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

Shields, Sharma The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac Humorous Eli Roebuck was nine years old when his mother walked off into the woods with "Mr. Krantz," a large, strange, hairy man who may or may not be a sasquatch. What Eli knows for certain is that his mother went willingly, leaving her only son behind. For the rest of his life, Eli is obsessed with the hunt for the bizarre creature his mother chose over him.
Shiloh, Hollis Wes and Kit GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Steampunk mystery gay romance.
Shipstead, Maggie Astonish Me Fiction Plunges readers into the arcane sect of skinny, high-strung humans: professional ballet dancers.
Shipstead, Maggie Seating Arrangements Chick Lit Suggested By:
"The best kind of smart beach read." - O, The Oprah Magazine. As the Van meter family prepares for a lavish wedding at their island retreat, old wounds and long-buried tensions surface.
Shipton, Diana The Antique Land Non-fiction Engrossing story of life in the Chinese province of Sinkiang by the wife of the noted British mountaineer Eric Shipton.
Shire, Brandon Afflicted: A Blind Gay Romance GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A high-priced male escort and a blind gay man meet by chance. What ensues is a hot, steamy romance by two men looking for something more than a one night stand. But can they reach beyond their own insecurities to grasp what they really desire?
Shirley, John City Come A-Walkin SciFi Cyberpunk. Pre-dates Gibson.
Shirley, John Heatseeker SciFi Cyberpunk. Pre-dates Gibson. Short story collection.
Shively, Charley (editor) Drum Beats GLBT Walt Whitman's Civil War Boy Lovers (PS 3233.S55)
Shlaes, Amity The Forgotten Man Non-fiction Suggested By:
In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation's most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers and the moving stories of individual citizens who through their brave perseverance helped establish the steadfast character we recognize as American today.
Shockey, Kirsten K. and Christopher Shockey Fermented Vegetables Cookbook Suggested By:
$1.07 Kindle book. Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes. Colleen also bought this book (independent of me).
Shojai, Amy Lost and Found Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The 1st installment of Shojai's dark, female-driven domestic thriller series featuring pet-centric plots. A young woman races a Texas blizzard to save her autistic nephew from a deadly secret others will kill to protect--and the service dog she's trained finds his true purpose, when he disobeys. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Sholl, Jessie Dirty Secret Memoir The tale of Sholl's battle to fix her mother, a compulsive hoarder, will leave you fascinated - and possibly queasy.
Sholtz-Ames, Laila Knee Deep in a Sea Breeze Auto/Biography Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. In her biography, Laila gives us unique insight on what it means to grow up as an adopted African American in Maine - the whitest state in the United States. A vegan from childhood, Laila never fit to the traditional norms and conservatism of her home city. Through studies in Spain, work in China and travels in deep Africa and Ecuador, Laila finds new perspective to life and the world we live in.
Shostak, Kay Dew Next Stop, Chancey Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Chancey Books book 1. Looking in your teenage daughters' purse is never a good idea. After all, it ended up with Carolina Jessup opening a Bed & Breakfast for railroad fanatics in a tiny Georgia Mountain town. Carolina knows all about, and hates, small towns. How did she end up leaving her wonderful Atlanta suburbs behind while making her husband's dreams come true?
Shreve, Susan Richards Warm Springs Memoir Novelist Shreve, who was stricken with polio as a baby, describes the two years she spent at the Warm Springs Polio Foundation in Georgia beginning at age 11. Shreve succeeds at the difficult task of recapturing, and communicating, what it was like to be young.
Shriver, Lionel Property Short Stories Suggested By: People Mag.
Wickedly clever collection. Lays bare our foibles when it comes to ownership of all kinds. These stories are so honest about money it's almost shocking.
Shriver, Lionel So Much for That Fiction Suggested By:
The rare novel that will shake and change you. Shep Knacker's dream of an idyllic retirement is shattered when his wife falls ill.
Shriver, Lionel The Post-Birthday World Fiction Irina has a quiet life in London with her smart, loyal, but hardly electrifying boyfriend Lawrence. Until one night and alternative destiny suggests itself during an impromptu and heated meal with Ramsey, a sexy swaggering snooker champ. Shriver's clever meditation will intrigue anyone who has ever wondered how things might have turned out had they followed, or ignored a life-changing impulse.
Shteir, Rachel The Steal Non-fiction Shteir looks at the history of shoplifting and our manifold motivations, from raw need to sheer thrills. Is shoplifting a crime? A mental condition? A legitimate protest against modern materialism?
Shteyngart, Gary Little Failure Memoir Suggested By:
A New York Times bestseller: In this “rich, nuanced memoir” (Meg Wolitzer), Gary Shteyngart reflects on his time as a Russian immigrant growing up in America with humor and insight.
Shumas, Holly Five Things I Can't Live Without Chick Lit Neurotics will relate: an over-analyzing almost-30-year-old retools her career and relationship.
Shumski, Daniel Will It Waffle Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
$1.22 Kindle book. 53 Irresistible and unexpected recipes to make in a waffle iron.
Shusterman, Neal Scythe Youth Suggested By: Friend.
Suggested by Dezi VP. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life--and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Might be the first in a new series? I can only find the one book now (4/22/2017).
Sides, Hampton Hellhound On His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in American History Non-fiction On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged, and saddened. As chaos erupted across the country and mourners gathered at King's funeral, investigators launched a sixty-five day search for King's assassin that would lead them across two continents.
Sidibe, Gabourney This is Just My Face Essays Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Essays about growing up in NYC and finding unexpected fame after her star turn in Precious. Moving and beautifully written.
Siegel, James Derailed Crime/Mystery More jolting and creepy than the movie with Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen. Quick-paced, and if possible, more explicit than the movie.
Siegel-Maier, Karyn The Naturally Clean Home Technical/Reference 150 super-easy herbal formulas for green cleaning.
Siegelman, Jane and Andrew Coe A Square Meal Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
The Depression changed the way Americans ate. A culinary history of the Great Depression.
Sietsema, Robert New York in a Dozen Dishes Non-fiction 12 dishes and scopes out the best of the best from pizza to pho to barbecued brisket.
Silberman, Steve NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity Non-fiction Suggested By:
What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more--and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. WIRED reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Siler, Todd Think Like a Genius Non-fiction Suggested By:
Improve your creative thinking and problem-solving skills with this practical guide full of easy tips -- and you'll tap into your cognitive power!
Silver, Michael Golden Girl Non-fiction How Natalie Coughlin fought Back From the Brink, Challenged Her Sport's Conventional Wisdom, and Became America's Swimming Champion.
Silver, Nate The Signal and the Noise Non-fiction Polling geek who predicted the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. His book is a fascinating argument for fact over spin.
Silvera, Adam They Both Die at the End Youth Suggested By:
After learning that it's their final day on Earth, two strangers embark on a unique adventure.
Silvera, Adam and Becky Albertalli What If It's Us GLBT Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
YA. Irresistible romantic comedy, exploring queer issues amid the awkward first dates and steamy flirtations. It's a future gay classic.
Silvera, Adam and Becky Albertalli What If It's Us Youth Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Requested at the library 2019/05/25. Two of queer YA fiction's best writers team up for an infectiously sweet story of young love set against New York's bustling backdrop. Without a doubt, this is the gay rom-com you've been waiting for.
Silverman, Sarah The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee Memoir Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Not a tell-all, more like a tell-a-lot including her history of bed-wetting and her bouts of depression. After the controversy has fades, we will remember her genius.
Silverstein, Amy Sick Girl Memoir Suggested By:
Heart transplant recipient Amy Silverstein delivers "a stirring story of survival and unyielding love" (Publishers Weekly) in this harrowing memoir of her road to recovery. Amy's force, candor, and her refusal to be the thankful patient from whom we expect undiluted gratitude for the medical treatments that have extended her life, have put her at the center of a debate on patient rights and the omnipotent power of doctors.
Silverstein, Ken The Radioactive Boy Scout Non-fiction The true story of a high school student who build a nuclear-breeder reactor in his backyard, and how the kid pulled it off without his parents, scoutmaster, or the government knowing about it.
Simmons, Gail Talking With My Mouth Full Memoir Simmons reveals how she honed her culinary chops and what it's like to eat for a living.
Simmons, Rachel Odd Girl Out Non-fiction The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls. Odd Girl Out begins with the premise that girls are socialized to be sweet with a double bind: they must value friendships; but they must not express the anger that might destroy them. Lacking cultural permission to acknowledge conflict, girls develop what Simmons calls "a hidden culture of silent and indirect aggression."
Simon, Carly Boys in the Trees Memoir Intelligent, captivating memoir. Don't miss it.e
Simon, Scott Unforgettable Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
The NPR correspondent's bighearted memoir about his late mother - an ex show-girl - is guaranteed to leave you in tears.
Simonson, Helen The Summer Before the War Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. By the author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England's brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the small, idyllic coastal town of Rye. Agatha's husband works in the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber rattling over the Balkans won't come to anything.
Simpson, Helen In-Flight Entertainment Short Stories Funny, shrewd, alternately wicked and warm - i.e. British.
Sims, Gill Why Mommy Drinks Fiction Suggested By:
Ellen is approaching her 39th birthday and dreading the domesticity that will follow. But instead of embracing a life of yoga classes and tame conversations about parenthood, she decides to pursue a new business endeavor. Riotous humor.
Simukka, Salla As Red as Blood Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In the midst of the freezing Arctic winter, seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson walks into her school's dark room and finds a stash of wet, crimson-colored money. Thousands of Euros left to dry--splattered with someone's blood.
Sinclair, April Coffee Will Make You Black Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
$2.14 Kindle book. In this hilarious and insightful coming-of-age novel, author April Sinclair introduces the charming Jean "Stevie" Stevenson, a young woman raised on Chicago's South Side during an era of irrevocable social upheaval.
Sinclair, Upton The Jungle Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Sinek, Simon Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't Non-fiction Suggested By: Friend.
Suggested by Tiffany H. Sinek combines interesting perspectives from anthropology, biochemistry, history and business practice to weave together his narrative in support of his premise that great leadership is predicated upon behaviors of empathy and trust. Drawing on examples from the US military, medicine, business, finance and history, Sinek keeps the book engaging with stories and examples that bring his ideas to life, although I found he got repetitive and "preachy" from time to time.
Singer, Peter and Jim Mason The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter Non-fiction Ethicist Singer and co-author Mason (Animal Factories) document corporate deception, widespread waste and desensitization to inhumane practices in this consideration of ethical eating.
Singh, Simon The Code Book Non-fiction Beguiling blend of history, suspense, and genius.
Sisman, Robyn Summer in the City Chick Lit Spontaneous Londoner Suze and cautious Manhattanite Lloyd swap apartments. Sisman's descriptions of shallowness on both sides of the pond are dead on.
Sisman, Robyn Weekend in Paris Chick Lit Molly flees her prim life in London for whirlwind weekend of cavorting in delectable Paris.
Sites, Kevin The Things They Cannot Say Non-fiction Suggested By:
"riveting and emotionally raw" (Publishers Weekly) stories of 11 veterans who were changed forever by their wartime experiences. "An intimate look at the costs of war on a personal, elemental level"
Skate, Martin Start Right Here SciFi Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Lou runs a bar in Chicago 1980 and is being shot at whilst naked on a rooftop, Wendy is in despair over the population crisis combined with the animal-catastrophe in London 2055, and cat-loving Antonio is ripping off beach tourists in Barcelona 2024 with no recollection of his past. Lou, Wendy, Antonio; they're all related and their lives intertwine for the benefit of humankind, but how, when, and why? Start Right Here is a rollercoaster ride across time; a delectable cocktail of humour and time-travel, with a dash of romance, a dog, a monkey, and a whole lot of gin.
Skehan, Donal and Roseanne Hewitt-Cromwell and Sheila Kiely Easy Recipes for Summer Cooking Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Skjolsvik, Pamela Death Becomes Us Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Almost everyone with a pulse fears death, but not everyone fears life. With crippling social anxiety, I feared both. But after an accidental call to a funeral home during my mid-life crisis trip to grad school, I reluctantly embarked on a journey to explore professions that dealt with death in order to come to terms with my own mortality. The result of this quirky trip is Death Becomes Us, a humorous memoir about what happens when a middle-aged, anxiety-filled, life-avoider attempts to investigate the last taboo of American culture. And lives to tell the tale.
Slade, Rachel Into the Raging Sea Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro. On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish--until now.
Sladek, John The Muller-Fokker Effect SciFi One of the early unsung cyberpunk novels. Well, at least cyber. Or punk. Maybe not both at the same time. Recommended by
Slash Slash Auto/Biography Guns n Roses guitarist.
Slater, Nigel Eat Cookbook Suggested By:
A James Beard Award–winning author offers over 600 ideas for deliciously simple meals that are small in effort and big in flavor! “I want to make every recipe in this book” (Ruth Reichl).
Slater, Tony James That Bear Ate My Pants Humorous Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The incredible TRUE story of one man's struggle to survive in an Ecuadorian animal refuge.
Slaughter, Karin Various - Karin Slaughter Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
EW says that she writes hit thrillers about complex women. She also wrote one with Lee Child.

The Grant County series
  • Blindsighted (2001)
  • Kisscut (2002)
  • A Faint Cold Fear (2003)
  • Indelible (2004)
  • Faithless, (2005)
  • Beyond Reach (2007), Skin Privilege (UK title)
The Will Trent Series
  • Triptych (2006)
  • Fractured (2008)
  • Undone (2009), Genesis (UK/Australia title)
  • Broken (2010)
  • Fallen (2011)
  • Snatched (2012, ebook novella)
  • Criminal (2012)
  • Busted (2013, ebook novella)
  • Unseen (2013)
  • The Kept Woman (2016)
  • The Last Widow (2019)
Other books
  • Like A Charm (2004; editor)
  • Martin Misunderstood (2008)
  • Thorn in My Side (2011; ebook novella)
  • Cop Town (2014)
  • Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes (2015)
  • Pretty Girls (2015)
  • The Good Daughter (2017)
  • Last Breath (2017)
  • Pieces of Her (2018)
Slessor, John Crock Pot Cookbook: 200 Quick and Easy Recipes for Your Slow Cooker Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Slim, Pamela Escape from Cubicle Nation Non-fiction From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur
Sloan, Robin Sourdough Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore turns his eye to food in this quirky novel about a lonely programmer who gets swept up in the local culinary culture.
Slocum, Joshua Sailing Alone Around the World Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Captain Slocum was a highly experienced navigator and ship owner. He rebuilt and refitted the derelict sloop Spray in a seaside pasture at Fairhaven, Massachusetts over 13 months between early 1893 and 1894. Between 24 April 1895 and 27 June 1898, Slocum, aboard the Spray, crossed the Atlantic twice (to Gibraltar and back to South America), negotiated the Strait of Magellan, and crossed the Pacific. He also visited Australia and South Africa before crossing the Atlantic (for the third time) to return to Massachusetts after a journey of 46,000 miles.
Smiley, Jane A Thousand Acres Fiction Aging Larry Cook announces his intention to turn over his 1,000-acre farm--one of the largest in Zebulon County, Iowa--to his three daughters, Caroline, Ginny and Rose. A man of harsh sensibilities, he carves Caroline out of the deal because she has the nerve to be less than enthusiastic about her father's generosity. Suggested by LP.
Smith , John F. Dash Diet Instant Pot Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. 185 Set-And-Go Simple and Delicious Recipes Made for Your Instant Pot Cooking at Home or Any Occasion To Lose Weight Rapidly And Better Your Lifestyle. DASH Diet.
Smith, Alexander McCall Friends, Lovers, Chocolate Crime/Mystery Second in the "Sunday Philosophy Club" series. This mystery is a charmer.
Smith, Alexander McCall Tears of the Giraffe Crime/Mystery 2nd in the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. #3: Morality for Beautiful Girls. #4: The Kalahari Typing School for Men. #5: The Full Cupboard of Life. #6: In the Company of Cheerful Ladies.
Smith, Alisa and J.B. MacKinnon Plenty Memoir Looking for "ways to live more lightly in an increasingly crowded and raggedy-assed world," the authors spend a year eating food originating within 100 miles of their Vancouver apartment. Light and funny, marred only by the his-and-hers chapter construction.
Smith, Andrew The Alex Crow Youth The teen protagonist is the lens through which readers see how society exerts its control over teenage boys' thoughts and actions.
Smith, April Good Morning, Killer Crime/Mystery Chick detective.
Smith, Chas Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell Non-fiction Suggested By:
A True Story of Violence, Corruption, and the Soul of Surfing. An unflinching look at the high-stakes world of surfing on Oahu’s North Shore—a riveting, often humorous, account of beauty, greed, danger, and crime.
Smith, Courtney E. Record Collecting for Girls Non-fiction A music lover and former MTV exec explores the ways music shapes womens' lives.
Smith, Craig The Wonky Donkey (Wonkey Donkey) Youth Suggested By: Other.
The Wonky Donkey Grandma Reading. (Wonky Donkey / Wonkey Donkey)
Smith, Daniel Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety Memoir Unforgettable, surprisingly hilarious memoir chronicles Smith's head-clanging flop-sweating battles with acute anxiety.
Smith, Danyel Bliss Fiction Spot-on portraits of the producers, promoters, and performers mangling one another to reach the top. Smith, the former editor-in-chief of Vibe knows the scene and captures the authentic sights and sounds.
Smith, Dodie I Capture the Castle Fiction Suggested By:
A charming and poignant classic with "one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met" (J.K. Rowling): Cassandra lives with her family i a run-down English castle, where she fills her journals with stories about her family, life, and love.
Smith, Doug Goon Auto/Biography Rowdy true story of a hockey enforcer.
Smith, Elliot J. Passive Income Online Business Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Four beginner and advanced business models to start creating passive income online.
Smith, Janna Malamud Private Matters Non-fiction Exploration of privacy issues. She draws particularly on her experience as the daughter of a famous writer.
Smith, Jean Edward Eisenhower in War and Peace Auto/Biography Suggested By:
A rich revealing portrait of the nation's 34th president.
Smith, Jordan Fisher Engineering Eden Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
A former park ranger chronicles the moral debate that arose after a young man was killed by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park in 1972: How much should humans control the wilderness we're trying to conserve?
Smith, Julie New Orleans Mourning Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book.
Smith, Kathryn The Gatekeeper Non-fiction Suggested By:
Compelling personal story of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration, Marguerite "Missy" LeHand, FDR's de facto chief of staff, who has been misrepresented, mischaracterized, and overlooked throughout history...until now.
Smith, Kevin Tough Sh*t Humorous Suggested By:
The director of the cult classic Clerks distills his unconventional career into an irreverent guide to life.
Smith, Kyle Love Monkey: A Novel Fiction "High Fidelity" style book about Manhattanite and his bumpy search for love. Also a bad-looking TV show. Sorry, but Tom Cavanaugh (sp? is that even his name?) is NOT hot enough to be a dink flitting from girl to girl.
Smith, Larry Iwo Jima Non-fiction Suggested By:
A New York Times bestselling author compiles 22 veterans' firsthand accounts of one of the most devastating battles of World War II.
Smith, Larry (editor) The Moment Short Stories 125 stories of turning points, aha moments, and life changers [some] by famous writers.
Smith, Lee Dimestore Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Also recommended by Examines the small coal-mining Appalachian South Kentucky town of her youth, the culture of the South and the changes wrought by the passage of time.
Smith, Martin J. and Patrick J. Kiger Poplorica History Droll pop history. How modern American life owes as much to TV dinners, disposable diapers, and the Edsel as to any war. It's witty, but also serious, thought-provoking history.
Smith, Mary-Ann Tirone Girls of Tender Age Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Riveting memoir that encompasses the murder of a schoolmate by a pedophile and life with an autistic brother. Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Smith, Mitchell Kingdom River Post-Apocalyptic Book two in The Snowfall Trilogy.
Smith, Mitchell Moonrise Post-Apocalyptic Book three in The Snowfall Trilogy.
Smith, Mychal Denzel Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching Non-fiction Suggested By: Suggested List.
Smith unapologetically upends reigning assumptions about black masculinity, rewriting the script for black manhood so that depression and anxiety aren’t considered taboo, and feminism and LGBTQ rights become part of the fight.
Smith, Nicholas Sansbury Hell Divers Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. The Hell Divers Trilogy book 1. More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search for a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers: men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.
Smith, Patrick Ask the Pilot: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel Non-fiction What are those dings you hear during flight? What if the oxygen masks come down? Can a bird take down a plane? Could someone open the exit doors in flight?
Smith, Patti Just Kids Memoir Smith's memoir about her youth with BFF Robert Mapplethorpe just won a national book award.
Smith, Robert Paul Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing. Memoir This celebration of the author's 1920's childhood, first published in 1957, is heavy on nostalgia but light on treacle.
Smith, Scott A Simple Plan Fiction Stephen King recommended this, and I thought I heard that the Billy Bob Thornton movie was supposed to be pretty good.
Smith, Tyler Instant Pot Cookbook: 5 Ingredients or Less Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Quick, Easy and Healthy Meals for Your Family.
Smith, Zadie Feel Free Essays Suggested By: Author.
Among others: Why do we love libraries? "Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay."
Smith, Zadie Swing Time Fiction Suggested By: Suggested List.
Two young girls grow up in London united by their love of dance, but only one has the skill to make it a career. Smith explores the power of early friendship and the politics of black bodies.
Smith, Zadie White Teeth Fiction Simmering melting pot that is North London.
Smolinski, Jill The Next Thing On My List Chick Lit This warm an original work follows car pool operator June Parker as she finishes a dead woman's "to do" list and transforms her own drab life into an adventure.
Snedeker, Rick 3,001 Arabian Days: Growing Up in an American Oil Camp in Saudi Arabia (1953-1962) Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. In his charming memoir -- 3,001 Arabian Days: Growing up in an American Oil Camp in Saudi Arabia (1953-1962) -- author Snedeker describes via a series of vignettes his fond and strange remembrances of living for nearly a decade in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Aramco, then the fledgling national oil company, was in those years run by several American oil giants including Standard Oil, and was hastily hiring American experts to develop the far-flung Saudi oil fields. To ease life for the new residents, Aramco built comfortable communities, some aspects of which were reminiscent of how families lived in the States.
Snow, Anna Bubblegum Blonde Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Barb Jackson Mysteries book 1. "Expect the unexpected" has been Barb Jackson's motto ever since the day she became a private investigator. But when a blast from the past in the form of her cheating ex-boyfriend shows up in her office and begs her to help him clear his name in an ongoing murder investigation, she fears this time she might have bitten off more than she can chew.
Snow, Gwyneth Minimalism Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The path to an organized, stress-free and decluttered life.
Snyder, Peggy The Ten Minute Cognitive Workout Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Manage your mood and change your life in ten minutes a day.
Sobel, Dava The Glass Universe Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
New York Times: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars. A highly engaging group portrait of the women "computers" whose calculations helped shape observational astronomy.
Soffee, Anne Thomas Snake Hips Non-fiction "Belly Dancing and How I Found True Love" Half-Lebanese undercover Arab. Full of belly laughs.
Solga, Kim The everything guide to selling arts and crafts online Non-fiction How to sell on Etsy, eBay, your storefront, and everywhere else online. Found at library.
Solomon, Andrew The Noonday Demon Non-fiction Examines depression in personal, cultural and scientific terms.
Solomon, Mary Minimalist Living Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. How To Live In A Van And Get Off The Grid. Simplify, Simple Living, Off The Grid, Minimalism, Homesteading, Self Sufficiency. Want to travel the country? Are you in debt and struggling to pay the mortgage or rent every month? Or maybe you want to minimize, declutter, simplify and organize your life. Do you desire to step off the grid? Minimalistic Living: How To Live In A Van And Get Off The Grid will help you find the answers you're looking for! Learn: How To Find and Purchase the Perfect Vehicle, How to Customize and Accessorize Your Vehicle, How To Remodel A Vehicle to Meet Your Needs, Equipment You'll Need To Live In a Vehicle, How To Stay Dry, Safe, Cool and Warm, How To Have Running Water and Electricity in Your Vehicle, Lots Of Tips and Tricks Along The Way, and more!
Solomon, Nina Single Wife Fiction Lifelong Manhattanite's husband runs out, but she fakes that he's still around. Her ruses lead to plenty of funny moments. In the end, absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder, just stronger.
Solomons, Natasha The House at Tyneford Fiction At the onset of WWII, a Viennese Jewish socialite flees to England to become a parlor maid. Like Downton Abbey, the romance compellingly explores the upstairs-downstairs dynamic of estate life.
Soloway, Jill Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants Essays She hates women who hover over toilet seats. Soloway's debut deserves a space on the shelf beside David Sedaris and Augesten Burroughs.
Sondheim, Stephen Look, I Made a Hat Non-fiction Second installment in Sondheim's books about writing lyrics. Superinteresting, very honest, and kinda mean (as per Tina Fey).
Songs from This Earth on Turtle's Back Bruchac, Joseph (editor) Other Poetry collection recommended by Sherman Alexie.
Sonheim, Carla Misc Drawing Books Craft I'm not ready for these right now, but maybe some day. I need to clean off my desk and finish some existing projects before I can take on drawing for fun.
  • The art of silliness : a creativity book for everyone
  • Drawing and painting imaginary animals : a mixed-media workshop
  • Drawing lab for mixed-media artists : 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun
Soni, Jimmy A Mind at Play Non-fiction Suggested By:
How Claude Shannon invented the information age. Winner of the Neumann Prize for the History of Mathematics.
Sonnenberg, Susanna Her Last Death Memoir Survivor of a priviledged, dysfunctional childhood has transformed her pain into a transfixing memoir.
South, Ben A Hacker Goes to Federal Prison Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. This is Ben South's account of his experience as a stupid, young adult and what it was like going through the federal court system and ultimately serving a sentence in federal prison for a white collar crime. You may laugh. You may feel sorry for him. If you've ever wondered what a hacker was thinking or why they do the things they do this adventure is for you. If you ever wondered what it was like going through federal prison from start to finish this will give you some hints.
South, Mary The Cure for Anything is Salt Water Memoir How I threw my life overboard and found happiness at sea. A fed-up publisher heads, via trawler, from Florida to Maine. It's fun going along for the ride.
Southward, Phil The Soaring Kiwi and the Sauerkraut Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Other.
$1.04 Kindle book. Ghe offbeat travel tale of a hang gliding New Zealander who makes the mistake of marrying a grumpy German and moving to Munich, the city of big beer and Lederhosen you couldn't whip a high ranking motorsport official into wearing.
Sowa, Michael Sowa's Ark Art Paintings of diving pig and other animals.
Spark, Ellie Love Out of Order GLBT Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. For as long as she can remember, God and his teachings have enveloped every part of Megan Davidson's life, leading her to commit herself to the church as a Catholic sister. But lately, thoughts she's suppressed for years are consuming her. Her faith is tested when dreams of a woman she's attracted to begin to haunt her. She'd never felt lonely before. She had God; she had her social work at St. Joseph's Hospital, and her prayer. But now? The more Megan tries to reject the impure thoughts, the emptier her life feels.
Sparks, Nicholas Message In A Bottle; The Wedding; The Notebook Fiction Nicholas Sparks turns his family's loves and losses into wildly popular novels.
Sparks, Shae Clean Eating Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The ultimate no BS clean eating diet bootcamp. Lose 10 pounds in just 14 day with delicious, easy & quick clean eating recipes.
Spencer, Irene Shattered Dreams Memoir Now 70, Specner was born into a secred, illegal community of Mormon fundamentalists whose members are told that in order to gain salvation, men must wed as many wives as possible. In this brave and honest book, Spencer lays bare the secrets of her heart and of a devastating religious practice.
Spencer, Page and Margaret E. Murie White Silk & Black Tar Non-fiction A Journal of the Alaskan Oil Spill. From Bergamot Books, who brought you Arctic Daughter and Rivers Running Free.
Spencer, Sarah Best Chinese Take-out Recipes from Mama Li's Kitchen Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Spencer-Wendel, Susan Until I Say Good-Bye Memoir Suggested By: Other.
In June 2011, Susan Spencer-Wendel learned she had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)--Lou Gehrig's disease--an irreversible condition that systematically destroys the nerves that power the muscles. She was forty-four years old, with a devoted husband and three young children, and she had only one year of health remaining. Susan decided to live that year with joy. However, Until I Say Good-Bye is not angry or bitter. It is sad in parts--how could it not be?--but it is filled with Susan's optimism, joie de vivre, and sense of humor. It is a book about life, not death. One that, like Susan, will make everyone smile.
Sperry, Kip Reading Early American Handwriting Non-fiction Paleography, the study of early handwriting, or the rules of reading old handwriting, is an essential element in genealogical and historical research.
Spicer, Bev Bunny on a Bike Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Playboy croupiers in 80's London. Bev and Carol adventure book 2. A great insight into 80s London, attitudes to women and life as a trainee bunny, plus smatterings of celebrities, this book captures that careless sense of youthful immortality perfectly. A fab light-but-intelligent read.
Spielman, Lori Nelson The Life List Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Sarah Addison Allen. To receive her inheritance, Brett must complete the life goals she wrote down when she was a teenager. As she sets out to reinvent herself, she'll find joy in the most unlikely places. A "moving page-turner" (Susan Elizabeth Phillips).
Spivey, Hannah Why I Abandoned the Hebrew Israelite Religin Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In this belief-shattering memoir, Hannah D. Spivey speaks about life as a Hebrew Israelite woman, and how much misogyny in said community impacted her life and destroyed the self-esteem of some Hebrew Israelite women. Hannah points out the contradictions, hate, examples of misogyny, ridicule, and self-absorption in the Hebrew Israelite community and highlights how similar the belief system is to Christianity. With her no-holds barred approach, Hannah expounds on how damaging religion has been to the black community and explains how it affected her in a negative way, until she found her way out of the Hebrew Israelite religion.
Spizt, Bob Dearie Auto/Biography A rollicking biography that captures the vision, pluck, and contagious exuberance that were the essence of Julia Child.
Spotson, Scott Life II SciFi Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Upon discovering a 1958 book titled "Account of Time Travel on Earth Using Wave Theory," 42-year-old Max Thorning's life is thrown into chaos. Seeking answers to the book's cryptic clues, he discovers Dr. Time, a seemingly benign alien who has control of the Time Weaver, a remarkable device that can command any scene from the Earth's past.
Spurlock, Morgan Don't Eat This Book Non-fiction Another stomach-turning expose of the American diet. From the "Supersize Me" guy.
Spurrier, Simon Kill or Cure (Afterblight Chronicles 2) Post-Apocalyptic Sequel to "Culled". Jasmine has spent five years underground, locked in a secret government bunker with no one but the skeletons of her colleagues for company. Outside, the world has gone to hell, a mysterious virus killing all but 1 in 20 of the world's population. It's enough to drive anyone mad but Jasmine's crazier than most. The cure she was working on had an unexpected side effect, psychotic symptoms which only the most powerful drugs can suppress. Jasmine's quest to find a cure for this new plague, as well as for her own barely suppressed madness, draws her across the fractured continent of America and into the darkest recesses of her own past.
St. John Ambulance St. John Ambulance First Aid Reference Guide Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
St. John Mandel, Emily Station Eleven Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for July 2015, but I did not read it. Will renew your hope in the end of the world. A virus dispatches 99 percent of humanity. Twenty years after the fall, we follow survivors including a Shakespearean actors group.
St. Michael, Leena The Happy Activist Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. How to Sustain Your Spirit, Stamina, and Sanity to Make America Marvelous.
St. Paul Growers Association The St. Paul Farmers Market produce cookbook : a collection of favorite recipes from growers and their customers Cookbook Hoping for good veggie recipes.
Stabenow, Dana Various - Kate Shugak Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Friend.
Kate Shugak is an Aleut who lives on a 160-acre homestead in a generic national Park in Alaska. Recommended by swap-bot partner from Kodiak Island.
Stafford, Clive The Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side Non-fiction Human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith is one of the few people in the world who has had independent access to the prisoners at Guantanamo, representing more than fifty. Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side is his remarkable account of his descent into the darkly comic world of Guantanamo, a legal black hole in which the bleakness of the surroundings are punctuated by moments of humor and absurdity.
Stagliano, Kim All I Can Handle Memoir Suggested By:
Kim Stagliano's electrifying and hilarious memoir of her family's journey raising three daughters with autism. Autism. Autistic. Spectrum. Asperger's syndrome.
Stanton, Doug In Harm's Way Non-fiction Suggested By:
A harrowing, adrenaline-charged account of America's worst naval disaster. On july 30, 1945 the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. 900 soldiers were cast into the Pacific ocean where they had to wait for rescue.
Stapinsky, Helene Baby Plays Around Non-fiction Like dishing with a buddy over beer. Hip, funny, and absorbing memoir of a journalist realizing a lifelong dream?playing drums in a rock band.
Stark, Freya A Winter in Arabia Memoir Diary of 1937-1938. Insights on life in the harem, etc.
Starks, Richard and Miriam Murcutt Lost in Tibet: The Untold Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed Plane, and the Will to Survive Non-fiction November 1943. Caught in a violent storm and blown far off their intended course, five American airmen-flying the dangerous Himalayan supply route known as "The Hump"-were forced to bail out just seconds before their plane ran out of fuel. To their astonishment, they found they had landed in the heart of Tibet.
Starmer, Aaron Spontaneous Youth Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The teens in this wildly inventive YA novel are dealing with normal high school issues: college applications, social drama...oh, and their friends spontaneously combusting. Can Mara Carlyle make it to graduation without exploding?
Steadman, Philip Vermeer's Camera Non-fiction Traces the development of the camera obscura--first described by Leonaro da Vinci--weighs the arguments that scholars have made for and against Vermeer's use of the camera, and offers a fascinating examination of the paintings themselves and what they alone can tell us of Vermeer's technique.
Steele, Allen Orbital Decay SciFi I gave mine to the library. Popeye Hooker knows that space isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. A former fisherman who takes a job building low orbital stations to escape a failed relationship, he finds that in space, construction work is still a grind.
Steele, Allen Various - Near Space (Rude Astronauts) Series SciFi Suggested By: Author.
  • Orbital Decay (1989)
  • Clarke County, Space (1990)
  • Lunar Descent (1991)
  • Labyrinth of Night (1992)
  • A King of Infinite Space (1997)
Steele, Shelby White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era Non-fiction Today's problem, Steele forcefully argues, is not black oppression, but white guilt, a loose term that encompasses both an attempt by whites to regain the moral authority they lost after the Civil Rights Movement, and black contempt toward "Uncle Tom" complicity with white hegemony, resulting in a shirking of personal accountability.
Steele, Victoria 101 Quick & Easy 5 Ingredient Recipes Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Steer, Dugald (editor) Wizardology Magical/Mystical Scrapbook-style kid's book devoted to a spooky subject. Complete with "magical" talismans and recipes for mysterious potions. It's bound to please your Potter-philes.

Also: Pirateology, Dragonology, Egyptology, more?
Steinbach, Alice Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman Non-fiction Writer quits work and shares her experiences of becoming 'an informal student.'
Steinbeck, John Of Mice And Men Fiction Suggested By: Author.
An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. They hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence.
Steinbeck, John The Winter of our Discontent Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of Steinbeck's last novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With Ethan no longer a member of Long Island's aristocratic class, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards.
Steinbeck, John Various - John Steinbeck Fiction Fiction Suggested By: Author.
  • Cup of Gold (1929)
  • The Pastures of Heaven (1932)
  • The Red Pony (1933)
  • To a God Unknown (1933)
  • Tortilla Flat (1935 - read 2003/11)
  • In Dubious Battle (1936 - read 2017/02)
  • Of Mice and Men (1937)
  • The Long Valley (1938)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1939 - read 2003/10, Kindle)
  • The Forgotten Village - Film (1941)
  • The Moon Is Down (1942)
  • Cannery Row (1945 - read 2003/11)
  • The Wayward Bus (1947)
  • The Pearl (1947 - read 2015/09)
  • Burning Bright (1950)
  • East of Eden (1952 - read 2005/11, Kindle)
  • Sweet Thursday (1954)
  • The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication (1957)
  • The Winter of Our Discontent (1961, Kindle)
  • Viva Zapata! - Film (1975)
  • The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (1976 - read)
Steinbeck, John Various - John Steinbeck Non-Fiction Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
  • Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research (1941)
  • Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team (1942)
  • A Russian Journal (1948)
  • The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951)
  • Once There Was A War (1958)
  • Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1962 - read 2013/11, Kindle)
  • America and Americans (1966)
  • Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters (1969)
  • Steinbeck: A Life in Letters (1975)
  • Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath (1989)
  • Steinbeck in Vietnam: Dispatches from the War (2012)
Steinberg, Jaques The Gatekeepers Non-fiction Inside the admissions process of a premier college. Spans a year in the life of those who make the decisions, and those who await the decisions.
Steinberger, Amy Japan Ai Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. Fun, brief, illustrated memoir about an American woman taking her first trip to Japan.
Steinem, Gloria My Life on the Road Memoir Gloria Steinem doesn't drive, but spent decades on the road. Wise, appealing memoir.
Steinke, Darcey Easter Everywhere Memoir A deeply intelligent memoir about how growing up in a family of ministers affected Steinke's own search for divinity and faith.
Steinman, Ron The Soldier's Story Non-fiction Vietnam in Their Own Words
Stelle, Shelby A Dream Deferred Non-fiction Suggested By:
A "deeply engaging" (Booklist) look at the politics of race in America: An award-winning author examines key policies from the civil rights era onward to argue for a new trajectory on the difficult path toward widespread racial equality.
Stelljes, Roger The St. Paul Conspiracy Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Book 2 of 8 in McRyan Mystery Series (8 Book Series). Thirty-two-year-old, fourth-generation St. Paul Homicide Detective "Mac" McRyan thought his day was going to be less stressful. The day would involve paper work, coffee, and maybe even an early trip to the pub. Then his cell phone rings... A body has been found in a high-end condominium between Summit and Grand Avenues
Stelmach, Orest The Altar Girl Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The daughter of uncompromising Ukrainian immigrants, Nadia was raised to respect guts, grit, and tradition. When the events around the seemingly accidental death of her estranged godfather don't add up, Nadia is determined to discover the truth--even if she attracts the attention of dangerous men intent on finding out what she knows through any means possible.
Sten, Viveca Still Waters Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sandhamn Murders book 1. On a hot July morning on Sweden's idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.
Stephens, Ransom The Left Brain Speaks, the Right Brain Laughs Non-fiction Suggested By:
Learn how to use -- and exercise -- your most important organ! This valuable manual on optimizing the human brain is perfect for lovers of psychology and self-improvement.
Stephenson, Michael Civil War in 3D Non-fiction Immerse yourself in a Civil War soldier's life with unprecedented intimacy in 25 stereoscopic images, many from the Smithsonian.
Stephenson, Neal Reamde SciFi Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. A computer virus wreaks havoc on both the online and real worlds in an ingenious epic from the Snow Crash author.
Stephenson, Neal Seveneves Post-Apocalyptic The moon explodes in the very first sentence. One of the best contemporary sci-fi authors gets in on the post-apocalyptic genre. Cataclysm has rarely been more fun. Scientific savvy and riotous humor.
Stephenson, Neal Some Remarks Essays Good entry into the relentless mind of Neal Stephenson.
Stephenson, Neal Zodiac SciFi Stephenson's (The Big U) improbable hero is Sangamon Taylor, a high-tech jack-of-all-trades who inhales nitrous oxide for kicks and scouts environmental hazards for GEE, the Group of Environmental Extremists. Taylor particularly wants to nab the polluters of Boston Harbor, whose toxic sludge he monitors by zipping from illegal pipeline to illegal pipeline in his inflatable Zodiac raft.
Stephenson, Pamela Billy Auto/Biography Billy Connolly (comedian/actor) biography, written by his wife. The descriptions of Scottish life evoke the poignancy of the Ireland in Angela's Ashes as she tells of the troubled, abused. and desperately poor child in the docklands of Glasgow who grew up to shock and awe audiences around the world with his notoriously bawdy humor
Sterbenz, Carol Endler Homemade Craft Focuses on the nitty-gritty of projects. But provides personal, historical, and even scientific context for the crafts.
Sterling, Bruce The Hacker Crackdown: Law And Disorder On The Electronic Frontier Non-fiction A journalist investigates the past, present, and future of computer crimes, as he attends a hacker convention, documents the extent of the computer crimes, and presents intriguing facts about hackers and their misdoings.
Sterling, Bruce The Zenith Angle SciFi A computer programmer rolling in dotcom money is so moved by 9/11 that he goes to work as a government cyberwarrior.
Stern, Jane and Michael Roadfood (ninth edition) Non-fiction Guide to culinary roadside attractions.
Stern, Jane and Michael Two for the Road Cookbook Authors of "Roadfood", the bestselling guide to small-town cuisine. This breezy book offers war stories as well as recipes for exotica, including cola cake and stuffed ham.
Sterns, Jane Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself By Becoming an EMT Memoir Suggested By:
Stern tells her story with great humor and poignancy, creating a wonderful portrait of a middle-aged, Woody Allen–ish woman who was "deeply and neurotically terrified of sick and dead people," but who became an EMT to save other people's lives as a way of saving her own.
Stevens, Courtney Dress Codes for Small Towns Kindle Edition by Youth Suggested By:
Readers will be drawn to Billie as she comes to terms with the gray areas of love, gender, and friendship, in this John Hughes-esque exploration of sexual fluidity.
Stevens, Marilyn Did I Ever Have Children? Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When her already ailing mother Margaret began showing signs of dementia, Marilyn Stevens decided the best option would be to move back to her childhood home to care for her. In the eight years that followed, their relationship changed for the better, even as her mother's Alzheimer's worsened. In a poignant, warm, and often humorous narrative in two voices, Marilyn takes the reader through eight years of the challenges and rewards of being her mother's caregiver. We hear firsthand Margaret's frustrations with the loss of her memory and learn how Marilyn -- by trial and error (and a lot of support) -- learned to deal with the many stages of her mother's condition. A must-read for anyone facing caregiving of a loved one ... or for anyone who has traveled the same path as Marilyn and her mom.
Stevenson, Damian The Ian Fleming Files - An Espionage and Spy Thriller Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. Operation Armada and Operation Parsifal. In his startling debut novel, Ian Fleming scholar and screenwriter of upcoming movie Fleming Damian Stevenson has crafted the ultimate origin story for one of popular culture's most beloved icons.
Stevenson, Robert Louis The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Stewart, Amy Flower Confidential Non-fiction This thorns-and-all expose of the blossom business is no scandal-packed dishfest. Things perk up when the author moves out of freenhouses and into florists. she visits small, well-kept-secret shops (like the NYC gem Flowers of the World) and high-volume discounters like Costco.
Stewart, Amy The Drunken Botanist Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.
Stewart, Amy Wicked Plants Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. The weed that killed Lincoln's mother an dother botanical atrocities.
Stewart, Chris Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Spain Memoir Endless struggles to improve a farm bought 'at first sight'. Enormous joy and fast friendships formed in the process.
Stewart, George R. Earth Abides SciFi A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for. (Found on list on
Stewart, George R. The Earth Abides Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Unknown.
Without a radio or phone, Ish had no idea of humanity's abrupt demise. He had escaped death, yet could not escape the awesomeness of the catastrophe - and, with an eerie detachment, he found himself curious as to how long it would be before all traces of man's civilization faded from the Earth.
Stewart, Jamie 500 Air Fryer Recipes Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Stewart, Jon America (The Book) Non-fiction Faux-history of America
Stewart, Jon Earth (the book) Humorous a visitor's guide to the human race
Stewart, Leah The Myth of You and Me Chick Lit A smart story about the mysteries at the heart of even the most intimate friendships between women. (what?)
Stewart, Martha Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook Technical/Reference The essential guide to caring for everything in your home.
Stewart, Martha Martha's Rules (??) Non-fiction Advice book for would-be entrepreneurs on how to build a business from scratch.
Stewart, Mary Nine Coaches Waiting Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$1.07 Kindle book. Linda Martin understands what is to be lonely: her parents died when she was young, and she was raised in an orphanage. When she is hired as a governess to the orphaned young Philippe, Comte de Valmy, Linda finds a kindred spirit in the lonely little boy. But Philippe is the heir to a vast estate in Savoy, and his dangerously handsome uncle may be willing to kill to ensure that Philippe never inherits it.
Stewart, Mary The Gabriel Hounds Fiction Suggested By:
$2.15 Kindle book. Legend has it that when the Gabriel Hounds run howling over the crumbling palace of Dar Ibrahim, high in the Adonis Valley of Lebanon, death will follow on their heels. When rich, spoilt Christie Mansel arrives at the decaying palace to look after her eccentric Aunt Harriet, she arrives to the sound of howling dogs. The palace is riddled with hidden passages and the servants are unwilling to let anyone see Harriet during the day. It seems the palace hides an extraordinary secret . . . one that somebody is willing to kill to keep.
Stewart, Mary The Ivy Tree Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$1.07 Kindle book. Whitescar is a beautiful old house and farm situated in Roman Wall country. It will make a rich inheritance for its heirs, but in order to secure it, they enlist the help of a young woman named Mary who bears remarkable resemblance to missing Whitescar heiress, Annabel Winslow. Their deception will spark a powder-keg of ambition, obsession and long-dead love.
Stewart, Mary The Moon-Spinners Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. While on a walking holiday through the beautiful, deserted hills of Crete, Nicola Ferris stumbles across a critically injured Englishman, guarded by a fierce Greek. Nicola cannot abandon them and so sets off on a perilous search for their lost companion - all the while being pursued by someone who wants to make sure none of them leave the island.
Stewart, Mary This Rough Magic Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Lucy Waring, a young, out-of-work actress from London, leaps at the chance to visit her sister for a summer on the island paradise of Corfu, and what's more, a famous but reclusive actor is staying in a villa nearby. But Lucy's hopes for rest and romance are shattered when a body washes up on the beach and she finds herself swept up in a chilling chain of events.
Stewart, Mary Various - Mary Stewart Other Suggested By: Author.
Arthurian Novels
  • The Crystal Cave (1970)
  • The Hollow Hills (1973)
  • The Last Enchantment (1979)
  • The Wicked Day (Mordred) (1983)
  • The Prince and the Pilgrim (tangentially Arthurian, but not part of the Merlin series) (1995)
Romantic suspense novels
  • Madam, Will You Talk? (1954 - read 2006/08)
  • Wildfire at Midnight (1956)
  • Thunder on the Right (1957)
  • Nine Coaches Waiting* (1958 - Kindle)
  • My Brother Michael (1959)
  • The Ivy Tree* (1961 - Kindle)
  • The Moon-Spinners* (film of the book) (1962 - Kindle)
  • This Rough Magic* (1964 - Kindle)
  • Airs Above the Ground (1965)
  • The Gabriel Hounds* (1967 - Kindle)
  • The Wind Off the Small Isles (1968)
  • Touch Not the Cat (1976)
  • Thornyhold (1988)
  • Stormy Petrel (1991)
  • The Prince and the Pilgrim (tangentially Arthurian, but not part of the Merlin series) (1995)
  • Rose Cottage (1997)
  • The Castle of Danger (1981)
*Owned on Kindle
Stewart, Rory The Places In Between Memoir Stewart, a Scot, zippily chronicles his 2002 trek across Afghanistan communing with Taliban thugs and teenage camel drivers. Question: Is he mad?
Stewart, Sarah Tiny Houses Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A complete guide to living in a Tiny House.
Stibbe, Nina Love, Nina Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Nanny to Will and Sam Frears, the sons of a London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers in 1982. Charming, hilarious collection of her letters to her sister back home in Leicestershire. Funniest debut in years.
Stillwell, Leander The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Stirling, S.M. Various - The Change Series: Nantucket and Emberverse Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Author.
  1. Island in the Sea of Time (1998)
  2. Against the Tide of Years (1999)
  3. On the Oceans of Eternity (2000)
  4. Emberverse (1)
  5. Dies the Fire (2004-07-01 - Read 5/2006)
  6. The Protector's War (2005-09-06 - Read 5/2006)
  7. A Meeting at Corvallis (2006-09-05 - Read 10/2006)
  8. Emberverse (2), set 22 years after the Change
  9. The Sunrise Lands (2007-09-04 - Read 02/2008)
  10. The Scourge of God (2008-09-02)
  11. The Sword of the Lady (2009)
  12. The High King of Montival (2010)
  13. The Tears of The Sun (2011)
  14. Lord of Mountains (2012)
  15. The Given Sacrifice (2013)
  16. Emberverse (3), set a generation later chronicles the adventures of Órlaith Mackenzie, the daughter of the High King and an attack from a reborn Empire of Korea in the Californian colonies of Montival.
  17. The Golden Princess (2014)
  18. The Desert and the Blade (2015)
  19. Prince of Outcasts (2016)
  20. The Sea Peoples (2017)
  21. The Sky-Blue Wolves (2018)
Stittle, Kristal Survival Instinct Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. On the surface, the city of Leighton is just like any other city: tall buildings, busy streets, and populated by a wide variety of people. It also has rats. These vermin are unlike the average pest, because they are carrying a deadly contagion. Havoc ensues as the devastating virus seeps into the unsuspecting populace, turning friends and family against each other.
Stolarz, Laurie Faria Black is for Beginnings Magical/Mystical The BLUE IS FOR NIGHTMARES series that put a spell on more than half a million readers continues ? in graphic novel format! WARNING: GRAPHIC NOVEL FORMAT.
Stone, Dr John Grid Down: How To Prepare For Surviving A Gas, Water, Or Electricity Grid Collapse Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. EMP Survival, Emergency Preparedness, Off The Grid, SHTF Stockpile, ... Camping, SHTF Books, SHTF Preparedness.
Stone, Gene Forks Over Knives Non-fiction The Plant-Based Way to Health
Stone, Lee Free Fish Friday Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Slacker Mills Mysteries book 1. Slacker, a vagabond fisherman extraordinaire, had found his personal paradise in Key West, Florida.. With his trophies covering the walls of the Rusty Hook tavern, and his fresh catch comprising the free Friday menu there, he was respected as a local hero. In the rum-gilded view of vacationing ladies, he also enjoyed billing as the "Catch of the Night."
Stone, Nic Dear Martin Fiction Suggested By:
A New York Times bestseller: When a young black man is racially profiled by the cops, his hopes for an Ivy League future disappear. "Absolutely incredible, honest, gut-wrenching. A must read" (Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give).
Stone, Robert Prime Green Memoir Stone (Dog Soldiers) spent part of the 1960s snorting heroin, dropping acid, and inhaling helium. He has written a remarkably lucid and passionate history of that decades countercultural tendencies.
Storey, Gail D. I Promise Not To Suffer Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Cheryl Strayed. A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Hike. Hiking.
Stork, Francisco X. Marcelo in the Real World Youth Suggested By:
Marcelo Sandoval hears music that nobody else can hear -- part of an autism-like condition that no doctor has been able to identify. But his father has never fully believed in the music or Marcelo's differences, and he challenges Marcelo to work in the mailroom of his law firm for the summer . . . to join "the real world." Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Stossel, Scott My Age of Anxiety Non-fiction Part history, part science, and part autobiography, this is a fascinating look at America's most prevalent mental illness.
Stout, Jay Hornets Over Kuwait Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Already a classic, this book is the brash, unbridled and politically incorrect account of a Marine fighter pilot's actions during Operation DESERT STORM. Impetuosity aside, Stout's account reads real and has stood up to challenges from within and outside the Marine Corps.
Strachey, Giles Lytton Queen Victoria Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Biography of Queen Victoria.
Strager, Hanne A Modest Genius Auto/Biography Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The story of Darwin's life and how his ideas change everything.
Straley, John Cold Storage, Alaska Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Cold Storage, Alaska, is a remote fishing outpost where salmonberries sparkle in the morning frost and where you just might catch a King Salmon if you're zen enough to wait for it. Settled in 1935 by Norse fishermen who liked to skinny dip in its natural hot springs, the town enjoyed prosperity at the height of the frozen fish boom. But now the cold storage plant is all but abandoned and the town is withering.
Straub, Emma The Vacationers Fiction Suggested By:
When the dysfunctional Posts family takes an island vacation, they don't count on buried secrets and old wounds surfacing in paradise. Witty, big-hearted. Leaves you smiling for days (Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette)
Strause, Brian Maybe a Miracle Fiction She falls into a coma, and curious things begin to happen: Rose petals rain from the sky, she develops stigmata, and sick people are spontaneously cured. Laugh-out-loud funny, provocative, and unique.
Strauss, Elle and Lee Strauss Clockwise SciFi Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Funny, great for all ages, full of surprised. Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this --she's accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward.
Strauss, Neil Emergency Non-fiction Suggested By:
This New York Times bestseller offers an invaluable guide to emergency preparedness — from storm shelters to food harvesting and everything in between. “If you’re looking for an emergency escape plan, this book is it”.
Streitmatter, Rodger Empty Without You Non-fiction The Intimate Letters Of Eleanor Roosevelt And Lorena Hickok
Stremcha, Lorna Bravery, Bullies, & Blowhards Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Workplace Bullying. Those that wish to gain a better understanding of the after-effects of physical or psychological abuse will find this book to be a useful tool. The story is told with candor and honesty and may evoke emotions that are rarely expressed by a target. Sadly, the actions and/or inactions by management are often used to destroy talented and effective employees and many perpetrators remain employed -- or promoted. Unfortunately, many will suffer after-effects and will never enter the workplace again. Some will develop PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)--the invisible injury.
Strieber, Whitley Warday Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic fake history. On October 27, 1988, the United States and the Soviet Union fight a "limited" nuclear war. Washington, DC, and San Antonio are vaporized. New York City is left in ruins. Electromagnetic pulses wipe out computers and electronic car ignitions. Radiation sickness is followed by famine and a flu epidemic. Five years after Warday, two writers tour what was the United States to assemble this documentary of life after the war, weaving together interviews, government documents, and the chronicle of their travels. (found on a list at
Stringer, Anissa The Glare Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Book 1 of 3. Keeping secrets, lying, and fending for herself serve 13-year-old Jenna well; she's alive when the apocalypse strikes. But just because she's a survivor before the world ends doesn't mean life afterwards is always easy. New dangers lurk around every corner and her inability to trust others may be the biggest threat to her survival.
Stringer, Jay Ways to Die in Glasgow Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. "smart, vicious and properly laugh out loud funny." A violent drunk with a broken heart, Mackie looks for love in all the wrong places. When two hit men catch him with his pants down, he barely makes it out alive. Worse still, his ex-gangster uncle, Rab, has vanished, leaving him an empty house and a dead dog.
Stross, Amy The Suburban Micro-farm Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Modern solutions for busy people.
Stross, Charles Halting State SciFi A cop, an insurance investigator, and a software developer chase mysteries through a near-future Edinburgh both real and virtual. For fans of Neuromancer and Scottish noir.
Strout, Elizabeth Anything Is Possible Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Strout does small town anomie better than anyone, without making you want to slit your wrists.
Strycker, Noah The Thing with Feathers Non-fiction Exploration of the lives of birds. Nutcrackers have great memories. Penguins are afraid of the dark.
Stuart, Amanda Mackenzie Empress of Fashion Auto/Biography Juicy, fascinating biography of Vogue editor and haute-couture visionary Diana Vreeland. Worth it for the photos alone.
Stuart, Julia The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise Brit Lit Hilarious love story about Beefeater Balthazar, his wife, their tortoise and their eccentric friends. Sprinkled with fascinating Tower lore.
Stuckey-French, Elizabeth Mermaids on the Moon Fiction Suggested By:
When thirty-five-year-old France's father calls to say that her mother, Grendy, has run off, France suspects foul play and heads south to investigate. Recently reunited with fellow former "mermaids" from Mermaid Springs, FL--one of the Sunshine State's premier, pre-Disney attractions--Grendy had successfully revived her career in kitschy underwater pageants. "Hilarious and whack...Original" - Elizabeth Strout.
Stuckey-French, Elizabeth The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady Fiction 77-year-old woman determined to kill a doctor who wronged her more than 50 years ago. Wit, weaving in wry insights about modern suburban life.
Stuever, Hank Off Ramp Essays Chandra Levy, self-storage facilities, Star Wars fanatics, and water-bed saleswomen receive equally lovely treatment from Washington Post writer Stuever's razor-sharp eye. These meaningful stories offer a master class in top-notch journalism.
Stutzman, Twila Joyce On the Other Side of Fear: Growing Up Amish and My Journey After Leaving Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. On the Other Side of Fear: Growing Up Amish and My Journey After Leaving is a book you won't want to put down. Twila talks about her powerful journey of overcoming fear, a religious mindset and many addictions. Twila has a heart to show people that their past doesn't define their future. She firmly believes that in telling her story, it will give others permission to tell theirs as well.
Styron, William Sophie's Choice Fiction The book which inspired the movie.
Suarez, Daniel Daemon SciFi This novel about a homicidal computer program unleashed by a dead computer-game titan has caught the attention of big-wigs not only in Silicon Valley but in Washington, D.C.
Suarez, Ray The Old Neighborhood Non-fiction Explores the migration from city to suburb.
Sucher, Dorothy The Invisible Garden Memoir Author bought an old blue farmhouse in Vermont and spent summers there over the years. War stories of her struggles to tame the stream banks. Her new friends, natural gardeners in Vermont, taught her the names of things, how to grow and use them.
Sullivan, J. Courtney The Engagements Fiction Canny, engrossing novel about marriage and marketing. Read it before you slip on a that ring.
Sullivan, Robert Cross Country Travel Sullivan combines charming personal recollections with the compelling musings on the history of American roads, motels, the Cannonball Run and the coffee-cup lid, get the idea. By book's end, you'll feel pleasantly tripped out, both glad it's over and wide-eyed at all the sights you've seen along the way.
Sullivan, Robert Rats Non-fiction Author spent a year in a dingy NYC alley looking for rodents. Story: lady put a cat in the basement to combat rats, had to call exterminator back the next week to remove cat bones [gross!!!].
Summerscale, Kate Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace Non-fiction A Victorian wife's scandalous divorce trial, with excerpts from her remarkable diary.
Sundquist, Josh We Should Hang Out Sometime Humorous Suggested By:
Grappling with his long-standing single status, Josh tracks down the girls in his life to find out where it all went wrong. "Hilarious and cringe-inducing"
Sunstein, Cass R. and Reid Hastie Wiser Non-fiction Suggested By:
What are the mechanics of group thinking -- and how can decisions go awry? A New York Times bestselling author and a leading psychological expert present a book "full of penetrating insight, sensible advice, and fascinating stories" (Pulitzer Prize–winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin).
Surowiecki, James The Wisdom of Crowds Non-fiction Surowiecki convincingly argues that under the right circumstances, it's the crowd that's wiser than even society's smartest individuals. He regards pedestrians able to navigate busy city streets as possessing a "kind of collective genius," while a NASA committee's actions before the Columbia shuttle disaster reflect a dysfunctional group.
Suskind, Ron A Hope in the Unseen Non-fiction Suggested By:
A Pulitzer Prize–winning author delivers "a beautiful book of a heroic American struggle" (USA Today). In the 1990s, Cedric Jennings -- a black student raised in one of DC's most dangerous neighborhoods -- relied on his ambition, hard work, and mother's support to succeed. "Absolutely gripping" (NPR).
Sutherland, Amy Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched Memoir A natural companion to Temple Grandin's "Animals in Translation". Sutherland, who grew up with ducks, turtles, dogs, cats, and doves, spent a year at CA's Moorpark College, home to the premier Exotic Animal Training and Management Program.
Sutherland, Krystal Our Chemical Hearts Youth Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
John Green meets Rainbow Rowell in this irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again.
Sutin, Jack and Rochelle Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance Memoir Each escaped from separate camps and fell in love.
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A hilarious, razor-sharp debut memoir about the moment when you realize that your friends have all grown up and left you behind, for readers of Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened.
Sutton, Jandra Fragile Youth Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 17-year-old Ava Collins grew up constantly reminded that she wasn't - and couldn't - be normal. A deaf student in public high school, her entire life was spent feeling like she needed to be 'fixed', but it wasn't until she met Theo De Vries that she learned the truth.
Sutton, Robert I. The No Asshole Rule Non-fiction Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Suzanne Jenkins Burn District: A Short Story: Prequel to Burn District the Series Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Laura and Mike Davis and their four children build an idyllic life with friends and family nearby in the beautiful Brandywine River Valley. Dreams and goals come to an abrupt end soon after Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast. Discovered in wood soaked by seawater, a virus thought to have the potential to decimate the population becomes the excuse to relocate thousands of citizens from beach towns. Fire is the only known way to eradicate the virus. Rumors spread that napalm is used to burn without evacuating the people. A neighbor warns Laura and Mike that their town is next as the destruction moves inland. Is it a drastic way to halt the spread of disease, or is there another catalyst?
Swaby, Rachel Headstrong Non-fiction 52 inspiring profiles. Swaby introduces women who have changed not only science but the world as we know it.
Swanhart, Billy Paleo Diet Instant Pot Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. The Ultimate Guide For Beginners With Over 100 Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Recipes To Help Your Caveman Diet Journey, Be More Better And Healthier.
Swank, Denise Grover Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes Crime/Mystery Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Rose Gardner Mystery, Book 1. The first book of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling series! Rose realizes she's wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She's well on her way with the help of her next door neighbor Joe, who has no trouble teaching Rose the rules of drinking, but won't help with number fifteen-- do more with a man. Joe's new to town, but it doesn't take a vision for Rose to realize he's got plenty secrets of his own.
Swanson, Cidney The Ripple Trilogy Fantasy Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Discovering she can turn invisible terrifies Samantha, especially when she learns a geneticist who murdered her mom wants her too. Handsome Will Baker offers help and secrecy, but soon Sam will have to choose between keeping her secrets and keeping Will in her life.
Swanson, William Dial M: The Murder of Carol Thompson Non-fiction Explores the grisly 1963 murder of St. Paul housewife, Carol Thompson. Then focuses on the impact the murder had on Thompson's four children as they grew up in the shadow of the crime.
Swick, Thomas The Joys of Travel Travel Suggested By:
An experienced traveler pinpoints the unique joys of exploring the globe in this inspiring collection of essays. "More than just good reading for the armchair adventurer, Swick's book spurs one to get out of that armchair and see the world"
Swift, Earl The Big Roads Non-fiction The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways.
Swift, Os Android: App development & Programming Guide Technical/Reference Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Learn in a day! Android, Rails, Ruby Programming, App Development, Android App Development, Ruby Programming
Swindells, Robert Brother in the Land Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic. From Denny, a teenager, is one of the unlucky ones, a survivor, one of those who have come through a nuclear war alive. In plain language he sets down all that has happened to him, what he sees, and what he feels in the first days after the bomb has dropped.
Sykes, Plum Bergdorf Blondes Fiction For girls who are disappointed by chick lit.
Tabakova, Vesela Soup Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Incredibly delicious soup recipes from the Mediterranean Diet.
Tabor, James M. Blind Descent Non-fiction Suggested By:
Fascinating and informative. In 2004, two scientist-explorers embarked on perilous journeys to reach the dark, mysterious bottoms of two of Earth's deepest caves. Delivered in gripping detail.
Tabor, James M. Forever on the Mountain Non-fiction Suggested By:
"Riveting" (Time): This comprehensive account details a 1967 disaster in which seven climbers were trapped atop Mount McKinley during an Arctic storm. "Gripping, detailed" (Publishers Weekly). Mountain climbing.
Taft, Michael The Mindful Geek Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Mindfulness medication for secular skeptics.
Taggart, Caroline I Used to Know That Non-fiction Highly accessible little compendium entertains as it edifies. Pithy summaries of Shakespeare's plays and Jane Austen's novels; easy instructions for geometric values, simple explanations of physical laws and more.
Taitz, Sonia The Watchmaker's Daughter Memoir A memoir about growing up in NYC with Holocaust survivor parents. Funny and heart-wrenching.
Talbot, Margaret The Entertainer Auto/Biography Her father, Lyle, appeared in more than 150 movies in Hollywood's golden age but fell short of actual fame. Clear-eyed history of the early American entertainment industry.
Tallent, Gabriel My Absolute Darling Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Clinging to the edge of civilization on the rugged California coast with her unhinged survivalist father, teenage Turtle struggle to find her own voice in Tallen't's brutal, lyrical debut, which has already earned glowing praise from Stephen King.
Tamani, Liara Calling My Name Youth Suggested By:
Available as a library eBook. "Fans of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas will especially love this lyrical novel" (School Library Journal): Taja Brown grapples with her identity, sexuality, and spirituality in this "must-read" story (Booklist starred review).
Tammet, Daniel Born on a Blue Day Memoir One of only a handful of autistic savants (like Rainman), he's been gifted with a phenomenal facility in languages as well as math. Tammet displays a surprising level of sensitivity - and a refreshing lack of sentimentality - in a book that inspires even as it astonishes.
Tan, Amy The Bonesetter's Daughter Fiction Ghostwriter living in San Francisco and her elusive, elderly Chinese mother.
Tannen, Deborah You're Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation Non-fiction Is it caring or criticism? It's both. What sounds like helping to mom can sound like hurting to daughter.
Tapon, Francis Hike Your Own Hike Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Life Lessons from Backpacking Across America. Francis Tapon sought wisdom when he quit his Silicon Valley job, donated most of his belongings, and set off to hike the Appalachian Trail. He and his hiking partner, Lisa Garrett, traversed the 2,168 mile footpath by walking for nearly four months from sunrise to sunset. The pilgrimage gave him insights that not only apply to backpacking, but to life itself. It also taught him that there sure are easier ways to go from Maine to Georgia. While you enjoy the intense journey, you'll learn: Why the Appalachian Trail's credo is relevant to your life; How to control your ïŹnances; How to discover and pursue your passion; How to avoid costly mistakes and conquer your fears; How to dramatically improve your health; Why the Appalachian Trail teaches you more about human nature than Mother Nature; How to shrug off misfortune and live stress free; Why mosquitoes just want to be your friend. Packed with a map, photographs, sidebars, and self assessment quizzes! Appalachian Trail. Hike. Hiking.
Tarte, Bob Fowl Weather Memoir Moving follow-up to 2003's Enslaved by Ducks. Tarte faces the loss of 3 ducks, 3 rabbits, one beloved African grey Timneh parrot, his father, and his mother who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Tartt, Donna The Goldfinch Fiction Pulitzer Prize Winner. A mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
Tarttelin, Abigail Golden Boy Fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Tarttelin writes sensitively about how and intersex child might cope with the heightened emotions of adolescence. Max Walker, 15, is smart, good-looking, and popular. He was born with both male and female genitalia, which his parents would like to keep secret.
Taubes, Gary Why We Get Fat Non-fiction Blame carbs, not butter or TV says science writer Gary Taubes in a well researched, if debatable, take on obesity. "Little evidence exists to support the belief that the number of calories we expend has any effect on how fat we are."
Taubman, Philip Secret Empire Non-fiction Eisenhower, the CIA, and the hidden story of America's space espionage.
Taylor, Alison and Rodney Miles 365 Surprising and Inspirational Rock Star Quotes Non-fiction Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. This was a bona fide labor of love over several years of picking and choosing not just a quote for every day of your year, but also short, quippy, sometimes stunning bios of over 200 of these guys and gals. Oh, and cool photos! (Especially the one of Ace Frehley, but hey, I'm biased!)
Taylor, Jill Bolte My Stroke of Insight Memoir A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey...through her stroke, and her eight years of recovery.
Taylor, Laini Daughter of Smoke and Bone Youth Fantasy. Smartly plotted, surprising, and fiercely compelling read will hook you from its opening pages. Cancel all plans - you won't want to put it down.
Taylor, Lauren Nicolle The Woodlands Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Do you dare enter the Woodlands? As the last livable spot on Earth, it's the only home Rosa and Joseph have ever known. But now they need to escape, or Rosa will be trapped forever in a horrific government program.
Taylor, Mike Step-By-Step WordPress for Beginners Technical/Reference Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How to build a beautiful website on your own domain from scratch.
Taylor, Neil Bushcraft Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Bushcraft complete beginners guide to the art of wilderness survival.
Taylor, Sarah How To Crochet Craft Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. A Guide For Newbies (Crafty Creations Book 1).
tbd tbd Non-fiction Sir John Franklin and the search for the Northwest Passage. There were many other explorers/expeditions. Google it.
Tea, Michelle Rose of No Man's Land Fiction Coming of age tale about a 14-year-old loner in working-class Massachusetts. Because Trisha is a raucous observer of everything from mall culture to minutiae to her sister's reality TV dreams, this book is impossible to put down. Nothing gets by her.
Teege, Jennifer My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me Non-fiction Although raised in an orphanage and eventually adopted, Teege had some contact with her biological mother and grandmother as a child. Yet neither revealed that Teege’s grandfather was the Nazi “butcher of Plaszów,” executed for crimes against humanity in 1946.
Teich, Jessica and Brandel France de Bravo Trees Make the Best Mobiles Non-fiction Simple ways to raise your child in a complex world. It's a book for new parents, but realy it's for anyone who wants to slow down and enjoy life more.
Temple, Peter The Broken Shore Crime/Mystery Little known in the US but a major award winner Down Under, Temple writes mostly about Melbourne.
Terkel, Studs Race : how Blacks and Whites think and feel about the American obsession Non-fiction Actually, this is just a place-holder to remember to try Studs Terkel, in general.
Terkel, Studs The Good War: An Oral History of World War II Non-fiction Uh, Oral history...WWII...
Terray, Lionel Conquistadors of the Useless Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
The Mountain Adventures of One of the Great French Climbers. Mountain climbing.
Terrett, Piper The Frugal Life Non-fiction How to Spend Less and Live More. Discover the pleasures of saving by becoming a frugal shopper, cutting energy and transport bills, growing vegetables and eating wild food.
Tessaro, Kathleen Innocence Brit Lit London. Elegantly written and compelling. Slightly soap-operatic tale packs more emotional heft than most chick-lit.
Thackeray, William Makepeace Vanity Fair Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Thaler, Richard H. and Cass R. Sunstein Nudge Non-fiction Suggested By:
How do humans make good and bad choices? Two behavioral experts examine the surprising power of "nudges" in this New York Times bestseller. "One of the few books I've read recently that fundamentally changes the way I think about the world" (Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics).
Thau, Annette The Bond Book Non-fiction Everything investors need to know about treasuries, municipals, GNMAs, corporates, zeroes, bond funds, money market funds, and more.
Thayer, Helen Polar Dream Memoir The First Solo Expedition by a Woman and Her Dog to the Magnetic North Pole. Recommended by the pilot for our flightseeing tour of Denali.
Thayer, Steve Saint Mudd: A Novel of Gangsters and Saints Fiction A reporter in St. Paul, Minn., in the 1930s mounts a front page campaign against gangsters and crooked politicians in this engrossing first novel. Recommended by Larry M from mmm.
The After Wife Grazer, Gigi Levangie Fiction Suggested By:
From a New York Times bestselling author: After her husband dies, Hannah turns to her hilarious best friends for support as her world crumbles around her. But what happens when she asks the universe "why?" -- and actually gets a response?
The Countess of Carnavon Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey Auto/Biography Suggested By:
In an era of upheaval for Britain's aristocracy, a remarkable American named Catherine Wendell presided over life at Highclere Castle - the setting for the TV series Downton Abbey.
The Editors of New York magazine September 11, 2001: A Record of Tragedy, Heroism, and Hope Non-fiction An immediate on the ground report.
The Editors of Stackpole Books Survival Wisdom & Know How Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Everything you need to know to thrive in the wilderness.
The Environmental Magazine Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth Non-fiction As people become increasingly concerned with their health and the environment's, more products are being developed to answer Earth-friendly demands. An indispensable resource for readers seeking the greenest possible lifestyle.
The Manhatten Engineer District The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book
The Mission Collective The Ten Minute Activist Non-fiction Small things that you can do that will make a difference to the world.
The Moosewood Collective Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special Cookbook This is a maybe because I haven't looked at it yet.
The Moosewood Collective Moosewood Restaurant New Classics Cookbook This is a maybe because I haven't looked at it yet.
The New York Times Smarter By Sunday Non-fiction Fifty-two weekends of essential knowledge for the curious mind.
The New Yorker Secret Ingredients Essays The New Yorker book of food and drink. A feast of delicious writing on food and drink, seasoned with a generous dash of cartoons.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Chbosky, Stephen Youth Charlie is a freshman. And while's he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. He's a wallflower--shy and introspective, and intelligent beyond his years, if not very savvy in the social arts. We learn about Charlie through the letters he writes to someone of undisclosed name, age, and gender, a stylistic technique that adds to the heart-wrenching earnestness saturating this teen's story.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 Townsend, Sue Youth A working class boy who thinks he's intellectually superior to everyone else on his Midlands council estate and regularly writes to the BBC asking for a job.
The Sweet Spot Evanovich, Stephanie Fiction Steamy love between a curvaceous restauranteur and the baseball superstar she falls for.
The Year of Ice Malloy, Brian Fiction Local author (QLib)
Thernstrom, Melanie The Pain Chronicles Non-fiction Exhaustively researched, this book interweaves a chronicle of her own suffering following an injury with insights into the history, mystery, and science of agony.
Thibodeaux, Paul Home is where the Sunsets Full-time RV'ing with Paul and Diane Memoir Suggested By:
Free Kindle Book. This is not a how-to book but rather a what we did book. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to just hit the road in an RV for a while and see where it takes you? Then read this book and come along for the ride. We have been living on the road for over twelve years now and earn our way mostly by workkamping. We are stress free and love it. This is the updated 2014 version with photos, a table of contents and much more.
Thieme, Eva Melusine Kilimanjaro Diaries Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How I spent a week dreaming of toilets, drinking crappy water, and making bad jokes while having the time of my life.
Thigpen, Scott Trail Magic and the Art of Soft Pedaling Memoir Suggested By:
$1.07 Kindle book. Mountain biking 3,000 miles along the Continental Divide. The last time Scott Thigpen had been on a bicycle, he was a 12-year-old kid with a love of Star Wars and Disney. Twenty-five years later, he was sedentary and rapidly gaining weight. Hello Couch, meet Potato. It was time for a change, for both his body and his mind. Determined to start moving again, Scott climbed on a bicycle one summer afternoon and started pedaling. By the end of the driveway, he was gasping for breath.A year later, Scott was still trying to stay upright on a mountain bike when he watched Ride The Divide, a movie about an event so daunting, so exhilarating, so tough that few attempt it.
Thoft, Ingrid Loyalty Crime/Mystery PI Fina Ludlow, daughter of a famous Boston personal injury lawyer, is equally at home on construction sites and in four-star restaurants.
Thomas, Abigail A Three Dog Life Memoir Six years ago, Thomas' husband, Rich, was hit by a car and suffered permanent brain damage. Thomas tells an extraordinary, but horrific, love story.
Thomas, Abigail What Comes Next and How to Like It Memoir The accident that left her husband brain-damaged was the starting point for her previous book. In this book she experiences a romantic betrayal that will leave you gasping. She (and her writing) are superb company.
Thomas, Angie On the Come Up Youth Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
By the author of The Hate U Give. At 16, Brianna has fixations and frustrations just like any other teenager: ACT prep, unrequited crushed, a Darth Vader hoodie she loves more than life. But she's also enrolled at a magnet high school that can't seem to stop treating its black and brown students like suspects, and there are too many weeks her single mom has to choose between paying the gas bill and buying groceries.
Thomas, Angie The Hate U Give Youth Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson: Socks = blown off. A teen who watches as her best friend is shot by cops. Inspired by the Black Lives matter movement.
Thomas, Dana Deluxe Non-fiction A Paris-based Newsweek writer casts an impressive net over fashion, exhaustively researching how haute couture transformed into a $157 billion business for mass consumption. "Luxury is more in your perception than what it says on the label."
Thomas, Mary Kids These Days Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Take a four-decade journey with high school teacher, Mary Thomas, as she shares amazing, emotional, life changing stories of kids with compassion; kids with character; kids that make a 180 degree turn in their life because someone cared. Each chapter is a true story depicting events throughout this teacher's career of her encounters with teens that are sure to inspire the reader to think differently about our under-estimated youth. She reminds us that every generation of kids responds the same when given an opportunity knowing that someone cares.
Thomas, Scarlett PopCo Fiction Main character was raised by cryptographer grandparents and now works for a toy company developing code-breaking kits for kids. She is charged with developing a product that will be a big hit with teen girls. But she starts to wonder about the motives and actions of the toy company and also gets involved in solving a mystery of her own.
Thomas, Trisha R. Nappily Ever After Fiction Suggested By:
Venus Johnston trades her long, processed hair and her commitment-phobic boyfriend for a short, natural cut and a new start! Can Venus find her own definition of happiness?
Thompson, Bill III Identify Yourself Science/Nature The 50 most common birding identification challenges. Provides many tips for birders.
Thompson, Clive Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Thompson, a longtime tech writer, brings an anthropologist's eye to the world of programming, outlining the types of people you meet in Silicon Valley and even offering a beginner's guide to coding. Part history, part cautionary tale, the book shows the pitfalls of a world - and a way of living - designed by programmers. Computers. Code. Coding. Coders. Programming. Programmers.
Thompson, Clive Smarter Than You Think Non-fiction Technology is actually making us smarter.
Thompson, Derek Hit Makers Non-fiction Suggested By:
This eye-opening investigation into the truth behind trends in pop culture will appeal to readers of Malcolm Gladwell. Discover the reasons some ideas fade away - and others change the world forever.
Thompson, James C. Ketogenic Diet Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By:
Free Kindle book. Top 80 Simple, Quick And Delicious Low Carb Keto Diet Recipes For Your Everyday Cooking With Electric High Pressure Cooker Instant Pot.
Thompson, Jean The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told Fantasy Suggested By:
A collection of shrewdly unnerving and bewitching fairy tale retellings. Set in modern times, these once-familiar stories are spooky, enthralling as eerie as anything you'll find in the Brothers Grimm.
Thompson, Kelly Weight Watchers Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The beginners guide to Weight Watchers including a 30 day meal plan for natural weigh loss.
Thompson, Maurice The Witchery of Archery Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A complete manual of archery.
Thompson, Michaela Huricane Season Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. The 1950s fairly leap off the page in this classic cozy mystery set in northern Florida in the Eisenhower era, complete with Johnny Ray on the jukebox and a Womanless Wedding--this one interrupted by an explosion at a moonshine still.
Thompson, Paul The Complete 9/11 Timeline Non-fiction Consists of information from over 7,000 mainstream news stories on 9/11, each fact immediately followed by sourcing which links back to the original news article.
Thompson, Thomas Lost! Non-fiction Suggested By:
From a New York Times bestselling author comes this "hair-raising" true story (Houston Chronicle) of survival at sea! Disaster strikes a trio of seasoned sailors as they travel down the Pacific coast.
Thompson-Cannino Jennifer and Ronald Cotton and Erin Torneo Picking Cotton Memoir Suggested By:
After Jennifer Thompson incorrectly testified that Ronald Cotton was her assaulter, he spent 11 years behind bars before DNA identified the real perpetrator. Following his release, the two met face-to-face, forming a life-changing friendship.
Thompson-Spires, Nafissa Heads of the Colored People Short Stories Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Fascinating, lyrical, and profoundly moving examination of contemporary black identify. African-American
Thoreau, Henry David Walking Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Walking, or sometimes referred to as "The Wild", is a lecture by Henry David Thoreau first delivered at the Concord Lyceum on April 23, 1851. Thoreau read the piece a total of ten times, more than any other of his lectures. "Walking" was first published as an essay in the Atlantic Monthly after his death in 1862. Walking is a Transcendental essay in which Thoreau talks about the importance of nature to mankind, and how people cannot survive without nature, physically, mentally, and spiritually, yet we seem to be spending more and more time entrenched by society. For Thoreau walking is a self-reflective spiritual act that occurs only when you are away from society, that allows you to learn about who you are, and find other aspects of yourself that have been chipped away by society.
Thorne, John Mouth Wide Open Memoir John Thorne would have relished the irony of Kraft cream cheese in an heirloom recipe. For Thorne, if a lowbrow product tastes good, screw "authenticity". Thorne weaves autobiographical snippets with ruminations on his weirdly compelling kitchen adventures.
Thornton, Billy Bob The Billy Bob Tapes Memoir About his fear of antiques: People make a big deal about that. It's not a fear. I just don't want to be around old creepy shit, especially when I'm eating.
Thornton, Billy Bob The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts Memoir Suggested By: Other.
In The Billy Bob Tapes, he leads us into his Cave Full of Ghosts, spinning colorful tales of his modest (to say the least) Southern upbringing, his bizarre phobias (komoda dragons?), his life, his loves (including his marriage to fellow Oscar winner Angelina Jolie), and, of course, his movie career.
Thorp, Edward O. A Man for All Markets Memoir Suggested By:
From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market. The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer, and as the first of the great quantitive investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression.
Thorpe, Dave and Tony Moon Carbide Light Non-fiction The Last Flame in American Mines. From Bergamot Books, who brought you Arctic Daughter and Rivers Running Free.
Thorpe, Helen Soldier Girls Non-fiction Over 12 years, Thorpe follows grandmother Debbie Helton, single mom Desma Brooks, and college student Michelle Fischer, three unlikely friends in the Indiana National Guard. They struggle with the male-dominated culture around them and survive deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Thyre, Sarah Dark at the Roots Memoir As a precocious girl in the '70s, Thyre moved from Missouri to Louisiana with her lower-middle-class Catholic family. Armed with lesson gleaned from Judy Blume novels, Thyre handily survived both school and her parents' split. This names-are-altered memoir is written with plenty of snap an no self-pity.
Tiber, Elliot and Tom Monte Taking Woodstock Non-fiction This is a fantastically funny and true story of the life of THE Father of Woodstock, Elliot Tiber. It is also true that, "Success has a thousand Fathers, while Failure is an Orphan". There is more than one self-proclaimed "Father of Woodstock" out there, but Elliot Tiber is the real deal. Elliot is not ONLY the one who introduced Woodstock Venture's Mike Lang to Max Yasgur in the 11th hour to provide the site, after the first site had to be abandoned, but equally vital to the Festival, he also provided the permit for same! This is why he is also referred to as the Woodstock Messiah.
Tingle, Kenneth Strangeville Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Includes all 3 parts of Strangeville in one e-book! Need a good laugh? Strangeville is a different kind of story that draws the reader in and keeps them wondering what will happen next. The story is a dark comedy about a suicidal young man named John Campbell who, after a failed suicide attempt, heads to Virginia to visit an aunt he hasn't seen in ten years. But his rental car runs out of gas deep in the mountains. When he decides to walk in the middle of the night, he winds up in a town that is isolated from the rest of the world--Strangeville.
Tinti, Hannah The Good Thief Fiction This striking debut novel is an homage to old-fashioned boys-own adventure stories, and unfolds like a Robert Louis Stevenson tale retold amid the hardscrabble squalor of Colonial New England. The sheer strangeness of the story is beguiling: a one-handed boy, tainted by his upbringing in a Catholic orphanage and with little to offer but a head full of lice, is adopted by a con artist, and enters an underworld of ruthless mousetrap-manufacturing barons, feisty chimney-dwelling dwarves, and, perhaps most terrifying of all, black-market dentists.
Tiptree, James Jr. The Girl Who Was Plugged In Fiction Tiptree is pen name for Alice Sheldon. William Gibson has said tha this novella inspired Neuromancer.
Tirado, Linda Hand to Mouth Memoir The book's triumph is Tirado's methodical rejection of the idea that poor people in this country are in control of their destines. They are one broken-down car or medical emergency away from ruin.
Tisdale, Sallie The Best Thing I Ever Tasted: The Secret of Food Non-fiction With disarming clarity and insight, Tisdale urges us to examine both our public and private attitudes about food -- as they define family life, ethnic identification, and everyday rituals of eating.
Tobias, Andrew The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
$10.75 Kindle book. Completely updated (in 2016?).
Todd, Charles A Lonely Death Crime/Mystery Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge - investigating the deaths of WWI vets in his 13th outing - is himself a former soldier who carries scars.
Todhunter, Andrew A Meal Observed Memoir Seductive account of a long, luxurious dinner at the venerable Paris restaurant Taillevent.
Toews, Miriam A Complicated Kindness Fiction A Mennonite teen comes of age in this provocative tale. The road to anywhere else may be rough for her, but her angst-ridden journey is unforgettable.
Toews, Miriam All My Puny Sorrows Fiction Two sisters - one a sleek and celebrated pianist who wants to die, the other a perennial screwup trying to save her. Brings insight and even humor to the agonizing topic of suicide.
Toibin, Colm Nora Webster Fiction ntroduces the formidable, memorable, and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be sucked back into it.
Tolkien, J. R. R. Lord of the Rings Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
$4.30 Kindle book. Includes three books: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of The King.
Tolle, Eckhart The Power of Now Other Psychobabble. "I've seen guys in solitary confinement truly softended by his words." The way he sees it, much of the fear, anxiety, and guilt that all humans experience can be traced to our inability to live in the present.
Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. One of the greatest novels ever written, "Anna Karenina" follows the self-destructive path of a beautiful, popular, and sensual Russian aristocrat. The lovely Anna seems set in a respectable marriage with the powerful statesman Karenin, yet their lack of passion breeds the discontent she fully faces upon meeting the elegant and affluent officer Count Vronsky.
Tolstoy, Leo War and Peace Fiction Ernest Hemingway recommends the Constance Garnett translation. I think starting with the Cliff Notes would also help.
Toltz, Steve A Fraction of the Whole Fiction Suggested By:
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: In this "laugh-out-loud funny" novel (Entertainment Weekly), Jasper reflects on his outrageous adventures around the globe with his father, Martin.
Toorpakai, Maria A Different Kind of Daughter Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Inspiring story of a Pakistani girl who posed as a boy to play her beloved squash. Now living in Canada, she's a top-ranked player and an advocate for Islamic women's rights.
Topper, Renee Pigment: The Limbs of the Mukuyu Tree Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Young American Aliya Scott travels to Tanzania to help children with her condition. There, people without pigment in their skin are called "zeru-zeru," it means "ghost," and they are believed to possess magical powers. When Aliya goes missing, her father sets out on a mission to find her. He soon discovers that she was up to more than teaching the alphabet and handing out sunblock. With each step he learns more about his daughter and a country rooted in ancestry, rich with resources, full of mystery and conflict, and a world of witchdoctors and foreign plundering, with little transparency and less justice.
Tor, Magus My Ladybird Story GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Fere Kindle book. John Bird has never fit in. He can't be the all American boy his dad wants him to be, he's bullied at school and he can't bear to look at himself in the mirror. While most boys his age are playing sports and kissing girls, John can only find comfort in the secret he keeps hidden away in a box in his room.
Torgovnick, Kate Cheer! Non-fiction Meticulously reported account of the often-mocked but fascinating world of cheerleading. Compelling!
Torode, Sam The Dirty Part of the Bible Fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. The Dirty Parts of the Bible is a humorous adventure across America during the Great Depression--a rollicking tale of love and liquor, preachers and prostitutes, trains and treasure, sure to appeal to fans of O Brother Where Art Thou?, Water for Elephants, Mark Twain, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash.
Tosh, C.J. Bite Fiction Sex is fun, but starting your own magazine is better. Call it Text and the City.
Tough, Paul How Children Succeed Non-fiction Drop the flash-cards - grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.
Townsend, Sue Rebuilding Coventry Fiction Uproariously funny satire.
Townshend, Pete Who I Am Memoir Pete Townshend. Memoir.
Tracy, P.J. Dead Run Crime/Mystery Tart, engaging mystery featuring the Monkeewrench Gang, oddball software designers-turned-crime fighters.
Tracy, P.J. Live Baid Crime/Mystery Minnesota detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are stuck working cold cases in the hottest April on record. Zingy dialogue and emotional heft. This mix of high tech and street-smart police work makes an enticing catch.
Tracy, P.J. Monkeewrench Crime/Mystery Serial Killer Detective game turns real.
Traig, Jennifer Devil in the Details Memoir Compares favorably to Ellen DeGeneres, if Ellen were completely different [that does make sense - all the good, but completely different].
Travers, Ann The Trans Generation Non-fiction Suggested By:
$.90 Kindle book. How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revolution.
Tribute WTC Visitor Center 9/11: The World Speak Non-fiction Left by visitors from 120 countries, these poignant drawings and notes express pain, sympathy, and hope.
Trigiani, Adriana Lucia, Lucia Fiction Sartorial goddess and Greenwich Village designer's assistant swept up in amore e scandalo.
Trigiani, Adriana Rococo Fiction Perfectionist designer takes on his dream project - renovating his parish church. Equal parts sass and silliness, characters so lively they bounce off the page and wit so subtle that it seems effortless.
Trigiani, Adriana Various - Adriana Trigiani Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
Recommended along with Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen.
  • Big Stone Gap (2001 - read 2015/02)
  • Big Cherry Holler (2002)
  • Milk Glass Moon (2003)
  • Lucia, Lucia (2004)
  • The Queen of the Big Time (2005)
  • Rococo (2006)
  • Home to Big Stone Gap (2007)
  • Very Valentine (2009)
  • Viola in Reel Life (2009) [Young Adults]
  • Brava, Valentine (2010)
  • Viola In the Spotlight (2011)
  • The Shoemaker's Wife (2012)
  • The Supreme Macaroni Company (2013)
Trigiani, Adriana Various - Big Stone Gap Series Chick Lit Suggested By: Book Award List.
  • Big Stone Gap (2000 - read 2/2015)
  • Big Cherry Holler (2001)
  • Milk Glass Moon (2002)
  • Home to Big Stone Gap (2006)
Troost, J. Maarten Lost on Planet China Non-fiction Suggested By:
A "meditative, whimsical, humorous" guide to China (Booklist). Explore the country's history, food, and monuments in this "substantive look at an incredibly complex culture".
Tropper, Jonathan How to Talk to a Widower Fiction There's a touch of Nick Hornby in this winning tale about a man raising his stepson after his wife dies.
Tropper, Jonathan This Is Where I Leave You Fiction Suggested By:
A New York Times bestseller: When his father dies, Judd must contend with his difficult family -- and his estranged wife's shocking news. "Hilarious and often heartbreaking" (Los Angeles Times). I liked the movie.
Trouern-Trend, Jonathan Birding Babylon Non-fiction Oddest Iraq war memoir: birdwatching in Iraq.
Trulson, Jennifer Gardner Where You Left Me Memoir A mother of two whose husband died in his 105th floor office, Trulson has charted her own resilient course through widowhood and ultimately found new love.
Trumbo, Dalton Johnny Got His Gun Fiction Suggested By:
By Dalton Trumbo, the blacklisted screenwriter. An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo's stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era.
Truss, Lynne Eats, Shoots & Leaves Non-fiction Collection of funny vituperations against bad grammar, amusingly short-tempered about misplaced apostrophes, commas, and quotation marks. It is British, and does not adjust for differences in Yankee grammar. Huh - I LIKE Britishisms.
Trynin, Jen Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be Memoir Trynin wryly recounts her too-brief tour as rock's next big thing. Terse, hilarious, you-are-there prose.
Tsuji, Shizuo Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. Best English-language Japanese cookbook you can buy.
Tuchman, Barbara @ The Guns of August History One of the definitive non-fiction books about WWI. Brilliant research and dramatic storytelling create a panoramic account of the ward and the world leaders embroiled in it.
Turgeon, Carolyn The Fairest Of Them All Magical/Mystical Beautiful retellings of fairytales. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen & penpal Jay P.
Turnbull, Sarah Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris Memoir What began as a week-long holiday blossomed into a lasting love affair. Boldly quitting her job in Sydney, Turnbull cast her lot as une parisienne only to find herself running headlong into language barriers and culture clashes.
Turner, George Drowning Towers Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic. A family in the 21st century struggles to survive in a world beset by overpopulation, depletion of resources, and the inexorable reclamation of the land by the encroaching sea. Turner ( Beloved Son ) endows this cautionary tale with compassion and insight, never losing his focus on the human dimension. (from a list on
Turner, J. B. Miami Requiem Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Deborah Jones Thriller Series book 1. Since her first day on the Miami Herald, rookie reporter Deborah Jones has been agitating for a shot at one particular story. William Craig is on Death Row, convicted of killing Senator Jack O'Neill's only son. There is no question of his guilt. Craig murdered the young man who was acquitted of raping his granddaughter.
Twain, Mark A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Twain, Mark A Dog's Tale Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The book is told from the standpoint of a loyal household pet, a dog self-described by the first sentence of the story; "My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian." The story begins with a description of the dog's life as a puppy and her separation from her mother, which to her was inexplicable.
Twain, Mark Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 Auto/Biography Mark Twain is his own greatest character in this brilliant self-portrait, the first of three volumes collected by the Mark Twain Project on the centenary of the author's death. It is published complete and unexpurgated for the first time. (Twain wanted his more scalding opinions suppressed until long after his death.)
Twain, Mark How to Tell a Story and Other Essays Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Twain, Mark Life on the Mississippi Non-fiction Found this at the library. Looked interesting.
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 2 Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 3 Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Twain, Mark The Innocents Abroad Non-fiction Recommended by John Grisham as "perhaps the funniest book written by the funniest man who ever lived."'s non-fiction??!!
Twain, Mark Tom Sawyer Abroad Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a parody of adventure stories like those of Jules Verne.
Twain, Mark Tom Sawyer Detective Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time.
Twain, Shania From This Moment On Memoir Her stories are the stuff of a great country song - dirt-poor childhood, years of scraping by, recovering from heartbreak.
Twelve Hawks, John The Traveler Crime/Mystery This technothriller offers chilling scenarios about the future of privacy. The final third feels thin, but you won't want to put the book down.
Twiss, Jill A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Youth Suggested By: Movie/TV.
As seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Spoof of a kids' book by Mike Pence's wife and daughter. The VP's family's bunny weds the guy of his dreams - despite a "Stink Bug" who forbids same sex marriage. Hilarious and charming.
Tyler, Anne A Spool of Blue Thread Fiction Not much ever really happens in most Tyler novels, including this one, but they still make for absorbing and deeply satisfying reads.
Tyler, Anne Back When We Were Grownups Other BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Blair Brown, recommended by Stephen King.
Tyler, Anne Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Pearl raised three children alone after her husband abandoned them. Now Pearl and her three grown children have gathered together again–with anger, hope, and a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell.
Tyler, Anne The Accidental Tourist Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Travel writer Macon Leary hates travel, adventure, surprises, and anything outside of his routine. Immobilized by grief, Macon is becoming increasingly prickly and alone, anchored by his solitude and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts. Then he meets Muriel, an eccentric dog trainer too optimistic to let Macon disappear into himself. Despite Macon's best efforts to remain insulated, Muriel up-ends his solitary, systemized life, catapulting him into the center of a messy, beautiful love story he never imagined.
Tyler, Steven Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? Memoir The Idol Judge talks sex, drugs, and more drugs in his memoir.
Tyman, James Inside Out: An Autobiography of a Native Canadian Memoir Recommended by Sherman Alexie. Inside Out is one story behind the stereotypes - the autobiography of a young Native man, James Tyman, who grew up with racism, turned to crime and self-destruction, and ended up in jail.
Tyson, Neil deGrasse Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Science/Nature Suggested By:
Science icon Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers an accessible overview of everything you ever wanted to know about astrophysics -- from the Big Bang to the search for alien life.
Ubel, Peter A. Critical Decisions Non-fiction Suggested By:
From an author who is “unparalleled in his understanding of the influences that guide our medical decisions” (Dan Ariely): Learn how to break down communication barriers with your doctor and make sound decisions regarding your health.
Udall, Brady The Lonely Polygamist Fiction Story of a man with four wives, 28 children, and absolutely no clue. The exploits of this surprisingly relatable protagonist and his brood will have you laughing out loud and shedding tears within pages of each other.
Ueland, Brenda If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence, and Spirit Non-fiction Her book is not just for would-be writers: her advice applies to ANYTHING that you love and want to do or make. Inspirational!
Ugel, Edward Money for Nothing Non-fiction One man's journey through the dark side of lottery millions. He was on "This American Life".
Ullman, Ellen Close to the Machine Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
In 1997, the computer was still a relatively new tool---a sleek and unforgiving machine that was beyond the grasp of most users. With intimate and unflinching detail, software engineer [computer programmer] Ellen Ullman examines the strange ecstasy of being at the forefront of the predominantly male technological revolution, and the difficulty of translating the inherent messiness of human life into artful and efficient code. Close to the Machine is an elegant and revelatory mediation on the dawn of the digital era.
Ullman, Ellen Life In Code Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Ullman taps her decades at the forefront of computer programming to deliver this wry, whip-smart, and utterly accessible glimpse into the belly of the Silicon Valley beast.
Underhill, Miriam Give Me the Hills Auto/Biography Suggested By: Unknown.
Delightful autobiography fo a leading American climber including the first "manless" ascents of the Matterhorn and the Grepon. Mountain climbing.
Ung, Loung First They Killed My Father Auto/Biography Autobiography of living through the reign of Pol Pot in Cambodia
Unkefer, Dean 90 Church Non-fiction Before the "war on drugs", Unkefer was an agent with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and his blistering true-crime memoir of addiction and undercover work is unlike any we've ever read.
Unknown Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Unsworth, Barry Sacred Hunger Fiction This vast, vividly realistic historical novel follows the crew of a slave-trading vessel from its Liverpool shipyard through days at anchor bartering human cargo on the Guinea Coast. He fills his huge canvas with the alternately fascinating and horrifying details of shipboard life, colonial plunder and power struggles, the London clubs of absentee sugar lords, and more.
Updike, John Pigeon Feathers Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Classic collection of stories first appeared--in 1962, on the author's thirtieth birthday.
Updike, John Rabbit, Run Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. First book in the Rabbit Angstrom series. Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, a onetime high-school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife and son. He is twenty-six years old, a man-child caught in a struggle between instinct and thought, self and society, sexual gratification and family duty.
Updike, John Various - Rabbit Series Fiction Suggested By: Author.
  • Rabbit, Run (1960, Kindle)
  • Rabbit Redux (1971)
  • Rabbit Is Rich (1981)
  • Rabbit at Rest (1990)
  • Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels (1995 - repeat of the others?)
  • Rabbit Remembered (a novella in the collection Licks of Love) (2001)
Urbanski, Julie The Trail Life: How I Loved it, Hated it, and Learned from it Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Join Stopwatch, an inexperienced thru-hiker with a steep learning curve, as she tackles her first long-distance hike, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT - Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail), over 2600 miles from Mexico to Canada. She begins the trail with the sole purpose of getting to Canada and quickly realizes she has a lot to learn not only about backpacking, but more importantly, about herself. I enjoyed Julie's later book about hiking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) with her husband, Matt. I worry that this book might be a lot more preachy and/or whiny. Much more than an account of meals, miles and mammals, this book takes key aspects from life on the trail and relates them to how they impact her on a deeper level through valuable lessons learned while traveling one of America's most beautiful and rugged hiking trails. From the simple lessons regarding the importance of food and water to the deeper questions about personal fulfillment and happiness, Stopwatch covers the gamut, sharing the trail experience with all its joys and challenges. Hike. Hiking.
Urbanski, Julie and Matt Between a Rock and a White Blaze Memoir Suggested By: Author.
I enjoyed the couple's later book about hiking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). I worry that this book might be a lot more preachy and/or whiny. Four years removed from her first long-distance hike on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Julie, aka Stopwatch, is ready to embark on another thru-hike, this time following the white blazes of the Appalachian Trail, a 2181 mile continuous footpath from Georgia to Maine. She is accompanied by her husband, Matt, aka Optimist, for whom it is his second thru-hike of the AT. Hike. Hiking.
Urdang, Laurence The New York Times Dictionary of Misunderstookd, Misused, and Mispronounced Words Photo The ultimate browsers dictionary.
Usher, Shaun Letters of Note Non-fiction Rich, quirky collection of letters.
Usher, Shaun Lists of Note Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$3.22 Kindle book. Rarely seen lists, including one from F. Scott Fitzgerald who decided that the word cocktail deserved to be a verb, and to prove his point he conjugated it.
Vachss, Andrew Strega/Blue Belle/Hard Candy Fiction Child porn / teenage slavery / Mafia hijinks
Valby, Karen Welcome to Utopia Non-fiction In 2006, EW senior writer Karen Valby searched for a town with virtually no access to popular culture. "masterpiece of narrative non-fiction". Huh. You think she coulda looked for some Amish town...
Valdez-Rodriguez, Alisa The Dirty Girls Social Club Chick Lit Latina chick-lit.
Valenti, Jessica Why Have Kids? Non-fiction For mothers like Valenti, who felt guilty admitting impatience at the drudgery and boredom that constitutes much of parenting, this book may be a revelation and a comfort.
Valognes, Aurélie Out of Sorts Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Ferdinand Brun hasn't always been a grumpy old man. Many years ago, he was a grumpy young man. Now he'd much rather spend time with his canine companion, Daisy, than any of his nosy neighbors. But as his behavior becomes increasingly peculiar, his daughter grows concerned and begins to consider moving him into a retirement home.
Van Allen, Lisa The Night Garden Magical/Mystical Suggested By:
Nestled in the bucolic town of Green Valley in upstate New York, the Pennywort farm appears ordinary, yet at its center lies something remarkable: a wild maze of colorful gardens that reaches beyond the imagination. Local legend says that a visitor can gain answers to life's most difficult problems simply by walking through its lush corridors.
Van Allen, Lisa Various - Lisa Van Allen Magical/Mystical Suggested By:
Recommended for lovers of Sarah Addison Allen, Alice Hoffman, and Aimee Bender.
  • The Wishing Thread (2013)
  • The Night Garden (2014)
Van Coops, Nathan In Times Like These SciFi Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Benjamin Travers has been electrocuted. What's worse, he and his friends have woken up in the past. As the friends search for a way home, they realize they're not alone. There are other time travelers, and some of them are turning up dead.
Van Coops, Nathan The Chronothon SciFi Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Ben just wants time with the scientist's daughter who got him into this, but when he's rooked into competing in a chronothon–an Amazing Race through time–getting the girl means he'll need to make the finish line. When he finds out this competition is more than just a sprint through history, winning takes a back seat to surviving. To save the people he loves, he'll have to conquer the real dangers hidden in the shadows of the chronothon.
van de Ruit, John Spud Fiction The boarding-school diary of Spud Milton - a 13-year-old South African choirboy lost in a sea of hormones and Julia Roberts fantasy. Veers between the hilarious and the serious.
van den Berg, Laura Find Me Post-Apocalyptic A plague has killed millions, but young Joy has made it thru. It sounds grim, but this is a thoughtful touching story about survival.
Van Dyke, Dick My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business Memoir Suggested By:
Dick Van Dyke, indisputably one of the greats of the golden age of television, is admired and beloved by audiences the world over for his beaming smile, his physical dexterity, his impeccable comic timing, his ridiculous stunts, and his unforgettable screen roles.
Van Pelt, James Summer of the Apocalypse Post-Apocalyptic After a deadly virus annihilates most of the world's population, 15-year-old Eric undertakes a perilous trek across a devastated Colorado landscape to find his missing father. Forging through a wasteland of abandoned autos and dead bodies, Eric survives crazed looters, wildfires, and a hangman's noose before joining a ragtag community of fellow survivors. Six decades later, after watching his brethren fall prey to illiteracy and a scavenger lifestyle, Eric embarks on another journey through a vastly transformed America, with the objective of rescuing lost knowledge from an abandoned library. His adversaries this time include wolves, feral children, and brutal survivalists. His encounters with the nastier side of human nature paradoxically provoke recognition of humanity's inherent goodness and give him hope for the inevitable renewal of civilization.
van Praag, Menna Various - Menna van Praag Recommended Authors Other Suggested By: Author.
Favorite authors recommended by Menna van Praag: Erica Bauermeister, Maggie O'Farrell, Ann Patchett, Tracy Chevalier, Carey Wallace, Anita Shreve, Kate Morton, Anne Lamott, Anne Tyler, Neil Gaiman, and Sue Monk Kidd. "Age of Desire" by Jennie Fields.
Vanderbes, Jennifer Easter Island Fiction Intertwined stories of 1912 couple on Easter Island for anthropological expedition and botanist there in 1973 to study pollen. Stories gradually move closer to meet artfully at the end. Rich and worldly.
VanderMeer, Ann Steampunk SciFi Ranging from big names (Neal Stephenson, Michael Chabon, Michael Moorcock) to small, the contributors bring in elements of alternate history, pulp adventure fiction, high fantasy, cyberpunk and drawing-room farce to their tales.
Vandeventer, Clark unWorking Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Exit the Rat Race, live like a millionaire, and be happy now!
Vandroux, Jacques Heart Collector Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Finding murderers is just a day on the job for police captain Nadia Barka. But when a mutilated corpse is discovered in an old baptistery, she's faced with some difficult questions: Who left a young woman's body in a high-security museum in the middle of the night? And where is the victim's heart?
VanDyke, David and Ryan King Reaper's Run Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Book One of the Plague Wars series - read it or the prequel, The Eden Plague (Book Zero) as your introduction to this gripping futuristic thriller series. When US Marine Sergeant Jill Repeth's blown-off legs begin to regenerate, she thinks it's a medical miracle. But the breakthrough that heals her war injuries is exactly what the government desperately wants to quash - by any means necessary. Hunted, she must cross an America wracked by strife to try to find a family who may already be dead, searching for the inhuman secret of what started it all.
Vargas, Jose Antonio Dear America Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
One of the country's best-known undocumented immigrants, the journalist and activist pours his heart out in an illuminating memoir, adding a vital voice to the national crisis.
Various 32 Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh Out Loud Humorous The List
  1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (Mindy Kaling)
  2. Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth)
  3. I Don't Care About Your Band (Julie Klausner)
  4. Fraud (David Rakoff)
  5. Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding - Read 10/2000)
  6. Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
  7. Lamb (Christopher Moore - Read 6/2007)
  8. A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
  9. Someone Could Get Hurt (Drew Magary)
  10. Wake Up, Sir! (Jonathan Ames)
  11. The Stench of Honolulu (Jack Handey)
  12. A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson - Read 8/2001)
  13. The Princess Bride (William Goldman)
  14. Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris - Read 1/2001)
  15. The Sugar Frosted Nutsack (Mark Leyner)
  16. I Feel Bad About My Neck (Nora Ephron)
  17. Essays of E.B. White (E.B. White)
  18. Blue Boy (Rakesh Satyal)
  19. Thanks You, Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse)
  20. The Broke Diaries (Angela Nissel)
  21. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller - failed to finish in 2012)
  22. Dave Barry Slept Here (Dave Barry)
  23. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
  24. Bossypants (Tina Fey)
  25. The Importance of Being Ernest (Oscar Wilde)
  26. Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Jenny Lawson - Read 9/2013)
  27. How to Be a Woman (Caitlin Moran)
  28. Good Omens (Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman)
  29. Side Effects (Woody Allen)
  30. My Horizontal Life (Chelsea Handler)
  31. Kill Your Friends (John Niven)
  32. This Is Where I Leave You (Jonathan Tropper)
Various A Tyranny of Petticoats Short Stories Suggested By:
Badass girls who are "tough and memorable and full of heart" throughout history as they face protests and marriage proposals.
Various Christmas in the Hood Short Stories Suggested By:
On the city streets, everyday people risk it all to make Christmas miracles happen in these hard-hitting and emotional stories from up-and-coming talents and masters alike.
Various Maiden Voyages Essays The writings of women travelers. Wry, lyrical, and sometimes wistful.
Various Mistletoe & Magic Short Stories Suggested By:
$1.07 Kindle book. A YA Books Central Holiday Anthology. C.J. Redwine, Melissa A. Craven, Michelle MacQueen, Amalie Jahn, Kim Baccellia, Patrick Hodges, Beth Rodgers, Angela N. Blount, Bethany Wicker, Kayla King, L.J. Higgins, Stephanie Augustine.
  • The K Word: Peyton - Melissa A. Craven
  • The K Word: Cameron - Michelle MacQueen
  • Skywatchers - L.J. Higgins
  • The Uninvited Guest - C.J. Redwine
  • After Checkmate - Amalie Jahn
  • In the Valley of Stars - Kayla King
  • Unexpected Christmas - Bethany Wicker
  • Young Saint Nick - Angela Blount
  • Hearts & Homes - Beth Rodgers
  • Choices: A Joshua's Island Christmas - Patrick Hodges
  • Krampusnacht A HolidayHorror Story - Stephanie Augustine
  • A Shot of Christmas Magic - Kim Baccellia
Various Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View SciFi Suggested By:
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, more than 40 writers joined forces to create an often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking anthology. Find new perspectives on some of your favorite characters.
Various The Fifth Science Fiction Megapack SciFi Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Includes Donald E. Westlake and Cory Doctorow among others.
Various The Hogarth Shakespeare Project Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The Hogarth Shakespeare Project is enticing novelists to reimagine the Bard's plays as modern novels.
  • Anne Tyler (Taming of the Shrew) - Vinegar Girl homage to features Kate as a sarcastic but rudderless schoolteacher whose father tries to marry her off to his Russian lab assistant.
  • Margaret Atword (The Tempest) - TBD
  • Tracy Chevalier (Othello) - TBD
  • Jo Nebsű (Macbeth) - TBD
  • Edward St. Aubyn (King Lear) - TBD
  • Gillian Flynn (Hamlet) - TBD
Various Various - List of Series I Am Reading Unknown Suggested By: Author.
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various...anthology Labor Days: An Anthology of Fiction About Work Short Stories Wildly entertaining volume featuring tales by Edith Wharton, Richard Ford and others. In a short story by Denis Johnson, an ER patient with a knife "buried to the hilt" in his eye is asked by an M.D. "What seems to be the trouble?"
Vaughan, Brandan What Would MacGyver Do? Non-fiction Collects real-life tales of ingenuity with everyday objects.
Vaughn, Stephanie Sweet Talk Short Stories One of Elizabeth Berg's best-loved writers. In this imaginative collection, Vaughn assumes the first-person voices of young women in varying circumstances and careers; unfaithfulness and motherhood are among their trials.
Vault of Walt - Volume 2 Korkus, Jim and McLain, Bob Non-fiction MORE Unofficial, Unauthorized, Uncensored Disney Stories Never Told. Despite Jim Korkis' love for Disney, there's no sugarcoating on these stories. You'll get the warts and the wizardry, the playful and the pungent, the magical and the heretical.
Velk, K. Up, Back, and Away SciFi Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Miles McTavish likes old bicycles, new music, and (don't say it too loud), model railroading. As the only child of wealthy Dallas executives, it appears that a life of ease is his birthright. All those expectations are upended, however, the day he is summoned to the hospital bed of his friend Morgan Davies. Professor Davies has a secret to share: he is a time traveler. He also has a task for his young friend: Miles is to travel back in time to 1928, and across the sea to England. Once there, he is to find "a girl with a gift, a girl born out of her time" and a "secret that was not meant to be" and then return home with them both.
Venkatesh, Sudhir Floating City Non-fiction The illegal underground economy of NYC is what really makes the city hum.
Venkatesh, Sudhir Gang Leader for a Day Non-fiction In a commendable desire to observe first-hand the day-to-day life of the urban poor, Venkatesh, an Indian-born sociology grad student, headed to Chicago's notorious Robert Taylor Homes.
Verdelle, A.J. The Good Negress Fiction Suggested By:
Denise Palms begins to question her lot in life when an idealistic teacher recognizes her potential.
Verne, Jules Adrift in the Pacific: Two Years Holiday or A Long Vacation or Boy Castaways or Two Year Vacation Fiction Notice that it was published under a few different names.
Verne, Jules An Antarctic Mystery Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Written in 1897, it is a response to Edgar Allan Poe's 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It follows the adventures of the narrator and his journey from the Kerguelen Islands aboard Halbrane.
Verne, Jules Around the World in 80 Days SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle Book. Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a ÂŁ20,000 wager (ÂŁ2,075,400 in 2017) set by his friends at the Reform Club.
Verne, Jules Delphi Complete Works of Jules Verne Classic Suggested By: Author.
$2.99 Kindle book. Includes 47 novels.
Verne, jules The Blockade Runners Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Short story. The American Civil War plot centers on the exploits of a British merchant captain named James Playfair who must break the Union blockade of Charleston harbor in South Carolina to trade supplies for cotton and, later in the book, to rescue Halliburtt, the abolitionist journalist father of a young girl held prisoner (the father, not the girl) by the Confederates.
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