Books I'd Like To Read
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Author (from) - Hall, Kenneth
Author (thru) - Kilmer-Purcell, Josh
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.
|Hall, Kenneth||Asperger syndrome, the universe and everything||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Looks interesting. Autism spectrum. Autism. Autistic. Spectrum. Asperger's syndrome.
|Hall, Megan Kelley and Carrie Jones||Dear Bully||Essays||70 authors - some victims, some perpetrators, some observers - share their experiences with bullying.|
|Hall, Meredith||Without a Map||Memoir||In 1965 Meredith Hall was just another young girl whogot pregnant at 16. Cast out by her formerly loving mother, Hall is shunged off to live iwth her judgemental father and his icy new wife, sequestered indoors and forced to give her baby up for adoption. She marries and has two more children, divorces, goes to college in her 40s and finally in 1987 meets her now grown son, whose life has not been the priveleged paradise she had imagined it would be.|
|Hall, Steven||The Raw Shark Texts||Fiction||The Raw Shark Texts is riddled with typographic games, codes, a flip book, and a boatload of very elegant plot devices that hinge on collisions between the Information Age and the imagination. At one point Eric and Scout, his guide/love interest, are speeding away from the conceptual shark on a motorbike. Scout eludes the shark by exploding a letter bomb, a bomb made out of old metal type; the type diverts the shark into a stream of random letterforms. At this I practically fell off the couch with admiration.|
|Hallinan, Timothy||Fields Where They Lay||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Burglar Junior Bender is a self-professed "detective for crooks" in some of L.A.'s seediest neighborhoods when he's not committing crimes himself.
|Halpern, Daniel (Editor)||Who’s Writing This?||Essays||Behind every author’s words, there’s a private self few ever see. Fifty well-known writers including James Michener, Joyce Carol Oates, and Margaret Atwood reflect on this duality in an enchanting treasury of literary meditations — sometimes moving, sometimes “delightfully silly”.|
|Halpern, Justin||Sh*t My Dad Says||Non-fiction||Moving back with Dad has never been funnier.|
|Halpin, Brendan||Donorboy||Fiction||Single guy takes in the daughter he fathered years earlier via sperm donation. Halpin writes with an easy humor that lets him strike a balance between pathos and irreverence. The hopeful finale feels just right.|
|Halpin, Brendan||Long Way Back||Fiction||Truly funny moments about an ex-altar boy who worships God, the Ramones, and his older sister. Pitch-perfect dialogue.|
|Hamill, Pete||Forever||Fiction||Cormac's parents are killed by an English nobleman, and he follows the murdered to NYC to exact revenge. Swings deal to become immortal as long as he never leaves Manhattan, and bears witness to four centuries of NYC history.|
|Hamilton, Gabrielle||Blood, Bones and Butter||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A New York Times bestseller hailed as "simply the best memoir by a chef ever" (Anthony Bourdain). With candor and comedy, Gabrielle Hamilton traces the turns in her life that led to her becoming a highly acclaimed chef.
|Hamilton, Jane||The Short History of a Prince||Fiction||A young man deals with his brother's death an his love for another man. Recommended by Elizabeth Berg, along with "The Book of Ruth", and "A Map of the World".|
|Hamilton, Laurel K||Various - Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series||Fantasy||Suggested By: Friend.
Recommended by Dezi. Anita Blake, who works in St. Louis, Missouri, as a professional zombie raiser, vampire executioner and supernatural consultant for the police. The early novels focus predominantly on crime-solving and action; the later ones on Anita's personal and sexual relationships and powers.
|Hamilton, Laurel K||Various - Merry Gentry Series||Fantasy||Suggested By: Friend.
Dezi V.P. suggested Laurel K. Hamilton (mostly for the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series).
|Hamilton, Laurell K.||A Kiss of Shadows||Fantasy||Suggested By: Friend.
$3.23 Kindle book. A Merry Gentry Novel Book 1)
|Hamilton, Laurell K.||Guilty Pleasures: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel||Fantasy||Suggested By: Friend.
$2.15 Kindle book. Anita Blake is small, dark, and dangerous. Her turf is the city of St. Louis. Her job: re-animating the dead and killing the undead who take things too far. But when the city's most powerful vampire asks her to solve a series of vicious slayings, Anita must confront her greatest fear--her undeniable attraction to master vampire Jean-Claude, one of the creatures she is sworn to destroy...
|Hamilton, M.L.||Murder of Potrero Hill||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Peyton knows the first suspect is always the husband, but Jake Ryder isn't acting like a typical suspect. Jake truly loved his wife. So what went wrong? Stepping into the circle of the social elite, Peyton finds that things work differently when you're at the top. And Jake Ryder seems to be caught in the epicenter.
|Hamilton, Suzy Favor||Fast Girl||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton reveals her struggles with mental illness and her secret double life as a high-end escort in this honest, hopeful New York Times bestseller.
|Hammett, Dashiell||Return of the Thin Man||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Note: people report that these are early drafts of movie screenplays, not actual novellas. Dashiell Hammett was a crime writer who elevated the genre to true literature, and The Thin Man was Hammett's last--and most successful--novel. Following the enormous success of The Thin Man movie in 1934, Hammett was commissioned to write stories for additional films. He wrote two full-length novellas, for the films that became After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man. Bringing back his classic characters, retired private investigator Nick Charles and his former debutante wife Nora, who return home to find Nora's family gardener murdered, pulling the couple back into another deadly game of cat and mouse. Hammett has written two fully satisfying Thin Man stories, with classic, barbed Hammett dialogue and fully developed characters.
|Hammett, Dashiell||The Maltese Falcon||Crime/Mystery||Check out one of the masters of, uh, detective noir? The main character, Sam Spade, appears only in this novel and in three lesser known short stories, yet is widely cited as the crystallizing figure in the development of the hard-boiled private detective genre.|
|Hamner, Earl||Spencer's Mountain||Fiction||Novelized memoir on which the TV Show The Waltons is based.|
|Hampl, Patricia||The Florist's Daughter||Memoir||Lovely elliptical memoir of family and loss. "Nothing is harder to grasp than the relentlessly modest life." Father is a mild-mannered St. Paul florist.|
|Hampton, Kelle||Bloom||Memoir||I knew the minute I saw her that she had Down syndrome," writes Hampton, who was 31 at th etime and had foregone prenatal testing, believing that there was no reason to worry.|
|Hancock, Noelle||My Year With Eleanor||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. I'd just been laid off from my job and I was just full of fear. I thought, maybe to figure out what I want to do with my life, I have to do all the things that I don't want to do.
|Hand Lettering for Crafts||Salamony, Sandra||Craft||Calligraphy|
|Hand, Elizabeth||Errantry||Short Stories||Amy B recommends these weird stories.|
|Handler, Evan||It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive||Memoir||Handler has issues to rehash, including his bitterness over the years lost to illness, complaints about medical care he received, showbiz wrangles and, above all, his testy relationships with women.|
|Hanks, Tom||Uncommon Type||Short Stories||Suggested By: Author.
A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!
|Hanna, Katherine Amt||Breakdown: A Love Story||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$2.00 Kindle book. An influenza plague decimates humanity. Six years after the pandemic, a former rock star finally makes it from New York to Britain to reunite with his brother.
|Hannah, Kristin||Fly Away||Fiction||Sequel to "Firefly Land". Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen.|
|Hannah, Kristin||Various - Hannah Kristin||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen
|Hansen, Gerald||Static Cling||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Irish Lottery Series book 5. PLEASE NOTE: Although this book is part of the IRISH LOTTERY SERIES, there is no cliffhanger. It is true that the characters get older as the series progresses, but each book is a complete story, and can be enjoyed without having read the previous book. When an armed robbery at Final Spinz, the dry cleaners where hardened matriarch Fionnuala Flood works, leads to the death of beloved pensioner Mrs. Ming, the ensuing investigation unleashes dark secrets that promise to bring Fionnuala closer to her husband Paddy, her mother Maureen, and the four children of her brood still in town. Or tear them apart forever.
|Hansen, Julia||A Life in Smoke||Memoir||"I wanted to quite, but I didn't want to stop smoking," Hansen writes in her wry memoir about the demon weed. She is gutsy, and readers on both sides of the no-smoking sign will applaud her.|
|Hanson, Jason||Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A former CIA officer teaches safety and survival tactics for a variety of everyday situations. From detecting lies to improvising self-defense weapons, preventing home invasions, learn the techniques that could one day save your life!
|Harad, Alyssa||Coming to My Senses||Memoir||Poet and perfume blogger Harad on her unlikely love affair with the intoxicating world of fragrance.|
|Harden, Blaine||Escape From Camp 14||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
One Man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the west. Harden's harrowing narrative exposes this hidden dystopia, focusing on an extraordinary young man who came of age inside the highest security prison in the highest security state. Escape from Camp 14 offers an unequalled inside account of one of the world's darkest nations. It is a tale of endurance and courage, survival and hope.
|Harden, J. L. and James Harden||The Secret Apocalypse||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A Secret Apocalypse Story book 1. Sixteen-year-old Rebecca Robinson is the sole survivor of the Australian Apocalypse. The death toll is at an estimated 22 million. The entire world wants to know what happened down there and since the military isn't talking, everyone is looking to Rebecca for answers.
|Hardy, Thomas||Far from the Madding Crowd||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Watch the movie first? In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. Alive with lush, idyllic settings that exert profound influences on the novel's characters, Far from the Madding Crowd is an unforgettable narrative of both beauty and devastation. Its portrait of rural life, and compelling examination of social conventions, has made it one of literature's classic romances.
|Harfenist, Jean||A Brief History of the Flood||Magical/Mystical||This writing is almost dreamlike in its lyricism.|
|Hargrove, John||Beneath the Surface||Non-fiction||A heartfeld plea to allow orcas (whales) what humans took from them - their freedom.|
|Harkaway, Nick||Gone Away World||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Book Award List.
Some horrible weapon happened.
|Harmel, Kristin||The Sweetness of Forgetting||Chick Lit||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A baker in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, must travel to Paris to uncover a family secret for her dying grandmother--and what she learns may change everything.
|Harp, Wilson||EMP||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Book 1 of 2. In a flash of searing light, the world changed. A massive solar flare has crippled the modern world and brought chaos and destruction. David Hartsman is stuck in the remote farm town of his youth on what was expected to be a short visit to check on his ailing parents. While his wife and his daughter are hundreds of miles away at home in Chicago, David must face the dangers associated with his own survival and the pressures of not being with his family. In a worldwide catastrophe, every struggle is personal.
|Harp, Wilson||EMP: Heading Home||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Book 2 of 2. I DO own book 1: EMP. The struggle to survive took all of David's effort in the months after the EMP. Caring for his ailing parents gave him both a purpose and duty to the small farm town he grew up in. Now that his responsibility is over, he bets his life, and the lives of his friends, on a risky trek through the brutal winter to find and save his family in Chicago. Fierce blizzards and arctic winds challenge their arduous journey as do the warlords and tyrants who hold fast to the remnants of civilization. It is through this wasteland of suffering and death that David must face the odds and save his wife and daughter.
|Harper, Kenn||Give Me My Father's Body||Non-fiction||The live of Minik, the New York Eskimo.|
|Harper, Valerie with Catherine Whitney||Today I Am a Ma'am||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this irreverent guide to getting older, an Emmy Award–winning star celebrates middle age and delivers the perfect antidote to America’s youth-obsessed culture.
|Harpham, Heather||Happiness||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Harpham's boyfriend never wanted children, so when she gets pregnant, he's awful. He comes around, and the kid has a mysterious blood disease. They decide to have another kid.
|Harra, Todd and Kenneth McKenzie||Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.70 Kinde book.
|Harrigan, Stephen||Challenger Park||Fiction||At the novel's center: Lucy Kincheloe, an astronaut married to an astronaut, the loving mother of two young children, with a fierce ambition to excel in the space program. Her husband, Brian, a rigorous man whose dreams of glory have been blighted by two star-crossed missions. This guy spent a year interviewing real female astronauts, including the psycho diaper lady.|
|Harris, Blake J.||Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, an the Battle that Defined a Generation||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars--a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.
|Harris, Bob||Prisoner of Trebekistan||Memoir||Surprisingly touching memoir that also offers nuts-and-bolts answers to questions casual Jeopardy! fans may have. Includes a mother-lode of tips on strategy if you so much as daydream about trying out for the show.|
|Harris, Charlaine||Midnight Crossroad||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Author.
$1.07 Kindle book. A Novel of Midnight, Texas Book 1. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and the Davy highway. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town. There's a pawnshop with three residents. One is seen only at night. There's a diner, but people stopping there tend not to linger. There's a newcomer, Manfred Bernardo, who just wants to work hard and blend in. But Manfred has secrets of his own...
|Harris, Charlaine||Midnight, Texas Trilogy||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
By the author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels.
|Harris, Charlaine||The Southern Vampire Mysteries (Sookie Stackhouse)||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Author.
|Harris, Dan||10% Happier||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works. An unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help.
|Harris, Dan and Jeff Warren with Carlye Adler||Medication for Fidgety Skeptics||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Intrigued by meditation but not sure how to start? This encouraging read from a former skeptic offers game-changing tips and invaluable suggestions to help you find more calm and focus in your life. Well-researched, practical, and crammed with expert advice.
|Harris, Lynn||Death by Chick Lit||Chick Lit||A fun murder mystery set in NYC's chick-lit scene with a quippy novelist/self-styled gumshoe.|
|Harris, Mark||Five Came Back||Non-fiction||John Ford filming the battle of Midway.|
|Harris, Mark||Pictures at a Revolution||Photo||Harris crafts a fascinating tale in this history of the '67 Oscars race. Harris' account is entertaining and remarkably tense, even from this side of the '60s.|
|Harris, Michael||The Atomic Times||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
This singular, darkly absurd memoir from an American soldier will change your perception of atomic history. This book delivers a fascinating look at Operation Redwing, the nuclear weapons test that would change the world.
|Harris, Michael||The Atomic Times: My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Michael Harris welcomes readers into the U.S. Army's nuclear family where the F-words were Fallout and Fireball. In a distinctive narrative voice, Harris describes his H-bomb year with unforgettable imagery and insight into the ways isolation and isotopes change men for better--and for worse.
|Harris, N.W.||The Last Orphans||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence. As one of the newly made elders in his small town, Shane finds himself taking on the role of caretaker for a large group of juvenile survivors. One who just happens to be Kelly Douglas--an out-of-his-league classmate--who, on any other day, would have never given Shane a second glance.
|Harris, Nadine Burke||The Deepest Well||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Can severe childhood stress cause adult storke, cancer, Alzheimer's and more? Yes, says Harris, a pediatrician who began researching the biological effects of abuse, divorce and other stressors after treating a boy who stopped growing following a sexual assault. There's no way yet to erase the damage, but Harris developed a written screening test and strongly advocates exercise, mindfulness, diet and talk therapy as remedies. And extraordinary, eye-opening book.
|Harris, Ruth||Modern Women||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. If you loved Sex and the City, you'll love Modern Women.
|Harris, Sam||Letter to a Christian Nation: A Challenge to the Faith of America||Non-fiction||He takes on the majority of America and tells them exactly what a nation truly under their faith would be like (imagine Iran with one less prophet). He shows how the South was on the theologically sound side of the slavery argument, as have every misogynist, antiunionist, and antichildren's right adovate.|
|Harris, Sam||Lying||Non-fiction||Kindle Single: in Lying, bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on ?white? lies?those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort?for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.|
|Harrison, Colin||The Havana Room||Crime/Mystery||Explains Manhattan real estate and city's restaurant business.|
|Harrison, Harry||Arm of the Law||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Harrison, Harry||Deathworld||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Harrison, Harry||Make Room! Make Room!||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Soylent Green!
|Harrison, Harry||Navy Day||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Harrison, Harry||Planet of the Damned||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Harrison, Harry||The Ethical Engineer||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Harrison, Harry||The Harry Harrison Collection||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Contents: NAVY DAY*, THE VELVET GLOVE, ARM OF THE LAW*, THE REPAIRMAN*, DEATHWORLD*, THE K-FACTOR*, THE MISPLACED BATTLESHIP*, SENSE OF OBLIGATION, PLANET OF THE DAMNED*, and THE ETHICAL ENGINEER*. *Also owned as a stand-alone book.
|Harrison, Harry||The K-Factor||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Harrison, Harry||The Misplaced Battleship||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Harrison, Harry||The Repairman||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Harrison, Harry||Toy Shop||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Harrison, MichÃ¨le||All the Gear, No Idea||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A woman's solo motorbike journey around the Indian subcontinent.
|Hart, Ellen||Dial M for Meat Loaf||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
$2.15 Kindle book. Sophie Greenway Series Book 6. I've seen Ellen Hart speak a few times at QLib.
|Hart, Ellen||Various - Jane Lawless Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
Local mystery writer. QLibrary.
|Hart, Ellen||Various - Sophie Greenway Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Local mystery writer. Qlibrary.
|Hart, Hannah||My Drunk Kitchen||Cookbook||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Culinary comedian and YouTube (and cute lesbian) sensation Hannah Hart is sure to make you laugh out loud! "I defy anyone to read this surprisingly useful book ad not come away from it madly in love with Hart." - Neil Gaiman.
|Hart, Jennifer||Skeletons in the Closet||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Book 1 of 4 in Laundry Hag series. Maggie Phillips hasn't had it easy. As the wife of retired Navy SEAL, and the adoptive mother of two little hellions, Maggie is constantly looking for ways to improve her family's financial situation. She accepts a cleaning position for her new neighbors (who redefine the term â€˜eccentric'), never imagining she will end up as the sole alibi for a man with a fascination for medieval torture devices when he is brought up on murder charges.
|Hart, Joe||The Last Girl||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than 1 percent. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but twenty-five years later there is no cure, and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than a thousand women.
|Hartzler, Aaron||Rapture Practice||Memoir||Aaron Hartzler grew up in a home where he was taught that at any moment Jesus might come down in the twinkling of an eye, and scoop his whole family up to Heaven.|
|Harvey, Katherine & Ryan||The Bare Bones Broth Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Explains how to make various bone broths and what to server with them.
|Harvey, Michael||Brighton||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
A tale of murder and old friends - and a paean to the dark, gritty streets of Boston.
|Harvey, Tom||The Eighties||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A bitchen time to be a teenager!
|Harwood, Seth||Young Junius||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. Fourteen-year-old Junius Posey pushes weed for a small-time neighborhood dealer--a low rung on the ladder of the gangster life surrounding him. But when his older brother is shot dead, Junius grips a gun for the first time and starts climbing.
|HasiÄ‡, Mirsad||Strength Training for Seniors||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. 30 minute workout without gym.
|Hassman, Tupelo||Girlchild||Fiction||An old Girl Scout Handbook helps bookworm Rory envision life beyond her trailer park in Reno.|
|Hatchett, Jerry||Unallocated Space||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. SPACE. It's not just the glitziest casino ever built. It's the largest man-made structure in history.This futuristic wonderland has captivated Las Vegas and the world, but beneath the shine and tech, something old lurks and festers.
|Hausmann, Gisela||Naked News for Indie Authors||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How NOT to invest your marketing $$.
|Havrilesky, Heather||How to Be a Person in the World||Essays||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
"Ask Polly" advice columns.
|Havrilesky, Heather||What If This Were Enough?||Essays||Suggested By: People Mag.
Wise, wry essays on the false promise of self-help, the emptiness of materialism and the beauty of the "imperfect moment".
|Hawkins, Scott||The Library at Mount Char||Fantasy||Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for May 2016. Debut novel. Neil Gaiman meets Joe Hill. Dark fantasy, with some humor and magic.
|Hawley, Noah||Before the Fall||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
After the private jet he's aboard crashes off Martha's Vineyard, painter Scott Burroughs makes it to shore. Then, with media hounds and the other survivor's guardians trying to uncover why the plane crashed, the two survivors' lives get really interesting.
|Hayasaki, Erika||The Death Class||Non-fiction||The true tale of Norma Bowe, a nurse who teaches a powerful college class on death that inspires her students to strive for more fulfilling lives.|
|Hayden, Michael V.||Playing to the Edge||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, demonstrating in a time of new threats that espionage and the search for facts are essential to our democracy. For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats.
|Hayden, Tom||Street Wars||Non-fiction||Gangs And the Future of Violence|
|Hayden, Torey||One Child||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Six-year-old Sheila never spoke, she never cried, and her eyes were filled with hate. Abandoned on a highway by her mother, unwanted by her alcoholic father, Sheila was placed in a class for emotionally disturbed children after she committed an atrocious act of violence against another child. Everyone said Sheila was lost forever, everyone except her teacher, Torey Hayden.
|Hayes, Ever N.||Emergency Exit: 2020||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. 2020 Series Book 1 of 3. Ryan Miner lost his wife, Sophie, four years ago. Her death nearly killed him. But, in a way, it also saved him. His parents, his kids, their friends--it saved them, too. It brought them to his cabin in the remote wilderness of northern Minnesota that second week of October, in 2020. They were there to celebrate what would have been Sophie's 40th birthday. Thenâ€¦death cameâ€¦again. A coded message on the radio spoke of a massive chemical attack. Over ninety percent of the countryâ€¦dead!!
|Hayes, Ned||The Eagle Tree||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Fourteen-year-old March Wong knows everything there is to know about trees. They are his passion and his obsession, even after his recent falls--and despite the state's threat to take him away from his mother if she can't keep him from getting hurt. But the young autistic boy cannot resist the captivating pull of the Pacific Northwest's lush forests just outside his back door. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Hayes, Sean Michael||Five Weeks in the Amazon||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A backpackers journey: life in the rainforest, Ayahuasca, and a Peruvian shaman's ancient diet. Packed with humor, full of unexpected twists and there is never any way to know how it will end. Author Sean Michael Hayes has written a book in a similar style to current blockbuster success, Cheryl Strayed's "Wild".
|Hayes, Shannon||The Grassfed Gourmet||Cookbook||Farmer, food writer, and home cook Shannon Hayes has packed this new edition of The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook with more recipes, new stories explaining how good farming practices result in great food, and up-to-date information on the health and environmental benefits of grassfed meats. In this inspiring classic of the green cuisine scene, Hayes approaches food with equal parts gastronomic passion and homespun practicality.|
|Hazzard, Kevin||A Thousand Naked Strangers||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Longing to do good after 9/11, writer Hazzard became an EMT running calls on Atlanta's meanest streets. His wild 10-year ride makes for fascinating reading.
|Headley, Maria Dahvana||The Year of Yes||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Unknown.
Also, a memoir. Charming, hyperliterate (in a pretentious but not entirely insufferable college-student way), and even laugh-out-loud funny. After too many bad relationships, she decides to say "yes" to any man who asks her out. Uh, that's sound reasoning.
|Healthy Plus||Clean Eating Made Simple||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The best way to lose weight naturally with deliciou clean eating food recipes that you'd love to cook.
|Healy, Thomas||I Have Heard YOu Calling in the Night||Memoir||Drunken Glasgow thug sobers up and raises dobermans. Everything Marley & Me is not: smart, acerbic, laconic, with nary an ounce of treacle.|
|Heath, Chip and Dan||Made to Stick||Non-fiction||A savvy analysis of the reasons some ideas find traction and others fade away. Use the Heaths' tricks to make your own memos and communiques credible.|
|Heath, Ryan||Ecstasy Made Me Gay||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. A Party-Hopper's Tale of Going Out, Coming Out & Drying Out in NYC's Y2K Megaclub Era. This humorous, poignant memoir touches upon the universal mission for self-respect and joy and stars a cast of colorful personalities as they bounce around legendary NYC nightlife venues like Limelight, Twilo, and Roxy in a post-AIDS, pre-9/11 sliver of time littered with designer drugs and soundtracked by classic house club anthems.
|Heaton, Andrew||Frank Got Abducted||SciFi||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Why do aliens travel thousands of light years just to vandalize cornfields? Would it hurt your feelings if UFO's abducted your friends but not you? What, exactly, are extraterrestrials doing with cows? In this paranormal comedy about alien abductions a motley cast discovers just how and why Earth fits into the greater galaxy.
|Hedges, Peter||What's Eating Gilbert Grape||Fiction||Book on which the movie is based.|
|Heimann, Judith M.||The Airmen and the Headhunters||Non-fiction||In November 1944, a U.S. B-24 on a routine bombing run off the Borneo coast was shot down in a jungle region populated by the head-hunting Dayak tribe and patrolled by the Japenese. Heimann brings a visceral urgency to one of WWII's most unlikely tales.|
|Heiny, Katherine||2 Single, Carefree, Mellow||Short Stories||Whip-smart collection about women wrapped up in all kinds of love affairs will have you laughing out loud.|
|Heiny, Katherine||Standard Deviation||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Happily married Graham spirals into a crisis of heart in this charming work of satire. Amusing riffs on marriage, misfits, and finicky eaters.
|Heldt, John A.||The Show||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Northwest Passage book 3. Seattle, 1941. Grace Vandenberg, 21, is having a bad day. Minutes after Pearl Harbor is attacked, she learns that her boyfriend is a time traveler from 2000 who has abandoned her for a future he insists they cannot share. Determined to save their love, she follows him into the new century. But just when happiness is within her grasp, she accidentally enters a second time portal and exits in 1918. Distraught and heartbroken, Grace starts a new life in the age of Woodrow Wilson, silent movies, and the Spanish flu. She meets her parents as young, single adults and befriends a handsome, wounded Army captain just back from the war.
|Helfer, Ralph||Zamba: The True Story of the Greatest Lion That Ever Lived||Memoir||Animal trainer Ralph Helfer thought love and rewards would allow him to work with dangerous animals. Some peers thought he was nuts. And there's always the question, "Will Zamba eat the nice postman?"|
|Helget, Nicole Lea||The Summer of Ordinary Ways||Memoir||Helget's debut combines jolting events with haunting descriptions of everyday life on a [Minnesota dairy] farm. This gifted young author has taken the messiest of lives and fashioned something beautiful.|
|Helmericks, Constance||Various - Constance Helmericks||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
Mother of Jean Aspen (Arctic Daughter).
|Helms, Richard||A Look Over My Shoulder||Memoir||A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency. begins with President Nixon's attempt to embroil the Central Intelligence Agency, of which Helms was then the director, in the Watergate cover-up. Helms then recalls his education in Switzerland and Germany and at Williams College; his early career as a foreign correspondent in Berlin, during which he once lunched with Hitler; and his return to newspaper work in the United States.|
|Helprin, Mark||Winter's Tale||Magical/Mystical||Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying.|
|Hemingway, Ernest||Men Without Women||Short Stories||A collection of short stories, containing The Killers, one of Hemingway's best-known and most-anthologized stories.|
|Hemingway, Ernest||The Green Hills of Africa||Non-fiction||An account of big-game hunting in Africa.|
|Hemmings, Kaui Hart||The Descendants||Fiction||The movie was based on this book. A wealthy attorney descended from Hawaiian royalty struggles with his rebellious daughters and his coma-ridden wife, as well as Hawaii's complicated conceptions of heritage and ownership.|
|Henderson||Don't Even Think About It||Chick Lit||From author of Sam Jones novels. Brit wit ads contential sheen, but two of the three main characters are too unlikable.|
|Henderson, Bobby||The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster||Humorous||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Enlightenment is a dish best toped with cheese! Pastafarian Bobby Henderson shares the gospel of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in this rip-roaring read. An elaborate spoof.
|Henderson, Bruce||Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. the incredible but true story of Dieter Dengler, the only pilot to escape captivity from a POW camp in the Laotian jungle during the Vietnam War. This amazing story of triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds has been filmed by Werner Herzog as both a documentary (Little Dieter Needs to Fly) and a motion picture (Rescue Dawn, starring Christian Bale), and now receives its book treatment from Bruce Henderson, who served with Dengler in Vietnam.
|Henderson, Eleanor||The Twelve-Mile Straight||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In Depression-era Georgia, the inhabitants of a farm are forced to deal with startling repercussions when a field hand is lynched. Powerful tale of social complexity told in radiant and precise prose.
|Henderson, Lance||Darknet||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A beginner's guide to staying anonymous.
|Henderson, Stevie w/ mark Baldwin||Great Outdoor 2x4 Furniture||Craft||Instructions for making outdoor furniture out of 2x4s.|
|Henner, Marilu||Total Memory Makeover||Memoir||Actress explains her gift of superior autobiographical memory.|
|Henry, Patti Callahan||The Bookshop at Water's End||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. If you've never been to a South Carolina beach town, you practically can here. Henry excels at sense of place, and her love for the natural world shines out of the pages. I came for the scenery but stayed to see if Bonnie and her daughter Piper could each find their purpose in life and their peace with one another. Just flat-out lovely.
|Henry, Veronica||How to Find Love in a Bookshop||Chick Lit||Suggested By: People Mag.
Keeps her inherited bookshop afloat with the help of her dad's friends and customers, including a Goth sales assistant and a shoplifting art director. Absolutely delightful.
|Henty, G.A. (George Alfred)||In the Heart of the Rockies||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Fiction. The story of sixteen-year-old Tom, an eng boy, who after the loss of his parents, is uncertain how to make his way in the world, especially since he wants to take care for his two sisters. Tom decides that it would be best for him to leave for America where he hopes to join his uncle who was prospecting for gold.
|Henzel, Laurie and Debbie Stoller||The Bust DIY Guide to Life||Non-fiction||Lifestyle manual, divided magazine-like into sections such as fashion, food, health and decor.|
|Hepinstall, Kathy||The Book of Polly||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. Willow Havens is ten years old and obsessed with the fear that her mother will die. Her mother, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern woman who lives to chase varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors--and she sticks out like a sore thumb among the young modern mothers of their small conventional Texas town.
|Herodotus||The Histories||Non-fiction||Compelled by his desire to "prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time," Herotodus recounts the incidents preceding and following the Persian Wars. He gives us much more than military history, though, providing the fullest portrait of the classical world of the 5th and 6th centuries.|
|Herrick, Ellen||The Sparrow Sisters||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
"A haunting, magical, modern-day fairy tale" (New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen): The mysterious Sparrow sisters are fixtures of Granite Point -- but when one of them is implicated in a local tragedy, the whole town begins to wither on the vine.
|Herrick, Shawn Conrad||Time, Money & Freedom||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. You CAN have it all! Create your ultimate lifestyle through network marketing.
|Herring, Peggy||Various - Peggy Herring||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Lesbian Love stories. Maybe boring?
|Herriot, James||Various - James Herriot||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
|Herron, Mick||Real Tigers||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The MI5 agents as Slough House haven't quite been fired, but irredeemable mistakes in the field have relegated them to careers of paperwork - until a kidnapping forces them to get involved and prove their worth.
|Hersh, Seymour M.||Chain of Command||Non-fiction||Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist taps his secret sources to create this insider's account of America's course from 9/11 to the Iraq war.|
|Hertling, William||A.I. Apocalypse||SciFi||Suggested By: Friend.
$4.29 Kindle book. Sequel to Avogadro Corp. Leon Tsarev is a high school student set on getting into a great college program, until his uncle, a member of the Russian mob, coerces him into developing a new computer virus for the mob's botnet - the slave army of computers they used to commit digital crimes.
|Herzog, Hal||Some we love, some we hate, some we eat||Non-fiction||Why it's so hard to think straight about animals.|
|Herzog, Maurice||Annapurna, First Conquest of an 800-Meter Peak||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Mountain climbing book.
|Heskett, Jim||Nailgun Messiah||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Micah Reed has a knack for ticking off the wrong people at the wrong time. When his latest attempt to do the right thing angers some drug dealers, he takes refuge in the sleepy mountain town of Nederland. He plans on finding his sister Magda and disappearing into obscurity with her. Micah is in for a big surpriseâ€¦
|Hess, Anna||Farmstead Feast||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Winter: Delicious, in-season recipes by the author of The Weekend Homesteader.
|Hessler, Peter||Strange Stones||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this insightful collection from an award-winning journalist, readers are treated to masterful and energetically curious snapshots of modern Asia.
|Hester, Elliott||Adventures of a Continental Drifter||Memoir||Hester ditches most of his earthly belongings and buys a one-way ticket around the world. If you go away for a year, som weird stuff is going to happen.|
|Hiaasen, Carl||Chomp||Youth||Suggested By: Friend.
The hysterical #1 New York Times bestseller from Newbery honoree Carl Hiaasen featuring gators, snakes, bats that bite, and reality show hosts gone wild! When Wahoo Cray's dad--a professional animal wrangler--takes a job with a reality TV show called Expedition Survival!, Wahoo figures he'll have to do a bit of wrangling himself to keep his father from killing Derek Badger, the show's inept and egotistical star.
|Hiaasen, Carl||Dance of the Reptiles||Non-fiction||In these columns originally printed in the Miami Herald, the author's musings on Florida life and politics can seem stranger than his fiction.|
|Hiaasen, Carl||Kick Ass||Essays||Suggested By: Author.
Collection of newspaper columns on how weird is FL.
|Hiaasen, Carl||Lucky You||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Two white supremacist wannabes steal a winning lotto ticket.
|Hiaasen, Carl||Sick Puppy||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Twilly discovers that Stoat is about to mall a Gulf Coast island.
|Hiaasen, Carl||Various - Carl Hiaasen||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
|Hiaasen, Carl||Various - Skink Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
|Hicks, Brian||Ghost Ship||Non-fiction||A freighter captain spotted the "Mary Celeste" sailing erratically on the horizon. Once aboard, his men foudn the ship deserted. But there was no evidence of calamity or violence; it was as if the crew vanished into the salt air. An exhaustively researched book, sometimes bogs down in the sheer mass of facts.|
|Hicks, Deborah||The Road Out:||Non-fiction||A teacher's odyssey in poor America.|
|Hidden, Rumer||The Battle Of The Villa Fiorita||Fiction||Recommended by Rebecca. This is an exciting story, set in the Villia Fiorita, on Lake Garda, Italy. Fanny had gone there with Rob, named as the co-respondent in her recent divorce, to await the decree absolute that would let them marry. The father had been awarded custody of the two younger children, Hugh and Caddie, but they had decided to follow their mother, and so they came face to face with Rob, and the story of the long feud that follows provides an exciting story. Not until the end is the outcome of the struggle hinted at, and when it comes it will surprise most readers.|
|Higashida, Naoki||Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism Kindle Edition by||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonverbal Japanese child, which became an international success. Now he shares his thoughts and experiences as a twenty-four-year-old man living each day with severe autism. In short, powerful chapters, Higashida explores school memories, family relationships, the exhilaration of travel, and the difficulties of speech. He also allows readers to experience profound moments we take for granted, like the thought-steps necessary for him to register that it's raining outside. Acutely aware of how strange his behavior can appear to others, he aims throughout to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage society to see people with disabilities as people, not as problems. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Higashida, Naoki||The Reason I Jump||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
"One of the most remarkable books I've ever read" (Jon Stewart). Fascinating New York Times bestselling memoir by a 13-year-old boy with autism "is an intimate book, one that takes readers right into an autistic mind". Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Higgins, George V. and Dennis Lehane||The Friends of Eddie Coyle||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
Elmore Leonard says this is the best crime novel ever written, and that it inspired him to stop writing westerns and give the genre a try. At the end of the TV series Justified, Raylan gives Tim his copy of the book.
|Higgins, Graham||Survival Medicine||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Handbook to the prepper's long term survival guide.
|Higgins, Maeve||Maeve in America||Humorous||Suggested By: People Mag.
Higgins, an Irish-born comedian, sees her adopted country in all its wonder, silliness, and frailty. Her essays - on everything from over-identification with our pets to our inability to make small talk (or rather how American small talk is way too big) - are deeply funny and astute.
|Higgins, Victoria||Organization: The Art of Clean-Organizing||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. And stress free life management.
|HIghsmith, Patricia||The Price of Salt or Carol||GLBT||A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom.|
|Hildenbrand, Heather||Imitation||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she's never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face. Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they're needed--to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission.
|Hill, Genevieve Parker||Minimalist Living||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Decluttering for Joy, Health, and Creativity.
|Hill, Henry||Perpper's Survival Pantry||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The ultimate SHTF preparedness guide to canning, dehydrating, and emergency water and food storage.
|Hill, Jenna Miscavige and Lisa Pulitzer||Beyond Belief||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. My secret life inside Scientology and my harrowing escape. Recommended by Winnipeg Shelley.
|Hill, Joe||Heart Shaped Box||Fiction||Hill's story about an aging rock star (with a penchant for macabre artifacts) who buys a haunted suit online will scare you silly. Recommended by Neil Gaiman.|
|Hill, Joe||NOS4A2||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate.
|Hill, Napoleon||Think and Grow Rich||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals only with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want.
|Hill, Rayven T.||Personal Justice||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A Jake & Annie Lincoln Thriller book 7. When a man is brutally murdered and the suspected killer has disappeared, the family of the victim hires private investigators Jake and Annie Lincoln to track down the missing murderer.
|Hillenbrand, Laura||Seabiscuit: An American Legend||Non-fiction||Story of famed 1930s horse.|
|Hillerman, Tony||Coyote Waits, or A Thief of Time||Crime/Mystery||Note: two separate titles. Purportedly among his best.|
|Hillerman, Tony||The Blessing Way||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
$2.15 Kindle book. A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 1. Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high lonely place, a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer.
|Hillerman, Tony||Various - Leaphorn and Chee Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
|Hillman, Thea||Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word)||GLBT||Doesn't elicit a single eye-roll. Crackling, spirited prose which endears as she comes to accept and eventually embrace her intersexual identity.|
|Hillstrand, Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand with Malcolm MacPherson||Time Bandit||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
The Hillstrand brothers, two of the stars of Deadliest Catch, chronicle a lifetime of daring exploits as fishermen on the unforgiving Bering Sea. A rollicking read.
|Hilton, James||Good-Bye, Mr. Chips, and Other Stories||Memoir||Relates the heartwarming life of a gentle, lovable English school-master.|
|Hinchcliff, Jennie and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler||Good Mail Day||Craft||Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. I already own this in paperback. It came up as a suggested item on eBay. Amazon offered it to me for cheap cuz I already bought the paperback from them.
|Hines, Babbette||Love Letters Lost||Non-fiction||Love letters and photos from flea markets. Sweetly hilarious.|
|Hines, Babbette||Photobooth||Photo||Photobooth presents over 700 photobooth photographs from the last 75 years, images at turns spontaneous and uninhibited, often goofy, and occasionally touching.|
|Hirsch, David||The Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden||Technical/Reference||Creative gardening for the adventurous cook.|
|Hirsch, J.M.||High Flavor Low Labor||Cookbook||AP food editor Hirsch reinvents weeknight cooking with minimal fuss. Try pulled pork over soft polenta.|
|Hirvela, Stacey||Edible Spots & Pots||Technical/Reference||Small-space gardens for growing vegetables and herbs in containers, raised beds, and more.|
|Hische, Jessica||In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist's Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector||Art||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
$2.15 Kindle book. This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische's sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische's rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images of her penciled sketches, this highly visual ebook is an essential--and entirely enjoyable--resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering.
|Hitchcock, Alfred||Various - The Three Investigators||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
See The Three Investigators US Collectors Site and The Three Investigators Series Info
The Three Investigators Mystery Series was created by Robert Arthur, Jr. (1909-1969) in the early 1960s. He had set his sights high--on the Hardy Boys which, at that time, had close to 50 titles and which sold at the rate of about 35,000 copies of each title per year. Arthur's idea was to write a series that was similar in some ways to the Hardy Boys and other popular juvenile fiction of the day, but that exhibited a high quality of writing along with some extremely unusual and perplexing mysteries.
|Hitchens, Christopher||God Is Not Great||Non-fiction||A biting condemnation of religion which became a surprise bestseller. "There's been a turning point where people don't automatically think of faith as a virtue," he says. "But even I was surprised by how well it did in the Bible Belt."|
|Hitchens, Christopher||The Portable Atheist||Non-fiction||Arch-contrarian Hitchens presents a fascinating collection of articles that just say no to religion. Article are by other people, with introductions. Hmmmm. Sounds like it could be dull, but it got a really good review.|
|Hitchings, Henry||Sorry! The English and Their Manners||Non-fiction||Sparkling exploration of British etiquette puts seemingly stuffy customs into context with fascinating dives into both history and literature, including the novels of Jane Austen.|
|Hoag, Tami||The Bitter Season||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
$2.15 Kindle book. Kovac & Liska Series. This book is later in the series. Liska and Kovac are no longer partners. Liska's is looking into the cold case murder of a decorated sex crimes detective. Kovac is investigating an especially brutal double homicide: a prominent university professor and his wife, bludgeoned and hacked to death in their home with a ceremonial Japanese samurai sword. The two cases eventually intersect. Meanwhile, Minneapolis resident Evi Burke has a life she only dreamed of as a kid in and out of foster care: a beautiful home, a loving family, a fulfilling job. But a danger from her past is stalking her idyllic present, bent on destroying the perfect life she was never meant to have.
|Hoag, Tami||Various - Kovac & Liska Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Author was raised in Harmony, MN. The series is set in Minneapolis.
|Hoang, Helen||The Bride Test||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
This follow up to Hoang's Fizzy debut The Kiss Quotient is even better. A minor character from that first novel, Khai, on the autism spectrum (like the author), gets swoony leading man treatment. The writing is sensitive yet very funny. Autism spectrum. Autism. Autistic. Spectrum. Asperger's syndrome.
|Hoang, Helen||The Kiss Quotient||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Fizzy debut The Kiss Quotient is a reverse-ish Pretty Woman about a tech whiz named Stella who falls for the escort she hires to teach her the ways of sex. The author, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in 2016 put an autistic heroine at the center of the novel. Autism spectrum. Autism. Autistic. Spectrum. Asperger's syndrome.
|Hoare, Philip||The Whale||Non-fiction||A love letter to the largest, loudest, oldest mammal. This is an exhilarating valentine.|
|Hobbs, Jeff||The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace||Non-fiction||Hobbs details his former Yale roommate's trajectory from slum kid to Ivy League star to victim of clashing worlds. Nuanced and shattering.|
|Hochschild, Adam||Bury the Chains||History||His descriptions of Indian slavery will make you want to put down the book and shut your eyes in horror.|
|Hockney, David||Secret Knowledge||Non-fiction||Hockney posited that the Old Masters used camera obscura techniques that projected the image of the subject onto the surface of the painting. Hockney argues that this technique migrated gradually to Italy and most of Europe, and is the reason for the photographic style of painting we see in the Renaissance and later periods of art.|
|Hodges, Andrew||Alan Turing: The Enigma||Auto/Biography||Inspiration for the movie: Hodges (mathematics, Wadham College, Oxford) examines both the heroic and tragic sides of Turing's life, from his decryption of the German U- boat Enigma cipher, to his tragic suicide.|
|Hodgkinson, Tom||How To Be Idle||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Learn the fine art of doing nothing with this wistful, tongue-in-cheek ode to laziness. It's insulting for people who have to work to feed and house themselves or their family. But people say that it is will written. Might be fun to try.
|Hodgman, George||Bettyville||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Funny, touching, quirky book about nursing elderly parents. Hodgman left NYC to care for his mother in small-town Missouri.
|Hodgman, John||The Areas of my Expertise||Humorous||Almanac of the absurd. Exercise in pointless humor like a list of 700 hobo names.|
|Hodgman, John||Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches||Humorous||Suggested By: Other.
Heard on MPR. John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him (and some day will - "the water is very cold, and made of evil"); and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them.
|Hodgson, Barbara||Italy Out of Hand: A Capricious Tour||Travel||Visually rich, eclectic, and quirky. She may tell you where to get coffee in one city, but in another tell who was murdered where.|
|Hoffman, Alice||At Risk||Fiction||I may have missed this one from 1988. Amanda, who has been winning gymnastic meets despite a summer-long malaise, tests positive for AIDS, contracted some five years before when she was transfused with contaminated blood after an appendectomy.|
|Hoffman, Alice||Incantation||Fiction||Young People. Grade 7 Up?The opposing forces of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal underscore this brief but rich tale set during the Spanish Inquisition. Told by 16-year-old Estrella deMadrigal, the novel shows how gruesome beliefs nourished by ignorance and prejudice destroyed the lives of countless people.|
|Hoffman, Alice||The World That We Knew||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Author.
Coming out 9/24/2019. Requested already from the library. In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it's his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.
|Hoffman, Alice||Various - Alice Hoffman||Other||Suggested By: Author.
Novels - I do NOT have a Kindle copy of the books marked in bold.
|Hoffman, Beth||Saving CeeCee Honeycutt||Chick Lit||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A New York Times bestseller packed with "Southern charm" and "good old-fashioned heart" (Kristin Hannah): After her mother dies, CeeCee begins a colorful new life with her great-aunt Tootie. A "hit with the book clubs that adopted Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees" (Library Journal).
|Hoffman, Neal||Simplify Your Lifestyle||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Seven Steps To A Clutter Free Home and Happy Living With Less.
|Hofmann, Corinne||The White Masai||Memoir||A Swiss tourist and a Masai warrior fall in love in Kenya; she moves to the bush with him and they wed. Just try to put this one down.|
|Hogsett, Jessie||Detatched||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Surviving reactive attachment disorder. the true story of a young boy who never "attached" or "bonded" with his alcoholic mother. He felt unloved, uncared for, unsafe, sad, lonely and extremely angry. As he grew up, he, like most Reactive Attachment Disordered kids, acted out, exhibiting severely antisocial, even violent, behavior. You will travel back in time to view a young childs life through his own eyes. You will see an innocent boy become a severely emotionally disturbed teen. Then, against all odds, you will read about miracles few ever thought possible.
|Hohn, Donovan||Moby-Duck||Non-fiction||When journalist Hohn read about a shipment of 28,800 plastic ducks, frogs, etc that had fallen off of a storm-tossed ship, he set off on the adventure recorded here, sailing with driftology experts trying to chart the course of where things like the "floatees" go in ocean currents.|
|Holland, Barbara||When All the World Was Young||Memoir||Barbara Holland's smart, funny, and poignant memoir about growing up "weird" in the 1940s and 1950s. Holland's innate individualism turned Jr. High into a nightmare: a well-meaning but clueless girl in the lunch line says to Barbara, "There's someone in my class who's just as weird as you are. You ought to know each other."|
|Holland, Jimmie||The Human Side of Cancer, Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty||Non-fiction||Jimmie Holland, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center psychiatrist, is a longtime critic of the "mind over cancer" proponents who tell patients they must stay positive to survive their disease. Holland coined the term "the tyranny of positive thinking" to describe the belief. "The idea that we can control illness and death with our minds appeals to our deepest yearnings, but it just isn't so," she tells WebMD. "It is so sad that cancer patients are made to believe that if they aren't doing well it is somehow their own fault because they aren't positive enough."|
|Holland, Julie M.D.||Weekends at Bellevue||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
For nine eventful years, Dr. Holland was the weekend physician in charge of the psychiatric emergency room at New York City's Bellevue Hospital.
|Holleman, Marybeth||The Heart of the Sound||Travel||Written on the 15th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Holleman explores the resiliency of nature, and the ways that resiliency is tested.|
|Hollinghurst, Alan||The Sparsholt Affair||GLBT||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Sparsholt is only the latest multigenerational tapestry of British gay life from laude author Alan Hollinghurst, yet this book, ingeniously constructed and delicately written, is his best yet. A queer classic so achingly powerful, you'll savor every page.
|Holloway, Jeffrey||Anxiety Workbook||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 30 days to a life free of anxiety.
|Holman, Sheri||The Mammoth Cheese||Fiction||Town pastor wants to generate publicity for small town by convincing resident to make a huge cheese. Enjoyable slice of Americana.|
|Holmberg, Charlie N.||Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Baker Maire has the extraordinary ability to transfer emotions and powers through her enchanted confections. She doesn't know where her gift comes from, in fact she has no memory of her past. [here's where it gets weird - may or may not want to read this book] But when marauders take her captive her true identity slowly begins to surface.
|Holmberg, Charlie N.||The Paper Magician||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Series: The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician, The Master Magician. The spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined--animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.
|Holmes, Catherine||How to Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events||Craft||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. How to Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events is a step-by-step drawing guide that illustrates popular celebrations, holidays and events for your drawing pleasure. From the Chinese New Year to April Fools' Day, Father's Day to Halloween, Christmas and New Year's Eve - this book covers over 100 fun days, holidays, seasons and events, and offers simple lessons that will teach you how to draw like a pro and get you in the spirit of whichever season it may be!
|Holmes, Hannah||Suburban Safari||Non-fiction||21st Century suburban naturalist. Entertaining lectures on the history of lawns and the domestication of dogs.|
|Holmes, Hannah||The Well-Dressed Ape||Non-fiction||The focus is on Homo sapiens, but the animals claim the best moments. Smart and upbeat, this will leave you prouder of your similarities to the animal kingdom.|
|Holmes, Richard||Falling Upwards||Non-fiction||The Victorian era, literature, and science are beautifully intertwined in a history of hot-air ballooning.|
|Holt, Anne||Various - Hanne Wilhemsen Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
"The Godmother of Norwegian crime fiction". Note: double-check this list - I think there may be some issues, especially near the end where the more recent books are listed. Scandinavian.
|Holt, K.A.||House Arrest||Youth||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
After he's convicted of theft, Timothy keeps a journal to chronicle the ups and downs of life under house arrest. Serious and funny, thrilling and touching, sweet and snarky.
|Holt, Nathalia||Rise of the Rocket Girls||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Learn more about the women who worked in the space program. Holt's book is lively and immensely readable history. NASA.
|Holway, John B.||Bessie Coleman: Pioneering Black Woman Aviator||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. She was the black Amelia Earhart. Back in the 1920s planes were made of wood and cloth held together with wire. And back then everyone knew blacks couldn't fly, and neither could women. But this spunky black woman from the cotton fields of Texas did loops above the Eiffel Tower, walked on wings above America, and jumped off planes to the oohs and gasps of crowds.
|Holzhauer, James||James Holzhauer???||Memoir||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
This book doesn't exist yet. NYT Article. I wonder if there will be a book about him later. I'm curious about his career as a professional gambler and how he "played" the rules of Jeopardy to his advantage. For more than two weeks, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has been dominating "Jeopardy!" with a calculated strategy, an affinity for risk-taking and a deft buzzer hand. The contestant, James Holzhauer, 34, surpassed $1 million in total earnings on Tuesday, becoming the second contestant to do so in "Jeopardy!" history and continuing his record-breaking streak.
|Home, Merrily||Photo Book of Old New York City||Photo||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. More than 100 slides of vintage New York City.
|Honeyman, Gail||Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Wacky, charming novel. Eleanor Oliphant is actually not fine at all, but her story is hilarious and moving.
|HonorÃ©, Carl||In Praise of Slowness||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Sweeping survey of the breakneck pace that characterizes modern culture and presents a friendly and intelligent argument in favor of slowing down.
|Hood, Ann||Knitting Yarns||Essays||Anthology about knitting, including essays from Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and other authors.|
|Hood, Ann||The Obituary Writer||Fiction||A sophisticated and suspenseful novel about the poignant lives of two women living in different eras. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen.|
|Hooker, Richard||MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors||Fiction||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
The TV show M*A*S*H is based on this book. For fans of the movie and the series alike, here is the original version of that perfectly corrupt football game, those martini-laced mornings and sexual escapades, and that unforgettable foray into assisted if incompleted suicide
|Hooper, Karen Amanda||Tangled Tides||Fantasy||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Yara Jones doesn't believe in sea monsters--until she becomes one. When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious.
|Hope, Laura Lee||The Bobbsey Twins MEGAPACK||Youth||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
$.59 Kindle book. Meet Nan and Burt, and Freddie and Flossie -- two sets of twins in the Bobbsey family. Their adventures have thrilled generations of young readers. This volume collects the first 15 original Bobbsey Twins books (published between 1904 and 1922)
|Hopkin, Ben||Darc Murders Collection||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book series.
|Hopkins, Karen Ann||Lamb to the Slaughter||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Christian mystery. Hmmm. The death of a teenage Amish girl in a cornfield looks like an accident, but sheriff Serenity Adams suspects foul play. To solve the murder, she must investigate the nearby Amish community with the help of a man who was shunned years ago.
|Hopkins, Sarah Winnemucca||LIfe Among the Piutes||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The first known autobiography by an a Native American woman. Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins' riveting, heartbreaking memoir is both a history of the Piute Indian tribe and an account of the devastation caused to the Piute people after their first contact with white men in the nineteenth century.
|Horn, Dara||The World To Come||Fiction||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Recommended by Alice Hoffman. "Nothing short of amazing."â€•Entertainment Weekly. A million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles' cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that the painting once hung in his parents' living room. This work of art opens a door through which we discover his family's startling historyâ€•from an orphanage in Soviet Russia where Chagall taught to suburban New Jersey and the jungles of Vietnam.
|Hornak, Francesca||Seven Days of Us||Brit Lit||Suggested By: People Mag.
Confinement during an epidemic with her snarky food-critic dad, smothering mom, and frivolous younger sister unleashes secrets and festering resentments. Sharply funny and beguilingly British.
|Hornby, Nick||A Long Way Down||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Four attempted suicides end up forming a whacky support group.
|Hornby, Nick||Funny Girl||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Barbara looks like Marilyn Monroe, but she wants to be Lucille Ball.
|Hornby, Nick||Songbook||Essays||Suggested By: Author.
Collection of music-as-metaphor essays. Hopefully not as tedious as the soccer/football book.
|Hornby, Nick||The Polysyllabic Spree||Essays||Suggested By: Author.
A year's worth of monthly columns.
|Hornfischer, James D.||Ship of Ghosts||History||Warship sunk in 1942 in the Sunda Straight and the survivors became POWs, many on the notorious Burma-Thailand Death Railway. Hornfischer exhaustively details the visceral terror of a naval battle, savage treatment by the Japanese captors, and post-traumatic stress disorder.|
|Horowitz, Seth S.||The Universal Sense||Non-fiction||Why's that song stuck in your head? Find the answer, and more, in this smart look at how the brain processes sounds.|
|Horstmann, Cay S., Gary Cornell||Core Java 2 Volume I - Fundamentals, 2001||Computer||Covers J2SE Version 1.3. This is the Sun book. Obsolete? Ramsey Library|
|Hoskyns, Barney||Hotel California||Non-fiction||Veteran music journalist Hoskyns examines the often toxic relationshp tangles that connected CSNY, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, the Eagles, and just about everyone else who picked up a guitar in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon in the late 60s and early 70s.|
|Hoskyns, Barney||Led Zeppelin IV||Non-fiction||Zeppelin's 1971 masterpiece dissected in geeky detail. Might suck, but might be worth a try.|
|Hourly History||Mayflower: A History From Beginning to End||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. The story of the Mayflower is one of adventure, courage, and destiny. The Mayflower was the ship that launched a nation. She left from England in September of 1620, carrying 102 English Separatists to a new life, one that came with the freedom to practice their religious beliefs as they saw fit. These Pilgrims had the courage of their convictions. They had already potentially faced execution for practicing their beliefs and now they were willing to uproot their lives, their families, and their homes, to sign contracts of indentured servitude for them and their children - all to find what they called freedom in a foreign land.
|Hourly History||Theodore Roosevelt: A Life From Beginning to End||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Early Life & Education, Early Political Career and Marriage, The Old West and a New Beginning, Early Public Life, Becoming a National Figure, Governor and Vice President, Presidency, Post-Presidency, Election of 1912 and Final Years
|Housden, Maria||Hannah's Gift||Memoir||Lessons From a Life Fully Lived. True story of four-year-old who dies of cancer.|
|House, Silas||Clay's Quilt||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When his mother dies during a harsh Appalachian winter, Clay must find a new family and a place to belong among the residents of Free Creek
|Houston, James||Confessions of an Igloo Dweller||Memoir||Living with the Inuit.|
|Houston, Keith||The Book||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
This history of the book is packed with lore about binding, papermaking, and printing presses.
|Howard, Tim||The Keeper||Memoir||American goalie who hone during the 2014 World Cup explains that he credits some of his soccer success to having Tourette's Syndrome. It endows him with a kind of sixth sense to he can anticipate which way his opponents will go.|
|Howe, Zoë||Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams & rumours||Auto/Biography||Fleetwood Mac's songbird's rise from ordinary midwestern childhood to rock goddess status.|
|Howey, Hugh||Half Way Home||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
$4.29 Kindle book. Five hundred of us were sent to colonize this planet. Only fifty or so survived. We woke up fifteen years too early, we had only half our training, and they expected us to not only survive ... they expected us to conquer this place. The problem is: it isn't safe here. We aren't even safe from each other.
|Howey, Hugh||I, Zombie||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Be forewarned: This is not a zombie book. This is a different sort of tale. It is a story about the unfortunate, about those who did not get away. It is a human story at its rotten heart. It is the reason we can't stop obsessing about these creatures, in whom we see all too much of ourselves.
|Howey, Hugh||Sand Omnibus||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Author.
$5.99 Kindle book. By Hugh Howey the author of the Silo/Wool/Shift/Dust series. The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Their father was a sand diver, one of the elite few who could travel deep beneath the desert floor and bring up the relics and scraps that keep their people alive. But their father is gone. And the world he left behind might be next.
|Howey, Hugh||The Plagiarist||SciFi||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
$1.07 Kindle book. By the author of the Silo/Wool/Shift/Dust series. Adam Griffey is living two lives. By day, he teaches literature. At night, he steals it. Adam is a plagiarist, an expert reader with an eye for great works. He prowls simulated worlds perusing virtual texts, looking for the next big thing. And when he finds it, he memorizes it page by page, line by line, word for word. And then he brings it back to his world.
|Howkins, Heidi||K2: One Woman's Quest for the Summit||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Another mountain climbing book...
|Howrey, Meg||The Cranes Dance||Fiction||At first glance, there are plenty of parallels between the film Black Swan and Howrey's novel. Authentic behind-the-curtain details (Howrey is a former dancer) do occasionally overpower the plot.|
|Hoyt, Penelope||The Nerdy Survivalist: How to Protect and Care For Your Family in the Direst of Circumstances||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. Find out how you can start building a food storage even when you're on a budget, what steps you need to take BEFORE a disaster strikes, and what mistakes you should avoid right before a storm in this book by Penelope Hoyt.
|Huang, Eddie||Double Cup Love||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Fresh Off the Boat: When Eddie's life was turned upside down, he traveled to his parents' homeland for a ferociously funny journey of food and self-discovery!
|Huang, Eddie||Fresh Off the Boat||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
Assimilating ain't easy. Eddie Huang was raised by a wild family of FOB ("fresh off the boat") immigrants: his father a cocksure restaurateur with a dark past back in Taiwan, his mother a fierce protector and constant threat.
|Hudgins, Andrew||The Joker||Memoir||Rip-roaring memoir that examines how the ancient and often offensive art of joke telling affects life, society, religion, and everything in between.|
|Hudson, Suzanne||All the Way to Memphis and Other Stories||Short Stories||Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. The title story finds Clista, the main character, taking the journey of her life to the geographical city, complete with its confluence of borders, blues, rivers, and legend. Of course Memphis, as we all know, is as real and complicated as the south itself.|
|Hughes, Langston||The Best of Simple||Fantasy||This book compiles the cream of Langston Hughes' masterful interpretation of black life in the 1930s.|
|Hughes, Langston||The Ways of White Folks||Essays||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Written by one of the 20th century's most celebrated writers, this collection of short stories explores what happens when the lives of black and white people intertwine in 1920s and 1930s America.
|Hughes, Louis||Thirty Years a Slave From Bondage to Freedom||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Note: the movie was based on Twelve Years a Slave, a different book.
|Humes, Edward||Garbology||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Why do Americans generate so much trash, and where does it all go? An eye-opening journey into the world of garbage.
|Hunter, C. C.||The Mortician's Daughter: One Foot in the Grave||Youth||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad's career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she's a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father's alcoholism, she's got enough problems of her own.
|Hunter, S. A.||Scary Mary||Fantasy||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Mary has always been different. She'd like to be normal, but being able to hear ghosts means she'll never be like everyone else. She starts her junior year of high school hoping to be left alone, but Cyrus Asher is new and doesn't know or seem to care that she's a freak. They start hanging out and all is well until she goes over to his house. Cy's house is haunted, and not by Casper, the friendly ghost.
|Huntley, Paula||The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo||Memoir||A journal of her year in war-torn Kosovo when her husband was there to help rebuild the legal system.|
|Hurston, Zora Neale||Barracoon||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by the New York Times. Brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade--abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.
|Hurston, Zora Neale||Dust Tracks on a Road||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurston's candid, funny, bold, and poignant autobiography--an imaginative and exuberant account of her rise from childhood poverty in the rural south to a prominent place among the leading artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance.
|Hurston, Zora Neale||Every Tongue Got To Confess||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Delightful collection of African American folklore brings together a wealth of tales from communities all over the Deep South.
|Hurston, Zora Neale||Their Eyes Were Watching God||Fiction||When Janie, at sixteen, is caught kissing shiftless Johnny Taylor, her grandmother swiftly marries her off to an old man with sixty acres.|
|Hurwitz, Gregg||Orphan X||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Assassin Evan Smoak left the top secret government program that trained him - but now someone is targeting him for elimination. "Outstanding in every way." (Lee Child)
|Hurwitz, Gregg||The Kill Clause||Crime/Mystery||Hurwitz makes his characters vivid, and he is so steeped in the details of police procedure that it's like a literary 'Law & Order' without the commercials.|
|Hussey, Andrew||Paris: The Secret History||Non-fiction||Describes daily life in the Paris throughout its history, though focusing on those living in the seedy underbelly of the city.|
|Huston, Charlie||Caught Stealing||Crime/Mystery||In his debut novel, Huston has come up with a wrong-man plot worthy of Hitchcock.|
|Huxley, Vance||Fall of the Cities: Putting Down Roots||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. As Harry and the other residents of Orchard Close struggle to survive, a new crop of problems present themselves. Unstable electricity damages equipment, days are spent scavenging for ammo, weapons, food, glass bottles, and of all things, yarn. Elsewhere, gangs carve out their territory throughout the city. Residents pay for protection through coupons, barter or worse. Citizens fleeing the city gangs, violence and lack of food flock to Orchard Close, but how many can they take in?
|Hyland, Mark||Help! I Married a Quilter||Memoir||Mark writes about 17 years of marriage to an avid quilter from an outsider perspective. He exposes the idiosyncrasies and jargon of quilting from a non-quilting perspective, recognizing the love and dedication quilters have for their art.|
|Hyman, Peter||The Reluctant Metrosexual||Humorous||Dispatches from an Almost Hip Life. Lad-lit genre. "Men with disposable incomes who like to shop are this year's black."|
|Hynd, Alan||Prescription: Murder!||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Volume 3 authentic cases from the files of Alan Hynd. From the files and pen of world renowned true crime writer Alan Hynd (1903 - 1974) comes the final installment of deliciously dark true murder cases of the first half of the 20th Century. These stories, the third of these three short collections, are unified by a single theme: they all involve physicians.
|Ide, Joe||IQ||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Suggested List.
Take Sherlock Holmes and put him in one of modern-day LA's toughest neighborhoods. IQ is a high school dropout who solved cases for whatever his clients can afford.
|Imboden, Thatcher and Cedar Imboden Phillips||Uptown Minneapolis||Non-fiction||Highly readable and lovingly compiled history of Uptown.|
|Inc. Sourcebooks||The Jane Austen Companion to Life||Other||A font called "Jane Austen" based on the author's actual handwriting appears throughout this small collection of Austen's thoughtful wit and wisdom.|
|Influential Individuals||Tony Robbins||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The life, lessons & rules for success. 35 of his most valuable and inspiring quotes relating to health, wealth, wisdom and well-being have been de-constructed and explained including actionable information as to how you can implement the lessons into your day-today life.
|Influential Individuals||Warren Buffet||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The life, lessons & rules for success.
|Ingalls, Rachel||Mrs. Calliban||SciFi||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Similar to The Shape of Water movie. This novella is a favorite of John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, and other famous authors.
|Ingram, Jay||The Velocity of Honey And More Sciend of Everyday Life||Non-fiction||Ingrams considers more ways in which science governs our daily existence. Why do stones skip? Why do people often wake up before their alarm clocks? The science behind six degrees of separation.|
|Irving, Clifford||The Hoax||Non-fiction||By the guy who wrote the fake Howard Hughes auto-biography.|
|Irving, John||A Son of the Circus||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. A Hindi film star . . . an American missionary . . . twins separated at birth . . . a dwarf chauffeur . . . a serial killer . . . all are on a collision course. In the tradition of A Prayer for Owen Meany, Irving's characters transcend nationality. They are misfits--coming from everywhere, belonging nowhere. Set almost entirely in India, this is John Irving's most ambitious novel and a major publishing event.
|Irving, John||A Widow for One Year||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Basis for the movie, "A Door in the Floor". Estranged couple cope with the death of their son. Complex evolution of their daughter. Hey, it's the "Garp" guy...In A Widow for One Year, we follow Ruth Cole through three of the most pivotal times in her life: from her girlhood on Long Island (in the summer of 1958) through the fall of 1990 (when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career), and at last in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother (and she's about to fall in love for the first time).
|Irving, John||Avenue of Mysteries||Fiction||Juan Diego is a novelist who constantly slips into dreams of his youth in Mexico and his mind-reading sister. Charming - blends the fantastical with what is deeply real.|
|Irving, John||Setting Free The Bears||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$3.41 Kindle book. It is 1967. Two Viennese university students, Siggy and Hannes, roam the Austrian countryside on their motorcycles--on a quest: to liberate the bears of the Vienna Zoo. But their good intentions have both comic and gruesome consequences in this first novel from John Irving, already a master storyteller at twenty-five years old.
|Irving, John||The Imaginary Girlfriend||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
Miniature autobiography (116 pages) detailing Irving's parallel careers of writing and wrestling. Note: this is included in "Trying to Save Piggy Sneed"
|Irving, John||The World According to Garp||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$10.78 Kindle book. The opening sentence of John Irving's breakout novel The World According to Garp signals the start of sexual violence, which becomes increasingly political. "Garp's mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater." Jenny is an unmarried nurse; she becomes a single mom and a feminist leader, beloved but polarizing. Her son, Garp, is less beloved, but no less polarizing.
|Irving, John||Trying to Save Piggy Sneed||Short Stories||Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Trying to Save Piggy Sneed contains a dozen short works by the author, beginning with three memoirs. The longest of the memoirs is "The Imaginary Girlfriend," his candid account of his twin careers in writing and wrestling, which, as the Denver Post observed, is filled "with anecdotes that are every bit as hilarious as the antics in his novels . . . [and] combines the lessons of both obsessions."
|Irving, John||Various - John Irving||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
|Isaacson, Walter||Einstein||Auto/Biography||Einstein never met his first child, obtained a divorce by offering his first wife prize money from the Nobel he predicted he'd win, and once told his mistress that the missus wouldn't mind if they all lived together. A beach book this isn't; a triumph it is.|
|Isaacson, Walter||Steve Jobs||Auto/Biography||"I've done a lot of things I'm not proud of," Jobs admitted to his biographer.|
|Isacoff, Stuart||Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization||Non-fiction||The difficulties in inventing the piano. Even the ancients knew that an octave sounded nice, and so did a fifth. But solving the matter how to translate the difficult mathematics of music into a piano took some doing.|
|Isay, Dave||All There Is||Non-fiction||Remarkable collection of true anecdotes about love and marriage, and all the obstacles in between, that's bound to win over even the most jaded of cynics.|
|Isay, Dave||Listening Is an Act of Love||Non-fiction||Isay invited folks to tell a meaningful story at recording booths around the country. A man tells how he lost the love of his life on 9/11. Read a few and you'll want to grab a loved one and share your own story.|
|Isay, Dave||Ties That Bind||Non-fiction||The founder of beloved oral history project StoryCorps draws from the project's rich archives for a collection of inspiring tales.|
|Isenberg, Nancy||White Trash||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A provocative New York Times bestseller and NPR Best Book of the 2016: examining how class, race, and the politics of poverty have shaped America's power structure, "this eye-opening investigation into our country's entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant." (O, Oprash Magazine).
|Israel, Lee||Can You Ever Forgive Me?||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
With her career in decline, author Lee Israel turned to a different kind of writing: forging letters from luminaries. Learn how she made money by selling fake memorabilia - and wound up with the FBI on her tail. A 2018 movie with Melissa McCarthy.
|Issenberg, Sasha||The Suchi Economy||Non-fiction||In a wide-ranging history of sushi, the author visits five continents (and a douzen countries), detailing how fish goes from sea to market to kitchen to plate.|
|Ivin, Jonna||Sister Girl||Fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. This humorous coming of age novel by Jonna Ivin takes the reader on a journey through the late 60's into the early 80's. You'll fall in love with Sister Girl as she manages to survive a world where grownups teach her how to nail clothes to the floor, hustle money at the track, and play with matches. All the while she manages the overwhelming responsibility of being the big sister to Grace (an increasingly odd child who barks at strangers).
|Iyer, Pico||Falling Off the Map||Travel||Some lonely places of the world. Uncannily observant, and hilarious.|
|Iyer, Pico||The Art of Stillness||Non-fiction||Acclaimed travel writer explores the pleasures and healing properties of slowing down and taking time to think.|
|Izzard, Eddie||Believe Me||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens. Gender fluid comedian and actor.
|Jackson, Jim||The Prepper's Grid Down Survival Guide||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How to prepare if the light go out and the gas, water, or electricity collapses.
|Jackson, John L. Jr.||Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness||Non-fiction||Not surprisingly, African-Americans distrust the rhetoric of political correctness, and see instead the threat of racism lurking below every white surface. Conspiracy theories abound and racial reconciliation seems near to impossible. In Racial Paranoia, Jackson explains how this paranoia is cultivated, transferred, and exaggerated; how it shapes our nation and undermines the goal of racial equality; and what can be done to fight it.|
|Jackson, Joshilyn||Various - Joshilyn Jackson||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
She was recommended by Sarah Addison Allen. Someone Else's Love Story was so good, I need to to back and read the rest of her books.
|Jackson, Shirley||We Have Always Lived in the Castle||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. A deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate.
|Jacobs, A.J.||Drop Dead Healthy||Memoir||At 41, Jacobs is a pudgy, stressed, and by his own admission, prefers the "joy of lounging" to the "joy of running". You'll learn fascinating facts, but really this book is a testament to the joys - and benefits - of moderation.|
|Jacobs, A.J.||The Year of Living Biblically||Memoir||One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible. An agnostic man opts to live by the good book's rules.|
|Jacobs, Fay||Fried & True - Tales from Rehoboth Beach||GLBT||Qlib. This second collection of newspaper columns and other jottings from Jacobs is every bit as sardonic, witty, sarcastic, and insightful as her first book, As I Lay Frying. With this difference: a thread of melancholy runs through it.|
|Jacobs, Jane||A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska: The Story of Hannah Breece||Non-fiction||Jane Jacobs edits her great-aunt's memoirs. Camping with Indians, holding 100 wild dogs at bay by herself, traveling in a kayak wearing bear intestines.|
|Jacobs, Joan||The Body Project||Non-fiction||Explores changing attitudes toward weight, body image, virginity...|
|Jacobs, Mara||Against the Odds||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Anna Dawson book 1. I love Vegas, and I love the life I've built, but when one of my friends is murdered, and another one shot at, I know I need to take a serious look at myself. And I need to call in the big guns. Even if that means teaming up with Detective Jack Schiller, a man who's dealing with his own demons.
|Jacobs, Michael||Books Unbound:||Craft||20 Innovative Bookmaking Projects|
|Jacobs, Michael||Cards the Pop Up, Flip & Slide||Craft||Interesting card projects. Making bookmarks out of used envelopes, postal wreath card, slider card, secret message card (signal card), cards with mult sections that all flip open,various pop-up techniques, and more.|
|Jacobs, Michael & Judy||Creative Correspondence||Craft||Readers will find a wealth of information on basic and advanced folding techniques. Specific topics include the mennonite fold, square paper foldnote, diamond front, circle foldnote, sleeves and inserts. Each technique is broken down into clear and concise step- by-step instructions.|
|Jacobsen, Mary-Elaine||Liberating Everday Genius||Non-fiction||American adults who can and do break the mold.|
|Jacobson, Mark||American Gangster||Non-fiction||A riveting account of 70s Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas is just one piece in this collection of gripping stories spanning 30 years of NYC history.|
|Jaffrey, Madhur||Climbing the Mango Trees||Memoir||Memoir of growing up the product of British schools in Delhi, India. Since Jaffrey's is the sort of account that triggers a longing for a life one never lived, the family recipes that capture an incredible time and place are a particularily nice touch.|
|Jahren, Hope||Lab Girl||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Jahren's singular gift is her ability to convey the everyday wonder of her work exploring the strange, beautiful universe of living things tha endure and evolve and bloom all around us.
|Jain, Anita||Marrying Anita||Memoir||At 32 - an old maid by Indian standards - she traded the bustle of NYC for Delhi. Though she was open to the idea of an arranged marriage, both Indian men and mothers considered her too wordly and experienced for that.|
|Jakes, John||North and South||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$1.99 Kindle book. Includes only book 1: North and South. Does not include book 2 Love and War, or book 3 Heaven and Hell. There was a miniseries starring Patrick Swayze (1985, 1986, and 1994).
|Jakes, John||The North and South Trilogy||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$4.29 Kindle books. North and South, Love and War, and Heaven and Hell.
|James, E.L.||Fifty Shades of Grey||Other||Erotica, ala Anne Rice, etc.|
|James, Henry||The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl||Classic||Dry and dull, or "Three of the 20th Century's finest novels"?? Dunno, but they might be worth a try.|
|James, Jesse||American Outlaw||Memoir||People claim to know everything about me, when they actually know nothing. But once you read this, you will know everything - the whole story, right here.|
|James, P.D.||An Unsuitable Job for a Woman||Crime/Mystery||Emily from Friends is on the TV show. James's other series feature Cordelia Gray, a private investigator in London; titles in this series include An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin.|
|James, P.D.||Time To Be In Earnest||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this "insightful and witty" memoir (Publishers Weekly), beloved crime and mystery author P. D. James reflects on her experiences during both world wars, her writing career, and more. "Deeply movingâ€¦ Page after page recalls a vanished world"
|Jamison, Kay Redfield||An Unquiet Mind||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A psychiatrist examines bipolar disorder through the lens of her own struggles with the disorder. This New York Times bestseller is "beautiful, funny, originalâ€¦ I absolutely love this book" (Pat Conroy).
|Jamison, Leslie||The Empathy Exams||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
First story: author acts out symptoms to test med students. Marathoners, the diseased, the impoverished. Reading a book about pain sounds painful, but Jamison turns pain into art.
|Jane, Alyssa||Meal Prepping Made Simple||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Learn How You Can Plan & Prep Your Food To Save Your Precious Time. +30 Bonus Time Saving Recipes! Here Is A Preview Of What Is Include: What Is Meal Prepping? Why Bother With Prepping Your Food? Food Storage. Planning Your Menu. Grocery Shopping. Time Saving Tips. Recipes. And Much, Much More!
|Jane, Mary||Keep Austin Weird||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A lesbian superhero love story for grown-ups.
|Jane, Sarah||Maiden Voyage: A Titanic Story||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
|Jarboe, Dan||Whole 30 Instant Pot Cookbook 2019||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. The Complete Guide of Whole 30 Diet for Anyone to Lose Weight and Live Longer, Enjoy Fast & Easy Whole Food Recipes to Have a Healthy Lifestyle.
|Jaswal, Balli Kaur||Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A Reese Witherspoon book club pick that's "big-hearted". While teaching creative writing to a group of older Sikh women, Nikki learns to embrace her heritage.
|Jay, Karla||Tales of the Lavender Menace||GLBT||Life in the early years of feminism and gay liberation.|
|Jefferies, Richard||After London||Post-Apocalyptic||The 1885 novel After London by Richard Jefferies is of the type that could be best described as "post-apocalyptic fiction"; after some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. The first chapters consist solely of a loving description of nature reclaiming England: fields becoming overrun by forest, domesticated animals running wild, roads and towns becoming overgrown, the hated London reverting to lake and poisonous swampland. The rest of the story is a straightforward adventure/quest set many years later in the wild landscape and society.|
|Jefferson, Margo||Negroland||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Pulitzer Price-winning cultural critic reveals what it was like to grow up among Chicago's black elite in the mid-century.
|Jemisin, N.K.||Various - N.K. Jemisin||SciFi||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Jemisin is the first person ever to win the Hugo Award for best Novel three years in a row - and the only black writer to win the prize.
|Jenkins, Amy||Screw the Gym!||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The guide to losing weight at home. No gym, no expensive equipment, no excuses.
|Jenkins, Peter||Looking For Alaska||Memoir||In 1999, Peter Jenkins and his family left their farm in Tennessee to live in Alaska for a few seasons, eventually renting a house in Seward, Alaska (pop. 2,830) on the Kenai Peninsula.|
|Jenkins, Ryan||World War 2: Soldier's Stories Part V||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Stories from the African front.
|Jenkins, Suzanne||Burn District 1||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. A perfect life slides into horror after a trusting neighbor whispers a warning, and Mike and Laura Davis's world crumbles. Dreams and goals come to an abrupt end, but a new existence awaits in the future. First, they must find a safe place. While the government shuts down around them, Mike and Laura hide out in the Arizona desert with family and friends. Looting becomes a way of life. Soon, strangers arrive at their encampment with news from the outside and it doesn't sound good. How long do they have before they must run again?
|Jennings, Ken||Brainiac||Non-fiction||By Ken Jennings, the 2004 74-game $2.5 million winner of Jeopardy! Hooks you with its charming self-deprecation. Includes a mother-lode of tips on strategy if you so much as daydream about trying out for the show.|
|Jennings, Kevin||Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son||GLBT||Baptist boy grows up ambivalent about his sexual orientation, an issue that trails him to a teaching stint at a Rhode Island prep school. Distinguishes itself from the glut of me-too coming out memoirs with equal parts humor and gravitas.|
|Jett, Charles Cranston||Super Nuke!||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. A Memoir About Life as a Nuclear Submariner and the Contributions of a "Super Nuke" - the USS RAY (SSN653) Toward Winning the Cold War. an entertaining and factual memoir of an important time and series of events in the history of the cold war. He has succeeded in telling the unclassified story of the journey taken by an extraordinary group of men who built the first operational "Super Nuke" and effectively shared what they developed with others in the entire US nuclear submarine force. He created the SSN Pre Deployment training program, consolidated developments made on the Ray to create the highly useful Geographic Plot (Geo Plot) and wrote the tactical doctrine for the SSN based electronic intelligence collection system, AN/WLR-6.
|Jett, Julie||When The Storm Passes||Fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. In her debut novel, Joplin-area native Julie Jett chronicles the destruction of Joplin, the character and heart of its people, and the story of a young girl who finds her way home.
|Jewell, Lisa||Vincc & Joy||Chick Lit||What if your first love was the one you've been destined for all along? This realistic, often dark portrayal of modern love is populated with well-drawn characters, and ridiculously readable.|
|Jin, Ha||The Bridegroom||Short Stories||Beautifully understated short stories of life in contemporary China.|
|Johansen, Erika||The Invasion of the Tearling||Fantasy||For years, the Tearling has sent human cargo to neighboring Mortmense as insurance against invasion. Queen Kelsea stops the shipments, but her problems are just beginning. Huh. I'm not convinced, but EW INSISTS that I will love this.|
|Johns, Bud||Old Dogs Remembered||Essays||Moving and sometimes funny anthology of essays and poems by other people commemorating dead dogs.|
|Johnson, Adam||Emporium: Stories||Short Stories||By the author of 'Parasites Like Us' where they dig up an infected Clovis site which kills off humans. These short stories from his previous debut have the same "inventiveness, black humor, and penetrating insight."|
|Johnson, Craig||Various - Longmire Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
|Johnson, Denis||Tree of Smoke||Fiction||Think you don't need another long novel about Vietnam? In the book's best section, Johnson gives a chilling ground-level account of the Tet offensive.|
|Johnson, Harriet McBryde||Too Late to Die Young||Memoir||LIfe as a 'crip' from a lawyer who is a disability rights activist.|
|Johnson, Karl||Art of the Deal||Non-fiction||Johnson details exciting anecdotes of scams, hoaxes, and instances of conjuring, written in the parlance of magicians and card players, usually slang that is clearly explained for lay readers.|
|Johnson, Mat||Loving Day||Fiction||When biracial Warren Duffy returns home to Philadelphia, he meets the teenage daughter he didn't know existed, who has been raised to believe she is white. Satirical and moving, a smart examination of racial identity in America.|
|Johnson, Maureen||Various - Maureen Johnson||Youth||Suggested By: Author.
John Green's "Let It Snow" co-author.
|Johnson, Robert Flynn and William Boyd||Anonymous: Enigmatic Images from Unknown Photographers||Art||Like gold nuggets among worthless pebbles, the 200 classic images reproduced in this book include many of transcendent beauty and psychological insight, all with the magical, mysterious charge that comes from using our own imaginations to speculate on the circumstances in which they were taken.|
|Johnson, Steven||Everything Bad is Good for You||Non-fiction||How today's popular culture is actually making us smarter.|
|Johnson, Steven||The Ghost Map||Non-fiction||Johnson traces the courageous and ultimately successful attempt by an anesthetist/scientist/sleuth names John Snow to discover how cholera was transmitted. And he does so in a way that brings to nightmarish, thought-provokin life a world in which a swift but very unpleasant death can be just a glass of water away.|
|Johnson, T. Geronimo||Welcome to Braggsville||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Longlisted for the National Book Award! When four students protest a Civil War reenactment in a small Southern town, it leads to devastating consequences. "The most dazzling, most unsettling, most oh-my-God-listen-up novel you'll read this year" (The Washington Post).
|Johnston, Kristen||Guts||Memoir||Details how years of boozing and drugging caused her stomach to explode shortly after she started the London run of some play|
|Jolly, Alison||Lords and Lemurs: Mad Scientists, Kings with Spears, and the Survival of Diversity in Madagascar||Non-fiction||Author lived on a former sisal farm with the French family who own it, but who in addition to farming tried to preserve the nature and people of the area. Book provides an anthropoligical look at the Tandroy people and a historical look at Madagascar. Reviewed in "Science News".|
|Jonasson, Jonas||The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared||Fiction||Suggested By: GoodReads.com.
After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, so he decides to escape.
|Jones, Abel||Ketogenic Instant Pot Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. 600 Low Carb High-Fat Keto Recipes that Cook Themselves.
|Jones, Ann||Kabul in Winter||Non-fiction||She found a country devastated by decades of war, the world's worst educational system, and a profound disconnect between the statements of the Bush administration and the sad truth on the ground.|
|Jones, Beth||Simple: 30 Ways to Declutter Your Life||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Jones, Chris||Too Far From Home||Non-fiction||Jones absorbingly recounts how both U.S. and Russion space agencies raced to rescue the men stranded in the International Space Station after the space shuttle Columbia exploded in a fireball in 2003.|
|Jones, Dylan||The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music||Non-fiction||Irreverent takes on everyone from ABBA to Zappa. A perfect gift for the discerning fanboy in your life. Huh. Maybe me too?|
|Jones, Edward P.||Lost in the City||Short Stories||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In these 14 stories set in black neighborhoods of Washington, DC in the '60s and '70s, Jones establishes a mood and a specific sense of place, but he also presents universal hopes and aspirations. Beautifully and economically written, the selections are filled with revealing details of poverty and degradation, and yet the protagonists are survivors who look to find hope and meaning in their lives.
|Jones, Judy and William Wilson||An Incomplete Education||Non-fiction||3,6xx things you should have learned but probably didn't. It covers world history, art history, economics, literature, science, political science, religion, psychology, even film.|
|Jones, Margaret B.||Love and Consequences||Memoir||A victim of sexual abuse in kindergarten, Jones (a.k.a. Bree) entered CA's fostercare system and found a loving home with an all-black family in South Central L.A.|
|Jones, Paul||Hacking||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The fundamentals of hacking. A complete beginners guide.
|Jones, Rodney||The Sun, the Moon, and Maybe the Trains||SciFi||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. YA Sci-fi. John Bartley's days are filled with working in the mill or the garden, and he can't wait to see Zella at the next barn dance. But when he stumbles through a hidden portal in the forest, everything he's ever known falls behind him. A hundred and thirty-four years behind, to be more exact. Tess can't quite believe John's tale of time travel. Does he really not know what a cell phone is? A car? Indoor plumbing? To convince the girl he's swiftly falling for that he's not crazy, John must delve into Tess's history - his future - and solve the mystery of his hometown's demise.
|Jones, Stan||Village of the Ghost Bears||Crime/Mystery||The fourth mystery featuring Alaska state trooper Nathan Active involves a case of deadly arson at a local recreation center and has a finely laddered plot.|
|Jones, Stan||White Sky, Black Ice||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A "tough, gritty mystery" (Publishers Weekly) for fans of Tony Hillerman: State trooper Nathan suspects foul play when a double suicide takes place in a small Alaskan village.
|Jones, Tayari||An American Marriage||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. A rising young executive and a talented artist, respectively, the couple has everything to look forward to. Then, while on a trip to visit Celestial's family, Roy is accused of rape by a woman in their hotel. He's innocent, but is convicted and sentenced to twelve years in prison. By the time he's exonerated and released, Celestial has started a relationship with his best friend. As wrenching as it is heartwarming, this masterful novel by the author of Silver Sparrow is both an illuminating examination of how the country's justice system tears apart African-American lives and a powerful, complicated love story.
|Jones, Thomas D. and Michael Benson||The Complete Idiot's Guide to NASA||Non-fiction||All about how NASA works.|
|Jones, Tom||Sky Walking||Memoir||Jones recalls his decades-long run as an active astronaut in the 90s. Occasionally suffers from ponderous pacing, provides enough detail to please most die-hard stargazers.|
|Jordan, Teresa||Riding the White Horse Home||Non-fiction||Lore and science of ranching. Women who coped with physical hardship and killing loneliness.|
|Jorgensen, Jay||Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer||Non-fiction||Jorgensen captures a behind-the-scenes look at the world and work of this dedicated, prolific artist. He includes background information and gorgeous color photographs and illustrations of the costumes she meticulously designed.|
|Jourdan, Carolyn||Medicine Men||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Fans of Bill Bryson and James Herriot will delight in this collection of hilarious, heroic, and heartwarming stories from physicians who practice medicine in the Southern Appalachian Mountains!
|Jourdan, Carolyn and Kim DeLozier||Bear in the Back Seat I and II||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
|Jourdan, Carolyn and Kim DeLozier||Bear in the Back Seat II||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Adventures of a wildlife ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
|Joyce, Graham||The Silent Land||Post-Apocalyptic||Recommended by Stephen King. A freak avalanche buries Zoe and Jake, a couple on a skiing holiday near the Pyrenean resort town of Saint-Bernard-en-Haut. After digging out, they find themselves the only inhabitants of the unnaturally silent landscape.|
|Joyce, Rachel||Perfect||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A tale that "could easily become a book club favorite" (The Washington Post). When an ordinary morning takes an unsettling turn, Byron must contend with frightening realities
|Joyce, Rachel||The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Available at the library. Sequel to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
|Joyce, Rachel||The Music Shop||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Fans of High Fidelity meet your next quirky love story.
|Joyce, Rachel||The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Now there is a sequel: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy.
|Judd, Ashley with Maryanne Vollers||All That Is Bitter and Sweet||Memoir||The actress, 42, spotlights three parts of her life: her childhood, spent in the shadow of a self-involved mother and a smothering sister...and more.|
|Julavits, Heidi||The Folded Clock||Non-fiction||Julavits's spirited sense of humor about her foibles and misadventures, combined with her ceaseless intelligence and curiosity, explode the typically confessional diary form.|
|Junger, Sebastian||War||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The Perfect Storm guy. How do combat soldiers get through each day? Junger, embedded over a 12-month period in '07 and '08 with a 173rd Airborne platoon in Afghanistan's hostile Korengal Valley, explores these questions as he offers up a gritter portrait of life on the front lines. There is now a sequel: Tribe (2016)
|Juska, Elise||Getting Over Jack Warner||Chick Lit||Silly love songs make it hard for a gal to grow up.|
|Juska, Jane||A Round Heeled Woman||Memoir||Before I turn 67 I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. True story!|
|K., Jerome (Jerome Klapka)||Three Men in a Boat||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Kagen, Leslie||Land of a Hundred Wonders||Fiction||Set in Cray Ridge, Ky., in 1973, Kagen's winsome second novel (after Whistling in the Dark) offers laughter and bittersweet sighs. As a child, NQR (Not Quite Right) Gibby McGraw survived an auto accident that claimed her parents' lives, but left her somewhat mentally challenged.|
|Kalanithi, Paul||When Breath Becomes Air||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Confronted with a terminal cancer diagnosis at 36, neurosurgeon Kalanithi chose to share his struggle in this posthumous memoir. A profoundly moving meditation on mortality propelled by wit, humility, and an undiminished sense of wonder.
|Kalish, Mildred Armstrong||Little Heathens||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
NYT bestseller. An Iowa farm that offered one young girl and her family both extreme hardship and unexpected rewards during the Great Depression.
|Kamkwamba, William||The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind||Memoir||Remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. William built a windmill to bring water and electricity to his impoverished African village.|
|Kandel, Susan||I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason||Crime/Mystery||Pulpy, fashion-forward mystery. Equally sharp eye for dramatic plot twists and creative outfits, and yet, "the only thing about me that's size 6 is about two-thirds of one foot."|
|Kaneko, Amy||Let's Cook Japanese Food||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. Simple and westernized book.
|Kanze, Edward||Notes From New Zealand||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Naturalist Edward Kanze crisscrossed the islands of New Zealand in search of rare animals.
|Kaplan, Bruce Eric||I Was a Child||Memoir||Remember how other kids' houses had a smell, but you couldn't smell your own? If you do, this sharply observed memoir is for you.|
|Kaplan, Janice||The Gratitude Diaries||Non-fiction||Kaplan spent a year researching and practicing conscious gratitude, and guess what? Expressing appreciation makes everything better.|
|Kaplan, Robert D.||Balkan Ghosts||Non-fiction||Reconstructs the Balkans' history as a time warp in which ancient passions and hatreds are continually resurrected. Insightful.|
|Kapranos, Alex||Sound Bites: Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand||Essays||Food essays. Reviews? Whatever. He sounded interesting on the radios and the reviews seem to be decent. He really liked the word, "prose".|
|Kapur, Ratika||The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
A "simple woman from a good family", Mrs. Sharma is certain nothing untoward will happen when she meets a nice man in the Delhi metro. But her husband is working overseas, her beloved son has become impossible, work's a bore, and...uh-oh. This delightfully funny novel delivers a serious message.
|Karasik, Judy||The Ride Together||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
A brother and sister's memoir of autism in the family. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Karbo, Karen||In Praise of Difficult Women||Essays||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Be inspired by this homage to 29 iconic women who broke the rules and lived life on their own terms. From Amelia Earhart to Shonda Rhimes, these "refreshingly frank" portraits (Kirkus Reviews) of extraordinary women are fascinating and illuminating!
|Karbo, Karen||The Stuff of Life||Memoir||Karen Karbo is nothing if not funny. You'll thank her for not turning her chain-smoking father's death from lung cancer into a Lifetime movie weepfest. A touching portrait of one man's final days.|
|Kariya, Tetsu and Akira Hanasaki||Various - Oshinobo - Ã€ La Carte series||Other||Suggested By: Other.
This eccentric series is the best introduction to vast world of Japanese cuisine. Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton.
|Karr, Mary||Cherry||Memoir||Author of The Liar's Club. Account of stormy adolescence.|
|Karr, Mary||The Liars' Club||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Author recounts her childhood with wit and humor in this dazzling and devastating memoir.
|Kashir, Sam and Jennifer MacNair||The Bad and the Beautiful: Hollywood in the Fifties||Non-fiction||Hollywood gossip with a brain.|
|Kashner, Sam and Nancy Schoenberger||The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: People Mag.
When Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in 1994, she left nothing in her will to sister Lee Radziwill. The duo's close but competitive relationship is explored in this juicy bio that reveals intimate and surprising details of their lives. Paints a less-than-flattering portrait of the privileged class in mid-century america.
|Kasson, John||Rudeness and Civility||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of our notion of "gentility," once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle-class response to the new urban and industrial economy and to the excesses of democratic society.
|Katayama, Lisa||Urawaza||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan. From watering your plants while you’re on vacation to getting rid of pesky stains! You’ll never need a store-bought fix again.
|Katz, Gayle||Grounded Girls' Guid to Dealing with Difficult People and Saving Your Sanity||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Katz, Jon||A Dog Year||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When Jon Katz (ha ha ha) adopted a temperamental border collie named Devon, he gained precious insights in to love, life, and himself.
|Katz, Jon||Dancing Dogs||Essays||Sixteen funny keenly observed short stories illuminating the bond between man and his best friend.|
|Katz, Jon||Saving Simon||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Katz explores the value of compassion and chronicles his life-changing bond with a rescue donkey named Simon.
|Katz, Jon||The New Work of Dogs||Non-fiction||He does a terrific job of examining how dogs are handling their new work serving as many a family's nurturer in chief.|
|Kaufman, Bel||Up the Down Staircase||Fiction||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Available as library eBook. Sylvia Barrett arrives at New York City's Calvin Coolidge High fresh from earning literature degrees at Hunter College and eager to shape young minds. Instead she encounters broken windows, a lack of supplies, a stifling bureaucracy, and students with no interest in Chaucer. Her bumpy yet ultimately rewarding journey is depicted through an extraordinary collection of correspondence--sternly worded yet nonsensical administrative memos, furtive notes of wisdom from teacher to teacher, "polio consent slips," and student homework assignments that unwittingly speak from the heart. Up the Down Staircase stands as the seminal novel of a beleaguered public school system that is redeemed by teachers who love to teach and students who long to be recognized. It is poignant, devastating, laugh-out-loud funny, and--in our current moment of debate around the future of American education--more relevant than ever.
|Kaufman, Kenn||King Bird Highway||Non-fiction||A book about traveling and birding.|
|Kauter, Clare||Losing Your Head||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Charlie Davies Mysteries book 1. "The funniest book I've ever read... It gave me stomach cramps from laughing so much!" - Morgana Best, best-selling mystery author. When rich boy James is accused of killing his uncle, he bets Charlie twenty grand that she can't find the real culprit, and she simply can't resist. The money, that is - she has no trouble resisting him, no matter how symmetrical his stupid face is.
|Kay, Patricia||The Wrong Child||Fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. What would you do if you discovered your adored child wasn't your child at all? That a mistake had been made in the hospital, and someone else took your child home, and you took theirs? This is the heartbreaking dilemma facing Abbie Bernard and Logan O'Connell -- an impossible situation with no acceptable answer.
|Kazmierczak, Pamela||30 Easy Weeknight Dinners||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The winter recipes and winter food edition.
|Kean, Sam||The Disappearing Spoon||Non-fiction||Unpacks the periodic table's bag of tricks. The book's title refers to gallium, a metal that disintegrates in hot coffee. He makes even the most abstract concepts graspable for armchair scientists.|
|Kean, Sam||The Violinist's Thumb||Non-fiction||Sam Kean is the best science teach you never had. Intriguing tales spun in light witty prose.|
|Kean, Thomas H., Lee H. Hamilton||Without Precedent||Non-fiction||Co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission. Mostly dry, but deeply informative. Should be read alongside the commission's report.|
|Keats, John||Keats: Poems Published in 1820||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Keats, John||Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Keene, Carolyn||Various - Nancy Drew Mystery Stories (1930â€“2003)||Youth||Suggested By: Author.
|Keim, Joe||My People, the Amish||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The true story of an Amish father and son. Joe Keim paints a detailed picture of life behind the bonnets and buggies. More than a biography, this is an honest look at the heart-warming traditions that mingle with the deep-rooted legalism of the Amish community in Ashland, Ohio.
|Keith, Sam and Richard (Dick) Proenneke||One Man's Wilderness||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
An Alaskan Odyssey. The DVD made from Dick's 16mm movies is "Alone in the Wilderness". We saw some of it on PBS.
|Kellerman, Faye||The Ritual Bath||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series book 1. Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was brutally raped as she returned from the mikvah, the bathhouse where the cleansing ritual is performed.
|Kellerman, Jonathan||Various - Alex Delaware Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
Sue and Hobe recommend him.
|Kellow, Brian||Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark||Auto/Biography||New Yorker movie reviewer who enlivened the art of analyzing movies.|
|Kelly, Caitlin||Malled||Memoir||Laid off as a journalist, Kelly worked in sales at a mall. Her adventures - plus a stinging indictment of the retail industry.|
|Kelly, Jack||Gunpowder||Non-fiction||The Chinese invented in the 10th century for fun and fireworks. Kelly's breathless style makes a potentially dry subject sizzle. Along the way, we meet Joan of Arc (good with God, better with artillery).|
|Kelly, Mark||Altered Genes: Genesis||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Book 1 of 3. 1. Altered Genes : Genesis, 2. Altered Genes : Revelations, 3. Altered Genes : Resurrection. When an unconscious British businessman arrives at New York City's Bellevue Hospital, Dr. Mei Ling unwittingly finds herself in the midst of an infectious outbreak. Meanwhile, Professor Tony Simmons, her ex-lover, and a world-renowned geneticist at Georgetown University receives an enigmatic telephone call that hints at a genetic threat, unlike anything the world has ever seen.
|Kemelman, Harry||Friday the Rabbi Slept Late||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. David Small is the new rabbi in the small Massachusetts town of Barnard's Crossing. Although he'd rather spend his days engaged in Torah study and theological debate, the daily chores of synagogue life are all-consuming--that is, until the day a nanny's body is found on the rain-soaked asphalt of the temple's parking lot.
|Kemp, Christopher||Floating gold : a natural (and unnatural) history of ambergris||Non-fiction||An entertaining and lively history that covers ambergris--a digestive byproduct from whales that is in most perfumes and one of the world's most expensive substances. Kemp presents an informative account of the natural history of whales, squid, ocean ecology, and the perfume industry.|
|Kenderian, Shant||1001 Nights in Iraq||Memoir||After living in Chicago for two yeras, the 17-year-old Armenian Christian Iraqi went home in 1980 to visit his estranged father. While there, he was forced into the Iraqi navy during Sadda Hussein's war with Iran. His story is mind-blowing enough to keep you turning the pages.|
|Kendrick, Anna||Scrappy Little Nobody||Essays||Suggested By: People Mag.
These smart, self-deprecating essays by the star of Pitch Perfect tackle everything from the author's middle school malaise to her dating woes.
|Kennedy, Dan||Loser Goes First||Memoir||My thirty-something years of dumb luck and minor humiliation. Memoir details blazing failures as a dotcommer, a rock star, a health-club attendant, a pro-bass fisherman, and the list goes on...|
|Kennedy, Dan||Rock On: An Office Power Ballad||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
Kennedy's style - hilarious, paranoid and vulnerable - captures wonderfully the absurdity of the corporate music industry. That demise will come as no surprise to readers once they get a load of the endlessly inane meetings run by a series of company bigwigs desperate to figure out how to sell CDs to an audience that doesn't want them.
|Kennedy, David M.||Freedom from Fear||Non-fiction||The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945. Reads like a novel (except for a slightly dull beginning with a detailed explanation of "The New Deal" and its related components).|
|Kennedy, Jacqueline||Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy||Non-fiction||Book with accompanying CDs. Sealed for decades, Jacqueline Kennedy's 1964 interviews with historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr.|
|Kennedy, Michelle||Without a Net||Memoir||Kennedy's vivid account of her months of homelessness makes a lively read, though you never really doubt that this resourceful and articulate young woman will find her way out of poverty in the end.|
|Kennedy, Miranda||Sideways on a Scooter||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When twentysomething reporter Miranda Kennedy leaves her job in New York City and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing country. What she quickly learns in Delhi about renting an apartment as a single woman--it's next to impossible--and the proper way for women in India to ride scooters--perched sideways--are early signs that life here is less Westernized than she'd counted on.
|Kennedy, Pagan||The First Man-Made Man||Non-fiction||Long before Renee Richards broke ground for transsexuals, Laura Dillon became a man in the late '40s. Dillon's tale makes for a wild read. It's also an absorbing look at a centure of medical breakthroughs that allow people to change noses or genitalia to match their identities.|
|Kennedy, Randall||Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal||Non-fiction||Accusations of selling out?of betraying or neglecting the interests of blacks to curry favor with whites?are among the most damaging that African-Americans level at each other, according to Harvard law professor Kennedy. Called a sellout himself after his book Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word appeared, Kennedy here explores the charge's potency. He recounts the centuries-long history of sellout rhetoric|
|Kenney, Dave||Twin Cities Picture Show: A Century of Moviegoing||Non-fiction||Filled with photos of the dazzling marquees and great theaters of yesterday and today [in the Twin Cities], historian Dave Kenney's highly readable account offers rich histories of some of the grandest theaters ever constructed.|
|Kenny, Deborah||Born To Rise||Non-fiction||The inspiring story of a visionary educator and her accomplishments at Harlem Village Academy.|
|Keret, Etgar||Suddenly, A Knock on the Door||Short Stories||Wisps of narrative that float on a mixture of wonder and melancholy. Many feature some kind of fantastical element - like a wish-granting goldfish.|
|Kershaw, Alex||Escape From the Deep||Non-fiction||On Oct 25, 1944, the USS Tang, a Navy submarine, sank after being hit by its own renegade torpedo. There were 9/87 survivors. Escape is slow for the first 60 pages, but it picks up once the sub meets its untimely demise.|
|Kershaw, Alex||The Bedford Boys||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From a New York Times bestselling author: On D-Day, the young men of a small American town risked everything for victory -- and paid a terrible price. This true story of heroism in World War II is "accessible and moving".
|Kesey, Ken||Kesey's Jail Journal||Non-fiction||In 1967 the author of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' began serving a a six-month sentence for marijuana possession. Now his prison diaries, profiles of fellow inmates, and psychedelic cut-and-paste collages are here.|
|Kesey, Ken||One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest||Fiction||Book, as in the movie.|
|Kessler, Lauren||Raising hte Barre||Memoir||Her passion for ballet reignited in midlife. Determined to dance The Nutcracker, she spent nine grueling (and fascinating) months in classes with a professional company. Eloquent, inspiring, and funny.|
|Keyes, Marian||Under the Duvet||Essays||Imagine Irish female Seinfeld.|
|Keys, David||Catastrophe||Non-fiction||Investigation into 6th century haze plunging earth into semi-darkness.|
|Khan-Cullors, Patrisse||When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, Patrisse Khan-Cullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For Patrisse, the most vulnerable people in the country are Black people. Deliberately and ruthlessly targeted by a criminal justice system serving a white privilege agenda, Black people are subjected to unjustifiable racial profiling and police brutality. In 2013, when Trayvon Martin's killer went free, Patrisse's outrage led her to co-found Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi.
|Khong, Rachel||Goodbye, Vitamin||Fiction||Suggested By: Book Award List.
From list of books that you can read in one sitting. Her life at a crossroads, a young woman goes home again in this funny and inescapably moving debut from a wonderfully original new literary voice. Freshly disengaged from her fiance; and feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, thirty-year-old Ruth quits her job, leaves town and arrives at her parents' home to find that situation more complicated than she'd realized. Her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Ruth's mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth's father's condition intensifies, the comedy in her situation takes hold, gently transforming her all her grief.
|Kick, Russ||You Are Being Lied To||Essays||Essays about lies perpetrated by the news media and textbooks.|
|Kidd, Sue Monk||The Invention of Wings||Fiction||Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery.|
|Kidd, Sue Monk||Traveling with Pomegranates||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France. Sue Monk Kidd has touched the hearts of millions of readers with her beloved novels and acclaimed nonfiction. Now, in this wise and engrossing dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, chronicle their travels together through Greece and France at a time when each was on a quest to redefine herself and rediscover each other.
|Kidder, David S. and Noah D. Oppenheim||The Intellectual Devotional: Modern Culture||Non-fiction||: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently with the Culturati. Quench your intellectual thirst with an overview of the literature, music, film, personalities, trends, sports, and pop references that have defined the way we live. From the Slinky to Star Wars; Beatlemania to Babe Ruth; flappers to fascism?refreshing your memory and dazzling your friends has never been easier, or more fun. Whether you're a trivia genius, pop-culture buff, or avid reader, you'll be riveted by this comprehensive journey through contemporary culture.|
|Kidder, Tracy||A Truck Full of Money||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From a Pulitzer Prizeâ€“winning author comes the extraordinary true story of Paul English, a rebellious young man from working-class Boston whose fascination with computers led him to success and fortune. "Nuanced and intimateâ€¦ You can't help admiring Mr. English and cheering for him" (The New York Times).
|Kidder, Tracy||Mountains Beyond Mountains||Auto/Biography||A magnificent profile of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Schindler of infectious diseases who's done much but wants to do even more.|
|Kiernan, Denise||The Girls of Atomic City||Non-fiction||The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II|
|Kiernan, Stephen P.||The Curiosity||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Dr. Kate Philo and her scientific exploration team make a breathtaking discovery in the Arctic: the body of a man buried deep in the ice. Remarkably, the frozen man is brought back to the lab and successfully reanimated.
|Kiernan-Lewis, Susan||Free Falling||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Book 1 of the Irish End Games. A fun family vacation turns into an apocalyptic nightmare when a couple and their young son find themselves trapped in the Irish countryside during an international crisis. With all contact outside the country gone, all electricity and all non horse-powered vehicles useless and desperate bands of outlaws roaming the Emerald Isle, the time has come for one soft American family to reach deep within for the reserve of brains and courage to survive.
|Kiernan-Lewis, Susan||Wicked Good||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Liddy James put off her dream of owning her own French cupcake shop for 25 years. Now a widow and an empty nester, she knows if she's ever going to do it, she better make it happen soon. â€©Unfortunately, there are a few roadblocks in her path to finally achieving her dream. One is a sexy DEA Agent dealing with the local meth problem who obviously wants her--but preferably not living in the same town.
|Killilea, Marie||Karen||Memoir||In 1940, Marie defied doctors when they suggested she institutionalize her daughter Karen, a premature baby born with cerebral palsy. This award-winning memoir chronicles Karen’s inspiring success against all odds.|
|Kilmer-Purcell, Josh||I am Not Myself These Days||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book.
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