Books I'd Like To Read

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Title (from) - $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
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Most of the books on this list come from reviews in the magazines Entertainment Weekly and People. A lot of the descriptions are excerpted from the reviews. Please support these magazines and the books that they recommend.

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Edin, Kathryn J. $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America Non-fiction Suggested By:
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.
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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:
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:
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:
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:
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
  1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (Mindy Kaling)
  2. Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth)
  3. I Don't Care About Your Band (Julie Klausner)
  4. Fraud (David Rakoff)
  5. Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding - Read 10/2000)
  6. Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
  7. Lamb (Christopher Moore - Read 6/2007)
  8. A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
  9. Someone Could Get Hurt (Drew Magary)
  10. Wake Up, Sir! (Jonathan Ames)
  11. The Stench of Honolulu (Jack Handey)
  12. A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson - Read 8/2001)
  13. The Princess Bride (William Goldman)
  14. Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris - Read 1/2001)
  15. The Sugar Frosted Nutsack (Mark Leyner)
  16. I Feel Bad About My Neck (Nora Ephron)
  17. Essays of E.B. White (E.B. White)
  18. Blue Boy (Rakesh Satyal)
  19. Thanks You, Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse)
  20. The Broke Diaries (Angela Nissel)
  21. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller - failed to finish in 2012)
  22. Dave Barry Slept Here (Dave Barry)
  23. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
  24. Bossypants (Tina Fey)
  25. The Importance of Being Ernest (Oscar Wilde)
  26. Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Jenny Lawson - Read 9/2013)
  27. How to Be a Woman (Caitlin Moran)
  28. Good Omens (Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman)
  29. Side Effects (Woody Allen)
  30. My Horizontal Life (Chelsea Handler)
  31. Kill Your Friends (John Niven)
  32. This Is Where I Leave You (Jonathan Tropper)
Ripert. Eric with Veronica Chambers 32 Yolks Memoir Suggested By:
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:
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.
  1. The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer
  2. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
  3. The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
  4. The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston
  5. Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
  6. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  7. Nora Webster, Colm Toibin
  8. The Laughing Monsters, Denis Johnson
  9. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, Evan Osnos
  10. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Dr. Atul Gawande
  11. Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, Katherine Rundell
  12. The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan
  13. Redwall series, Brian Jacques
  14. Junie B. Jones series, Barbara Park
  15. Nuts To You, Lynn Rae Perkins
  16. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, William Finnegan
  17. H Is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
  18. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  19. Seveneves, Neal Stephenson
  20. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
  21. All That Is, James Salter
  22. The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert
  23. The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri
  24. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  25. Washington: A Life, Ron Chernow
  26. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  27. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
  28. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
  29. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  30. Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
  31. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  32. Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson
  33. Song Of Solomon, Toni Morrison
  34. Parting The Waters, Taylor Branch
  35. Gilead, Marylinne Robinson
  36. Best and the Brightest, David Halberstam
  37. The Federalist, Alexander Hamilton
  38. Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois
  39. The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene
  40. The Quiet American, Graham Greene
  41. Cancer Ward, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  42. Gandhi's autobiography
  43. Working, Studs Terkel
  44. Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
  45. Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith
  46. All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren
  47. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
  48. To the End of the Land, David Grossman
  49. Purity, Jonathan Franzen
  50. A Bend in the River, V. S. Naipau
  51. Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff
  52. Lush Life, Richard Price
  53. Netherland, Joseph O'Neill
  54. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, Salman Rushdie
  55. Redeployment, Phil Klay
  56. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
  57. Plainsong, Kent Haruf
  58. The Way Home, George Pelecanos
  59. What Is the What, Dave Eggers
  60. Philosophy & Literature, Peter S. Thompson
  61. Collected Poems, Derek Walcott
  62. In Dubious Battle, John Steinbeck (read 2017/02)
  63. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (read 2013/08)
  64. The Three-Body Problem, Liu Cixin
  65. Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling (read - various)
  66. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris
  67. John Adams, David McCullough
  68. Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer, Fred Kaplan
  69. Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, Jonathan Alte
  70. FDR, Jean Edward Smith
  71. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin
  72. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
  73. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America, Thomas L. Friedman
  74. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, Steve Coll
  75. Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age, Larry Bartels
  76. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Robert A. Caro
  77. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Evan Osnos
  78. Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
  79. Moral Man And Immoral Society, Reinhold Niebuhr
  80. A Kind And Just Parent, William Ayers
  81. The Post-American World, Fareed Zakaria
  82. Lessons in Disaster, Gordon Goldstein
  83. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
  84. The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
  85. Andy Grove: The Life and Times of an American, Richard S. Tedlow
  86. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, Katherine Boo
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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, "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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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. 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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
$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:
Free Kindle book. How To Use Visual Thinking in Daily Life to Improve Communication & Problem Solving.
  • Understand why visual thinking belongs in every boardroom
  • Discover what's in every sketchnoter's toolkit
  • Learn how to sketchnote through practical exercises
  • See the 9 common patterns for creating sketchnotes
  • Build your own toolkit in analogue or digital
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:
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:
"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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
  1. Ancillary Justice
  2. Ancillary Sword
  3. Ancillary Mercy
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:
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:
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:
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:
"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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
$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:
$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:
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:
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:
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.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The Tempest
  • As You Like It
  • The Winter's Tale
  • King Lear
  • Twelfth Night
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Pericles
  • Hamlet
  • Cymbeline
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Timon of Athens
  • Othello
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Measure for Measure
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • All's Well That Ends Well
Faleiro, Sonia Beautiful Thing Non-fiction Suggested By:
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:
"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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
  • The Silver Dream (2013 YA) - sequel to InterWorld
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013 - read 2013)
  • The Graveyard Book (2008 YA - read 2014)
  • Anansi Boys (2005 - read 2009)
  • InterWorld (2007 YA)
  • American Gods (2001)
  • Stardust (1999 - read 2007)
  • Neverwhere (1996 - read 2009)
  • Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett - 1990. Meh - I tried to read this 9/2014 but didn't like it).
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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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