by Nina Ulloa
Whether you treasure fiction or nonfiction or relish in short stories, business, biographies, politics, sports, mystery or fantasy, books still inspire minds and imaginations of the young and mature reader. Below are some selections that might entice you to enjoy a hot cup of chocolate and some holiday cookies in front of a roaring fire with a good book! Very different reads for the diverse tastes of many readers. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
- INDECENT EXPOSURE
by Stuart Woods
Rekindling a romance with an old girlfriend who is now secretary of state exposes the New York lawyer Stone Barrington to unwanted attention.
by Karen Kingsbury
How John and Elizabeth Baxter fell in love.
NO MIDDLE NAME
by Lee Child
A complete collection of Jack Reacher stories.
by Dan Brown
A symbiology professor goes on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.
by Tom Hanks
Seventeen short stories, each incorporating a typewriter, by the Academy Award
HARD COVER ADVICE & MISCELLANEOUS
- LEONARDO DA VINCI
by Walter Isaacson
Simon & Schuster
A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines.
by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Major events and battles during the Revolutionary War are told from several perspectives.
by Ron Chernow
A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two- term president of the United States.
by Scott Kelly
A memoir by the retired astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station.
WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE
by Gabrielle Union
Essays by the actress and activist on love, step-parenting and living beyond personal tragedy.
- THE WISDOM OF SUNDAYS
by Oprah Winfrey
Now, for the first time, the aha moments of inspiration and soul-expanding insight that have enlightened millions on the three-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday are collected in The Wisdom of Sundays, a beautiful, charitable, deeply-affecting book.
FOOD CAN FIX IT
by Mehmet Oz with Ted Spiker
Improve your life through your diet with a friendly, non-punishing, and completely authoritative approach to harnessing the healing power of food from Dr. Mehmet Oz, America’s #1 authority on health and well-being.
THE END OF ALZHEIMER'S
by Dale Bredesen
A groundbreaking plan to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s Disease that fundamentally changes how we understand cognitive decline.
by Chip Gaines
The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of 4 in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge, even if it didn’t quite work out as planned. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.
RHETT AND LINK'S BOOK OF MYTHICALITY
by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal
From the YouTube superstars and creators of Good Mythical Morning comes the ultimate guide to living a “Mythical” life, featuring stories and photos from their lifelong friendship, as well as awesomely illustrated guides, charts, and activities aimed at laughing more, learning more, and never taking yourself too seriously.
- THROUGH YOUR EYES
by Ainsley Earhardt. Illustrated by Ji-Hyuk Kim
A mother learns life lessons from her daughter.
EVERYTHING IS MAMA
by Jimmy Fallon. Illustrated by Miguel Ordóñez
Feiwel and Friends
To baby animals learning new words, Mama is everything.
THE WAR I FINALLY WON
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Ada keeps overcoming obstacles during World War II
THE PURLOINING OF PRINCE OLEOMARGARINE
by Mark Twain and Philip Stead. Illustrated by Erin Stead
Notes from Mark Twain's archives form the basis of a fairy tale about Johnny, a poor boy who must rescue a prince.
THE BOOK OF DUST: LA BELLE SAUVAGE
by Philip Pullman
Malcolm finds a secret message about a substance known as Dust in the first volume of a trilogy that starts before the beginning of "His Dark Materials."