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

McGovern, Cammie A Step Toward Falling Youth Suggested By:
"A beautiful, big-hearted book" (The New York Times Book Review). When two teens are assigned to do community service at a center for people with disabilities, a powerful lesson of love, hope, and forgiveness unfolds. For fans of Rainbow Rowell and Jandy Nelson.
McGrath, M.J. The Bone Seeker Crime/Mystery Inuit mystery series. This third thriller features Edie Kiglatuk - guide, polar-bear hunter, schoolteacher - as bleak and icy as its Arctic setting.
McGrath, Melanie The Long Exile Non-fiction Nanook of the North, Robert Flaherty's 1922 movie about a hardy band of Inuit in the frozen Arctic became a documentary classic. The filmmaker has a mixed-race son whose story is documented in this book. It includes food shortages reduced them to scrounging in military dumps and makes a gripping read. The Inuit's battle against indifference is nearly cinematic.
McGrory, Brian Buddy Memoir Suggested By: Other.
How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man. Can an ornery rooster really help a city-loving divorced man adapt to family life in the suburbs? McGrory's memoir will have you convinced.
McHugh, Crista Confessions of a Queen B* Youth Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. After years of being the subject of ridicule, she revels in her ability to make the in-crowd cower via the exposés on her blog, The Eastline Spy. Now that she's carved out her place in the high school hierarchy, she uses her position to help the unpopular kids walking the hallways.
McIntyre, Mike The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book.
McKee, Alexander Wreck of the Medusa Memoir Mutiny, Murder, and Survival on the High Seas. 1816 shipwreck off the coast of Africa. Horrific tale, filled with suicide, murder, and cannibalism, of those left behind.
McKee, Robert Story Non-fiction Famous book about screenwriting.
McKenna, Christina The Disenchanted Widow Fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. It's 1981 and Belfast is burning. Freshly widowed Bessie Halstone: she burns with a desire to break with her troubled past. With her feckless husband gone, she leaves home hurriedly with her naughty nine-year-old son, Herkie, and not much else. The Dentist, an IRA enforcer, is on her tail.
McKenzie, Elizabeth The Portable Veblen Fiction Suggested By:
I have mixed feelings about this one - an Amazon reviewer described (in part) as being like Natalie Portman's character in Garden State, and that movie wasn't great. The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that's as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny. Set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture clash of new money and old (antiestablishment) values, and with the specter of our current wars looming across its pages, The Portable Veblen is an unforgettable look at the way we live now.
McKenzie, Kenneth and Todd Harra Over Our Dead Bodies Non-fiction Suggested By:
Put the "fun" back in "funeral" with this uproarious book that peels back the curtain on the bereavement business. Here are true tales from a pair of undertakers who have been praised as "gaspingly, in-your-face-funny".
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
McLean, Bethany The Smartest Guys in the Room Non-fiction Suggested By:
The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron.
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 Horseman, Pass By Fiction Suggested By: Author.
This is a Thalia novel. This is not a Duane Moore novel. It's set earlier. Movie "Hud" is based on this book. I think that I've read it, but before I knew about the Duane Moore Thalia series.
McMurtry, Larry Leaving Cheyenne Fiction Suggested By: Author.
This is a Thalia novel. This is not a Duane Moore novel. It's set earlier.
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 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.
McMurtry, Larry Various - Thalia Series Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Thalia, Texas is a fictional town, the setting for five novels by Larry McMurtry:
  • The Last Picture Show (1966, Kindle)
  • Texasville (1987 - read 2000/09)
  • Duane's Depressed (1999 - read 1999/05)
  • When the Light Goes (2007 - read 2007/03)
  • Rhino Ranch (2009 - read 2017/10)
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.
Meade, Jim No Cooked Breakfast Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Lighthearted reflections on my life and how I opened Bear Mountain Lodge, guest notes on why they visited and what they liked, and tips for aspiring B&B innkeepers.
Medina, John Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School Non-fiction He says we need more sleep and less stress. Hmmm. Seems obvious, but might be interesting.
Medina, Meg Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Youth Suggested By:
In this "gritty… unflinching novel" (The Washington Post), Piddy Sanchez starts receiving threats after moving to a new school -- and things soon go from bad to worse. A heart-wrenching and ultimately empowering story about bullying.
Meegan, George The Longest Walk Memoir "The Record of our World's First Crossing of the Entire Americas" Recommended by Dezi. Consider the audio book narrated by Graeme Malcolm.
Meier, Andrew Black Earth Non-fiction Suggested By:
A reporter documents his journey through the farthest reaches of post-Soviet Russia in this "engrossing" blend (Publishers Weekly) of history, travelogue, and journalism. "The best work of Russian reportage since the fall of Communism".
Mejia, Mindy Everything You Want Me To Be Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
A talented young girl set on ditching Minnesota for New York is murdered. Del the local sheriff sets out to find her killer. Time-shifting novel. Well-drawn protagonist brings the rural community alive and imbues the narrative with delightful dry humor.
Melville, Herman Moby Dick Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Menaker, Daniel My Mistake Memoir Wryly personal history of magazine and book publishing over the past four decades.
Mendelson, Cheryl The Good Life Non-fiction The very definitions of morality and goodness are nastily contested political flash points. Mendelson, in a forceful but compassionate argument, shows how this has affected our culture.
Mendez Spy Dust Non-fiction CIA spies during the cold war.
Meno, Joe Hairstyles of the Damned Fiction Book plays like "High Fidelity" for the safety-pins-and-Mohawks set. Meno examines the schisms in high school society - the D&D geeks, bullying meatheads, teen queens, and brutal skinheads. Captures both the sweetness and sting of adolescence with unflinching honesty.
Menzel, Peter and Faith D'Aluisio Hungry Planet Non-fiction Photographic study of a week in the eating lives of 30 families from 24 different countries. Documents their gathering, preparing, and eating processes (with recipes). Illuminates the divide between overfed nations and those suffering from severe food shortages.
Meredith, Robyn The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us Non-fiction Probably nothing good...
Merkin, Daphne This Close to Happy Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Merkin's attempt to dissect her lifelong battle with depression and its companion, loneliness - what part biology? What part emotionally parched childhood? - is as illuminating and hard to put down as it is painful.
Merle, Robert Malevil Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic survival and recovery - recommended by the guys at UH.

From a review on "a pretty good story about a subsistence economy arising after a nuclear holocaust. Unfortunately, you never find out what is happening in the world outside that little community, but it is pretty good nevertheless: there is no backstory about the disintegration or reconstitution of the national government, which is the part that I usually enjoy the most in post-apocalyptic fiction, but there is an amusing thread about the basis for the local ecclesiastical jurisdiction where the protagonist relies on some medieval warrants in order to trump the religious charlatan who has established himself as the ruler in the next town over."
Messud, Claire The Burning Girl Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Two girls were inseparable, but in middle school Cassie gravitates toward drinking and trouble. The friendship fractures, quietly breaking Julia's heart. In pared-down aching prose, Messud reminds us that no one sheds girlhood's tender skin without getting hurt.
Messud, Claire When the World Was Steady Brit Lit Suggested By:
In this highly acclaimed novel, life isn't all Emmy and Virginia Simpson anticipated. When Emmy's marriage ends, she flees her home in Sydney to "find herself" on the island of Bali--only to become embroiled with a crew of international misfits and smugglers. Her prim and pious sister Virginia, meanwhile, has never wandered far outside of London. Struggling to find meaning, Virginia follows her aging mother's advice to vacation on the Isle of Skye. On these two islands halfway around the world, the middle-aged sisters confront the costs of self-knowledge and their destinies with unexpected consequences.
Metcalf, Teri Chicken Poop for the Soul Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The author describes experiences she and her husband have had with backyard chickens, first with neighbor chickens and then with their own. She explains what they did, how they did it, and why they chose to let their chickens be free-range. Based on several years of observation, she talks about the pecking order dynamics and chicken behaviors towards one another, other animals and people. She also takes a trip down memory lane and tells about the natural progression from her longtime interest in whole foods to backyard chickens and vegetable gardening in their one-acre piece of land in College Station, Texas.
Meyer, Elizabeth Good Mourning Memoir Meyer's post-college stint at a Manhattan funeral parlor yields a memoir that's both funny and touching.
Meyer, Stephanie The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Magical/Mystical Mildly entertaining surprise installment in the Twilight franchise. Bree became a newborn vampire at the hands of evil Victoria who was conscripting soldiers for a battle against the Cullens.
Meyerowitz, Joel Aftermath Non-fiction The only photographer granted continous access to Ground Zero during the cleanup, Meyerowitz has assembled a haunting, essential archive. 9/11.
Meyers, Morton A. Happy Accidents Non-fiction Suggested By:
Did you know that X-rays and penicillin were discovered by accident? Explore these and other breakthroughs that owe their inception to serendipity in this character-rich account.
Meyerson, Amy The Bookshop of Yesterdays Fiction Suggested By:
Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy's bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda's twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda's life. She doesn't hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy--and one final scavenger hunt.
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.
Miéville, China Un Lun Dun Youth Suggested By:
Endlessly Inventive...a hybrid of Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and the Phantom Tollbooth. London thru the looking glass, an urban Wonderland of strange delights where all the lost and broken people end up. When twelve-year-old Zanna and her friend Deeba find a secret entrance leading out of London and into this strange city, it seems that the ancient prophecy is coming true at last. But then things begin to go shockingly wrong.
Michaels, Alicia The Bionics Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Bionics Novels book 1. It is the year 4006, and nuclear war has come to the United States. With tens of thousands killed and countless more injured or terminally ill from the blasts, there is no more "normal"…life will never be the same. For her part, Blythe Sol is reeling from the loss of her arm and an eye in one of the blasts – her dreams of following in her father's footsteps and joining the military completely shattered. When she hears about the Restoration Project – a bionic government program that offers the sick and injured a second chance – she immediately enrolls.
Michell, Tom The Penguin Lessons Memoir Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. What I Learned from a Remarkable Bird. Michell's adventures begin when, on a weekend in Uruguay, he rescues a penguin covered in oil from an ocean spill, cleans the bird up, and attempts to return him to the sea. The penguin refuses to leave his rescuer's side. "That was the moment at which he became my penguin, and whatever the future held, we'd face it together."
Michener, James A. Alaska Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska's fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska's story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II.
Michener, James A. Centennial Fiction Suggested By:
$3.23 Kindle book. Centennial traces the history of the plains of northeast Colorado from prehistory until the early 1970s. Geographic details about the fictional town of Centennial and its surroundings indicate that the region is in modern-day Weld County.
Michener, James A. Chesapeake Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.
Michener, James A. Journey Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. This was originally part of the novel Alaska but got excerpted as its own book. One of the premier novelists of the twentieth century, James A. Michener captures a frenzied time when sane men and women risked their very lives in a forbidding Arctic land to win a dazzling and elusive prize: Yukon gold. In 1897, gold fever sweeps the world. The promise of untold riches lures thousands of dreamers from all walks of life on a perilous trek toward fortune, failure--or death. Journey is an immersive account of the adventures of four English aristocrats and their Irish servant as they haul across cruel Canadian terrain toward the Klondike gold fields. Vivid and sweeping, featuring Michener's probing insights into the follies and grandeur of the human spirit, this is the kind of novel only he could write.
Michener, James A. Return to Paradise Fiction Suggested By:
An enchanting collection from the Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hawaii: The islands of the South Pacific come alive with adventure. Sequel to Tales of the South Pacific.
Michener, James A. Space Fiction Suggested By:
$3.23 Kindle book. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and women--people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort; Norman Grant, the war hero and U.S. senator who takes his personal battle not only to a nation, but to the heavens; Dieter Kolff, a German rocket scientist who once worked for the Nazis; Randy Claggett, the astronaut who meets his destiny on a mission to the far side of the moon; and Cynthia Rhee, the reporter whose determined crusade brings their story to a breathless world.
Michener, James A. The Drifters Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. ames A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world--as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them.
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.
Milford, Nancy Zelda Auto/Biography Suggested By:
This classic biography of Jazz Age darling Zelda Fitzgerald traces her Southern roots, her tumultuous marriage to F. Scott Fitzgerald, and her tragic death in a psychiatric hospital.
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, Barbara If I Survive: Nazi Germany and the Jews: 100-Year Old Lena Goldstein's Miracle Story Auto/Biography Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Faces of Eve Book 1. I intend to read this as a one-off. Not sure why Amazon looks like it's part of a series. "If I Survive." This thought haunted Lena. Her loved ones perished in the Treblinka Death Camp. This is a true story of Holocaust survival. The story of Nazi Germany and the Jews is a story of anti-Semitism, gas chambers, genocide and World War 2. Author Barbara Miller adds to Holocaust history by skilfully weaving her research with Lena's diary and interviews to bring her biography to life. Lena is 100 years old, in January 2019, and her miraculous story of survival against the odds will inspire you to not give up no matter how dark the time or difficult the situation or cruel the people around you.
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, Sam J. Blackfish City Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Takes place in a floating city constructed in the Arctic Circle and probes engrossing questions about the lingering impact of global warming and the threats of advanced technology.
Miller, Walter M. A Canticle for Leibowitz Post-Apocalyptic NOTE: I OWN THIS BOOK. A post-apocalyptic survival / recovery story recommended by the guys at UH.

Also a sequel: Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman

From, "A Canticle for Leibowitz opens with the accidental excavation of a holy artifact: a creased, brittle memo scrawled by the hand of the blessed Saint Leibowitz, that reads: "Pound pastrami, can kraut, six bagels--bring home for Emma." To the Brothers of Saint Leibowitz, this sacred shopping list penned by an obscure, 20th-century engineer is a symbol of hope from the distant past, from before the Simplification, the fiery atomic holocaust that plunged the earth into darkness and ignorance. As 1984 cautioned against Stalinism, so 1959's A Canticle for Leibowitz warns of the threat and implications of nuclear annihilation. Following a cloister of monks in their Utah abbey over some six or seven hundred years, the funny but bleak Canticle tackles the sociological and religious implications of the cyclical rise and fall of civilization, questioning whether humanity can hope for more than repeating its own history."
Millet, Henry The Sexual Life of Catherine M. Non-fiction Looks like gross true sex novel ala The Story of O. Millet gives a graphic account of a life of physical gratification, and a relentlessly honest look at the consequences of sex stripped of sentiment.
Millet, Larry Aia Guide to the Twin Cities Technical/Reference "The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul." I saw this in mspmag that I got at some hotel.
Millington, Mil A Certain Chemistry Chick Lit May not technically be "chick lit"...Tom, a ghostwriter, has an affair with the actress whose memoir he is writing and makes a madcap effort to hide the truth from his girlfriend. Millington builds his gags perfectly. [Kris: on the other hand, what's funny about a cheating cad?]
Mills, Erin C. Ultimate Soap Making Guide for Beginners Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Step by Step Techniques for Making Your Own Soaps: Including 28 Natural Soap Recipes. Soap making for Beginners Guide, Natural Soap Making, DIY Soap Making.
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.
Minchey, Jerry Retire Wild, Free, and Happy Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. You Can Do It Now with the Money You Have.Most financial advisors will tell you that you need a million dollars (or two or three) in the bank when you retire to continue the lifestyle you've been living. Look at your retirement this way. How much money do you have, and how much income will you have coming in? Then investigate what kind of retirement life you can live with that money. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Mistry, Preeti with Sarah Henry The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Oakland Chef Preeti Mistry describes her food as "the hot dogs and funnel cakes of Indian cuisine." Those recipes are included here, along with more traditional dishes.
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.
Mixter, Randy Letters From Long Binh: Memoirs of a Military Policeman in Vietnam Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. I boarded the plane to Vietnam at exactly midnight on January 1st, 1967. I was a 19 year old soldier with pen and paper in hand. I began to write. "Letters from Long Binh gives the reader an honest appraisal of the everyday life of an MP in Vietnam. Sometimes poignant,sometimes humorous, but always gripping, the book is written with a deep sense of respect for his fellow brothers-in-arms in a war-torn country." Lou Fantauzzi - Vietnam 1966-67
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 All My Friends Are Dead Humorous Suggested By:
This "darkly comic" hit shows what a dinosaur and a jug of milk have in common: all-consuming loneliness. Prepare to be charmed by this hilarious collection of bummers.
Monsen, Avery and Jory John K Is for Knifeball Humorous Suggested By:
In this laugh-out-loud children's book parody, the authors of All My Friends Are Dead offer an illustrated alphabet of horrible advice. A clever compendium of dark humor that will have you in stitches!
Monson-Haefel, Richard Enterprise JavaBeans. 3rd Edition Covers EJB 2.0 Computer Hennepin Lib
Montano, Mark The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2 Craft This follow-up brings you more inventive crafts - like class party lights made of beer cans.
Montgomery, Sy Birdology Non-fiction Naturalist Montogmery's avian insights. Charming and awe-inspiring.
Montgomery, Sy How to be a Good Creature Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
The dog that taught her about bravery. The pregnant octopus that opened her eyes to realities about aging and death. In this beautifully illustrated memoir, naturalist Montgomery looks back at 13 encounters that transformed her. Prepare to be enchanted.
Montgomery, Sy The Good, Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood Memoir For writer and world traveler Montgomery, the grounding force of her New Hampshire home was a 750-pound pig. This book is not merely a chronicle of her love for and life with Christopher Hogwood, but also a testament to the lessons learned through her 14-year relationship with him.
Montillo, Francesa The 5-Ingredient Italian Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Discover the simplicity of authentic Italian cuisine with this cookbook. Using a handful of ingredients eery time, you'll learn to make over 100 dishes that celebrate traditional flavors.
Montillo, Roseanne Fire on the Track Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Inspiring story of trail-blazing women at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic games.
Moody, David Straight To You Post-Apocalyptic The sun is dying and only days remain before all life on Earth is extinguished. Steven Johnson is alone. The only person who matters to him is out of reach hundreds of miles away. His options are bleak - sit and wait to die or risk everything fighting his way across the scorched remains of a world which has descended into anarchy and chaos. There's no time left to stop and think. The end could come at any moment and Johnson has to act now. Every second is precious. Tomorrow is too late.
Moody, Rick The Ice Storm Fiction Sex in repressed suburbia? Book on which the movie is based?
Moorcock, Michael The Ice Schooner Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic novel set in a new ice age.
Moorcock, Michael Various - Elric Series SciFi Suggested By: Friend.

The 'Expanded' Saga
  • Elric of Melniboné (1972)
  • The Fortress of the Pearl (1989)
  • The Sailor on the Seas of Fate (1976)
  • The Weird of the White Wolf (1977)
  • The Vanishing Tower (1971)
  • The Revenge of the Rose (1991)
  • The Bane of the Black Sword (1977)
  • Stormbringer (rev. 1978)
The 'Del Rey' Series
  • Elric: The Stealer of Souls
  • Elric: To Rescue Tanelorn...
  • Elric: The Sleeping Sorceress
  • Elric: Duke Elric
  • Elric in the Dream Realms
  • Elric: Swords and Roses
Later Series
  • The Elric Saga: Part IV (The Dreamthief's Daughter; The Skrayling Tree; The White Wolf's Son)
  • The Dreamthief's Daughter (2001)
  • The Skrayling Tree (2003)
  • The White Wolf's Son (2005)
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 - Christopher Moore Fiction Suggested By: Author.
  • Practical Demonkeeping (1992, Kindle)
  • Coyote Blue (1994 - read 2000/05)
  • Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story BOOK 1/3 (1995 - read 2000/06)
  • Island of the Sequined Love Nun (1997)
  • The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (1999 - read 2000/04)
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (2002 - read 2007/06, Kindle)
  • Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings (2003 - read 2007/04)
  • The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror (2004 - read 2008/06)
  • The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, v. 2.0 (2005, Kindle)
  • A Dirty Job (2006 - read 2008/06 Kindle)
  • You Suck: A Love Story BOOK 2/3 (2007 - read 2008/06, Kindle)
  • Fool (2009 - read 2009/05, bought on Kindle)
  • Bite Me: A Love Story BOOK 3/3 (2010)
  • Sacré Bleu (2012 - read 2012/06)
  • The Serpent of Venice (2014 - not read, but bought on Kindle)
  • Secondhand Souls SEQUEL TO A DIRTY JOB (2015 - read 2015/11)
  • Noir (2018)
Moore, Christopher J. How to Speak Brit Non-fiction Why are crossing guards dubbed "lollipop men"? Bas Bleu
Moore, Dinty W. Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy Essays Suggested By:
An essayist demystifies the craft of writing in his answers to questions sent in by Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, and more! Collect need-to-know tips for being a successful -- and happy -- writer with this "brilliantly instructive and wonderfully entertaining" guide.
Moore, Lane How To Be Alone Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The comedian's first book explores loneliness with wit and ache, making a persuasive case for loving who you are.
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 - Lorrie Moore Short Stories Suggested By: Unknown.
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, Meg Mitchell The Captain's Daughter Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
When her lobsterman dad is injured in a boating accident, Eliza - who feels like a fraud in her fancy adult life - returns to the coastal town she once fled. Don't miss this heartfelt story about paths not taken.
Moore, Robert A Time to Die Non-fiction Suggested By:
When a devastating explosion killed seven crew members aboard the Russian submarine, Kursk, the other 23 were left trapped and desperate for a rescue that would come too late.
Moore, Wes The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates Non-fiction Suggested By:
Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence?
Moorehead, Caroline A Train in Winter Non-fiction Portrait of some 230 French women who were shipped to Auschwitz in 1943 for resisting the Nazi occupation. Moorehead makes a grim story an inspiring and fascinating read.
Moorehead, Caroline Village of Secrets Non-fiction Suggested By:
During World War II, the residents of a tiny French village rescued thousands of innocent lives from Hitler's secret police. A New York Times bestselling author recounts their astonishing tale of courage in this "unblinking exposé of resistance during the war".
Moosewood Collective Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers Cookbook Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Fresh ideas for the weeknight table.
Morales, Brenda Cuban Recipes Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Moran, Caitlin How to Be A Woman Non-fiction Moran makes us think about femininity and feminism, and whether you agree or not, she's fascinating. Scathingly funny, and mostly unprintable in People magazine.
Moran, Caitlin How to Build a Girl Fiction Wonderfully wise and flat-out hilarious. Johanna is 14, British, overweight and obsessed equally with losing her virginity and earning money for the dirt-poor family whom she adores.
Morell, Virginia Animal Wise Non-fiction Rate like to be tickled. Birds practice songs in their sleep. A fascinating accessible look at animal cognition.
Moretti, Luca Air Fryer Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. The Top 700 Quick and Easy Recipes For Healthy Oil Free Living.
Morgan, David Monty Python Speaks Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. The complete oral history of Monty Python, as told by the founding members and a few of their many friends and collaborators.
Morgan, David Monty Python Speaks! Non-fiction Suggested By:
The cast of Monty Python paved the way for sketch comedy, constantly experimenting with their own scripts and performances. This "insightful and entertaining" read (Publishers Weekly) takes you behind the scenes with the troupe's uproarious founding members.
Morgan, Fidelis The Rival Queens Fiction Morgan speaks fluent 17th century English. She knows what the streets smelled like, what people snacked on, and how they flirted and argued and bragged and bullied and showed off.
Morgan, George D. Rocket Girl Auto/Biography Suggested By:
The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist.
Morgan, Mary R. Beginning With the End Non-fiction An arresting and deeply moving memoir about one woman's grief and her path to healing after losing her twin brother - as well as her sense of identity.
Morgan, Vanessa Avalon: Heartwarming True Cat Story Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. With humor, the author details how Avalon made other creatures cringe in distress whenever he was around, how he threw her dates out by means of special techniques, and how he rendered it almost impossible for her to leave the house. Avalon was so incorrigible that even the landlord ordered to get rid of him. But beneath Avalon's demonic boisterousness, Vanessa recognized her own flaws and insecurities, and she understood that abandoning Avalon would be the worst she could do to him.
Moriarty, Andrew Trans Galactic Insurance: Adventures of a Jump Space Accountant SciFi Suggested By:
Free Kindle Book. Jake is the first belter ever to study at the TGI Orbital station to be a merchant officer. He's quiet, hard-working, conscientious, and a good student. In other words, boring. He's so poor he can't afford to buy beer, but that doesn't matter - his scholarship pays for everything and he just has to keep his head down study hard, and graduate. But life is full of surprises. Suddenly he's expelled and accused of murder. The planetary militia is searching for him and there is a bounty on his head. He's just a student– how will he survive when it seems like the whole ring system is out to get him?
Moriarty, Liane Big Little Lies Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She's funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community
Moriarty, Liane The Husband's Secret Fiction Intelligent novel about three Australian women's lives. Starts when one finds a letter from her husband that she wasn't supposed to open until he died.
Moriarty, Liane The Hypnotist's Love Fiction Suggested By:
Ellen O'Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It's a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She's stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn't mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she's optimistic. He's attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk.
Moriarty, Liane Various - Liane Moriarty Fiction Suggested By: Author.
  • Three Wishes (2003 - read 2018/09)
  • The Last Anniversary (2006)
  • What Alice Forgot (2010)
  • The Hypnotist's Love Story (2011)
  • The Husband's Secret (2013)
  • Big Little Lies (2014)
  • Truly Madly Guilty (2016)
  • Nine Perfect Strangers (September 2018)
Morris, Edmund Ten Acres Is Enough Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. This book may be about farming and homesteading, and indeed it is a delightfully readable autobiography of a farmer in the America of the 1860s, but it also about much, much more. The challenges that faced the author are timeless, as are his courage, commitment, and ingenuity. There are insights for anyone, farmer or not, in this book.
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.
Moshfegh, Ottessa Eileen Fiction Suggested By:
Recommended by David Sedaris. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this dark literary thriller follows a damaged young woman whose obsessive friendship with a charismatic prison counselor leads to disaster. "Remarkable… You have never read anything like Eileen"
Mosley, Walter Various - Easy Rawlins Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Easy Rawlins Series
  • Devil in a Blue Dress (1990)
  • A Red Death (1991)
  • White Butterfly (1992)
  • Black Betty (1994)
  • A Little Yellow Dog (1996)
  • Gone Fishin' (1997)
  • Bad Boy Brawly Brown (2002)
  • Six Easy Pieces (2003)
  • Little Scarlet (2004)
  • Cinnamon Kiss (2005)
  • Blonde Faith (2007)
  • Little Green (2013)
  • Rose Gold (2014)
  • Charcoal Joe (2016)
Moss, Michael Salt Sugar Fat Non-fiction Suggested By:
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter reveals how the processed food industry feeds America's addiction to salt, sugar, and fat. "Vital reading for the discerning food consumer" (The Wall Street Journal).
Mott, Jason The Wonder of All Things Fiction After her friend is injured in a plane crash, teen Ava mysteriously heals him. Ava's power comes with a heartbreaking secret. Writer of The Returned.
Moulin, Jules Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes Fiction Charming, madcap, rom-com that will have you swooning until the very last page. College prof has affair with a former student, then 10 years later he shows up dating her daughter (eew?)
Moulton, Sara Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101 Cookbook Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
In crisp clean prose, Moulton - once Julia Child's protégé - explains the techniques all excellent home chefs should know.
Moyes, Jojo Sheltering Rain Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Book has "iffy" reviews. Estranged from her mother since she ran away from her rural Irish home as a young woman, Kate swore a future oath that she'd always be a friend to her daughter, Sabine. But history has a way of repeating itself, and Kate now faces an ever-widening chasm between herself and her daughter. With Sabine about to make her own journey to Ireland to see the grandmother Kate abandoned, Kate is left wondering how they ever made it here, and what she can do to close the gap between them.
Moyes, Jojo The Girl You Left Behind Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Two lives intersecting across nearly 100 years through a portrait painting. One women in WWI Paris, the other in London.
Moyes, Jojo The Giver of Stars Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
Release date 10/8/2019. When Alice Wright agrees to marry handsome American Bennett Van Cleve and leave behind her stifling life in England for a new adventure in Kentucky, she's soon disenchanted by her newlywed status and overbearing father-in-law, owner of the local coal mine. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.
Moyes, Jojo The Last Letter from Your Lover Chick Lit Suggested By:
$3.23 Kindle book. Book has "iffy" reviews. In 1960, Jennifer Stirling wakes in the hospital and remembers nothing--not the car accident that put her there, not her wealthy husband, not even her own name. Searching for clues, she finds an impassioned letter, signed simply "B," from a man for whom she seemed willing to risk everything. In 2003, journalist Ellie Haworth stumbles upon the letter and becomes obsessed with learning the unknown lovers' fate--hoping it will inspire her own happy ending.
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 My First Summer in the Sierra (Illustrated Edition) Classic Suggested By:
My First Summer in the Sierra describes two years period of Muir's life during which he lived in a cabin in Californian mountains. When he came to California and finally settled in San Francisco, John Muir immediately left for a visit to Yosemite, a place he had only read about. Seeing it for the first time, Muir noted that "He was overwhelmed by the landscape, scrambling down steep cliff faces to get a closer look at the waterfalls, whooping and howling at the vistas, jumping tirelessly from flower to flower." He climbed a number of mountains, including Cathedral Peak and Mount Dana, and hiked the old Indian trail down Bloody Canyon to Mono Lake.
Muir, John Stickeen: An Adventure with a Dog and a Glacier Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Short memoir by American naturalist John Muir. It is about a trip he took in Alaska (1880) with a dog named Stickeen and their outing together on a glacier.
Muir, John Travels in Alaska Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle Book. John Muir captures the beauty and intensity of Alaskan wilderness and its people from his travels between 1879 and 1890.
Muir, Kate Left Bank Fiction Parisian high society is wickedly satarized in this droll novel about a couple whose young daughter goes missing in a gauche Euro theme park.
Mukherjee, Dr. Siddhartha The Emperor of All Maladies Non-fiction A biography of cancer. I'm kinda scared to read this.
Mukherjee, Siddhartha The Gene: An Intimate History Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Brilliant biological primer and a nuanced exploration of ethics, but also a great and endlessly entertaining read.
Mukhopadhyay, Samhita and Kate Harding Nasty Women Essays Suggested By:
When 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite in Trump's America? Nasty Women includes inspiring essays from a diverse group of talented women writers (including Cheryl Strayed) who seek to provide a broad look at how we got here and what we need to do to move forward.
Mukhopadhyay, Tito Rajarshi How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move? Memoir Suggested By:
Diagnosed as autistic and nonverbal, Tito was taught to read and write by his mother -- and went on to become a prolific storyteller. Here, he shares his unique story with bravery, honesty, and elegance. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Mulari, Mary Travel Gear Made Easy Craft Suggested By: Movie/TV.
As seen on Nancy's Notions sewing show on PBS. 12 Easy Projects with Nontraditional Uses for Standard Zippers
Mulari, Mary Various Sewing Books Craft Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Mary Mulari has several interesting looking sewing project books. As seen on Nancy's Notions on Arizona PBS.
Mullainanthan, Sendhil and Eldar Shafir Scarcity Memoir Suggested By:
A Harvard economist and a Princeton psychologist explain why our reactions to scarcity shape our lives - and how we can manage them for greater success.
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.
Mundy, Liza Code Girls Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
True story of the women who cracked the German and Japanese military code during WWII.
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.
Murad, Nadia The Last Girl Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Until she was 21, Murad was a sheltered, devout Yazidi, living in a village in Northern Iraq and dreaming of becoming a teacher. Then ISIS came to town. Men were executed and women sold in to sex slavery. Murad never saw her mother again. This is the story of her harrowing escape, her work to bring her captors to justice, and her determination to build a new home in Germany. (ISIS kinda loses the moral high ground, eh?)
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, Brenda After the Voyage: An Irish American Story Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. At the heart of After the Voyage is an American immigrant family making its way forward on a road that is sometimes rocky and steep. From different counties in Ireland, Maggie Qualter and Richard Terrett both sail to America as young adults in 1870 after surviving Ireland's Great Hunger as children. Maggie works as a maid for a wealthy family. Richard finds work in a tannery.
Murphy, Emily Bain The Disappearances Youth Suggested By:
Available as library eBook. "Thick with mystery, buried secrets, and magic… I adored this book!" (Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval): When her mother dies, Aila is sent to a town where things -- including dreams, scents, and even stars -- disappear every seven years. Can Aila figure out why?
Murphy, Julie Ramona Blue Youth Suggested By:
"A fresh and glorious love story". Ramona, who has long yearned for a life beyond her Mississippi trailer park home, identifies as a lesbian… but then Freddie arrives and makes her reevaluate everything she thought she knew.
Murphy, Pamela Instant Pot Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Easy-To-Do Recipes Using Simple Ingredients for Your Everyday Meals
Murray, Cora A. Surviving Earth: Makayla's Journey Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. After two years of being alone, keeping death at bay by sheer will, Makayla isn't sure if she was fit for humanity, much less a young girl and two teen boys. At 19 she's seen and done things that would make your blood curdle and survived it all with the aid of her Dad's Glock, a sawed-off shotgun, her katana and the skills she learned from her Dad. But, as the days pass life is breaking her down. Will Makayla survive the Earth that has been left or will she fall prey to what hides in the shadows?
Murray, Richard Burden of Survival Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Killing the Dead Book . Season Two Book One - a separate story from the first six books. Ryan and Lily are safe on their island in the middle of Lake Windermere. At least that's what they thought. When the people from a neighbouring safe place don't show up as expected, all they have built comes under threat. With enemies from beyond their island and growing pressures within, they will need to fight just to survive while coping with burdens that may well tear them apart.
Murray, Richard Hope Abandoned Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Killing the Dead Book 4. 192 pages. After the devastating attack on their camp by the undead, Ryan and Lily are stuck on the boat in the lake with the rest of their ragged group. Only Ryan knows that Beth is infected and will soon turn. The chances of surviving the apocalypse are becoming slimmer. With few options remaining and almost no supplies or weapons, the harsh weather of the winter months rolls in with full force. The threat of death is all around them as Ryan battles the growing need to kill. Hope is something long abandoned.
Murray, Richard Killing the Dead Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Killing the Dead Book 1. 124 pages. Ryan has always lived quietly. He barely knows his neighbours, keeps apart from co-workers and is happy to be left alone. No one knows that he is a serial killer in the north of England. When Lily knocks at his door, pursued by the zombies he soon realizes that everything has changed. With the zombies growing in number, Ryan is more than happy to put his skills to the test by killing the dead. Anything to avoid that much greater challenge of learning to live and work with other people to survive.
Murray, Richard Safety Lost Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Killing the Dead Book 3. 231 pages. Finding himself all alone, Ryan decides to follow after Lily and the group with the hope of meeting up with them as soon as possible. What would have been a short journey before the apocalypse began, is now a perilous trek through the zombie infested countryside of England. With no weapons and few supplies, Ryan has to do what he can to survive.
Murray, Richard Search for Safety Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Killing the Dead Book 2. 168 pages. Ryan and Lily keep their group of survivors moving as they search for a place of safety to survive as the winter season begins. Short on supplies and weapons to defend themselves they know it is just a matter of time before the Zombies move out of the cities and spread through the country searching for fresh prey.
Murray, Richard Various - Killing the Dead Series Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Author.
  1. Killing the Dead (2014 - Kindle)*
  2. Search for Safety (2014 -Kindle)*
  3. Safety Lost (2014 - Kindle)*
  4. Hope Abandoned (2015 - Kindle)*
  5. Then Came the Snow (2015)*
  6. Everything Must End (2015)*
  7. Burden of Survival - Season Two Book One (2016 - Kindle)
  8. Dark and Deadly Land - Season Two Book Two (2016)
  9. Family Matters - Season Two Book Three (2016)
  10. Feral (2017)
  11. March of the Dead (2017)
  12. Fear the Reaper (2017)
  13. War of the Dead (2018)
*Available in Killing the Dead - Season One. Books 1-6: $5.99 as of 7/9/2018). Not worth it since I have books 1-4 already, and the other two are $2.99 apiece = $5.98. It'd be cheaper to buy books 5 & 6 separately.
Myers, Walter Dean Bad Boy Memoir Suggested By:
A former Ambassador for Young People's Literature recounts his days as a bright but hot-tempered boy growing up in 1940s Harlem.
Myracle, Lauren The Infinite Moment of Us Youth "Let It Snow" co-author with John Green. Two mature recent high school graduates fall in love and bring out the best in each other.
Nabhan, Gary Paul Where Our Food Comes From Non-fiction Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine
Nadelberg, David Mortified: Real Words. Real People. Real Pathetic. Essays Otherwise normal adults revisit private love letters and diary entries from their youth. Riveting and mortifying.
Nafisi, Azar Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir In Books Memoir Teaching English lit under arbitrary rules of Islam.
Namu, Yang Erche and Christine Mathieu Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World Memoir This independent, curious, and talented young Himalayin girl's life is sometimes scandalous, always absorbing. Born in a matrilineal Moso society where women enjoy unusual freedoms and great responsibility; marriage is discouraged, and children are raised by their mother and brothers and sisters in a large household.
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North History Suggested By: Other.
One of the 100 greatest adventure books of all times (National Geographic). In 1893 Fridtjof Nansen set out to explore the North Pole. Traveling by dogsled, Fridtjof and Hjalar Johansen faced dangerously freezing weather and the treacherous unknown in this spirited true story.
Naquin, Allyson C. Ketogenic Instant Pot Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 100 easy, delicious, and health recipes to cook in the pressure cooker.
Naquin, Allyson C. VEGAN Instant Pot Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. 210 Recipes in two Manuscripts: Vegan Instant Pot & Ketogenic Vegan.
Nashawaty, Chris Caddyshack Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Wild behind-the-scenes story of Harold Ramis's 1980 comedy. A joke-filled, jerry-rigged mess - prop gopher included.
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.
Nedescu, Lori 30-Day Whole Foods Cookbook & Meal Plan Cookbook Suggested By:
A simple, satisfying program for healthful eating! Featuring over 65 delicious recipes and weekly meal plans, this cookbook makes it easy to cut out processed foods and adopt a nutritious diet you can sustain in the future.
Needleman, Jacob Why Can't We Be Good? Non-fiction Suggested By:
What makes people betray their own moral values time and again? A philosopher tackles this question
Nei, Lu Young Babylon Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Knowing nothing more than the working-class life he is born into, headstrong Lu Xiaolu reluctantly starts down the path he is expected to follow. At age nineteen in 1990s China, he feels pressure to follow suit with those around him and takes a job at the town's saccharin factory. Slowly, he adjusts to the bureaucratic factory routine, making the best of the situation by bonding with coworkers, flirting with girls, and refusing to give in completely to the expectations of those around him.
Neihardt, John G. Black Elk Speaks Non-fiction One of Elizabeth Berg's best-loved books. Black Elk Speaks is the story of the Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863?1950) and his people during the momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881?1973) in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and chose Neihardt to tell his story.
Nelson, Antonya Living To Tell Fiction Son returns to his family home after 5 yrs in prison.
Nelson, Jandy I'll Give You The Sun Youth Suggested By:
Twins Jude and Noah were once inseparable - so why haven't they spoken in years? "A wild, beautiful, and profoundly moving novel" (New York Times).
Nelson, Maggie The Argonauts Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Emma Watson feminist book club selection. Nelson touches on a myriad of topics: gender and identity, motherhood, transgender, queer families, same-sex marriage, writing and death. The opinion pieces contain occasional gems of wisdom, but soon become somewhat preachy, tedious, and boring.
Nesbø, Jo The Redbreast Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. Harry Hole series book 3. A chilling tale of murder and betrayal that ranges from the battlefields of World War Two to the streets of modern-day Oslo. Follow Hole as he races to stop a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation's shadowy past.
Nesbø, Jo Various - The Harry Hole Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
The Harry Hole detective series by Norwegian author, Jo Nesbø. Scandinavian.
  • The Bat (Flaggermusmannen 1997/2012)
  • Cockroaches (Kakerlakkene 1998/2013)
  • The Redbreast (Rødstrupe 2000/2006 - Kindle)
  • Nemesis (Sorgenfri 2002/2008)
  • The Devil's Star (Marekors 2003/2005)
  • The Redeemer (Frelseren 2005/2009)
  • The Snowman (Snømannen 2007/2010)
  • The Leopard (Panserhjerte 2009/2011)
  • Phantom (Gjenferd 2011/2012)
  • Police (Politi 2013/2013)
  • The Thirst (Tørst 2017/2017)
Nesbit, E. (Edith) Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. 1907 collection published by E. Nesbit with the intention of entertaining young readers and telling William Shakespeare's plays in a way they could be easily understood.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The Tempest
  • As You Like It
  • The Winter's Tale
  • King Lear
  • Twelfth Night
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Pericles
  • Hamlet
  • Cymbeline
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Timon of Athens
  • Othello
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Measure for Measure
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • All's Well That Ends Well
Nesbit, E. (Edith) Harding's Luck Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The second (and last) story in the Time-travel/Fantasy "House of Arden" series for children.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) In Homespun Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Ten short stories of the typical Nesbit strong woman of 19th century England--a few not so typical in being almost amoral--narrated in the first person singular, and set in the South Kent villages and 'out away among the Sussex downs'.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) New Treasure Seekers or, The Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H. O.) Bastable, and their attempts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family; its sequels are The Wouldbegoods (1899) and The New Treasure Seekers (1904).
Nesbit, E. (Edith) Oswald Bastable and Others Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. E. Nesbit created Oswald Bastable and his four siblings in the 1890s[2] and featured them in numerous children's adventure stories narrated by Oswald (not to be confused with the children's fantasy adventures, Five Children and It and its sequels). Many Bastable stories were first published in magazines, not plainly as serial novels, but they are now known from the three episodic novels The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1899), The Wouldbegoods (1901), New Treasure Seekers (1904). Four more Bastable stories are in the collection Oswald Bastable and Others (1905).
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Book of Dragons Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Dragons -- of all sorts -- make for marvelous fun, and this collection of madcap tales is filled with them. Some of the legendary monsters are funny and mischievous, others are downright frightening, and a number of them are wild and unpredictable. There's a dragon made of ice, another that takes refuge in the General Post Office, a scaly creature that carries off the largest elephant in a zoo, and even a dragon whose gentle purring comforts a tiny tot.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Children's Shakespeare Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. May be the same as "Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare".
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Incomplete Amorist Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Adult novel. Young Betty grows up an orphan with her strict stepfather, a vicar in rural England in Edwardian times. She dreams of being an artist, and one day, while she is out sketching, happens to come across a man who really is an artist. Predictably, the two of them embark on something we today would certainly not call an affair (they never even kiss or hug), but what was deemed improper from society's point of few back then.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Magic City Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. After Philip's older sister and sole family member Helen marries, he goes off to live with his new step sister Lucy. To entertain himself he builds a giant model city from things around the house: game pieces, books, blocks, bowls, etc. Then through some magic, he finds himself inside the city, and it is alive with the people he has populated it with.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Magic World Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. An influential collection of twelve short stories.
  • "The Cat-hood of Maurice" -- a boy abuses the family cat, and learns to see things from the feline point of view.
  • "The Mixed Mine" -- two boys find a magic spyglass, and use it to make their fortunes.
  • "Accidental Magic" -- Quentin falls asleep on the altarstone at Stonehenge, and wakes in Atlantis.
  • "The Princess and the Hedge-pig" -- King Ozymandias and Queen Eliza plan a secret christening for their Princess Ozyliza, to avoid a wicked fairy's curse. Things go awry.
  • "Septimus Septimusson" -- he is the seventh son of a seventh son, who can see fairies and hear the beasts speak; and he must seek his fortune. "The White Cat" -- a boy finds a china ornament in the attic; it proves to be a magic talisman.
  • "Belinda and Bellamant" -- they are a princess and prince suffering curses; a talking bat helps resolve their problems.
  • "Justnowland" -- Elsie visits a magic land of giant crows, and a dragon. "The Related Muff" -- a sensitive boy, dismissed as a "muff" by his cousins, proves himself a hero in a crisis.
  • "The Aunt and Amabel" -- a girl enters a magic world through a wardrobe.
  • "Kenneth and the Carp" -- unjustly accused, a boy transforms into a fish and redeems his honor.
  • "The Magician's Heart" -- an evil magician distributes curses at royal christenings. Complications ensue.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Phoenix and the Carpet Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. It is the second in a trilogy of novels that begins with Five Children and It (1902), and follows the adventures of the same five children: Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb. Their mother buys the children a new carpet to replace one from the nursery that they have destroyed in an accidental fire. The children find an egg in the carpet, which hatches into a talking Phoenix.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Railway Children Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The story concerns a family who move from London to "The Three Chimneys", a house near the railway in Yorkshire, after the father, who works at the Foreign Office, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. The children befriend an Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home; he is eventually able to help prove their father's innocence, and the family is reunited.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Rainbow and the Rose Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Poetry collection.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Story of the Amulet Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. It is the final part of a trilogy of novels that also includes Five Children and It (1902) and The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904). In it the children re-encounter the Psammead--the "it" in Five Children and It. As it no longer grants wishes to the children, however, its capacity is mainly advisory in relation to the children's other discovery, the Amulet, thus following a formula successfully established in The Phoenix and the Carpet.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Story of the Treasure Seekers Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H. O.) Bastable, and their attempts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family; its sequels are The Wouldbegoods (1899) and The New Treasure Seekers (1904). The novel's complete name is The Story of the Treasure Seekers: Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune.
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Works of E. Nesbit (16 books) Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Note: this list of contents is in alphabetical order, not the order in which they were published or should be read.
  • Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare
  • The Book of Dragons
  • The Enchanted Castle
  • Five Children and It
  • Harding's Luck
  • The Incomplete Amorist
  • In Homespun
  • The Magic City
  • The Magic World
  • New Treasure Seekers
  • Oswald Bastable and Others
  • The Phoenix and the Carpet
  • The Railway Children
  • The Story of the Amulet
  • The Story of the Treasure Seekers
  • The Wouldbegoods
Nesbit, E. (Edith) The Wouldbegoods Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Stories about the Bastables, a fictional middle-class family that has fallen on relatively hard times. This is the second story in The Bastables Series following The Story of the Treasure Seekers. The third book is The New Treasure Seekers.
Ness, Patrick Release GLBT Suggested By:
"An insanely beautiful writer" (John Green). As Adam Thorn deals with his new boyfriend, his religious family, and his feelings for his ex, he'll discover what truly matters.
Nesser, Hakan Hour of the Wolf Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Swede crime writer. Retired police officer Van Veeteren is drawn into a web of awful murders.
Nestle, Marion What to Eat Non-fiction Buffeted by health claims--should we, for example, restrict our intake of carbs or fats or both? Is organic food better for us?--we become confused and tune out.
Netzer, Lydia Shine Shine Shine Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. This literary love story takes place in an uptight, upscale, and decidedly Southern Virginia suburb--and also outer space. Astronaut Maxon is on a mission to colonize the moon with his robots, but it is his earthbound wife, Sunny, whose journey resonated so loudly with my own passionate, sometimes ambivalent, joy-and-terror-filled relationship with motherhood.
Neuvel, Sylvain Sleeping Giants SciFi Suggested By: Suggested List.
This doesn't appeal to me, but I've seen two rave reviews. A little girl falls into a hole and lands on a gigantic metal hand. A few decades later, scientists begin to find body parts all over the globe. I think I've seen it described as in the style of "The Martian", but I would find it hard to believe anything is that funny.
Newkirk, Pamela Spectacle Non-fiction Suggested By:
Spectacle "Meticulously detailed… Readers will be moved" (Publishers Weekly): In the early 1900s, an African man named Ota Benga was put on display in a cage at New York's Zoological Gardens.
Newman, Sandra The Country of Ice Cream Star Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
In a devastated future, a plague kills anyone who reaches adulthood. When Ice Cream Star's brother begins showing signs of illness, she vows to change his fate. Better than The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies.
Newport, Jerry and Mary and Johnny Dodd Mozard and the Whale Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
The Newports, both autistic, wrote this memoir about their tumultuous but triumphant love story. Says collaborator, Dodd, "They hope their love story will illustrate what's possible when you don't give up." Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Nft Not for Tourists 2010 Guide to... Travel Not for Tourists guidebooks are map-based, neighborhood by neighborhood guides designed to lighten the load of already street-savvy residents, commuters, business travelers, and yes, tourists too.
Ng, Celeste Little Fires Everywhere Fiction Suggested By: Friend.
Suggested by Deb A and also author John Green. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.
Nguyen, Bich Minh Stealing Buddha's Dinner Memoir Suggested By:
Coming of age in 1980s Michigan, a Vietnamese girl struggled with her desire to fit in -- and became obsessed with American junk food. "A charming memoir".
Nguyen, Viet Thanh The Refugees Short Stories Suggested By:
Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer was one of the most widely and highly praised novels of 2015, the winner not only of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but also the Center for Fiction Debut Novel Prize, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the ALA Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the California Book Award for First Fiction. Nguyen's next fiction book, The Refugees, is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family.
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 Suggested By:
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. Recommended by Nick Hornby. Over the course of two decades, good friends Dexter and Emma grapple with the rhythms of life. Hilarious and emotionally riveting.
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.
Nissel, Angela The Broke Diaries Memoir Suggested By:
In this candid and witty read, a financially struggling undergrad chronicles her daily efforts to stay afloat while pursuing her education. A "charming and sharp" account that "will be relished by anyone who's ever been a student" .
Niven, Jennifer Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic Non-fiction Blackjack was the only female on a five-person expedition in 1921 of which she was the only survivor.
Niven, Jennifer Velva Jean Learns To drive Fiction Suggested By:
From a New York Times bestselling author: Velva Jean wants to be a star in Nashville, but after an unexpected encounter, she must choose between love and her dream. "A touching read, funny and wise… Niven makes some memorable moon-spun magic". Velva Jean Learns to Fly (book 2). Becoming Clementine (book 3). American Blonde (book 3). Warning: by the author of "All The Bright Places" about two teens who were so off-putting that I couldn't finish the book.
Niven, Larry Destiny's Road Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic. On the planet Destiny, which has been settled by Earth colonists, Jemmy Bloocher lives in Spiral Town at the far end of the peninsula. After accidentally killing a man from one of the caravans that supply trade goods and the essential potassium-rich speckles, Jemmy flees down the road into the unknown, assuming new identities to avoid capture for 27 years. Curious about what happened to a second landing spaceship, Jemmy traces its route 200 years after it first landed. He discovers what really befell the ship, that there are other towns along the road Spiral Town residents never knew about, and the secret of speckles. This realistic tale of power, deceit, adventure, and awakening by Hugo and Nebula Award winner Niven is highly recommended for sf collections. (found on list at
Nixon, Lindsay S. The Happy Herbivore Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
Noah, Trevor Born A Crime Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The Daily Show host is the product of a black/white relationship that was illegal in South Africa when he was born. In 2009, Trevor Noah's mother was shot in the back of her head by her ex-husband. The bullet entered the back of her skull and came out the front, but still managed to miss all the important bits. The doctors stitched her up and sent her home, and seven days later she was back at work.
Nolan, Stephanie Promised the Moon Non-fiction Honors women in the Mercury space program.
Nolen, Roland Beyond Performance Non-fiction What emps really need to know to climb the ladder of success.
Norberg, Katherine You Can't Wallpaper My Igloo Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Tales of living and teaching in the Alaskan wilderness.
Nordberg, Jenny The Underground Girls of Kabul Non-fiction Suggested By:
An investigative journalist chronicles the gripping true stories of girls temporarily raised as boys in the male-dominated world of Afghanistan.
Nordhaus, Hannah The Beekeeper's Lament Non-fiction How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America
Nordland, Rod The Lovers Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Afghani Romeo and Juliet. Defying Islamic law, Afghanis Ali and Zakia, who are from different Muslim sects, risked everything to marry. A gripping tale of forbidden romance in a tumultuous unjust society.
Norman, Donald The Design of Everyday Things Non-fiction Among other things, an explanation of good door design.
Norman, Elizabeth M. We Band of Angels History Suggested By:
Follows US military nurses who were stationed in the Philippines at the start of WWII, serving the injured and facing the horrors of internment.
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 - Christiane Northrup M.D. Non-fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
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. The Time Travel Trailer Book 1. 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.
  • The Time Travel Trailer (2014)
  • Trailer on the Fly (2016)
  • Trailer, Get Your Kicks! (2017)
Nortman, Karen Musser Trailer on the Fly SciFi Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. The Time Travel Trailer Book 2. She bought a 1937 camper that turned out to be a time portal. And when she meets a young woman who suffers from serious depression over the loss of a close friend ten years earlier, she has the power to do something about it. And there is no reason not to use that power. Right?
Norton, Andre Time Traders SciFi Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Intelligence agents have uncovered something which seems beyond belief, but the evidence is incontrovertible: the USA's greatest adversary on the world stage is sending its agents back through time! And someone or something unknown to our history is presenting them with technologies--and weapons--far beyond our most advanced science. We have only one option: create time-transfer technology ourselves, find the opposition's ancient source . . . and take it down.
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 Housebroken: Admissions of an Untidy Life Memoir Suggested By:
If Laurie Notaro's books don't inspire pants-wetting fits of laughter, then please consult your physician, because clearly your funny bone is broken. Notaro isn't exactly a domestic goddess - unless that means she fully embraces her genetic hoarding predisposition.
Notaro, Laurie The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death Essays Suggested By:
The incisive Laurie Notaro tackles everything from new neighbors to open-mouth coughs with the wit of Erma Bombeck and Jen Lancaster.
Novak, B.J. One More Thing Essays Brainy, quirky hilarity.
Novak, B.J. The Book With No Pictures Humorous Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Sherman Alexie. I think this is also Mindy Kaling's friend.
Novak, Jacqueline How to Weep in Public Humorous Suggested By:
Relatable, laugh-out-loud memoir of a comedian's personal struggles "adds levity to the daunting topic of depression". " me hope in this business" (Amy Shumer)
Novik, Naomi His Majesty's Dragon Fantasy For anyone who's read one of Patrick O'Brian's 19th-century naval adventures and mused, "You know what would make this better? Dragons!" What could have been a D&D inspired mess is, in Novik's hands, a completely authentic tale, brimming with all the detail and richness one looks for in military yarns as well as the impossible wonder of gilded fantasy.
Novogratz, Jacqueline The Blue Sweater Non-fiction Novogratz left international banking to help women in developing countries borrow small sums of money to start their own businesses. She saw an African boy wearing the very sweater she'd given away years before. An inspiring book by a remarkable woman.
Noyce, Wilfrid South Col Memoir One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest 1953. A better book than Sir John Hunt's official chronicle, "The Ascent of Everest".
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness Thaler, Richard H. and Cass R. Sunstein Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Nudge is about choices--how we make them and how we can make better ones. Drawing on decades of research in the fields of behavioral science and economics, authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer a new perspective on preventing the countless mistakes we make--ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resources--and show us how sensible "choice architecture" can successfully nudge people toward the best decisions.
Nugent, Shemane Married to a Rock Star Non-fiction Introduction by Ted Nugent.
Nunn, Emily The Comfort Food Diaries Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
After her brother's suicide and a broken engagement, former food writer Nunn hits the road seeking nourishment for body and soul. A delightful ride - with recipes.
Nussbaum, Susan Good Kings Bad Kings Youth Suggested By:
In a home for young people with disabilities, a group of teenagers finds true friendship -- and the courage to love themselves.
Nutt, Amy Ellis Becoming Nicole GLBT Suggested By:
"Enlightening" (Cheryl Strayed): In this New York Times bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter chronicles the inspiring journey of a transgender girl and her family. "A profoundly moving true story" (People) of identity, love, and acceptance.
Nuzum, Eric Giving Up The Ghost Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
As a teenager, Eric was convinced a ghost was following him and his terrifying experience nearly destroyed his life. Can a journey through America's most haunted places finally bring him peace?
Nyhan, Loretta All The Good Parts Chick Lit Suggested By:
At 39, Leona is a broke student living in her sister's basement, playing the role of the zany aunt. But when she learns that her eggs are just about drying up, she jumps into a hilarious quest to find the perfect donor. A "sweet and unconventional story" (Booklist).
O'Brian, Patrick Aubrey/Maturin novels Other BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Patrick Tull, recommended by Stephen King.
O'Brian, Patrick The Aubrey/Maturin Novels Fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
  • Master and Commander (read 2004/01)
  • Post Captain (read 2007/01)
  • H.M.S. Surprise (read 2007/10)
  • The Mauritius Command
  • Desolation Island
  • The Fortune of War
  • The Surgeon's Mate
  • The Ionian Mission
  • Treason's Harbor
  • The Far Side of the World (read - 2004/02)
  • The Reverse of the Medal
  • The Letter of Marque
  • The Thirteen Gun Salute
  • The Nutmeg of Consolation
  • The TrueLove
O'Brien, Keith Fly Girls Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History. Pilots. O'Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high‑school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue‑blood family's expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men -- and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all.
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'Connell, Meaghan And Now We Have Everything Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Cheryl Strayed is a fan of this strikingly honest account of motherhood that covers everything from the ravages of breastfeeding to postpartum sex (or the lack thereof).
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 - Barbara O'Neal Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Magical Realism author, recommended by Menna van Praag. And Sarah Addison Allen "Barbara is a good soul, and she writes about food and love and magic!"
  • The Lost Recipe for Happiness (2008 - read 2017/04)
  • The Secret of Everything (2009)
  • How to Bake a Perfect Life (2010)
  • The Garden of Happy Endings (2012)
  • The All You Can Dream Buffet (2014)
O'Neill, Dan A Land Gone Lonesome Travel While recalling 1890s gold rushers, O'Neill canoes down the frigid Yukon River from Canada to Alaska.
O'Neill, Louise Only Ever Yours SciFi Suggested By: Suggested List.
Women are raised in dorms and trained to be beautiful, quiet, obedient wives. An ingenious exploration of gender role, female identify, and female competition.
O'Rourke, P.J. Eat the Rich Non-fiction ??
O'Sullivan, Suzanne Is It All In Your Head? Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
A neurologist shares stories of her patients' psychosomatic disorders and what causes them. Weird and wonderful.
O'Toole, Peter Loitering With Intent Memoir The actor's 1992 autobiography tumbles wittily through his boyish shenanigans, and attempt to be a "scholar Bohemian", and two obsessions: with the profoundly strange Adolf Hitler, and the glories of acting.
Oates, Joyce Carol The Falls Fiction In 1950 Ariah Erskine's husband flees their hotel after a disastrous wedding night and throws himself into the roiling waters. When she fears her second husband may also leave, Ariah's jealousy turns her marriage as toxic as the chemicals leaching into the Love Canal.
Obama, Barack 86 books recommended by Barack Obama Other Suggested By: Other.
  1. The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer
  2. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
  3. The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
  4. The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston
  5. Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
  6. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  7. Nora Webster, Colm Toibin
  8. The Laughing Monsters, Denis Johnson
  9. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, Evan Osnos
  10. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Dr. Atul Gawande
  11. Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, Katherine Rundell
  12. The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan
  13. Redwall series, Brian Jacques
  14. Junie B. Jones series, Barbara Park
  15. Nuts To You, Lynn Rae Perkins
  16. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, William Finnegan
  17. H Is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
  18. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  19. Seveneves, Neal Stephenson
  20. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
  21. All That Is, James Salter
  22. The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert
  23. The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri
  24. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  25. Washington: A Life, Ron Chernow
  26. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  27. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
  28. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
  29. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  30. Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
  31. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  32. Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson
  33. Song Of Solomon, Toni Morrison
  34. Parting The Waters, Taylor Branch
  35. Gilead, Marylinne Robinson
  36. Best and the Brightest, David Halberstam
  37. The Federalist, Alexander Hamilton
  38. Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois
  39. The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene
  40. The Quiet American, Graham Greene
  41. Cancer Ward, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  42. Gandhi's autobiography
  43. Working, Studs Terkel
  44. Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
  45. Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith
  46. All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren
  47. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
  48. To the End of the Land, David Grossman
  49. Purity, Jonathan Franzen
  50. A Bend in the River, V. S. Naipau
  51. Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff
  52. Lush Life, Richard Price
  53. Netherland, Joseph O'Neill
  54. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, Salman Rushdie
  55. Redeployment, Phil Klay
  56. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
  57. Plainsong, Kent Haruf
  58. The Way Home, George Pelecanos
  59. What Is the What, Dave Eggers
  60. Philosophy & Literature, Peter S. Thompson
  61. Collected Poems, Derek Walcott
  62. In Dubious Battle, John Steinbeck (read 2017/02)
  63. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (read 2013/08)
  64. The Three-Body Problem, Liu Cixin
  65. Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling (read - various)
  66. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris
  67. John Adams, David McCullough
  68. Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer, Fred Kaplan
  69. Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, Jonathan Alte
  70. FDR, Jean Edward Smith
  71. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin
  72. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
  73. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America, Thomas L. Friedman
  74. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, Steve Coll
  75. Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age, Larry Bartels
  76. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Robert A. Caro
  77. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Evan Osnos
  78. Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
  79. Moral Man And Immoral Society, Reinhold Niebuhr
  80. A Kind And Just Parent, William Ayers
  81. The Post-American World, Fareed Zakaria
  82. Lessons in Disaster, Gordon Goldstein
  83. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
  84. The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
  85. Andy Grove: The Life and Times of an American, Richard S. Tedlow
  86. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, Katherine Boo
Obama, George Brother Memoir Suggested By:
Discover the gripping true story of the former President's half brother, George - who rose from a difficult childhood in Nairobi to become an activist and community leader. A moving account of hope and triumph in the face of unthinkable adversity.
Obama, Michelle Becoming Memoir Suggested By: Author.
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. Best Seller in 2018.
Oddly Normal Schwartz, John Memoir Parents help gay son come to terms with his sexuality.
Offill, Jenny Dept. of Speculation Fiction Suggested By:
When their marriage reaches a sudden breaking point, the wife tries to retrace the steps that have led them to this place, invoking everything from Kafka to the Stoics to doomed Russian cosmonauts as she analyzes what is lost and what remains. In language that shimmers with rage and longing and wit, Offill has created a brilliantly suspenseful love story--a novel to read in one sitting, even as its piercing meditations linger long after the last page.
Offill, Jenny and Elissa Schappell The Friend Who Got Away Essays A compelling collection of true stories by women about winning - and losing - friends.
Offir, Amit How to Draw Collection 1-12 Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Ogley, Desmond Nordic Walking Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The beginner's guide to Nordic pole walking for health, fitness & adventure.
Okamura, Takashi and Marcia Hall Michelangelo: The Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel Photo First pictures after 1980-1994 restoration.
Okrant, Robyn Living Oprah Memoir Suggested By: Movie/TV.
My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk. Despite skepticism about the validity (or possibility) of finding happiness through Oprah, she embarked on 12 months of Oprah-prescribed activities and expenditures, plus blog updates. Monthly tallies detail activities, expenditures and the author's thoughtful observations. For example, she writes: "I believe Oprah's ultimate goal is to empower women and girls," but "I think Oprah devalues women by focusing so much on our bodies." The author is honest about her own experiment-inspired conflicts: as a result of her endeavors, she has a book and has lost weight, but is "almost always a stressed-out, insecure, exhausted mess." Okrant posits that, in many ways, pursuing a "life" detracts from "real life." In the end, while there are few real revelations, Okrant has written a thoughtful, honest examination of her journey.
Okrent, Daniel Last Call Non-fiction Why did Prohibition ever happen? Banning liquor didn't stop the good times flowing. What it did was raise crime rates and decrease govt revenues, leading to a repeal in 1933. Fun, effervescent as champagne.
Older, Daniel José Shadowshaper Youth Suggested By:
Full of a joyful, defiant spirit and writing as luscious as a Brooklyn summer night, Shadowshaper introduces a heroine and magic unlike anything else in fantasy fiction, and marks the YA debut of a bold new voice.
Oliver, Isaac Intimacy Idiot Essays Oliver has mastered the art of self-deprecation. Numerous observations from jury duty and late-night subway rides prove both tragic and transcendent.
Oliver, Jamie Cook With Jamie Cookbook "Cooking isn't hard or elitist. It's just about learning little bits." Excellent looking recipe for raw beet salad with feta and pear.
Olivis, Argena Network Marketing For Introverts Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Guide To Success For The Shy Network Marketer (network marketing, multi level marketing, mlm, direct sales).
Ollestad, Norman Carzy for the Storm Memoir Survival memoir. 11-year-old competitive skier Norman O crashed into California's snowy San Gabriel Mountains. The accident killed the pilot and Ollestad's father and gravely injured his father's girlfriend, leaving Norman facing an icy high-altitude death.
Ollestad, Norman Crazy for the Storm Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Flying to a ski championship in Feb 1979, the plane crashed and 11 year old Norman had to make his way alone down a treacherous mountain alone. Mountain climbing (not really, but I think it's the type of adventure I'd like to see if I did search for mountain climbing books).
Omasta, Ann The Keys to my Diary Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. My life is wacky, often wild, and always entertaining. From my love-hate relationship with the book, The Secret, to my encounters with cursing parrots and skittering crabs, the summations of my offbeat life will make you laugh right along with me.
Onfray, Michel Athiest Manifesto Non-fiction Suggested By:
The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. This hugely controversial work demonstrates convincingly how the world's three major monotheistic religions have attempted to suppress knowledge, science, pleasure, and desire, condemning nonbelievers often to death.
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.
Orlean, Susan The Library Book Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
On April 28, 1986, fire demolished the Los Angeles public library, burning 400,000 books and damaging 700,000 more. But was it arson or accident? Orlean's thrilling tale reminds us why libraries matter - now more than ever.
Orozco, Daniel Oriention: And Other Stories Short Stories Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. "Orientation" is a story from Daniel Orozco's critically acclaimed collection of the same name, which leads the reader through the hidden lives and moral philosophies of bridge painters, men housebound by obesity, office temps, and warehouse workers. He reveals the secret pleasures of late-night supermarket trips for cookie binges, exceptional data entry, and an exiled dictator's occasional piss on the U.S. embassy. A love affair blooms between two officers in the impartially worded pages of a police blotter; during an earthquake, the consciousness of the entire state of California shakes free for examination.
Orr, CFP Mark J. Recession-proof Retirement Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Safe strategies to manage wealth and retirement income. Safely increase interest income now.
Orsborn, Carol M.D. The Year I Saved My (downsized) Soul Memoir Is it possible to keep your spirit intact while losing your job, dealing with rejection and uncertainty and seeking a new way to make a living? Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. began keeping a daily journal of her tumultuous journey through recessionary times, struggling to make sense of both personal and societal tribulation. Along the way, she found herself testing spiritual principles she'd been sharing over the course of the 15 books she'd authored, ultimately embracing both the despair and delight of what it means to be fully alive.
Ortho Wood Projects for the Garden Craft Wood projects. For the garden.
Ortiz, Gayle and Joe Ortiz with Louisa Beers The Village Baker's Wife Cookbook Suggested By: Unknown.
If you dream of making delectable croissants, pastries, and pies, don't miss this wondrous collection of recipes from one of the top bakeries in the country!
Orwell, George 1984 SciFi The classic. Not sure when/why I put it on the list. Maybe it's time to think about re-reading it?
Osburn, Terri Home To Stay Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Free Kindle book. An Anchor Island Novel Book 3. Willow Parsons's two new best friends are getting married, putting her squarely on the sidelines of romance--which suits her just fine. After the nightmarish situation she escaped from, featuring the ultimate Mr. Wrong, she is more than happy to spend her days slinging drinks in Dempsey's Bar & Grill, and her nights alone. But her Anchor Island refuge has just one catch: muscle-bound charmer Randy Navarro.
Osgood, Charles Funny Letters from Famous People Non-fiction Collection of correspondence that illustrates the rich and often surprising senses of humor of famous people.
Oswalt, Patton Silver Screen Fiend Memoir Occupied much of his 20s mainlining celluloid. A slim collection of loosely sequential essays.
Oswalt, Patton Zombie Spaceship Wasteland Humorous It's not exactly a memoir, but somehow the individual shards form a believable portrait of a witty, vulnerable funnyman.
Otto, Whitney How To Make an American Quilt Fiction Suggested By:
The New York Times bestseller that inspired a major motion picture starring Winona Ryder and Maya Angelou! In a small California town, generations of women come together weekly for a quilting circle.
Outside Magazine, intro by Hampton Sides The Polar Bear Waltz: And Other Moments of Epic Silliness Photo Skiers, bikers, and mountain climbers in astonishing poses; animals behaving hilariously; funky clouds.
Owen, David Copies in Seconds Non-fiction The invention of the photocopy machine led to "the biggest communication breakthru since Guttenberg". Both the tale and Owen's unfettered apperciation for his subject make for a fascinating read.
Owen, Katie Mrs Owen's Beginning Prepper Guide for Women Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.05 Kindle book. All the basics in emergency preparation from Canning to Beekeeping, building cabins to creating your own medicine box. Her advice is practical and inspiring.
Owens, Mark and Delia Secrets of the Savanna Non-fiction The naturalists launched an ambitious project [in Zambia's North Luangwa National Park] to create jobs for poachers and study the animals who survived. Their story is thrilling - the kind of tale that wild-animal lovers won't easily forget.
Oxenreider, Tsh Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World Memoir Suggested By:
It doesn't always feel like it, but we do have the freedom to creatively change the little things in our lives so that our path better aligns with our values and passions. Part memoir, part travelogue, part practical guide, Notes from a Blue Bike takes you on a ride from a hillside in Kosovo to a Turkish high-rise, to the congested city of Austin to a small town in Oregon. It chronicles schooling quandaries and dinnertime dilemmas, as well as entrepreneurial adventures and family excursions via plane, train, automobile, and blue cruiser bike.
Oyeyemi, Helen Boy, Snow, Bird Fiction A woman marries a widower, then learns he and his daughter are light-skinned African-Americans who have been passing for white.
Oyeyemi, Helen Gingerbread Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Margot Lee passes down her famed gingerbread recipe to her daughter, Harriet, who does the same for her daughter, Perdita. What a strange, ponderous book this is - a beautifully, wildly inventive beast. Punctures the timelessly poetic with harshly contemporary asides. Animating plants and dolls with a cool nonchalance. This dark nutty novel exudes cozy warmth above all else.
Oyeyemi, Helen What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Magical/Mystical Suggested By:
Short stories. Give it a try and see how it compares to Aimee Bender. Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical.
Oz, Dr. Mehmet C. You: The Owners Manual Non-fiction An insider's guide to the body that will make you healthier and younger.
Ozeki, Ruth A Tale for the Time Being Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home. In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace--and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox--possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future.
Ozick, Cynthia Quarrel and Quandary Essays Essays by remarkable mind.
Pacelli, Trevor Six-Word Lessons on Growing Up Autistic Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. 100 Lessons to Understand How Autistic People See Life (The Six-Word Lessons Series). My name is Trevor Pacelli. I was diagnosed with Autism at age 5. I am the first in my extended family to have autism. Growing up autistic has been difficult not only for me but for my parents and my sister. We've all had to learn about autism and how to maintain a peaceful household. I deeply want other families with autistic children to learn from my experiences. This is why I wrote Six Word Lessons on Growing Up Autistic. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Packard, Jerrold M. Victoria's Daughters Non-fiction Queen Victoria's daughters were married off politically all over Europe. Family turmoil and intrigue of soap-opera proportions.
Packer, Ann Songs Without Words Fiction By the author of "The Dive From Clausen's Pier". Liz has always taken care of her mother, but now a crisis with her own daughter leaves her the one needing support. Sounds lame, but I think Clausen's Pier was pretty good.
Packer, ZZ Drinking Coffee Elsewhere Short Stories Suggested By:
Packer dazzles with her command of language, surprising and delighting us with unexpected turns and indelible images, as she takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong. We meet a Brownie troop of black girls who are confronted with a troop of white girls; a young man who goes with his father to the Million Man March and must decides where his allegiance lies; an international group of drifters in Japan, who are starving, unable to find work; and more.
Pagán, Camille Life and Other Near-Death Experiences Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah. Despite her new sunny locale, her plans go awry when she finds that she can't quite outrun the past or bring herself to face an unknowable future. Every day of tropical bliss may be an invitation to disaster, but with her twin brother on her trail and a new relationship on the horizon, Libby is determined to forget about fate. Will she risk it all to live--and love--a little longer?
Page, Tim Parallel Play Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
A quirkily appealing memoir about growing up with Asperger's - and succeeding because of it. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Painter, Sarah Beneath the Water Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
$1.06 Kindle book. At the edge of Arisaig sits Munro House; grand, imposing and said to be cursed by a string of tragic deaths. No less intriguing is its eccentric and handsome young owner, Jamie Munro, who hires Stella as his assistant while he pursues a seemingly impossible aim. Working through the great house's archives, Stella soon finds herself drawn in by a cache of increasingly erratic letters from a young Victorian woman about her husband, Dr James Lockhart, a man whose single-minded ambition has strange parallels with Jamie's.
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 - Sarah Painter Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Unknown.
  • The Language of Spells (2013 - read 2017/08, Kindle)
  • The Secrets of Ghosts (2014 - read 2017/09, Kindle)
  • The Garden of Magic (novella prequel 2015 - read 2017/09, Kindle)
  • In the Light of What We See (2016)
  • Beneath the Water (2018, Kindle)
Palahniuk, Chuck Choke Fiction Author of Fight Club
Palahniuk, Chuck Invisible Monsters Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Shannon McFarland's career as a picture perfect model was ruined the day her lower jaw was shot off while she was driving down the freeway. Her best friend Evie Cottrell steals all her clothing while she is in the hospital, and her fiancé Manus Kelley leaves her; but during her speech therapy classes she meets the enigma that is Brandy Alexander.
Pallingston, Jessica Lipstick A Celebration of the World's Favorite Cosmetic Non-fiction ??
Palmer, Liza Conversations With The Fat Girl Chick Lit Overweight Maggie and Olivia are best friends...until Olivia gets gastric bypass surgery and embarks on a size 2 life. The story takes a more interesting turn once Maggie stops wallowing, and the descriptions of Olivia's catty pals are priceless.
Palmieri, Suzanne Various - The Witch Of Series Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
Sarah Addison Allen recommended The Witch of Little Italy.
  • The Witch of Little Italy (2013 - read 2013/05)
  • The Witch of Belladonna Bay (2014 - read 2017/05)
  • The Witch of Bourbon Street (2015 - read 2019/03)
  • The Witch House of Persimmon Point (2016)
Pandith, Farah How We Win Non-fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat. "Drawing on her decades of experience, Pandith unweaves the tangled web of extremism and demonstrates how government officials, tech CEOs, and concerned citizens alike can do their part to defeat it." – Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright
Pandolfe, David Streets Like Fireworks Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Jack experiences a mystifying event involving visions, voices and spectral visits, he figures there's only one person to help him understand who's calling out to him and why. Before long, Jack and Lauren are off on a road trip of discovery that could provide answers to a mystery left unsolved for twenty years.
Pang, Amy Instamatic Karma Photo In 1973 Yoko Ono told the couple's then assistant that "I think you should go out with him". Pang dated Lennon for 18 months [weird]. Pang, now 57, shares her personal photos for the first time.
Pao, Ellen Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change Memoir Suggested By: Other.
If you talk, you talk too much. If you don't talk, you're too quiet. You don't own the room. If you want to protect your work, you're not a team player.
Parazynski, Scott The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed Memoir Suggested By:
This intimate, compelling account offers a rare portrait of space exploration from the inside.Parazynski flies with John Glenn, tests jet packs, trains in Russia to become a cosmonaut, and flies five missions to outer space (including seven spacewalks) in his seventeen-year NASA career. An unparalleled, visceral opportunity to understand what it's like to train for--and deploy to--a home in zero gravity. Plus other stuff about his life.
Parazynski, Scott and Susy Flory The Sky Below Memoir Suggested By:
A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed. This intimate, compelling account offers a rare portrait of space exploration from the inside. A global nomad raised in the shadow of NASA's Apollo missions, Parazynski never lost sight of his childhood dream to one day don a spacesuit and float outside the airlock. With deep passion, unbridled creativity, resilience, humility, and self-deprecation, Parazynski chases his dream of the ultimate adventure experience, again and again and again. In an era that transitioned from moon shots to the Space Shuttle, space station, and Mars research, 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.
Paretsky, Sara Blacklist Crime/Mystery V.I. Warshawski in Paretsky's 11th crime novel.
Paretsky, Sara Various - VI Warshawski Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Movie/TV.
  • Indemnity Only (1982 - read 1998/06)
  • Deadlock (1984 - read 1998/09)
  • Killing Orders (1985 - read 1998/07)
  • Bitter Medicine (1987 - read 1998/10)
  • Blood Shot (1988 - read 1998/10)
  • Burn Marks (1990 - read 1998/10)
  • Guardian Angel (1992 - read 1998/12)
  • Tunnel Vision (1994)
  • Hard Time (1999)
  • Total Recall (2001)
  • Blacklist (2003)
  • Fire Sale (2005)
  • Hardball (2009)
  • Body Work (2010)
  • Breakdown (2012)
  • Critical Mass (2013)
  • Brush Back (2015)
  • Fallout (2017)
Paris, James and Norman J Stone Square Foot Gardening Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. How To Grow Healthy Organic Vegetables The Easy Way: Including Companion Planting & Intensive Vegetable Growing Methods (Gardening Techniques Book 6)
Park, Clara Clairborne Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter's Life with Autism Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Autistic woman's path to middle age. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Park, Frances When My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon Fiction Asian-American writer in tradition of Amy Tan.
Park, Patricia Re Jane Fiction Suggested By: Suggested List.
A story of heritage defining who you are and your value in the culture as a half-Korean half-American orphan moves from a Korean-American neighborhood in Queens NY to Seoul Korea.
Park, Yeonmi In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom Memoir Suggested By:
Yeonmi Park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times, but never before has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive society she was raised in and the enormous price she paid to escape.
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, Alexander Overthinking Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle Book. Turn Off Your Thoughts, How To Overcome Your Thoughts And Start Thinking Positively.
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. Night Passage Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
First book in the Jesse Stone series.
Parker, Robert B. Various - 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.
  • Promised Land (1976)
  • The Judas Goat (1978)
  • Looking for Rachel Wallace (1980)
  • Early Autumn (1981)
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:
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 trans–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, Jodie The Bold World GLBT Suggested By: People Mag.
In her wise, warm memoir, Patterson describes finding her way in the world - first as a person of color in posh Manhattan schools, then at a black women's college. But when her 3-year-old daughter announces she's a boy, Patterson embarks on an entirely new identify journey. Timely and essential.
Patterson, Scott The Quants Non-fiction Suggested By:
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.
Peacock, Roxe Anne History Lover's Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Over 150 full-color photos inspired by nineteenth century recipes, anecdotes, and the Civil War. Prepare a picnic of lemonade, raspberry shrub, mint julep, fried chicken, ham sandwiches, potato salad with boiled dressing, cold slaw, soda biscuits and quince marmalade to observe one of the many Civil War re-enactments throughout the United States.
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
Pearl, Nancy George and Lizzie Fiction Suggested By: Book Award List.
From list of books that you can finish in one sitting. With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments.
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.
Pelliccia, Lindsey SAVE YOURSELF: The Ultimate No Bullsh*t Guide To Living Your Dream Life Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. In her blunt and humorous writing style, Lindsey Pelliccia shakes you out of your half-realized existence and shows you how to start living the life you've always wanted. Do you feel trapped by the expectations of others or society? Are false and limiting beliefs preventing you from making a change? Save Yourself will help you call out all the bullsh*t fears that have kept you tame and boring, and give you the kick-ass mentality you need in order to start making your dreams come true.
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 Various - Armand Gamache Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: People Mag.
"The Canadian Kurt Wallander"
  1. Still Life (2005)
  2. A Fatal Grace (Alternate title: Dead Cold) (2007)
  3. The Cruelest Month (2008)
  4. The Murder Stone (A Rule Against Murder in U.S.) (2009)
  5. The Brutal Telling (2009)
  6. A Trick of the Light (2011)
  7. The Hangman (novella - 2011)
  8. The Beautiful Mystery (2012)
  9. How the Light Gets In (2013)
  10. The Long Way Home (2014)
  11. The Nature of the Beast (2015)
  12. A Great Reckoning (2016)
  13. Glass Houses (2017)
  14. Kingdom of the Blind (2018)
Pepin, Jaques The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen Memoir Another chef story. That old guy from TV with the good fast food.
Peppard, Jacqueline New Era Healthy Eating Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Recipes when you want healthy but LOVE food.
Pepperberg, Irene M. Alex & Me Memoir Suggested By: Author.
$1.07 Kindle book. 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 – 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.
Perel, Esther The State of Affairs Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The iconic couples therapist will get you rethinking love and sex with this provocative, fresh look at infidelity.
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.
Perrin, Briar Beneath Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. When Mason's friend goes missing, he leads the search for his good friend. He slips and falls, crashing into an old, disused segment of the pit. Surrounded by evil creatures in the pitch darkness, can he find his way out to warn the locals? Or will the monsters escape and wreak havoc before he gets the chance?
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 Mrs. Fletcher Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Straight-laced Eve Fletcher - divorced, lonely, still pretty at 46 - drops her son off at college and prepares to enjoy her empty nest. Light, zingy, and laugh-out-loud funny.
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, Sarah After the Eclipse Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The central event in Perry's stunning memoir is her mother's murder. I was determined to make it more about Mom's life than a true-crime-y whodunit. I wanted to address our epidemic of violence against women and the connections between that and everyday misogyny.
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 Various - The Matador Series SciFi Suggested By: Friend.
  • The Man Who Never Missed (1985)
  • Matadora (1986)
  • The Machiavelli Interface (1986)
  • The 97th Step (1989)
  • The Albino Knife (1991)
  • Black Steel (1992)
  • Brother Death (1992)
  • The Musashi Flex (2006)
Perry, Steve Various - Venture Silk Series SciFi Suggested By: Author.
I gave mine to the library.
  • Spindoc (1994)
  • The Forever Drug (1995)
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:
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.
Pham, Andrew X. Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam Memoir Suggested By:
Andrew X. Pham dreamed of becoming a writer. Born in Vietnam and raised in California, he held technical jobs at United Airlines-and always carried a letter of resignation in his briefcase. His father had been a POW of the Vietcong; his family came to America as "boat people." His sister committed suicide, prompting Andrew to quit his job. He sold all of his possessions and embarked on a year-long bicycle journey that took him through the Mexican desert, where he was treated as a bueno hermano, a "good brother"; around a thousand-mile loop from Narita to Kyoto in Japan; and, after five months and 2,357 miles, to Saigon, where he finds "nothing familiar in the bombed-out darkness." In Mexico he's treated kindly as a Vietnamito, though he shouts, "I'm American, Vietnamese American!" In Vietnam, he's taken for Japanese or Korean by his countrymen, except, of course, by his relatives, who doubt that as a Vietnamese he has the stamina to complete his journey ("Only Westerners can do it"); and in the United States he's considered anything but American. A vibrant, picaresque memoir written with narrative flair and a wonderful, eye-opening sense of adventure, Catfish and Mandala is an unforgettable search for cultural identity.
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.
Phipps, Mona Red Dirt Girl Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Mona Phipps describes growing up in the state of Oklahoma in the 1930's and 40's, and the rich family tapestry of being a 12th generation American.
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. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
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.
Picoult, Jodi Small Great Things Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
In a wealthy Connecticut town a black nurse is accused of murdering the newborn son of white supremacists.
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 – 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.
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