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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.

Lords, Traci Traci Lords Underneath It All Memoir About her underage entree int the adult film industry. It's an uncensored walk in the stilettos of a 15-year-old porn stary. It's an all access pass into strip clubs, sex shows, and then finally mainstream Hollywood.
Lorr, Benjamin Hell-Bent Non-fiction Overweight and curious, the author stumbled into a Brooklyn Bikram class. Three months later he'd lost 45 pounds and gained a fascination with extreme yoga.
Lorre, Chuck What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us Bitter Other Collection of his funny infamous vanity cards from the end of his shows.
Losse, Katherine The Boy Kings Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network. Early Facebook employee recounts her time at the company.
Lotz, Sarah Day Four Fiction Stephen King is a fan. A cruise ship is found drifting, completely empty, in this riveting story of the horrible things that happened there.
Louis, Adrian C. Fire Water World Other Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Sherman Alexie. Poetry. Hardcore reservation realism.
Louis, Jenn Pasta By Hand Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
$3.22 Kindle book. A collection of Italy's regional hand-shaped pasta.
Lourd, Blaine Born on the Bayou Memoir Southern spin on the classic rags-to-riches tale. Lourd recalls his Louisiana upbringing and life with his father, "Puffer", a salesman who helps the author find himself.
Louvish, Simon Mae West: It Aint No Sin Auto/Biography Fascinating details of West's battles with Hollywood censors.
Love, Melissa Scrivner Lola Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. The Crenshaw Six are a small but up-and-coming gang in South Central LA who have recently been drawn into an escalating war between rival drug cartels. To outsiders, the Crenshaw Six appear to be led by a man named Garcia . . . but what no one has figured out is that the gang's real leader (and secret weapon) is Garcia's girlfriend, a brilliant young woman named Lola.
Lovecraft, H. P. H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Lovell, Jim and Jeffrey Kluger Lost Moon Memoir The perilous voyage of Apollo 13
Lovric, Michelle Women's Wicked Wit: From Jane Austen to Roseanne Barr Humorous "When I got married, I said to my therapist, "I want to do something creative." He said, "Why don't you have a baby." I hope he's dead now. -- Joy Behar. This and other funny stuff.
Lowe, Rob Stories I Only Tell My Friends Memoir Pure delight.
Lower, Wendy Hitler's Furies Non-fiction "Jewish survivors," she writes, "identified German women..not only as gleeful onlookers but also as violent tormenters."
Lowry, Lois The Giver Youth A world free of war, uncertainty, and pain - as well as color, joy, and love. Newbery Medal winner.
Lowry, Susan Ping - From the Apocalypse Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Book 1. When Kate emerges from a plague-induced coma she plunges straight into an unfolding nightmare. It appears that humanity is wiped out. Cut off by loss of power and trapped by a blizzard, the ensuing horror consumes her.
Lukasik, Gail White Like Her Memoir Suggested By:
Gail Lukasik's mother chose to pass for white in Jim Crow South - but at what cost? Gail explores her mother's story and racial lineage in this unique look at race, heritage, and a long-buried family secret.
Lukeman, Alex The Lance Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Project book 2. As Hitler's Germany faces final defeat, the Lance that pierced Christ's side – a weapon of legendary power – is spirited away to a secret base hidden in the frozen wastes of Antarctica. Decades later the Lance is found, and a long-term plan to conquer America from within begins to unfold.
Luker, Gina How to start a home-based Etsy business Non-fiction Found at library.
Luna, Steven Joe Vampire Fantasy Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Joe Vampire Series book 1. Joe Vampire is a fresh, feisty, darkly comedic take on the vampire novel that asks the question: what happens when an average guy becomes a card-carrying member of the undead? The answer isn't pretty...but it IS pretty hilarious.
Lustgarten, Sam Frugaling Non-fiction Save more, live well, give generously. Note: didn't see this at either library (3/2016).
Luttrell, Marcus Lone Survivor Memoir Luttrell recounts a failed 2005 mission to capture an al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan that left him wounded, and 19 of his comrades dead. He shares his experiences as the lone surivor.
Lyman, Howard F. Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat Non-fiction A fourth-generation Montana rancher, Lyman investigated the use of chemicals in agriculture after developing a spinal tumor that nearly paralyzed him. Now a vegetarian, he blasts through the propaganda of beef and dairy interests. Vegetarian. Vegan.
Lyman, Howard F. No More Bull!: The Mad Cowboy Targets America's Worst Enemy: Our Diet Non-fiction Mad Cow Disease has come to America, and Lyman argues persuasively in No More Bull! that the problem will only grow more deadly until our government deals with it seriously.
Lynch, Thomas The Undertaking: Life Studies From the Dismal Trade Non-fiction Eloquent, meditative observations on the place of death in small-town life, from the only poet/funeral director in Milford, Mich.
Lyndsey, Anna Girl in the Dark Memoir Details the author's rare light-sensitivity illness, which forces her to live in darkness.
Lynn, Loretta Coal Miner's Daughter Memoir St. Paul Library only...
Lynn, Loretta Still Woman Enough Memoir St. Paul Library only...
Lyubomirsky, Sonja The Myths of Happiness Non-fiction Research shows the big life achievements won't make you happy for a long or as intensely as you think.
Mabry, Donna Foley Maude Auto/Biography Suggested By: Other.
$1.71 Kindle book. In 1906, I was barely over fourteen years old, and it was my wedding day. My older sister, Helen, came to my room, took me by the hand, and sat me down on the bed. She opened her mouth to say something, but then her face flushed, and she turned her head to look out the window. After a second, she squeezed my hand and looked back in my eyes. She said, "You've always been a good girl, Maude, and done what I told you. Now, you're going to be a married woman, and he will be the head of the house. When you go home tonight after your party, no matter what he wants to do to you, you have to let him do it. Do you understand?" I didn't understand, but I nodded my head anyway.
Macaulay, Rose The Towers of Trebizond Fiction Narrator accompanies Aunt Dot and Anglican cleric on mission to Turkey to convert the women to Anglicanism. Rambles on in the most lighthearted and amusing way, but with a very surprising ending.
Maccabee, Paul John Dillinger Slept Here History A Crooks' Tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, 1920-1936. Recommended by Larry M from mmm.
Macdonald, Helen H is for Hawk Memoir A spiritual account about taming birds of prey.
MacDonald, John D. Travis McGee Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
  • The Deep Blue Good-by (1964 - read 1999/09, 2015/04, Kindle)
  • Nightmare in Pink (1964 - read 1999/11, 2015/04)
  • A Purple Place for Dying (1964 - read 1999/09, 2015/05)
  • The Quick Red Fox (1964 - read 1999/12, 2015/05, Kindle)
  • A Deadly Shade of Gold (1965 - read 1999/12, 2015/06)
  • Bright Orange for the Shroud (1965 - read 2000/07, 2016/02)
  • Darker than Amber (1966 - read 2000/03, 2016/03)
  • One Fearful Yellow Eye (1966 - read 2000/12, 2016/03)
  • Pale Gray for Guilt (1968 - read 1999/12)
  • The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper (1968 - read 2001/07)
  • Dress Her in Indigo (1969)
  • The Long Lavender Look (1970)
  • A Tan and Sandy Silence (1971)
  • The Scarlet Ruse (1972 - read 2000/11, Kindle)
  • The Turquoise Lament (1973 - read 2000/12)
  • The Dreadful Lemon Sky (1974 - read 2000/07)
  • The Empty Copper Sea (1978 - read 2004/04, Kindle)
  • The Green Ripper (1979 - read 2000/06)
  • Free Fall in Crimson (1981 - read 2001/07)
  • Cinnamon Skin (1982 - 2000/06)
  • The Lonely Silver Rain (1984 - Kindle)
MacDonald, Laura Curse of the Narrows: The Halifax Disaster of 1917 Non-fiction Before Hiroshima, there was Halifax. In 1917 the busy Canadian port was crowded with ships leaving for war-torn Europe. On December 6, two of them, the Mont Blanc and the Imo, collided in the hard-to-navigate Narrows of the harbor. Within minutes, the Mont Blanc, ablaze, grounded against the city's docks. The explosion that followed would devastate the city and shock the world. Set against the background of World War I, Curse of the Narrows is the first major account of the world's largest pre-atomic explosion that set in motion a remarkable relief effort originating from Boston.
MacDonald, Paul Smile Now, Cry Later Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Chuck Restic Private Investigator Series book 1. Chuck Restic is a man without a purpose. A 20-year career working in the risk-averse world of Human Resources for a large corporation has left him comfortably numb... but so incredibly bored. There has to be more to life than trying not to get sued. Chuck finds an escape in an unlikely form when he begins moonlighting as a private detective.
MacDonell, Allan Prisoner of X Memoir YOu expect shocking stories from a guy who spent 20 years working for Larry Flynt. And this memoir doesn't disappoint. Prisoner is surprisingly well written.
MacDuckston, Brian Ramen at Home Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. The easy Japanese cookbook for classic ramen and bold new flavors.
Macfarlane, David T. Ginger Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A poor kid from Scotland, survived an abusive father, developed a passion for food, joined the US Navy, cooked for two US Presidents, and helped launch a Scottish food revolution.
MacIntyre, Ben Agent Zigzag Auto/Biography Rollicking bio about a charming English con man, their, and womanizer named Eddie Chapman who was apprehended by the Nazis and recruited as a spy. He promptly turned double-agent. Reads like a spy novel, but it's all true.
Macintyre, Ben Double Cross Non-fiction Gripping stories from the perspective of a remarkable ragtag group of spies who tricked the Nazis in an astounding D-Day deception. Puts other spy tales to shame.
MacKay, Jill Creative Garden Mosiacs Technical/Reference Creative Garden Mosiacs, and instructions for how to make them.
Mackibntosh, Clare I Let You Go Fiction Suggested By: Suggested List.
Shocking plot twists, but without feeling gimmicky or manipulative. On a dark rainy night, a mother lets go of her son's hand and a devastating accident sets the plot in motion. Part police procedural, part domestic suspense, emotional roller coaster.
MacLaughlin, Nina Hammer Head Non-fiction At 30 she quit her longtime Boston newspaper job and answered a Craigslist ad for a carpenter's assistant.
Maclean, Norman A River Runs Through It Short Stories Suggested By: Other.
The two novellas and short story in this collection are based on his own experiences--the experiences of a young man who found that life was only a step from art in its structures and beauty. The beauty he found was in reality, and so he leaves a careful record of what it was like to work in the woods when it was still a world of horse and hand and foot, without power saws, "cats," or four-wheel drives. Populated with drunks, loggers, card sharks, and whores, and set in the small towns and surrounding trout streams and mountains of western Montana, the stories concern themselves with the complexities of fly fishing, logging, fighting forest fires, playing cribbage, and being a husband, a son, and a father.
Maclean, Norman Young Men and Fire Non-fiction Story behind Jame's Keeleghan Cold Missouri Waters. On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Mann Gulch. Two hours after their jump, all but three of these men were dead or mortally burned.
MacLeod, Mary J. Call The Nurse Memoir True stories of a country nurse on a Scottish Isle.
MacLeod, Michael J. The Brave Ones Memoir Suggested By:
A memoir of hope, pride, and military service. How does the US Army mold a video-game generation into soldiers? Journalist MacLead enlists to find out.
Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition From Asparagus to Zucchini Cookbook A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce
Madison, Holly Down the Rabbit Hole Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Details the jealous backbiting, joyless sex, and depression she experienced while living in the famed Playboy Mansion.
Madison, Marla She's Not There Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When the Milwaukee Police Department refuses to investigate because no bodies have been discovered, Lisa Rayburn, the clinical psychologist who discovers the anomaly, is drawn into an investigation to discover the cause after one of her own clients goes missing. She finds herself forming an unlikely alliance with a former policewoman turned security consultant, TJ Peacock, and the husbands of two of the missing women who may themselves be murderers.
Maguire, Gregory Son of a Witch Fantasy Sequel to "Wicked", bestselling backstory to "The Wizard of Oz".
Maguire, Gregory Wicked: Fiction The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
Mah, Adeline Yen Falling Leaves Auto/Biography Begins with Mah's birth in 1937 in China. Her mother dies during the delivery, so Mah is deemed bad luck and bullied relentlessly by her family.
Mahoney, Rosemary Down the Nile Memoir About seven years ago, when she was 38, Rosemary Mahoney rowed down the Nile, alone, in a small skiff. "What I wanted, really, was not just to see the Nile River," she writes, "but to sit in the middle of it in my own boat, alone." The trip would be no more than a gutsy stunt if Mahoney were not such a beautifully precise writer and such a compassionate observer.
Maier, Thomas Masters of Sex Non-fiction The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love
Mailer, Norman Various Fiction Seems like kind of a dink, but may be worth a look. Famous for the "non-fiction novel". WTF is that? Titles include, "Why Are We in Vietnam?" and "Advertisements for Myself".
Mailhot, Terese Marie Heart Berries Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Slim, less than 200 pages, but Mailhot tells her story with remarkable depth and feeling. A charming coming-of-age story set on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation and an anguished memorial of her abusive father and activist mother.
Makkai, Rebecca The Hundred-Year House Fiction Allegedly haunted Chicago mansion is enticing backgrop for this gleeful tale of ghosts, vengeance, and family secrets stretching back a century. Darkly funny.
Males, Mike A. The Scapegoat Generation Non-fiction America's War on Adolescents
Malinak, Jason Etsy-preneurship Non-fiction Everything you need to know to turn your handmade hobby into a thriving business. Found at library
Mallaby, Sebastian More Money Than God Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Tim Ferriss during his podcast interview with Mr. Money Mustache. He suggests it as a cautionary tale of who individuals are competing against in the investment markets. Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite.
Malloy, Brian A Year of Ice GLBT A gay high school senior struggles to cope with his father's irresponsibility in Malloy's poignant, quietly effective debut, set in Minneapolis in the late '70s.
Malloy, Oliver Markus Bad Choices Make Good Stories: Going to New York Humorous Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Book 2: Bad Choices Make Good Stories: The Heroin Scene in Fort Myers. "Bad Choices Make Good Stories" is a darkly funny coming-of-age novel based on true events. Oliver, a teenage hacker living in Germany, meets Donna online. She's an American girl living in New York. After chatting and talking on the phone for months, he finally decides to surprise her with a visit. But he soon finds out that things are not what they appeared to be, and that this visit will change his life forever.
Malone, Cara The Rules of Love GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When they're thrown grudgingly together for a group project in their first class, the heavens open up and the sparks begin to fly. There's only one problem – Ruby's still pining for her perfect ex-girlfriend.
Malory, Thomas Le Mort d'Arthur: Volume 1 Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Malory, Thomas Le Mort d'Arthur: Volume 2 Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Mam, Somaly The Road of Lost Innocence Memoir Suggested By:
A survivor of Southeast Asia's sex trade tells her story in this raw look at the brutal world of human trafficking. This memoir is "a testimony of resistance and hope" (New York Times bestselling author Ayaan Hirsi Ali).
Manaster, Tracy You Could Be Home By Now Fiction The Arizona retirement community depicted in this poignant funny debut is hardly quiet. It's a hoot that will touch your heart.
Manji, Irshad The Trouble With Islam Non-fiction 35-year old lesbian is unlikely advocate for Islamic reform.
Mankell, Henning Faceless Killers Crime/Mystery Wallander's personal life can occasionally seem more depressing than even a provincial Swedish detective should be asked to bear, but his investigative skills are strictly first rate. Recommended by Bob G., Mankell's story of the brutal murder of an elderly farm couple uncovers an unusual aspect of life in modern Sweden--a streak of fear and prejudice against the many newcomers from Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe who have sought asylum there.
Mann, Traci Ph. D. Secrets From the Eating Lab Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. The science of weight loss, the myth of willpower, and why you should never diet again.
Manning, Ivy The Farm to Table Cookbook Cookbook Recommended by Orangette blog.
Manning, Molly Guptill When Books Went to War Non-fiction During WWII the U.S. War Department and most major New York publishers banded together to create a line of wallet-size paperbacks that could fit in a soldier's breast or pants pocket. A slim read, but it packs a wallop.
Manning, Richard Against the Grain Memoir How agriculture has hijacked civilization. He recounts how human disease, imperialism, colonialism, and slavery have been tied to growing grain. The author suggests a shift back towards self-sustaining agriculture and organic farming to better sustain the environment and us.
Manovi, Aasif No Lands Man Memoir One of the most popular correspondents on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart opens up about his family history and what it means to be an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor. A warm and explosively funny book
Mapson, Jo-Ann Along Came Mary Fiction House full of self-pitying women sounds unpleasant but their travails are surprisingly uplifting. Sequel to Bad Girl Creek.
Maran, Meredith The New Old Me Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
When Maran's idyllic Bay Area life falls apart, she picks herself up and sets off to start over - alone, in youth-obsesses Los Angeles, at age 60. Inspiring.
Maraniss, David They Marched into Sunlight History War and Peace - Vietnam and America October 1967. More than just another Vietnam re-hash. It's a vivid portrait of the individuals whom the war left dead or damaged.
Marchant, Jo Cure Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Revelatory work about the mind-body connection explains how the brain can affect physical healing.
Marcus, Gary Guitar Zero Memoir At 38, New York University psychology professor (and musical no-talent) Gary Marcus took up guitar. His new book explores the difficulties - and rewards - of being an old dot learning new licks.
Marcus, Hanna Perlstein Sidonia's Thread Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Hanna Perlstein and her mother, Sidonia, come to Springfield, Massachusetts from a displaced persons camp after World War II, they know no one in America. With no other family, except each other, they build a world that revolves around Sidonia's extraordinary talent with a needle and thread to create beautiful garments while Hanna serves as her dutiful model.
Markoe, Meryl and Andy Prieboy The Psycho Ex Game Fiction L.A. hipster characters, tales of twisted love and whip-smart wisecracks will keep you glued to your beach chair. Noone of either gender understands anyone else (or themselves for that matter), and whenever someone tries to read between the lines all hell breaks loose.
Marks, Jane The Hidden Children Non-fiction Suggested By:
In these deeply moving pages, 23 survivors tell how they hid from the Nazis as children and lived through the Holocaust.
Marlantes, Karl Matterhorn Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Marlantes has finally published his sweeping narrative of the Vietnam war and the ravages it inflicts on the soldiers who fight it. A grunts-eye view of one battle for one hill during 1969 in Vietnam.
Marlantes, Karl What It Is Like to Go to War Memoir Sent to Vietnam in 1969, he came home with medal and a howling case of PTSD. He lets us in on war's dirty little secret: "Combat is the crack cocaine of all excitement highs."
Marney, Ben Sing Roses For Me Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A friend pulls out a Ouija board and asks you to play. It's just a game, right? But when the Ouija board reveals a secret you've never disclosed, then "the spirit" asks you to warn his living sister that she is about to be murdered. What would you do? This is the scenario that tragically entangles the lives of Max Allen, Carla Cecil and Bradford Doss.
Maroukian, Francine Chef's Secrets Cookbook Chefs reveal the tricks of their trade. Even the most culinarily astute can feast on this compendium of tips from some top cooks.
Marquis, Christopher A Hole in the Heart Fiction Bean Jessup flees postcollege life in San Francisco for the wilds of Alaska. Most ignore her cuz she hasn't lasted 5 winters, but she marries Mick who dies in a climbing accident and she makes a journey from passivity to independence.
Marr, David Asperger's: A Literal Journey Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Autism/Asperberger's. David vividly and clearly describes what that means: in the home, in schoolyards, in classrooms, in the work place and in a love relationship. And the reader learns from the inside out. Autism. Autistic. Spectrum. Asperger's syndrome.
Marrs, Suzanne Eudora Welty: A Biography Auto/Biography Long excerpts from Welty's correspondence make her pop off the page, just as her own prose animated her quirky characters.
Marrs, Suzanne (editor), Tim Nolan (editor) Meanwhile There Are Letters Non-fiction The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald.
Marsch, Cindy Rinaman Blizzard: A Story of Dakota Territory Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A homesteading farmer, his pregnant wife, their daughter, and the grandmother wake to a beautiful winter morning on the prairie. And then it descends upon them - the infamous Children's Blizzard of 1888. Who will survive?
Marshall, Dan Home is Burning Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Funny, touching, quirky book about nursing elderly parents. Marshall left L.A. and moved back with his dad who had ALS, and his mom who was suffering from cancer.
Marshall, Leslie A Girl Could Stand Up Fiction Elray Mayhew's parents are killed so she is raised by footloose photographer uncle and cross-dressing uncle. Coming-of-age story that will disarm and charm.
Martel, Yann Life of Pi Fiction Boy is trapped on lifeboat with a Bengal tiger for 200 days.
Martin, Andy Stealing the Wave Non-fiction Poo, a famed big-wave surfer was killed in 1994 while taking his first runs on the Maverick's break off Northern CA's coast. Chronicles how Foo's rivalry with fellow boarder Ken Bradshaw pushed him to that fatal brink.
Martin, Gilles and Myriam Baran Birds of the World Non-fiction The beautiful images will bring readers back for repeated looks. This is a book for anyone interested in nature photography or who simply finds birds fascinating.
Martin, Lorna Girl on the Couch Memoir Scottish journalist memoir of psychotherapy. The book has some flaws, but flourishes at it's funniest and most self-aware moments. Neurosis is hardly ever charming, but Martin somehow manages to pull it off.
Martin, Steve An Object of Beauty Fiction A southern vision names Lacy sidles into the New York art world. Martin demonstrates an understanding about users and losers that approaches the profound.
Martin, Steve Born Standing Up Auto/Biography A spare, unexpectedly resonant remembrance of things past including balloon animals and bunny ears, and more.
Martin, Steve Pure Drivel Non-fiction A trove of comic gems.
Martin, Steve The Pleasure of My Company Fiction Martin riddles us with OCD gags, then settles into a sweet, symmetrical story of love and 'the quiet heart.'
Martin, Valerie Property Fiction Story of the struggle of two women against a brutish plantation owner and each other. One the wife, one the slave maid.
Martin, Wednesday Primates of Park Avenue Memoir Feeds the seemingly endless appetite for insight into the rarefied world of the 1 percent. Anointing herself a sort of Jane Goodall, infiltrating New York City's gilded tribe of Upper East Side mommies.
Mary, Kate L. Broken World Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Vivian Thomas sets out for California in hopes of seeing the daughter she gave up for adoption. But when her car breaks down she's faced with a choice: give up or accept a ride from redneck brothers, Angus and Axl.
Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria The Fact of a Body Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Author who was against the death penalty investigates child molester and murderer and find that she wants him to die. Memoir/true-crime hybrid that stands up to the best of either genre.
Mason, Richard Benghazi Journal Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Kindle Free book. In the spring of 1964 I took a transfer from Exxon USA to Esso Libya. My new position was to work as a well-site geologist, assigned to the Benghazi, Libya office. When my wife and I moved to Benghazi, we were only two years out of college, and neither of us had ever traveled or lived outside of the southwestern United States. Our time spent in Libya was immediately prior to the overthrow of King Idris's monarchy by Colonel Omar Gadhafi.
Massaquoi, Hans J. Destined to Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany Memoir Biracial child of German nurse and prominent Liberian during WWII manages to to keep an optimistic outlook and survive.
Massey, Sujata Girl in a Box Chick Lit In the near-by trendy shoppping district of Harajuko, I spotted six girls wearing vintage kimonos as they strolled along, leaving enthralled male spectators in their wake.
Massey, Sujata The Salaryman's Wife Crime/Mystery Classic English-style whodunit in contemporary Japan. Young, hip, saki-sipping sleuth.
Massie, Bob A Song in the Night Non-fiction Born with hemophilia, the author braved huge challenges to become an activist and environmental leader.
Mastal, Elan All Our Wrong Todays SciFi Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Following a time-travel mishap, a man from a utopian parallel universe ends up in our 2016. Poor guy.
Mather, Matthew CyberStorm Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. The incredibly realistic story of one family's struggle to survive the destruction of New York in a massive terror attack.
Matsushima, Kimiko Ramen, Udon, Soba Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
$3.22 Kindle book. Authentic Japanese noodle soup recipes. Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. Authentic Japanese Noodle Soup Recipes. Short, inexpensive ($2.99), electronic cookbook full of very authentic Japanese noodle recipes.
Matthews,Bette Wedding Invitations Craft Calligraphy
Mattson, James Han The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves GLBT Suggested By:
After a shocking murder-suicide, the friends and loves ones of a tormented gay teenager struggle to make sense of his actions.
Maugham, W. Somerset Of Human Bondage Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Maum, Courtney I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You Fiction Suggested By:
Follow Richard and his wife, Anne, as they face the ultimate hurdle and fight to fall in love all over again. Funny and soulful (The Wall Street Journal).
Maupin, Armistead Logical Family Memoir Suggested By: Author.
In this long-awaited memoir, the beloved author of the bestselling Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer.
Maupin, Armistead Michael Tolliver Lives GLBT The first new installment of his popular "Tales of the City" in 18 years.
Maurice, Edward Beauclerk The Last Gentleman Adventurer Memoir British-born Maurice spent almost a decade living among the Inuit. The gentle prose, which gives a feeling of reading by firelight, contrasts nicely with the harrowing quality of his adventures.
Maxwell, Gavin Ring of Bright Water Non-fiction Reprint - memoir of the famous naturalist and an ode to his beloved otters.
Mayer, Jane Dark Money Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Shows how the billionaire Koch brothers have redefined politics by funneling millions into their pet causes.
Mayes, Frances Women in Sunlight Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Three women meet at a retirement community. They decide to rent a villa in Tuscany. Mayes' writing about Italy is the next best thing to a plane ticket.
Mayle, Peter Encore Provence Travel New Adventures in the south of France.
Maynard, Joyce Under the Influence Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Joshilyn Jackson. When she meets Ava and Swift Havilland, the vulnerable Helen is instantly enchanted. Wealthy, connected philanthropists, they have their own charity devoted to rescuing dogs. Their home is filled with fabulous friends, edgy art, and dazzling parties. When Helen meets Elliott, a kind, quiet accountant who offers loyalty and love with none of her newfound friends' fireworks. To Swift and Ava, he's boring. But even worse than that, he's unimpressed by them.
Mays, Andrea The Millionaire and the Bard Non-fiction The life of a pathological book collector may sound boring, but rest assured, it isn't. Mays' narrative is fast-moving and peppered with fascinating detail - almost reads like a thriller.
Mazonson,Peter Cooking Without A Kitchen: The Coffeemaker Cookbook Cookbook Coffeemaker. Cookbook.
Müeller, Mathias Pho Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 50 easy to creative recipes for Vietnam's favorite soup and noodles.
Mbue, Imbolo Behold the Dreamers Fiction Suggested By:
An Oprah's Book Club selection! This "warm and captivating" read (People) follows an immigrant family propelled into the sphere of New York's elite when they secure work with the wealthy Edwardses. "One of those rare novels that will change the way you see the world" (Christina Baker Kline).
McAlester, Virginia Savage A Field Guide to American Houses Technical/Reference The definitive guide to identifying and understanding America's domestic architecture. New expanded edition updated into the twenty-first century.
McAuley, S.A. Damaged Package GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Both men are lugging some heavy baggage, but when they chance upon each other in a dive bar it's hard to deny their flaws are more like symbiotic quirks. Trevor's backpedaling instincts and Deacon's dance-dance party past may just be intersecting at a time when things are about to get explosive in Detroit.
McBain, Ed 87th Precinct Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
"Inarguably the best series of police procedural novels ever written" - Stephen King.
  • Cop Hater (1956)
  • The Mugger (1956)
  • The Pusher (1956)
  • The Con Man (1957)
  • Killer's Choice (1957)
  • Killer's Payoff (1958)
  • Lady Killer (1958)
  • Killer's Wedge (1959)
  • 'til Death (1959)
  • King's Ransom (1959) -- basis for the Akira Kurosawa movie High and Low
  • Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (1960)
  • The Heckler (1960)
  • See Them Die (1960)
  • Lady, Lady I Did It (1961)
  • The Empty Hours (1962) - collection of three short novellas
  • Like Love (1962)
  • Ten Plus One (1963)
  • Ax (1964)
  • He Who Hesitates (1964)
  • Doll (1965)
  • 80 Million Eyes (1966)
  • Fuzz (1968)
  • Shotgun (1969)
  • Jigsaw (1970)
  • Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here (1971)
  • Sadie When She Died (1972)
  • Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (1973)
  • Hail to the Chief (1973)
  • Bread (1974)
  • Blood Relatives (1975)
  • So Long as You Both Shall Live (1976)
  • Long Time No See (1977)
  • Calypso (1979)
  • Ghosts (1980)
  • Heat (1981)
  • Ice (1983)
  • Lightning (1984)
  • Eight Black Horses (1985)
  • Poison (1987)
  • Tricks (1987)
  • Lullaby (1989)
  • Vespers (1990)
  • Widows (1991)
  • Kiss (1992)
  • Mischief (1993)
  • And All Through the House (Novella - 1994)
  • Romance (1995)
  • Nocturne (1997)
  • The Big Bad City (1999)
  • The Last Dance (2000)
  • Money, Money, Money (2001)
  • Fat Ollie's Book (2002)
  • The Frumious Bandersnatch (2003)
  • Hark! (2004)
  • Fiddlers (2005)
McBride, James The Good Lord Bird Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
McBride, Lish Hold Me Closer, Necromancer Youth Sam discovers he's a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else. Looks like it's a series. Book #2 is Necromancing the Stone (2012).
McCabe, Bob Harry Potter: Page to Screen Non-fiction Sumptuously designed book the reveals everything a Potterhead needs to know about the movie franchise.
McCabe, Erin Lindsay I Shall Be Near You Fiction A book that might be for the ages (Pat Conroy). Disguised as a man, Rosetta Wakefield follows her husband into the line of fire as a Union soldier. A breathtaking illumination of the perils of war and a shining story of enduring love
McCafferty, Megan etc. It's a Wonderfule Lie Essays 26 Truths About Life In Your Twenties. Essays about surviving the quarter-life crisis.
McCague, Claire The Rosetta Man SciFi Suggested By:
When aliens finally make first contact, they abduct Estlin Hume from his home and take him across the globe to act as translator -- too bad he has no idea what they're saying. A hilarious sci-fi romp perfect for fans of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!
McCall Smith, Alexander The Careful Use of Compliments Fiction Edinburgh sleuth and philosophy journal editor, Isabel Dalhousie, wonders why two brand-new paintings by a dead Scottish artist have suddenly come on the market.
McCammon, Roberg Swan Song Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic. Swan Song is often compared to Stephen King's The Stand, and for the most part, readers who enjoy one of the two novels, will enjoy the other. Like The Stand, it's an end-of-the-world novel, with epic sweep, apocalyptic drama, and a cast of vividly realized characters. But the tone is somewhat different: The good is sweeter, the evil is more sadistic, and the setting is harsher, because it's the world after a nuclear holocaust. (Found on a list on
McCandless, Carine The Wild Truth Non-fiction Suggested By:
In 1992, Chris McCandless abandoned his entire life to launch a doomed journey into the Alaskan wilderness. Chris's sister tells his tragic story and her own in this New York Times bestseller.
McCann, L.G. The Other Side of Gemini Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sylvia Miloche is a successful book editor by day, D-list party girl by night, and has been dating New York City's favorite playboy James Ryan for five years. But things are far from perfect. When the New York Post catches James with an intern, Sylvia's already precarious life comes crashing down.
McCarthy, Andrew The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Actor Andrew McCarthy is a flakey twit who can't commit to his fiancé or children. So he goes on a series of self-indulgent trips to try to get his head right. Then he wrote a book about it.
McCarthy, Mary Various Fiction Suggested By:
Mary McCarthy was born in 1912. She and her three brothers were orphaned when their parents died in 1918 during the flu epidemic. They were raised, in very unhappy circumstances, by their paternal grandparents in Minneapolis MN. When the situation became intolerable, Mary moved to live with her maternal grandparents and her brothers went to boarding school. Ms McCarthy credits her maternal grandparents for her liberal political views.
McCarthy, Matt The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly Memoir Suggested By:
In this hilarious and heartfelt account, a physician describes his high-stress year as a hospital intern, from the frenzied sleepless nights to the life-changing lessons he'll remember forever.
McCarthy, Pete The Road to McCarthy Non-fiction Anglo-Irish writer McCarthy rivals master traveler Bill Bryson.
McCartney, Mary From Where I Stand Photo Paul's daughter.
McCloskey, Molly Circles Around the Sun Non-fiction A journalist's account of her older brother's schizophrenia and the toll it took on their family.
McCloy, Kristin Velocity / Some Girls GLBT I may have read this, or it may be overwritten and boring. Lesbian stuff.
McClure, Susan Preserving Summer's Bounty Cookbook A quick and easy guide to freezing, canning, preserving, and drying what you can grow. Looks helpful, but not sure whether I should buy it. Try it from the library for next year, maybe.
McClure, Wendy The Wilder Life Memoir Wendy McClure revisits her obsession with Little House On the Prairie.
McCollum, Michael Thunderstrike! Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic. Thunderstrike is based on a comet coming from deep space on collision course for earth. The comet is discovered and observed for some time before someone computes it will hit earth. Then the fun begins! First, our heroes have to fly out and intercept the comet, land on it and try to blast it into pieces. Failing that they try to turn the comet into a rocket ship and try to propel it into another orbit, but that proves almost impossible (you'll have to read the book to see what I mean by almost). Then they try to propel asteroids into its path to divert it-like a game of deep space billiards. Finally they have no choice but to try and crash it into the moon to save Mother Earth, but that means it will be necessary to evacuate the 10 million people living on the Lunar Republic before the impact. The conclusion is hair-raising and very, very surprising. I can understand why Hollywood has purchased the screen rights, because this will make a great movie! (found on a list on
McCourt, Frank Angela's Ashes Other BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Frank McCourt himself, recommended by Stephen King.
McCourt, Frank Teacher Man Memoir Slipping from one warmly funny anecdote to the next, he mocks himself more than anyone else, but it's clear that he was an inspired teacher.
McCourt, Malachy History of Ireland Non-fiction Do we really need another history of the Emerald Isle? Yes, if it's as entertaining as this one. Reads like it's coming from the fellow sipping a pint on th enext bar stool.
McCoy, Jenny Modern Éclairs Cookbook Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
McCoy, a pastry chef, shows how éclairs can serve as a base for everything from ice cream sandwiches to lobster rolls.
McCray, Marilyn Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Recipes to preserve food, family, and the American way.
McCreight, Kimberly Reconstructing Amelia Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Friend.
Recommended by Dezi. Kate believes her daughter, 15-year-old Amelia, has committed suicide, jumping from the roof of her private school - until she receives an anonymous text saying simply, "Amelia didn't jump." Could she have been murdered?
McCullers, Carson The Member of the Wedding Fiction One of Elizabeth Berg's favorites. McCullers patented the Southern gothic genre that embraces grotesque, morbid characters with such pervading themes as unrequited love and wounded adolescence. Largely set in the South and richly autobiographical, her writings have endured because of their great power and originality.
McCullough, David 1776 History Fast-paced history of the Revolutionary War and the gritty realities of battle.
McCullough, David The Greater Journey Non-fiction Not all pioneer went west. Enlightening look at Americans in 19th-century Paris.
McDermid, Val Forensics Non-fiction The crime novelist burrows into the wild history of forensics, interviewing top scientists and culling form innovative research to explain practices like using maggots to calculate the time of death.
McDermid, Val Splinter the Silence Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Former detective and psychologist duo Jordan and Hill return in this topical thriller about a string of suicides by women who were savagely cyber-bullied in the past.
McDonald, Terry The Trashman Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. Hard hitting story of a family forced to flee Atlanta to seek refuge from a fast spreading, very lethal strain of MERS-CoV. A common family, unprepared for disaster, the Olmsted's lean that to survive anarchy requires a rapid change of mindset.
McDonnell, Patrick The Gift of Nothing Other Kids book. For the kid who has everything, a sweet tale with a Zen message.
McDuffee, Seth Good Boy Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Humorous sci-fi. Hank Merrick was a pretty unremarkable guy -- until the world went and got itself destroyed. Unspeakable horrors now wander around ruined cities, claiming what little is left of the old world, and only the dead and forgotten are left to tell the tales.
McElroy, John Andersonville A Story of Rebel Military Prisons Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Based upon his lengthy confinement in the Confederate Andersonville prison camp during the American Civil War.
McEwan, Ian Atonement Fiction Nat'l Book Critic Award. Might be stuffy?
McEwan, Ian Enduring Love Other BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Steven Crossley, recommended by Stephen King.
McGaugh, Scott Surgeon in blue Auto/Biography Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War doctor who pioneered battlefield care.
McGlashan, C. F. History of the Donner Party Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
McGovern, Cammie A Step Toward Falling Youth Suggested By:
"A beautiful, big-hearted book" (The New York Times Book Review). When two teens are assigned to do community service at a center for people with disabilities, a powerful lesson of love, hope, and forgiveness unfolds. For fans of Rainbow Rowell and Jandy Nelson.
McGrath, M.J. The Bone Seeker Crime/Mystery Inuit mystery series. This third thriller features Edie Kiglatuk - guide, polar-bear hunter, schoolteacher - as bleak and icy as its Arctic setting.
McGrath, Melanie The Long Exile Non-fiction Nanook of the North, Robert Flaherty's 1922 movie about a hardy band of Inuit in the frozen Arctic became a documentary classic. The filmmaker has a mixed-race son whose story is documented in this book. It includes food shortages reduced them to scrounging in military dumps and makes a gripping read. The Inuit's battle against indifference is nearly cinematic.
McGrory, Brian Buddy Memoir Suggested By: Other.
How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man. Can an ornery rooster really help a city-loving divorced man adapt to family life in the suburbs? McGrory's memoir will have you convinced.
McHugh, Crista Confessions of a Queen B* Youth Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. After years of being the subject of ridicule, she revels in her ability to make the in-crowd cower via the exposés on her blog, The Eastline Spy. Now that she's carved out her place in the high school hierarchy, she uses her position to help the unpopular kids walking the hallways.
McIntyre, Mike The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book.
McKee, Alexander Wreck of the Medusa Memoir Mutiny, Murder, and Survival on the High Seas. 1816 shipwreck off the coast of Africa. Horrific tale, filled with suicide, murder, and cannibalism, of those left behind.
McKee, Robert Story Non-fiction Famous book about screenwriting.
McKenna, Christina The Disenchanted Widow Fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. It's 1981 and Belfast is burning. Freshly widowed Bessie Halstone: she burns with a desire to break with her troubled past. With her feckless husband gone, she leaves home hurriedly with her naughty nine-year-old son, Herkie, and not much else. The Dentist, an IRA enforcer, is on her tail.
McKenzie, Elizabeth The Portable Veblen Fiction Suggested By:
I have mixed feelings about this one - an Amazon reviewer described (in part) as being like Natalie Portman's character in Garden State, and that movie wasn't great. The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that's as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny. Set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture clash of new money and old (antiestablishment) values, and with the specter of our current wars looming across its pages, The Portable Veblen is an unforgettable look at the way we live now.
McKibben, Bill Wandering Home Travel Marvelous writer cares deeply about this part of the country (Vermont/NY)], and knows how to be a first-class traveling companion.
McKinley, Robin The Outlaws of Sherwood Fantasy Robin Longbow is a sub-apprentice forester in Donated my copy to the library. Sherwood Forest, barely eking out a living-and barely able to control his temper when he is confronted by the taunts of the Chief Forester's favorite. One careless shot, and he has killed the man. From then on, Robin is on the run-but he is not alone.
McLain, Paula The Paris Wife Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
McLain has taken Hemingway's love story, partly told by Hemingway himself in A Moveable Feast and fashioned a novel that's impossible to resist.
McLaughlin, Brett Building Java Enterprise Applications Volume I: Architecture Computer Hennepin Lib, O'Reilly
McLaughlin, Patrick J. No Atheists In Foxholes Memoir Reflections and Prayers From the Front
McMahon, Jennifer Burntown Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson, and she seemed SUPER EXCITED about it. Author of The Winter People and Promise Not to Tell returns with a riveting psychological thriller in which an unresolved murder haunts a family for generations, forcing one daughter into a life of hiding and concealed identity to escape a deadly threat.
McManus, James Positively Fifth Street Non-fiction About the World Series of Poker.
McMinn, Suzanne Chickens in the Road Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Craving a life that would connect her to the earth and her family roots, McMinn packed up her three kids, left her husband and her sterile suburban existence behind, and moved to rural West Virginia. Amid the rough landscape and beauty of this rural mountain country, she pursues a natural lifestyle filled with chickens, goats, sheep, and no pizza delivery.
McMurtry, Larry Film Flam Essays Essays on Hollywood. A look at his life in film.
McMurtry, Larry Hollywood Memoir Third book in his trilogy of memoirs. Covers his work on cinematic classics like The Last Picture Show and Brokeback Mountain. It's introspective, funny, and not at all "Hollywood".
McMurtry, Larry Lonesome Dove Other BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Wolfram Kandinsky, recommended by Stephen King.
McMurtry, Larry Oh What A Slaughter Non-fiction Six massacres involving the Army, white settlers, and Native Americans in the late 19th century. A riveting cautionary tale.
McMurtry, Larry Telegraph Days Fiction Nellie may not be McMurtry's most original character to date, but the author delivers a raucous saucy look back at the West he loves so well.
McMurtry, Larry Thalia Series Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Thalia, Texas is a fictional town, the setting for five novels by Larry McMurtry:
  • The Last Picture Show (1966)
  • Texasville (1987 - read 2000/09)
  • Duane's Depressed (1999 - read 1999/05)
  • When the Light Goes (2007)
  • Rhino Ranch (2009 - read 2017/10)
McMurtry, Larry The Last Picture Show Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book.
McMurtry, Larry The Wandering Hill Fiction Part 2 of a 4 part saga of the Berrybender family. Apparently, not his best story.
McPhee, John Coming into the Country Travel He seems like kind of a watered down manly man Hemingway, writing about his male-bonding canoeing/fishing trips into the wilderness of Alaska. Lots of 70s-style hiking boots, flannel, poetical musings about fish, and some hippie granola nature conservation chiding.
McSpadden, J. Walker Robin Hood Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
McVicker, Steve I love you Phillip Morris Non-fiction A true story of life, love and prison breaks. Movie with Jim Carrey.
McWhorter, John Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America Non-fiction According to the author, victimology "has become a keystone of cultural blackness to treat victimhood not as a problem to be solved but as an identity to be nurtured" Are African-Americans using past racial injustices as an excuse for not working to take advantage of contemporary opportunities? Starting with the premise that white racism is no longer the threat it once was, McWhorter singles out "the cult of victimology" and the glorification of white racism as a major cause for several social crises afflicting African-Americans.
McWhorter, John Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America Non-fiction In this sequel to his 2000 bestseller, Losing the Race, McWhorter exhorts blacks to leave their "anti-whitey theatrics" behind and acknowledge the new racial realities of America. McWhorter vigorously claims that, while blacks weren't well off before the '60s, black Indianapolis in 1915 wasn't "New Jack Indy," and blacks managed to get by without welfare. Yet welfare ended urban blacks' self-reliance and "taught poor blacks to extend the new oppositional mood from hairstyles and rhetoric into a lifestyle separated from mainstream American culture." Blacks grew to think of studying hard as "acting white," and a destructive sense of "therapeutic alienation" that ignores personal responsibility permeated black society, from school and hip-hop culture to leadership and politics. Accessible, if at times long-winded and repetitive, McWhorter's provocative, tough-love message is both grounded in history and forward-looking.
Mead, Rebecca My Life in Middlemarch Memoir Thoroughly engaging mix of memoir and biography as Mead explores her relationship with George Elliot's Middlemarch. If you haven't ever read Middlemarch, Mead's lucid writing will send you straight to the bookstore.
Mead, Rebecca One Perfect Day Non-fiction Journalist Mead reveals the ever more inventive ways America's wedding industry parts brides from their money. You'll be tempted to cancel the caterer and elope.
Medina, John Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School Non-fiction He says we need more sleep and less stress. Hmmm. Seems obvious, but might be interesting.
Medina, Meg Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Youth Suggested By:
In this "gritty… unflinching novel" (The Washington Post), Piddy Sanchez starts receiving threats after moving to a new school -- and things soon go from bad to worse. A heart-wrenching and ultimately empowering story about bullying.
Meegan, George The Longest Walk Memoir "The Record of our World's First Crossing of the Entire Americas" Recommended by Dezi. Consider the audio book narrated by Graeme Malcolm.
Meier, Andrew Black Earth Non-fiction Suggested By:
A reporter documents his journey through the farthest reaches of post-Soviet Russia in this "engrossing" blend (Publishers Weekly) of history, travelogue, and journalism. "The best work of Russian reportage since the fall of Communism".
Mejia, Mindy Everything You Want Me To Be Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
A talented young girl set on ditching Minnesota for New York is murdered. Del the local sheriff sets out to find her killer. Time-shifting novel. Well-drawn protagonist brings the rural community alive and imbues the narrative with delightful dry humor.
Melville, Herman Moby Dick Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Menaker, Daniel My Mistake Memoir Wryly personal history of magazine and book publishing over the past four decades.
Mendelson, Cheryl The Good Life Non-fiction The very definitions of morality and goodness are nastily contested political flash points. Mendelson, in a forceful but compassionate argument, shows how this has affected our culture.
Mendez Spy Dust Non-fiction CIA spies during the cold war.
Meno, Joe Hairstyles of the Damned Fiction Book plays like "High Fidelity" for the safety-pins-and-Mohawks set. Meno examines the schisms in high school society - the D&D geeks, bullying meatheads, teen queens, and brutal skinheads. Captures both the sweetness and sting of adolescence with unflinching honesty.
Menzel, Peter and Faith D'Aluisio Hungry Planet Non-fiction Photographic study of a week in the eating lives of 30 families from 24 different countries. Documents their gathering, preparing, and eating processes (with recipes). Illuminates the divide between overfed nations and those suffering from severe food shortages.
Meredith, Robyn The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us Non-fiction Probably nothing good...
Merkin, Daphne This Close to Happy Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Merkin's attempt to dissect her lifelong battle with depression and its companion, loneliness - what part biology? What part emotionally parched childhood? - is as illuminating and hard to put down as it is painful.
Merle, Robert Malevil Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic survival and recovery - recommended by the guys at UH.

From a review on "a pretty good story about a subsistence economy arising after a nuclear holocaust. Unfortunately, you never find out what is happening in the world outside that little community, but it is pretty good nevertheless: there is no backstory about the disintegration or reconstitution of the national government, which is the part that I usually enjoy the most in post-apocalyptic fiction, but there is an amusing thread about the basis for the local ecclesiastical jurisdiction where the protagonist relies on some medieval warrants in order to trump the religious charlatan who has established himself as the ruler in the next town over."
Metcalf, Teri Chicken Poop for the Soul Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The author describes experiences she and her husband have had with backyard chickens, first with neighbor chickens and then with their own. She explains what they did, how they did it, and why they chose to let their chickens be free-range. Based on several years of observation, she talks about the pecking order dynamics and chicken behaviors towards one another, other animals and people. She also takes a trip down memory lane and tells about the natural progression from her longtime interest in whole foods to backyard chickens and vegetable gardening in their one-acre piece of land in College Station, Texas.
Meyer, Elizabeth Good Mourning Memoir Meyer's post-college stint at a Manhattan funeral parlor yields a memoir that's both funny and touching.
Meyer, Stephanie The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Magical/Mystical Mildly entertaining surprise installment in the Twilight franchise. Bree became a newborn vampire at the hands of evil Victoria who was conscripting soldiers for a battle against the Cullens.
Meyerowitz, Joel Aftermath Non-fiction The only photographer granted continous access to Ground Zero during the cleanup, Meyerowitz has assembled a haunting, essential archive. 9/11.
Meyers, Morton A. Happy Accidents Non-fiction Suggested By:
Did you know that X-rays and penicillin were discovered by accident? Explore these and other breakthroughs that owe their inception to serendipity in this character-rich account.
Mezrich, Ben Ugly Americans Memoir This encore to his 2002 "Bringing Down the House" follows real Princetonians who played the Japanese markets for millions in the 1990s.
Michaels, Alicia The Bionics Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Bionics Novels book 1. It is the year 4006, and nuclear war has come to the United States. With tens of thousands killed and countless more injured or terminally ill from the blasts, there is no more "normal"…life will never be the same. For her part, Blythe Sol is reeling from the loss of her arm and an eye in one of the blasts – her dreams of following in her father's footsteps and joining the military completely shattered. When she hears about the Restoration Project – a bionic government program that offers the sick and injured a second chance – she immediately enrolls.
Michener, James A. Alaska Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska's fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska's story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II.
Michener, James A. Centennial Fiction Suggested By:
$3.23 Kindle book. Centennial traces the history of the plains of northeast Colorado from prehistory until the early 1970s. Geographic details about the fictional town of Centennial and its surroundings indicate that the region is in modern-day Weld County.
Michener, James A. Chesapeake Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.
Michener, James A. Return to Paradise Fiction Suggested By:
An enchanting collection from the Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hawaii: The islands of the South Pacific come alive with adventure. Sequel to Tales of the South Pacific.
Midkiff, Ken The Meat You Eat: How Corporate Farming Has Endangered America's Food Supply Non-fiction Using formulaic left-wing parlance, Midkiff points out how giant food corporations wield political influence to save themselves from reform?ensuring, for example, that despite their size they will continue to be classified as farmers exempt from EPA regulation. He also advocates buying from local farms that practice "sustainable agriculture" as a means of resisting corporate meat without going vegetarian.
Mieville, China Perdido Street Station SciFi Steampunk. It's Dickensian in scope, but fast-paced and modern. It's a love song for cities, and it packs a world into its strange, sprawling, steam-punky city of New Crobuzon.
Milgram, Melissa Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy Non-fiction "The fine arts never respected taxidermy," notes one famed practitioner. Anyone reading Still Life will.
Millard, Candice Destiny of the Republic Memoir Action-packed account of James Garfield's (our 20th president) life and truly strange death.
Millard, Candice The River of Doubt Non-fiction Cursed by incredibly poor planning, the [1912 Teddy Roosevelt Amazon] expedition barely survives disease, cannibalistic tribes, and the constant threat of boulder-stuffed rapids. Millards sober account is a claustrophobic as a walk through the densest jungle and as full of vigor as [Teddy] Roosevelt himself.
Millay, Katja The Sea of Tranquility Youth Suggested By: Suggested List.
If you loved Eleanor & Park. It's not a read-alike, but the two stories have enough in common to make this a safe bet.
Miller, Christiana Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's dead Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book.
Miller, Henry Tropic of Capricorn Classic Dan Bern Song Marilyn
Miller, Michele G. From the Wreckage Youth Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. For high school senior Jules Blacklin surviving the storm is only the beginning. Faced with the new reality of her life, she must find a way to rise From The Wreckage and answer the question--how do you get back to normal, when everything that was normal is gone?
Miller, Walter M. A Canticle for Leibowitz Post-Apocalyptic NOTE: I OWN THIS BOOK. A post-apocalyptic survival / recovery story recommended by the guys at UH.

Also a sequel: Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman

From, "A Canticle for Leibowitz opens with the accidental excavation of a holy artifact: a creased, brittle memo scrawled by the hand of the blessed Saint Leibowitz, that reads: "Pound pastrami, can kraut, six bagels--bring home for Emma." To the Brothers of Saint Leibowitz, this sacred shopping list penned by an obscure, 20th-century engineer is a symbol of hope from the distant past, from before the Simplification, the fiery atomic holocaust that plunged the earth into darkness and ignorance. As 1984 cautioned against Stalinism, so 1959's A Canticle for Leibowitz warns of the threat and implications of nuclear annihilation. Following a cloister of monks in their Utah abbey over some six or seven hundred years, the funny but bleak Canticle tackles the sociological and religious implications of the cyclical rise and fall of civilization, questioning whether humanity can hope for more than repeating its own history."
Millet, Henry The Sexual Life of Catherine M. Non-fiction Looks like gross true sex novel ala The Story of O. Millet gives a graphic account of a life of physical gratification, and a relentlessly honest look at the consequences of sex stripped of sentiment.
Millet, Larry Aia Guide to the Twin Cities Technical/Reference "The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul." I saw this in mspmag that I got at some hotel.
Millington, Mil A Certain Chemistry Chick Lit May not technically be "chick lit"...Tom, a ghostwriter, has an affair with the actress whose memoir he is writing and makes a madcap effort to hide the truth from his girlfriend. Millington builds his gags perfectly. [Kris: on the other hand, what's funny about a cheating cad?]
Mills, Marja The Mockingbird Next Door Memoir In 2001 Mills was asked to approach Harper Lee, elusive author of To Kill A Mockingbird. Expecting to fail, she wound up fishing with Lee, now 88, and hearing tales about that "psychopath" Truman Capote. Intimate, moving book about a rare talent.
Mills, Mark Amagansett Crime/Mystery Atomospheric thriller set in the 40s. Like all good beach reads, this one offers surprises.
Milne, A. A. The Red House Mystery Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Mark Ablett is not really a snob--not the worst kind of snob, at least. He simply prefers artists to everyone else, and the discussion of his own creative abilities to any other talk whatsoever. His vanities are easily forgiven especially since he is generous with his money--inherited not from his clergyman father but from a neighborhood spinster who took a liking to him--and he is always willing to play the host at the Red House, his delightful country estate.
Min, Anchee Empress Orchid Fiction Based on the true story of the 17-year-old who traded poverty for the ornate confines of the emperor's Forbidden City guarded by 2,000 eunuchs.
Mina, Denise Blood, Salt, Water Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
As Det. Alex Morrow uncovers layers of deception among the thugs, white-collar crooks, and battle-weary cops inhabiting one seemingly genteel Scottish town, you'll find yourself hooked.
Mina, Denise Gods and Beasts Crime/Mystery Until further notice, assume you should buy everything Denise Mina publishes. Her career is really a portrait of her native Glasgow.
Mina, Denise The End of the Wasp Season Crime/Mystery There's no going wrong with a Mina mystery. Her Glasgow-based books are full of great, conflicted women characters, pitch-perfect dialog, and more.
Mitchell, Andie Eating in the Middle Cookbook Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
A food lover who shed 135 pounds talks about the recipes - and the philosophy - behind her weight loss.
Mitchell, Andie It Was Me All Along Memoir Winning story of self-transformation. Diet and punishing exercise changed her shape in her 20s, but depression followed - until she came to terms with the losses of her childhood.
Mitchell, David Ghostwritten Fiction U.K. chronicle of nine lives converging in an unexpected way.
Mitchell, Judith Claire A Reunion of Ghosts Fiction Their great-grandfather's inventions led to mass killings in two world wars. It's hardly an amusing premise, but Mitchell explores the mixed-blessing bonds of family with a dry wit. Original black comedy at its best.
Mitchell, Margaret Gone With The Wind Fiction Gone With the Wind, people!
Mitchell, W.O. Roses Are Difficult Here Fiction Psychologist visits a small town and turns it upside down. It's a comedy, so things end up better than they started. Kooky characters. Light reading. From the Graham Green library poster.
Mitford, Nancy The Pursuit of Love Fiction Few aristocratic English families of the 20th century have enjoyed quite the delicious notoriety that the Mitford sisters courted in the years bracketed by two world wars. Nancy composed maliciously witty--and transparently autobiographical--novels as well as several biographies. The Pursuit of Love (1945), her greatest fictional success, and its companion, Love in a Cold Climate (1949), keep closely to the spirit (and details) of their youthful amusements and more grown-up adventures.
Mladjenovic, Paul J. Micro-entrepreneurship for dummies Non-fiction The media has named the growing trend toward micro-entrepreneurship "the Rise of the Creative Class", "the Gig Life" or "the freelance economy."
Moaveni, Azadeh Lipstick Jihad Memoir Leaving California for Tehran in 2002, she finds a fundamentalist regime rocked by the irrepressible energy of its youth, who risk beatings from the morality police to drink alcohol and hold hands in public.
Moffat, Gwen Space Below My Feet Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Frank biography of the first woman to become a certified climbing guide in Britain. Mountain climbing.
Moffat, Gwen Two Star Red Memoir Account of the author's work in mountain rescue with the Royal Air Force.
Mofina, Rick No Way Back Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. San Francisco crime reporter Tom Reed is burned out. On the day he decides to finally quit the news business, a sensational story breaks. A heart-stopping robbery-homicide at a jewelry store. The suspects have shot and killed a police officer before fleeing with a female hostage. Reed rushes to the scene, his passion resurrected for one last big story.
Mollod, Phineas and Jason Tesauro The Modern Gentleman: A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy, and Vice Non-fiction Funny and thought-provoking.
Molteni, S. A. I.T. Geek to Farm Girl Freak Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. S.A. Molteni has spent over thirty years in the Information Technology field working for various Fortune 500 companies. During those years, she and her husband had always dreamed of living on a farm once they became retired from the rat race. This collection of essays follows the author in her sometimes humorous transition from "I.T. Geek to Farm Girl Freak" and depicts the lessons that are learned along the way once farm animals become a large part of her life.
Monfort, Ralph A Year Without Underwear Memoir Exploring the World on a Bicycle
Monroe, Paula Left-Brain Finance for Right-Brain People Non-fiction Meh. For arty creative people. Aka flakes?
Monsen, Avery and Jory John K Is for Knifeball Humorous Suggested By:
In this laugh-out-loud children's book parody, the authors of All My Friends Are Dead offer an illustrated alphabet of horrible advice. A clever compendium of dark humor that will have you in stitches!
Monson-Haefel, Richard Enterprise JavaBeans. 3rd Edition Covers EJB 2.0 Computer Hennepin Lib
Montano, Mark The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2 Craft This follow-up brings you more inventive crafts - like class party lights made of beer cans.
Montgomery, Sy Birdology Non-fiction Naturalist Montogmery's avian insights. Charming and awe-inspiring.
Montgomery, Sy The Good, Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood Memoir For writer and world traveler Montgomery, the grounding force of her New Hampshire home was a 750-pound pig. This book is not merely a chronicle of her love for and life with Christopher Hogwood, but also a testament to the lessons learned through her 14-year relationship with him.
Montillo, Roseanne Fire on the Track Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Inspiring story of trail-blazing women at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic games.
Moody, David Straight To You Post-Apocalyptic The sun is dying and only days remain before all life on Earth is extinguished. Steven Johnson is alone. The only person who matters to him is out of reach hundreds of miles away. His options are bleak - sit and wait to die or risk everything fighting his way across the scorched remains of a world which has descended into anarchy and chaos. There's no time left to stop and think. The end could come at any moment and Johnson has to act now. Every second is precious. Tomorrow is too late.
Moody, Rick The Ice Storm Fiction Sex in repressed suburbia? Book on which the movie is based?
Moorcock, Michael Elric Series SciFi Suggested By: Friend.

The 'Expanded' Saga
  • Elric of Melniboné (1972)
  • The Fortress of the Pearl (1989)
  • The Sailor on the Seas of Fate (1976)
  • The Weird of the White Wolf (1977)
  • The Vanishing Tower (1971)
  • The Revenge of the Rose (1991)
  • The Bane of the Black Sword (1977)
  • Stormbringer (rev. 1978)
The 'Del Rey' Series
  • Elric: The Stealer of Souls
  • Elric: To Rescue Tanelorn...
  • Elric: The Sleeping Sorceress
  • Elric: Duke Elric
  • Elric in the Dream Realms
  • Elric: Swords and Roses
Later Series
  • The Elric Saga: Part IV (The Dreamthief's Daughter; The Skrayling Tree; The White Wolf's Son)
  • The Dreamthief's Daughter (2001)
  • The Skrayling Tree (2003)
  • The White Wolf's Son (2005)
Moorcock, Michael The Ice Schooner Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic novel set in a new ice age.
Moore, Christopher Island of the Sequined Love Nun Fantasy Known for his intense research process, Moore swam with whales for 2003's Fluke, and found out how to steal a 747 for 1997's Island of the Sequined Love Nun.
Moore, Christopher Various Fiction Suggested By: Author.
  • Practical Demonkeeping (1992, Kindle)
  • Coyote Blue (1994 - read 2000/05)
  • Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story BOOK 1/3 (1995 - read 2000/06)
  • Island of the Sequined Love Nun (1997)
  • The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (1999 - read 2000/04)
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (2002 - read 2007/06, Kindle)
  • Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings (2003 - read 2007/04)
  • The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror (2004 - read 2008/06)
  • The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, v. 2.0 (2005, Kindle)
  • A Dirty Job (2006 - read 2008/06 Kindle)
  • You Suck: A Love Story BOOK 2/3 (2007 - read 2008/06)
  • Fool (2009 - read 2009/05, bought on Kindle)
  • Bite Me: A Love Story BOOK 3/3 (2010)
  • Sacré Bleu (2012 - read 2012/06)
  • The Serpent of Venice (2014 - not read, but bought on Kindle)
  • Secondhand Souls SEQUEL TO A DIRTY JOB (2015 - read 2015/11)
  • Noir (2018)
Moore, Christopher J. How to Speak Brit Non-fiction Why are crossing guards dubbed "lollipop men"? Bas Bleu
Moore, Dinty W. Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy Essays Suggested By:
An essayist demystifies the craft of writing in his answers to questions sent in by Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, and more! Collect need-to-know tips for being a successful -- and happy -- writer with this "brilliantly instructive and wonderfully entertaining" guide.
Moore, Liuetenant General Harold G., and Joseph L. Galloway We Were Soldiers Once...and Young Non-fiction Ia Drang--The Battle That Changed The War In Vietnam. Considered required reading for Army officers.
Moore, Lorrie Bark Short Stories Humor and world-weary sense of the absurd. Weird, bleakly hilarious stuff. Moore's characters use sarcasm and cynicism as their sword and shield.
Moore, Lorrie Birds of America Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Sherman Alexie. "When I'm stuck or need an idea, her book is sitting there on my desk."
Moore, Lorrie Various Short Stories Caitlin Morgan (who?) says that Lorrie Moore's short stories are "staggering works of miniature genius."
Moore, Lorrie Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? Fiction Two friends in NY the 1970s rescue frogs shot by boys with BB guns. Gorgeously written novel, profoundly affecting.
Moore, Robert A Time to Die Non-fiction Suggested By:
When a devastating explosion killed seven crew members aboard the Russian submarine, Kursk, the other 23 were left trapped and desperate for a rescue that would come too late.
Moore, Wes The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates Non-fiction Suggested By:
Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence?
Moorehead, Caroline A Train in Winter Non-fiction Portrait of some 230 French women who were shipped to Auschwitz in 1943 for resisting the Nazi occupation. Moorehead makes a grim story an inspiring and fascinating read.
Moorehead, Caroline Village of Secrets Non-fiction Suggested By:
During World War II, the residents of a tiny French village rescued thousands of innocent lives from Hitler's secret police. A New York Times bestselling author recounts their astonishing tale of courage in this "unblinking exposé of resistance during the war".
Moosewood Collective Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers Cookbook Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Fresh ideas for the weeknight table.
Morales, Brenda Cuban Recipes Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Moran, Caitlin How to Be A Woman Non-fiction Moran makes us think about femininity and feminism, and whether you agree or not, she's fascinating. Scathingly funny, and mostly unprintable in People magazine.
Moran, Caitlin How to Build a Girl Fiction Wonderfully wise and flat-out hilarious. Johanna is 14, British, overweight and obsessed equally with losing her virginity and earning money for the dirt-poor family whom she adores.
Morell, Virginia Animal Wise Non-fiction Rate like to be tickled. Birds practice songs in their sleep. A fascinating accessible look at animal cognition.
Moretti, Luca Air Fryer Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. The Top 700 Quick and Easy Recipes For Healthy Oil Free Living.
Morgan, David Monty Python Speaks Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. The complete oral history of Monty Python, as told by the founding members and a few of their many friends and collaborators.
Morgan, David Monty Python Speaks! Non-fiction Suggested By:
The cast of Monty Python paved the way for sketch comedy, constantly experimenting with their own scripts and performances. This "insightful and entertaining" read (Publishers Weekly) takes you behind the scenes with the troupe's uproarious founding members.
Morgan, Fidelis The Rival Queens Fiction Morgan speaks fluent 17th century English. She knows what the streets smelled like, what people snacked on, and how they flirted and argued and bragged and bullied and showed off.
Morgan, Mary R. Beginning With the End Non-fiction An arresting and deeply moving memoir about one woman's grief and her path to healing after losing her twin brother - as well as her sense of identity.
Morgan, Vanessa Avalon: Heartwarming True Cat Story Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. With humor, the author details how Avalon made other creatures cringe in distress whenever he was around, how he threw her dates out by means of special techniques, and how he rendered it almost impossible for her to leave the house. Avalon was so incorrigible that even the landlord ordered to get rid of him. But beneath Avalon's demonic boisterousness, Vanessa recognized her own flaws and insecurities, and she understood that abandoning Avalon would be the worst she could do to him.
Moriarty, Andrew Trans Galactic Insurance: Adventures of a Jump Space Accountant SciFi Suggested By:
Free Kindle Book. Jake is the first belter ever to study at the TGI Orbital station to be a merchant officer. He's quiet, hard-working, conscientious, and a good student. In other words, boring. He's so poor he can't afford to buy beer, but that doesn't matter - his scholarship pays for everything and he just has to keep his head down study hard, and graduate. But life is full of surprises. Suddenly he's expelled and accused of murder. The planetary militia is searching for him and there is a bounty on his head. He's just a student– how will he survive when it seems like the whole ring system is out to get him?
Moriarty, Liane Big Little Lies Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She's funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community
Moriarty, Liane The Husband's Secret Fiction Intelligent novel about three Australian women's lives. Starts when one finds a letter from her husband that she wasn't supposed to open until he died.
Morris, Edmund The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Auto/Biography Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt begins with a brilliant Prologue describing the President at the apex of his international prestige. That was on New Year's Day, 1907, when TR, who had just won the Nobel Peace Prize, threw open the doors of the White House to the American people and shook 8,150 hands, more than any man before him. Morris re-creates the reception with such authentic detail that the reader gets almost as vivid an impression of TR as those who attended.
Morris, Evan From Altoids to Zima Non-fiction The surprising stories behind 125 famous brand names.
Morris, Harvey Baked Chicago's Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Morris, Jan The World: Travels 1950-2000 Travel Welsh writer Morris documents locales but and also captures history while maintaining a wonderfully descriptive writing style.
Morris, Timothy S. Indoor Gardening for Beginners Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How to grow beautiful plants, herbs, and vegetables in your house.
Mortimer, Ian The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England Non-fiction Filled with delicious detail on every aspect of daily life of each social strata.
Moses, Kate Cakewalk Memoir To get over her dysfunctional upbringing, the author takes up baking as therapy. A compelling coming-of-age tale with a rich and satisfying finish.
Mosley, Walter Various Crime/Mystery ??
Moss, Michael Salt Sugar Fat Non-fiction Suggested By:
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter reveals how the processed food industry feeds America's addiction to salt, sugar, and fat. "Vital reading for the discerning food consumer" (The Wall Street Journal).
Mott, Jason The Wonder of All Things Fiction After her friend is injured in a plane crash, teen Ava mysteriously heals him. Ava's power comes with a heartbreaking secret. Writer of The Returned.
Moulin, Jules Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes Fiction Charming, madcap, rom-com that will have you swooning until the very last page. College prof has affair with a former student, then 10 years later he shows up dating her daughter (eew?)
Moulton, Sara Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101 Cookbook Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
In crisp clean prose, Moulton - once Julia Child's protégé - explains the techniques all excellent home chefs should know.
Moyes, Jojo Sheltering Rain Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Book has "iffy" reviews. Estranged from her mother since she ran away from her rural Irish home as a young woman, Kate swore a future oath that she'd always be a friend to her daughter, Sabine. But history has a way of repeating itself, and Kate now faces an ever-widening chasm between herself and her daughter. With Sabine about to make her own journey to Ireland to see the grandmother Kate abandoned, Kate is left wondering how they ever made it here, and what she can do to close the gap between them.
Moyes, Jojo The Girl You Left Behind Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Two lives intersecting across nearly 100 years through a portrait painting. One women in WWI Paris, the other in London.
Muckley, Michelle The Dawn Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$3.22 Kindle book. Omnibus edition (5 books). Zachary Christian is Delta Tower resident 8652. He has been stuck inside his tower since the bombs destroyed the world he knew, causing near total extinction. The reason for the war is still a mystery, but ever since that day the world stands still, trapped by the nuclear winter and the Guardians who patrol the exits.
Mueenuddin, Danial In Other Rooms, Other Wonders Short Stories Modern Pakistan's beauty commingles with its brutality in Mueenuddin's find debut collection. These linked tales illuminate the intense colors of his homeland, and of human nature itself.
Muir, John A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Muir, John Stickeen: An Adventure with a Dog and a Glacier Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Short memoir by American naturalist John Muir. It is about a trip he took in Alaska (1880) with a dog named Stickeen and their outing together on a glacier.
Muir, John Travels in Alaska Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle Book. John Muir captures the beauty and intensity of Alaskan wilderness and its people from his travels between 1879 and 1890.
Muir, Kate Left Bank Fiction Parisian high society is wickedly satarized in this droll novel about a couple whose young daughter goes missing in a gauche Euro theme park.
Mukherjee, Dr. Siddhartha The Emperor of All Maladies Non-fiction A biography of cancer. I'm kinda scared to read this.
Mukherjee, Siddhartha The Gene: An Intimate History Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Brilliant biological primer and a nuanced exploration of ethics, but also a great and endlessly entertaining read.
Mukhopadhyay, Samhita and Kate Harding Nasty Women Essays Suggested By:
When 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite in Trump's America? Nasty Women includes inspiring essays from a diverse group of talented women writers (including Cheryl Strayed) who seek to provide a broad look at how we got here and what we need to do to move forward.
Mukhopadhyay, Tito Rajarshi How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move? Memoir Suggested By:
Diagnosed as autistic and nonverbal, Tito was taught to read and write by his mother -- and went on to become a prolific storyteller. Here, he shares his unique story with bravery, honesty, and elegance. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Mullane, Mike Riding Rockets Memoir Former shuttle pilot recounts his fratlike indoctrination in the '70s through 1986's Challenger tragedy. Frank language and hardened view keep his compelling memoir down-to-earth.
Munro, Alice Dear Life Short Stories People who skip short stories make an exception for Alice Munro.
Munro, Alice Family Furnishings Short Stories Gorgeously written short stores about men and women, love and loss, and the surprising ways we find transcendence.
Munro, Alice Runaway Short Stories One of Elizabeth Berg's best-loved writers. In Munro's hands, the people she writes about, women of all ages and circumstances, and their friends, lovers, parents, and children, become as vivid as our own neighbors. It is her miraculous gift to make these stories as real and unforgettable as our own.
Munroe, Randall What If? Non-fiction Reinvigorate your sense of cosmic wonder. Munroe is a former NASA scientist. This looks fun and interesting.
Murakami, Ryu In the Miso Soup Non-fiction Unflinching look at the underbelly of modern Japan.
Murphy, Austin How Tough Could It Be? Memoir Murphy and his wife switch family duties. Murphy chronicles his six months spent on the home front.
Murphy, Pamela Instant Pot Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Easy-To-Do Recipes Using Simple Ingredients for Your Everyday Meals
Myers, Walter Dean Bad Boy Memoir Suggested By:
A former Ambassador for Young People's Literature recounts his days as a bright but hot-tempered boy growing up in 1940s Harlem.
Myracle, Lauren The Infinite Moment of Us Youth "Let It Snow" co-author with John Green. Two mature recent high school graduates fall in love and bring out the best in each other.
Nabhan, Gary Paul Where Our Food Comes From Non-fiction Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine
Nadelberg, David Mortified: Real Words. Real People. Real Pathetic. Essays Otherwise normal adults revisit private love letters and diary entries from their youth. Riveting and mortifying.
Nafisi, Azar Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir In Books Memoir Teaching English lit under arbitrary rules of Islam.
Namu, Yang Erche and Christine Mathieu Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World Memoir This independent, curious, and talented young Himalayin girl's life is sometimes scandalous, always absorbing. Born in a matrilineal Moso society where women enjoy unusual freedoms and great responsibility; marriage is discouraged, and children are raised by their mother and brothers and sisters in a large household.
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North History Suggested By: Other.
One of the 100 greatest adventure books of all times (National Geographic). In 1893 Fridtjof Nansen set out to explore the North Pole. Traveling by dogsled, Fridtjof and Hjalar Johansen faced dangerously freezing weather and the treacherous unknown in this spirited true story.
Naquin, Allyson C. Ketogenic Instant Pot Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 100 easy, delicious, and health recipes to cook in the pressure cooker.
Naquin, Allyson C. VEGAN Instant Pot Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. 210 Recipes in two Manuscripts: Vegan Instant Pot & Ketogenic Vegan.
Nathan, Debbie Pornography Non-fiction Nathan describes in clear and cogent terms the arguments for and against pornography, as well as looking into who is making those arguments and why. She examines the porn industry and looks at what pornography is like when it's made by women rather than men.
Nathan, Debbie Sybil Exposed Non-fiction The story of Sybil was a wild fabrication. This book exposes one of the most damaging frauds in medicine - creating a gripping history of crackpot psychiatry.
Nathan, Melissa The Nanny Chick Lit Jo leaves her country life to move in with an affluent London family. Laugh-out-loud prose balances the twisty plot.
Neal, Patricia As I Am Memoir "What an amazing life that woman led."
Near, Holly Fire in the rain--singer in the storm : an autobiography Auto/Biography Looks much cuter than I expected in the pictures.
Needleman, Jacob Why Can't We Be Good? Non-fiction Suggested By:
What makes people betray their own moral values time and again? A philosopher tackles this question
Nei, Lu Young Babylon Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Knowing nothing more than the working-class life he is born into, headstrong Lu Xiaolu reluctantly starts down the path he is expected to follow. At age nineteen in 1990s China, he feels pressure to follow suit with those around him and takes a job at the town's saccharin factory. Slowly, he adjusts to the bureaucratic factory routine, making the best of the situation by bonding with coworkers, flirting with girls, and refusing to give in completely to the expectations of those around him.
Neihardt, John G. Black Elk Speaks Non-fiction One of Elizabeth Berg's best-loved books. Black Elk Speaks is the story of the Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863?1950) and his people during the momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881?1973) in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and chose Neihardt to tell his story.
Nelson, Antonya Living To Tell Fiction Son returns to his family home after 5 yrs in prison.
Nelson, Jandy I'll Give You The Sun Youth Suggested By:
Twins Jude and Noah were once inseparable - so why haven't they spoken in years? "A wild, beautiful, and profoundly moving novel" (New York Times).
Nelson, Maggie The Argonauts Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Emma Watson feminist book club selection. Nelson touches on a myriad of topics: gender and identity, motherhood, transgender, queer families, same-sex marriage, writing and death. The opinion pieces contain occasional gems of wisdom, but soon become somewhat preachy, tedious, and boring.
Nesbø, Jo The Harry Hole Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
The Harry Hole detective series by Norwegian author, Jo Nesbø.
  • The Bat (Flaggermusmannen 1997/2012)
  • Cockroaches (Kakerlakkene 1998/2013)
  • The Redbreast (Rødstrupe 2000/2006 - Kindle)
  • Nemesis (Sorgenfri 2002/2008)
  • The Devil's Star (Marekors 2003/2005)
  • The Redeemer (Frelseren 2005/2009)
  • The Snowman (Snømannen 2007/2010)
  • The Leopard (Panserhjerte 2009/2011)
  • Phantom (Gjenferd 2011/2012)
  • Police (Politi 2013/2013)
  • The Thirst (Tørst 2017/2017)
Nesbø, Jo The Redbreast Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. Harry Hole series book 3. A chilling tale of murder and betrayal that ranges from the battlefields of World War Two to the streets of modern-day Oslo. Follow Hole as he races to stop a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation's shadowy past.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. 1907 collection published by E. Nesbit with the intention of entertaining young readers and telling William Shakespeare's plays in a way they could be easily understood.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The Tempest
  • As You Like It
  • The Winter's Tale
  • King Lear
  • Twelfth Night
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Pericles
  • Hamlet
  • Cymbeline
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Timon of Athens
  • Othello
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Measure for Measure
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • All's Well That Ends Well
Nesbit, E. (Edith) Harding's Luck Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The second (and last) story in the Time-travel/Fantasy "House of Arden" series for children.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) In Homespun Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Ten short stories of the typical Nesbit strong woman of 19th century England--a few not so typical in being almost amoral--narrated in the first person singular, and set in the South Kent villages and 'out away among the Sussex downs'.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) New Treasure Seekers or, The Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H. O.) Bastable, and their attempts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family; its sequels are The Wouldbegoods (1899) and The New Treasure Seekers (1904).
Nesbit, E. (Edith) Oswald Bastable and Others Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. E. Nesbit created Oswald Bastable and his four siblings in the 1890s[2] and featured them in numerous children's adventure stories narrated by Oswald (not to be confused with the children's fantasy adventures, Five Children and It and its sequels). Many Bastable stories were first published in magazines, not plainly as serial novels, but they are now known from the three episodic novels The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1899), The Wouldbegoods (1901), New Treasure Seekers (1904). Four more Bastable stories are in the collection Oswald Bastable and Others (1905).
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Book of Dragons Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Dragons -- of all sorts -- make for marvelous fun, and this collection of madcap tales is filled with them. Some of the legendary monsters are funny and mischievous, others are downright frightening, and a number of them are wild and unpredictable. There's a dragon made of ice, another that takes refuge in the General Post Office, a scaly creature that carries off the largest elephant in a zoo, and even a dragon whose gentle purring comforts a tiny tot.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Children's Shakespeare Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. May be the same as "Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare".
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Incomplete Amorist Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Adult novel. Young Betty grows up an orphan with her strict stepfather, a vicar in rural England in Edwardian times. She dreams of being an artist, and one day, while she is out sketching, happens to come across a man who really is an artist. Predictably, the two of them embark on something we today would certainly not call an affair (they never even kiss or hug), but what was deemed improper from society's point of few back then.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Magic City Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. After Philip's older sister and sole family member Helen marries, he goes off to live with his new step sister Lucy. To entertain himself he builds a giant model city from things around the house: game pieces, books, blocks, bowls, etc. Then through some magic, he finds himself inside the city, and it is alive with the people he has populated it with.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Magic World Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. An influential collection of twelve short stories.
  • "The Cat-hood of Maurice" -- a boy abuses the family cat, and learns to see things from the feline point of view.
  • "The Mixed Mine" -- two boys find a magic spyglass, and use it to make their fortunes.
  • "Accidental Magic" -- Quentin falls asleep on the altarstone at Stonehenge, and wakes in Atlantis.
  • "The Princess and the Hedge-pig" -- King Ozymandias and Queen Eliza plan a secret christening for their Princess Ozyliza, to avoid a wicked fairy's curse. Things go awry.
  • "Septimus Septimusson" -- he is the seventh son of a seventh son, who can see fairies and hear the beasts speak; and he must seek his fortune. "The White Cat" -- a boy finds a china ornament in the attic; it proves to be a magic talisman.
  • "Belinda and Bellamant" -- they are a princess and prince suffering curses; a talking bat helps resolve their problems.
  • "Justnowland" -- Elsie visits a magic land of giant crows, and a dragon. "The Related Muff" -- a sensitive boy, dismissed as a "muff" by his cousins, proves himself a hero in a crisis.
  • "The Aunt and Amabel" -- a girl enters a magic world through a wardrobe.
  • "Kenneth and the Carp" -- unjustly accused, a boy transforms into a fish and redeems his honor.
  • "The Magician's Heart" -- an evil magician distributes curses at royal christenings. Complications ensue.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Phoenix and the Carpet Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. It is the second in a trilogy of novels that begins with Five Children and It (1902), and follows the adventures of the same five children: Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb. Their mother buys the children a new carpet to replace one from the nursery that they have destroyed in an accidental fire. The children find an egg in the carpet, which hatches into a talking Phoenix.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Railway Children Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The story concerns a family who move from London to "The Three Chimneys", a house near the railway in Yorkshire, after the father, who works at the Foreign Office, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. The children befriend an Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home; he is eventually able to help prove their father's innocence, and the family is reunited.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Rainbow and the Rose Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Poetry collection.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Story of the Amulet Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. It is the final part of a trilogy of novels that also includes Five Children and It (1902) and The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904). In it the children re-encounter the Psammead--the "it" in Five Children and It. As it no longer grants wishes to the children, however, its capacity is mainly advisory in relation to the children's other discovery, the Amulet, thus following a formula successfully established in The Phoenix and the Carpet.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Story of the Treasure Seekers Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H. O.) Bastable, and their attempts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family; its sequels are The Wouldbegoods (1899) and The New Treasure Seekers (1904). The novel's complete name is The Story of the Treasure Seekers: Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Works of E. Nesbit (16 books) Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Note: this list of contents is in alphabetical order, not the order in which they were published or should be read.
  • Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare
  • The Book of Dragons
  • The Enchanted Castle
  • Five Children and It
  • Harding's Luck
  • The Incomplete Amorist
  • In Homespun
  • The Magic City
  • The Magic World
  • New Treasure Seekers
  • Oswald Bastable and Others
  • The Phoenix and the Carpet
  • The Railway Children
  • The Story of the Amulet
  • The Story of the Treasure Seekers
  • The Wouldbegoods
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Wouldbegoods Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Stories about the Bastables, a fictional middle-class family that has fallen on relatively hard times. This is the second story in The Bastables Series following The Story of the Treasure Seekers. The third book is The New Treasure Seekers.
Ness, Patrick Release GLBT Suggested By:
"An insanely beautiful writer" (John Green). As Adam Thorn deals with his new boyfriend, his religious family, and his feelings for his ex, he'll discover what truly matters.
Nesser, Hakan Hour of the Wolf Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Swede crime writer. Retired police officer Van Veeteren is drawn into a web of awful murders.
Nestle, Marion What to Eat Non-fiction Buffeted by health claims--should we, for example, restrict our intake of carbs or fats or both? Is organic food better for us?--we become confused and tune out.
Netzer, Lydia Shine Shine Shine Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. This literary love story takes place in an uptight, upscale, and decidedly Southern Virginia suburb--and also outer space. Astronaut Maxon is on a mission to colonize the moon with his robots, but it is his earthbound wife, Sunny, whose journey resonated so loudly with my own passionate, sometimes ambivalent, joy-and-terror-filled relationship with motherhood.
Neuvel, Sylvain Sleeping Giants SciFi Suggested By: Suggested List.
This doesn't appeal to me, but I've seen two rave reviews. A little girl falls into a hole and lands on a gigantic metal hand. A few decades later, scientists begin to find body parts all over the globe. I think I've seen it described as in the style of "The Martian", but I would find it hard to believe anything is that funny.
Newkirk, Pamela Spectacle Non-fiction Suggested By:
Spectacle "Meticulously detailed… Readers will be moved" (Publishers Weekly): In the early 1900s, an African man named Ota Benga was put on display in a cage at New York's Zoological Gardens.
Newman, Sandra The Country of Ice Cream Star Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
In a devastated future, a plague kills anyone who reaches adulthood. When Ice Cream Star's brother begins showing signs of illness, she vows to change his fate. Better than The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies.
Newport, Jerry and Mary and Johnny Dodd Mozard and the Whale Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
The Newports, both autistic, wrote this memoir about their tumultuous but triumphant love story. Says collaborator, Dodd, "They hope their love story will illustrate what's possible when you don't give up." Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Nft Not for Tourists 2010 Guide to... Travel Not for Tourists guidebooks are map-based, neighborhood by neighborhood guides designed to lighten the load of already street-savvy residents, commuters, business travelers, and yes, tourists too.
Nicholls, David A Question of Attraction Fiction A working-class nerd itching to remake himself at a snooty British university in 1985. By page 9 you'll be won over. This is a big-hearted, flawless coming-of-age tale, as scary and funny as your yearbook picture.
Nicholls, David One Day Fiction Checking in on the pair once a year on the same date, July 15, over a period of two decades during which both become famous (but for very different reasons). The book is headed for the silver screen.
Nichols, Michael and Mike Fay The Last Place on Earth Photo Rain forests in Gabon and Congo. One volume of Nichol's powerphotos, another of Fay's dramatic journals.
Nielsen, Sarah Manipulation Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How to recognize and outwit emotional manipulation and mind control in your relationships.
Niffenegger, Audrey The Time Traveler's Wife SciFi A beatifully written love story, with this weird sci-fi element.
Nissel, Angela Mixed: My Life in Black and White Memoir Mixed people have a sense about other mixed people that's like gaydar. I have a friend who's biracial, and white people compliment her on her tan; black or mixed people can tell that she's partly black.
Niven, Jennifer Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic Non-fiction Blackjack was the only female on a five-person expedition in 1921 of which she was the only survivor.
Niven, Jennifer Velva Jean Learns To drive Fiction Suggested By:
From a New York Times bestselling author: Velva Jean wants to be a star in Nashville, but after an unexpected encounter, she must choose between love and her dream. "A touching read, funny and wise… Niven makes some memorable moon-spun magic". Velva Jean Learns to Fly (book 2). Becoming Clementine (book 3). American Blonde (book 3). Warning: by the author of "All The Bright Places" about two teens who were so off-putting that I couldn't finish the book.
Niven, Larry Destiny's Road Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic. On the planet Destiny, which has been settled by Earth colonists, Jemmy Bloocher lives in Spiral Town at the far end of the peninsula. After accidentally killing a man from one of the caravans that supply trade goods and the essential potassium-rich speckles, Jemmy flees down the road into the unknown, assuming new identities to avoid capture for 27 years. Curious about what happened to a second landing spaceship, Jemmy traces its route 200 years after it first landed. He discovers what really befell the ship, that there are other towns along the road Spiral Town residents never knew about, and the secret of speckles. This realistic tale of power, deceit, adventure, and awakening by Hugo and Nebula Award winner Niven is highly recommended for sf collections. (found on list at
Nixon, Lindsay S. The Happy Herbivore Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
Noah, Trevor Born A Crime Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The Daily Show host is the product of a black/white relationship that was illegal in South Africa when he was born. In 2009, Trevor Noah's mother was shot in the back of her head by her ex-husband. The bullet entered the back of her skull and came out the front, but still managed to miss all the important bits. The doctors stitched her up and sent her home, and seven days later she was back at work.
Nolan, Stephanie Promised the Moon Non-fiction Honors women in the Mercury space program.
Nolen, Roland Beyond Performance Non-fiction What emps really need to know to climb the ladder of success.
Norberg, Katherine You Can't Wallpaper My Igloo Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Tales of living and teaching in the Alaskan wilderness.
Nordberg, Jenny The Underground Girls of Kabul Non-fiction Suggested By:
An investigative journalist chronicles the gripping true stories of girls temporarily raised as boys in the male-dominated world of Afghanistan.
Nordhaus, Hannah The Beekeeper's Lament Non-fiction How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America
Nordland, Rod The Lovers Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Afghani Romeo and Juliet. Defying Islamic law, Afghanis Ali and Zakia, who are from different Muslim sects, risked everything to marry. A gripping tale of forbidden romance in a tumultuous unjust society.
Norman, Donald The Design of Everyday Things Non-fiction Among other things, an explanation of good door design.
Normant, Serge Metamorphosis Photo Celebrity photos, 'He transforms you and the results are always beautiful.'
Norris, Mary Between You & Me Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Part memoir, part grammar guide - confessions of a comma queen. Correct usage has never been so entertaining.
Northrup, Christiane M.D. Various Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
The lady on PBS with the blue dress and the blond bob talking about how to live without aging. I'm not sure if she's a weird new age-y nut-job, but she's an M.D. with science to back up her ideas about how to live as you grow older. Her titles like "Goddesses Never Age" sound hopelessly naive.
Northrup, Dr. Christiane Goddesses Never Age Non-fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
$15.86 Kindle book. The secret prescription for radiance, vitality, and well-being.
Nortman, Karen Musser The Time Travel Trailer SciFi Suggested By: Other.
Kindle Free book. A 1937 vintage camper trailer half hidden in weeds catches Lynne McBriar's eye when she is visiting an elderly friend Ben. Ben eagerly sells it to her and she just as eagerly embarks on a restoration. But after each remodel, sleeping in the trailer lands Lynne and her daughter Dinah in a previous decade--exciting, yet frightening.
Norton, Christy Once Upon a Dinner Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
$3.22 Kindle book. Once a month freezer to crock pot meal planning.
Notaro, Laurie The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death Essays Suggested By:
The incisive Laurie Notaro tackles everything from new neighbors to open-mouth coughs with the wit of Erma Bombeck and Jen Lancaster.
Novak, B.J. One More Thing Essays Brainy, quirky hilarity.
Novak, B.J. The Book With No Pictures Humorous Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Sherman Alexie. I think this is also Mindy Kaling's friend.
Novak, Jacqueline How to Weep in Public Humorous Suggested By:
Relatable, laugh-out-loud memoir of a comedian's personal struggles "adds levity to the daunting topic of depression". " me hope in this business" (Amy Shumer)
Novik, Naomi His Majesty's Dragon Fantasy For anyone who's read one of Patrick O'Brian's 19th-century naval adventures and mused, "You know what would make this better? Dragons!" What could have been a D&D inspired mess is, in Novik's hands, a completely authentic tale, brimming with all the detail and richness one looks for in military yarns as well as the impossible wonder of gilded fantasy.
Novogratz, Jacqueline The Blue Sweater Non-fiction Novogratz left international banking to help women in developing countries borrow small sums of money to start their own businesses. She saw an African boy wearing the very sweater she'd given away years before. An inspiring book by a remarkable woman.
Noyce, Wilfrid South Col Memoir One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest 1953. A better book than Sir John Hunt's official chronicle, "The Ascent of Everest".
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness Thaler, Richard H. and Cass R. Sunstein Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Nudge is about choices--how we make them and how we can make better ones. Drawing on decades of research in the fields of behavioral science and economics, authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer a new perspective on preventing the countless mistakes we make--ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resources--and show us how sensible "choice architecture" can successfully nudge people toward the best decisions.
Nugent, Shemane Married to a Rock Star Non-fiction Introduction by Ted Nugent.
Nussbaum, Susan Good Kings Bad Kings Youth Suggested By:
In a home for young people with disabilities, a group of teenagers finds true friendship -- and the courage to love themselves.
Nuzum, Eric Giving Up The Ghost Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
As a teenager, Eric was convinced a ghost was following him and his terrifying experience nearly destroyed his life. Can a journey through America's most haunted places finally bring him peace?
Nyhan, Loretta All The Good Parts Chick Lit Suggested By:
At 39, Leona is a broke student living in her sister's basement, playing the role of the zany aunt. But when she learns that her eggs are just about drying up, she jumps into a hilarious quest to find the perfect donor. A "sweet and unconventional story" (Booklist).
O'Brian, Patrick Aubrey/Maturin novels Other BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Patrick Tull, recommended by Stephen King.
O'Brian, Patrick The Aubrey/Maturin Novels Fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
  • Master and Commander (read 2004/01)
  • Post Captain (read 2007/01)
  • H.M.S. Surprise (read 2007/10)
  • The Mauritius Command
  • Desolation Island
  • The Fortune of War
  • The Surgeon's Mate
  • The Ionian Mission
  • Treason's Harbor
  • The Far Side of the World (read - 2004/02)
  • The Reverse of the Medal
  • The Letter of Marque
  • The Thirteen Gun Salute
  • The Nutmeg of Consolation
  • The TrueLove
O'Brien, Tim If I die in a combat zone, box me up and ship me home Memoir O'Brien's searing memoir of his years as a soldier in Vietnam takes readers with him through the ghostly ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong.
O'Brien, Tim Tomcat in Love Fiction Riotous good time. Minnesota linguistics professor and his wife are vacationing in Florida when she befriends a guy and dumps her husband.
O'Carroll, Brendan The Mammy, The Chisellers, The Granny Fiction Raucous hilarity and fierce familial loyalty.
O'Connell, Caitlin The Elephant's Secret Sense Non-fiction O'Connell conveys the delight of a baby trying to control its undeveloped trunk but "whacking itself with its limp propeller," and depicts locals leery of Westerners trying to "save Africa." Making up in raw adventure what it lacks in polish, Sense provides a ride as rough and astonishing as the roads of the African floodplain.
O'Connell, Libby The American Plate Non-fiction Chart the evolution of American cuisine thru 100 dishes ranging from early delicacies such as roast turtle to the most current culinary fads.
O'Donnell, Rosie Find Me Memoir Amazing experience that changed her life.
O'Donoghue, Brian Patrick Honest Dogs Non-fiction Recounts his last-place finish in the Yukon Quest.
O'Farrell, John The Best A Man Can Get Fiction The best look into a man's mind short of a CAT scan.
O'Farrell, John This Is Your Life Humorous O'Farrell is one of the funniest things in Britain, funnier even than Prince Charles' ears. Jimmy, a likeable non-entity has chance meeting with a famous comedian just before he dies, and is mistaken as being a comedian himself by a reporter at the funeral. This book also supplies a genuinely stunning climactic twist.
O'Nan, Stewart The Circus Fire Non-fiction True story, fire in 1944 killed 167 people.
O'Neal, Barbara Various Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Magical Realism author, recommended by Menna van Praag. And Sarah Addison Allen "Barbara is a good soul, and she writes about food and love and magic!"
  • The Lost Recipe for Happiness (2008 - read 2017/04)
  • The Secret of Everything (2009)
  • How to Bake a Perfect Life (2010)
  • The Garden of Happy Endings (2012)
  • The All You Can Dream Buffet (2014)
O'Neill, Dan A Land Gone Lonesome Travel While recalling 1890s gold rushers, O'Neill canoes down the frigid Yukon River from Canada to Alaska.
O'Neill, Louise Only Ever Yours SciFi Suggested By: Suggested List.
Women are raised in dorms and trained to be beautiful, quiet, obedient wives. An ingenious exploration of gender role, female identify, and female competition.
O'Rourke, P.J. Eat the Rich Non-fiction ??
O'Toole, Peter Loitering With Intent Memoir The actor's 1992 autobiography tumbles wittily through his boyish shenanigans, and attempt to be a "scholar Bohemian", and two obsessions: with the profoundly strange Adolf Hitler, and the glories of acting.
Oates, Joyce Carol The Falls Fiction In 1950 Ariah Erskine's husband flees their hotel after a disastrous wedding night and throws himself into the roiling waters. When she fears her second husband may also leave, Ariah's jealousy turns her marriage as toxic as the chemicals leaching into the Love Canal.
Obama, Barack 86 books recommended by Barack Obama Other Suggested By: Other.
  1. The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer
  2. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
  3. The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
  4. The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston
  5. Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
  6. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  7. Nora Webster, Colm Toibin
  8. The Laughing Monsters, Denis Johnson
  9. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, Evan Osnos
  10. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Dr. Atul Gawande
  11. Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, Katherine Rundell
  12. The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan
  13. Redwall series, Brian Jacques
  14. Junie B. Jones series, Barbara Park
  15. Nuts To You, Lynn Rae Perkins
  16. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, William Finnegan
  17. H Is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
  18. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  19. Seveneves, Neal Stephenson
  20. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
  21. All That Is, James Salter
  22. The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert
  23. The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri
  24. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  25. Washington: A Life, Ron Chernow
  26. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  27. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
  28. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
  29. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  30. Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
  31. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  32. Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson
  33. Song Of Solomon, Toni Morrison
  34. Parting The Waters, Taylor Branch
  35. Gilead, Marylinne Robinson
  36. Best and the Brightest, David Halberstam
  37. The Federalist, Alexander Hamilton
  38. Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois
  39. The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene
  40. The Quiet American, Graham Greene
  41. Cancer Ward, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  42. Gandhi's autobiography
  43. Working, Studs Terkel
  44. Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
  45. Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith
  46. All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren
  47. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
  48. To the End of the Land, David Grossman
  49. Purity, Jonathan Franzen
  50. A Bend in the River, V. S. Naipau
  51. Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff
  52. Lush Life, Richard Price
  53. Netherland, Joseph O'Neill
  54. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, Salman Rushdie
  55. Redeployment, Phil Klay
  56. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
  57. Plainsong, Kent Haruf
  58. The Way Home, George Pelecanos
  59. What Is the What, Dave Eggers
  60. Philosophy & Literature, Peter S. Thompson
  61. Collected Poems, Derek Walcott
  62. In Dubious Battle, John Steinbeck (read 2017/02)
  63. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (read 2013/08)
  64. The Three-Body Problem, Liu Cixin
  65. Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling (read - various)
  66. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris
  67. John Adams, David McCullough
  68. Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer, Fred Kaplan
  69. Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, Jonathan Alte
  70. FDR, Jean Edward Smith
  71. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin
  72. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
  73. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America, Thomas L. Friedman
  74. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, Steve Coll
  75. Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age, Larry Bartels
  76. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Robert A. Caro
  77. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Evan Osnos
  78. Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
  79. Moral Man And Immoral Society, Reinhold Niebuhr
  80. A Kind And Just Parent, William Ayers
  81. The Post-American World, Fareed Zakaria
  82. Lessons in Disaster, Gordon Goldstein
  83. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
  84. The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
  85. Andy Grove: The Life and Times of an American, Richard S. Tedlow
  86. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, Katherine Boo
Oddly Normal Schwartz, John Memoir Parents help gay son come to terms with his sexuality.
Offill, Jenny and Elissa Schappell The Friend Who Got Away Essays A compelling collection of true stories by women about winning - and losing - friends.
Offir, Amit How to Draw Collection 1-12 Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Ogley, Desmond Nordic Walking Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The beginner's guide to Nordic pole walking for health, fitness & adventure.
Okamura, Takashi and Marcia Hall Michelangelo: The Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel Photo First pictures after 1980-1994 restoration.
Okrant, Robyn Living Oprah Memoir Suggested By: Movie/TV.
My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk. Despite skepticism about the validity (or possibility) of finding happiness through Oprah, she embarked on 12 months of Oprah-prescribed activities and expenditures, plus blog updates. Monthly tallies detail activities, expenditures and the author's thoughtful observations. For example, she writes: "I believe Oprah's ultimate goal is to empower women and girls," but "I think Oprah devalues women by focusing so much on our bodies." The author is honest about her own experiment-inspired conflicts: as a result of her endeavors, she has a book and has lost weight, but is "almost always a stressed-out, insecure, exhausted mess." Okrant posits that, in many ways, pursuing a "life" detracts from "real life." In the end, while there are few real revelations, Okrant has written a thoughtful, honest examination of her journey.
Okrent, Daniel Last Call Non-fiction Why did Prohibition ever happen? Banning liquor didn't stop the good times flowing. What it did was raise crime rates and decrease govt revenues, leading to a repeal in 1933. Fun, effervescent as champagne.
Older, Daniel José Shadowshaper Youth Suggested By:
Full of a joyful, defiant spirit and writing as luscious as a Brooklyn summer night, Shadowshaper introduces a heroine and magic unlike anything else in fantasy fiction, and marks the YA debut of a bold new voice.
Oliver, Isaac Intimacy Idiot Essays Oliver has mastered the art of self-deprecation. Numerous observations from jury duty and late-night subway rides prove both tragic and transcendent.
Oliver, Jamie Cook With Jamie Cookbook "Cooking isn't hard or elitist. It's just about learning little bits." Excellent looking recipe for raw beet salad with feta and pear.
Olivis, Argena Network Marketing For Introverts Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Guide To Success For The Shy Network Marketer (network marketing, multi level marketing, mlm, direct sales).
Ollestad, Norman Carzy for the Storm Memoir Survival memoir. 11-year-old competitive skier Norman O crashed into California's snowy San Gabriel Mountains. The accident killed the pilot and Ollestad's father and gravely injured his father's girlfriend, leaving Norman facing an icy high-altitude death.
Ollestad, Norman Crazy for the Storm Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Flying to a ski championship in Feb 1979, the plane crashed and 11 year old Norman had to make his way alone down a treacherous mountain alone. Mountain climbing (not really, but I think it's the type of adventure I'd like to see if I did search for mountain climbing books).
Omasta, Ann The Keys to my Diary Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. My life is wacky, often wild, and always entertaining. From my love-hate relationship with the book, The Secret, to my encounters with cursing parrots and skittering crabs, the summations of my offbeat life will make you laugh right along with me.
Oppenheimer, Jerry Toy Monster Non-fiction The big, bad world of Mattel. Behind-the-scenes dirt on the world of Barbie.
Oram, Andy Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think Non-fiction How do the experts solve difficult problems in software development? In this unique and insightful book, leading computer scientists offer case studies that reveal how they found unusual, carefully designed solutions to high-profile projects.
Orenstein, Peggy Girls & Sex Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Orenstein interviewed more than 70 women in their tweens and early 20s to find out in a non-sensational but deeply entertaining way what they're thinking and doing sexually.
Orenstein, Peggy Waiting for Daisy Memoir Just when you think there is no more to say about the comedy and tragedy of infertility, Peggy Orenstein comes along and changes your mind. This may be the most honest book written about the tsunami of emotion that hits women when what should come most naturally - reproduction - becomes instead one vast, expensive science experiment.
Orfield, Myron Metropolitics and American Metropolitics Non-fiction Cutting edge groundbreaking work about suburbs.
Orozco, Daniel Oriention: And Other Stories Short Stories Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. "Orientation" is a story from Daniel Orozco's critically acclaimed collection of the same name, which leads the reader through the hidden lives and moral philosophies of bridge painters, men housebound by obesity, office temps, and warehouse workers. He reveals the secret pleasures of late-night supermarket trips for cookie binges, exceptional data entry, and an exiled dictator's occasional piss on the U.S. embassy. A love affair blooms between two officers in the impartially worded pages of a police blotter; during an earthquake, the consciousness of the entire state of California shakes free for examination.
Orr, CFP Mark J. Recession-proof Retirement Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Safe strategies to manage wealth and retirement income. Safely increase interest income now.
Orsborn, Carol M.D. The Year I Saved My (downsized) Soul Memoir Is it possible to keep your spirit intact while losing your job, dealing with rejection and uncertainty and seeking a new way to make a living? Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. began keeping a daily journal of her tumultuous journey through recessionary times, struggling to make sense of both personal and societal tribulation. Along the way, she found herself testing spiritual principles she'd been sharing over the course of the 15 books she'd authored, ultimately embracing both the despair and delight of what it means to be fully alive.
Ortho Wood Projects for the Garden Craft Wood projects. For the garden.
Ortiz, Gayle and Joe Ortiz with Louisa Beers The Village Baker's Wife Cookbook Suggested By: Unknown.
If you dream of making delectable croissants, pastries, and pies, don't miss this wondrous collection of recipes from one of the top bakeries in the country!
Orwell, George 1984 SciFi The classic. Not sure when/why I put it on the list. Maybe it's time to think about re-reading it?
Osburn, Terri Home To Stay Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Free Kindle book. An Anchor Island Novel Book 3. Willow Parsons's two new best friends are getting married, putting her squarely on the sidelines of romance--which suits her just fine. After the nightmarish situation she escaped from, featuring the ultimate Mr. Wrong, she is more than happy to spend her days slinging drinks in Dempsey's Bar & Grill, and her nights alone. But her Anchor Island refuge has just one catch: muscle-bound charmer Randy Navarro.
Osgood, Charles Funny Letters from Famous People Non-fiction Collection of correspondence that illustrates the rich and often surprising senses of humor of famous people.
Oswalt, Patton Silver Screen Fiend Memoir Occupied much of his 20s mainlining celluloid. A slim collection of loosely sequential essays.
Oswalt, Patton Zombie Spaceship Wasteland Humorous It's not exactly a memoir, but somehow the individual shards form a believable portrait of a witty, vulnerable funnyman.
Otto, Whitney How To Make an American Quilt Fiction Suggested By:
The New York Times bestseller that inspired a major motion picture starring Winona Ryder and Maya Angelou! In a small California town, generations of women come together weekly for a quilting circle.
Outside Magazine, intro by Hampton Sides The Polar Bear Waltz: And Other Moments of Epic Silliness Photo Skiers, bikers, and mountain climbers in astonishing poses; animals behaving hilariously; funky clouds.
Owen, David Copies in Seconds Non-fiction The invention of the photocopy machine led to "the biggest communication breakthru since Guttenberg". Both the tale and Owen's unfettered apperciation for his subject make for a fascinating read.
Owen, Katie Mrs Owen's Beginning Prepper Guide for Women Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.05 Kindle book. All the basics in emergency preparation from Canning to Beekeeping, building cabins to creating your own medicine box. Her advice is practical and inspiring.
Owens, Mark and Delia Secrets of the Savanna Non-fiction The naturalists launched an ambitious project [in Zambia's North Luangwa National Park] to create jobs for poachers and study the animals who survived. Their story is thrilling - the kind of tale that wild-animal lovers won't easily forget.
Oxenreider, Tsh Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World Memoir Suggested By:
It doesn't always feel like it, but we do have the freedom to creatively change the little things in our lives so that our path better aligns with our values and passions. Part memoir, part travelogue, part practical guide, Notes from a Blue Bike takes you on a ride from a hillside in Kosovo to a Turkish high-rise, to the congested city of Austin to a small town in Oregon. It chronicles schooling quandaries and dinnertime dilemmas, as well as entrepreneurial adventures and family excursions via plane, train, automobile, and blue cruiser bike.
Oyeyemi, Helen Boy, Snow, Bird Fiction A woman marries a widower, then learns he and his daughter are light-skinned African-Americans who have been passing for white.
Oyeyemi, Helen What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Magical/Mystical Suggested By:
Short stories. Give it a try and see how it compares to Aimee Bender. Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical.
Oz, Dr. Mehmet C. You: The Owners Manual Non-fiction An insider's guide to the body that will make you healthier and younger.
Ozick, Cynthia Quarrel and Quandary Essays Essays by remarkable mind.
Packard, Jerrold M. Victoria's Daughters Non-fiction Queen Victoria's daughters were married off politically all over Europe. Family turmoil and intrigue of soap-opera proportions.
Packer, Ann Songs Without Words Fiction By the author of "The Dive From Clausen's Pier". Liz has always taken care of her mother, but now a crisis with her own daughter leaves her the one needing support. Sounds lame, but I think Clausen's Pier was pretty good.
Packer, ZZ Drinking Coffee Elsewhere Short Stories Suggested By:
Packer dazzles with her command of language, surprising and delighting us with unexpected turns and indelible images, as she takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong. We meet a Brownie troop of black girls who are confronted with a troop of white girls; a young man who goes with his father to the Million Man March and must decides where his allegiance lies; an international group of drifters in Japan, who are starving, unable to find work; and more.
Pagán, Camille Life and Other Near-Death Experiences Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah. Despite her new sunny locale, her plans go awry when she finds that she can't quite outrun the past or bring herself to face an unknowable future. Every day of tropical bliss may be an invitation to disaster, but with her twin brother on her trail and a new relationship on the horizon, Libby is determined to forget about fate. Will she risk it all to live--and love--a little longer?
Page, Tim Parallel Play Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
A quirkily appealing memoir about growing up with Asperger's - and succeeding because of it. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Painter, Sarah In the Light of What We See Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Two women in the same hospital, but separated by decades, are drawn together by a common need to salvage their lives. A nurse in 1938 who has brought shame onto her family and the survivor of a near-fatal car crash.
Painter, Sarah Various Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Unknown.
  • The Language of Spells (2013 - read 2017/08)
  • The Secrets of Ghosts (2014 - read 2017/09)
  • The Garden of Magic (novella prequel 2015 - read 2017/09)
  • (2016)
  • Beneath the Water (2018)
Palahniuk, Chuck Choke Fiction Author of Fight Club
Palahniuk, Chuck Invisible Monsters Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Shannon McFarland's career as a picture perfect model was ruined the day her lower jaw was shot off while she was driving down the freeway. Her best friend Evie Cottrell steals all her clothing while she is in the hospital, and her fiancé Manus Kelley leaves her; but during her speech therapy classes she meets the enigma that is Brandy Alexander.
Pallingston, Jessica Lipstick A Celebration of the World's Favorite Cosmetic Non-fiction ??
Palmer, Liza Conversations With The Fat Girl Chick Lit Overweight Maggie and Olivia are best friends...until Olivia gets gastric bypass surgery and embarks on a size 2 life. The story takes a more interesting turn once Maggie stops wallowing, and the descriptions of Olivia's catty pals are priceless.
Palmieri, Suzanne Various Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Sarah Addison Allen recommended The Witch of Little Italy.
  • The Witch of Little Italy (2013 - read 2013/05)
  • The Witch of Belladonna Bay (2014 - read 2017/05)
  • The Witch of Bourbon Street (2015)
  • The Witch House of Persimmon Point (2016)
Pandolfe, David Streets Like Fireworks Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Jack experiences a mystifying event involving visions, voices and spectral visits, he figures there's only one person to help him understand who's calling out to him and why. Before long, Jack and Lauren are off on a road trip of discovery that could provide answers to a mystery left unsolved for twenty years.
Pang, Amy Instamatic Karma Photo In 1973 Yoko Ono told the couple's then assistant that "I think you should go out with him". Pang dated Lennon for 18 months [weird]. Pang, now 57, shares her personal photos for the first time.
Pao, Ellen Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change Memoir Suggested By: Other.
If you talk, you talk too much. If you don't talk, you're too quiet. You don't own the room. If you want to protect your work, you're not a team player.
Parazynski, Scott The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed Memoir Suggested By:
This intimate, compelling account offers a rare portrait of space exploration from the inside.Parazynski flies with John Glenn, tests jet packs, trains in Russia to become a cosmonaut, and flies five missions to outer space (including seven spacewalks) in his seventeen-year NASA career. An unparalleled, visceral opportunity to understand what it's like to train for--and deploy to--a home in zero gravity. Plus other stuff about his life.
Paretsky, Sara Blacklist Crime/Mystery V.I. Warshawski in Paretsky's 11th crime novel.
Paretsky, Sara VI Warshawski Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Movie/TV.
  • Indemnity Only (1982 - read 1998/06)
  • Deadlock (1984 - read 1998/09)
  • Killing Orders (1985 - read 1998/07)
  • Bitter Medicine (1987 - read 1998/10)
  • Blood Shot (1988 - read 1998/10)
  • Burn Marks (1990 - read 1998/10)
  • Guardian Angel (1992 - read 1998/12)
  • Tunnel Vision (1994)
  • Hard Time (1999)
  • Total Recall (2001)
  • Blacklist (2003)
  • Fire Sale (2005)
  • Hardball (2009)
  • Body Work (2010)
  • Breakdown (2012)
  • Critical Mass (2013)
  • Brush Back (2015)
  • Fallout (2017)
Park, Clara Clairborne Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter's Life with Autism Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Autistic woman's path to middle age. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Park, Frances When My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon Fiction Asian-American writer in tradition of Amy Tan.
Park, Patricia Re Jane Fiction Suggested By: Suggested List.
A story of heritage defining who you are and your value in the culture as a half-Korean half-American orphan moves from a Korean-American neighborhood in Queens NY to Seoul Korea.
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