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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.

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Thieme, Eva Melusine Kilimanjaro Diaries Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How I spent a week dreaming of toilets, drinking crappy water, and making bad jokes while having the time of my life.
Thoft, Ingrid Loyalty Crime/Mystery PI Fina Ludlow, daughter of a famous Boston personal injury lawyer, is equally at home on construction sites and in four-star restaurants.
Thomas, Abigail A Three Dog Life Memoir Six years ago, Thomas' husband, Rich, was hit by a car and suffered permanent brain damage. Thomas tells an extraordinary, but horrific, love story.
Thomas, Abigail What Comes Next and How to Like It Memoir The accident that left her husband brain-damaged was the starting point for her previous book. In this book she experiences a romantic betrayal that will leave you gasping. She (and her writing) are superb company.
Thomas, Angie The Hate U Give Youth Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson: Socks = blown off. A teen who watches as her best friend is shot by cops. Inspired by the Black Lives matter movement.
Thomas, Dana Deluxe Non-fiction A Paris-based Newsweek writer casts an impressive net over fashion, exhaustively researching how haute couture transformed into a $157 billion business for mass consumption. "Luxury is more in your perception than what it says on the label."
Thomas, Mary Kids These Days Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Take a four-decade journey with high school teacher, Mary Thomas, as she shares amazing, emotional, life changing stories of kids with compassion; kids with character; kids that make a 180 degree turn in their life because someone cared. Each chapter is a true story depicting events throughout this teacher's career of her encounters with teens that are sure to inspire the reader to think differently about our under-estimated youth. She reminds us that every generation of kids responds the same when given an opportunity knowing that someone cares.
Thomas, Scarlett PopCo Fiction Main character was raised by cryptographer grandparents and now works for a toy company developing code-breaking kits for kids. She is charged with developing a product that will be a big hit with teen girls. But she starts to wonder about the motives and actions of the toy company and also gets involved in solving a mystery of her own.
Thomas, Trisha R. Nappily Ever After Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Venus Johnston trades her long, processed hair and her commitment-phobic boyfriend for a short, natural cut and a new start! Can Venus find her own definition of happiness?
Thompson, Bill III Identify Yourself Science/Nature The 50 most common birding identification challenges. Provides many tips for birders.
Thompson, Clive Smarter Than You Think Non-fiction Technology is actually making us smarter.
Thompson, James C. Ketogenic Diet Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Top 80 Simple, Quick And Delicious Low Carb Keto Diet Recipes For Your Everyday Cooking With Electric High Pressure Cooker Instant Pot.
Thompson, Jean The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told Fantasy Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A collection of shrewdly unnerving and bewitching fairy tale retellings. Set in modern times, these once-familiar stories are spooky, enthralling as eerie as anything you'll find in the Brothers Grimm.
Thompson, Kelly Weight Watchers Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The beginners guide to Weight Watchers including a 30 day meal plan for natural weigh loss.
Thompson, Maurice The Witchery of Archery Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A complete manual of archery.
Thompson, Michaela Huricane Season Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. The 1950s fairly leap off the page in this classic cozy mystery set in northern Florida in the Eisenhower era, complete with Johnny Ray on the jukebox and a Womanless Wedding--this one interrupted by an explosion at a moonshine still.
Thompson, Paul The Complete 9/11 Timeline Non-fiction Consists of information from over 7,000 mainstream news stories on 9/11, each fact immediately followed by sourcing which links back to the original news article.
Thompson, Thomas Lost! Non-fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From a New York Times bestselling author comes this "hair-raising" true story (Houston Chronicle) of survival at sea! Disaster strikes a trio of seasoned sailors as they travel down the Pacific coast.
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
Thorne, John Mouth Wide Open Memoir John Thorne would have relished the irony of Kraft cream cheese in an heirloom recipe. For Thorne, if a lowbrow product tastes good, screw "authenticity". Thorne weaves autobiographical snippets with ruminations on his weirdly compelling kitchen adventures.
Thornton, Billy Bob The Billy Bob Tapes Memoir About his fear of antiques: People make a big deal about that. It's not a fear. I just don't want to be around old creepy shit, especially when I'm eating.
Thornton, Billy Bob The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts Memoir Suggested By: Other.
In The Billy Bob Tapes, he leads us into his Cave Full of Ghosts, spinning colorful tales of his modest (to say the least) Southern upbringing, his bizarre phobias (komoda dragons?), his life, his loves (including his marriage to fellow Oscar winner Angelina Jolie), and, of course, his movie career.
Thorp, Edward O. A Man for All Markets Memoir Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market. The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer, and as the first of the great quantitive investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression.
Thorpe, Dave and Tony Moon Carbide Light Non-fiction The Last Flame in American Mines. From Bergamot Books, who brought you Arctic Daughter and Rivers Running Free.
Thorpe, Helen Soldier Girls Non-fiction Over 12 years, Thorpe follows grandmother Debbie Helton, single mom Desma Brooks, and college student Michelle Fischer, three unlikely friends in the Indiana National Guard. They struggle with the male-dominated culture around them and survive deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Thyre, Sarah Dark at the Roots Memoir As a precocious girl in the '70s, Thyre moved from Missouri to Louisiana with her lower-middle-class Catholic family. Armed with lesson gleaned from Judy Blume novels, Thyre handily survived both school and her parents' split. This names-are-altered memoir is written with plenty of snap an no self-pity.
Tiber, Elliot and Tom Monte Taking Woodstock Non-fiction This is a fantastically funny and true story of the life of THE Father of Woodstock, Elliot Tiber. It is also true that, "Success has a thousand Fathers, while Failure is an Orphan". There is more than one self-proclaimed "Father of Woodstock" out there, but Elliot Tiber is the real deal. Elliot is not ONLY the one who introduced Woodstock Venture's Mike Lang to Max Yasgur in the 11th hour to provide the site, after the first site had to be abandoned, but equally vital to the Festival, he also provided the permit for same! This is why he is also referred to as the Woodstock Messiah.
Tingle, Kenneth Strangeville Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Includes all 3 parts of Strangeville in one e-book! Need a good laugh? Strangeville is a different kind of story that draws the reader in and keeps them wondering what will happen next. The story is a dark comedy about a suicidal young man named John Campbell who, after a failed suicide attempt, heads to Virginia to visit an aunt he hasn't seen in ten years. But his rental car runs out of gas deep in the mountains. When he decides to walk in the middle of the night, he winds up in a town that is isolated from the rest of the world--Strangeville.
Tinti, Hannah The Good Thief Fiction This striking debut novel is an homage to old-fashioned boys-own adventure stories, and unfolds like a Robert Louis Stevenson tale retold amid the hardscrabble squalor of Colonial New England. The sheer strangeness of the story is beguiling: a one-handed boy, tainted by his upbringing in a Catholic orphanage and with little to offer but a head full of lice, is adopted by a con artist, and enters an underworld of ruthless mousetrap-manufacturing barons, feisty chimney-dwelling dwarves, and, perhaps most terrifying of all, black-market dentists.
Tiptree, James Jr. The Girl Who Was Plugged In Fiction Tiptree is pen name for Alice Sheldon. William Gibson has said tha this novella inspired Neuromancer.
Tirado, Linda Hand to Mouth Memoir The book's triumph is Tirado's methodical rejection of the idea that poor people in this country are in control of their destines. They are one broken-down car or medical emergency away from ruin.
Tisdale, Sallie The Best Thing I Ever Tasted: The Secret of Food Non-fiction With disarming clarity and insight, Tisdale urges us to examine both our public and private attitudes about food -- as they define family life, ethnic identification, and everyday rituals of eating.
Tobias, Andrew The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
$10.75 Kindle book. Completely updated (in 2016?).
Todd, Charles A Lonely Death Crime/Mystery Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge - investigating the deaths of WWI vets in his 13th outing - is himself a former soldier who carries scars.
Todhunter, Andrew A Meal Observed Memoir Seductive account of a long, luxurious dinner at the venerable Paris restaurant Taillevent.
Toews, Miriam A Complicated Kindness Fiction A Mennonite teen comes of age in this provocative tale. The road to anywhere else may be rough for her, but her angst-ridden journey is unforgettable.
Toews, Miriam All My Puny Sorrows Fiction Two sisters - one a sleek and celebrated pianist who wants to die, the other a perennial screwup trying to save her. Brings insight and even humor to the agonizing topic of suicide.
Toibin, Colm Nora Webster Fiction ntroduces the formidable, memorable, and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be sucked back into it.
Tolkien, J. R. R. Lord of the Rings Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
$4.30 Kindle book. Includes three books: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of The King.
Tolle, Eckhart The Power of Now Other Psychobabble. "I've seen guys in solitary confinement truly softended by his words." The way he sees it, much of the fear, anxiety, and guilt that all humans experience can be traced to our inability to live in the present.
Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. One of the greatest novels ever written, "Anna Karenina" follows the self-destructive path of a beautiful, popular, and sensual Russian aristocrat. The lovely Anna seems set in a respectable marriage with the powerful statesman Karenin, yet their lack of passion breeds the discontent she fully faces upon meeting the elegant and affluent officer Count Vronsky.
Tolstoy, Leo War and Peace Fiction Ernest Hemingway recommends the Constance Garnett translation. I think starting with the Cliff Notes would also help.
Toltz, Steve A Fraction of the Whole Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: In this "laugh-out-loud funny" novel (Entertainment Weekly), Jasper reflects on his outrageous adventures around the globe with his father, Martin.
Toorpakai, Maria A Different Kind of Daughter Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Inspiring story of a Pakistani girl who posed as a boy to play her beloved squash. Now living in Canada, she's a top-ranked player and an advocate for Islamic women's rights.
Topper, Renee Pigment: The Limbs of the Mukuyu Tree Fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Young American Aliya Scott travels to Tanzania to help children with her condition. There, people without pigment in their skin are called "zeru-zeru," it means "ghost," and they are believed to possess magical powers. When Aliya goes missing, her father sets out on a mission to find her. He soon discovers that she was up to more than teaching the alphabet and handing out sunblock. With each step he learns more about his daughter and a country rooted in ancestry, rich with resources, full of mystery and conflict, and a world of witchdoctors and foreign plundering, with little transparency and less justice.
Tor, Magus My Ladybird Story GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Fere Kindle book. John Bird has never fit in. He can't be the all American boy his dad wants him to be, he's bullied at school and he can't bear to look at himself in the mirror. While most boys his age are playing sports and kissing girls, John can only find comfort in the secret he keeps hidden away in a box in his room.
Torgovnick, Kate Cheer! Non-fiction Meticulously reported account of the often-mocked but fascinating world of cheerleading. Compelling!
Torode, Sam The Dirty Part of the Bible Fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. The Dirty Parts of the Bible is a humorous adventure across America during the Great Depression--a rollicking tale of love and liquor, preachers and prostitutes, trains and treasure, sure to appeal to fans of O Brother Where Art Thou?, Water for Elephants, Mark Twain, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash.
Tosh, C.J. Bite Fiction Sex is fun, but starting your own magazine is better. Call it Text and the City.
Tough, Paul How Children Succeed Non-fiction Drop the flash-cards - grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.
Townsend, Sue Rebuilding Coventry Fiction Uproariously funny satire.
Townshend, Pete Who I Am Memoir Pete Townshend. Memoir.
Tracy, P.J. Dead Run Crime/Mystery Tart, engaging mystery featuring the Monkeewrench Gang, oddball software designers-turned-crime fighters.
Tracy, P.J. Live Baid Crime/Mystery Minnesota detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are stuck working cold cases in the hottest April on record. Zingy dialogue and emotional heft. This mix of high tech and street-smart police work makes an enticing catch.
Tracy, P.J. Monkeewrench Crime/Mystery Serial Killer Detective game turns real.
Traig, Jennifer Devil in the Details Memoir Compares favorably to Ellen DeGeneres, if Ellen were completely different [that does make sense - all the good, but completely different].
Tribute WTC Visitor Center 9/11: The World Speak Non-fiction Left by visitors from 120 countries, these poignant drawings and notes express pain, sympathy, and hope.
Trigiani, Adriana Big Stone Gap Series Chick Lit
  • Big Stone Gap (2000 - read 2/2015)
  • Big Cherry Holler (2001)
  • Milk Glass Moon (2002)
  • Home to Big Stone Gap (2006)
Trigiani, Adriana Lucia, Lucia Fiction Sartorial goddess and Greenwich Village designer's assistant swept up in amore e scandalo.
Trigiani, Adriana Rococo Fiction Perfectionist designer takes on his dream project - renovating his parish church. Equal parts sass and silliness, characters so lively they bounce off the page and wit so subtle that it seems effortless.
Trigiani, Adriana Various Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
Recommended along with Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen.
  • 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)
Troost, J. Maarten Lost on Planet China Non-fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A "meditative, whimsical, humorous" guide to China (Booklist). Explore the country's history, food, and monuments in this "substantive look at an incredibly complex culture".
Tropper, Jonathan How to Talk to a Widower Fiction There's a touch of Nick Hornby in this winning tale about a man raising his stepson after his wife dies.
Tropper, Jonathan This Is Where I Leave You Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A New York Times bestseller: When his father dies, Judd must contend with his difficult family -- and his estranged wife's shocking news. "Hilarious and often heartbreaking" (Los Angeles Times). I liked the movie.
Trouern-Trend, Jonathan Birding Babylon Non-fiction Oddest Iraq war memoir: birdwatching in Iraq.
Trulson, Jennifer Gardner Where You Left Me Memoir A mother of two whose husband died in his 105th floor office, Trulson has charted her own resilient course through widowhood and ultimately found new love.
Trumbo, Dalton Johnny Got His Gun Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
By Dalton Trumbo, the blacklisted screenwriter. An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo's stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era.
Truss, Lynne Eats, Shoots & Leaves Non-fiction Collection of funny vituperations against bad grammar, amusingly short-tempered about misplaced apostrophes, commas, and quotation marks. It is British, and does not adjust for differences in Yankee grammar. Huh - I LIKE Britishisms.
Trynin, Jen Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be Memoir Trynin wryly recounts her too-brief tour as rock's next big thing. Terse, hilarious, you-are-there prose.
Tsuji, Shizuo Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. Best English-language Japanese cookbook you can buy.
Tuchman, Barbara @ The Guns of August History One of the definitive non-fiction books about WWI. Brilliant research and dramatic storytelling create a panoramic account of the ward and the world leaders embroiled in it.
Turgeon, Carolyn The Fairest Of Them All Magical/Mystical Beautiful retellings of fairytales. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen & penpal Jay P.
Turnbull, Sarah Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris Memoir What began as a week-long holiday blossomed into a lasting love affair. Boldly quitting her job in Sydney, Turnbull cast her lot as une parisienne only to find herself running headlong into language barriers and culture clashes.
Turner, George Drowning Towers Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic. A family in the 21st century struggles to survive in a world beset by overpopulation, depletion of resources, and the inexorable reclamation of the land by the encroaching sea. Turner ( Beloved Son ) endows this cautionary tale with compassion and insight, never losing his focus on the human dimension. (from a list on amazon.com)
Turner, J. B. Miami Requiem Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Deborah Jones Thriller Series book 1. Since her first day on the Miami Herald, rookie reporter Deborah Jones has been agitating for a shot at one particular story. William Craig is on Death Row, convicted of killing Senator Jack O'Neill's only son. There is no question of his guilt. Craig murdered the young man who was acquitted of raping his granddaughter.
Twain, Mark A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Twain, Mark A Dog's Tale Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The book is told from the standpoint of a loyal household pet, a dog self-described by the first sentence of the story; "My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian." The story begins with a description of the dog's life as a puppy and her separation from her mother, which to her was inexplicable.
Twain, Mark Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 Auto/Biography Mark Twain is his own greatest character in this brilliant self-portrait, the first of three volumes collected by the Mark Twain Project on the centenary of the author's death. It is published complete and unexpurgated for the first time. (Twain wanted his more scalding opinions suppressed until long after his death.)
Twain, Mark How to Tell a Story and Other Essays Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Twain, Mark Life on the Mississippi Non-fiction Found this at the library. Looked interesting.
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 2 Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 3 Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Twain, Mark The Innocents Abroad Non-fiction Recommended by John Grisham as "perhaps the funniest book written by the funniest man who ever lived." AND...it's non-fiction??!!
Twain, Mark Tom Sawyer Abroad Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a parody of adventure stories like those of Jules Verne.
Twain, Mark Tom Sawyer Detective Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time.
Twain, Shania From This Moment On Memoir Her stories are the stuff of a great country song - dirt-poor childhood, years of scraping by, recovering from heartbreak.
Twelve Hawks, John The Traveler Crime/Mystery This technothriller offers chilling scenarios about the future of privacy. The final third feels thin, but you won't want to put the book down.
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: BookBub.com.
Science icon Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers an accessible overview of everything you ever wanted to know about astrophysics -- from the Big Bang to the search for alien life.
Ubel, Peter A. Critical Decisions Non-fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From an author who is “unparalleled in his understanding of the influences that guide our medical decisions” (Dan Ariely): Learn how to break down communication barriers with your doctor and make sound decisions regarding your health.
Udall, Brady The Lonely Polygamist Fiction Story of a man with four wives, 28 children, and absolutely no clue. The exploits of this surprisingly relatable protagonist and his brood will have you laughing out loud and shedding tears within pages of each other.
Ueland, Brenda If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence, and Spirit Non-fiction Her book is not just for would-be writers: her advice applies to ANYTHING that you love and want to do or make. Inspirational!
Ugel, Edward Money for Nothing Non-fiction One man's journey through the dark side of lottery millions. He was on "This American Life".
Ullman, Ellen 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.
I enjoyed Julie's later book about hiking the Continental Divide Trail with her husband, Matt. I worry that this book might be a lot more preachy and/or whiny. Much more than an account of meals, miles and mammals, this book takes key aspects from life on the trail and relates them to how they impact her on a deeper level through valuable lessons learned while traveling one of America's most beautiful and rugged hiking trails. From the simple lessons regarding the importance of food and water to the deeper questions about personal fulfillment and happiness, Stopwatch covers the gamut, sharing the trail experience with all its joys and challenges.
Urbanski, Julie and Matt Between a Rock and a White Blaze Memoir Suggested By: Author.
I enjoyed the couple's later book about hiking the Continental Divide Trail. I worry that this book might be a lot more preachy and/or whiny. Four years removed from her first long-distance hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, Julie, aka Stopwatch, is ready to embark on another thru-hike, this time following the white blazes of the Appalachian Trail, a 2181 mile continuous footpath from Georgia to Maine. She is accompanied by her husband, Matt, aka Optimist, for whom it is his second thru-hike of the AT.
Urdang, Laurence The New York Times Dictionary of Misunderstookd, Misused, and Mispronounced Words Photo The ultimate browsers dictionary.
Usher, Shaun Letters of Note Non-fiction Rich, quirky collection of letters.
Usher, Shaun Lists of Note Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$3.22 Kindle book. Rarely seen lists, including one from F. Scott Fitzgerald who decided that the word cocktail deserved to be a verb, and to prove his point he conjugated it.
Vachss, Andrew Strega/Blue Belle/Hard Candy Fiction Child porn / teenage slavery / Mafia hijinks
Valby, Karen Welcome to Utopia Non-fiction In 2006, EW senior writer Karen Valby searched for a town with virtually no access to popular culture. "masterpiece of narrative non-fiction". Huh. You think she coulda looked for some Amish town...
Valdez-Rodriguez, Alisa The Dirty Girls Social Club Chick Lit Latina chick-lit.
Valenti, Jessica Why Have Kids? Non-fiction For mothers like Valenti, who felt guilty admitting impatience at the drudgery and boredom that constitutes much of parenting, this book may be a revelation and a comfort.
Valognes, 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: Amazon.com.
Nestled in the bucolic town of Green Valley in upstate New York, the Pennywort farm appears ordinary, yet at its center lies something remarkable: a wild maze of colorful gardens that reaches beyond the imagination. Local legend says that a visitor can gain answers to life's most difficult problems simply by walking through its lush corridors.
Van Allen, Lisa Various Magical/Mystical Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Recommended for lovers of Sarah Addison Allen, Alice Hoffman, and Aimee Bender.
  • 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 Pelt, James Summer of the Apocalypse Post-Apocalyptic After a deadly virus annihilates most of the world's population, 15-year-old Eric undertakes a perilous trek across a devastated Colorado landscape to find his missing father. Forging through a wasteland of abandoned autos and dead bodies, Eric survives crazed looters, wildfires, and a hangman's noose before joining a ragtag community of fellow survivors. Six decades later, after watching his brethren fall prey to illiteracy and a scavenger lifestyle, Eric embarks on another journey through a vastly transformed America, with the objective of rescuing lost knowledge from an abandoned library. His adversaries this time include wolves, feral children, and brutal survivalists. His encounters with the nastier side of human nature paradoxically provoke recognition of humanity's inherent goodness and give him hope for the inevitable renewal of civilization.
van Praag, Menna Various Other Suggested By: Author.
Favorite authors recommended by Menna van Praag: Erica Bauermeister, Maggie O'Farrell, Ann Patchett, Tracy Chevalier, Carey Wallace, Anita Shreve, Kate Morton, Anne Lamott, Anne Tyler, Neil Gaiman, and Sue Monk Kidd. "Age of Desire" by Jennie Fields.
Vanderbes, Jennifer Easter Island Fiction Intertwined stories of 1912 couple on Easter Island for anthropological expedition and botanist there in 1973 to study pollen. Stories gradually move closer to meet artfully at the end. Rich and worldly.
VanderMeer, Ann Steampunk SciFi Ranging from big names (Neal Stephenson, Michael Chabon, Michael Moorcock) to small, the contributors bring in elements of alternate history, pulp adventure fiction, high fantasy, cyberpunk and drawing-room farce to their tales.
Vandeventer, Clark unWorking Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Exit the Rat Race, live like a millionaire, and be happy now!
Vandroux, Jacques Heart Collector Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Finding murderers is just a day on the job for police captain Nadia Barka. But when a mutilated corpse is discovered in an old baptistery, she's faced with some difficult questions: Who left a young woman's body in a high-security museum in the middle of the night? And where is the victim's heart?
VanDyke, David and Ryan King Reaper's Run Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Book One of the Plague Wars series - read it or the prequel, The Eden Plague (Book Zero) as your introduction to this gripping futuristic thriller series. When US Marine Sergeant Jill Repeth's blown-off legs begin to regenerate, she thinks it's a medical miracle. But the breakthrough that heals her war injuries is exactly what the government desperately wants to quash - by any means necessary. Hunted, she must cross an America wracked by strife to try to find a family who may already be dead, searching for the inhuman secret of what started it all.
Various 32 Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh Out Loud Humorous The List
  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: BookBub.com.
Badass girls who are "tough and memorable and full of heart" throughout history as they face protests and marriage proposals.
Various Maiden Voyages Essays The writings of women travelers. Wry, lyrical, and sometimes wistful.
Various The Fifth Science Fiction Megapack SciFi Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Includes Donald E. Westlake and Cory Doctorow among others.
Various The Hogarth Shakespeare Project Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The Hogarth Shakespeare Project is enticing novelists to reimagine the Bard's plays as modern novels.
  • 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 Nebsø (Macbeth) - TBD
  • Edward St. Aubyn (King Lear) - TBD
  • Gillian Flynn (Hamlet) - TBD
Various Various - List of Series 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: BookBub.com.
Denise Palms begins to question her lot in life when an idealistic teacher recognizes her potential.
Verne, Jules Adrift in the Pacific: Two Years Holiday or A Long Vacation or Boy Castaways or Two Year Vacation Fiction Notice that it was published under a few different names.
Verne, Jules An Antarctic Mystery Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Written in 1897, it is a response to Edgar Allan Poe's 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It follows the adventures of the narrator and his journey from the Kerguelen Islands aboard Halbrane.
Verne, Jules Around the World in 80 Days SciFi Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle Book. Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (£2,075,400 in 2017) set by his friends at the Reform Club.
Verne, Jules Delphi Complete Works of Jules Verne Classic Suggested By: Author.
$2.99 Kindle book. Includes 47 novels.
Verne, jules The Blockade Runners Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Short story. The American Civil War plot centers on the exploits of a British merchant captain named James Playfair who must break the Union blockade of Charleston harbor in South Carolina to trade supplies for cotton and, later in the book, to rescue Halliburtt, the abolitionist journalist father of a young girl held prisoner (the father, not the girl) by the Confederates.
Vian, Boris Mood Indigo aka Froth on the Daydream Fiction Audrey Tautou movie based on the book. The story is simple: Boy meets girl; boy marries girl; girl falls ill on their honeymoon with a water lily on the lung, which can only be treated by being surrounded by flowers; boy goes broke desperately trying to keep his true love alive.
Vickery, Sam The Tiny Book of Patience Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Practical tips for becoming a more patient parent.
Vida, Vendela Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Clarissa travels to the far northern reaches of Scandinavia where her mother had lived as a young woman. She beings searching for her lost birth parents. The urgency of Clarissa's quest never quite snaps into focus, but this novel's evanescent beauty is contained in prose as cool and crystalline as the ice hotel where she spends the night.
Viloria, Hida Born Both Memoir Suggested By: People Mag.
Intersex babies often have their dual gender surgically "corrected", but trailblazing activist Viloria didn't. Her book is fierce, brave, and a clarion call to celebrate our differences.
Vincent, Peggy Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife Non-fiction Midwife stuff.
Vincenzi, Penny No Angel Fiction Big epic novel to sink your teeth into. Edwardian lady is determined to have a career of her own. She finagles her way into an editor's office, rises quickly to prominence in the literary world, and nothing will stop her from achieving the success she's striving for.
Vinton, Sherri Brooks and Ann Clark Espuelas The Real Food Revival Non-fiction Aisle by Aisle, Morsel by Morsel
Viswanathan, Kaavya How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life Chick Lit Breezy dialogue and pop-culture references give snap to this charming tale.
Vitebsky, Piers The Reindeer People: Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia Non-fiction On and off for almost two decades, anthropologist Vitebsky has lived with Siberia's remote Eveny nomads. It's a captivating look at part of the world most people will never see, and it's not all serious. Vitebsky, who points out that the Eveny are complex people, notes that during breeding season one family saucily named its most randy reindeer, "Bill Clinton".
Vollmann, William T. Poor People Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Poor People struggles to confront poverty in all its hopelessness and brutality, its pride and abject fear, its fierce misery and quiet resignation, allowing the poor to explain the causes and consequences of their impoverishment in their own cultural, social, and religious terms. With intense compassion and a scrupulously unpatronizing eye, Vollmann invites his readers to recognize in our fellow human beings their full dignity, fallibility, pride, and pain, and the power of their hard-fought resilience.
Voss, Louise To Be Someone Fiction Female version of High Fidelity.
Vowell, Sarah The Wordy Shipmates Non-fiction Sarah Vowell takes on the Puritans.
Vowell, Sarah Unfamiliar Fishes History A slim but exhaustive study of our country's graceless appropriation of Hawaii.
Wachs, Stephanie Wittels Everything is Horrible and Wonderful Memoir Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
A tragicomic memoir of genius, heroin, love, and loss. Wachs' brother was a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and recreation, until he died of a heroin overdose.
Wadsworth, Jacqueline Letters from the Trenches Non-fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Learn about World War I through the letters of real soldiers to their families. From low-ranking privates to officers to anxious wives at home, this fascinating read reveals the daily activities, emotions, and sense of loss in wartime.
Wagner, Bruce Memorial Fiction For over a decade, Wagner's novels have cast a scathing gaze on Hollywood. This particular book is probably not a good place to start - try one of his others.
Wagner, Bruce The Chrysanthemum Palace Fiction Author flaunts Hollywood insider status in a novel which is raw and cultured, cultivated and kitschy, great fun.
Wahls, Zach Defending My Moms Memoir In 2011, Zach Wahls stood before the Iowa legislature and told the story of his [lesbian] moms.
Wake, Nathan Instant Pot Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 200 heart-healthy meals in half the time.
Waldman, Amy The Submission Fiction Brilliantly crafted, prescient, and non-preachy examination of post-9/11 hysteria.
Walker, Alice Possessing the Secret of Joy Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In Tashi's tribe, the Olinka, young girls undergo circumcision as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi's inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she's been burdened over the years.
Walker, Babe White Girl Problems Fiction Faux memoir. Laugh out loud antics will leave you wanting more. (Sequel: Psychos)
Walker, Johnny with Jim DeFelice Code Name: Johnny Walker Memoir Suggested By: BookBub.com.
For eight years, an Iraqi translator nicknamed "Johnny Walker" risked his life to help Navy SEALs fight terrorists in his country. Taking readers to the front lines, this astonishing man reveals the true story behind his missions in this New York Times bestseller!
Walker, Karen Thompson The Age of Miracles Post-Apocalyptic The world beings to turn slower on its axis. But more than a seismic page-turner, it's one young girl's subtly explosive story of growing up.
Walker, Rebecca Baby Love Memoir As Walker, now 37, beings her pregancey in 2004, she is torn between the desire to be a loving daughter - to a brilliant, difficult woman how has her own ambivalence about motherhood - and the desire to love unconditionally as a mom. Hoping for healing, she e-mails her mother about past hurts. Alice Walker answers that she is "no longer interested in the job" of being her mother.
Walker, Sam Fantasyland Non-fiction Do fantasy baseball geeks need to get a life? The inhabitants of Fantasyland may seem pathetic, until some of them land consulting jobs with big-league clubs. A true case of Revenge of the Nerds.
Walker, Sarai Dietland Fiction Frat boys chant No means yes! Yes means anal!, but sorority girls star to fight back. Giddy revenge fantasy.
Walker, Spike Working on the Edge Non-fiction Alaskan crab fishing adventures recommended by fyyff.com.
Walker, Stephen Shockwave History A page turner about the first atomic bomb.
Wall, Carolyn Sweeping Up Glass Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Deserves a place on the shelf next to classics like True Grit and To Kill A Mockingbird. Left to care for her grandson alone after her daughter's departure, Olivia delves into bitter secrets surrounding her family and small mountain town.
Wall, Carolyn Sweeping Up Glass Fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Olivia Harker Cross owns a strip of mountain in Pope County, Kentucky, a land where whites and blacks eke out a living in separate, tattered kingdoms and where silver-faced wolves howl in the night. But someone is killing the wolves of Big Foley Mountain–and Olivia is beginning to realize how much of her own bitter history she's never understood: Her mother's madness, building toward a fiery crescendo. Her daughter's flight to California, leaving her to raise Will'm, her beloved grandson. And most of all, her town's fear, for Olivia has real and dangerous enemies.
Wall, Duncan The Ordinary Acrobat Non-fiction A true circus freak, Wall studied everything from tumbling to the trapeze at a renowned French circus and came out with an account that's part compelling history, part charming memoir.
Wallace, Danny Yes Man Humorous After a man on a bus told Wallace to "say yes more," he decided to try. He won 25,000 pounds on a scratch-off card and promptly lost it all, got promoted, allowed himself to be duped by an internet scam, took a "psychotropic mindbomb", and had one truly life-changing experience he won't talk about here (it would give away the ending of the book).
Wallace, Lewis Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Wallis, Velma Raising Ourselves Memoir One of Alaska's best-known authors. One of thirteen children, when she was thirteen her father died and she left school to help her mother raise her younger siblings.
Wallis, VelmA Two Old Women Non-fiction Two old native women pushed out of their tribes and left to die during a food shortage in the dead of a grim Arctic winter.
Wallis, Velma Two Old Women Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Beautiful and moving. In this vivid retelling of an Athabascan Indian legend, two elderly women, abandoned by their tribe, must work together to survive a brutal Yukon winter.
Wallman, James Stuffocation Non-fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Are we too attached to material objects when we should be focused on investing in new experiences? A prestigious journalist encourages readers to lose the stuff and live well. Tart and often funny. A scintillating read that will provoke conversation (or at least closet cleaning). Decluttering.
Walls, Jeannette The Glass Castle Memoir Vivid intense memoir. Walls never turns her parents into monsters and instead emphasizes their humanity.
Walsh, Jenni L. Becoming Bonnie Fiction Suggested By: Book Award List.
From list of books that you can read in one sitting. Bonnie as in Bonnie-And-Clyde. The summer of 1927 might be the height of the Roaring Twenties, but Bonnelyn Parker is more likely to belt out a church hymn than sling drinks at an illicit juice joint. She's a sharp girl with plans to overcome her family's poverty, provide for herself, and maybe someday marry her boyfriend, Roy Thornton. But when Roy springs a proposal on her, and financial woes jeopardize her ambitions, Bonnelyn finds salvation in an unlikely place: Dallas's newest speakeasy, Doc's.
Walters, Stan The Truth About Lying Non-fiction How to spot a lie and protect yourself from deception.
Wambaugh, Joseph Hollywood Moon Crime/Mystery The heart of the story comes from the vignettes of life on patrol among the cast of the station cops, including Hollywood Nate Weiss, the actor turned cop; Weiss's beautiful partner, Dana Vaughn; and the surfer duo, Flotsam and Jetsam, who at one point engage in a hilarious, extended dialogue of surfer-speak straight off the waves at Zuma. Spare and punchy prose fuels descriptions so on target that readers will feel they are riding shotgun, gazing out on Tinseltown's tawdry landscape.
Wang, Weike Chemistry Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Weike Wang holds a Ph.D. in cancer epidemiology. Fresh, intimate, mordantly funny. Nearly every page has some kind of breezy scientific anecdote or aside. It's accessible and organic to the story. May be the funniest novel ever written about living with depression.
Wansink, Brian Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think Non-fiction Expectations influence taste and more info.
Ward, J.R. Black Dagger Brotherhood Series Fantasy Suggested By: Friend.
Recommended by Dezi. A society (the "Black Dagger Brotherhood") of vampire warriors who live together and defend their race against de-souled humans called lessers.
  • Book 1: Dark Lover
  • Book 2: Lover Eternal
  • Book 3: Lover Awakened
  • Book 4: Lover Revealed
  • Book 5: Lover Unbound
  • Book 6: Lover Enshrined
  • Book 7: Lover Avenged
  • Book 8: Lover Mine
  • Book 9: Lover Unleashed
  • Book 10: Lover Reborn
  • Book 11: Lover at Last
  • Book 12: The King
  • Book 13: The Shadows
Ward, Jesmyn Men We Reaped Memoir Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life-to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle that fostered drug addiction and the dissolution of family and relationships.
Ward, Jesmyn Sing, Unburied, Sing Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Jojo, a wise and watchful 13-year-old boy, is at the center of this story about a Mississippi family torn apart by drugs, imprisonment, and racial strife yet yearning for redemption.
Ware, Chris The Acme Novelty Datebook Other Warning: Comic Book author. This is a sketchbook, not a comic book. Andy Richter recommends it. Take a peek at it, I guess, then decide. The cover looks like a kewl, inspiring, Nick Bantock type art book, but it might be a scaree comic book.
Wariner, Ruth The Sound of Gravel Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Expose of a childhood spend in a polygamous Mormon cult in Mexico. But it isn't merely salacious, it's a bracing, unforgettable story of survival.
Warne, Kennedy Let Them Eat Shrimp Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The tragic disappearance of the rainforests of the sea.
Warner, Elizabeth Ditched by Dr. Right Essays If David Sedaris had been born a Protestant white girl from Philadeliphia's Main Line...Almost every piece is brimming with biting wit, but even more impressive is that everyone of them is also coiled with genuine warmth.
Warner, Gertrude Chandler Boxcar Children Mysteries Series Youth The first 19 books were written by GCW before her death in 1979. Many more were written by others.
  1. The Boxcar Children (1924 - read 4/2011) The Alden children begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.
  2. Surprise Island (1949 - read 5/2011) Summer vacation on an almost private island gives the Aldens a challenge. Also, their cousin Joe is found.
  3. The Yellow House Mystery (1953) - The rundown old house on Surprise Island intrigues Benny. The Aldens try to figure out why Bill disappeared.
  4. Mystery Ranch (1958) - Eccentric Aunt Jane needs help on her ranch. The Aldens overturn a plot against her.
  5. Mike's Mystery (1960) - Benny and his friend Mike are in trouble when they are curious about a uranium mine.
  6. Blue Bay Mystery (1961) - The Aldens find a castaway on a South Sea deserted island. How did he get there and who is he?
  7. The Woodshed Mystery (1962) - A double puzzle involves an old friend of Aunt Jane's, romance, and a chase.
  8. The Lighthouse Mystery (1963) - Renting a lighthouse is unusual, but even more so is an unfriendly boy's peculiar behavior.
  9. Mountain Top Mystery (1964) - Marooned on a mountain, the Aldens survive a landslide and find a Native American secret.
  10. Schoolhouse Mystery - (1965) - Benny's curiosity, while staying in a fishing village, leads to capturing a swindler.
  11. Caboose Mystery (1966) - A trip in a caboose at the end of a freight train leads to an old clown and a search.
  12. Houseboat Mystery (1967) - Floating down a lazy river, Benny finds a blackmail scheme in progress.
  13. Snowbound Mystery (1968) - A freak snowstorm isolates the Aldens in a mountain cabin where they discover a coded message.
  14. Tree House Mystery (1969) - From a high perch Benny discovers a clue to a hidden room with contents that surprise everyone.
  15. Bicycle Mystery (1970) - Many complications follow when a dog attaches himself to the Aldens on a bicycle trip.
  16. Mystery In The Sand (1971) - Living in a seaside mobile home, the Aldens unravel the secret of two secluded women.
  17. Mystery Behind the Wall (1973) - The Aldens find a mystery when a visitor comes. Who put the coins in a hiding place behind the wall?
  18. Bus Station Mystery (1974) - A puzzle in relationships concerns two boys ejected from the bus station.
  19. Benny Uncovers A Mystery (1976) - The boys are falsely held responsible for a missing vase, and in the process of investigating uncover a mystery. This is the last book of the series written by Warner before her 1979 death.
Warner, Gertrude Chandler The Boxcar Children Mysteries Youth Suggested By: Author.
$4.29 Kindle book. Includes books 1 thru 12.
Warren, Frank PostSecret : Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives Art A fascinating public airing of private thoughts. . . The range of efforts (meticulous, sloppy, artful, ponderous) will astound you. See also: http://postsecret.blogspot.com
Washington, Booker T. The Negro Problem Classic Suggested By: Author.
 
Washington, Booker T. Up From Slavery Memoir Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. The Incredible Life Story of Booker T. Washington.
Washington, Booker T. Up From Slavery: An Autobiography Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Wasson, Sam Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. Non-fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Brings 1950s New York City and Hollywood to life. A dazzling account of the making of Breakfast at Tiffany's that's smart and entertaining.
Wasson, Sam Fosse Auto/Biography Spellbinding 695-page biography. Accounts of his monstrous, masterful directing style; the explosive personal battles behind his Tony-winning triumphs; his incendiary relationship with Gwen Verdon...
Waterman, Jonathan In the Shadow of Denali Non-fiction Mount McKinley true adventure story. Mountain climbing. Each chapter centers on a particular topic that Waterman interweaves with personal reminiscence; they make a whole in which the mountain is more interesting than the climbing.
Waters, Alice The Art of Simple Food Cookbook A new cookbook for beginners. Recommends using locally grown organic ingredients.
Waters, Sarah Affinity GLBT In late September 1874, Margaret Prior makes her way through the pentagons of London's Millbank Prison, a place of fearful symmetry and endless corridors. This plain woman on the verge of 30 has come to comfort those behind bars, several of whom Waters brings to instant, sad life.
Waters, Sarah The Little Stranger Crime/Mystery By the author of Tipping the Velvet. Terrifying, engrossing ghost story set in the English countryside not long after WWII. Recommended by Stephen King.
Waters, Sarah The Paying Guests GLBT Part courtroom drama, part sizzling romance, it's the sort of novel that will keep you up reading for three nights straight.
Watkins, Claire Vaye Gold Fame Citrus Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: BookBub.com.
An NPR Best Book of the Year. In post-apocalyptic Southern California, a young couple rely on each other to survive. But when Luz and Ray encounter a mysterious child, they become determined to find a brighter future.
Watson, Aldren A. Hand Bookbinding Craft A Manual of Instruction. As seen at MCBA.
Watson, Molly Bowls! Cookbook Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Discover the simple secret to quick and easy cooking: bowls! This versatile cookbook offers an abundant supply of healthy and delicious one-dish meals -- perfect for your busy schedule.
Watson, S. J. Before I Go to Sleep Crime/Mystery Nicole Kidman movie? She wakes up every morning with no memory of who she is.
Wattenmaker, Richard J. More Than Words : Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art Craft Letters with pictures people painted or drew. Actual arty people. *sigh*
Watts, Duncan J. Everything Is Obvious Non-fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
How does common sense mislead us? Read about the consequences of our assumptions about human behavior in this "fascinating book" (The Wall Street Journal) that "forces us to reexamine what we know and how we know it".
Watts, Julia Finding H.F. GLBT QLibrary
Waxman, Sharon Rebels on the Backlot Non-fiction Riveting tales of Hollywood hubris.
Wayne, Teddy Loner Fiction Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
David Federman was one of the most forgettable members of his New Jersey high school class--despite his being the only senior accepted to Harvard. David hopes to be embraced by a new tribe of Harvard like-minded peers, but he's just as invisible as before. Then Veronica Morgan Wells enters his life. Instantly infatuated, struck by both her beauty and her brains. Determined to stop at nothing to win her attention and an invite into her glamorous world, David begins compromising his own academic and moral standards. But neither Veronica nor David, it turns out, are exactly as they seem…
Weaver, Dennis Hearty Soups: A Collection of Homemade Soups Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Weaver, Mark War Stories: The American Civil War, Remembered by Those Who Were There Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book.
Weber, James British History in 50 Events Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. This book will give you a comprehensive overview of the British history. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of this nation forever.
Webster, Edward D. A Year of Sundays: Taking the Plunge and (Our Cat) to Explore Europe Memoir Edward Webster, a city official in California, and his blind wife, Marguerite, a marriage and family therapist, are feeling a bit blue and nostalgic. What reenergizes the marriage is a beautiful shared dream of sybaritic adventure. One day, hope struck exactly how to realize it. Why not dally together - take a sabbatical to visit romantic locales, savor life, and reclaim that precious possession, la vie du couple? "It would be great to live without a schedule," Marguerite said. "To explore Provence? the Greek islands? to spend a few weeks in each place with absolutely no demands."
Weeks, Dr. David and Jamie James Eccentrics: A Study of Sanity and Strangeness Non-fiction Title says it all.
Weil, Elizabeth No Cheating, No Dying Memoir New York Time's scribe - witty, honest exploration of her marriage and how she sought to improve it.
Weil, J. L. Slumber Youth Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Everything Charlotte Winston thought she knew has been thrown out the window. From the moment she opens her eyes, the world she remembered ceases to exist, and in its place is a post-apocalyptic realm filled with unimaginable dangers. And one very smoking hot guy who has an uncanny ability to make her blood sing, then boil in a blink of an eye.
Weiner, Eric The Geography of bliss Memoir Weiner took a break from covering grim news for NPR to seek out "unheralded happy places". He made some fascinating discoveries. The emptiness he felt in a luxury Qatar hotel, for instance, serves as an excellent warning against visiting wealthy countries. In the end, he learns money can't buy happiness.
Weiner, Jennifer Certain Girls Fiction This hilarious sequel to Good In Bed catches up with Candace "Cannie" Shapiro - now a married mom - years later.
Weiner, Jennifer Hungry Heart Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Unflinching look at her own experiences that will make you realize why she writes to persuasively about her characters' complicated issues. She's embraced them herself.
Weiner, Jennifer Little Earthquakes Fiction Babies babies babies. That might not be so intersting, but "In Her Shoes" was good so why not give it a try? Weiner's blend of fizzy romanticism tamped down with just the right amount of dark reality makes this latest novel an ideal escape for...the new mommy crowd.
Weiner, Jennifer The Next Best Thing Fiction Lively skewing of the tv industry. Weiner co-wrote the short-lived sitcom State of Georgia, and knows all too well the world which she's describing.
Weiner, Jennifer Who Do You Love Fiction Rich girl, Rachel, and struggling single mom's son, Andy, reconnect in high school and sparks fly.
Weiner, Tim Blank Check Non-fiction The Pentagon's Black Budget. The origin, growth and uses of the Pentagon's secret treasury are detailed here--Weiner examines the Stealth bomber, the MILSTAR satellite system and a virtual hidden army within the U.S. Army. "This hard-hitting expose of power out of control . . . is well documented," said PW. "It reveals how the executive office, the Pentagon and the CIA have squandered billions of dollars."
Weiner, Tim Legacy of Ashes Non-fiction The History of the CIA. I heard him on NPR - story about how the CIA sabotaged the Ambassador to Guatemala by taping her petting her dog and passed back to the US hoping (correctly) that it would be misconstrued as a lesbian affair. Jerks.
Weingarten, Violet Intimations of Mortality Memoir Journal of her cancer chemo. Recommended by Anne Lamott.
Weisgarber, Ann The Personal History of Rachel DuPree Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In the early 20th century, African-American Rachel faces a difficult choice as she and her family struggle to survive in the arid South Dakota Badlands. Reminiscent of the Little House on the Prairie series.
Weisman, Alan The World Without Us Non-fiction What would earth become if humans disappeared? Hmmm. It's supposed to be extensively researched, but it may just be maddening speculation.
Weisman, Mary-Lou Traveling While Married Non-fiction Vacationing can mean different things to each partner.
Weisskopf, Michael Blood Brothers Memoir The Time correspondent, who lost a hand while lobbing a grenade out of a truck in Baghdad, chronicles the hurting after the heroism in an unsparing picture of the cost of war.
Weitz, Chris The Young World Post-Apocalyptic Also "YA". A viral plague has killed everyone except teenagers. A band of kids hunts for a cure in war-torn Manhattan.
Welch, Diana, Liz, Amanda, and Dan The Kids Are Alright Memoir Orphaned and raised separately, the Welch siblings had it rough - but prevailed.
Welch, James Winter in the Blood Fiction The narrator of this beautiful, often disquieting novel is a young Native American man living on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana. Sensitive and self-destructive, he searches for something that will bind him to the lands of his ancestors but is haunted by personal tragedy, the dissolution of his once proud heritage, and Montana's vast emptiness.
Welch, Wendy The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap Non-fiction How a pair of biliophiles defied the odds and opened a thriving use-books store in Appalachia.
Weller, Sheila Girls Like Us Non-fiction Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon - and the Journey of a Generation. Weller manages to be both scholarly and dishy. She has uncovered a trove of unreported facts about her subjects.
Wells, Ken Floating Off the Page Essays The Best Stories from "The Wall Street Journal's" Middle Column. Those weird stories from the front page. The lighter side of business.
Welsh, Cynthia How to Read and Understand Crochet Diagrams and Charts Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Welty, Eudora and Willam Maxwell What There Is to Say We Have Said Non-fiction For over 50 years, lively correspondence flew between the great Southern writer Eudora Welty and her dear friend William Maxwell. A confidence booster for aspiring writers everywhere.
Wendeberg, Annelie Moriarty: Anna Kronberg Thriller Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Europe, late 19th century. Antibiotics have yet to be invented, and germs take a death toll that lets the number of murders appear negligible. But when a cholera victim is found floating in one of London's drinking water supplies, Dr Anton Kronberg - England's best bacteriologist - is called upon to investigate. He crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes. The detective immediately discovers Kronberg's secret -- a woman masquerading as a man in order to practice medicine -- a criminal deed that could land her in prison for years to come.
Wendorf, Bob Tales from the Couch Non-fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From an accomplished psychotherapist comes an absorbing look at the other side of the couch. Part memoir, part case study, this book examines the lives and experiences of a variety of patients and provides an illuminating introduction to mental illness.
Wenzel, Kurt Lit Life Fiction Hilarious debut novel about the publishing world.
Werlinger, Caren J. Year of the Monsoon GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Leisa Yeats has always defined herself by the things that are important to her – a good family, a loving relationship and a meaningful job working with kids. Life is good. But within a span of a few weeks, all of that changes. She's always known she was adopted, but newly revealed lies and secrets kept by her parents make her question everything she thought she knew about her beginnings. Her ten-year relationship with her partner, Nan, is unexpectedly on shaky ground when she discovers that Nan, too, has kept a secret from her all these years.
West, Bing No True Glory : A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah Non-fiction The First and Second Battles of Fallujah, in April and October, 2003, represented the largest sustained US military engagement since the Battle of Hue over thirty years earlier in Vietnam. But just as the battles represented a landmark in terms of US military involvement in Iraq, the political and strategic landscape of the US position in the country was dramatically altered as a result of the campaign. No True Glory is a great overview of the battles.
West, Kay 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know Non-fiction How to write thank-you notes, accept compliments, and more.
West, Lindy Shrill Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Taking on fat shaming, rape culture, Internet trolling and misogyny, columnist West calls for "women's voices to get louder." Ferociously funny book.
West, Michael Lee Mad Girls in Love Fiction Book on tape is read by the author. Her warm Tennessee drawl brings the setting to life: the enduring bond between three generations of southern belles.
West, Michael Lee Mermaids in the Basement Chick Lit The story flies by, loaded with grand parties, sumptuous Southern meals, multiple affairs and harrowing calamities.
Westfield, Robert Suspension Fiction Months after surviving a gay bashing, Andy Green leads a hermetic life in NYC. Book wryly paints a series of seeming unrelated events against a post-9/11 background. Suspension hits upon a paradoxical truth: Our lives can seem both random yet strangely interconnected.
Westlake, Donald E. Collections Other Suggested By: Author.
  • The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution (1968 - read 2016/08)
  • Enough! ("A Travesty" & "Ordo") (1977)
  • Levine (1984)
  • Tomorrow's Crimes (1989), includes the novel Anarchaos (published as Curt Clark)
  • Horse Laugh and Other Stories (1991)
  • The Parker Omnibus, Volume 1 (1997), published in UK, containing The Man with the Getaway Face, The Outfit, and The Deadly Edge.
  • The Parker Omnibus, Volume 2 (1999), published in UK, containing The Split (alternate name for The Seventh), The Score, and The Handle.
  • A Good Story and Other Stories (1999)
  • Thieves' Dozen (2004 - read 2016/02), a collection of ten Dortmunder short stories and one related story.
  • Transgressions (2005), Ed McBain-edited collection of 10 novellas, including Westlake's Dortmunder novella "Walking Around Money"
Westlake, Donald E. Dortmunder Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
  • The Hot Rock (1970 - read 2016/04)
  • Bank Shot (1972 - read 2016/04)
  • Jimmy the Kid (1974 - read 2016/08)
  • Nobody's Perfect (1977 - read 2016/10)
  • Why Me (1983 - read 2018/01)
  • Good Behavior (1985 - read 2018/01)
  • Drowned Hopes (1990)
  • Don't Ask (1993)
  • What's the Worst That Could Happen (1996)
  • Bad News (2001 - Read 2002/04)
  • The Road To Ruin (2004 - Read 2011/03)
  • Thieves' Dozen (2004 - read 2016/02)
  • Watch Your Back! (2005 - Read 2005/06)
  • What's So Funny? (2007 - Read 2007/12)
  • Get Real (2009 - Read 2016/01)
Westlake, Donald E. Forever and a Death Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$8.60 Kindle book. Two decades ago, the producers of the James Bond movies hired legendary crime novelist Donald E. Westlake to come up with a story for the next Bond film. The plot Westlake dreamed up – about a Western businessman seeking revenge after being kicked out of Hong Kong when the island was returned to Chinese rule – had all the elements of a classic Bond adventure, but political concerns kept it from being made. Never one to let a good story go to waste, Westlake wrote an original novel based on the premise instead – a novel he never published while he was alive.
Westlake, Donald E. Memory Crime/Mystery Written in the 1960s, but never published until now. Paul Cole suffers from partial amnesia - his past is just beyond the reach of his mind. Memory is terse and bleak and low-key emotional and as indelible as Westlake's other books.
Westlake, Donald E. Money For Nothing Fiction For no known reason, Josh Redmont has been receiving $1000 checks in the mail. One day a stranger walks up to him and says, 'You are now active.' Josh is plunged into a plot to assasinate a visiting dignitary.
Westlake, Donald E. The Busy Body Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
$1.07 Kindle book. I read this from the library. The corpse isn't anybody special - a low-level drug courier - but it has been so long since the organization's last grand funeral that Nick Rovito decides to give the departed a big send-off.
Westlake, Donald E. Various Fiction Suggested By: Author.
  • The Mercenaries aka The Smashers aka The Cutie (1960 - read 2016/04)
  • Killing Time aka The Operator (1961 - read 2016/05)
  • 361 (1962 - read 2016/04)
  • Killy (1963 - read 2016/05)
  • Pity Him Afterwards (1964 - read 2016/06)
  • The Fugitive Pigeon (1965 - read 2016/06)
  • The Busy Body (1966 - read 2014/04)
  • The Spy in the Ointment (1966 - read 2016/05)
  • God Save the Mark (1967 - read 2016/06)
  • Philip (1967 - Westlake's only children's book - very hard to find - read 2016/08)
  • Who Stole Sassi Manoon (1968 - read 2016/07)
  • Somebody Owes Me Money (1969 - read 2016/04)
  • Up Your Banners (1969 - read 2016/07)
  • The Hot Rock (1970 - read 2016/04)
  • Adios Scheherazade (1970 - read 2016/08)
  • I Gave at the Office (1971 - read 2016/10)
  • Bank Shot (1972 - read 2016/04)
  • Cops and Robbers (1972 - read 2016/10)
  • Gangway with Brian Garfield (1973 - read 2016/10)
  • Help I am Being Held Prisoner (1974)
  • Jimmy the Kid (1974 - read 2016/08)
  • Brothers Keepers (1975)
  • Two Much (1975)
  • Dancing Aztecs (1976)
  • Nobody's Perfect (1977 - read 2016/10)
  • Castle in the Air (1980)
  • Kahawa (1981)
  • Why Me? (1983 - read 2018/01)
  • A Likely Story (1984)
  • Levine (1984)
  • High Adventure (1985)
  • Good Behavior (1985 - read 2018/01)
  • High Jinx with Abby Westlake (1987)
  • Transylvania Station with Abby Westlake (1987)
  • Trust Me on This (1987)
  • Sacred Monster (1989)
  • Drowned Hopes (1990)
  • The Perfect Murder (1991)
  • Humans (1992)
  • Don't Ask (1993)
  • Baby, Would I Lie? (1994)
  • Smoke (1995)
  • What's the Worst That Could Happen? (1996)
  • The Ax (1997 - read 4/1997)
  • The Hook (2000 - 5/2000)
  • Bad News (2001 - 4/2002)
  • Put a Lid on It (2002 - read 7/2002)
  • Money for Nothing (2003)
  • The Road to Ruin (2004 - read 3/2011)
  • Watch Your Back! (2005 - 6/2005)
  • What's So Funny? (2007 - 3/2007)
  • Get Real (2009)
  • Memory (2010)
  • Hellcats and Honeygirls with Lawrence Block (2010 - read 2017/01)
  • The Comedy is Finished (2012)
Westlake, Donald E. Wiki List Other Suggested By: Author.
Wiki List of Westlake Books
Westlake, Donald E. Write under these other names... Crime/Mystery Westlake wrote more than 100 books. He used his own name and several pseudonyms, including Richard Stark, Tucker Coe, Samuel Holt and Edwin West.

I am so sad to hear that Donald E. Westlake died December 31st, 2008.
Westlake, Donald E. as Alan Marshall Various Other Suggested By: Author.
These are soft porn. Weird.
  • All My Lovers (1959)
  • Backstage Love (1959)
  • Sally (1959)
  • Man Hungry (1959)
  • All The Girls Were Willing (1960)
  • The Wife Next Door (1960)
  • Virgin's Summer (1960)
  • A Girl Called Honey with Lawrence Block (1960 - read 2017/01 as part of 2010 Hellcats and Honeygirls collection)
  • So Willing with Lawrence Block (1960 - read 2017/01 as part of 2010 Hellcats and Honeygirls collection)
  • All About Annette (1960 - Requested MNLink 2012/12)
  • Off Limits (1961)
  • Call Me Sinner (1961)
  • Passion's Plaything (1961)
  • The Sin Drifter (1962)
  • Sin Hellcat (1962 - read 2017/01 as part of 2010 Hellcats and Honeygirls collection, originally co-written as Andrew Shaw)
  • Passion Doll (1962)
  • The Sin Losers (1962)
  • Sin Prowl (1963)
Westlake, Donald E. as Edwin West Various Fiction Suggested By: Author.
  • Young and Innocent (1960 - read 2016/07 Kindle)
  • Campus Doll (1961 - read 2016/12)
  • Brother and Sister (1961 - bought from UK seller 2016/07)
  • Strange Affair (1962 - interlibrary loan requested 2016/07)
  • Campus Lovers (1963 - bought paperback)
Westlake, Donald E. as John Dexter No Longer a Virgin (1960) Other Suggested By: Author.
I OWN A PAPERBACK COPY - HAVE NOT READ IT YET. Soft-core porn (weird).
Westlake, Donald E. as Richard Stark The Alan Grofield novels... Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
  • The Damsel (1967)
  • The Blackbird (1969)
  • The Dame (1969)
  • Lemons Never Lie (1971 - read 8/2006)
Westlake, Donald E. as Richard Stark The Parker novels... Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
  • The Hunter aka Point Blank aka Payback (1962)
  • Man with the Getaway Face aka The Steel Hit (1963)
  • The Outfit (1963)
  • The Mourner (1963)
  • The Score aka Killtown (1964)
  • The Jugger (1965)
  • The Seventh aka The Split (1966)
  • The Handle aka Run Lethal (1966)
  • The Rare Coin Score (1967)
  • The Green Eagle Score (1967)
  • The Black Ice Score (1965)
  • The Sour Lemon Score (1969)
  • Deadly Edge (1971)
  • Slayground (1971)
  • Plunder Squad (1972)
  • Butcher's Moon (1974)
  • Comeback (1997)
  • Backflash (1998)
  • Flashfire (2000)
  • Firebreak (2001)
  • Breakout (2002)
  • Nobody Runs Forever (2004)
  • Ask the Parrot (2006)
  • Dirty Money (2008)
Westlake, Donald E. as Samuel Holt Various Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
  • One Of Us Is Wrong (1986)
  • I Know A Trick Worth Two Of That (1986)
  • What I Tell You Three Times is False (1987)
  • The Fourth Dimension is Death (1989)
Westlake, Donald E. as Tucker Coe Various Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Mitch Tobin Novels
  • Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death (1966 - read 12/2013)
  • Murder Among Children (1967)
  • Wax Apple (1970)
  • A Jade in Aries (1970)
  • Don't Lie to Me (1972)
Westlake, Donald E. under various pennames Various Other Suggested By: Author.
  • Sin Hellcats (1962 - read 2017/01 as part of 2010 Hellcats and Honeygirls collection with Lawrence Block, originally co-written as Andrew Shaw)
  • The Pleasures We Know (1964 - co-writing as Barbara Wilson, with Laurence Janifer)
  • The Perils of the Sky Rangers (1966 - co-writing as P.N. Castor with Dave Foley for Cavalier Magazine)
  • Ex Officio (1970 - writing as Timothy J. Culver)
  • Comfort Station (1973 - writing as J. Morgan Cunningham)
  • The Scared Stifff (2002 - writing as Judson Jack Carmichael)
Weston, Carolyn Poor Poor Ophelia Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Krug and Kellog thriller book 1. It's the turbulent 1970s, a time of social upheaval. The generation gap has never seemed so wide and perilous, especially for veteran Santa Monica homicide detective Al Krug and his new partner, university-educated ex-surfer Casey Kellog, the youngest detective on the force. A woman's corpse is found floating in the bay with a law firm's business card, sealed in plastic, strung around her neck. Krug and Kellog have to solve the bizarre and gruesome murder… if they don't kill each other first.
Weston, Wes Happy Time Go Fast Memoir Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Invaluable Lessons from Teaching English Abroad (Do U English).
Wexler, Sarah Z. Living Large Non-fiction From SUVs to Double Ds. Why going bigger isn't going better. She suggests that we "right-size" by thinking of the scaling-back as a long overdue readjustment.
Whalen, Christopher Appalachian Trail Workbook for Planning Thru-Hikes Non-fiction Obviously I don't need this personally, but it might be interesting to look at.
Whalen, Marybeth Mayhew (read by Joshilyn Jackson) When We Were Worthy Fiction Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson because she read the audiobook. When the sound of sirens cuts through a cool fall night, the small town of Worthy, Georgia, hurtles from triumph to tragedy. Just hours before, they'd watched the Wildcats score a winning touchdown. Now, they're faced with the deaths of three cheerleaders--their promising lives cut short in a fatal crash. And the boy in the other car--the only one to survive--is believed to be at fault. As rumors begin to fly and accusations spin, allegiances form and long-kept secrets emerge.
Wharton, Thomas Icefields Fiction Restless cast of adventurers are haunted by an expanse of ancient sea ice in Alberta's Rocky Mountains. Think they find angel in the ice.
Whedon, Joss Serenity. [Vol. 1], Those left behind SciFi Not sure if this is a graphic novel or what.
Wheeler, Karen The Marie Antoinette Diet Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How French women eat cake but don't gain weight.
Whitaker, Kayla Rae The Animators Fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
Though Sharon is insecure and Mel bold, both women grew up poor, watching cartoons and sketching their secrets. Suffused with humor, tragedy, and deep insights about art and friendship, this lively novel will make you wish Mel and Sharon's films existed off the page.
Whitaker, Mark Cosby Auto/Biography A fascinating look at a complicated genius. Huh - I wonder if there's anything about all of the recent sexual assault allegations?
Whitaker, Rick Assuming the Position GLBT A memoir of gay hustler.
White, Andrew St. Pierre and Gwynn White Torn Trousers Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. True story of courage and adventure: how a couple sacrificed everything to escape to paradise.
White, Angela Life After War Box Set 1-3 Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Fated to lead New America, seven gifted people survive a nuclear apocalypse only to find themselves on a cross-country quest through horrors that will shake the very core of who they thought they were. These long-denied protectors of humanity are destined to rebuild their country…if they can stay alive long enough to find each other.
White, Angela The Survivors Book One (Life After War 1) Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. I own another set of three books which may include this one. Fated to lead New America, seven gifted people survive an apocalypse only to find themselves on a cross-country quest through horror that will shake the very core of who they believed they were. These long-denied protectors of humanity are destined to rebuild their country…if they can stay alive long enough to find each other.
White, E.B. Essays of E.B. White Essays One of Elizabeth Berg's best loved books. "He has wielded the English language with as much clarity and control as any American of his time." (From amazon.com review)
White, E.B. Here is New York Non-fiction A reissued classic.
White, Edmund Inside a Pearl Memoir Chronicles the 15 years he spent in France rubbing elbows with celebrities and socialites.
White, Karen The Color of Light Chick Lit 4.5 stars on GoodReads. At thirty-two, pregnant and recently divorced, Jillian Parrish and her seven-year-old daughter find refuge and solace on Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Jillian had experienced her best childhood memories here-until her best friend Lauren Mills disappeared, never to be found.
White, Katharine S. and Elizabeth Lawrence Two Gardeners: A Friendship in Letters Non-fiction 1950s letters.
White, Marco The Devil In the Kitchen Memoir A coming-of-age tale from the British bad boy [chef].
White, T.H. The Once and Future King Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
$6.43 Kindle book. The book is divided into four parts:
  • The Sword in the Stone (1938)
  • The Queen of Air and Darkness (1939) (published separately in somewhat different form as The Witch in the Wood)
  • The Ill-Made Knight (1940) (which mainly deals with the character Lancelot)
  • The Candle in the Wind (first published in the composite edition, 1958)
Whitehouse, Lucie Before We Met Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$1.99 Kindle book. When Mark does not return from a business trip to the States and when the hours of waiting for him stretch into days, the foundations of Hannah's certainty begins to crack. Why do Mark's colleagues believe he has gone to Paris not America? Why is there no record of him at his hotel? And who is the mysterious woman who has been telephoning him over the last few weeks?
Whiteside, Katherine The Way We Garde Now Technical/Reference Might be an informative and inspirational read in the winter.
Whitfield, Peter Cities of the World Non-fiction A history in maps. This book reveals the history of cities worldwide through exquisite mpas and artwork.
Whiting, Charles The Battle of Hurtgen Forest Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. From September 1944 to February 1945, eight US infantry and two US armoured divisions were thrown into the ‘green hell of Hurtgen': fifty square miles of thick, rugged, hilly woods on the Belgian-German border, full of German soldiers in a deadly network of concrete bunkers.
Whittle, Tina The Dangerous Edge of Things Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Tai Randolph series book 1. Tai Randolph is still adjusting to a newly inherited Confederate-themed gun shop when she gets a big shock: a murdered corpse in her brother's driveway.
Whyte, Jack Camulod Chronicles SciFi King Arthur Series
1: Skystone, the (1992)
2: Singing Sword, the (1993)
3: Eagles' Brood, the (1994)
4: Saxon Shore, the (1998)
5: Fort at River's Bend, the (1997)
6: Sorcerer: Metamorphosis (1999)
7: Uther (2001)
8: Lance Thrower, the (2004)
9: Eagle, the
Whyte, James Crimes Against Logic Memoir Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Prietst, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders. Whyte proposes that noone has the right to spout nonsense. The "right to an opinion" doesn't cover giving wrong information, he holds.
Wickenden, Dorothy Nothing Daunted Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Account of two well-to-do East Coast society girls in 1916 who ventured out to the rugged frontier. Graduates of Smith College go west to answer a call for teachers.
Widenius MySQL Reference Manual Computer Entire book is available online...
Wiese, Jim Weird Science Non-fiction For children 8-12. Experiments in this book trigger children's enthusiasm about science by appealing to their inherent attraction to things that are gross or bizarre.
Wiesel, Elie Night Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. From wiki Bildungsromans list, and suggested by Kim P.
Wiest, Andrew The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.99 Kindle book.
Wiggin, Kate Douglas Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The story of Rebecca Rowena Randall and her two stern aunts in the fictional village of Riverboro, Maine. Rebecca's joy for life inspires her aunts, but she faces many trials in her young life, gaining wisdom and understanding.
Wilcox, James Modern Baptists / Polite Sex Fiction A real southern writer.
Wilde, Oscar Essays and Lectures Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Wilde, Oscar Intentions Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Wilde, Oscar Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Collection of short semi-comic mystery stories that were written by Oscar Wilde and published in 1891. It includes:
  • Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Sphinx Without a Secret
  • The Model Millionaire
Wilde, Oscar Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Wilde, Oscar The Canterville Ghost Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. This is the one with the ghost and the paints. I read it, but didn't log it.
Wilde, Oscar The Importance of Being Ernest Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Wilde, Oscar The Picture of Dorian Gray Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
Wilder, Jasinda You Can Do It Non-fiction Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. A straightforward guide to lifelong health and wellness. No gimmicks, no counting, no measuring, just practical advice on how to eat better, get moving, and live well, delivered with refreshing honesty and humor.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography Memoir Suggested By: Author.
Gritty adult stories. Not suitable for Half-Pints. Before they were editted into the popular novels. May be hopelessly boring, then again maybe not.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls Various - Little House Series Youth Suggested By: Author.
  • Little House in the Big Woods (1932 - read 2018/03)
  • Farmer Boy (1933 - read 2018/04) – featuring the childhood of Laura's husband
  • Little House on the Prairie (1935 - read 2018/05)
  • On the Banks Of Plum Creek (1937)
  • By The Shores Of Silver Lake (1939)
  • The Long Winter (1940)
  • Little Town on the Prairie (1941)
  • These Happy Golden Years (1943)
  • The First Four Years (1971)
Wilenski, Amy The Weight of It: A Story of Two Sisters Memoir Amy Wilensky's memoir of the dangerous terrain of sisterhood, especially with a sister with an imposing presence. Inseperable friends as children, one grows up petite and trim, the other grows morbidly obese. An intriguing story, well told.
Wilker, Josh Cardboard Gods Memoir A trove of old baseball cards inspired sports blogger Wilker to reflect on his tragicomic childhood.
Wilkerson, Isabel The Warmth of Other Suns Non-fiction Sprawling and stunning account of the Great Migration, the 55-year stretch (1915-1970) during which 6 million black Americans fled the Jim Crow South.
Wilkinson, Alec The Happiest Man in the World Memoir Poppa Neutrino, 74, has been a knife sharpener, street musician and seafarer - crossing the Pacific in a raft built from scarp wood. Wilkinson's bio captures this vagabond's eccentric magic.
Wilkinson, Crystal Water Street Fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Water Street examines the secret lives of neighbors and friends who live on Water Street in a small town in Kentucky. Assured and intimate, Wilkinson weaves us in and out of the lives of Water Street's inhabitants, dealing with love, loss, truth and tragedy, as the narration switches from person to person and their remarkable, varied and authentic voices are revealed under Wilkinson's sure hand.
Wilkinson, Kelly Weekend Homemade Craft Undowdy projects - luminarias, table decorations...all designed to be completed in a couple of hours.
Willard, Dennis Working in the Northwest Woods Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In this first-hand account of a decade spent in the outdoors in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, we are taken on a tour of life inside the United States Forest Service when, as a first year seasonal, a young man who has spent his life in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri is transported to the Cascades. Follow him as he learns his way around the rugged terrain of the big timber country. From personal narrative of his initial experiences to gripping accounts of encounters with wild weather, wild fire and wildlife, the author takes you on a journey into the backcountry.
Willet, Jincy Winner of the National Book Award Humorous Funny, smart-mouthed, fearless, reverberating rumber of a tale! Acerbid, middle-aged spinster and her fat, slutty twin sister in zingy ying-yang of womankind.
Williams, Bett Girl Walking Backwards GLBT Novel of a young dyke in California.
Williams, Florence The Nature Fix Non-fiction Suggested By: People Mag.
If you manage to break your addiction to your cellphone, try taking a walk in the woods. Exposure to nature, Williams writes, has been shown to increase happiness and improve health.
Williams, Juan Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It Non-fiction Williams starts with the question, "Why are so many black Americans, people born inside the gates of American opportunity, still living as if they were locked out from all America has to offer?" His answers include the debacle of big-city politics under self-serving black politicians; reparations as "a divisive dead-end idea"; the parlous state of city schools "under the alliance between the civil rights leaders and the teachers' unions".
Williams, Mark and Danny Penman Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.99 Kindle book.
Williams, Patricia J. Open House Memoir Black Professor of law and recipient of MacArthur genius award. White conservatives attack her politics at a dinner party. "Two years later," she writes, "I am still coming up with snappy answers." Incisive and gently cranky, like a best friend melded with the professor who wowed you in college.
Williams, Patricia with Jeannine Amber Rabbit Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Williams - better known as comedian Ms. Pat - recounts her difficult life growing up in crack-addled Atlanta and having two kids by age 15. With a sparse education but plenty of humor and "hustling", she details how she made it work.
Williams, Paul The Fall of the Shell (Beyond Armageddon,the Pelbar Cycle) Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic survival and recovery - recommended by the guys at UH.

From a review on amazon.com, "This is the fourth and central work of a series about the spiritual and technological rebirth of a future North America wrecked by nuclear war. Overtly the setting is straight after-the-bomb, but the construction of societies which each have their own strengths and weaknesses is nice, and the overall flow of the stories is well done. This novel is the best of the series. Williams is a poor creator of setting and character, but the novel moves so gracefully through the plot that many readers will forgive him his failings. The title resonates over and over through events as symmatrical as the huge stone cities of the Pelbar, the one human society in central North America to have continued as an urban civilization."
Williams, Stanley 'Tookie' Various Non-fiction Suggested By: Unknown.
Cofounder of L.A.-based Crips gang was nominated for a 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for prison writings.
Williams, T.A. After the Event Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Book 1 in the After the Event series. As society crumbles all around him Grant must face the demons from his past in order to provide his family with a future.
Williams, T.A. The Remnants Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle Book. Book 2 in the After the Event series. The world has been reduced to empty buildings, on empty streets, in empty cities. The people who have survived either scavenge for supplies or hunt those who have them. This is the world that Alec must enter in order to find his sister and bring his shattered family back together.
Williams, Terry Tempest The Hour of Land Non-fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Williams' ode to the national park system and the importance of the outdoors ("outside is for losers" - Catbert) is beautiful enough for your coffee table, but interesting enough for your nightstand.
Williams, Tony G. Dash Diet Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. The Healthy Dash Diet Cookbook. 99 Super Easy, Simple And Delicious Dash Diet Recipes To Rapidly Lose Weight, Lower Blood Pressure, And Improve Your Lifestyle. The DASH diet (Dietary approaches to stop hypertension) is a dietary pattern promoted by the U.S.-based National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services) to prevent and control hypertension. The DASH diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods; includes meat, fish, poultry, nuts, and beans; and is limited in sugar-sweetened foods and beverages, red meat, and added fats. In addition to its effect on blood pressure, it is designed to be a well-balanced approach to eating for the general public.
Williamson, Jeanne The Uncommon Quilter Craft Small Art Quilts Created with Paper, Plastic, Fiber, and Surface Design. CW from work has this book.
Williamson, Kate A Year in Japan Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by Matthew Amster-Burton. Swoony Kyoto memoir, lovingly illustrated.
Willis, Connie Doomsday Book SciFi Suggested By: Suggested List.
Suggested for fans of Outlander. A young woman, thrown far back in time, navigates historical problems with the help of new friends and family.
Willis, Connie Oxford Time Travel series SciFi Recommended by Rebecca.

Fire Watch (Short story - 1982)

Doomsday Book (1992)
Story of Oxford Historian Kivrin Engle's trip to the middle ages, where time travel slippage causes her to be in the middle of the Black Death epidemic in 1348.

To Say Nothing of the Dog (1998)
A much lighter tone than Doomsday Book. Follows the adventures of Oxford historian Ned Henry, who is tasked to retrieve the Bishop's Bird Stump from Coventry Cathedral before it was destroyed.

Blackout/All Clear (Two Volumes - 2010)
Follows three historians travelling back to the time of World War II to observe the 'contemps' on the home front. Things start to go wrong and they all discover their drops are not functioning and have to work together to survive and figure out a way to get back home.
Willis, Ellen Out of the Vinyl Deeps Non-fiction Ellen Willis was one of the first rock critics. She combined a love of pop culture with a passion for feminist theory to create a unique body of music writing. Willis writes with a directness and utter lack of fan gush, and her observations sound a appropriate today as they did decades ago.
Wilsey, Sean Oh the Glory of It All Memoir While it sounds like a million other memoirs, Wiley's account of his screwed-up San Francisco family is superbly original.
Wilson, Adam What's Important is Feeling Short Stories Darkly funny entry that opens with "I'm done being friends with dreadlocked white guys."
Wilson, Daniel H and John Joseph Adams (editors) Press Start to Play Short Stories Science fiction meets videogames in this sharp story collection which features Holly Black and Cory Doctorow.
Wilson, Edward O. Anthill Fiction Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, Anthill follows the thrilling adventures of a modern-day Huck Finn, enthralled with the "strange, beautiful, and elegant" world of his native Nokobee County. But as developers begin to threaten the endangered marshlands around which he lives, the book's hero decides to take decisive action. Edward O. Wilson--the world's greatest living biologist--elegantly balances glimpses of science with the gripping saga of a boy determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: man himself.
Wilson, George If You Survive Memoir Suggested By: BookBub.com.
George Wilson was the only member of the 4th Infantry Division's Company F to see the end of WWII. His true account is one of luck, survival, and the grim realities of war.
Wilson, Katherine The Mother-in-Law Cure Memoir Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this warmly funny and spirited memoir, American-born Katherine Wilson arrives in Naples, Italy, for an internship at the U.S. Consulate. One evening, she meets handsome Salvatore and finds herself immediately enveloped by his elegant mother, Raffaella, and the rest of the Avallone family. From that moment, Katherine's education begins: Never eat the crust of a pizza first, always stand up and fight for yourself and your loved ones, and consider mealtimes sacred--food must be prepared fresh and consumed in compagnia.
Wilson, Kevin The Family Fang Fiction Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Unforgettable collection of demanding, brilliant, and absolutely endearing oddballs whose lives are risky and mischievous performance art. Now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman and Christopher Walken.
Wilson, Maureen "Marzi" Introvert Doodles Humorous Suggested By: BookBub.com.
An introvert illuminates her experiences in a book's worth of confessional, affecting, and hilarious cartoons! "Charming and irreverent" .
Wilson, Mike Right On the Edge of Crazy Non-fiction On tour with the U.S. downhill ski team. The best book ever written about ski racing.
Wilson, Robert The Explorer King Auto/Biography Clarence King, a late 19th-century scientist/adventurer who gained international attention for being a really, really good geologist. Remarkably refreshing.
Wilson, Tarn The Slow Farm Memoir Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In the early 1970s, Tarn Wilson's father quit his job as the Brookings Institution's first computer programmer, packed his family into a converted school bus with "Suck Nixon" painted on the side, and headed for the Canadian wilderness. He planned to give his two young children an Edenic childhood, free from the shadows of war, materialism, and middle class repression.
Wilson, Tom Beautiful Scars Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$16.17 Kindle book. Steeltown Secrets, Mohawk Skywalkers, and the Road Home.
Winchester, Simon A Crack in the Edge of the World Non-fiction Exploring the disaster of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Also wrote "Krakatoa".
Winchester, Simon Atlantic Non-fiction History of the Atlantic Ocean
Winchester, Simon Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book.
Winchester, Simon Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded August 27, 1883 Non-fiction Demanding, lyrical book.
Winchester, Simon The Man Who Loved China Non-fiction An offbeat character study, not a regurgitation of the nation's history. You emerge with a clearer picture of a mysterious country.
Winchester, Simon The Map That Changed the World Auto/Biography Suggested By: BookBub.com.
$3.23 Kindle book. William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology. Smith spent twenty-two years piecing together the fragments of this unseen universe of rock layers and fossils to create an epochal and remarkably beautiful hand-painted map. But instead of receiving accolades and honors, he ended up in debtors' prison, the victim of plagiarism, and virtually homeless for ten years more.
Winchester, Simon The Professor and the Madman Non-fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.
Winger, Debra Undiscovered Memoir She's 53 - in 2008, whoa!
Winn, Marie Red Tails in Love Non-fiction A wildlife drama in Central Park.
Winspear, Jacqueline Maisie Dobbs series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: BookBub.com.
“I’m a huge Maisie Dobbs fan” - Lee Child
  • Maisie Dobbs (2003)
  • Birds of a Feather (2004)
  • Pardonable Lies (2005)
  • Messenger of Truth (2006)
  • An Incomplete Revenge (2008)
  • Among the Mad (2009)
  • The Mapping of Love and Death (2010)
  • A Lesson in Secrets (2011)
  • Elegy for Eddie (2012)
  • Leaving Everything Most Loved (2013)
  • A Dangerous Place (2015)
Winston, Lolly Good Grief Fiction Story of Sophie Stanton, widow. Life gets worse before it gets better, but gradually with the help of family and friends, Sophie begins to heal. Written with tenderness, humor, empathy so that Sophie and the reader get intimate.
Winter, Izabelle Diary of a Hoarder's Daughter Memoir Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. What is it really like to be the relative of a hoarder - especially if you're a tidy freak? How much can one person take until they snap? Imagine living in a house where you can only walk sideways, where Christmas lights stay up all year and tins in the kitchen eventually explode with age. Of eight televisions in the lounge, only one actually worked. A new 20ft carpet which arrived, rolled up and ready to be laid in 1974, was still there forty years later. Why would a man with two feet need 173 shoes? Where were his teeth, his hearing aid and the vacuum cleaner? In fact, where was the floor?
Winters, Ben H. The Last Policeman Series Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Edgar award winner. It follows a police detective in New Hampshire as he investigates a suicide he believes was really a murder. His efforts are complicated by the social, political and economic effects of preparations for, and anticipation of, an asteroid impact six months in the future. Winters describes the work as an "existential detective novel", turning on the question of why people do things in spite of their long-term unimportance.
  • The Last Policeman
  • Countdown City
  • World of Trouble
Winters, Jill The Unspinnable Big Clock Scandal Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
$1.99 Kindle book.
Winterson, Jeanette Oranges are not the Only Fruit GLBT Adopted daughter of evangelical Christians finds a girlfriend. Oops.
Winterson, Jeanette Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Memoir Suggested By: Unknown.
Riveting portrait of the author's harrowing youth in working-class England. A book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser, waiting for Armageddon; about growing up in a north England industrial town.
Wiseman, Ellen Marie The Life She Was Given Fiction Suggested By: Book Award List.
From list of books that you can read in one sitting. From acclaimed author Ellen Marie Wiseman comes a vivid, daring novel about the devastating power of family secrets--beginning in the poignant, lurid world of a Depression-era traveling circus and coming full circle in the transformative 1950s.
Wiseman, Richard The Luck Factor Non-fiction While many believe luck is a mystical force influenced by superstitious rituals, Wiseman, psychology chair at the University of Herfordshire in England, claims lucky people simply possess four basic psychological traits unlucky people don't: the ability to maximize chance opportunities, to listen to "gut feelings," to expect good fortune and to see the bright side of bad luck.
Wiseman, Rosalind Queen Bees & Wannabes Non-fiction The book which inspired Tina Fey's "Mean Girls" movie.
Witherspoon, Kimberly and Andrew Friedman Don't Try This at Home: Culinary Catastrophes From the World's Greatest Chefs Non-fiction Wonderfully entertaining stories of various chefs' own bleak moments in food preparation - and there are doozies!
Withey, Michael Mastering Logical Fallacies Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$5.37 Kindle book. The definitive guide to flawless rhetoric and bulletproof logic.
Witt, L. A. Conduct Unbecoming GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. First class petty officer Eric Randall is less than thrilled about taking orders to Okinawa. Three long, lonely years on a crappy island that's thousands of miles from his daughter? Oh. Yeah. Sign him up. But as long as he's stuck here, he might as well make the best of it, so he discreetly checks out the local gay scene, where he meets Shane Connelly.
Witt, L. A. Not Safe For Work GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Bored senseless in a meeting, Jon McNeill amuses himself with a kinky dating app on his phone. Then the app matches him with another user…who's six feet away. Suddenly Jon finds himself on the same page as someone who's way above his pay grade: Millionaire property developer Rick Pierce.
Witt, L.A. For the Living GLBT Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. For the last year, Jay Warren has struggled to find the nerve to tell his wife he's gay. Every time he gets the chance, though, he freezes up. He's ashamed of hiding it all this time and he doesn't want to hurt her, and the guilt has been almost unbearable.
Wittman, C.A. Synanon Kid Memoir Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. An ordinary weekend becomes surreal when Celena's mother, whom she has not seen for years, returns to claim her. Told that she is going to visit a place called Synanon, six-year-old Celena leaves her native Los Angeles on a bus for a secluded ranch setting in Northern California where the residents are strangely bald and dressed uniformly in overalls. Coming to realize this eerie institution is to be her new home, Celena is ultimately forced to develop a new strength of being to protect herself against the abusive school demonstrators, the troubled children, and the chilling thought that she and her mother might never leave.
Wittman, Robert K. Priceless Non-fiction Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Robert K. Wittman, the founder of the FBI's Art Crime Team, pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career for the first time, offering a real-life international thriller to rival The Thomas Crown Affair.
Wizenberg, Molly A Homemade Life Memoir Author of the Orangette blog. Inventive recipes throughout. A mouthwatering memoir about not all that much.
Wizenberg, Molly Delancy Memoir Popular food blogger serves up crave-worthy memoir that is part love story, part restaurant industry tale.
Wodehouse, PG Various Fiction Fun stories of the English Idle Rich.
Wohlforth, Charles The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change Science/Nature Wohlforth has traveled with both scientists and Eskimos to see how each group studies the environment. Inupiat Eskimos are keenly aware of atmospheric changes causing thinning icde and increased fog during whaling season.
Wolf, Joan Dark Ages of Britain Series Fantasy
  • The Road to Avalon (1988) (gave my copy to library)
  • Born of the Sun (1989)
  • The Edge of Light (1990)
Wolff, Tobais In the Garden of the North American Martyrs Short Stories Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From a morbid teen boy to a prudish loner and his obnoxious passenger, idiosyncratic characters come to vivid life in these 12 stories from this PEN/Faulkner award-winning author.
Wolitzer, Hilma An Available Man Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Still mourning his wife's death, science teacher Edward returns to the dating scene at 62 -- and finds a surprising second chance at love.
Wolitzer, Meg The Position Fiction Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. In 1975, Paul and Roz Mellow write a bestselling Joy of Sex-type book that mortifies their four school-aged children and ultimately changes the shape of the family forever. Thirty years later, as the now dispersed family members argue over whether to reissue the book, we follow the complicated lives of each of the grown children and their conflicts in love, work, marriage, parenting, and, of course, sex--all shadowed by the indelible specter of their highly sexualized parents.
Wolitzer, Meg The Wife Fiction Frothy comic novel; hilarious gripes about marriage.
Wood, Naomi Mrs. Hemingway Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
This New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice chronicles the lives of the four women who loved and married Ernest Hemingway — and the illicit affairs that wrecked them. “I could not put it down until the last page” (bestselling author Jojo Moyes).
Wood, Trish What Was Asked of Us Non-fiction Oral history of the Iraq war. Sniper Garett Repenhagen put it this way: "At the end of the day, you feel more like a murderer than a soldier." Power and unflinchingly honest, Woods' book deserves to be a best seller.
Woodrell, Daniel The Maid's Version Fiction An old Ozark woman's recollection of a deadly dance-hall explosion in 1929 and the long hidden truth's her tale uncovers.
Woods, Roslyn Romancing the Brush Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. An Austin, Texas Art Mystery Michelle Hodge Series book 3. Thirty-year-old Shell Hodge seems to have it all: a great life with Dean, the man of her dreams, and an art career that is taking off. But when one of the partners in her gallery is murdered, Shell's life goes into a tailspin. She is thrown into a fearful state as memories of her parents' deaths surface, and she finds herself worrying about her relationship with Dean while she puzzles over the murder.
Woods, Stuart The Short Forever Crime/Mystery Crime mystery in upper-crust London.
Woods, T.E. The Unforgivable Fix Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The Justice Series book 3. Detective Mort Grant of the Seattle PD has finally decided to sell. The home where he and his late wife raised two kids feels too large and too full of old memories. His son is married and raising a family of his own, and despite desperate efforts to find her, Mort has lost touch with his wayward daughter. That is, until the day she walks back into her childhood home and begs for his help.
Woodward, A.E. Imperfectly Perfect Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Book 1 of 3. Emma, Tyler and Shane have been best friends since they were kids. Along with their college addition, Rob, the four friends have an exciting life in NYC. In fact, Emma Sloan appears to have it all.
Work Projects Administration Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. From Interviews with Former Slaves Georgia Narratives, Part 1.
Works Projects Administraion Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. From Interviews with Former Slaves Maryland Narratives.
Works Projects Administration Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States Classic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. From Interviews with Former Slaves Arkansas Narratives, Part 1.
Worth, Jennifer Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. The Midwife Trilogy Book 3.
Wren, M.K. A Gift Upon the Shore Post-Apocalyptic Unsparing but ultimately hopeful, this elegiac novel, set in the near future, traces the first generations to survive nuclear war and ensuing plagues. Writer Mary Hope and Rachel Morrow, a painter, eke out a meager existence at a farm on the Oregon coast. As they struggle through the Long Winter following the End, as the nuclear disaster is simply called, their desolation is succeeded by a determination to collect and preserve for a new civilization the great books of Western culture.
Wright, Chely Like Me Memoir Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer. And she's gay.
Wright, Dr. William A Doctor on the Inside (set) Memoir Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Maximum Insecurity chronicles Wright's true-life metamorphosis from suburban ear surgeon to life as the sole physician at Colorado's maximum-security prison. Jailhouse Doc follows Wright's transition from prison medicine to running the clinic at the county jail.
Wright, Evan Generation Kill Memoir Rolling Stone contributing editor spent two months with an elite Marine unit that barreled into Iraq in March 2003, leading the way for US forces rolling into Baghdad.
Wright, iO Tillett Darling Days Memoir Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Raised on Manhattan's Lower East Side in a dilapidated, roach-infested building crowded with junkies and artists, iO's childhood was a blend of gut-wrenching poverty and cultural abundance.
Wright, Lawrence Going Clear Non-fiction Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief. Wright interviewed roughly 200 current and former Scientologists for the book.
Wright, Lawrence Thirteen Days in September Non-fiction Elucidates the issues that continue to plague the Middle East. Brilliant penetrating scholarship.
Wright, Rebecca Adams The Things About Great White Sharks Short Stories Heartbreaking and hilarious far out book of stories that spans past, present, and future, as characters deal with sharks, aliens, and robots.
Wright, Richardson The Gardener's Bed-Book Non-fiction Short and long pieces to be read in bed. His style and vocabulary may sound a bit forman and stilted to our 21st centure ears, but remembering that Wright was born in 1887 puts that all in perspective.
Writing Souls' Travel Guides Japan: 25 Traditional Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Snacks Cookbook Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
Wroblewski, David The Story of Edgar Sawtelle Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Born mute, Edgar must leave his idyllic Wisconsin farm after tragedy strikes. Accompanied by three dogs, he comes of age while fighting for survival in the wilderness. This New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club pick is "wonderful, mysterious, long, and satisfying" (Stephen King).
WSI Digital Minds Non-fiction Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle Book. 12 Things Every Business Needs to Know About Digital Marketing. We provide a map (literally!) that's designed to help professionals navigate through the complexities of the digital marketing realm. Fourteen of WSI's thought-leaders explore how online strategies like web design, marketing automation, eCommerce, SEO, reputation management, email marketing and more have been shaped by online consumers and their mobile device du jour! By evolving alongside the growing trends, your brand will be equipped to leave the competition far behind.
Wylde, Anya Love Muffin and Chai Latte Chick Lit Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Love Muffin and Chai Latte follows the journey of Tabitha Lee Timmons as she deals with financial stress, loony relatives, some crooks, an unhappy bride to be, a grumpy old man and two heartbreakingly handsome men.
Wyss, Johann David The Swiss Family Robinson Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Adventures on a Desert Island.
Yahg, Kao Kalia The Latehomecomer Memoir Meet the Yangs, a Hmong family. They found asylum in MN, but lived on welfare. The toll their circumstances takes on readers is lightened by Yang's tranquil descriptions of the cultural divide.
Yakabe, C. R. Battle Scars: A reluctant warrior in Iraq Memoir Suggested By: Friend.
Erick A's friend from softball.
Yankee Magazine Living Well On A Shoestring Non-fiction 1501 ingenious ways!
Yankovic, "Weird Al" Weird Al: The Book Memoir Lushly photographed lyric book. Huh. Is that a memoir or not?
Yates, Richard The Easter Parade Fiction Two sisters struggle with life, love, and the pursuit of happiness in two very different ways. The heartbreak of it all is where the true value of this powerful novel lies.
Yellin, Adele and Kevin West The Grand Central Market Cookbook Cookbook Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Thirty-five vendors from Los Angeles' famous Grand Central Market food hall contributed to this collection, adapting recipes like coconut cream doughnuts and crunchy avocado tacos for home chefs.
Yenbamroong, Kris Night + Market Cookbook Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
From the chef behind L.A.'s two Night + Market eateries specializes in Thai party food. Expect simple recipes packed with big complex flavors.
Yoon, Nicola Everything, Everything Youth Don't let "sick teen" fatigue keep you from this fresh moving debut.
Yoon, Nicola The Sun is Also a Star Youth Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Natasha: I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica.
Young, Alfred F. Masquerade Non-fiction Deborah Sampson posed as a male soldier during the Revolutionary War for nearly two years before being discovered. She fought for nearly 40 years to get her general service pension (she eventually succeeded). Occasionally lapses into dry academic-ese, but he's done some ace detective work on an obscure figure who became a feminist icon.
Young, Audrey M.D. What Patients Taught Me Memoir Keenly observed account of her first four years of medical training. This is one physician who appreaciates the emotional complexity of her work and isn't afraid to admist that healing is, above all, 'a human act.'
Young, Moira Dust Lands Youth Better than the Hunger Games (looks like post-apocalyptic stuff).
Youngblood, Shay Black Girl in Paris Fiction Follows steps of Josephine Baker and dreams of becoming a writer.
Yourgrau, Barry Mess Non-fiction Performance artist and hoarder Yorgrau ponders why he's unable to part with the detritus of his life. An absorbing look at a mysterious compulsion.
Zacks, Richard The Pirate Coast Non-fiction A thrilling, better-than-fiction history of the covert mission to rescue American sailors taken into slavery in Tripoli in 1801. Plenty of swords and swashbuckling.
Zadoorian, Michael The Leisure Seeker Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
The unforgettable cross country journey of a runaway couple in their twilight years determined to meet the end of all roads on their own terms--a major motion picture from Sony Pictures Classics starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland.
Zafiro, Frank and Colin Conway Some Degree of Murder Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A young woman has been murdered in River City. Police Detective John Tower is assigned to the case but there are few clues to go on. As he digs into the case, he's soon picking up hints that this murder may not be the killer's first ... or his last.
Zailckas, Koren Smashed Story of a Drunken Girlhood Memoir Focuses on how sadly common drunken teens are.
Zelazny, Roger Damnation Alley Post-Apocalyptic A plague threatens to completely eradicate humanity. Hell is a murderer, and he's facing down a lifetime stuck in a tiny cell until he's offered a pardon if he can drive across the country to deliver a case of anti-serum to Boston, Massachusetts.
Zermeno, Jessica Instant Pot Cookbook For 30 Day Whole Food Cookbook Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Delicious and Totally Compliant Recipes to Help You Lose Weight Fast with Top 100 Quick, Easy & Delicious Instant Pot Recipes.
Zetter, Kim Countdown to Zero Day Non-fiction Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran's nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare - one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb.
Zevin, Dan Dan Gets a Minivan Non-fiction Zevin is one hilarious house-husband. Like Seinfield for the stay-at-home-dad set.
Zevin, Gabrielle The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry Fiction Enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books--an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.
Zimmer Bradley, Marion Lady of Avalon Fantasy Mists of Avalon Sequel
Zimmer Bradley, Marion Mists Of Avalon Series Fantasy
  • The Mists of Avalon (1983)
  • The Forest House (1993) (also now known as The Forests of Avalon - with Diana L. Paxson)
  • Lady of Avalon (1997) (with Diana L. Paxson)
  • Priestess of Avalon (2000) (with Diana L. Paxson)
  • Ancestors of Avalon (2004) (written by Diana L. Paxson)
  • Ravens of Avalon (2007) (written by Diana L. Paxson)
  • Sword of Avalon (2009) (written by Diana L. Paxson)
Zimmer Bradley, Marion The Forest House Fantasy Mists of Avalon Prequel
Zink, Nell Mislaid Fiction Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Longlisted for the National Book Award. When freshman Peggy meets Lee, a charming professor, their unlikely romance sends her on a sharp, darkly funny odyssey.
Zinn, Howard People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present Non-fiction Howard Zinn infuses the often-submerged voices of blacks, women, American Indians, war resisters, and poor laborers of all nationalities into this thorough narrative that spans American history from Christopher Columbus's arrival to an afterword on the Clinton presidency.
Zoglin, Richard Comedy at the Edge Non-fiction He examines how stand-up evolved from tame one-liners to hard truths - then back to cracks about cereal. A first-rate show biz tell-all.
Zubrin, Robert How to Live on Mars Humorous Suggested By: BookBub.com.
What can you expect when you move to the Red Planet to join a human colony? This handy guide will prep you for the future with tips on everything from getting the hang of low gravity to rocking extraterrestrial style. Both humorous and fact-filled.
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Mountain Climbing. The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day.
Zuckoff, Mitchell Frozen In Time Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. An Epic story of survival and a modern quest for lost heroes of World War II. On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished.
Zuckoff, Mitchell Lost in Shangri-La Non-fiction Grippingly cinematic account of three GIs in a lush, inaccessible region populated by hostile tribes stuck in the stone age.
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