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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.

Hall, Kenneth Asperger syndrome, the universe and everything Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Looks interesting. Autism spectrum. Autism. Autistic. Spectrum. Asperger's syndrome.
Hall, Megan Kelley and Carrie Jones Dear Bully Essays 70 authors - some victims, some perpetrators, some observers - share their experiences with bullying.
Hall, Meredith Without a Map Memoir In 1965 Meredith Hall was just another young girl whogot pregnant at 16. Cast out by her formerly loving mother, Hall is shunged off to live iwth her judgemental father and his icy new wife, sequestered indoors and forced to give her baby up for adoption. She marries and has two more children, divorces, goes to college in her 40s and finally in 1987 meets her now grown son, whose life has not been the priveleged paradise she had imagined it would be.
Hall, Steven The Raw Shark Texts Fiction The Raw Shark Texts is riddled with typographic games, codes, a flip book, and a boatload of very elegant plot devices that hinge on collisions between the Information Age and the imagination. At one point Eric and Scout, his guide/love interest, are speeding away from the conceptual shark on a motorbike. Scout eludes the shark by exploding a letter bomb, a bomb made out of old metal type; the type diverts the shark into a stream of random letterforms. At this I practically fell off the couch with admiration.
Hallinan, Timothy Fields Where They Lay Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Burglar Junior Bender is a self-professed "detective for crooks" in some of L.A.'s seediest neighborhoods when he's not committing crimes himself.
Halpern, Daniel (Editor) Who’s Writing This? Essays Behind every author’s words, there’s a private self few ever see. Fifty well-known writers including James Michener, Joyce Carol Oates, and Margaret Atwood reflect on this duality in an enchanting treasury of literary meditations — sometimes moving, sometimes “delightfully silly”.
Halpern, Justin Sh*t My Dad Says Non-fiction Moving back with Dad has never been funnier.
Halpin, Brendan Donorboy Fiction Single guy takes in the daughter he fathered years earlier via sperm donation. Halpin writes with an easy humor that lets him strike a balance between pathos and irreverence. The hopeful finale feels just right.
Halpin, Brendan Long Way Back Fiction Truly funny moments about an ex-altar boy who worships God, the Ramones, and his older sister. Pitch-perfect dialogue.
Hamill, Pete Forever Fiction Cormac's parents are killed by an English nobleman, and he follows the murdered to NYC to exact revenge. Swings deal to become immortal as long as he never leaves Manhattan, and bears witness to four centuries of NYC history.
Hamilton, Gabrielle Blood, Bones and Butter Memoir Suggested By:
A New York Times bestseller hailed as "simply the best memoir by a chef ever" (Anthony Bourdain). With candor and comedy, Gabrielle Hamilton traces the turns in her life that led to her becoming a highly acclaimed chef.
Hamilton, Jane The Short History of a Prince Fiction A young man deals with his brother's death an his love for another man. Recommended by Elizabeth Berg, along with "The Book of Ruth", and "A Map of the World".
Hamilton, Laurel K Various - Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Series Fantasy Suggested By: Friend.
Recommended by Dezi. Anita Blake, who works in St. Louis, Missouri, as a professional zombie raiser, vampire executioner and supernatural consultant for the police. The early novels focus predominantly on crime-solving and action; the later ones on Anita's personal and sexual relationships and powers.
  • Guilty Pleasures (1993)
  • The Laughing Corpse (1994)
  • Circus of the Damned (1995)
  • The Lunatic Cafe (1996)
  • and many more...
Hamilton, Laurel K Various - Merry Gentry Series Fantasy Suggested By: Friend.
Dezi V.P. suggested Laurel K. Hamilton (mostly for the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series).
  • A Kiss of Shadows (2000, Kindle)
  • A Caress of Twilight (2002)
  • Seduced by Moonlight (2004)
  • A Stroke of Midnight (2005)
  • Mistral's Kiss (2006)
  • A Lick of Frost (2007)
  • Swallowing Darkness (2008)
  • Divine Misdemeanors (2009)
  • A Shiver of Light (2014)
Hamilton, Laurell K. A Kiss of Shadows Fantasy Suggested By: Friend.
$3.23 Kindle book. A Merry Gentry Novel Book 1)
Hamilton, Laurell K. Guilty Pleasures: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel Fantasy Suggested By: Friend.
$2.15 Kindle book. Anita Blake is small, dark, and dangerous. Her turf is the city of St. Louis. Her job: re-animating the dead and killing the undead who take things too far. But when the city's most powerful vampire asks her to solve a series of vicious slayings, Anita must confront her greatest fear--her undeniable attraction to master vampire Jean-Claude, one of the creatures she is sworn to destroy...
Hamilton, M.L. Murder of Potrero Hill Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Peyton knows the first suspect is always the husband, but Jake Ryder isn't acting like a typical suspect. Jake truly loved his wife. So what went wrong? Stepping into the circle of the social elite, Peyton finds that things work differently when you're at the top. And Jake Ryder seems to be caught in the epicenter.
Hamilton, Suzy Favor Fast Girl Memoir Suggested By:
Three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton reveals her struggles with mental illness and her secret double life as a high-end escort in this honest, hopeful New York Times bestseller.
Hammett, Dashiell Return of the Thin Man Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Note: people report that these are early drafts of movie screenplays, not actual novellas. Dashiell Hammett was a crime writer who elevated the genre to true literature, and The Thin Man was Hammett's last--and most successful--novel. Following the enormous success of The Thin Man movie in 1934, Hammett was commissioned to write stories for additional films. He wrote two full-length novellas, for the films that became After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man. Bringing back his classic characters, retired private investigator Nick Charles and his former debutante wife Nora, who return home to find Nora's family gardener murdered, pulling the couple back into another deadly game of cat and mouse. Hammett has written two fully satisfying Thin Man stories, with classic, barbed Hammett dialogue and fully developed characters.
Hammett, Dashiell The Maltese Falcon Crime/Mystery Check out one of the masters of, uh, detective noir? The main character, Sam Spade, appears only in this novel and in three lesser known short stories, yet is widely cited as the crystallizing figure in the development of the hard-boiled private detective genre.
Hamner, Earl Spencer's Mountain Fiction Novelized memoir on which the TV Show The Waltons is based.
Hampl, Patricia The Florist's Daughter Memoir Lovely elliptical memoir of family and loss. "Nothing is harder to grasp than the relentlessly modest life." Father is a mild-mannered St. Paul florist.
Hampton, Kelle Bloom Memoir I knew the minute I saw her that she had Down syndrome," writes Hampton, who was 31 at th etime and had foregone prenatal testing, believing that there was no reason to worry.
Hancock, Noelle My Year With Eleanor Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. I'd just been laid off from my job and I was just full of fear. I thought, maybe to figure out what I want to do with my life, I have to do all the things that I don't want to do.
Hand Lettering for Crafts Salamony, Sandra Craft Calligraphy
Hand, Elizabeth Errantry Short Stories Amy B recommends these weird stories.
Handler, Evan It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive Memoir Handler has issues to rehash, including his bitterness over the years lost to illness, complaints about medical care he received, showbiz wrangles and, above all, his testy relationships with women.
Hanks, Tom Uncommon Type Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!
Hanna, Katherine Amt Breakdown: A Love Story Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$2.00 Kindle book. An influenza plague decimates humanity. Six years after the pandemic, a former rock star finally makes it from New York to Britain to reunite with his brother.
Hannah, Kristin Fly Away Fiction Sequel to "Firefly Land". Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen.
Hannah, Kristin Various - Hannah Kristin Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen
  • A Handful of Heaven (July 1991)
  • The Enchantment (June 1992)
  • Once in Every Life (December 1992)
  • If You Believe (December 1993)
  • When Lightnings Strikes (October 1994)
  • Waiting for the Moon (September 1995)
  • Home Again (October 1996)
  • On Mystic Lake (February 1999)
  • Angel Falls (April 2000)
  • Summer Island (March 2001)
  • Distant Shores (July 2002)
  • Between Sisters (April 2003)
  • The Things we Do for Love (June 2004)
  • Comfort and Joy (October 2005)
  • Magic Hour (February 2006)
  • Firefly Lane (2008)
  • True Colors (2009)
  • Winter Garden (2010)
  • Night Road (March 2011)
  • Home Front (2012)
  • Fly Away (2013)
Hansen, Gerald Static Cling Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Irish Lottery Series book 5. PLEASE NOTE: Although this book is part of the IRISH LOTTERY SERIES, there is no cliffhanger. It is true that the characters get older as the series progresses, but each book is a complete story, and can be enjoyed without having read the previous book. When an armed robbery at Final Spinz, the dry cleaners where hardened matriarch Fionnuala Flood works, leads to the death of beloved pensioner Mrs. Ming, the ensuing investigation unleashes dark secrets that promise to bring Fionnuala closer to her husband Paddy, her mother Maureen, and the four children of her brood still in town. Or tear them apart forever.
Hansen, Julia A Life in Smoke Memoir "I wanted to quite, but I didn't want to stop smoking," Hansen writes in her wry memoir about the demon weed. She is gutsy, and readers on both sides of the no-smoking sign will applaud her.
Hanson, Jason Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life Non-fiction Suggested By:
A former CIA officer teaches safety and survival tactics for a variety of everyday situations. From detecting lies to improvising self-defense weapons, preventing home invasions, learn the techniques that could one day save your life!
Harad, Alyssa Coming to My Senses Memoir Poet and perfume blogger Harad on her unlikely love affair with the intoxicating world of fragrance.
Harden, Blaine Escape From Camp 14 Non-fiction Suggested By:
One Man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the west. Harden's harrowing narrative exposes this hidden dystopia, focusing on an extraordinary young man who came of age inside the highest security prison in the highest security state. Escape from Camp 14 offers an unequalled inside account of one of the world's darkest nations. It is a tale of endurance and courage, survival and hope.
Harden, J. L. and James Harden The Secret Apocalypse Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A Secret Apocalypse Story book 1. Sixteen-year-old Rebecca Robinson is the sole survivor of the Australian Apocalypse. The death toll is at an estimated 22 million. The entire world wants to know what happened down there and since the military isn't talking, everyone is looking to Rebecca for answers.
Hardy, Thomas Far from the Madding Crowd Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Watch the movie first? In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. Alive with lush, idyllic settings that exert profound influences on the novel's characters, Far from the Madding Crowd is an unforgettable narrative of both beauty and devastation. Its portrait of rural life, and compelling examination of social conventions, has made it one of literature's classic romances.
Harfenist, Jean A Brief History of the Flood Magical/Mystical This writing is almost dreamlike in its lyricism.
Hargrove, John Beneath the Surface Non-fiction A heartfeld plea to allow orcas (whales) what humans took from them - their freedom.
Harkaway, Nick Gone Away World Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Book Award List.
Some horrible weapon happened.
Harmel, Kristin The Sweetness of Forgetting Chick Lit Suggested By:
A baker in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, must travel to Paris to uncover a family secret for her dying grandmother--and what she learns may change everything.
Harp, Wilson EMP Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Book 1 of 2. In a flash of searing light, the world changed. A massive solar flare has crippled the modern world and brought chaos and destruction. David Hartsman is stuck in the remote farm town of his youth on what was expected to be a short visit to check on his ailing parents. While his wife and his daughter are hundreds of miles away at home in Chicago, David must face the dangers associated with his own survival and the pressures of not being with his family. In a worldwide catastrophe, every struggle is personal.
Harp, Wilson EMP: Heading Home Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Book 2 of 2. I DO own book 1: EMP. The struggle to survive took all of David's effort in the months after the EMP. Caring for his ailing parents gave him both a purpose and duty to the small farm town he grew up in. Now that his responsibility is over, he bets his life, and the lives of his friends, on a risky trek through the brutal winter to find and save his family in Chicago. Fierce blizzards and arctic winds challenge their arduous journey as do the warlords and tyrants who hold fast to the remnants of civilization. It is through this wasteland of suffering and death that David must face the odds and save his wife and daughter.
Harper, Kenn Give Me My Father's Body Non-fiction The live of Minik, the New York Eskimo.
Harper, Valerie with Catherine Whitney Today I Am a Ma'am Memoir Suggested By:
In this irreverent guide to getting older, an Emmy Award–winning star celebrates middle age and delivers the perfect antidote to America’s youth-obsessed culture.
Harpham, Heather Happiness Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Harpham's boyfriend never wanted children, so when she gets pregnant, he's awful. He comes around, and the kid has a mysterious blood disease. They decide to have another kid.
Harra, Todd and Kenneth McKenzie Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.70 Kinde book.
Harrigan, Stephen Challenger Park Fiction At the novel's center: Lucy Kincheloe, an astronaut married to an astronaut, the loving mother of two young children, with a fierce ambition to excel in the space program. Her husband, Brian, a rigorous man whose dreams of glory have been blighted by two star-crossed missions. This guy spent a year interviewing real female astronauts, including the psycho diaper lady.
Harris, Blake J. Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, an the Battle that Defined a Generation Non-fiction Suggested By:
Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars--a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.
Harris, Bob Prisoner of Trebekistan Memoir Surprisingly touching memoir that also offers nuts-and-bolts answers to questions casual Jeopardy! fans may have. Includes a mother-lode of tips on strategy if you so much as daydream about trying out for the show.
Harris, Charlaine Midnight Crossroad Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
$1.07 Kindle book. A Novel of Midnight, Texas Book 1. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and the Davy highway. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town. There's a pawnshop with three residents. One is seen only at night. There's a diner, but people stopping there tend not to linger. There's a newcomer, Manfred Bernardo, who just wants to work hard and blend in. But Manfred has secrets of his own...
Harris, Charlaine Midnight, Texas Trilogy Fiction Suggested By: Author.
By the author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels.
  • Midnight Crossroad (2014 - Kindle)
  • Day Shift (2015)
  • Night Shift (2016)
Harris, Charlaine The Southern Vampire Mysteries (Sookie Stackhouse) Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
  • Dead Until Dark (read)
  • Living Dead in Dallas (read)
  • Club Dead (read)
  • Dead to the World (read)
  • Dead as a Doornail (read)
  • Definitely Dead (read)
  • All Together Dead (read)
  • From Dead to Worse (read)
  • Dead and Gone (Read)
  • A Touch of Dead - Previously published Sookie Stuff (read)
  • Dead in the Family (read)
  • Dead Reckoning (read)
  • Deadlocked (read)
  • Dead Ever After (read)
  • The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (read)
Harris, Dan 10% Happier Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works. An unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help.
Harris, Dan and Jeff Warren with Carlye Adler Medication for Fidgety Skeptics Non-fiction Suggested By:
Intrigued by meditation but not sure how to start? This encouraging read from a former skeptic offers game-changing tips and invaluable suggestions to help you find more calm and focus in your life. Well-researched, practical, and crammed with expert advice.
Harris, Lynn Death by Chick Lit Chick Lit A fun murder mystery set in NYC's chick-lit scene with a quippy novelist/self-styled gumshoe.
Harris, Mark Five Came Back Non-fiction John Ford filming the battle of Midway.
Harris, Mark Pictures at a Revolution Photo Harris crafts a fascinating tale in this history of the '67 Oscars race. Harris' account is entertaining and remarkably tense, even from this side of the '60s.
Harris, Michael The Atomic Times Non-fiction Suggested By:
This singular, darkly absurd memoir from an American soldier will change your perception of atomic history. This book delivers a fascinating look at Operation Redwing, the nuclear weapons test that would change the world.
Harris, Michael The Atomic Times: My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Michael Harris welcomes readers into the U.S. Army's nuclear family where the F-words were Fallout and Fireball. In a distinctive narrative voice, Harris describes his H-bomb year with unforgettable imagery and insight into the ways isolation and isotopes change men for better--and for worse.
Harris, N.W. The Last Orphans Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence. As one of the newly made elders in his small town, Shane finds himself taking on the role of caretaker for a large group of juvenile survivors. One who just happens to be Kelly Douglas--an out-of-his-league classmate--who, on any other day, would have never given Shane a second glance.
Harris, Nadine Burke The Deepest Well Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Can severe childhood stress cause adult storke, cancer, Alzheimer's and more? Yes, says Harris, a pediatrician who began researching the biological effects of abuse, divorce and other stressors after treating a boy who stopped growing following a sexual assault. There's no way yet to erase the damage, but Harris developed a written screening test and strongly advocates exercise, mindfulness, diet and talk therapy as remedies. And extraordinary, eye-opening book.
Harris, Ruth Modern Women Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. If you loved Sex and the City, you'll love Modern Women.
Harris, Sam Letter to a Christian Nation: A Challenge to the Faith of America Non-fiction He takes on the majority of America and tells them exactly what a nation truly under their faith would be like (imagine Iran with one less prophet). He shows how the South was on the theologically sound side of the slavery argument, as have every misogynist, antiunionist, and antichildren's right adovate.
Harris, Sam Lying Non-fiction Kindle Single: in Lying, bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on ?white? lies?those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort?for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.
Harrison, Colin The Havana Room Crime/Mystery Explains Manhattan real estate and city's restaurant business.
Harrison, Harry Arm of the Law SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Harrison, Harry Deathworld SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Harrison, Harry Make Room! Make Room! SciFi Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Soylent Green!
Harrison, Harry Navy Day SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Harrison, Harry Planet of the Damned SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Harrison, Harry The Ethical Engineer SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Harrison, Harry The Harry Harrison Collection SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Harrison, Harry The K-Factor SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Harrison, Harry The Misplaced Battleship SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Harrison, Harry The Repairman SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Harrison, Harry Toy Shop SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Harrison, Michèle All the Gear, No Idea Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A woman's solo motorbike journey around the Indian subcontinent.
Hart, Ellen Dial M for Meat Loaf Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. Sophie Greenway Series Book 6. I've seen Ellen Hart speak a few times at QLib.
Hart, Ellen Various - Jane Lawless Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Local mystery writer. QLibrary.
  1. Hallowed Murder (1989) – Lambda Literary Award finalist
  2. Vital Lies (1991)
  3. Stage Fright (1992) – Lambda Literary Award finalist
  4. A Killing Cure (1993)
  5. A Small Sacrifice (1994) – Lambda Literary Award Winner, Minnesota Book Awards Winner
  6. Faint Praise (1995) – Minnesota Book Awards Winner, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  7. Robber's Wine (1996) – Lambda Literary Award Winner
  8. Wicked Games (1998) – Lambda Literary Award finalist
  9. Hunting The Witch (1999) – Lambda Literary Award Winner
  10. The Merchant of Venus (2001) – Lambda Literary Award Winner
  11. Immaculate Midnight (2001) – Lambda Literary Award finalist
  12. An Intimate Ghost (2004) – Golden Crown Literary Society Award, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  13. The Iron Girl (2005) – Golden Crown Literary Society Award, Minnesota Book Awards Winner, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  14. Night Vision (2006) – Lambda Literary Award finalist
  15. The Mortal Groove (2007) – Golden Crown Literary Society Award, Lambda Literary Award finalist
  16. Sweet Poison (2008) – Lambda Literary Award finalist
  17. The Mirror and the Mask (2009) – Lambda Literary Award finalist
  18. The Cruel Ever After (2010) – Lambda Literary Award finalist
  19. The Lost Women of Lost Lake (2011)
  20. Rest for the Wicked (2012) – Lambda Literary Award finalist
  21. Taken by the Wind (2013) – Lambda Literary Award finalist
  22. The Old Deep and Dark (2014) – Lambda Literary Award Winner
  23. The Grave Soul (2015)
  24. A Whisper of Bones (2018)
Hart, Ellen Various - Sophie Greenway Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Local mystery writer. Qlibrary.
  1. This Little Piggy Went to Murder (1994)
  2. For Every Evil (1995)
  3. The Oldest Sin (1996)
  4. Murder in the Air (1997)
  5. Slice and Dice (2000)
  6. Dial M For Meat Loaf (2001 - Kindle)
  7. Death on a Silver Platter (2003)
  8. No Reservations Required (2005)
Hart, Hannah My Drunk Kitchen Cookbook Suggested By:
Culinary comedian and YouTube (and cute lesbian) sensation Hannah Hart is sure to make you laugh out loud! "I defy anyone to read this surprisingly useful book ad not come away from it madly in love with Hart." - Neil Gaiman.
Hart, Jennifer Skeletons in the Closet Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Book 1 of 4 in Laundry Hag series. Maggie Phillips hasn't had it easy. As the wife of retired Navy SEAL, and the adoptive mother of two little hellions, Maggie is constantly looking for ways to improve her family's financial situation. She accepts a cleaning position for her new neighbors (who redefine the term ‘eccentric'), never imagining she will end up as the sole alibi for a man with a fascination for medieval torture devices when he is brought up on murder charges.
Hart, Joe The Last Girl Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than 1 percent. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but twenty-five years later there is no cure, and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than a thousand women.
Hartzler, Aaron Rapture Practice Memoir Aaron Hartzler grew up in a home where he was taught that at any moment Jesus might come down in the twinkling of an eye, and scoop his whole family up to Heaven.
Harvey, Katherine & Ryan The Bare Bones Broth Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Explains how to make various bone broths and what to server with them.
Harvey, Michael Brighton Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
A tale of murder and old friends - and a paean to the dark, gritty streets of Boston.
Harvey, Tom The Eighties Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A bitchen time to be a teenager!
Harwood, Seth Young Junius Fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. Fourteen-year-old Junius Posey pushes weed for a small-time neighborhood dealer--a low rung on the ladder of the gangster life surrounding him. But when his older brother is shot dead, Junius grips a gun for the first time and starts climbing.
Hasić, Mirsad Strength Training for Seniors Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. 30 minute workout without gym.
Hassman, Tupelo Girlchild Fiction An old Girl Scout Handbook helps bookworm Rory envision life beyond her trailer park in Reno.
Hatchett, Jerry Unallocated Space Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. SPACE. It's not just the glitziest casino ever built. It's the largest man-made structure in history.This futuristic wonderland has captivated Las Vegas and the world, but beneath the shine and tech, something old lurks and festers.
Hausmann, Gisela Naked News for Indie Authors Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How NOT to invest your marketing $$.
Havrilesky, Heather How to Be a Person in the World Essays Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
"Ask Polly" advice columns.
Havrilesky, Heather What If This Were Enough? Essays Suggested By: People Mag.
Wise, wry essays on the false promise of self-help, the emptiness of materialism and the beauty of the "imperfect moment".
Hawkins, Scott The Library at Mount Char Fantasy Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for May 2016. Debut novel. Neil Gaiman meets Joe Hill. Dark fantasy, with some humor and magic.
Hawley, Noah Before the Fall Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
After the private jet he's aboard crashes off Martha's Vineyard, painter Scott Burroughs makes it to shore. Then, with media hounds and the other survivor's guardians trying to uncover why the plane crashed, the two survivors' lives get really interesting.
Hayasaki, Erika The Death Class Non-fiction The true tale of Norma Bowe, a nurse who teaches a powerful college class on death that inspires her students to strive for more fulfilling lives.
Hayden, Michael V. Playing to the Edge Non-fiction Suggested By:
American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, demonstrating in a time of new threats that espionage and the search for facts are essential to our democracy. For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats.
Hayden, Tom Street Wars Non-fiction Gangs And the Future of Violence
Hayden, Torey One Child Non-fiction Suggested By:
Six-year-old Sheila never spoke, she never cried, and her eyes were filled with hate. Abandoned on a highway by her mother, unwanted by her alcoholic father, Sheila was placed in a class for emotionally disturbed children after she committed an atrocious act of violence against another child. Everyone said Sheila was lost forever, everyone except her teacher, Torey Hayden.
Hayes, Ever N. Emergency Exit: 2020 Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. 2020 Series Book 1 of 3. Ryan Miner lost his wife, Sophie, four years ago. Her death nearly killed him. But, in a way, it also saved him. His parents, his kids, their friends--it saved them, too. It brought them to his cabin in the remote wilderness of northern Minnesota that second week of October, in 2020. They were there to celebrate what would have been Sophie's 40th birthday. Then…death came…again. A coded message on the radio spoke of a massive chemical attack. Over ninety percent of the country…dead!!
Hayes, Ned The Eagle Tree Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Fourteen-year-old March Wong knows everything there is to know about trees. They are his passion and his obsession, even after his recent falls--and despite the state's threat to take him away from his mother if she can't keep him from getting hurt. But the young autistic boy cannot resist the captivating pull of the Pacific Northwest's lush forests just outside his back door. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Hayes, Sean Michael Five Weeks in the Amazon Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A backpackers journey: life in the rainforest, Ayahuasca, and a Peruvian shaman's ancient diet. Packed with humor, full of unexpected twists and there is never any way to know how it will end. Author Sean Michael Hayes has written a book in a similar style to current blockbuster success, Cheryl Strayed's "Wild".
Hayes, Shannon The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook Farmer, food writer, and home cook Shannon Hayes has packed this new edition of The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook with more recipes, new stories explaining how good farming practices result in great food, and up-to-date information on the health and environmental benefits of grassfed meats. In this inspiring classic of the green cuisine scene, Hayes approaches food with equal parts gastronomic passion and homespun practicality.
Hazzard, Kevin A Thousand Naked Strangers Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Longing to do good after 9/11, writer Hazzard became an EMT running calls on Atlanta's meanest streets. His wild 10-year ride makes for fascinating reading.
Headley, Maria Dahvana The Year of Yes Chick Lit Suggested By: Unknown.
Also, a memoir. Charming, hyperliterate (in a pretentious but not entirely insufferable college-student way), and even laugh-out-loud funny. After too many bad relationships, she decides to say "yes" to any man who asks her out. Uh, that's sound reasoning.
Healthy Plus Clean Eating Made Simple Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The best way to lose weight naturally with deliciou clean eating food recipes that you'd love to cook.
Healy, Thomas I Have Heard YOu Calling in the Night Memoir Drunken Glasgow thug sobers up and raises dobermans. Everything Marley & Me is not: smart, acerbic, laconic, with nary an ounce of treacle.
Heath, Chip and Dan Made to Stick Non-fiction A savvy analysis of the reasons some ideas find traction and others fade away. Use the Heaths' tricks to make your own memos and communiques credible.
Heath, Ryan Ecstasy Made Me Gay Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. A Party-Hopper's Tale of Going Out, Coming Out & Drying Out in NYC's Y2K Megaclub Era. This humorous, poignant memoir touches upon the universal mission for self-respect and joy and stars a cast of colorful personalities as they bounce around legendary NYC nightlife venues like Limelight, Twilo, and Roxy in a post-AIDS, pre-9/11 sliver of time littered with designer drugs and soundtracked by classic house club anthems.
Heaton, Andrew Frank Got Abducted SciFi Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Why do aliens travel thousands of light years just to vandalize cornfields? Would it hurt your feelings if UFO's abducted your friends but not you? What, exactly, are extraterrestrials doing with cows? In this paranormal comedy about alien abductions a motley cast discovers just how and why Earth fits into the greater galaxy.
Hedges, Peter What's Eating Gilbert Grape Fiction Book on which the movie is based.
Heimann, Judith M. The Airmen and the Headhunters Non-fiction In November 1944, a U.S. B-24 on a routine bombing run off the Borneo coast was shot down in a jungle region populated by the head-hunting Dayak tribe and patrolled by the Japenese. Heimann brings a visceral urgency to one of WWII's most unlikely tales.
Heiny, Katherine 2 Single, Carefree, Mellow Short Stories Whip-smart collection about women wrapped up in all kinds of love affairs will have you laughing out loud.
Heiny, Katherine Standard Deviation Fiction Suggested By:
Happily married Graham spirals into a crisis of heart in this charming work of satire. Amusing riffs on marriage, misfits, and finicky eaters.
Heldt, John A. The Show Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Northwest Passage book 3. Seattle, 1941. Grace Vandenberg, 21, is having a bad day. Minutes after Pearl Harbor is attacked, she learns that her boyfriend is a time traveler from 2000 who has abandoned her for a future he insists they cannot share. Determined to save their love, she follows him into the new century. But just when happiness is within her grasp, she accidentally enters a second time portal and exits in 1918. Distraught and heartbroken, Grace starts a new life in the age of Woodrow Wilson, silent movies, and the Spanish flu. She meets her parents as young, single adults and befriends a handsome, wounded Army captain just back from the war.
Helfer, Ralph Zamba: The True Story of the Greatest Lion That Ever Lived Memoir Animal trainer Ralph Helfer thought love and rewards would allow him to work with dangerous animals. Some peers thought he was nuts. And there's always the question, "Will Zamba eat the nice postman?"
Helget, Nicole Lea The Summer of Ordinary Ways Memoir Helget's debut combines jolting events with haunting descriptions of everyday life on a [Minnesota dairy] farm. This gifted young author has taken the messiest of lives and fashioned something beautiful.
Helmericks, Constance Various - Constance Helmericks Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Mother of Jean Aspen (Arctic Daughter).
  • We live in Alaska (1944)
  • We live in the Arctic (1947)
  • Our summer with the Eskimos (1948)
  • Our Alaskan winter (1949)
  • The flight of the Arctic Tern (1952)
  • Down the wild river north (1968/1989)
  • Australian Adventure (1971)
Helms, Richard A Look Over My Shoulder Memoir A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency. begins with President Nixon's attempt to embroil the Central Intelligence Agency, of which Helms was then the director, in the Watergate cover-up. Helms then recalls his education in Switzerland and Germany and at Williams College; his early career as a foreign correspondent in Berlin, during which he once lunched with Hitler; and his return to newspaper work in the United States.
Helprin, Mark Winter's Tale Magical/Mystical Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying.
Hemingway, Ernest Men Without Women Short Stories A collection of short stories, containing The Killers, one of Hemingway's best-known and most-anthologized stories.
Hemingway, Ernest The Green Hills of Africa Non-fiction An account of big-game hunting in Africa.
Hemmings, Kaui Hart The Descendants Fiction The movie was based on this book. A wealthy attorney descended from Hawaiian royalty struggles with his rebellious daughters and his coma-ridden wife, as well as Hawaii's complicated conceptions of heritage and ownership.
Henderson Don't Even Think About It Chick Lit From author of Sam Jones novels. Brit wit ads contential sheen, but two of the three main characters are too unlikable.
Henderson, Bobby The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Humorous Suggested By:
Enlightenment is a dish best toped with cheese! Pastafarian Bobby Henderson shares the gospel of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in this rip-roaring read. An elaborate spoof.
Henderson, Bruce Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. the incredible but true story of Dieter Dengler, the only pilot to escape captivity from a POW camp in the Laotian jungle during the Vietnam War. This amazing story of triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds has been filmed by Werner Herzog as both a documentary (Little Dieter Needs to Fly) and a motion picture (Rescue Dawn, starring Christian Bale), and now receives its book treatment from Bruce Henderson, who served with Dengler in Vietnam.
Henderson, Eleanor The Twelve-Mile Straight Fiction Suggested By:
In Depression-era Georgia, the inhabitants of a farm are forced to deal with startling repercussions when a field hand is lynched. Powerful tale of social complexity told in radiant and precise prose.
Henderson, Lance Darknet Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A beginner's guide to staying anonymous.
Henderson, Stevie w/ mark Baldwin Great Outdoor 2x4 Furniture Craft Instructions for making outdoor furniture out of 2x4s.
Henner, Marilu Total Memory Makeover Memoir Actress explains her gift of superior autobiographical memory.
Henry, Patti Callahan The Bookshop at Water's End Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. If you've never been to a South Carolina beach town, you practically can here. Henry excels at sense of place, and her love for the natural world shines out of the pages. I came for the scenery but stayed to see if Bonnie and her daughter Piper could each find their purpose in life and their peace with one another. Just flat-out lovely.
Henry, Veronica How to Find Love in a Bookshop Chick Lit Suggested By: People Mag.
Keeps her inherited bookshop afloat with the help of her dad's friends and customers, including a Goth sales assistant and a shoplifting art director. Absolutely delightful.
Henty, G.A. (George Alfred) In the Heart of the Rockies Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Fiction. The story of sixteen-year-old Tom, an eng boy, who after the loss of his parents, is uncertain how to make his way in the world, especially since he wants to take care for his two sisters. Tom decides that it would be best for him to leave for America where he hopes to join his uncle who was prospecting for gold.
Henzel, Laurie and Debbie Stoller The Bust DIY Guide to Life Non-fiction Lifestyle manual, divided magazine-like into sections such as fashion, food, health and decor.
Hepinstall, Kathy The Book of Polly Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. Willow Havens is ten years old and obsessed with the fear that her mother will die. Her mother, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern woman who lives to chase varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors--and she sticks out like a sore thumb among the young modern mothers of their small conventional Texas town.
Herodotus The Histories Non-fiction Compelled by his desire to "prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time," Herotodus recounts the incidents preceding and following the Persian Wars. He gives us much more than military history, though, providing the fullest portrait of the classical world of the 5th and 6th centuries.
Herrick, Ellen The Sparrow Sisters Magical/Mystical Suggested By:
"A haunting, magical, modern-day fairy tale" (New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen): The mysterious Sparrow sisters are fixtures of Granite Point -- but when one of them is implicated in a local tragedy, the whole town begins to wither on the vine.
Herrick, Shawn Conrad Time, Money & Freedom Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. You CAN have it all! Create your ultimate lifestyle through network marketing.
Herring, Peggy Various - Peggy Herring GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Lesbian Love stories. Maybe boring?
Herriot, James Various - James Herriot Memoir Suggested By: Author.
  • 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 - read 2018/11)
  • 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)
Hiaasen, Carl Various - Skink Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
  • Double Whammy (1987 - read 2018/11)
  • Native Tongue (1991)
  • Stormy Weather (1995)
  • Sick Puppy (2000)
  • Skinny Dip (2004)
  • Star Island (2010)
  • No Surrender (2014)
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, Maeve Maeve in America Humorous Suggested By: People Mag.
Higgins, an Irish-born comedian, sees her adopted country in all its wonder, silliness, and frailty. Her essays - on everything from over-identification with our pets to our inability to make small talk (or rather how American small talk is way too big) - are deeply funny and astute.
Higgins, Victoria Organization: The Art of Clean-Organizing Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. And stress free life management.
HIghsmith, Patricia The Price of Salt or Carol GLBT A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom.
Hildenbrand, Heather Imitation SciFi Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she's never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face. Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they're needed--to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission.
Hill, Genevieve Parker Minimalist Living Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Decluttering for Joy, Health, and Creativity.
Hill, Henry Perpper's Survival Pantry Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The ultimate SHTF preparedness guide to canning, dehydrating, and emergency water and food storage.
Hill, Jenna Miscavige and Lisa Pulitzer Beyond Belief Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. My secret life inside Scientology and my harrowing escape. Recommended by Winnipeg Shelley.
Hill, Joe Heart Shaped Box Fiction Hill's story about an aging rock star (with a penchant for macabre artifacts) who buys a haunted suit online will scare you silly. Recommended by Neil Gaiman.
Hill, Joe NOS4A2 Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate.
Hill, Napoleon Think and Grow Rich Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals only with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want.
Hill, Rayven T. Personal Justice Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A Jake & Annie Lincoln Thriller book 7. When a man is brutally murdered and the suspected killer has disappeared, the family of the victim hires private investigators Jake and Annie Lincoln to track down the missing murderer.
Hillenbrand, Laura Seabiscuit: An American Legend Non-fiction Story of famed 1930s horse.
Hillerman, Tony Coyote Waits, or A Thief of Time Crime/Mystery Note: two separate titles. Purportedly among his best.
Hillerman, Tony The Blessing Way Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
$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.
Hinchcliff, Jennie and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler Good Mail Day Craft Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. I already own this in paperback. It came up as a suggested item on eBay. Amazon offered it to me for cheap cuz I already bought the paperback from them.
Hines, Babbette Love Letters Lost Non-fiction Love letters and photos from flea markets. Sweetly hilarious.
Hines, Babbette Photobooth Photo Photobooth presents over 700 photobooth photographs from the last 75 years, images at turns spontaneous and uninhibited, often goofy, and occasionally touching.
Hirsch, David The Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden Technical/Reference Creative gardening for the adventurous cook.
Hirsch, J.M. High Flavor Low Labor Cookbook AP food editor Hirsch reinvents weeknight cooking with minimal fuss. Try pulled pork over soft polenta.
Hirvela, Stacey Edible Spots & Pots Technical/Reference Small-space gardens for growing vegetables and herbs in containers, raised beds, and more.
Hische, Jessica In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist's Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector Art Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische's sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische's rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images of her penciled sketches, this highly visual ebook is an essential--and entirely enjoyable--resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering.
Hitchcock, Alfred Various - The Three Investigators Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
See The Three Investigators US Collectors Site and The Three Investigators Series Info

The Three Investigators Mystery Series was created by Robert Arthur, Jr. (1909-1969) in the early 1960s. He had set his sights high--on the Hardy Boys which, at that time, had close to 50 titles and which sold at the rate of about 35,000 copies of each title per year. Arthur's idea was to write a series that was similar in some ways to the Hardy Boys and other popular juvenile fiction of the day, but that exhibited a high quality of writing along with some extremely unusual and perplexing mysteries.
  1. The Secret of Terror Castle (1964)
  2. The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrott (1964)
  3. The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy (1965)
  4. The Mystery of the Green Ghost (1965)
  5. The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure (1966)
  6. The Secret of Skeleton Island (1966)
  7. The Mystery of the Fiery Eye (1967)
  8. The Mystery of the Silver Spider (1967)
  9. The Mystery of the Screaming Clock (1968)
  10. The Mystery of the Talking Skull (1969)
Dennis Lynds (1924-2005) was the first of four to succeed Robert Arthur. Hand-picked by Arthur himself, Lynds wrote:
  1. The Mystery of the Moaning Cave (1968)
  2. The Mystery of the Laughing Shadow (1969)
  3. The Secret of the Crooked Cat (1970)
  4. The Mystery of the Shrinking House (1972)
  5. The Secret of Phantom Lake (1973)
  6. The Mystery of the Dead Man's Riddle (1974)
  7. The Mystery of the Dancing Devil (1976)
  8. The Mystery of the Headless Horse (1977)
  9. The Mystery of the Deadly Double (1978)
  10. The Secret of Shark Reef (1979)
  11. The Mystery of the Purple Pirate (1982)
  12. The Mystery of the Smashing Glass (1984)
  13. The Mystery of Wreckers' Rock (1986)
M.V. Carey (1925-1994) was the pen name of Mary Virginia Carey. She wrote 15 titles in the series, more than any of its other authors. Hers are:
  1. The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints (1971)
  2. The Mystery of the Singing Serpent (1972)
  3. The Mystery of Monster Mountain (1973)
  4. The Secret of the Haunted Mirror (1974)
  5. The Mystery of the Invisible Dog (1975)
  6. The Mystery of Death Trap Mine (1976)
  7. The Mystery of the Magic Circle (1978)
  8. The Mystery of the Sinister Scarecrow (1979)
  9. The Mystery of the Scar-Faced Beggar (1981)
  10. The Mystery of the Blazing Cliffs (1981)
  11. The Mystery of the Wandering Cave Man (1982)
  12. The Mystery of the Missing Mermaid (1983)
  13. The Mystery of the Trail of Terror (1984)
  14. The Mystery of the Creep-Show Crooks (1985)
  15. The Mystery of the Cranky Collector (1987)
Kin Platt (1911-2003) was the author of the well-known children's mystery "Big Max" and the Edgar award-winning "Sinbad and Me". He wrote two titles in the series under the name of Nick West.
  1. The Mystery of the Coughing Dragon (1970)
  2. 16. The Mystery of the Nervous Lion (1971)
Marc Brandel (1919-1994) was the pseudonym of Marcus Beresford. He wrote three of the books towards the end of the original series.
  1. The Mystery of the Kidnapped Whale (1983)
  2. The Mystery of the Two-Toed Pigeon (1984)
  3. The Mystery of the Rogues' Reunion (1985)
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)
Hoang, Helen The Bride Test Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
This follow up to Hoang's Fizzy debut The Kiss Quotient is even better. A minor character from that first novel, Khai, on the autism spectrum (like the author), gets swoony leading man treatment. The writing is sensitive yet very funny. Autism spectrum. Autism. Autistic. Spectrum. Asperger's syndrome.
Hoang, Helen The Kiss Quotient Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Fizzy debut The Kiss Quotient is a reverse-ish Pretty Woman about a tech whiz named Stella who falls for the escort she hires to teach her the ways of sex. The author, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in 2016 put an autistic heroine at the center of the novel. Autism spectrum. Autism. Autistic. Spectrum. Asperger's syndrome.
Hoare, Philip The Whale Non-fiction A love letter to the largest, loudest, oldest mammal. This is an exhilarating valentine.
Hobbs, Jeff The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace Non-fiction Hobbs details his former Yale roommate's trajectory from slum kid to Ivy League star to victim of clashing worlds. Nuanced and shattering.
Hochschild, Adam Bury the Chains History His descriptions of Indian slavery will make you want to put down the book and shut your eyes in horror.
Hockney, David Secret Knowledge Non-fiction Hockney posited that the Old Masters used camera obscura techniques that projected the image of the subject onto the surface of the painting. Hockney argues that this technique migrated gradually to Italy and most of Europe, and is the reason for the photographic style of painting we see in the Renaissance and later periods of art.
Hodges, Andrew Alan Turing: The Enigma Auto/Biography Inspiration for the movie: Hodges (mathematics, Wadham College, Oxford) examines both the heroic and tragic sides of Turing's life, from his decryption of the German U- boat Enigma cipher, to his tragic suicide.
Hodgkinson, Tom How To Be Idle Non-fiction Suggested By:
Learn the fine art of doing nothing with this wistful, tongue-in-cheek ode to laziness. It's insulting for people who have to work to feed and house themselves or their family. But people say that it is will written. Might be fun to try.
Hodgman, George Bettyville Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Funny, touching, quirky book about nursing elderly parents. Hodgman left NYC to care for his mother in small-town Missouri.
Hodgman, John The Areas of my Expertise Humorous Almanac of the absurd. Exercise in pointless humor like a list of 700 hobo names.
Hodgman, John Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches Humorous Suggested By: Other.
Heard on MPR. John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him (and some day will - "the water is very cold, and made of evil"); and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them.
Hodgson, Barbara Italy Out of Hand: A Capricious Tour Travel Visually rich, eclectic, and quirky. She may tell you where to get coffee in one city, but in another tell who was murdered where.
Hoffman, Alice At Risk Fiction I may have missed this one from 1988. Amanda, who has been winning gymnastic meets despite a summer-long malaise, tests positive for AIDS, contracted some five years before when she was transfused with contaminated blood after an appendectomy.
Hoffman, Alice Incantation Fiction Young People. Grade 7 Up?The opposing forces of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal underscore this brief but rich tale set during the Spanish Inquisition. Told by 16-year-old Estrella deMadrigal, the novel shows how gruesome beliefs nourished by ignorance and prejudice destroyed the lives of countless people.
Hoffman, Alice The World That We Knew Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Coming out 9/24/2019. Requested already from the library. In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it's his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.
Hoffman, Alice Various - Alice Hoffman Other Suggested By: Author.
Novels - I do NOT have a Kindle copy of the books marked in bold.
  • 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, Kindle)
  • Blackbird House (2004 - read 2005/04, Kindle)
  • The Ice Queen (2005 - read 2005/05, Kindle)
  • 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 (2017 - read 2017/10)
  • The World That We Knew (Coming 9/24/2019)
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, Kindle)
  • 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 - read 2019/05)
  • 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, Catherine How to Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events Craft Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. How to Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events is a step-by-step drawing guide that illustrates popular celebrations, holidays and events for your drawing pleasure. From the Chinese New Year to April Fools' Day, Father's Day to Halloween, Christmas and New Year's Eve - this book covers over 100 fun days, holidays, seasons and events, and offers simple lessons that will teach you how to draw like a pro and get you in the spirit of whichever season it may be!
Holmes, Hannah Suburban Safari Non-fiction 21st Century suburban naturalist. Entertaining lectures on the history of lawns and the domestication of dogs.
Holmes, Hannah The Well-Dressed Ape Non-fiction The focus is on Homo sapiens, but the animals claim the best moments. Smart and upbeat, this will leave you prouder of your similarities to the animal kingdom.
Holmes, Richard Falling Upwards Non-fiction The Victorian era, literature, and science are beautifully intertwined in a history of hot-air ballooning.
Holt, Anne Various - Hanne Wilhemsen Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
"The Godmother of Norwegian crime fiction". Note: double-check this list - I think there may be some issues, especially near the end where the more recent books are listed. Scandinavian.
  • 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.
Holzhauer, James James Holzhauer??? Memoir Suggested By: Movie/TV.
This book doesn't exist yet. NYT Article. I wonder if there will be a book about him later. I'm curious about his career as a professional gambler and how he "played" the rules of Jeopardy to his advantage. For more than two weeks, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has been dominating "Jeopardy!" with a calculated strategy, an affinity for risk-taking and a deft buzzer hand. The contestant, James Holzhauer, 34, surpassed $1 million in total earnings on Tuesday, becoming the second contestant to do so in "Jeopardy!" history and continuing his record-breaking streak.
Home, Merrily Photo Book of Old New York City Photo Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. More than 100 slides of vintage New York City.
Honeyman, Gail Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Wacky, charming novel. Eleanor Oliphant is actually not fine at all, but her story is hilarious and moving.
Honoré, Carl In Praise of Slowness Non-fiction Suggested By:
Sweeping survey of the breakneck pace that characterizes modern culture and presents a friendly and intelligent argument in favor of slowing down.
Hood, Ann Knitting Yarns Essays Anthology about knitting, including essays from Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and other authors.
Hood, Ann The Obituary Writer Fiction A sophisticated and suspenseful novel about the poignant lives of two women living in different eras. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen.
Hooker, Richard MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors Fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
The TV show M*A*S*H is based on this book. For fans of the movie and the series alike, here is the original version of that perfectly corrupt football game, those martini-laced mornings and sexual escapades, and that unforgettable foray into assisted if incompleted suicide
Hooper, Karen Amanda Tangled Tides Fantasy Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Yara Jones doesn't believe in sea monsters--until she becomes one. When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious.
Hope, Laura Lee The Bobbsey Twins MEGAPACK Youth Suggested By:
$.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 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, Zoë Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams & rumours Auto/Biography Fleetwood Mac's songbird's rise from ordinary midwestern childhood to rock goddess status.
Howey, Hugh Half Way Home SciFi Suggested By: Author.
$4.29 Kindle book. Five hundred of us were sent to colonize this planet. Only fifty or so survived. We woke up fifteen years too early, we had only half our training, and they expected us to not only survive ... they expected us to conquer this place. The problem is: it isn't safe here. We aren't even safe from each other.
Howey, Hugh I, Zombie SciFi Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Be forewarned: This is not a zombie book. This is a different sort of tale. It is a story about the unfortunate, about those who did not get away. It is a human story at its rotten heart. It is the reason we can't stop obsessing about these creatures, in whom we see all too much of ourselves.
Howey, Hugh Sand Omnibus Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Author.
$5.99 Kindle book. By Hugh Howey the author of the Silo/Wool/Shift/Dust series. The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Their father was a sand diver, one of the elite few who could travel deep beneath the desert floor and bring up the relics and scraps that keep their people alive. But their father is gone. And the world he left behind might be next.
  • 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, Langston The Ways of White Folks Essays Suggested By:
Written by one of the 20th century's most celebrated writers, this collection of short stories explores what happens when the lives of black and white people intertwine in 1920s and 1930s America.
Hughes, Louis Thirty Years a Slave From Bondage to Freedom Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Note: the movie was based on Twelve Years a Slave, a different book.
Humes, Edward Garbology Non-fiction Suggested By:
Why do Americans generate so much trash, and where does it all go? An eye-opening journey into the world of garbage.
Hunter, C. C. The Mortician's Daughter: One Foot in the Grave Youth Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad's career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she's a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father's alcoholism, she's got enough problems of her own.
Hunter, S. A. Scary Mary Fantasy Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Mary has always been different. She'd like to be normal, but being able to hear ghosts means she'll never be like everyone else. She starts her junior year of high school hoping to be left alone, but Cyrus Asher is new and doesn't know or seem to care that she's a freak. They start hanging out and all is well until she goes over to his house. Cy's house is haunted, and not by Casper, the friendly ghost.
Huntley, Paula The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo Memoir A journal of her year in war-torn Kosovo when her husband was there to help rebuild the legal system.
Hurston, Zora Neale Barracoon Auto/Biography Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by the New York Times. Brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade--abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.
Hurston, Zora Neale Dust Tracks on a Road Memoir Suggested By:
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 Orphan X Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
Assassin Evan Smoak left the top secret government program that trained him - but now someone is targeting him for elimination. "Outstanding in every way." (Lee Child)
Hurwitz, Gregg The Kill Clause Crime/Mystery Hurwitz makes his characters vivid, and he is so steeped in the details of police procedure that it's like a literary 'Law & Order' without the commercials.
Hussey, Andrew Paris: The Secret History Non-fiction Describes daily life in the Paris throughout its history, though focusing on those living in the seedy underbelly of the city.
Huston, Charlie Caught Stealing Crime/Mystery In his debut novel, Huston has come up with a wrong-man plot worthy of Hitchcock.
Huxley, Vance Fall of the Cities: Putting Down Roots Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. As Harry and the other residents of Orchard Close struggle to survive, a new crop of problems present themselves. Unstable electricity damages equipment, days are spent scavenging for ammo, weapons, food, glass bottles, and of all things, yarn. Elsewhere, gangs carve out their territory throughout the city. Residents pay for protection through coupons, barter or worse. Citizens fleeing the city gangs, violence and lack of food flock to Orchard Close, but how many can they take in?
Hyland, Mark Help! I Married a Quilter Memoir Mark writes about 17 years of marriage to an avid quilter from an outsider perspective. He exposes the idiosyncrasies and jargon of quilting from a non-quilting perspective, recognizing the love and dedication quilters have for their art.
Hyman, Peter The Reluctant Metrosexual Humorous Dispatches from an Almost Hip Life. Lad-lit genre. "Men with disposable incomes who like to shop are this year's black."
Hynd, Alan Prescription: Murder! Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Volume 3 authentic cases from the files of Alan Hynd. From the files and pen of world renowned true crime writer Alan Hynd (1903 - 1974) comes the final installment of deliciously dark true murder cases of the first half of the 20th Century. These stories, the third of these three short collections, are unified by a single theme: they all involve physicians.
Ide, Joe IQ Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Suggested List.
Take Sherlock Holmes and put him in one of modern-day LA's toughest neighborhoods. IQ is a high school dropout who solved cases for whatever his clients can afford.
Imboden, Thatcher and Cedar Imboden Phillips Uptown Minneapolis Non-fiction Highly readable and lovingly compiled history of Uptown.
Inc. Sourcebooks The Jane Austen Companion to Life Other A font called "Jane Austen" based on the author's actual handwriting appears throughout this small collection of Austen's thoughtful wit and wisdom.
Influential Individuals Tony Robbins Auto/Biography Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The life, lessons & rules for success. 35 of his most valuable and inspiring quotes relating to health, wealth, wisdom and well-being have been de-constructed and explained including actionable information as to how you can implement the lessons into your day-today life.
Influential Individuals Warren Buffet Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The life, lessons & rules for success.
Ingalls, Rachel Mrs. Calliban SciFi Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Similar to The Shape of Water movie. This novella is a favorite of John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, and other famous authors.
Ingram, Jay The Velocity of Honey And More Sciend of Everyday Life Non-fiction Ingrams considers more ways in which science governs our daily existence. Why do stones skip? Why do people often wake up before their alarm clocks? The science behind six degrees of separation.
Irving, Clifford The Hoax Non-fiction By the guy who wrote the fake Howard Hughes auto-biography.
Irving, John A Son of the Circus Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. A Hindi film star . . . an American missionary . . . twins separated at birth . . . a dwarf chauffeur . . . a serial killer . . . all are on a collision course. In the tradition of A Prayer for Owen Meany, Irving's characters transcend nationality. They are misfits--coming from everywhere, belonging nowhere. Set almost entirely in India, this is John Irving's most ambitious novel and a major publishing event.
Irving, John A Widow for One Year Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Basis for the movie, "A Door in the Floor". Estranged couple cope with the death of their son. Complex evolution of their daughter. Hey, it's the "Garp" guy...In A Widow for One Year, we follow Ruth Cole through three of the most pivotal times in her life: from her girlhood on Long Island (in the summer of 1958) through the fall of 1990 (when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career), and at last in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother (and she's about to fall in love for the first time).
Irving, John Avenue of Mysteries Fiction Juan Diego is a novelist who constantly slips into dreams of his youth in Mexico and his mind-reading sister. Charming - blends the fantastical with what is deeply real.
Irving, John Setting Free The Bears Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$3.41 Kindle book. It is 1967. Two Viennese university students, Siggy and Hannes, roam the Austrian countryside on their motorcycles--on a quest: to liberate the bears of the Vienna Zoo. But their good intentions have both comic and gruesome consequences in this first novel from John Irving, already a master storyteller at twenty-five years old.
Irving, John The Imaginary Girlfriend Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Miniature autobiography (116 pages) detailing Irving's parallel careers of writing and wrestling. Note: this is included in "Trying to Save Piggy Sneed"
Irving, John The World According to Garp Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$10.78 Kindle book. The opening sentence of John Irving's breakout novel The World According to Garp signals the start of sexual violence, which becomes increasingly political. "Garp's mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater." Jenny is an unmarried nurse; she becomes a single mom and a feminist leader, beloved but polarizing. Her son, Garp, is less beloved, but no less polarizing.
Irving, John Trying to Save Piggy Sneed Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Trying to Save Piggy Sneed contains a dozen short works by the author, beginning with three memoirs. The longest of the memoirs is "The Imaginary Girlfriend," his candid account of his twin careers in writing and wrestling, which, as the Denver Post observed, is filled "with anecdotes that are every bit as hilarious as the antics in his novels . . . [and] combines the lessons of both obsessions."
Irving, John Various - John Irving Fiction Suggested By: Author.
  • Setting Free the Bears (1968 - read, Kindle)
  • The Water-Method Man (1972 - read)
  • The 158-Pound Marriage (1974 - read)
  • The World According to Garp (1978 - read, Kindle)
  • 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, Kindle)
  • 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 (2019)
Isaacson, Walter Einstein Auto/Biography Einstein never met his first child, obtained a divorce by offering his first wife prize money from the Nobel he predicted he'd win, and once told his mistress that the missus wouldn't mind if they all lived together. A beach book this isn't; a triumph it is.
Isaacson, Walter Steve Jobs Auto/Biography "I've done a lot of things I'm not proud of," Jobs admitted to his biographer.
Isacoff, Stuart Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization Non-fiction The difficulties in inventing the piano. Even the ancients knew that an octave sounded nice, and so did a fifth. But solving the matter how to translate the difficult mathematics of music into a piano took some doing.
Isay, Dave All There Is Non-fiction Remarkable collection of true anecdotes about love and marriage, and all the obstacles in between, that's bound to win over even the most jaded of cynics.
Isay, Dave Listening Is an Act of Love Non-fiction Isay invited folks to tell a meaningful story at recording booths around the country. A man tells how he lost the love of his life on 9/11. Read a few and you'll want to grab a loved one and share your own story.
Isay, Dave Ties That Bind Non-fiction The founder of beloved oral history project StoryCorps draws from the project's rich archives for a collection of inspiring tales.
Isenberg, Nancy White Trash Non-fiction Suggested By:
A provocative New York Times bestseller and NPR Best Book of the 2016: examining how class, race, and the politics of poverty have shaped America's power structure, "this eye-opening investigation into our country's entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant." (O, Oprash Magazine).
Israel, Lee Can You Ever Forgive Me? Memoir Suggested By:
With her career in decline, author Lee Israel turned to a different kind of writing: forging letters from luminaries. Learn how she made money by selling fake memorabilia - and wound up with the FBI on her tail. A 2018 movie with Melissa McCarthy.
Issenberg, Sasha The Suchi Economy Non-fiction In a wide-ranging history of sushi, the author visits five continents (and a douzen countries), detailing how fish goes from sea to market to kitchen to plate.
Ivin, Jonna Sister Girl Fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. This humorous coming of age novel by Jonna Ivin takes the reader on a journey through the late 60's into the early 80's. You'll fall in love with Sister Girl as she manages to survive a world where grownups teach her how to nail clothes to the floor, hustle money at the track, and play with matches. All the while she manages the overwhelming responsibility of being the big sister to Grace (an increasingly odd child who barks at strangers).
Iyer, Pico Falling Off the Map Travel Some lonely places of the world. Uncannily observant, and hilarious.
Iyer, Pico The Art of Stillness Non-fiction Acclaimed travel writer explores the pleasures and healing properties of slowing down and taking time to think.
Izzard, Eddie Believe Me Memoir Suggested By: Other.
A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens. Gender fluid comedian and actor.
Jackson, Jim The Prepper's Grid Down Survival Guide Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How to prepare if the light go out and the gas, water, or electricity collapses.
Jackson, John L. Jr. Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness Non-fiction Not surprisingly, African-Americans distrust the rhetoric of political correctness, and see instead the threat of racism lurking below every white surface. Conspiracy theories abound and racial reconciliation seems near to impossible. In Racial Paranoia, Jackson explains how this paranoia is cultivated, transferred, and exaggerated; how it shapes our nation and undermines the goal of racial equality; and what can be done to fight it.
Jackson, Joshilyn Various - Joshilyn Jackson Fiction Suggested By: Author.
She was recommended by Sarah Addison Allen. Someone Else's Love Story was so good, I need to to back and read the rest of her books.
  • 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, Alyssa Meal Prepping Made Simple Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Learn How You Can Plan & Prep Your Food To Save Your Precious Time. +30 Bonus Time Saving Recipes! Here Is A Preview Of What Is Include: What Is Meal Prepping? Why Bother With Prepping Your Food? Food Storage. Planning Your Menu. Grocery Shopping. Time Saving Tips. Recipes. And Much, Much More!
Jane, Mary Keep Austin Weird GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A lesbian superhero love story for grown-ups.
Jane, Sarah Maiden Voyage: A Titanic Story Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Jarboe, Dan Whole 30 Instant Pot Cookbook 2019 Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. The Complete Guide of Whole 30 Diet for Anyone to Lose Weight and Live Longer, Enjoy Fast & Easy Whole Food Recipes to Have a Healthy Lifestyle.
Jaswal, Balli Kaur Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows Fiction Suggested By:
A Reese Witherspoon book club pick that's "big-hearted". While teaching creative writing to a group of older Sikh women, Nikki learns to embrace her heritage.
Jay, Karla Tales of the Lavender Menace GLBT Life in the early years of feminism and gay liberation.
Jefferies, Richard After London Post-Apocalyptic The 1885 novel After London by Richard Jefferies is of the type that could be best described as "post-apocalyptic fiction"; after some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. The first chapters consist solely of a loving description of nature reclaiming England: fields becoming overrun by forest, domesticated animals running wild, roads and towns becoming overgrown, the hated London reverting to lake and poisonous swampland. The rest of the story is a straightforward adventure/quest set many years later in the wild landscape and society.
Jefferson, Margo Negroland Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Pulitzer Price-winning cultural critic reveals what it was like to grow up among Chicago's black elite in the mid-century.
Jemisin, N.K. Various - N.K. Jemisin SciFi Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Jemisin is the first person ever to win the Hugo Award for best Novel three years in a row - and the only black writer to win the prize.

Inheritance Trilogy
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (2010)
  • The Broken Kingdoms (2010)
  • The Kingdom of Gods (2011)
Dreamblood Duology
  • The Killing Moon (2012)
  • The Shadowed Sun (2012)
Broken Earth series Set on an enormous single continent reeling from a climate catastrophe. As survivors cluster in the aftermath, it traces the processes of systematic oppression. Jesmisin employs plenty of sci-fi magic, but maintains an intense realism.
  • The Fifth Season (August 2015)
  • The Obelisk Gate (August 2016)
  • The Stone Sky (August 2017)
Jenkins, Amy Screw the Gym! Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The guide to losing weight at home. No gym, no expensive equipment, no excuses.
Jenkins, Peter Looking For Alaska Memoir In 1999, Peter Jenkins and his family left their farm in Tennessee to live in Alaska for a few seasons, eventually renting a house in Seward, Alaska (pop. 2,830) on the Kenai Peninsula.
Jenkins, Ryan World War 2: Soldier's Stories Part V Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Stories from the African front.
Jenkins, Suzanne Burn District 1 Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. A perfect life slides into horror after a trusting neighbor whispers a warning, and Mike and Laura Davis's world crumbles. Dreams and goals come to an abrupt end, but a new existence awaits in the future. First, they must find a safe place. While the government shuts down around them, Mike and Laura hide out in the Arizona desert with family and friends. Looting becomes a way of life. Soon, strangers arrive at their encampment with news from the outside and it doesn't sound good. How long do they have before they must run again?
Jennings, Ken Brainiac Non-fiction By Ken Jennings, the 2004 74-game $2.5 million winner of Jeopardy! Hooks you with its charming self-deprecation. Includes a mother-lode of tips on strategy if you so much as daydream about trying out for the show.
Jennings, Kevin Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son GLBT Baptist boy grows up ambivalent about his sexual orientation, an issue that trails him to a teaching stint at a Rhode Island prep school. Distinguishes itself from the glut of me-too coming out memoirs with equal parts humor and gravitas.
Jett, Charles Cranston Super Nuke! Memoir Suggested By:
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 - read 2018/12)
  • Hell is Empty (2011 - read 2018/12)
  • Divorce Horse (eBook short story, 2012 - read 2019/02)
  • As the Crow Flies (2012 - read 2019/02
  • Christmas in Absaroka County (Four Longmire Christmas stories: eBook short stories, Penguin, 2012 - read 2019/03)
  • Messenger (Short Story, 2013 - read 2019/02)
  • A Serpent's Tooth (2013 - read 2019/02)
  • Spirit of Steamboat (2013 - read 2019/03)
  • Any Other Name (2014 - read 2019/03)
  • 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 Medicine Men Non-fiction Suggested By:
Fans of Bill Bryson and James Herriot will delight in this collection of hilarious, heroic, and heartwarming stories from physicians who practice medicine in the Southern Appalachian Mountains!
Jourdan, Carolyn and Kim DeLozier Bear in the Back Seat I and II Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jourdan, Carolyn and Kim DeLozier Bear in the Back Seat II Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Adventures of a wildlife ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Joyce, Graham The Silent Land Post-Apocalyptic Recommended by Stephen King. A freak avalanche buries Zoe and Jake, a couple on a skiing holiday near the Pyrenean resort town of Saint-Bernard-en-Haut. After digging out, they find themselves the only inhabitants of the unnaturally silent landscape.
Joyce, Rachel Perfect Fiction Suggested By:
A tale that "could easily become a book club favorite" (The Washington Post). When an ordinary morning takes an unsettling turn, Byron must contend with frightening realities
Joyce, Rachel The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy Fiction Suggested By:
Available at the library. Sequel to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
Joyce, Rachel The Music Shop Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Fans of High Fidelity meet your next quirky love story.
Joyce, Rachel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Now there is a sequel: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy.
Judd, Ashley with Maryanne Vollers All That Is Bitter and Sweet Memoir The actress, 42, spotlights three parts of her life: her childhood, spent in the shadow of a self-involved mother and a smothering sister...and more.
Julavits, Heidi The Folded Clock Non-fiction Julavits's spirited sense of humor about her foibles and misadventures, combined with her ceaseless intelligence and curiosity, explode the typically confessional diary form.
Junger, Sebastian War Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The Perfect Storm guy. How do combat soldiers get through each day? Junger, embedded over a 12-month period in '07 and '08 with a 173rd Airborne platoon in Afghanistan's hostile Korengal Valley, explores these questions as he offers up a gritter portrait of life on the front lines. There is now a sequel: Tribe (2016)
Juska, Elise Getting Over Jack Warner Chick Lit Silly love songs make it hard for a gal to grow up.
Juska, Jane A Round Heeled Woman Memoir Before I turn 67 I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. True story!
K., Jerome (Jerome Klapka) Three Men in a Boat Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Kagen, Leslie Land of a Hundred Wonders Fiction Set in Cray Ridge, Ky., in 1973, Kagen's winsome second novel (after Whistling in the Dark) offers laughter and bittersweet sighs. As a child, NQR (Not Quite Right) Gibby McGraw survived an auto accident that claimed her parents' lives, but left her somewhat mentally challenged.
Kalanithi, Paul When Breath Becomes Air Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Confronted with a terminal cancer diagnosis at 36, neurosurgeon Kalanithi chose to share his struggle in this posthumous memoir. A profoundly moving meditation on mortality propelled by wit, humility, and an undiminished sense of wonder.
Kalish, Mildred Armstrong Little Heathens Memoir Suggested By:
NYT bestseller. An Iowa farm that offered one young girl and her family both extreme hardship and unexpected rewards during the Great Depression.
Kamkwamba, William The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Memoir Remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. William built a windmill to bring water and electricity to his impoverished African village.
Kandel, Susan I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason Crime/Mystery Pulpy, fashion-forward mystery. Equally sharp eye for dramatic plot twists and creative outfits, and yet, "the only thing about me that's size 6 is about two-thirds of one foot."
Kaneko, Amy Let's Cook Japanese Food Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. Simple and westernized book.
Kanze, Edward Notes From New Zealand Non-fiction Suggested By:
Naturalist Edward Kanze crisscrossed the islands of New Zealand in search of rare animals.
Kaplan, Bruce Eric I Was a Child Memoir Remember how other kids' houses had a smell, but you couldn't smell your own? If you do, this sharply observed memoir is for you.
Kaplan, Janice The Gratitude Diaries Non-fiction Kaplan spent a year researching and practicing conscious gratitude, and guess what? Expressing appreciation makes everything better.
Kaplan, Robert D. Balkan Ghosts Non-fiction Reconstructs the Balkans' history as a time warp in which ancient passions and hatreds are continually resurrected. Insightful.
Kapranos, Alex Sound Bites: Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand Essays Food essays. Reviews? Whatever. He sounded interesting on the radios and the reviews seem to be decent. He really liked the word, "prose".
Kapur, Ratika The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
A "simple woman from a good family", Mrs. Sharma is certain nothing untoward will happen when she meets a nice man in the Delhi metro. But her husband is working overseas, her beloved son has become impossible, work's a bore, and...uh-oh. This delightfully funny novel delivers a serious message.
Karasik, Judy The Ride Together Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
A brother and sister's memoir of autism in the family. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Karbo, Karen In Praise of Difficult Women Essays Suggested By:
Be inspired by this homage to 29 iconic women who broke the rules and lived life on their own terms. From Amelia Earhart to Shonda Rhimes, these "refreshingly frank" portraits (Kirkus Reviews) of extraordinary women are fascinating and illuminating!
Karbo, Karen The Stuff of Life Memoir Karen Karbo is nothing if not funny. You'll thank her for not turning her chain-smoking father's death from lung cancer into a Lifetime movie weepfest. A touching portrait of one man's final days.
Kariya, Tetsu and Akira Hanasaki Various - Oshinobo - 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.
Kashner, Sam and Nancy Schoenberger The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters Auto/Biography Suggested By: People Mag.
When Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in 1994, she left nothing in her will to sister Lee Radziwill. The duo's close but competitive relationship is explored in this juicy bio that reveals intimate and surprising details of their lives. Paints a less-than-flattering portrait of the privileged class in mid-century america.
Kasson, John Rudeness and Civility Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of our notion of "gentility," once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle-class response to the new urban and industrial economy and to the excesses of democratic society.
Katayama, Lisa Urawaza Non-fiction Suggested By:
Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan. From watering your plants while you’re on vacation to getting rid of pesky stains! You’ll never need a store-bought fix again.
Katz, Gayle Grounded Girls' Guid to Dealing with Difficult People and Saving Your Sanity Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Katz, Jon A Dog Year Memoir Suggested By:
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, Bel Up the Down Staircase Fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Available as library eBook. Sylvia Barrett arrives at New York City's Calvin Coolidge High fresh from earning literature degrees at Hunter College and eager to shape young minds. Instead she encounters broken windows, a lack of supplies, a stifling bureaucracy, and students with no interest in Chaucer. Her bumpy yet ultimately rewarding journey is depicted through an extraordinary collection of correspondence--sternly worded yet nonsensical administrative memos, furtive notes of wisdom from teacher to teacher, "polio consent slips," and student homework assignments that unwittingly speak from the heart. Up the Down Staircase stands as the seminal novel of a beleaguered public school system that is redeemed by teachers who love to teach and students who long to be recognized. It is poignant, devastating, laugh-out-loud funny, and--in our current moment of debate around the future of American education--more relevant than ever.
Kaufman, Kenn King Bird Highway Non-fiction A book about traveling and birding.
Kauter, Clare Losing Your Head Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Charlie Davies Mysteries book 1. "The funniest book I've ever read... It gave me stomach cramps from laughing so much!" - Morgana Best, best-selling mystery author. When rich boy James is accused of killing his uncle, he bets Charlie twenty grand that she can't find the real culprit, and she simply can't resist. The money, that is - she has no trouble resisting him, no matter how symmetrical his stupid face is.
Kay, Patricia The Wrong Child Fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. What would you do if you discovered your adored child wasn't your child at all? That a mistake had been made in the hospital, and someone else took your child home, and you took theirs? This is the heartbreaking dilemma facing Abbie Bernard and Logan O'Connell -- an impossible situation with no acceptable answer.
Kazmierczak, Pamela 30 Easy Weeknight Dinners Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The winter recipes and winter food edition.
Kean, Sam The Disappearing Spoon Non-fiction Unpacks the periodic table's bag of tricks. The book's title refers to gallium, a metal that disintegrates in hot coffee. He makes even the most abstract concepts graspable for armchair scientists.
Kean, Sam The Violinist's Thumb Non-fiction Sam Kean is the best science teach you never had. Intriguing tales spun in light witty prose.
Kean, Thomas H., Lee H. Hamilton Without Precedent Non-fiction Co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission. Mostly dry, but deeply informative. Should be read alongside the commission's report.
Keats, John Keats: Poems Published in 1820 Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Keats, John Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Keene, Carolyn Various - Nancy Drew Mystery Stories (1930–2003) Youth Suggested By: Author.
  1. The Secret of the Old Clock (1930 - read 2018/12)
  2. The Hidden Staircase (1930 - read 2018/12)
  3. The Bungalow Mystery (1930 - read 2019/01)
  4. The Mystery at Lilac Inn (1930 - read 2019/01)
  5. The Secret of Shadow Ranch (1931 - read 2019/05)
  6. The Secret of Red Gate Farm ()
  7. The Clue in the Diary ()
  8. Nancy's Mysterious Letter ()
  9. The Sign of the Twisted Candles ()
  10. Password to Larkspur Lane ()
  11. The Clue of the Broken Locket ()
  12. The Message in the Hollow Oak ()
  13. The Mystery of the Ivory Charm ()
  14. The Whispering Statue ()
  15. The Haunted Bridge ()
  16. The Clue of the Tapping Heels ()
  17. Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk ()
  18. Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion ()
  19. The Quest of the Missing Map ()
  20. The Clue in the Jewel Box ()
  21. The Secret in the Old Attic ()
  22. The Clue in the Crumbling Wall ()
  23. Mystery of the Tolling Bell ()
  24. The Clue in the Old Album ()
  25. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall ()
  26. The Clue of the Leaning Chimney ()
  27. The Secret of the Wooden Lady ()
  28. The Clue of the Black Keys ()
  29. Mystery at the Ski Jump ()
  30. The Clue of the Velvet Mask ()
  31. The Ringmaster's Secret ()
  32. The Scarlet Slipper Mystery ()
  33. The Witch Tree Symbol ()
  34. The Hidden Window Mystery ()
  35. The Haunted Showboat ()
  36. The Secret of the Golden Pavilion ()
  37. The Clue in the Old Stagecoach ()
  38. The Mystery of the Fire Dragon ()
  39. The Clue of the Dancing Puppet ()
  40. The Moonstone Castle Mystery ()
  41. The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes ()
  42. The Phantom of Pine Hill ()
  43. The Mystery of the 99 Steps ()
  44. The Clue in the Crossword Cipher ()
  45. The Spider Sapphire Mystery ()
  46. The Invisible Intruder ()
  47. The Mysterious Mannequin ()
  48. The Crooked Banister ()
  49. The Secret of Mirror Bay ()
  50. The Double Jinx Mystery ()
  51. Mystery of the Glowing Eye ()
  52. The Secret of the Forgotten City ()
  53. The Sky Phantom ()
  54. The Strange Message in the Parchment ()
  55. Mystery of Crocodile Island ()
  56. The Thirteenth Pearl (1979)
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).
Kelly, Mark Altered Genes: Genesis Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Book 1 of 3. 1. Altered Genes : Genesis, 2. Altered Genes : Revelations, 3. Altered Genes : Resurrection. When an unconscious British businessman arrives at New York City's Bellevue Hospital, Dr. Mei Ling unwittingly finds herself in the midst of an infectious outbreak. Meanwhile, Professor Tony Simmons, her ex-lover, and a world-renowned geneticist at Georgetown University receives an enigmatic telephone call that hints at a genetic threat, unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Kemelman, Harry Friday the Rabbi Slept Late Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. David Small is the new rabbi in the small Massachusetts town of Barnard's Crossing. Although he'd rather spend his days engaged in Torah study and theological debate, the daily chores of synagogue life are all-consuming--that is, until the day a nanny's body is found on the rain-soaked asphalt of the temple's parking lot.
Kemp, Christopher Floating gold : a natural (and unnatural) history of ambergris Non-fiction An entertaining and lively history that covers ambergris--a digestive byproduct from whales that is in most perfumes and one of the world's most expensive substances. Kemp presents an informative account of the natural history of whales, squid, ocean ecology, and the perfume industry.
Kenderian, Shant 1001 Nights in Iraq Memoir After living in Chicago for two yeras, the 17-year-old Armenian Christian Iraqi went home in 1980 to visit his estranged father. While there, he was forced into the Iraqi navy during Sadda Hussein's war with Iran. His story is mind-blowing enough to keep you turning the pages.
Kendrick, Anna Scrappy Little Nobody Essays Suggested By: People Mag.
These smart, self-deprecating essays by the star of Pitch Perfect tackle everything from the author's middle school malaise to her dating woes.
Kennedy, Dan Loser Goes First Memoir My thirty-something years of dumb luck and minor humiliation. Memoir details blazing failures as a dotcommer, a rock star, a health-club attendant, a pro-bass fisherman, and the list goes on...
Kennedy, Dan Rock On: An Office Power Ballad Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Kennedy's style - hilarious, paranoid and vulnerable - captures wonderfully the absurdity of the corporate music industry. That demise will come as no surprise to readers once they get a load of the endlessly inane meetings run by a series of company bigwigs desperate to figure out how to sell CDs to an audience that doesn't want them.
Kennedy, David M. Freedom from Fear Non-fiction The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945. Reads like a novel (except for a slightly dull beginning with a detailed explanation of "The New Deal" and its related components).
Kennedy, Jacqueline Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy Non-fiction Book with accompanying CDs. Sealed for decades, Jacqueline Kennedy's 1964 interviews with historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Kennedy, Michelle Without a Net Memoir Kennedy's vivid account of her months of homelessness makes a lively read, though you never really doubt that this resourceful and articulate young woman will find her way out of poverty in the end.
Kennedy, Miranda Sideways on a Scooter Memoir Suggested By:
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.
Khan-Cullors, Patrisse When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Memoir Suggested By:
Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, Patrisse Khan-Cullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For Patrisse, the most vulnerable people in the country are Black people. Deliberately and ruthlessly targeted by a criminal justice system serving a white privilege agenda, Black people are subjected to unjustifiable racial profiling and police brutality. In 2013, when Trayvon Martin's killer went free, Patrisse's outrage led her to co-found Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi.
Khong, Rachel Goodbye, Vitamin Fiction Suggested By: Book Award List.
From list of books that you can read in one sitting. Her life at a crossroads, a young woman goes home again in this funny and inescapably moving debut from a wonderfully original new literary voice. Freshly disengaged from her fiance; and feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, thirty-year-old Ruth quits her job, leaves town and arrives at her parents' home to find that situation more complicated than she'd realized. Her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Ruth's mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth's father's condition intensifies, the comedy in her situation takes hold, gently transforming her all her grief.
Kick, Russ You Are Being Lied To Essays Essays about lies perpetrated by the news media and textbooks.
Kidd, Sue Monk The Invention of Wings Fiction Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery.
Kidd, Sue Monk Traveling with Pomegranates Memoir Suggested By:
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 Free Falling Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Book 1 of the Irish End Games. A fun family vacation turns into an apocalyptic nightmare when a couple and their young son find themselves trapped in the Irish countryside during an international crisis. With all contact outside the country gone, all electricity and all non horse-powered vehicles useless and desperate bands of outlaws roaming the Emerald Isle, the time has come for one soft American family to reach deep within for the reserve of brains and courage to survive.
Kiernan-Lewis, Susan Wicked Good Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Liddy James put off her dream of owning her own French cupcake shop for 25 years. Now a widow and an empty nester, she knows if she's ever going to do it, she better make it happen soon. 
Unfortunately, there are a few roadblocks in her path to finally achieving her dream. One is a sexy DEA Agent dealing with the local meth problem who obviously wants her--but preferably not living in the same town.
Killilea, Marie Karen Memoir In 1940, Marie defied doctors when they suggested she institutionalize her daughter Karen, a premature baby born with cerebral palsy. This award-winning memoir chronicles Karen’s inspiring success against all odds.
Kilmer-Purcell, Josh I am Not Myself These Days Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book.
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