Books I'd Like To Read

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

Kilmer-Purcell, Josh The Bucolic Plague GLBT How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir
Kilroy, Mike Nine Meals Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. When the sun belched and the power grid failed, it was only nine meals until the end of the world. Billy "Shep" Shepard always thought the apocalypse would come from an asteroid with a funny name, or a super bug, or a nuclear war, or even Yellowstone blowing its top. It came from none of those things. Instead it came from an angry sun in the form of the biggest Coronal Mass Ejection mankind had ever seen – and it slapped the human race back a century.
Kim, Eunsun with Sébastien Falletti A Thousand Miles to Freedom Memoir Suggested By:
Born in North Korea, Eunsun Kim's childhood was beset by starvation and terror. This remarkable account covers her perilous escape as she and her family risked everything for an uncertain chance at freedom.
Kim, Joseph Under the Same Sky Non-fiction Kim survived - barely - on the streets of North Korea before escaping to China. Never a good student, he was determined to master English, finally making it to college in the USA.
Kimball, Katie Better Than a Box Cookbook Suggested By: Unknown.
$.99 Kindle book. How to transform processed food recipes into whole food favorites.
Kimball, Katie Smart Sweets: 30 Desserts to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book.
Kimbrell, Andrew, editor The Fatal Harvest Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture Non-fiction Fatal Harvest takes an unprecedented look at our current ecologically destructive agricultural system and offers a compelling vision for an organic and environmentally safer way of producing the food we eat.
Kimelman, Emily Insatiable Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sydney Rye Mystery book 3. When a dangerous man from her past calls, Sydney Rye finds she cannot turn him away. Robert Maxim explains that the daughter of a powerful friend has gone missing and he wants Rye to find her. In exchange, he offers her something she had given up hope of ever having; freedom from her past.
Kimmel, Haven She Got Up Off the Couch Memoir Fans of Kimmel's breakout memoir, A Girl Named Zippy, will be delighted to learn that they continued to lead lives of ordinary wonder.
Kincaid, Jamaica My Garden Memoir Referenced as a "green thumb classic" in a review of William Alexander's "The $64 Tomato".
King, Carole A Natural Woman Memoir Her deaf and intellectually disabled brother inspired her to strive for excellence. She spent a year in a rustic cabin in Idaho.
King, Dean Skeletons On The Zahara Non-fiction In 1815, American captain James Riley and his 11 men were shipwrecked off the Moroccan coast and washed ashore on the cliffs below the Sahara. They were captured and enslaved by Muslim nomads. Only half of them survived.
King, Gilbert Beneath A Ruthless Sun Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Gripping, shocking, true story. Racial tensions boil over in a small Florida town when one tragedy reveals devastating truths about Jim Crow America.
King, Melissa She's Got Next Memoir Her story of years spent playing pickup [basketball] games wherever she could find them. Part sports memoir, part chick-lit, and part amateur philosophy.
King, Sara Fortune's Rising Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Outer Bounds book 1. Book 2 is Fortune's Folly. Humanity, in its struggle to escape its own planet's demise, began sending colony ships from Earth almost seven hundred years ago in the desperate hope a handful would find some place habitable to human life and be able to continue our species. Only one ship survived.
King, Stephen Cell SciFi Cell phones start turning their users into "phone crazies" - killers who can levitate and read minds. King hates cellphones and doesn't own one.
King, Stephen Elevatation Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Castle Rock, but make it happier. This novella returns to the iconic fictional town to bring the community together as they really behind a neighbor plagued by a mysterious disease.
King, Stephen Elevation Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Bickering between neighbors and town-wide bigotry infest Castle Rock, one of Stephen King's favorite fictional Maine hamlets, until a resident with a mystical ailment begins spreading exuberance and kindness, side effects of his unusual affliction. Somber, sweet novella.
King, Stephen Lisey's Story Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Lisey lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey knew there was a place Scott went--a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face Scott's demons, to go to that terrifying place known as Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.
King, Stephen The Shining Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Terrible events occur at an isolated hotel in the off season, when a small boy with psychic powers struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.
King, Stephen and others Rage Against the Night Short Stories Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Under the onslaught of supernatural evil, the acts of good people can seem insignificant, but a courageous few stand apart. These brave men and women stand up to the darkness, stare it right in the eye, and give it the finger. These are the stories of those who rage against the night, stories of triumph, sacrifice, and bravery in the face of overwhelming evil.
King, Stephen and Richard Chizmar Gwendy's Button Box Fantasy Suggested By:
Novella. In Castle Rock, Maine, young Gwendy receives a mysterious gift from an unsettling stranger.
Kingsolver, Barbara Animal Dreams Fiction A woman returns whom to take care of her father. Kingsolver draws heavily on Arizona's Native American and Hispanic cultures.
Kingsolver, Barbara The Bean Trees Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Barbara Kingsolver's first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West.
Kingsolver, Barbara The Poisonwood Bible Fiction A profoundly affecting story of Africa's mysterious ways, and God's. Missionary pastor tries to speak the native language but has unfortunate mispronounciations. At Poisonwood'd center is the evil that can flourish when arrogance is cloaked in righteousness.
Kinney, K.D. Enduring the Crisis Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Book One of the Endure Trilogy; there don't seem to be any others yet. When an EMP nuclear event takes out the grid and brings the nation to a complete stop, Tammy and Ben may not have been as prepared as they thought. Tammy is a food storage and emergency preparedness specialist. So she thinks. She and her five daughters will find out how prepared they are when they're put through the ultimate test when the worst happens. Having everything she needs won't bring her missing family members home or keep the crazies away. What's worse is she has no way to contact her husband Ben to find out if he survived. Ben is supervising a road-building project in a remote fishing village in Alaska when the state's defense system takes out what could have been a nuclear EMP disaster. The lights are still on where he is, but with all flights grounded, there's no easy way back to Anchorage, much less the lower forty-eight. He's a thousand miles away from the disaster and he's determined to return home to his family no matter what it takes.
Kinsella, Sophie Can You Keep A Secret? Chick Lit Spunky Londoner confesses enbarrassing things to a stranger on her plane and then learns that he is actually the dashing head of her company.
Kinser, Joshua Good Dog, Bad Mountain Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. A memoir about a dog, a young man, and a hike on the Appalachian Trail. Hike. Hiking.
Kipling, Rudyard The Man Who Would Be King Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. A British journalist meets two interesting adventurers in India ruing their plan of blackmailing a Rajah. They return to him several months later asking for maps and books of the area. They have a new quest in mind now: to become kings in the remote Afghanistan and rule over a unified nation.
Kipling, Rudyard The Man Who Would Be King Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Kipling, Rudyard The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Eerie Tales Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Contents: The Phantom 'Rickshaw; My Own True Ghost Story; The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes; The Man Who Would Be King.
Kipnis, Laura How To Become a Scandal Non-fiction Media studies prof Kipnis offers up a theory of scandal - why people in high places self-destruct, and why we may need them too.
Kirchner, Ann Sala's Gift Memoir Sala Kirschner spent five years as a slave in Nazi camps as a teen. Now her daughter has gathered Sala's vintage snapshots and the letters that reached her in the camps into a moving volume.
Kirkby, Mary-Ann I Am Hutterite Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$1.06 Kindle book. The fascinating true story of a young woman's journey to reclaim her heritage.
Kirkman, Robert and Tony Moore The Walking Dead Graphic Novel Suggested By: Movie/TV.

  • Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
  • Volume 2: Miles Behind Us
  • Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars
  • Volume 4: The Heart's Desire
  • Volume 5: The Best Defense
  • Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life
  • Volume 7: The Calm Before
  • Volume 8: Made To Suffer
  • Volume 9: Here We Remain
  • Volume 10: What We Become
  • Volume 11: Fear The Hunters
  • Volume 12: Life Among Them
  • Volume 13: Too Far Gone
  • Volume 14: No Way Out
  • Volume 15: We Find Ourselves
  • Volume 16: A Larger World
  • Volume 17: Something To Fear
  • Volume 18: What Comes After
  • Volume 19: March To War
  • Volume 20: All Out War (Part One)
  • Volume 21: All Out War ( Part Two)
  • Volume 22: A New Beginning
  • Volume 23: Whispers Into Screams
  • Volume 24: Life And Death
  • Volume 25: No Turning Back
  • Volume 26: Call To Arms
  • Volume 27: The Whisperer
  • Volume 28: A Certain Doom
Kirn, Walter Mission to America Fiction Two mormans decend from their Montana mountaintop to find new blood for the gene pool. The barbs are spot-on and the apostles, with their naivete about everything from Cheetos to Wiccans to reality TV, are hopelessly endearing.
Kirn, Walter Up in the Air Fiction Sharp and funny, protagonist Ryan Bingham is written with first-person, stream-of-consciousness narration about his frequent-flier exploits. Adapted by Jason Reitman for the George Clooney movie.
Kitchener, Caroline Post Grad Memoir Suggested By:
Ivy League graduate reflects on how she and four of her classmates handled their newfound independence during their first year out of college.
Klam, Julie Friendkeeping Memoir Have you ever had a friend who started doing yoga and really loved it? Has that friend tried force you do join her cult of yoga-doers? A rollicking must read.
Klavan, Andrew Hunting Down Amanda Crime/Mystery Smart, gritty thriller.
Klay, Phil Redeployment Non-fiction Suggested By: Suggested List.
12 searing stories about the Iraq War by a Marine who observed during the surge are a blazing literary achievement that strikes at the brutality and banality of war and powerfully memorializes its casualties both living and dead. Recommended by President Obama.
Klein, George with Chuck Crisafulli Elvis: My Best Man Memoir Suggested By:
George Klein met Elvis Presley in the eighth grade -- and remained one of his closest friends throughout the star's meteoric rise to fame. Klein shares his memories of the music legend in this revealing memoir! "George was with Elvis from the beginning. He personally knows the story" (Dick Clark).
Klein, Gerda Weissmann All But My Life Memoir Suggested By:
Gerda Weissmann Klein, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, shares her harrowing story of surviving horrific Nazi labor camps during the Holocaust.
Klein, Jessi You'll Grow Out of It Essays Suggested By: People Mag.
SNL and Inside Amy Schumer comedy writer's hilarious, astute essays about the perilous path to modern womanhood which will have to wincing in recognition.
Klein, Samanta Sous Vide Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The complete Sous Vide cookbook for beginners and experts in Sous Vide.
Kleinedler, Steve, et al 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses & Misuses Non-fiction This quick guide features 100 words that frequently trip us up. Well, none of the examples tripped me up, so this may be another Strunk & White fiasco.
Kleinfield, Sonny His Oldest Friend: The Story of an Unlikely Bond Non-fiction The complexities and contradictions of the friendship between a 93-year-old wheelchair-bound woman living in a New York City nursing home and a poor, 20-year-old Hispanic volunteer charged with visiting her on afternoons is the subject of this inspirational book.
Kleinzahler, Agust Cutty, One Rock Memoir The austere poet writes about the Jersey Mob, Brit poetry, and the family dog in this poignant memoir.
Klinkenborg, Verlyn The Rural Life Non-fiction Year-long meditation on the deep joys and ordinary beauty of our daily lives.
Klosterman, Chuck Fargo Rock City Memoir How rock bands changed his life. It'll stick to you like the decal on a black concert t-shirt.
Klosterman, Chuck Killing Yourself to Live Memoir Chronicles his 21-day, 600-CD road trip across America in search of famous rock-star death sites.
Klosterman, Chuck Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs Essays He shows how 'The Empire Strikes Back' created Gen X, and John Cusack's Lloyd Dobler schtick in 'Say Anything' ruined the mind of every American female born between 1965 and 1978.
Kluger, Jeffrey The Sibling Effect Non-fiction What the bonds among brothers and sisters reveal about us. Addictively readable.
Kluwe, Chris Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies Non-fiction On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities
Knight, David Jacob The Phone Company Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Phone Company has been around for a long time. As civilization grew, so did PCo's power, slowly spreading its lines across the continent. Today it's in everything. It's in the air around us.
Knight, Thomas Jefferson and Ethel Knight Free State of Jones and the Echo of the Black Horn Non-fiction Suggested By:
In Civil War–era Mississippi, Captain Newt Knight took over a town and created a groundbreaking mixed-race community. Featuring perspectives from two of Knight's descendants, this gripping history reveals his life and lasting impact.
Knighton, Ryan Cockeyed Memoir Those of us in the sighted world may have walked past a blind person and asked, "How, exactly, do they do it?" This feisty, bittersweet memoir, both answers that question and shrugs it off as he describes his 15-year descent into darkness, the result of a rare degenerative eye disease.
Knipper, Stephanie The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin Magical/Mystical Suggested By:
Perfect for fans of Sarah Addison Allen! When estranged sisters Rose and Lily reconnect at their family's flower farm, Rose's daughter begins to show miraculous powers. This heartfelt novel "will appeal to those seeking elements of magic realism, family relationships, and personal growth" (Library Journal).
Knisley, Lucy French Milk Memoir A recent college grad's graphic memoir about the six weeks she spend in Paris with her mom. Slight, but charming.
Knorr, Roseanne A Grown-Up's Guide to Running Away From Home Non-fiction How to pay for your getaway. What do to about children and pets. Bureaucratic challenges. Those faraway place get a lot closer.
Knowles, Drew Rouge 66 Adventure Handbook Travel Christened "The Mother Road" by John Steinbeck, the 80-year-old highway reaching from Chicago to L.A. is a festival of vintage Americana lovingly document in this photo-illustrated guide.
Knowles, Harry Aint it Cool? Hollywood's Redheaded Stepchild Speaks Out Non-fiction The internet movie guy.
Knowles, John A Separate Peace Fiction Classic novel of friendship and lost innocence. Two roommates at New England's Devon School in the summer of 1942.
Knowlton, Elizabeth The Naked Mountain Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Well-written account of the 1933 German-American expedition to Nanga Parbat, which included a woman. Tragedy ensued, along with controversial death(s). Mountain climbing.
Kobayashi, Kentaro Donburi Mania Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. Delightful little cookbook of rice bowl dishes.
Kodas, Michael High Crimes Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
This account of an Everest ascent effectively strips the journey of all sentiment. During his 2004 expedition, Pulitzer-winning journalist Kodas finds the slopes of the famed mountain rife with theft and drug use. Equipment vanishes. Money-hungry guides take on ill-prepared climbers, then leave them to their fates in the unforgiving terrain near the top. Mountain climbing.
Kohn, Edward P. Hot Time in the Old Town Non-fiction The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt. For 10 hellishly hot days in August 1896, the poorly ventilated tenement blocks of immigrant New York were transformed into massive ovens: horses dropped dead in the streets and nearly 1,300 people perished.
Kolata, Gina Rethinking Thin Non-fiction Many obesity researchers believe body weight is inherited much like height. "Lean people think they are morally superior," one scientist told Kolato, but they're really winners of the genetic lottery. It isn't willpower, then, but a battle against biology - an especially pointless one given that new studies show "having a bit of extra fat appears to be protective."
Koloen, John The Cabin Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Jacob Alexander has spent more than a decade perfecting his off-the-grid lifestyle in remote northwestern Wisconsin. But nothing prepares him for the Sovereign Resistance, a white nationalist paramilitary group. The Resistance's activities include kidnapping, torture and murder. And Jacob's about to battle them face to face to rescue their victims.
Komito, Sanford I Came, I Saw, I Counted Non-fiction Sandy Komoti, one of the crazy guys from "The Big Year" bird book. Out of print?
Konigsberg, Ruth Davis The Truth About Grief Non-fiction Five stages? Maybe not. This hopeful book upends old ideas and emphasizes resilience.
Konkoly, Steven The Jarkarta Pandemic Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Perseid Collapse Series stand-alone prequel. Cases of a highly lethal virus appear in major cities around the globe. Most ignore the warning signs. Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, has read the signs for years. With his family and home prepared to endure an extended period of seclusion, Alex thinks he's ready for the pandemic. He's not even close.
  • Stand-alone prequel: The Jakarta Pandemic (Kindle)
  • Book 1: The Perseid Collapse (Kindle)
  • Book 2: The Event Horizon (don't own)
  • Book 3: Point of Crisis (don't own)
  • Book 4: Dispatches (don't own)
Konkoly, Steven The Perseid Collapse Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
$1.07 Kindle book. In the immediate aftermath of the pandemic, the Fletchers, along with their closest friends, are forced to separate--each group setting off on a harrowing journey. Alex Fletcher heads to Boston, on a rescue mission to find his son and friend's daughter--both trapped at college during the 'event'. What he finds along the way will shake him to the core and alter his life forever.
  • Stand-alone prequel: The Jakarta Pandemic (Kindle)
  • Book 1: The Perseid Collapse (Kindle)
  • Book 2: The Event Horizon (don't own)
  • Book 3: Point of Crisis (don't own)
  • Book 4: Dispatches (don't own)
Kopelman, Jay and Melinda Roth From Baghdad with Love Memoir A tenderhearted Marine officer risks all to get a stray puppy, stranded in Iraq, safely to the U.S. Dry eyes aren't an option.
Korelitz, Jean Hanff Admission Fiction With acceptance rates at Ivy League schools now impossibily low, this timely novel written by a former "reader" of personal essays at Princeton has built-in appeal for anyone seeking insight about the ferocious competition. Well-researched insider tidbits.
Korkus, Jim and McLain, Bob The Revised Vault of Walt Non-fiction Unofficial, Unauthorized, Uncensored Disney Stories Never Told. This first volume in Disney historian Jim Korkis' best-selling Vault of Walt series features nearly 30 little-known insider stories about Disney including:
  • The perilous four-month stint of famed Warner Bros. animator Chuck Jones at the Disney Studios
  • Why two women you've never heard of were among Walt's most important influences
  • Walt's admiration for and brief collaboration with legendary artist Salvador Dali
  • Walt and Lillian Disney's raucous 30th wedding anniversary celebration in Frontierland
  • How Walt's early infatuation with polo led to an injury that plagued him for the rest of his life
  • The story of Cinderella's Golden Carrousel and the Disney craftswoman who tended it for decades
  • Walt's fondness for chili and cold weenies, with authentic recipes to create his favorite dishes
Korn, Fadumo Born in the Big Rains Memoir As a girl Korn led a near-idyllic life, herding goats and traveling with her tribe in Somalia. But all that ended when she turned 7 and was subjected to the ritual of genital mutilation. A moving, unsentimental, and informative account of the painful personal experience.
Kornblut, Anne E. Notes From the Cracked Ceiling Non-fiction Journalist Kornblut presents an unsettling look showing how sexism, media mockery, and failed strategies keep women from higher offices. Full of astonishing anecdotes.
Koslow, Sally Slouching Toward Adulthood Non-fiction Koslow write wittily about the infantilization of American youth as increasing numbers treat getting a job and moving out as just an option.
Kostova, Elizabeth The Historian Fantasy Twilight for smarty-pants.
Koterba, Jeffrey Inklings Memoir Political cartoonist Koterba didn't know his twitching and flailing were caused by Tourette's when he was a boy - he thought he was crazy (and so did his family). A powerful and touching portrait of an artist.
Kozak, Harley Jane Dating Dead Men Chick Lit Stumbles on corpse while searching for Mr. Right
Kozak, Joshua Stay Fit for Life Technical/Reference Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. More than 60 Exercises to Restore Your Strength and Future-Proof Your Body. A streamlined functional training program specifically for the baby boomer generation. Future-proof your body and restore strength and balance to your everyday movement with 62 functional exercises, targeted workout routines, and three four-week fitness programs.
Kraft, Chris Flight Memoir My life in mission control. Flight is the stirring account of the U.S. space program from its infancy to its greatest triumphs - from the one man who was there for it all, Christopher Columbus Kraft, Jr., the first NASA Flight Director.
Krakauer, Jon Missoula Non-fiction Inspired by the story of a friend who was raped by a man she trusted. Equal parts riveting and horrifying, it's a hell of a read.
Krakauer, Jon Three Cups of Deceit Non-fiction Based on wide-ranging interviews with former employees, board members, and others who have intimate knowledge of Mortenson and his charity, the Central Asia Institute, Three Cups of Deceit uncovers multiple layers of deception behind Mortenson's public image.
Krakauer, Jon Under the Banner of Heaven Non-fiction Krakauer takes readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy.
Krakauer, Jon Where Men Win Glory Non-fiction The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
Krasnostein, Sarah The Trauma Center Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
A transgender former prostitute cleans up the fetid houses of he psychotic, the hopeless, and the murdered. It's a fascinating bio of Sandra Pankhurst, who found her way from an abuse-filled childhood to the life and gender she was meant to have, then devote that life to helping others.
Krauss, Erich Wave of Destruction Non-fiction Stories from the wake of the Dec 26, 2004 tsunami. Knowledgable account of survivor stories, and something of a page-turner.
Kring, Sandra The Book of Bright Ideas Fiction Suggested By:
For fans of Fannie Flagg: In 1961, nine-year-old Button befriends whimsical Winnalee, and the two search for secrets to add to Winnalee's Book of Bright Ideas. But when a devastating truth comes to light, their lives will change forever.
Kroese, Robert Monday Morning in the Mailroom of Good and Evil Fiction Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. I think I started this and was underwhelmed.
Krouse, Erika Come Up and See Me Sometime Short Stories 13 sharp stories with nervy women worth getting to know.
Krueger, Willam Kent Vermilion Drift Crime/Mystery Crafty MN PI Cork O'Connor finds the remains of six bodies. Five may have been there since 1964; the sixth was murdered a week ago.
Kuo, Michelle Reading with Patrick Memoir Suggested By:
A "tender memoir" (O, The Oprah Magazine): When a former teacher helped an incarcerated student continue his education, they both found their lives transformed. "Honest, generous, humble, and wise… A testament to the power of language and of books"
Kurlansky, Mark The Big Oyster Non-fiction A fascinating history of the oyster's role in NYC's development.
Kurlansky, Mark The Last Fish Tale Non-fiction By the author of Cod and The Big Oyster. Pollution, global warming, and overfishing threaten to wipe out our supply of fish.
Kurson, Robert Crashing Through Non-fiction Blinded at 3 by an explosive chemical, he became an Olympic skiier and CIA analyst before making medical history in 2000 as one of only about 20 people to regain sight after a lifetime of Braille and guide dogs. He learns that he'll never process visual stimuli normally. He can't recognize people by their faces, and he half-longs for the security of blindness. But grit and creativity carry him through.
Kurson, Robert Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See Auto/Biography Suggested By:
Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary stem cell transplant surgery could restore May's vision. Even if the surgery worked, history was against him. Fewer than twenty cases were known worldwide in which a person gained vision after a lifetime of blindness. Each of those people suffered desperate consequences we can scarcely imagine.
Kurzweil, Allen Whipping Boy Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Ol​d Bully
Kurzweil, Ray The Singularity is Near Non-fiction When Humans Transcend Biology. Kurzweil ponders topics including the prospect of extraterrestrial intelligence, surpassing the speed of light, and extending human life. Must reading for devotees of futurist literature.
Kushner, David Alligator Candy Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Kushner decided to investigate his own past to answer long-lingering questions about the abduction of his brother 30 years ago.
Kushner, David Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids Non-fiction A fat New Jersey kid who got hooked on "Magic: the Gathering" and turned his childhood obsession into millions by counting cards at casinos, winning online poker tourneys, and coming up with advanced analyses of sports bettting.
Kusy, Frank Dial and Talk Foreign at Once Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Frank Kusy is challenged by his publisher to research a book on India in just 66 days, he thinks it will be a breeze. How wrong he is. From the very start, it's a rollercoaster ride of daily dramas and madcap meetings he never dreamt could come his way. And in the background, someone close is lying in wait to sabotage his best-laid plans.
Kusy, Frank Rupee Millionaires Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. It is 1990, the heyday of Thatcher's Britain, and a new decade is dawning. As London's banks and stock-markets start filling up with young entrepreneurs called "yuppies", a completely different type of wheeler-dealer – the world traveller merchant adventurer – is emerging on the other side of the world, in India.
Kyle, Aryn The God of Animals Fiction Alice and her overworked father are trying desperately to hold on to the family's small-town Colorado horse ranch. This debut delivers all the fun of the book about horses you loved as a kid - but with the added weight and seriousness of a novel for grown-ups.
L. Frank Baum Delphi Complete Works of L. Frank Baum with the Complete Oz Books (Illustrated) Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. I bought this collection when I found blank spots in the text of Ozma of Oz where the story referenced a picture that wasn't there.
La Plante, Lynda Above Suspicion Fiction A mystery to devour this novel starring Anna Travis, the clever daughter of a former London police chief.
Lacey, Robert Model Woman Auto/Biography Biography of Eileen Ford, the brutally honest model behind Ford Models. Fascinating look at the woman who, perhaps more than anyone, shaped our ideas of what it means to be a sophisticated American beauty.
Lackberg, Camilla Various - Camilla Lackberg Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Patrik Hedstrom/Fjallbacka Books. Husband and wife team solve murders in their Swedish seaside village. Scandinavian.
  • The Ice Princess (2002)
  • The Preacher (2004)
  • The Stonecutter (2005)
  • The Gallows Bird (2006)
  • The Hidden Child (2007)
  • The Drowning (2008)
  • The Lost Boy (2013)
  • Buried Angels (2014)
  • The Ice Child (2016)
LaFerla, Jane Fresh Paint: New Looks for Unfinished Furniture Craft Painting the unpainted.
Lagercrantz, David The Girl in the Spider's Web Crime/Mystery The 4th book in the Lisbeth Salander series, but not written by Stieg Larsson.
Lahiri, Jhumpa Unaccustomed Earth Short Stories This mesmerizing collection explores the universal struggles Bengali immigrants face in the U.S.
Lahti, Christine True Stories From an Unreliable Eyewitness Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The Emmy-winning actress reveals her feminist coming-of-age through a series of raw, political, and deeply personal essays - including one about her late, physically abusive older brother.
Laing, Olivia The Trip to Echo Spring Non-fiction Beautiful, fascinating meditation on the relationship between drinking and great writing. "My stories written when sober are stupid...all reasoned out, not felt." F. Scott Fitzgerald.
LaMarche, Una Like No Other Youth A strict Hasidic girl and a nerdy west Indian boy fall for each other after getting trapped in a hospital elevator.
Lamb, Bette Golden and J.J. Lamb Sin & Bone Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Gina Mazzio RN Medical Series book 2. STOP ME BEFORE I KILL AGAIN That's the plea RN Gina Mazzio hears when she gets an anonymous call the night before her wedding. The cops say it's a crank call. Her fiancé says she's altar-shy. Her fellow workers call her "crazy."
Lamb, Wally The Hour I First Believed Fiction Suggested By: Author.
When high school teacher Caelum Quirk and his wife, Maureen, a school nurse, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April 1999, while Caelum is away, Maureen finds herself in the library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed. Miraculously, she survives, but at a cost: she is unable to recover from the trauma. When Caelum and Maureen flee to an illusion of safety on the Quirk family's Connecticut farm, they discover that the effects of chaos are not easily put right, and further tragedy ensues.
Lamb, Wally Wishin' and Hopin' Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book.
Lamott, Anne Operating Instructions Non-fiction Beautiful and honest account of her first year as a single parent.
Lamott, Anne Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith Non-fiction Chronicle of an uncommonly openhearted struggle to lead a sane and moral life, drawing from whatever traditions speak to her.
Lamott, Anne Some Assembly Required Memoir Son Sam became an unwed father at age 19. She soon found herself in love with baby Jax. She records his antics along with her own control-freak neuroses and the general family tumult.
Lamott, Anne Stitches Non-fiction Encouraging each reader to reflect and focus on what it is, after all, that really matters.
Lampert, Ross B. The Eternity Plague Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In 2035, Dr. Janet Hogan makes a stunning discovery: infected by five species of naturally-mutated viruses, every one of earth's nine billion inhabitants has become immortal. Or have they? By the time Janet learns that this immortality is an illusion, it's too late to change people's beliefs. Some love her for creating this miracle and the coming paradise they long for. Others hate her for what they see ahead: immoral behavior without consequence, overpopulation, famine, and worse. Zealots demand that she save people's souls, humanity, the earth… or the viruses. Or else.
Lancaster, Craig The Fallow Season Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$.99 Kindle book. From the bestselling author of 600 Hours of Edward comes the story of two small-town characters whose fates are inextricably linked.
Lancaster, Jen If You Were Here Fiction Mia's obsessed with Abington Cambs, the setting of many John Hughes movies. She buys Sixteen Candle's character Jake Ryan's house, despite its major flaws. Witty and hilarious, even for non-Hughes fanatics.
Lanchester, John Capital Fiction Suggested By:
From a New York Times bestselling author...following a broad swath of Londoners on a single street as they grapple with cultural and economic upheaval. Full of spectacular comedy and menace. Big, vivid, complicated portrait of London. Convincing and entertaining look at modern life in urban Britain.
Lanchester, John I.O.U. Non-fiction Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay. Lanchester illustrates exactly how loans from predatory and incompetent players wound up being sold as triple-A investments, and how a subsequent housing market dip toppled the financial system.
Land, Stephanie Maid Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
A single mom aiming to be a writer, Land made ends meet by cleaning houses. Her memoir is an eye-opening journey into the lives of the working poor.
Landay, William Defending Jacob Crime/Mystery 14-year-old boy has been stabbed and Andy's son, Jacob, has been arrested for the crime. Grabby premise and careful plotting keeps you turning pages through the shocking gut-punch of an ending.
Landis, Deborah Nadoolman Hollywood Sketchbook Art A Century of Costume Illustration. 100-year history of cinematic costume design that include never before seen illustrations and profiles of influential wardrobe designers.
Lane, Harriet Her Crime/Mystery Two women strike up a casual friendship that seems harmless, if unlikely, until it becomes clear that one of them is plotting something sinister.
Lane, Jennifer Blocked Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He's a tall drink of water -- blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. ¡Híjole! Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.
Lane, Rose Wilder Free Land Fiction Suggested By: Author.
In the 1880s, when adventure lay in the conquest of the prairies, David Beaton and his bride came to Dakota to claim three hundred acres of grassland. Rose Wilder Lane tells of their struggle to survive with such force that Free Land has become a classic frontier novel. The young couple experience cyclones, droughts, and blizzards that isolate them for days in their sod shanty and endanger their livestock. The simple pleasures of home cooking, horse trading, and socializing interrupt work, here described in its wealth of variety. In every detail, Free Land comes to life because Lane grew up in the time and place of which she writes. The book embodies her belief that "living is never easy, that all human history is a record of achievement in disaster, and that our great asset is the valor of the American spirit." Like the Beatons of this novel, Rose Wilder Lane's parents homesteaded in Dakota. Lane was a successful novelist and journalist when, in the 1930s, she encouraged and helped her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder, to write the Little House on the Prairie books that were later dramatized for television.
Lane, Summer Day Zero Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Novella. First installation in a series. Since the collapse of modern society, she's been living in the remains of downtown Hollywood, California, foraging for food and fighting for her life. And then everything changes. After she is forced out of her home, she heads north. What she finds is a group of bunker survivors, unlikely comrades, and the hope of a safe haven. Together, they journey toward the dregs of civilization, facing starvation, imprisonment and death. They are alone, but they are ready. Day Zero begins today.
Lane, Victoria DIY Household Hacks Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Your Complete Guide to Surprisingly Simple, Super Effective, and Just Plain Smart Household Hacks to Make Life Easier (Declutter Your ... Routine and Make Your Life 100% Easier) .
Lang, J.A. Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. It's autumn in the Cotswolds, and Chef Maurice is facing a problem of mushrooming proportion. Not only has his wild herb and mushroom supplier, Ollie Meadows, missed his weekly delivery--he's missing vital signs too, when he turns up dead in the woods near Beakley village.
Lang, Michael The Road To Woodstock Memoir In this lively memoir, Lang, one of the festival's cocreators, retells the story some of it already well-known of the halting steps that he and his partners took to develop the greatest rock concert of all time.
Langer, Adam Crossing California Fiction Five gifted teens and their clueless elders in 1979-1981 Chicago. Begins and ends with the halting romance of two awkward geniuses. Character, Michelle, steals the show: her acid tongue will dazzle you with her smarts.
Langman, Kris Logic to the Rescue Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Nikki Murrow failed her first High School debating match she did what anyone would do. She hid in a closet. She found comfort hiding among the mops and cleaning supplies, but she also found two imps – tiny creatures from a magical kingdom who lead her on a strange journey into the Realm of Reason.
Langridge, Richard Dan and Frankie Save the World SciFi Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Serial loser Dan Pratt never asked to be the saviour of humanity. All he ever wanted was to get drunk and play video games with his best friend/uninvited lodger Frankie. When it later becomes apparent that the insurance company he works for is actually a front for a sect of evil, body-snatching jelly-slugs (and prompted by his trusty best friend and movie aficionado, Frankie), Dan reluctantly agrees to investigate.
LaNier, Carlotta Walls with Lisa Frazier Page A Mighty Long Way Memoir Suggested By:
Carlotta Walls was the youngest of the "Little Rock Nine" -- the nine black students who risked everything to challenge segregated education in America. This account tells her story in her own words.
Lankford, Andrea Haunted Hikes Travel The former National Park Service Ranger digs up a wealth of spooky lore about National Parks in North America, throwing in trail maps for the intrepid. Particularily rewarding for history lovers. (Is this something Beth would like?)
Lankford, Terrill Lee Blonde Lightening Fiction Lankford shows in telling detail how a film really gets made. "Blonde" is a continuation of "Earthquake Weather", but it stands alone as testament to all the cynical, underhanded, and tragic things you think you know about Hollywood.
Lankford, Terrill Lee Earthquake Weather Fiction Lankford's, a former screenwriter-director, take on L.A. is dead-on like the "tragic" irony that "people at the very bottom of the food chain are passing judgement on what should be made into feature films."
Lanpher, Katherine Leap Days Essays Behind her are a successful career at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, an unsuccessful marriage and a younger woman's belief in endless possibilities. Essays include warm memories of her childhood in St. Paul.
Lansdale, Joe R. The Big Book of Hap and Leonard Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. Series recommended by Kent. Contents:
  • Foreword for The Big Book of Hap and Leonard by editor Richard Klaw
  • An Appreciation of Joe R. Lansdale by Michael Koryta
  • Joe R. Lansdale, Hap and Leonard, and Me by Bill Crider
  • Hyenas
  • Veil's Visit
  • Death by Chili
  • Dead Aim
  • A Bone Dead Sadness
  • The Boy Who Became Invisible (story)
  • The Boy Who Became Invisible (comic book script)
  • Not Our Kind (original e-book publication)
  • The Oak and the Pond (original e-book publication)
  • Bent Twig
  • Joe R. Lansdale Interviews Hap Collins and Leonard Pine
  • Interview with Joe R. Lansdale
  • The Care and Feeding and Raising Up of Hap and Leonard
Lansdale, Joe R. Various - Hap and Leaonard Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Friend.
"Witty and profane" series recommended by Kent.
  1. Savage Season (1990)
  2. Mucho Mojo (1994)
  3. The Two-Bear Mambo (1995)
  4. Bad Chili (1997)
  5. Rumble Tumble (1998)
  6. Veil's Visit: a Taste of Hap and Leonard (1999) (short stories and excerpts written with Andrew Vachss)
  7. Captains Outrageous (2001)
  8. Vanilla Ride (2009)
  9. Devil Red (2011)
  10. Hyenas: a Hap and Leonard Novella (2011, novella)
  11. Dead Aim (novella) (2013)
  12. Honky Tonk Samurai (2016)
  13. Hap and Leonard (2016, short story collection)
  14. Hap and Leonard Ride Again (2016, short story collection)
  15. Hoodoo Harry (2017, novella)
  16. Coco Butternut: A Hap and Leonard Novella (2017, novella)
  17. Rusty Puppy (2017)
  18. Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade (2017, Mosaic novel)
  19. Jackrabbit Smile (2018)
Lansky, Aaron Outwitting History Non-fiction The amazing adventures of a man who rescued a million Yiddish books. Aaron Lansky innocently embarked on a project that turned out to define his life.
Lansky, Sam The Gilded Razor Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Recounts the prescription-drug addiction that overwhelmed his last years at an elite prep school, and the subsequent boot camps and psych wards he slogged through. Funny as it is dark.
Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching : A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism. This ancient book is also central in Chinese religion, not only for Taoism but Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts.
LaPorte, Nicole The Men Who Would Be King Non-fiction Spielberg/Geffen/Katzenberg. The trio envisioned a Hollywood utopia where creativity would trump corporate greed.
Largo, Michael Final Exits Non-fiction For dad? A-to-Z guide to ways that people die.
Larkin, Joan A Woman Like That GLBT Lesbian coming out stories.
Larman, Craig Applying UML in Patterns Computer From Omar V.
LaRoche, Loretta Life is not a Stress Rehearsal Non-fiction Bringing yesterday's sane wisdom into today's insane world. See also "Relax-- you may only have a few minutes left : using the power of humor to overcome stress in your life and work"
Larson, Arthur Eisenhower: The President Nobody Knew History Uh, Eisenhower...the president...
Larson, Erik Dead Wake Non-fiction The story of the Lusitania's sinking by a German U-boat has been told before, but this version features new details and the gripping immediacy that Larson is famous for.
Larson, Erik Isaac's Storm Non-fiction On Sept 9, 1900 Galveston was laid to waste by the deadliest hurricane in history.
Larson, Erik The Devil in the White City Non-fiction Creepy true story of serial killer at the 1893 World's Fair.
Larson, Jayne Amelia Driving the Saudis Memoir Larson, an actress who once moonlighted as a chauffer, recounts the seven weeks she spent driving around the Saudi royal family in LA. What you think you know about wealth and privilege is just Disney claptrap compared to how the filthy rich actually live.
Larson, Leslie Slipstream Fiction Over four rain-soaked weeks five downtrodden Los Angelenos, each grappling with a life-altering crisis, intersect each other's lives amid the empty bustle of LAX. Her exquisitely calibrated prose makes it clear that she knows these people to their bones.
Lascelles, Christopher A Short History of the World Non-fiction Suggested By:
$2.27 Kindle book. While the book covers world history from the Big Bang to the present day, it principally covers key people, events and empires since the dawn of the first civilisations in around 3500 BC. To help readers put events, places and empires into context, the book includes 36 specially commissioned maps to accompany the text. The result is a book that is reassuringly epic in scope but refreshingly short in length. An excellent place to start to bring your historical knowledge up to scratch.
Lasch, Christopher The Minimal Self Non-fiction Suggested By:
In times of uncertainty, individuals become obsessed with their own survival -- but at what cost? A National Book Award–winning author diagnoses the flaws of self-centered culture.
Laskin, David The Children's Blizzard Non-fiction Suggested By:
"Heartbreaking… reads like a thriller" (Entertainment Weekly): Learn about the devastating 1888 blizzard that claimed the lives of hundreds of poor European settlers. A "gripping chronicle of meteorological chance and human folly and error".
Lasson, Zac Build a Brilliant Bug Out Bag and Beyond! Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. The step by step approach means that it is easy to follow, meaning everyone can have a quality bug out gear prepared for when a disaster strikes. It tells you exactly what is in a bug out bag and gives you a list of bug out kit that you will need. None, of this bug out gear is expensive which means that everyone can actually have a bug out bag ready to go when disaster strikes. The book covers essential information such as : •The time to bug out •Where you bug out to •How to choose a bug out bag •Other essential bugging out kit •What items to pack and what to leave behind •Water •Food •Medical Supplies •Personal Items •Education •How to use technology to help •How to make use of caches to make your survival easier and more comfortable. The book comes complete with a bug out checklist at the end of each section so you can be ensured that you have all the kit assembled. The book also tells you the answers to some key questions: •How much water should you pack – the official guidelines are never enough •Why everyone should have certain essential bug out kit items •Where your safe location should be •What additional survival education you should consider •What foods you should eat •How to use a cache to its best potential
Laurain, Antoine The Red Notebook Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by eBookDaily: Bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street and feels impelled to return it to its owner. The bag contains no money, phone or contact information. But a small red notebook with handwritten thoughts and jottings reveals a person that Laurent would very much like to meet. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?
Lawhead, Stephen R. Merlin Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Book Two of the Pendragon Cycle. He was born to greatness, the son of a druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis. A trained warrior, blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song, he grew to manhood in a land ravaged by the brutal greed of petty chieftains and barbarian invaders.
Lawhead, Stephen R. Taliesin Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Book One of the Pendragon Cycle. The remarkable adventure of Charis--the courageous princess from Atlantis who escapes the terrible devastation of her land--and of the fabled seer and druid prince Taliesin, singer at the dawn of the age. A story of an incomparable love that joins two astonishing worlds amid the fires of chaos, and spawns the miracles of Merlin . . . and Arthur the king!
Lawhead, Stephen R. Various - The Pendragon Cycle Fantasy Suggested By: Other.
  • Taliesin (1987 - Kindle - gave my paperback to the library)
  • Merlin (1988 - Kindle)
  • Arthur (1989)
  • Pendragon (1994)
  • Grail (1997)
  • Avalon (1999)
Lawless, Wendy Chanel Bonfire Memoir Would Georgann Rea, their beautiful, gimlet-downing, social-climbing mother, be taking them to Schraft's today - or locking them in the closet. Movie over Mommie Dearest!
Lawrence, Katrina Paris Dreaming Magical/Mystical Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Taking us on a journey around Paris's most spectacular sights, hidden secrets and most beguiling nooks and crannies, Katrina tells us the story of why this city has been her constant inspiration through all stages of life. Musing on everything Parisian, from femininity to feminism, politics to perfume, and of course, those stylish Parisiennes who captivate us, from Brigitte Bardot and Madame de Pompadour to Simone de Beauvoir and Catherine de Medici, Katrina shares the essential life lessons that Paris has taught her.
Lawson, Guy War Dogs Auto/Biography Suggested By: Movie/TV.
The True Story of How Three Stoners From Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History.
Lawson, Nigel An Appeal to Reason Science/Nature Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by the New York Times (144 pages). For a skeptical view of climate change, you might turn to Nigel Lawson's book. Lawson, the former secretary of state for energy under Margaret Thatcher, argues that though climate science does contain a measure of truth, it is mostly overstated -- in his view, any decrease in quality of life over the next 100 years would be modest, at most. And even if the most pessimistic environmental forecast were to prove true, Lawson believes, society would do what it has done for centuries: adapt. His standpoint is decidedly economic, laying out a case for why taking action now is both expensive and unwarranted.
Lawson, Nigella Nigella Express Cookbook Ingredient lists tend to be small, but results are definitely impressive.
Laymon, Kiese Heavy Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Laymon provocatively meditates on his trauma growing up as a black man, and in turn crafts an essential polemic against American moral rot. African American.
Lazar, Aaron Paul Under the Ice Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. LeGarde mysteries book 9. After escaping her abusive husband, life is finally good for Camille LeGarde and her daughter, Shelby. She has a great relationship with her new husband, Gus, who also loves Shelby like his own child. But the LeGarde family's fragile oasis is shattered when the man of Camille's nightmares is released from prison.
Lea, C.J. and Catherine Lea The Contestant Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Raymond is a serial killer - brilliant and resourceful. Once a respected behavioural analyst and profiler, a hit-and-run accident five years ago left him confined to a wheelchair, and now he grudgingly scratches out a living with online contests using fake or stolen identities.
Leahy, Christopher W. The Birdwatcher's Companion to North American Birdlife Science/Nature Nontechnical, yet pithy descriptions. Definitions of terms. Essays, but also cagalog-style information. Birdwatcher's calendar. Reviewed in "Science News".
Leahy, Robert L. The Worry Cure Non-fiction Suggested By:
Designed to address general worries as well as the unique issues surrounding some of the most common areas of worry--relationships, health, money, work, and the need for approval--The Worry Cure is for everyone, from the chronic worrier to the occasional ruminator.
Leahy, Robert L. Ph.D. The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry Non-fiction Suggested By:
Designed to address general worries as well as the unique issues surrounding some of the most common areas of worry--relationships, health, money, work, and the need for approval--The Worry Cure is for everyone, from the chronic worrier to the occasional ruminator. It's time to stop thinking you're "just a worrier" who can't change and start using the groundbreaking methods in The Worry Cure to achieve the healthier, more successful life you deserve.
Leavitt, David The Man Who Knew Too Much Non-fiction Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer
Leavitt, Steven D. and Stephen J. Dubner Freakonomics Non-fiction Do Sumo Westlers cheat? What do crack gangs and McDonald's have in common?
LeBey, Barbara Family Estrangements: How They Begin, How to Mend Them, How to Cope With Them Non-fiction Written with clarity, intelligence, and deep compassion, Family Estrangements offers a penetrating and useful look at the common problems that can damage family relationships.
LeBlanc, Adrian Nicole Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx Non-fiction Full of compassion and detail, but also twitty women who choose men poorly.
LeBlanc, Nicole Random Family Non-fiction A moving, gritty look at the hard-scrabble lives of several Bronx youngsters.
Lebovitz, David The Sweet Life in Paris Memoir Pastry chef shares his experiences of moving to Paris.
Leckie, Ann Ancillary Justice SciFi Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for April 2016. Ann Leckie's sociopolitical space opera almost singlehandedly breathed new cool into the stereotype of spaceships trundling through far-off systems amid laser battles.
  1. Ancillary Justice
  2. Ancillary Sword
  3. Ancillary Mercy
LeClerc, Georges-Louis All the World's Birds Non-fiction A combined edition of 36 Enlightenment-era volumes by famed naturalist LeClerc. $350, 670 page door-stop. Boasts plenty of ornithological faces, as well as brilliant, detailed reproductions of engravings by some French artist.
LeDuff, Charlie Detroit: An American Autopsy Non-fiction Suggested By:
A Pulitzer Prize­–winning journalist returns to his hometown to find a once-vibrant city in crisis. A New York Times bestseller "full of both literary grace and hard-won world-weariness" (Kirkus Reviews).
Lee, Don The Collective Fiction Characters meet at Macalaster College! Three young artists form the Asian American Artists Collective. Heartbreaking, sex, and funny story about fractured friendships.
Lee, Harper Go Set A Watchman Fiction Sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird, set 20 years later.
Lee, Hyeonseo with David John The Girl with Seven Names Memoir Suggested By:
At the age of 17, Hyeonseo Lee escaped from North Korea. This extraordinary true story follows her struggle for survival in a completely new land -- and her eventual return to the border to rescue her family.
Lee, Linda Francis The Devil in the Junior League Chick Lit Not even the requisite happy ending can blunt Lee's deliciously sharp jabs at Texas blue bloods.
Lee, Nancy, Lonnie Schlein, and Mitchel Levitas A Nation Challenged: A Visual History of 9/11 and Its Aftermath Non-fiction A detailed visual, graphis, and written account of the WTC attacks in 2001.
Lee, Stephan The Living Post-Apocalyptic Teen post-apocalyptic genre (that's a thing now!). Plot driven YA with characters worthy of John Green. Shy, a teenager working a summer job on a luxury cruise ship, finds himself at the epicenter of a series of mysterious disasters: earthquakes, tsunamis, a pandemic...
Lee, Tanith Sabella Fantasy Recommended by Holly Black. The main character is a vampire. Descriptions so lush and rich that you can feel them yourself. Tanith Lee's writing is seductive: you'll want to live in that big house on the plateau the stuff they do.
Lee, Tommy Tommyland Memoir Motley Crue drummer recaps rise from scrawner outsider to badass rock star. The pages vibrate with Lee's crazy energy.
Leeks, Andy As They Slept Memoir Infuriated by the snoozing passengers surrounding him, Andy posted a status declaring that sleeping on trains is a complete waste of time. Andy set out to write a book from start to finish on the daily commute to show a better use of the time.
Leeming, David James Baldwin: A Biography Auto/Biography Suggested By:
Remembered as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century and a dedicated civil rights activist, James Baldwin was a gifted man who passionately fought systemic oppression. A "highly perceptive, revealing biography" (Publishers Weekly) by Baldwin's friend and former secretary.
Lefcourt, Peter The Dreyfus Affair GLBT Baseball star falls in love with his second baseman.
Legg, Brandt The Last Librarian SciFi Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Justar Journal book 1. In the year 2098, there is no more war, no more hunger and no more pollution. The world is secure and Earth's 2.9 billion people are healthy and happy. There is also only one remaining library that still houses physical books. In addition to the dusty volumes, the library holds many secrets. But the government has decided to shut it down and burn the contents. Unless an unlikely trio can save the books, humanity will lose more than just what is printed on those antique pages.
Leguizamo, John Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends Memoir Suggested By:
Brutally funny memoir. John Leguizamo dishes about Hollywood, stardom, and being Latino in America.
Lehane, Dennis A Drink Before the War Crime/Mystery He's the Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone guy. "Dennis Lehane has done pretty well with the blue-collar Iris milieu of South Boston.
A Drink Before the War (Kenzie-Gennaro 1994)
Darkness, Take My Hand (Kenzie-Gennaro 1996)
Sacred (Kenzie-Gennaro 1997)
Gone, Baby, Gone (Kenzie-Gennaro 1998)
Prayers for Rain (Kenzie-Gennaro 1999)

Mystic River (2001)
Shutter Island (2003)
Coronado: Stories (2006)
The Given Day (2008)
Lehane, Dennis Live By Night Fiction From the New York Times bestselling master of suspense who wrote Mystic River and Shutter Island: Set in the crime-riddled Prohibition Era, this engrossing novel chronicles one mans ascent from common criminal to bootlegger mastermind.
Lehr, Leslie What a Mother Knows Fiction Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen, "I can say I've read the first chapter and it's intoxicating."
Leinbach, Michael D. Bringing Columbia Home Non-fiction Suggested By:
The untold story of a lost space shuttle and her crew. On February 1st, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry and all seven astronauts on board were lost.
Leinbach, Michael D. and Jonathan H. Ward Bringing Columbia Home Non-fiction Suggested By:
In 2003 American's came together in a historic effort to recover the remains of a fallen space shuttle and its crew. A gripping account of a fatal tragedy and the impressive and deeply emotional human response that ensued. NASA.
Leland, John Happiness is a Choice You Make Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
New York Times reporter Leland's inspiring book offers life lessons from six of the "oldest old" (85 and up). Each has found contentment, even joy, as their time on earth wanes. And their wisdom - be grateful, seek out happiness even in turmoil - applies whether you're 19 or 90. Required reading.
Lelic, Simon A Thousand Cuts Fiction History teacher Samuel Szajkowski walks into a London secondary school assembly and opens fire, killing three students and a colleague before turning the gun on himself. Lelic takes a sadly familiar crime and delves into the equally familiar menace at its root: bullying.
LeMieux, Richard Breakfast at Sally's Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. One Homeless Man's Inspirations Journey.
Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach Ashley's War Non-fiction Suggested By:
True story of the remarkable women serving on Special Ops teams in Afghanistan - women whose unique abilities had a profound effect on American-Islamic relations. "A tremendous story - Very moving" (Jon Stewart).
LeMoine, Ray and Jeff Neumann with Donovan Webster Babylon by Bus Memoir Two twenty-something guys in Iraq in 2004. Anecdotes of administrative chaos and horrific poverty in Iraq. The choicest material in this strenuously lighthearted book is their infiltration of expat society: a mix of Republican Bee Gees fans, boozy humanitarians, and mercenary goons.
Lemony Snicket, Daniel Handler Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Biography Youth Creepy kid's book ala Roald Dahl.
Lennon, John Skywriting By Word of Mouth Essays Suggested By:
Published after his death, this anthology of John Lennon's writings and drawings provides an eye-opening perspective on the musical legend's creative life. "Marvelous, delightful reading… for John Lennon fans, a must."
Lennox, Lucy Taming Teddy GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Made Marian Series book 2. Teddy: If there's one thing I don't do, it's commitment. You don't become an award-winning photographer by staying in one place. I'm always on the road, looking for the next shot, the next award, the next hot body. Which is how I end up on Dr. James Marian's front porch in the middle-of-nowhere Alaska. He's known as the Wildlife Whisperer, and I want to photograph him in action. He's reluctant at first, but I can be persuasive.
Lent, B. The Great Molasses Flood Non-fiction Actually killed a bunch of people in Boston.
Lent, Jeffrey Lost Nation Fiction Guy escaping his past wins teenage prostitute in card game.
Leon, Donna Doctored Evidence Crime/Mystery Noone seems unhappy that Maria Battestini has been bludgeoned to death in Venice. Until the cold case is picked up again. More Columbo than Dirty Harry, Commissariao Brunetti is a very Italian figure who goes home for stupendous lunches with the family.
Leonard, Brendan The Great Outdoors Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Stuffed with so many tips about surviving in the wild, you'll be able to leave your smartphone behind.
Leonard, Elmore Be Cool Crime/Mystery Chili Palmer - movie is based on this book.
Leonard, Elmore Get Shorty Crime/Mystery Chili Palmer - movie is based on this book.
Leonard, Elmore Raylan Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Movie/TV.
$2.14 Kindle book.
Leonard, Elmore Various - Raylan Givens Series Fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Raylan Givens - US Marshall first in Florida, then Kentucky. Played by Timothy Olyphant in the TV series.
  • Pronto (1993 - read 2017/04)
  • Riding the Rap (1995 - read 2018/02)
  • Fire in the Hole - short story (2001 - read 2017/04 - Kindle) Part of short story collection titled "When the women come out to dance." (2002)
  • Raylan (2012 - Kindle)
Leovy, Jill Ghettoside Non-fiction Suggested By:
Ghettoside is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a surprising new lens into the great subject of why murder happens in our cities--and how the epidemic of killings might yet be stopped.
Lepore Jill Book of Ages Non-fiction Reveals an unseen side of Benjamin Franklin, but its real accomplishment lies in its depiction of the daily lives of 18th-century women.
Lepore, Jill The Mansion of Happiness Non-fiction Lepore analyzes our ideas about birth, childhood, adulthood, and old age, connecting them to changes in science, technology, and industry. She's surprisingly fun to read.
Lerner, Betsy The Forest for the Trees Non-fiction An editor's advice to writers. But don't let that scare you - there are lots of tidbits about well-known writers, past and present.
Les Becquets, Diane Breaking Wild Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Amy Raye is a seasoned outdoorswoman who gets lost in the cold Colorado wilderness during an elk hunt. As she fights for survival, a local search-and-rescue worker named Prudence tries to find her.
Lesage, Vicki Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. Being a mom in America is hard enough... Try navigating Paris with a stroller in one hand and a croissant in the other! In this humorous memoir, Vicki shares the highs and lows of raising her family in the City of Light.
Lesser, Elizabeth Marrow Memoir Suggested By:
Author explores how a life-and-death bone marrow transplant brought her and her sister closer together - and revealed the things that matter most.
Lessing, Erich and Vincent Pomarède The Louvre: All the Paintings Art Suggested By: People Mag.
3,022 works on display in the Louvre are presented here in color with detailed captions.
Lethem, Jonathan Amnesia Moon Post-Apocalyptic Chaos, a young man who is living in a movie theater in what was once Wyoming, eating canned food and drinking as much booze as he can find. He's barely keeping it together, and it make matters stranger it seems as though his own apocalypse might not actually line up with reality. Teaming up with a girl named Melinda as they drive across the country in an attempt to figure out not only who broke the world, but how every town seems to have developed its own apocalyptic reality.
Levesque, Richard The Girl at the End of the World Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Her family dead, alone in a corpse-strewn metropolis, she has no choice but to survive. She needs food, shelter, a safe place to sleep. She discovers that an ordinary girl is capable of extraordinary things, and that she's more resilient than she imagined. Even so, she wishes more than anything that she could just find another survivor.
Leviathan, David Every Day Youth Suggested By:
Available at the library as an eBook. A has no friends. No parents. No family. No possessions. No home, even. Because every day, A wakes up in the body of a different person. Note: follow-up book (not really a sequel) Another Day. A is able to access each person's memory, enough to be able to get through the day without parents, friends, and teachers realizing this is not their child, not their friend, not their student. Because it isn't. It's A. It's a lonely existence--until, one day, it isn't. A meets a girl named Rhiannon. But can their love transcend such an obstacle?
Leviathan, David and Rachel Cohn Dash & Lily's Book of Dares Youth Suggested By:
16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges.
Levie, Eleanor and Rhonda Murphy Country Paint: Traditional Decorative Paint Techniques Craft Decorative Paint Techniques.
Levine, Paul Bum Rap Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Lassiter, our favorite linebacker-turned-lawyer, has had it with sleazy clients, shifty prosecutors, and a justice system out of whack. He's ready to call it quits when he gets a call from Victoria Lord. Her lover and law partner Steve Solomon has been charged with murder and needs the hardest-hitting lawyer in Miami.
Levine, Sara Treasure Island!!! Fiction Recommended by KEW in OH: When a college graduate with a history of hapless jobs (ice cream scooper; gift wrapper; laziest ever part-time clerk at The Pet Library) reads Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island, she is dumbstruck by the timid design of her life. When had she ever dreamed a scheme? When had she ever done a foolish, overbold act? When had she ever, like Jim Hawkins, broke from her friends, raced for the beach, stolen a boat, killed a man, and eliminated an obstacle that stood in the way of her getting a hunk of gold?
Levisky, Steven and Daniel Ziblatt How Democracies Die Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Maybe have a drink before you dig into this one. Levitsky and Ziblatt trace the fall of democracies throughout history with agonizing clarity, going right up to our current perilous moment.
Levitin, Daniel J. The Organized Mind Non-fiction Want to get more stuff done? Stop multi-tasking! Guidelines for drowning out the white noise and recapturing our mojo.
Levy, Ariel The Rules Do Not Apply Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Levy was successful, pregnant, and married (to another woman) when everything went wrong. Levy is frank and self-lacerating about the blind spots even the smartest women stumble into - and the combination of luc, hope, and hard work it takes to come out the other side.
Levy, Bernard-Henri American Vertigo Non-fiction French Levy travels across America and picks up pieces of history along the way. Writes his observations of America(ns).
Levy, Jon The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure Non-fiction Suggested By:
Jon Levy used to be a nerd. Now, he runs with the bulls in Pamplona, battles Kiefer Sutherland in Jenga, and crashes million-dollar weddings. How did he do it? The E.P.I.C. Model of Adventure, a breakthrough four-step process (Establish, Push Boundaries, Increase, Continue) for building the perfect adventure, from picking the right team, to choosing the right mission, and taking the right risks--with plenty of stories from his own exploits to show you how it's done. With the mold-breaking brilliance of Timothy Ferriss's The 4-Hour Work Week, and the geeky enthusiasm of a TED Talk, this book is your ticket to the next level. You'll learn plenty, but the first lesson is easy: nothing good happens after 2 AM--except the most EPIC experiences of our lives.
Levy, Marc P.S. from Paris Fiction Suggested By: Book Award List.
From list of books that you can read in one sitting. From Marc Levy, the most-read French author alive today, comes a modern-day love story between a famous actress hiding in Paris and a bestselling writer lying to himself. They knew their friendship was going to be complicated, but love--and the City of Lights--just might find a way.
Lewan, Todd The Last Run Non-fiction Spectacular maritime page-turner. Five scruffy Alaskan fishermen stayed out too long one afternoon and soon were boatless and bobbing around in Artic waters as the Coast Guard tried to resue them in hurricane winds. Obsessively reported, meticulously crafted, morally complex, and action-crammed.
Lewis, Beth The Wolf Road Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. Armed with nothing but her knife and the hard lessons Trapper's drilled into her, Elka flees into the frozen north in search of her real parents. But judging by the trail of blood dogging her footsteps, she hasn't left Trapper behind--and he won't be letting his little girl go without a fight. If she's going to survive, Elka will have to turn and confront not just him, but the truth about the dark road she's been set on.
Lewis, Edna The Taste of Country Cooking Cookbook Memoir-style cookbook. Along with recipes, Lewis offers glimpses of daily life in the Depression-era South.
Lewis, Michael Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life Memoir A tribute to the high school basketball coach who helped him learn to become a winner.
Lewis, Michael Flash Boys Non-fiction Page-turner about how the stock market is "rigged" thanks to high-frequency traders.
Lewis, Michael Liar's Poker Memoir Lewis describes his four years with the Wall Street firm Salomon Brothers, from his bizarre hiring through the training program to his years as a successful bond trader. Lewis illustrates how economic decisions made at the national level changed securities markets and made bonds the most lucrative game on the Street. His description of the firm's personalities and of the events from 1984 through the crash of October 1987 are vivid and memorable.
Lewis, Michael Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Non-fiction Baseball, Billy Bean of the Oakland A's.
Lewis, Michael The Big Short Non-fiction The crucial question is this: Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 best-selling Liar's Poker.
Lewis, Sinclair It Can't Happen Here Fiction Suggested By:
Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler's aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press.
Lewis, Sinclair Main Street Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Lileks, James Falling Up the Stairs Fiction The Regrettable Food guy.
Lileks, James Mr. Obvious Fiction The Regrettable Food guy.
Lin-Liu, Jen Serve the People Memoir After the author interns at a noodle stall and masters dumplings, she gets hooked on the culinary scene. Charming guide to modern China and its kaleidoscopic cuisine.
Lin-Liu, Jennifer On the Noodle Road Non-fiction Food/Travelogue?? Suggested by SB member.
Lincoln, Abraham The Gettysburg Address Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Gift From the Sea Essays Charles Lindbergh's wife essays exploring women's role in society.
Lindsay, Otis Jail Hacks: A Survival Guide Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Real Convict. Real Advice. Could you survive in super max? Learn to cope. Prepare family and friends. Avoid violence. Get early parole. Whether you're facing your first conviction, or you're just a curious tourist, former prisoner Otis Lindsay shows you the ropes in his own words. As he states in the preface: "Use this book at your own risk. Ignore this book at your own risk."
Lindstrom, Eric Not If I See You First Youth Suggested By:
Sharp-witted Parker doesn't want to be treated differently just because she's blind. And she's definitely not giving her ex-boyfriend, Scott, a second chance.
Lindstrom, Martin Brandwashed Non-fiction Suggested By:
Are giant corporations manipulating your mind? This hard-hitting exposé of the business world's arts of persuasion just might open your eyes. "Smart, thought-provoking, and laugh-out-loud funny" (Steven D. Levitt, author of Freakonomics).
Link, Kelly Get in Trouble Short Stories Brilliantly strange short stories. You'll long to return the minute you leave.
Linsdau, Aaron Antarctic Tears Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Determination, adversity, and the pursuit of a dream at the bottom of the world. Linsdau takes the reader to Antarctica. They experience incredible storms, skiing blind through whiteouts, crossing invisible crevasses, and skirting disaster. The book shows what happened every day of the expedition.
Linson, Art What Just Happened? Memoir Bitter Hollywood tales from the front line.
Lion, Giles G. Vegan Healthy Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Easy and Delicious Healthy Vegan Recipes.
Lipiner, Lucy Long Journey Home Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The summer of 1939 turned out to be the last summer of author Lucy Lipiner's childhood. On September 1, when she was six years old, her parents roused her and her older sister from their beds and, with other relatives in tow, left their town of Sucha, home to 780 Jewish people. It was a decision carefully planned and carried out by the author's father which resulted in saving the lives of fifteen people.
Lipman, Eilnor Good Riddance Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Charmingly snarky Daphne tossed her late mother's prized high school yearbook because it doesn't "spark joy." But when a neighbor salvages the volume, Daphne finds herself scrambling to control the story it tells. The rollicking plot ultimately yields to romance, revealing this witty story's warm and fuzzy heart.
Lipman, Elinor The Inn at Lake Devine Fiction Suggested By:
It was not complicated, and, as my mother pointed out, not even personal: They had a hotel; they didn't want Jews; we were Jews. The Inn at Lake Devine will enchant readers with the beguiling voice, elegant charm, and deft storytelling that have been hallmarks of Elinor Lipman's previous novels and have made her beloved by her fans. Her characters sparkle on the page and delight us with their wit and grace--even when anti-Semitism rears its head in Vermont and the tables are turned in the Catskills. Elinor Lipman is the undisputed master of the art of screwball comedy.
Lipman, Elinor The Ladies' Man Fiction Man who leaves her at the altar returns to make peace.
Lipman, Elinor The Pursuit of Alice Thrift Fiction A socially inept surgical intern who stumbles into romance.
Lippman, Laura What the Dead Know Crime/Mystery In 1975, teen Sunny Bethany and her kid sister, Heather, head to a suburban mall to watch Escape from Witch Mountain, then vanish without a trace. What really happened to the girls? Lippman takes her sweet time peeling back the layers using skin-crawling flash-backs and a cast of finely drawn characters.
Lippman, Laura Wilde Lake Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. As Lu prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories, reminding her small but tight-knit family of the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life.
Lipstadt, Deborah E. Denial Non-fiction Suggested By:
This "fascinating and meritorious work of legal -- and moral -- history" (Kirkus Reviews) is now a major motion picture starring Rachel Weisz. Sued for calling David Irving a Holocaust denier, Deborah Lipstadt mounted a shattering defense in a momentous legal battle.
Lisick, Beth Helping Me Help Myself Memoir One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone. A witty, disarmingly earnest account of the year she spent test-driving renowned self-help franchises. Author of the high-spirited 2005 memoir, "Everybody Into the Pool"
Lister, Michael Innocent Blood Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. John Jordan Mysteries book 7. When John Jordan was twelve years old, he came face-to-face with the man who went to prison for the Atlanta Child Murders. Six years later, John returns to Atlanta to discover the truth. As he battles his demons and embarks on his first murder investigation, Jordan learns the ropes from the one and only Harry Bosch.
Litman, Ellen Mannequin Girl Fiction Growing up in Soviet Moscow, diagnosed with scoliosis and fitted with a brace, her oddities feel suddenly on display. Tender, bittersweet coming-of-age tale.
Litt, David Thanks, Obama Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
One of the youngest White House speech-writers in history looks back on the "hopey, changey" (and often pretty funny) years he spend working for President obama.
Littlefield, Bruce Moving In Non-fiction Littlefield hilariously chronicles a year of living in domestic non-bliss with his partner, Scott.
Littlefield, Sophie A Bad Day For Pretty Fiction The second novel featuring Stella Hardesty blends humor and southern-fried crime-solving to delicious effect.
Lively, Penelope How It All Began Fiction Suggested By: Other.
When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike. Comedic drama.
Livingston, Glenn Never Binge Again Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Reprogram yourself to think like a permanently thin person. Stop overeating and binge eating and stick to the food plan of your choice.
Livingston, Lee In the Rearview Mirros Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Not so long ago, two carefree 18-year-olds hitchhiked across a country of wide-open highways and wide-open people. Ride with them on this nostalgic look back at "America of the Big Heart." It was 1961, before the deaths of JFK and MLK, before Vietnam. IndieReader calls their adventure out of adolescence into the beginning of responsibility: "A must read not only for the baby boomer generation, but great commentary on friendship, mental illness and, ultimately, the road towards redemption." Hike. Hiking.
Llewllyn, Richard How Green Was My Valley Fiction Welsh coal-mining family and their struggles. Feels real.
Lloyd, John and John Mitchinson Tales from the Wild Kingdom Non-fiction Some raccoons weigh in at 50-percent body fat. Trappers trained beavers to fish for them. A lusty male frog might mistakenly mount a dead fish.
Lloyd, John and John Mitchinson The Book of General Ignorance Non-fiction Suggested By:
Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and more,The Book of General Ignorance is a witty "gotcha" compendium of how little we actually know about anything. It'll have you scratching your head wondering why we even bother to go to school.
Lockman, Darcy Brooklyn Zoo Non-fiction Lockman took notes while working at Kings County Hospital for this behind-the-scenes look at the health care system.
Lockwood, Al and Sunny Lockwood Cruising Panama's Canal Travel Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Experience the sights, sounds, and thrills of cruise travel, told with the wit and charm of a travel memoir.
Lockwood, Patricia Priestdaddy Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
In this strange, charming memoir, Lockwood juxtaposes stories from her childhood - her father was a Catholic priest - against the months shea nd her husband spent living in her childhood home.
Logan, Chuck Absolute Zero Crime/Mystery Stillwater native.
Logue, Mark and Peter Conradt The King's Speech Non-fiction It's the book on which the film is based, written by the grandson of King George VI's speech therapist.
Lomborg, Bjorn The Skeptical Environmentalist Non-fiction Using statistical information from internationally recognized research institutes, Lomborg systematically examines a range of major environmental issues that feature prominently in headline news around the world, including pollution, biodiversity, fear of chemicals, and the greenhouse effect, and documents that the world has actually improved.
Longstreet, James From Manassas to Appottomax Memoirs of the Civil War in America Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Lopez, Barry Arctic Dreams Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Based on Barry Lopez's years spent traveling the Arctic regions in the company of Eskimo hunting parties and scientific expeditions alike, Arctic Dreams investigates the unique terrain of the human mind, thrown into relief against the vastness of the tundra and the frozen ocean. Eye-opening and profoundly moving, it is a magnificent appreciation of how wilderness challenges and inspires us.
Lopp, Michael Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager Non-fiction Managing Humans is a selection of the best essays from Michael Lopps web site, Rands In Repose. Drawing on Lopp's management experiences at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland, this book is full of stories based on companies in the Silicon Valley where people have been known to yell at each other.
Lord, M.G. Astro Turf Memoir Growing up in the 60s with a rocket-engineer father.
Lord, M.G. Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science Non-fiction This is the story of a rocket laboratory, the world-renowned Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) by a daughter of one of the scientists.
Lorde, Audre Sister Outsider Essays Suggested By:
As a writer and civil rights activist, Lorde devoted her life to fighting oppression and promoting social change. This powerful collection of essays on racism, sexism, and other urgent issues is eye-opening.
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
Lovell, Simon The Black Ball: Does Anybody Else Have A Secret? Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. The author talks about the affect it has when we hold in shame and guilt and what we can do to help free us from this - there are 4 steps. As I read the "black ball" stories I was really moved at the freedom these people now felt and how they are now able to live their lives to the full by letting go of what the author calls their "black ball". It's a fairly short read but with such a massive impact!
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."
Lowrey, Annie Give People Money Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World. In this sparkling and provocative book, economics writer Annie Lowrey looks at the global UBI movement. She travels to Kenya to see how a UBI is lifting the poorest people on earth out of destitution, India to see how inefficient government programs are failing the poor, South Korea to interrogate UBI's intellectual pedigree, and Silicon Valley to meet the tech titans financing UBI pilots in expectation of a world with advanced artificial intelligence and little need for human labor. Lowrey also examines the challenges the movement faces: contradictory aims, uncomfortable costs, and most powerfully, the entrenched belief that no one should get something for nothing.
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.
Lundberg, Sofia The Red Address Book Chick Lit Suggested By:
Follows 96-year-old Doris, who writes down the memories of her eventful life as she pages thru her decades-old address book. But the most profound moment of her life is still to come.
Lurie, Alison Foreign Affairs Fiction Suggested By:
A Pulitzer Prize winner (!!) that's both witty and wonderfully stimulating. American professors Vinnie and Fred arrive in London for research projects - but both end up staying for the unexpected romances that consume their minds and hearts.
Lustgarten, Sam Frugaling Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Save more, live well, give generously. Note: didn't see this at either library (3/2016).
Lustig, Robert H. The Hacking of the American Mind Non-fiction Suggested By:
Available as a library eBook. The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains. A New York Times bestselling author explores the relationships between desire, consumption, and happiness -- and comes to startling conclusions in this "provocative, persuasive" book (#1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Grant).
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. Dress Her In Indigo Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$5.38 Kindle book. Travis McGee could never deny his old friend anything. So before Meyer even says please, McGee agrees to accompany him to Mexico to reconstruct the last mysterious months of a young woman's life--on a fat expense account provided by the father who has lost touch with her. They think she's fallen in with the usual post-teenage misfits and rebels. What they find is stranger, kinkier, and far more deadly.
MacDonald, John D. Various - 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, Kindle)
  • A Purple Place for Dying (1964 - read 1999/09, 2015/05, Kindle)
  • 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, Kindle)
  • One Fearful Yellow Eye (1966 - read 2000/12, 2016/03)
  • Pale Gray for Guilt (1968 - read 1999/12, 2017/07, Kindle)
  • The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper (1968 - read 2001/07, 2019/05)
  • Dress Her in Indigo (1969, Kindle)
  • 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, Kindle)
  • The Dreadful Lemon Sky (1974 - read 2000/07, Kindle)
  • The Empty Copper Sea (1978 - read 2004/04, Kindle)
  • The Green Ripper (1979 - read 2000/06, Kindle)
  • 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.
Macey, Diana Narcissistic Mothers and Covert Emotional Abuse Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. For Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents. If you feel something was very wrong with your childhood, yet you are unable to point to any of the horrific abuse often talked about in the media, this book is for you. It is for adults who don't know why they struggle with the things in life that come naturally to others, who find socialising draining because they are easily affected by the moods and the words of others and cannot understand why sadness and dissatisfaction prevail in their lives, while others thrive with seemingly a lot less. If you struggle with such issues you might be an adult child of a cover narcissistic parent.
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.
Macintyre, Ben Operation Mincemeat Non-fiction Suggested By:
Get lost in the extraordinary true story of Operation Mincemeat, an ingenious WWII plan that used one meticulously placed dead body to misdirect Nazi forces. Brilliant and almost absurdly entertaining.
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 Memoir Suggested By:
"Beautiful and wise" (New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki): In this witty and inspiring story, a frustrated journalist leaves her old life behind to become a carpenter's assistant. Like "Cheryl Strayed's Wild, feels like a crucial education".
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.
Macy, Beth Dopesick Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
First ignited in rural areas filled with poverty, pain, and desperation, America's opioid crisis didn't attract widespread attention until the drugs began killing white kids in upscale suburbs. Macy's heartbreaking, exhaustively researched look at the tragedy is a fierce indictment of racism, corporate greed, and wily dealers.
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.
Mafi, Tahereh A Very Large Expanse of Sea Youth Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Story of a 16-year-old just trying to live day to day in post-9/11 America. Her experience is imbued with fascinating specificity, but Expanse is beautifully universal too.
Magliato, Kathy E. Heart Matters Memoir Suggested By:
"Fast-paced, smooth writing that never bores" (Booklist): This memoir offers the empowering story of a female heart surgeon breaking into and thriving in a high-stakes, male-dominated world. "Belies the myth of surgeons as distant, cocky, robotic -- and male."
Magnusson, Margareta The Gentle art of Swedish Death Cleaning Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Learn how to embrace minimalism by stripping down your life to its essentials and decluttering your mind.
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.
Mah, Ann Mastering the Art of French Eating Memoir Suggested By:
While spending a year apart from her diplomat husband, food writer Ann Mah took a page from another diplomatic wife - Julia Child - by taking a culinary tour of France. This honest, funny, and eloquent memoir is sure to delight lovers of France, food, or travel.
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 - Normal Mailer Fiction Suggested By: Author.
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 Cinders GLBT Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Modern GLBT retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale. I have to say, that description makes me a little nervous, but for free there's not much to lose. Cynthia "Cyn" Robinson has only ever wanted three things: the approval of her stepmother, to save lives as a firefighter, and the attention of her dream girl, Marigold Grimm. A socialite who most of the town refers to as Grimm Falls royalty, Marigold is so far out of Cyn's league that even dreaming about her could be considered inappropriate.
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
Manson, Mark The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Non-fiction Suggested By:
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited--"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
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?
Marsh, Janine My Good Life in France Memoir Suggested By:
On a grey dismal day Janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. She returned to England a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. This was not something she'd expected or planned for. Janine eventually gave up her job in London to move with her husband to live the good life in France.
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, Kate Alice I Am Still Alive Youth Suggested By: Other.
Jess hadn't seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness. Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded. Now Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn't act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive--for now.
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.
Mary, Kate L. Tribe of Daughters Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
$1.07 Kindle book. Nearly a century after a plague ravaged civilization, a secluded matriarchal society thrives in the mountains. In this village there are no brothers, no fathers, no sons. In this village men exist only to serve the women, and boys have no mothers. In this village men do as they are told and defiance is severely punished. This is the only life Wilderness has ever known, but when Jameson is brought in from the outside to be her husband, everything she thought she knew about strength and love is tested. As they struggle to find their place in the village, they suddenly find themselves face to face with outsiders who threaten to destroy everything they love, and it doesn't take long to realize that they will have to work together, men and women alike, if they want to survive.
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.
Massimino, Mike Spaceman Memoir Suggested By:
In this engaging and uplifting memoir, former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino recounts how he beat the odds to achieve his dreams of traveling to space.
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 Various - 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 Color of Water Memoir Suggested By:
A New York Times bestseller from a National Book Award–winning author! A black man explores his white mother's remarkable story -- and shares tales of his own upbringing -- in this "vibrant" (The Boston Globe) and "well-written contribution to the literature on race".
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, Amanda Ultimate Guide To Soap Making Craft Suggested By:
Free Kindle book.
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 - Mary McCarthy 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 medical school, Matt McCarthy dreamed of being a different kind of doctor--the sort of mythical, unflappable physician who could reach unreachable patients. But when a new admission to the critical care unit almost died his first night on call, he found himself scrambling. Visions of mastery quickly gave way to hopes of simply surviving hospital life, where confidence was hard to come by and no amount of med school training could dispel the terror of facing actual patients.
McCarthy, Pete The Road to McCarthy Non-fiction Anglo-Irish writer McCarthy rivals master traveler Bill Bryson.
McCartney, Jennifer The Little Book of Sloth Philosophy Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. From tidying and Hygge, to living Lagom, the endless pressure to be happier, live better, sleep soundly, and eat mindfully can be exhausting. But this year's lifestyle trend finally delivers the perfect antidote – welcome to the year of the sloth.
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.
McCracken, Elizabeth Bowlaway Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
I dunno about this one. Does it sound interesting or kinda boring? Middle-aged, audacious and enigmatic. Bertha Truitt appears from nowhere one day, asleep in a cemetery in Salford, Mass., and claims to have invented candlepin bowling (WTF?). The dazzling alley she builds remains the town's constant for nearly a century. Another original from McCracken (The Giant's House), stuffed with eccentrics, rich language, and surprises.
McCracken, Elizabeth The Giant's House Fiction Suggested By:
The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod twenty-six-year-old librarian Peggy Cort feels like love and life have stood her up. Until the day James Carlson Sweatt– the "over-tall" eleven-year-old boy who's the talk of the town–walks into her library and changes her life forever. Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship, but nevertheless they soon find their lives entwined in ways that neither one could have predicted. Reminiscent of The Accidental Tourist or The World According to Garp.
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.
McDonald, William Lindsy Civil War Tales of the Tennessee Valley Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Civil War Tales of the Tennessee Valley is a collection of never before published civil war accounts based upon 40 years of genealogical research, including interviews with individuals who experienced the war first hand. The stories center around the Tennessee River Valley, and the individuals from that area.
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.
McGee, Kristin Chair Yoga Non-fiction Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. Sit, Stretch, and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You. From celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee comes this fun, accessible guide to 100 yoga poses and exercises that can be done in your chair and take just minutes a day. For the majority of Americans living a sedentary lifestyle (from the card-carrying couch potatoes to the 86% of American workers who sit all day at their job) comes a comprehensive guide to the most accessible form of yoga…
McGlashan, C. F. History of the Donner Party Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
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