7 Books (and One to Avoid) for the Avid Hiker – BOOK RIOT

7 Books (and One to Avoid) for the Avid Hiker – BOOK RIOT.

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for August 24, 2014

Get the latest NYT Best Sellers at the Allegany County Library System.

FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon. (Dell.) Claire Randall, an English nurse, is transported back to 1743 during a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands. There she begins an affair with James Fraser, a redheaded soldier. Originally published in 2004.

LOVE LETTERS, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine.) Three couples struggle with intimacy one summer at Cedar Cove’s Rose Harbor Inn.

BIG LITTLE LIES, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) Who will end up dead, and how, when three mothers with children in the same school become friends?

THE 6TH EXTINCTION, by James Rollins. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) The 10th Sigma Force novel offers Nazis, an ancient secret, a ticking nuclear clock and alien life-forms.

COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE, by Haruki Murakami. (Knopf.) A young man’s difficult coming-of-age.

GONE GIRLby Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown.) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James. (Vintage.) An innocent college student falls in love with a tortured man with particular sexual tastes; the first of a trilogy.

ORPHAN TRAIN, by Christina Baker Kline. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A historical novel about orphans swept off the streets of New York and sent to the Midwest in the 1920s.

NOT A DRILL, by Lee Child. (Delacorte.) In this e-book short story, Jack Reacher is on a summer hike when the trail is suddenly closed and the military police show up.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

THE BOYS IN THE BOATby Daniel James Brown. (Viking.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE, by Hampton Sides. (Doubleday.) An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong.

AMERICAby Dinesh D’Souza. (Regnery.) A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACKby Piper Kerman. (Spiegel & Grau.) A Brooklyn woman’s prison memoir. The basis for the Netflix series, originally published in 2010.

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. (Thomas Nelson.) A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus during an appendectomy.

ONE NATION, by Ben Carson with Candy Carson. (Sentinel.) Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems in health and education based on capitalism, not government.

THE PATH BETWEEN THE SEAS, by David McCullough. (Simon & Schuster.) A history of the creation of the Panama Canal; first published in 1977.

THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL, by Ronald Kessler. (Crown Forum.) A reporter divulges details from Secret Service agents about the lives of presidents, ex-presidents and candidates, as well as about the service’s failings.

A SPY AMONG FRIENDS, by Ben Macintyre. (Crown.) An account of the British Cold War spy Kim Philby focuses on the two close friends whose trust he betrayed.

 

 

 

29 earth-shattering young adult books – Holy Kaw!

29 earth-shattering young adult books – Holy Kaw!.

LibraryReads – Books Recommended by Librarians

LibraryReads – Books Recommended by Librarians.

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for August 17, 2014

Get the latest NYT Best Sellers at the Allegany County Library System.

FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon. (Dell.) Claire Randall, an English nurse, is transported back to 1743 during a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands. There she begins an affair with James Fraser, a redheaded soldier. Originally published in 2004.

BIG LITTLE LIES, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) Who will end up dead, and how, when three mothers with children in the same school become friends?

GONE GIRLby Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

 TAKING IT ALL, by Maya Banks. (Berkley.) A married couple try to renew their marriage, but one fateful night could ruin everything. Book 3 of the Surrender trilogy.

DARK SKYE, by Kresley Cole. (Gallery.) Will a scarred warrior and the beautiful sorceress with the power to heal him overcome the challenges of their warring families and the chaotic battles around them? Book 15 in the Immortals After Dark series.

UGLY LOVE, by Colleen Hoover. (Atria.) Tate Collins and Miles Archer, an airline pilot, think they can handle a no strings attached arrangement. But they can’t.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James. (Vintage.) An innocent college student falls in love with a tortured man with particular sexual tastes; the first of a trilogy.

THE LOST ISLAND, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Grand Central.) Gideon Crew, scientist and thief, pursues an extraordinary treasure for his mysterious employer.

THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown.) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

THE MAGICIAN’S LAND, by Lev Grossman. (Viking.) Quentin, an exiled magician, tries a risky heist in the final installment of a trilogy.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

THE BOYS IN THE BOATby Daniel James Brown. (Viking.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

AMERICAby Dinesh D’Souza. (Regnery.) A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film.

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. (Thomas Nelson.) A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus during an appendectomy.

THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL, by Ronald Kessler. (Crown Forum.) A reporter divulges details from Secret Service agents about the lives of presidents, ex-presidents and candidates, as well as about the service’s failings.

IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE, by Hampton Sides. (Doubleday.) An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACKby Piper Kerman. (Spiegel & Grau.) A Brooklyn woman’s prison memoir. The basis for the Netflix series, originally published in 2010.

THE HOT ZONE, by Richard Preston. (Anchor.) The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.

A SPY AMONG FRIENDS, by Ben Macintyre. (Crown.) An account of the British Cold War spy Kim Philby focuses on the two close friends whose trust he betrayed.

THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE, by Rick Perlstein. (Simon & Schuster.) Society and politics in America from 1973 to 1976, the years between Nixon’s resignation and the beginning of Ronald Reagan’s ascent.

 

 

25 Books to Read Before You Die – Powell’s Books

25 Books to Read Before You Die – Powell’s Books.

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