Books I'd Like To Read

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

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, 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:
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, 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.
  • All Creatures Great and Small (1972 - Kindle: incorporating If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet)
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful (1974 - Kindle: incorporating Let Sleeping Vets Lie and Vet in Harness)
  • All Things Wise and Wonderful (1977 - Kindle: incorporating Vets Might Fly and Vet in a Spin)
  • James Herriot's Dog Stories: fly leaf lists publishing dates of 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981 and 1986.
  • The Lord God Made Them All (1981 - Kindle)
  • Every Living Thing (1992)
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 surprise…
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:
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:
  • Tourist Season (1986)
  • Double Whammy (1987)
  • Skin Tight (1989)
  • Native Tongue (1991)
  • Strip Tease (1993) (filmed in 1996 as Striptease by Andrew Bergman, starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds)
  • Stormy Weather (1995)
  • Naked Came the Manatee (1996) (A Mystery Thriller Parody with 12 other authors)
  • Lucky You (1997)
  • Sick Puppy (2000)
  • Basket Case (2002)
  • Skinny Dip (2004)
  • Nature Girl (2006)
  • Star Island (2010)
  • Bad Monkey (2013 - read 2015/04)
  • Razor Girl (2016)
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:
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:
"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, 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, 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 Beyond Belief Memoir My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape. Recommended by Winnipeg Shelley.
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.
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, 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:
$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.
  • The Blessing Way (1970 - Kindle)
  • Dance Hall of the Dead (1973)
  • Listening Woman (1978)
  • People Of Darkness (1980)
  • The Dark Wind (1982)
  • The Ghostway (1984)
  • Skinwalkers (1986)
  • A Thief of Time (1988)
  • Talking God (1989)
  • Coyote Waits (1990)
  • Sacred Clowns (1993)
  • The Fallen Man (1996)
  • The First Eagle (1998)
  • Hunting Badger (1999)
  • The Wailing Wind (2002)
  • The Sinister Pig (2003 - read 2009/02)
  • Skeleton Man (2004)
  • The Shape Shifter (2006)
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:
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.
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.
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:
$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:
Author was raised in Harmony, MN. The series is set in Minneapolis.
  • Ashes to Ashes (1999)
  • Dust to Dust (2000)
  • Prior Bad Acts (2006) also known as Dead Sky
  • The 1st Victim (2014, an e-book short story)
  • The 9th Girl (2013)
  • The Bitter Season (2016 - Kindle)
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:
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 Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic Art Suggested By: Author.
The magic of storytelling and the magic of knitting--woven together in 14 original patterns inspired by each story.
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 Various - Alice Hoffman Other Suggested By: Author.
Novels - I do NOT have a Kindle copy of the books marked in bold.
  • Property Of (1977 - read 2008/08, Kindle)
  • The Drowning Season (1979 - read 2008/08, Kindle)
  • Angel Landing (1980 - read 2008/08)
  • White Horses (1982 - read 1998/11, Kindle)
  • Fortune's Daughter (1985 - read 1998/11, Kindle)
  • Illumination Night (1987 - read 2000/03, Kindle)
  • At Risk (1988, Kindle)
  • Seventh Heaven (1990 - read 1998/12, Kindle)
  • Turtle Moon (1992 - read 1998/11, 2005/05, Kindle)
  • Second Nature (1994 - read 1998/12)
  • Practical Magic (1995 - read 1998/10, 1998/11, 2005/04, Kindle)
  • Here on Earth (1997 - read 1999/05, Kindle)
  • Local Girls (1999 - read 2000/02, Kindle)
  • The River King (2000 - read 2000/12)
  • Blue Diary (2001 - read 2001/08, Kindle)
  • The Probable Future (2003 - read 2003/07)
  • Blackbird House (2004 - read 2005/04, Kindle)
  • The Ice Queen (2005 - read 2005/05)
  • Skylight Confessions (2007 - read 1007/01)
  • The Third Angel (2008 - read 2008/07, Kindle)
  • The Story Sisters (2009 - read 2009/07, Kindle)
  • The Red Garden (2011 - read 2011/04, Kindle)
  • The Dovekeepers (2011)
  • The Museum of Extraordinary Things (2014 - read 2014/03)
  • The Marriage of Opposites (2015)
  • Faithful (2016 - read 2016/11)
  • Rules of Magic (Oct 2017 - read 2017/10)
Young adult novels
  • Aquamarine (2001)
  • Indigo (2002)
  • Green Angel (#1) (2003 - read 2003/05, Kindle)
  • Water Tales: Aquamarine & Indigo (omnibus edition) (2003)
  • The Foretelling (2005 - read 2006/08)
  • Incantation (2006)
  • Green Witch (#2) (2010)
  • Green Heart (Green Angel + Green Witch) (2012)
Middle grade books
  • Nightbird (2015)
Children's books
  • Fireflies: A Winter's Tale (illustrated by Wayne McLoughlin) (1999)
  • Horsefly (paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher) (2000)
  • Moondog (with Wolfe Martin; illustrated by Yumi Heo) (2004)
Short stories
  • Conjure (2014)
  • Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic (2018)
  • Survival Lessons (2013 - read 2014/01, Kindle)
Hoffman, Beth Saving CeeCee Honeycutt Chick Lit Suggested By:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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, 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.
  • Blind Goddess (1993)
  • Blessed Are Those Who Thirst (1994)
  • Death of the Demon (1995)
  • The Lion's Mouth (1997 -co-authored with Berit Reiss-Andersen
  • Dead Joker (1999)
  • No Echo (2000 - co-authored with Berit Reiss-Andersen)
  • The Truth Beyond (2003)
  • 1222 (2007)
  • Odd Numbers (2015)
  • In Dust and Ashes (2016)
  • Offline (2017)
Holt, K.A. House Arrest Youth Suggested By:
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.
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.
Honoré, Carl In Praise of Slowness Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
How a worldwide movement is challenging the cult of speed.
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:
$.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:
Recommended by Alice Hoffman. "Nothing short of amazing."―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 history―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 Juliet, Naked Fiction Suggested By: Author.
What happens when a washed-up musician looks for another chance? And miles away, a restless, childless woman looks for a change? Juliet, Naked is a powerfully engrossing, humblingly humorous novel about music, love, loneliness, and the struggle to live up to one's promise.
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:
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:
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:
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, Zo 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.
  • Sand: Part 1 - The Belt of the Buried Gods
  • Sand: Part 2 - Out of No Man's Land
  • Sand: Part 3 - Return to Danvar
  • Sand: Part 4 - Thunder Due East
  • Sand: Part 5 - A Rap Upon Heaven's Gate
Howey, Hugh The Plagiarist SciFi Suggested By:
$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:
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, 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:
Why do Americans generate so much trash, and where does it all go? An eye-opening journey into the world of garbage.
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:
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:
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 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:
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 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...
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 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 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.
  • Setting Free the Bears (1968 - read)
  • The Water-Method Man (1972 - read)
  • The 158-Pound Marriage (1974 - read)
  • The World According to Garp (1978 - read)
  • The Hotel New Hampshire (1981 - read)
  • The Cider House Rules (1985 - Kindle)
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989 - Kindle)
  • A Son of the Circus (1994 - Kindle)
  • The Imaginary Girlfriend (non-fiction, 1995)
  • Trying to Save Piggy Sneed (collection, 1996 - Kindle)
  • A Widow for One Year (1998)
  • My Movie Business (non-fiction, 1999)
  • The Fourth Hand (2001 - Kindle)
  • A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound (2004)
  • Until I Find You (2005)
  • Last Night in Twisted River (2009 - Kindle)
  • In One Person (read 2013)
  • Avenue of Mysteries (2015)
  • Darkness As a Bride (forthcoming)
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.
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.
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.
  • Gods in Alabama (2005 - read 2014/01)
  • Between, Georgia* (2007 - read 2014/04, listened 2018/01)
  • The Girl Who Stopped Swimming* (2008 - read 2014/07, listened 2018/01, Need to buy)
  • Backseat Saints* (2010 - read 2015/01, listened 2018/01)
  • A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty* (2012 - read 2015/01)
  • Someone Else's Love Story* (2013 - read 2013/12)
  • My Own Miraculous (2013 short story - read 2014/01)
  • The Opposite of Everyone* (2016 - read 2016/02)
  • The Almost Sisters (2017 - read 2017/07)
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:
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 moving… Page after page recalls a vanished world"
Jamison, Kay Redfield An Unquiet Mind Memoir Suggested By:
A psychiatrist examines bipolar disorder through the lens of her own struggles with the disorder. This New York Times bestseller is "beautiful, funny, original… 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, 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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
  • The Cold Dish (2004 - Kindle, read 2018/04)
  • Death Without Company (2006 - Kindle, read 2018/06)
  • Kindness Goes Unpunished (2007 - read 2018/07)
  • Another Man's Moccasins (2008 - read 2018/07)
  • The Dark Horse (2009 - read 2018/08)
  • Junkyard Dogs (2010)
  • Hell is Empty (2011)
  • Divorce Horse (eBook short story, 2012)
  • As the Crow Flies (2012)
  • Christmas in Absaroka County (Four Longmire Christmas stories: eBook short stories, Penguin, 2012)
  • Messenger (2013)
  • A Serpent's Tooth (2013)
  • Spirit of Steamboat (2013)
  • Any Other Name (2014)
  • Wait for Signs (Twelve Longmire stories, 2014)
  • Dry Bones (2015)
  • The Highwayman (2016)
  • An Obvious Fact (2016)
  • The Western Star (2017)
  • Depth of Winter (2018)
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.
  • 13 Little Blue Envelopes (2005 - read 2015/06)
  • The Last Little Blue Envelope (2011 - read 2015/07)
  • The Key to the Golden Firebird (2004)
  • The Bermudez Triangle (2006)
  • Devilish (2006)
  • Girl at Sea (2007)
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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 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:
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 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.
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:
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.
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 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 - À 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.
  • Oishinbo: Japanese Cuisine (January 20, 2009; à la Carte volume 20) ISBN 1-4215-2139-3
  • Oishinbo: Sake (March 17, 2009; à la Carte volume 26) ISBN 1-4215-2140-7
  • Oishinbo: Ramen & Gyoza (May 19, 2009; à la Carte volume 2) ISBN 1-4215-2141-5
  • Oishinbo: Fish, Sushi & Sashimi (July 21, 2009; à la Carte volume 5) ISBN 1-4215-2142-3
  • Oishinbo: Vegetables (September 15, 2009; à la Carte volume 19) ISBN 1-4215-2143-1
  • Oishinbo: The Joy of Rice (November 17, 2009; à la Carte volume 13) ISBN 1-4215-2144-X
  • Oishinbo: Izakaya: Pub Food (January 19, 2010; à la Carte volume 12) ISBN 1-4215-2145-8
Karr, Mary Cherry Memoir Author of The Liar's Club. Account of stormy adolescence.
Karr, Mary The Liars' Club Memoir Suggested By:
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.
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:
Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan. From watering your plants while youre on vacation to getting rid of pesky stains! Youll 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:
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:
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, 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:
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.
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.
  • When The Bough Breaks (1985)
  • Blood Test (1986)
  • Over The Edge (1987)
  • Silent Partner (1989)
  • Time Bomb (1990)
  • Private Eyes (1992)
  • Devil's Waltz (1993)
  • Bad Love (1994)
  • Self-Defense (1995)
  • The Web (1996)
  • Many More...
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).
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:
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:
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.
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 Grimk, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery.
Kidd, Sue Monk Traveling with Pomegranates Memoir Suggested By:
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:
From a Pulitzer Prize–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 intimate… 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:
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 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. 
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 Karens inspiring success against all odds.
Kilmer-Purcell, Josh I am Not Myself These Days Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book.
Kilmer-Purcell, Josh The Bucolic Plague GLBT How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir
Kilroy, Mike Nine Meals Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. When the sun belched and the power grid failed, it was only nine meals until the end of the world. Billy "Shep" Shepard always thought the apocalypse would come from an asteroid with a funny name, or a super bug, or a nuclear war, or even Yellowstone blowing its top. It came from none of those things. Instead it came from an angry sun in the form of the biggest Coronal Mass Ejection mankind had ever seen – and it slapped the human race back a century.
Kim, Joseph Under the Same Sky Non-fiction Kim survived - barely - on the streets of North Korea before escaping to China. Never a good student, he was determined to master English, finally making it to college in the USA.
Kimball, Katie Better Than a Box Cookbook Suggested By: Unknown.
$.99 Kindle book. How to transform processed food recipes into whole food favorites.
Kimball, Katie Smart Sweets: 30 Desserts to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book.
Kimbrell, Andrew, editor The Fatal Harvest Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture Non-fiction Fatal Harvest takes an unprecedented look at our current ecologically destructive agricultural system and offers a compelling vision for an organic and environmentally safer way of producing the food we eat.
Kimelman, Emily Insatiable Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sydney Rye Mystery book 3. When a dangerous man from her past calls, Sydney Rye finds she cannot turn him away. Robert Maxim explains that the daughter of a powerful friend has gone missing and he wants Rye to find her. In exchange, he offers her something she had given up hope of ever having; freedom from her past.
Kimmel, Haven She Got Up Off the Couch Memoir Fans of Kimmel's breakout memoir, A Girl Named Zippy, will be delighted to learn that they continued to lead lives of ordinary wonder.
Kincaid, Jamaica My Garden Memoir Referenced as a "green thumb classic" in a review of William Alexander's "The $64 Tomato".
King, Carole A Natural Woman Memoir Her deaf and intellectually disabled brother inspired her to strive for excellence. She spent a year in a rustic cabin in Idaho.
King, Dean Skeletons On The Zahara Non-fiction In 1815, American captain James Riley and his 11 men were shipwrecked off the Moroccan coast and washed ashore on the cliffs below the Sahara. They were captured and enslaved by Muslim nomads. Only half of them survived.
King, Gilbert Beneath A Ruthless Sun Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Gripping, shocking, true story. Racial tensions boil over in a small Florida town when one tragedy reveals devastating truths about Jim Crow America.
King, Melissa She's Got Next Memoir Her story of years spent playing pickup [basketball] games wherever she could find them. Part sports memoir, part chick-lit, and part amateur philosophy.
King, Sandra The Book of Bright Ideas Fiction Suggested By:
For fans of Fannie Flagg: In 1961, nine-year-old Button befriends whimsical Winnalee, and the two search for secrets to add to Winnalee's Book of Bright Ideas. But when a devastating truth comes to light, their lives will change forever.
King, Sara Fortune's Rising Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Outer Bounds book 1. Book 2 is Fortune's Folly. Humanity, in its struggle to escape its own planet's demise, began sending colony ships from Earth almost seven hundred years ago in the desperate hope a handful would find some place habitable to human life and be able to continue our species. Only one ship survived.
King, Stephen Cell SciFi Cell phones start turning their users into "phone crazies" - killers who can levitate and read minds. King hates cellphones and doesn't own one.
King, Stephen Lisey's Story Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Lisey lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey knew there was a place Scott went--a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face Scott's demons, to go to that terrifying place known as Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.
King, Stephen The Shining Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Terrible events occur at an isolated hotel in the off season, when a small boy with psychic powers struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.
King, Stephen and others Rage Against the Night Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Under the onslaught of supernatural evil, the acts of good people can seem insignificant, but a courageous few stand apart. These brave men and women stand up to the darkness, stare it right in the eye, and give it the finger. These are the stories of those who rage against the night, stories of triumph, sacrifice, and bravery in the face of overwhelming evil.
King, Stephen and Richard Chizmar Gwendy's Button Box Fantasy Suggested By:
Novella. In Castle Rock, Maine, young Gwendy receives a mysterious gift from an unsettling stranger.
Kingsolver, Barbara Animal Dreams Fiction A woman returns whom to take care of her father. Kingsolver draws heavily on Arizona's Native American and Hispanic cultures.
Kingsolver, Barbara The Bean Trees Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Barbara Kingsolver's first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West.
Kingsolver, Barbara The Poisonwood Bible Fiction A profoundly affecting story of Africa's mysterious ways, and God's. Missionary pastor tries to speak the native language but has unfortunate mispronounciations. At Poisonwood'd center is the evil that can flourish when arrogance is cloaked in righteousness.
Kinsella, Sophie Can You Keep A Secret? Chick Lit Spunky Londoner confesses enbarrassing things to a stranger on her plane and then learns that he is actually the dashing head of her company.
Kinser, Joshua Good Dog, Bad Mountain Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. A memoir about a dog, a young man, and a hike on the Appalachian Trail.
Kipling, Rudyard The Man Who Would Be King Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. A British journalist meets two interesting adventurers in India ruing their plan of blackmailing a Rajah. They return to him several months later asking for maps and books of the area. They have a new quest in mind now: to become kings in the remote Afghanistan and rule over a unified nation.
Kipling, Rudyard The Man Who Would Be King Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Kipling, Rudyard The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Eerie Tales Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Contents: The Phantom 'Rickshaw; My Own True Ghost Story; The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes; The Man Who Would Be King.
Kipnis, Laura How To Become a Scandal Non-fiction Media studies prof Kipnis offers up a theory of scandal - why people in high places self-destruct, and why we may need them too.
Kirchner, Ann Sala's Gift Memoir Sala Kirschner spent five years as a slave in Nazi camps as a teen. Now her daughter has gathered Sala's vintage snapshots and the letters that reached her in the camps into a moving volume.
Kirkby, Mary-Ann I Am Hutterite Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$1.06 Kindle book. The fascinating true story of a young woman's journey to reclaim her heritage.
Kirkman, Robert and Tony Moore The Walking Dead Graphic Novel Suggested By: Movie/TV.

  • Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
  • Volume 2: Miles Behind Us
  • Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars
  • Volume 4: The Heart's Desire
  • Volume 5: The Best Defense
  • Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life
  • Volume 7: The Calm Before
  • Volume 8: Made To Suffer
  • Volume 9: Here We Remain
  • Volume 10: What We Become
  • Volume 11: Fear The Hunters
  • Volume 12: Life Among Them
  • Volume 13: Too Far Gone
  • Volume 14: No Way Out
  • Volume 15: We Find Ourselves
  • Volume 16: A Larger World
  • Volume 17: Something To Fear
  • Volume 18: What Comes After
  • Volume 19: March To War
  • Volume 20: All Out War (Part One)
  • Volume 21: All Out War ( Part Two)
  • Volume 22: A New Beginning
  • Volume 23: Whispers Into Screams
  • Volume 24: Life And Death
  • Volume 25: No Turning Back
  • Volume 26: Call To Arms
  • Volume 27: The Whisperer
  • Volume 28: A Certain Doom
Kirn, Walter Mission to America Fiction Two mormans decend from their Montana mountaintop to find new blood for the gene pool. The barbs are spot-on and the apostles, with their naivete about everything from Cheetos to Wiccans to reality TV, are hopelessly endearing.
Kirn, Walter Up in the Air Fiction Sharp and funny, protagonist Ryan Bingham is written with first-person, stream-of-consciousness narration about his frequent-flier exploits. Adapted by Jason Reitman for the George Clooney movie.
Kitchener, Caroline Post Grad Memoir Suggested By:
Ivy League graduate reflects on how she and four of her classmates handled their newfound independence during their first year out of college.
Klam, Julie Friendkeeping Memoir Have you ever had a friend who started doing yoga and really loved it? Has that friend tried force you do join her cult of yoga-doers? A rollicking must read.
Klavan, Andrew Hunting Down Amanda Crime/Mystery Smart, gritty thriller.
Klay, Phil Redeployment Non-fiction Suggested By: Suggested List.
12 searing stories about the Iraq War by a Marine who observed during the surge are a blazing literary achievement that strikes at the brutality and banality of war and powerfully memorializes its casualties both living and dead. Recommended by President Obama.
Klein, George with Chuck Crisafulli Elvis: My Best Man Memoir Suggested By:
George Klein met Elvis Presley in the eighth grade -- and remained one of his closest friends throughout the star's meteoric rise to fame. Klein shares his memories of the music legend in this revealing memoir! "George was with Elvis from the beginning. He personally knows the story" (Dick Clark).
Klein, Jessi You'll Grow Out of It Essays Suggested By: People Mag.
SNL and Inside Amy Schumer comedy writer's hilarious, astute essays about the perilous path to modern womanhood which will have to wincing in recognition.
Klein, Samanta Sous Vide Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The complete Sous Vide cookbook for beginners and experts in Sous Vide.
Kleinedler, Steve, et al 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses & Misuses Non-fiction This quick guide features 100 words that frequently trip us up. Well, none of the examples tripped me up, so this may be another Strunk & White fiasco.
Kleinfield, Sonny His Oldest Friend: The Story of an Unlikely Bond Non-fiction The complexities and contradictions of the friendship between a 93-year-old wheelchair-bound woman living in a New York City nursing home and a poor, 20-year-old Hispanic volunteer charged with visiting her on afternoons is the subject of this inspirational book.
Kleinzahler, Agust Cutty, One Rock Memoir The austere poet writes about the Jersey Mob, Brit poetry, and the family dog in this poignant memoir.
Klinkenborg, Verlyn The Rural Life Non-fiction Year-long meditation on the deep joys and ordinary beauty of our daily lives.
Klosterman, Chuck Fargo Rock City Memoir How rock bands changed his life. It'll stick to you like the decal on a black concert t-shirt.
Klosterman, Chuck Killing Yourself to Live Memoir Chronicles his 21-day, 600-CD road trip across America in search of famous rock-star death sites.
Klosterman, Chuck Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs Essays He shows how 'The Empire Strikes Back' created Gen X, and John Cusack's Lloyd Dobler schtick in 'Say Anything' ruined the mind of every American female born between 1965 and 1978.
Kluger, Jeffrey The Sibling Effect Non-fiction What the bonds among brothers and sisters reveal about us. Addictively readable.
Kluwe, Chris Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies Non-fiction On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities
Knight, David Jacob The Phone Company Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Phone Company has been around for a long time. As civilization grew, so did PCo's power, slowly spreading its lines across the continent. Today it's in everything. It's in the air around us.
Knight, Thomas Jefferson and Ethel Knight Free State of Jones and the Echo of the Black Horn Non-fiction Suggested By:
In Civil War–era Mississippi, Captain Newt Knight took over a town and created a groundbreaking mixed-race community. Featuring perspectives from two of Knight's descendants, this gripping history reveals his life and lasting impact.
Knighton, Ryan Cockeyed Memoir Those of us in the sighted world may have walked past a blind person and asked, "How, exactly, do they do it?" This feisty, bittersweet memoir, both answers that question and shrugs it off as he describes his 15-year descent into darkness, the result of a rare degenerative eye disease.
Knipper, Stephanie The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin Magical/Mystical Suggested By:
Perfect for fans of Sarah Addison Allen! When estranged sisters Rose and Lily reconnect at their family's flower farm, Rose's daughter begins to show miraculous powers. This heartfelt novel "will appeal to those seeking elements of magic realism, family relationships, and personal growth" (Library Journal).
Knisley, Lucy French Milk Memoir A recent college grad's graphic memoir about the six weeks she spend in Paris with her mom. Slight, but charming.
Knorr, Roseanne A Grown-Up's Guide to Running Away From Home Non-fiction How to pay for your getaway. What do to about children and pets. Bureaucratic challenges. Those faraway place get a lot closer.
Knowles, Drew Rouge 66 Adventure Handbook Travel Christened "The Mother Road" by John Steinbeck, the 80-year-old highway reaching from Chicago to L.A. is a festival of vintage Americana lovingly document in this photo-illustrated guide.
Knowles, Harry Aint it Cool? Hollywood's Redheaded Stepchild Speaks Out Non-fiction The internet movie guy.
Knowles, John A Separate Peace Fiction Classic novel of friendship and lost innocence. Two roommates at New England's Devon School in the summer of 1942.
Knowlton, Elizabeth The Naked Mountain Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Well-written account of the 1933 German-American expedition to Nanga Parbat, which included a woman. Tragedy ensued, along with controversial death(s). Mountain climbing.
Kobayashi, Kentaro Donburi Mania Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. Delightful little cookbook of rice bowl dishes.
Kodas, Michael High Crimes Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
This account of an Everest ascent effectively strips the journey of all sentiment. During his 2004 expedition, Pulitzer-winning journalist Kodas finds the slopes of the famed mountain rife with theft and drug use. Equipment vanishes. Money-hungry guides take on ill-prepared climbers, then leave them to their fates in the unforgiving terrain near the top. Mountain climbing.
Kohn, Edward P. Hot Time in the Old Town Non-fiction The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt. For 10 hellishly hot days in August 1896, the poorly ventilated tenement blocks of immigrant New York were transformed into massive ovens: horses dropped dead in the streets and nearly 1,300 people perished.
Kolata, Gina Rethinking Thin Non-fiction Many obesity researchers believe body weight is inherited much like height. "Lean people think they are morally superior," one scientist told Kolato, but they're really winners of the genetic lottery. It isn't willpower, then, but a battle against biology - an especially pointless one given that new studies show "having a bit of extra fat appears to be protective."
Koloen, John The Cabin Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Jacob Alexander has spent more than a decade perfecting his off-the-grid lifestyle in remote northwestern Wisconsin. But nothing prepares him for the Sovereign Resistance, a white nationalist paramilitary group. The Resistance's activities include kidnapping, torture and murder. And Jacob's about to battle them face to face to rescue their victims.
Komito, Sanford I Came, I Saw, I Counted Non-fiction Sandy Komoti, one of the crazy guys from "The Big Year" bird book. Out of print?
Konigsberg, Ruth Davis The Truth About Grief Non-fiction Five stages? Maybe not. This hopeful book upends old ideas and emphasizes resilience.
Konkoly, Steven The Jarkarta Pandemic Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Perseid Collapse Series stand-alone prequel. Cases of a highly lethal virus appear in major cities around the globe. Most ignore the warning signs. Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, has read the signs for years. With his family and home prepared to endure an extended period of seclusion, Alex thinks he's ready for the pandemic. He's not even close.
  • Stand-alone prequel: The Jakarta Pandemic (Kindle)
  • Book 1: The Perseid Collapse (Kindle)
  • Book 2: The Event Horizon (don't own)
  • Book 3: Point of Crisis (don't own)
  • Book 4: Dispatches (don't own)
Konkoly, Steven The Perseid Collapse Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
$1.07 Kindle book. In the immediate aftermath of the pandemic, the Fletchers, along with their closest friends, are forced to separate--each group setting off on a harrowing journey. Alex Fletcher heads to Boston, on a rescue mission to find his son and friend's daughter--both trapped at college during the 'event'. What he finds along the way will shake him to the core and alter his life forever.
  • Stand-alone prequel: The Jakarta Pandemic (Kindle)
  • Book 1: The Perseid Collapse (Kindle)
  • Book 2: The Event Horizon (don't own)
  • Book 3: Point of Crisis (don't own)
  • Book 4: Dispatches (don't own)
Kopelman, Jay and Melinda Roth From Baghdad with Love Memoir A tenderhearted Marine officer risks all to get a stray puppy, stranded in Iraq, safely to the U.S. Dry eyes aren't an option.
Korelitz, Jean Hanff Admission Fiction With acceptance rates at Ivy League schools now impossibily low, this timely novel written by a former "reader" of personal essays at Princeton has built-in appeal for anyone seeking insight about the ferocious competition. Well-researched insider tidbits.
Korkus, Jim and McLain, Bob The Revised Vault of Walt Non-fiction Unofficial, Unauthorized, Uncensored Disney Stories Never Told. This first volume in Disney historian Jim Korkis' best-selling Vault of Walt series features nearly 30 little-known insider stories about Disney including:
  • The perilous four-month stint of famed Warner Bros. animator Chuck Jones at the Disney Studios
  • Why two women you've never heard of were among Walt's most important influences
  • Walt's admiration for and brief collaboration with legendary artist Salvador Dali
  • Walt and Lillian Disney's raucous 30th wedding anniversary celebration in Frontierland
  • How Walt's early infatuation with polo led to an injury that plagued him for the rest of his life
  • The story of Cinderella's Golden Carrousel and the Disney craftswoman who tended it for decades
  • Walt's fondness for chili and cold weenies, with authentic recipes to create his favorite dishes
Korn, Fadumo Born in the Big Rains Memoir As a girl Korn led a near-idyllic life, herding goats and traveling with her tribe in Somalia. But all that ended when she turned 7 and was subjected to the ritual of genital mutilation. A moving, unsentimental, and informative account of the painful personal experience.
Kornblut, Anne E. Notes From the Cracked Ceiling Non-fiction Journalist Kornblut presents an unsettling look showing how sexism, media mockery, and failed strategies keep women from higher offices. Full of astonishing anecdotes.
Koslow, Sally Slouching Toward Adulthood Non-fiction Koslow write wittily about the infantilization of American youth as increasing numbers treat getting a job and moving out as just an option.
Kostova, Elizabeth The Historian Fantasy Twilight for smarty-pants.
Koterba, Jeffrey Inklings Memoir Political cartoonist Koterba didn't know his twitching and flailing were caused by Tourette's when he was a boy - he thought he was crazy (and so did his family). A powerful and touching portrait of an artist.
Kozak, Harley Jane Dating Dead Men Chick Lit Stumbles on corpse while searching for Mr. Right
Kozak, Joshua Stay Fit for Life Technical/Reference Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. More than 60 Exercises to Restore Your Strength and Future-Proof Your Body. A streamlined functional training program specifically for the baby boomer generation. Future-proof your body and restore strength and balance to your everyday movement with 62 functional exercises, targeted workout routines, and three four-week fitness programs.
Kraft, Chris Flight Memoir My life in mission control. Flight is the stirring account of the U.S. space program from its infancy to its greatest triumphs - from the one man who was there for it all, Christopher Columbus Kraft, Jr., the first NASA Flight Director.
Krakauer, Jon Missoula Non-fiction Inspired by the story of a friend who was raped by a man she trusted. Equal parts riveting and horrifying, it's a hell of a read.
Krakauer, Jon Three Cups of Deceit Non-fiction Based on wide-ranging interviews with former employees, board members, and others who have intimate knowledge of Mortenson and his charity, the Central Asia Institute, Three Cups of Deceit uncovers multiple layers of deception behind Mortenson's public image.
Krakauer, Jon Under the Banner of Heaven Non-fiction Krakauer takes readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy.
Krakauer, Jon Where Men Win Glory Non-fiction The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
Krasnostein, Sarah The Trauma Center Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
A transgender former prostitute cleans up the fetid houses of he psychotic, the hopeless, and the murdered. It's a fascinating bio of Sandra Pankhurst, who found her way from an abuse-filled childhood to the life and gender she was meant to have, then devote that life to helping others.
Krauss, Erich Wave of Destruction Non-fiction Stories from the wake of the Dec 26, 2004 tsunami. Knowledgable account of survivor stories, and something of a page-turner.
Kring, Sandra The Book of Bright Ideas Fiction Much to her mother's dismay, Button is fascinated by the Malone sisters, especially Winnalee, a feisty scrap of a thing who carries around a shiny silver urn containing her mother's ashes and a tome she calls 'The Book of Bright Ideas'.
Kroese, Robert Monday Morning in the Mailroom of Good and Evil Fiction Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. I think I started this and was underwhelmed.
Krouse, Erika Come Up and See Me Sometime Short Stories 13 sharp stories with nervy women worth getting to know.
Krueger, Willam Kent Vermilion Drift Crime/Mystery Crafty MN PI Cork O'Connor finds the remains of six bodies. Five may have been there since 1964; the sixth was murdered a week ago.
Kuo, Michelle Reading with Patrick Memoir Suggested By:
A "tender memoir" (O, The Oprah Magazine): When a former teacher helped an incarcerated student continue his education, they both found their lives transformed. "Honest, generous, humble, and wise… A testament to the power of language and of books"
Kurlansky, Mark The Big Oyster Non-fiction A fascinating history of the oyster's role in NYC's development.
Kurlansky, Mark The Last Fish Tale Non-fiction By the author of Cod and The Big Oyster. Pollution, global warming, and overfishing threaten to wipe out our supply of fish.
Kurson, Robert Crashing Through Non-fiction Blinded at 3 by an explosive chemical, he became an Olympic skiier and CIA analyst before making medical history in 2000 as one of only about 20 people to regain sight after a lifetime of Braille and guide dogs. He learns that he'll never process visual stimuli normally. He can't recognize people by their faces, and he half-longs for the security of blindness. But grit and creativity carry him through.
Kurson, Robert Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See Auto/Biography Suggested By:
Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary stem cell transplant surgery could restore May's vision. Even if the surgery worked, history was against him. Fewer than twenty cases were known worldwide in which a person gained vision after a lifetime of blindness. Each of those people suffered desperate consequences we can scarcely imagine.
Kurzweil, Allen Whipping Boy Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Ol​d Bully
Kurzweil, Ray The Singularity is Near Non-fiction When Humans Transcend Biology. Kurzweil ponders topics including the prospect of extraterrestrial intelligence, surpassing the speed of light, and extending human life. Must reading for devotees of futurist literature.
Kushner, David Alligator Candy Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Kushner decided to investigate his own past to answer long-lingering questions about the abduction of his brother 30 years ago.
Kushner, David Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids Non-fiction A fat New Jersey kid who got hooked on "Magic: the Gathering" and turned his childhood obsession into millions by counting cards at casinos, winning online poker tourneys, and coming up with advanced analyses of sports bettting.
Kusy, Frank Dial and Talk Foreign at Once Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Frank Kusy is challenged by his publisher to research a book on India in just 66 days, he thinks it will be a breeze. How wrong he is. From the very start, it's a rollercoaster ride of daily dramas and madcap meetings he never dreamt could come his way. And in the background, someone close is lying in wait to sabotage his best-laid plans.
Kusy, Frank Rupee Millionaires Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. It is 1990, the heyday of Thatcher's Britain, and a new decade is dawning. As London's banks and stock-markets start filling up with young entrepreneurs called "yuppies", a completely different type of wheeler-dealer – the world traveller merchant adventurer – is emerging on the other side of the world, in India.
Kyle, Aryn The God of Animals Fiction Alice and her overworked father are trying desperately to hold on to the family's small-town Colorado horse ranch. This debut delivers all the fun of the book about horses you loved as a kid - but with the added weight and seriousness of a novel for grown-ups.
L. Frank Baum Delphi Complete Works of L. Frank Baum with the Complete Oz Books (Illustrated) Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. I bought this collection when I found blank spots in the text of Ozma of Oz where the story referenced a picture that wasn't there.
La Plante, Lynda Above Suspicion Fiction A mystery to devour this novel starring Anna Travis, the clever daughter of a former London police chief.
Lacey, Robert Model Woman Auto/Biography Biography of Eileen Ford, the brutally honest model behind Ford Models. Fascinating look at the woman who, perhaps more than anyone, shaped our ideas of what it means to be a sophisticated American beauty.
Lackberg, Camilla Various - Camilla Lackberg Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Patrik Hedstrom/Fjallbacka Books. Husband and wife team solve murders in their Swedish seaside village. Scandinavian.
  • The Ice Princess (2002)
  • The Preacher (2004)
  • The Stonecutter (2005)
  • The Gallows Bird (2006)
  • The Hidden Child (2007)
  • The Drowning (2008)
  • The Lost Boy (2013)
  • Buried Angels (2014)
  • The Ice Child (2016)
LaFerla, Jane Fresh Paint: New Looks for Unfinished Furniture Craft Painting the unpainted.
Lagercrantz, David The Girl in the Spider's Web Crime/Mystery The 4th book in the Lisbeth Salander series, but not written by Stieg Larsson.
Lahiri, Jhumpa Unaccustomed Earth Short Stories This mesmerizing collection explores the universal struggles Bengali immigrants face in the U.S.
Lahti, Christine True Stories From an Unreliable Eyewitness Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The Emmy-winning actress reveals her feminist coming-of-age through a series of raw, political, and deeply personal essays - including one about her late, physically abusive older brother.
Laing, Olivia The Trip to Echo Spring Non-fiction Beautiful, fascinating meditation on the relationship between drinking and great writing. "My stories written when sober are stupid...all reasoned out, not felt." F. Scott Fitzgerald.
LaMarche, Una Like No Other Youth A strict Hasidic girl and a nerdy west Indian boy fall for each other after getting trapped in a hospital elevator.
Lamb, Bette Golden and J.J. Lamb Sin & Bone Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Gina Mazzio RN Medical Series book 2. STOP ME BEFORE I KILL AGAIN That's the plea RN Gina Mazzio hears when she gets an anonymous call the night before her wedding. The cops say it's a crank call. Her fiancé says she's altar-shy. Her fellow workers call her "crazy."
Lamb, Wally The Hour I First Believed Fiction Suggested By: Author.
When high school teacher Caelum Quirk and his wife, Maureen, a school nurse, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April 1999, while Caelum is away, Maureen finds herself in the library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed. Miraculously, she survives, but at a cost: she is unable to recover from the trauma. When Caelum and Maureen flee to an illusion of safety on the Quirk family's Connecticut farm, they discover that the effects of chaos are not easily put right, and further tragedy ensues.
Lamb, Wally Wishin' and Hopin' Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book.
Lamott, Anne Operating Instructions Non-fiction Beautiful and honest account of her first year as a single parent.
Lamott, Anne Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith Non-fiction Chronicle of an uncommonly openhearted struggle to lead a sane and moral life, drawing from whatever traditions speak to her.
Lamott, Anne Some Assembly Required Memoir Son Sam became an unwed father at age 19. She soon found herself in love with baby Jax. She records his antics along with her own control-freak neuroses and the general family tumult.
Lamott, Anne Stitches Non-fiction Encouraging each reader to reflect and focus on what it is, after all, that really matters.
Lampert, Ross B. The Eternity Plague Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In 2035, Dr. Janet Hogan makes a stunning discovery: infected by five species of naturally-mutated viruses, every one of earth's nine billion inhabitants has become immortal. Or have they? By the time Janet learns that this immortality is an illusion, it's too late to change people's beliefs. Some love her for creating this miracle and the coming paradise they long for. Others hate her for what they see ahead: immoral behavior without consequence, overpopulation, famine, and worse. Zealots demand that she save people's souls, humanity, the earth… or the viruses. Or else.
Lancaster, Craig The Fallow Season Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$.99 Kindle book. From the bestselling author of 600 Hours of Edward comes the story of two small-town characters whose fates are inextricably linked.
Lancaster, Jen If You Were Here Fiction Mia's obsessed with Abington Cambs, the setting of many John Hughes movies. She buys Sixteen Candle's character Jake Ryan's house, despite its major flaws. Witty and hilarious, even for non-Hughes fanatics.
Lanchester, John Capital Fiction Big, vivid, complicated portrait of London. Convincing and entertaining look at modern life in urban Britain.
Lanchester, John I.O.U. Non-fiction Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay. Lanchester illustrates exactly how loans from predatory and incompetent players wound up being sold as triple-A investments, and how a subsequent housing market dip toppled the financial system.
Landay, William Defending Jacob Crime/Mystery 14-year-old boy has been stabbed and Andy's son, Jacob, has been arrested for the crime. Grabby premise and careful plotting keeps you turning pages through the shocking gut-punch of an ending.
Landis, Deborah Nadoolman Hollywood Sketchbook Art A Century of Costume Illustration. 100-year history of cinematic costume design that include never before seen illustrations and profiles of influential wardrobe designers.
Lane, Harriet Her Crime/Mystery Two women strike up a casual friendship that seems harmless, if unlikely, until it becomes clear that one of them is plotting something sinister.
Lane, Jennifer Blocked Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He's a tall drink of water -- blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. ¡Híjole! Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.
Lane, Summer Day Zero Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Novella. First installation in a series. Since the collapse of modern society, she's been living in the remains of downtown Hollywood, California, foraging for food and fighting for her life. And then everything changes. After she is forced out of her home, she heads north. What she finds is a group of bunker survivors, unlikely comrades, and the hope of a safe haven. Together, they journey toward the dregs of civilization, facing starvation, imprisonment and death. They are alone, but they are ready. Day Zero begins today.
Lang, J.A. Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. It's autumn in the Cotswolds, and Chef Maurice is facing a problem of mushrooming proportion. Not only has his wild herb and mushroom supplier, Ollie Meadows, missed his weekly delivery--he's missing vital signs too, when he turns up dead in the woods near Beakley village.
Lang, Michael The Road To Woodstock Memoir In this lively memoir, Lang, one of the festival's cocreators, retells the story some of it already well-known of the halting steps that he and his partners took to develop the greatest rock concert of all time.
Langer, Adam Crossing California Fiction Five gifted teens and their clueless elders in 1979-1981 Chicago. Begins and ends with the halting romance of two awkward geniuses. Character, Michelle, steals the show: her acid tongue will dazzle you with her smarts.
Langman, Kris Logic to the Rescue Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Nikki Murrow failed her first High School debating match she did what anyone would do. She hid in a closet. She found comfort hiding among the mops and cleaning supplies, but she also found two imps – tiny creatures from a magical kingdom who lead her on a strange journey into the Realm of Reason.
Langridge, Richard Dan and Frankie Save the World SciFi Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Serial loser Dan Pratt never asked to be the saviour of humanity. All he ever wanted was to get drunk and play video games with his best friend/uninvited lodger Frankie. When it later becomes apparent that the insurance company he works for is actually a front for a sect of evil, body-snatching jelly-slugs (and prompted by his trusty best friend and movie aficionado, Frankie), Dan reluctantly agrees to investigate.
LaNier, Carlotta Walls with Lisa Frazier Page A Mighty Long Way Memoir Suggested By:
Carlotta Walls was the youngest of the "Little Rock Nine" -- the nine black students who risked everything to challenge segregated education in America. This account tells her story in her own words.
Lankford, Andrea Haunted Hikes Travel The former National Park Service Ranger digs up a wealth of spooky lore about National Parks in North America, throwing in trail maps for the intrepid. Particularily rewarding for history lovers. (Is this something Beth would like?)
Lankford, Terrill Lee Blonde Lightening Fiction Lankford shows in telling detail how a film really gets made. "Blonde" is a continuation of "Earthquake Weather", but it stands alone as testament to all the cynical, underhanded, and tragic things you think you know about Hollywood.
Lankford, Terrill Lee Earthquake Weather Fiction Lankford's, a former screenwriter-director, take on L.A. is dead-on like the "tragic" irony that "people at the very bottom of the food chain are passing judgement on what should be made into feature films."
Lanpher, Katherine Leap Days Essays Behind her are a successful career at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, an unsuccessful marriage and a younger woman's belief in endless possibilities. Essays include warm memories of her childhood in St. Paul.
Lansdale, Joe R. The Big Book of Hap and Leonard Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. Series recommended by Kent. Contents:
  • Foreword for The Big Book of Hap and Leonard by editor Richard Klaw
  • An Appreciation of Joe R. Lansdale by Michael Koryta
  • Joe R. Lansdale, Hap and Leonard, and Me by Bill Crider
  • Hyenas
  • Veil's Visit
  • Death by Chili
  • Dead Aim
  • A Bone Dead Sadness
  • The Boy Who Became Invisible (story)
  • The Boy Who Became Invisible (comic book script)
  • Not Our Kind (original e-book publication)
  • The Oak and the Pond (original e-book publication)
  • Bent Twig
  • Joe R. Lansdale Interviews Hap Collins and Leonard Pine
  • Interview with Joe R. Lansdale
  • The Care and Feeding and Raising Up of Hap and Leonard
Lansdale, Joe R. Various - Hap and Leaonard Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Friend.
"Witty and profane" series recommended by Kent.
  1. Savage Season (1990)
  2. Mucho Mojo (1994)
  3. The Two-Bear Mambo (1995)
  4. Bad Chili (1997)
  5. Rumble Tumble (1998)
  6. Veil's Visit: a Taste of Hap and Leonard (1999) (short stories and excerpts written with Andrew Vachss)
  7. Captains Outrageous (2001)
  8. Vanilla Ride (2009)
  9. Devil Red (2011)
  10. Hyenas: a Hap and Leonard Novella (2011, novella)
  11. Dead Aim (novella) (2013)
  12. Honky Tonk Samurai (2016)
  13. Hap and Leonard (2016, short story collection)
  14. Hap and Leonard Ride Again (2016, short story collection)
  15. Hoodoo Harry (2017, novella)
  16. Coco Butternut: A Hap and Leonard Novella (2017, novella)
  17. Rusty Puppy (2017)
  18. Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade (2017, Mosaic novel)
  19. Jackrabbit Smile (2018)
Lansky, Aaron Outwitting History Non-fiction The amazing adventures of a man who rescued a million Yiddish books. Aaron Lansky innocently embarked on a project that turned out to define his life.
Lansky, Sam The Gilded Razor Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Recounts the prescription-drug addiction that overwhelmed his last years at an elite prep school, and the subsequent boot camps and psych wards he slogged through. Funny as it is dark.
Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching : A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism. This ancient book is also central in Chinese religion, not only for Taoism but Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts.
LaPorte, Nicole The Men Who Would Be King Non-fiction Spielberg/Geffen/Katzenberg. The trio envisioned a Hollywood utopia where creativity would trump corporate greed.
Largo, Michael Final Exits Non-fiction For dad? A-to-Z guide to ways that people die.
Larkin, Joan A Woman Like That GLBT Lesbian coming out stories.
Larman, Craig Applying UML in Patterns Computer From Omar V.
LaRoche, Loretta Life is not a Stress Rehearsal Non-fiction Bringing yesterday's sane wisdom into today's insane world. See also "Relax-- you may only have a few minutes left : using the power of humor to overcome stress in your life and work"
Larson, Arthur Eisenhower: The President Nobody Knew History Uh, Eisenhower...the president...
Larson, Erik Dead Wake Non-fiction The story of the Lusitania's sinking by a German U-boat has been told before, but this version features new details and the gripping immediacy that Larson is famous for.
Larson, Erik Isaac's Storm Non-fiction On Sept 9, 1900 Galveston was laid to waste by the deadliest hurricane in history.
Larson, Erik The Devil in the White City Non-fiction Creepy true story of serial killer at the 1893 World's Fair.
Larson, Jayne Amelia Driving the Saudis Memoir Larson, an actress who once moonlighted as a chauffer, recounts the seven weeks she spent driving around the Saudi royal family in LA. What you think you know about wealth and privilege is just Disney claptrap compared to how the filthy rich actually live.
Larson, Leslie Slipstream Fiction Over four rain-soaked weeks five downtrodden Los Angelenos, each grappling with a life-altering crisis, intersect each other's lives amid the empty bustle of LAX. Her exquisitely calibrated prose makes it clear that she knows these people to their bones.
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