What Are You Reading? – December 2014 Edition


What Are You Reading?
A huge thanks to Ryan for sending me the Fortune Magazine article! Many books were considered the best of 2014. When possible, I’ve tried to find the first book in series.
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Fiction:
Do Unto Others (Jordan Poteet Mystery)  The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius  Paradise Lost (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Black Echo (A Harry Bosch Novel) Gray Mountain: A Novel Leaving Time: A Novel
Lila: A Novel Ghost at Work (Bailey Ruth Mysteries, No. 1) Olive Kitteridge
Great Expectations (Dover Thrift Editions) The Queen of Hearts The House on Mango Street
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel The Zone of Interest: A novel Killing Floor (Jack Reacher)
Hope(less) (Judgement of the Six) Friendswood: A Novel The Man in the Iron Mask
Nonfiction: 
Dressed to Kill: A Biblical Approach to Spiritual Warfare and Armor  The Glass Cage: Automation and Us  The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Pete Rose: An American Dilemma A Short Guide to a Long Life World Order
The Making of an Ordinary Saint: My Journey from Frustration to Joy with the Spiritual Disciplines Julian of Norwich: Showings (Classics of Western Spirituality) Through My Eyes
Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory of Everything Pitt Cue Co. The Cookbook 41: A Portrait of My Father
The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs BiblioCraft: The Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
 
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What Are You Reading? – November 2014 Edition


What Are You Reading?
Many submissions for November’s “What Are You Reading?” were the latest in various series. When possible, I’ve tried to find the first book. Also, as many are gearing up for the Christmas season, I’ve included some cookbooks.
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Fiction:
Z for Zachariah  Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara  The Storyteller's Daughter: A Retelling of "The Arabian Nights" (Once upon a Time)
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) A Thousand Splendid Suns Outlander
The Black Prism (Lightbringer) The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) The Husband's Secret
 Together for Christmas: 5-B Poppy Lane\When We Touch\Welcome to Icicle Falls\Starstruck (A Cedar Cove Novel) Promposal The Circle
David Copperfield (Penguin Classics) A Map of Betrayal: A Novel The Jungle (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Rosie Project: A Novel A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement We Were Liars
Nonfiction: 
Debbie Macomber's Christmas Cookbook: Favorite Recipes and Holiday Traditions from My Home to Yours  Creative Cookie Swap Cookbook:  Recipes and Holiday Inspiration (Taste of Christmas)  Scandinavian Christmas
Coconut Every Day: Cooking with Nature’s Miracle Superfood  Stuffed: The Ultimate Comfort Food Cookbook: Taking Your Favorite Foods and Stuffing Them to Make New, Different and Delicious Meals Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth  Twelve Extraordinary Women: How God Shaped Women of the Bible, and What He Wants to Do with You  I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend
50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith  Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood  Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story
One Nation Under Taught: Solving America's Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Crisis  As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride  The Science of Interstellar
The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend  Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste  Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus
 

What Are You Reading? – October 2014 Edition


What Are You Reading?
 Jorie’s Reads heard from several readers in October. A special thanks to Freeman Library book clubs as well as Bert, Virginia, and Alex!
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Fiction:
The Distance: A Thriller  In the Bleak Midwinter (Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries)  The Story of the American Flying Broomstick, Book 1: Genesis
Labyrinths (New Directions Paperbook)  Baltimore Blues: The First Tess Monaghan Novel  The Birchbark House
The Clockwork Dagger: A Novel  Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future  Rainbow Mars
City of Stairs  Apocalypse Cow  Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon
The Falcon Throne (The Tarnished Crown Series)  Ghosts in the Snow (Bantam Spectra Book)  Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel
The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue  The Angel of Losses: A Novel  Bitter Greens: A Novel
Nonfiction: 
How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination  Oh Myyy!: There Goes The Internet  Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just  Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading  How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity
What Teachers Can Learn From Sports Coaches: A Playbook of Instructional Strategies (Routledge Eye on Education)  George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father  Analytics and Dynamic Customer Strategy: Big Profits from Big Data

What Are You Reading? – September 2014 Edition


What Are You Reading?
 Jorie’s Reads shares books from library book clubs this September. A special thanks to the Clear Lake Science Fiction Fantasy book club for submitting many of the titles listed! Also, I’ve listed the first of a series/trilogy/quartet when possible.
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Fiction:
Smoke  The Drowning City (Necromancer Chronicles, Bk 1)  Telex from Cuba: A Novel
Lord Valentine's Castle: Book One of the Majipoor Cycle  Stealing Shadows: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel  Dinosaur Summer
Hope Renewed (The General)  The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike)  16 Lighthouse Road (Cedar Cove)
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Book No. 1)  The Fire Rose  Indexing
Under a Graveyard Sky (Black Tide Rising)  Rescue Mode  Divine by Mistake (Partholon)
Spirited (A Tidewater Novel)  Of Grave Concern (Ophelia Wylde Occult Mystery)  The House of the Four Winds: Book One of One Dozen Daughters
Heaven and Hell: a Novel: A Journey of Chris and Serena Davis (Tears of Heaven)  The Singing Quilt (The Quilt Series)  Death Comes for the Archbishop (Vintage Classics)
Submerged (Alaskan Courage) (Volume 1)  Dark Witch (Cousins O'Dwyer) Remember Ben Clayton
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats  Mrs. Dalloway  Rising Sun  (Magnus) (Volume 1)
Nonfiction: 
George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution  Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending  Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel
Diary of a Mad Diva  What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions  International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*
unPHILtered: The Way I See It Assisted Loving: The Journey Through Sexuality and Aging One Summer: America, 1927

What Are You Reading? – August 2014 Edition


What Are You Reading?
For the August edition, Jorie’s Reads shares books from library book clubs. Although I missed his visit, I was also happy to get an autographed copy of Gary L. Stewart’s The Most Dangerous Animal of All!
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Fiction:
Haunted Ground: A Novel  Little Brother  The Nose
The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One)  The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle)  Blood Song (A Raven's Shadow Novel)
The Vacationers: A Novel  Sandstorm (Sigma Force)  The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) (National Book Critics Circle Award: Fiction Finalists)
Nonfiction: 
The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father . . . and Finding the Zodiac Killer  Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron  Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
Push Dick's Button: A Conversation on Skating from a Good Part of the Last Century--and a Little Tomfoolery  In a Rocket Made of Ice: Among the Children of Wat Opot  David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (P.S.) 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee

Top Ten Books Jorie Would Give To Readers Who Have Never Read Mysteries


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Top Ten Books I’d Give To Readers Who Have Never Read X (examples: New Adult novels, historical fiction, a certain author, books about a certain topic, etc)

(I’ve selected the first book in series whenever there’s more than one book.)

(Thank you,  LibraryThing for the images)

1.  Sandra Brown’s Deadline

Deadline by Sandra Brown

2. Michael Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller/Lincoln Lawyer Series)

The Lincoln Lawyer: A Novel by Michael…

3.  Janet Evanovich’s One For the Money (Stephanie Plum Series) 

One for the Money

4. Sue Grafton’s A is for Alibi (The Alphabet Mysteries Series)

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

5.  John Grisham’s The Firm 

The Firm: A Novel by John Grisham

6. Kay Hooper’s  Stealing Shadows (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Series ( Stealing Shadows Trilogy ))

Stealing Shadows (Shadows Trilogy) by Kay…

7. JA Jance’s Desert Heat (Joanna Brady Series) 

Desert Heat (Joanna Brady Mysteries) by J.…

8. JA Jance’s Until Proven Guilty (JP Beaumont Series) 

Until Proven Guilty by J. A. Jance

9. Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series)

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (The No.…

10. JD Robb’s Naked in Death (… in Death) 

Naked in Death (In Death, Book 1) by J. D.…