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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.

Reynolds, Jason Various - Jason Reynolds Youth Suggested By: People Mag.
Reynolds writes books about what's happening in his neighborhood. "Ghost" tells the story of a boy who joins a track team as an escape from the violence in his past. "The Boy in the Black Suit" tells the story of a city kid grieving the death of his mother. "When I Was the Greatest," tells the story of a group of friends navigating the streets of non-gentrified Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn. The voices are those Reynolds heard around him in the 1980s and 90s, in a neighborhood where drugs and violence were on his doorstep, but inside was a loving family -- aunties and close friends, one of whom taught Reynolds how to crochet (which he still does).
Reynolds, Simon Rip It Up And Start Again Non-fiction Devo, Joy Division, and other oft-neglected post-punk trailblazers get a fresh look in this passionate, insightful history of early-80s rock on the cusp of MTV.
Reynolds, Susan (editor) WOODSTOCK REVISITED Non-fiction Tells about the three day festival through the eyes of the "average" person who attended or tried to attend.
Rhodes, Richard Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farmer Non-fiction Richly textured and deeply moving, Farm chronicles a year in the life of Tom and Sally Bauer of Crevecoeur County, Missouri, who cultivate nearly two square miles
Rhodes, Richard John James Audubon Auto/Biography Born in Haiti and raised in France, he landed on these shores in 1803, married an Englishwoman, explored the Appalachian frontier, tried his hand at business, went bankrupt, and reinvented himself in his middle age as a naturalist.
Rhodes, Richard The Making of the Atomic Bomb Non-fiction If the first 270 pages of this book had been published separately, they would have made up a lively, insightful, beautifully written history of theoretical physics and the men and women who plumbed the mysteries of the atom. Along with the following 600 pages, they become a sweeping epic, filled with terror and pity, of the ultimate scientific quest: the development of the ultimate weapon. Rhodes is a peerless explainer of difficult concepts; he is even better at chronicling the personalities who made the discoveries that led to the Bomb.
Ricafranca, Arnel Salads To Go Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Rice, Luanne Little Night Fiction Clare Burke's life took a devastating turn when she tried to protect her sister, Anne, from an abusive and controlling husband and ended up serving prison time for assault. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen
Rich, Katherine Russell Dreaming in Hindi Memoir How moving to India and mastering Hindi left one brave, beleaguered woman transformed.
Rich, Michael I. Business Plan: Beekeeping Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Step-By-Step Guide: Transform Your "Hobby" Into A "Startup" - Beekeeping & Business Setup (Homesteading, Animal Husbandry, Build Business).
Rich, Simon What in God's Name Fiction Potentially gimmicky story has real emotional heft and avoids condescending. Hysterical sharp dialogue.
Richards, Cary David The Joy of less: Volume 3 - Purging Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. A step by step Guide to a Clutter Free Environment. One review mentioned that the office clutter tips were helpful, and I could definitely use help with office clutter!
Richards, Keith Life Memoir Groupies, he writes, were "like the Red Cross. They'd wash your clothes...bath you."
Richardson, Dot with Don Yaeger Living the Dream Memoir 1996 Olympic Gold medalist in women's softball. Though some of her motivational chat about playing your hardest seems a little familiar, Richardson's book is inspiration.
Richardson, Kat Greywalker Crime/Mystery After a brutal assault leaves her dead for two minutes, PI Harper Blaine finds herself able to slide between the physical world and a gray area full of vampires and otherworldly things.
Richardson, Kim Michele The Sisters of Glass Ferry Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Joshilyn Jackson. Glass Ferry, Kentucky, is bourbon country. Whiskey has been a way of life for generations, enabling families to provide and survive even in the darkest times. Flannery Butler's daddy, Beauregard "Honey Bee" Butler, was known for making some of the best whiskey in the state, aged in barrels he'd take by boat up and down the Kentucky River until the rocking waters turned the spirits smooth and golden. Flannery is the only person Honey Bee ever entrusted with his recipes before he passed on, swearing her to secrecy as he did so.
Richman, Jana Riding in the Shadows of Saints Non-fiction Richman can see eye to eye with Mormonism's critics: She left the faith decades ago and detests its sexism. These are excellent questions, ones that most popular books dealing with Mormonism - including Jon Krakauer's "Under the Banner of Heaven" - never answer, let alone ask.
Richmond, Michelle The Marriage Pact Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. "So. Freaking. Good. And weird. And original. And unputdownable." Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice's prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact.
Richoux, Ranae Shrimp Recipes Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Beginner's guide to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and more.
Ricketson, Kathreen Mini Quilts Craft A guide to making offbeat pint-sized quilts for pillows, wall art.
Ridgeway, Rick Below Another Sky Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
A mountain adventure in search of a lost father. A renowned adventurer travels to Tibet with a young woman in search of her father's memory and gains a fresh perspective on his own life.
Ridley, Glynis Clara's Grand Tour Non-fiction True tale of a three-ton rhinoceros and a Dutch sea-captain who make a 17-year tour of Europe in the mid-18th century.
Riebel, Linda and Ken Jacobsen Eating to Save the Earth Non-fiction Food Choices for a Healthy Planet
Rieger, Susan The Heirs Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Elegant literary prose and supremely likable characters make this a must-read.
Riggs, Ransom Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
And then there were three:
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2011 - read 7/2015)
  • Hollow City (2014)
  • Library of Souls (2015)
  • Tales of the Peculiar (2016 - companion volume)
Riley, Captain James and Dean King Sufferings in Africa Non-fiction The Incredible True Story of a Shipwreck, Enslavement, and Survival on the Sahara. Recommended by the guy who wrote, "My Mercedes is Not For Sale".

Listed by Abraham Lincoln, alongside the Bible and Pilgrim's Progress, as one of the books that most influenced his life, few true tales of adventure and survival are as astonishing as this one. Shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in August of 1815, James Riley and his crew had no idea of the trials awaiting them as they gathered their beached belongings. They would be captured by a band of nomadic Arabs, herded across the Sahara Desert, beaten, forced to witness astounding brutalities, sold into slavery, and starved. Riley watched most of his crew die one by one, killed off by cruelty or caprice, as his own weight dropped from 240 pounds to a mere 90 at his rescue. First published in 1817, this dramatic saga soon became a national bestseller with over a million copies sold. Even today, it is rare to find a narrative that illuminates the degradations of slave existence with such brutal honesty.
Riley, Lesley Creative Lettering Workshop Craft Suggested By:
Combining Art with Quotes in Mixed Media. I haven't been able to find a copy of this to preview. Don't buy a copy until I get a chance to look at a copy.
Riley, Rhonda The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope Fiction Suggested By:
For fans of The Time Traveler's Wife. When Evelyn discovers an injured soldier on her farmland, she finds the man with whom she'll build a life. But there are things about Adam - like who he is and where he comes from - that noone must ever know.
Rimington, Stella Illegal Acton Crime/Mystery A former director of MI5 in the 90s, Rimington filler her brainy page-turner with authentic details and funny glimpses of the mundane realities of intelligence work, including awful hours, bumbling bosses, and department rivalries.
Rinzler, J. W. and Ridley Scott The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Non-fiction Rinzler explores every aspect of the production, from the writing of the screenplay to casting to location filming to special effects to composing the score and designing print ads. The book is profusely illustrated with preproduction sketches, on-set photos, excerpts from various script drafts, reproductions of Lucas' handwritten notes, and more.
Rinzler, J.W. The Making of Star Wars Non-fiction Abounds with candid cast pics and tidbits of trivia. Like, who knew Han Solo was envisioned as a green monster?
Riordan, Rick Percy Jackson & The Olympians Youth The Lightning Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titan's Curse
The Battle of the Labyrinth
The Last Olympian
Ripert. Eric with Veronica Chambers 32 Yolks Memoir Suggested By:
In this "passionate, poetical" New York Times bestselling memoir (Chicago Tribune), renowned chef Eric Ripert reflects on his tumultuous childhood -- and how it put him on a path to fulfill his destiny in the culinary world. A "breathtaking" coming-of-age story.
Ritterbusch, Virginia Reframe Your Viewpoints Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Harness stress & anxiety. Transform it into peace & confidence.
Rivas, Mim Eichler Beautiful Jim Key Non-fiction Story about an amazing horse who did tricks. The owner paved the way for the animal rights movement.
Rives, T. M. Secret New York: Curious Activities Non-fiction Activities for intrepid explorers. NYPD ride-along, 5 foot square museum, survival school in Central Park.
Roach, Mary Bonk Memoir Roach tackles the funny science of sex with the same gusto she brought to the funny science of cadavers in Stiff, and the funny science of the afterlife in Spook.
Roach, Mary Grunt Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
The Curious Science of Humans at War
Roach, Mary Packing for Mars Non-fiction Space trips make astronauts taller - and other cool answers to questions you didn't even know you had.
Roach, Mary Stiff Non-fiction The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.
Robb, J.D. Various - J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Available at the library as eBooks. Nora Roberts, the romance writer, writing under a pseudonym.
  1. Naked in Death
  2. Glory in Death
  3. Immortal in Death
  4. Rapture in Death (1996)
  5. Ceremony in Death (1997)
  6. Vengeance in Death (1997)
  7. Holiday in Death (1998)
  8. Midnight in Death, Silent Night Anthology (1998)
  9. Conspiracy in Death (1999)
  10. Loyalty in Death (1999)
  11. Witness in Death (2000)
  12. Judgment in Death (2000)
  13. Betrayal in Death (2001)
  14. Interlude in Death, Out of this World Anthology (2001)
  15. Seduction in Death (2001)
  16. Reunion in Death (2002)
  17. Purity in Death (2002)
  18. Portrait in Death (2003)
  19. Imitation in Death (2003)
  20. Remember When with Nora Roberts (2003)
  21. Two-part book: the first part is a present-day Nora Roberts story which sets up the back story for the second part, which features Eve Dallas and has been republished as Big Jack (2010)
  22. Divided in Death (2004)
  23. Visions in Death (2004)
  24. Survivor in Death (2005)
  25. Origin in Death (2005)
  26. Memory in Death (2006)
  27. Haunted in Death, Bump in the Night Anthology (2006)
  28. Born in Death (2006)
  29. Innocent in Death (2007)
  30. Eternity in Death, Dead of Night Anthology (2007)
  31. Creation in Death (2007)
  32. Strangers in Death (2008)
  33. Ritual in Death, Suite 606 Anthology (2008)
  34. Salvation in Death (2008)
  35. Promises in Death (2009)
  36. Kindred in Death (2009)
  37. Missing in Death, The Lost Anthology (2009)
  38. Fantasy in Death (2010)
  39. Indulgence in Death (2010)
  40. Possession in Death, The Other Side Anthology (2010)
  41. Treachery in Death (2011)
  42. New York to Dallas (2011)
  43. Chaos in Death, The Unquiet Anthology (2011)
  44. Celebrity in Death (2012)
  45. Delusion in Death (2012)
  46. Calculated in Death (2013)
  47. Thankless in Death (2013)
  48. Taken in Death, Mirror, Mirror Anthology (2013)
  49. Concealed in Death (2014)
Robbins, Alexandra Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Alexandra Robbins, 27, went undercover to write the funny but alarming exposé. "I thought the group piercing parties were pretty funny."
Robbins, Alexandra The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth Non-fiction Why those who aren't cool in high school tend to do so well after graduation.
Robbins, Alexandra The Nurses Non-fiction Suggested By:
This New York Times bestseller follows four nurses as they experience the drama, heroism, and camaraderie of their important profession. "A funny, intimate, and often jaw-dropping account of life behind the scenes" (People).
Robbins, David The Fox Run (The Endworld, No 1) Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic survival and recovery "survivalist men's adventures" - recommended by the guys at UH.

From a review at, "This is the 1st I've read by Robbins and I intend to be back for more. It's action in postwar Minnesota as Blade, Geronimo and Hickock undertake a mission to find out what else is left outside their compound. Great touches abound-killer mutant squirrels, gladiatorlike combat with Wolverines and living killer clouds all make the world of Blade a living hell. In a surprising twist, the heroes are given a mission early on and by the end of this actionfest, they haven't even started the mission; thus promising plenty of action to come. Nice touch."
Robbins, Hannah Minimalist Living Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How to reduce your stress and improve your quality of living through minimalism.
Robbins, Harold The Carpetbaggers Fiction Lusty, brawling tale of early Hollywood is racy even by today's standards.
Robbins, Jim The Man Who Planted Trees Non-fiction Suggested By:
Dan Milarch has spent the last 20 years trying to save the earth. His plan: Clone the strongest, longest-living trees and produce new ones that share the same ability to withstand climate change.
Robbins, John No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution Essays Suggested By:
Robbins shares his dispatches from the frontlines of the food revolution: From his undercover investigations of feed lots and slaughterhouses, to the rise of food contamination, the slave trade behind chocolate and coffee, what he calls the sham of “Vitamin Water,” and the effects of hormones on animals and animal products.
Robbins, John The Food Revolution Non-fiction How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World. By the son of the ice cream people. Recommended by Ethernautrix.
Robbins, Tom Tibetan Peach Pie Memoir Suggested By:
Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins' legendary memoir--wild tales of his life and times, both at home and around the globe.
Roberts, Cokie Founding Mothers Non-fiction Suggested By:
This New York Times bestseller provides an eye-opening look at the women who influenced America's Founding Fathers. "Wonderful stories… If only our standard history books were written with such flair!"
Roberts, David Alone on the Ice Auto/Biography Suggested By:
On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get bcak to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged over a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness...
Roberts, David Great Exploration Hoaxes Non-fiction This book is not only looks into the hoaxes by the psyche of the hoaxsters. Why would they do it? What were their motivations?
Roberts, Dr. Heidi PT DPT The Sitting Disease Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Restore your posture and eliminate body pain in 10 minutes a day.
Roberts, Nora Of Blood and Bone Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Author.
Publication Date: December 4, 2018 (AS OF THIS ENTRY 8/24/2018, THIS PUBLICATION DATE IS IN THE FUTURE). Chronicles of The One - Book 2. Nora Roberts, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the epic Year One returns with Of Blood and Bone, a new tale of terror and magic in a brand new world. They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed. Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before--the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted--and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.
Roberts, Nora Year One Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
$3.23 Kindle book. Chronicles of The One - Book 1. A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts--Year One is an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magick, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives. It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed--and more than half of the world's population was decimated.
Roberts, Siobhan Genius at Play Non-fiction Before tech giants were gods, Cambridge professor John Horton Conway was a creative rock star who studied coding and invented a famous computer program called Game of Life.
Robertson, Courtney I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends Memoir Suggested By:
In this juicy and hilarious New York Times bestseller, a former Bachelor contestant whom viewers loved to hate reveals all! A behind-the-scenes look at reality TV.
Robertson, Edward W. The Breakers Series Books 1-3 Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. Lethal pandemic followed by war against those who made the virus.
Robertson, Jamie Cox A Literary Paris Essays Hemingway, Colette, Sedaris, and Others on the Uncommon Lure of the City of Light.
Robertson, Janet The Magnificent Mountain Women: Adventures in the Colorado Rockies Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Another mountain climbing book...
Robin, Vicki and Joe Dominguez and Monique Tilford Your Money or Your Life Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Mr. Money Mustache. 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century.
Robinson, Dana OPT OUT Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Rethink success. Reinvent rich. Realize the life you want. My mission is simple. I want to help you break free of the rat race. I want to give you permission to live the life you want. You might want to own a business. You might want to scale down to the simple life and have more time. You might want to vagabond the world. Whatever freedom means to you, I want to give you some tools that will empower you to achieve it.
Robinson, Elisabeth The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters Fiction Film producer deals with Hollywood and a sick sister.
Robinson, Jackie I Never Had It Made Auto/Biography Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book.
Robinson, Kim Stanley Antarctica SciFi Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty which protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica's resources to be plundered, its eerie beauty to be savaged. As politicians wrangle over its fate, major corporations begin probing for its hidden riches. Adventurers come, as they have for more than a century, seeking the wild, untamed land even as they endanger it with their ever-growing numbers. And radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land from those who would destroy it for profit. All who come here have their own agenda, and all will fight to ensure their vision of the future for the remote and awe-inspiring world at the South Pole.
Robinson, Kim Stanley Green Earth (The Science in the Capital) SciFi Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. More than a decade ago, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson began a groundbreaking series of near-future eco-thrillers--Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, and Sixty Days and Counting--that grew increasingly urgent and vital as global warming continued unchecked. Now, condensed into one volume and updated with the latest research, this sweeping trilogy gains new life as Green Earth, a chillingly realistic novel that plunges readers into great floods, a modern Ice Age, and the political fight for all our lives.
Robinson, Kim Stanley Mars Trilogy SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Terraforming Mars. I own the first Kindle book.
  • Red Mars (1993 - Kindle $2.14)
  • Green Mars (1994)
  • Blue Mars (1996)
  • The Martians (1999 - short stories)
Robinson, Kim Stanley New York 2140 Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. As the sea levels rose, every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city.
Robinson, Kim Stanley The Three Californias Trilogy Post-Apocalyptic The Three Californias Trilogy (also known as the Wild Shore Triptych and the Orange County Trilogy) consists of three books by Kim Stanley Robinson, that depict three different possible futures of Orange County, California. The three books that make up the trilogy are
  • The Wild Shore (1984)
  • The Gold Coast (1988)
  • Pacific Edge (1990)
Each of these books describes the life of young people in the three very different near-futures.
Robinson, Kim Stanley The Wild Shore : Three Californias (Wild Shore Triptych) SciFi This book takes place in the year 2047, after 3,000 nuclear bombs are strategically placed in major cities all over the USA. The detonation of these nuclear weapons leaves the country in an age where Scavengers are set against those people trying to pull their family and world back to something that hardly resembles the past greatness of America. In this book the Russians are the culprits and they give several other countries the backing to help with the initial destruction. The countries of the world have ganged up on the USA for being greedy and using up most of the world's resources.
Robinson, Kim Stanley The Years of Rice and Salt Post-Apocalyptic The Years of Rice and Salt It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe's population was destroyed. But what if? What if the plague killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. These are the years of rice and salt. This is a universe where the first ship to reach the New World travels across the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from west to east. This is a universe where the Industrial Revolution is triggered by the world's greatest scientific minds in India.
Robinson, Lisa There Goes Gravity Memoir Lifelong music journalist's memoir - equivalent of a backstage pass.
Robinson, Peter Playing With Fire Crime/Mystery Part of the Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks series. Each time you think you're a step ahead of the author, he jumps in with a jaw-dropping and usually credible twist.
Robinson, Phoebe You Can't Touch My Hair Essays Suggested By: People Mag.
The comedian explains it all to white people: what hair means to black women, what white dudes me to her, and all the dos and don'ts of racism.
Robison, John Elder Switched On Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
A memoir of brain change and emotional awakening. This autism therapy turns out to be powerful voodoo, but it also awakens some unintended and not-all-wonderful consequences. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Robson, Justine Mappa Mundi SciFi For fans of Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. A lyrical, attentively written anti-utopia.
Rock, Andrea The Mind at Night Non-fiction Fascinating details about sleep and dreaming make this a damned compelling read. A slim 200 pages from cocktail ready factoids, to clean crisp explanations of brain chemistry.
Rockridge Press The DASH Diet Health Plan Cookbook Suggested By:
$1.07 Kindle book. Low-Sodium, Low-Fat Recipes to Promote Weight Loss, Lower Blood Pressure, and Help Prevent Diabetes. Based on research by the National Institutes of Health, and endorsed by top-tier medical institutions like the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Association, the DASH diet is a scientifically proven method to lose weight, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and a reduce your risk of diabetes.
Rodgers, Judy The Zuni Café Cookbook Cookbook Recommended by Orangette blog.
Rodi, Robert Dogged Pursuit Memoir My Year of Competing Dusty, the World's Least Likely Agility Dog
Rodi, Robert Seven Seasons in Siena Memoir Suggested By:
Gay guy moves to Italy and tries to fit in. By turns hilarious and heartwarming, and redolent with the flavor of the Tuscan countryside, Seven Seasons in Siena opens a window on daily life in one of the most magical regions in all of Italy--revealing the joys to be found when we stop being spectators and start taking an active part in life's rich pageant.
Rodreguez, Robert Rebel Without a Crew Memoir Chronicles the making of a movie for $7,000.
Rodriguez, Deborah Kabul Beauty School Memoir Suggested By:
New York Times bestseller: When a Michigan hairdresser founded a beauty school in Afghanistan, she became part of a community of women that would change her life.
Rogers, Ellen Kasey to the Rescue Memoir A sweetly inspirational tale about a single mom, her quadriplegic son and the capuchin monkey who helps them through.
Rogers, Olivia Junk Food Diet Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Over 50 Comfort Food Recipes You Can Still Eat While on A Diet.
Rogers, Olivia Quick and Easy Recipes Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. 34 Healthy & Tasty Meals for Busy Moms To Feed The Whole Family!
Rogers, Sally Fox Solo/Two in the Wild/Others Non-fiction Women in sports
Roiphe, Anne An Imperfect Lens Fiction Cholera epidemic that ravaged Alexandria, Egypt in 1883.
Roiphe, Katie The Violet Hour Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Fascinated by mortality ever since her own near-death experience, Roiphe set out to demystify dying by exploring how great writers (Freud, Updike, Sendak) faced their ends. Profound, poetic, and comforting.
Roiphe, Katie Uncommon Arrangements Non-fiction Riveting look at the unconventional unions of seven London literary couples in the early 1900s. This account of intellectuals and their lofty couplings may be the year's best beach read.
Roker, Al Storm of the Century Non-fiction Suggested By:
Details the deadliest natural disaster in US history. In September 1900, thousands of Texans in Galveston lost their lives in a hurricane.
Romm, Joseph Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know Science/Nature Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by A physicist and former acting assistant secretary in Clinton's Energy Department, Romm runs the blog, and is the author of several books on energy and climate. His new book is essentially a reference guide in which he poses common questions--"How do scientists know that recent climate change is primarily caused by human activity?" "How does climate change affect droughts?" "What will the impacts of sea level rise be?"--and answers them concisely and conversationally. While he is mostly successful avoiding wonkiness, he cites such a huge number of studies that it's almost unimaginable that anyone could walk away unconvinced of the matter's urgency.
Ronson, Jon The Men Who Stare At Goats Non-fiction Wry exploration of the U.S. Military's obsession with the paranormal.
Rooney, Kathleen Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
A groundbreaking woman in the advertising business, now 85, strolls through Manhattan and reflects on the changes wrought by time. Lovely.
Roosevelt, Theodore Through the Brazilian Wilderness Memoir Pretty much self-explanatory!
Root-Bernstein, Robert and Michele Sparks of Genius Non-fiction Shows how great minds DO think alike.
Rose, Daniel Asa Larry's Kidney Non-fiction Suggested By:
Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant.
Rose, Darya Pino Foodist Non-fiction Suggested By:
A neuroscientist and food writer offers practical advice on losing weight through science instead of diets. Her approach to healthy eating combines the foods you love with a focus on better decision making.
Rose, Devin Farm Flop Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A city dweller's guide to failing on a farm in two years or less. Peek inside the journal of a young suburban family who made the leap to a hobby farm, only to find themselves returning to the city less than two years later.
Rose, M.J. The Witch of Painted Sorrows Magical/Mystical After her father's suicide, Sandrine seeks refuge at his mother's Paris home. Sandrine is soon drawn in by the house's dark spirit.
Rose, Phyllis The Shelf: Adventures in Extreme Reading Non-fiction Too many people choose to read by listening to critics. She chose a library shelf at random and read all fiction authors filed under LEQ-LES.
Rose, Terez Mertes Off Balance Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Ballet Theater Chronicles book 1. Alice thinks she's accepted the loss of her ballet career, injury having forced her to trade in pointe shoes onstage for spreadsheets upstairs. That is, until the day Alice's boss asks her to befriend Lana, a pretty new company member he's got his eye on. Lana represents all Alice has lost, not just as a ballet dancer, but as a motherless daughter. It's pain she's kept hidden, even from herself, as every good ballet dancer knows to do.
Rose, Terez Mertes Outside the Limelight Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Ballet Theater Chronicles book 2. Rising ballet star Dena Lindgren's dream career is knocked off its axis when a puzzling onstage fall results in a crushing diagnosis: a brain tumor. Complications from the extraction surgery kick off a long and difficult recovery, prompting the company's artistic director, Anders Gunst, to shift his attention to an overshadowed company dancer -- Dena's older sister, Rebecca, with whom Anders once shared a special relationship.
Rose, Willow Eleven, Twelve...Dig and Delve Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Rebekka Franck is visiting a dear friend when she is swallowed up by the hole and ends up trapped inside a limestone mine. Together with the surviving residents from the neighborhood, she tries to get by underground while waiting to be rescued. When the body of one of the survivors turns up inside the mines, they suddenly know that not only do they face starvation and thirst, they also have a killer among them.
Rosenberg, Judy The Rosie's Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book Cookbook Suggested By:
Streusel-topped blueberry cake. Coconut fluff babycakes. Sour cherry fudge cake. You'll love the mouthwatering recipes in one of NPR's top 10 cookbooks of the year! Treat yourself to favorites from a legendary bakery that's become a true institution.
Rosenberg, Scott Dreaming in Code Non-fiction Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
Rosenblatt The Boy Detective Memoir Valentine to New York City of the 1950's and today.
Rosenblatt, Roger Unless It Moves the Human Heart Memoir In this slender volume he reveals the characters and conversations that emerged during one semester of his "Writing Everything" class. There is much to love and ponder within these passionate pages.
Rosenthal, Bob Cleaning Up New York Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
In the 1970s Bob Rosenthal worked as a house cleaner. His book, part memoir, part how-to manual, became a cult classic that is finally back in print.
Rosoff, Meg Picture Me Gone Youth Elegantly written and suspenseful mystery. Nominated for National book Award in young people's lit.
Ross, James Bruce (Editor), Mary Martin McLaughlin (Editor) The Portable Medieval Reader Non-fiction All the aspects and strata of medieval society are represented here: the life of monasteries and colleges, the codes of knigthood, the labor of peasants and the privileges of kings.
Ross, Nancy Mini Farming Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A beginner's guide.
Ross, Sharon and Elise Kinkead Mastering Fine Decorative Paint Techniques Craft Paint. Techniques.
Roth, Benjamin The Great Depression: A Diary Non-fiction First-person diary account of living through the Great Depression, with haunting parallels to our own time.
Roth, Philip American Pastoral Other BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Ron Silver, recommended by Stephen King.
Roth, Philip The Dying Animal Fiction Lecherous professor lures beautiful young woman into his web of words.
Rothbart, Davy Found : The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World Art In the tradition of NPR's National Story Project comes this funky collection of letters, flyers and other miscellany from the pages of Found magazine.
Rotolo, Suze A Freewheelin' Time Memoir As a teen, she dated young singer Bob Dylan. Her memoir is more portrait-of-an-era than tell-all, but there are delicious bits: the hours Dylan spent in front of a mirror, trying on rumpled clothes to perfect his serious image.
Roufa, M. E. The Norma Gene SciFi Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. As the world's first completely illegal clone of America's 16th President, Abe Finkelstein grew up with just one wish: to live his life just like anybody else. But when you're a living ringer for one of the country's best-loved historical figures, privacy is hard to come by--especially when your face is on money. Across town, Norma Greenberg, one of the world's many Marilyn Monroe clones, is struggling with identity issues of a different sort.
Rouse, Wade At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream Humorous Suggested By:
Desperate to escape city life, Wade Rouse moved to rural Michigan - but the so-called simple life was nothing like he imagined. David Sedaris meets Dave Barry.
Rouss, Shannan Easy For You Short Stories Short stories of life in LA. Characters are refreshingly un-airbrushed. Rouss resists all Hollywood cliches but one: that real life rarely lives up to the movies in our heads.
Rowan, Roy Chasing the Dragon History Memorable stories from former Life Magazine photographer.
Rowan, Roy Never Too Late Memoir A memoir with tips on aging (live with enthusiasm, exertion, and energy) from career "Life" and "Time" correspondent.
Rowan, Roy Throwing Bullets Non-fiction Following a season in the lives of two pitchers in the MN Twin's farm system vying for a single open slot in the Twins' rotation, Rowan offers a lively portrait of the circus atmosphere of minor-league baseball. The characters in this story are vivid and the emotional pull is strong.
Rowe, Maggie Sin Bravely Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Ms Rowe spent her Christian childhood agonizing about whether she was devout enough to get into heaven. Whacky and sincere memoir centering on her time in an Evangelical psychiatric facility.
Rowell, Victoria The Women Who Raised Me Memoir Suggested By:
Born as a ward of the state of Maine, the child of an unmarried Yankee blueblood mother and an unknown black father, Victoria Rowell beat the odds. The Women Who Raised Me is the remarkable story of her rise out of the foster care system to attain the American Dream--and of the unlikely series of women who lifted, motivated, and inspired her along the way.
Rowlands, Penelope Paris Was Ours Essays Thirty-two writers reflect on the city of light. David Sedaris, and people I've never heard of.
Rowley, Steven Lily and the Octopus Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Debut novel. Whimsical, touching story about the love between a man and the elderly dachshund with whom he enjoys talking about cute boys. WTF? They say it's good. Huh.
Rowling, J.K. The Harry Potter novels Other BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Jim Dale, recommended by Stephen King.
Rowling, J.K. The Tales of Beedle the Bard Fantasy It purports to be a scholarly tome ("translated from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger"; commentaries by the late Professor Dumbledore) concerning a clutch of moralistic bedtime stories attributed toe the titular scribe.
Rowly, RB Mother of Ten Auto/Biography Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sequel to Whisper My Secret. Myrtle's first three children grew up without any knowledge of their mother after Myrtle was forced to give them up when they were still toddlers. Not only were the children deprived of contact with their mother, they also grew up devoid of any knowledge of each other after being placed in separate facilities.
Royte, Elizabeth Bottlemania Non-fiction Royte's lively investigation of water politics will leave you ashamed to drink out of plastic, uneasy about the tap, and impressed by her ability to synthesize complicated material int such a witty and engaging book.
Royte, Elizabeth Garbage Land Non-fiction On the secret trail of trash. She headed for landfills, treatment plants, and recycling centers, dug up unsettling stats, and ended up worried.
Rozell, Matthew The Things Our Fathers Saw Non-fiction Suggested By:
$1.07 Kindle book. I bought the Kindle book, but have not read it yet. The untold stories of the World War II generation. The telephone rings on the hospital floor, and they tell you it is your mother, the phone call you have been dreading. You've lost part of your face to a Japanese sniper on Okinawa, and after many surgeries, the doctor has finally told you that at 19, you will never see again. The pain and shock is one thing. But now you have to tell her, from 5000 miles away.
Rubenfeld, Jed The Death Instinct Crime/Mystery In September 1920 a bomb rocked Wall Street, killing 38 in a crime that remains unsolved. Ably blends fact and fiction.
Rubin, Gretchen Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill Non-fiction Suggested By:
Examines different views into Winston Churchill's life and contradictions.
Rubin, Gretchen Happier at Home Memoir Suggested By:
From the author of The Happiness Project! Gretchen workd to improve her life at home, one step at a time. "A soulful and enlightening guide for happiness seeker of all stripes" (Cheryl Strayed)
Ruby, Laura Bone Gap Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Suggested List.
Imagine Stephen King with a heap of magical realism. The story of two lives changed forever. Roza, a young girl kidnapped from a small Midwestern town, and Finn, the only witness to the crime.
Rucker, Rudy Software SciFi Early cyberpunk. See also "Wetware", "Freeware", and "Realware", which ares sequels in this Ware Tetralogy.
Rudnick, Paul Gorgeous Youth Recommended by Sue H. Becky is remade as Rebecca - pure five-alarm hotness to the outside world and an awkward mess of cankles and split ends when she's alone.
Ruhlman, Michael Grocery Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
As a culture, we're obsessed with food - but why? Ruhlman looks for answers in this engaging exploration of the ways American eating habits have changed over the past half century.
Ruhlman, Michael House: A Memoir Memoir Blending reportage and memoir, Ruhlman details his home's complete history, putting it in context with an account of the first American suburb in 1869 and a description of his family's first Christmas in the house in 2001. His well-researched history of the suburbs will interest anyone who's ever lived in one, but his in-depth chronicle of his town will enthrall only those familiar with it. May have depressing bits about his not-so-hot marriage.
Ruhlman, Michael Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking Cookbook He divides the book into five parts (doughs, stocks, sausages, sauces, and custards). In each section he explains what essential properties make the ratios work and the subtle variations that differentiate, for instance, a bread dough (five parts flour, three parts water) from a biscuit dough (three parts flour, one part fat, two parts liquid).
Ruhlman, Michael The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America Memoir Ruhlman wanted to learn how to cook potatoes like that--like an art--and the CIA seemed the place to go. The fun part of this book is that we all get to go along for the ride without having to endure the trauma of cooking school.
Ruhlman, Michael Walk on Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit Non-fiction Ruhlman describes with awe the precision, speed and ingenuity required to repair or transplant an infant's tiny heart. His gripping OR scenes capture the life-and-death nature of each surgery and illustrate why only perfection is good enough in this new and rapidly developing specialty. As the clinic's physician's assistant tells Ruhlman with a bluntness characteristic of the people he depicts, This is a kid, not a Yugo here.
Ruhlman, Michael Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard Non-fiction Ruhlman (The Soul of a Chef) provides an insightful look at the life and work of legendary master boatbuilders Nat Benjamin and Ross Gannon, whose boatyard on Martha's Vineyard is the site of the most innovative work happening today.
Ruiz ZafĂłn, Carlos The Shadow of the Wind Magical/Mystical Suggested By:
A New York Times bestseller and "gorgeous read" (Stephen King). In 1945 Barcelona, a bookseller's son uncovers an astonishing secret. Daniel's seemingly innocent quest to find other works by a particular author opens a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
Ruiz, Don Miguel The Four Agreements Non-fiction Suggested By: Friend.
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book). Recommended by ShelleyM in April 2016 letter.
  • Agreement 1: Be impeccable with your word - Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
  • Agreement 2: Don't take anything personally - Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
  • Agreement 3: Don't make assumptions - Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
  • Agreement 4: Always do your best - Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
Rummel-Hudson, Robert Schulyer's Monster Memoir A Father's Journey With His Wordless Daughter. Rummel-Hudson's memoir offers a moving account of his and wife Julie's unrelenting efforts to give their buoyant little girl a way to communicate.
Runs, Vanessa The Dirtbag Handbook Non-fiction Suggested By:
$5.38 Kindle book. Cheap Nomadic Travel in North America. Vanessa Runs, with her husband Shacky and their animal companions, lives without electric power, without running water, and primarily off-grid. This book contains all the tips, tricks and shortcuts Vanessa has accumulated after four years of nomadic full-time travel with her family throughout North America on a very restricted income. In these pages you will learn:
  • How to earn money on the road
  • Where to find free camping across the country
  • How to obtain food and how to store it without power
  • How to handle garbage and sewage
  • How to stay clean without running water
  • Life lessons learned the hard way
  • How to travel full-time with entitled pets
  • How to follow our adventures as they happen
Russell, Alan Guardians of the Night Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. As the sole members of LAPD's Special Cases Unit, Detective Michael Gideon and his German shepherd partner Sirius work investigations considered bizarre even by Los Angeles's standards. Yet their latest case is more than strange--it might be out of this world.
Russell, Karen St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves Short Stories With this weird, wondrous debut, 25-year-old Russell blows up the apherism "Age equals experience." She also suggests that "Write what you know" is similarily useless. When people say language is what separates us from animals, she writes, "that's just us humans being snobby."
Russell, Osborne Journal of a Trapper Non-fiction Account of the life of a fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains between 1834 and 1843. The descriptions are so accurate that you can see the land he described today.
Russo, Meredith If I Was Your Girl GLBT Suggested By:
At a new high school, Amanda meets the boy of her dreams -- but will she lose him forever when he learns that she used to be Andrew? "Electrically inspiring. Read this wonderful book"
Russo, Richard Bridge of Sighs Fiction Small-town lives are elevated to big-time triumph and tragedy by Russo's prose. Didn't he write that "Empire Falls" book?
Russo, Richard Elsewhere Memoir A poignant tribute to his mother who, elegantly coiffed and perfectly lipsticked, shouldered her way through life with pluck, luck, and sheer bravado.
Russo, Richard Straight Man Fiction Funny college professor novel.
Ryan, Alan The Reader's Companion to Alaska Essays This is a wonderful compilation of writings by some our most prominent authors of their first (and lasting) impressions of the last American wilderness, Alaska.
Ryan, James E. Wait, What?: And Life's Other Essential Questions Non-fiction Suggested By:
In Wait, What?, Jim Ryan, dean of Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, celebrates the art of asking--and answering--good questions. Five questions in particular: Wait, what?; I wonder…? Couldn't we at least…?; How can I help?; and What truly matters? Using examples from politics, history, popular culture, and social movements, as well as his own personal life, Ryan demonstrates how these essential inquiries generate understanding, spark curiosity, initiate progress, fortify relationships, and draw our attention to the important things in life.
Ryan, Terry The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Memoir How my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less.
Sabbag, Robert SnowBlind Non-fiction Coke Smuggling/Dealing
Saberton, Ruth Runaway Summer Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Since leaving Polwenna Bay for the bright lights of London, actress Summer Penhalligan has tried her hardest to never look back; Jake, her childhood sweetheart, let her down terribly and the beautiful Cornish village holds nothing but painful memories. It's only when a volatile relationship threatens to destroy all she holds dear that Summer finds herself returning to the place she knows so well.
Sacco, Jack Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the Liberation of Dachau Non-fiction Suggested By:
As part of the 92nd Signal Battalion and Patton's famed Third Army, Joe and his buddies found themselves at the forefront of the Allied push through France and Germany. After more than a year of fighting, but still only twenty years old, Joe had become a hardened veteran. Yet nothing could have prepared him and his unit for the horrors behind the walls of Germany's infamous Dachau concentration camp. They were among the first 250 American troops into the camp, and it was there that they finally grasped the significance of the Allied mission. Surrounded by death and destruction, the men not only found the courage and will to fight, but they also discovered the meaning of friendship and came to understand the value and fragility of life.
Sachs, David The Flood Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When the Flood hit, America's East Coast was evacuated by every means possible. Hours later, the Festival of the Waves, a cruise ship assisting in the rescue, lies dead in the water: no power, no communications, and nowhere near enough food. Thousands of evacuees on board, including Travis, his-ex-wife, and their young son, find themselves alone in a big ocean.
Sachs, Jeffrey The Price of Civilization Non-fiction Matt Damon read it. "Well, then!" He says it's a really clear-eyed look at where we are as a country and where we need to go.
Sacks, Mike And Here's the Kicker Non-fiction Interviews with comedy writers, including Harold Ramis.
Sacks, Oliver Gratitude Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Neurologist Sacks, who died in 2015 at age 82, brought his trademark incisive curiosity about the human condition to these lovely essays on facing his own death.
Sacks, Oliver The Mind's Eye Non-fiction More riveting case studies of neurological anomalies, including Sack's own vision problems following melanoma of the eye.
Sacks, Oliver The River of Consciousness Essays Suggested By: People Mag.
Sacks illuminates such mysteries as how we hear, see, feel time passing, inadvertently plagiarize or create nonexistent memories. And exuberant, fascinating reminder of the brilliant neuroscientist who opened our eyes to hidden worlds.
Sacks, Oliver Three "must-reads" Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
  • Awakenings (1973)
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1985)
  • Uncle Tungsten (2005)
Safina, Carl Beyond Words Non-fiction Do animals have emotions? Elephants grieve, cradling their dead. An alpha wolf pretends to lose a wrestling match to his cub. A tiger, after humans take his kill, destroys their traps.
Sage, Lorna Bad Blood Non-fiction Growing up in the 50s.
Sakey, Marcus Brilliance Magical/Mystical In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They're called "brilliants", and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way.
Salamon, Julie Facing the Wind Non-fiction True story: man murders family but rebuilds his life.
Sales, Nancy Jo The Bling Ring Non-fiction Group of L.A. kids whose obsession with fame compels them to swipe $3 million worth of swag from the homes of starlets.
Salisbury, Gay and Laney The Cruelest Miles Non-fiction The heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic. Alaska - diphteria vaccine.
Salter, Aimee L. Every Ugly Word Youth Suggested By:
When seventeen-year-old Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school, bullies taunt and shove her. She can't go a day without fighting with her mother. And no matter how hard she tries, she can't make her best friend, Matt, fall in love with her. But Ashley also has something no one else does: a literal glimpse into the future. When Ashley looks into the mirror, she can see her twenty-three-year-old self.
Salzman, Mark Lying Awake Fiction Nun's visions are actually epileptic migraines.
Salzman, Mark True Notebooks Non-fiction This book will open your eyes to our brutal system of juvenile justice and leave you heartbroken. Salzman spent two years teaching writing at L.A.'s Central Juvenile Hall.
Sammet, J.E. Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals Technical/Reference Suggested By: Other.
In this work, Sammet (a woman and early computer pioneer) presents a view of high level programming languages that promotes attention to "the problem to be solved" by that language, as she asserts on an opening page. Thus she is innovative in establishing a tradition for consideration of end motivation in the architecture of such languages.
Sammon, Paul M. Future Noir Revised & Updated Edition: The Making of Blade Runner Non-fiction Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. In this intensive, intimate, and anything-but-glamorous behind-the-scenes account, film insider and cinephile Paul M. Sammon explores how Ridley Scott purposefully used his creative genius to transform the work of science fiction's most uncompromising author into a critical sensation and cult classic that would reinvent the genre. Sammon reveals how the making of the original Blade Runner was a seven-year odyssey that would test the stamina and the imagination of writers, producers, special effects wizards, and the most innovative art directors and set designers in the industry at the time it was made.
Samson, Ian The Case of the Missing Books Fiction Israel Armstrong - vegetarian, Jewish, urban, supremely inept - gets a nightmare job: running a mobile library in rural Northern Ireland. He lives in a chicken coop, puzzles over village proverbs, hunts for stolen books, and makes a public spectacle out of buying himself a condom. The thin mystery plot frames a delightful fish-out-of-water comedy.
Samuel, R. J. Falling Colors Fantasy Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. KIRAN is the only vision painter working in Ireland, the only female in the ancient Indian profession. As a vision painter, she paints the hopes and dreams of her clients into existence. Her practice is not doing well and she works as a waitress in a struggling restaurant in Connemara. When Kiran is asked to paint the forbidden, forces are unleashed that she cannot contain, including two infuriating women with whom she must work in a race to restore order and save her gift.
Samuelsson, Marcus with Veronica Chambers Yes, Chef Memoir Suggested By:
World-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson tells his remarkable story in this lyrical and glittering memoir.
Sandberg, Sheryl Lean In Memoir Speaks to the internal and institutional forces that can trip up an ambitious woman. Sandberg shares a gift that all women should give themselves. (I'm afraid this will be a depressing book making women feel like failure for not being president of Microsoft...)
Sanders, Bernie Outsider in the White House Auto/Biography Suggested By: Other.
$2.70 Kindle book. Bernie Sanders.
Sanders, Lawrence The Anderson Tapes Crime/Mystery Made into movie starring Sean Connery and Christopher Walken. They try to rob an NY apt bldg, and are taped by govt officials who don't care enough to stop it.
Sanders, Richard If a Pirate I Must Be... Non-fiction Suggested By:
Through audacity and guile, Bartholomew Roberts won notoriety as the greatest pirate captain of the Caribbean. The legendary Black Bart's daring exploits come to life in this amazing history of lawlessness at sea.
Sandford, John Various - Kidd Series (Done Reading) Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
  1. The Fool's Run (1989 - read 2015/04)
  2. The Empress File (1991 - read 2016/12)
  3. The Devil's Code (2000 - read 2016/12)
  4. The Hanged Man's Song (2003 - read 2017/06)
That's it. There are no more books in this series.
Sandford, John Various - Prey Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
  1. Rules of Prey (1989 - read 2015/04)
  2. Shadow Prey (1990 - read 2015/05)
  3. Eyes of Prey (1991 - read 2015/10)
  4. Silent Prey (1992 - read 2015/12)
  5. Winter Prey (1993 - read 2016/01)
  6. Night Prey (1994 - read 2016/03)
  7. Mind Prey (1995 - read 2016/12)
  8. Sudden Prey (1996 - read 2017/02)
  9. Secret Prey (1998 - read 2017/05)
  10. Certain Prey (1999 - read 2000/04, 2017/08)
  11. Easy Prey (2000 - read 2017/08)
  12. Chosen Prey (2001 - read 2017/10)
  13. Mortal Prey (2002 - read 2017/02) - reappearance of hitwoman Clara Rinker
  14. Naked Prey (2003 - read 2018/03)
  15. Hidden Prey (2004 - read 2018/05)
  16. Broken Prey (2005 - read 2005/11, 2018/06)
  17. Invisible Prey (2007 - read 2018/06)
  18. Phantom Prey (2008 - read 2018/08)
  19. Wicked Prey (2009 - read 2018/11)
  20. Storm Prey (2010)
  21. Buried Prey (2011)
  22. Stolen Prey (2012)
  23. Silken Prey (2013)
  24. Field of Prey (2014)
  25. Gathering Prey (2015)
  26. Extreme Prey (2016)
  27. Golden Prey (2017)
  28. Twisted Prey (2018)
Sandford, John Various - Virgil Flowers Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Virgil Flowers series
  1. Dark of the Moon (2007 - read 2015/05)
  2. Heat Lightning (2008 - read 2015/12)
  3. Rough Country (2009 - read 2011/02)
  4. Bad Blood (2010 - read 2016/02)
  5. Shock Wave (2011 - read 2016/03)
  6. Mad River (2012 - read 2016/07)
  7. Storm Front (2013 - read 2016/11)
  8. Deadline (2014 - read 2017/03)
  9. Escape Clause (2016 - read 2017/04)
  10. Deep Freeze (Oct 2017 - read 2017/10)
  11. Holy Ghost (2018 - read 2018/10)
Sandford, John and Ctein Saturn Run SciFi Suggested By:
The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope--something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don't decelerate. Spaceships do
Sandlin, Tim Skipped Parts Fiction Thirteen-year-old Sam Callahan and his misbehaving mother, Lydia.
Sands, Jeff Letting Go Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A Marine's Journey Through War and His Search for Meaning
Santmyer, Helen Hooven ...And Ladies of the Club Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Written by a first-time novelist in her late 80s. Rich, long, honest, funny, and satifsying saga full of very real characters. An account of a long-running book club. A big novel to get lost in.
Santos, Fernanda The Fire Line Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Account of the 2014 Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters. Will keep you on the edge of your seat and break your heart.
Sapolsky, Robert M. A Primate's Memoir Memoir A neuroscientist's unconventional life among the baboons.
Sass, Lorna J. Cooking Under Pressure Cookbook Suggested By: Friend.
$2.15 Kindle book.
Sassoon, Rosemary Teach Yourself Better Handwriting Non-fiction This practical and informative book will help readers improve their handwriting and develop their own mature and individual style. Teach Yourself Better Handwriting includes self-diagnosis tests to identify problems, "before-and-after" examples illustrating common faults, and a detailed section on holding the pen. It also offers advice to those with special circumstances that may affect their handwriting, such as being left-handed or having a medical condition.
Satran, Pamela Redmond Younger Chick Lit Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Book on which the TV show with Sutton Foster is based.
Satterwhite, Robb What's What in Japanese Restaurants Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by Matthew Amster-Burton. If you're nervous about Tokyo restaurants, get this book which walks you through the different types of restaurants you'll find, how to navigate them, and what you'll find on the menu.
Saul, Jonas The Crypt Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sarah Roberts thriller book 3. While Sarah Roberts searches for a weapon on the streets of Budapest, a strange man in a fedora follows her, but before she can find out who he is, she's arrested for a minor altercation. After her release from the Hungarian jail, she's ordered out of the country.
Savage, Dan American Savage Essays Savage's essays on fatherhood, cheating, and the subset of Americans who still think sexuality is a choice are powerful messages for both the head and the heart.
Savett, Laurence The Human Side of Medicine Non-fiction Essential reading for both doctors and patients.
Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids Fiction Alternative Earth where Neanderthals survived to the present.
Sayers, Dorothy L. Unnatural Death Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$1.99 Kindle book. The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries book 3.
Sayers, Dorothy L. Whose Body? Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries book 1
Schachner, Anna You and I and Someone Else Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson Frannie, who grew up with such a feckless father, wants her child to have a good one. She's just met Jude, who's lonely, earnest, and kind, but he comes with baggage of his own.
Schaeller, Marie Exploring Atlantic Canada Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A 2-week travel memoir of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.
Schein, Elyse and Paula Bernstein Identical Strangers Memoir Suggested By:
Two sisters, Elyse and Paula, were adopted as infants by different families, each unaware until adulthood that she had a twin - or that they were separated to serve a secret scientific study.
Schenker, Jesse All or Nothing Memoir Addiction, drive, genius, and the high-stakes culinary world combine in this honest shocking memoir from this Iron Chef winner and owner of acclaimed NYC restaurant Recette.
Schenone, Laura The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken Memoir Lovely but rambling memoir. She decides to track down her family's hallowed ravioli recipe, only to find it includes supermarket cream cheese [the horror]. Her quest for a more authentic recipe takes her from New Jersey to the Ligurian mountains with countless digressions.
Schlender, Brent and Rick Tetzeli Becoming Steve Jobs Auto/Biography Suggested By:
A #1 New York Times bestseller: From snappy upstart to visionary leader, Steve Jobs left a lasting legacy in pursuit of his passion. This nuanced, "amazing read" (Jack Dorsey, Twitter cofounder and CEO) tells Jobs's dynamic story through the lens of those closest to him.
Schlyer, Krista Almost Anywhere Memoir Suggested By:
When tragedy struck, Krista Schlyer decided to sell her belongings and travel through America's national parks. With her two best friends beside her - a surly introvert and a rambunctious dog - she set of an an unforgettable journey. Perfect for fans of Cheryl Strayed.
Schmidt, Gary D. Okay for Now Youth Examination of childhood lost, a nostalgia for small-town America in the 1960s, and the sense that kids might just be the smartest ones among us.
Schneider, Helga Let Me Go Memoir Chronicle of Schneider's emotionally-charged, final encounter with her mother who had been an unrepentant guard at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. A jarring, fascinating, moving read.
Schneider, J.A. Catch Me Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A Raney & Levine thriller, book 4. A terrifying serial killer who just targets couples, and leaves taunting notes for the NYPD signed CATCH ME
Schneider, Mindy Not a Happy Camper Memoir If the word "lanyard" makes you cringe, Schneider's wry memoir about a Maine summer camp is for you.
Schneider, Robyn Extraordinary Means Youth Suggested By:
After being diagnosed with a fatal disease, Lane moves to an isolated boarding school, where the entrancing Sadie upends his world. A captivating novel for fans of The Fault in Our Stars.
Schneider, Sally The Improvisational Cook Cookbook Schneider offers an original, practical and well-executed plan for improvisational cooking, experimenting, cooking creatively, playing with ingredients and recipes. As heard on "The Splendid Table" for meatloaf recipe variations.
Schnurnberger, Lynn and Janice Kaplan Mine are Spectacular! Chick Lit Sara and her friends attend sex-toy parties without losing their dignity or sense of humor. Whip-smart dialogue and spot-on metaphors create a hilarious hit.
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Schonstein, Patricia A Time of Angels Fiction Beatrice leave Primo for a baker. Primo casts a spell to cause his rival's bread to turn out bitter and blue. Could this be a man's version of an Alice Hoffman character?
Schor, Juliet B. The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
explores why so many of us feel materially dissatisfied, why we work staggeringly long hours and yet walk around with ever-present mental "wish lists" of things to buy or get, and why Americans save less than virtually anyone in the world. Unlike many experts, Harvard economist Juliet B. Schor does not blame consumers' lack of self-discipline. Nor does she blame advertisers. Instead she analyzes the crisis of the American consumer in a culture where spending has become the ultimate social art.
Schrag, Ariel Adam GLBT Suggested By: Suggested List.
A subtle and knowing comedy of manners about transgender identify from a queer, Jewish-American perspective. Even more subversive and hilarious than Transparent.
Schroeder, Alice The Snowball Auto/Biography Warren Buffet and the Business of Life. For this biography, he apparently held nothing back about either investing or his personal life. Schroeder has a meat-and-potatoes style that matches the homespun wisdom of her subjec.
Schruers, Fred Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography Auto/Biography Suggested By:
Drawn from hours of exclusive interviews with the Piano Man himself, a music journalist chronicles the life and career of Billy Joel - from his Long Island working-class origins to his sold-out concerts around the world.
Schudy, Patricia Oldest Daughters Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. The book shares personal stories and explores the possibilities for changing birth-order "fate." The author includes her own experiences along with the results of an online survey of several hundred random family members. At the end of each of ten conversational-style chapters contributing psychologist Dr. Kristin Russell offers self-help suggestions for personal growth and transforming sibling and family relationships. Chicago artist Ann Marie Greenberg's book cover expresses the joy and the burdens of being an oldest daughter--willingly tethered to her family and forging her own path.
Schultheis, Rob Bone Games: One Man's Search for the Ultimate Athletic High Non-fiction Uh, one man's search for the ultimate athletic high.
Schultz, Emily The Blondes Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Could make for campy sci-fi, but this frighteningly realistic nail-biter is acidly funny as it is twisted.
Schultz, James Willard Rising Wolf, the White Blackfoot Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. James Willard Schultz, or Apikuni, (1859-1947) was a noted author, explorer, Glacier National Park guide, fur trader and historian of the Blackfoot Indians. He operated a fur trading post at Carroll, Montana and lived among the Pikuni tribe during the period 1880-82.
Schumer, Amy The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Essays Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by MPR Twitter. Refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays.
Schwalbe, Will The End of Your Life Book Club Memoir Suggested By:
A son and his dying mother form a makeshift book club to cope with the pain of illness. New York Times bestseller.
Schwarcz, Joe The Fly in the Ointment Non-fiction 70 Fascinating Commentaries on the Science of Everyday Life. Follow-up to Radar, Hula Hoops, and Playful Pigs. Interesting and entertaining look at the impact of chemistry in our lives.
Schwartz, Barry The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less Non-fiction Suggested By:
Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions--both big and small--have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of excessive choice: choice overload can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In the long run, this can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and perpetual stress.
Schwartz, Jinx Just Needs Killin' Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. After several months of cruising Mexico's hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez, Hetta's in Puerto Escondido, a place once described by author John Steinbeck as "a magic harbor." Anchored out, swaying on the hook at the whim of breeze and tide, surrounded by magnificent views and turquoise water can be magical. Stuck at anchor alone? Not so much.
Schwartz, John Burnham Reservation Road Fiction Hit and run tragedy affects family and draws you in.
Scott, Bonnie 100 Easy Camping Recipes Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Scott, Bonnie Pies and Mini Pies Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Pies are great for any day of the week. Their versatility means they can be a filling snack, a meal on their own or even be the main dessert in a dinner party. Now, with Pies and Mini Pies, you have a book with over 150 pie recipes that will tickle the fussiest of taste-buds, with ideas that include: Apple Crumb Pie and Mini Pies, Fudge Pecan Pie and Mini Pies, Butterscotch Cream Pie and Mini Pies, French Silk Chocolate Pie and Mini Pies, Sweet Potato Chiffon Pie and Mini Pies, Frozen Raspberry Pie and Mini Pies and more.
Scott, Hannie P. Nana's Family Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Out of the many cookbooks I've created over the past few years, this one is by far the most special. These are my mom's recipes and a few other recipes from family members. This book means more to me than any other book I've ever created. These recipes are what I grew up on. These recipes are what I'm made of (literally)!
Scott, Robert Falcon Scott's Last Expedition Volume I Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Being the journals of Captain R. F. Scott
Scott, Sir Walter Ivanhoe Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Scottoline, Lisa Courting Trouble Crime/Mystery Redheaded lawyer, low-calorie legal thriller.
Scottoline, Lisa and Francesca Serritella Have a Nice Guilt Trip Non-fiction True tales of how we live now from a mother and daughter who are best pals, and a very funny writing team.
Scovell, Nell Just the Funny Parts Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Frank, funny inside look at the entertainment industry, plus advice about getting ahead. From a TV writer and producer who worked on The Simpsons and NCIS among others.
Seabrook, John The Song Machine Non-fiction Suggested By:
How do musicians and producers use technology to ensure that you'll get hooked on certain songs? This revealing analysis is "beautifully written, revelatory, funny, and full of almost unbelievable details".
Seals, James Anger: Natural Treatments to Manage Frustration and Stress Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Sebolds, Alice The Lovely Bones Fiction Murdered girl looks down from heaven. Surprisingly uplifting even funny, turns sorrow into grace.
Sedaris, Amy I Like You (Hospitality Guide) Other Hilarious guide to the domestic arts. Add in a slew of (non-joke) recipes and some curiously handly tricks with panty-hose, and you've got one hell of a how-to. Or the best hostest gift on the planet.
Sedaris, Amy and Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert Widfield Fiction Think of this brilliantly bilious book as 'Lake Wobegon' without the gentle humor, homespun wisdom, or lake.
Sedaris, David Calypso Essays Suggested By: People Mag.
Just when you thought Sedaris has mined every last bit of his life for comedy gold, he unearths more. The essays here are darker than their predecessors but there's no shortage of LOLs.
Sedaris, David Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Essays Yeah, another one. Hopefully won't creep me out too much.
Sedaris, David When You Are Engulfed in Flames Essays It's gotten some pretty mixed reviews.
See, Lisa Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Fiction According to a provincial Chinese custom, at age 7, Lily and Snow flower are effectively married as heterosexual girlfriends.
Segal, Erich Doctors Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Erich Segal sweeps us into the lives of the Harvard Medical School's class of 1962. His stunning novel reveals the making of doctors--what makes them tick, scheme, hurt . . . and love.
Segal, Francesca The Awkward Age Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
After five years as a widow, London teacher Julia alten falls for a divorced American doctor. What a pity her daughter, 16, and his son, 17, don't get along. This page-turner is witty, compassionate, and wickedly astute.
Seidemann, Erin Postcards From the Sky Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Adventures of an Aviatrix. Postcards from the Sky: Adventures of an Aviatrix tells of the struggles and adventures one encounters as a woman in the male-dominated space of aviation. With humor and equanimity, Seidemann recounts her varied experiences as a female pilot--from the chauvinistic flight instructor she makes the mistake of falling in love with to the many, many customs agents who insist she can't possibly be her plane's owner ("Where's your boyfriend?")--while at the same time giving insight about just what makes flying so incredible . . . and so very addictive.
Sellers, Heather You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know Memoir Face blindness lady.
Sellers, Robert Hollywood Hellraisers Non-fiction The never-dull exploits of Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty, and Jack Nicholson. One hell of a ride.
Semegran, Scott Boys Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. These are the stories of three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution and adversity.
Semple, Maria Today Will Be Different Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
All-in-one-day narrative about a Seattle mom may not have the slapstick charm of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, but it's every bit as quirky and blade-sharp.
Seneca Moral Letters to Lucilius Classic Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Recommended by some other book. Can't remember which letter in particular I was looking for.
Senghor, Shaka Writing My Wrongs Memoir Suggested By:
A New York Times bestseller: Shaka Senghor recounts his harrowing downward spiral from promising student to inmate charged with murder -- and his path to redemption. "Extraordinary… You will reconsider everything you've ever thought about poverty, the prison-industrial complex, and the connection between the two" (Essence).
Serano, Julia Whipping Girl GLBT Suggested By: Suggested List.
Foundational text for anyone hoping to understand transgender politics and culture in the US today, particularly as experienced and shaped by trans women.
Sessums, Kevin Mississippi Sissy Memoir A charming but bracingly unsentimental work. Vanity Fair editor Sessums documents his square-peg early years in Forest, Miss., conjuring a time and place - and a raft of characters - that are utterly compelling.
Sethi, Aman A Free Man Auto/Biography Suggested By:
This compelling biography traces the unconventional life of laborer Mohammed Ashraf -- and paints a vivid portrait of Delhi's many sides. "Funny, poignant, and deeply moving".
Settersten, Richard and Barbara E. Ray Not Quite Adults Non-fiction Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and Why It's Good for Everyone
Severson, Kim Spoon Fed Memoir Whether hiding chicken nuggets from slow-food guru Alice Waters or obsessing about Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl, NY Times food writer Kim Severson has certainly been under the influence of cooking's greatest grande dames.
Sewell, Charlie I'd Rather You Call Me Charlie Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Reminiscences fill with twists of devilment, devotion, and a little danger here and there. I'd rather you call me Charlie spans sixty-five years of reminiscences replete with the dreams of a five-year-old that came to life with humor, mischief, and some degree of peril growing into my teenage years.
Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson A Kind of Freedom Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Brilliantly juxtaposing WWII, the 80's, and the post-Katrina present, Sexton follows three generations of a black New Orleans family as they struggle to bloom amid the poison of racism.
Shachtman, Tom Rumspringa Non-fiction Riveting account of an Amish rite of passage allowing teens to sample worldly pleasures - smoking, drinking, casual sex - to "innoculate" them against sin. About 80 percent later opt to join the church.
Shackleton, Sir Ernest South! Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917
Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henry South! Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The story of Shackleton's 1914-1917 expedition. I "bought" two copies of this. Not sure if they're identical or not, cuz Amazon did NOT tell me I already owned it.
Shah, Tahir The Caliph's House Memoir Reminiscent of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence, this fixer-upper expat tale populated by eccentric locals through whom Shah attempts to decipher Moroccan culture.
Shakespeare, Nicholas Priscilla Auto/Biography Shakespeare pieces together the life of his glamorous aunt by paging thru old letters.
Shaler, Robert C. Who They Were Non-fiction Review from Science News. Inside the World Trade Center DNA Story: The Unprecendented Effort to Identify the Missing. Shaler was at the time the director of forensic biology in New York's Office of the Medical Examiner. In riveting detail, he describes the around-the-clock work that he and his team of scientists and volunteers put into separating, cataloging, and testing 20,000 body parts retrieved at the towers. All the while, the forensic scientists were dealing with and consoling grieving families.
Shambrook, Jenifer The Cornbread Bible: A Recipe Storybook Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Dr. Jennifer Shambrook not only shares recipes for some great, low-cost, Southern cooking, but also shares the stories behind the recipes. The people who created the recipes and the people for whom the recipes were created populate this recipe storybook.
Shanor, Karen and Jagmeet Kanwal Bats Sing, Mice Giggle Non-fiction The Surprising Science of Animals' Inner Lives
Shapiro, B. A. The Art Forger Fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum--still the largest unsolved art theft in history--one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece--the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years--may itself be a forgery.
Shapiro, Bill (editor) Other Peoples' Rejection Letters Non-fiction "Dear Mama, I'm sorry. I've tried to change my aditude but I can't help it. P.S. I know you hate me."
Shapiro, Laura What She Ate Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Essays about famous women and what they liked to eat. Including Helen Gurley Brown (Cosmo Editor) and Eva Braun (Hitler).
Shapiro, Susan Five Men Who Broke My Heart Memoir Suggested By:
In this honest, hilarious, fiercely intelligent memoir, journalist Susan Shapiro dares to do what every woman dreams of: track down the five men who'd broken her heart and find out what really went wrong. Between the ages of thirteen and thirty-five, Susan had plunged into love, heart-first, five times. One bad breakup was more hurtful and humiliating than the next.
Shapton, Leanne Swimming Studies Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Author and illustrator Shapton looks back at the years she spent honing the "dumb focus" needed for competitive swimming. A lovely meditative memoir.
Shaver, Theresa City Escape Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Author.
$4.30 Kindle book. Stranded series book 4 out of 5. Mrs. Moore knew that leaving the city was the best chance that she and her students had to survive the EMP pulse but when half of her charges refused to leave she knows she has to stay and try and protect them. Fighting against time and the people in her group that refuse to face the reality of their situation will be a huge challenge.
Shaver, Theresa Frozen Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Author.
NEED TO BUY this - currently $3.99 Kindle book. Stranded series book 5 out of 5. The odds of survival in winter in Alberta, Canada where the temps can sink to -40F decrease when an EMP takes out all modern conveniences such as furnaces and electricity. When the teen's town is hit with a devastating virus, the teens take it upon themselves to travel first to the closest military encampment to find the medicine their loved ones so desperately need.
Shaver, Theresa Scorched: A Dry Earth Story Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Claudia has never seen rain or any water that hasn't come from the old well behind her house. Now the well's about played out and today they closed down the ration stations, for good. Her grandmother wants them to run south and follow an old map that will lead them to a secret valley with all the water they will ever need. She swears it's there but how can she drag her nine year old sister and an eighty-year old woman out into the desert wasteland that surrounds them based on an old map?
Shaw, David W. The Sea Shall Embrace Them Non-fiction Real-life 1854 wreck of the steamship Artic makes for a harrowing tale of a disaster that could have been prevented.
Shaw, John Craig Life and Times of a Wayward Geologist Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free kindle book. This is a memoir of a man who grew up in the 40s and 50s in Mobile, Alabama, during a time when the South was strictly segregated--"We didn't know any black people except for our maids." After graduating from Murphy High School, he went on to the University of Alabama during the 60s when racial strife was at its peak, when George Wallace stood in the door to try to block the registration of two black students. After graduating with a degree in geology, he went on the University of Hawaii, studying oceanography until his draft board called him home. At the time Vietnam was being accelerated.
Shaw, Tucker Everything I Ate Memoir A yearlong photo-diary (spanning nearly 500 pages) documenting the daily intake of one hungry New Yorker.
Shawn, Allen Twin Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
His father, New Yorker editor William Shawn, carried on a decades long affair with a staffer. Hardest for the author, though, was the prevailing silence on the subject of his institutionalized twin Autistic sister. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Shawn, Allen Wish I Could Be There Memoir An extraordinarily incisive account of his struggle to understand the genesis of his agoraphobia, delving into psychology and neuroscience while examining his own personal history. Comprehensive insights into the lives of those who suffer from anxiety disorders.
Shayne, Alan and Norman Sunshine Double Life Memoir They write about what it's like to be a gay couple in the '50s. Recommended by Alan Cumming.
Shea, Ammon Reading the OED Memoir One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages. A word lover devours 20 volumes of the OED.
Sheehan, Jason Cooking Dirty Memoir In the spirit of Kitchen Confidential, Sheehan's restaurant memoir details the maddening, often absurd, and intermittently satisfying life of a culinary jack-of-all-trades.
Sheffield, Rob Turn Around Bright Eyes Non-fiction The widower and Rolling Stone contributor finds love again with an astrophysicist who shares his karaoke obsession.
Sheilds, Carol The Stone Diaries Fiction Margaret Atwood likes Carol Shield's stuff. Do I like M.A. or not?
Sheilds, Carol Unless Fiction Upper middle-class novelist and doctor husband have satisfactory life until daughter takes to panhandling on the streets of Toronto.
Shelasky, Alyssa Apron Anxiety Memoir When she fell for a chef, former People writer Shelasky didn't know a grater from a grinder. But she soon found her way around the kitchen - and a new calling.
Shelby, Jeff The Murder Pit Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A Moose River Mystery book 1.
Sheldrick, Dame Daphne Love, Life, and Elephants Memoir After she wed in 1960 she and her husband took in a baby elephant abandoned during drought. The couple took in others, caring for them until they could return to the wild.
Shelley, Mary The Last Man Post-Apocalyptic The first work of modern apocalyptic fiction may be Mary Shelley's 1826 novel The Last Man. The last portion becoming the story of a man living in a future world emptied of humanity by plague, it contains the recognizable elements of the subgenre.
Shepard, Alan and Deke Slayton Moon Shot Non-fiction The inside story of America's race to the moon.
Shepherd, Margaret The Art of the Handwritten Note Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
A Guide to Reclaiming Civilized Communication. From overcoming illegible penmanship to mastering the challenge of keeping straight margins, avoiding smeared ink, and choosing stationery that is appropriate but suits your style, this is a powerful little guide to conveying thoughts in an enduring and noteworthy way.
Shepherd, Margaret with Sharon Hogan The Art of Civilized Conversation Non-fiction Suggested By:
Gain confidence, build relationships, and make a good impression by mastering the art of conversation! With great content for both introverts and extroverts, this book will help you take your communication skills to the next level.
Sherman, William Tecumseh The Life of Uncle Billy Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Memoirs of W. T. Sherman: early life, memories of Mexican & Civll War, post-war period. Including official Army documents and military maps.
Shermer, Michael Why People Believe Weird Things Non-fiction ??
Sherwood, Ben The Survivors Club Non-fiction Sherwood sought out survivors of all kinds of accidents - plane crashes, mountain lion attacks - and then found psychologists, ER physicians, and others who helped shed light on what had gone right for these people. Readers can go online and take a survivor profile test.
Shetterly, Margot Lee Hidden Figures Non-fiction Suggested By: Suggested List.
True story of African-American women mathematicians who did some of the most critical calculations at NASA to make space exploration possible. Now a movie.
Shields, Sharma The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac Humorous Eli Roebuck was nine years old when his mother walked off into the woods with "Mr. Krantz," a large, strange, hairy man who may or may not be a sasquatch. What Eli knows for certain is that his mother went willingly, leaving her only son behind. For the rest of his life, Eli is obsessed with the hunt for the bizarre creature his mother chose over him.
Shiloh, Hollis Wes and Kit GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Steampunk mystery gay romance.
Shipstead, Maggie Astonish Me Fiction Plunges readers into the arcane sect of skinny, high-strung humans: professional ballet dancers.
Shipstead, Maggie Seating Arrangements Chick Lit Suggested By:
"The best kind of smart beach read." - O, The Oprah Magazine. As the Van meter family prepares for a lavish wedding at their island retreat, old wounds and long-buried tensions surface.
Shipton, Diana The Antique Land Non-fiction Engrossing story of life in the Chinese province of Sinkiang by the wife of the noted British mountaineer Eric Shipton.
Shire, Brandon Afflicted: A Blind Gay Romance GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A high-priced male escort and a blind gay man meet by chance. What ensues is a hot, steamy romance by two men looking for something more than a one night stand. But can they reach beyond their own insecurities to grasp what they really desire?
Shirley, John City Come A-Walkin SciFi Cyberpunk. Pre-dates Gibson.
Shirley, John Heatseeker SciFi Cyberpunk. Pre-dates Gibson. Short story collection.
Shively, Charley (editor) Drum Beats GLBT Walt Whitman's Civil War Boy Lovers (PS 3233.S55)
Shlaes, Amity The Forgotten Man Non-fiction Suggested By:
In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation's most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers and the moving stories of individual citizens who through their brave perseverance helped establish the steadfast character we recognize as American today.
Shockey, Kirsten K. and Christopher Shockey Fermented Vegetables Cookbook Suggested By:
$1.07 Kindle book. Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes. Colleen also bought this book (independent of me).
Shojai, Amy Lost and Found Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The 1st installment of Shojai's dark, female-driven domestic thriller series featuring pet-centric plots. A young woman races a Texas blizzard to save her autistic nephew from a deadly secret others will kill to protect--and the service dog she's trained finds his true purpose, when he disobeys. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Sholl, Jessie Dirty Secret Memoir The tale of Sholl's battle to fix her mother, a compulsive hoarder, will leave you fascinated - and possibly queasy.
Sholtz-Ames, Laila Knee Deep in a Sea Breeze Auto/Biography Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. In her biography, Laila gives us unique insight on what it means to grow up as an adopted African American in Maine - the whitest state in the United States. A vegan from childhood, Laila never fit to the traditional norms and conservatism of her home city. Through studies in Spain, work in China and travels in deep Africa and Ecuador, Laila finds new perspective to life and the world we live in.
Shostak, Kay Dew Next Stop, Chancey Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Chancey Books book 1. Looking in your teenage daughters' purse is never a good idea. After all, it ended up with Carolina Jessup opening a Bed & Breakfast for railroad fanatics in a tiny Georgia Mountain town. Carolina knows all about, and hates, small towns. How did she end up leaving her wonderful Atlanta suburbs behind while making her husband's dreams come true?
Shreve, Susan Richards Warm Springs Memoir Novelist Shreve, who was stricken with polio as a baby, describes the two years she spent at the Warm Springs Polio Foundation in Georgia beginning at age 11. Shreve succeeds at the difficult task of recapturing, and communicating, what it was like to be young.
Shriver, Lionel Property Short Stories Suggested By: People Mag.
Wickedly clever collection. Lays bare our foibles when it comes to ownership of all kinds. These stories are so honest about money it's almost shocking.
Shriver, Lionel The Post-Birthday World Fiction Irina has a quiet life in London with her smart, loyal, but hardly electrifying boyfriend Lawrence. Until one night and alternative destiny suggests itself during an impromptu and heated meal with Ramsey, a sexy swaggering snooker champ. Shriver's clever meditation will intrigue anyone who has ever wondered how things might have turned out had they followed, or ignored a life-changing impulse.
Shteir, Rachel The Steal Non-fiction Shteir looks at the history of shoplifting and our manifold motivations, from raw need to sheer thrills. Is shoplifting a crime? A mental condition? A legitimate protest against modern materialism?
Shteyngart, Gary Little Failure Memoir Suggested By:
A New York Times bestseller: In this “rich, nuanced memoir” (Meg Wolitzer), Gary Shteyngart reflects on his time as a Russian immigrant growing up in America with humor and insight.
Shumas, Holly Five Things I Can't Live Without Chick Lit Neurotics will relate: an over-analyzing almost-30-year-old retools her career and relationship.
Shumski, Daniel Will It Waffle Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
$1.22 Kindle book. 53 Irresistible and unexpected recipes to make in a waffle iron.
Shusterman, Neal Scythe Youth Suggested By: Friend.
Suggested by Dezi VP. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life--and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Might be the first in a new series? I can only find the one book now (4/22/2017).
Sides, Hampton Hellhound On His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in American History Non-fiction On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged, and saddened. As chaos erupted across the country and mourners gathered at King's funeral, investigators launched a sixty-five day search for King's assassin that would lead them across two continents.
Sidibe, Gabourney This is Just My Face Essays Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Essays about growing up in NYC and finding unexpected fame after her star turn in Precious. Moving and beautifully written.
Siegel, James Derailed Crime/Mystery More jolting and creepy than the movie with Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen. Quick-paced, and if possible, more explicit than the movie.
Siegel-Maier, Karyn The Naturally Clean Home Technical/Reference 150 super-easy herbal formulas for green cleaning.
Siegelman, Jane and Andrew Coe A Square Meal Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
The Depression changed the way Americans ate. A culinary history of the Great Depression.
Sietsema, Robert New York in a Dozen Dishes Non-fiction 12 dishes and scopes out the best of the best from pizza to pho to barbecued brisket.
Silberman, Steve NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity Non-fiction Suggested By:
What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more--and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. WIRED reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Siler, Todd Think Like a Genius Non-fiction Suggested By:
Improve your creative thinking and problem-solving skills with this practical guide full of easy tips -- and you'll tap into your cognitive power!
Silver, Michael Golden Girl Non-fiction How Natalie Coughlin fought Back From the Brink, Challenged Her Sport's Conventional Wisdom, and Became America's Swimming Champion.
Silver, Nate The Signal and the Noise Non-fiction Polling geek who predicted the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. His book is a fascinating argument for fact over spin.
Silvera, Adam They Both Die at the End Youth Suggested By:
After learning that it's their final day on Earth, two strangers embark on a unique adventure.
Silvera, Adam and Becky Albertalli What If It's Us GLBT Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
YA. Irresistible romantic comedy, exploring queer issues amid the awkward first dates and steamy flirtations. It's a future gay classic.
Silverman, Sarah The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee Memoir Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Not a tell-all, more like a tell-a-lot including her history of bed-wetting and her bouts of depression. After the controversy has fades, we will remember her genius.
Silverstein, Amy Sick Girl Memoir Suggested By:
Heart transplant recipient Amy Silverstein delivers "a stirring story of survival and unyielding love" (Publishers Weekly) in this harrowing memoir of her road to recovery. Amy's force, candor, and her refusal to be the thankful patient from whom we expect undiluted gratitude for the medical treatments that have extended her life, have put her at the center of a debate on patient rights and the omnipotent power of doctors.
Silverstein, Ken The Radioactive Boy Scout Non-fiction The true story of a high school student who build a nuclear-breeder reactor in his backyard, and how the kid pulled it off without his parents, scoutmaster, or the government knowing about it.
Simmons, Gail Talking With My Mouth Full Memoir Simmons reveals how she honed her culinary chops and what it's like to eat for a living.
Simmons, Rachel Odd Girl Out Non-fiction The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls. Odd Girl Out begins with the premise that girls are socialized to be sweet with a double bind: they must value friendships; but they must not express the anger that might destroy them. Lacking cultural permission to acknowledge conflict, girls develop what Simmons calls "a hidden culture of silent and indirect aggression."
Simon, Carly Boys in the Trees Memoir Intelligent, captivating memoir. Don't miss it.e
Simon, Scott Unforgettable Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
The NPR correspondent's bighearted memoir about his late mother - an ex show-girl - is guaranteed to leave you in tears.
Simonson, Helen The Summer Before the War Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. By the author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England's brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the small, idyllic coastal town of Rye. Agatha's husband works in the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber rattling over the Balkans won't come to anything.
Simpson, Helen In-Flight Entertainment Short Stories Funny, shrewd, alternately wicked and warm - i.e. British.
Sims, Gill Why Mommy Drinks Fiction Suggested By:
Ellen is approaching her 39th birthday and dreading the domesticity that will follow. But instead of embracing a life of yoga classes and tame conversations about parenthood, she decides to pursue a new business endeavor. Riotous humor.
Simukka, Salla As Red as Blood Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In the midst of the freezing Arctic winter, seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson walks into her school's dark room and finds a stash of wet, crimson-colored money. Thousands of Euros left to dry--splattered with someone's blood.
Sinclair, April Coffee Will Make You Black Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
$2.14 Kindle book. In this hilarious and insightful coming-of-age novel, author April Sinclair introduces the charming Jean "Stevie" Stevenson, a young woman raised on Chicago's South Side during an era of irrevocable social upheaval.
Sinclair, Upton The Jungle Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Sinek, Simon Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't Non-fiction Suggested By: Friend.
Suggested by Tiffany H. Sinek combines interesting perspectives from anthropology, biochemistry, history and business practice to weave together his narrative in support of his premise that great leadership is predicated upon behaviors of empathy and trust. Drawing on examples from the US military, medicine, business, finance and history, Sinek keeps the book engaging with stories and examples that bring his ideas to life, although I found he got repetitive and "preachy" from time to time.
Singer, Peter and Jim Mason The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter Non-fiction Ethicist Singer and co-author Mason (Animal Factories) document corporate deception, widespread waste and desensitization to inhumane practices in this consideration of ethical eating.
Singh, Simon The Code Book Non-fiction Beguiling blend of history, suspense, and genius.
Sisman, Robyn Summer in the City Chick Lit Spontaneous Londoner Suze and cautious Manhattanite Lloyd swap apartments. Sisman's descriptions of shallowness on both sides of the pond are dead on.
Sisman, Robyn Weekend in Paris Chick Lit Molly flees her prim life in London for whirlwind weekend of cavorting in delectable Paris.
Sites, Kevin The Things They Cannot Say Non-fiction Suggested By:
"riveting and emotionally raw" (Publishers Weekly) stories of 11 veterans who were changed forever by their wartime experiences. "An intimate look at the costs of war on a personal, elemental level"
Skate, Martin Start Right Here SciFi Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Lou runs a bar in Chicago 1980 and is being shot at whilst naked on a rooftop, Wendy is in despair over the population crisis combined with the animal-catastrophe in London 2055, and cat-loving Antonio is ripping off beach tourists in Barcelona 2024 with no recollection of his past. Lou, Wendy, Antonio; they're all related and their lives intertwine for the benefit of humankind, but how, when, and why? Start Right Here is a rollercoaster ride across time; a delectable cocktail of humour and time-travel, with a dash of romance, a dog, a monkey, and a whole lot of gin.
Skehan, Donal and Roseanne Hewitt-Cromwell and Sheila Kiely Easy Recipes for Summer Cooking Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Skjolsvik, Pamela Death Becomes us Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Almost everyone with a pulse fears death, but not everyone fears life. With crippling social anxiety, I feared both. But after an accidental call to a funeral home during my mid-life crisis trip to grad school, I reluctantly embarked on a journey to explore professions that dealt with death in order to come to terms with my own mortality. The result of this quirky trip is Death Becomes Us, a humorous memoir about what happens when a middle-aged, anxiety-filled, life-avoider attempts to investigate the last taboo of American culture. And lives to tell the tale.
Slade, Rachel Into the Raging Sea Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro. On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish--until now.
Sladek, John The Muller-Fokker Effect SciFi One of the early unsung cyberpunk novels. Well, at least cyber. Or punk. Maybe not both at the same time. Recommended by
Slash Slash Auto/Biography Guns n Roses guitarist.
Slater, Nigel Eat Cookbook Suggested By:
A James Beard Award–winning author offers over 600 ideas for deliciously simple meals that are small in effort and big in flavor! “I want to make every recipe in this book” (Ruth Reichl).
Slater, Tony James That Bear Ate My Pants Humorous Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The incredible TRUE story of one man's struggle to survive in an Ecuadorian animal refuge.
Slessor, John Crock Pot Cookbook: 200 Quick and Easy Recipes for Your Slow Cooker Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Slim, Pamela Escape from Cubicle Nation Non-fiction From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur
Sloan, Robin Sourdough Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore turns his eye to food in this quirky novel about a lonely programmer who gets swept up in the local culinary culture.
Slocum, Joshua Sailing Alone Around the World Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Captain Slocum was a highly experienced navigator and ship owner. He rebuilt and refitted the derelict sloop Spray in a seaside pasture at Fairhaven, Massachusetts over 13 months between early 1893 and 1894. Between 24 April 1895 and 27 June 1898, Slocum, aboard the Spray, crossed the Atlantic twice (to Gibraltar and back to South America), negotiated the Strait of Magellan, and crossed the Pacific. He also visited Australia and South Africa before crossing the Atlantic (for the third time) to return to Massachusetts after a journey of 46,000 miles.
Smiley, Jane A Thousand Acres Fiction Aging Larry Cook announces his intention to turn over his 1,000-acre farm--one of the largest in Zebulon County, Iowa--to his three daughters, Caroline, Ginny and Rose. A man of harsh sensibilities, he carves Caroline out of the deal because she has the nerve to be less than enthusiastic about her father's generosity. Suggested by LP.
Smith , John F. Dash Diet Instant Pot Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. 185 Set-And-Go Simple and Delicious Recipes Made for Your Instant Pot Cooking at Home or Any Occasion To Lose Weight Rapidly And Better Your Lifestyle. DASH Diet.
Smith, Alexander McCall Friends, Lovers, Chocolate Crime/Mystery Second in the "Sunday Philosophy Club" series. This mystery is a charmer.
Smith, Alexander McCall Tears of the Giraffe Crime/Mystery 2nd in the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. #3: Morality for Beautiful Girls. #4: The Kalahari Typing School for Men. #5: The Full Cupboard of Life. #6: In the Company of Cheerful Ladies.
Smith, Alisa and J.B. MacKinnon Plenty Memoir Looking for "ways to live more lightly in an increasingly crowded and raggedy-assed world," the authors spend a year eating food originating within 100 miles of their Vancouver apartment. Light and funny, marred only by the his-and-hers chapter construction.
Smith, Andrew The Alex Crow Youth The teen protagonist is the lens through which readers see how society exerts its control over teenage boys' thoughts and actions.
Smith, April Good Morning, Killer Crime/Mystery Chick detective.
Smith, Chas Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell Non-fiction Suggested By:
A True Story of Violence, Corruption, and the Soul of Surfing. An unflinching look at the high-stakes world of surfing on Oahu’s North Shore—a riveting, often humorous, account of beauty, greed, danger, and crime.
Smith, Courtney E. Record Collecting for Girls Non-fiction A music lover and former MTV exec explores the ways music shapes womens' lives.
Smith, Daniel Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety Memoir Unforgettable, surprisingly hilarious memoir chronicles Smith's head-clanging flop-sweating battles with acute anxiety.
Smith, Danyel Bliss Fiction Spot-on portraits of the producers, promoters, and performers mangling one another to reach the top. Smith, the former editor-in-chief of Vibe knows the scene and captures the authentic sights and sounds.
Smith, Dodie I Capture the Castle Fiction Suggested By:
A charming and poignant classic with "one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met" (J.K. Rowling): Cassandra lives with her family i a run-down English castle, where she fills her journals with stories about her family, life, and love.
Smith, Doug Goon Auto/Biography Rowdy true story of a hockey enforcer.
Smith, Elliot J. Passive Income Online Business Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Four beginner and advanced business models to start creating passive income online.
Smith, Janna Malamud Private Matters Non-fiction Exploration of privacy issues. She draws particularly on her experience as the daughter of a famous writer.
Smith, Jean Edward Eisenhower in War and Peace Auto/Biography Suggested By:
A rich revealing portrait of the nation's 34th president.
Smith, Jordan Fisher Engineering Eden Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
A former park ranger chronicles the moral debate that arose after a young man was killed by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park in 1972: How much should humans control the wilderness we're trying to conserve?
Smith, Julie New Orleans Mourning Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book.
Smith, Kathryn The Gatekeeper Non-fiction Suggested By:
Compelling personal story of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration, Marguerite "Missy" LeHand, FDR's de facto chief of staff, who has been misrepresented, mischaracterized, and overlooked throughout history...until now.
Smith, Kevin Tough Sh*t Humorous Suggested By:
The director of the cult classic Clerks distills his unconventional career into an irreverent guide to life.
Smith, Kyle Love Monkey: A Novel Fiction "High Fidelity" style book about Manhattanite and his bumpy search for love. Also a bad-looking TV show. Sorry, but Tom Cavanaugh (sp? is that even his name?) is NOT hot enough to be a dink flitting from girl to girl.
Smith, Larry Iwo Jima Non-fiction Suggested By:
A New York Times bestselling author compiles 22 veterans' firsthand accounts of one of the most devastating battles of World War II.
Smith, Larry (editor) The Moment Short Stories 125 stories of turning points, aha moments, and life changers [some] by famous writers.
Smith, Lee Dimestore Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Also recommended by Examines the small coal-mining Appalachian South Kentucky town of her youth, the culture of the South and the changes wrought by the passage of time.
Smith, Martin J. and Patrick J. Kiger Poplorica History Droll pop history. How modern American life owes as much to TV dinners, disposable diapers, and the Edsel as to any war. It's witty, but also serious, thought-provoking history.
Smith, Mary-Ann Tirone Girls of Tender Age Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Riveting memoir that encompasses the murder of a schoolmate by a pedophile and life with an autistic brother. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Smith, Mitchell Kingdom River Post-Apocalyptic Book two in The Snowfall Trilogy.
Smith, Mitchell Moonrise Post-Apocalyptic Book three in The Snowfall Trilogy.
Smith, Mychal Denzel Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching Non-fiction Suggested By: Suggested List.
Smith unapologetically upends reigning assumptions about black masculinity, rewriting the script for black manhood so that depression and anxiety aren’t considered taboo, and feminism and LGBTQ rights become part of the fight.
Smith, Nicholas Sansbury Hell Divers Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. The Hell Divers Trilogy book 1. More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search for a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers: men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.
Smith, Patrick Ask the Pilot: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel Non-fiction What are those dings you hear during flight? What if the oxygen masks come down? Can a bird take down a plane? Could someone open the exit doors in flight?
Smith, Patti Just Kids Memoir Smith's memoir about her youth with BFF Robert Mapplethorpe just won a national book award.
Smith, Robert Paul Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing. Memoir This celebration of the author's 1920's childhood, first published in 1957, is heavy on nostalgia but light on treacle.
Smith, Scott A Simple Plan Fiction Stephen King recommended this, and I thought I heard that the Billy Bob Thornton movie was supposed to be pretty good.
Smith, Tyler Instant Pot Cookbook: 5 Ingredients or Less Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Quick, Easy and Healthy Meals for Your Family.
Smith, Zadie Feel Free Essays Suggested By: Author.
Among others: Why do we love libraries? "Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay."
Smith, Zadie Swing Time Fiction Suggested By: Suggested List.
Two young girls grow up in London united by their love of dance, but only one has the skill to make it a career. Smith explores the power of early friendship and the politics of black bodies.
Smith, Zadie White Teeth Fiction Simmering melting pot that is North London.
Smolinski, Jill The Next Thing On My List Chick Lit This warm an original work follows car pool operator June Parker as she finishes a dead woman's "to do" list and transforms her own drab life into an adventure.
Snow, Anna Bubblegum Blonde Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Barb Jackson Mysteries book 1. "Expect the unexpected" has been Barb Jackson's motto ever since the day she became a private investigator. But when a blast from the past in the form of her cheating ex-boyfriend shows up in her office and begs her to help him clear his name in an ongoing murder investigation, she fears this time she might have bitten off more than she can chew.
Snow, Gwyneth Minimalism Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The path to an organized, stress-free and decluttered life.
Snyder, Peggy The Ten Minute Cognitive Workout Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Manage your mood and change your life in ten minutes a day.
Sobel, Dava The Glass Universe Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
New York Times: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars. A highly engaging group portrait of the women "computers" whose calculations helped shape observational astronomy.
Soffee, Anne Thomas Snake Hips Non-fiction "Belly Dancing and How I Found True Love" Half-Lebanese undercover Arab. Full of belly laughs.
Solga, Kim The everything guide to selling arts and crafts online Non-fiction How to sell on Etsy, eBay, your storefront, and everywhere else online. Found at library.
Solomon, Andrew The Noonday Demon Non-fiction Examines depression in personal, cultural and scientific terms.
Solomon, Mary Minimalist Living Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. How To Live In A Van And Get Off The Grid. Simplify, Simple Living, Off The Grid, Minimalism, Homesteading, Self Sufficiency. Want to travel the country? Are you in debt and struggling to pay the mortgage or rent every month? Or maybe you want to minimize, declutter, simplify and organize your life. Do you desire to step off the grid? Minimalistic Living: How To Live In A Van And Get Off The Grid will help you find the answers you're looking for! Learn: How To Find and Purchase the Perfect Vehicle, How to Customize and Accessorize Your Vehicle, How To Remodel A Vehicle to Meet Your Needs, Equipment You'll Need To Live In a Vehicle, How To Stay Dry, Safe, Cool and Warm, How To Have Running Water and Electricity in Your Vehicle, Lots Of Tips and Tricks Along The Way, and more!
Solomon, Nina Single Wife Fiction Lifelong Manhattanite's husband runs out, but she fakes that he's still around. Her ruses lead to plenty of funny moments. In the end, absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder, just stronger.
Solomons, Natasha The House at Tyneford Fiction At the onset of WWII, a Viennese Jewish socialite flees to England to become a parlor maid. Like Downton Abbey, the romance compellingly explores the upstairs-downstairs dynamic of estate life.
Soloway, Jill Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants Essays She hates women who hover over toilet seats. Soloway's debut deserves a space on the shelf beside David Sedaris and Augesten Burroughs.
Sondheim, Stephen Look, I Made a Hat Non-fiction Second installment in Sondheim's books about writing lyrics. Superinteresting, very honest, and kinda mean (as per Tina Fey).
Songs from This Earth on Turtle's Back Bruchac, Joseph (editor) Other Poetry collection recommended by Sherman Alexie.
Sonheim, Carla Misc Drawing Books Craft I'm not ready for these right now, but maybe some day. I need to clean off my desk and finish some existing projects before I can take on drawing for fun.
  • The art of silliness : a creativity book for everyone
  • Drawing and painting imaginary animals : a mixed-media workshop
  • Drawing lab for mixed-media artists : 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun
Sonnenberg, Susanna Her Last Death Memoir Survivor of a priviledged, dysfunctional childhood has transformed her pain into a transfixing memoir.
South, Mary The Cure for Anything is Salt Water Memoir How I threw my life overboard and found happiness at sea. A fed-up publisher heads, via trawler, from Florida to Maine. It's fun going along for the ride.
Southward, Phil The Soaring Kiwi and the Sauerkraut Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Other.
$1.04 Kindle book. Ghe offbeat travel tale of a hang gliding New Zealander who makes the mistake of marrying a grumpy German and moving to Munich, the city of big beer and Lederhosen you couldn't whip a high ranking motorsport official into wearing.
Sowa, Michael Sowa's Ark Art Paintings of diving pig and other animals.
Spark, Ellie Love Out of Order GLBT Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. For as long as she can remember, God and his teachings have enveloped every part of Megan Davidson's life, leading her to commit herself to the church as a Catholic sister. But lately, thoughts she's suppressed for years are consuming her. Her faith is tested when dreams of a woman she's attracted to begin to haunt her. She'd never felt lonely before. She had God; she had her social work at St. Joseph's Hospital, and her prayer. But now? The more Megan tries to reject the impure thoughts, the emptier her life feels.
Sparks, Nicholas Message In A Bottle; The Wedding; The Notebook Fiction Nicholas Sparks turns his family's loves and losses into wildly popular novels.
Sparks, Shae Clean Eating Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The ultimate no BS clean eating diet bootcamp. Lose 10 pounds in just 14 day with delicious, easy & quick clean eating recipes.
Spencer, Irene Shattered Dreams Memoir Now 70, Specner was born into a secred, illegal community of Mormon fundamentalists whose members are told that in order to gain salvation, men must wed as many wives as possible. In this brave and honest book, Spencer lays bare the secrets of her heart and of a devastating religious practice.
Spencer, Page and Margaret E. Murie White Silk & Black Tar Non-fiction A Journal of the Alaskan Oil Spill. From Bergamot Books, who brought you Arctic Daughter and Rivers Running Free.
Spencer, Sarah Best Chinese Take-out Recipes from Mama Li's Kitchen Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Spencer-Wendel, Susan Until I Say Good-Bye: A Book About Living Memoir Suggested By: Other.
In June 2011, Susan Spencer-Wendel learned she had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)--Lou Gehrig's disease--an irreversible condition that systematically destroys the nerves that power the muscles. She was forty-four years old, with a devoted husband and three young children, and she had only one year of health remaining. Susan decided to live that year with joy. However, Until I Say Good-Bye is not angry or bitter. It is sad in parts--how could it not be?--but it is filled with Susan's optimism, joie de vivre, and sense of humor. It is a book about life, not death. One that, like Susan, will make everyone smile.
Spencer-Wendel, Susan with Bret Witter Until I Say Good-Bye Memoir Suggested By:
A New York Times bestseller: After being diagnosed with ALS, Susan decided to live her last healthy year with joy. A "profound, tender, and often funny account".
Sperry, Kip Reading Early American Handwriting Non-fiction Paleography, the study of early handwriting, or the rules of reading old handwriting, is an essential element in genealogical and historical research.
Spicer, Bev Bunny on a Bike Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Playboy croupiers in 80's London. Bev and Carol adventure book 2. A great insight into 80s London, attitudes to women and life as a trainee bunny, plus smatterings of celebrities, this book captures that careless sense of youthful immortality perfectly. A fab light-but-intelligent read.
Spielman, Lori Nelson The Life List Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Sarah Addison Allen. To receive her inheritance, Brett must complete the life goals she wrote down when she was a teenager. As she sets out to reinvent herself, she'll find joy in the most unlikely places. A "moving page-turner" (Susan Elizabeth Phillips).
Spivey, Hannah Why I Abandoned the Hebrew Israelite Religin Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In this belief-shattering memoir, Hannah D. Spivey speaks about life as a Hebrew Israelite woman, and how much misogyny in said community impacted her life and destroyed the self-esteem of some Hebrew Israelite women. Hannah points out the contradictions, hate, examples of misogyny, ridicule, and self-absorption in the Hebrew Israelite community and highlights how similar the belief system is to Christianity. With her no-holds barred approach, Hannah expounds on how damaging religion has been to the black community and explains how it affected her in a negative way, until she found her way out of the Hebrew Israelite religion.
Spizt, Bob Dearie Auto/Biography A rollicking biography that captures the vision, pluck, and contagious exuberance that were the essence of Julia Child.
Spotson, Scott Life II SciFi Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Upon discovering a 1958 book titled "Account of Time Travel on Earth Using Wave Theory," 42-year-old Max Thorning's life is thrown into chaos. Seeking answers to the book's cryptic clues, he discovers Dr. Time, a seemingly benign alien who has control of the Time Weaver, a remarkable device that can command any scene from the Earth's past.
Spurlock, Morgan Don't Eat This Book Non-fiction Another stomach-turning expose of the American diet. From the "Supersize Me" guy.
Spurrier, Simon Kill or Cure (Afterblight Chronicles 2) Post-Apocalyptic Sequel to "Culled". Jasmine has spent five years underground, locked in a secret government bunker with no one but the skeletons of her colleagues for company. Outside, the world has gone to hell, a mysterious virus killing all but 1 in 20 of the world's population. It's enough to drive anyone mad but Jasmine's crazier than most. The cure she was working on had an unexpected side effect, psychotic symptoms which only the most powerful drugs can suppress. Jasmine's quest to find a cure for this new plague, as well as for her own barely suppressed madness, draws her across the fractured continent of America and into the darkest recesses of her own past.
St. John Ambulance St. John Ambulance First Aid Reference Guide Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
St. John Mandel, Emily Station Eleven Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for July 2015, but I did not read it. Will renew your hope in the end of the world. A virus dispatches 99 percent of humanity. Twenty years after the fall, we follow survivors including a Shakespearean actors group.
St. Michael, Leena The Happy Activist Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. How to Sustain Your Spirit, Stamina, and Sanity to Make America Marvelous.
St. Paul Growers Association The St. Paul Farmers Market produce cookbook : a collection of favorite recipes from growers and their customers Cookbook Hoping for good veggie recipes.
Stabenow, Dana Various - Kate Shugak Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Friend.
Kate Shugak is an Aleut who lives on a 160-acre homestead in a generic national Park in Alaska. Recommended by swap-bot partner from Kodiak Island.
Stafford, Clive The Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side Non-fiction Human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith is one of the few people in the world who has had independent access to the prisoners at Guantanamo, representing more than fifty. Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side is his remarkable account of his descent into the darkly comic world of Guantanamo, a legal black hole in which the bleakness of the surroundings are punctuated by moments of humor and absurdity.
Stagliano, Kim All I Can Handle Memoir Suggested By:
Kim Stagliano's electrifying and hilarious memoir of her family's journey raising three daughters with autism. Autism. Autistic. Spectrum. Asperger's syndrome.
Stanton, Doug In Harm's Way Non-fiction Suggested By:
A harrowing, adrenaline-charged account of America's worst naval disaster. On july 30, 1945 the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. 900 soldiers were cast into the Pacific ocean where they had to wait for rescue.
Stapinsky, Helene Baby Plays Around Non-fiction Like dishing with a buddy over beer. Hip, funny, and absorbing memoir of a journalist realizing a lifelong dream?playing drums in a rock band.
Stark, Freya A Winter in Arabia Memoir Diary of 1937-1938. Insights on life in the harem, etc.
Starks, Richard and Miriam Murcutt Lost in Tibet: The Untold Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed Plane, and the Will to Survive Non-fiction November 1943. Caught in a violent storm and blown far off their intended course, five American airmen-flying the dangerous Himalayan supply route known as "The Hump"-were forced to bail out just seconds before their plane ran out of fuel. To their astonishment, they found they had landed in the heart of Tibet.
Starmer, Aaron Spontaneous Youth Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The teens in this wildly inventive YA novel are dealing with normal high school issues: college applications, social drama...oh, and their friends spontaneously combusting. Can Mara Carlyle make it to graduation without exploding?
Steadman, Philip Vermeer's Camera Non-fiction Traces the development of the camera obscura--first described by Leonaro da Vinci--weighs the arguments that scholars have made for and against Vermeer's use of the camera, and offers a fascinating examination of the paintings themselves and what they alone can tell us of Vermeer's technique.
Steele, Allen Orbital Decay SciFi I gave mine to the library. Popeye Hooker knows that space isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. A former fisherman who takes a job building low orbital stations to escape a failed relationship, he finds that in space, construction work is still a grind.
Steele, Allen Various - Near Space (Rude Astronauts) Series SciFi Suggested By: Author.
  • Orbital Decay (1989)
  • Clarke County, Space (1990)
  • Lunar Descent (1991)
  • Labyrinth of Night (1992)
  • A King of Infinite Space (1997)
Steele, Shelby White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era Non-fiction Today's problem, Steele forcefully argues, is not black oppression, but white guilt, a loose term that encompasses both an attempt by whites to regain the moral authority they lost after the Civil Rights Movement, and black contempt toward "Uncle Tom" complicity with white hegemony, resulting in a shirking of personal accountability.
Steele, Victoria 101 Quick & Easy 5 Ingredient Recipes Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Steer, Dugald (editor) Wizardology Magical/Mystical Scrapbook-style kid's book devoted to a spooky subject. Complete with "magical" talismans and recipes for mysterious potions. It's bound to please your Potter-philes.

Also: Pirateology, Dragonology, Egyptology, more?
Steinbach, Alice Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman Non-fiction Writer quits work and shares her experiences of becoming 'an informal student.'
Steinbeck, John Of Mice And Men Fiction Suggested By: Author.
An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. They hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence.
Steinbeck, John The Winter of our Discontent Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of Steinbeck's last novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With Ethan no longer a member of Long Island's aristocratic class, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards.
Steinbeck, John Various - John Steinbeck Fiction Fiction Suggested By: Author.
  • Cup of Gold (1929)
  • The Pastures of Heaven (1932)
  • The Red Pony (1933)
  • To a God Unknown (1933)
  • Tortilla Flat (1935 - read 2003/11)
  • In Dubious Battle (1936 - read 2017/02)
  • Of Mice and Men (1937)
  • The Long Valley (1938)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1939 - read 2003/10)
  • The Forgotten Village - Film (1941)
  • The Moon Is Down (1942)
  • Cannery Row (1945 - read 2003/11)
  • The Wayward Bus (1947)
  • The Pearl (1947 - read 2015/09)
  • Burning Bright (1950)
  • East of Eden (1952 - read 2005/11)
  • Sweet Thursday (1954)
  • The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication (1957)
  • The Winter of Our Discontent (1961)
  • Viva Zapata! - Film (1975)
  • The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (1976 - read)
Steinbeck, John Various - John Steinbeck Non-Fiction Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
  • Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research (1941)
  • Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team (1942)
  • A Russian Journal (1948)
  • The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951)
  • Once There Was A War (1958)
  • Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1962 - read 2013/11)
  • America and Americans (1966)
  • Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters (1969)
  • Steinbeck: A Life in Letters (1975)
  • Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath (1989)
  • Steinbeck in Vietnam: Dispatches from the War (2012)
Steinberg, Jaques The Gatekeepers Non-fiction Inside the admissions process of a premier college. Spans a year in the life of those who make the decisions, and those who await the decisions.
Steinberger, Amy Japan Ai Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. Fun, brief, illustrated memoir about an American woman taking her first trip to Japan.
Steinem, Gloria My Life on the Road Memoir Gloria Steinem doesn't drive, but spent decades on the road. Wise, appealing memoir.
Steinke, Darcey Easter Everywhere Memoir A deeply intelligent memoir about how growing up in a family of ministers affected Steinke's own search for divinity and faith.
Steinman, Ron The Soldier's Story Non-fiction Vietnam in Their Own Words
Stelle, Shelby A Dream Deferred Non-fiction Suggested By:
A "deeply engaging" (Booklist) look at the politics of race in America: An award-winning author examines key policies from the civil rights era onward to argue for a new trajectory on the difficult path toward widespread racial equality.
Stelljes, Roger The St. Paul Conspiracy Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Book 2 of 8 in McRyan Mystery Series (8 Book Series). Thirty-two-year-old, fourth-generation St. Paul Homicide Detective "Mac" McRyan thought his day was going to be less stressful. The day would involve paper work, coffee, and maybe even an early trip to the pub. Then his cell phone rings... A body has been found in a high-end condominium between Summit and Grand Avenues
Stelmach, Orest The Altar Girl Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The daughter of uncompromising Ukrainian immigrants, Nadia was raised to respect guts, grit, and tradition. When the events around the seemingly accidental death of her estranged godfather don't add up, Nadia is determined to discover the truth--even if she attracts the attention of dangerous men intent on finding out what she knows through any means possible.
Sten, Viveca Still Waters Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sandhamn Murders book 1. On a hot July morning on Sweden's idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.
Stephens, Ransom The Left Brain Speaks, the Right Brain Laughs Non-fiction Suggested By:
Learn how to use -- and exercise -- your most important organ! This valuable manual on optimizing the human brain is perfect for lovers of psychology and self-improvement.
Stephenson, Michael Civil War in 3D Non-fiction Immerse yourself in a Civil War soldier's life with unprecedented intimacy in 25 stereoscopic images, many from the Smithsonian.
Stephenson, Neal Reamde SciFi Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. A computer virus wreaks havoc on both the online and real worlds in an ingenious epic from the Snow Crash author.
Stephenson, Neal Seveneves Post-Apocalyptic The moon explodes in the very first sentence. One of the best contemporary sci-fi authors gets in on the post-apocalyptic genre. Cataclysm has rarely been more fun. Scientific savvy and riotous humor.
Stephenson, Neal Some Remarks Essays Good entry into the relentless mind of Neal Stephenson.
Stephenson, Neal Zodiac SciFi Stephenson's (The Big U) improbable hero is Sangamon Taylor, a high-tech jack-of-all-trades who inhales nitrous oxide for kicks and scouts environmental hazards for GEE, the Group of Environmental Extremists. Taylor particularly wants to nab the polluters of Boston Harbor, whose toxic sludge he monitors by zipping from illegal pipeline to illegal pipeline in his inflatable Zodiac raft.
Stephenson, Pamela Billy Auto/Biography Billy Connolly (comedian/actor) biography, written by his wife. The descriptions of Scottish life evoke the poignancy of the Ireland in Angela's Ashes as she tells of the troubled, abused. and desperately poor child in the docklands of Glasgow who grew up to shock and awe audiences around the world with his notoriously bawdy humor
Sterbenz, Carol Endler Homemade Craft Focuses on the nitty-gritty of projects. But provides personal, historical, and even scientific context for the crafts.
Sterling, Bruce The Hacker Crackdown: Law And Disorder On The Electronic Frontier Non-fiction A journalist investigates the past, present, and future of computer crimes, as he attends a hacker convention, documents the extent of the computer crimes, and presents intriguing facts about hackers and their misdoings.
Sterling, Bruce The Zenith Angle SciFi A computer programmer rolling in dotcom money is so moved by 9/11 that he goes to work as a government cyberwarrior.
Stern, Jane and Michael Roadfood (ninth edition) Non-fiction Guide to culinary roadside attractions.
Stern, Jane and Michael Two for the Road Cookbook Authors of "Roadfood", the bestselling guide to small-town cuisine. This breezy book offers war stories as well as recipes for exotica, including cola cake and stuffed ham.
Sterns, Jane Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself By Becoming an EMT Memoir Suggested By:
Stern tells her story with great humor and poignancy, creating a wonderful portrait of a middle-aged, Woody Allen–ish woman who was "deeply and neurotically terrified of sick and dead people," but who became an EMT to save other people's lives as a way of saving her own.
Stevens, Courtney Dress Codes for Small Towns Kindle Edition by Youth Suggested By:
Readers will be drawn to Billie as she comes to terms with the gray areas of love, gender, and friendship, in this John Hughes-esque exploration of sexual fluidity.
Stevens, Marilyn Did I Ever Have Children? Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When her already ailing mother Margaret began showing signs of dementia, Marilyn Stevens decided the best option would be to move back to her childhood home to care for her. In the eight years that followed, their relationship changed for the better, even as her mother's Alzheimer's worsened. In a poignant, warm, and often humorous narrative in two voices, Marilyn takes the reader through eight years of the challenges and rewards of being her mother's caregiver. We hear firsthand Margaret's frustrations with the loss of her memory and learn how Marilyn -- by trial and error (and a lot of support) -- learned to deal with the many stages of her mother's condition. A must-read for anyone facing caregiving of a loved one ... or for anyone who has traveled the same path as Marilyn and her mom.
Stevenson, Damian The Ian Fleming Files - An Espionage and Spy Thriller Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. Operation Armada and Operation Parsifal. In his startling debut novel, Ian Fleming scholar and screenwriter of upcoming movie Fleming Damian Stevenson has crafted the ultimate origin story for one of popular culture's most beloved icons.
Stevenson, Robert Louis The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Stewart, Amy Flower Confidential Non-fiction This thorns-and-all expose of the blossom business is no scandal-packed dishfest. Things perk up when the author moves out of freenhouses and into florists. she visits small, well-kept-secret shops (like the NYC gem Flowers of the World) and high-volume discounters like Costco.
Stewart, Amy The Drunken Botanist Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.
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