Adult Recommended Reading Lists

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Recommending Reading



Mystery & Thriller Books:
The Heist: A Novel
Cat's Eyewitness
The 8th Confession
Cinnamon Roll Murder
The Burning Wire

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books:
A Princess of Landover
Legacy
A Kiss of Shadows
Dune: The Butlerian Jihad
American Gods
Soulless
Stranger in a Strange Land
Ender's Game
Parasite
The Color of Magic
Trading in Danger
Year's Best Science Fiction

Graphic Novel & Comic Books:
Akira
Food Wars
Black Jack
Dark Tower
Fables
Nana
Persepolis
Sandman
Walking Dead

Funny Books:
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Dave Barry Turns 50
More Mirth of a Nation
In Such Good Company
One Plus One
Fireside Treasure of Great Humor

First Books in Popular Series:
One for the Money
"A" is for Alibi
Catering to Nobody
The Constant Princess
The Face of a Stranger

Children's Books:
The Wolf's Chicken Stew
The Runaway Tortilla
Grandma and the Great Gourd
Finding Winnie
Wombat Stew

Books That Became Movies: 
To Kill a Mockingbird
Jurassic Park
Pride & Prejudice
The Notebook
The Book Thief

Books Based on a True Story:
The Billion Dollar Spy
438 Days
Jungle of Stone
The Good Nurse
Into Thin Air

Poetry Books:
Looking Out, Looking In
Poetry Speaks
The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg
California Poetry
The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Biographies & Memoirs:
Jack Kerouac, King of the Beats
America's Queen
Gandhi: The Voice of a New Age Revolution
Coco Chanel: A Life
The Andy Warhol Diaries

Books on Building/Fixing/Remodeling:
Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances
Plumbing 1-2-3
The Essential Guide to Upholstery
Getting Started in Woodworking
Complete Tile

Non-Fiction Books: 

U.S. President's Factbook
Songs of the Goldrush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars

Recommended Viewing:



Movies with Subtitles:
The Lives of Others (in German with English subtitles)
Hospitalitie (in Japanese with English subtitles)
Fraulein (in Various langauges with English subtitles)
Salvo (in Italian with English subtitles)
Tanta Agua (in Turkish with English subtitles)
Saawariya (in Hindi with English & Spanish subtitles)
Eat Drink Man Woman (in Chinese with English subtitles)
Jaffa (in Hebrew with English subtitles)

Documentaries:
Beatles: The Journey
Bowling for Columbine
California Missions: A Historic Journey
Dollar a Day, Ten Cents a Dance
Viva La Causa

Recommended Listening:



Audiobooks:

Breakdown
Mindfulness Meditation
Ten Days in the Hills
DNA USA
Nickel and Dimed












Non-Fiction Books:

U.S. Presidents Factbook by Elizabeth Jewell  973.099 JEWELL

Songs of the Gold Rush  Edited with introduction by Richard A. Dwyer and Richard E. Lingenfelter   784.406 DWYER

Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman  332.024 ORMAN

Ellis Island Interviews:  In Their Own Words by Peter Morton Coan  304.873 COAN   

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars : The World’s Most Famous and Fabulous Cars From 1945 to 2000 Shown in 1800 Photographs by Martin Buckley and Chris Rees  629.222 BUCKLEY  

Non-Fiction Books:

U.S. Presidents Factbook by Elizabeth Jewell  973.099 JEWELL

Songs of the Gold Rush  Edited with introduction by Richard A. Dwyer and Richard E. Lingenfelter   784.406 DWYER

Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman  332.024 ORMAN

Ellis Island Interviews:  In Their Own Words by Peter Morton Coan  304.873 COAN   

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars : The World’s Most Famous and Fabulous Cars From 1945 to 2000 Shown in 1800 Photographs by Martin Buckley and Chris Rees  629.222 BUCKLEY  

Non-Fiction Books:

U.S. Presidents Factbook by Elizabeth Jewell  973.099 JEWELL

Songs of the Gold Rush  Edited with introduction by Richard A. Dwyer and Richard E. Lingenfelter   784.406 DWYER

Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman  332.024 ORMAN

Ellis Island Interviews:  In Their Own Words by Peter Morton Coan  304.873 COAN   

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars : The World’s Most Famous and Fabulous Cars From 1945 to 2000 Shown in 1800 Photographs by Martin Buckley and Chris Rees  629.222 BUCKLEY  

Non-Fiction Books:

U.S. Presidents Factbook by Elizabeth Jewell  973.099 JEWELL

Songs of the Gold Rush  Edited with introduction by Richard A. Dwyer and Richard E. Lingenfelter   784.406 DWYER

Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman  332.024 ORMAN

Ellis Island Interviews:  In Their Own Words by Peter Morton Coan  304.873 COAN   

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars : The World’s Most Famous and Fabulous Cars From 1945 to 2000 Shown in 1800 Photographs by Martin Buckley and Chris Rees  629.222 BUCKLEY  

Non-Fiction Books:

U.S. Presidents Factbook by Elizabeth Jewell  973.099 JEWELL

Songs of the Gold Rush  Edited with introduction by Richard A. Dwyer and Richard E. Lingenfelter   784.406 DWYER

Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman  332.024 ORMAN

Ellis Island Interviews:  In Their Own Words by Peter Morton Coan  304.873 COAN   

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars : The World’s Most Famous and Fabulous Cars From 1945 to 2000 Shown in 1800 Photographs by Martin Buckley and Chris Rees  629.222 BUCKLEY  

Non-Fiction Books:

U.S. Presidents Factbook by Elizabeth Jewell  973.099 JEWELL

Songs of the Gold Rush  Edited with introduction by Richard A. Dwyer and Richard E. Lingenfelter   784.406 DWYER

Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman  332.024 ORMAN

Ellis Island Interviews:  In Their Own Words by Peter Morton Coan  304.873 COAN   

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars : The World’s Most Famous and Fabulous Cars From 1945 to 2000 Shown in 1800 Photographs by Martin Buckley and Chris Rees  629.222 BUCKLEY  

Non-Fiction Books:

U.S. Presidents Factbook by Elizabeth Jewell  973.099 JEWELL

Songs of the Gold Rush  Edited with introduction by Richard A. Dwyer and Richard E. Lingenfelter   784.406 DWYER

Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman  332.024 ORMAN

Ellis Island Interviews:  In Their Own Words by Peter Morton Coan  304.873 COAN   

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars : The World’s Most Famous and Fabulous Cars From 1945 to 2000 Shown in 1800 Photographs by Martin Buckley and Chris Rees  629.222 BUCKLEY  

Non-Fiction Books:

U.S. Presidents Factbook by Elizabeth Jewell  973.099 JEWELL

Songs of the Gold Rush  Edited with introduction by Richard A. Dwyer and Richard E. Lingenfelter   784.406 DWYER

Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman  332.024 ORMAN

Ellis Island Interviews:  In Their Own Words by Peter Morton Coan  304.873 COAN   

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars : The World’s Most Famous and Fabulous Cars From 1945 to 2000 Shown in 1800 Photographs by Martin Buckley and Chris Rees  629.222 BUCKLEY  

Non-Fiction Books:

U.S. Presidents Factbook by Elizabeth Jewell  973.099 JEWELL

Songs of the Gold Rush  Edited with introduction by Richard A. Dwyer and Richard E. Lingenfelter   784.406 DWYER

Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman  332.024 ORMAN

Ellis Island Interviews:  In Their Own Words by Peter Morton Coan  304.873 COAN   

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars : The World’s Most Famous and Fabulous Cars From 1945 to 2000 Shown in 1800 Photographs by Martin Buckley and Chris Rees  629.222 BUCKLEY  

Non-Fiction Books:

U.S. Presidents Factbook by Elizabeth Jewell  973.099 JEWELL

Songs of the Gold Rush  Edited with introduction by Richard A. Dwyer and Richard E. Lingenfelter   784.406 DWYER

Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman  332.024 ORMAN

Ellis Island Interviews:  In Their Own Words by Peter Morton Coan  304.873 COAN   

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars : The World’s Most Famous and Fabulous Cars From 1945 to 2000 Shown in 1800 Photographs by Martin Buckley and Chris Rees  629.222 BUCKLEY  

Non-Fiction Books:

U.S. Presidents Factbook by Elizabeth Jewell  973.099 JEWELL

Songs of the Gold Rush  Edited with introduction by Richard A. Dwyer and Richard E. Lingenfelter   784.406 DWYER

Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman  332.024 ORMAN

Ellis Island Interviews:  In Their Own Words by Peter Morton Coan  304.873 COAN   

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars : The World’s Most Famous and Fabulous Cars From 1945 to 2000 Shown in 1800 Photographs by Martin Buckley and Chris Rees  629.222 BUCKLEY  


First Books in Popular Series:

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich  M EVANOVIC  

“A” is for Alibi  by Sue Grafton  M GRAFTON

Catering to Nobody  by Diane Mott Davidson  M DAVIDSON

The Constant Princess  by Phillippa Gregory   FIC GREGORY

The Face of a Stranger  by Anne Perry   M PERRY


First Books in Popular Series:

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich  M EVANOVIC  

“A” is for Alibi  by Sue Grafton  M GRAFTON

Catering to Nobody  by Diane Mott Davidson  M DAVIDSON

The Constant Princess  by Phillippa Gregory   FIC GREGORY

The Face of a Stranger  by Anne Perry   M PERRY

Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
Non-Fiction Books:
U.S. Presidents Factbook
Songs of the Gold Rush
Women & Money
Ellis Island Interviews
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classic Cars