Books I'd Like To Read
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Title (from) - $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
Title (thru) - Born A Crime
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|Edin, Kathryn J.||$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
After two decades of brilliant research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn't seen before -- households surviving on virtually no cash income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to one and a half million households, including about three million children. http://www.twodollarsaday.com/
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|Santmyer, Helen Hooven||...And Ladies of the Club||Fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Written by a first-time novelist in her late 80s. Rich, long, honest, funny, and satifsying saga full of very real characters. An account of a long-running book club. A big novel to get lost in.
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|Harris, Dan||10% Happier||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works. An unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help.
|Davis, Tera L.||100 Bundt and Tube Pan Cake Recipes||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Now with 100 Bundt and Tube Pan Cake Recipes you can make dozens of these delicious cakes, that include recipes for: Apple Annie Cake, Apricot Nectar Cake, Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake, Cobblestone Coffee Cake, Coconut Island Pound Cake, Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cake, And many more...This book also comes with handy tips for baking and making sure that you get the best results every time. And with step-by-step instructions and ingredient lists that make baking easy, you can soon be making tasty Bundt and Tube pan cakes like a pro.
|Scott, Bonnie||100 Easy Camping Recipes||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Scholastic||100 Great Children's Books||Other||100 Great Children's Books|
|Kleinedler, Steve, et al||100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses & Misuses||Non-fiction||This quick guide features 100 words that frequently trip us up. Well, none of the examples tripped me up, so this may be another Strunk & White fiasco.|
|Colors||1000 Signs||Photo||Pictures of signs (street signs, warning signs, zert, that kind of thing) from around the world.|
|Kenderian, Shant||1001 Nights in Iraq||Memoir||After living in Chicago for two yeras, the 17-year-old Armenian Christian Iraqi went home in 1980 to visit his estranged father. While there, he was forced into the Iraqi navy during Sadda Hussein's war with Iran. His story is mind-blowing enough to keep you turning the pages.|
|Price, Catherine||101 Places Not to See Before You Die||Travel||Places which are definitely not worth a trip, including a rendering plant, Times Square on New Year's Eve, and Euro Disney.|
|Steele, Victoria||101 Quick & Easy 5 Ingredient Recipes||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Conant, Jennet||109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos||Non-fiction||Will please anyone looking for an unusual view of the Manhattan Project. Author Conant's primary source, Dorothy McKibben, was Project Director J. Robert Oppenheimer's secretary. McKibben was the sympathetic ear for many of the residents frustrated by the extraordinary security and secrecy at Los Alamos.|
|Bradshaw, Ray||1200 Painting Effects for the Home Decorator||Technical/Reference||Includes 1200 or so color combination examples.|
|McCullough, David||1776||History||Fast-paced history of the Revolutionary War and the gritty realities of battle.|
|Orwell, George||1984||SciFi||The classic. Not sure when/why I put it on the list. Maybe it's time to think about re-reading it?|
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|Bertino, Marie-Helene||2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
One of NPR's Best Books of 2014! On the day before Christmas Eve in Philadelphia, the lives of a nine-year-old budding singer, a fifth-grade teacher, and the owner of a legendary jazz club will intersect in moving and magical ways.
|Heiny, Katherine||2 Single, Carefree, Mellow||Short Stories||Whip-smart collection about women wrapped up in all kinds of love affairs will have you laughing out loud.|
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|Snedeker, Rick||3,001 Arabian Days: Growing Up in an American Oil Camp in Saudi Arabia (1953-1962)||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. In his charming memoir -- 3,001 Arabian Days: Growing up in an American Oil Camp in Saudi Arabia (1953-1962) -- author Snedeker describes via a series of vignettes his fond and strange remembrances of living for nearly a decade in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Aramco, then the fledgling national oil company, was in those years run by several American oil giants including Standard Oil, and was hastily hiring American experts to develop the far-flung Saudi oil fields. To ease life for the new residents, Aramco built comfortable communities, some aspects of which were reminiscent of how families lived in the States.
|Kazmierczak, Pamela||30 Easy Weeknight Dinners||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The winter recipes and winter food edition.
|Nedescu, Lori||30-Day Whole Foods Cookbook & Meal Plan||Cookbook||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A simple, satisfying program for healthful eating! Featuring over 65 delicious recipes and weekly meal plans, this cookbook makes it easy to cut out processed foods and adopt a nutritious diet you can sustain in the future.
|Various||32 Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh Out Loud||Humorous||The List
|Ripert. Eric with Veronica Chambers||32 Yolks||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this "passionate, poetical" New York Times bestselling memoir (Chicago Tribune), renowned chef Eric Ripert reflects on his tumultuous childhood -- and how it put him on a path to fulfill his destiny in the culinary world. A "breathtaking" coming-of-age story.
|Doucet, Julie||365 Days||Art||This visual journal, starting in late 2002, is an idiosyncratic collision of her various creative interests, wherein personal narrative, collage, and drawing begin to tell the story of her pursuits into printmaking and beyond.|
|Taylor, Alison and Rodney Miles||365 Surprising and Inspirational Rock Star Quotes||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. This was a bona fide labor of love over several years of picking and choosing not just a quote for every day of your year, but also short, quippy, sometimes stunning bios of over 200 of these guys and gals. Oh, and cool photos! (Especially the one of Ace Frehley, but hey, I'm biased!)
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|Bosche, Gabrielle||5 Millennial Myths||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The handbook for managing and motivating millennials.
|West, Kay||50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know||Non-fiction||How to write thank-you notes, accept compliments, and more.|
|Aitken, Graeme||50 Ways of Saying Fabulous||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sweet, fat, theatrical Billy-Boy was never cut out to be a farmer, but as his father's only son he's obliged to try. The cows are wayward and the chores are gruelling, but Billy finds escape in a fantasy world. A place where the turnip paddock becomes a lunar landscape, a lavender bed jacket a slinky space suit, a cow's tail a head of beautiful blonde hair, and where Billy can become Judy Robinson, heroine of TV's 'Lost in Space'.
|Stewart, Jamie||500 Air Fryer Recipes||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
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|Gross, Michael||740 Park||Non-fiction||Gossipy history of Manhattan's most luxurious co-op, with revealing tales about tenants including Jackie Onassis and John D. Rockefeller Jr.|
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|Obama, Barack||86 books recommended by Barack Obama||Other||Suggested By: Other.
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|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.|
|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.|
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|Toorpakai, Maria||A Different Kind of Daughter||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Inspiring story of a Pakistani girl who posed as a boy to play her beloved squash. Now living in Canada, she's a top-ranked player and an advocate for Islamic women's rights.
|Littlefield, Sophie||A Bad Day For Pretty||Fiction||The second novel featuring Stella Hardesty blends humor and southern-fried crime-solving to delicious effect.|
|Gabaldon, Diana||A Breath of Snow and Ashes||Fantasy||Suggested By: Author.
$10.78 Kindle book. Outlander Book 6. The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest. With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence--with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie's death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.
|Harfenist, Jean||A Brief History of the Flood||Magical/Mystical||This writing is almost dreamlike in its lyricism.|
|Rayner, Richard||A Bright and Guilty Place||Non-fiction||Historical telling of the corruption in sunny Los Angels during the '20s and '30s that's as gripping a read as any Raymond Chandler story.|
|Miller, Walter M.||A Canticle for Leibowitz||Post-Apocalyptic||NOTE: I OWN THIS BOOK. A post-apocalyptic survival / recovery story recommended by the guys at UH.
Also a sequel: Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
From amazon.com, "A Canticle for Leibowitz opens with the accidental excavation of a holy artifact: a creased, brittle memo scrawled by the hand of the blessed Saint Leibowitz, that reads: "Pound pastrami, can kraut, six bagels--bring home for Emma." To the Brothers of Saint Leibowitz, this sacred shopping list penned by an obscure, 20th-century engineer is a symbol of hope from the distant past, from before the Simplification, the fiery atomic holocaust that plunged the earth into darkness and ignorance. As 1984 cautioned against Stalinism, so 1959's A Canticle for Leibowitz warns of the threat and implications of nuclear annihilation. Following a cloister of monks in their Utah abbey over some six or seven hundred years, the funny but bleak Canticle tackles the sociological and religious implications of the cyclical rise and fall of civilization, questioning whether humanity can hope for more than repeating its own history."
|Phillips, Richard||A captain's duty||Memoir||Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea|
|Millington, Mil||A Certain Chemistry||Chick Lit||May not technically be "chick lit"...Tom, a ghostwriter, has an affair with the actress whose memoir he is writing and makes a madcap effort to hide the truth from his girlfriend. Millington builds his gags perfectly. [Kris: on the other hand, what's funny about a cheating cad?]|
|Prose, Francine||A Changed Man||Fiction||Vincent Nolan, ex-skinhead walks into a human rights foundation and declares, 'I want to help you guys save guys like me from becoming guys like me.'|
|Toews, Miriam||A Complicated Kindness||Fiction||A Mennonite teen comes of age in this provocative tale. The road to anywhere else may be rough for her, but her angst-ridden journey is unforgettable.|
|Twain, Mark||A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Dobbs, Leighann||A Crabby Killer||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Moosamuck Island Cozy Mystery Series book 2. When the body of an 'outsider' is found stuffed in the crab boil pot right before the opening of Mooseamuck Island's annual Crab Festival, the islanders aren't too worried. After all, outsider business is none of their concern. They just don't want something as inconvenient as a murder to put a damper on their festival.
|Winchester, Simon||A Crack in the Edge of the World||Non-fiction||Exploring the disaster of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Also wrote "Krakatoa".|
|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.
|Agee, James||A Death in the Family||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this classic about the tragic death of a man and his family's grieving is "a book which touches one deeply and which no reader will forget." (New York Herald Tribune).
|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.
|Katz, Jon||A Dog Year||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When Jon Katz (ha ha ha) adopted a temperamental border collie named Devon, he gained precious insights in to love, life, and himself.
|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.
|Stelle, Shelby||A Dream Deferred||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A "deeply engaging" (Booklist) look at the politics of race in America: An award-winning author examines key policies from the civil rights era onward to argue for a new trajectory on the difficult path toward widespread racial equality.
|Lehane, Dennis||A Drink Before the War||Crime/Mystery||He's the Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone guy. "Dennis Lehane has done pretty well with the blue-collar Iris milieu of South Boston.
A Drink Before the War (Kenzie-Gennaro 1994)
Darkness, Take My Hand (Kenzie-Gennaro 1996)
Sacred (Kenzie-Gennaro 1997)
Gone, Baby, Gone (Kenzie-Gennaro 1998)
Prayers for Rain (Kenzie-Gennaro 1999)
Mystic River (2001)
Shutter Island (2003)
Coronado: Stories (2006)
The Given Day (2008)
|Fatsis, Stefan||A Few Seconds of Panic||Memoir||Fatsis depicts the cutthroat work environment of the present-day NFL.|
|Brockmeier, Kevin||A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip||Memoir||The seventh grade was nobody's idea of fun, but this incredibly vivid memoir captures the hormonal highs and devastating lows of that one seminal year. It'll bring back memories ou didn't know you had.|
|McAlester, Virginia Savage||A Field Guide to American Houses||Technical/Reference||The definitive guide to identifying and understanding America's domestic architecture. New expanded edition updated into the twenty-first century.|
|Andrews, Keira||A Forbidden Rumspringa||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Gay Amish Romance book 1. In a world where every detail of life--down to the width of a hat brim--is dictated by God and the all-powerful rules of the community, two men dare to imagine a different way. At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota, where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world. Isaac knows he'll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long, but he yearns for something else--something he can't name.
|Toltz, Steve||A Fraction of the Whole||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: In this "laugh-out-loud funny" novel (Entertainment Weekly), Jasper reflects on his outrageous adventures around the globe with his father, Martin.
|Sethi, Aman||A Free Man||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
This compelling biography traces the unconventional life of laborer Mohammed Ashraf -- and paints a vivid portrait of Delhi's many sides. "Funny, poignant, and deeply moving".
|Rotolo, Suze||A Freewheelin' Time||Memoir||As a teen, she dated young singer Bob Dylan. Her memoir is more portrait-of-an-era than tell-all, but there are delicious bits: the hours Dylan spent in front of a mirror, trying on rumpled clothes to perfect his serious image.|
|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.|
|Bloomfield, April with JJ Goode||A Girl and Her Greens||Cookbook||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From a celebrated James Beard Award-winning chef whose recipes are hailed as "crazy-good". Discover the delight of cooking light with flavorful vegetables in this collection of "tantalizing" dishes.
|Marshall, Leslie||A Girl Could Stand Up||Fiction||Elray Mayhew's parents are killed so she is raised by footloose photographer uncle and cross-dressing uncle. Coming-of-age story that will disarm and charm.|
|Cherian, Anne||A Good Indian Wife||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Handsome anesthesiologist Neel is sure he can resist his family's pleas that he marry a "good" Indian girl. With a girlfriend and a career back in San Francisco, the last thing Neel needs is an arranged marriage. But that's precisely what he gets. His bride, Leila, a thirty-year-old teacher, comes with her own complications. They struggle to reconcile their own desires with others' expectations in this story of two people, two countries, and two ways of life that may be more compatible than they seem.
|Guay, Roger||A Good Man with a Dog||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A Good Man with a Dog explores Guay's life as he and his canine partners are exposed to increasingly terrible events, from tracking down hostile poachers to searching for victims of violent crimes, including a year-long search for the hidden graves of two babies buried by a Massachusetts cult. He witnessed firsthand FEMA's mismanagement of the post-Katrina cleanup efforts in New Orleans, an experience that left him scarred and disheartened. But he found hope with the support of family and friends, and eventually returned to the woods he knew and loved from the days of his youth.
|Rayner, Jay||A Greedy Man in a Hungry World||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
It's time to rethink buying local and eating organic. In this witty, eye-opening read, a respected food journalist challenges conventional notions about the food industry and argues that sustainability may depend on the very ideas we shun.
|Knorr, Roseanne||A Grown-Up's Guide to Running Away From Home||Non-fiction||How to pay for your getaway. What do to about children and pets. Bureaucratic challenges. Those faraway place get a lot closer.|
|Drayson, Nicholas||A Guide to the Birds of East Africa||Fiction||This charming novel gently pokes fun at Kenyan politics as it highlights health and special issues facing much of Africa. Fans of Alexander McCall Smith will find Drayson's writing just as entertaining.|
|South, Ben||A Hacker Goes to Federal Prison||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. This is Ben South's account of his experience as a stupid, young adult and what it was like going through the federal court system and ultimately serving a sentence in federal prison for a white collar crime. You may laugh. You may feel sorry for him. If you've ever wondered what a hacker was thinking or why they do the things they do this adventure is for you. If you ever wondered what it was like going through federal prison from start to finish this will give you some hints.
|Comey, James||A Higher Loyalty||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by the New York Times. "We are experiencing a dangerous time in our country, with a political environment where basic facts are disputed, fundamental truth is questioned, lying is normalized, and unethical behavior is ignored, excused, or rewarded."
|Marquis, Christopher||A Hole in the Heart||Fiction||Bean Jessup flees postcollege life in San Francisco for the wilds of Alaska. Most ignore her cuz she hasn't lasted 5 winters, but she marries Mick who dies in a climbing accident and she makes a journey from passivity to independence.|
|Wizenberg, Molly||A Homemade Life||Memoir||Author of the Orangette blog. Inventive recipes throughout. A mouthwatering memoir about not all that much.|
|Suskind, Ron||A Hope in the Unseen||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A Pulitzer Prize–winning author delivers "a beautiful book of a heroic American struggle" (USA Today). In the 1990s, Cedric Jennings -- a black student raised in one of DC's most dangerous neighborhoods -- relied on his ambition, hard work, and mother's support to succeed. "Absolutely gripping" (NPR).
|Fleming, Melissa||A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea||Non-fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Fleeing Syrian violence in 2014, Doaa, 19, and her fiancé hired smugglers to get them to Europe. But their boat was attacked, spilling 500 into the sea, most to drown. Doaa lost her fiancé but never gave up hope. She's now living in Sweden. Her inspiring story is urgently required reading.
|Defoe, Daniel||A Journal of the Plague Year||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. This novel is an account of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague or the bubonic plague struck the city of London.
|Fiztpatrick, Kevin C.||A Journey into Dorothy Parker's New York||Non-fiction||Fitzpatrick tells the story of Parker's life by showing us where she lived, revealing the influence these two icons - the writer and the metropolis - had upon one another. In addition to photographs and maps, the text is sprinkled liberally with excerpts from her famously sardonic poetry and prose.|
|Blaney, Mel||A Journey of Friendship||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
An account of the author's 1996 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Hiking.
|Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson||A Kind of Freedom||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Brilliantly juxtaposing WWII, the 80's, and the post-Katrina present, Sexton follows three generations of a black New Orleans family as they struggle to bloom amid the poison of racism.
|Hamilton, Laurell K.||A Kiss of Shadows||Fantasy||Suggested By: Friend.
$3.23 Kindle book. A Merry Gentry Novel Book 1)
|Carlip, Hilary||A la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers||Non-fiction||Ever since she was a teenager, author Carlip has been collecting strangers' lost shopping lists and imaging the lives and people behind them. With the help of expertly applied makeup and outlandish costumes, Carlip has turned herself into the men and women that she imagined.|
|O'Neill, Dan||A Land Gone Lonesome||Travel||While recalling 1890s gold rushers, O'Neill canoes down the frigid Yukon River from Canada to Alaska.|
|Cash, Wiley||A Land More Kind Than Home||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A classic Southern novel, this New York Times bestseller is "lyrical, beautiful, and uncomplicated" (Library Journal). Jess and his mute brother confront chilling cruelty in their small North Carolina town -- and tap into unexpected courage.
|Resendez, Andres||A Land So Strange||Non-fiction||Cabeza de Vaca was one of hundreds of Florida-bound settlers thrown off course by an incompetent pilot. Most died in the rough terrain along Texas' coastline, but deVaca and three others embarked on a decade-long trek across North America. The story is so riveting you'll wonder why so many history books ignore it.|
|Fisher, M.F.K.||A Life in Letters: Correspondence 1929-1991||Non-fiction||Example of how to write simply, enjoy food and drink, and enjoy life. These highly personal pieces reveal some of Fisher's most private moments over six decades, giving ample display to her sharp wit and affectionate humor, her ongoing reflections on loss and the power to change.|
|Cranston, Bryan||A Life in Parts||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
By turns gritty, funny, and sad, this fiercely intelligent book from the Breaking Bad star defies celebrity memoir tropes.
|Hansen, Julia||A Life in Smoke||Memoir||"I wanted to quite, but I didn't want to stop smoking," Hansen writes in her wry memoir about the demon weed. She is gutsy, and readers on both sides of the no-smoking sign will applaud her.|
|Robertson, Jamie Cox||A Literary Paris||Essays||Hemingway, Colette, Sedaris, and Others on the Uncommon Lure of the City of Light.|
|Finn, Maria||A Little Piece of Earth||Other||Grow your own food in small spaces: patios, fire escapes, windowsills.|
|Burnett, Frances Hodgson||A Little Princess||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Sara Crewe had a perfect life. Her father, Captain Crewe, was wealthy and sure to become even wealthier on future expeditions. Before departing on his next voyage, he leaves Sara at the Miss Minchin Select Seminary for Young Ladies. There, Sara is treated like royalty. But when news of her father's death arrives soon after her birthday, Sara's life changes forever. Now penniless, she is forced to live in the attic and work as a servant for the school.
|Todd, Charles||A Lonely Death||Crime/Mystery||Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge - investigating the deaths of WWI vets in his 13th outing - is himself a former soldier who carries scars.|
|Hornby, Nick||A Long Way Down||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Four attempted suicides end up forming a whacky support group.
|Helms, Richard||A Look Over My Shoulder||Memoir||A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency. begins with President Nixon's attempt to embroil the Central Intelligence Agency, of which Helms was then the director, in the Watergate cover-up. Helms then recalls his education in Switzerland and Germany and at Williams College; his early career as a foreign correspondent in Berlin, during which he once lunched with Hitler; and his return to newspaper work in the United States.|
|Backman, Fredrik||A Man Called Ove||Fiction||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? I saw the movie, and really liked it. BooksAndBars.com June 2016, but I did not read it. I should definitely read the book.
|Thorp, Edward O.||A Man for All Markets||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market. The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer, and as the first of the great quantitive investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression.
|Berlin, Lucia||A Manual for Cleaning Women||Short Stories||43 autobiographical stories that read like one long fascinating conversation full of switchbacks and revelations. Bright and fierce and full of wild color.|
|Todhunter, Andrew||A Meal Observed||Memoir||Seductive account of a long, luxurious dinner at the venerable Paris restaurant Taillevent.|
|LaNier, Carlotta Walls with Lisa Frazier Page||A Mighty Long Way||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Carlotta Walls was the youngest of the "Little Rock Nine" -- the nine black students who risked everything to challenge segregated education in America. This account tells her story in her own words.
|Soni, Jimmy||A Mind at Play||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
How Claude Shannon invented the information age. Winner of the Neumann Prize for the History of Mathematics.
|Porizkova, Paulina||A Model Summer||Fiction||The heroine is a teen model in Paris. You? "It's my experiences, but filtered. She's more timid. I was a wild child."|
|Strager, Hanne||A Modest Genius||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The story of Darwin's life and how his ideas change everything.
|George, Elizabeth (Editor)||A Moment on the Edge||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
26 of the best mystery stories of the past century by some of the genre's most prominent women writers! Featuring work from Shirley Jackson, Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers, and more.
|Lee, Nancy, Lonnie Schlein, and Mitchel Levitas||A Nation Challenged: A Visual History of 9/11 and Its Aftermath||Non-fiction||A detailed visual, graphis, and written account of the WTC attacks in 2001.|
|King, Carole||A Natural Woman||Memoir||Her deaf and intellectually disabled brother inspired her to strive for excellence. She spent a year in a rustic cabin in Idaho.|
|Blais, Allison etc||A Place of Remembrance||Non-fiction||Official Book of the National September 11 Memorial (9/11 Memorial)|
|Gabaldon, Diana||A Plague of Zombies||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. An Outlander Lord John Grey novella. Lord John Grey, a lieutenant-colonel in His Majesty's army, arrives in Jamaica with orders to quash a slave rebellion brewing in the mountains. But a much deadlier threat lies close at hand. The governor of the island is being menaced by zombies, according to a servant. Lord John has no idea what a zombie is, but it doesn't sound good. It sounds even worse when hands smelling of grave dirt come out of the darkness to take him by the throat. Between murder in the governor's mansion and plantations burning in the mountains, Lord John will need the wisdom of serpents and the luck of the devil to keep the island from exploding.
|Sapolsky, Robert M.||A Primate's Memoir||Memoir||A neuroscientist's unconventional life among the baboons.|
|Nicholls, David||A Question of Attraction||Fiction||A working-class nerd itching to remake himself at a snooty British university in 1985. By page 9 you'll be won over. This is a big-hearted, flawless coming-of-age tale, as scary and funny as your yearbook picture.|
|Cunningham, Ian||A Reader's Guide to Writers' London||Travel||Stunning photographs and illustrations. Even the casual browsers will suddenly feel at home in the London of writers. Lively guidebook is a delight to read at home, and serves as an essential aid to planning your next trip.|
|Flagg, Fannie||A Redbird Christmas||Fiction||Pretty sure that I've read this. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River.|
|Mitchell, Judith Claire||A Reunion of Ghosts||Fiction||Their great-grandfather's inventions led to mass killings in two world wars. It's hardly an amusing premise, but Mitchell explores the mixed-blessing bonds of family with a dry wit. Original black comedy at its best.|
|Maclean, Norman||A River Runs Through It||Short Stories||Suggested By: Other.
The two novellas and short story in this collection are based on his own experiences--the experiences of a young man who found that life was only a step from art in its structures and beauty. The beauty he found was in reality, and so he leaves a careful record of what it was like to work in the woods when it was still a world of horse and hand and foot, without power saws, "cats," or four-wheel drives. Populated with drunks, loggers, card sharks, and whores, and set in the small towns and surrounding trout streams and mountains of western Montana, the stories concern themselves with the complexities of fly fishing, logging, fighting forest fires, playing cribbage, and being a husband, a son, and a father.
|Forster, E. M.||A Room With a View||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Juska, Jane||A Round Heeled Woman||Memoir||Before I turn 67 I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. True story!|
|Blackburn, John||A Scent of New-mown Hay||Post-Apocalyptic||The Wind From Nowhere|
|Jacobs, Jane||A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska: The Story of Hannah Breece||Non-fiction||Jane Jacobs edits her great-aunt's memoirs. Camping with Indians, holding 100 wild dogs at bay by herself, traveling in a kayak wearing bear intestines.|
|Gup, Ted||A Secret Gift||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Seeks to recover the true stories of Americans struggling to survive the Great Depression thru the letters they left behind.
|Knowles, John||A Separate Peace||Fiction||Classic novel of friendship and lost innocence. Two roommates at New England's Devon School in the summer of 1942.|
|Pearson, T.R.||A Short History of a Small Place||Fiction||Zany small town happenings in a cheerful ambling narrative.|
|Bryson, Bill||A Short History of Nearly Everything||Non-fiction||Factoids from geology to chemistry.|
|Lascelles, Christopher||A Short History of the World||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
$2.27 Kindle book. While the book covers world history from the Big Bang to the present day, it principally covers key people, events and empires since the dawn of the first civilisations in around 3500 BC. To help readers put events, places and empires into context, the book includes 36 specially commissioned maps to accompany the text. The result is a book that is reassuringly epic in scope but refreshingly short in length. An excellent place to start to bring your historical knowledge up to scratch.
|Bell, Darcey||A Simple Favor||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
The basis for a hit film starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively! When single mom Stephanie's wealthy best friend disappears, she'll stop at nothing to uncover the truth. "Brilliantly structured… An edge-of-your-seat domestic thriller" (New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight).
|Bresciani, Alessio||A Simple Guide To Sketchnoting||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. How To Use Visual Thinking in Daily Life to Improve Communication & Problem Solving.
|Smith, Scott||A Simple Plan||Fiction||Stephen King recommended this, and I thought I heard that the Billy Bob Thornton movie was supposed to be pretty good.|
|Avilan, Victoria||A Small Country About to Vanish||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. This sweeping novel follows childhood sweethearts Rona and Shelli as they come of age and face impossible choices. Passion and heartbreak come alive in this lyrical exploration of love, friendship, and family in Israel.
|Irving, John||A Son of the Circus||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. A Hindi film star . . . an American missionary . . . twins separated at birth . . . a dwarf chauffeur . . . a serial killer . . . all are on a collision course. In the tradition of A Prayer for Owen Meany, Irving's characters transcend nationality. They are misfits--coming from everywhere, belonging nowhere. Set almost entirely in India, this is John Irving's most ambitious novel and a major publishing event.
|Massie, Bob||A Song in the Night||Non-fiction||Born with hemophilia, the author braved huge challenges to become an activist and environmental leader.|
|Aldridge, John and Anthony Sosinski||A Speck in the Sea||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A gripping true story of survival and perseverance: In 2013, fisherman John Aldridge went overboard off the coast of Montauk -- and instigated a daring rescue attempt that would unite his community in exceptional ways. "Terrific… Harrowing and inspiring" (Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat).
|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.|
|Haddon, Mark||A Spot of Bother||History||In Haddon's hilarious second novel, British retiree George Hall finds a spot on his hip - eczema, but he tells himself it's cancer. You'll discover people you know in these pages, and it's a nonstop pleasure to get to know them better.|
|Siegelman, Jane and Andrew Coe||A Square Meal||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
The Depression changed the way Americans ate. A culinary history of the Great Depression.
|McGovern, Cammie||A Step Toward Falling||Youth||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
"A beautiful, big-hearted book" (The New York Times Book Review). When two teens are assigned to do community service at a center for people with disabilities, a powerful lesson of love, hope, and forgiveness unfolds. For fans of Rainbow Rowell and Jandy Nelson.
|Cavallaro, Brittany||A Study in Charlotte||Youth||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes, descendants of the crime-solving duo, have no interest in being friends at boarding school. But then a student's death resembles a Sherlock case.
|Ozeki, Ruth||A Tale for the Time Being||Fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home. In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace--and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox--possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future.
|Smiley, Jane||A Thousand Acres||Fiction||Aging Larry Cook announces his intention to turn over his 1,000-acre farm--one of the largest in Zebulon County, Iowa--to his three daughters, Caroline, Ginny and Rose. A man of harsh sensibilities, he carves Caroline out of the deal because she has the nerve to be less than enthusiastic about her father's generosity. Suggested by LP.|
|Lelic, Simon||A Thousand Cuts||Fiction||History teacher Samuel Szajkowski walks into a London secondary school assembly and opens fire, killing three students and a colleague before turning the gun on himself. Lelic takes a sadly familiar crime and delves into the equally familiar menace at its root: bullying.|
|Kim, Eunsun with Sébastien Falletti||A Thousand Miles to Freedom||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Born in North Korea, Eunsun Kim's childhood was beset by starvation and terror. This remarkable account covers her perilous escape as she and her family risked everything for an uncertain chance at freedom.
|Hazzard, Kevin||A Thousand Naked Strangers||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Longing to do good after 9/11, writer Hazzard became an EMT running calls on Atlanta's meanest streets. His wild 10-year ride makes for fascinating reading.
|Muir, John||A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Thomas, Abigail||A Three Dog Life||Memoir||Six years ago, Thomas' husband, Rich, was hit by a car and suffered permanent brain damage. Thomas tells an extraordinary, but horrific, love story.|
|Schonstein, Patricia||A Time of Angels||Fiction||Beatrice leave Primo for a baker. Primo casts a spell to cause his rival's bread to turn out bitter and blue. Could this be a man's version of an Alice Hoffman character?|
|Moore, Robert||A Time to Die||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When a devastating explosion killed seven crew members aboard the Russian submarine, Kursk, the other 23 were left trapped and desperate for a rescue that would come too late.
|Moorehead, Caroline||A Train in Winter||Non-fiction||Portrait of some 230 French women who were shipped to Auschwitz in 1943 for resisting the Nazi occupation. Moorehead makes a grim story an inspiring and fascinating read.|
|Penny, Louise||A Trick of the Light||Crime/Mystery||An art critic is throttled in a flower bed and Inspector Gamache must look for answers in the back-stabbing Quebec art world. Smart plot, and fascinating nuanced characters.|
|Blanchard, Melinda and Robert||A Trip to the Beach||Memoir||Building a restaurant on a sleepy Caribbean island. Living on island time in the Carribbean.|
|Kidder, Tracy||A Truck Full of Money||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
From a Pulitzer Prize–winning author comes the extraordinary true story of Paul English, a rebellious young man from working-class Boston whose fascination with computers led him to success and fortune. "Nuanced and intimate… You can't help admiring Mr. English and cheering for him" (The New York Times).
|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.
|Mafi, Tahereh||A Very Large Expanse of Sea||Youth||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Story of a 16-year-old just trying to live day to day in post-9/11 America. Her experience is imbued with fascinating specificity, but Expanse is beautifully universal too.
|Elson, Aaron||A Walk in the Sun||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Aaron Elson began interviewing World War II veterans when he attended a reunion of his father's tank battalion in 1987. In 1994 he wrote "Tanks for the Memories," a collection of stories told by the battalion veterans. In 1997 he launched the World War II Oral History web site. Think Studs Terkel meets Stephen Ambrose. Since 1987 he has recorded more than 600 hours of interviews with men and women of the World War II generation. "A Walk in the Sun" is a collection of stories from Elson's web site and archive.
|de Botton, Alain||A Week at the Airport||Travel||Author with freakish love of airports spends a week at London's Heathrow.|
|Irving, John||A Widow for One Year||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Basis for the movie, "A Door in the Floor". Estranged couple cope with the death of their son. Complex evolution of their daughter. Hey, it's the "Garp" guy...In A Widow for One Year, we follow Ruth Cole through three of the most pivotal times in her life: from her girlhood on Long Island (in the summer of 1958) through the fall of 1990 (when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career), and at last in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother (and she's about to fall in love for the first time).
|Fontana, Marian||A Widow's Walk||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
She watched the World Trade Center's South Tower collapse with her husband, Dave, inside. Her book has the addictive appeal of a smartly paced novel, and readers will close it wanting more.
|Stark, Freya||A Winter in Arabia||Memoir||Diary of 1937-1938. Insights on life in the harem, etc.|
|Anonymous||A Woman in Berlin||Auto/Biography||An astonishing record of survival in 1945 Germany. Author's description of living in her decimated apartment with the Russian army bivouacked outside the front door. A fresh contribution to the literature of war.|
|Larkin, Joan||A Woman Like That||GLBT||Lesbian coming out stories.|
|Cuomo, Margaret I.||A World Without Cancer||Non-fiction||A call to arms and more focus on prevention from Andrew Cuomo's radiologist sister.|
|Williamson, Kate||A Year in Japan||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by Matthew Amster-Burton. Swoony Kyoto memoir, lovingly illustrated.
|Malloy, Brian||A Year of Ice||GLBT||A gay high school senior struggles to cope with his father's irresponsibility in Malloy's poignant, quietly effective debut, set in Minneapolis in the late '70s.|
|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."|
|Monfort, Ralph||A Year Without Underwear||Memoir||Exploring the World on a Bicycle|
|Di Felice, Ivanka||A Zany Slice of Italy||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$.99 Kindle book. Italian life is about family and this author knows all about Italian families because she married into one. Her handsome husband was born in Canada to Italian parents. Then he married a woman who was in love with him and with the idea of living in Italy and slowly she chipped away at his resistance until he agreed to move to his ancestral village.
|Durrell, Gerald||A Zoo in My Luggage||Memoir||Durrell's account of a trip he and his wife took to Africa in the 1950s to collect animals for a zoo he wanted to start. Adventures and misadventures abound; frequent fits of laughter will engulf the happy reader.|
|Hertling, William||A.I. Apocalypse||SciFi||Suggested By: Friend.
$4.29 Kindle book. Sequel to Avogadro Corp. Leon Tsarev is a high school student set on getting into a great college program, until his uncle, a member of the Russian mob, coerces him into developing a new computer virus for the mob's botnet - the slave army of computers they used to commit digital crimes.
|La Plante, Lynda||Above Suspicion||Fiction||A mystery to devour this novel starring Anna Travis, the clever daughter of a former London police chief.|
|Grahame-Smith, Seth||Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book.
|Logan, Chuck||Absolute Zero||Crime/Mystery||Stillwater native.|
|Eckmeier, Karen||Accidental Landscapes||Craft||Techniques for making landscape quilts. This is the book one of the ladies from a swap used to inspire her fabric postcard design.|
|Niven, Jennifer||Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic||Non-fiction||Blackjack was the only female on a five-person expedition in 1921 of which she was the only survivor.|
|Schrag, Ariel||Adam||GLBT||Suggested By: Suggested List.
A subtle and knowing comedy of manners about transgender identify from a queer, Jewish-American perspective. Even more subversive and hilarious than Transparent.
|Dick, Philip K.||Adjustment Team||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Something went wrong...and Ed Fletcher got mixed up in the biggest thing in his life.
|Korelitz, Jean Hanff||Admission||Fiction||With acceptance rates at Ivy League schools now impossibily low, this timely novel written by a former "reader" of personal essays at Princeton has built-in appeal for anyone seeking insight about the ferocious competition. Well-researched insider tidbits.|
|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.|
|Hester, Elliott||Adventures of a Continental Drifter||Memoir||Hester ditches most of his earthly belongings and buys a one-way ticket around the world. If you go away for a year, som weird stuff is going to happen.|
|Perella, Marco||Adventures of a No Name Actor||Non-fiction||A bit-player writes about making movies.|
|Quinn, Chris||Adventures of a Trail Stooge||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Adventures of a Trail Stooge follows The Esteemed Stooge, Sir Charles Guilons on his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Starting atop Springer Mountain in Georgia, Sir Stooge makes his way over more than 2,100 miles of earth to summit the beautifully lonesome Mount Katahdin in Maine. Along the way, he meets some great friends: from Tangy and Munchies in Georgia to the silent John in the Wilderness, and all the rest between. Through the beauty of the Earth, the laughs, celebrations, struggles, and pain, he learns some things about himself, and the thing we collectively call life. Hike. Hiking.
|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.|
|Shire, Brandon||Afflicted: A Blind Gay Romance||GLBT||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A high-priced male escort and a blind gay man meet by chance. What ensues is a hot, steamy romance by two men looking for something more than a one night stand. But can they reach beyond their own insecurities to grasp what they really desire?
|Culberson, Matthew||After Life||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Michael wakes up in a classroom, a classroom like no other, and from that moment is taken on a whirlwind tour through the afterlife, where anything is possible. He meets a cast of characters that will join him on his journey, and he will face the ultimate test as he progresses deep into the darkness, in an attempt to find his way back home.
|Jefferies, Richard||After London||Post-Apocalyptic||The 1885 novel After London by Richard Jefferies is of the type that could be best described as "post-apocalyptic fiction"; after some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. The first chapters consist solely of a loving description of nature reclaiming England: fields becoming overrun by forest, domesticated animals running wild, roads and towns becoming overgrown, the hated London reverting to lake and poisonous swampland. The rest of the story is a straightforward adventure/quest set many years later in the wild landscape and society.|
|Perry, Sarah||After the Eclipse||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The central event in Perry's stunning memoir is her mother's murder. I was determined to make it more about Mom's life than a true-crime-y whodunit. I wanted to address our epidemic of violence against women and the connections between that and everyday misogyny.
|Pogue, Lindsey and Lindsey Fairleigh||After the Ending||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When people started getting sick, "they" thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family...they're all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them--with the rest of the world--but I didn't. I thought witnessing the human population almost disappear off the face of the earth was the craziest thing I'd ever experience. I was so wrong. My name is Dani O'Connor, I'm twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending.
|Williams, T.A.||After the Event||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Book 1 in the After the Event series. As society crumbles all around him Grant must face the demons from his past in order to provide his family with a future.
|Clark, Mary Marshall etc||After the Fall||Essays||New Yorkers remember the assault on their city and the difficult years of healing that followed.|
|Murphy, Brenda||After the Voyage: An Irish American Story||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. At the heart of After the Voyage is an American immigrant family making its way forward on a road that is sometimes rocky and steep. From different counties in Ireland, Maggie Qualter and Richard Terrett both sail to America as young adults in 1870 after surviving Ireland's Great Hunger as children. Maggie works as a maid for a wealthy family. Richard finds work in a tannery.
|Meyerowitz, Joel||Aftermath||Non-fiction||The only photographer granted continous access to Ground Zero during the cleanup, Meyerowitz has assembled a haunting, essential archive. 9/11.|
|Goldsworthy, Sandy||Aftermath||Fantasy||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. After losing her father, Emma Bennett moves to her aunt's small town of Westport to finish out her senior year of high school. Emma wants to forget the pain and loss of the past few weeks, finding relief in the company of Ben Parker--a local boy who she has an instant attraction and uncanny connection with. When Ben seems a little too preoccupied with other responsibilities and has no time for her, Emma turns to the town's hottest flirt--Lucas Crandon--for affection. Unfortunately, she realizes a little too late that, sometimes, bad boys really can be bad for you.
|Bloom, Paul||Against Empathy||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
New York Times: The Case for Rational Compassion. A psychologist provocatively argues that what most of us think as empathy narrows our vision in a harmful way.
|Manning, Richard||Against the Grain||Memoir||How agriculture has hijacked civilization. He recounts how human disease, imperialism, colonialism, and slavery have been tied to growing grain. The author suggests a shift back towards self-sustaining agriculture and organic farming to better sustain the environment and us.|
|Jacobs, Mara||Against the Odds||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Anna Dawson book 1. I love Vegas, and I love the life I've built, but when one of my friends is murdered, and another one shot at, I know I need to take a serious look at myself. And I need to call in the big guns. Even if that means teaming up with Detective Jack Schiller, a man who's dealing with his own demons.
|MacIntyre, Ben||Agent Zigzag||Auto/Biography||Rollicking bio about a charming English con man, their, and womanizer named Eddie Chapman who was apprehended by the Nazis and recruited as a spy. He promptly turned double-agent. Reads like a spy novel, but it's all true.|
|Chatzky, Jean and Michael F. Roizen||AgeProof||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip
|Esmonde-White, Miranda||Aging Backwards||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
$2.14 Kindle book. Reverse the aging process and look 10 years younter in 30 minutes a day. As seen on PBS.
|Millet, Larry||Aia Guide to the Twin Cities||Technical/Reference||"The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul." I saw this in mspmag that I got at some hotel.|
|Knowles, Harry||Aint it Cool? Hollywood's Redheaded Stepchild Speaks Out||Non-fiction||The internet movie guy.|
|Elliott, Michael||Air Fryer Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 300 easy recipes for quick and tasty meals.
|Moretti, Luca||Air Fryer Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. The Top 700 Quick and Easy Recipes For Healthy Oil Free Living.
|Buckley, William F. Jr.||Airborne||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. William Buckley recounts his life-affirming adventure with son, Christopher, as they sail across the Atlantic aboard his sailboat, Cyrano.
|Hodges, Andrew||Alan Turing: The Enigma||Auto/Biography||Inspiration for the movie: Hodges (mathematics, Wadham College, Oxford) examines both the heroic and tragic sides of Turing's life, from his decryption of the German U- boat Enigma cipher, to his tragic suicide.|
|Michener, James A.||Alaska||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska's fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska's story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II.
|Pepperberg, Irene M.||Alex & Me||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
$1.07 Kindle book. A fascinating look at animal intelligence, Pepperberg's tale is also a love story between beings who sometimes "squabbled like an old married couple" but whose bond broke only with Alex's death at 31 in 2007.
|Carroll, Lewis||Alice's Adventures in Wonderland HTML Edition||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Appleman-Jurman, Alicia||Alicia: My Story||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
This award-winning book from a Holocaust survivor details her escape from Nazi captors as a young girl and the harrowing life she led alone and on the run. "an impressive memoir of a courageous, forthright individual" (Booklist) who saved thousands of lives.
|Athill, Diana||Alive, Alive Oh!||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Athill calls this "A report on what living for 97 years has taught one rather lucky old woman." Prepare to be inspired.
|Klein, Gerda Weissmann||All But My Life||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Gerda Weissmann Klein, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, shares her harrowing story of surviving horrific Nazi labor camps during the Holocaust.
|Stagliano, Kim||All I Can Handle||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Kim Stagliano's electrifying and hilarious memoir of her family's journey raising three daughters with autism. Autism. Autistic. Spectrum. Asperger's syndrome.
|Monsen, Avery and Jory John||All My Friends Are Dead||Humorous||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
This "darkly comic" hit shows what a dinosaur and a jug of milk have in common: all-consuming loneliness. Prepare to be charmed by this hilarious collection of bummers.
|Toews, Miriam||All My Puny Sorrows||Fiction||Two sisters - one a sleek and celebrated pianist who wants to die, the other a perennial screwup trying to save her. Brings insight and even humor to the agonizing topic of suicide.|
|Feynman, Richard P.||All of his books...||Non-fiction||Anything by the physicist.|
|Schenker, Jesse||All or Nothing||Memoir||Addiction, drive, genius, and the high-stakes culinary world combine in this honest shocking memoir from this Iron Chef winner and owner of acclaimed NYC restaurant Recette.|
|Mastal, Elan||All Our Wrong Todays||SciFi||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Following a time-travel mishap, a man from a utopian parallel universe ends up in our 2016. Poor guy.
|Judd, Ashley with Maryanne Vollers||All That Is Bitter and Sweet||Memoir||The actress, 42, spotlights three parts of her life: her childhood, spent in the shadow of a self-involved mother and a smothering sister...and more.|
|Brown, Rachel Manija||All the Fishes Come Home to Roost||Memoir||Brown left behind her friends and Brownie troop in Los Angeles when her parents, disciples of guru Meher Baba, moved to an ashram in India. Her years in India were "permeated by fear". She was bullied at school, pelted with rocks by kids, subjected to rats on the way to the toilet...|
|Block, Lawrence||All the Flowers are Dying||Crime/Mystery||His stuff is just too damn readable, not to mention addictive. Some of the torture scenes are brutal, so don't read this on a full stomach.|
|Harrison, Michèle||All the Gear, No Idea||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A woman's solo motorbike journey around the Indian subcontinent.
|Nyhan, Loretta||All The Good Parts||Chick Lit||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
At 39, Leona is a broke student living in her sister's basement, playing the role of the zany aunt. But when she learns that her eggs are just about drying up, she jumps into a hilarious quest to find the perfect donor. A "sweet and unconventional story" (Booklist).
|Giffels, David||All the Way Home||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Giffels and his wife are on the hunt for the perfect house. But when they decide to rebuild an old mansion, they'll find that nothing worth having comes easy. Hilarious.
|Hudson, Suzanne||All the Way to Memphis and Other Stories||Short Stories||Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. The title story finds Clista, the main character, taking the journey of her life to the geographical city, complete with its confluence of borders, blues, rivers, and legend. Of course Memphis, as we all know, is as real and complicated as the south itself.|
|Castner, Brian||All the Ways We Kill and Die||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
After an IED claimed his friend's life in Afghanistan, an Iraq War veteran joined the military's hunt for the elusive bomb maker responsible. "A brilliant, moving, and troubling portrait of modern American warfare"
|LeClerc, Georges-Louis||All the World's Birds||Non-fiction||A combined edition of 36 Enlightenment-era volumes by famed naturalist LeClerc. $350, 670 page door-stop. Boasts plenty of ornithological faces, as well as brilliant, detailed reproductions of engravings by some French artist.|
|Isay, Dave||All There Is||Non-fiction||Remarkable collection of true anecdotes about love and marriage, and all the obstacles in between, that's bound to win over even the most jaded of cynics.|
|Peterson, Roger Tory||All Things Reconsidered: My Birding Adventures||Essays||Collection of essays from Peterson's column in Bird Watcher's Digest. Peterson is the guy who published "A Field Guide to the Birds". The writing is bright and lively.|
|Chung, Nicole||All You Can Ever Know||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Challenges the stories of her adoption from Korea.
|Kushner, David||Alligator Candy||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Kushner decided to investigate his own past to answer long-lingering questions about the abduction of his brother 30 years ago.
|Moulin, Jules||Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes||Fiction||Charming, madcap, rom-com that will have you swooning until the very last page. College prof has affair with a former student, then 10 years later he shows up dating her daughter (eew?)|
|Schlyer, Krista||Almost Anywhere||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When tragedy struck, Krista Schlyer decided to sell her belongings and travel through America's national parks. With her two best friends beside her - a surly introvert and a rambunctious dog - she set of an an unforgettable journey. Perfect for fans of Cheryl Strayed.
|Schlyer, Krista||Almost Anywhere||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
When tragedy struck, Krista Schlyer decided to sell her belongings and travel through America's national parks. With her two best friends beside her -- a surly introvert and a rambunctious dog -- she set off on an unforgettable journey. Perfect for fans of Cheryl Strayed!
|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.|
|Byrd, Admiral Richard E.||Alone||Memoir||Isolated in the pervasive polar night with no hope of release until spring, Byrd began suffering inexplicable symptoms of mental and physical illness. By the time he discovered that carbon monoxide from a defective stovepipe was poisoning him, Byrd was already engaged in a monumental struggle to save his life and preserve his sanity.|
|Ferrari-Adler, Jenni||Alone in the Kitchen With An Eggplant||Essays||Cooking for oneself reveals man at his weirdest. Devouring the entire book will feel like eating Thanksgiving dinner and all the leftovers at once - but sampling one essay at a time is a treat.|
|Proenneke, Richard||Alone in the Wilderness (1 & 2)||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
DVD. The account of the day-to-day explorations and activities of Dick Proenneke as he built a cabin in the remote wilderness of the Twin Lakes Region of Alaska. I think we saw some of this on PBS.
|Roberts, David||Alone on the Ice||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get bcak to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged over a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness...
|Mapson, Jo-Ann||Along Came Mary||Fiction||House full of self-pitying women sounds unpleasant but their travails are surprisingly uplifting. Sequel to Bad Girl Creek.|
|Kelly, Mark||Altered Genes: Genesis||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Book 1 of 3. 1. Altered Genes : Genesis, 2. Altered Genes : Revelations, 3. Altered Genes : Resurrection. When an unconscious British businessman arrives at New York City's Bellevue Hospital, Dr. Mei Ling unwittingly finds herself in the midst of an infectious outbreak. Meanwhile, Professor Tony Simmons, her ex-lover, and a world-renowned geneticist at Georgetown University receives an enigmatic telephone call that hints at a genetic threat, unlike anything the world has ever seen.
|Quindlen, Anna||Alternate Side||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
When an act of violence rocks this tight-knit neighborhood, fault lines spread through friendships, marriages, and brownstones. Be careful what you wish for - and all is not what it seems behind those warmly lit windows.
|Mills, Mark||Amagansett||Crime/Mystery||Atomospheric thriller set in the 40s. Like all good beach reads, this one offers surprises.|
|Sterns, Jane||Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself By Becoming an EMT||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Stern tells her story with great humor and poignancy, creating a wonderful portrait of a middle-aged, Woody Allen–ish woman who was "deeply and neurotically terrified of sick and dead people," but who became an EMT to save other people's lives as a way of saving her own.
|Stewart, Jon||America (The Book)||Non-fiction||Faux-history of America|
|Douglas, Ron||America's Most Wanted Recipes||Cookbook||Delicious Recipes from Your Family's Favorite Restaurants. Burritos from Taco Bell, KFC, and more.|
|Arana, Marie||American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood||Memoir||Her novel, Cellophane didn't really do it for me, but this memoir might be better.|
|Cohen, Paul and Henry Taliaferro||American Cities||Non-fiction||You can chart the growth of nine of America's largest cities with the rare mapes collected in this volume. Whip out your magnifying glass and go to town!|
|Everett, Percival||American Desert||Fiction||Pretend you committed suicide, but during your funeral you comb back to life albeit with no working organs and a crudely re-attached head. Wouldn't that suck? Apparently, not! Laugh-out-loud funny. Warning: review also says that it is "high concept".|
|Jacobson, Mark||American Gangster||Non-fiction||A riveting account of 70s Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas is just one piece in this collection of gripping stories spanning 30 years of NYC history.|
|Gaiman, Neil||American Gods||Fantasy||Suggested By: Author.
BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by George Guidall, recommended by Stephen King.
|Ferguson, Craig||American On Purpose||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Craig Ferguson chronicles his remarkable journey from Scotland to the US in pursuit of the American dream. "Hilariously vivid"
|James, Jesse||American Outlaw||Memoir||People claim to know everything about me, when they actually know nothing. But once you read this, you will know everything - the whole story, right here.|
|Roth, Philip||American Pastoral||Other||BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Ron Silver, recommended by Stephen King.|
|Goranin, Nakki||American Photobooth||Photo||Jack and Jackie Kennedy. Andy Warhol. Goranin scoured garage sales, flea markets, and the internet for the distintive black and white photo strips to fill her charming new book.|
|Savage, Dan||American Savage||Essays||Savage's essays on fatherhood, cheating, and the subset of Americans who still think sexuality is a choice are powerful messages for both the head and the heart.|
|Polly, Matthew||American Shaolin||Memoir||In his action-packed quest to immerse himself in Shaolin's insular culture as thoroughly as any Coke-drinking guy from Kansas can, Polly transforms from a gangly wannabe into a formidable kickboxer. Since he never loses his sense of humor when describing his grueling training, the shortcomings of Communist medicine, or the specifics of "iron crotch kungfu," Polly is an easy amateur to root for.|
|Denby, David||American Sucker||Memoir||Nonfiction: loser in the stock market. His losses are our gain.|
|Levy, Bernard-Henri||American Vertigo||Non-fiction||French Levy travels across America and picks up pieces of history along the way. Writes his observations of America(ns).|
|Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi||Americanah||Fiction||Tells the love story of a Nigerian couple in America and London while making incisive observations about race.|
|Lethem, Jonathan||Amnesia Moon||Post-Apocalyptic||Chaos, a young man who is living in a movie theater in what was once Wyoming, eating canned food and drinking as much booze as he can find. He's barely keeping it together, and it make matters stranger it seems as though his own apocalypse might not actually line up with reality. Teaming up with a girl named Melinda as they drive across the country in an attempt to figure out not only who broke the world, but how every town seems to have developed its own apocalyptic reality.|
|Browne, David||Amped||Non-fiction||How big air, big dollars, and a new generation took sports to the extreme. From Tony Hawk to hawking goods: hurtle into the world of Extreme Sports.|
|Parker, Jameson||An Accidental Cowboy||Memoir||Guy from "Simon and Simon" got shot by a neighbor.|
|Putnam, Lt. Col. (Ret) Joe A.||An American Advisor in Vietnam||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In 1967, Joe Putnam, fresh out of officer training school, is shipped overseas to Vietnam as part of President Johnson's American Adviser program. Putnam would be one of the American soldiers advising the South Vietnamese Army on how to conduct a war against the North Vietnamese Army and their allies in the south, the Viet Cong. This plan would supposedly keep the Communists at bay without actually getting the U.S. into full-fledged war in Southeast Asia.
|Jones, Tayari||An American Marriage||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Recommended by Joshilyn Jackson. A rising young executive and a talented artist, respectively, the couple has everything to look forward to. Then, while on a trip to visit Celestial's family, Roy is accused of rape by a woman in their hotel. He's innocent, but is convicted and sentenced to twelve years in prison. By the time he's exonerated and released, Celestial has started a relationship with his best friend. As wrenching as it is heartwarming, this masterful novel by the author of Silver Sparrow is both an illuminating examination of how the country's justice system tears apart African-American lives and a powerful, complicated love story.
|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.
|Lawson, Nigel||An Appeal to Reason||Science/Nature||Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by the New York Times (144 pages). For a skeptical view of climate change, you might turn to Nigel Lawson's book. Lawson, the former secretary of state for energy under Margaret Thatcher, argues that though climate science does contain a measure of truth, it is mostly overstated -- in his view, any decrease in quality of life over the next 100 years would be modest, at most. And even if the most pessimistic environmental forecast were to prove true, Lawson believes, society would do what it has done for centuries: adapt. His standpoint is decidedly economic, laying out a case for why taking action now is both expensive and unwarranted.
|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.
|Roiphe, Anne||An Imperfect Lens||Fiction||Cholera epidemic that ravaged Alexandria, Egypt in 1883.|
|Jones, Judy and William Wilson||An Incomplete Education||Non-fiction||3,6xx things you should have learned but probably didn't. It covers world history, art history, economics, literature, science, political science, religion, psychology, even film.|
|Martin, Steve||An Object of Beauty||Fiction||A southern vision names Lacy sidles into the New York art world. Martin demonstrates an understanding about users and losers that approaches the profound.|
|Alcott, Louisa May||An Old-Fashioned Girl||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Polly Milton, a 14-year-old country girl, visits her friend Fanny Shaw and her wealthy family in the city for the first time. Poor Polly is overwhelmed by the splendor at the Shaws' and their urbanized, fashionable lifestyles, expensive clothes and other habits she has never been exposed to, and, for the most part, dislikes.
|Casey, Nell (editor)||An Uncertain Inheritance||Essays||Essays about caring for gravely ill parents, partners, and even children.|
|Jamison, Kay Redfield||An Unquiet Mind||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A psychiatrist examines bipolar disorder through the lens of her own struggles with the disorder. This New York Times bestseller is "beautiful, funny, original… I absolutely love this book" (Pat Conroy).
|James, P.D.||An Unsuitable Job for a Woman||Crime/Mystery||Emily from Friends is on the TV show. James's other series feature Cordelia Gray, a private investigator in London; titles in this series include An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin.|
|Leckie, Ann||Ancillary Justice||SciFi||Suggested By: Other.
BooksAndBars for April 2016. Ann Leckie's sociopolitical space opera almost singlehandedly breathed new cool into the stereotype of spaceships trundling through far-off systems amid laser battles.
|Sacks, Mike||And Here's the Kicker||Non-fiction||Interviews with comedy writers, including Harold Ramis.|
|O'Connell, Meaghan||And Now We Have Everything||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Cheryl Strayed is a fan of this strikingly honest account of motherhood that covers everything from the ravages of breastfeeding to postpartum sex (or the lack thereof).
|Alexander, Tasha||And Only to Deceive||Fiction||Forced into deep mourning by convention and her husband's death, she finds his personal journal and in it, a mystery.|
|Price, Deb and Joyce Murdoch||And Say Hi to Joyce||Non-fiction||The life and chronicles of a lesbian couple.|
|Gates, Henry Louis Jr. and Kevin M. Burke||And Still I Rise||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
An important and captivating journey through time: From the assassination of Malcolm X to the presidency of Barack Obama, explore 50 years of African American history and culture in this sweeping chronology.
|McElroy, John||Andersonville A Story of Rebel Military Prisons||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Based upon his lengthy confinement in the Confederate Andersonville prison camp during the American Civil War.
|Swift, Os||Android: App development & Programming Guide||Technical/Reference||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Learn in a day! Android, Rails, Ruby Programming, App Development, Android App Development, Ruby Programming
|McCourt, Frank||Angela's Ashes||Other||BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Frank McCourt himself, recommended by Stephen King.|
|Seals, James||Anger: Natural Treatments to Manage Frustration and Stress||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Kingsolver, Barbara||Animal Dreams||Fiction||A woman returns whom to take care of her father. Kingsolver draws heavily on Arizona's Native American and Hispanic cultures.|
|Morell, Virginia||Animal Wise||Non-fiction||Rate like to be tickled. Birds practice songs in their sleep. A fascinating accessible look at animal cognition.|
|Grandin, Temple||Animals in Translation||Non-fiction||Quirky, scholarly, and impassioned advocate of animals. Poorly edited, repetitive first chapter is no reflection on the rest of the book.|
|Grandin, Temple||Animals Make Us Human||Non-fiction||Creating the best life for animals. A groundbreaking look at how animals feel. Her unique insights have made her one of science's foremost voices on animal behavior.|
|Tolstoy, Leo||Anna Karenina||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. One of the greatest novels ever written, "Anna Karenina" follows the self-destructive path of a beautiful, popular, and sensual Russian aristocrat. The lovely Anna seems set in a respectable marriage with the powerful statesman Karenin, yet their lack of passion breeds the discontent she fully faces upon meeting the elegant and affluent officer Count Vronsky.
|Herzog, Maurice||Annapurna, First Conquest of an 800-Meter Peak||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Mountain climbing book.
|Amsden, Willee||Annie's 1st Break||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Look out New York City! Ms. Rayanne "Annie" McCauley from little old Mesa View, Texas has set her sights on being a high fashion model. Despite her humble beginnings in the Mesa View Mobile Home Park, hot tempered Annie thinks she can make it all the way to the cover of Women's Wear Daily (as long as she follows her own rules).
|Johnson, Robert Flynn and William Boyd||Anonymous: Enigmatic Images from Unknown Photographers||Art||Like gold nuggets among worthless pebbles, the 200 classic images reproduced in this book include many of transcendent beauty and psychological insight, all with the magical, mysterious charge that comes from using our own imaginations to speculate on the circumstances in which they were taken.|
|Flynn, ick||Another Bull---- Night in Suck City||Memoir||Flynn's father was a would-be great American novelist, con man, and, eventually, homeless person. Grim memoir of years spent moving every six months.|
|Linsdau, Aaron||Antarctic Tears||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Determination, adversity, and the pursuit of a dream at the bottom of the world. Linsdau takes the reader to Antarctica. They experience incredible storms, skiing blind through whiteouts, crossing invisible crevasses, and skirting disaster. The book shows what happened every day of the expedition.
|Robinson, Kim Stanley||Antarctica||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty which protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica's resources to be plundered, its eerie beauty to be savaged. As politicians wrangle over its fate, major corporations begin probing for its hidden riches. Adventurers come, as they have for more than a century, seeking the wild, untamed land even as they endanger it with their ever-growing numbers. And radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land from those who would destroy it for profit. All who come here have their own agenda, and all will fight to ensure their vision of the future for the remote and awe-inspiring world at the South Pole.
|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.
|Holloway, Jeffrey||Anxiety Workbook||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. 30 days to a life free of anxiety.
|Gordon, Sol||Anything by him...||Non-fiction||The G.R. audio tape guy.|
|Strout, Elizabeth||Anything Is Possible||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
Strout does small town anomie better than anyone, without making you want to slit your wrists.
|Pike, Matt||Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. For teenager Jack Baldwin, life as he knows it has always had an easy rhythm – family, friends, school and a regular schedule of Xbox. But when he's tipped off to impending global catastrophe, his casual existence is shaken to the core. Emerging from impact night, when a comet wipes out most of Earth's population, Jack quickly realises the real battle for survival has just begun. As supplies run low, the military disappears, neighbours turn on each other and the body count mounts, fellow survivors fast become the biggest threat of all.
|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.|
|Grimes, William||Appetite City||Non-fiction||A culinary history of New York. Photos, menus, and other illustrations. A delectable treat for historians, and anyone with an appetite for mouthwatering prose and juice insider anecdotes.|
|Fitch, Noel Riley||Appetite for Life||Auto/Biography||Classic Julia Child biography.|
|Brenner, Marie||Apples & Oranges||Memoir||If you've ever loathed your sibling, even momentarily, you'll be partial to this memoir. Brenner write of trying to understand her obsessive-compulsive brother Carl.|
|Larman, Craig||Applying UML in Patterns||Computer||From Omar V.|
|Shelasky, Alyssa||Apron Anxiety||Memoir||When she fell for a chef, former People writer Shelasky didn't know a grater from a grinder. But she soon found her way around the kitchen - and a new calling.|
|Lopez, Barry||Arctic Dreams||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Based on Barry Lopez's years spent traveling the Arctic regions in the company of Eskimo hunting parties and scientific expeditions alike, Arctic Dreams investigates the unique terrain of the human mind, thrown into relief against the vastness of the tundra and the frozen ocean. Eye-opening and profoundly moving, it is a magnificent appreciation of how wilderness challenges and inspires us.
|de Waal, Frans||Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Explores the oddities and complexities of animal cognition―in crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, chimpanzees, and bonobos―to reveal how smart animals really are, and how we've underestimated their abilities for too long. Did you know that octopuses use coconut shells as tools, that elephants classify humans by gender and language, and that there is a young male chimpanzee at Kyoto University whose flash memory puts that of humans to shame? Fascinating, entertaining, and deeply informed, de Waal's landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal―and human―intelligence.
|Gorman, Dave||Are You Dave Gorman||Memoir||Inspired by drunken wager, DG travels to 7 countries in search of 54 people sharing his name.|
|Harrison, Harry||Arm of the Law||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book.
|Verne, Jules||Around the World in 80 Days||SciFi||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle Book. Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (£2,075,400 in 2017) set by his friends at the Reform Club.
|Johnson, Karl||Art of the Deal||Non-fiction||Johnson details exciting anecdotes of scams, hoaxes, and instances of conjuring, written in the parlance of magicians and card players, usually slang that is clearly explained for lay readers.|
|Freeman, Julian||Art: A Crash Course||Non-fiction||An Irreverent but highly informative look at great art through the ages.|
|Colfer, Eoin||Artemis Fowl: The Artic Incident||Youth||Spooky kid's book|
|Berger, Thomas||Arthur Rex||Fantasy||Suggested By: Unknown.
Gave my copy to the library. In Berger's medieval England, the damsel in distress is never what she appears to be. Merlin is a wizard of a completely different stripe. Classic heroes and villains are vividly reimagined, breathing fresh life into a familiar story. Powerful, emotional, and at times laugh-out-loud funny, Arthur Rex is an unforgettable tribute to one of the most celebrated tales of all time.
|Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi||Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You||Youth||Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through six exhaustive sections featuring thirty-one faerie species, and culminating with an addendum that includes observations supplied by Jared Grace, this long-awaited compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast.|
|Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi||Arthur Spiderwick's Notebook for Fantastical Observations||Youth||he superdeluxe, lavishly illustrated "field guide" features 142 information-packed pages, 41 full-color plates, 6 spectacular gatefolds, 6 watercolor landscapes, scores of black-and-white and color sketches, and enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast.|
|Beha, Christopher||Arts & Entertainments||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
"A funny, sharp study of celebrity" (Entertainment Weekly). In a state of desperation, failed actor and drama teacher Eddie sells a sex tape he made with his now famous ex-girlfriend, setting into motion a disastrous and bizarre series of events. "Entertaining and thought-provoking" (Booklist).
|Renae, Cameo||ARV-3 (The After Light Saga Book 1)||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. THE BEGINNING OF THE END. THE APOCALYPSE. A nuclear fallout wiped out every living thing on the planet, except for a few thousand of us who took shelter in underground bunkers across the globe. Now, after thirteen long years, we were finally able to return to the topside to begin to rebuild.
|Brill, David||As Far as the Eye Can See||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
Reflections of an Appalachian Trail hiker. Hike. Hiking.
|Bodett, Tom||As Far As You Can Go Without A Passport||Essays||A collection of short, witty pieces on small-town life, family life and everyday experiences in Homer, Alaska. He's got other stuff too - check it out.|
|Neal, Patricia||As I Am||Memoir||"What an amazing life that woman led."|
|Simukka, Salla||As Red as Blood||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. In the midst of the freezing Arctic winter, seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson walks into her school's dark room and finds a stash of wet, crimson-colored money. Thousands of Euros left to dry--splattered with someone's blood.
|Leeks, Andy||As They Slept||Memoir||Infuriated by the snoozing passengers surrounding him, Andy posted a status declaring that sleeping on trains is a complete waste of time. Andy set out to write a book from start to finish on the daily commute to show a better use of the time.|
|Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach||Ashley's War||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
True story of the remarkable women serving on Special Ops teams in Afghanistan - women whose unique abilities had a profound effect on American-Islamic relations. "A tremendous story - Very moving" (Jon Stewart).
|Christensen, Randy||Ask Me Why I Hurt||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them. In the shadow of an affluent American city, Dr. Christensen has dedicated his life to caring for society's throwaway kids--the often-abused, unloved children who live on the streets without access to proper health care, all the while fending off constant threats from thugs, gangs, pimps, and other predators. With the Winnebago as his moveable medical center, Christensen and his team travel around the outskirts of Phoenix, attending to the children and teens who need him most.
|Smith, Patrick||Ask the Pilot: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel||Non-fiction||What are those dings you hear during flight? What if the oxygen masks come down? Can a bird take down a plane? Could someone open the exit doors in flight?|
|Carbuncle, Lance||Askew||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Strap on your athletic cup and grab a barf bag. The Dr. Reverend Lance Carbuncle is going to kick you square in the balls and send you on a wild ride that may or may not answer the following questions: what happens when two white trash, trailer park-dwelling, platonic life partners go on a moronic and misdirected crime spree?
|Hall, Kenneth||Asperger syndrome, the universe and everything||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Looks interesting. Autism spectrum. Autism. Autistic. Spectrum. Asperger's syndrome.
|Marr, David||Asperger's: A Literal Journey||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Autism/Asperberger's. David vividly and clearly describes what that means: in the home, in schoolyards, in classrooms, in the work place and in a love relationship. And the reader learns from the inside out. Autism. Autistic. Spectrum. Asperger's syndrome.
|Whitaker, Rick||Assuming the Position||GLBT||A memoir of gay hustler.|
|Shipstead, Maggie||Astonish Me||Fiction||Plunges readers into the arcane sect of skinny, high-strung humans: professional ballet dancers.|
|Lord, M.G.||Astro Turf||Memoir||Growing up in the 60s with a rocket-engineer father.|
|Lord, M.G.||Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science||Non-fiction||This is the story of a rocket laboratory, the world-renowned Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) by a daughter of one of the scientists.|
|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.
|Bryson, Bill||At Home||Non-fiction||Breezy factoids which begin about the Iowa-born writer's 1851 home in England and radiates outward.|
|Freedman, David H.||At Large: The Strange Case of the World's Biggest Internet Invasion||Non-fiction||About the Phantom Dialer hacker. In 1992 a hacking incident of unprecedented proportions spread from universities to government contractors to military sites and even to nuclear weapons labs. This book reveals the true story of the most widespread hacking incident to date--and issues an ominous warning about the fatal flaws of the Internet.|
|Rouse, Wade||At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream||Humorous||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Desperate to escape city life, Wade Rouse moved to rural Michigan - but the so-called simple life was nothing like he imagined. David Sedaris meets Dave Barry.
|Hoffman, Alice||At Risk||Fiction||I may have missed this one from 1988. Amanda, who has been winning gymnastic meets despite a summer-long malaise, tests positive for AIDS, contracted some five years before when she was transfused with contaminated blood after an appendectomy.|
|Rempel, William C.||At The Devil's Table||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
In this gripping true story, an award-winning journalist chronicles Colombian engineer Jorge Salcedo's shocking journey into the dangerous Cali cartel and his struggle to take it down.
|Gimlette, John||At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay||Travel||He boats down piranha-infested rivers, hobnobs with Anglo-Paraguayan socialites and hunts down the former hiding place of notorious Auschwitz doctor Josef Mengele. Gimlette, a travel writer and lawyer in London, proves a chatty, amiable guide to local institutions like the national railway (which has no running trains) and native wildlife, like the fierce, raccoon-like coatimundis (who, Gimlette writes, "make up for their absence of pity with fistfuls of dagger-like claws").|
|Onfray, Michel||Athiest Manifesto||Non-fiction||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. This hugely controversial work demonstrates convincingly how the world's three major monotheistic religions have attempted to suppress knowledge, science, pleasure, and desire, condemning nonbelievers often to death.
|Winchester, Simon||Atlantic||Non-fiction||History of the Atlantic Ocean|
|Dorsey, Tim||Atomic Lobster||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Unknown.
It's rare that a book can provide snickers and shivers at the same time, but Dorsey's gut-busting 10th novel about psychopathic vigilante Serge Storms - a many who can kill while dispensing trivia about the Queen Mary - delivers both. Killer. Florida.
|McEwan, Ian||Atonement||Fiction||Nat'l Book Critic Award. Might be stuffy?|
|Rowell, Rainbow||Attachments||Fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.15 Kindle book. I'm a little leery about this one. It's written in emails. I thought there was one that was awful, but that it was text messages. We'll see...
|O'Brian, Patrick||Aubrey/Maturin novels||Other||BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Patrick Tull, recommended by Stephen King.|
|Garvin, Michael Scott||Aunt Sookie & Me||GLBT||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Hilariouly outrageous. Aunt Sookie & Me explains what it is like for someone who experiences gender questions through Southern spice and wisdom all rolled together. Poppy Wainright comes to live in Savannah, Georgia, with her Aunt Sookie. She is really a male in female clothing. She begins dressing as a female in very conservative Mountain Home, Arkansas.
|Dennis, Patrick||Auntie Mame||Fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
The delightful New York Times bestseller that inspired a beloved musical. Meet Auntie Mame, the vivacious and dynamic flapper who takes in her orphaned nephew and introduces him to a world of adventure. "Outrageous, hilarious, ribald, sophisticated"
|Hale, Shannon||Austenland||Chick Lit||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Adapted into the romantic comedy film Austenland starring Keri Russell. Available as library eBook. Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret: Her obsession with Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice is ruining her love life--no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen fans, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined.
|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.)|
|Bragg, Rick||Ava's Man||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Rick Bragg shares a vivid glimpse into the Depression-era Deep South in this "eloquent and touching" biography of his remarkable grandfather (Publishers Weekly).
|Perry, Matteson||Available||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Hilarious, touching post-breakup year of hound-dogging (really? ick - sounds yucky). He gets better, bolder - and finally learns that Nice (and Funny) does get the girl.
|Morgan, Vanessa||Avalon: Heartwarming True Cat Story||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. With humor, the author details how Avalon made other creatures cringe in distress whenever he was around, how he threw her dates out by means of special techniques, and how he rendered it almost impossible for her to leave the house. Avalon was so incorrigible that even the landlord ordered to get rid of him. But beneath Avalon's demonic boisterousness, Vanessa recognized her own flaws and insecurities, and she understood that abandoning Avalon would be the worst she could do to him.
|Irving, John||Avenue of Mysteries||Fiction||Juan Diego is a novelist who constantly slips into dreams of his youth in Mexico and his mind-reading sister. Charming - blends the fantastical with what is deeply real.|
|Dale, Wendy||Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Vacation Goals||Memoir||Adventures in Love and Danger. Twenty-something freelance writer is not your typical American tourist. Her zany travel tales often seem too outrageous to be true, fortunately her senses of humor and adventure never fail her.|
|Ebert, Roger||Awake in the Dark||Essays||The Chicago-based movie critic collects 38 years of reviews, essays, interviews, and profiles into this one volume.|
|Caddy, Dan||Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
After coming home from Afghanistan, Dan Caddy traded stories with other soldiers about their craziest drill sergeant experiences. Enjoy this collection of their profane, hilarious, and sometimes wise words.
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|Vincent, Peggy||Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife||Non-fiction||Midwife stuff.|
|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.|
|Stapinsky, Helene||Baby Plays Around||Non-fiction||Like dishing with a buddy over beer. Hip, funny, and absorbing memoir of a journalist realizing a lifelong dream?playing drums in a rock band.|
|LeMoine, Ray and Jeff Neumann with Donovan Webster||Babylon by Bus||Memoir||Two twenty-something guys in Iraq in 2004. Anecdotes of administrative chaos and horrific poverty in Iraq. The choicest material in this strenuously lighthearted book is their infiltration of expat society: a mix of Republican Bee Gees fans, boozy humanitarians, and mercenary goons.|
|Green, Jane||Babyville||Chick Lit||Three thirty-something Londoners share their gripes about motherhood. The writing is uneven, but Green draws dead-on portraits of the emotional rollercoaster each woman is riding.|
|Tyler, Anne||Back When We Were Grownups||Other||BOOKS ON TAPE. Read by Blair Brown, recommended by Stephen King.|
|da Silva, Rachel (co-editor)||Backbone 4 : humor! by Northwest women||Humorous||Rachel da Silva edited "Leading Out" about women climbers. Backbone 4 is only available as a reference book from the Hennepin Central library in the Arts & Literature area.|
|Sage, Lorna||Bad Blood||Non-fiction||Growing up in the 50s.|
|Myers, Walter Dean||Bad Boy||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A former Ambassador for Young People's Literature recounts his days as a bright but hot-tempered boy growing up in 1940s Harlem.
|Malloy, Oliver Markus||Bad Choices Make Good Stories: Going to New York||Humorous||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Book 2: Bad Choices Make Good Stories: The Heroin Scene in Fort Myers. "Bad Choices Make Good Stories" is a darkly funny coming-of-age novel based on true events. Oliver, a teenage hacker living in Germany, meets Donna online. She's an American girl living in New York. After chatting and talking on the phone for months, he finally decides to surprise her with a visit. But he soon finds out that things are not what they appeared to be, and that this visit will change his life forever.
|Proulx, Annie||Bad Dirt||Short Stories||Wyoming stories. Proulx's language sparkles as she describes diverse and often eccentric characters and laugh-aloud moments abound.|
|Shen, Ann||Bad Girls Throughout History||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Available as library eBook. From Cleopatra to Marie Curie to Harriet Tubman, bold and innovative women have challenged the status quo since the beginning of time. In this captivating guide, learn about the lives and accomplishments of 100 incredible figures from around the world.
|Morris, Harvey||Baked Chicago's Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Aspden, Kathy||Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Artfully weaving together three lives, three coasts and three generations, Kathy Aspden's breathtaking debut, Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman is a dazzling pastiche of love, deception, acceptance and forgiveness.
|Foskett, Keith||Balancing on Blue: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the Appalachian Trail||Memoir||Suggested By: Amazon.com.
$3.23 Kindle book. During his five months living in the woods hiking the Appalachian Trail, Foskett's psychological apprehensions are stretched to the limit against the wild elements of nature. By turns humorous and harrowing, his journey allows him to overcome his fears while reflecting on the man he's meant to be. His adventure weaves a route through some of America's wildest landscapes and history, and is told with insight, humour and reflection. Hike. Hiking.
|Kaplan, Robert D.||Balkan Ghosts||Non-fiction||Reconstructs the Balkans' history as a time warp in which ancient passions and hatreds are continually resurrected. Insightful.|
|Edwards, Chris||BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
$1.07 Kindle book. At a time when the term transgender didn't exist, and with support from family, friends, and a great therapist, Chris Edwards endured 28 surgeries to become the person he always knew he was meant to be. He used the principles of marketing along with his ever-present sense of humor to rebrand himself and orchestrate what was quite possibly the most widely accepted and embraced gender transition of its kind. He's a pioneer who changed the perception of an entire community, and his memoir, BALLS, will touch readers' hearts and change quite a few minds.
|Ambrose, Stephen E.||Band of Brothers||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest.
|Frenkel, James||Bangs and Whimpers: Stories About the End of the World||Post-Apocalyptic||Published just before the turn of the century--when quite a few people were contemplating the Apocalypse (I wasn't one of them)--"Bangs & Whimpers" does a great job of offering 19 various scenarios about the end of the world. Looks to be more about the end, than the recovery afterwards, but worth a try.|
|Drain, Lauren||Banished||Memoir||Before her family joined the Westboro Baptist Church - the extreme, antigay, anti-Semitic religious group known for picketing high-profile events - Lauren Drain was a normal teen.|
|Finnegan, William||Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life||Memoir||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Finnegan shares stories of life in a whitesonly gang in a tough school in Honolulu even while his closest friend was a Hawaiian surfer. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them.
|Gerber, Robin||Barbie and Ruth||Non-fiction||About Mattel co-founder Ruth Handler. Handler named Barbie and Ken after her kids. They weren't pleased.|
|Moore, Lorrie||Bark||Short Stories||Humor and world-weary sense of the absurd. Weird, bleakly hilarious stuff. Moore's characters use sarcasm and cynicism as their sword and shield.|
|Hurston, Zora Neale||Barracoon||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Other.
Suggested by the New York Times. Brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade--abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.
|Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11||Barrett, Wayne and Dan Collins||Non-fiction||The public needed a hero...Rudy Giuliani stepped forward. But his failures, to prepare for terrorism, to protect responders, tarnigh his crown. An eye-opener.|
|Shanor, Karen and Jagmeet Kanwal||Bats Sing, Mice Giggle||Non-fiction||The Surprising Science of Animals' Inner Lives|
|Chua, Amy||Battle Hymn of hte Tiger Mother||Memoir||Her writing is smart and lively, but while she strives for self-deprecation, her fights with her children can be downright uncomfortable to read. We're supposed to believe that Chua realized her mistakes along the way. Yet you get the sense that she's secretly pleased and wouldn't change a thing.|
|Yakabe, C. R.||Battle Scars: A reluctant warrior in Iraq||Memoir||Suggested By: Friend.
Erick A's friend from softball.
|Leonard, Elmore||Be Cool||Crime/Mystery||Chili Palmer - movie is based on this book.|
|Dart, Iris Rainer||Beaches||Chick Lit||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Movie is based on this book. Loudmouthed, redheaded Cee Cee Bloom has her sights set on Hollywood. Bertie White, quiet and conservative, dreams of getting married and having children. In 1951, their childhood worlds collide in Atlantic City. Keeping in touch as pen pals, they reunite over the years ... always near the ocean. Powerful and moving
|Jourdan, Carolyn and Kim DeLozier||Bear in the Back Seat I and II||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
|Jourdan, Carolyn and Kim DeLozier||Bear in the Back Seat II||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. Adventures of a wildlife ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
|Filbert, Thalia and others||Beat Slay Love||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When a series of celebrity chefs are murdered in gruesome fashion, there's no shortage of motives for revenge.
|Dixon, Jonathan||Beaten, Seared, and Sauced||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
AT 38 years old, Jonathan Dixon decided to pursue his dream and enroll at the Culinary Institute of America. Here, he provides a behind-the-scenes look at the notoriously challenging program. Wit, insight, and a hefty dose of humor.
|Danziger, James||Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook||Art||Cecil Beaton practically defined the art of the celebrity portrait with iconic images in Vogue and Vanity Fair. But in this facsimile edition of his private scrapbooks, his own work take a backseat to the photos that inspired him.|
|Oram, Andy||Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think||Non-fiction||How do the experts solve difficult problems in software development? In this unique and insightful book, leading computer scientists offer case studies that reveal how they found unusual, carefully designed solutions to high-profile projects.|
|Rivas, Mim Eichler||Beautiful Jim Key||Non-fiction||Story about an amazing horse who did tricks. The owner paved the way for the animal rights movement.|
|Nesbit, E. (Edith)||Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare||Classic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. 1907 collection published by E. Nesbit with the intention of entertaining young readers and telling William Shakespeare's plays in a way they could be easily understood.
|Faleiro, Sonia||Beautiful Thing||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Inspired by her friendship with a 19-year-old exotic dancer, an award-winning journalist presents an intimate examination of the notorious world of sex work in the dark underbelly of Bombay. "Will break your heart several times over" (The New York Times).
|Kluwe, Chris||Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies||Non-fiction||On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities|
|Glock, Allison||Beauty Before Comfort||Memoir||True story of Glock's grandma, a redheaded spitfire.|
|Obama, Michelle||Becoming||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. Best Seller in 2018.
|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.
|Canales, Lorea||Becoming Marta||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. After her father's swift remarriage, Marta is surprised to discover that she is now the sole heir of her late mother's sizeable estate. For the first time, she can choose to cut ties and establish her true self, apart from her parents, her social standing, and the complications of a life of excess.
|Nutt, Amy Ellis||Becoming Nicole||GLBT||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
"Enlightening" (Cheryl Strayed): In this New York Times bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter chronicles the inspiring journey of a transgender girl and her family. "A profoundly moving true story" (People) of identity, love, and acceptance.
|Schlender, Brent and Rick Tetzeli||Becoming Steve Jobs||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A #1 New York Times bestseller: From snappy upstart to visionary leader, Steve Jobs left a lasting legacy in pursuit of his passion. This nuanced, "amazing read" (Jack Dorsey, Twitter cofounder and CEO) tells Jobs's dynamic story through the lens of those closest to him.
|Goldberg, Myla||Bee Season||Fiction||Jewish family implodes as the daughter ascends through the spelling bee ranks.|
|Downham, Jenny||Before I Die||Fiction||Highly affecting novel about a 16-year-old British girl with leukemia. From EW: "I like to think of myself as a seen-it-all cynic...impervious to emotional manipulation." By chapter 38, with about 40 pages to go, I was pacing my living room unwilling to sit." Luminous prose. Downham earns every tear.|
|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.|
|Hawley, Noah||Before the Fall||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
After the private jet he's aboard crashes off Martha's Vineyard, painter Scott Burroughs makes it to shore. Then, with media hounds and the other survivor's guardians trying to uncover why the plane crashed, the two survivors' lives get really interesting.
|Glaspy, P. A.||Before the Power was Gone: A Powerless World Prequel||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. My name is Anne Mathews. I'm a prepper. But I haven't always been. This is how it started.
|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?
|Morgan, Mary R.||Beginning With the End||Non-fiction||An arresting and deeply moving memoir about one woman's grief and her path to healing after losing her twin brother - as well as her sense of identity.|
|Boo, Katherine||Behind the Beatiful Forevers||Non-fiction||Riveting, fearlessly reported portrait of poverty (in a Mumbai slum) so obliterating that it amounts to slow-motion genocide.|
|Boo, Katherine||Behind the Beautiful Forevers||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Examines the lives of residents in a Mumbai India suburb. "Completely enjoyable - As rich and beautifully written as a novel" (David Sedaris).
|Atkinson, Kate||Behind the Scenes at the Museum||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Young Ruby narrates her existence from the moment of conception, examining her dysfunctional Yorkshire family and its secrets.
|Mbue, Imbolo||Behold the Dreamers||Fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
An Oprah's Book Club selection! This "warm and captivating" read (People) follows an immigrant family propelled into the sphere of New York's elite when they secure work with the wealthy Edwardses. "One of those rare novels that will change the way you see the world" (Christina Baker Kline).
|Falcone, Ben||Being a Dad is Weird||Humorous||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Comedic actor and director Ben Falcone tells hilarious stories about growing up with his own larger-than-life dad and raising two daughters with Melissa McCarthy - sharing the life lessons he's learned under ridiculous circumstances in this laugh-out-loud book.
|Flynn, Nick||Being Flynn||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
During his time as a caseworker at a homeless shelter, Nick Flynn encountered an unexpected client: his father. Eloquent, funny, and bravely inventive.
|Izzard, Eddie||Believe Me||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens. Gender fluid comedian and actor.
|Gilbreth, Frank B. Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey||Belles on Their Toes||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
In this "sincere and heartwarming" classic by the authors of Cheaper by the Dozen, the expansive Gilbreth clan approaches every adventure together -- whether they're fighting chicken pox or meeting the president.
|Ridgeway, Rick||Below Another Sky||Memoir||Suggested By: Unknown.
A mountain adventure in search of a lost father. A renowned adventurer travels to Tibet with a young woman in search of her father's memory and gains a fresh perspective on his own life.
|Belushi, Judith||Belushi||Auto/Biography||Belushi's widow coedits a dishy oral history with previously unseen photos.|
|Wallace, Lewis||Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ||Classic||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Perrin, Briar||Beneath||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. When Mason's friend goes missing, he leads the search for his good friend. He slips and falls, crashing into an old, disused segment of the pit. Surrounded by evil creatures in the pitch darkness, can he find his way out to warn the locals? Or will the monsters escape and wreak havoc before he gets the chance?
|King, Gilbert||Beneath A Ruthless Sun||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Gripping, shocking, true story. Racial tensions boil over in a small Florida town when one tragedy reveals devastating truths about Jim Crow America.
|Hargrove, John||Beneath the Surface||Non-fiction||A heartfeld plea to allow orcas (whales) what humans took from them - their freedom.|
|Painter, Sarah||Beneath the Water||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Author.
$1.06 Kindle book. At the edge of Arisaig sits Munro House; grand, imposing and said to be cursed by a string of tragic deaths. No less intriguing is its eccentric and handsome young owner, Jamie Munro, who hires Stella as his assistant while he pursues a seemingly impossible aim. Working through the great house's archives, Stella soon finds herself drawn in by a cache of increasingly erratic letters from a young Victorian woman about her husband, Dr James Lockhart, a man whose single-minded ambition has strange parallels with Jamie's.
|Mason, Richard||Benghazi Journal||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Kindle Free book. In the spring of 1964 I took a transfer from Exxon USA to Esso Libya. My new position was to work as a well-site geologist, assigned to the Benghazi, Libya office. When my wife and I moved to Benghazi, we were only two years out of college, and neither of us had ever traveled or lived outside of the southwestern United States. Our time spent in Libya was immediately prior to the overthrow of King Idris's monarchy by Colonel Omar Gadhafi.
|Sykes, Plum||Bergdorf Blondes||Fiction||For girls who are disappointed by chick lit.|
|Bullen, Leo Daniel||Beset: The Pursuit of Happiness in Times of Crisis||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. The true story of a single father who embarks on an incredible personal journey following a slide into emotional and financial crisis. As problems mount, internal chaos grows and his young son's autism worsens, he realises that he himself is his own worst enemy and begins to unearth the true meaning to his life. Set during the Global Financial Crisis, this stirring true story of a father overcoming his demons for the sake of his children will inspire anyone struggling through their own times of crisis. Autism. Autistic. Spectrum. Asperger's syndrome.
|Holway, John B.||Bessie Coleman: Pioneering Black Woman Aviator||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. She was the black Amelia Earhart. Back in the 1920s planes were made of wood and cloth held together with wire. And back then everyone knew blacks couldn't fly, and neither could women. But this spunky black woman from the cotton fields of Texas did loops above the Eiffel Tower, walked on wings above America, and jumped off planes to the oohs and gasps of crowds.
|Spencer, Sarah||Best Chinese Take-out Recipes from Mama Li's Kitchen||Cookbook||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book.
|Dooling, Richard||Bet Your Life||Fiction||Flip insurance investigator, dead best buddy, curvy co-workers. If you're not hooked, you're a dead mackerel.|
|Gawande, Atul||Better||Non-fiction||He discusses the difficulty of getting doctors to wash their hands between patients, the ethical connumdrum for doctors participating in executions, and even a short history of obstetrics. Gawande's multi-topic approach makes for a gripping read, but sometimes suggests he's wandering off course.|
|Kimball, Katie||Better Than a Box||Cookbook||Suggested By: Unknown.
$.99 Kindle book. How to transform processed food recipes into whole food favorites.
|Boles, Blake||Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree||Non-fiction||Better Than College provides the step-by-step guidance and inspiration necessary to design your own higher education. This book teaches you how to find community, stay on track, and get hired or start your own venture, all without a four-year degree.|
|Hodgman, George||Bettyville||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Funny, touching, quirky book about nursing elderly parents. Hodgman left NYC to care for his mother in small-town Missouri.
|Urbanski, Julie and Matt||Between a Rock and a White Blaze||Memoir||Suggested By: Author.
I enjoyed the couple's later book about hiking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). I worry that this book might be a lot more preachy and/or whiny. Four years removed from her first long-distance hike on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Julie, aka Stopwatch, is ready to embark on another thru-hike, this time following the white blazes of the Appalachian Trail, a 2181 mile continuous footpath from Georgia to Maine. She is accompanied by her husband, Matt, aka Optimist, for whom it is his second thru-hike of the AT. Hike. Hiking.
|Christy, Ann||Between Life and Death: The In-Betweener||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Not related to the Silo books, but this author wrote some decent Silo fanfic. Emily is alone. Two years after the end of the world, she talks to herself and smashes heads with her favorite sledgehammer. This is not the life she imagined for herself as her eighteenth birthday rolls past.
|Coates, Ta-Nehisi||Between the World and Me||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
A novella-length letter addressed to his teenage son. "I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world." A 21st-century torchbearer of black intellectual thought.
|Norris, Mary||Between You & Me||Memoir||Suggested By: People Mag.
Part memoir, part grammar guide - confessions of a comma queen. Correct usage has never been so entertaining.
|Hill, Jenna Miscavige and Lisa Pulitzer||Beyond Belief||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. My secret life inside Scientology and my harrowing escape. Recommended by Winnipeg Shelley.
|Nolen, Roland||Beyond Performance||Non-fiction||What emps really need to know to climb the ladder of success.|
|Black, Holly and Tony DiTerizzi||Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: The Wyrm King - Book 3||Youth||The last book of the Spiderwick Saga, the story starts with the Vargas family going to a family therapist because of the children's latest strange behaviour, which Nick's father thinks is caused by his re-marrying.|
|Safina, Carl||Beyond Words||Non-fiction||Do animals have emotions? Elephants grieve, cradling their dead. An alpha wolf pretends to lose a wrestling match to his cub. A tiger, after humans take his kill, destroys their traps.|
|Gaiman, Neil||Bibliography (Novels)||Fantasy||
|Carlson, Lucas||Big Data||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Luna Valencia is the founder of the hottest big data and artificial intelligence startup in history. She's about to become incredibly rich and powerful. But just when she's about to take her company public, her world begins to fall apart.
|Gaesser, Glenn A.||Big Fat Lies||Non-fiction||The Truth about Your Weight and Your Health. Exercise and healthful eating are still the keys to vitality and longevity. It's just that weight control has been unrealistically foisted upon us by the insurance and fashion industries, making us miserably concerned with girth when there's often no need for worry.|
|Moriarty, Liane||Big Little Lies||Fiction||Suggested By: Unknown.
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She's funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community
|Dias, Ellie||Big Red||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. How I learned simplicity from a suitcase.
|Barry, Dave||Big Trouble||Fiction||Suggested By: GoodReads.com.
With a wicked wit, razor-sharp observations, rich characters, and a plot with more twists than the Inland Waterway, Dave Barry makes his debut a complete and utter triumph.
|DePastino, Todd||Bill Mauldin||Auto/Biography||Bill Mauldin's satirical cartoons in Stars and Stripes made WWII a little more bearable for GIs. Way before M*A*S*H or Doonesbury.|
|Stephenson, Pamela||Billy||Auto/Biography||Billy Connolly (comedian/actor) biography, written by his wife. The descriptions of Scottish life evoke the poignancy of the Ireland in Angela's Ashes as she tells of the troubled, abused. and desperately poor child in the docklands of Glasgow who grew up to shock and awe audiences around the world with his notoriously bawdy humor|
|Schruers, Fred||Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography||Auto/Biography||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Drawn from hours of exclusive interviews with the Piano Man himself, a music journalist chronicles the life and career of Billy Joel - from his Long Island working-class origins to his sold-out concerts around the world.
|Fountain, Ben||Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk||Fiction||Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Three minutes and forty-three seconds of intensive warfare with Iraqi insurgents caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. Now they're on a media-intensive nationwide tour to reinvigorate public support for the war.
|Proulx, Annie||Bird Cloud||Memoir||Proulx struggles as she tries to build her house in rough country. When Proulx and her builders held their breath opening the box of Brazilian tile needed to replace the botched main floor, you'll hold yours right along with them.|
|Trouern-Trend, Jonathan||Birding Babylon||Non-fiction||Oddest Iraq war memoir: birdwatching in Iraq.|
|Montgomery, Sy||Birdology||Non-fiction||Naturalist Montogmery's avian insights. Charming and awe-inspiring.|
|Bergman, Megan Mayhew||Birds of a Lesser Paradise||Short Stories||Wise, deeply pleasurable stories centered on humanity's enduring connection to the world's wild things.|
|Moore, Lorrie||Birds of America||Short Stories||Suggested By: Author.
Suggested by Sherman Alexie. "When I'm stuck or need an idea, her book is sitting there on my desk."
|Martin, Gilles and Myriam Baran||Birds of the World||Non-fiction||The beautiful images will bring readers back for repeated looks. This is a book for anyone interested in nature photography or who simply finds birds fascinating.|
|Tosh, C.J.||Bite||Fiction||Sex is fun, but starting your own magazine is better. Call it Text and the City.|
|Forsman, Jari and Steve Sekhon||Bite Size Happiness||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Bite Size Happiness is a compilation of our daily meditations that we distilled down into short, simple ideas.
|Bittman, Mark||Bittman's Kitchen: What I Grill and Why||Cookbook||Suggested By: Author.
$1.07 Kindle book. Kindle Single. Bittman also serves up a short but comprehensive guide to the grill, including how to get started, how to master doneness, what to grill, and what to keep in the pantry to make planning simple. Whether you cook everyday or pick up a set of tongs only on holiday weekends, these recipes are the ones you'll want to have on hand all summer long.
|Meier, Andrew||Black Earth||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A reporter documents his journey through the farthest reaches of post-Soviet Russia in this "engrossing" blend (Publishers Weekly) of history, travelogue, and journalism. "The best work of Russian reportage since the fall of Communism".
|Neihardt, John G.||Black Elk Speaks||Non-fiction||One of Elizabeth Berg's best-loved books. Black Elk Speaks is the story of the Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863?1950) and his people during the momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881?1973) in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and chose Neihardt to tell his story.|
|Youngblood, Shay||Black Girl in Paris||Fiction||Follows steps of Josephine Baker and dreams of becoming a writer.|
|Goines, Donald||Black Girl Lost||Fiction||Overheard some lady on the bus recommend this. Realistic urban fiction.|
|Frederick, Jim||Black Hearts||Non-fiction||From an editor at Time Magazine, the riveting account of an Iraq war atrocity and the nightmarish conditions that made it possible.|
|Stolarz, Laurie Faria||Black is for Beginnings||Magical/Mystical||The BLUE IS FOR NIGHTMARES series that put a spell on more than half a million readers continues ? in graphic novel format! WARNING: GRAPHIC NOVEL FORMAT.|
|Miller, Sam J.||Blackfish City||Post-Apocalyptic||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Takes place in a floating city constructed in the Arctic Circle and probes engrossing questions about the lingering impact of global warming and the threats of advanced technology.
|Paretsky, Sara||Blacklist||Crime/Mystery||V.I. Warshawski in Paretsky's 11th crime novel.|
|de Castrique, Mark||Blackman's Coffin||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Sam Blackman series book 1. Sam Blackman is an angry man. A Chief Warrant Officer in the Criminal Investigation Detachment of the U.S. military, he lost a leg in Iraq. His outspoken criticism of his medical treatment resulted in his transfer to the Veteran's Hospital in Asheville, NC. Disillusioned with the military, grieving over the recent death of his parents, and at odds with his brother, Sam's life is in shambles. Then an ex-marine and fellow amputee named Tikima Robertson walks into his hospital room.
|Dobbs, Leighann||Blackmoore Sisters Cozy Mystery Books 1-3||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle books. Four magical sisters. Three twisty mysteries. And a cat that's too smart for her own good. This set contains books 1-3 in the Blackmoore Sisters Cozy Mystery Series: Dead Wrong, Dead & Buried and Dead Tide.
|Phillips, Ty||Blacktop Cowboys||Non-fiction||Rodeo cowboys. Like the steer wrestlers Phillips tailed during the 2004 season, he knows how to tell a good story. He captures the solitude and camaraderie which runs deep.|
|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."|
|Gillespie, Hollis||Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch||Memoir||42-year old NPR regular who is also a Delta flight attendant.|
|DeWoskin, Rachel||Blind||Youth||High school sophomore must relearn her small-town world after an accident blinds her permanently.|
|Tabor, James M.||Blind Descent||Non-fiction||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
Fascinating and informative. In 2004, two scientist-explorers embarked on perilous journeys to reach the dark, mysterious bottoms of two of Earth's deepest caves. Delivered in gripping detail.
|Gladwell, Malcolm||Blink||Non-fiction||Explores intuitive/snap decision making Heard him on MPR.|
|Smith, Danyel||Bliss||Fiction||Spot-on portraits of the producers, promoters, and performers mangling one another to reach the top. Smith, the former editor-in-chief of Vibe knows the scene and captures the authentic sights and sounds.|
|Marsch, Cindy Rinaman||Blizzard: A Story of Dakota Territory||Fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. A homesteading farmer, his pregnant wife, their daughter, and the grandmother wake to a beautiful winter morning on the prairie. And then it descends upon them - the infamous Children's Blizzard of 1888. Who will survive?
|Lane, Jennifer||Blocked||Chick Lit||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He's a tall drink of water -- blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. ¡Híjole! Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.
|Lankford, Terrill Lee||Blonde Lightening||Fiction||Lankford shows in telling detail how a film really gets made. "Blonde" is a continuation of "Earthquake Weather", but it stands alone as testament to all the cynical, underhanded, and tragic things you think you know about Hollywood.|
|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.|
|Perry, Thomas||Blood Money||Crime/Mystery||Native American Heroine steals from the Mafia to give to the poor.|
|Cowart, Gary||Blood on Red Dirt||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Blood on Red Dirt is the true story of Marine Corporal Gary Cowart. The book encompasses the time before enlistment, Boot Camp, Infantry Training Regiment, Artillery School, and his time in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of 1968. Incorporated with actual pictures from the times and places remembered in this book, it gives the reader a mix of emotions felt during the good times and bad, of combat and of non-combat, with the intent of giving the lay person a more complete picture of the Vietnam experience.
|Armstrong, Lori||Blood Ties||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Julie Collins Mystery book 1. Given the trainwreck my life has become, I've earned my cynical attitude. I'm trapped in a dead-end job at the Bear Butte County Sheriff's Office--a position I took out of desperation after the brutal murder of my Lakota half-brother. Three years have passed, his case is cold, and my coping mechanisms--tequila, cigarettes and dubious men--no longer serve as excuses for my grief; they define who I am.
|Hamilton, Gabrielle||Blood, Bones and Butter||Memoir||Suggested By: BookBub.com.
A New York Times bestseller hailed as "simply the best memoir by a chef ever" (Anthony Bourdain). With candor and comedy, Gabrielle Hamilton traces the turns in her life that led to her becoming a highly acclaimed chef.
|Mina, Denise||Blood, Salt, Water||Fiction||Suggested By: People Mag.
As Det. Alex Morrow uncovers layers of deception among the thugs, white-collar crooks, and battle-weary cops inhabiting one seemingly genteel Scottish town, you'll find yourself hooked.
|Greene, Amy||Bloodroot||Fiction||Searing debut novel set in the bone-poor hollows of the eastern Tennessee mountains that tells the story of the long-afflicted Lamb family. Terribly sad, breathtakingly good read.|
|Hampton, Kelle||Bloom||Memoir||I knew the minute I saw her that she had Down syndrome," writes Hampton, who was 31 at th etime and had foregone prenatal testing, believing that there was no reason to worry.|
|Porter, Bruce||Blow||Non-fiction||How a Small-Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All. Cocaine smuggling. Johnny Depp movie.|
|Conlon, Edward||Blue Blood||Memoir||You won't find a more up-close look at the NYPD than this gritty memoir. Written by Harvard grad and veteran cop.|
|French, Nicci||Blue Monday||Crime/Mystery||Introduces Frieda Klein, a buttoned-up London psychotherapist who spends her days dealing with the "pain inside of other peoples' heads," and her insomniac nights roaming the city to clear her own.|
|Christensen, Kate||Blue Plate Special||Memoir||She plumbs the emotional origins and pleasures of hunger and taste and shares recipes that sustained her through the years. A delightful book that leaves you hungering for more.|
|Brooks, Kathleen||Bluegrass Undercover||Crime/Mystery||Suggested By: eBookDaily.com.
Free Kindle book. Bluegrass Brothers book 1. New York Times bestselling series. Cade Davies is a former Special Forces soldier who is now a high school teacher and football coach. And something is trying to kill his players. He's been too busy trying to keep his players alive, while also avoiding the Davies Brothers marriage trap set by half the town, to pay attention and to the fiery redhead who has swept into his small town.
|Ashwin, Hettie||Boat to Baguette||Memoir||Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. When two intrepid Aussies decide to buy a house in France after living on a boat for 11 years, they get more than baguettes and stinky cheese. Wonderful neighbours, horrible drains, fabulous wine, French taxes. Boat to Baguette is a humorous rollercoaster ride as Hettie and Boomie make France their new home.
|Bogle, John C.||Bogle On Mutual Funds||Non-fiction||Suggested By: Other.
Recommended by Mr. Money Mustache. Bogle is the founder of Vanguard. New Perspectives For The Intelligent Investor.
|Schultheis, Rob||Bone Games: One Man's Search for the Ultimate Athletic High||Non-fiction||Uh, one man's search for the ultimate athletic high.|
|Ruby, Laura||Bone Gap||Magical/Mystical||Suggested By: Suggested List.
Imagine Stephen King with a heap of magical realism. The story of two lives changed forever. Roza, a young girl kidnapped from a small Midwestern town, and Finn, the only witness to the crime.
|Crane, George||Bone of the Master: A Journey to Secret Mongolia||Memoir||Reveals aspects of Chinese life from the most humble to the most high.|
|Roach, Mary||Bonk||Memoir||Roach tackles the funny science of sex with the same gusto she brought to the funny science of cadavers in Stiff, and the funny science of the afterlife in Spook.|
|Pearl, Nancy||Book Lust||Non-fiction||Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason. Written by librarian that CO and KR have seen speak. She sounds like fun, AND she says it's perfectly okay to stop reading a book if you don't like it.|
|Pearl, Nancy||Book Lust to Go||Non-fiction||Recommended reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers|
|Lepore Jill||Book of Ages||Non-fiction||Reveals an unseen side of Benjamin Franklin, but its real accomplishment lies in its depiction of the daily lives of 18th-century women.|
|Conde Nast Traveler||Book of Unforgettable Journeys||Travel||Great writers on great places.|
|Jacobs, Michael||Books Unbound:||Craft||20 Innovative Bookmaking Projects|
|Brand, Russell||Booky Wook 2||Memoir||What it's like having given up drugs.|
|Noah, Trevor||Born A Crime||Memoir||Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
The Daily Show host is the product of a black/white relationship that was illegal in South Africa when he was born. In 2009, Trevor Noah's mother was shot in the back of her head by her ex-husband. The bullet entered the back of her skull and came out the front, but still managed to miss all the important bits. The doctors stitched her up and sent her home, and seven days later she was back at work.
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