Books I'd Like To Read
Total Found: 3612 Displaying 2001 - 2500
Author (from) - Mann, Traci Ph. D.
Author (thru) - Pinkerton, Brian
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.
|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 Land’s Man||Memoir||One of the most popular correspondents on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart opens up about his family history and what it means to be an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor. “A warm and explosively funny book”|
|Mapson, Jo-Ann||Along Came Mary||Fiction||House full of self-pitying women sounds unpleasant but their travails are surprisingly uplifting. Sequel to Bad Girl Creek.|
|Maran, Meredith||The New Old Me||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
When Maran's idyllic Bay Area life falls apart, she picks herself up and sets off to start over - alone, in youth-obsesses Los Angeles, at age 60. Inspiring.
|Maraniss, David||They Marched into Sunlight||History||War and Peace - Vietnam and America October 1967. More than just another Vietnam re-hash. It's a vivid portrait of the individuals whom the war left dead or damaged.|
|Marchant, Jo||Cure||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Revelatory work about the mind-body connection explains how the brain can affect physical healing.
|Marcus, Gary||Guitar Zero||Memoir||At 38, New York University psychology professor (and musical no-talent) Gary Marcus took up guitar. His new book explores the difficulties - and rewards - of being an old dot learning new licks.|
|Marcus, Hanna Perlstein||Sidonia's Thread||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Hanna Perlstein and her mother, Sidonia, come to Springfield, Massachusetts from a displaced persons camp after World War II, they know no one in America. With no other family, except each other, they build a world that revolves around Sidonia's extraordinary talent with a needle and thread to create beautiful garments while Hanna serves as her dutiful model.
|Marisa, de los Santos||The Precious One||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. In all her life, Eustacia "Taisy" Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary--professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk: her father.
|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: BookBub.com.
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.
|Marrs, Suzanne||Eudora Welty: A Biography||Auto/Biography||Long excerpts from Welty's correspondence make her pop off the page, just as her own prose animated her quirky characters.|
|Marrs, Suzanne (editor), Tim Nolan (editor)||Meanwhile There Are Letters||Non-fiction||The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald.|
|Marsch, Cindy Rinaman||Blizzard: A Story of Dakota Territory||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A homesteading farmer, his pregnant wife, their daughter, and the grandmother wake to a beautiful winter morning on the prairie. And then it descends upon them - the infamous Children's Blizzard of 1888. Who will survive?
|Marshall, Dan||Home is Burning||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Funny, touching, quirky book about nursing elderly parents. Marshall left L.A. and moved back with his dad who had ALS, and his mom who was suffering from cancer.
|Marshall, Leslie||A Girl Could Stand Up||Fiction||Elray Mayhew's parents are killed so she is raised by footloose photographer uncle and cross-dressing uncle. Coming-of-age story that will disarm and charm.|
|Martel, Yann||Life of Pi||Fiction||Boy is trapped on lifeboat with a Bengal tiger for 200 days.|
|Martin, Andy||Stealing the Wave||Non-fiction||Poo, a famed big-wave surfer was killed in 1994 while taking his first runs on the Maverick's break off Northern CA's coast. Chronicles how Foo's rivalry with fellow boarder Ken Bradshaw pushed him to that fatal brink.|
|Martin, Gilles and Myriam Baran||Birds of the World||Non-fiction||The beautiful images will bring readers back for repeated looks. This is a book for anyone interested in nature photography or who simply finds birds fascinating.|
|Martin, Lorna||Girl on the Couch||Memoir||Scottish journalist memoir of psychotherapy. The book has some flaws, but flourishes at it's funniest and most self-aware moments. Neurosis is hardly ever charming, but Martin somehow manages to pull it off.|
|Martin, Steve||An Object of Beauty||Fiction||A southern vision names Lacy sidles into the New York art world. Martin demonstrates an understanding about users and losers that approaches the profound.|
|Martin, Steve||Born Standing Up||Auto/Biography||A spare, unexpectedly resonant remembrance of things past including balloon animals and bunny ears, and more.|
|Martin, Steve||Pure Drivel||Non-fiction||A trove of comic gems.|
|Martin, Steve||The Pleasure of My Company||Fiction||Martin riddles us with OCD gags, then settles into a sweet, symmetrical story of love and 'the quiet heart.'|
|Martin, Valerie||Property||Fiction||Story of the struggle of two women against a brutish plantation owner and each other. One the wife, one the slave maid.|
|Martin, Wednesday||Primates of Park Avenue||Memoir||Feeds the seemingly endless appetite for insight into the rarefied world of the 1 percent. Anointing herself a sort of Jane Goodall, infiltrating New York City's gilded tribe of Upper East Side mommies.|
|Mary, Kate L.||Broken World||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Vivian Thomas sets out for California in hopes of seeing the daughter she gave up for adoption. But when her car breaks down she's faced with a choice: give up or accept a ride from redneck brothers, Angus and Axl.
|Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria||The Fact of a Body||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Author who was against the death penalty investigates child molester and murderer and find that she wants him to die. Memoir/true-crime hybrid that stands up to the best of either genre.
|Mason, Richard||Benghazi Journal||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Kindle Free book. In the spring of 1964 I took a transfer from Exxon USA to Esso Libya. My new position was to work as a well-site geologist, assigned to the Benghazi, Libya office. When my wife and I moved to Benghazi, we were only two years out of college, and neither of us had ever traveled or lived outside of the southwestern United States. Our time spent in Libya was immediately prior to the overthrow of King Idris's monarchy by Colonel Omar Gadhafi.
|Massaquoi, Hans J.||Destined to Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany||Memoir||Biracial child of German nurse and prominent Liberian during WWII manages to to keep an optimistic outlook and survive.|
|Massey, Sujata||Girl in a Box||Chick Lit||In the near-by trendy shoppping district of Harajuko, I spotted six girls wearing vintage kimonos as they strolled along, leaving enthralled male spectators in their wake.|
|Massey, Sujata||The Salaryman's Wife||Crime/Mystery||Classic English-style whodunit in contemporary Japan. Young, hip, saki-sipping sleuth.|
|Massie, Bob||A Song in the Night||Non-fiction||Born with hemophilia, the author braved huge challenges to become an activist and environmental leader.|
|Mastal, Elan||All Our Wrong Todays||SciFi||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Following a time-travel mishap, a man from a utopian parallel universe ends up in our 2016. Poor guy.
|Mather, Matthew||CyberStorm||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. The incredibly realistic story of one family's struggle to survive the destruction of New York in a massive terror attack.
|Matsushima, Kimiko||Ramen, Udon, Soba||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
$3.22 Kindle book. Authentic Japanese noodle soup recipes. Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. Authentic Japanese Noodle Soup Recipes. Short, inexpensive ($2.99), electronic cookbook full of very authentic Japanese noodle recipes.
|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: BookBub.com.
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.
|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.|
|MÃ¼eller, 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: BookBub.com.
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.
|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: BookBub.com.
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 amazon.com)|
|McCandless, Carine||The Wild Truth||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In 1992, Chris McCandless abandoned his entire life to launch a doomed journey into the Alaskan wilderness. Chris's sister tells his tragic story and her own in this New York Times bestseller.
|McCann, L.G.||The Other Side of Gemini||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sylvia Miloche is a successful book editor by day, D-list party girl by night, and has been dating New York City's favorite playboy James Ryan for five years. But things are far from perfect. When the New York Post catches James with an intern, Sylvia's already precarious life comes crashing down.
|McCarthy, Andrew||The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
Actor Andrew McCarthy is a flakey twit who can't commit to his fiancÃ© or children. So he goes on a series of self-indulgent trips to try to get his head right. Then he wrote a book about it.
|McCarthy, Mary||Various||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
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: BookBub.com.
In this hilarious and heartfelt account, a physician describes his high-stress year as a hospital intern, from the frenzied sleepless nights to the life-changing lessons he'll remember forever.
|McCarthy, Pete||The Road to McCarthy||Non-fiction||Anglo-Irish writer McCarthy rivals master traveler Bill Bryson.|
|McCartney, Mary||From Where I Stand||Photo||Paul's daughter.|
|McCloskey, Molly||Circles Around the Sun||Non-fiction||A journalist's account of her older brother's schizophrenia and the toll it took on their family.|
|McCloy, Kristin||Velocity / Some Girls||GLBT||I may have read this, or it may be overwritten and boring. Lesbian stuff.|
|McClure, Susan||Preserving Summer's Bounty||Cookbook||A quick and easy guide to freezing, canning, preserving, and drying what you can grow. Looks helpful, but not sure whether I should buy it. Try it from the library for next year, maybe.|
|McClure, Wendy||The Wilder Life||Memoir||Wendy McClure revisits her obsession with Little House On the Prairie.|
|McCollum, Michael||Thunderstrike!||Post-Apocalyptic||Post-apocalyptic. Thunderstrike is based on a comet coming from deep space on collision course for earth. The comet is discovered and observed for some time before someone computes it will hit earth. Then the fun begins! First, our heroes have to fly out and intercept the comet, land on it and try to blast it into pieces. Failing that they try to turn the comet into a rocket ship and try to propel it into another orbit, but that proves almost impossible (you'll have to read the book to see what I mean by almost). Then they try to propel asteroids into its path to divert it-like a game of deep space billiards. Finally they have no choice but to try and crash it into the moon to save Mother Earth, but that means it will be necessary to evacuate the 10 million people living on the Lunar Republic before the impact. The conclusion is hair-raising and very, very surprising. I can understand why Hollywood has purchased the screen rights, because this will make a great movie! (found on a list on amazon.com)|
|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 Ã‰clairs||Cookbook||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
McCoy, a pastry chef, shows how Ã©clairs can serve as a base for everything from ice cream sandwiches to lobster rolls.
|McCray, Marilyn||Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Recipes to preserve food, family, and the American way.
|McCreight, Kimberly||Reconstructing Amelia||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Friend.
Recommended by Dezi. Kate believes her daughter, 15-year-old Amelia, has committed suicide, jumping from the roof of her private school - until she receives an anonymous text saying simply, "Amelia didn't jump." Could she have been murdered?
|McCullers, Carson||The Member of the Wedding||Fiction||One of Elizabeth Berg's favorites. McCullers patented the Southern gothic genre that embraces grotesque, morbid characters with such pervading themes as unrequited love and wounded adolescence. Largely set in the South and richly autobiographical, her writings have endured because of their great power and originality.|
|McCullough, David||1776||History||Fast-paced history of the Revolutionary War and the gritty realities of battle.|
|McCullough, David||The Greater Journey||Non-fiction||Not all pioneer went west. Enlightening look at Americans in 19th-century Paris.|
|McDermid, Val||Forensics||Non-fiction||The crime novelist burrows into the wild history of forensics, interviewing top scientists and culling form innovative research to explain practices like using maggots to calculate the time of death.|
|McDermid, Val||Splinter the Silence||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Former detective and psychologist duo Jordan and Hill return in this topical thriller about a string of suicides by women who were savagely cyber-bullied in the past.
|McDonald, Terry||The Trashman||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. Hard hitting story of a family forced to flee Atlanta to seek refuge from a fast spreading, very lethal strain of MERS-CoV. A common family, unprepared for disaster, the Olmsted's lean that to survive anarchy requires a rapid change of mindset.
|McDonnell, Patrick||The Gift of Nothing||Other||Kids book. For the kid who has everything, a sweet tale with a Zen message.|
|McDuffee, Seth||Good Boy||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Humorous sci-fi. Hank Merrick was a pretty unremarkable guy -- until the world went and got itself destroyed. Unspeakable horrors now wander around ruined cities, claiming what little is left of the old world, and only the dead and forgotten are left to tell the tales.
|McElroy, John||Andersonville A Story of Rebel Military Prisons||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Based upon his lengthy confinement in the Confederate Andersonville prison camp during the American Civil War.
|McEwan, Ian||Atonement||Fiction||Nat'l Book Critic Award. Might be stuffy?|
|McEwan, Ian||Enduring Love||Other||BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Steven Crossley, recommended by Stephen King.|
|McGaugh, Scott||Surgeon in blue||Auto/Biography||Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War doctor who pioneered battlefield care.|
|McGlashan, C. F.||History of the Donner Party||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|McGovern, Cammie||A Step Toward Falling||Youth||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
"A beautiful, big-hearted book" (The New York Times Book Review). When two teens are assigned to do community service at a center for people with disabilities, a powerful lesson of love, hope, and forgiveness unfolds. For fans of Rainbow Rowell and Jandy Nelson.
|McGrath, M.J.||The Bone Seeker||Crime/Mystery||Inuit mystery series. This third thriller features Edie Kiglatuk - guide, polar-bear hunter, schoolteacher - as bleak and icy as its Arctic setting.|
|McGrath, Melanie||The Long Exile||Non-fiction||Nanook of the North, Robert Flaherty's 1922 movie about a hardy band of Inuit in the frozen Arctic became a documentary classic. The filmmaker has a mixed-race son whose story is documented in this book. It includes food shortages reduced them to scrounging in military dumps and makes a gripping read. The Inuit's battle against indifference is nearly cinematic.|
|McGrory, Brian||Buddy||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man. Can an ornery rooster really help a city-loving divorced man adapt to family life in the suburbs? McGrory's memoir will have you convinced.
|McHugh, Crista||Confessions of a Queen B*||Youth||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. After years of being the subject of ridicule, she revels in her ability to make the in-crowd cower via the exposÃ©s on her blog, The Eastline Spy. Now that she's carved out her place in the high school hierarchy, she uses her position to help the unpopular kids walking the hallways.
|McIntyre, Mike||The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book.
|McKee, Alexander||Wreck of the Medusa||Memoir||Mutiny, Murder, and Survival on the High Seas. 1816 shipwreck off the coast of Africa. Horrific tale, filled with suicide, murder, and cannibalism, of those left behind.|
|McKee, Robert||Story||Non-fiction||Famous book about screenwriting.|
|McKenna, Christina||The Disenchanted Widow||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. It's 1981 and Belfast is burning. Freshly widowed Bessie Halstone: she burns with a desire to break with her troubled past. With her feckless husband gone, she leaves home hurriedly with her naughty nine-year-old son, Herkie, and not much else. The Dentist, an IRA enforcer, is on her tail.
|McKenzie, Elizabeth||The Portable Veblen||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
I have mixed feelings about this one - an Amazon reviewer described (in part) as being like Natalie Portman's character in Garden State, and that movie wasn't great. The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that's as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny. Set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture clash of new money and old (antiestablishment) values, and with the specter of our current wars looming across its pages, The Portable Veblen is an unforgettable look at the way we live now.
|McKibben, Bill||Wandering Home||Travel||Marvelous writer cares deeply about this part of the country (Vermont/NY)], and knows how to be a first-class traveling companion.|
|McKinley, Robin||The Outlaws of Sherwood||Fantasy||Robin Longbow is a sub-apprentice forester in Donated my copy to the library. Sherwood Forest, barely eking out a living-and barely able to control his temper when he is confronted by the taunts of the Chief Forester's favorite. One careless shot, and he has killed the man. From then on, Robin is on the run-but he is not alone.|
|McLain, Paula||The Paris Wife||Fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
McLain has taken Hemingway's love story, partly told by Hemingway himself in A Moveable Feast and fashioned a novel that's impossible to resist.
|McLaughlin, Brett||Building Java Enterprise Applications Volume I: Architecture||Computer||Hennepin Lib, O'Reilly|
|McLaughlin, Patrick J.||No Atheists In Foxholes||Memoir||Reflections and Prayers From the Front|
|McMahon, Jennifer||Burntown||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson, and she seemed SUPER EXCITED about it. Author of The Winter People and Promise Not to Tell returns with a riveting psychological thriller in which an unresolved murder haunts a family for generations, forcing one daughter into a life of hiding and concealed identity to escape a deadly threat.
|McManus, James||Positively Fifth Street||Non-fiction||About the World Series of Poker.|
|McMinn, Suzanne||Chickens in the Road||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
Craving a life that would connect her to the earth and her family roots, McMinn packed up her three kids, left her husband and her sterile suburban existence behind, and moved to rural West Virginia. Amid the rough landscape and beauty of this rural mountain country, she pursues a natural lifestyle filled with chickens, goats, sheep, and no pizza delivery.
|McMurtry, Larry||Film Flam||Essays||Essays on Hollywood. A look at his life in film.|
|McMurtry, Larry||Hollywood||Memoir||Third book in his trilogy of memoirs. Covers his work on cinematic classics like The Last Picture Show and Brokeback Mountain. It's introspective, funny, and not at all "Hollywood".|
|McMurtry, Larry||Lonesome Dove||Other||BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Wolfram Kandinsky, recommended by Stephen King.|
|McMurtry, Larry||Oh What A Slaughter||Non-fiction||Six massacres involving the Army, white settlers, and Native Americans in the late 19th century. A riveting cautionary tale.|
|McMurtry, Larry||Telegraph Days||Fiction||Nellie may not be McMurtry's most original character to date, but the author delivers a raucous saucy look back at the West he loves so well.|
|McMurtry, Larry||Thalia Series||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Thalia, Texas is a fictional town, the setting for five novels by Larry McMurtry:
|McMurtry, Larry||The Last Picture Show||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book.
|McMurtry, Larry||The Wandering Hill||Fiction||Part 2 of a 4 part saga of the Berrybender family. Apparently, not his best story.|
|McPhee, John||Coming into the Country||Travel||He seems like kind of a watered down manly man Hemingway, writing about his male-bonding canoeing/fishing trips into the wilderness of Alaska. Lots of 70s-style hiking boots, flannel, poetical musings about fish, and some hippie granola nature conservation chiding.|
|McSpadden, J. Walker||Robin Hood||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|McVicker, Steve||I love you Phillip Morris||Non-fiction||A true story of life, love and prison breaks. Movie with Jim Carrey.|
|McWhorter, John||Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America||Non-fiction||According to the author, victimology "has become a keystone of cultural blackness to treat victimhood not as a problem to be solved but as an identity to be nurtured" Are African-Americans using past racial injustices as an excuse for not working to take advantage of contemporary opportunities? Starting with the premise that white racism is no longer the threat it once was, McWhorter singles out "the cult of victimology" and the glorification of white racism as a major cause for several social crises afflicting African-Americans.|
|McWhorter, John||Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America||Non-fiction||In this sequel to his 2000 bestseller, Losing the Race, McWhorter exhorts blacks to leave their "anti-whitey theatrics" behind and acknowledge the new racial realities of America. McWhorter vigorously claims that, while blacks weren't well off before the '60s, black Indianapolis in 1915 wasn't "New Jack Indy," and blacks managed to get by without welfare. Yet welfare ended urban blacks' self-reliance and "taught poor blacks to extend the new oppositional mood from hairstyles and rhetoric into a lifestyle separated from mainstream American culture." Blacks grew to think of studying hard as "acting white," and a destructive sense of "therapeutic alienation" that ignores personal responsibility permeated black society, from school and hip-hop culture to leadership and politics. Accessible, if at times long-winded and repetitive, McWhorter's provocative, tough-love message is both grounded in history and forward-looking.|
|Mead, Rebecca||My Life in Middlemarch||Memoir||Thoroughly engaging mix of memoir and biography as Mead explores her relationship with George Elliot's Middlemarch. If you haven't ever read Middlemarch, Mead's lucid writing will send you straight to the bookstore.|
|Mead, Rebecca||One Perfect Day||Non-fiction||Journalist Mead reveals the ever more inventive ways America's wedding industry parts brides from their money. You'll be tempted to cancel the caterer and elope.|
|Medina, John||Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School||Non-fiction||He says we need more sleep and less stress. Hmmm. Seems obvious, but might be interesting.|
|Medina, Meg||Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass||Youth||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this "grittyâ€¦ unflinching novel" (The Washington Post), Piddy Sanchez starts receiving threats after moving to a new school -- and things soon go from bad to worse. A heart-wrenching and ultimately empowering story about bullying.
|Meegan, George||The Longest Walk||Memoir||"The Record of our World's First Crossing of the Entire Americas" Recommended by Dezi. Consider the audio book narrated by Graeme Malcolm.|
|Meier, Andrew||Black Earth||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A reporter documents his journey through the farthest reaches of post-Soviet Russia in this "engrossing" blend (Publishers Weekly) of history, travelogue, and journalism. "The best work of Russian reportage since the fall of Communism".
|Mejia, Mindy||Everything You Want Me To Be||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
A talented young girl set on ditching Minnesota for New York is murdered. Del the local sheriff sets out to find her killer. Time-shifting novel. Well-drawn protagonist brings the rural community alive and imbues the narrative with delightful dry humor.
|Melville, Herman||Moby Dick||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Menaker, Daniel||My Mistake||Memoir||Wryly personal history of magazine and book publishing over the past four decades.|
|Mendelson, Cheryl||The Good Life||Non-fiction||The very definitions of morality and goodness are nastily contested political flash points. Mendelson, in a forceful but compassionate argument, shows how this has affected our culture.|
|Mendez||Spy Dust||Non-fiction||CIA spies during the cold war.|
|Meno, Joe||Hairstyles of the Damned||Fiction||Book plays like "High Fidelity" for the safety-pins-and-Mohawks set. Meno examines the schisms in high school society - the D&D geeks, bullying meatheads, teen queens, and brutal skinheads. Captures both the sweetness and sting of adolescence with unflinching honesty.|
|Menzel, Peter and Faith D'Aluisio||Hungry Planet||Non-fiction||Photographic study of a week in the eating lives of 30 families from 24 different countries. Documents their gathering, preparing, and eating processes (with recipes). Illuminates the divide between overfed nations and those suffering from severe food shortages.|
|Meredith, Robyn||The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us||Non-fiction||Probably nothing good...|
|Merkin, Daphne||This Close to Happy||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Merkin's attempt to dissect her lifelong battle with depression and its companion, loneliness - what part biology? What part emotionally parched childhood? - is as illuminating and hard to put down as it is painful.
|Merle, Robert||Malevil||Post-Apocalyptic||Post-apocalyptic survival and recovery - recommended by the guys at UH.
From a review on Amazon.com: "a pretty good story about a subsistence economy arising after a nuclear holocaust. Unfortunately, you never find out what is happening in the world outside that little community, but it is pretty good nevertheless: there is no backstory about the disintegration or reconstitution of the national government, which is the part that I usually enjoy the most in post-apocalyptic fiction, but there is an amusing thread about the basis for the local ecclesiastical jurisdiction where the protagonist relies on some medieval warrants in order to trump the religious charlatan who has established himself as the ruler in the next town over."
|Metcalf, Teri||Chicken Poop for the Soul||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The author describes experiences she and her husband have had with backyard chickens, first with neighbor chickens and then with their own. She explains what they did, how they did it, and why they chose to let their chickens be free-range. Based on several years of observation, she talks about the pecking order dynamics and chicken behaviors towards one another, other animals and people. She also takes a trip down memory lane and tells about the natural progression from her longtime interest in whole foods to backyard chickens and vegetable gardening in their one-acre piece of land in College Station, Texas.
|Meyer, Elizabeth||Good Mourning||Memoir||Meyer's post-college stint at a Manhattan funeral parlor yields a memoir that's both funny and touching.|
|Meyer, Stephanie||The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner||Magical/Mystical||Mildly entertaining surprise installment in the Twilight franchise. Bree became a newborn vampire at the hands of evil Victoria who was conscripting soldiers for a battle against the Cullens.|
|Meyerowitz, Joel||Aftermath||Non-fiction||The only photographer granted continous access to Ground Zero during the cleanup, Meyerowitz has assembled a haunting, essential archive. 9/11.|
|Mezrich, Ben||Ugly Americans||Memoir||This encore to his 2002 "Bringing Down the House" follows real Princetonians who played the Japanese markets for millions in the 1990s.|
|Michaels, Alicia||The Bionics||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Bionics Novels book 1. It is the year 4006, and nuclear war has come to the United States. With tens of thousands killed and countless more injured or terminally ill from the blasts, there is no more "normal"â€¦life will never be the same. For her part, Blythe Sol is reeling from the loss of her arm and an eye in one of the blasts â€“ her dreams of following in her father's footsteps and joining the military completely shattered. When she hears about the Restoration Project â€“ a bionic government program that offers the sick and injured a second chance â€“ she immediately enrolls.
|Michener, James A.||Alaska||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska's fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska's story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II.
|Michener, James A.||Chesapeake||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.
|Michener, James A.||Return to Paradise||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
An enchanting collection from the Pulitzer Prizeâ€“winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hawaii: The islands of the South Pacific come alive with adventure. Sequel to Tales of the South Pacific.
|Midkiff, Ken||The Meat You Eat: How Corporate Farming Has Endangered America's Food Supply||Non-fiction||Using formulaic left-wing parlance, Midkiff points out how giant food corporations wield political influence to save themselves from reform?ensuring, for example, that despite their size they will continue to be classified as farmers exempt from EPA regulation. He also advocates buying from local farms that practice "sustainable agriculture" as a means of resisting corporate meat without going vegetarian.|
|Mieville, China||Perdido Street Station||SciFi||Steampunk. It's Dickensian in scope, but fast-paced and modern. It's a love song for cities, and it packs a world into its strange, sprawling, steam-punky city of New Crobuzon.|
|Milgram, Melissa||Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy||Non-fiction||"The fine arts never respected taxidermy," notes one famed practitioner. Anyone reading Still Life will.|
|Millard, Candice||Destiny of the Republic||Memoir||Action-packed account of James Garfield's (our 20th president) life and truly strange death.|
|Millard, Candice||The River of Doubt||Non-fiction||Cursed by incredibly poor planning, the [1912 Teddy Roosevelt Amazon] expedition barely survives disease, cannibalistic tribes, and the constant threat of boulder-stuffed rapids. Millards sober account is a claustrophobic as a walk through the densest jungle and as full of vigor as [Teddy] Roosevelt himself.|
|Millay, Katja||The Sea of Tranquility||Youth||Suggested By: Suggested List.
If you loved Eleanor & Park. It's not a read-alike, but the two stories have enough in common to make this a safe bet.
|Miller, Christiana||Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's dead||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book.
|Miller, Henry||Tropic of Capricorn||Classic||Dan Bern Song Marilyn|
|Miller, Michele G.||From the Wreckage||Youth||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. For high school senior Jules Blacklin surviving the storm is only the beginning. Faced with the new reality of her life, she must find a way to rise From The Wreckage and answer the question--how do you get back to normal, when everything that was normal is gone?
|Miller, Walter M.||A Canticle for Leibowitz||Post-Apocalyptic||NOTE: I OWN THIS BOOK. A post-apocalyptic survival / recovery story recommended by the guys at UH.
Also a sequel: Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
From amazon.com, "A Canticle for Leibowitz opens with the accidental excavation of a holy artifact: a creased, brittle memo scrawled by the hand of the blessed Saint Leibowitz, that reads: "Pound pastrami, can kraut, six bagels--bring home for Emma." To the Brothers of Saint Leibowitz, this sacred shopping list penned by an obscure, 20th-century engineer is a symbol of hope from the distant past, from before the Simplification, the fiery atomic holocaust that plunged the earth into darkness and ignorance. As 1984 cautioned against Stalinism, so 1959's A Canticle for Leibowitz warns of the threat and implications of nuclear annihilation. Following a cloister of monks in their Utah abbey over some six or seven hundred years, the funny but bleak Canticle tackles the sociological and religious implications of the cyclical rise and fall of civilization, questioning whether humanity can hope for more than repeating its own history."
|Millet, Henry||The Sexual Life of Catherine M.||Non-fiction||Looks like gross true sex novel ala The Story of O. Millet gives a graphic account of a life of physical gratification, and a relentlessly honest look at the consequences of sex stripped of sentiment.|
|Millet, Larry||Aia Guide to the Twin Cities||Technical/Reference||"The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul." I saw this in mspmag that I got at some hotel.|
|Millington, Mil||A Certain Chemistry||Chick Lit||May not technically be "chick lit"...Tom, a ghostwriter, has an affair with the actress whose memoir he is writing and makes a madcap effort to hide the truth from his girlfriend. Millington builds his gags perfectly. [Kris: on the other hand, what's funny about a cheating cad?]|
|Mills, Marja||The Mockingbird Next Door||Memoir||In 2001 Mills was asked to approach Harper Lee, elusive author of To Kill A Mockingbird. Expecting to fail, she wound up fishing with Lee, now 88, and hearing tales about that "psychopath" Truman Capote. Intimate, moving book about a rare talent.|
|Mills, Mark||Amagansett||Crime/Mystery||Atomospheric thriller set in the 40s. Like all good beach reads, this one offers surprises.|
|Milne, A. A.||The Red House Mystery||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Mark Ablett is not really a snob--not the worst kind of snob, at least. He simply prefers artists to everyone else, and the discussion of his own creative abilities to any other talk whatsoever. His vanities are easily forgiven especially since he is generous with his money--inherited not from his clergyman father but from a neighborhood spinster who took a liking to him--and he is always willing to play the host at the Red House, his delightful country estate.
|Min, Anchee||Empress Orchid||Fiction||Based on the true story of the 17-year-old who traded poverty for the ornate confines of the emperor's Forbidden City guarded by 2,000 eunuchs.|
|Mina, Denise||Blood, Salt, Water||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
As Det. Alex Morrow uncovers layers of deception among the thugs, white-collar crooks, and battle-weary cops inhabiting one seemingly genteel Scottish town, you'll find yourself hooked.
|Mina, Denise||Gods and Beasts||Crime/Mystery||Until further notice, assume you should buy everything Denise Mina publishes. Her career is really a portrait of her native Glasgow.|
|Mina, Denise||The End of the Wasp Season||Crime/Mystery||There's no going wrong with a Mina mystery. Her Glasgow-based books are full of great, conflicted women characters, pitch-perfect dialog, and more.|
|Mitchell, Andie||Eating in the Middle||Cookbook||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
A food lover who shed 135 pounds talks about the recipes - and the philosophy - behind her weight loss.
|Mitchell, Andie||It Was Me All Along||Memoir||Winning story of self-transformation. Diet and punishing exercise changed her shape in her 20s, but depression followed - until she came to terms with the losses of her childhood.|
|Mitchell, David||Ghostwritten||Fiction||U.K. chronicle of nine lives converging in an unexpected way.|
|Mitchell, Judith Claire||A Reunion of Ghosts||Fiction||Their great-grandfather's inventions led to mass killings in two world wars. It's hardly an amusing premise, but Mitchell explores the mixed-blessing bonds of family with a dry wit. Original black comedy at its best.|
|Mitchell, Margaret||Gone With The Wind||Fiction||Gone With the Wind, people!|
|Mitchell, W.O.||Roses Are Difficult Here||Fiction||Psychologist visits a small town and turns it upside down. It's a comedy, so things end up better than they started. Kooky characters. Light reading. From the Graham Green library poster.|
|Mitford, Nancy||The Pursuit of Love||Fiction||Few aristocratic English families of the 20th century have enjoyed quite the delicious notoriety that the Mitford sisters courted in the years bracketed by two world wars. Nancy composed maliciously witty--and transparently autobiographical--novels as well as several biographies. The Pursuit of Love (1945), her greatest fictional success, and its companion, Love in a Cold Climate (1949), keep closely to the spirit (and details) of their youthful amusements and more grown-up adventures.|
|Mladjenovic, Paul J.||Micro-entrepreneurship for dummies||Non-fiction||The media has named the growing trend toward micro-entrepreneurship "the Rise of the Creative Class", "the Gig Life" or "the freelance economy."|
|Moaveni, Azadeh||Lipstick Jihad||Memoir||Leaving California for Tehran in 2002, she finds a fundamentalist regime rocked by the irrepressible energy of its youth, who risk beatings from the morality police to drink alcohol and hold hands in public.|
|Moffat, Gwen||Space Below My Feet||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Frank biography of the first woman to become a certified climbing guide in Britain. Mountain climbing.
|Moffat, Gwen||Two Star Red||Memoir||Account of the author's work in mountain rescue with the Royal Air Force.|
|Mofina, Rick||No Way Back||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. San Francisco crime reporter Tom Reed is burned out. On the day he decides to finally quit the news business, a sensational story breaks. A heart-stopping robbery-homicide at a jewelry store. The suspects have shot and killed a police officer before fleeing with a female hostage. Reed rushes to the scene, his passion resurrected for one last big story.
|Mollod, Phineas and Jason Tesauro||The Modern Gentleman: A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy, and Vice||Non-fiction||Funny and thought-provoking.|
|Molteni, S. A.||I.T. Geek to Farm Girl Freak||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. S.A. Molteni has spent over thirty years in the Information Technology field working for various Fortune 500 companies. During those years, she and her husband had always dreamed of living on a farm once they became retired from the rat race. This collection of essays follows the author in her sometimes humorous transition from "I.T. Geek to Farm Girl Freak" and depicts the lessons that are learned along the way once farm animals become a large part of her life.
|Monfort, Ralph||A Year Without Underwear||Memoir||Exploring the World on a Bicycle|
|Monroe, Paula||Left-Brain Finance for Right-Brain People||Non-fiction||Meh. For arty creative people. Aka flakes?|
|Monsen, Avery and Jory John||K Is for Knifeball||Humorous||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this laugh-out-loud children's book parody, the authors of All My Friends Are Dead offer an illustrated alphabet of horrible advice. A clever compendium of dark humor that will have you in stitches!
|Monson-Haefel, Richard||Enterprise JavaBeans. 3rd Edition Covers EJB 2.0||Computer||Hennepin Lib|
|Montano, Mark||The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2||Craft||This follow-up brings you more inventive crafts - like class party lights made of beer cans.|
|Montgomery, Sy||Birdology||Non-fiction||Naturalist Montogmery's avian insights. Charming and awe-inspiring.|
|Montgomery, Sy||The Good, Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood||Memoir||For writer and world traveler Montgomery, the grounding force of her New Hampshire home was a 750-pound pig. This book is not merely a chronicle of her love for and life with Christopher Hogwood, but also a testament to the lessons learned through her 14-year relationship with him.|
|Moody, David||Straight To You||Post-Apocalyptic||The sun is dying and only days remain before all life on Earth is extinguished. Steven Johnson is alone. The only person who matters to him is out of reach hundreds of miles away. His options are bleak - sit and wait to die or risk everything fighting his way across the scorched remains of a world which has descended into anarchy and chaos. There's no time left to stop and think. The end could come at any moment and Johnson has to act now. Every second is precious. Tomorrow is too late.|
|Moody, Rick||The Ice Storm||Fiction||Sex in repressed suburbia? Book on which the movie is based?|
|Moorcock, Michael||Elric Series||SciFi||Suggested By: Friend.
The 'Expanded' Saga
|Moorcock, Michael||The Ice Schooner||Post-Apocalyptic||Wikipedia.com. Post-apocalyptic novel set in a new ice age.|
|Moore, Christopher||Island of the Sequined Love Nun||Fantasy||Known for his intense research process, Moore swam with whales for 2003's Fluke, and found out how to steal a 747 for 1997's Island of the Sequined Love Nun.|
|Moore, Christopher||Various||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
|Moore, Christopher J.||How to Speak Brit||Non-fiction||Why are crossing guards dubbed "lollipop men"? Bas Bleu|
|Moore, Dinty W.||Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy||Essays||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
An essayist demystifies the craft of writing in his answers to questions sent in by Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, and more! Collect need-to-know tips for being a successful -- and happy -- writer with this "brilliantly instructive and wonderfully entertaining" guide.
|Moore, Liuetenant General Harold G., and Joseph L. Galloway||We Were Soldiers Once...and Young||Non-fiction||Ia Drang--The Battle That Changed The War In Vietnam. Considered required reading for Army officers.|
|Moore, Lorrie||Bark||Short Stories||Humor and world-weary sense of the absurd. Weird, bleakly hilarious stuff. Moore's characters use sarcasm and cynicism as their sword and shield.|
|Moore, Lorrie||Birds of America||Short Stories||Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Sherman Alexie. "When I'm stuck or need an idea, her book is sitting there on my desk."
|Moore, Lorrie||Various||Short Stories||Caitlin Morgan (who?) says that Lorrie Moore's short stories are "staggering works of miniature genius."|
|Moore, Lorrie||Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?||Fiction||Two friends in NY the 1970s rescue frogs shot by boys with BB guns. Gorgeously written novel, profoundly affecting.|
|Moore, Robert||A Time to Die||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When a devastating explosion killed seven crew members aboard the Russian submarine, Kursk, the other 23 were left trapped and desperate for a rescue that would come too late.
|Moore, Wes||The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence?
|Moorehead, Caroline||A Train in Winter||Non-fiction||Portrait of some 230 French women who were shipped to Auschwitz in 1943 for resisting the Nazi occupation. Moorehead makes a grim story an inspiring and fascinating read.|
|Moorehead, Caroline||Village of Secrets||Non-fiction||Defying the Nazis in Vichy France. You'll get to know the rescuers and the rescued.|
|Moosewood Collective||Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers||Cookbook||Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Fresh ideas for the weeknight table.
|Morales, Brenda||Cuban Recipes||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Moran, Caitlin||How to Be A Woman||Non-fiction||Moran makes us think about femininity and feminism, and whether you agree or not, she's fascinating. Scathingly funny, and mostly unprintable in People magazine.|
|Moran, Caitlin||How to Build a Girl||Fiction||Wonderfully wise and flat-out hilarious. Johanna is 14, British, overweight and obsessed equally with losing her virginity and earning money for the dirt-poor family whom she adores.|
|Morell, Virginia||Animal Wise||Non-fiction||Rate like to be tickled. Birds practice songs in their sleep. A fascinating accessible look at animal cognition.|
|Morgan, David||Monty Python Speaks||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. The complete oral history of Monty Python, as told by the founding members and a few of their many friends and collaborators.
|Morgan, David||Monty Python Speaks!||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
The cast of Monty Python paved the way for sketch comedy, constantly experimenting with their own scripts and performances. This "insightful and entertaining" read (Publishers Weekly) takes you behind the scenes with the troupe's uproarious founding members.
|Morgan, Fidelis||The Rival Queens||Fiction||Morgan speaks fluent 17th century English. She knows what the streets smelled like, what people snacked on, and how they flirted and argued and bragged and bullied and showed off.|
|Morgan, Mary R.||Beginning With the End||Non-fiction||An arresting and deeply moving memoir about one woman's grief and her path to healing after losing her twin brother - as well as her sense of identity.|
|Moriarty, Liane||Big Little Lies||Fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She's funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community
|Moriarty, Liane||The Husband's Secret||Fiction||Intelligent novel about three Australian women's lives. Starts when one finds a letter from her husband that she wasn't supposed to open until he died.|
|Morris, Edmund||The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt begins with a brilliant Prologue describing the President at the apex of his international prestige. That was on New Year's Day, 1907, when TR, who had just won the Nobel Peace Prize, threw open the doors of the White House to the American people and shook 8,150 hands, more than any man before him. Morris re-creates the reception with such authentic detail that the reader gets almost as vivid an impression of TR as those who attended.
|Morris, Evan||From Altoids to Zima||Non-fiction||The surprising stories behind 125 famous brand names.|
|Morris, Harvey||Baked Chicago's Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Morris, Jan||The World: Travels 1950-2000||Travel||Welsh writer Morris documents locales but and also captures history while maintaining a wonderfully descriptive writing style.|
|Morris, Timothy S.||Indoor Gardening for Beginners||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How to grow beautiful plants, herbs, and vegetables in your house.
|Mortimer, Ian||The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England||Non-fiction||Filled with delicious detail on every aspect of daily life of each social strata.|
|Moses, Kate||Cakewalk||Memoir||To get over her dysfunctional upbringing, the author takes up baking as therapy. A compelling coming-of-age tale with a rich and satisfying finish.|
|Moss, Michael||Salt Sugar Fat||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, a Pulitzer Prizeâ€“winning reporter reveals how the processed food industry feeds America's addiction to salt, sugar, and fat. "Vital reading for the discerning food consumer" (The Wall Street Journal).
|Mott, Jason||The Wonder of All Things||Fiction||After her friend is injured in a plane crash, teen Ava mysteriously heals him. Ava's power comes with a heartbreaking secret. Writer of The Returned.|
|Moulin, Jules||Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes||Fiction||Charming, madcap, rom-com that will have you swooning until the very last page. College prof has affair with a former student, then 10 years later he shows up dating her daughter (eew?)|
|Moulton, Sara||Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101||Cookbook||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
In crisp clean prose, Moulton - once Julia Child's protÃ©gÃ© - explains the techniques all excellent home chefs should know.
|Muckley, Michelle||The Dawn||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$3.22 Kindle book. Omnibus edition (5 books). Zachary Christian is Delta Tower resident 8652. He has been stuck inside his tower since the bombs destroyed the world he knew, causing near total extinction. The reason for the war is still a mystery, but ever since that day the world stands still, trapped by the nuclear winter and the Guardians who patrol the exits.
|Mueenuddin, Danial||In Other Rooms, Other Wonders||Short Stories||Modern Pakistan's beauty commingles with its brutality in Mueenuddin's find debut collection. These linked tales illuminate the intense colors of his homeland, and of human nature itself.|
|Muir, John||A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Muir, John||Stickeen: An Adventure with a Dog and a Glacier||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Short memoir by American naturalist John Muir. It is about a trip he took in Alaska (1880) with a dog named Stickeen and their outing together on a glacier.
|Muir, John||Travels in Alaska||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle Book. John Muir captures the beauty and intensity of Alaskan wilderness and its people from his travels between 1879 and 1890.
|Muir, Kate||Left Bank||Fiction||Parisian high society is wickedly satarized in this droll novel about a couple whose young daughter goes missing in a gauche Euro theme park.|
|Mukherjee, Dr. Siddhartha||The Emperor of All Maladies||Non-fiction||A biography of cancer. I'm kinda scared to read this.|
|Mukherjee, Siddhartha||The Gene: An Intimate History||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Brilliant biological primer and a nuanced exploration of ethics, but also a great and endlessly entertaining read.
|Mukhopadhyay, Samhita and Kate Harding||Nasty Women||Essays||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite in Trump's America? Nasty Women includes inspiring essays from a diverse group of talented women writers (including Cheryl Strayed) who seek to provide a broad look at how we got here and what we need to do to move forward.
|Mukhopadhyay, Tito Rajarshi||How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move?||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Diagnosed as autistic and nonverbal, Tito was taught to read and write by his mother -- and went on to become a prolific storyteller. Here, he shares his unique story with bravery, honesty, and elegance.
|Mullane, Mike||Riding Rockets||Memoir||Former shuttle pilot recounts his fratlike indoctrination in the '70s through 1986's Challenger tragedy. Frank language and hardened view keep his compelling memoir down-to-earth.|
|Munro, Alice||Dear Life||Short Stories||People who skip short stories make an exception for Alice Munro.|
|Munro, Alice||Family Furnishings||Short Stories||Gorgeously written short stores about men and women, love and loss, and the surprising ways we find transcendence.|
|Munro, Alice||Runaway||Short Stories||One of Elizabeth Berg's best-loved writers. In Munro's hands, the people she writes about, women of all ages and circumstances, and their friends, lovers, parents, and children, become as vivid as our own neighbors. It is her miraculous gift to make these stories as real and unforgettable as our own.|
|Munroe, Randall||What If?||Non-fiction||Reinvigorate your sense of cosmic wonder. Munroe is a former NASA scientist. This looks fun and interesting.|
|Murakami, Ryu||In the Miso Soup||Non-fiction||Unflinching look at the underbelly of modern Japan.|
|Murphy, Austin||How Tough Could It Be?||Memoir||Murphy and his wife switch family duties. Murphy chronicles his six months spent on the home front.|
|Murphy, Pamela||Instant Pot Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Easy-To-Do Recipes Using Simple Ingredients for Your Everyday Meals
|Myracle, Lauren||The Infinite Moment of Us||Youth||"Let It Snow" co-author with John Green. Two mature recent high school graduates fall in love and bring out the best in each other.|
|Nabhan, Gary Paul||Where Our Food Comes From||Non-fiction||Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine|
|Nadelberg, David||Mortified: Real Words. Real People. Real Pathetic.||Essays||Otherwise normal adults revisit private love letters and diary entries from their youth. Riveting and mortifying.|
|Nafisi, Azar||Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir In Books||Memoir||Teaching English lit under arbitrary rules of Islam.|
|Namu, Yang Erche and Christine Mathieu||Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World||Memoir||This independent, curious, and talented young Himalayin girl's life is sometimes scandalous, always absorbing. Born in a matrilineal Moso society where women enjoy unusual freedoms and great responsibility; marriage is discouraged, and children are raised by their mother and brothers and sisters in a large household.|
|Nansen, Fridtjof||Farthest North||History||Suggested By: Other.
One of the 100 greatest adventure books of all times (National Geographic). In 1893 Fridtjof Nansen set out to explore the North Pole. Traveling by dogsled, Fridtjof and Hjalar Johansen faced dangerously freezing weather and the treacherous unknown in this spirited true story.
|Naquin, Allyson C.||Ketogenic Instant Pot||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 100 easy, delicious, and health recipes to cook in the pressure cooker.
|Naquin, Allyson C.||VEGAN Instant Pot||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. 210 Recipes in two Manuscripts: Vegan Instant Pot & Ketogenic Vegan.
|Nathan, Debbie||Pornography||Non-fiction||Nathan describes in clear and cogent terms the arguments for and against pornography, as well as looking into who is making those arguments and why. She examines the porn industry and looks at what pornography is like when it's made by women rather than men.|
|Nathan, Debbie||Sybil Exposed||Non-fiction||The story of Sybil was a wild fabrication. This book exposes one of the most damaging frauds in medicine - creating a gripping history of crackpot psychiatry.|
|Nathan, Melissa||The Nanny||Chick Lit||Jo leaves her country life to move in with an affluent London family. Laugh-out-loud prose balances the twisty plot.|
|Neal, Patricia||As I Am||Memoir||"What an amazing life that woman led."|
|Near, Holly||Fire in the rain--singer in the storm : an autobiography||Auto/Biography||Looks much cuter than I expected in the pictures.|
|Needleman, Jacob||Why Can't We Be Good?||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
What makes people betray their own moral values time and again? A philosopher tackles this question
|Nei, Lu||Young Babylon||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Knowing nothing more than the working-class life he is born into, headstrong Lu Xiaolu reluctantly starts down the path he is expected to follow. At age nineteen in 1990s China, he feels pressure to follow suit with those around him and takes a job at the town's saccharin factory. Slowly, he adjusts to the bureaucratic factory routine, making the best of the situation by bonding with coworkers, flirting with girls, and refusing to give in completely to the expectations of those around him.
|Neihardt, John G.||Black Elk Speaks||Non-fiction||One of Elizabeth Berg's best-loved books. Black Elk Speaks is the story of the Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863?1950) and his people during the momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881?1973) in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and chose Neihardt to tell his story.|
|Nelson, Antonya||Living To Tell||Fiction||Son returns to his family home after 5 yrs in prison.|
|Nelson, Jandy||I'll Give You The Sun||Youth||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Twins Jude and Noah were once inseparable - so why haven't they spoken in years? "A wild, beautiful, and profoundly moving novel" (New York Times).
|Nelson, Maggie||The Argonauts||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Emma Watson feminist book club selection. Nelson touches on a myriad of topics: gender and identity, motherhood, transgender, queer families, same-sex marriage, writing and death. The opinion pieces contain occasional gems of wisdom, but soon become somewhat preachy, tedious, and boring.
|NesbÃ¸, Jo||The Harry Hole Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
The Harry Hole detective series by Norwegian author, Jo NesbÃ¸.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. 1907 collection published by E. Nesbit with the intention of entertaining young readers and telling William Shakespeare's plays in a way they could be easily understood.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||Harding's Luck||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The second (and last) story in the Time-travel/Fantasy "House of Arden" series for children.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||In Homespun||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Ten short stories of the typical Nesbit strong woman of 19th century England--a few not so typical in being almost amoral--narrated in the first person singular, and set in the South Kent villages and 'out away among the Sussex downs'.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||New Treasure Seekers or, The Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H. O.) Bastable, and their attempts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family; its sequels are The Wouldbegoods (1899) and The New Treasure Seekers (1904).
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||Oswald Bastable and Others||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. E. Nesbit created Oswald Bastable and his four siblings in the 1890s and featured them in numerous children's adventure stories narrated by Oswald (not to be confused with the children's fantasy adventures, Five Children and It and its sequels). Many Bastable stories were first published in magazines, not plainly as serial novels, but they are now known from the three episodic novels The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1899), The Wouldbegoods (1901), New Treasure Seekers (1904). Four more Bastable stories are in the collection Oswald Bastable and Others (1905).
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||The Book of Dragons||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Dragons -- of all sorts -- make for marvelous fun, and this collection of madcap tales is filled with them. Some of the legendary monsters are funny and mischievous, others are downright frightening, and a number of them are wild and unpredictable. There's a dragon made of ice, another that takes refuge in the General Post Office, a scaly creature that carries off the largest elephant in a zoo, and even a dragon whose gentle purring comforts a tiny tot.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||The Children's Shakespeare||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. May be the same as "Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare".
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||The Incomplete Amorist||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Adult novel. Young Betty grows up an orphan with her strict stepfather, a vicar in rural England in Edwardian times. She dreams of being an artist, and one day, while she is out sketching, happens to come across a man who really is an artist. Predictably, the two of them embark on something we today would certainly not call an affair (they never even kiss or hug), but what was deemed improper from society's point of few back then.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||The Magic City||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. After Philip's older sister and sole family member Helen marries, he goes off to live with his new step sister Lucy. To entertain himself he builds a giant model city from things around the house: game pieces, books, blocks, bowls, etc. Then through some magic, he finds himself inside the city, and it is alive with the people he has populated it with.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||The Magic World||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. An influential collection of twelve short stories.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||The Phoenix and the Carpet||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. It is the second in a trilogy of novels that begins with Five Children and It (1902), and follows the adventures of the same five children: Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb. Their mother buys the children a new carpet to replace one from the nursery that they have destroyed in an accidental fire. The children find an egg in the carpet, which hatches into a talking Phoenix.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||The Railway Children||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The story concerns a family who move from London to "The Three Chimneys", a house near the railway in Yorkshire, after the father, who works at the Foreign Office, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. The children befriend an Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home; he is eventually able to help prove their father's innocence, and the family is reunited.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||The Rainbow and the Rose||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Poetry collection.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||The Story of the Amulet||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. It is the final part of a trilogy of novels that also includes Five Children and It (1902) and The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904). In it the children re-encounter the Psammead--the "it" in Five Children and It. As it no longer grants wishes to the children, however, its capacity is mainly advisory in relation to the children's other discovery, the Amulet, thus following a formula successfully established in The Phoenix and the Carpet.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||The Story of the Treasure Seekers||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H. O.) Bastable, and their attempts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family; its sequels are The Wouldbegoods (1899) and The New Treasure Seekers (1904). The novel's complete name is The Story of the Treasure Seekers: Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||The Works of E. Nesbit (16 books)||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Note: this list of contents is in alphabetical order, not the order in which they were published or should be read.
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||The Wouldbegoods||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Stories about the Bastables, a fictional middle-class family that has fallen on relatively hard times. This is the second story in The Bastables Series following The Story of the Treasure Seekers. The third book is The New Treasure Seekers.
|Nesser, Hakan||Hour of the Wolf||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Swede crime writer. Retired police officer Van Veeteren is drawn into a web of awful murders.
|Nestle, Marion||What to Eat||Non-fiction||Buffeted by health claims--should we, for example, restrict our intake of carbs or fats or both? Is organic food better for us?--we become confused and tune out.|
|Netzer, Lydia||Shine Shine Shine||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. This literary love story takes place in an uptight, upscale, and decidedly Southern Virginia suburb--and also outer space. Astronaut Maxon is on a mission to colonize the moon with his robots, but it is his earthbound wife, Sunny, whose journey resonated so loudly with my own passionate, sometimes ambivalent, joy-and-terror-filled relationship with motherhood.
|Neuvel, Sylvain||Sleeping Giants||SciFi||Suggested By: Suggested List.
This doesn't appeal to me, but I've seen two rave reviews. A little girl falls into a hole and lands on a gigantic metal hand. A few decades later, scientists begin to find body parts all over the globe. I think I've seen it described as in the style of "The Martian", but I would find it hard to believe anything is that funny.
|Newkirk, Pamela||Spectacle||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Spectacle "Meticulously detailedâ€¦ Readers will be moved" (Publishers Weekly): In the early 1900s, an African man named Ota Benga was put on display in a cage at New York's Zoological Gardens.
|Newport, Jerry and Mary and Johnny Dodd||Mozard and the Whale||Memoir||The Newports, both autistic, wrote this memoir about their tumultuous but triumphant love story. Says collaborator, Dodd, "They hope their love story will illustrate what's possible when you don't give up."|
|Nft||Not for Tourists 2010 Guide to...||Travel||Not for Tourists guidebooks are map-based, neighborhood by neighborhood guides designed to lighten the load of already street-savvy residents, commuters, business travelers, and yes, tourists too.|
|Nicholls, David||A Question of Attraction||Fiction||A working-class nerd itching to remake himself at a snooty British university in 1985. By page 9 you'll be won over. This is a big-hearted, flawless coming-of-age tale, as scary and funny as your yearbook picture.|
|Nicholls, David||One Day||Fiction||Checking in on the pair once a year on the same date, July 15, over a period of two decades during which both become famous (but for very different reasons). The book is headed for the silver screen.|
|Nichols, Michael and Mike Fay||The Last Place on Earth||Photo||Rain forests in Gabon and Congo. One volume of Nichol's powerphotos, another of Fay's dramatic journals.|
|Nielsen, Sarah||Manipulation||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How to recognize and outwit emotional manipulation and mind control in your relationships.
|Niffenegger, Audrey||The Time Traveler's Wife||SciFi||A beatifully written love story, with this weird sci-fi element.|
|Nissel, Angela||Mixed: My Life in Black and White||Memoir||Mixed people have a sense about other mixed people that's like gaydar. I have a friend who's biracial, and white people compliment her on her tan; black or mixed people can tell that she's partly black.|
|Niven, Jennifer||Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic||Non-fiction||Blackjack was the only female on a five-person expedition in 1921 of which she was the only survivor.|
|Niven, Jennifer||Velva Jean Learns To drive||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From a New York Times bestselling author: Velva Jean wants to be a star in Nashville, but after an unexpected encounter, she must choose between love and her dream. "A touching read, funny and wiseâ€¦ Niven makes some memorable moon-spun magic". Velva Jean Learns to Fly (book 2). Becoming Clementine (book 3). American Blonde (book 3). Warning: by the author of "All The Bright Places" about two teens who were so off-putting that I couldn't finish the book.
|Niven, Larry||Destiny's Road||Post-Apocalyptic||Post-apocalyptic. On the planet Destiny, which has been settled by Earth colonists, Jemmy Bloocher lives in Spiral Town at the far end of the peninsula. After accidentally killing a man from one of the caravans that supply trade goods and the essential potassium-rich speckles, Jemmy flees down the road into the unknown, assuming new identities to avoid capture for 27 years. Curious about what happened to a second landing spaceship, Jemmy traces its route 200 years after it first landed. He discovers what really befell the ship, that there are other towns along the road Spiral Town residents never knew about, and the secret of speckles. This realistic tale of power, deceit, adventure, and awakening by Hugo and Nebula Award winner Niven is highly recommended for sf collections. (found on list at amazon.com)|
|Nixon, Lindsay S.||The Happy Herbivore Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
|Noah, Trevor||Born A Crime||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The Daily Show host is the product of a black/white relationship that was illegal in South Africa when he was born. In 2009, Trevor Noah's mother was shot in the back of her head by her ex-husband. The bullet entered the back of her skull and came out the front, but still managed to miss all the important bits. The doctors stitched her up and sent her home, and seven days later she was back at work.
|Nolan, Stephanie||Promised the Moon||Non-fiction||Honors women in the Mercury space program.|
|Nolen, Roland||Beyond Performance||Non-fiction||What emps really need to know to climb the ladder of success.|
|Norberg, Katherine||You Can't Wallpaper My Igloo||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Tales of living and teaching in the Alaskan wilderness.
|Nordberg, Jenny||The Underground Girls of Kabul||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
An investigative journalist chronicles the gripping true stories of girls temporarily raised as boys in the male-dominated world of Afghanistan.
|Nordhaus, Hannah||The Beekeeper's Lament||Non-fiction||How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America|
|Nordland, Rod||The Lovers||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Afghani Romeo and Juliet. Defying Islamic law, Afghanis Ali and Zakia, who are from different Muslim sects, risked everything to marry. A gripping tale of forbidden romance in a tumultuous unjust society.
|Norman, Donald||The Design of Everyday Things||Non-fiction||Among other things, an explanation of good door design.|
|Normant, Serge||Metamorphosis||Photo||Celebrity photos, 'He transforms you and the results are always beautiful.'|
|Norris, Mary||Between You & Me||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Part memoir, part grammar guide - confessions of a comma queen. Correct usage has never been so entertaining.
|Northrup, Christiane M.D.||Various||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Author.
The lady on PBS with the blue dress and the blond bob talking about how to live without aging. I'm not sure if she's a weird new age-y nut-job, but she's an M.D. with science to back up her ideas about how to live as you grow older. Her titles like "Goddesses Never Age" sound hopelessly naive.
|Northrup, Dr. Christiane||Goddesses Never Age||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
$15.86 Kindle book. The secret prescription for radiance, vitality, and well-being.
|Nortman, Karen Musser||The Time Travel Trailer||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
Kindle Free book. A 1937 vintage camper trailer half hidden in weeds catches Lynne McBriar's eye when she is visiting an elderly friend Ben. Ben eagerly sells it to her and she just as eagerly embarks on a restoration. But after each remodel, sleeping in the trailer lands Lynne and her daughter Dinah in a previous decade--exciting, yet frightening.
|Norton, Christy||Once Upon a Dinner||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
$3.22 Kindle book. Once a month freezer to crock pot meal planning.
|Notaro, Laurie||The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death||Essays||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
The incisive Laurie Notaro tackles everything from new neighbors to open-mouth coughs with the wit of Erma Bombeck and Jen Lancaster.
|Novak, B.J.||One More Thing||Essays||Brainy, quirky hilarity.|
|Novak, B.J.||The Book With No Pictures||Humorous||Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Sherman Alexie. I think this is also Mindy Kaling's friend.
|Novak, Jacqueline||How to Weep in Public||Humorous||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Relatable, laugh-out-loud memoir of a comedian's personal struggles "adds levity to the daunting topic of depression". "...gives me hope in this business" (Amy Shumer)
|Novik, Naomi||His Majesty's Dragon||Fantasy||For anyone who's read one of Patrick O'Brian's 19th-century naval adventures and mused, "You know what would make this better? Dragons!" What could have been a D&D inspired mess is, in Novik's hands, a completely authentic tale, brimming with all the detail and richness one looks for in military yarns as well as the impossible wonder of gilded fantasy.|
|Novogratz, Jacqueline||The Blue Sweater||Non-fiction||Novogratz left international banking to help women in developing countries borrow small sums of money to start their own businesses. She saw an African boy wearing the very sweater she'd given away years before. An inspiring book by a remarkable woman.|
|Noyce, Wilfrid||South Col||Memoir||One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest 1953. A better book than Sir John Hunt's official chronicle, "The Ascent of Everest".|
|Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness||Thaler, Richard H. and Cass R. Sunstein||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Nudge is about choices--how we make them and how we can make better ones. Drawing on decades of research in the fields of behavioral science and economics, authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer a new perspective on preventing the countless mistakes we make--ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resources--and show us how sensible "choice architecture" can successfully nudge people toward the best decisions.
|Nugent, Shemane||Married to a Rock Star||Non-fiction||Introduction by Ted Nugent.|
|Nussbaum, Susan||Good Kings Bad Kings||Youth||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In a home for young people with disabilities, a group of teenagers finds true friendship -- and the courage to love themselves.
|Nuzum, Eric||Giving Up The Ghost||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
As a teenager, Eric was convinced a ghost was following him and his terrifying experience nearly destroyed his life. Can a journey through America's most haunted places finally bring him peace?
|Nyhan, Loretta||All The Good Parts||Chick Lit||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
At 39, Leona is a broke student living in her sister's basement, playing the role of the zany aunt. But when she learns that her eggs are just about drying up, she jumps into a hilarious quest to find the perfect donor. A "sweet and unconventional story" (Booklist).
|O'Brian, Patrick||Aubrey/Maturin novels||Other||BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Patrick Tull, recommended by Stephen King.|
|O'Brian, Patrick||The Aubrey/Maturin Novels||Fiction||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
|O'Brien, Tim||If I die in a combat zone, box me up and ship me home||Memoir||O'Brien's searing memoir of his years as a soldier in Vietnam takes readers with him through the ghostly ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong.|
|O'Brien, Tim||Tomcat in Love||Fiction||Riotous good time. Minnesota linguistics professor and his wife are vacationing in Florida when she befriends a guy and dumps her husband.|
|O'Carroll, Brendan||The Mammy, The Chisellers, The Granny||Fiction||Raucous hilarity and fierce familial loyalty.|
|O'Connell, Caitlin||The Elephant's Secret Sense||Non-fiction||O'Connell conveys the delight of a baby trying to control its undeveloped trunk but "whacking itself with its limp propeller," and depicts locals leery of Westerners trying to "save Africa." Making up in raw adventure what it lacks in polish, Sense provides a ride as rough and astonishing as the roads of the African floodplain.|
|O'Connell, Libby||The American Plate||Non-fiction||Chart the evolution of American cuisine thru 100 dishes ranging from early delicacies such as roast turtle to the most current culinary fads.|
|O'Donnell, Rosie||Find Me||Memoir||Amazing experience that changed her life.|
|O'Donoghue, Brian Patrick||Honest Dogs||Non-fiction||Recounts his last-place finish in the Yukon Quest.|
|O'Farrell, John||The Best A Man Can Get||Fiction||The best look into a man's mind short of a CAT scan.|
|O'Farrell, John||This Is Your Life||Humorous||O'Farrell is one of the funniest things in Britain, funnier even than Prince Charles' ears. Jimmy, a likeable non-entity has chance meeting with a famous comedian just before he dies, and is mistaken as being a comedian himself by a reporter at the funeral. This book also supplies a genuinely stunning climactic twist.|
|O'Nan, Stewart||The Circus Fire||Non-fiction||True story, fire in 1944 killed 167 people.|
|O'Neal, Barbara||Various||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Author.
Magical Realism author, recommended by Menna van Praag. And Sarah Addison Allen "Barbara is a good soul, and she writes about food and love and magic!"
|O'Neill, Dan||A Land Gone Lonesome||Travel||While recalling 1890s gold rushers, O'Neill canoes down the frigid Yukon River from Canada to Alaska.|
|O'Neill, Louise||Only Ever Yours||SciFi||Suggested By: Suggested List.
Women are raised in dorms and trained to be beautiful, quiet, obedient wives. An ingenious exploration of gender role, female identify, and female competition.
|O'Rourke, P.J.||Eat the Rich||Non-fiction||??|
|O'Toole, Peter||Loitering With Intent||Memoir||The actor's 1992 autobiography tumbles wittily through his boyish shenanigans, and attempt to be a "scholar Bohemian", and two obsessions: with the profoundly strange Adolf Hitler, and the glories of acting.|
|Oates, Joyce Carol||The Falls||Fiction||In 1950 Ariah Erskine's husband flees their hotel after a disastrous wedding night and throws himself into the roiling waters. When she fears her second husband may also leave, Ariah's jealousy turns her marriage as toxic as the chemicals leaching into the Love Canal.|
|Obama, Barack||86 books recommended by Barack Obama||Other||Suggested By: Other.
|Oddly Normal||Schwartz, John||Memoir||Parents help gay son come to terms with his sexuality.|
|Offill, Jenny and Elissa Schappell||The Friend Who Got Away||Essays||A compelling collection of true stories by women about winning - and losing - friends.|
|Offir, Amit||How to Draw Collection 1-12||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Ogley, Desmond||Nordic Walking||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The beginner's guide to Nordic pole walking for health, fitness & adventure.
|Okamura, Takashi and Marcia Hall||Michelangelo: The Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel||Photo||First pictures after 1980-1994 restoration.|
|Okrant, Robyn||Living Oprah||Memoir||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk. Despite skepticism about the validity (or possibility) of finding happiness through Oprah, she embarked on 12 months of Oprah-prescribed activities and expenditures, plus blog updates. Monthly tallies detail activities, expenditures and the author's thoughtful observations. For example, she writes: "I believe Oprah's ultimate goal is to empower women and girls," but "I think Oprah devalues women by focusing so much on our bodies." The author is honest about her own experiment-inspired conflicts: as a result of her endeavors, she has a book and has lost weight, but is "almost always a stressed-out, insecure, exhausted mess." Okrant posits that, in many ways, pursuing a "life" detracts from "real life." In the end, while there are few real revelations, Okrant has written a thoughtful, honest examination of her journey.
|Okrent, Daniel||Last Call||Non-fiction||Why did Prohibition ever happen? Banning liquor didn't stop the good times flowing. What it did was raise crime rates and decrease govt revenues, leading to a repeal in 1933. Fun, effervescent as champagne.|
|Older, ï»¿ï»¿Daniel JosÃ©||Shadowshaper||Youth||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Full of a joyful, defiant spirit and writing as luscious as a Brooklyn summer night, Shadowshaper introduces a heroine and magic unlike anything else in fantasy fiction, and marks the YA debut of a bold new voice.
|Oliver, Isaac||Intimacy Idiot||Essays||Oliver has mastered the art of self-deprecation. Numerous observations from jury duty and late-night subway rides prove both tragic and transcendent.|
|Oliver, Jamie||Cook With Jamie||Cookbook||"Cooking isn't hard or elitist. It's just about learning little bits." Excellent looking recipe for raw beet salad with feta and pear.|
|Ollestad, Norman||Carzy for the Storm||Memoir||Survival memoir. 11-year-old competitive skier Norman O crashed into California's snowy San Gabriel Mountains. The accident killed the pilot and Ollestad's father and gravely injured his father's girlfriend, leaving Norman facing an icy high-altitude death.|
|Ollestad, Norman||Crazy for the Storm||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
Flying to a ski championship in Feb 1979, the plane crashed and 11 year old Norman had to make his way alone down a treacherous mountain alone. Mountain climbing (not really, but I think it's the type of adventure I'd like to see if I did search for mountain climbing books).
|Omasta, Ann||The Keys to my Diary||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. My life is wacky, often wild, and always entertaining. From my love-hate relationship with the book, The Secret, to my encounters with cursing parrots and skittering crabs, the summations of my offbeat life will make you laugh right along with me.
|Oppenheimer, Jerry||Toy Monster||Non-fiction||The big, bad world of Mattel. Behind-the-scenes dirt on the world of Barbie.|
|Oram, Andy||Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think||Non-fiction||How do the experts solve difficult problems in software development? In this unique and insightful book, leading computer scientists offer case studies that reveal how they found unusual, carefully designed solutions to high-profile projects.|
|Orenstein, Peggy||Girls & Sex||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Orenstein interviewed more than 70 women in their tweens and early 20s to find out in a non-sensational but deeply entertaining way what they're thinking and doing sexually.
|Orenstein, Peggy||Waiting for Daisy||Memoir||Just when you think there is no more to say about the comedy and tragedy of infertility, Peggy Orenstein comes along and changes your mind. This may be the most honest book written about the tsunami of emotion that hits women when what should come most naturally - reproduction - becomes instead one vast, expensive science experiment.|
|Orfield, Myron||Metropolitics and American Metropolitics||Non-fiction||Cutting edge groundbreaking work about suburbs.|
|Orozco, Daniel||Oriention: And Other Stories||Short Stories||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. "Orientation" is a story from Daniel Orozco's critically acclaimed collection of the same name, which leads the reader through the hidden lives and moral philosophies of bridge painters, men housebound by obesity, office temps, and warehouse workers. He reveals the secret pleasures of late-night supermarket trips for cookie binges, exceptional data entry, and an exiled dictator's occasional piss on the U.S. embassy. A love affair blooms between two officers in the impartially worded pages of a police blotter; during an earthquake, the consciousness of the entire state of California shakes free for examination.
|Orr, CFP Mark J.||Recession-proof Retirement||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Safe strategies to manage wealth and retirement income. Safely increase interest income now.
|Orsborn, Carol M.D.||The Year I Saved My (downsized) Soul||Memoir||Is it possible to keep your spirit intact while losing your job, dealing with rejection and uncertainty and seeking a new way to make a living? Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. began keeping a daily journal of her tumultuous journey through recessionary times, struggling to make sense of both personal and societal tribulation. Along the way, she found herself testing spiritual principles she'd been sharing over the course of the 15 books she'd authored, ultimately embracing both the despair and delight of what it means to be fully alive.|
|Ortho||Wood Projects for the Garden||Craft||Wood projects. For the garden.|
|Ortiz, Gayle and Joe Ortiz with Louisa Beers||The Village Baker's Wife||Cookbook||Suggested By: Unknown.
If you dream of making delectable croissants, pastries, and pies, don't miss this wondrous collection of recipes from one of the top bakeries in the country!
|Orwell, George||1984||SciFi||The classic. Not sure when/why I put it on the list. Maybe it's time to think about re-reading it?|
|Osburn, Terri||Home To Stay||Fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Free Kindle book. An Anchor Island Novel Book 3. Willow Parsons's two new best friends are getting married, putting her squarely on the sidelines of romance--which suits her just fine. After the nightmarish situation she escaped from, featuring the ultimate Mr. Wrong, she is more than happy to spend her days slinging drinks in Dempsey's Bar & Grill, and her nights alone. But her Anchor Island refuge has just one catch: muscle-bound charmer Randy Navarro.
|Osgood, Charles||Funny Letters from Famous People||Non-fiction||Collection of correspondence that illustrates the rich and often surprising senses of humor of famous people.|
|Oswalt, Patton||Silver Screen Fiend||Memoir||Occupied much of his 20s mainlining celluloid. A slim collection of loosely sequential essays.|
|Oswalt, Patton||Zombie Spaceship Wasteland||Humorous||It's not exactly a memoir, but somehow the individual shards form a believable portrait of a witty, vulnerable funnyman.|
|Otto, Whitney||How To Make an American Quilt||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
The New York Times bestseller that inspired a major motion picture starring Winona Ryder and Maya Angelou! In a small California town, generations of women come together weekly for a quilting circle.
|Outside Magazine, intro by Hampton Sides||The Polar Bear Waltz: And Other Moments of Epic Silliness||Photo||Skiers, bikers, and mountain climbers in astonishing poses; animals behaving hilariously; funky clouds.|
|Owen, David||Copies in Seconds||Non-fiction||The invention of the photocopy machine led to "the biggest communication breakthru since Guttenberg". Both the tale and Owen's unfettered apperciation for his subject make for a fascinating read.|
|Owen, Katie||Mrs Owen's Beginning Prepper Guide for Women||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$1.05 Kindle book. All the basics in emergency preparation from Canning to Beekeeping, building cabins to creating your own medicine box. Her advice is practical and inspiring.
|Owens, Mark and Delia||Secrets of the Savanna||Non-fiction||The naturalists launched an ambitious project [in Zambia's North Luangwa National Park] to create jobs for poachers and study the animals who survived. Their story is thrilling - the kind of tale that wild-animal lovers won't easily forget.|
|Oxenreider, Tsh||Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
It doesn't always feel like it, but we do have the freedom to creatively change the little things in our lives so that our path better aligns with our values and passions. Part memoir, part travelogue, part practical guide, Notes from a Blue Bike takes you on a ride from a hillside in Kosovo to a Turkish high-rise, to the congested city of Austin to a small town in Oregon. It chronicles schooling quandaries and dinnertime dilemmas, as well as entrepreneurial adventures and family excursions via plane, train, automobile, and blue cruiser bike.
|Oyeyemi, Helen||Boy, Snow, Bird||Fiction||A woman marries a widower, then learns he and his daughter are light-skinned African-Americans who have been passing for white.|
|Oyeyemi, Helen||What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Short stories. Give it a try and see how it compares to Aimee Bender. Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical.
|Oz, Dr. Mehmet C.||You: The Owners Manual||Non-fiction||An insider's guide to the body that will make you healthier and younger.|
|Ozick, Cynthia||Quarrel and Quandary||Essays||Essays by remarkable mind.|
|Packard, Jerrold M.||Victoria's Daughters||Non-fiction||Queen Victoria's daughters were married off politically all over Europe. Family turmoil and intrigue of soap-opera proportions.|
|Packer, Ann||Songs Without Words||Fiction||By the author of "The Dive From Clausen's Pier". Liz has always taken care of her mother, but now a crisis with her own daughter leaves her the one needing support. Sounds lame, but I think Clausen's Pier was pretty good.|
|Packer, ZZ||Drinking Coffee Elsewhere||Short Stories||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Packer dazzles with her command of language, surprising and delighting us with unexpected turns and indelible images, as she takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong. We meet a Brownie troop of black girls who are confronted with a troop of white girls; a young man who goes with his father to the Million Man March and must decides where his allegiance lies; an international group of drifters in Japan, who are starving, unable to find work; and more.
|PagÃ¡n, Camille||Life and Other Near-Death Experiences||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah. Despite her new sunny locale, her plans go awry when she finds that she can't quite outrun the past or bring herself to face an unknowable future. Every day of tropical bliss may be an invitation to disaster, but with her twin brother on her trail and a new relationship on the horizon, Libby is determined to forget about fate. Will she risk it all to live--and love--a little longer?
|Page, Tim||Parallel Play||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
A quirkily appealing memoir about growing up with Asperger's - and succeeding because of it. Autism spectrum.
|Painter, Sarah||In the Light of What We See||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Author.
Two women in the same hospital, but separated by decades, are drawn together by a common need to salvage their lives. A nurse in 1938 who has brought shame onto her family and the survivor of a near-fatal car crash.
|Painter, Sarah||Various||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Unknown.
|Palahniuk, Chuck||Choke||Fiction||Author of Fight Club|
|Palahniuk, Chuck||Invisible Monsters||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Shannon McFarland's career as a picture perfect model was ruined the day her lower jaw was shot off while she was driving down the freeway. Her best friend Evie Cottrell steals all her clothing while she is in the hospital, and her fiancÃ© Manus Kelley leaves her; but during her speech therapy classes she meets the enigma that is Brandy Alexander.
|Pallingston, Jessica||Lipstick A Celebration of the World's Favorite Cosmetic||Non-fiction||??|
|Palmer, Liza||Conversations With The Fat Girl||Chick Lit||Overweight Maggie and Olivia are best friends...until Olivia gets gastric bypass surgery and embarks on a size 2 life. The story takes a more interesting turn once Maggie stops wallowing, and the descriptions of Olivia's catty pals are priceless.|
|Palmieri, Suzanne||Various||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Author.
Sarah Addison Allen recommended The Witch of Little Italy.
|Pandolfe, David||Streets Like Fireworks||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Jack experiences a mystifying event involving visions, voices and spectral visits, he figures there's only one person to help him understand who's calling out to him and why. Before long, Jack and Lauren are off on a road trip of discovery that could provide answers to a mystery left unsolved for twenty years.
|Pang, Amy||Instamatic Karma||Photo||In 1973 Yoko Ono told the couple's then assistant that "I think you should go out with him". Pang dated Lennon for 18 months [weird]. Pang, now 57, shares her personal photos for the first time.|
|Pao, Ellen||Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
If you talk, you talk too much. If you don't talk, you're too quiet. You don't own the room. If you want to protect your work, you're not a team player.
|Parazynski, Scott||The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
This intimate, compelling account offers a rare portrait of space exploration from the inside.Parazynski flies with John Glenn, tests jet packs, trains in Russia to become a cosmonaut, and flies five missions to outer space (including seven spacewalks) in his seventeen-year NASA career. An unparalleled, visceral opportunity to understand what it's like to train for--and deploy to--a home in zero gravity. Plus other stuff about his life.
|Paretsky, Sara||Blacklist||Crime/Mystery||V.I. Warshawski in Paretsky's 11th crime novel.|
|Paretsky, Sara||VI Warshawski Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
|Park, Clara Clairborne||Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter's Life with Autism||Non-fiction||Autistic woman's path to middle age.|
|Park, Frances||When My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon||Fiction||Asian-American writer in tradition of Amy Tan.|
|Park, Patricia||Re Jane||Fiction||Suggested By: Suggested List.
A story of heritage defining who you are and your value in the culture as a half-Korean half-American orphan moves from a Korean-American neighborhood in Queens NY to Seoul Korea.
|Parker Bowles, Tom||The Year of Eating Dangerously||Travel||Camilla's son (ew). Whether he's choking down dog stew in Korea of sipping cobra bile in China, Parker Bowles imbues his odyssey with self-deprecatory wit and sensitivity that make this travelogue a rare treat.|
|Parker, Emily||Hygge||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 25 secrets from the Danish art of happiness, getting cozy, and living well.
|Parker, Jameson||An Accidental Cowboy||Memoir||Guy from "Simon and Simon" got shot by a neighbor.|
|Parker, John L. Jr.||Once A Runner||Fiction||Often tops Bookfinder's list of most sought-after out-of-print books. A college-age runner strives to complete a 4-minute mile.|
|Parker, Robert B.||Spenser Detective Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
The Godwulf Manuscript (1973) God Save the Child (1974) Mortal Stakes (1975) There are 40 books in the series. Here is a list of the first few.
|Parker, T. Jefferson||California Girl||Crime/Mystery||Hard-boiled L.A. noir and psychologically lurid novel set in the cultural divide of the 60s.|
|Parnell, Sean and John Bruning||Outlaw Platoon||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Heroes, renegades, infidels, and the brotherhood of war in Afghanistan. A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell's stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division's heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan.
|Parnia, Sam and Josh Young||Erasing Death||Non-fiction||Following years of advancements in modern medicine, doctors now have the power to resuscitate people who have been unconscious for as long as several hours. This New York Times bestseller investigates the afterlife and the journey of the subconscious during these near-death experiences.|
|Parr, Ben||Captivology||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Why does the mind fixate on some ideas, events, or people -- and not others? Discover the science of holding people's attention and seven triggers used to captivate audiences in this insightful read. "Parr keeps readers engaged, amused, and focused" (Success).
|Parravani, Christa||Her||Non-fiction||The searing story of an identical twin's struggle to go on after her beloved sister's tragic early death.|
|Passan, Jeff||The Arm||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Passan spent three years researching every aspect of the epidemic of arm injuries in baseball, from the horrors of youth baseball to the doctors who perfected the dreaded Tommy John surgery to two big leaguers facing a future after their golden arms go bust.
|Pasternak, Judy||Yellow Dirt||Non-fiction||For decades, the U.S. put Navajos at risk mining uranium; the radioactive "dirt" remains and still kills. An investigative tour-de-force.|
|Patchett, Ann||Commonwealth||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
This deeply pleasurable novel about a big blended family meanders through five decades, shedding light on secrets, tragedies, and relationships.
|Patchett, Ann||The Patron Saint of Liars||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. St. Elizabeth's, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky, usually harbors its residents for only a little while. Not so Rose Clinton, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed, and stays. She plans to give up her child, thinking she cannot be the mother it needs. But when Cecilia is born, Rose makes a place for herself and her daughter amid St. Elizabeth's extended family of nuns and an ever-changing collection of pregnant teenage girls.
|Patchett, Ann||This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage||Non-fiction||Each piece - whether about her failed marriage, the love of an adopted dog, or a vacation spent marooned in a hotel room - is wit-filled and elegantly executed.|
|Patchett, Ann||Truth & Beauty||Memoir||Friendship of Lucy Grealy (who lost jaw to cancer as a child) and author Ann Patchett.|
|Patching, Will||Remorseless||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate book 1. Criminal profiler Doc Powers tries to unravel the truth about a psychopathic potential parolee in time to prevent him wreaking bloody revenge on those he blames for his incarceration - including Doc himself.
|Patneaude, David||Epitaph Road||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Thirty years earlier, a widespread and hyper-deadly virus caused the near-extinction of the world's male population. Now women rule everywhere, and poverty, hunger, crime, and war are for the most part dim memories, or the stuff of cautionary lessons in history books.
|Patrick, C.P.||The Truth About Awiti||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. There is a commonly held belief the tropical storms and hurricanes that form off the coast of West Africa are not natural disasters, but rather they are retaliation by restless spirits impacted by one of the darkest chapters of world history--the transâ€“Atlantic slave trade.
|Patrick, Phaedra||The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson fan in relation to Helen Simonson's Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. Curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure.
|Patterson, D. B.||Perdido River Bastard||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Prodigal son Duddy Doogan has a promise to keep. He is going home, to a place where his eccentric storytelling kin await his first visit since his father went missing two years ago. Home to where a powerful river carves an age-old border between Florida and Alabama, dividing the land and people living there. Home to a family tree moss-draped with secrets and lies, forgotten memories, and old mysteries buried in its roots.
|Patterson, Scott||The Quants||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
This New York Times bestseller tells the inside story of the Quants, a group of math geniuses who took over Wall Street -- and set the stage for one of the world's greatest financial disasters.
|Pearl, Nancy||Book Lust||Non-fiction||Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason. Written by librarian that CO and KR have seen speak. She sounds like fun, AND she says it's perfectly okay to stop reading a book if you don't like it.|
|Pearl, Nancy||Book Lust to Go||Non-fiction||Recommended reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers|
|Pearson, Allison||I Don't Know How She Does It||Fiction||Brit-lit. Her London home life is more frenzied than the NASDAQ.|
|Pearson, T.R.||A Short History of a Small Place||Fiction||Zany small town happenings in a cheerful ambling narrative.|
|Pearson, T.R.||Seaworthy||Non-fiction||William Willis sails across the Pacific with only a cat and a parrot, and Pearson tells the (true) tale.|
|Peck, Cheryl||Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs||Essays||Peck usually proves as playful and poignant as her title. Witty essays and [erg] poems.|
|Peiss, Kathy||Hope in a Jar||Non-fiction||Historian Kathy Peiss traces the evolution of our beauty culture.|
|Pelaez, Jill Fletcher||The Day is a White Tablet||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In this gripping Southern saga, America is in the final days of the Civil War, the bloodiest conflict ever waged on her soil. Tench Traymore, a free black teen, has been following his older white cousin, Lance Traymore, as his cook. The two young men grew up together and are inseparable as they fight under the command of General Pickett.
|Pelecanos, George||The Night Gardener||Crime/Mystery||A riveting whodunit that doubles as a wide-angle portrait of urban America.|
|Pelicanos, George||Right as Rain, Hell to Pay, and Soul Circus||Crime/Mystery||Black PI, white partner.|
|Pellegrino, Charles||The Last Train from Hiroshima||Non-fiction||Devoted mostly to 30 people who - unbelievably - survived both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The book is a tragic cautionary tale as well as a celebration of human resilience.|
|Penn, Joanna||Career Change||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Stop hating your job, discover what you really want to do with your life, and start doing it!
|Penny, Louise||A Trick of the Light||Crime/Mystery||An art critic is throttled in a flower bed and Inspector Gamache must look for answers in the back-stabbing Quebec art world. Smart plot, and fascinating nuanced characters.|
|Penny, Louise||Armand Gamache Series (various)||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Unknown.
"The Canadian Kurt Wallander"
|Pepin, Jaques||The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen||Memoir||Another chef story. That old guy from TV with the good fast food.|
|Pepperberg, Irene M.||Alex & Me||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
A fascinating look at animal intelligence, Pepperberg's tale is also a love story between beings who sometimes "squabbled like an old married couple" but whose bond broke only with Alex's death at 31 in 2007.
|Peppernell, Courtney||Keeping Long Island||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Kayden is about to start her final year at college. And while she's always been a good listener, she's never been good at sharing. At the suggestion of her therapist, she finds a safe place for her secrets between the pages of a daily journal. Just when Kayden thinks things are finally back on track, her life takes an unexpected turn â€“ a mysterious letter from someone named Alex.
|Percy, Benjamin||The Dead Lands||Post-Apocalyptic||150 years after a flu-like virus wipes out civilization as we know it, what few humans remain live in outposts. When a stranger arrives from the wasteland with news of a place where rain falls, crops grow, and civilization still thrives, a small group led by Lewis Meriwether and Mina Clark strike out against the wishes of the Sanctuary to find this new land.|
|Perella, Marco||Adventures of a No Name Actor||Non-fiction||A bit-player writes about making movies.|
|Peress, Gilles and Michael Shulan and Charles Traub and Alice Rose George||Here Is New York: A Democracy of Photographs||Photo||A document that will endure as a heartening monument long after most 9/11 books have been forgotten. I need to weep every time I open it. [Kris' note: this is from a review - not me]|
|Perle, Liz||Money, A Memoir||Memoir||Moves to Singapore with her transferred husband, who shortly thereafter informs her that the marriage is over. How did a well-educated woman who had always held a job suddenly end up broke?|
|Perlstein, Linda||Not Much Just Chillin': The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers||Non-fiction||Perlstein spent a year with some sixth through eighth graders.|
|Perrotta, Tom||Little Children||Fiction||Bitingly hysterical exploration of bored young suburban parents and the child molester who disrupts their lives. By the author of "Election" and "Joe College".|
|Perrotta, Tom||The Abstinence Teacher||Fiction||Sex ed meets Christian values in this satirical portrayal of confused suburban adults, from the author of Election.|
|Perry, Matteson||Available||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Hilarious, touching post-breakup year of hound-dogging (really? ick - sounds yucky). He gets better, bolder - and finally learns that Nice (and Funny) does get the girl.
|Perry, Steve||Man Up! Nobody is Coming to Save Us||Non-fiction||Man Up! is a hard hitting, hig, introspective look into what the Black community must do to save itself. Finally, a voice speaks to the complex relationship between personal and community responsibility. Steve Perry effectively calls to task organizations such as the NAACP and the Black church as well as talking heads like Michael Eric Dyson and Cornell West for their role in the retardation of the Black community. Ultimately Man Up! is about the simple solutions offered in each chapter.|
|Perry, Steve||The Matador Series||SciFi||
|Perry, Steve||Venture Silk Series||SciFi||I gave mine to the library.
|Perry, Thomas||Blood Money||Crime/Mystery||Native American Heroine steals from the Mafia to give to the poor.|
|Peter, Peter||The Subway Pictures||Photo||Peter uses hidden camera to catch candid photos of people in post-9/11 NYC.|
|Peters, Mark||Japan Dreams: notes from an unreal country||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Highly recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. Beautifully written, weird, sexy, and full of smart observations.
|Petersen, Elle||Home Workout||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The home workout plan on how to get fit for life.
|Peterson, Farmer John||Farmer John's Cookbook: The Real Dirt on Vegetables||Cookbook||CSA stories and recipes.|
|Peterson, Holly||It Happens in the Hamptons||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
A single mom is lured to the Hamptons for the summer and learns the ways of the 1 percent of the 1 percent. Peterson chronicles this crowed with firsthand knowledge and a sense of the ridiculous. She's like Edith Wharton in Gucci flip-flops.
|Peterson, Mary Pflum||White Dresses||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this stunning New York Times bestseller, an Emmy Award winner tells the story of her mother -- a former nun and compulsive hoarder -- and their beautiful bond that couldn't be broken.
|Peterson, Roger Tory||All Things Reconsidered: My Birding Adventures||Essays||Collection of essays from Peterson's column in Bird Watcher's Digest. Peterson is the guy who published "A Field Guide to the Birds". The writing is bright and lively.|
|Petievich, Gerald||To Live And Die In L.A.||Crime/Mystery||The movie is based on this book.|
|Petrie, Nick||The Drifter||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Measures up to Jack Reacher. A former Marine lieutenant deeply damaged by his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. The second book is Burning Bright.
|Petroski, Henry||Small Things Considered: Why There is No Perfect Design||Science/Nature||Petroski brings sizable wit and imagination to bear on the everyday items rendered invisiby by their ubiquity.|
|Petroski, Henry||To Engineer is Human||Non-fiction||About re-design. Eg: bridge designs that stand the test of time get copied and minimalized, then copied and stripped down some more, until eventually the design fails and we start over again.|
|Peyser, Mark and Timothy Dwyer||Hissing Cousins||Non-fiction||Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth were miles apart politically, but they had more in common than you might think.|
|Philbrick, Nathan||The Last Stand||Non-fiction||Meticulously researched account of General Custer's famous final moments at the Battle of Little Bighorn.|
|Philbrick, Nathaniel||Bunker Hill||Non-fiction||Though you know the ending, you'll whip through the pages, rooting for the ragtag band of patriots.|
|Philbrick, Nathaniel||In The Heart of the Sea||Non-fiction||Sunken whaling ship Essex and its cannibal survivors.|
|Philbrick, Nathaniel||Sea of Glory||Non-fiction||True story. 1838-42 exploration ship. Tyrant captain.|
|Phillips, Richard||A captain's duty||Memoir||Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea|
|Phillips, Susan Elizabeth||Call Me Irresistible||Fiction||Book before The Great Escape. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen.|
|Phillips, Susan Elizabeth||The Great Escape||Fiction||Sequel to Call Me Irresistible that's equally impossible to resist. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen.|
|Phillips, Ty||Blacktop Cowboys||Non-fiction||Rodeo cowboys. Like the steer wrestlers Phillips tailed during the 2004 season, he knows how to tell a good story. He captures the solitude and camaraderie which runs deep.|
|Pick, Nancy||The Rarest of the Rare||Non-fiction||Stories behind the treasures at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Profiles of seventy-some items that make up a small but noteworthy segment of the massive Harvard collection. Includes stunning color photos.|
|Picoult, Jodi||House Rules||Fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Tale of a teen with Asperger's who is suspected of murder rocketed to No 1 with 600,000 copies in print. Autism spectrum.
|Picoult, Jodi||My Sister's Keeper||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Jodi Picoult tells the story of a girl who decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body in this New York Times bestseller that tackles a controversial subject with grace and explores what it means to be a good person.
|Picoult, Jodi||Nineteen Minutes||Fiction||Centered around a Columbine-like school shooting, the book jumps between characters and time periods, making us care as much fot the shooter, Peter Houghton, as for his victims. After murderining 10 classmates in a 19-minute rampage, he offers a terse explanation: "They started it."|
|Picoult, Jodi||Plain Truth||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Explores the complex choices of the heart for a young Amish woman -- the compelling journey of discovery for an urban lawyer who befriends and protects her.
|Picoult, Jodi||Second Glance||Fiction||Great ghost story.|
|Pierce, Marc||Make Money on eBay||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 50 items that you can always sell on eBay.
|Piercy, Marge||Gone To Soldiers||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$.72 Kindle book. Epic in scope, Marge Piercy's sweeping novel encompasses the wide range of people and places marked by the Second World War. Each of her ten narrators has a unique and compelling story that powerfully depicts his or her personality, desires, and fears. Special attention is given to the women of the war effort, like Bernice, who rebels against her domineering father to become a fighter pilot, and Naomi, a Parisian Jew sent to live with relatives in Detroit, whose twin sister, Jacqueline--still in France--joins the resistance against Nazi rule.
|Piercy, Marge||Sex Wars||Fiction||A patchwork panorama of late 19th century New York City. Sometimes a clunky read, still the sights and sounds and stink of early NYC linger long after the story is done.|
|Pierre, DBC||Vernon God Little||Fiction||Vernon Little is the second-least-popular guy in school. Pierre has channeled the most afflicted and endearing heao since Rushmore's Max Fischer.|
|Pierson, D.C.||Crap Kingdom||Youth||Suggested By: Library Display.
He was the only one who could save them. Then they picked someone else. As seen at the Eagan High School library.
|Pike, Matt||Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. For teenager Jack Baldwin, life as he knows it has always had an easy rhythm â€“ family, friends, school and a regular schedule of Xbox. But when he's tipped off to impending global catastrophe, his casual existence is shaken to the core. Emerging from impact night, when a comet wipes out most of Earth's population, Jack quickly realises the real battle for survival has just begun. As supplies run low, the military disappears, neighbours turn on each other and the body count mounts, fellow survivors fast become the biggest threat of all.
|Pileggi, Nicholas||Wiseguy||Non-fiction||Book that inspired GoodFellas.|
|Pines, Trent D.||Life on Altamont Court||Humorous||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. When a gay couple moves inâ€¦ The Inflatable Snowman. The Gigantic Inflatable Snowman. We thought that â€˜Frosty' would lead to our demise. That 20-foot monstrosity had me questioning our decision to move into this seemingly quiet neighborhood on a cul-de-sac. Was I ever wrong. It turned out to be one of the best decisions we ever made. This book is dedicated to the memories and life-changing events that took place during our stay on Altamont Court.
|Pinker, Steven||The Better Angels of our Nature||Non-fiction||Times are tough, but we don't need to give up on humanity just yet. Harvard prof Pinker says violence of all kinds has declined markedly over the centuries.|
|Pinkerton, Brian||How I Started the Apocalypse||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. At night, they come for him. They surround his house. They beat down his door. They burst through the windows. They attack him in the dark. But Chaz Singleton is not going down without a fight. Chaz is alone in his battle for survival against overwhelming odds and he holds the fate of the world in his hands, whether he likes it or not.
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