Books

August Book List

Fiction                                                                                                                                          10/1/15                                  

Among the Ten Thousand Things: A Novel by Julia PierpontAmong the Ten Thousand Things

The Automobile Club of Egypt: A Novel by Alaa Al Aswany

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt

The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty: A Novel by Vendela Vida

The Dog Master: A Novel of the First Dog by W. Bruce Cameron

The Dressmaker: A Novel by Rosalie Ham

The Drowned Boy (Inspector Sejer Mysteries) by Karin Fossum

The Dust That Falls From Dreams: A Novel by Louis de Bernieres

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

The Girl Who Slept With God: A Novel by Val Brelinski

In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel by J. Ryan Stradal

Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel by Ivan Doig

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

The Nature of the Beast: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise PennyOpen Grave- A Mystery

Open Grave: A Mystery (Ann Lindell Mysteries) by Kjell Eriksson

A Pattern of Lies: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd

Purity: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen

The Race for Paris: A Novel by Meg Waite Clayton

Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay by William Boyd

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

A Window Opens: A Novel by Elisabeth Egan

 

Non-Fiction

A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise: 9 Steps to Giving Up Everything by Alex Sheshunoff

Boho Crochet: 30 Hip and Happy Projects by Martingale

The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James BrownCalifornia Foraging- 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Evergreen Huckleberries to Wild Ginger

California Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Evergreen Huckleberries to Wild Ginger by Judith Larner Lowry

Digital Photography Complete Course by David Taylor

Dinner Solved!: 100 Ingenious Recipes That Make the Whole Family Happy, Including You!   by Katie Workman

Foraging California: Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Foods in California (Foraging Series) by Christopher Nyerges

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day by Leanne Brown

Growing the Southwest Garden by Judith Phillips

Japanese Ink Painting: The Art of Sumi-e by Naomi Okamoto

Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage by Stephen Macedo

Keepers: The Greatest Films–and Personal Favorites—of a Moviegoing Lifetime by Richard Schickel

A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope by Tom Brokaw

Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior: Coping With Parkinson’s Disease by Joseph H. Friedman

Mess: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act by Barry YourgrauMicroshelters- 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures

Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures by Derek Diedricksen

Never Broken: Songs are Only Half the Story by Jewel

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck

Red Flags: How to Spot Frenemies, Underminers, and Toxic People in Your Life by Wendy L. Patrick

Smokejumper: A Memoir By One of America’s Most Select Airborne Firefighters by Jason A. Ramos

Taste of Home 5-Ingredient Cookbook by Taste of Home

The Tricky Art of Co-Existing: How to Behave Decently No Matter What Life Throws Your Way by Sandi Toksvig

The Watercolor Course You’ve Always Wanted: Guided Lessons for Beginners and Experienced Artists by Leslie Frontz

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir by Felicia Day

 

August Book List

Fiction                                                                                                                                          8/1/15

Ana of California: A Novel by Andi Teran

The Book of Speculation: A Novel by Erika Swyler

The Cartel: A Novel by Don Winslow

Disclaimer: A Novel by Renee Knight

Eeny Meeny (A Helen Grace Thriller) by M.J. Arlidge

Freedom’s Child: A Novel by Jax Miller

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

The Gods of Tango: A Novel by Carolina De Robertis

The Governor’s Wife: A Novel by Michael Harvey

The Ice Twins: A Novel by S.K. Tremayne

The Jazz Palace: A Novel by Mary Morris

The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel by Nina George

Muse: A Novel by Jonathan Galassi

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

The New Neighbor: A Novel by Leah Stewart

Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller

Our Souls at Night: A Novel by Kent Haruf

Palace of Treason: A Novel by Jason Matthews

Reykjavik Nights: An Inspector Erlendur Novel by Arnaldur Indridason

Saint Mazie: A Novel by Jami Attenberg

Soil: A Novel by Jamie Kornegay

Vanishing Games: A Novel by Roger Hobbs

The Water Knife: A Novel by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Water Museum: Stories by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Woman Who Read Too Much: A Novel by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani

 

Non-Fiction                                                                                                                                   8/1/15

102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy

Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother’s Kitchen by Luca Dotti

Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain-For Life by David Perlmutter

Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead by Bill Kreutzmann

Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible by Jerry A. Coyne

Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto by Aaron Franklin

Guerilla Furniture Design: How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture with Salvaged Materials by Will Holman

Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance by Christopher McDougall

On the Burning Edge: A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought It by Kyle Dickman

Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide by Eric Bogosian

Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson

The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances E Jensen

The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father, One Day at a Time by Jonathan Kozol

Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty by Charles Leerhsen

Warm Days, Cool Knits: Lighter Designs for Every Season by Corrina Ferguson

When the Balls Drop: How I Learned to Get Real and Embrace Life’s Second Half by Brad Garrett

 

 

July Book List

Fiction


 

A Bad Character: A Novel,  Deepti Kapoor

All the Light we Cannot See,  Anthony Doerr

All the Old Knives: A Novel,  Olen SteinhauerThe Architect's Apprentice

Alphabet House,  Jussi Adler-Olsen

Architect’s Apprentice: A Novel,  Elif Shafak

At the Water’s Edge,  Sara Gruen

Black Lies, Red Blood: A Mystery,  Kjell Eriksson

Blood on Snow,  Jo Nesbo

Boston Girl,  Anita Diamant

Broken Monsters,  Lauren Beukes

Buried Giant: A Novel,  Kazuo Ishiguro

Children’s Crusade: A Novel,  Ann Packer

Daylight Marriage,  Heidi Pitlor

Descent: A Novel,  Tim Johnston

Discreet Hero: A Novel,  Mario Vargas Llosa

Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral,  Mary Doria Russell

Etta and Otto and Russell and James,  Emma Hooper

Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014,  Alice Munro

Fifth Gospel:  A Novel,  Ian Caldwell

Fires of Autumn,  Irene Nemirovsky

First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen,  Charlie LovettFirst Impressions A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen

Florence Gordon,  Brian Morton

Funny Girl,  Nick Hornby

Girl Next Door,  Ruth Rendell

Green Road: A Novel,  Anne Enright

Harder They Come,  T. Coraghessa Boyle

Harder They Come: A Novel,  T. Coraghessa Boyle

Hausfrau: A Novel,  Jill Alexan Essbaum

History of Loneliness: A Novel,  John Boyne

Honeydew: Stories,  Edith Pearlman

I Refuse,  Per Petterson

In the Unlikely Event,  Judy Blume

John the Pupil: A Novel,  David Flusfeder

Language of the Dead: A World War II Mystery,  Stephen Kelly

Last Bookaneer: A Novel,   Matthew Pearl

Last Flight of Poxl West: A Novel,  Daniel Torday

Leaving Berlin: A Novel,  Joseph Kanon

Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book,  Richard FordLet Me Be Frank With You A Frank Bascombe Book,  Richard Ford

Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel,  Jessica Knoll

Magician’s Lie: A Novel,  Greer Macallister

Map of Betrayal: A Novel,  Ha Jin

Miracle Girl,  Andrew Roe

Orhan’s Inheritance,  Aline OHanesian

Outline: A Novel,  Rachel Cusk

Pennyroyal  Academy,  M.A. Larson

Peripheral,  William Gibson

Ploughmen: A Novel,  Kim Zupan

Rock with Wings (Leaphorn and Chee Mysteries),   Anne Hillerman

Seveneves:  A Novel,   Neal Stephenson

Shadow of the Crescent Moon: A Novel,  Fatima Bhutto

Sisters of Heart and Snow,  Margaret Dilloway

Small Mercies: A Novel,  Eddie Joyce

Sniper and the Wolf: A Sniper Elite Novel,  Scott McEwen

Spool of Blue Thread,  Anne Tyler

Stolen Ones (A Stevens and Windermere Novel),  Owen Laukkanen

Swimmer: A Novel,  Joakim Zander

Sympathizer,  Viet Thanh Nguyen

Touch of Stardust: A Novel,  Kate Alcott

Truth According to Us: A Novel,  Annie Barrows

Turner House,  Angela Flournoy

Whites: A Novel,  Harry Brandt

World Before Us: A Novel,  Aislinn Hunter

World Gone By,  Dennis Lehane

 

Non-Fiction


 

All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West,  David Gessner

Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind­­­­­­­­­­­­­ the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia,  Michael Booth

American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest ,  Hannah Nordhaus

Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle,  Douglas J. Emlen and David J. TussThe Beatles Lyrics

Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth,  Albert Podell

B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song,  Ben Yagoda

Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice,  Belden C. Lane

Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs,  Hunter Davies

Beijing Bastard: Into the Wilds of a Changing China,  Val Wang

Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, Sea World, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish,  John Hargrove

Bettyville: A Memoir,  George Hodgman

Boho Crochet: 30 Hip and Happy Projects,  Julie Brooke

Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown

Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyu and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation,  Rena Pederson

Burning Man: Art on Fire,  Jennifer RaiserBurning Man

Country Living Smart Storage Solutions: Creative Closets, Stylish Shelves, and More,  Country Living Magazine

Craft Your Stash: Transforming Craft Closet Treasures into Gifts, Home Décor & More,  Lisa Fulmer

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free,  Hector Tobar

Deep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the End of the Universe and the Beginning of Time,  Govert Schilling

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery,  Henry Marsh

Dr Khalsa’s Natural Dog: Holistic Therapies, Nutrition, and Recipes for Healthier Dogs,  Deva Khalsa

Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist: How to Have Your Yard and Eat It Too,  Michael Judd

Essential Guide to Home Herbal Remedies: Easy Recipes Using Medicinal Herbs to Treat More Than 125 Conditions from Sunburns to Sore Throats,  Melanie Wenzel

Frida Kahlo's GardenFood Babe Way: Break Free from the Hidden Toxins in Your Food and Lose Weight, Look Years Younger, and Get Healthy in Just 21 Days!,  Vani Hari

Frida Kahlo’s Garden,  Adriana Zavala

Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science,  Alice Dreger

Garden Classroom: Hands-On Activities in Math, Science, Literacy, and Art,  Cathy James

Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security,  Laurence Kotlikoff

Getting Laid: Everything You Need to Know about Raising Chickens, Gardening and Preserving -With Over 100 Recipes!,  Barb Webb

GI Bride: The Wartime Girls who Crossed the Atlantic for Love,  Duncan Barrett

Good Food, Good Life: 130 Simple Recipes You’ll Love to Make and Eat,  Curtis Stone

Grow All You Can Eat in 3 Square Feet,  Kindersley Dorline

H is for Hawk,  Helen MacdonaldHow Google Works

Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen,  Kathy Patalsky

Healthy Slow Cooker Revolution,  America’s Test Kitchen

Highgrove: An English Country Garden,  HRH the Prince of Wales and Bunny Guinness

Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland,  Amanda Berry

How Google Works,  Eric Schmidt

How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery,  Kevin Ashton

Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,  Walter Isaacson

Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History,  Brian Fagan

It’s a Long Story: My Life,  Willie Nelson

Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food,  Jamie Oliver

Jerry Lee Lewis, His Own Story,  Rick Bragg

Language of Dogs,  Justin Silver

Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest CreatuRescue at Los Baños
res
,  William Debuys

Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,  Marie Kondo

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings,  Dave Barry

Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions,  Phil Zuckerman

Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran,  Nazila Fathi

Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight: The Six-Week Total-Life Slim Down,  Peter Walsh

Make it Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook,  Ina Garten

Makers of Modern Asia,  Ramachandra Guha

Michael Pearson’s Traditional Knitting: Aran, Fair Isle, and Fisher Ganseys, New & Expanded Edition,  Michael Pearson

Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey Into the Heart of Russia,  David Greene

Mosaic Garden Projects: Add Color to Your Garden with Tables, Fountains, Bird Baths, and More,  Mark Brody

National Geographic Illustrated Guide to Wildlife: From Your Back Door to the Great Outdoors,  National Geographic

No Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind,  Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Not that Kind of Girl,  Lena Dunham

On the Move: A Life,  Oliver W. SacksOne Pot 120 Easy Meals

One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More,  Martha Stewart Living

Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money,  Ron Lieber

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography,  Laura Ingalls Wilder

Practical Permaculture for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth,  Jessi Bloom

Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician’s First Year,  Matt McCarthy

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson,  S.C. Gwynne

Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection,  Jia Jiang

Rescue at Los Banos: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of WWII,  Bruce Henderson

Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving,  Lee Buttala

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids,  Meghan Daum

Sky at Night: How to Read the Solar System: A Guide to the Stars and Planets,  Chris North

Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot,  Mark Vanhoenacker

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed,  Jon Ronson

Stand There! She Shouted: The Invincible Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron,  Susan Goldman Rubin

Sustainable Happiness: Live Simple, Live Well, Make a Difference,  Sarah Van Gelder

Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind,  David J. Linden

Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History,  Thor Hanson

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Watch your Back!: How the Pain Industry is Costing Us More and Giving Us Less and What You Can Do to Inform and Empower Yourself,  Richard Deyo, M.D.

Wild Truth,  Carine McCandless

Will Not Attend:  Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation,  Adam Resnick

Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner,  Judy Melinek, MD

Wright Brothers,  David McCullough


 

 

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