Books I'd Like To Read
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Author (from) - Shepherd, Margaret
Author (thru) - Washington, Booker T.
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|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: BookBub.com.
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.|
|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: BookBub.com.
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.
|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.|
|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||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: BookBub.com.
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.|
|Siler, Todd||Think Like a Genius||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
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.|
|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: BookBub.com.
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.|
|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: BookBub.com.
"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.
|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 fyyff.com.|
|Slash||Slash||Auto/Biography||Guns n Roses guitarist.|
|Slater, Nigel||Eat||Cookbook||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
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|
|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, 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: BookBub.com.
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, 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, 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: eBookDaily.com.
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: BookBub.com.
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: BookBub.com.
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 BookBub.com. 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: eBookDaily.com.
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, 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.
|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.|
|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.
|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. 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||Kate Shugak Series||Crime/Mystery||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: BookBub.com.
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: eBookDaily.com.
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||Near Space (Rude Astronauts) Series||SciFi||
|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, 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||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
|Steinbeck, John||Various||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Author.
|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: BookBub.com.
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.
|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: BookBub.com.
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||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: BookBub.com.
Stern tells her story with great humor and poignancy, creating a wonderful portrait of a middle-aged, Woody Allenâ€“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, 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.
|Stewart, Amy||Wicked Plants||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. The weed that killed Lincoln's mother an dother botanical atrocities.
|Stewart, Chris||Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Spain||Memoir||Endless struggles to improve a farm bought 'at first sight'. Enormous joy and fast friendships formed in the process.|
|Stewart, George R.||Earth Abides||SciFi||A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for. (Found on list on amazon.com)|
|Stewart, George R.||The Earth Abides||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Unknown.
Without a radio or phone, Ish had no idea of humanity's abrupt demise. He had escaped death, yet could not escape the awesomeness of the catastrophe - and, with an eerie detachment, he found himself curious as to how long it would be before all traces of man's civilization faded from the Earth.
|Stewart, Jamie||500 Air Fryer Recipes||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Stewart, Jon||America (The Book)||Non-fiction||Faux-history of America|
|Stewart, Jon||Earth (the book)||Humorous||a visitor's guide to the human race|
|Stewart, Leah||The Myth of You and Me||Chick Lit||A smart story about the mysteries at the heart of even the most intimate friendships between women. (what?)|
|Stewart, Martha||Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook||Technical/Reference||The essential guide to caring for everything in your home.|
|Stewart, Martha||Martha's Rules (??)||Non-fiction||Advice book for would-be entrepreneurs on how to build a business from scratch.|
|Stewart, Mary||Nine Coaches Waiting||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$1.07 Kindle book. Linda Martin understands what is to be lonely: her parents died when she was young, and she was raised in an orphanage. When she is hired as a governess to the orphaned young Philippe, Comte de Valmy, Linda finds a kindred spirit in the lonely little boy. But Philippe is the heir to a vast estate in Savoy, and his dangerously handsome uncle may be willing to kill to ensure that Philippe never inherits it.
|Stewart, Mary||The Ivy Tree||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$1.07 Kindle book. Whitescar is a beautiful old house and farm situated in Roman Wall country. It will make a rich inheritance for its heirs, but in order to secure it, they enlist the help of a young woman named Mary who bears remarkable resemblance to missing Whitescar heiress, Annabel Winslow. Their deception will spark a powder-keg of ambition, obsession and long-dead love.
|Stewart, Mary||The Moon-Spinners||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. While on a walking holiday through the beautiful, deserted hills of Crete, Nicola Ferris stumbles across a critically injured Englishman, guarded by a fierce Greek. Nicola cannot abandon them and so sets off on a perilous search for their lost companion - all the while being pursued by someone who wants to make sure none of them leave the island.
|Stewart, Mary||This Rough Magic||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Lucy Waring, a young, out-of-work actress from London, leaps at the chance to visit her sister for a summer on the island paradise of Corfu, and what's more, a famous but reclusive actor is staying in a villa nearby. But Lucy's hopes for rest and romance are shattered when a body washes up on the beach and she finds herself swept up in a chilling chain of events.
|Stewart, Mary||Various||Other||Suggested By: Author.
|Stewart, Rory||The Places In Between||Memoir||Stewart, a Scot, zippily chronicles his 2002 trek across Afghanistan communing with Taliban thugs and teenage camel drivers. Question: Is he mad?|
|Stewart, Sarah||Tiny Houses||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A complete guide to living in a Tiny House.
|Stibbe, Nina||Love, Nina||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
Nanny to Will and Sam Frears, the sons of a London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers in 1982. Charming, hilarious collection of her letters to her sister back home in Leicestershire. Funniest debut in years.
|Stillwell, Leander||The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Stirling, S.M.||Emberverse or The Change Series||Post-Apocalyptic||
|Stittle, Kristal||Survival Instinct||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. On the surface, the city of Leighton is just like any other city: tall buildings, busy streets, and populated by a wide variety of people. It also has rats. These vermin are unlike the average pest, because they are carrying a deadly contagion. Havoc ensues as the devastating virus seeps into the unsuspecting populace, turning friends and family against each other.
|Stolarz, Laurie Faria||Black is for Beginnings||Magical/Mystical||The BLUE IS FOR NIGHTMARES series that put a spell on more than half a million readers continues ? in graphic novel format! WARNING: GRAPHIC NOVEL FORMAT.|
|Stone, Gene||Forks Over Knives||Non-fiction||The Plant-Based Way to Health|
|Stone, Lee||Free Fish Friday||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Slacker Mills Mysteries book 1. Slacker, a vagabond fisherman extraordinaire, had found his personal paradise in Key West, Florida.. With his trophies covering the walls of the Rusty Hook tavern, and his fresh catch comprising the free Friday menu there, he was respected as a local hero. In the rum-gilded view of vacationing ladies, he also enjoyed billing as the "Catch of the Night."
|Stone, Nic||Dear Martin||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A New York Times bestseller: When a young black man is racially profiled by the cops, his hopes for an Ivy League future disappear. "Absolutely incredible, honest, gut-wrenching. A must read" (Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give).
|Stone, Robert||Prime Green||Memoir||Stone (Dog Soldiers) spent part of the 1960s snorting heroin, dropping acid, and inhaling helium. He has written a remarkably lucid and passionate history of that decades countercultural tendencies.|
|Storey, Gail D.||I Promise Not To Suffer||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Cheryl Strayed. A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail
|Stork, Francisco X.||Marcelo in the Real World||Youth||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Marcelo Sandoval hears music that nobody else can hear -- part of an autism-like condition that no doctor has been able to identify. But his father has never fully believed in the music or Marcelo's differences, and he challenges Marcelo to work in the mailroom of his law firm for the summer . . . to join "the real world." Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Stossel, Scott||My Age of Anxiety||Non-fiction||Part history, part science, and part autobiography, this is a fascinating look at America's most prevalent mental illness.|
|Stout, Jay||Hornets Over Kuwait||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Already a classic, this book is the brash, unbridled and politically incorrect account of a Marine fighter pilot's actions during Operation DESERT STORM. Impetuosity aside, Stout's account reads real and has stood up to challenges from within and outside the Marine Corps.
|Strachey, Giles Lytton||Queen Victoria||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Biography of Queen Victoria.
|Strager, Hanne||A Modest Genius||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The story of Darwin's life and how his ideas change everything.
|Straley, John||Cold Storage, Alaska||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Cold Storage, Alaska, is a remote fishing outpost where salmonberries sparkle in the morning frost and where you just might catch a King Salmon if you're zen enough to wait for it. Settled in 1935 by Norse fishermen who liked to skinny dip in its natural hot springs, the town enjoyed prosperity at the height of the frozen fish boom. But now the cold storage plant is all but abandoned and the town is withering.
|Straub, Emma||The Vacationers||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When the dysfunctional Posts family takes an island vacation, they don't count on buried secrets and old wounds surfacing in paradise. Witty, big-hearted. Leaves you smiling for days (Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette)
|Strause, Brian||Maybe a Miracle||Fiction||She falls into a coma, and curious things begin to happen: Rose petals rain from the sky, she develops stigmata, and sick people are spontaneously cured. Laugh-out-loud funny, provocative, and unique.|
|Strauss, Elle and Lee Strauss||Clockwise||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Funny, great for all ages, full of surprised. Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this --she's accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward.
|Strauss, Neil||Emergency||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
This New York Times bestseller offers an invaluable guide to emergency preparedness — from storm shelters to food harvesting and everything in between. “If you’re looking for an emergency escape plan, this book is it”.
|Streitmatter, Rodger||Empty Without You||Non-fiction||The Intimate Letters Of Eleanor Roosevelt And Lorena Hickok|
|Stremcha, Lorna||Bravery, Bullies, & Blowhards||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Workplace Bullying. Those that wish to gain a better understanding of the after-effects of physical or psychological abuse will find this book to be a useful tool. The story is told with candor and honesty and may evoke emotions that are rarely expressed by a target. Sadly, the actions and/or inactions by management are often used to destroy talented and effective employees and many perpetrators remain employed -- or promoted. Unfortunately, many will suffer after-effects and will never enter the workplace again. Some will develop PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)--the invisible injury.
|Strieber, Whitley||Warday||Post-Apocalyptic||Post-apocalyptic fake history. On October 27, 1988, the United States and the Soviet Union fight a "limited" nuclear war. Washington, DC, and San Antonio are vaporized. New York City is left in ruins. Electromagnetic pulses wipe out computers and electronic car ignitions. Radiation sickness is followed by famine and a flu epidemic. Five years after Warday, two writers tour what was the United States to assemble this documentary of life after the war, weaving together interviews, government documents, and the chronicle of their travels. (found on a list at amazon.com)|
|Stringer, Jay||Ways to Die in Glasgow||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. "smart, vicious and properly laugh out loud funny." A violent drunk with a broken heart, Mackie looks for love in all the wrong places. When two hit men catch him with his pants down, he barely makes it out alive. Worse still, his ex-gangster uncle, Rab, has vanished, leaving him an empty house and a dead dog.
|Stross, Amy||The Suburban Micro-farm||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Modern solutions for busy people.
|Stross, Charles||Halting State||SciFi||A cop, an insurance investigator, and a software developer chase mysteries through a near-future Edinburgh both real and virtual. For fans of Neuromancer and Scottish noir.|
|Strout, Elizabeth||Anything Is Possible||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Strout does small town anomie better than anyone, without making you want to slit your wrists.
|Strycker, Noah||The Thing with Feathers||Non-fiction||Exploration of the lives of birds. Nutcrackers have great memories. Penguins are afraid of the dark.|
|Stuart, Amanda Mackenzie||Empress of Fashion||Auto/Biography||Juicy, fascinating biography of Vogue editor and haute-couture visionary Diana Vreeland. Worth it for the photos alone.|
|Stuart, Julia||The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise||Brit Lit||Hilarious love story about Beefeater Balthazar, his wife, their tortoise and their eccentric friends. Sprinkled with fascinating Tower lore.|
|Stuckey-French, Elizabeth||The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady||Fiction||77-year-old woman determined to kill a doctor who wronged her more than 50 years ago. Wit, weaving in wry insights about modern suburban life.|
|Stuever, Hank||Off Ramp||Essays||Chandra Levy, self-storage facilities, Star Wars fanatics, and water-bed saleswomen receive equally lovely treatment from Washington Post writer Stuever's razor-sharp eye. These meaningful stories offer a master class in top-notch journalism.|
|Styron, William||Sophie's Choice||Fiction||The book which inspired the movie.|
|Suarez, Daniel||Daemon||SciFi||This novel about a homicidal computer program unleashed by a dead computer-game titan has caught the attention of big-wigs not only in Silicon Valley but in Washington, D.C.|
|Suarez, Ray||The Old Neighborhood||Non-fiction||Explores the migration from city to suburb.|
|Sucher, Dorothy||The Invisible Garden||Memoir||Author bought an old blue farmhouse in Vermont and spent summers there over the years. War stories of her struggles to tame the stream banks. Her new friends, natural gardeners in Vermont, taught her the names of things, how to grow and use them.|
|Sullivan, J. Courtney||The Engagements||Fiction||Canny, engrossing novel about marriage and marketing. Read it before you slip on a that ring.|
|Sullivan, Robert||Cross Country||Travel||Sullivan combines charming personal recollections with the compelling musings on the history of American roads, motels, the Cannonball Run and the coffee-cup lid, and...you get the idea. By book's end, you'll feel pleasantly tripped out, both glad it's over and wide-eyed at all the sights you've seen along the way.|
|Sullivan, Robert||Rats||Non-fiction||Author spent a year in a dingy NYC alley looking for rodents. Story: lady put a cat in the basement to combat rats, had to call exterminator back the next week to remove cat bones [gross!!!].|
|Summerscale, Kate||Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace||Non-fiction||A Victorian wife's scandalous divorce trial, with excerpts from her remarkable diary.|
|Sundquist, Josh||We Should Hang Out Sometime||Humorous||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Grappling with his long-standing single status, Josh tracks down the girls in his life to find out where it all went wrong. "Hilarious and cringe-inducing"
|Sunstein, Cass R. and Reid Hastie||Wiser||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
What are the mechanics of group thinking -- and how can decisions go awry? A New York Times bestselling author and a leading psychological expert present a book "full of penetrating insight, sensible advice, and fascinating stories" (Pulitzer Prizeâ€“winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin).
|Surowiecki, James||The Wisdom of Crowds||Non-fiction||Surowiecki convincingly argues that under the right circumstances, it's the crowd that's wiser than even society's smartest individuals. He regards pedestrians able to navigate busy city streets as possessing a "kind of collective genius," while a NASA committee's actions before the Columbia shuttle disaster reflect a dysfunctional group.|
|Sutherland, Amy||Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched||Memoir||A natural companion to Temple Grandin's "Animals in Translation". Sutherland, who grew up with ducks, turtles, dogs, cats, and doves, spent a year at CA's Moorpark College, home to the premier Exotic Animal Training and Management Program.|
|Sutherland, Krystal||Our Chemical Hearts||Youth||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
John Green meets Rainbow Rowell in this irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again.
|Sutin, Jack and Rochelle||Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance||Memoir||Each escaped from separate camps and fell in love.|
|Suttie, Isy||The Actual One: How I Tried, and Failed, to Avoid Adulthood Forever||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A hilarious, razor-sharp debut memoir about the moment when you realize that your friends have all grown up and left you behind, for readers of Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened.
|Sutton, Jandra||Fragile||Youth||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 17-year-old Ava Collins grew up constantly reminded that she wasn't - and couldn't - be normal. A deaf student in public high school, her entire life was spent feeling like she needed to be 'fixed', but it wasn't until she met Theo De Vries that she learned the truth.
|Sutton, Robert I.||The No Asshole Rule||Non-fiction||Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't|
|Swaby, Rachel||Headstrong||Non-fiction||52 inspiring profiles. Swaby introduces women who have changed not only science but the world as we know it.|
|Swanhart, Billy||Paleo Diet Instant Pot Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. The Ultimate Guide For Beginners With Over 100 Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Recipes To Help Your Caveman Diet Journey, Be More Better And Healthier.
|Swanson, Cidney||The Ripple Trilogy||Fantasy||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Discovering she can turn invisible terrifies Samantha, especially when she learns a geneticist who murdered her mom wants her too. Handsome Will Baker offers help and secrecy, but soon Sam will have to choose between keeping her secrets and keeping Will in her life.
|Swanson, William||Dial M: The Murder of Carol Thompson||Non-fiction||Explores the grisly 1963 murder of St. Paul housewife, Carol Thompson. Then focuses on the impact the murder had on Thompson's four children as they grew up in the shadow of the crime.|
|Swick, Thomas||The Joys of Travel||Travel||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
An experienced traveler pinpoints the unique joys of exploring the globe in this inspiring collection of essays. "More than just good reading for the armchair adventurer, Swick's book spurs one to get out of that armchair and see the world"
|Swift, Earl||The Big Roads||Non-fiction||The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways.|
|Swift, Os||Android: App development & Programming Guide||Technical/Reference||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Learn in a day! Android, Rails, Ruby Programming, App Development, Android App Development, Ruby Programming
|Swindells, Robert||Brother in the Land||Post-Apocalyptic||Post-apocalyptic. From Amazon.com: Denny, a teenager, is one of the unlucky ones, a survivor, one of those who have come through a nuclear war alive. In plain language he sets down all that has happened to him, what he sees, and what he feels in the first days after the bomb has dropped.|
|Sykes, Plum||Bergdorf Blondes||Fiction||For girls who are disappointed by chick lit.|
|Tabakova, Vesela||Soup Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Incredibly delicious soup recipes from the Mediterranean Diet.
|Taft, Michael||The Mindful Geek||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Mindfulness medication for secular skeptics.
|Taggart, Caroline||I Used to Know That||Non-fiction||Highly accessible little compendium entertains as it edifies. Pithy summaries of Shakespeare's plays and Jane Austen's novels; easy instructions for geometric values, simple explanations of physical laws and more.|
|Taitz, Sonia||The Watchmaker's Daughter||Memoir||A memoir about growing up in NYC with Holocaust survivor parents. Funny and heart-wrenching.|
|Talbot, Margaret||The Entertainer||Auto/Biography||Her father, Lyle, appeared in more than 150 movies in Hollywood's golden age but fell short of actual fame. Clear-eyed history of the early American entertainment industry.|
|Tammet, Daniel||Born on a Blue Day||Memoir||One of only a handful of autistic savants (like Rainman), he's been gifted with a phenomenal facility in languages as well as math. Tammet displays a surprising level of sensitivity - and a refreshing lack of sentimentality - in a book that inspires even as it astonishes.|
|Tan, Amy||The Bonesetter's Daughter||Fiction||Ghostwriter living in San Francisco and her elusive, elderly Chinese mother.|
|Tannen, Deborah||You're Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation||Non-fiction||Is it caring or criticism? It's both. What sounds like helping to mom can sound like hurting to daughter.|
|Tarte, Bob||Fowl Weather||Memoir||Moving follow-up to 2003's Enslaved by Ducks. Tarte faces the loss of 3 ducks, 3 rabbits, one beloved African grey Timneh parrot, his father, and his mother who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.|
|Tartt, Donna||The Goldfinch||Fiction||Pulitzer Prize Winner. A mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.|
|Tarttelin, Abigail||Golden Boy||Fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Tarttelin writes sensitively about how and intersex child might cope with the heightened emotions of adolescence. Max Walker, 15, is smart, good-looking, and popular. He was born with both male and female genitalia, which his parents would like to keep secret.
|Taubes, Gary||Why We Get Fat||Non-fiction||Blame carbs, not butter or TV says science writer Gary Taubes in a well researched, if debatable, take on obesity. "Little evidence exists to support the belief that the number of calories we expend has any effect on how fat we are."|
|Taubman, Philip||Secret Empire||Non-fiction||Eisenhower, the CIA, and the hidden story of America's space espionage.|
|Taylor, Jill Bolte||My Stroke of Insight||Memoir||A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey...through her stroke, and her eight years of recovery.|
|Taylor, Laini||Daughter of Smoke and Bone||Youth||Fantasy. Smartly plotted, surprising, and fiercely compelling read will hook you from its opening pages. Cancel all plans - you won't want to put it down.|
|Taylor, Lauren Nicolle||The Woodlands||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Do you dare enter the Woodlands? As the last livable spot on Earth, it's the only home Rosa and Joseph have ever known. But now they need to escape, or Rosa will be trapped forever in a horrific government program.
|Taylor, Mike||Step-By-Step WordPress for Beginners||Technical/Reference||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How to build a beautiful website on your own domain from scratch.
|Taylor, Neil||Bushcraft||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Bushcraft complete beginners guide to the art of wilderness survival.
|tbd||tbd||Non-fiction||Sir John Franklin and the search for the Northwest Passage. There were many other explorers/expeditions. Google it.|
|Tea, Michelle||Rose of No Man's Land||Fiction||Coming of age tale about a 14-year-old loner in working-class Massachusetts. Because Trisha is a raucous observer of everything from mall culture to minutiae to her sister's reality TV dreams, this book is impossible to put down. Nothing gets by her.|
|Teege, Jennifer||My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me||Non-fiction||Although raised in an orphanage and eventually adopted, Teege had some contact with her biological mother and grandmother as a child. Yet neither revealed that Teege’s grandfather was the Nazi “butcher of Plaszów,” executed for crimes against humanity in 1946.|
|Teich, Jessica and Brandel France de Bravo||Trees Make the Best Mobiles||Non-fiction||Simple ways to raise your child in a complex world. It's a book for new parents, but realy it's for anyone who wants to slow down and enjoy life more.|
|Temple, Peter||The Broken Shore||Crime/Mystery||Little known in the US but a major award winner Down Under, Temple writes mostly about Melbourne.|
|Terkel, Studs||Race : how Blacks and Whites think and feel about the American obsession||Non-fiction||Actually, this is just a place-holder to remember to try Studs Terkel, in general.|
|Terkel, Studs||The Good War: An Oral History of World War II||Non-fiction||Uh, Oral history...WWII...|
|Terray, Lionel||Conquistadors of the Useless||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
The Mountain Adventures of One of the Great French Climbers. Mountain climbing.
|Terrett, Piper||The Frugal Life||Non-fiction||How to Spend Less and Live More. Discover the pleasures of saving by becoming a frugal shopper, cutting energy and transport bills, growing vegetables and eating wild food.|
|Tessaro, Kathleen||Innocence||Brit Lit||London. Elegantly written and compelling. Slightly soap-operatic tale packs more emotional heft than most chick-lit.|
|Thackeray, William Makepeace||Vanity Fair||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Thaler, Richard H. and Cass R. Sunstein||Nudge||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
How do humans make good and bad choices? Two behavioral experts examine the surprising power of "nudges" in this New York Times bestseller. "One of the few books I've read recently that fundamentally changes the way I think about the world" (Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics).
|Thau, Annette||The Bond Book||Non-fiction||Everything investors need to know about treasuries, municipals, GNMAs, corporates, zeroes, bond funds, money market funds, and more.|
|Thayer, Helen||Polar Dream||Memoir||The First Solo Expedition by a Woman and Her Dog to the Magnetic North Pole. Recommended by the pilot for our flightseeing tour of Denali.|
|Thayer, Steve||Saint Mudd: A Novel of Gangsters and Saints||Fiction||A reporter in St. Paul, Minn., in the 1930s mounts a front page campaign against gangsters and crooked politicians in this engrossing first novel. Recommended by Larry M from mmm.|
|The After Wife||Grazer, Gigi Levangie||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From a New York Times bestselling author: After her husband dies, Hannah turns to her hilarious best friends for support as her world crumbles around her. But what happens when she asks the universe "why?" -- and actually gets a response?
|The Editors of New York magazine||September 11, 2001: A Record of Tragedy, Heroism, and Hope||Non-fiction||An immediate on the ground report.|
|The Editors of Stackpole Books||Survival Wisdom & Know How||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Everything you need to know to thrive in the wilderness.
|The Environmental Magazine||Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth||Non-fiction||As people become increasingly concerned with their health and the environment's, more products are being developed to answer Earth-friendly demands. An indispensable resource for readers seeking the greenest possible lifestyle.|
|The Manhatten Engineer District||The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book
|The Mission Collective||The Ten Minute Activist||Non-fiction||Small things that you can do that will make a difference to the world.|
|The Moosewood Collective||Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special||Cookbook||This is a maybe because I haven't looked at it yet.|
|The Moosewood Collective||Moosewood Restaurant New Classics||Cookbook||This is a maybe because I haven't looked at it yet.|
|The New York Times||Smarter By Sunday||Non-fiction||Fifty-two weekends of essential knowledge for the curious mind.|
|The New Yorker||Secret Ingredients||Essays||The New Yorker book of food and drink. A feast of delicious writing on food and drink, seasoned with a generous dash of cartoons.|
|The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Chbosky, Stephen||Youth||Charlie is a freshman. And while's he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. He's a wallflower--shy and introspective, and intelligent beyond his years, if not very savvy in the social arts. We learn about Charlie through the letters he writes to someone of undisclosed name, age, and gender, a stylistic technique that adds to the heart-wrenching earnestness saturating this teen's story.|
|The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4||Townsend, Sue||Youth||A working class boy who thinks he's intellectually superior to everyone else on his Midlands council estate and regularly writes to the BBC asking for a job.|
|The Sweet Spot||Evanovich, Stephanie||Fiction||Steamy love between a curvaceous restauranteur and the baseball superstar she falls for.|
|The Year of Ice||Malloy, Brian||Fiction||Local author (QLib)|
|Thernstrom, Melanie||The Pain Chronicles||Non-fiction||Exhaustively researched, this book interweaves a chronicle of her own suffering following an injury with insights into the history, mystery, and science of agony.|
|Thieme, Eva Melusine||Kilimanjaro Diaries||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How I spent a week dreaming of toilets, drinking crappy water, and making bad jokes while having the time of my life.
|Thoft, Ingrid||Loyalty||Crime/Mystery||PI Fina Ludlow, daughter of a famous Boston personal injury lawyer, is equally at home on construction sites and in four-star restaurants.|
|Thomas, Abigail||A Three Dog Life||Memoir||Six years ago, Thomas' husband, Rich, was hit by a car and suffered permanent brain damage. Thomas tells an extraordinary, but horrific, love story.|
|Thomas, Abigail||What Comes Next and How to Like It||Memoir||The accident that left her husband brain-damaged was the starting point for her previous book. In this book she experiences a romantic betrayal that will leave you gasping. She (and her writing) are superb company.|
|Thomas, Angie||The Hate U Give||Youth||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson: Socks = blown off. A teen who watches as her best friend is shot by cops. Inspired by the Black Lives matter movement.
|Thomas, Dana||Deluxe||Non-fiction||A Paris-based Newsweek writer casts an impressive net over fashion, exhaustively researching how haute couture transformed into a $157 billion business for mass consumption. "Luxury is more in your perception than what it says on the label."|
|Thomas, Mary||Kids These Days||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Take a four-decade journey with high school teacher, Mary Thomas, as she shares amazing, emotional, life changing stories of kids with compassion; kids with character; kids that make a 180 degree turn in their life because someone cared. Each chapter is a true story depicting events throughout this teacher's career of her encounters with teens that are sure to inspire the reader to think differently about our under-estimated youth. She reminds us that every generation of kids responds the same when given an opportunity knowing that someone cares.
|Thomas, Scarlett||PopCo||Fiction||Main character was raised by cryptographer grandparents and now works for a toy company developing code-breaking kits for kids. She is charged with developing a product that will be a big hit with teen girls. But she starts to wonder about the motives and actions of the toy company and also gets involved in solving a mystery of her own.|
|Thomas, Trisha R.||Nappily Ever After||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Venus Johnston trades her long, processed hair and her commitment-phobic boyfriend for a short, natural cut and a new start! Can Venus find her own definition of happiness?
|Thompson, Bill III||Identify Yourself||Science/Nature||The 50 most common birding identification challenges. Provides many tips for birders.|
|Thompson, Clive||Smarter Than You Think||Non-fiction||Technology is actually making us smarter.|
|Thompson, James C.||Ketogenic Diet Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Top 80 Simple, Quick And Delicious Low Carb Keto Diet Recipes For Your Everyday Cooking With Electric High Pressure Cooker Instant Pot.
|Thompson, Jean||The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told||Fantasy||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A collection of “shrewdly unnerving and bewitching” fairy tale retellings. Set in modern times, these once-familiar stories are “spooky, enthralling… as eerie as anything you’ll find in the Brothers Grimm.
|Thompson, Kelly||Weight Watchers||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The beginners guide to Weight Watchers including a 30 day meal plan for natural weigh loss.
|Thompson, Maurice||The Witchery of Archery||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A complete manual of archery.
|Thompson, Michaela||Huricane Season||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. The 1950s fairly leap off the page in this classic cozy mystery set in northern Florida in the Eisenhower era, complete with Johnny Ray on the jukebox and a Womanless Wedding--this one interrupted by an explosion at a moonshine still.
|Thompson, Paul||The Complete 9/11 Timeline||Non-fiction||Consists of information from over 7,000 mainstream news stories on 9/11, each fact immediately followed by sourcing which links back to the original news article.|
|Thompson, Thomas||Lost!||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From a New York Times bestselling author comes this "hair-raising" true story (Houston Chronicle) of survival at sea! Disaster strikes a trio of seasoned sailors as they travel down the Pacific coast.
|Thorne, John||Mouth Wide Open||Memoir||John Thorne would have relished the irony of Kraft cream cheese in an heirloom recipe. For Thorne, if a lowbrow product tastes good, screw "authenticity". Thorne weaves autobiographical snippets with ruminations on his weirdly compelling kitchen adventures.|
|Thornton, Billy Bob||The Billy Bob Tapes||Memoir||About his fear of antiques: People make a big deal about that. It's not a fear. I just don't want to be around old creepy shit, especially when I'm eating.|
|Thornton, Billy Bob||The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
In The Billy Bob Tapes, he leads us into his Cave Full of Ghosts, spinning colorful tales of his modest (to say the least) Southern upbringing, his bizarre phobias (komoda dragons?), his life, his loves (including his marriage to fellow Oscar winner Angelina Jolie), and, of course, his movie career.
|Thorp, Edward O.||A Man for All Markets||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market. The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer, and as the first of the great quantitive investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression.
|Thorpe, Dave and Tony Moon||Carbide Light||Non-fiction||The Last Flame in American Mines. From Bergamot Books, who brought you Arctic Daughter and Rivers Running Free.|
|Thorpe, Helen||Soldier Girls||Non-fiction||Over 12 years, Thorpe follows grandmother Debbie Helton, single mom Desma Brooks, and college student Michelle Fischer, three unlikely friends in the Indiana National Guard. They struggle with the male-dominated culture around them and survive deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.|
|Thyre, Sarah||Dark at the Roots||Memoir||As a precocious girl in the '70s, Thyre moved from Missouri to Louisiana with her lower-middle-class Catholic family. Armed with lesson gleaned from Judy Blume novels, Thyre handily survived both school and her parents' split. This names-are-altered memoir is written with plenty of snap an no self-pity.|
|Tiber, Elliot and Tom Monte||Taking Woodstock||Non-fiction||This is a fantastically funny and true story of the life of THE Father of Woodstock, Elliot Tiber. It is also true that, "Success has a thousand Fathers, while Failure is an Orphan". There is more than one self-proclaimed "Father of Woodstock" out there, but Elliot Tiber is the real deal. Elliot is not ONLY the one who introduced Woodstock Venture's Mike Lang to Max Yasgur in the 11th hour to provide the site, after the first site had to be abandoned, but equally vital to the Festival, he also provided the permit for same! This is why he is also referred to as the Woodstock Messiah.|
|Tingle, Kenneth||Strangeville||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Includes all 3 parts of Strangeville in one e-book! Need a good laugh? Strangeville is a different kind of story that draws the reader in and keeps them wondering what will happen next. The story is a dark comedy about a suicidal young man named John Campbell who, after a failed suicide attempt, heads to Virginia to visit an aunt he hasn't seen in ten years. But his rental car runs out of gas deep in the mountains. When he decides to walk in the middle of the night, he winds up in a town that is isolated from the rest of the world--Strangeville.
|Tinti, Hannah||The Good Thief||Fiction||This striking debut novel is an homage to old-fashioned boys-own adventure stories, and unfolds like a Robert Louis Stevenson tale retold amid the hardscrabble squalor of Colonial New England. The sheer strangeness of the story is beguiling: a one-handed boy, tainted by his upbringing in a Catholic orphanage and with little to offer but a head full of lice, is adopted by a con artist, and enters an underworld of ruthless mousetrap-manufacturing barons, feisty chimney-dwelling dwarves, and, perhaps most terrifying of all, black-market dentists.|
|Tiptree, James Jr.||The Girl Who Was Plugged In||Fiction||Tiptree is pen name for Alice Sheldon. William Gibson has said tha this novella inspired Neuromancer.|
|Tirado, Linda||Hand to Mouth||Memoir||The book's triumph is Tirado's methodical rejection of the idea that poor people in this country are in control of their destines. They are one broken-down car or medical emergency away from ruin.|
|Tisdale, Sallie||The Best Thing I Ever Tasted: The Secret of Food||Non-fiction||With disarming clarity and insight, Tisdale urges us to examine both our public and private attitudes about food -- as they define family life, ethnic identification, and everyday rituals of eating.|
|Tobias, Andrew||The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$10.75 Kindle book. Completely updated (in 2016?).
|Todd, Charles||A Lonely Death||Crime/Mystery||Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge - investigating the deaths of WWI vets in his 13th outing - is himself a former soldier who carries scars.|
|Todhunter, Andrew||A Meal Observed||Memoir||Seductive account of a long, luxurious dinner at the venerable Paris restaurant Taillevent.|
|Toews, Miriam||A Complicated Kindness||Fiction||A Mennonite teen comes of age in this provocative tale. The road to anywhere else may be rough for her, but her angst-ridden journey is unforgettable.|
|Toews, Miriam||All My Puny Sorrows||Fiction||Two sisters - one a sleek and celebrated pianist who wants to die, the other a perennial screwup trying to save her. Brings insight and even humor to the agonizing topic of suicide.|
|Toibin, Colm||Nora Webster||Fiction||ntroduces the formidable, memorable, and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be sucked back into it.|
|Tolkien, J. R. R.||Lord of the Rings||Fantasy||Suggested By: Author.
$4.30 Kindle book. Includes three books: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of The King.
|Tolle, Eckhart||The Power of Now||Other||Psychobabble. "I've seen guys in solitary confinement truly softended by his words." The way he sees it, much of the fear, anxiety, and guilt that all humans experience can be traced to our inability to live in the present.|
|Tolstoy, Leo||Anna Karenina||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. One of the greatest novels ever written, "Anna Karenina" follows the self-destructive path of a beautiful, popular, and sensual Russian aristocrat. The lovely Anna seems set in a respectable marriage with the powerful statesman Karenin, yet their lack of passion breeds the discontent she fully faces upon meeting the elegant and affluent officer Count Vronsky.
|Tolstoy, Leo||War and Peace||Fiction||Ernest Hemingway recommends the Constance Garnett translation. I think starting with the Cliff Notes would also help.|
|Toltz, Steve||A Fraction of the Whole||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: In this "laugh-out-loud funny" novel (Entertainment Weekly), Jasper reflects on his outrageous adventures around the globe with his father, Martin.
|Toorpakai, Maria||A Different Kind of Daughter||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Inspiring story of a Pakistani girl who posed as a boy to play her beloved squash. Now living in Canada, she's a top-ranked player and an advocate for Islamic women's rights.
|Topper, Renee||Pigment: The Limbs of the Mukuyu Tree||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Young American Aliya Scott travels to Tanzania to help children with her condition. There, people without pigment in their skin are called "zeru-zeru," it means "ghost," and they are believed to possess magical powers. When Aliya goes missing, her father sets out on a mission to find her. He soon discovers that she was up to more than teaching the alphabet and handing out sunblock. With each step he learns more about his daughter and a country rooted in ancestry, rich with resources, full of mystery and conflict, and a world of witchdoctors and foreign plundering, with little transparency and less justice.
|Tor, Magus||My Ladybird Story||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Fere Kindle book. John Bird has never fit in. He can't be the all American boy his dad wants him to be, he's bullied at school and he can't bear to look at himself in the mirror. While most boys his age are playing sports and kissing girls, John can only find comfort in the secret he keeps hidden away in a box in his room.
|Torgovnick, Kate||Cheer!||Non-fiction||Meticulously reported account of the often-mocked but fascinating world of cheerleading. Compelling!|
|Torode, Sam||The Dirty Part of the Bible||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. The Dirty Parts of the Bible is a humorous adventure across America during the Great Depression--a rollicking tale of love and liquor, preachers and prostitutes, trains and treasure, sure to appeal to fans of O Brother Where Art Thou?, Water for Elephants, Mark Twain, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash.
|Tosh, C.J.||Bite||Fiction||Sex is fun, but starting your own magazine is better. Call it Text and the City.|
|Tough, Paul||How Children Succeed||Non-fiction||Drop the flash-cards - grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.|
|Townsend, Sue||Rebuilding Coventry||Fiction||Uproariously funny satire.|
|Townshend, Pete||Who I Am||Memoir||Pete Townshend. Memoir.|
|Tracy, P.J.||Dead Run||Crime/Mystery||Tart, engaging mystery featuring the Monkeewrench Gang, oddball software designers-turned-crime fighters.|
|Tracy, P.J.||Live Baid||Crime/Mystery||Minnesota detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are stuck working cold cases in the hottest April on record. Zingy dialogue and emotional heft. This mix of high tech and street-smart police work makes an enticing catch.|
|Tracy, P.J.||Monkeewrench||Crime/Mystery||Serial Killer Detective game turns real.|
|Traig, Jennifer||Devil in the Details||Memoir||Compares favorably to Ellen DeGeneres, if Ellen were completely different [that does make sense - all the good, but completely different].|
|Tribute WTC Visitor Center||9/11: The World Speak||Non-fiction||Left by visitors from 120 countries, these poignant drawings and notes express pain, sympathy, and hope.|
|Trigiani, Adriana||Big Stone Gap Series||Chick Lit||
|Trigiani, Adriana||Lucia, Lucia||Fiction||Sartorial goddess and Greenwich Village designer's assistant swept up in amore e scandalo.|
|Trigiani, Adriana||Rococo||Fiction||Perfectionist designer takes on his dream project - renovating his parish church. Equal parts sass and silliness, characters so lively they bounce off the page and wit so subtle that it seems effortless.|
|Trigiani, Adriana||Various||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended along with Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen.
|Troost, J. Maarten||Lost on Planet China||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A "meditative, whimsical, humorous" guide to China (Booklist). Explore the country's history, food, and monuments in this "substantive look at an incredibly complex culture".
|Tropper, Jonathan||How to Talk to a Widower||Fiction||There's a touch of Nick Hornby in this winning tale about a man raising his stepson after his wife dies.|
|Tropper, Jonathan||This Is Where I Leave You||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A New York Times bestseller: When his father dies, Judd must contend with his difficult family -- and his estranged wife's shocking news. "Hilarious and often heartbreaking" (Los Angeles Times). I liked the movie.
|Trouern-Trend, Jonathan||Birding Babylon||Non-fiction||Oddest Iraq war memoir: birdwatching in Iraq.|
|Trulson, Jennifer Gardner||Where You Left Me||Memoir||A mother of two whose husband died in his 105th floor office, Trulson has charted her own resilient course through widowhood and ultimately found new love.|
|Trumbo, Dalton||Johnny Got His Gun||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
By Dalton Trumbo, the blacklisted screenwriter. An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo's stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era.
|Truss, Lynne||Eats, Shoots & Leaves||Non-fiction||Collection of funny vituperations against bad grammar, amusingly short-tempered about misplaced apostrophes, commas, and quotation marks. It is British, and does not adjust for differences in Yankee grammar. Huh - I LIKE Britishisms.|
|Trynin, Jen||Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be||Memoir||Trynin wryly recounts her too-brief tour as rock's next big thing. Terse, hilarious, you-are-there prose.|
|Tsuji, Shizuo||Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. Best English-language Japanese cookbook you can buy.
|Tuchman, Barbara @||The Guns of August||History||One of the definitive non-fiction books about WWI. Brilliant research and dramatic storytelling create a panoramic account of the ward and the world leaders embroiled in it.|
|Turgeon, Carolyn||The Fairest Of Them All||Magical/Mystical||Beautiful retellings of fairytales. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen & penpal Jay P.|
|Turnbull, Sarah||Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris||Memoir||What began as a week-long holiday blossomed into a lasting love affair. Boldly quitting her job in Sydney, Turnbull cast her lot as une parisienne only to find herself running headlong into language barriers and culture clashes.|
|Turner, George||Drowning Towers||Post-Apocalyptic||Post-apocalyptic. A family in the 21st century struggles to survive in a world beset by overpopulation, depletion of resources, and the inexorable reclamation of the land by the encroaching sea. Turner ( Beloved Son ) endows this cautionary tale with compassion and insight, never losing his focus on the human dimension. (from a list on amazon.com)|
|Turner, J. B.||Miami Requiem||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Deborah Jones Thriller Series book 1. Since her first day on the Miami Herald, rookie reporter Deborah Jones has been agitating for a shot at one particular story. William Craig is on Death Row, convicted of killing Senator Jack O'Neill's only son. There is no question of his guilt. Craig murdered the young man who was acquitted of raping his granddaughter.
|Twain, Mark||A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Twain, Mark||A Dog's Tale||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The book is told from the standpoint of a loyal household pet, a dog self-described by the first sentence of the story; "My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian." The story begins with a description of the dog's life as a puppy and her separation from her mother, which to her was inexplicable.
|Twain, Mark||Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1||Auto/Biography||Mark Twain is his own greatest character in this brilliant self-portrait, the first of three volumes collected by the Mark Twain Project on the centenary of the author's death. It is published complete and unexpurgated for the first time. (Twain wanted his more scalding opinions suppressed until long after his death.)|
|Twain, Mark||How to Tell a Story and Other Essays||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Twain, Mark||Life on the Mississippi||Non-fiction||Found this at the library. Looked interesting.|
|Twain, Mark||The Adventures of Tom Sawyer||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Twain, Mark||The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 2||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Twain, Mark||The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 3||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Twain, Mark||The Innocents Abroad||Non-fiction||Recommended by John Grisham as "perhaps the funniest book written by the funniest man who ever lived." AND...it's non-fiction??!!|
|Twain, Mark||Tom Sawyer Abroad||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a parody of adventure stories like those of Jules Verne.
|Twain, Mark||Tom Sawyer Detective||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time.
|Twain, Shania||From This Moment On||Memoir||Her stories are the stuff of a great country song - dirt-poor childhood, years of scraping by, recovering from heartbreak.|
|Twelve Hawks, John||The Traveler||Crime/Mystery||This technothriller offers chilling scenarios about the future of privacy. The final third feels thin, but you won't want to put the book down.|
|Tyler, Anne||A Spool of Blue Thread||Fiction||Not much ever really happens in most Tyler novels, including this one, but they still make for absorbing and deeply satisfying reads.|
|Tyler, Anne||Back When We Were Grownups||Other||BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Blair Brown, recommended by Stephen King.|
|Tyler, Anne||Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Pearl raised three children alone after her husband abandoned them. Now Pearl and her three grown children have gathered together againâ€“with anger, hope, and a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell.
|Tyler, Anne||The Accidental Tourist||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Travel writer Macon Leary hates travel, adventure, surprises, and anything outside of his routine. Immobilized by grief, Macon is becoming increasingly prickly and alone, anchored by his solitude and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts. Then he meets Muriel, an eccentric dog trainer too optimistic to let Macon disappear into himself. Despite Macon's best efforts to remain insulated, Muriel up-ends his solitary, systemized life, catapulting him into the center of a messy, beautiful love story he never imagined.
|Tyler, Steven||Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?||Memoir||The Idol Judge talks sex, drugs, and more drugs in his memoir.|
|Tyman, James||Inside Out: An Autobiography of a Native Canadian||Memoir||Recommended by Sherman Alexie. Inside Out is one story behind the stereotypes - the autobiography of a young Native man, James Tyman, who grew up with racism, turned to crime and self-destruction, and ended up in jail.|
|Tyson, Neil deGrasse||Astrophysics for People in a Hurry||Science/Nature||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Science icon Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers an accessible overview of everything you ever wanted to know about astrophysics -- from the Big Bang to the search for alien life.
|Ubel, Peter A.||Critical Decisions||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From an author who is “unparalleled in his understanding of the influences that guide our medical decisions” (Dan Ariely): Learn how to break down communication barriers with your doctor and make sound decisions regarding your health.
|Udall, Brady||The Lonely Polygamist||Fiction||Story of a man with four wives, 28 children, and absolutely no clue. The exploits of this surprisingly relatable protagonist and his brood will have you laughing out loud and shedding tears within pages of each other.|
|Ueland, Brenda||If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence, and Spirit||Non-fiction||Her book is not just for would-be writers: her advice applies to ANYTHING that you love and want to do or make. Inspirational!|
|Ugel, Edward||Money for Nothing||Non-fiction||One man's journey through the dark side of lottery millions. He was on "This American Life".|
|Ullman, Ellen||Life In Code||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Ullman taps her decades at the forefront of computer programming to deliver this wry, whip-smart, and utterly accessible glimpse into the belly of the Silicon Valley beast.
|Underhill, Miriam||Give Me the Hills||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Unknown.
Delightful autobiography fo a leading American climber including the first "manless" ascents of the Matterhorn and the Grepon. Mountain climbing.
|Ung, Loung||First They Killed My Father||Auto/Biography||Autobiography of living through the reign of Pol Pot in Cambodia|
|Unkefer, Dean||90 Church||Non-fiction||Before the "war on drugs", Unkefer was an agent with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and his blistering true-crime memoir of addiction and undercover work is unlike any we've ever read.|
|Unknown||Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Unsworth, Barry||Sacred Hunger||Fiction||This vast, vividly realistic historical novel follows the crew of a slave-trading vessel from its Liverpool shipyard through days at anchor bartering human cargo on the Guinea Coast. He fills his huge canvas with the alternately fascinating and horrifying details of shipboard life, colonial plunder and power struggles, the London clubs of absentee sugar lords, and more.|
|Updike, John||Pigeon Feathers||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Classic collection of stories first appeared--in 1962, on the author's thirtieth birthday.
|Updike, John||Rabbit, Run||Fiction||First book in the Rabbit Angstrom series. Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, a onetime high-school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife and son. He is twenty-six years old, a man-child caught in a struggle between instinct and thought, self and society, sexual gratification and family duty.|
|Urbanski, Julie||The Trail Life: How I Loved it, Hated it, and Learned from it||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
I enjoyed Julie's later book about hiking the Continental Divide Trail with her husband, Matt. I worry that this book might be a lot more preachy and/or whiny. Much more than an account of meals, miles and mammals, this book takes key aspects from life on the trail and relates them to how they impact her on a deeper level through valuable lessons learned while traveling one of America's most beautiful and rugged hiking trails. From the simple lessons regarding the importance of food and water to the deeper questions about personal fulfillment and happiness, Stopwatch covers the gamut, sharing the trail experience with all its joys and challenges.
|Urbanski, Julie and Matt||Between a Rock and a White Blaze||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
I enjoyed the couple's later book about hiking the Continental Divide Trail. I worry that this book might be a lot more preachy and/or whiny. Four years removed from her first long-distance hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, Julie, aka Stopwatch, is ready to embark on another thru-hike, this time following the white blazes of the Appalachian Trail, a 2181 mile continuous footpath from Georgia to Maine. She is accompanied by her husband, Matt, aka Optimist, for whom it is his second thru-hike of the AT.
|Urdang, Laurence||The New York Times Dictionary of Misunderstookd, Misused, and Mispronounced Words||Photo||The ultimate browsers dictionary.|
|Usher, Shaun||Letters of Note||Non-fiction||Rich, quirky collection of letters.|
|Usher, Shaun||Lists of Note||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$3.22 Kindle book. Rarely seen lists, including one from F. Scott Fitzgerald who decided that the word cocktail deserved to be a verb, and to prove his point he conjugated it.
|Vachss, Andrew||Strega/Blue Belle/Hard Candy||Fiction||Child porn / teenage slavery / Mafia hijinks|
|Valby, Karen||Welcome to Utopia||Non-fiction||In 2006, EW senior writer Karen Valby searched for a town with virtually no access to popular culture. "masterpiece of narrative non-fiction". Huh. You think she coulda looked for some Amish town...|
|Valdez-Rodriguez, Alisa||The Dirty Girls Social Club||Chick Lit||Latina chick-lit.|
|Valenti, Jessica||Why Have Kids?||Non-fiction||For mothers like Valenti, who felt guilty admitting impatience at the drudgery and boredom that constitutes much of parenting, this book may be a revelation and a comfort.|
|Valognes, AurĂ©lie||Out of Sorts||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Ferdinand Brun hasn't always been a grumpy old man. Many years ago, he was a grumpy young man. Now he'd much rather spend time with his canine companion, Daisy, than any of his nosy neighbors. But as his behavior becomes increasingly peculiar, his daughter grows concerned and begins to consider moving him into a retirement home.
|Van Allen, Lisa||The Night Garden||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Nestled in the bucolic town of Green Valley in upstate New York, the Pennywort farm appears ordinary, yet at its center lies something remarkable: a wild maze of colorful gardens that reaches beyond the imagination. Local legend says that a visitor can gain answers to life's most difficult problems simply by walking through its lush corridors.
|Van Allen, Lisa||Various||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Recommended for lovers of Sarah Addison Allen, Alice Hoffman, and Aimee Bender.
|Van Coops, Nathan||In Times Like These||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Benjamin Travers has been electrocuted. What's worse, he and his friends have woken up in the past. As the friends search for a way home, they realize they're not alone. There are other time travelers, and some of them are turning up dead.
|Van Coops, Nathan||The Chronothon||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Ben just wants time with the scientist's daughter who got him into this, but when he's rooked into competing in a chronothonâ€“an Amazing Race through timeâ€“getting the girl means he'll need to make the finish line. When he finds out this competition is more than just a sprint through history, winning takes a back seat to surviving. To save the people he loves, he'll have to conquer the real dangers hidden in the shadows of the chronothon.
|van de Ruit, John||Spud||Fiction||The boarding-school diary of Spud Milton - a 13-year-old South African choirboy lost in a sea of hormones and Julia Roberts fantasy. Veers between the hilarious and the serious.|
|van den Berg, Laura||Find Me||Post-Apocalyptic||A plague has killed millions, but young Joy has made it thru. It sounds grim, but this is a thoughtful touching story about survival.|
|Van Pelt, James||Summer of the Apocalypse||Post-Apocalyptic||After a deadly virus annihilates most of the world's population, 15-year-old Eric undertakes a perilous trek across a devastated Colorado landscape to find his missing father. Forging through a wasteland of abandoned autos and dead bodies, Eric survives crazed looters, wildfires, and a hangman's noose before joining a ragtag community of fellow survivors. Six decades later, after watching his brethren fall prey to illiteracy and a scavenger lifestyle, Eric embarks on another journey through a vastly transformed America, with the objective of rescuing lost knowledge from an abandoned library. His adversaries this time include wolves, feral children, and brutal survivalists. His encounters with the nastier side of human nature paradoxically provoke recognition of humanity's inherent goodness and give him hope for the inevitable renewal of civilization.|
|van Praag, Menna||Various||Other||Suggested By: Author.
Favorite authors recommended by Menna van Praag: Erica Bauermeister, Maggie O'Farrell, Ann Patchett, Tracy Chevalier, Carey Wallace, Anita Shreve, Kate Morton, Anne Lamott, Anne Tyler, Neil Gaiman, and Sue Monk Kidd. "Age of Desire" by Jennie Fields.
|Vanderbes, Jennifer||Easter Island||Fiction||Intertwined stories of 1912 couple on Easter Island for anthropological expedition and botanist there in 1973 to study pollen. Stories gradually move closer to meet artfully at the end. Rich and worldly.|
|VanderMeer, Ann||Steampunk||SciFi||Ranging from big names (Neal Stephenson, Michael Chabon, Michael Moorcock) to small, the contributors bring in elements of alternate history, pulp adventure fiction, high fantasy, cyberpunk and drawing-room farce to their tales.|
|Vandeventer, Clark||unWorking||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Exit the Rat Race, live like a millionaire, and be happy now!
|Vandroux, Jacques||Heart Collector||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Finding murderers is just a day on the job for police captain Nadia Barka. But when a mutilated corpse is discovered in an old baptistery, she's faced with some difficult questions: Who left a young woman's body in a high-security museum in the middle of the night? And where is the victim's heart?
|VanDyke, David and Ryan King||Reaper's Run||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Book One of the Plague Wars series - read it or the prequel, The Eden Plague (Book Zero) as your introduction to this gripping futuristic thriller series. When US Marine Sergeant Jill Repeth's blown-off legs begin to regenerate, she thinks it's a medical miracle. But the breakthrough that heals her war injuries is exactly what the government desperately wants to quash - by any means necessary. Hunted, she must cross an America wracked by strife to try to find a family who may already be dead, searching for the inhuman secret of what started it all.
|Various||32 Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh Out Loud||Humorous||The List
|Various||Maiden Voyages||Essays||The writings of women travelers. Wry, lyrical, and sometimes wistful.|
|Various||The Fifth Science Fiction Megapack||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Includes Donald E. Westlake and Cory Doctorow among others.
|Various||The Hogarth Shakespeare Project||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The Hogarth Shakespeare Project is enticing novelists to reimagine the Bard's plays as modern novels.
|various...anthology||Labor Days: An Anthology of Fiction About Work||Short Stories||Wildly entertaining volume featuring tales by Edith Wharton, Richard Ford and others. In a short story by Denis Johnson, an ER patient with a knife "buried to the hilt" in his eye is asked by an M.D. "What seems to be the trouble?"|
|Vaughan, Brandan||What Would MacGyver Do?||Non-fiction||Collects real-life tales of ingenuity with everyday objects.|
|Vaughn, Stephanie||Sweet Talk||Short Stories||One of Elizabeth Berg's best-loved writers. In this imaginative collection, Vaughn assumes the first-person voices of young women in varying circumstances and careers; unfaithfulness and motherhood are among their trials.|
|Vault of Walt - Volume 2||Korkus, Jim and McLain, Bob||Non-fiction||MORE Unofficial, Unauthorized, Uncensored Disney Stories Never Told. Despite Jim Korkis' love for Disney, there's no sugarcoating on these stories. You'll get the warts and the wizardry, the playful and the pungent, the magical and the heretical.|
|Velk, K.||Up, Back, and Away||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Miles McTavish likes old bicycles, new music, and (don't say it too loud), model railroading. As the only child of wealthy Dallas executives, it appears that a life of ease is his birthright. All those expectations are upended, however, the day he is summoned to the hospital bed of his friend Morgan Davies. Professor Davies has a secret to share: he is a time traveler. He also has a task for his young friend: Miles is to travel back in time to 1928, and across the sea to England. Once there, he is to find "a girl with a gift, a girl born out of her time" and a "secret that was not meant to be" and then return home with them both.
|Venkatesh, Sudhir||Floating City||Non-fiction||The illegal underground economy of NYC is what really makes the city hum.|
|Venkatesh, Sudhir||Gang Leader for a Day||Non-fiction||In a commendable desire to observe first-hand the day-to-day life of the urban poor, Venkatesh, an Indian-born sociology grad student, headed to Chicago's notorious Robert Taylor Homes.|
|Verdelle, A.J.||The Good Negress||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Denise Palms begins to question her lot in life when an idealistic teacher recognizes her potential.
|Verne, Jules||Adrift in the Pacific: Two Years Holiday or A Long Vacation or Boy Castaways or Two Year Vacation||Fiction||Notice that it was published under a few different names.|
|Verne, Jules||An Antarctic Mystery||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Written in 1897, it is a response to Edgar Allan Poe's 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It follows the adventures of the narrator and his journey from the Kerguelen Islands aboard Halbrane.
|Verne, Jules||Around the World in 80 Days||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle Book. Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a ÂŁ20,000 wager (ÂŁ2,075,400 in 2017) set by his friends at the Reform Club.
|Verne, Jules||Delphi Complete Works of Jules Verne||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
$2.99 Kindle book. Includes 47 novels.
|Verne, jules||The Blockade Runners||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Short story. The American Civil War plot centers on the exploits of a British merchant captain named James Playfair who must break the Union blockade of Charleston harbor in South Carolina to trade supplies for cotton and, later in the book, to rescue Halliburtt, the abolitionist journalist father of a young girl held prisoner (the father, not the girl) by the Confederates.
|Vian, Boris||Mood Indigo aka Froth on the Daydream||Fiction||Audrey Tautou movie based on the book. The story is simple: Boy meets girl; boy marries girl; girl falls ill on their honeymoon with a water lily on the lung, which can only be treated by being surrounded by flowers; boy goes broke desperately trying to keep his true love alive.|
|Vickery, Sam||The Tiny Book of Patience||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Practical tips for becoming a more patient parent.
|Vida, Vendela||Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name||Fiction||Clarissa travels to the far northern reaches of Scandinavia where her mother had lived as a young woman. She beings searching for her lost birth parents. The urgency of Clarissa's quest never quite snaps into focus, but this novel's evanescent beauty is contained in prose as cool and crystalline as the ice hotel where she spends the night.|
|Viloria, Hida||Born Both||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Intersex babies often have their dual gender surgically "corrected", but trailblazing activist Viloria didn't. Her book is fierce, brave, and a clarion call to celebrate our differences.
|Vincent, Peggy||Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife||Non-fiction||Midwife stuff.|
|Vincenzi, Penny||No Angel||Fiction||Big epic novel to sink your teeth into. Edwardian lady is determined to have a career of her own. She finagles her way into an editor's office, rises quickly to prominence in the literary world, and nothing will stop her from achieving the success she's striving for.|
|Vinton, Sherri Brooks and Ann Clark Espuelas||The Real Food Revival||Non-fiction||Aisle by Aisle, Morsel by Morsel|
|Viswanathan, Kaavya||How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life||Chick Lit||Breezy dialogue and pop-culture references give snap to this charming tale.|
|Vitebsky, Piers||The Reindeer People: Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia||Non-fiction||On and off for almost two decades, anthropologist Vitebsky has lived with Siberia's remote Eveny nomads. It's a captivating look at part of the world most people will never see, and it's not all serious. Vitebsky, who points out that the Eveny are complex people, notes that during breeding season one family saucily named its most randy reindeer, "Bill Clinton".|
|Vollmann, William T.||Poor People||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Poor People struggles to confront poverty in all its hopelessness and brutality, its pride and abject fear, its fierce misery and quiet resignation, allowing the poor to explain the causes and consequences of their impoverishment in their own cultural, social, and religious terms. With intense compassion and a scrupulously unpatronizing eye, Vollmann invites his readers to recognize in our fellow human beings their full dignity, fallibility, pride, and pain, and the power of their hard-fought resilience.
|Voss, Louise||To Be Someone||Fiction||Female version of High Fidelity.|
|Vowell, Sarah||The Wordy Shipmates||Non-fiction||Sarah Vowell takes on the Puritans.|
|Vowell, Sarah||Unfamiliar Fishes||History||A slim but exhaustive study of our country's graceless appropriation of Hawaii.|
|Wadsworth, Jacqueline||Letters from the Trenches||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Learn about World War I through the letters of real soldiers to their families. From low-ranking privates to officers to anxious wives at home, this fascinating read reveals the daily activities, emotions, and sense of loss in wartime.
|Wagner, Bruce||Memorial||Fiction||For over a decade, Wagner's novels have cast a scathing gaze on Hollywood. This particular book is probably not a good place to start - try one of his others.|
|Wagner, Bruce||The Chrysanthemum Palace||Fiction||Author flaunts Hollywood insider status in a novel which is raw and cultured, cultivated and kitschy, great fun.|
|Wahls, Zach||Defending My Moms||Memoir||In 2011, Zach Wahls stood before the Iowa legislature and told the story of his [lesbian] moms.|
|Wake, Nathan||Instant Pot Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 200 heart-healthy meals in half the time.
|Waldman, Amy||The Submission||Fiction||Brilliantly crafted, prescient, and non-preachy examination of post-9/11 hysteria.|
|Walker, Alice||Possessing the Secret of Joy||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In Tashi's tribe, the Olinka, young girls undergo circumcision as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi's inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she's been burdened over the years.
|Walker, Babe||White Girl Problems||Fiction||Faux memoir. Laugh out loud antics will leave you wanting more. (Sequel: Psychos)|
|Walker, Johnny with Jim DeFelice||Code Name: Johnny Walker||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
For eight years, an Iraqi translator nicknamed "Johnny Walker" risked his life to help Navy SEALs fight terrorists in his country. Taking readers to the front lines, this astonishing man reveals the true story behind his missions in this New York Times bestseller!
|Walker, Karen Thompson||The Age of Miracles||Post-Apocalyptic||The world beings to turn slower on its axis. But more than a seismic page-turner, it's one young girl's subtly explosive story of growing up.|
|Walker, Rebecca||Baby Love||Memoir||As Walker, now 37, beings her pregancey in 2004, she is torn between the desire to be a loving daughter - to a brilliant, difficult woman how has her own ambivalence about motherhood - and the desire to love unconditionally as a mom. Hoping for healing, she e-mails her mother about past hurts. Alice Walker answers that she is "no longer interested in the job" of being her mother.|
|Walker, Sam||Fantasyland||Non-fiction||Do fantasy baseball geeks need to get a life? The inhabitants of Fantasyland may seem pathetic, until some of them land consulting jobs with big-league clubs. A true case of Revenge of the Nerds.|
|Walker, Sarai||Dietland||Fiction||Frat boys chant No means yes! Yes means anal!, but sorority girls star to fight back. Giddy revenge fantasy.|
|Walker, Spike||Working on the Edge||Non-fiction||Alaskan crab fishing adventures recommended by fyyff.com.|
|Walker, Stephen||Shockwave||History||A page turner about the first atomic bomb.|
|Wall, Carolyn||Sweeping Up Glass||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Deserves a place on the shelf next to classics like True Grit and To Kill A Mockingbird. Left to care for her grandson alone after her daughter's departure, Olivia delves into bitter secrets surrounding her family and small mountain town.
|Wall, Carolyn||Sweeping Up Glass||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Olivia Harker Cross owns a strip of mountain in Pope County, Kentucky, a land where whites and blacks eke out a living in separate, tattered kingdoms and where silver-faced wolves howl in the night. But someone is killing the wolves of Big Foley Mountainâ€“and Olivia is beginning to realize how much of her own bitter history she's never understood: Her mother's madness, building toward a fiery crescendo. Her daughter's flight to California, leaving her to raise Will'm, her beloved grandson. And most of all, her town's fear, for Olivia has real and dangerous enemies.
|Wall, Duncan||The Ordinary Acrobat||Non-fiction||A true circus freak, Wall studied everything from tumbling to the trapeze at a renowned French circus and came out with an account that's part compelling history, part charming memoir.|
|Wallace, Danny||Yes Man||Humorous||After a man on a bus told Wallace to "say yes more," he decided to try. He won 25,000 pounds on a scratch-off card and promptly lost it all, got promoted, allowed himself to be duped by an internet scam, took a "psychotropic mindbomb", and had one truly life-changing experience he won't talk about here (it would give away the ending of the book).|
|Wallace, Lewis||Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Wallis, Velma||Raising Ourselves||Memoir||One of Alaska's best-known authors. One of thirteen children, when she was thirteen her father died and she left school to help her mother raise her younger siblings.|
|Wallis, VelmA||Two Old Women||Non-fiction||Two old native women pushed out of their tribes and left to die during a food shortage in the dead of a grim Arctic winter.|
|Wallman, James||Stuffocation||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Are we too attached to material objects when we should be focused on investing in new experiences? A prestigious journalist encourages readers to lose the stuff and live well. Tart and often funny. A scintillating read that will provoke conversation (or at least closet cleaning). Decluttering.
|Walls, Jeannette||The Glass Castle||Memoir||Vivid intense memoir. Walls never turns her parents into monsters and instead emphasizes their humanity.|
|Walsh, Jenni L.||Becoming Bonnie||Fiction||Suggested By: Book Award List.
From list of books that you can read in one sitting. Bonnie as in Bonnie-And-Clyde. The summer of 1927 might be the height of the Roaring Twenties, but Bonnelyn Parker is more likely to belt out a church hymn than sling drinks at an illicit juice joint. She's a sharp girl with plans to overcome her family's poverty, provide for herself, and maybe someday marry her boyfriend, Roy Thornton. But when Roy springs a proposal on her, and financial woes jeopardize her ambitions, Bonnelyn finds salvation in an unlikely place: Dallas's newest speakeasy, Doc's.
|Walters, Stan||The Truth About Lying||Non-fiction||How to spot a lie and protect yourself from deception.|
|Wambaugh, Joseph||Hollywood Moon||Crime/Mystery||The heart of the story comes from the vignettes of life on patrol among the cast of the station cops, including Hollywood Nate Weiss, the actor turned cop; Weiss's beautiful partner, Dana Vaughn; and the surfer duo, Flotsam and Jetsam, who at one point engage in a hilarious, extended dialogue of surfer-speak straight off the waves at Zuma. Spare and punchy prose fuels descriptions so on target that readers will feel they are riding shotgun, gazing out on Tinseltown's tawdry landscape.|
|Wang, Weike||Chemistry||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Weike Wang holds a Ph.D. in cancer epidemiology. Fresh, intimate, mordantly funny. Nearly every page has some kind of breezy scientific anecdote or aside. It's accessible and organic to the story.
|Wansink, Brian||Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think||Non-fiction||Expectations influence taste and more info.|
|Ward, J.R.||Black Dagger Brotherhood Series||Fantasy||Suggested By: Friend.
Recommended by Dezi. A society (the "Black Dagger Brotherhood") of vampire warriors who live together and defend their race against de-souled humans called lessers.
|Ward, Jesmyn||Men We Reaped||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life-to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle that fostered drug addiction and the dissolution of family and relationships.
|Ward, Jesmyn||Sing, Unburied, Sing||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Jojo, a wise and watchful 13-year-old boy, is at the center of this story about a Mississippi family torn apart by drugs, imprisonment, and racial strife yet yearning for redemption.
|Ware, Chris||The Acme Novelty Datebook||Other||Warning: Comic Book author. This is a sketchbook, not a comic book. Andy Richter recommends it. Take a peek at it, I guess, then decide. The cover looks like a kewl, inspiring, Nick Bantock type art book, but it might be a scaree comic book.|
|Wariner, Ruth||The Sound of Gravel||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Expose of a childhood spend in a polygamous Mormon cult in Mexico. But it isn't merely salacious, it's a bracing, unforgettable story of survival.
|Warne, Kennedy||Let Them Eat Shrimp||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The tragic disappearance of the rainforests of the sea.
|Warner, Elizabeth||Ditched by Dr. Right||Essays||If David Sedaris had been born a Protestant white girl from Philadeliphia's Main Line...Almost every piece is brimming with biting wit, but even more impressive is that everyone of them is also coiled with genuine warmth.|
|Warner, Gertrude Chandler||Boxcar Children Mysteries Series||Youth||The first 19 books were written by GCW before her death in 1979. Many more were written by others.
|Warner, Gertrude Chandler||The Boxcar Children Mysteries||Youth||Suggested By: Author.
$4.29 Kindle book. Includes books 1 thru 12.
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