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The Book Nook

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!

 

FICTION

 1. VINCE FLYNN: RED WAR

by Kyle Mills

When the Russian prime minister plots to invade the Baltics, only Mitch Rapp can stop him.

 

2. AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING

by Hank Green

After posting a video that goes viral, April May must deal with the pressures of becoming an internet sensation.

 

3. LETHAL WHITE

by Robert Galbraith

The fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series. Detectives Strike and Ellacott investigate a crime a young man may have witnessed as a child; by J. K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.

 

4. JUROR #3

by James Patterson and Nancy Allen

Ruby Bozarth defends a college football star charged in a felony case complicated by a second murder.

 

5. Transcription

by Kate Atkinson


Ten years later, figures from a BBC radio producer’s past as an M15 recruit in 1940 confront her.

 

NON-FICTION 

1. IN PIECES

by Sally Field

A memoir by the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winner. 

 

2. THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP

by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Using combat and training experiences, former Navy SEALs explain some opposing forces in leading others.

 

3. AI SUPERPOWERS

by Kai-Fu Lee

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

How artificial intelligence might affect blue-collar jobs and human history in the near future.

 

4. THE DEEP STATE

by Jason Chaffetz 

Broadside

The former Republican congressman alleges that parts of the federal bureaucracy try to undermine President Trump.

 

5. THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS

by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger

Harper

The rivalry, jealousy and competition within the complicated relationship between Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill.

 

HARD COVER ADVICE & MISCELLANEOUS 

1. WHISKEY IN A TEACUP

by Reese Witherspoon

Touchstone

Academy Award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.

 

2. CRAVINGS: HUNGRY FOR MORE

by Chrissy Teigen and Adeena Sussman 

Clarkson Potter

"After the extraordinary success of Cravings, Chrissy comes back with more of her signature wit and take-no-prisoners flavor bombs. This time the 100 recipes are even simpler and more bang-for-your-buck--it's how she's cooking now as a new parent, but it's perfect for all busy cooks.

 

3. THIS IS THE DAY

by Tim Tebow with A.J. Gregory

WaterBrook

The New York Times best-selling sports star and media icon motivates readers to stop postponing dreams and start making them happen now because--this is the day.

 

4. TOGETHER

by The Hubb Community Kitchen

Clarkson Potter

Together celebrates the power of cooking to connect us to one another. In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, a group of local women gathered together to cook fresh food for their families and neighbors.

 

5. JUST JESSIE

by Jessie James Decker

Dey St.

Country star. TV personality. Entrepreneur. Cook. Fashion designer. Wife. Mom. Jessie James Decker does it all. Whether she is belting out one of her number one hit country songs or cheering on her NFL-star.

 

CHILDREN’S BOOKS 

1. I AM HUMAN

by Susan Verde. Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Abrams

Exploring what it means to be human.

 

2. PRINCESSES SAVE THE WORLD

by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim. Illustrated by Eva Byrne

Abrams

In this sequel to "Princesses Wear Pants," the princesses unite to find the missing bees.

 

3. LOUISIANA'S WAY HOME

by Kate DiCamillo

Candlewick

Louisiana Elefante leaves Florida for Richford, Georgia with her grandma.

 

4. THE MAGIC MISFITS: THE SECOND STORY

by Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Azam

Little, Brown

Leila and her friends defend Mineral Wells from a famous psychic.

 

5. DRY

by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Simon & Schuster

Alyssa and Garret set out to find their parents who disappeared during a drought known as the "Tap-Out."