosle riffs on everything from the meaning of her cache of plastic ponies to being maid of honor for a woman she hasn't seen since high school.|
|Crosley, Sloane||Look Alive Out There||Essays||Suggested By: People Mag.
The most personal stories, about waning fertility and Crosley's feud with a teenage neighbor, are true masterpieces.
|Cross, Charles R.||Room Full of Mirrors||Auto/Biography||Biography of Jimi Hendrix. People don't know his energy.|
|Crouch, Blake||Dark Matter||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for July 2017. Terminator times Time Traveler's Wife. Fast summer read.
|Crouch, Blake||Pines||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
$.38 Kindle book. The Wayward Pines Trilogy book 1. Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feelsâ€¦off.
|Crouch, Blake||The Last Town||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
$.38 Kindle book. The Wayward Pines Trilogy book 3. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed.
|Crouch, Blake||The Wayward Pines Trilogy||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Pines (1), Wayward (2), The Last Town (3). Stephen King meets Lee Child in this captivating mystery that became a hit show on Fox! Ethan is sent to Wayward Pines, Idaho, to locate two missing federal agents — but something terrible is lurking behind the picturesque veneer.
|Crouch, Blake||Wayward||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
$.38 Kindle book. The Wayward Pines Trilogy book 2. Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amid picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Edenâ€¦except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture.
|Crusie, Jennifer||Faking It||Fiction||Romantic romp involving family of art forgers.|
|Crystal, David||How Language Works||Non-fiction||A compelling, easy-to-read treatise tha will fascinate anyone even vaguely interested in how humans communicate. Down-to-earth, entertaining examples remove the sting from abstractions like phonology and lexicology.|
|Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly||Flow||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. The psychology of optimal experience.
|Culberson, Matthew||After Life||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Michael wakes up in a classroom, a classroom like no other, and from that moment is taken on a whirlwind tour through the afterlife, where anything is possible. He meets a cast of characters that will join him on his journey, and he will face the ultimate test as he progresses deep into the darkness, in an attempt to find his way back home.
|Cullen, Dave||Columbine||Non-fiction||Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, it seems, were not the lone black-clad goth gunmen portrayed by the media, but bright kids who had plenty of friends.|
|Cullen, Lisa Takeuchi||Remember Me||Non-fiction||Transforming cremains into bling is one of the wacky trends chronicled in Cullen's bouncy, and often quite funny, account of "shopping-after-death-options".|
|Cumming, Alan||Not My Father's Son||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book.
|Cumming, Alan||Tommy's Tale||GLBT||Creepy actor guy writes bisexual About a Boy.|
|Cummings, Quinn||The Year of Learning Dangerously||Non-fiction||A former child star's hilarious insightful chronicle of her family's head-first jump into homeschooling.|
|Cunningham, Ian||A Reader's Guide to Writers' London||Travel||Stunning photographs and illustrations. Even the casual browsers will suddenly feel at home in the London of writers. Lively guidebook is a delight to read at home, and serves as an essential aid to planning your next trip.|
|Cunningham, Laura Shaine||Sleeping Arrangements||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Harper Lee: "A beautiful story I shall cherish for years to come." Laura Shaine Cunningham's memoir of being orphaned at age eight and raised by two bachelor uncles in the Bronx- "In the glow of Yankee Stadium Twi-Night doubleheaders", has become one of the most beloved classics of contemporary autobiographical literature.
|Cuomo, Margaret I.||A World Without Cancer||Non-fiction||A call to arms and more focus on prevention from Andrew Cuomo's radiologist sister.|
|Curtright, Eileen||The Burned Bridges of Ward, Nebraska||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. S'posed to be funny. Rebecca Meer's hometown of Ward, Nebraska, is small--so small that she can't even sneak home after a drunken girls' night without running into at least three people she knows. But she has bigger problems than her reputation. The head doctor at her fertility clinic is losing his mind, and his wild behavior could cost them the business. Her super-successful ex-boyfriend has blown back into town and somehow become her son's fifth-grade teacher--now her son is asking awkward questions about the end of their relationship.
|d'Avila-Latourrette, Brother Victor-Antoine||Twelve Months of Monastery Soups||Cookbook||Collection of 170 soup recipes--at least one for every vegetable native to North America. From basic veloutes and consommes to thick and chunky soups, and from simple clear broths to creamy soups and more complex potages.|
|D'Orso, Michael||Eagle Blue||Non-fiction||The specter of alcoholism and suicide haunts Native Alaskans, and Fort Yukon is no exception. But every year the town rallies around its Eagles boys squad, an undersized but quick team.|
|da Costa Nunez, Ralph||The Poor Among Us||Non-fiction||From Beth's desk at work. A history of family poverty and homelessness in NYC.|
|da Silva, Rachel (co-editor)||Backbone 4 : humor! by Northwest women||Humorous||Rachel da Silva edited "Leading Out" about women climbers. Backbone 4 is only available as a reference book from the Hennepin Central library in the Arts & Literature area.|
|Dahl, Roald||The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets||Short Stories||Worth buying just for the never-before-seen chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (as well as its original ending).|
|Dahl, Roald||Various||Fiction||Adult suggestions: Switch Bitch, The Great Automatic Grammatizator, Over to You, Skin, Kiss Kiss.
Kids suggestions: Danny Champion of the World, The BFG, Boy, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Witches.
|Dale, Diana Thompson||Finding Billy||Non-fiction||Dale and her mother start poking around in old documents in order to find her Uncle Billy who was lost in WWII. A true and truly exhilirating story of resolve, resourcefullness, determination, and the wonders of the internet.|
|Dale, Wendy||Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Vacation Goals||Memoir||Adventures in Love and Danger. Twenty-something freelance writer is not your typical American tourist. Her zany travel tales often seem too outrageous to be true, fortunately her senses of humor and adventure never fail her.|
|Dallas, Sandra||The Persian Pickle Club||Crime/Mystery||Quilting circle mystery books. Recommended by the BI ladies.|
|Daly, Maureen||Seventeenth Summer||Youth||From the 1942, but still a sweet, and nostalgic, love story.|
|Damrosch, David||The Buried Book||History||The 3,000-year-old Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh found in the ruins of Nineveh more than a century and a half ago. It took years before a British linguist was able to decipher the clay tablets' intricate cuniform writing. In crisp, undusty prose, literature prof Damrosch excavates the entire adventure story.|
|Dana, Rebecca||Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde||Memoir||Her take on being young and smart and emotionally adrift in the city is odd and charming enough to be that elusive thing: a true original.|
|Dana, Richard Henry||Two Years Before the Mast||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Graduating from Harvard in 1834, Richard Henry Dana, Jr. enlisted as a common sailor on a voyage around Cape Horn on the brig Pilgrim. He returned to Massachusetts two years later aboard the Alert (which left California sooner than the Pilgrim). He kept a diary throughout his sea adventures, and, after returning home, he penned what has been widely recognized as an American classic, Two Years Before the Mast, first published in 1840, the same year of his admission to the bar.
|Dane, Cynthia and Hildred Billings||Hard to Get||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. What do you do when the hottest and richest woman in town asks you out? Run, apparently.
|Danier, Stephanie||Sweetbitter||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Tess is so green that she's never tasted an oyster or an heirloom tomato - let alone the Sancerre and cocaine that become a near-nightly ritual once the staff welcomes her into the blurred, blazing hours of their post-restaurant-shift lives.
|Danticat, Edwidge||Claire of the Sea Light||Magical/Mystical||Magical realism. A small Haitian town and the secrets that emerge when a spirited young girl disappears on her seventh birthday.|
|Danziger, James||Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook||Art||Cecil Beaton practically defined the art of the celebrity portrait with iconic images in Vogue and Vanity Fair. But in this facsimile edition of his private scrapbooks, his own work take a backseat to the photos that inspired him.|
|Darley, Damon||In the Field Vietnam and My Letters Home||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Dart, Iris Rainer||Beaches||Chick Lit||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Movie is based on this book. Loudmouthed, redheaded Cee Cee Bloom has her sights set on Hollywood. Bertie White, quiet and conservative, dreams of getting married and having children. In 1951, their childhood worlds collide in Atlantic City. Keeping in touch as pen pals, they reunite over the years ... always near the ocean. Powerful and moving
|Daum, Ann||The Prairie In Her Eyes||Essays||Ann Daum grew up on a ranch in one of the Dakotas and write stories about growing up there, and coming back.|
|Daum, Meghan||The Unspeakable||Essays||Laser-sharp essays. Experiences too often come with preassigned emotional responses, like having kids or college. Contrarians rejoice.|
|Daum, Meghan (Editor)||Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed||Essays||Suggested By: People Mag.
Sixteen writers explain the provocative and profound choice not to have kids.
|Dave, Laura||Hello, Sunshine||Fiction||Suggested By: Book Award List.
When TV cooking celebrity, Sunshine's, secrets are revealed her fall from grace is catastrophic. She loses the husband, her show, the fans, and her apartment. She's forced to return to the childhood homeâ€“and the estranged sisterâ€“she's tried hard to forget. But what Sunshine does amid the ashes of her own destruction may well save her life. In a world where celebrity is a careful construct, Hello, Sunshine is a compelling, funny, and evocative novel about what it means to live an authentic life in an inauthentic age.
|David, Jay||Growing Up Black||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. A classic work on the African-American experience is revised for the nineties with essays reflecting the concerns of black children from the last three decades and commentary from today's sports stars, politicians, and inner-city gang members.
|David, Joshua and Robert Hammond||High Line||Non-fiction||The High Line was an eyesore, an abandoned freight rail line on Manhattan's West Side until David and Hammond reimagined it as a city park - and made it happen.|
|David, Stuart||Calligraphy A to Z||Craft||A new technique for learning the basic hands, step-by step exercises.|
|Davide-Rivera, Jeannie||Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Growing up with undiagnosed autism. This is a gripping memoir of a quirky, weird, but gifted child who grows up never quite finding her niche only to discover at the age of 38 that all the issues, problems, and weirdness she experienced were because she had Asperger's Syndrome (AS), a form of high-functioning autism. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Davidson, Jeff||Simpler Living||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Feeling cluttered and stressed and want some relief? Look no further! This easy how-to guide is filled with more than 1,500 tips designed to help you create a more peaceful and productive daily routine. Me: is 1500 tips too cluttered? Decluttering.
|Davidson, Jim and Kevin Vaughan||The Ledge||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this New York Times bestseller, two mountaineering friends celebrate their summit of Mount Rainier, only to become trapped in an icy chasm on the way down. A riveting true-life adventure and a moving portrait of friendship and loss. Mountain climbing.
|Davidson, MaryJanice||Undead and Unwed||Fiction||Betsy is a vampire who doesn't burn in sunlight, can fight the urge to feed, and is not repulsed by religious articles, all of which may make her the prophesied Queen of the Vampires.|
|Davies, Adam||Mine All Mine||Fiction||Laugh-out-loud caper starring a hapless undercover security guard, a sly art thief, and a girl whose heart goes out to both.|
|Davies, Adam||The Frog King||Fiction||Coming of age novel ala Bright Lights, Big City and High Fidelity.|
|Davies, W.J.||Silo Submerged||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Author.
$1.07 Kindle book. Three in one: The Runner, The Diver, and The Watcher. In the depths of the silo, water is pouring in at an unstoppable rate. Ace, along with a team of Divers, are doing the best they can to avert this disaster, but it may not be enough. Inspired by Hugh Howey's Silo/Wool/Shift/Dust series.
|Davin, Felicia||Thornfruit||GLBT||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Free Kindle book. The Gardener's Hand series book 1. Alizhan can't see faces, but she can read minds. Her mysterious ability leaves her unable to touch or be touched without excruciating pain. Rescued from abandonment and raised by the wealthy and beautiful Iriyat ha-Varensi, Alizhan has grown up in isolation, using her gift to steal secrets from Iriyat's rivals, the ruling class of Laalvur. But Iriyat keeps secrets of her own. When Alizhan discovers that she isn't the only one of her kind, and that a deadly plot threatens everyone like her, there's only one person she can trust.
|Davis, Aric||Nickel Plated||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. Just twelve years old, he makes a steady living by selling marijuana to high schoolers, blackmailing pedophiles he ferrets out online, and working as a private investigator. When a beautiful girl named Arrow hires him to find her little sister Shelby, Nickel figures at best the kid's a runaway; at worst, some perv's gotten a hold of her. He scours the internet and the streets of Arrow's suburban neighborhood, and what he finds there is as ugly a truth as he's ever seen.
|Davis, Carol||Silo Saga: Rebel State - The Year One Trilogy||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Includes Underground, Missing, and Rebirth. Inspired by Hugh Howey's Silo/Wool/Shift/Dust series. Lexie Brownell never expected that a simple trip to Atlanta with her children would change their lives forever. Instead of continuing on to Orlando to visit the theme parks, the Brownells and thousands of their fellow Californians are herded into an underground silo, where they're told that the outside world has been destroyed by a nuclear attack. That the silo is now their home, and always will be.
|Davis, Deborah||Guest of Honor||Non-fiction||When Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to the White House - the first time an African-American had eaten dinner there.|
|Davis, Garry and Craig Steycyk||Dysfunctional||Photo||From cover to cover, Dysfunctional is highly visual, a brilliant collection of graphic clues that recreate the patina of skate style. Skaters and 'skate betties' are portrayed hanging out, chilling out and hassled by security.|
|Davis, Sampson||Living and Dying in Brick City||Memoir||A high school pact helped keep Davis on track to become a doctor. Now he's back in his hometown, Newark, healing the ones who didn't get out: addicts, gang members, victims of poverty.|
|Dawkins, Richard||The God Delusion||Non-fiction||A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.|
|Dawson, Greg||Hiding in the Spotlight||Non-fiction||A Musical Prodigy's Story of Survival. A fourteen year old piano prodigy was among those on a forced march to a WWII labor camp. Her father bribed a guard to help her escape. She hid in plain sight during the war.|
|de Botton, Alain||A Week at the Airport||Travel||Author with freakish love of airports spends a week at London's Heathrow.|
|de Botton, Alain||The News||Non-fiction||Slim guide to the news - what it is and how we consume it. de Botton's thesis: the news should strive to disseminate knowledge, not just data.|
|de Castrique, Mark||Blackman's Coffin||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sam Blackman series book 1. Sam Blackman is an angry man. A Chief Warrant Officer in the Criminal Investigation Detachment of the U.S. military, he lost a leg in Iraq. His outspoken criticism of his medical treatment resulted in his transfer to the Veteran's Hospital in Asheville, NC. Disillusioned with the military, grieving over the recent death of his parents, and at odds with his brother, Sam's life is in shambles. Then an ex-marine and fellow amputee named Tikima Robertson walks into his hospital room.
|De Havilland, Olivia||Every Frenchman Has One||Essays||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Delightfully witty collection of essays about living in Paris after marrying a French citizen.
|de Lint, Charles||The Very Best of Charles de Lint||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Author.
This author was suggested by Alice Hoffman. I picked this book on my own. At turns whimsical, dark, and mystical, this extraordinary collection of retold fairy tales and new, modern myths redefine the boundaries of magic.
|de los Santos, Marisa||The Precious One||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. In all her life, Eustacia "Taisy" Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary--professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk: her father.
|de Rossi, Portia||Unbearable Lightness||Memoir||The actress shares secrets about her sexuality and eating disorders in a book that's often incredibly wrenching - but also admirably blunt and pity-free.|
|de Saussure, Mrs. N.B.||Old Plantation Days Being Recollections of Southern Life Before the War||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|de Waal, Frans||Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Astonishing study of animal intelligence has the makings of a classic.
|Deacock, Antonia||No Purdah in Padam||Non-fiction||The Story of the Women's Overland Himalayan Expedition, 1958.|
|Deaver, Jeffery||The Vanished Man and whatever else I haven't already read...||Crime/Mystery||Crime Thrillers|
|Decker, Jeni||I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A mother shares a colorful glimpse into life caring for her two sons with autism in this inspiring, hilariously honest memoir! Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Dederer, Claire||Love and Trouble||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The author finds her adolescent diaries and decides to plumb her sexual history.
|Dederer, Claire||Poser||Memoir||My life in twenty-three yoga poses. Dederer's account of her journey to a life that's "more real and less perfect" is funny, well-observed, and ultimately inspiring.|
|Dedman, Bill and Paul Clark Newell Jr.||Empty Mansions||Non-fiction||A fascinating investigation into the haunting true-life tale of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark.|
|Defoe, Daniel||A Journal of the Plague Year||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. This novel is an account of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague or the bubonic plague struck the city of London.
|Defoe, Daniel||Moll Flanders||Fiction||LDs favorite book.|
|Defoe, Daniel||The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, &c. Who was Born in Newgate, and during a Life of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and died a Penitent. Written from her own Memorandums.
|DeGeneres, Ellen||Seriously...I'm Kidding||Memoir||She doesn't share deep dark secrets, but DeGeneres's amiably oddball riffs will make fans smile.|
|Delaney, Matthew B.J.||Jinn||Crime/Mystery||Crime, horror, and sci-fi mixed. 1943 Pacific island slaughter, cut to 2007. Undersea salvage operation.|
|Delaney, Rob||Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.||Humorous||Delaney has a knack for pinpointing what's hilarious and sad about adolescent bed-wetting and his own abundant body hair.|
|Dell'Abate, Gary with Chad Millman||They Call Me Baba Booey||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Meet the man behind the infamous catchphrase from the Howard Stern Show. Hilarious, sincere, and wrenching.
|DeMarco, Kathleen||Cranberry Queen||Fiction||Suddenly orphaned woman nurses wounds at annual cranberry fest.|
|Dembling, Sophia||Introverts In Love||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Love is tricky for everyone--and different personality types can face their own unique problems. Now the author of The Introvert's Way offers a guide to romance that takes you through the frequently outgoing world of dating, courting, and relationships, helping you navigate issues that are particular to introverts, from making conversation at parties to the challenges of dating an extrovert.
|Demick, Barbara||Nothing to Envy||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A National Book Award finalist called “deeply moving” (The Wall Street Journal): Following the treacherous journeys of six defectors, this insider’s look at North Korea paints a haunting picture of life under the totalitarian regime.
|Denby, David||American Sucker||Memoir||Nonfiction: loser in the stock market. His losses are our gain.|
|Dennis, Patrick||Auntie Mame||Fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
The delightful New York Times bestseller that inspired a beloved musical. Meet Auntie Mame, the vivacious and dynamic flapper who takes in her orphaned nephew and introduces him to a world of adventure. "Outrageous, hilarious, ribald, sophisticated"
|Department of Defense||US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76||Non-fiction||How to build a thatch shelter, how long to boil rats, which birds you can follow to water.|
|DePastino, Todd||Bill Mauldin||Auto/Biography||Bill Mauldin's satirical cartoons in Stars and Stripes made WWII a little more bearable for GIs. Way before M*A*S*H or Doonesbury.|
|Deraniyagala, Sonali||Wave||Memoir||From the horror of her losses in the 2004 tsunami, a memoirist fashioned grace.|
|Deresiewicz, William||Excellent Sheep||Non-fiction||Skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless student, pushy parents, and admissions mayhem. He wants schools to teach kids to think, not just score lucrative jobs.|
|DeRosier, Linda Scott||Creeker: A Woman's Journey||Memoir||Youthful days in hills of E. KY. In her memoir of growing up in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, this professor of psychology at Rocky Mountain College in Montana is unabashedly honest about and proud of her Appalachian heritage, chronicling her life with honesty, wit, and insight.|
|Des Barres, Pamela||Let's Spend the Night Together||Non-fiction||Des Barres profiles two dozen fellow band-aids in an exuberant attempt to rehab the word groupie, from harlot to muse. The tone seems to be celebratory - one fan admits to having sex with 30 musicians in one night - but the utter emptiness of these women's lives emerges most clearly, even if they don't believe they've been used. [hear hear - KA]|
|DeWoskin, Rachel||Blind||Youth||High school sophomore must relearn her small-town world after an accident blinds her permanently.|
|DeWoskin, Rachel||Foreign Babes in Bejing||Memoir||Move from NYC to Bejing to work at a PR company. Two months later, on a whim, she landed a role in a Chinese soap opera.|
|Deyo, L.B. and David Leibowitz||Invisible Frontier: Exploring the Tunnels , Ruins, and Rooftops of Hidden New York||Non-fiction||Explore NYC. See things noone has seen before.|
|Di Felice, Ivanka||A Zany Slice of Italy||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. Italian life is about family and this author knows all about Italian families because she married into one. Her handsome husband was born in Canada to Italian parents. Then he married a woman who was in love with him and with the idea of living in Italy and slowly she chipped away at his resistance until he agreed to move to his ancestral village.
|Diamond, Jared M.||Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies||Non-fiction||Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures.|
|Dias, Ellie||Big Red||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How I learned simplicity from a suitcase.
|Diaz, Junot||Drown||Short Stories||Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. A coming-of-age story of unparalleled power, Drown introduced the world to Junot DÃaz's exhilarating talents.
|Dick, Philip K.||Adjustment Team||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Something went wrong...and Ed Fletcher got mixed up in the biggest thing in his life.
|Dickens, Charles||Great Expectations||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. GREAT EXPECTATIONS is Charles Dickens' thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip.
|Dickey, Eric Jerome||Milk in My Coffee||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When Southerner Jordan Greene moves to New York City and falls in love with a white woman, he finds himself rethinking his identity -- while defending himself to his family back home. "Frothy and fun
|Dickson, Gordon R.||Wolf and Iron||Post-Apocalyptic||Post-apocalyptic survival and recovery - recommended by the guys at UH.
From amazon.com, "The U. S. has been devastated by worldwide financial collapse. Civilization as readers know it has disappeared. Marauding bands are terrorizing the countryside, killing and looting. Jeremy Bellamy Walthers' goal is to cross 2,000 miles of ravaged countryside to reach the security of his brother's Montana ranch. En route he befriends a wolf who becomes a partner and companion via verbal and nonverbal communication. The story deals with Jeremy's interaction with the wolf and the other human survivors of the economic collapse."
|Dickson, Ken||Detour From Normal||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. This harrowing memoir tells the true story of a beloved family man and respected engineer who undergoes a life-saving surgery, reacts to medication and improper treatment, and lands in a high-security psychiatric ward. There, psychiatrists pronounce him persistently and acutely disabled and a danger to himself and others. What will happen to him and will he ever regain his former life?
|Dicum, Gregory||Window Seat: Reading the Landscape from the Air||Travel||Window Seat offers hundreds of aerial photographs of the US and Canada, with notes on what to watch for in terms of geological, hydrological, ecological, and man-made features in the landscape below.|
|Didion, Joan||The Year of Magical Thinking||Memoir||Offers grief-drenched flashbacks to a vital and contentious marriage. Her "magical thinking" that if she kept her husband's shoes, he would one day return to fill them.|
|DiDonato, Tiffanie||Dwarf||Memoir||Girl born with dwarfism opted for radical surgery that gained her an unprecedented 14 inches in height.|
|Diehn, Gwen||Simple Printmaking||Craft||Uh...Simple...Print...Making. Looks like a decent place to start if I wanna do linoleum block printing.|
|Diehn, Gwen, Terry Krautwurst, Alan Anderson, Joe Rhatigan, Heather Smith||Nature Smart||Craft||Awesome projects to make with mother nature's help.|
|Diers, John W. and Aaron Isaacs||Twin Cities by Trolley||Non-fiction||The streetcar Era in Minneapolis and St. Paul|
|Diliberto, Gioia||Paris Without End||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
The True Story of Hemingway's First Wife. Acclaimed author Gioia Diliberto, biographer of Jane Addams and Brenda Frazier, delivers a gripping, novelistic exploration of Hadley's personality and her role in Hemingway's life, finally unclouding our view of Hemingway's relationship with the one woman he never stopped loving.
|DiMarco, Damon||Tower stories : an oral history of 9/11||Non-fiction||The diverse 9/11 stories chronicled here include a small group of people who made it safely down from the 89th floor of Tower 1, a paramedic who set up a triage area 200 yards from the base of the towers before they collapsed, and ordinary citizens trying to get on with their lives in the days following the tragic event.|
|Dinesen, Isak||Out of Africa||Memoir||Written by Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke under a penname. Recommended by Ernest Hemingway as "perhaps the best book about Africa that I ever read." Meryl Streep stars in the movie based on the book.|
|Dinets, Vladimir||Wildlife Spectacles||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
This captivating adventure into the animal kingdom explores some of the lesser-known wonders of wildlife -- from dancing alligators to synchronized fireflies. Filled with fascinating facts from a seasoned zoologist!
|Dingle, Graeme||Two Against the Alps||Memoir||The first winter traverse of the rugged New Zealand Alps by the author and Jill Tremain.|
|DiSclafani, Anton||The After Party||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Joan has dazzled the well-to-do of 1950s Houston for years. But Joan's unladylike desires have finally caught up with her and now CeCe must choose between her pal and high society.
|Disque, Dr. Karl||CPR, AED & First Aid Certification Course Kit||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Including practice tests.
|Dixon, Chris||Ghost Wave||Memoir||Captivating chronicle of one man's search for a legendary giant wave.|
|DK||The Science Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book.
|Dobbs, Leighann||A Crabby Killer||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Moosamuck Island Cozy Mystery Series book 2. When the body of an 'outsider' is found stuffed in the crab boil pot right before the opening of Mooseamuck Island's annual Crab Festival, the islanders aren't too worried. After all, outsider business is none of their concern. They just don't want something as inconvenient as a murder to put a damper on their festival.
|Dobbs, Leighann||Blackmoore Sisters Cozy Mystery Books 1-3||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle books. Four magical sisters. Three twisty mysteries. And a cat that's too smart for her own good. This set contains books 1-3 in the Blackmoore Sisters Cozy Mystery Series: Dead Wrong, Dead & Buried and Dead Tide.
|Dobie, Kathy||The Only Girl In the Car||Auto/Biography||Autobiography - snapshot of the author's naivete as a teenager. Sad, and triumphant.|
|Dobyns, Jay and Nils Johnson-Shelton||No Angel||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this "harrowing" true story, a federal agent recounts his experience infiltrating the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.
|Doctorow, E.L.||The March||Fiction||Civil war epic. Unfortettable fictional characters drive a smoky, blood-soaked narrative.|
|Doctorow, E.L.||Various||Fiction||Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, Welcome to Hard Times (a western...), The Book of Daniel (scalding take on the 1950s Rosenberg trial)|
|Doe, John and Tom Desavia||Under the Big Black Sun||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by mprnews.org on Twitter. A personal history of L.A. punk. A great and generous memoir of LA punk.
|Dolnick, Edward||The Rescue Artist||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
This delightful book chronicles the 1994 theft of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" and the recovery efforts of art detective and undercover cop Charley Hill.
|Donavan, John and Caren Zucker||In a Different Key||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Beginning with the story of the first child diagnosed with Autism (he's now 82), the author present a fascinating history of this confounding condition. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Donnelly, Liza||Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons||Humorous||Shows how humor by and about women has changed with the times. It's all revealing, intellectually stimulating, and, of course, very funny.|
|Donnis, Bella||Trapped||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Jessica loses her place on the volleyball team to the beautiful Katelyn, the same girl who only months earlier stole her boyfriend, Jessica decides to retreat into her shell in an effort to maintain her sanity.
|Donovan, Robin||The Healthy Make-Ahead Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Wholesome, flavorful freezer meals.
|Dooling, Richard||Bet Your Life||Fiction||Flip insurance investigator, dead best buddy, curvy co-workers. If you're not hooked, you're a dead mackerel.|
|Doolittle, Sean||Dirt||Fiction||Funeral Mystery/Comedy. On a clear autumn L.A. morning, sitting in the front row of his best friend's funeral, professional loafer Quince Bishop can't think of anything more depressing than watching yet another loved one being lowered into the ground?until a band of guerilla environmentalists crash the ceremony to deliver a lecture on the high cost of dying in America.|
|Dornstein, Ken||The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky||Memoir||When 25-year old David Dornstein boarded PanAm Flight 103 in 1988, he thought he was carrying the genius debut novel he had toiled over for years. Then a bomb destroyed the plane over Lockerbie. David's younger brother, Ken, soon dedicated himself to completing that book and this is his memoir about that project.|
|Dorrance, Michelle and Elizabeth Garner||The Complete Vegetarian Instant Pot Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Everyday Vegetarian Recipes You'll Love to Cook with Your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
|Dorsey, Tim||Atomic Lobster||Crime/Mystery||It's rare that a book can provide snickers and shivers at the same time, but Dorsey's gut-busting 10th novel about psychopathic vigilante Serge Storms - a many who can kill while dispensing trivia about the Queen Mary - delivers both.|
|Dosa, David M.D.||Making the Rounds With Oscar||Memoir||Oscar, a cat, seems to have a sixth sense - seeking out patients to sit with hours before they die. It isn't the science that matters. It's the comfort this uncanny tabby provides patients and their families.|
|Doty, Mark||Dog Years||Memoir||After his beloved retriever Beau dies of a neurological disorder, poet Doty tries acupuncture and herbs to save his remaining pooch Arden - until he learns to let go. Tender reflection on love and loss, this is Marley & Me for the cerebral.|
|Doucet, Julie||365 Days||Art||This visual journal, starting in late 2002, is an idiosyncratic collision of her various creative interests, wherein personal narrative, collage, and drawing begin to tell the story of her pursuits into printmaking and beyond.|
|Doughty, Caitlin||Smoke Gets In Your Eyes||Memoir||And other lessons from the crematory. For dad?|
|Douglas, Jack||Quake||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. New York City has seen its share of disasters. Terrorist attacks. Blackouts. Hurricanes. Floods. But nothing has prepared the Big Apple for the biggest earthquake to ever hit the United States. 9.0 on the Richter scale. Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs are a smoldering disaster, plunging New York into terrifying chaos. Skyscrapers and bridges have collapsed, killing hundreds of thousands. For a handful of survivors, the nightmare is just beginning.
|Douglas, Ron||America's Most Wanted Recipes||Cookbook||Delicious Recipes from Your Family's Favorite Restaurants. Burritos from Taco Bell, KFC, and more.|
|Douglass, Frederick||My Bondage and My Freedom||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. It is the second of three autobiographies written by Douglass, and is mainly an expansion of his first (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass), discussing in greater detail his transition from bondage to liberty.
|Douglass, Frederick||Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Downey, Tom||The Last Men Out||Non-fiction||The inside story of one of America's elite firehouses.|
|Downham, Jenny||Before I Die||Fiction||Highly affecting novel about a 16-year-old British girl with leukemia. From EW: "I like to think of myself as a seen-it-all cynic...impervious to emotional manipulation." By chapter 38, with about 40 pages to go, I was pacing my living room unwilling to sit." Luminous prose. Downham earns every tear.|
|Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan||Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
$.99 Kindle book. Includes 4 novels and 56 short stories.
|Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan||The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. First published in 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the first and greatest of the short story collections written by Arthur Conan Doyle featuring his famous detective. The twelve Sherlock Holmes adventures included in this anthology: A Scandal in Bohemia, The Adventure of the Red-Headed League, A Case of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Five Orange Pips, The Man with the Twisted Lip, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor, The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet and The Adventure of the Copper Beeches.
|Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan||The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmds||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Dragon, Austin||Liquid Cool||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Cyberpunk Detective Series book 1. In the sci-fi/cyberpunk detective series, author Austin Dragon shows why you never want to meet a cyborg in a dark alley. Liquid Cool is a cross between Blade Runner and the Maltese Falcon. There is plenty of gritty action, suspense, thrills, and even a few laughs.
|Drain, Lauren||Banished||Memoir||Before her family joined the Westboro Baptist Church - the extreme, antigay, anti-Semitic religious group known for picketing high-profile events - Lauren Drain was a normal teen.|
|Drayson, Nicholas||A Guide to the Birds of East Africa||Fiction||This charming novel gently pokes fun at Kenyan politics as it highlights health and special issues facing much of Africa. Fans of Alexander McCall Smith will find Drayson's writing just as entertaining.|
|Dreher, Rod||The Little Way of Ruthie Leming||Non-fiction||After his sister dies, a journalist returns to the Louisiana community that embraced her and rediscovers his small town roots.|
|Drew, J. Paul||True-Life Adventure||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Paul Mcdonald series book 1. Things were going lousy for ex-reporter Paul Mcdonald: No money, no girl friend, no bright new career as a mystery novelist â€¦ and then along came private investigator Jack Birnbaum with an offer: he'd detect, and Paul would write the client reports. It wasn't much, but it would keep Spot the cat in Kitty Queen tidbits.
|Drexel, A.C.||Minimalist Budget: The Simple Approach to Saving and Spending||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Budget and lifestyle tips.
|Dreyfuss, Katy||The Massage Deck||Non-fiction||Actually, cards, not a book. Drawings on one side, concise written instructions on the other.|
|Druckerman, Pamela||Bringing Up Bébé||Non-fiction||A study of French parenting by an American raising kids in Paris.|
|Druett, Joan||Island of the Lost||Non-fiction||In 1864 the crews of two sailing vessels had the misfortune of being shipwrecked on the same small island 300 miles south of New Zealand. Their fates couldn't have been more different. Druett's well-researched account earns its place in any good collection of survival literature.|
|Du Bois, W. E. B.||The Souls of Black People||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Du Bois, W.E.B.||The Souls of Black Folk||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. In this collection of essays, first published together in 1903, he eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind. He also charges that the strategy of accommodation to white supremacy advanced by Booker T. Washington, then the most influential black leader in America, would only serve to perpetuate black oppression.
|Duane, Daniel||Caught Inside||Memoir||Surfing memoir. Engaging memoir with surfing facts and lore.|
|Dublanica, Steve||Waiter Rant||Non-fiction||Inside look at the servers who see everything — from bad behavior to moments of incredible generosity. An eye-opening memoir “as delightful as it is irreverent” .|
|Duchovny, David||Bucky F*cking Dent||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Ted is a Yankee stadium peanut vendor who moves in with his dad, Marty, a Sox diehard fighting off cancer long enough to see his cursed team finally beat their hated rivals. Originally envisioned as a screenplay.
|Duckworth, Angela||Grit||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
It isn't really talent but practice (along iwth passion) that makes perfect. Illuminating book for non-geniuses everywhere.
|Duff, Lori B.||You Know I love You Because You're Still Alive||Humorous||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Confessions of a middle aged working mom.
|Duff, Robert||Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety, I talk to you like a friend. There is a lot of swearing and humor along with loads of helpful and actionable information. You learn about anxiety and how to find the weapons within yourself to slay it for good.
|Duffy, Peter||The Bielski Brothers||Non-fiction||The Russian trio saved 1,200 Jews from death camps by hiding the in a village they created in a forest in Belarus.|
|Dully, Howard and Charles Fleming||My Lobotomy||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A New York Times bestseller: Twelve-year-old Howard suffered a horrific form of brain surgery in 1960 -- and spent the next four decades trying to understand why. "One of the saddest stories you'll ever read" (The New York Times).
|Dumas, Firoozeh||It Ain't So Awful, Falafel||Youth||Suggested By: People Mag.
An 11-year old immigrant growing up in California at the time of the Iranian Revolution. Insightful, sobering, and hilarious.
|Dumas, Alexandre||The Three Musketeers||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Dunbar, Tony||Crime Czar||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A hard-boiled New Orleans legal thriller. Tubby Dubonnet series book 5.
|Dunbar, Tony||Night Watchman||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When in the 1970s a young war protester is killed in broad daylight on Canal Street, it appears that his murder will be forgotten, a back page story lost in the big news of an especially violent era. But a youthful Tubby chanced to see it happen, and the tragic event's haunted him throughout his life. Decades later, an established (but not exactly driven) lawyer, yet successful enough to have time on his hands, Tubby decides to conduct his own investigation into the forgotten crime.
|Duncan, Christopher||The Career Programmer: Guerilla Tactics for an Imperfect World||Computer||Book about programming.|
|Dunn, Jancee||But Enough About Me||Memoir||One of the funniest memoirs about music journalism. Includes such helpful tips as "how to politely refuse your host's kind offer of heroin."|
|Dunn, Jancee||How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
As a new mom, Dunn found herself shouldering an increasing workload while her husband's life had barely changed. "I feel like he's a guest at a hotel I'm running," she writes in this laugh-out-loud account.
|Dunn, Sarah||The Arrangement||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Explores the adventures of a middle-aged couple, parents of an autistic son, who decide to try an open marriage. Sensible insights about love are the novel's ultimate destination, but the ride is wildly entertaining. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Dunn, Sarah||The Big Love||Fiction||Alison's longtime boyfriend goes out for mustard and doesn't return. Her overanalysis goes into overdrive and she re-evaluates her good-girl ways. A quick summer read that's both fun and smart.|
|Durrell, Gerald||A Zoo in My Luggage||Memoir||Durrell's account of a trip he and his wife took to Africa in the 1950s to collect animals for a zoo he wanted to start. Adventures and misadventures abound; frequent fits of laughter will engulf the happy reader.|
|Durrell, Gerald||My Family and Other Animals||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Hilarious memoir recounts the escapades of an extremely eccentric British family during a five-year sojourn on the Greek island of Corfu in the 1930s.
|Durrell, Gerald||The Stationary Ark: A Warm, Wise, and Funny Account of His Struggles to Create the Perfect Zoo||Memoir||An account of setting up the Wildlife Preservation Trust in Jersey, first published in 1976.|
|Durrell, Gerald||Various||Non-fiction||Various titles.
|Dyer, Geoff||Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered To Do It||Memoir||Journeys of self-discovery and self-destruction that will make you laugh out loud.|
|Dyson, George||Turing's cathedral : the origins of the digital universe||Non-fiction||Legendary historian and philosopher of science George Dyson vividly re-creates the scenes of focused experimentation, incredible mathematical insight, and pure creative genius that gave us computers, digital television, modern genetics, models of stellar evolution--in other words, computer code|
|Eade, Philip||Prince Philip||Auto/Biography||Engaging biography of Philip's early years. It's easy to see how the future Queen of England fell for him.|
|Eager, Edward||Tales of Magic Series||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Author.
|Earl, Esther||This Star Won't Go Out||Memoir||Inspired John Green's The Fault In Our Stars.|
|Earley, Pete||Circumstantial Evidence||Memoir||Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town|
|Earley, Pete||Confessions of a Spy||Non-fiction||Aldrich Ames.|
|Earley, Pete||Prophet of Death||Non-fiction||The Mormon Blood-Atonement Killings|
|Earley, Pete||The House House: Inside Leavenworth Prison||Non-fiction||Inside Leavenworth Prison.|
|Eason, Rhonda||To Hair and Back||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Rhonda Eason has always had a fraught relationship with her hair. In this illuminating exploration of race and identity she recounts her struggle with acceptance - and the ways her hair taught her to embrace self-love.
|East, Elyssa||Dogtown||Non-fiction||East blends local history, true crime, memoir, and painting into a smooth story. Engaging, and lingering.|
|Eaton, Rebecca||Making Masterpiece||Memoir||25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece Theater and Mystery on PBS. Refreshingly candid insight into the politics of the television industry.|
|Eberhart, Mark E.||Why Things Break||Non-fiction||Understanding the world by the way it comes apart.|
|Eberhart, Mignon Good||The White Cockatoo||Fiction||Something I found by accident in the library catalog. It might be really really bad.|
|Eberstadt, Fernanda||Little Money Street||Non-fiction||Oxford graduate formed unlikely friendships with Gypsies in France. An intriguing look at the mores of a mysterious and maligned subset of Europe's underclass, a fascinating freeze-frame of a fading culture.|
|Ebert, Roger||Awake in the Dark||Essays||The Chicago-based movie critic collects 38 years of reviews, essays, interviews, and profiles into this one volume.|
|Ebrahim, Zak||The Terrorist's Son||Memoir||The author's father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Now the son speaks out against terrorism. An astonishing memoir.|
|Eckmeier, Karen||Accidental Landscapes||Craft||Techniques for making landscape quilts. This is the book one of the ladies from a swap used to inspire her fabric postcard design.|
|Economides, Steve and Annette||Cut Your Grocery Bill In Half||Non-fiction||By "America's Cheapest" couple.|
|Edelson, Michael||Ice Fall||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. After losing everything in a bitter divorce, Peter retreats to a secluded cabin in the Catskill Mountains where he is trapped by earthquakes and months of unrelenting snow. Just as he is convinced he is the only survivor of a mysterious global cataclysm, he meets a woman seeking refuge from a past she won't reveal.
|Eden, Barbara||Jeannie Out of the Bottle||Memoir||Memories of the 60s show.|
|Edgar, Gordon||Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge||Non-fiction||Beginning with the Antique Gruyere that awoke his sleeping palate to the wonders and possibilities of cheese, professional cheesemonger Edgar recounts the path that landed him behind the cheese counter of a San Francisco co-op.|
|Edin, Kathryn J.||$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
After two decades of brilliant research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn't seen before -- households surviving on virtually no cash income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to one and a half million households, including about three million children. http://www.twodollarsaday.com/
|Edison, Mike||I Have Fun Everywhere I Go||Memoir||Edison has worked for magazines about sex. At time he seems overly desperate to be un-PC, especially in his use of homophobic epithets. But mostly he's an engaging, sardonic guide to disreputable magazines.|
|Editors of 'The Bark'||My Dog is My Co-Pilot||Essays||Great writers on the world's oldest friendship.|
|Edlow, Jonathan A.||The Deadly Dinner Party||Essays||Doctors must often become sleuths, as Edlow makes clear in these 15 true-life medical detective stories.|
|Edmonds, Curtis||Wreathed||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Wendy Jarrett never thought she'd meet the man of her dreams at a funeral. But when an old boyfriend of her mother's dies, Wendy accompanies her to the beach resort of Cape May, New Jersey for the service. There she meets Adam Lewis, nephew of the deceased, who is tall, gorgeous, and available.
|Edsel, Robert M.||The Monuments Men||Non-fiction||Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History|
|Edwards, Chris||BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
$1.07 Kindle book. At a time when the term transgender didn't exist, and with support from family, friends, and a great therapist, Chris Edwards endured 28 surgeries to become the person he always knew he was meant to be. He used the principles of marketing along with his ever-present sense of humor to rebrand himself and orchestrate what was quite possibly the most widely accepted and embraced gender transition of its kind. He's a pioneer who changed the perception of an entire community, and his memoir, BALLS, will touch readers' hearts and change quite a few minds.
|Edwards, Gavin||The Tao of Bill Murray||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Epic collection of anecdotes recounts some of his most outrageous and hilarious interactions with people over the past four decades.
|Egan, Kerry||On Living||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
A hospice chaplain writes about the lessons she has learned from her dying patients. Not depressing or greeting card glib. Illuminating, unflinching, and ultimately inspiring. A book to treasure.
|Eggers, Dave||The Circle||Fiction||About the encroaching tentacles of the world's most powerful Internet company.|
|Eggers, Dave et al||Created in Darkness By Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category||Essays||Quirky anthology of satirical writing.|
|Ehrenreich, Barbara||Living With a Wild God||Non-fiction||An atheist who once had a mystical experience, Ehrenreich chronicles her search for "the truth about everything".|
|Eichar, Donnie||Dead Mountain||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
1959, nine Russian hikers met a bizarre death in the Ural Mountains, in a notorious case that perplexes investigators to this day. Mountain climbing (not really, but related).
|Eisenberg, Lee||The Number||Non-fiction||Quirky report on the quality of your retirement and how much money you'll really need to enjoy it.|
|Eliason, Rachel||Run, Clarissa, Run||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Life in a small town can be tough when you're a little different, but for a fifteen year old transgender kid it can truly be hell. Clark is harassed daily at school for his effeminate behavior and appearance. He has no friends and a brother that is as likely to be on the teasing as to prevent it.
|Elie, Lolis Eric||Treme||Non-fiction||New Orleans native gives a gourmet tour of his hometown that includes savory gumbo and crawfish recipes from some of the city's greatest chefs.|
|Eliot, George||Silas Marner||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Eliot, George||The Mill on the Floss||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Eliot, Marc||Cary Grant||Auto/Biography||Glimpses of the debonair leading man's dark side are the most intriguing elements of this welcome biography. He spent a confusing, competitive 11 years with lover Randolph Scott, and after their split Grant married five times.|
|Ellenberg, Jordan||How Not To Be Wrong||Non-fiction||Explains how the math you promptly forgot after graduation can help you better understand the world around you.|
|Elliott, Michael||Air Fryer Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 300 easy recipes for quick and tasty meals.
|Ellis, Brett Easton||Imperial Bedrooms||Fiction||Sequel to Less Than Zero.|
|Ellis, Hannah||Friends Like These||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When newly single Marie decides to shake up her social life, she has no idea what she is letting herself in for. With her sights set on the flamboyant Sebastian and his sophisticated group, Marie is sure that things are about to change for the better. But when a chance encounter brings some unlikely characters into her life, things start to veer off course. Marie would never normally be seen with this bunch of misfits but to her annoyance they just keep turning up.
|Ellis, Tara||Getting Out Alive||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Autumn Veatch Story. A harrowing plane crash took the lives of two people and plunged sixteen-year-old Autumn Veatch into the middle of the rugged Cascade Mountains. Injured, alone, and lost, she defies all odds to make it out alive.
|Ellison, Ralph||Invisible Man||Fiction||Black man grapples with intolerance in Harlem.|
|Ellroy, James||The LA Quartet (4 different books)||Fiction||The Black Dahlia, White Jazz, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential. Books about Los Angeles in the 40s and 50s. Noir!|
|Ellsworth, John||Defending Turquoise||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series book 6. Join Thaddeus Murfee in his new career in Flagstaff, where he is called on to defend the wife of the District Attorney. She has shot her husband to death and admitted it--but what about the mysterious bite marks in all the wrong places?
|Elmaleh, Antonio||The Ones They Left Behind||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Ones They Left Behind is a sweeping, riveting, historically accurate account of post-Civil War America told through the journey of Harriman Hickenlooper, a Union veteran who sets off on a one-man peace march to heal the wounds of a bitter and divided country by retracing his steps on Sherman s March to the Sea. This time, instead of carrying a gun, he will carry a flag. Instead of marching for war, he will march for peace and find a reason to live and love again.
|Elson, Aaron||A Walk in the Sun||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Aaron Elson began interviewing World War II veterans when he attended a reunion of his father's tank battalion in 1987. In 1994 he wrote "Tanks for the Memories," a collection of stories told by the battalion veterans. In 1997 he launched the World War II Oral History web site. Think Studs Terkel meets Stephen Ambrose. Since 1987 he has recorded more than 600 hours of interviews with men and women of the World War II generation. "A Walk in the Sun" is a collection of stories from Elson's web site and archive.
|Eltahawy, Mona||Headscarves & Hymens||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Suggested List.
Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. Journalist and Muslim commentator Mona Eltahawy explores the “myth” that we should stand back and watch while women are abused in the name of religion. She attacks attitudes from the Middle East and Western liberals in this honest and at times shocking book.
|Emerick, Geoff||Here, There and Everywhere||Memoir||Geoff Emerick - Beatles' sound engineer. "Lennon wanted me to record him actually singing underwater. First, he tried singing while gargling. When that failed (he nearly choked), he began lobbying for a tank...so that he could be submerged."|
|Eminem||The Way I Am||Non-fiction||Part memoir, part scrapbook, this collection of lyrics, photos, and sketches is the perfect therapy for Slim Shady withdrawal.|
|Emley, Dianne||The First Cut||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. The assailant was vicious, the attack brutal--and it left her lifeless . . . until her pulse fluttered and she jolted awake. Now, a year later, detective Nan Vining is still questioning her strength, her safety, even her sanity: Can she ever again be the cop--and mother--she was before? And will her attacker someday return to finish the job, before she can track him down herself?
|Emme ,Melissa Miller,||True Beauty||Non-fiction||Book by Large Size model.|
|English Teacher X||Vodkaberg||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Nine years in Russia. The Burnout Trilogy book 2. In the year 2000, English Teacher X moved to the bankrupt, frozen, desolate country of Russia, seeking a quiet life. Instead, he found himself the center of attention of the gorgeous, sexy, amoral, and abundant female population of the city of Vodkaberg, as one of the few foreign residents there.
|Englund, Peter||The Beauty and the Sorrow||History||History of WWI told through the lives of 20 ordinary citizens on both sides.|
|Enright, Anne||Yesterday's Weather||Short Stories||After the first few stories in this superb collection, you may be tempted to polish off the book in one sitting. Don't. Read each piece slowly to savor this Irish writer's wry insights.|
|Ephron, Nora||Crazy Salad & Scribble Scribble||Essays||1970s essay collections, reissued.|
|Ephron, Nora||The Most of Nora Ephron||Other||Hugely entertaining collection. Young Ephron skewered journalistic ethics and made Gloria Steinem and Helen Gurley Brown cry during interviews.|
|Epstein, Edward Jay||The Big Picture||Non-fiction||Hollywood user's manual - complete and readable.|
|Epstein, Edward Jay||The Hollywood Economist||Non-fiction||The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies. Made up mainly of reworked entries from his Slate columns this latest work is essentially a spruced-up retread of his The Big Picture from 1995. Still, there's fun to be had including a breakdown of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator 3 contract.|
|Epstein, Lea Odze and Caren Osten Gerszberg||Drinking Diaries||Essays||Women authors share their thoughts on the role alcohol plays in their lives.|
|Epstein, Mitch||Recreation||Photo||Acutely observant pictures from the 1970s and 80s. Does the impossible - makes us empathize with people dressed in supremely bad clothes.|
|Erdrich, Louise||LaRose||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Two Native American families are devastated when a man accidentally shoots and kills his friend's young son.
|Erdrich, Louise||The Master Butchers Singers Club||Fiction||Grim and thoughtful, but also full of tenderness and life. Also, she's recommended by Louise P. in lieu of Alice Hoffman.|
|Erdrich, Louise||The Round House||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
It is an exquisitely told story of a boy living in an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.
|Erickson, Stephanie||The Blackout||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Molly is an English professor at a local liberal arts college when the world suddenly goes dark. Her husband, Gary, is a corporate pilot on the other side of the country. Grounded by what appears to be a catastrophic power outage, he has no way to communicate with his wife, let alone get home to her.
|Erickson, Stephanie||The Dead Room||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 322 years after the apocalypse, the world has changed, but her people have not. Secrets, lies, and manipulations endure among a small group of survivors taking refuge on an island in the Northern Pacific.
|Esmonde-White, Miranda||Aging Backwards||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
$2.14 Kindle book. Reverse the aging process and look 10 years younter in 30 minutes a day. As seen on PBS.
|Esquivel, Laura||Like Water For Chocolate||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Author.
Magical Realism, recommended by Menna van Praag. Part love story/part fantasy that delves into the lives of a Mexican family during the Mexican Revolution.
|Essig, Mark||Edison and the Electric Chair||History||Part history, part science primer, part meditation on capital punishment. The harrowing eyewitness accounts of the first state-sanctioned electrocution are unforgettable.|
|Estabrook, Barry||Pig Tales||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat. With wit and attention to detail, a New York Times bestselling author explores modern advances in humane pig farming in this "thoroughly researched, deftly written piece of investigative journalism" (Kirkus Reviews starred review).
|Ethington, Rebecca||Kiss of Fire||Fantasy||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to. The scar is the reason she is being hunted.
|Eugenides, Jeffrey||The Virgin Suicides||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters--beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys--commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family's fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death.
|Evanovich, Janet||Explosive Eighteen||Crime/Mystery||Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 Hawaii to Newark, she's knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she's flying back to New Jersey solo.|
|Evanovich, Janet||Fearless Fourteen||Crime/Mystery||Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum tries to help her cop boyfriend Morelli figure out why people are breaking into his home.|
|Evanovich, Janet||Finger Lickin' Fifteen||Crime/Mystery||New Jersey bail-bonds office worker Lula is a witness to celebrity chef, Stanley Chipotle, losing his head, literally. Now Lula and Stephanie Plum, a bond enforcement officer, are on the hunt to identify the killers before Lula is next on the chopping block.|
|Evanovich, Janet||Lean Mean Thirteen||Crime/Mystery||New Stephanie Plum mystery.|
|Evanovich, Janet||Metro Girl||Crime/Mystery||Sister Alex must find missing race car driver.|
|Evanovich, Janet||Motor Mouth||Crime/Mystery||Fetching mechanic Alexandra Barnaby and her NASCAR driver boyfriend, Sam, tangle with bad guys.|
|Evanovich, Janet||Plum Lovin?||Crime/Mystery||Between-the-numbers holiday novella. When the shadowy Diesel appears, he has a task for Stephanie--and he s not taking no for an answer. Annie Hart is a relationship expert who is wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Stephanie needs to find her, fast.|
|Evanovich, Janet||Plum Lucky||Crime/Mystery||Between-the-numbers holiday novella. No one is more mysterious than the unmentionable Diesel. He's back and hot on the trail of a little man in green pants who's lost a giant bag of money. Problem is, the money isn't exactly lost. Stephanie's Grandma Mazur has found it,|
|Evanovich, Janet||Plum Spooky||Crime/Mystery||Between-the-numbers novel. According to legend, the Jersey Devil prowls the Pine Barrens and soars above the treetops in the dark of night. As eerie as this might seem, there are things in the Barrens that are even more frightening and dangerous. And there are monkeys. Lots of monkeys.|
|Evanovich, Janet||Stephanie Plum Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
|Evanovich, Janet||Wicked Business||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
An utterly delightful paranormal mystery (Cosmopolitan) from a #1 New York Times bestselling author: When Professor Reedy is murdered, pastry chef-turned-sleuth Lizzy and her partner Diesel take up the dead man's quest for an ancient relic!
|Evans, Gail||She Wins, You Win||Non-fiction||A Guidebook for Making Women More Powerful.|
|Evans, Harold||My Paper Chase||Memoir||Evans, former newspaper editor, provides a nostalgia-tinged look back at the days when print was wonderfully alive.|
|Evans, Jayne||Mountain of Lies||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Pack book 1. Pinned by a rock slide while conducting an environmental impact study in British Columbia's Coast Mountains, Mia Blackmore figures karma has finally caught up to her. Actually, she's surprised she got away with her crime this long.
|Evans, Polly||It's Not About the Tapas||Technical/Reference||A fast-paced but reflective memoir about Evan's six-week bike pilmagrage across Spain, complete with sherry binges, mongrel-dodging, and watching Lois y Clark in dumpy motels.|
|Evans, Walker||Many Are Called||Photo||Between 1936 and 1941 Walker Evans hit a camera beneath his coat to catch candid pix.|
|Everett, Percival||American Desert||Fiction||Pretend you committed suicide, but during your funeral you comb back to life albeit with no working organs and a crudely re-attached head. Wouldn't that suck? Apparently, not! Laugh-out-loud funny. Warning: review also says that it is "high concept".|
|Ewalt, David M||Of Dice and Men||Non-fiction||Sheds light on the world of Gary Gygax and also lets the reader into the mind of somebody questioning how cool this game is.|
|Fabian, Leslie Hilburn||My Husband's a Woman Now||GLBT||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
A Shared Journey of Transition and Love. Recommended by Alicia Vikander of The Danish Girl.
|Fagen, Donald||Eminent Hipsters||Memoir||Hilarious musical genius. Diary of Steely Dan's last tour.|
|Fagone, Jason||The Woman Who Smashed Codes||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
In 1916, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the U.S. government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code-breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the "Adam and Eve" of the NSA, Elizebeth's story, incredibly, has never been told.
|Fairley, Linda||The Midwife's Here!||Memoir||One of Britain’s best-loved, longest-serving midwives tells her inspirational true story in this bestseller.|
|Fake Steve Jobs||Options||Fiction||For 14 months before his recent outing, Forbes senior editor, Daniel Lyons, surreptitiously channeled Apple's CEO in a hit-or-miss blog diary. This version is so textured and real that even his most idle thoughts amuse.|
|Faleiro, Sonia||Beautiful Thing||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Inspired by her friendship with a 19-year-old exotic dancer, an award-winning journalist presents an intimate examination of the notorious world of sex work in the dark underbelly of Bombay. "Will break your heart several times over" (The New York Times).
|Fallon, Jane||Getting Rid of Matthew||Fiction||A mistress's hilarious attempt to get rid of her married lover, after he leavs his family to move in with her.|
|Falter, Suzanne and Jack Harvey||Transformmed||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Charley McElroy is a handsome, well-heeled travel writer and CIA operative and he's having a midlife crisis. Not only did he get suspended by the Agency after forgetting to pay his taxes.
|Farthing, Pen||One Dog at a Time||Non-fiction||British Royal Marine Farthing begins rescuing the starving strays nosing their way into his Afghan war zone compound. Farthing hatches a dangerous plan to transport the dogs to a rescue sanctuary.|
|Fatsis, Stefan||A Few Seconds of Panic||Memoir||Fatsis depicts the cutthroat work environment of the present-day NFL.|
|Fatsis, Stefan||Word Freak||Non-fiction||Absorbing account of the competitive Scrabble Scene.|
|Faubion, Stephanie S.||Mayo Clinic The Menopause Solution||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. A doctor's guide to relieving hot flashes, enjoying better sex, sleeping well, controlling your weight, and being happy.
|Faur, Peter||Red Metal||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In 2005, hedge-fund manager David Brown of Galileo Capital spots a rare opportunity. China's voracious appetite for copper is flooding Red Metal Corporation with cash, and Red Metal CEO Jeff Fowler appears hell-bent on leaving most of it in the bank.
|Faust, Drew Gilpin||This Suffering Republic||Non-fiction||Award-winning look at how the Civil War changes our view of death. Improbably gripping.|
|Fawer, Adam||Improbable||Crime/Mystery||Gambling addict David Caine tries to raise cash by taking an experimental which accidentally makes him see the future.|
|Faye, Lyndsaye||The Gods of Gotham||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson: The first in a series, this thriller is more than a mystery or detective procedural. It's a stark look at a still-feral Manhattan, rife with crime and religious bigotry, and a character-driven family drama in which decades-old secrets are ultimately revealed.
|Feig, Paul||Superstud||Memoir||Creator of 'Freaks and Geeks' muses about tap dancing, musical theater, and on being a virgin at age 24.|
|Feig, Paul||Superstud, or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin||Memoir||Growing-up memoir, by the creator of "Freaks and Geeks".|
|Feiler, Bruce||Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan||Memoir||Bruce Feiler's warm, insightful, and often comical memoir of his year teaching English in a small rural town in Japan.|
|Feldman, Deborah||Unorthodox||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
The scandalous rejection of my hasidic roots. Feeling stifled by the strict Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn where she grew up, Deborah Feldman left with her son.
|Fellowes, Julian||Snobs||Fiction||Women marrying into money.|
|Fennelly, Beth Ann||Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. Bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book. Ranging from childhood recollections to quirky cultural observations, these micro-memoirs build on one another to arrive at a portrait of Beth Ann Fennelly as a wife, mother, writer, and deeply original observer of life's challenges and joys.
|Fenton, Liz and Lisa Steinke||The Good Widow||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Book Award List.
From list of books that you can read in one sitting. Elementary school teacher Jacqueline "Jacks" Morales's marriage was far from perfect, but even in its ups and downs it was predictable, familiar. Or at least she thought it wasâ€¦until two police officers showed up at her door with devastating news. Her husband of eight years, the one who should have been on a business trip to Kansas, had suffered a fatal car accident in Hawaii. And he wasn't alone.Now, following the twisting path of that fateful road, Jacks is learning that nothing is ever as it seems. Not her marriage. Not her husband. And most certainly not his deathâ€¦
|Ferencik, Erica||The River At Night||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Nail-biting tale of a rafting trip gone wrong - The Descent meets The River Wild.
|Ferguson, Craig||American On Purpose||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Craig Ferguson chronicles his remarkable journey from Scotland to the US in pursuit of the American dream. "Hilariously vivid"
|Fernald, Anya with Jessica Battilana||Home Cooked||Cookbook||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Inspired by Italian farm cooking. Hearty, inexpensive, utterly unfussy meals.
|Ferrante, Damon||Guitar Adventures||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Fun, informative, and step-by-step lesson guide.
|Ferrari-Adler, Jenni||Alone in the Kitchen With An Eggplant||Essays||Cooking for oneself reveals man at his weirdest. Devouring the entire book will feel like eating Thanksgiving dinner and all the leftovers at once - but sampling one essay at a time is a treat.|
|Ferriss, Timothy||Tribe of Mentors||Essays||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
$4.30 Kindle book. Waiting list for this was over 100 people at the library. A compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world's top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life's most challenging questions, achieve extraordinary results, and transform your life.
|Fey, Tina||Bossypants||Essays||Genially jumbled memoir-esque collection of riffs, essays, laundry lists, true stories, fantasy scenarios, SNL script excerpts, embarrassing photos, and more.|
|Feynman, Richard P.||All of his books...||Non-fiction||Anything by the physicist.|
|Feynman, Richard P.||Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track||Non-fiction||The letters of Richard P. Feynman. They show equal respect for and attention to both experts and laypeople seeking his advice and opinions.|
|Feynman, Richard Phillips||What Do You Care What Other People Think? Further Adventures of a Curious Character||Non-fiction||Perhaps the most intriguing parts of the book are the behind-the-scenes descriptions of science and policy colliding in the presidential commission to determine the cause of the Challenger space shuttle explosion; and the scientific sleuthing behind his famously elegant O-ring-in-ice-water demonstration. Not as rollicking as his other memoirs, but in some ways more profound.|
|Fick, Nathaniel||One Bullet Away||Memoir||Fick, now 28 and a civilian, tells the compelling story of his odyssey from Officer Candidate School to the adrenaline-fueled insanity of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.|
|Fielding, Helen||Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy||Fiction||Shocking new development!|
|Fields, Duane K., Mark A. Kolb, Shawn Bayern||Web Development with JavaServer Pages||Computer||JSP 1.2, Java Servlets 2.3, Minneapolis Lib|
|Fields-Meyer, Tom||Following Ezra||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
Focuses on the triumphs and breakthrus of parenting an autistic son - anything but grim. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Filbert, Thalia and others||Beat Slay Love||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When a series of celebrity chefs are murdered in gruesome fashion, there's no shortage of motives for revenge.
|Fink, Mitchel and Lois Mathais||Never Forget: An Oral History of September 11, 2001||Non-fiction||Personal stories by the survivors of September 11.|
|Fink, Sheri||Five Days at Memorial||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Fink shares stories of both horror and heroism as Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
|Finkel, David||The Good Soldiers||Memoir||Finkel's account of the months he spend embedded with American troops in Baghdad is a sobering must-read.|
|Finn, Maria||A Little Piece of Earth||Other||Grow your own food in small spaces: patios, fire escapes, windowsills.|
|Finnegan, William||Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Finnegan shares stories of life in a whitesonly gang in a tough school in Honolulu even while his closest friend was a Hawaiian surfer. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them.
|Finney, Jack||Time and Again||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. When advertising artist Si Morley is recruited to join a covert government operation exploring the possibility of time travel, he jumps at the chance to leave his twentieth-century existence and step into New York City in January 1882.
|Fiorina, Carly||Tough Choices: A Memoir||Memoir||Former Hewlett-Packard CEO describes and early 80s scene where, as a saleswoman, she was hazed by male colleagues who'd scheduled a business lunch at a strip club. "I was cordial, tried to appear relaxed...The next day in the office the balance of power had shifted perceptibly. I had shown...that I would not be intimidated."|
|Fischkin, Barbara||Exclusive||Chick Lit||Dead on newsroom details are quite the scoop.|
|Fisher, Antwone Q.||Finding Fish||Memoir||Born in prison to a single mother, Fisher grew up in verbally and physically abusive foster homes. In his mid-teens he escaped and enlisted in the Navy and turned his life around.|
|Fisher, Carrie||The Princess Diarist||Essays||Suggested By: People Mag.
Collection of inter-connected auto-biographical essays focusing primarily on the making of the first Star Wars movie.
|Fisher, M.F.K.||A Life in Letters: Correspondence 1929-1991||Non-fiction||Example of how to write simply, enjoy food and drink, and enjoy life. These highly personal pieces reveal some of Fisher's most private moments over six decades, giving ample display to her sharp wit and affectionate humor, her ongoing reflections on loss and the power to change.|
|Fisher, Roy||Instant Pot Cookbook: 777 Instant Pot Recipes||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Fitch, Janet||Paint It Black||Fiction||Fitch's first book since White Oleander. A moving tale of grief set in early-80s Los Angeles. This isn't light reading, but Fitch has crafted a rewarding story of power and grace. At its core, the book is about the dramas Josie experiences in mourning and how she finally comes to accept her boyfriend's death.|
|Fitch, Noel Riley||Appetite for Life||Auto/Biography||Classic Julia Child biography.|
|Fitzgerald, F. Scott||Tales of the Jazz Age||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
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