Books I'd Like To Read
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Author (from) - Townshend, Pete
Author (thru) - Zuckoff, Mitchell
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.
|Townshend, Pete||Who I Am||Memoir||Pete Townshend. Memoir.|
|Tracy, P.J.||Dead Run||Crime/Mystery||Tart, engaging mystery featuring the Monkeewrench Gang, oddball software designers-turned-crime fighters.|
|Tracy, P.J.||Live Baid||Crime/Mystery||Minnesota detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are stuck working cold cases in the hottest April on record. Zingy dialogue and emotional heft. This mix of high tech and street-smart police work makes an enticing catch.|
|Tracy, P.J.||Monkeewrench||Crime/Mystery||Serial Killer Detective game turns real.|
|Traig, Jennifer||Devil in the Details||Memoir||Compares favorably to Ellen DeGeneres, if Ellen were completely different [that does make sense - all the good, but completely different].|
|Tribute WTC Visitor Center||9/11: The World Speak||Non-fiction||Left by visitors from 120 countries, these poignant drawings and notes express pain, sympathy, and hope.|
|Trigiani, Adriana||Big Stone Gap Series||Chick Lit||
|Trigiani, Adriana||Lucia, Lucia||Fiction||Sartorial goddess and Greenwich Village designer's assistant swept up in amore e scandalo.|
|Trigiani, Adriana||Rococo||Fiction||Perfectionist designer takes on his dream project - renovating his parish church. Equal parts sass and silliness, characters so lively they bounce off the page and wit so subtle that it seems effortless.|
|Trigiani, Adriana||Various||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended along with Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen.
|Troost, J. Maarten||Lost on Planet China||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A "meditative, whimsical, humorous" guide to China (Booklist). Explore the country's history, food, and monuments in this "substantive look at an incredibly complex culture".
|Tropper, Jonathan||How to Talk to a Widower||Fiction||There's a touch of Nick Hornby in this winning tale about a man raising his stepson after his wife dies.|
|Tropper, Jonathan||This Is Where I Leave You||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A New York Times bestseller: When his father dies, Judd must contend with his difficult family -- and his estranged wife's shocking news. "Hilarious and often heartbreaking" (Los Angeles Times). I liked the movie.
|Trouern-Trend, Jonathan||Birding Babylon||Non-fiction||Oddest Iraq war memoir: birdwatching in Iraq.|
|Trulson, Jennifer Gardner||Where You Left Me||Memoir||A mother of two whose husband died in his 105th floor office, Trulson has charted her own resilient course through widowhood and ultimately found new love.|
|Trumbo, Dalton||Johnny Got His Gun||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
By Dalton Trumbo, the blacklisted screenwriter. An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo's stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era.
|Truss, Lynne||Eats, Shoots & Leaves||Non-fiction||Collection of funny vituperations against bad grammar, amusingly short-tempered about misplaced apostrophes, commas, and quotation marks. It is British, and does not adjust for differences in Yankee grammar. Huh - I LIKE Britishisms.|
|Trynin, Jen||Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be||Memoir||Trynin wryly recounts her too-brief tour as rock's next big thing. Terse, hilarious, you-are-there prose.|
|Tsuji, Shizuo||Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Matthew Amster-Burton. Best English-language Japanese cookbook you can buy.
|Tuchman, Barbara @||The Guns of August||History||One of the definitive non-fiction books about WWI. Brilliant research and dramatic storytelling create a panoramic account of the ward and the world leaders embroiled in it.|
|Turgeon, Carolyn||The Fairest Of Them All||Magical/Mystical||Beautiful retellings of fairytales. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen & penpal Jay P.|
|Turnbull, Sarah||Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris||Memoir||What began as a week-long holiday blossomed into a lasting love affair. Boldly quitting her job in Sydney, Turnbull cast her lot as une parisienne only to find herself running headlong into language barriers and culture clashes.|
|Turner, George||Drowning Towers||Post-Apocalyptic||Post-apocalyptic. A family in the 21st century struggles to survive in a world beset by overpopulation, depletion of resources, and the inexorable reclamation of the land by the encroaching sea. Turner ( Beloved Son ) endows this cautionary tale with compassion and insight, never losing his focus on the human dimension. (from a list on amazon.com)|
|Turner, J. B.||Miami Requiem||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Deborah Jones Thriller Series book 1. Since her first day on the Miami Herald, rookie reporter Deborah Jones has been agitating for a shot at one particular story. William Craig is on Death Row, convicted of killing Senator Jack O'Neill's only son. There is no question of his guilt. Craig murdered the young man who was acquitted of raping his granddaughter.
|Twain, Mark||A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Twain, Mark||A Dog's Tale||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. The book is told from the standpoint of a loyal household pet, a dog self-described by the first sentence of the story; "My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian." The story begins with a description of the dog's life as a puppy and her separation from her mother, which to her was inexplicable.
|Twain, Mark||Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1||Auto/Biography||Mark Twain is his own greatest character in this brilliant self-portrait, the first of three volumes collected by the Mark Twain Project on the centenary of the author's death. It is published complete and unexpurgated for the first time. (Twain wanted his more scalding opinions suppressed until long after his death.)|
|Twain, Mark||How to Tell a Story and Other Essays||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Twain, Mark||Life on the Mississippi||Non-fiction||Found this at the library. Looked interesting.|
|Twain, Mark||The Adventures of Tom Sawyer||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Twain, Mark||The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 2||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Twain, Mark||The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 3||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Twain, Mark||The Innocents Abroad||Non-fiction||Recommended by John Grisham as "perhaps the funniest book written by the funniest man who ever lived." AND...it's non-fiction??!!|
|Twain, Mark||Tom Sawyer Abroad||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a parody of adventure stories like those of Jules Verne.
|Twain, Mark||Tom Sawyer Detective||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time.
|Twain, Shania||From This Moment On||Memoir||Her stories are the stuff of a great country song - dirt-poor childhood, years of scraping by, recovering from heartbreak.|
|Twelve Hawks, John||The Traveler||Crime/Mystery||This technothriller offers chilling scenarios about the future of privacy. The final third feels thin, but you won't want to put the book down.|
|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 againâ€“with anger, hope, and a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell.
|Tyler, Anne||The Accidental Tourist||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Travel writer Macon Leary hates travel, adventure, surprises, and anything outside of his routine. Immobilized by grief, Macon is becoming increasingly prickly and alone, anchored by his solitude and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts. Then he meets Muriel, an eccentric dog trainer too optimistic to let Macon disappear into himself. Despite Macon's best efforts to remain insulated, Muriel up-ends his solitary, systemized life, catapulting him into the center of a messy, beautiful love story he never imagined.
|Tyler, Steven||Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?||Memoir||The Idol Judge talks sex, drugs, and more drugs in his memoir.|
|Tyman, James||Inside Out: An Autobiography of a Native Canadian||Memoir||Recommended by Sherman Alexie. Inside Out is one story behind the stereotypes - the autobiography of a young Native man, James Tyman, who grew up with racism, turned to crime and self-destruction, and ended up in jail.|
|Tyson, Neil deGrasse||Astrophysics for People in a Hurry||Science/Nature||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Science icon Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers an accessible overview of everything you ever wanted to know about astrophysics -- from the Big Bang to the search for alien life.
|Ubel, Peter A.||Critical Decisions||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From an author who is “unparalleled in his understanding of the influences that guide our medical decisions” (Dan Ariely): Learn how to break down communication barriers with your doctor and make sound decisions regarding your health.
|Udall, Brady||The Lonely Polygamist||Fiction||Story of a man with four wives, 28 children, and absolutely no clue. The exploits of this surprisingly relatable protagonist and his brood will have you laughing out loud and shedding tears within pages of each other.|
|Ueland, Brenda||If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence, and Spirit||Non-fiction||Her book is not just for would-be writers: her advice applies to ANYTHING that you love and want to do or make. Inspirational!|
|Ugel, Edward||Money for Nothing||Non-fiction||One man's journey through the dark side of lottery millions. He was on "This American Life".|
|Ullman, Ellen||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||First book in the Rabbit Angstrom series. Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, a onetime high-school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife and son. He is twenty-six years old, a man-child caught in a struggle between instinct and thought, self and society, sexual gratification and family duty.|
|Urbanski, Julie||The Trail Life: How I Loved it, Hated it, and Learned from it||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
I enjoyed Julie's later book about hiking the Continental Divide Trail with her husband, Matt. I worry that this book might be a lot more preachy and/or whiny. Much more than an account of meals, miles and mammals, this book takes key aspects from life on the trail and relates them to how they impact her on a deeper level through valuable lessons learned while traveling one of America's most beautiful and rugged hiking trails. From the simple lessons regarding the importance of food and water to the deeper questions about personal fulfillment and happiness, Stopwatch covers the gamut, sharing the trail experience with all its joys and challenges.
|Urbanski, Julie and Matt||Between a Rock and a White Blaze||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
I enjoyed the couple's later book about hiking the Continental Divide Trail. I worry that this book might be a lot more preachy and/or whiny. Four years removed from her first long-distance hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, Julie, aka Stopwatch, is ready to embark on another thru-hike, this time following the white blazes of the Appalachian Trail, a 2181 mile continuous footpath from Georgia to Maine. She is accompanied by her husband, Matt, aka Optimist, for whom it is his second thru-hike of the AT.
|Urdang, Laurence||The New York Times Dictionary of Misunderstookd, Misused, and Mispronounced Words||Photo||The ultimate browsers dictionary.|
|Usher, Shaun||Letters of Note||Non-fiction||Rich, quirky collection of letters.|
|Usher, Shaun||Lists of Note||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$3.22 Kindle book. Rarely seen lists, including one from F. Scott Fitzgerald who decided that the word cocktail deserved to be a verb, and to prove his point he conjugated it.
|Vachss, Andrew||Strega/Blue Belle/Hard Candy||Fiction||Child porn / teenage slavery / Mafia hijinks|
|Valby, Karen||Welcome to Utopia||Non-fiction||In 2006, EW senior writer Karen Valby searched for a town with virtually no access to popular culture. "masterpiece of narrative non-fiction". Huh. You think she coulda looked for some Amish town...|
|Valdez-Rodriguez, Alisa||The Dirty Girls Social Club||Chick Lit||Latina chick-lit.|
|Valenti, Jessica||Why Have Kids?||Non-fiction||For mothers like Valenti, who felt guilty admitting impatience at the drudgery and boredom that constitutes much of parenting, this book may be a revelation and a comfort.|
|Valognes, AurÃ©lie||Out of Sorts||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Ferdinand Brun hasn't always been a grumpy old man. Many years ago, he was a grumpy young man. Now he'd much rather spend time with his canine companion, Daisy, than any of his nosy neighbors. But as his behavior becomes increasingly peculiar, his daughter grows concerned and begins to consider moving him into a retirement home.
|Van Allen, Lisa||The Night Garden||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Nestled in the bucolic town of Green Valley in upstate New York, the Pennywort farm appears ordinary, yet at its center lies something remarkable: a wild maze of colorful gardens that reaches beyond the imagination. Local legend says that a visitor can gain answers to life's most difficult problems simply by walking through its lush corridors.
|Van Allen, Lisa||Various||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Recommended for lovers of Sarah Addison Allen, Alice Hoffman, and Aimee Bender.
|Van Coops, Nathan||In Times Like These||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Benjamin Travers has been electrocuted. What's worse, he and his friends have woken up in the past. As the friends search for a way home, they realize they're not alone. There are other time travelers, and some of them are turning up dead.
|Van Coops, Nathan||The Chronothon||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Ben just wants time with the scientist's daughter who got him into this, but when he's rooked into competing in a chronothonâ€“an Amazing Race through timeâ€“getting the girl means he'll need to make the finish line. When he finds out this competition is more than just a sprint through history, winning takes a back seat to surviving. To save the people he loves, he'll have to conquer the real dangers hidden in the shadows of the chronothon.
|van de Ruit, John||Spud||Fiction||The boarding-school diary of Spud Milton - a 13-year-old South African choirboy lost in a sea of hormones and Julia Roberts fantasy. Veers between the hilarious and the serious.|
|van den Berg, Laura||Find Me||Post-Apocalyptic||A plague has killed millions, but young Joy has made it thru. It sounds grim, but this is a thoughtful touching story about survival.|
|Van Pelt, James||Summer of the Apocalypse||Post-Apocalyptic||After a deadly virus annihilates most of the world's population, 15-year-old Eric undertakes a perilous trek across a devastated Colorado landscape to find his missing father. Forging through a wasteland of abandoned autos and dead bodies, Eric survives crazed looters, wildfires, and a hangman's noose before joining a ragtag community of fellow survivors. Six decades later, after watching his brethren fall prey to illiteracy and a scavenger lifestyle, Eric embarks on another journey through a vastly transformed America, with the objective of rescuing lost knowledge from an abandoned library. His adversaries this time include wolves, feral children, and brutal survivalists. His encounters with the nastier side of human nature paradoxically provoke recognition of humanity's inherent goodness and give him hope for the inevitable renewal of civilization.|
|van Praag, Menna||Various||Other||Suggested By: Author.
Favorite authors recommended by Menna van Praag: Erica Bauermeister, Maggie O'Farrell, Ann Patchett, Tracy Chevalier, Carey Wallace, Anita Shreve, Kate Morton, Anne Lamott, Anne Tyler, Neil Gaiman, and Sue Monk Kidd. "Age of Desire" by Jennie Fields.
|Vanderbes, Jennifer||Easter Island||Fiction||Intertwined stories of 1912 couple on Easter Island for anthropological expedition and botanist there in 1973 to study pollen. Stories gradually move closer to meet artfully at the end. Rich and worldly.|
|VanderMeer, Ann||Steampunk||SciFi||Ranging from big names (Neal Stephenson, Michael Chabon, Michael Moorcock) to small, the contributors bring in elements of alternate history, pulp adventure fiction, high fantasy, cyberpunk and drawing-room farce to their tales.|
|Vandeventer, Clark||unWorking||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Exit the Rat Race, live like a millionaire, and be happy now!
|Vandroux, Jacques||Heart Collector||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Finding murderers is just a day on the job for police captain Nadia Barka. But when a mutilated corpse is discovered in an old baptistery, she's faced with some difficult questions: Who left a young woman's body in a high-security museum in the middle of the night? And where is the victim's heart?
|VanDyke, David and Ryan King||Reaper's Run||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Book One of the Plague Wars series - read it or the prequel, The Eden Plague (Book Zero) as your introduction to this gripping futuristic thriller series. When US Marine Sergeant Jill Repeth's blown-off legs begin to regenerate, she thinks it's a medical miracle. But the breakthrough that heals her war injuries is exactly what the government desperately wants to quash - by any means necessary. Hunted, she must cross an America wracked by strife to try to find a family who may already be dead, searching for the inhuman secret of what started it all.
|Various||32 Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh Out Loud||Humorous||The List
|Various||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.
|Various||Various - List of Series||Unknown||Suggested By: Author.
|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 Â£20,000 wager (Â£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 Mountainâ€“and Olivia is beginning to realize how much of her own bitter history she's never understood: Her mother's madness, building toward a fiery crescendo. Her daughter's flight to California, leaving her to raise Will'm, her beloved grandson. And most of all, her town's fear, for Olivia has real and dangerous enemies.
|Wall, Duncan||The Ordinary Acrobat||Non-fiction||A true circus freak, Wall studied everything from tumbling to the trapeze at a renowned French circus and came out with an account that's part compelling history, part charming memoir.|
|Wallace, Danny||Yes Man||Humorous||After a man on a bus told Wallace to "say yes more," he decided to try. He won 25,000 pounds on a scratch-off card and promptly lost it all, got promoted, allowed himself to be duped by an internet scam, took a "psychotropic mindbomb", and had one truly life-changing experience he won't talk about here (it would give away the ending of the book).|
|Wallace, Lewis||Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Wallis, Velma||Raising Ourselves||Memoir||One of Alaska's best-known authors. One of thirteen children, when she was thirteen her father died and she left school to help her mother raise her younger siblings.|
|Wallis, VelmA||Two Old Women||Non-fiction||Two old native women pushed out of their tribes and left to die during a food shortage in the dead of a grim Arctic winter.|
|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.
|Ward, Jesmyn||Men We Reaped||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life-to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle that fostered drug addiction and the dissolution of family and relationships.
|Ward, Jesmyn||Sing, Unburied, Sing||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Jojo, a wise and watchful 13-year-old boy, is at the center of this story about a Mississippi family torn apart by drugs, imprisonment, and racial strife yet yearning for redemption.
|Ware, Chris||The Acme Novelty Datebook||Other||Warning: Comic Book author. This is a sketchbook, not a comic book. Andy Richter recommends it. Take a peek at it, I guess, then decide. The cover looks like a kewl, inspiring, Nick Bantock type art book, but it might be a scaree comic book.|
|Wariner, Ruth||The Sound of Gravel||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Expose of a childhood spend in a polygamous Mormon cult in Mexico. But it isn't merely salacious, it's a bracing, unforgettable story of survival.
|Warne, Kennedy||Let Them Eat Shrimp||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The tragic disappearance of the rainforests of the sea.
|Warner, Elizabeth||Ditched by Dr. Right||Essays||If David Sedaris had been born a Protestant white girl from Philadeliphia's Main Line...Almost every piece is brimming with biting wit, but even more impressive is that everyone of them is also coiled with genuine warmth.|
|Warner, Gertrude Chandler||Boxcar Children Mysteries Series||Youth||The first 19 books were written by GCW before her death in 1979. Many more were written by others.
|Warner, Gertrude Chandler||The Boxcar Children Mysteries||Youth||Suggested By: Author.
$4.29 Kindle book. Includes books 1 thru 12.
|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 seemâ€¦
|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 â€“ 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.
|Westlake, Donald E.||Dortmunder Series||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
|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 â€“ about a Western businessman seeking revenge after being kicked out of Hong Kong when the island was returned to Chinese rule â€“ 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 â€“ 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.
|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.
|Westlake, Donald E. as Edwin West||Various||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
|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.
|Westlake, Donald E. as Richard Stark||The Parker novels...||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
|Westlake, Donald E. as Samuel Holt||Various||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Author.
|Westlake, Donald E. as Tucker Coe||Various||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Mitch Tobin Novels
|Westlake, Donald E. under various pennames||Various||Other||Suggested By: Author.
|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 murderâ€¦ 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 countryâ€¦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 countryâ€¦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:
|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 â€˜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:
|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.
|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. As society crumbles all around him Grant must face the demons from his past in order to provide his family with a future.
|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
|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.|
|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.
|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 userâ€¦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||
|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).
|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.|
|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||
|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.
|Zuckerman, Peter||Buried In The Sky||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
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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