Books I'd Like To Read

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

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.
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 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 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.
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, 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.
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, 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
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.
Orange, Tommy There There Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Requested. Orange wanted to introduce a vibrant collection of voices from a community relegated to the margins. He wanted to move away from the oft-problematic depictions of reservation life.
Orenstein, Peggy Girls & Sex Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Orenstein interviewed more than 70 women in their tweens and early 20s to find out in a non-sensational but deeply entertaining way what they're thinking and doing sexually.
Orenstein, Peggy Waiting for Daisy Memoir Just when you think there is no more to say about the comedy and tragedy of infertility, Peggy Orenstein comes along and changes your mind. This may be the most honest book written about the tsunami of emotion that hits women when what should come most naturally - reproduction - becomes instead one vast, expensive science experiment.
Orfield, Myron Metropolitics and American Metropolitics Non-fiction Cutting edge groundbreaking work about suburbs.
Orozco, Daniel Oriention: And Other Stories Short Stories Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. "Orientation" is a story from Daniel Orozco's critically acclaimed collection of the same name, which leads the reader through the hidden lives and moral philosophies of bridge painters, men housebound by obesity, office temps, and warehouse workers. He reveals the secret pleasures of late-night supermarket trips for cookie binges, exceptional data entry, and an exiled dictator's occasional piss on the U.S. embassy. A love affair blooms between two officers in the impartially worded pages of a police blotter; during an earthquake, the consciousness of the entire state of California shakes free for examination.
Orr, CFP Mark J. Recession-proof Retirement Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Safe strategies to manage wealth and retirement income. Safely increase interest income now.
Orsborn, Carol M.D. The Year I Saved My (downsized) Soul Memoir Is it possible to keep your spirit intact while losing your job, dealing with rejection and uncertainty and seeking a new way to make a living? Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. began keeping a daily journal of her tumultuous journey through recessionary times, struggling to make sense of both personal and societal tribulation. Along the way, she found herself testing spiritual principles she'd been sharing over the course of the 15 books she'd authored, ultimately embracing both the despair and delight of what it means to be fully alive.
Ortho Wood Projects for the Garden Craft Wood projects. For the garden.
Ortiz, Gayle and Joe Ortiz with Louisa Beers The Village Baker's Wife Cookbook Suggested By: Unknown.
If you dream of making delectable croissants, pastries, and pies, don't miss this wondrous collection of recipes from one of the top bakeries in the country!
Orwell, George 1984 SciFi The classic. Not sure when/why I put it on the list. Maybe it's time to think about re-reading it?
Osburn, Terri Home To Stay Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Free Kindle book. An Anchor Island Novel Book 3. Willow Parsons's two new best friends are getting married, putting her squarely on the sidelines of romance--which suits her just fine. After the nightmarish situation she escaped from, featuring the ultimate Mr. Wrong, she is more than happy to spend her days slinging drinks in Dempsey's Bar & Grill, and her nights alone. But her Anchor Island refuge has just one catch: muscle-bound charmer Randy Navarro.
Osgood, Charles Funny Letters from Famous People Non-fiction Collection of correspondence that illustrates the rich and often surprising senses of humor of famous people.
Oswalt, Patton Silver Screen Fiend Memoir Occupied much of his 20s mainlining celluloid. A slim collection of loosely sequential essays.
Oswalt, Patton Zombie Spaceship Wasteland Humorous It's not exactly a memoir, but somehow the individual shards form a believable portrait of a witty, vulnerable funnyman.
Otto, Whitney How To Make an American Quilt Fiction Suggested By:
The New York Times bestseller that inspired a major motion picture starring Winona Ryder and Maya Angelou! In a small California town, generations of women come together weekly for a quilting circle.
Outside Magazine, intro by Hampton Sides The Polar Bear Waltz: And Other Moments of Epic Silliness Photo Skiers, bikers, and mountain climbers in astonishing poses; animals behaving hilariously; funky clouds.
Owen, David Copies in Seconds Non-fiction The invention of the photocopy machine led to "the biggest communication breakthru since Guttenberg". Both the tale and Owen's unfettered apperciation for his subject make for a fascinating read.
Owen, Katie Mrs Owen's Beginning Prepper Guide for Women Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.05 Kindle book. All the basics in emergency preparation from Canning to Beekeeping, building cabins to creating your own medicine box. Her advice is practical and inspiring.
Owens, Mark and Delia Secrets of the Savanna Non-fiction The naturalists launched an ambitious project [in Zambia's North Luangwa National Park] to create jobs for poachers and study the animals who survived. Their story is thrilling - the kind of tale that wild-animal lovers won't easily forget.
Oxenreider, Tsh Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World Memoir Suggested By:
It doesn't always feel like it, but we do have the freedom to creatively change the little things in our lives so that our path better aligns with our values and passions. Part memoir, part travelogue, part practical guide, Notes from a Blue Bike takes you on a ride from a hillside in Kosovo to a Turkish high-rise, to the congested city of Austin to a small town in Oregon. It chronicles schooling quandaries and dinnertime dilemmas, as well as entrepreneurial adventures and family excursions via plane, train, automobile, and blue cruiser bike.
Oyeyemi, Helen Boy, Snow, Bird Fiction A woman marries a widower, then learns he and his daughter are light-skinned African-Americans who have been passing for white.
Oyeyemi, Helen What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Magical/Mystical Suggested By:
Short stories. Give it a try and see how it compares to Aimee Bender. Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical.
Oz, Dr. Mehmet C. You: The Owners Manual Non-fiction An insider's guide to the body that will make you healthier and younger.
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 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)
  • The Secrets of Ghosts (2014 - read 2017/09)
  • The Garden of Magic (novella prequel 2015 - read 2017/09)
  • In the Light of What We See (2016)
  • Beneath the Water (2018)
Palahniuk, Chuck Choke Fiction Author of Fight Club
Palahniuk, Chuck Invisible Monsters Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Shannon McFarland's career as a picture perfect model was ruined the day her lower jaw was shot off while she was driving down the freeway. Her best friend Evie Cottrell steals all her clothing while she is in the hospital, and her fiancé Manus Kelley leaves her; but during her speech therapy classes she meets the enigma that is Brandy Alexander.
Pallingston, Jessica Lipstick A Celebration of the World's Favorite Cosmetic Non-fiction ??
Palmer, Liza Conversations With The Fat Girl Chick Lit Overweight Maggie and Olivia are best friends...until Olivia gets gastric bypass surgery and embarks on a size 2 life. The story takes a more interesting turn once Maggie stops wallowing, and the descriptions of Olivia's catty pals are priceless.
Palmieri, Suzanne Various - 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)
  • The Witch House of Persimmon Point (2016)
Pandolfe, David Streets Like Fireworks Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Jack experiences a mystifying event involving visions, voices and spectral visits, he figures there's only one person to help him understand who's calling out to him and why. Before long, Jack and Lauren are off on a road trip of discovery that could provide answers to a mystery left unsolved for twenty years.
Pang, Amy Instamatic Karma Photo In 1973 Yoko Ono told the couple's then assistant that "I think you should go out with him". Pang dated Lennon for 18 months [weird]. Pang, now 57, shares her personal photos for the first time.
Pao, Ellen Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change Memoir Suggested By: Other.
If you talk, you talk too much. If you don't talk, you're too quiet. You don't own the room. If you want to protect your work, you're not a team player.
Parazynski, Scott The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed Memoir Suggested By:
This intimate, compelling account offers a rare portrait of space exploration from the inside.Parazynski flies with John Glenn, tests jet packs, trains in Russia to become a cosmonaut, and flies five missions to outer space (including seven spacewalks) in his seventeen-year NASA career. An unparalleled, visceral opportunity to understand what it's like to train for--and deploy to--a home in zero gravity. Plus other stuff about his life.
Paretsky, Sara Blacklist Crime/Mystery V.I. Warshawski in Paretsky's 11th crime novel.
Paretsky, Sara 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)
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, 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. 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, 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.
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.
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.
Pines, Trent D. Life on Altamont Court Humorous Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. When a gay couple moves in… The Inflatable Snowman. The Gigantic Inflatable Snowman. We thought that ‘Frosty' would lead to our demise. That 20-foot monstrosity had me questioning our decision to move into this seemingly quiet neighborhood on a cul-de-sac. Was I ever wrong. It turned out to be one of the best decisions we ever made. This book is dedicated to the memories and life-changing events that took place during our stay on Altamont Court.
Pinker, Steven The Better Angels of our Nature Non-fiction Times are tough, but we don't need to give up on humanity just yet. Harvard prof Pinker says violence of all kinds has declined markedly over the centuries.
Pinkerton, Brian How I Started the Apocalypse Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. At night, they come for him. They surround his house. They beat down his door. They burst through the windows. They attack him in the dark. But Chaz Singleton is not going down without a fight. Chaz is alone in his battle for survival against overwhelming odds and he holds the fate of the world in his hands, whether he likes it or not.
Piperbrook, T. W. Contamination Boxed Set Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Books 0-3 in the series. The infection has begun, ravaging the American Southwest and leaving a chaos in its wake. In this new world, there will be last meal, no dying wish. The only reward left is to survive another day. I think it might be a zombie series. Not included: Contamination 4: Escape, Contamination 5: Survival, Contamination 6: Sanctuary, Contamination: Dead Instinct (Stand alone, or series companion)
  • Contamination Zero
  • Contamination 1: The Onset
  • Contamination 2: Crossroads
  • Contamination 3: Wasteland
Pipher, Mary Seeking Peace Non-fiction Author of Reviving Ophelia.
Pistone, Joe and Bill Bonanno with David Fisher The Good Guys Crime/Mystery Ex-undercover FBI agent Pistone is best known as Donny Brasco. The novel is a strange hybrid of autobiographical reflections and fictional mob thriller.
Pistone, Joseph AKA Donnie Brasco The Way of the Wiseguy Non-fiction In a new guide to Mob style and manners, former FBI undercover agent Joseph Pistone, who spent six years posing as mafioso Donnie Brasco, explains how to pass as a made man.
Pistorius, Martin Ghost Boy Memoir My Escape From A Life Locked Inside My Own Body. Pistorius spent more than a decade unable to move or communicate, failing all tests of mental awareness. Until he woke up.
Pitre, Urvashi Indian Intant Pot Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Traditional Indian dishes made easy and fast.
Plant, Steve Prepper's Pantry Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The survival guide to modern day emergency food & water storage.
Plath, Sylvia The Bell Jar Fiction A gifted young woman's mental breakdown beginning during a summer internship as a junior editor at a magazine in New York City in the early 1950s.
Platt, Polly Savoir Flair! Non-fiction 211 tips for understanding the French Way.
Platt, Sean and David Wright Yesterday's Gone: Season One Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. On October 15th, humanity went missing. A handful of scattered survivors wake to find the world empty of friends, family, and neighbors. Among them, a child searches for his family. A special agent turned enemy of the state survives a fiery plane crash with no way to reach his daughter. A serial killer discovers he's no longer at the top of the food chain. Now these strangers must find the strength inside them to weather the new world.
Plimpton, George Truman Capote Auto/Biography In which various friends, enemies, acquaintances, and detractors recall his turbulent career.
Plunket, Honorable Frederica Here and There Among the Alps Memoir Vivid account of early alpine journeys "by the with to persuade other ladies".
Pochoda, Ivy Visitation Street Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
On one particularly stifling night, Val and June, "hot and stir-crazy" white teenage girls, dare to take a pink rubber raft out onto the treacherous Hudson River. Val is found unconscious beneath the pier; June is missing. During the ensuing investigation, even the dead have their say. The mysteries of sexuality, guilt, race and class conflicts, artistic pursuits, and psychic abilities are all in play as Pochoda transforms Red Hook into a microcosm of human longing.
Pochoda, Ivy Wonder Valley Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Incandescent third novel. Characters include a naked jogger cuttings thru traffic, a kid out of juvie, a tennis star, and commune escapees. Pochoda keeps you guessing while bringing these lost souls in Los Angeles wonderfully, intensely alive.
Poe, Edgar Allan The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume 2 Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Poeppel, Amy Small Admissions Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Admissions officer at an elite Manhattan private school - interviewing neurotic parents and prospective middle schoolers unexpectedly cures her funk. Sweet, smart, and satisfying down to the last pleasing twist.
Pogue, Lindsey and Lindsey Fairleigh After the Ending Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When people started getting sick, "they" thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family...they're all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them--with the rest of the world--but I didn't. I thought witnessing the human population almost disappear off the face of the earth was the craziest thing I'd ever experience. I was so wrong. My name is Dani O'Connor, I'm twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending.
Pollacks, John Cork Boat Non-fiction Built boat of wine corks.
Pollan, Michael Cooked Non-fiction Equal parts memoir, cookbook, and foodie dissertation. Pedantic at times, but a feast for intellectual omnivores.
Pollan, Michael Food Rules Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. "Avoid cereals that change the color of the milk" and more. Ummm...duh, but this guy has written of lot of intriguing looking books on food and I could use some better (and less obvious) rules, so this is worth looking into.
Pollan, Michael How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence Non-fiction Suggested By:
This sounds pretty weird. When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.
Pollan, Michael In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto Cookbook Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we're consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan's bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.
Pollan, Michael Second Nature: A Gardener's Education Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the seventy-five greatest books ever written about gardening, Second Nature has become a manifesto for rethinking our relationship with nature.
Pollan, Michael The Botany of Desire Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Johnny Appleseed's trees were for hard cider, not eating.
Polly, Matthew American Shaolin Memoir In his action-packed quest to immerse himself in Shaolin's insular culture as thoroughly as any Coke-drinking guy from Kansas can, Polly transforms from a gangly wannabe into a formidable kickboxer. Since he never loses his sense of humor when describing his grueling training, the shortcomings of Communist medicine, or the specifics of "iron crotch kungfu," Polly is an easy amateur to root for.
Pond, Karen Getting Genki in Japan Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. A comic memoir by an American woman trying to figure out how Tokyo works.
Pond, Steve The Big Show Non-fiction Appears to have overheard everything during 15 years of total access behind the scenes at the Academy Awards.
Poole, Eric Where's My Wand? Memoir Memoir of growing up gay and Baptist in the 70s. Gut-splittingly funny.
Poole, Heather Cruising Attitude Memoir Veteran flight attendant's hilarious take on what really happens behind the scenes at 35,000 feet.
Poore, Michael Up Jumps the Devil Humorous Suggested By:
John Scratch, who happens to be the Devil, tries to win back his lost love in a witty read that's perfect for fans of Christopher Moore. "The sustained comedy in this hilarious novel is equaled only by its heart"
Popkin, Barry The World is Fat Non-fiction The author follows the expanding waistlines of four families in the United States, Mexico and India to argue that obesity is less a result of gluttony and sloth than a confluence of factors rooted in a fundamental conflict between human biology and modern society, where more calories are consumed than expended, and governments and multinational corporations shape everyday lives (a detailed section traces the growth of modern food and beverage conglomerates).
Porizkova, Paulina A Model Summer Fiction The heroine is a teen model in Paris. You? "It's my experiences, but filtered. She's more timid. I was a wild child."
Porpora, Kenny The Autumn Balloon Memoir Suggested By:
When their house was foreclosed upon, Kenny's mother absconded with him and his beloved dog and fled for the Arizona desert, joining her heroin-addicted brother on a quixotic search for a better life. What followed was an outlaw adolescence spent in constant upheaval surrounded by bizarre characters and drug-addicted souls.
Porter, Bruce Blow Non-fiction How a Small-Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All. Cocaine smuggling. Johnny Depp movie.
Portis, Charles True Grit Fiction Its recent success is likely due partly to the Coen brothers citing the book (rather than the Wayne movie) as their primary inspiration.
Portman, Frank King Dork Fiction Portman's focus is Tom's life at Hillmont High "which somehow manages to be horrifying and tedious at the same time." But in the politically incorrect adolescent context to masterfully evoked in this terrific novel, I was rooting for him all the way.
Poundstone, William Fortune's Formula Non-fiction The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat The Casinos and Wall Street. In Las Vegas, they used a betting system invented by Bell Lab's John Kelly to beat the roulette and blackjack tables. In the stock market, they got a quick-buy-and-sell technique known as arbitrage to yield an extraordinary amount of money with low risk. Also examines the seedy underbelly of gambling and organized crime that brainy gamblers sometimes encounter.
Powell, John How Music Works Non-fiction The difference between a note and a noise, how perfect pitch is no big deal, and why some songs make us cry.
Powell, Julie Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession Memoir Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer's, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. She learns how to break down a side of beef and French a rack of ribs--tough, physical work that only sometimes distracts her from thoughts of afternoon trysts.
Powell, Ray Retirement Planning Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The soon-to-be Senior's guide to an enjoyable and hassle free retirement.
Powers, Ron No One Cares About Crazy People Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
From nearly unbearable sorrows - two schizophrenic sons, one of them lost to suicide - Powers crafted a searing memoir and a powerful call to arms.
Pratt, Tim Heirs of Grace Fantasy Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. Recent art school graduate Bekah thought she'd hit the jackpot: an unknown relative died, and she inherited a small fortune and a huge house in the mountains of North Carolina.
Precious, Dana Born Under A Lucky Moon Fiction Not unlike Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and other beloved works of southern women's fiction except set in the American Midwest.
Prentiss, Norman Odd Adventures With Your Other Father Fiction Suggested By:
Celia's surviving father regales her with tales of his outlandish road-trip adventures with his late partner in his strange, darkly comic, wonderful book.
Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales Jillette, Penn Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Kevin Smith.
Preston, Lisa Orchids and Stone Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Daphne Mayfield sought a moment of quiet in a park--a break from city life, a tense relationship, and chronic overwork--but then an elderly woman makes a desperate plea. Daphne is reluctant to get involved when she's not sure what's happening, but she wants to help the stranger. Is the rambling old lady the victim of a crime or a victim of dementia?
Preston, Richard The Demon in the Freezer Non-fiction Suggested By:
This New York Times bestseller takes an "utterly engrossing" look (The Washington Post) into two lethal diseases: smallpox and anthrax. "One of the most horrifying things I've ever read in my life" (Stephen King).
Preston, Richard The Wild Trees Non-fiction A man falling 100 feet from a sequoia lands with a "deep, wet boom" and probably won't get up again. GROSS! After finishing Trees, you'll understand why someone might think it's a risk worth taking.
Price, Catherine 101 Places Not to See Before You Die Travel Places which are definitely not worth a trip, including a rendering plant, Times Square on New Year's Eve, and Euro Disney.
Price, David A. The Pixar Touch Non-fiction Pixar was a scrappy graphics-software and computer-hardware company, constantly in danger of extinction. Its saviors include cofounder Ed Catmull, who dreamed of being an animator but couldn't draw.
Price, Deb and Joyce Murdoch And Say Hi to Joyce Non-fiction The life and chronicles of a lesbian couple.
Price, Jill The Woman Who Can't Forget Memoir Price, 42, is the first-ever diagnosed case of hyperthymestic syndrome which allows - forces her - to recall every day of her life from age 14.
Price, Richard Clockers Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
$1.07 Kindle book. The basis for the acclaimed Spike Lee film (The New York Times). Rocco Klein, a veteran homicide detective in a New Jersey city just outside Manhattan, has lost his appetite for the wild drama of the street. When a warm June night brings yet another drug murder, Klein has no sense that the case is anything special. A black twenty-year-old steps forward to confess, but a little digging reveals that he's never been in any kind of trouble, whereas his brother runs a crew of street-corner cocaine dealers--clockers--in a nearby housing project. Soon Klein is sure that Victor Dunham is innocent, sure that his brother, Strike, is the real killer. And suddenly Rocco's hunger for the job is back.
Primrose-Smith, Steven No Place Like Home, Thank God Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. A 22,000 Mile Bicycle Ride Around Europe
Prince, Jennifer Eat Like a Farm Girl Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
$4.99 Kindle book. 3 ingredient plant based recipes.
Prior, Lily Nectar Magical/Mystical Hilarious novel. Ramona has bewitching body odor.
Proenneke, Richard Alone in the Wilderness (1 & 2) Memoir Suggested By: Other.
DVD. The account of the day-to-day explorations and activities of Dick Proenneke as he built a cabin in the remote wilderness of the Twin Lakes Region of Alaska. I think we saw some of this on PBS.
Prose, Francine A Changed Man Fiction Vincent Nolan, ex-skinhead walks into a human rights foundation and declares, 'I want to help you guys save guys like me from becoming guys like me.'
Prose, Francine Reading Like a Writer Non-fiction Essays on the art of reading by Prose, a novelist, writing teacher, and People Magazine reviewer. This could be a dud since lit classes with people telling me what to get out of book go over like a lead balloon.
Proulx, Annie Bad Dirt Short Stories Wyoming stories. Proulx's language sparkles as she describes diverse and often eccentric characters and laugh-aloud moments abound.
Proulx, Annie Bird Cloud Memoir Proulx struggles as she tries to build her house in rough country. When Proulx and her builders held their breath opening the box of Brazilian tile needed to replace the botched main floor, you'll hold yours right along with them.
Proulx, Annie Fine Just the Way It Is Short Stories We rarely get the chance to read about people like this in contemporary fiction - you'll never meet Proulx's taciturn, wind-bitten characters in Brooklyn - and her tales of their largely unexamined lives are rich, unsentimental, and affecting.
Proulx, Annie That Old Ace in the Hole Travel BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Arliss Howard, recommended by Stephen King.
Proulx, Danny How to Build Classic Garden Furniture Craft Building. Garden Furniture...
Pryor, Liz Look At You Now Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
As a pregnant 17-year-old in 1979, Pryor was sent by her horrified parents to a locked govt facility for teen moms-to-be.
Putnam, Lt. Col. (Ret) Joe A. An American Advisor in Vietnam Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In 1967, Joe Putnam, fresh out of officer training school, is shipped overseas to Vietnam as part of President Johnson's American Adviser program. Putnam would be one of the American soldiers advising the South Vietnamese Army on how to conduct a war against the North Vietnamese Army and their allies in the south, the Viet Cong. This plan would supposedly keep the Communists at bay without actually getting the U.S. into full-fledged war in Southeast Asia.
Putnam, Robert D. Bowling Alone : The Collapse and Revival of American Community Non-fiction Television, two-career families, suburban sprawl, generational changes in values--these and other changes in American society have meant that fewer and fewer of us find that the League of Women Voters, or the United Way, or the Shriners, or the monthly bridge club, or even a Sunday picnic with friends fits the way we have come to live. Our growing social-capital deficit threatens educational performance, safe neighborhoods, equitable tax collection, democratic responsiveness, everyday honesty, and even our health and happiness.
Pybus, Cassandra The Woman Who Walked to Russia: A Writer's Search for a Lost Legend Non-fiction Australian writer-researcher Pybus tracks down story of woman who walked from New York across America, through Canada and Alaska, and across the Bering Strait to her native Russia. Pybus makes remarkable journey of her own in the process.
Pyle, George Raising Less Corn, More Hell: Why Our Economy, Ecology and Security Demand The Preservation of the Independent Farm Non-fiction Can American farmers feed more of the world's hungry by growing fewer crops? Veteran journalist Pyle argues that they can?and they must, if the planet's food supply is to remain ample and safe. Growing too much food, Pyle says, actually exacerbates world hunger. Grain gluts, for example, result in dumping of crops in developing countries. Local farmers can't compete against the cheap American imports and go out of business.
Pyle, Howard The Adventures of Robin Hood Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Queen Latifah From the Heart of a Queen Non-fiction Non-Fiction. Some autobiographical elements.
Queen, William Under and Alone Non-fiction Undercover ATF agent in L.A. posed as ratty-bearded, foul-smelling biker.
Queenan, Joe The Malcontents Essays The best bitter, cynical, and satirical writing in the world.
Queneau, Raymond Children of Clay Fiction Portrait of French Society in the first half of the century. Recommended by reviews of Amelie.
Quick, Amanda The River Knows Fiction All I know about romance and London I learned from Amanda Quick.
Quick, Matthew Every Exquisite Thing Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bubblegum Reaper--a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic--the rebel within Nanette awakens.
Quick, Matthew Love May Fail Fiction Suggested By:
Misadventures and eccentric characters. Darkly funny. Freshly divorced Portia returns to her hometown and devotes herself to helping an old teacher who has fallen on hard times. An aspiring feminist and underappreciated housewife embarks on an odyssey to find human decency and goodness and her high school English teacher
Quick, Matthew The Good Luck of Right NOw Fiction Author of "The Silver Linings Playbook". When his mother dies, 38-year-old Bartholomew Neil, who doesn't know how to be on his own, discovers a letter in his mother's underwear drawer that causes him to write a series of highly intimate letters to actor Richard Gere, while embarking on a quest to find out where he belongs.
Quindlen, Anna Alternate Side Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
When an act of violence rocks this tight-knit neighborhood, fault lines spread through friendships, marriages, and brownstones. Be careful what you wish for - and all is not what it seems behind those warmly lit windows.
Quindlen, Anna Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake Memoir Thoughtful memoir joins the ranks of baby boomers fretting about their stage in life.
Quinn, Alice Queen of the Trailer Park Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Rosie Maldonne is outspoken and sexy. She's also unemployed, and, with three children and a cat, life is a little tough. The four of them--well, five, if you count the cat--live in the South of France, in a run-down trailer near a vacant lot. They make do, living off her part-time waitressing job and a little help from the state.
Quinn, Chris Adventures of a Trail Stooge Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Adventures of a Trail Stooge follows The Esteemed Stooge, Sir Charles Guilons on his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Starting atop Springer Mountain in Georgia, Sir Stooge makes his way over more than 2,100 miles of earth to summit the beautifully lonesome Mount Katahdin in Maine. Along the way, he meets some great friends: from Tangy and Munchies in Georgia to the silent John in the Wilderness, and all the rest between. Through the beauty of the Earth, the laughs, celebrations, struggles, and pain, he learns some things about himself, and the thing we collectively call life.
Quinn, Ryan End of Secrets Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Though her specialty is foreign cyberterrorism, CIA agent Kera Mersal finds herself plunged into a bizarre domestic case. Singers, writers, and artists are disappearing, leaving no trace in a world where everyone leaves a digital footprint. Posing as a journalist, Kera attempts to track the artists' last-known movements.
Quinn, Susan Eleanor and Hick Auto/Biography Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. This "intimate" dual biography (The Washington Post) delves into the relationship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok. "Poignant… Combining exhaustive research with emotional nuance, Quinn dives deep" (The Wall Street Journal).
Quintero, Isabel Gabi, A Girl in Pieces Fiction Suggested By: Suggested List.
Bitingly funny exploration of Latina identify and early adulthood.
Rabb, Sanora Whose Names Are Unknown Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Intimate story of the High Plains farmers who fled drought dust storms during the Great Depression. Written with empathy for the farmers' plight, this powerful narrative is based upon the author's firsthand experience.
Rabe, Peter Kill the Boss Good-By Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$1.07 Kindle book. Donald E. Westlake suggested Peter Rabe.
Rabe, Peter The Box Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$3.26 Kindle book. Donald E. Westlake suggested Peter Rabe.
Rachlin, Nahid Foreigner Fiction Suggested By:
"I have read [this book] four times by now, and each time I have discovered new layers in it" (Anne Tyler). When Feri visits Iran after years in America, she finds herself wondering where she truly belongs.
Raddatz, Martha The Long Road Home Non-fiction Raddatz, and ABC correspondent who has covered the war since it began, blasts past the chilly rhetoric about "troop losses," crafting a tense, riveting narrative that brings home the real toll of any war - coffin by flag-covered coffin.
Raden, Aja Stoned Non-fiction Suggested By:
The history of jewelry mirrors the history of desire in this NYT bestseller. By tracing the journeys of eight precious stones through world events, this fascinating book reveals deep insights into human nature.
Raimes, James Gardening at Ginger Memoir Quietly charming memoir about tilling the soil and watching the wildlife at a country house in upstate NY.
Rakoff, David Fraud Essays Public radio journalist writes about other stuff.
Ralston, Jeannie The Unlikely Lavender Queen Memoir Suggested By:
A city girl to the core, Jeannie Ralston abandoned everything to move to rural Texas with her husband. Her charming misadventures and journey to adapt are captured in this "satisfying and enjoyable" memoir.
Ramineni, Shubhra Entice With Spice Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
$4.29 Kindle book. Easy Indian recipes for busy people.
Ramirez, Elora Indie Confidence Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Finding the gumption to get your story out of your bones and into the world.
Ramos, Jason A. and Julian Smith Smokejumper Memoir Suggested By:
Jason Ramos takes readers into his exhilarating and dangerous world, explores smokejumping's remarkable history, and explains why their services are more essential than ever before.
Randall, Jessica The Obituary Society Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Lila Moore inherits her grandfather's house, she finds herself in a small Midwestern town where margarine is never an acceptable substitution for butter, a coveted family recipe can serve as currency, and the friend who will take your darkest secrets to the grave will still never give you the secret to her prize-winning begonias.
Rasbach, Dennis A. I Am Perhaps Dying Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. The Medical Backstory of Spinal Tuberculosis Hidden in the Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham.
Rash, Ron Burning Bright Short Stories Suggested By:
Illuminates the impoverished, proud people of Appalachia: These 12 intense stories span the Civil War to the present day, weaving a patchwork of melancholy and myth.
Rash, Ron Something Rich and Strange Short Stories Small but affecting tales of poverty, addiction, pride, love, and despair threaded with life-altering acts of violence and a firm sense of humanity.
Rash, Ron The Cove Fiction Hauntingly simple and Southern. It begins with a skull that's discovered in a well, and by the end you'll find out to whom it belongs.
Raskiewicz, Scott Economic Democracy Non-fiction Ending the corporate domination of our lives.
Rathbone, Emma Losing It Fiction Suggested By:
A poignant, hilarious novel about a woman who still has her virginity at the age of twenty-six, and the summer she's determined to lose it and find herself.
Ravage, Barbara Burn Unit Non-fiction Medical essay about the history and modern treatment of burns. Slightly graphic, well written. Suggestion from
Rawics, Slavomir The Long Walk Memoir Narrative of his 1941 escape, with six fellow prisoners, from a Soviet labor camp in Siberia. Their suffering and courage dignify an astonishing adventure.
Rawles, James Wesley Various - James Wesley Rawles Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Friend.
Recommended by ShelleyM
  • Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse
  • Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse
  • Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse
  • Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse
  • How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times
Ray, Janisse Ecology of a Cracker Childhood Memoir Growing up among the longleaf pine forests of S. Georgia
Raybourn, Deanna Various - Veronica Speedwell Mystery Series Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
Veronica Speedwell Mystery series. Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson.
  • A Curious Beginning (2015)
  • A Perilous Undertaking (2017)
Rayner, Jay A Greedy Man in a Hungry World Non-fiction Suggested By:
It's time to rethink buying local and eating organic. In this witty, eye-opening read, a respected food journalist challenges conventional notions about the food industry and argues that sustainability may depend on the very ideas we shun.
Rayner, Richard A Bright and Guilty Place Non-fiction Historical telling of the corruption in sunny Los Angels during the '20s and '30s that's as gripping a read as any Raymond Chandler story.
Read, Marie Secret Lives of Common Birds Non-fiction Enjoying Bird Behaviour Through the Seasons. This is a small book, but each page features a striking color photograph that uses light and depth of field to create an intense natural image.
Real Simple Meals Made Easy Cookbook From the magazine. One-pot meals, no-shop meals, 30-minute meals, no-cook meals, freezer meals, shortcut meals, all made easy.
Reaves, Sam Cold Black Earth Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When Rachel Lindstrom fled from her rural hometown in western Illinois to join the State Department and see the world, she never expected to return with her life in tatters. But after the horrors of war and a painful divorce, the only place where she can rebuild is the town she once escaped.
Rebecca Wells Various - Rebecca Wells Fiction Suggested By: Author.
YaYa Sisterhood lady.
  • Little Altars Everywhere (1992)
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (1996)
  • Ya-Yas in Bloom (2005)
  • The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder (2009)
Redgate, Riley Noteworthy Youth Suggested By:
It's the start of Jordan Sun's junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, she's an Alto 2, which--in the musical theatre world--is sort of like being a vulture in the wild: She has a spot in the ecosystem, but nobody's falling over themselves to express their appreciation. So it's no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight. But then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington's elite a cappella octet. Worshiped . . . revered . . . all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.
Redling, S.G. Flowertown SciFi Suggested By: Other.
$2.15 Kindle book. When Feno Chemical spilled an experimental pesticide in rural Iowa, scores of people died. Those who survived contamination were herded into a US Army medically maintained quarantine and cut off from the world. Dosed with powerful drugs to combat the poison, their bodies give off a sickly sweet smell and the containment zone becomes known simply as Flowertown.
Reece, Captain Terry Flying North South East and West Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How can one pilot cram so much into a single lifetime? Climb into Captain Terry Reece's cockpit, fasten your seatbelt, and hold on for an exciting journey into the world of aviation. Born to a family of transplanted North Carolinians who moved to Washington State, a young Reece explored the hills of the Pacific Northwest. Hiking in the mountains and being a fire lookout gave him a taste of adventure, but he craved more-and he got it.
Reed, Robert Marrow; An Exaltation of Larks; Sister Alice SciFi Various books, recommended by Landon
Reese, Erin The Adventures of Bindi Girl Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Diving Deep Into the Heart of India. Erin Reese is a one-of-a-kind travel writer--a spiritual seeker and solo backpacker who dropped out of a successful career in corporate America, hit the road, and never looked back.
Reeve, Philip Mortal Engines Post-Apocalyptic The Hungry City Chronicles: Mortal Engines, Predator's Gold, Infernal Devices, and A Darkling Plain.
Refslund, Mads Scraps, Wilt + Weeds: Turning Wasted Food Into Plenty Cookbook Suggested By: Suggested List.
Rehak, Melanie Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her Non-fiction Suggested By:
The true story behind the iconic fictional detective is "a fascinating chapter in the history of publishing". Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, WWII, and the sixties.
Rehder, Ben Buck Fever Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Buck Fever: It's the week before deer hunting season, as close to a statewide holiday as you get in Texas, and the locals are getting restless. Game Warden John Marlin has his hands full with poaching complaints coming in faster than he can write out-of-season tickets. Then a call of a different sort comes in. A man dressed up in some sort of deer costume has been shot at the Circle S ranch, and witnesses are reporting a massive wild-eyed buck prancing about the pasture in a lovesick frenzy.
Rehman, Sabeeha Threading My Prayer Rug Memoir Suggested By:
This "rich and rewarding" memoir (Kirkus Reviews) follows Sabeeha, whose arranged marriage took her from Pakistan to the US -- and resulted in a life of learning and love. "An entertaining and honest story of one woman's journey to fuse the cultures of her past and present"
Reich, Robert B Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
America was once celebrated for and defined by its large and prosperous middle class. Now, this middle class is shrinking, a new oligarchy is rising, and the country faces its greatest wealth disparity in eighty years. Why is the economic system that made America strong suddenly failing us, and how can it be fixed?
Reichl, Ruth Comfort Me With Apples Memoir Memoirs chronicle author's love affairs, but food is romance too.
Reichl, Ruth For You Mom, Finally Memoir Suggested By:
Renowned restaurant critic Ruth Reichl explores the relationship that flavored her life in this moving New York Times bestseller. With personal letters and diary entries, Reichl takes a poignant journey to appreciating the mother she never truly understood.
Reichl, Ruth My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life Memoir Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. In the fall of 2009, the food world was rocked when Gourmet magazine was abruptly shuttered by its parent company. No one was more stunned by this unexpected turn of events than its beloved editor in chief, Ruth Reichl, who suddenly faced an uncertain professional future. As she struggled to process what had seemed unthinkable, Reichl turned to the one place that had always provided sanctuary. "I did what I always do when I'm confused, lonely, or frightened," she writes. "I disappeared into the kitchen."
Reichl, Ruth Tender At the Bone Memoir Suggested By:
A New York Times bestselling memoir that's as warm as freshly baked bread and as addictive as dark chocolate: This world-famous restaurant critic's coming-of-age experience ranges from her mother's horrible home cooking to her first bite of a mouthwatering soufflé.
Reichs, Kathy Various - The Temperance Brennan Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
The Temperance "Bones" Brennan series
  1. Deja Dead (1997 - read 2016/07)
  2. Death du Jour (1999 - read 2017/03)
  3. Deadly Decisions (2000 - read 2018/11)
  4. Fatal Voyage (2001)
  5. Grave Secrets (2002)
  6. Bare Bones (2003)
  7. Monday Mourning (2004 - read 2016/12)
  8. Cross Bones (2005)
  9. Break No Bones (2006)
  10. Bones to Ashes (2007)
  11. Devil Bones (2008 - read 2017/01)
  12. 206 Bones (2009)
  13. Spider Bones (2010) (Also published as Mortal Remains)
  14. Flash and Bones (2011)
  15. Bones are Forever (2012)
  16. Bones of the Lost (2013)
  17. Bones Never Lie (2014)
  18. Speaking in Bones (2015)
  19. The Bone Collection (2016)
  20. A Conspiracy of Bones (2018)
Reid, Jan Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs Memoir A look at the roles Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, and some hookers played in creating the 1970 Derek and the Dominos album.
Reid, Penny Truth Or Beard Fiction Suggested By:
Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level-headed good girl, has a huge crush on Beau. But what if Duane likes her instead?
Reid, Rob Year Zero SciFi Suggested By:
Aliens are hooked on Earth's pop culture! But when disaster looms, one man has just 48 hours to save the world. A "hilarious, provocative, and supersmart" read.
Reid, Shauna The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl Memoir A buoyant, funny, and immensely likable romp.
Reid, Taylor Jenkins Maybe In Another Life Fiction Suggested By: Suggested List.
Imagine a happier Sliding Doors, with less cheating and more cinnamon rolls. When Hanna moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles she makes a decision that change her life. We find out how in alternating chapters.
Reid, Terri Loose Ends Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Dying is what changed Mary O'Reilly's life. Well, actually, coming back from the dead and having the ability to communicate with ghosts is really what did it. Now, a private investigator in rural Freeport, Illinois, Mary's trying to learn how to incorporate her experience as a Chicago cop and new-found talent into a real job. Her challenge is to solve the mysteries, get real evidence (a ghost's word just doesn't hold up in court), and be sure the folks in town, especially the handsome new police chief, doesn't think she's nuts.
Reidy, Jamie Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman Memoir Tell-all book which inspired the Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway movie.
Reiss, Howard The Year of Soup GLBT Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. At the age of 30, Tess has had three jobs and three significant relationships with two men and one woman – each lasting three years. Drifting through life, confused about her sexuality, Tess decides to live a life of celibacy and to open up a restaurant devoted to soup. Tess has a talent for making soups with strong medicinal and spiritual qualities – something passed down from her great-great grandmother, a descendant of one of the Salem witches.
Reiss, Mike Cro-Magnon P.I. Crime/Mystery Head writer and producer of The Simpsons animated series. This book won an Edgar.
Reitman, Janet Inside Scientology Non-fiction Reitman interviewed hundreds of devotees and defectors for this searing expos.
Rekulak, Jason The Impossible Fortress Fiction Suggested By:
Until May 1987, fourteen-year-old Billy Marvin of Wetbridge, New Jersey, is a nerd, but a decidedly happy nerd. Afternoons are spent with his buddies, watching copious amounts of television, gorging on Pop-Tarts, debating who would win in a brawl (Magnum P.I. Or T.J. Hooker?), and programming video games on his Commodore 64 late into the night. Then Playboy magazine publishes photos of Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White, Billy meets expert programmer Mary Zelinsky, and everything changes.
Remini, Lee Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology Memoir No-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching thirty-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.
Rempel, William C. At The Devil's Table Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
In this gripping true story, an award-winning journalist chronicles Colombian engineer Jorge Salcedo's shocking journey into the dangerous Cali cartel and his struggle to take it down.
Rendahl, Eileen Un-Bridaled Chick Lit Chloe Sachs runs out on her wedding - and ends up finding herself. A surprisingly moving and engrossing read.
Renn, Wanda and Patricia Arnod Strictly G.I.: The WWII Letters of Cpl. Wanda M. Renn Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Rensin, David The Mailroom: Hollywood History From the Bottom Up Non-fiction It's like something out of a Hollywood potboiler: start out in the mailroom, end up a mogul. Only for dozens of Hollywood's brightest, it happens to be true.
Resendez, Andres A Land So Strange Non-fiction Cabeza de Vaca was one of hundreds of Florida-bound settlers thrown off course by an incompetent pilot. Most died in the rough terrain along Texas' coastline, but deVaca and three others embarked on a decade-long trek across North America. The story is so riveting you'll wonder why so many history books ignore it.
Resnick, Mitchel Lifelong Kindergarten Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
A professor at MIT's Media Lab makes the case for more play, creativity and imagination in learning - no matter how old we are. Inspiring.
Revuru, Ramesh That's I.T. Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Book is about Indian IT industry and takes an indepth look at HERD MENTALITY that exists. Book is replete with examples that author personally had been witness to. Author has spent 20+ years working in the Indian software industry and his experience has been both grand and unusual. He draws from his wealth of knowledge to present facts. The book presents what the author calls "third side of the same coin". Author is a maverick writer & has left no sacred cows untouched. The intent and purpose of the document is to change the HERD MENTALITY that exists in the industry and help the industry succeed.
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