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# 1 - Concealed in Death - by J.D. Robb
The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling Eve Dallas series.
In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately—and by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.
The place once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, back in the mid-2040s, and Eve tracks down the people who ran it. Between their recollections and the work of the force’s new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the remains. They are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a better life.
Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and someone she knows. And she grows even more determined to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuary—and the evil concealed in one human heart.
# 2 - Private L.A. - by James Patterson
Private Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood.
Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists and just all-around good people.
When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast--and the world's golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil. Murder is only the opening scene.
# 3 - The Goldfinch - by Donna Tartt
Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity.
It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.
As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
The Goldfinch is a novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is a beautiful, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
# 4 - The Invention of Wings - by Sue Monk Kidd
From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women
Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection.
Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.
Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.
As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.
# 5 - Like a Mighty Army - by David Weber
For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new—no new inventions, no new understandings of the world.
What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud—a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold’s founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth.
Then awoke Merlyn Athrawes, cybernetic avatar of a warrior a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which Earth was lost. Monk, warrior, counselor to princes and kings, Merlyn has one purpose: to restart the history of the too-long-hidden human race.
And now the fight is thoroughly underway. The island empire of Charis has declared its independence from the Church, and with Merlyn’s help has vaulted forward into a new age of steam-powered efficiency. Fending off the wounded Church, Charis has drawn more and more of the countries of Safehold to the cause of independence and self-determination. But at a heavy cost in bloodshed and loss—a cost felt by nobody more keenly that Merlyn Athrawes.
The wounded Church is regrouping. Its armies and resources are vast. The fight for humanity’s future isn’t over, and won’t be over soon…
David Weber’s Like a Mighty Army is the hotly anticipated seventh volume in the New York Times bestselling Safehold series.
# 1 - David and Goliath - by Macolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet.
Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won.
Or should he have?
In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.
Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, David and Goliath examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms---all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.
In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers---The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw---David and Goliath draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.
# 2 - Duty - by Robert M. Gates
From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he’d left Washington politics behind: after working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happy in his role as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty. Now, in this unsparing memoir, meticulously fair in its assessments, he takes us behind the scenes of his nearly five years as a secretary at war: the battles with Congress, the two presidents he served, the military itself, and the vast Pentagon bureaucracy; his efforts to help Bush turn the tide in Iraq; his role as a guiding, and often dissenting, voice for Obama; the ardent devotion to and love for American soldiers—his “heroes”—he developed on the job.
In relating his personal journey as secretary, Gates draws us into the innermost sanctums of government and military power during the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, illuminating iconic figures, vital negotiations, and critical situations in revealing, intimate detail. Offering unvarnished appraisals of Dick Cheney, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Presidents Bush and Obama among other key players, Gates exposes the full spectrum of behind-closed-doors politicking within both the Bush and Obama administrations.
He discusses the great controversies of his tenure—surges in both Iraq and Afghanistan, how to deal with Iran and Syria, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” Guantánamo Bay, WikiLeaks—as they played out behind the television cameras. He brings to life the Situation Room during the Bin Laden raid. And, searingly, he shows how congressional debate and action or inaction on everything from equipment budgeting to troop withdrawals was often motivated, to his increasing despair and anger, more by party politics and media impact than by members’ desires to protect our soldiers and ensure their success.
However embroiled he became in the trials of Washington, Gates makes clear that his heart was always in the most important theater of his tenure as secretary: the front lines. We journey with him to both war zones as he meets with active-duty troops and their commanders, awed by their courage, and also witness him greet coffin after flag-draped coffin returned to U.S. soil, heartbreakingly aware that he signed every deployment order. In frank and poignant vignettes, Gates conveys the human cost of war, and his admiration for those brave enough to undertake it when necessary.
Duty tells a powerful and deeply personal story that allows us an unprecedented look at two administrations and the wars that have defined them.
# 3 - Unbroken - by Laura Hillenbrand
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.
The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.
Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.
In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.
# 4 - The Sixth Extinction - by Elizabeth Kolbert
A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes
Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. She introduces us to a dozen species, some already gone, others facing extinction, including the Panamian golden frog, staghorn coral, the great auk, and the Sumatran rhino. Through these stories, Kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.
# 5 - Killing Jesus - by Bill O'Reilly
Millions of readers have thrilled by bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history.
Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesus's life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable – and changed the world forever.
# 1 - The Wolf of Wall Street - by Jordan Belfort
By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sunk a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him for at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called... THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.
In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. In this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent - the story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions.
Until it all came crashing down
# 2 - Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully - by James J. Cramer
Tired of phony promises about getting rich quickly, promises that lead to reckless decisions (the stepping stones to the poor house)? How about trying something different? How about going for lasting wealth—and doing it the cautious way? In Get Rich Carefully, Jim Cramer uses his thirty-five years of experience as a Wall Street veteran and host of CNBC’s Mad Money to create a guide to high-yield, low-risk investing. In our recovering economy, this is the plan you need to make big money without taking big risks.
Drawing on his unparalleled knowledge of the stock market and on the mistakes and successes he's made on the way to his own fortune, Cramer explains—in plain English—why you can get rich in a prudent, methodical way, as long as you start now. In his own inimitable style, Cramer lays it on the line, no waffling, no on-the-one-hand-or-the-other hedging, just the straight stuff you need to accumulate wealth. This is a book of wisdom as well as specifics. Cramer names names, highlights individual and sector plays, and identifies the best long-term investing themes—and shows you how to develop the disciplines you need to exploit them.
The personal finance book of the year, Get Rich Carefully is the invaluable guide to turning your savings into real, lasting wealth in a practical, and yes—because this is, after all, a book by Jim Cramer—highly readable and entertaining way.
# 3 - Lean In - by Sheryl Sandberg
Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women's voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women's progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.
Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.
In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.” She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home.
Written with both humor and wisdom, Sandberg's book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can't do to what they can.
# 4 - Thinking, Fast and Slow - by Daniel Kahneman
In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.
Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.
# 5 - Outliers: The Story of Success - by Malcolm Gladwell
In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?
His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.
Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.
# 1 - Super Shred - by Ian K. Smith
The diet that works faster and forever!
Using the same principles—meal spacing, snacking, meal replacement and diet confusion—that made his SHRED a major #1 bestseller—Dr. Ian has developed what dieters told him they needed: a quick-acting plan that is safe and easy to follow at home, at work, or on the road.
It’s a program with four week-long cycles:
--Foundation, when you’ll eat four meals and three snacks a day, start shedding pounds and set yourself up for success
--Accelerate, when you’ll kick it up and speed up weight loss
--Shape, the toughest week in the program, and the one that will get your body back by keeping it guessing
--Tenacious, a final sprint that cements your improved eating habits and melts off those last stubborn pounds
The SHRED system never leaves you hungry. It’s a completely new way to lose weight, stay slender, and feel fantastic about your body, mind and spirit!
Includes more than 50 all-new recipes for meal replacing smoothies and soups!
# 2 - Grain Brain - by David Perlmutter
The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health.
Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our "smart genes" through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. With a revolutionary 30-day plan, GRAIN BRAIN teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.
# 3 - The Five Love Languages - by Gary Chapman
Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse's primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.
By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together.
Gary Chapman hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 150 radio stations as well as the weekly syndicated program Building Relationships with Gary Chapman, which can both be heard on fivelovelanguages.com.
The Five Love Languages is a consistent new York Times bestseller - with over 5 million copies sold and translated into 38 languages. This book is a sales phenomenon, with each year outselling the prior for 16 years running!
Includes a promotional code to gain exclusive online access to the new comprehensive love languages assessment.
# 4 - The Decoded Company - by Leerom Segal and others
As consumers we intuitively understand the benefits of being decoded
Google amazes us by generating answers before we’ve even finished asking a question. Facebook curates our uniquely individual newsfeeds. Spotify and Netflix use learning algorithms to customize our experience. At home, we choose companies that have figured out how to personalize our news, shopping, entertainment, travel, and learning needs.
At most workplaces, it's still one-size-fits-all policies, processes, and tools. Yet companies like Google, Starbucks, and Whole Foods have turned their algorithms inward to decode their talent. Their goal is not to get the better of their talent, but to empower the best from their people.
The Decoded Company distills how this process works into three transformative ideas.
· Technology Can be a Coach, personalizing processes to the individual based on experience and offering training interventions precisely at the teachable moment.
· Data Can Be a Sixth Sense, codifying organizational battle scars using actual code that watches your blind spots and gives your people a decision making superpower.
· The third is that Engineered Ecosystems will prevail over hierarchies, reducing bureaucracy, increasing transparency, and be wildly inspiring to teams.
# 5 - The Way You Do Anything is the Way You Do Everything - by Suzanne Evans
Why your business isn't succeeding and what you can do about it
While business consultants are having you scour over profit and loss statements, the real truth is businesses don't fail; people quit. The Way You Do Anything Is the Way You Do Everything offers a realistic, sarcastic, and fiercely honest look at how business owners fail to commit. Business success is all about mindset, and author Suzanne Evans helps you uncover your goals and blast away the obstacles that are standing in your way. She offers ways to make more money, more quickly and eliminate everything that doesn't work.
- Offers specific daily practices to make more money even when every odd is stacked against you
- Delivers the road map to abandon a job you hate and follow your professional dreams
- Author Suzanne Evans went from a secretary to seven figure success, and her story has helped her to mentor thousands to change their lives, businesses, and finances forever
Take complete control over your life, build wealth faster, and create a business that not only makes money but also makes a difference.
# 1 - The Fault in Our Stars - by John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
# 2 - The Book Thief - by Markus Zusak
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
# 3 - Looking for Alaska - by John Green
Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave "the Great Perhaps" even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . . After. Nothing is ever the same.
# 4 - Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - by Ransom Riggs
A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
# 5 - Hollow City - by Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
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11th Hour, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
12th of Never, James Patterson
A Memory of Light, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
A Rising Thunder, David Weber
A Step of Faith, Richard Paul Evans
A Wanted Man, Lee Child
A Week in Winter, Maeve Binchy
Affliction, Laurell K. Hamilton
After Dead, Harris, Charlaine
Agenda 21, Glenn Beck
Alex Cross, Run, James Patterson
And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini
Back to Blood, Tom Wolfe
Backfire, Catherine Coulter
Bad Monkey, Carl Hiaasen
Best Kept Secret, Jeffrey Archer
Betrayal, Danielle Steel
Black List, Brad Thor
Bloodline, James Rollins
Bombshell, Catherine Coulter
Bones are Forever, Kathy Reichs
Breaking Point, C. J. Box
Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel
Calculated in Death, J. D. Robb
Calico Joe, John Grisham
Canada, Richard Ford
Charon's Claw, R. A. Salvatore
Cold Days, Jim Butcher
Collateral Damage, Stuart Woods
Come Home, Lisa Scottoline
Command Authority, Tom Clancy
Command Authority, Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney
Concealed in Death, J.D. Robb
Creole Belle, James Lee Burke
Criminal, Karen Slaughter
Cross My Heart, James Patterson
Cyrstal Gardens, Amanda Quick
Daddy's Gone A Hunting, Mary Higgins Clark
Dark Wolf, Christine Feehan
Dead Ever After, Charlaine Harris
Deadlocked, Charlaine Harris
Deeply Odd, Dean Koontz
Delusion in Death, J.D. Robb
Doctor Sleep, Stephen King
Doctor Sleep, Stephen King
Dog Songs, Mary Oliver
Don't Go, Lisa Scottoline
Dust, Patricia Cornwell
Elegy for Eddie, Jacqueline Winspear
Empire and Honor, W.E.B. Griffin
Ever After, Kim Harrison
Fair Game, Patricia Briggs
First Love, James Patterson and Emily Raymond
First Sight, Danielle Steel
Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver
Fly Away , Kristin Hannah
Force of Nature, C. J. Box
Friends Forever, Danielle Steel
Frost Burned, Patricia Briggs
Gone, James Patterson
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
Guilt, Johnathan Kellerman
Guilty Wives, James Patterson and David Ellis
Hazardous Duty, W.E.B. Griffin
Hidden Order, Brad Thor
How the Light Gets In, Louise Penny
I, Michael Bennet, James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
In One Person, John Irving
Inferno, Dan Brown
Killer, Johnathan Kellerman
King and Maxwell, David Baldacci
Kinsey and Me, Sue Grafton
Kiss the Dead, Laurell K. Hamilton
Ladies Night, Mary Kay Andrews
Last to Die, Tess Gerritsen
Leaving Everything Most Loved, Jacqueline Winspear
Life After Life, Kate Atkinson
Light of the World, James Lee Burke
Like a Mighty Army, David Weber
Lost Lake, Sarah Addison Allen
Lover at Last, J. R. Ward
Lover Reborn, J. R. Ward
Low Pressure, Sandra Brown
Mad River, John Sandford
Manuscript Found in Accra, Paulo Coelho
Merry Christmas Alex Cross, James Patterson
Mirage, Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul
Mistress, James Patterson and David Ellis
Never Go Back, Lee Child
NOS4A2, Joe Hill
Notorius Nineteen, Janet Evanovich
NYPD Red, James Patterson
Odd Apocalypse, Dean Koontz
One More Thing, B.J. Novak
Paris , Edward Rutherfurd
Porch Lights, Dorothea Benton Frank
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Private Berlin, James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
Private L.A., James Patterson
Revenge Wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger
Rose Harbor in Bloom, Debbie Macomber
Sacre Bleu, Christopher Moore
Second Honeymoon, James Patterson
Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness
Silken Prey, John Sandford
Six Years, Harlen Coben
Spring Fever, Mary Kay Andrews
Standup Guy, Stuart Woods
Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi - Apocalypse, Troy Denning
Starting Now, Debbie Macomber
Stay Close, Harlen Coben
Still Life With Bread Crumbs: A Novel, Anna Quindlen
Stolen Prey, John Sandford
Storm Front, John Sandford
Styxx, Sherrilyn Kenyon
Summerland, Elin Hilderbrand
Suspect, Robert Crais
Sweet Talk, Julie Garwood
Sweet Tooth, Ian McEwan
Sycamore Row , John Grisham
Sycamore Row, John Grisham
Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel , Janet Evanovich
Taking Eve, Iris Johansen
Telegraph Avenue, Michael Chabon
Tenth of December, George Saunders
Thankless in Death, J. D. Robb
The Beautiful Mystery, Louise Penny
The Black Box, Michael Connelly
The Bone Bed, Patricia Cornwell
The Bridge, Karen Kingsbury
The Burgess Boys, Elizabeth Strout
The Casual Vacancy, J. K. Rowling
The Columbus Affair, Steve Berry
The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith
The English Girl, Daniel Silva
The Eye of Moloch, Glenn Beck
The Fallen Angel, Daniel Silva
The Fifth Assassin, Brad Meltzer
The First Phone Call From Heaven, Mitch Albom
The Forgotten, David Baldacci
The Gods of Guilt, Michael Connelly
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
The Hit, David Baldacci
The Inn at Rose Harbor, Debbie Macomber
The Innocent, David Baldacci
The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
The Kill Room, Jeffery Deaver
The Kingmaker's Daughter, Philippa Gregory
The Last Man, Vince Flynn
The Light Between Oceans, M. L. Stedman
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, Alexander McCall Smith
The Longest Ride, Nicholas Sparks
The Longest Ride, Nicholas Sparks
The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark
The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri
The Mayan Secrets, Clive Cussler
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, Alexander McCall Smith
The Mission to Paris, Alan Furst
The Next Best Thing, Jennifer Weiner
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
The Panther, Nelson DeMille
The Quest, Nelson Demille
The Racketeer, John Grisham
The Road to Grace, Richard Paul Evans
The Shoemakers Wife, Adriana Trigiani
The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert
The Silver Star, Jeannette Walls
The Sins of the Mother, Danielle Steel
The Storm, Clive Cussler
The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult
The Striker, Cliver Cussler
The Thief, Clive Cussler
The Third Bullet, Stephen Hunter
The Third Gate, Lincoln Child
The Third Kingdom, Terry Goodkind
The Time Keeper, Mitch Albom
The Tombs, Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
The Twelve, Justin Cronin
The Valley of Amazement, Amy Tan
The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King
The Witness, Nora Robert
Threat Vector, Tom Clancy
Touch and Go, Lisa Gardner
Unintended Consequences, Stuart Woods
Unintended Consequences, Stuart Woods
Unnatural Acts, Stuart Woods
Until the End of Time, Danielle Steel
Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel, Johnathan Kellerman
W Is For Wasted, Sue Grafton
Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara , Terry Brooks
We Are Water, Wally Lamb
Where We Belong, Emily Giffin
Whiskey Beach, Nora Roberts
White Fire, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Wicked Business, Janet Evanovich
Winners, Steel, Danielle
Winter of the World, Ken Follett
Zero Hour, Clive Cussler
Zoo, James Patterson and Mchael Ledwidge
40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World, Howard Buffet
America Again, Stephen Colbert
America the Beautiful, Ben Carson
American Gun, Chris Kyle
An American Son, Marco Rubio
Becoming China's Bitch, Peter D. Kiernan
Better Than Normal, Dale Archer
Brainstorm, Daniel J. Siegel
Bruce, Peter A. Carlin
Carry On, Warrior, Glennon Melton
Cooked , Michael Pollan
Coolidge, Amity Shlaes
Cowards, Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe
Dad is Fat, Jim Gaffigan
David and Goliath, Macolm Gladwell
Dirty Wars , Jeremy Scahill
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies, Ben Macintyre
Double Down, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
Drift, Rachel Maddow
Duty, Robert M. Gates
Eleven Rings, Phil Jackson
Empty Mansions, Bill Dedman
Exposed, Jane Velez Mitchell
Fantasy Life, Matthew Berry
Francona: The Red Sox Years, Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy
George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution, Brian Kilmeade
Give and Take, Adam Grant
Glitter and Glue, Kelly Corrigan
Going Clear, Lawrence Wright
Gulp, Mary Roach
Happy, Happy, Happy, Phil Robertson
Hitmaker: The Man and His Music, Tommy Mottola
How Children Succeed, Paul Tough
How to Create a Mind, Ray Kurzweil
I Am Malala, MalalaYousafzai
I Wear the Black Hat, Chuck Klosterman
Imagine, Jonah Lehrer
In the Pleassure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran, John Taylor
Infiltrated, Jay W. Richards
It Worked For Me, Colin Powell and Tony Koltz
Joseph Anton, Salman Rushdie
Keep it Pithy, Bill O'Reilly
Killing Jesus, Bill O'Reilly
Killing Kennedy, Bill O'Reilly
Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg