Books I'd Like To Read
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Author (from) - Reynolds, Jason
Author (thru) - Stewart, Amy
Most of the books on this list come from reviews in the magazines Entertainment Weekly and People. A lot of the descriptions are excerpted from the reviews. Please support these magazines and the books that they recommend.
|Reynolds, Jason||Various - Jason Reynolds||Youth||Suggested By: People Mag.
Reynolds writes books about what's happening in his neighborhood. "Ghost" tells the story of a boy who joins a track team as an escape from the violence in his past. "The Boy in the Black Suit" tells the story of a city kid grieving the death of his mother. "When I Was the Greatest," tells the story of a group of friends navigating the streets of non-gentrified Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn. The voices are those Reynolds heard around him in the 1980s and 90s, in a neighborhood where drugs and violence were on his doorstep, but inside was a loving family -- aunties and close friends, one of whom taught Reynolds how to crochet (which he still does).
|Reynolds, Simon||Rip It Up And Start Again||Non-fiction||Devo, Joy Division, and other oft-neglected post-punk trailblazers get a fresh look in this passionate, insightful history of early-80s rock on the cusp of MTV.|
|Reynolds, Susan (editor)||WOODSTOCK REVISITED||Non-fiction||Tells about the three day festival through the eyes of the "average" person who attended or tried to attend.|
|Rhodes, Richard||Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farmer||Non-fiction||Richly textured and deeply moving, Farm chronicles a year in the life of Tom and Sally Bauer of Crevecoeur County, Missouri, who cultivate nearly two square miles|
|Rhodes, Richard||John James Audubon||Auto/Biography||Born in Haiti and raised in France, he landed on these shores in 1803, married an Englishwoman, explored the Appalachian frontier, tried his hand at business, went bankrupt, and reinvented himself in his middle age as a naturalist.|
|Rhodes, Richard||The Making of the Atomic Bomb||Non-fiction||If the first 270 pages of this book had been published separately, they would have made up a lively, insightful, beautifully written history of theoretical physics and the men and women who plumbed the mysteries of the atom. Along with the following 600 pages, they become a sweeping epic, filled with terror and pity, of the ultimate scientific quest: the development of the ultimate weapon. Rhodes is a peerless explainer of difficult concepts; he is even better at chronicling the personalities who made the discoveries that led to the Bomb.|
|Ricafranca, Arnel||Salads To Go||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Rice, Luanne||Little Night||Fiction||Clare Burke's life took a devastating turn when she tried to protect her sister, Anne, from an abusive and controlling husband and ended up serving prison time for assault. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen|
|Rich, Katherine Russell||Dreaming in Hindi||Memoir||How moving to India and mastering Hindi left one brave, beleaguered woman transformed.|
|Rich, Michael I.||Business Plan: Beekeeping||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Step-By-Step Guide: Transform Your "Hobby" Into A "Startup" - Beekeeping & Business Setup (Homesteading, Animal Husbandry, Build Business).
|Rich, Simon||What in God's Name||Fiction||Potentially gimmicky story has real emotional heft and avoids condescending. Hysterical sharp dialogue.|
|Richards, Cary David||The Joy of less: Volume 3 - Purging||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. A step by step Guide to a Clutter Free Environment. One review mentioned that the office clutter tips were helpful, and I could definitely use help with office clutter!
|Richards, Keith||Life||Memoir||Groupies, he writes, were "like the Red Cross. They'd wash your clothes...bath you."|
|Richardson, Dot with Don Yaeger||Living the Dream||Memoir||1996 Olympic Gold medalist in women's softball. Though some of her motivational chat about playing your hardest seems a little familiar, Richardson's book is inspiration.|
|Richardson, Kat||Greywalker||Crime/Mystery||After a brutal assault leaves her dead for two minutes, PI Harper Blaine finds herself able to slide between the physical world and a gray area full of vampires and otherworldly things.|
|Richardson, Kim Michele||The Sisters of Glass Ferry||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Joshilyn Jackson. Glass Ferry, Kentucky, is bourbon country. Whiskey has been a way of life for generations, enabling families to provide and survive even in the darkest times. Flannery Butler's daddy, Beauregard "Honey Bee" Butler, was known for making some of the best whiskey in the state, aged in barrels he'd take by boat up and down the Kentucky River until the rocking waters turned the spirits smooth and golden. Flannery is the only person Honey Bee ever entrusted with his recipes before he passed on, swearing her to secrecy as he did so.
|Richman, Jana||Riding in the Shadows of Saints||Non-fiction||Richman can see eye to eye with Mormonism's critics: She left the faith decades ago and detests its sexism. These are excellent questions, ones that most popular books dealing with Mormonism - including Jon Krakauer's "Under the Banner of Heaven" - never answer, let alone ask.|
|Richmond, Michelle||The Marriage Pact||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. "So. Freaking. Good. And weird. And original. And unputdownable." Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice's prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact.
|Richoux, Ranae||Shrimp Recipes||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Beginner's guide to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and more.
|Ricketson, Kathreen||Mini Quilts||Craft||A guide to making offbeat pint-sized quilts for pillows, wall art.|
|Ridgeway, Rick||Below Another Sky||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
A mountain adventure in search of a lost father. A renowned adventurer travels to Tibet with a young woman in search of her father's memory and gains a fresh perspective on his own life.
|Ridley, Glynis||Clara's Grand Tour||Non-fiction||True tale of a three-ton rhinoceros and a Dutch sea-captain who make a 17-year tour of Europe in the mid-18th century.|
|Riebel, Linda and Ken Jacobsen||Eating to Save the Earth||Non-fiction||Food Choices for a Healthy Planet|
|Rieger, Susan||The Heirs||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Elegant literary prose and supremely likable characters make this a must-read.
|Riggs, Ransom||Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
And then there were three:
|Riley, Captain James and Dean King||Sufferings in Africa||Non-fiction||The Incredible True Story of a Shipwreck, Enslavement, and Survival on the Sahara. Recommended by the guy who wrote, "My Mercedes is Not For Sale".
Listed by Abraham Lincoln, alongside the Bible and Pilgrim's Progress, as one of the books that most influenced his life, few true tales of adventure and survival are as astonishing as this one. Shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in August of 1815, James Riley and his crew had no idea of the trials awaiting them as they gathered their beached belongings. They would be captured by a band of nomadic Arabs, herded across the Sahara Desert, beaten, forced to witness astounding brutalities, sold into slavery, and starved. Riley watched most of his crew die one by one, killed off by cruelty or caprice, as his own weight dropped from 240 pounds to a mere 90 at his rescue. First published in 1817, this dramatic saga soon became a national bestseller with over a million copies sold. Even today, it is rare to find a narrative that illuminates the degradations of slave existence with such brutal honesty.
|Riley, Lesley||Creative Lettering Workshop||Craft||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Combining Art with Quotes in Mixed Media. I haven't been able to find a copy of this to preview. Don't buy a copy until I get a chance to look at a copy.
|Riley, Rhonda||The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
For fans of The Time Traveler's Wife. When Evelyn discovers an injured soldier on her farmland, she finds the man with whom she'll build a life. But there are things about Adam - like who he is and where he comes from - that noone must ever know.
|Rimington, Stella||Illegal Acton||Crime/Mystery||A former director of MI5 in the 90s, Rimington filler her brainy page-turner with authentic details and funny glimpses of the mundane realities of intelligence work, including awful hours, bumbling bosses, and department rivalries.|
|Rinzler, J. W. and Ridley Scott||The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back||Non-fiction||Rinzler explores every aspect of the production, from the writing of the screenplay to casting to location filming to special effects to composing the score and designing print ads. The book is profusely illustrated with preproduction sketches, on-set photos, excerpts from various script drafts, reproductions of Lucas' handwritten notes, and more.|
|Rinzler, J.W.||The Making of Star Wars||Non-fiction||Abounds with candid cast pics and tidbits of trivia. Like, who knew Han Solo was envisioned as a green monster?|
|Riordan, Rick||Percy Jackson & The Olympians||Youth||The Lightning Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titan's Curse
The Battle of the Labyrinth
The Last Olympian
|Ripert. Eric with Veronica Chambers||32 Yolks||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this "passionate, poetical" New York Times bestselling memoir (Chicago Tribune), renowned chef Eric Ripert reflects on his tumultuous childhood -- and how it put him on a path to fulfill his destiny in the culinary world. A "breathtaking" coming-of-age story.
|Ritterbusch, Virginia||Reframe Your Viewpoints||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Harness stress & anxiety. Transform it into peace & confidence.
|Rivas, Mim Eichler||Beautiful Jim Key||Non-fiction||Story about an amazing horse who did tricks. The owner paved the way for the animal rights movement.|
|Rives, T. M.||Secret New York: Curious Activities||Non-fiction||Activities for intrepid explorers. NYPD ride-along, 5 foot square museum, survival school in Central Park.|
|Roach, Mary||Bonk||Memoir||Roach tackles the funny science of sex with the same gusto she brought to the funny science of cadavers in Stiff, and the funny science of the afterlife in Spook.|
|Roach, Mary||Grunt||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
The Curious Science of Humans at War
|Roach, Mary||Packing for Mars||Non-fiction||Space trips make astronauts taller - and other cool answers to questions you didn't even know you had.|
|Roach, Mary||Stiff||Non-fiction||The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.|
|Robb, J.D.||Various - J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
Available at the library as eBooks. Nora Roberts, the romance writer, writing under a pseudonym.
|Robbins, Alexandra||Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Alexandra Robbins, 27, went undercover to write the funny but alarming exposĂ©. "I thought the group piercing parties were pretty funny."
|Robbins, Alexandra||The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth||Non-fiction||Why those who aren't cool in high school tend to do so well after graduation.|
|Robbins, Alexandra||The Nurses||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
This New York Times bestseller follows four nurses as they experience the drama, heroism, and camaraderie of their important profession. "A funny, intimate, and often jaw-dropping account of life behind the scenes" (People).
|Robbins, David||The Fox Run (The Endworld, No 1)||Post-Apocalyptic||Post-apocalyptic survival and recovery "survivalist men's adventures" - recommended by the guys at UH.
From a review at amazon.com, "This is the 1st I've read by Robbins and I intend to be back for more. It's action in postwar Minnesota as Blade, Geronimo and Hickock undertake a mission to find out what else is left outside their compound. Great touches abound-killer mutant squirrels, gladiatorlike combat with Wolverines and living killer clouds all make the world of Blade a living hell. In a surprising twist, the heroes are given a mission early on and by the end of this actionfest, they haven't even started the mission; thus promising plenty of action to come. Nice touch."
|Robbins, Hannah||Minimalist Living||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How to reduce your stress and improve your quality of living through minimalism.
|Robbins, Harold||The Carpetbaggers||Fiction||Lusty, brawling tale of early Hollywood is racy even by today's standards.|
|Robbins, Jim||The Man Who Planted Trees||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Dan Milarch has spent the last 20 years trying to save the earth. His plan: Clone the strongest, longest-living trees and produce new ones that share the same ability to withstand climate change.
|Robbins, John||No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution||Essays||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Robbins shares his dispatches from the frontlines of the food revolution: From his undercover investigations of feed lots and slaughterhouses, to the rise of food contamination, the slave trade behind chocolate and coffee, what he calls the sham of “Vitamin Water,” and the effects of hormones on animals and animal products.
|Robbins, John||The Food Revolution||Non-fiction||How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World. By the son of the ice cream people. Recommended by Ethernautrix.|
|Robbins, Tom||Tibetan Peach Pie||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins' legendary memoir--wild tales of his life and times, both at home and around the globe.
|Roberts, Cokie||Founding Mothers||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
This New York Times bestseller provides an eye-opening look at the women who influenced America's Founding Fathers. "Wonderful storiesâ€¦ If only our standard history books were written with such flair!"
|Roberts, David||Alone on the Ice||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get bcak to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged over a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness...
|Roberts, David||Great Exploration Hoaxes||Non-fiction||This book is not only looks into the hoaxes by the psyche of the hoaxsters. Why would they do it? What were their motivations?|
|Roberts, Dr. Heidi PT DPT||The Sitting Disease||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Restore your posture and eliminate body pain in 10 minutes a day.
|Roberts, Nora||Of Blood and Bone||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Author.
Publication Date: December 4, 2018 (AS OF THIS ENTRY 8/24/2018, THIS PUBLICATION DATE IS IN THE FUTURE). Chronicles of The One - Book 2. Nora Roberts, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the epic Year One returns with Of Blood and Bone, a new tale of terror and magic in a brand new world. They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed. Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before--the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted--and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.
|Roberts, Nora||Year One||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
$3.23 Kindle book. Chronicles of The One - Book 1. A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts--Year One is an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magick, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives. It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed--and more than half of the world's population was decimated.
|Roberts, Siobhan||Genius at Play||Non-fiction||Before tech giants were gods, Cambridge professor John Horton Conway was a creative rock star who studied coding and invented a famous computer program called Game of Life.|
|Robertson, Courtney||I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this juicy and hilarious New York Times bestseller, a former Bachelor contestant whom viewers loved to hate reveals all! A behind-the-scenes look at reality TV.
|Robertson, Edward W.||The Breakers Series Books 1-3||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. Lethal pandemic followed by war against those who made the virus.
|Robertson, Jamie Cox||A Literary Paris||Essays||Hemingway, Colette, Sedaris, and Others on the Uncommon Lure of the City of Light.|
|Robertson, Janet||The Magnificent Mountain Women: Adventures in the Colorado Rockies||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Another mountain climbing book...
|Robin, Vicki and Joe Dominguez and Monique Tilford||Your Money or Your Life||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Mr. Money Mustache. 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century.
|Robinson, Dana||OPT OUT||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Rethink success. Reinvent rich. Realize the life you want. My mission is simple. I want to help you break free of the rat race. I want to give you permission to live the life you want. You might want to own a business. You might want to scale down to the simple life and have more time. You might want to vagabond the world. Whatever freedom means to you, I want to give you some tools that will empower you to achieve it.
|Robinson, Elisabeth||The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters||Fiction||Film producer deals with Hollywood and a sick sister.|
|Robinson, Jackie||I Never Had It Made||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book.
|Robinson, Kim Stanley||Antarctica||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty which protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica's resources to be plundered, its eerie beauty to be savaged. As politicians wrangle over its fate, major corporations begin probing for its hidden riches. Adventurers come, as they have for more than a century, seeking the wild, untamed land even as they endanger it with their ever-growing numbers. And radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land from those who would destroy it for profit. All who come here have their own agenda, and all will fight to ensure their vision of the future for the remote and awe-inspiring world at the South Pole.
|Robinson, Kim Stanley||Green Earth (The Science in the Capital)||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. More than a decade ago, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson began a groundbreaking series of near-future eco-thrillers--Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, and Sixty Days and Counting--that grew increasingly urgent and vital as global warming continued unchecked. Now, condensed into one volume and updated with the latest research, this sweeping trilogy gains new life as Green Earth, a chillingly realistic novel that plunges readers into great floods, a modern Ice Age, and the political fight for all our lives.
|Robinson, Kim Stanley||Mars Trilogy||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Terraforming Mars. I own the first Kindle book.
|Robinson, Kim Stanley||New York 2140||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. As the sea levels rose, every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city.
|Robinson, Kim Stanley||The Three Californias Trilogy||Post-Apocalyptic||The Three Californias Trilogy (also known as the Wild Shore Triptych and the Orange County Trilogy) consists of three books by Kim Stanley Robinson, that depict three different possible futures of Orange County, California. The three books that make up the trilogy are
|Robinson, Kim Stanley||The Wild Shore : Three Californias (Wild Shore Triptych)||SciFi||This book takes place in the year 2047, after 3,000 nuclear bombs are strategically placed in major cities all over the USA. The detonation of these nuclear weapons leaves the country in an age where Scavengers are set against those people trying to pull their family and world back to something that hardly resembles the past greatness of America. In this book the Russians are the culprits and they give several other countries the backing to help with the initial destruction. The countries of the world have ganged up on the USA for being greedy and using up most of the world's resources.|
|Robinson, Kim Stanley||The Years of Rice and Salt||Post-Apocalyptic||The Years of Rice and Salt It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe's population was destroyed. But what if? What if the plague killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. These are the years of rice and salt. This is a universe where the first ship to reach the New World travels across the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from west to east. This is a universe where the Industrial Revolution is triggered by the world's greatest scientific minds in India.|
|Robinson, Lisa||There Goes Gravity||Memoir||Lifelong music journalist's memoir - equivalent of a backstage pass.|
|Robinson, Peter||Playing With Fire||Crime/Mystery||Part of the Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks series. Each time you think you're a step ahead of the author, he jumps in with a jaw-dropping and usually credible twist.|
|Robinson, Phoebe||You Can't Touch My Hair||Essays||Suggested By: People Mag.
The comedian explains it all to white people: what hair means to black women, what white dudes me to her, and all the dos and don'ts of racism.
|Robison, John Elder||Switched On||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
A memoir of brain change and emotional awakening. This autism therapy turns out to be powerful voodoo, but it also awakens some unintended and not-all-wonderful consequences. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Robson, Justine||Mappa Mundi||SciFi||For fans of Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. A lyrical, attentively written anti-utopia.|
|Rock, Andrea||The Mind at Night||Non-fiction||Fascinating details about sleep and dreaming make this a damned compelling read. A slim 200 pages from cocktail ready factoids, to clean crisp explanations of brain chemistry.|
|Rockridge Press||The DASH Diet Health Plan||Cookbook||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
$1.07 Kindle book. Low-Sodium, Low-Fat Recipes to Promote Weight Loss, Lower Blood Pressure, and Help Prevent Diabetes. Based on research by the National Institutes of Health, and endorsed by top-tier medical institutions like the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Association, the DASH diet is a scientifically proven method to lose weight, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and a reduce your risk of diabetes.
|Rodgers, Judy||The Zuni Café Cookbook||Cookbook||Recommended by Orangette blog.|
|Rodi, Robert||Dogged Pursuit||Memoir||My Year of Competing Dusty, the World's Least Likely Agility Dog|
|Rodi, Robert||Seven Seasons in Siena||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Gay guy moves to Italy and tries to fit in. By turns hilarious and heartwarming, and redolent with the flavor of the Tuscan countryside, Seven Seasons in Siena opens a window on daily life in one of the most magical regions in all of Italy--revealing the joys to be found when we stop being spectators and start taking an active part in life's rich pageant.
|Rodreguez, Robert||Rebel Without a Crew||Memoir||Chronicles the making of a movie for $7,000.|
|Rodriguez, Deborah||Kabul Beauty School||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
New York Times bestseller: When a Michigan hairdresser founded a beauty school in Afghanistan, she became part of a community of women that would change her life.
|Rogers, Ellen||Kasey to the Rescue||Memoir||A sweetly inspirational tale about a single mom, her quadriplegic son and the capuchin monkey who helps them through.|
|Rogers, Olivia||Junk Food Diet Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Over 50 Comfort Food Recipes You Can Still Eat While on A Diet.
|Rogers, Olivia||Quick and Easy Recipes||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. 34 Healthy & Tasty Meals for Busy Moms To Feed The Whole Family!
|Rogers, Sally Fox||Solo/Two in the Wild/Others||Non-fiction||Women in sports|
|Roiphe, Anne||An Imperfect Lens||Fiction||Cholera epidemic that ravaged Alexandria, Egypt in 1883.|
|Roiphe, Katie||The Violet Hour||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Fascinated by mortality ever since her own near-death experience, Roiphe set out to demystify dying by exploring how great writers (Freud, Updike, Sendak) faced their ends. Profound, poetic, and comforting.
|Roiphe, Katie||Uncommon Arrangements||Non-fiction||Riveting look at the unconventional unions of seven London literary couples in the early 1900s. This account of intellectuals and their lofty couplings may be the year's best beach read.|
|Roker, Al||Storm of the Century||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Details the deadliest natural disaster in US history. In September 1900, thousands of Texans in Galveston lost their lives in a hurricane.
|Romm, Joseph||Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know||Science/Nature||Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by TheDailyBeast.com. A physicist and former acting assistant secretary in Clinton's Energy Department, Romm runs the blog ClimateProgress.org, and is the author of several books on energy and climate. His new book is essentially a reference guide in which he poses common questions--"How do scientists know that recent climate change is primarily caused by human activity?" "How does climate change affect droughts?" "What will the impacts of sea level rise be?"--and answers them concisely and conversationally. While he is mostly successful avoiding wonkiness, he cites such a huge number of studies that it's almost unimaginable that anyone could walk away unconvinced of the matter's urgency.
|Ronson, Jon||The Men Who Stare At Goats||Non-fiction||Wry exploration of the U.S. Military's obsession with the paranormal.|
|Rooney, Kathleen||Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
A groundbreaking woman in the advertising business, now 85, strolls through Manhattan and reflects on the changes wrought by time. Lovely.
|Roosevelt, Theodore||Through the Brazilian Wilderness||Memoir||Pretty much self-explanatory!|
|Root-Bernstein, Robert and Michele||Sparks of Genius||Non-fiction||Shows how great minds DO think alike.|
|Rose, Daniel Asa||Larry's Kidney||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant.
|Rose, Darya Pino||Foodist||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A neuroscientist and food writer offers practical advice on losing weight through science instead of diets. Her approach to healthy eating combines the foods you love with a focus on better decision making.
|Rose, Devin||Farm Flop||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A city dweller's guide to failing on a farm in two years or less. Peek inside the journal of a young suburban family who made the leap to a hobby farm, only to find themselves returning to the city less than two years later.
|Rose, M.J.||The Witch of Painted Sorrows||Magical/Mystical||After her father's suicide, Sandrine seeks refuge at his mother's Paris home. Sandrine is soon drawn in by the house's dark spirit.|
|Rose, Phyllis||The Shelf: Adventures in Extreme Reading||Non-fiction||Too many people choose to read by listening to critics. She chose a library shelf at random and read all fiction authors filed under LEQ-LES.|
|Rose, Terez Mertes||Off Balance||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Ballet Theater Chronicles book 1. Alice thinks she's accepted the loss of her ballet career, injury having forced her to trade in pointe shoes onstage for spreadsheets upstairs. That is, until the day Alice's boss asks her to befriend Lana, a pretty new company member he's got his eye on. Lana represents all Alice has lost, not just as a ballet dancer, but as a motherless daughter. It's pain she's kept hidden, even from herself, as every good ballet dancer knows to do.
|Rose, Terez Mertes||Outside the Limelight||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Ballet Theater Chronicles book 2. Rising ballet star Dena Lindgren's dream career is knocked off its axis when a puzzling onstage fall results in a crushing diagnosis: a brain tumor. Complications from the extraction surgery kick off a long and difficult recovery, prompting the company's artistic director, Anders Gunst, to shift his attention to an overshadowed company dancer -- Dena's older sister, Rebecca, with whom Anders once shared a special relationship.
|Rose, Willow||Eleven, Twelve...Dig and Delve||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Rebekka Franck is visiting a dear friend when she is swallowed up by the hole and ends up trapped inside a limestone mine. Together with the surviving residents from the neighborhood, she tries to get by underground while waiting to be rescued. When the body of one of the survivors turns up inside the mines, they suddenly know that not only do they face starvation and thirst, they also have a killer among them.
|Rosenberg, Judy||The Rosie's Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book||Cookbook||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Streusel-topped blueberry cake. Coconut fluff babycakes. Sour cherry fudge cake. You'll love the mouthwatering recipes in one of NPR's top 10 cookbooks of the year! Treat yourself to favorites from a legendary bakery that's become a true institution.
|Rosenberg, Scott||Dreaming in Code||Non-fiction||Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software|
|Rosenblatt||The Boy Detective||Memoir||Valentine to New York City of the 1950's and today.|
|Rosenblatt, Roger||Unless It Moves the Human Heart||Memoir||In this slender volume he reveals the characters and conversations that emerged during one semester of his "Writing Everything" class. There is much to love and ponder within these passionate pages.|
|Rosenthal, Bob||Cleaning Up New York||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
In the 1970s Bob Rosenthal worked as a house cleaner. His book, part memoir, part how-to manual, became a cult classic that is finally back in print.
|Rosoff, Meg||Picture Me Gone||Youth||Elegantly written and suspenseful mystery. Nominated for National book Award in young people's lit.|
|Ross, James Bruce (Editor), Mary Martin McLaughlin (Editor)||The Portable Medieval Reader||Non-fiction||All the aspects and strata of medieval society are represented here: the life of monasteries and colleges, the codes of knigthood, the labor of peasants and the privileges of kings.|
|Ross, Nancy||Mini Farming||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A beginner's guide.
|Ross, Sharon and Elise Kinkead||Mastering Fine Decorative Paint Techniques||Craft||Paint. Techniques.|
|Roth, Benjamin||The Great Depression: A Diary||Non-fiction||First-person diary account of living through the Great Depression, with haunting parallels to our own time.|
|Roth, Philip||American Pastoral||Other||BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Ron Silver, recommended by Stephen King.|
|Roth, Philip||The Dying Animal||Fiction||Lecherous professor lures beautiful young woman into his web of words.|
|Rothbart, Davy||Found : The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World||Art||In the tradition of NPR's National Story Project comes this funky collection of letters, flyers and other miscellany from the pages of Found magazine.|
|Rotolo, Suze||A Freewheelin' Time||Memoir||As a teen, she dated young singer Bob Dylan. Her memoir is more portrait-of-an-era than tell-all, but there are delicious bits: the hours Dylan spent in front of a mirror, trying on rumpled clothes to perfect his serious image.|
|Roufa, M. E.||The Norma Gene||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. As the world's first completely illegal clone of America's 16th President, Abe Finkelstein grew up with just one wish: to live his life just like anybody else. But when you're a living ringer for one of the country's best-loved historical figures, privacy is hard to come by--especially when your face is on money. Across town, Norma Greenberg, one of the world's many Marilyn Monroe clones, is struggling with identity issues of a different sort.
|Rouse, Wade||At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream||Humorous||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Desperate to escape city life, Wade Rouse moved to rural Michigan - but the so-called simple life was nothing like he imagined. David Sedaris meets Dave Barry.
|Rouss, Shannan||Easy For You||Short Stories||Short stories of life in LA. Characters are refreshingly un-airbrushed. Rouss resists all Hollywood cliches but one: that real life rarely lives up to the movies in our heads.|
|Rowan, Roy||Chasing the Dragon||History||Memorable stories from former Life Magazine photographer.|
|Rowan, Roy||Never Too Late||Memoir||A memoir with tips on aging (live with enthusiasm, exertion, and energy) from career "Life" and "Time" correspondent.|
|Rowan, Roy||Throwing Bullets||Non-fiction||Following a season in the lives of two pitchers in the MN Twin's farm system vying for a single open slot in the Twins' rotation, Rowan offers a lively portrait of the circus atmosphere of minor-league baseball. The characters in this story are vivid and the emotional pull is strong.|
|Rowe, Maggie||Sin Bravely||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Ms Rowe spent her Christian childhood agonizing about whether she was devout enough to get into heaven. Whacky and sincere memoir centering on her time in an Evangelical psychiatric facility.
|Rowell, Victoria||The Women Who Raised Me||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Born as a ward of the state of Maine, the child of an unmarried Yankee blueblood mother and an unknown black father, Victoria Rowell beat the odds. The Women Who Raised Me is the remarkable story of her rise out of the foster care system to attain the American Dream--and of the unlikely series of women who lifted, motivated, and inspired her along the way.
|Rowlands, Penelope||Paris Was Ours||Essays||Thirty-two writers reflect on the city of light. David Sedaris, and people I've never heard of.|
|Rowley, Steven||Lily and the Octopus||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Debut novel. Whimsical, touching story about the love between a man and the elderly dachshund with whom he enjoys talking about cute boys. WTF? They say it's good. Huh.
|Rowling, J.K.||The Harry Potter novels||Other||BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Jim Dale, recommended by Stephen King.|
|Rowling, J.K.||The Tales of Beedle the Bard||Fantasy||It purports to be a scholarly tome ("translated from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger"; commentaries by the late Professor Dumbledore) concerning a clutch of moralistic bedtime stories attributed toe the titular scribe.|
|Rowly, RB||Mother of Ten||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sequel to Whisper My Secret. Myrtle's first three children grew up without any knowledge of their mother after Myrtle was forced to give them up when they were still toddlers. Not only were the children deprived of contact with their mother, they also grew up devoid of any knowledge of each other after being placed in separate facilities.
|Royte, Elizabeth||Bottlemania||Non-fiction||Royte's lively investigation of water politics will leave you ashamed to drink out of plastic, uneasy about the tap, and impressed by her ability to synthesize complicated material int such a witty and engaging book.|
|Royte, Elizabeth||Garbage Land||Non-fiction||On the secret trail of trash. She headed for landfills, treatment plants, and recycling centers, dug up unsettling stats, and ended up worried.|
|Rozell, Matthew||The Things Our Fathers Saw||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
$1.07 Kindle book. I bought the Kindle book, but have not read it yet. The untold stories of the World War II generation. The telephone rings on the hospital floor, and they tell you it is your mother, the phone call you have been dreading. You've lost part of your face to a Japanese sniper on Okinawa, and after many surgeries, the doctor has finally told you that at 19, you will never see again. The pain and shock is one thing. But now you have to tell her, from 5000 miles away.
|Rubenfeld, Jed||The Death Instinct||Crime/Mystery||In September 1920 a bomb rocked Wall Street, killing 38 in a crime that remains unsolved. Ably blends fact and fiction.|
|Rubin, Gretchen||Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Examines different views into Winston Churchill's life and contradictions.
|Rubin, Gretchen||Happier at Home||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From the author of The Happiness Project! Gretchen workd to improve her life at home, one step at a time. "A soulful and enlightening guide for happiness seeker of all stripes" (Cheryl Strayed)
|Ruby, Laura||Bone Gap||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Suggested List.
Imagine Stephen King with a heap of magical realism. The story of two lives changed forever. Roza, a young girl kidnapped from a small Midwestern town, and Finn, the only witness to the crime.
|Rucker, Rudy||Software||SciFi||Early cyberpunk. See also "Wetware", "Freeware", and "Realware", which ares sequels in this Ware Tetralogy.|
|Rudnick, Paul||Gorgeous||Youth||Recommended by Sue H. Becky is remade as Rebecca - pure five-alarm hotness to the outside world and an awkward mess of cankles and split ends when she's alone.|
|Ruhlman, Michael||Grocery||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
As a culture, we're obsessed with food - but why? Ruhlman looks for answers in this engaging exploration of the ways American eating habits have changed over the past half century.
|Ruhlman, Michael||House: A Memoir||Memoir||Blending reportage and memoir, Ruhlman details his home's complete history, putting it in context with an account of the first American suburb in 1869 and a description of his family's first Christmas in the house in 2001. His well-researched history of the suburbs will interest anyone who's ever lived in one, but his in-depth chronicle of his town will enthrall only those familiar with it. May have depressing bits about his not-so-hot marriage.|
|Ruhlman, Michael||Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking||Cookbook||He divides the book into five parts (doughs, stocks, sausages, sauces, and custards). In each section he explains what essential properties make the ratios work and the subtle variations that differentiate, for instance, a bread dough (five parts flour, three parts water) from a biscuit dough (three parts flour, one part fat, two parts liquid).|
|Ruhlman, Michael||The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America||Memoir||Ruhlman wanted to learn how to cook potatoes like that--like an art--and the CIA seemed the place to go. The fun part of this book is that we all get to go along for the ride without having to endure the trauma of cooking school.|
|Ruhlman, Michael||Walk on Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit||Non-fiction||Ruhlman describes with awe the precision, speed and ingenuity required to repair or transplant an infant's tiny heart. His gripping OR scenes capture the life-and-death nature of each surgery and illustrate why only perfection is good enough in this new and rapidly developing specialty. As the clinic's physician's assistant tells Ruhlman with a bluntness characteristic of the people he depicts, This is a kid, not a Yugo here.|
|Ruhlman, Michael||Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard||Non-fiction||Ruhlman (The Soul of a Chef) provides an insightful look at the life and work of legendary master boatbuilders Nat Benjamin and Ross Gannon, whose boatyard on Martha's Vineyard is the site of the most innovative work happening today.|
|Ruiz ZafĂłn, Carlos||The Shadow of the Wind||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A New York Times bestseller and "gorgeous read" (Stephen King). In 1945 Barcelona, a bookseller's son uncovers an astonishing secret. Daniel's seemingly innocent quest to find other works by a particular author opens a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
|Ruiz, Don Miguel||The Four Agreements||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Friend.
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book). Recommended by ShelleyM in April 2016 letter.
|Rummel-Hudson, Robert||Schulyer's Monster||Memoir||A Father's Journey With His Wordless Daughter. Rummel-Hudson's memoir offers a moving account of his and wife Julie's unrelenting efforts to give their buoyant little girl a way to communicate.|
|Runs, Vanessa||The Dirtbag Handbook||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
$5.38 Kindle book. Cheap Nomadic Travel in North America. Vanessa Runs, with her husband Shacky and their animal companions, lives without electric power, without running water, and primarily off-grid. This book contains all the tips, tricks and shortcuts Vanessa has accumulated after four years of nomadic full-time travel with her family throughout North America on a very restricted income. In these pages you will learn:
|Russell, Alan||Guardians of the Night||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. As the sole members of LAPD's Special Cases Unit, Detective Michael Gideon and his German shepherd partner Sirius work investigations considered bizarre even by Los Angeles's standards. Yet their latest case is more than strange--it might be out of this world.
|Russell, Karen||St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves||Short Stories||With this weird, wondrous debut, 25-year-old Russell blows up the apherism "Age equals experience." She also suggests that "Write what you know" is similarily useless. When people say language is what separates us from animals, she writes, "that's just us humans being snobby."|
|Russell, Osborne||Journal of a Trapper||Non-fiction||Account of the life of a fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains between 1834 and 1843. The descriptions are so accurate that you can see the land he described today.|
|Russo, Meredith||If I Was Your Girl||GLBT||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
At a new high school, Amanda meets the boy of her dreams -- but will she lose him forever when he learns that she used to be Andrew? "Electrically inspiring. Read this wonderful book"
|Russo, Richard||Bridge of Sighs||Fiction||Small-town lives are elevated to big-time triumph and tragedy by Russo's prose. Didn't he write that "Empire Falls" book?|
|Russo, Richard||Elsewhere||Memoir||A poignant tribute to his mother who, elegantly coiffed and perfectly lipsticked, shouldered her way through life with pluck, luck, and sheer bravado.|
|Russo, Richard||Straight Man||Fiction||Funny college professor novel.|
|Ryan, Alan||The Reader's Companion to Alaska||Essays||This is a wonderful compilation of writings by some our most prominent authors of their first (and lasting) impressions of the last American wilderness, Alaska.|
|Ryan, James E.||Wait, What?: And Life's Other Essential Questions||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
In Wait, What?, Jim Ryan, dean of Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, celebrates the art of asking--and answering--good questions. Five questions in particular: Wait, what?; I wonderâ€¦? Couldn't we at leastâ€¦?; How can I help?; and What truly matters? Using examples from politics, history, popular culture, and social movements, as well as his own personal life, Ryan demonstrates how these essential inquiries generate understanding, spark curiosity, initiate progress, fortify relationships, and draw our attention to the important things in life.
|Ryan, Terry||The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio||Memoir||How my mother raised 10 kids on 25 words or less.|
|Sabbag, Robert||SnowBlind||Non-fiction||Coke Smuggling/Dealing|
|Saberton, Ruth||Runaway Summer||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Since leaving Polwenna Bay for the bright lights of London, actress Summer Penhalligan has tried her hardest to never look back; Jake, her childhood sweetheart, let her down terribly and the beautiful Cornish village holds nothing but painful memories. It's only when a volatile relationship threatens to destroy all she holds dear that Summer finds herself returning to the place she knows so well.
|Sacco, Jack||Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the Liberation of Dachau||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
As part of the 92nd Signal Battalion and Patton's famed Third Army, Joe and his buddies found themselves at the forefront of the Allied push through France and Germany. After more than a year of fighting, but still only twenty years old, Joe had become a hardened veteran. Yet nothing could have prepared him and his unit for the horrors behind the walls of Germany's infamous Dachau concentration camp. They were among the first 250 American troops into the camp, and it was there that they finally grasped the significance of the Allied mission. Surrounded by death and destruction, the men not only found the courage and will to fight, but they also discovered the meaning of friendship and came to understand the value and fragility of life.
|Sachs, David||The Flood||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When the Flood hit, America's East Coast was evacuated by every means possible. Hours later, the Festival of the Waves, a cruise ship assisting in the rescue, lies dead in the water: no power, no communications, and nowhere near enough food. Thousands of evacuees on board, including Travis, his-ex-wife, and their young son, find themselves alone in a big ocean.
|Sachs, Jeffrey||The Price of Civilization||Non-fiction||Matt Damon read it. "Well, then!" He says it's a really clear-eyed look at where we are as a country and where we need to go.|
|Sacks, Mike||And Here's the Kicker||Non-fiction||Interviews with comedy writers, including Harold Ramis.|
|Sacks, Oliver||Gratitude||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Neurologist Sacks, who died in 2015 at age 82, brought his trademark incisive curiosity about the human condition to these lovely essays on facing his own death.
|Sacks, Oliver||The Mind's Eye||Non-fiction||More riveting case studies of neurological anomalies, including Sack's own vision problems following melanoma of the eye.|
|Sacks, Oliver||The River of Consciousness||Essays||Suggested By: People Mag.
Sacks illuminates such mysteries as how we hear, see, feel time passing, inadvertently plagiarize or create nonexistent memories. And exuberant, fascinating reminder of the brilliant neuroscientist who opened our eyes to hidden worlds.
|Sacks, Oliver||Three "must-reads"||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
|Safina, Carl||Beyond Words||Non-fiction||Do animals have emotions? Elephants grieve, cradling their dead. An alpha wolf pretends to lose a wrestling match to his cub. A tiger, after humans take his kill, destroys their traps.|
|Sage, Lorna||Bad Blood||Non-fiction||Growing up in the 50s.|
|Sakey, Marcus||Brilliance||Magical/Mystical||In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They're called "brilliants", and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way.|
|Salamon, Julie||Facing the Wind||Non-fiction||True story: man murders family but rebuilds his life.|
|Sales, Nancy Jo||The Bling Ring||Non-fiction||Group of L.A. kids whose obsession with fame compels them to swipe $3 million worth of swag from the homes of starlets.|
|Salisbury, Gay and Laney||The Cruelest Miles||Non-fiction||The heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic. Alaska - diphteria vaccine.|
|Salter, Aimee L.||Every Ugly Word||Youth||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When seventeen-year-old Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school, bullies taunt and shove her. She can't go a day without fighting with her mother. And no matter how hard she tries, she can't make her best friend, Matt, fall in love with her. But Ashley also has something no one else does: a literal glimpse into the future. When Ashley looks into the mirror, she can see her twenty-three-year-old self.
|Salzman, Mark||Lying Awake||Fiction||Nun's visions are actually epileptic migraines.|
|Salzman, Mark||True Notebooks||Non-fiction||This book will open your eyes to our brutal system of juvenile justice and leave you heartbroken. Salzman spent two years teaching writing at L.A.'s Central Juvenile Hall.|
|Sammet, J.E.||Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals||Technical/Reference||Suggested By: Other.
In this work, Sammet (a woman and early computer pioneer) presents a view of high level programming languages that promotes attention to "the problem to be solved" by that language, as she asserts on an opening page. Thus she is innovative in establishing a tradition for consideration of end motivation in the architecture of such languages.
|Sammon, Paul M.||Future Noir Revised & Updated Edition: The Making of Blade Runner||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
$2.15 Kindle book. In this intensive, intimate, and anything-but-glamorous behind-the-scenes account, film insider and cinephile Paul M. Sammon explores how Ridley Scott purposefully used his creative genius to transform the work of science fiction's most uncompromising author into a critical sensation and cult classic that would reinvent the genre. Sammon reveals how the making of the original Blade Runner was a seven-year odyssey that would test the stamina and the imagination of writers, producers, special effects wizards, and the most innovative art directors and set designers in the industry at the time it was made.
|Samson, Ian||The Case of the Missing Books||Fiction||Israel Armstrong - vegetarian, Jewish, urban, supremely inept - gets a nightmare job: running a mobile library in rural Northern Ireland. He lives in a chicken coop, puzzles over village proverbs, hunts for stolen books, and makes a public spectacle out of buying himself a condom. The thin mystery plot frames a delightful fish-out-of-water comedy.|
|Samuel, R. J.||Falling Colors||Fantasy||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. KIRAN is the only vision painter working in Ireland, the only female in the ancient Indian profession. As a vision painter, she paints the hopes and dreams of her clients into existence. Her practice is not doing well and she works as a waitress in a struggling restaurant in Connemara. When Kiran is asked to paint the forbidden, forces are unleashed that she cannot contain, including two infuriating women with whom she must work in a race to restore order and save her gift.
|Samuelsson, Marcus with Veronica Chambers||Yes, Chef||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
World-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson tells his remarkable story in this lyrical and glittering memoir.
|Sandberg, Sheryl||Lean In||Memoir||Speaks to the internal and institutional forces that can trip up an ambitious woman. Sandberg shares a gift that all women should give themselves. (I'm afraid this will be a depressing book making women feel like failure for not being president of Microsoft...)|
|Sanders, Bernie||Outsider in the White House||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Other.
$2.70 Kindle book. Bernie Sanders.
|Sanders, Lawrence||The Anderson Tapes||Crime/Mystery||Made into movie starring Sean Connery and Christopher Walken. They try to rob an NY apt bldg, and are taped by govt officials who don't care enough to stop it.|
|Sanders, Richard||If a Pirate I Must Be...||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Through audacity and guile, Bartholomew Roberts won notoriety as the greatest pirate captain of the Caribbean. The legendary Black Bart's daring exploits come to life in this amazing history of lawlessness at sea.
|Sandford, John||Various - Kidd Series (Done Reading)||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
|Sandford, John||Various - Prey Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
|Sandford, John||Various - Virgil Flowers Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
Virgil Flowers series
|Sandford, John and Ctein||Saturn Run||SciFi||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope--something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don't decelerate. Spaceships do
|Sandlin, Tim||Skipped Parts||Fiction||Thirteen-year-old Sam Callahan and his misbehaving mother, Lydia.|
|Sands, Jeff||Letting Go||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A Marine's Journey Through War and His Search for Meaning
|Santmyer, Helen Hooven||...And Ladies of the Club||Fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Written by a first-time novelist in her late 80s. Rich, long, honest, funny, and satifsying saga full of very real characters. An account of a long-running book club. A big novel to get lost in.
|Santos, Fernanda||The Fire Line||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Account of the 2014 Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters. Will keep you on the edge of your seat and break your heart.
|Sapolsky, Robert M.||A Primate's Memoir||Memoir||A neuroscientist's unconventional life among the baboons.|
|Sass, Lorna J.||Cooking Under Pressure||Cookbook||Suggested By: Friend.
$2.15 Kindle book.
|Sassoon, Rosemary||Teach Yourself Better Handwriting||Non-fiction||This practical and informative book will help readers improve their handwriting and develop their own mature and individual style. Teach Yourself Better Handwriting includes self-diagnosis tests to identify problems, "before-and-after" examples illustrating common faults, and a detailed section on holding the pen. It also offers advice to those with special circumstances that may affect their handwriting, such as being left-handed or having a medical condition.|
|Satran, Pamela Redmond||Younger||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Book on which the TV show with Sutton Foster is based.
|Satterwhite, Robb||What's What in Japanese Restaurants||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by Matthew Amster-Burton. If you're nervous about Tokyo restaurants, get this book which walks you through the different types of restaurants you'll find, how to navigate them, and what you'll find on the menu.
|Saul, Jonas||The Crypt||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sarah Roberts thriller book 3. While Sarah Roberts searches for a weapon on the streets of Budapest, a strange man in a fedora follows her, but before she can find out who he is, she's arrested for a minor altercation. After her release from the Hungarian jail, she's ordered out of the country.
|Savage, Dan||American Savage||Essays||Savage's essays on fatherhood, cheating, and the subset of Americans who still think sexuality is a choice are powerful messages for both the head and the heart.|
|Savett, Laurence||The Human Side of Medicine||Non-fiction||Essential reading for both doctors and patients.|
|Sawyer, Robert J.||Hominids||Fiction||Alternative Earth where Neanderthals survived to the present.|
|Sayers, Dorothy L.||Unnatural Death||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
$1.99 Kindle book. The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries book 3.
|Sayers, Dorothy L.||Whose Body?||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries book 1
|Schachner, Anna||You and I and Someone Else||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson Frannie, who grew up with such a feckless father, wants her child to have a good one. She's just met Jude, who's lonely, earnest, and kind, but he comes with baggage of his own.
|Schaeller, Marie||Exploring Atlantic Canada||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A 2-week travel memoir of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.
|Schein, Elyse and Paula Bernstein||Identical Strangers||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Two sisters, Elyse and Paula, were adopted as infants by different families, each unaware until adulthood that she had a twin - or that they were separated to serve a secret scientific study.
|Schenker, Jesse||All or Nothing||Memoir||Addiction, drive, genius, and the high-stakes culinary world combine in this honest shocking memoir from this Iron Chef winner and owner of acclaimed NYC restaurant Recette.|
|Schenone, Laura||The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken||Memoir||Lovely but rambling memoir. She decides to track down her family's hallowed ravioli recipe, only to find it includes supermarket cream cheese [the horror]. Her quest for a more authentic recipe takes her from New Jersey to the Ligurian mountains with countless digressions.|
|Schlender, Brent and Rick Tetzeli||Becoming Steve Jobs||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A #1 New York Times bestseller: From snappy upstart to visionary leader, Steve Jobs left a lasting legacy in pursuit of his passion. This nuanced, "amazing read" (Jack Dorsey, Twitter cofounder and CEO) tells Jobs's dynamic story through the lens of those closest to him.
|Schlyer, Krista||Almost Anywhere||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When tragedy struck, Krista Schlyer decided to sell her belongings and travel through America's national parks. With her two best friends beside her - a surly introvert and a rambunctious dog - she set of an an unforgettable journey. Perfect for fans of Cheryl Strayed.
|Schmidt, Gary D.||Okay for Now||Youth||Examination of childhood lost, a nostalgia for small-town America in the 1960s, and the sense that kids might just be the smartest ones among us.|
|Schneider, Helga||Let Me Go||Memoir||Chronicle of Schneider's emotionally-charged, final encounter with her mother who had been an unrepentant guard at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. A jarring, fascinating, moving read.|
|Schneider, J.A.||Catch Me||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A Raney & Levine thriller, book 4. A terrifying serial killer who just targets couples, and leaves taunting notes for the NYPD signed CATCH ME
|Schneider, Mindy||Not a Happy Camper||Memoir||If the word "lanyard" makes you cringe, Schneider's wry memoir about a Maine summer camp is for you.|
|Schneider, Robyn||Extraordinary Means||Youth||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
After being diagnosed with a fatal disease, Lane moves to an isolated boarding school, where the entrancing Sadie upends his world. A captivating novel for fans of The Fault in Our Stars.
|Schneider, Sally||The Improvisational Cook||Cookbook||Schneider offers an original, practical and well-executed plan for improvisational cooking, experimenting, cooking creatively, playing with ingredients and recipes. As heard on "The Splendid Table" for meatloaf recipe variations.|
|Schnurnberger, Lynn and Janice Kaplan||Mine are Spectacular!||Chick Lit||Sara and her friends attend sex-toy parties without losing their dignity or sense of humor. Whip-smart dialogue and spot-on metaphors create a hilarious hit.|
|Scholastic||100 Great Children's Books||Other||100 Great Children's Books|
|Schonstein, Patricia||A Time of Angels||Fiction||Beatrice leave Primo for a baker. Primo casts a spell to cause his rival's bread to turn out bitter and blue. Could this be a man's version of an Alice Hoffman character?|
|Schor, Juliet B.||The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
explores why so many of us feel materially dissatisfied, why we work staggeringly long hours and yet walk around with ever-present mental "wish lists" of things to buy or get, and why Americans save less than virtually anyone in the world. Unlike many experts, Harvard economist Juliet B. Schor does not blame consumers' lack of self-discipline. Nor does she blame advertisers. Instead she analyzes the crisis of the American consumer in a culture where spending has become the ultimate social art.
|Schrag, Ariel||Adam||GLBT||Suggested By: Suggested List.
A subtle and knowing comedy of manners about transgender identify from a queer, Jewish-American perspective. Even more subversive and hilarious than Transparent.
|Schroeder, Alice||The Snowball||Auto/Biography||Warren Buffet and the Business of Life. For this biography, he apparently held nothing back about either investing or his personal life. Schroeder has a meat-and-potatoes style that matches the homespun wisdom of her subjec.|
|Schruers, Fred||Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Drawn from hours of exclusive interviews with the Piano Man himself, a music journalist chronicles the life and career of Billy Joel - from his Long Island working-class origins to his sold-out concerts around the world.
|Schudy, Patricia||Oldest Daughters||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. The book shares personal stories and explores the possibilities for changing birth-order "fate." The author includes her own experiences along with the results of an online survey of several hundred random family members. At the end of each of ten conversational-style chapters contributing psychologist Dr. Kristin Russell offers self-help suggestions for personal growth and transforming sibling and family relationships. Chicago artist Ann Marie Greenberg's book cover expresses the joy and the burdens of being an oldest daughter--willingly tethered to her family and forging her own path.
|Schultheis, Rob||Bone Games: One Man's Search for the Ultimate Athletic High||Non-fiction||Uh, one man's search for the ultimate athletic high.|
|Schultz, Emily||The Blondes||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Could make for campy sci-fi, but this frighteningly realistic nail-biter is acidly funny as it is twisted.
|Schultz, James Willard||Rising Wolf, the White Blackfoot||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. James Willard Schultz, or Apikuni, (1859-1947) was a noted author, explorer, Glacier National Park guide, fur trader and historian of the Blackfoot Indians. He operated a fur trading post at Carroll, Montana and lived among the Pikuni tribe during the period 1880-82.
|Schumer, Amy||The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo||Essays||Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by MPR Twitter. Refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays.
|Schwalbe, Will||The End of Your Life Book Club||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A son and his dying mother form a makeshift book club to cope with the pain of illness. New York Times bestseller.
|Schwarcz, Joe||The Fly in the Ointment||Non-fiction||70 Fascinating Commentaries on the Science of Everyday Life. Follow-up to Radar, Hula Hoops, and Playful Pigs. Interesting and entertaining look at the impact of chemistry in our lives.|
|Schwartz, Barry||The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions--both big and small--have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of excessive choice: choice overload can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In the long run, this can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and perpetual stress.
|Schwartz, Jinx||Just Needs Killin'||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. After several months of cruising Mexico's hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez, Hetta's in Puerto Escondido, a place once described by author John Steinbeck as "a magic harbor." Anchored out, swaying on the hook at the whim of breeze and tide, surrounded by magnificent views and turquoise water can be magical. Stuck at anchor alone? Not so much.
|Schwartz, John Burnham||Reservation Road||Fiction||Hit and run tragedy affects family and draws you in.|
|Scott, Bonnie||100 Easy Camping Recipes||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Scott, Bonnie||Pies and Mini Pies||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Pies are great for any day of the week. Their versatility means they can be a filling snack, a meal on their own or even be the main dessert in a dinner party. Now, with Pies and Mini Pies, you have a book with over 150 pie recipes that will tickle the fussiest of taste-buds, with ideas that include: Apple Crumb Pie and Mini Pies, Fudge Pecan Pie and Mini Pies, Butterscotch Cream Pie and Mini Pies, French Silk Chocolate Pie and Mini Pies, Sweet Potato Chiffon Pie and Mini Pies, Frozen Raspberry Pie and Mini Pies and more.
|Scott, Hannie P.||Nana's Family Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Out of the many cookbooks I've created over the past few years, this one is by far the most special. These are my mom's recipes and a few other recipes from family members. This book means more to me than any other book I've ever created. These recipes are what I grew up on. These recipes are what I'm made of (literally)!
|Scott, Robert Falcon||Scott's Last Expedition Volume I||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Being the journals of Captain R. F. Scott
|Scott, Sir Walter||Ivanhoe||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Scottoline, Lisa||Courting Trouble||Crime/Mystery||Redheaded lawyer, low-calorie legal thriller.|
|Scottoline, Lisa and Francesca Serritella||Have a Nice Guilt Trip||Non-fiction||True tales of how we live now from a mother and daughter who are best pals, and a very funny writing team.|
|Scovell, Nell||Just the Funny Parts||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Frank, funny inside look at the entertainment industry, plus advice about getting ahead. From a TV writer and producer who worked on The Simpsons and NCIS among others.
|Seabrook, John||The Song Machine||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
How do musicians and producers use technology to ensure that you'll get hooked on certain songs? This revealing analysis is "beautifully written, revelatory, funny, and full of almost unbelievable details".
|Seals, James||Anger: Natural Treatments to Manage Frustration and Stress||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Sebolds, Alice||The Lovely Bones||Fiction||Murdered girl looks down from heaven. Surprisingly uplifting even funny, turns sorrow into grace.|
|Sedaris, Amy||I Like You (Hospitality Guide)||Other||Hilarious guide to the domestic arts. Add in a slew of (non-joke) recipes and some curiously handly tricks with panty-hose, and you've got one hell of a how-to. Or the best hostest gift on the planet.|
|Sedaris, Amy and Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert||Widfield||Fiction||Think of this brilliantly bilious book as 'Lake Wobegon' without the gentle humor, homespun wisdom, or lake.|
|Sedaris, David||Calypso||Essays||Suggested By: People Mag.
Just when you thought Sedaris has mined every last bit of his life for comedy gold, he unearths more. The essays here are darker than their predecessors but there's no shortage of LOLs.
|Sedaris, David||Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim||Essays||Yeah, another one. Hopefully won't creep me out too much.|
|Sedaris, David||When You Are Engulfed in Flames||Essays||It's gotten some pretty mixed reviews.|
|See, Lisa||Snow Flower and the Secret Fan||Fiction||According to a provincial Chinese custom, at age 7, Lily and Snow flower are effectively married as heterosexual girlfriends.|
|Segal, Erich||Doctors||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Erich Segal sweeps us into the lives of the Harvard Medical School's class of 1962. His stunning novel reveals the making of doctors--what makes them tick, scheme, hurt . . . and love.
|Segal, Francesca||The Awkward Age||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
After five years as a widow, London teacher Julia alten falls for a divorced American doctor. What a pity her daughter, 16, and his son, 17, don't get along. This page-turner is witty, compassionate, and wickedly astute.
|Seidemann, Erin||Postcards From the Sky||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Adventures of an Aviatrix. Postcards from the Sky: Adventures of an Aviatrix tells of the struggles and adventures one encounters as a woman in the male-dominated space of aviation. With humor and equanimity, Seidemann recounts her varied experiences as a female pilot--from the chauvinistic flight instructor she makes the mistake of falling in love with to the many, many customs agents who insist she can't possibly be her plane's owner ("Where's your boyfriend?")--while at the same time giving insight about just what makes flying so incredible . . . and so very addictive.
|Sellers, Heather||You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know||Memoir||Face blindness lady.|
|Sellers, Robert||Hollywood Hellraisers||Non-fiction||The never-dull exploits of Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty, and Jack Nicholson. One hell of a ride.|
|Semegran, Scott||Boys||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. These are the stories of three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution and adversity.
|Semple, Maria||Today Will Be Different||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
All-in-one-day narrative about a Seattle mom may not have the slapstick charm of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, but it's every bit as quirky and blade-sharp.
|Seneca||Moral Letters to Lucilius||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Recommended by some other book. Can't remember which letter in particular I was looking for.
|Senghor, Shaka||Writing My Wrongs||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A New York Times bestseller: Shaka Senghor recounts his harrowing downward spiral from promising student to inmate charged with murder -- and his path to redemption. "Extraordinaryâ€¦ You will reconsider everything you've ever thought about poverty, the prison-industrial complex, and the connection between the two" (Essence).
|Serano, Julia||Whipping Girl||GLBT||Suggested By: Suggested List.
Foundational text for anyone hoping to understand transgender politics and culture in the US today, particularly as experienced and shaped by trans women.
|Sessums, Kevin||Mississippi Sissy||Memoir||A charming but bracingly unsentimental work. Vanity Fair editor Sessums documents his square-peg early years in Forest, Miss., conjuring a time and place - and a raft of characters - that are utterly compelling.|
|Sethi, Aman||A Free Man||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
This compelling biography traces the unconventional life of laborer Mohammed Ashraf -- and paints a vivid portrait of Delhi's many sides. "Funny, poignant, and deeply moving".
|Settersten, Richard and Barbara E. Ray||Not Quite Adults||Non-fiction||Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and Why It's Good for Everyone|
|Severson, Kim||Spoon Fed||Memoir||Whether hiding chicken nuggets from slow-food guru Alice Waters or obsessing about Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl, NY Times food writer Kim Severson has certainly been under the influence of cooking's greatest grande dames.|
|Sewell, Charlie||I'd Rather You Call Me Charlie||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Reminiscences fill with twists of devilment, devotion, and a little danger here and there. I'd rather you call me Charlie spans sixty-five years of reminiscences replete with the dreams of a five-year-old that came to life with humor, mischief, and some degree of peril growing into my teenage years.
|Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson||A Kind of Freedom||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Brilliantly juxtaposing WWII, the 80's, and the post-Katrina present, Sexton follows three generations of a black New Orleans family as they struggle to bloom amid the poison of racism.
|Shachtman, Tom||Rumspringa||Non-fiction||Riveting account of an Amish rite of passage allowing teens to sample worldly pleasures - smoking, drinking, casual sex - to "innoculate" them against sin. About 80 percent later opt to join the church.|
|Shackleton, Sir Ernest||South!||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917
|Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henry||South!||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The story of Shackleton's 1914-1917 expedition. I "bought" two copies of this. Not sure if they're identical or not, cuz Amazon did NOT tell me I already owned it.
|Shah, Tahir||The Caliph's House||Memoir||Reminiscent of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence, this fixer-upper expat tale populated by eccentric locals through whom Shah attempts to decipher Moroccan culture.|
|Shakespeare, Nicholas||Priscilla||Auto/Biography||Shakespeare pieces together the life of his glamorous aunt by paging thru old letters.|
|Shaler, Robert C.||Who They Were||Non-fiction||Review from Science News. Inside the World Trade Center DNA Story: The Unprecendented Effort to Identify the Missing. Shaler was at the time the director of forensic biology in New York's Office of the Medical Examiner. In riveting detail, he describes the around-the-clock work that he and his team of scientists and volunteers put into separating, cataloging, and testing 20,000 body parts retrieved at the towers. All the while, the forensic scientists were dealing with and consoling grieving families.|
|Shambrook, Jenifer||The Cornbread Bible: A Recipe Storybook||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Dr. Jennifer Shambrook not only shares recipes for some great, low-cost, Southern cooking, but also shares the stories behind the recipes. The people who created the recipes and the people for whom the recipes were created populate this recipe storybook.
|Shanor, Karen and Jagmeet Kanwal||Bats Sing, Mice Giggle||Non-fiction||The Surprising Science of Animals' Inner Lives|
|Shapiro, B. A.||The Art Forger||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum--still the largest unsolved art theft in history--one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece--the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years--may itself be a forgery.
|Shapiro, Bill (editor)||Other Peoples' Rejection Letters||Non-fiction||"Dear Mama, I'm sorry. I've tried to change my aditude but I can't help it. P.S. I know you hate me."|
|Shapiro, Laura||What She Ate||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Essays about famous women and what they liked to eat. Including Helen Gurley Brown (Cosmo Editor) and Eva Braun (Hitler).
|Shapiro, Susan||Five Men Who Broke My Heart||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this honest, hilarious, fiercely intelligent memoir, journalist Susan Shapiro dares to do what every woman dreams of: track down the five men who'd broken her heart and find out what really went wrong. Between the ages of thirteen and thirty-five, Susan had plunged into love, heart-first, five times. One bad breakup was more hurtful and humiliating than the next.
|Shapton, Leanne||Swimming Studies||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Author and illustrator Shapton looks back at the years she spent honing the "dumb focus" needed for competitive swimming. A lovely meditative memoir.
|Shaver, Theresa||City Escape||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Author.
$4.30 Kindle book. Stranded series book 4 out of 5. Mrs. Moore knew that leaving the city was the best chance that she and her students had to survive the EMP pulse but when half of her charges refused to leave she knows she has to stay and try and protect them. Fighting against time and the people in her group that refuse to face the reality of their situation will be a huge challenge.
|Shaver, Theresa||Frozen||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Author.
NEED TO BUY this - currently $3.99 Kindle book. Stranded series book 5 out of 5. The odds of survival in winter in Alberta, Canada where the temps can sink to -40F decrease when an EMP takes out all modern conveniences such as furnaces and electricity. When the teen's town is hit with a devastating virus, the teens take it upon themselves to travel first to the closest military encampment to find the medicine their loved ones so desperately need.
|Shaver, Theresa||Scorched: A Dry Earth Story||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Claudia has never seen rain or any water that hasn't come from the old well behind her house. Now the well's about played out and today they closed down the ration stations, for good. Her grandmother wants them to run south and follow an old map that will lead them to a secret valley with all the water they will ever need. She swears it's there but how can she drag her nine year old sister and an eighty-year old woman out into the desert wasteland that surrounds them based on an old map?
|Shaw, David W.||The Sea Shall Embrace Them||Non-fiction||Real-life 1854 wreck of the steamship Artic makes for a harrowing tale of a disaster that could have been prevented.|
|Shaw, John Craig||Life and Times of a Wayward Geologist||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free kindle book. This is a memoir of a man who grew up in the 40s and 50s in Mobile, Alabama, during a time when the South was strictly segregated--"We didn't know any black people except for our maids." After graduating from Murphy High School, he went on to the University of Alabama during the 60s when racial strife was at its peak, when George Wallace stood in the door to try to block the registration of two black students. After graduating with a degree in geology, he went on the University of Hawaii, studying oceanography until his draft board called him home. At the time Vietnam was being accelerated.
|Shaw, Tucker||Everything I Ate||Memoir||A yearlong photo-diary (spanning nearly 500 pages) documenting the daily intake of one hungry New Yorker.|
|Shawn, Allen||Twin||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
His father, New Yorker editor William Shawn, carried on a decades long affair with a staffer. Hardest for the author, though, was the prevailing silence on the subject of his institutionalized twin Autistic sister. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Shawn, Allen||Wish I Could Be There||Memoir||An extraordinarily incisive account of his struggle to understand the genesis of his agoraphobia, delving into psychology and neuroscience while examining his own personal history. Comprehensive insights into the lives of those who suffer from anxiety disorders.|
|Shayne, Alan and Norman Sunshine||Double Life||Memoir||They write about what it's like to be a gay couple in the '50s. Recommended by Alan Cumming.|
|Shea, Ammon||Reading the OED||Memoir||One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages. A word lover devours 20 volumes of the OED.|
|Sheehan, Jason||Cooking Dirty||Memoir||In the spirit of Kitchen Confidential, Sheehan's restaurant memoir details the maddening, often absurd, and intermittently satisfying life of a culinary jack-of-all-trades.|
|Sheffield, Rob||Turn Around Bright Eyes||Non-fiction||The widower and Rolling Stone contributor finds love again with an astrophysicist who shares his karaoke obsession.|
|Sheilds, Carol||The Stone Diaries||Fiction||Margaret Atwood likes Carol Shield's stuff. Do I like M.A. or not?|
|Sheilds, Carol||Unless||Fiction||Upper middle-class novelist and doctor husband have satisfactory life until daughter takes to panhandling on the streets of Toronto.|
|Shelasky, Alyssa||Apron Anxiety||Memoir||When she fell for a chef, former People writer Shelasky didn't know a grater from a grinder. But she soon found her way around the kitchen - and a new calling.|
|Shelby, Jeff||The Murder Pit||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A Moose River Mystery book 1.
|Sheldrick, Dame Daphne||Love, Life, and Elephants||Memoir||After she wed in 1960 she and her husband took in a baby elephant abandoned during drought. The couple took in others, caring for them until they could return to the wild.|
|Shelley, Mary||The Last Man||Post-Apocalyptic||The first work of modern apocalyptic fiction may be Mary Shelley's 1826 novel The Last Man. The last portion becoming the story of a man living in a future world emptied of humanity by plague, it contains the recognizable elements of the subgenre.|
|Shepard, Alan and Deke Slayton||Moon Shot||Non-fiction||The inside story of America's race to the moon.|
|Shepherd, Margaret||The Art of the Handwritten Note||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
A Guide to Reclaiming Civilized Communication. From overcoming illegible penmanship to mastering the challenge of keeping straight margins, avoiding smeared ink, and choosing stationery that is appropriate but suits your style, this is a powerful little guide to conveying thoughts in an enduring and noteworthy way.
|Shepherd, Margaret with Sharon Hogan||The Art of Civilized Conversation||Non-fiction||Suggested By: 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.|
|Shipstead, Maggie||Seating Arrangements||Chick Lit||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
"The best kind of smart beach read." - O, The Oprah Magazine. As the Van meter family prepares for a lavish wedding at their island retreat, old wounds and long-buried tensions surface.
|Shipton, Diana||The Antique Land||Non-fiction||Engrossing story of life in the Chinese province of Sinkiang by the wife of the noted British mountaineer Eric Shipton.|
|Shire, Brandon||Afflicted: A Blind Gay Romance||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A high-priced male escort and a blind gay man meet by chance. What ensues is a hot, steamy romance by two men looking for something more than a one night stand. But can they reach beyond their own insecurities to grasp what they really desire?
|Shirley, John||City Come A-Walkin||SciFi||Cyberpunk. Pre-dates Gibson.|
|Shirley, John||Heatseeker||SciFi||Cyberpunk. Pre-dates Gibson. Short story collection.|
|Shively, Charley (editor)||Drum Beats||GLBT||Walt Whitman's Civil War Boy Lovers (PS 3233.S55)|
|Shlaes, Amity||The Forgotten Man||Non-fiction||Suggested By: 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.
|Shockey, Kirsten K. and Christopher Shockey||Fermented Vegetables||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
$1.07 Kindle book. Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes. Colleen also bought this book (independent of me).
|Shojai, Amy||Lost and Found||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The 1st installment of Shojai's dark, female-driven domestic thriller series featuring pet-centric plots. A young woman races a Texas blizzard to save her autistic nephew from a deadly secret others will kill to protect--and the service dog she's trained finds his true purpose, when he disobeys. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Sholl, Jessie||Dirty Secret||Memoir||The tale of Sholl's battle to fix her mother, a compulsive hoarder, will leave you fascinated - and possibly queasy.|
|Sholtz-Ames, Laila||Knee Deep in a Sea Breeze||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. In her biography, Laila gives us unique insight on what it means to grow up as an adopted African American in Maine - the whitest state in the United States. A vegan from childhood, Laila never fit to the traditional norms and conservatism of her home city. Through studies in Spain, work in China and travels in deep Africa and Ecuador, Laila finds new perspective to life and the world we live in.
|Shostak, Kay Dew||Next Stop, Chancey||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Chancey Books book 1. Looking in your teenage daughters' purse is never a good idea. After all, it ended up with Carolina Jessup opening a Bed & Breakfast for railroad fanatics in a tiny Georgia Mountain town. Carolina knows all about, and hates, small towns. How did she end up leaving her wonderful Atlanta suburbs behind while making her husband's dreams come true?
|Shreve, Susan Richards||Warm Springs||Memoir||Novelist Shreve, who was stricken with polio as a baby, describes the two years she spent at the Warm Springs Polio Foundation in Georgia beginning at age 11. Shreve succeeds at the difficult task of recapturing, and communicating, what it was like to be young.|
|Shriver, Lionel||Property||Short Stories||Suggested By: People Mag.
Wickedly clever collection. Lays bare our foibles when it comes to ownership of all kinds. These stories are so honest about money it's almost shocking.
|Shriver, Lionel||The Post-Birthday World||Fiction||Irina has a quiet life in London with her smart, loyal, but hardly electrifying boyfriend Lawrence. Until one night and alternative destiny suggests itself during an impromptu and heated meal with Ramsey, a sexy swaggering snooker champ. Shriver's clever meditation will intrigue anyone who has ever wondered how things might have turned out had they followed, or ignored a life-changing impulse.|
|Shteir, Rachel||The Steal||Non-fiction||Shteir looks at the history of shoplifting and our manifold motivations, from raw need to sheer thrills. Is shoplifting a crime? A mental condition? A legitimate protest against modern materialism?|
|Shteyngart, Gary||Little Failure||Memoir||Suggested By: 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.|
|Silberman, Steve||NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more--and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. WIRED reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
|Siler, Todd||Think Like a Genius||Non-fiction||Suggested By: 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.|
|Silvera, Adam||They Both Die at the End||Youth||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
After learning that it's their final day on Earth, two strangers embark on a unique adventure.
|Silvera, Adam and Becky Albertalli||What If It's Us||GLBT||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
YA. Irresistible romantic comedy, exploring queer issues amid the awkward first dates and steamy flirtations. It's a future gay classic.
|Silverman, Sarah||The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Not a tell-all, more like a tell-a-lot including her history of bed-wetting and her bouts of depression. After the controversy has fades, we will remember her genius.
|Silverstein, Amy||Sick Girl||Memoir||Suggested By: 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.|
|Sims, Gill||Why Mommy Drinks||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Ellen is approaching her 39th birthday and dreading the domesticity that will follow. But instead of embracing a life of yoga classes and tame conversations about parenthood, she decides to pursue a new business endeavor. Riotous humor.
|Simukka, Salla||As Red as Blood||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In the midst of the freezing Arctic winter, seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson walks into her school's dark room and finds a stash of wet, crimson-colored money. Thousands of Euros left to dry--splattered with someone's blood.
|Sinclair, April||Coffee Will Make You Black||Fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
$2.14 Kindle book. In this hilarious and insightful coming-of-age novel, author April Sinclair introduces the charming Jean "Stevie" Stevenson, a young woman raised on Chicago's South Side during an era of irrevocable social upheaval.
|Sinclair, Upton||The Jungle||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Sinek, Simon||Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Friend.
Suggested by Tiffany H. Sinek combines interesting perspectives from anthropology, biochemistry, history and business practice to weave together his narrative in support of his premise that great leadership is predicated upon behaviors of empathy and trust. Drawing on examples from the US military, medicine, business, finance and history, Sinek keeps the book engaging with stories and examples that bring his ideas to life, although I found he got repetitive and "preachy" from time to time.
|Singer, Peter and Jim Mason||The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter||Non-fiction||Ethicist Singer and co-author Mason (Animal Factories) document corporate deception, widespread waste and desensitization to inhumane practices in this consideration of ethical eating.|
|Singh, Simon||The Code Book||Non-fiction||Beguiling blend of history, suspense, and genius.|
|Sisman, Robyn||Summer in the City||Chick Lit||Spontaneous Londoner Suze and cautious Manhattanite Lloyd swap apartments. Sisman's descriptions of shallowness on both sides of the pond are dead on.|
|Sisman, Robyn||Weekend in Paris||Chick Lit||Molly flees her prim life in London for whirlwind weekend of cavorting in delectable Paris.|
|Sites, Kevin||The Things They Cannot Say||Non-fiction||Suggested By: 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.
|Slade, Rachel||Into the Raging Sea||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro. On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish--until now.
|Sladek, John||The Muller-Fokker Effect||SciFi||One of the early unsung cyberpunk novels. Well, at least cyber. Or punk. Maybe not both at the same time. Recommended by 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|
|Sloan, Robin||Sourdough||Fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore turns his eye to food in this quirky novel about a lonely programmer who gets swept up in the local culinary culture.
|Slocum, Joshua||Sailing Alone Around the World||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Captain Slocum was a highly experienced navigator and ship owner. He rebuilt and refitted the derelict sloop Spray in a seaside pasture at Fairhaven, Massachusetts over 13 months between early 1893 and 1894. Between 24 April 1895 and 27 June 1898, Slocum, aboard the Spray, crossed the Atlantic twice (to Gibraltar and back to South America), negotiated the Strait of Magellan, and crossed the Pacific. He also visited Australia and South Africa before crossing the Atlantic (for the third time) to return to Massachusetts after a journey of 46,000 miles.
|Smiley, Jane||A Thousand Acres||Fiction||Aging Larry Cook announces his intention to turn over his 1,000-acre farm--one of the largest in Zebulon County, Iowa--to his three daughters, Caroline, Ginny and Rose. A man of harsh sensibilities, he carves Caroline out of the deal because she has the nerve to be less than enthusiastic about her father's generosity. Suggested by LP.|
|Smith , John F.||Dash Diet Instant Pot Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. 185 Set-And-Go Simple and Delicious Recipes Made for Your Instant Pot Cooking at Home or Any Occasion To Lose Weight Rapidly And Better Your Lifestyle. DASH Diet.
|Smith, Alexander McCall||Friends, Lovers, Chocolate||Crime/Mystery||Second in the "Sunday Philosophy Club" series. This mystery is a charmer.|
|Smith, Alexander McCall||Tears of the Giraffe||Crime/Mystery||2nd in the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. #3: Morality for Beautiful Girls. #4: The Kalahari Typing School for Men. #5: The Full Cupboard of Life. #6: In the Company of Cheerful Ladies.|
|Smith, Alisa and J.B. MacKinnon||Plenty||Memoir||Looking for "ways to live more lightly in an increasingly crowded and raggedy-assed world," the authors spend a year eating food originating within 100 miles of their Vancouver apartment. Light and funny, marred only by the his-and-hers chapter construction.|
|Smith, Andrew||The Alex Crow||Youth||The teen protagonist is the lens through which readers see how society exerts its control over teenage boys' thoughts and actions.|
|Smith, April||Good Morning, Killer||Crime/Mystery||Chick detective.|
|Smith, Chas||Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell||Non-fiction||Suggested By: 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, Dodie||I Capture the Castle||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A charming and poignant classic with "one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met" (J.K. Rowling): Cassandra lives with her family i a run-down English castle, where she fills her journals with stories about her family, life, and love.
|Smith, Doug||Goon||Auto/Biography||Rowdy true story of a hockey enforcer.|
|Smith, Elliot J.||Passive Income Online Business||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Four beginner and advanced business models to start creating passive income online.
|Smith, Janna Malamud||Private Matters||Non-fiction||Exploration of privacy issues. She draws particularly on her experience as the daughter of a famous writer.|
|Smith, Jean Edward||Eisenhower in War and Peace||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A rich revealing portrait of the nation's 34th president.
|Smith, Jordan Fisher||Engineering Eden||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
A former park ranger chronicles the moral debate that arose after a young man was killed by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park in 1972: How much should humans control the wilderness we're trying to conserve?
|Smith, Julie||New Orleans Mourning||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book.
|Smith, Kathryn||The Gatekeeper||Non-fiction||Suggested By: 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, Mary||Minimalist Living||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. How To Live In A Van And Get Off The Grid. Simplify, Simple Living, Off The Grid, Minimalism, Homesteading, Self Sufficiency. Want to travel the country? Are you in debt and struggling to pay the mortgage or rent every month? Or maybe you want to minimize, declutter, simplify and organize your life. Do you desire to step off the grid? Minimalistic Living: How To Live In A Van And Get Off The Grid will help you find the answers you're looking for! Learn: How To Find and Purchase the Perfect Vehicle, How to Customize and Accessorize Your Vehicle, How To Remodel A Vehicle to Meet Your Needs, Equipment You'll Need To Live In a Vehicle, How To Stay Dry, Safe, Cool and Warm, How To Have Running Water and Electricity in Your Vehicle, Lots Of Tips and Tricks Along The Way, and more!
|Solomon, Nina||Single Wife||Fiction||Lifelong Manhattanite's husband runs out, but she fakes that he's still around. Her ruses lead to plenty of funny moments. In the end, absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder, just stronger.|
|Solomons, Natasha||The House at Tyneford||Fiction||At the onset of WWII, a Viennese Jewish socialite flees to England to become a parlor maid. Like Downton Abbey, the romance compellingly explores the upstairs-downstairs dynamic of estate life.|
|Soloway, Jill||Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants||Essays||She hates women who hover over toilet seats. Soloway's debut deserves a space on the shelf beside David Sedaris and Augesten Burroughs.|
|Sondheim, Stephen||Look, I Made a Hat||Non-fiction||Second installment in Sondheim's books about writing lyrics. Superinteresting, very honest, and kinda mean (as per Tina Fey).|
|Songs from This Earth on Turtle's Back||Bruchac, Joseph (editor)||Other||Poetry collection recommended by Sherman Alexie.|
|Sonheim, Carla||Misc Drawing Books||Craft||I'm not ready for these right now, but maybe some day. I need to clean off my desk and finish some existing projects before I can take on drawing for fun.
|Sonnenberg, Susanna||Her Last Death||Memoir||Survivor of a priviledged, dysfunctional childhood has transformed her pain into a transfixing memoir.|
|South, Mary||The Cure for Anything is Salt Water||Memoir||How I threw my life overboard and found happiness at sea. A fed-up publisher heads, via trawler, from Florida to Maine. It's fun going along for the ride.|
|Southward, Phil||The Soaring Kiwi and the Sauerkraut||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Other.
$1.04 Kindle book. Ghe offbeat travel tale of a hang gliding New Zealander who makes the mistake of marrying a grumpy German and moving to Munich, the city of big beer and Lederhosen you couldn't whip a high ranking motorsport official into wearing.
|Sowa, Michael||Sowa's Ark||Art||Paintings of diving pig and other animals.|
|Spark, Ellie||Love Out of Order||GLBT||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. For as long as she can remember, God and his teachings have enveloped every part of Megan Davidson's life, leading her to commit herself to the church as a Catholic sister. But lately, thoughts she's suppressed for years are consuming her. Her faith is tested when dreams of a woman she's attracted to begin to haunt her. She'd never felt lonely before. She had God; she had her social work at St. Joseph's Hospital, and her prayer. But now? The more Megan tries to reject the impure thoughts, the emptier her life feels.
|Sparks, Nicholas||Message In A Bottle; The Wedding; The Notebook||Fiction||Nicholas Sparks turns his family's loves and losses into wildly popular novels.|
|Sparks, Shae||Clean Eating||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The ultimate no BS clean eating diet bootcamp. Lose 10 pounds in just 14 day with delicious, easy & quick clean eating recipes.
|Spencer, Irene||Shattered Dreams||Memoir||Now 70, Specner was born into a secred, illegal community of Mormon fundamentalists whose members are told that in order to gain salvation, men must wed as many wives as possible. In this brave and honest book, Spencer lays bare the secrets of her heart and of a devastating religious practice.|
|Spencer, Page and Margaret E. Murie||White Silk & Black Tar||Non-fiction||A Journal of the Alaskan Oil Spill. From Bergamot Books, who brought you Arctic Daughter and Rivers Running Free.|
|Spencer, Sarah||Best Chinese Take-out Recipes from Mama Li's Kitchen||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Spencer-Wendel, Susan||Until I Say Good-Bye: A Book About Living||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
In June 2011, Susan Spencer-Wendel learned she had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)--Lou Gehrig's disease--an irreversible condition that systematically destroys the nerves that power the muscles. She was forty-four years old, with a devoted husband and three young children, and she had only one year of health remaining. Susan decided to live that year with joy. However, Until I Say Good-Bye is not angry or bitter. It is sad in parts--how could it not be?--but it is filled with Susan's optimism, joie de vivre, and sense of humor. It is a book about life, not death. One that, like Susan, will make everyone smile.
|Spencer-Wendel, Susan with Bret Witter||Until I Say Good-Bye||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A New York Times bestseller: After being diagnosed with ALS, Susan decided to live her last healthy year with joy. A "profound, tender, and often funny account".
|Sperry, Kip||Reading Early American Handwriting||Non-fiction||Paleography, the study of early handwriting, or the rules of reading old handwriting, is an essential element in genealogical and historical research.|
|Spicer, Bev||Bunny on a Bike||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Playboy croupiers in 80's London. Bev and Carol adventure book 2. A great insight into 80s London, attitudes to women and life as a trainee bunny, plus smatterings of celebrities, this book captures that careless sense of youthful immortality perfectly. A fab light-but-intelligent read.
|Spielman, Lori Nelson||The Life List||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Sarah Addison Allen. To receive her inheritance, Brett must complete the life goals she wrote down when she was a teenager. As she sets out to reinvent herself, she'll find joy in the most unlikely places. A "moving page-turner" (Susan Elizabeth Phillips).
|Spivey, Hannah||Why I Abandoned the Hebrew Israelite Religin||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In this belief-shattering memoir, Hannah D. Spivey speaks about life as a Hebrew Israelite woman, and how much misogyny in said community impacted her life and destroyed the self-esteem of some Hebrew Israelite women. Hannah points out the contradictions, hate, examples of misogyny, ridicule, and self-absorption in the Hebrew Israelite community and highlights how similar the belief system is to Christianity. With her no-holds barred approach, Hannah expounds on how damaging religion has been to the black community and explains how it affected her in a negative way, until she found her way out of the Hebrew Israelite religion.
|Spizt, Bob||Dearie||Auto/Biography||A rollicking biography that captures the vision, pluck, and contagious exuberance that were the essence of Julia Child.|
|Spotson, Scott||Life II||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Upon discovering a 1958 book titled "Account of Time Travel on Earth Using Wave Theory," 42-year-old Max Thorning's life is thrown into chaos. Seeking answers to the book's cryptic clues, he discovers Dr. Time, a seemingly benign alien who has control of the Time Weaver, a remarkable device that can command any scene from the Earth's past.
|Spurlock, Morgan||Don't Eat This Book||Non-fiction||Another stomach-turning expose of the American diet. From the "Supersize Me" guy.|
|Spurrier, Simon||Kill or Cure (Afterblight Chronicles 2)||Post-Apocalyptic||Sequel to "Culled". Jasmine has spent five years underground, locked in a secret government bunker with no one but the skeletons of her colleagues for company. Outside, the world has gone to hell, a mysterious virus killing all but 1 in 20 of the world's population. It's enough to drive anyone mad but Jasmine's crazier than most. The cure she was working on had an unexpected side effect, psychotic symptoms which only the most powerful drugs can suppress. Jasmine's quest to find a cure for this new plague, as well as for her own barely suppressed madness, draws her across the fractured continent of America and into the darkest recesses of her own past.|
|St. John Ambulance||St. John Ambulance First Aid Reference Guide||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|St. John Mandel, Emily||Station Eleven||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for July 2015, but I did not read it. Will renew your hope in the end of the world. A virus dispatches 99 percent of humanity. Twenty years after the fall, we follow survivors including a Shakespearean actors group.
|St. Michael, Leena||The Happy Activist||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. How to Sustain Your Spirit, Stamina, and Sanity to Make America Marvelous.
|St. Paul Growers Association||The St. Paul Farmers Market produce cookbook : a collection of favorite recipes from growers and their customers||Cookbook||Hoping for good veggie recipes.|
|Stabenow, Dana||Various - Kate Shugak Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Friend.
Kate Shugak is an Aleut who lives on a 160-acre homestead in a generic national Park in Alaska. Recommended by swap-bot partner from Kodiak Island.
|Stafford, Clive||The Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side||Non-fiction||Human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith is one of the few people in the world who has had independent access to the prisoners at Guantanamo, representing more than fifty. Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side is his remarkable account of his descent into the darkly comic world of Guantanamo, a legal black hole in which the bleakness of the surroundings are punctuated by moments of humor and absurdity.|
|Stagliano, Kim||All I Can Handle||Memoir||Suggested By: 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||Orbital Decay||SciFi||I gave mine to the library. Popeye Hooker knows that space isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. A former fisherman who takes a job building low orbital stations to escape a failed relationship, he finds that in space, construction work is still a grind.|
|Steele, Allen||Various - Near Space (Rude Astronauts) Series||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
|Steele, Shelby||White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era||Non-fiction||Today's problem, Steele forcefully argues, is not black oppression, but white guilt, a loose term that encompasses both an attempt by whites to regain the moral authority they lost after the Civil Rights Movement, and black contempt toward "Uncle Tom" complicity with white hegemony, resulting in a shirking of personal accountability.|
|Steele, Victoria||101 Quick & Easy 5 Ingredient Recipes||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Steer, Dugald (editor)||Wizardology||Magical/Mystical||Scrapbook-style kid's book devoted to a spooky subject. Complete with "magical" talismans and recipes for mysterious potions. It's bound to please your Potter-philes.
Also: Pirateology, Dragonology, Egyptology, more?
|Steinbach, Alice||Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman||Non-fiction||Writer quits work and shares her experiences of becoming 'an informal student.'|
|Steinbeck, John||Of Mice And Men||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. They hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence.
|Steinbeck, John||The Winter of our Discontent||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of Steinbeck's last novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With Ethan no longer a member of Long Island's aristocratic class, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards.
|Steinbeck, John||Various - John Steinbeck Fiction||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
|Steinbeck, John||Various - John Steinbeck Non-Fiction||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.
|Stelljes, Roger||The St. Paul Conspiracy||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Book 2 of 8 in McRyan Mystery Series (8 Book Series). Thirty-two-year-old, fourth-generation St. Paul Homicide Detective "Mac" McRyan thought his day was going to be less stressful. The day would involve paper work, coffee, and maybe even an early trip to the pub. Then his cell phone rings... A body has been found in a high-end condominium between Summit and Grand Avenues
|Stelmach, Orest||The Altar Girl||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The daughter of uncompromising Ukrainian immigrants, Nadia was raised to respect guts, grit, and tradition. When the events around the seemingly accidental death of her estranged godfather don't add up, Nadia is determined to discover the truth--even if she attracts the attention of dangerous men intent on finding out what she knows through any means possible.
|Sten, Viveca||Still Waters||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sandhamn Murders book 1. On a hot July morning on Sweden's idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.
|Stephens, Ransom||The Left Brain Speaks, the Right Brain Laughs||Non-fiction||Suggested By: 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||Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. A computer virus wreaks havoc on both the online and real worlds in an ingenious epic from the Snow Crash author.
|Stephenson, Neal||Seveneves||Post-Apocalyptic||The moon explodes in the very first sentence. One of the best contemporary sci-fi authors gets in on the post-apocalyptic genre. Cataclysm has rarely been more fun. Scientific savvy and riotous humor.|
|Stephenson, Neal||Some Remarks||Essays||Good entry into the relentless mind of Neal Stephenson.|
|Stephenson, Neal||Zodiac||SciFi||Stephenson's (The Big U) improbable hero is Sangamon Taylor, a high-tech jack-of-all-trades who inhales nitrous oxide for kicks and scouts environmental hazards for GEE, the Group of Environmental Extremists. Taylor particularly wants to nab the polluters of Boston Harbor, whose toxic sludge he monitors by zipping from illegal pipeline to illegal pipeline in his inflatable Zodiac raft.|
|Stephenson, Pamela||Billy||Auto/Biography||Billy Connolly (comedian/actor) biography, written by his wife. The descriptions of Scottish life evoke the poignancy of the Ireland in Angela's Ashes as she tells of the troubled, abused. and desperately poor child in the docklands of Glasgow who grew up to shock and awe audiences around the world with his notoriously bawdy humor|
|Sterbenz, Carol Endler||Homemade||Craft||Focuses on the nitty-gritty of projects. But provides personal, historical, and even scientific context for the crafts.|
|Sterling, Bruce||The Hacker Crackdown: Law And Disorder On The Electronic Frontier||Non-fiction||A journalist investigates the past, present, and future of computer crimes, as he attends a hacker convention, documents the extent of the computer crimes, and presents intriguing facts about hackers and their misdoings.|
|Sterling, Bruce||The Zenith Angle||SciFi||A computer programmer rolling in dotcom money is so moved by 9/11 that he goes to work as a government cyberwarrior.|
|Stern, Jane and Michael||Roadfood (ninth edition)||Non-fiction||Guide to culinary roadside attractions.|
|Stern, Jane and Michael||Two for the Road||Cookbook||Authors of "Roadfood", the bestselling guide to small-town cuisine. This breezy book offers war stories as well as recipes for exotica, including cola cake and stuffed ham.|
|Sterns, Jane||Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself By Becoming an EMT||Memoir||Suggested By: 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, Courtney||Dress Codes for Small Towns Kindle Edition by||Youth||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Readers will be drawn to Billie as she comes to terms with the gray areas of love, gender, and friendship, in this John Hughes-esque exploration of sexual fluidity.
|Stevens, Marilyn||Did I Ever Have Children?||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When her already ailing mother Margaret began showing signs of dementia, Marilyn Stevens decided the best option would be to move back to her childhood home to care for her. In the eight years that followed, their relationship changed for the better, even as her mother's Alzheimer's worsened. In a poignant, warm, and often humorous narrative in two voices, Marilyn takes the reader through eight years of the challenges and rewards of being her mother's caregiver. We hear firsthand Margaret's frustrations with the loss of her memory and learn how Marilyn -- by trial and error (and a lot of support) -- learned to deal with the many stages of her mother's condition. A must-read for anyone facing caregiving of a loved one ... or for anyone who has traveled the same path as Marilyn and her mom.
|Stevenson, Damian||The Ian Fleming Files - An Espionage and Spy Thriller||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. Operation Armada and Operation Parsifal. In his startling debut novel, Ian Fleming scholar and screenwriter of upcoming movie Fleming Damian Stevenson has crafted the ultimate origin story for one of popular culture's most beloved icons.
|Stevenson, Robert Louis||The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Stewart, Amy||Flower Confidential||Non-fiction||This thorns-and-all expose of the blossom business is no scandal-packed dishfest. Things perk up when the author moves out of freenhouses and into florists. she visits small, well-kept-secret shops (like the NYC gem Flowers of the World) and high-volume discounters like Costco.|
|Stewart, Amy||The Drunken Botanist||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.
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