Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Steve Jobs was an amazing, if complex, individual whose life is examined in several phases – his adoption, the start of Apple Computer, Pixar, his love life, and his newer products when he rejoined Apple. His name will be forever mentioned alongside Henry Ford and Thomas Edison.
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Bossypants is a fair representation of Tina Fey’s self-image as a smart, unyielding woman who has forced her way to the top of what is usually a man’s profession. It is a blend of humor, sarcasm and downright witty zingers.
A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Lee Dugard
For 18 years, Jaycee Dugard was a prisoner subjected to abuse by a man and is wife and gave birth to two daughters by the man without neighbors or police suspecting the truth of what transpired in that house. A difficult book to read or to imagine that such a situation could occur.
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
The book depicts the Germany of 1933 during Hitler’s rise through the eyes of an American ambassador and his family who witnessed the beginnings of the war against Jews and other undesirables who were stripped of their livelihood, property and basic civil rights.
The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan
The widow Mary McAllister spent 60 years secluded in a white marble mansion in a small town in Vermont. Only Father Michael O’Brien knows Mary McAllister’s secret that, if revealed, will change the lives of the entire town forever.
The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula McLain
The Paris Wife is Hadley Richardson, an unfashionable homebody who married Ernest Hemingway in 1921. He treated her terribly and they were divorced in 1927. She rubbed shoulders with literary types – famous, ambitious people. The reader is a witness to much that the ex-pats experienced in their lives on the Left Bank.
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
This fifth book of a series entitled A Song of Ice and Fire is set in a fictitious world in which magic exists and the seasons can last for many years. The story is narrated from the point of view of 18 different characters. 1016 pages long.
The Abbey by Chris Culver
A homicide detective plans to retire until his niece’s body is found in the guest home of one of the city’s wealthiest citizens. Against orders, Ash launches an investigation to find his niece’s murderer only to become entangled in a case that hits increasingly close to home.
The Litigators by John Grisham
John Grisham gives us an insider’s view to the way the law works. The Litigators is highly entertaining, filled with courtroom strategies, theatrics, and suspense that John Grisham’s fans have come to expect.
Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle, Book 4) by Christopher Paolini
Eragon was a poor farm boy and his dragon, Saphira, was a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Eragon sets out on a journey to learn to fight and use magic so that he can defeat the wicked king.