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!
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.
by Kate Atkinson
Ten years later, figures from a BBC radio producer’s past as an M15 recruit in 1940 confront her.
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
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
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
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
"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
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.
by The Hubb Community Kitchen
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
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.
1. I AM HUMAN
by Susan Verde. Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Exploring what it means to be human.
2. PRINCESSES SAVE THE WORLD
by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim. Illustrated by Eva Byrne
In this sequel to "Princesses Wear Pants," the princesses unite to find the missing bees.
3. LOUISIANA'S WAY HOME
by Kate DiCamillo
Louisiana Elefante leaves Florida for Richford, Georgia with her grandma.
4. THE MAGIC MISFITS: THE SECOND STORY
by Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Azam
Leila and her friends defend Mineral Wells from a famous psychic.
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."