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Books read in 2018
List created by Beverly S. (bassetmom) - , on Jan 12, 2018
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Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
The New York Times bestselling collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award­?nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect. Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into...  more


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Holiday Grind (Coffeehouse, Bk 8) by Cleo Coyle
There's nothing cozier than a winter evening in Greenwich Village. Streetlights shimmer through icy flakes, cafes glow with welcoming warmth, and a layer of snow dusts historic townhouses like powdered sugar on holiday confections. Murder has no place in such a pretty picture, until...  more


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Roast Mortem (Coffeehouse, Bk 9) by Cleo Coyle
Clare Cosi, manager and head barista of the landmark Village Blend coffeehouse, has perfected the pulling of steaming hot espresso. But ,can she keep New York's Bravest from getting burned? When the firefighters of Ladder Company 189 pull Clare's friends out of a blazing...  more


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A Taste Of Chicken Soup For The Christian Soul by Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Han...
Some of the stories from Chicken Soup For The Christian Soul are in this cute little book.


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I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star by Judy Greer
Like Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and other (bestselling) co-stars, Judy Greer is taking pen to paper and in her honest, self-deprecating, and hilariously relatable way reminding us why she's not America's sweetheart but America's best friend. You know Judy Greer, right? Wait, what was she...  more


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A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold
In A Mother's Reckoning, Sue Klebold, for the first time, recounts, based on her recollections, her daily journals, and the difficult and harrowing writings and video recordings her son left behind, the days and months leading up to the tragic shooting at Columbine High School, where 12 students...  more


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And That's Not All by Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright, fresh from making a new film with Peter O'Toole, has, after years of saying no, finally written her memoirs. She's had quite a life, not least having been married for twenty years to Laurence Olivier. She feels enough time has elapsed for a no holds barred approach. They...  more


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The Mistletoe Secret (The Mistletoe Collection) by Richard Paul Evans
From the master of the Christmas novel, The Mistletoe Secret is a moving holiday story about two people who brave loneliness and loss to find love. Twenty-nine-year-old Kelly Arrington is at a low point in life. Briefly married, her husband abandoned her before the birth of their stillborn...  more


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If Only (aka Grace) by Richard Paul Evans
If only I could stay with you forever. I would. Eric is having a hard time adjusting to his family’s move from California to Utah. Then he meets Grace -- his classmate and a runaway -- dumpster diving behind the burger joint where he works. Eric decides the only thing to do is...  more


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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying by Carol Leifer
Part memoir, part guide to life, and all incredibly funny, How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying is a book by a woman?and for women?who are driven, determined, and definitely not afraid to ?lean in.? Carol Leifer is lucky to have had a long career in comedy, from 1970s stand-up to...  more


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Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bun...
The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion and, finally, the secret truth about the man who holds the key from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef s former #1 girlfriend and star of The Girls Next DoorA spontaneous decision at age...  more


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Congratulations, By the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness by George Saunders
Three months after George Saunders gave a graduation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord. Within days, it had been shared more than one million times....  more


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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald & Alice Menzies (Transla...
Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen... Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy's funeral guests just leaving. The...  more


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Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins
Killers are suppose to be cold-hearted strangers, people whom you hear about and never meet, but what happens when you suspect someone close to you might be a murderer? In Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins, Kaitlan Serig discovers that her boyfriend, the son of the police chief, might have...  more


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See How Small by Scott Blackwood
One late autumn evening in a Texas town, two strangers walk into an ice cream shop shortly before closing time. They bind up the three teenage girls who are working the counter, set fire to the shop, and disappear. SEE HOW SMALL tells the stories of the survivors -- family, witnesses, and...  more


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The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son Talk About Life, Love, and Loss by Ander...
A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their lives Though Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and...  more


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The Fever by Megan Abbott
The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community. The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hocky star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their...  more


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Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do by Meredith Ma...
Twenty of America's bestselling authors share tricks, tips, and secrets of the successful writing life. Anyone who's ever sat down to write a novel or even a story knows how exhilarating and heartbreaking writing can be. So what makes writers stick with it? In Why We Write, twenty...  more


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Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
"Open this diverting tale of family dysfunction and you'll find a holiday package filled with humor, romance and realism." --USA Today Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four grown children: Patrick, a hedge fund manager; Kevin, a bartender; Ava,...  more


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Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand
The Quinn family celebrates their most dramatic Christmas yet in this enchanting sequel to Elin Hilderbrand's bestselling Winter Street. Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn and his family busily preparing for the holiday season. Though the year has brought...  more


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A Moment for Prayer - 365 Simple Prayers for Any Minute in Your Day by Inc. Product C...
A Moment for Prayers is the perfect book to keep at your bedside, on your kitchen table, at your workplace, or next to your favorite chair. Share this book, too, with a friend who could use encouragement and support. Turn to any of the simple prayers in this book and lift a thought, care, or...  more


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Murder by Mocha (Coffeehouse, Bk 10) by Cleo Coyle
A divorced, single mom in her forties, Clare Cosi is a coffee shop manager by day, an irrepressible snoop by night. When something is wrong, she considers it her mission in life to right it, and murder is as wrong as it gets.  Can coffee enhance your love life? Clare's Village...  more


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The Obsession by Nora Roberts
“She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.”    Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In...  more


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Holiday Buzz (Coffeehouse, Bk 12) by Cleo Coyle
Holiday time is party time in New York City, but after a sparkling winter bash ends with a murder, Village Blend coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi vows to put the killer on ice...  At the Great New York Cookie Swap, pastry chefs bake up their very best for charity. Clare is in charge of...  more


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When the Time Comes: Families with Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions ...
What will you do when you get the call that a loved one has had a heart attack or a stroke? Or when you realize that a family member is too frail to live alone, but too healthy for a nursing home?Journalist Paula Span shares the resonant narratives of several families who faced these questions....  more


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Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Bk 2) by Ransom Riggs
September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them -- but she’s trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound...  more


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If Theres Anything I Can Do: An Easy Guide to Showing You Care by Susan McClelland &a...
For those of us who find ourselves at a loss as to how we can help friends faed with some kind of misfortunate, here are practical suggestions -- what to say, what to do, what to write, what to give. Helps you be the kind of person you want to be (and really are)!


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The Missing Kennedy: Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women by Elizabeth...
Rosemary (Rosie) Kennedy was born in 1918, the first daughter of a wealthy Bostonian couple who later would become known as the patriarch and matriarch of America's most famous and celebrated family. Elizabeth Koehler was born in 1957, the first and only child of a struggling Wisconsin farm...  more


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A Season of Angels (Cape Light, Bk 13) by Thomas Kinkade & Katherine Spencer
When hearts are open, love takes hold this Christmas in Cape Light. Adele Morgan has made mistakes in her life. After a serious medical scare, she realizes her greatest regret is that she sat idly by while a petty dispute tore her family apart. She has returned to Cape Light determined to...  more


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Look and Find: Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown by Editors of Publications Internationa...
Celebrate Christmas with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and all their friends. Part of the popular Look and Find series, this book is filled with activities in all eight festive scenes where Snoopy and his friends are ice-skating, decorating, having fun in the snow, and much more. At the end of the book...  more


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Bone Yard (Raine Stockton Dog Mystery, Bk 4) by Donna Ball
Dog trainer Raine Stockton has lived all her life in the quiet community of Hansonville North Carolina. She is the daughter of a judge, the niece of a sheriff, and the ex-wife of a deputy. She does not lead the kind of life, generally speaking, in which people get buried in her back yard. But...  more


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A Thousand Pardons: A Novel by Jonathan Dee
For readers of Jonathan Franzen and Richard Russo, Jonathan Dee?s novels are masterful works of literary fiction. In this sharply observed tale of self-invention and public scandal, Dee raises a trenchant question: what do we really want when we ask for forgiveness?   Once a privileged and...  more


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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson baffled readers with stories about growing up the daughter of a taxidermist. In her new book, Furiously Happy, Jenny explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That...  more


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A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher by...
At loose ends with her daughter leaving home and her husband on the road, Sue Halpern decided to give herself and Pransky, her under-occupied Labradoodle, a new lease on life by getting them certified as a therapy dog team. Smart, spirited, and instinctively compassionate, Pransky turned out to...  more


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Winter Storms (Winter, Bk 3) by Elin Hilderbrand
Are the skies clearing up at last for the Quinn family? Some of the stormy weather of the last few years seems to have finally lifted for the Quinns, and if there's one holiday that lets them be grateful for the good times, it's Christmas. This year promises to be a celebration unlike...  more


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Storms of Perfection 1: In Their Own Words by Andy Andrews
STORMS OF PERFECTION is a collection of letters from over fifty of the world's most successful people. In their correspondence with author Andy Andrews, they tell the story of the biggest problem or worst rejection they personally encountered before becoming successful. Thought provoking and...  more


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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides...  more


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First Comes Love: A Novel by Emily Giffin
In a dazzling, delightful new novel that?s quintessential Emily Giffin, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only introduces a pair of thirty-something sisters who find themselves asking: If love, marriage, and children don?t arrive in...  more


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Beyond the Bear: How I Learned to Live and Love Again after Being Blinded by a Bear b...
A 25-year-old backcountry wanderer, a man happiest exploring wild places with his dog, Dan Bigley woke up one midsummer morning to a day full of promise. Before it was over, after a stellar day of salmon fishing along Alaska?s Kenai and Russian rivers, a grizzly came tearing around a corner in...  more


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The Asylum: True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion by Simon Doonan
After nearly a lifetime spent in the Industry, author and fashion insider Simon Doonan is ready to let you in on a little secret: his peers in this multibillion-dollar industry are just as nutty as the denizens of your local loony bin. In The Asylum, an unabashedly hilarious collection of...  more


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Reunion: A Novel by Hannah Pittard
The author of the highly acclaimed The Fates Will Find Their Way returns with a novel about a far-flung family reunited for one weekend by their father's death. Five minutes before her flight is set to take off, Kate Pulaski, failed screenwriter and newly failed wife with scarcely a hundred...  more


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Thomas Murphy: A Novel by Roger Rosenblatt
The acclaimed, award-winning essayist and memoirist returns to fiction with this reflective, bittersweet tale that introduces the irrepressible aging poet Thomas Murphy?a paean to the mystery, tragedy and wonder of life.Trying his best to weasel out of an appointment with the neurologist his...  more


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Murder 101 (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, Bk 22) by Faye Kellerman
Former LAPD detective lieutenant Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, are ready to enjoy the quiet beauty of upstate New York, where they can be closer to their four adult children and their foster son. But working for the Greenbury Police department isn't as fulfilling as Decker had...  more


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The Theory of Death (Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus, Bk 23) by Faye Kellerman
It has been almost a year since Greenbury's last murder. Peter Decker, a former lieutenant for LAPD, has enjoyed the peace and slow pace of his new job with the sleepy upstate police department. The work has kept him engaged but without much stress. All that changes when he receives a phone...  more


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Bone Box (Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus, Bk 24) by Faye Kellerman
On a crisp September morning, while walking a bucolic woodland trail, Rina stumbles upon human remains once buried deep beneath the forest floor. Immediately, she calls her husband, Peter Decker, a former detective lieutenant with the LAPD now working for the local Greenbury Police. The body has...  more


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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white...  more


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You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston
Love turns deadly in a new heart-pounding thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cellar and The Cabin! ROSES ARE RED VIOLETS ARE BLUE WATCH YOUR BACK I'M COMING FOR YOU Lylah and her friends can't wait to spend a night out...  more


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Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter, Bk 1) by David Rosenfelt
Defense attorney Andy Carpenter manages to sail through any tough situation, whether inside the courtroom or in his personal life. But this all changes when his marriage breaks up and his father suddenly dies, leaving him distraught -- and 22 million dollars richer. Andy doesn't know how...  more


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My Journey by Donna Karan
In this candid memoir, renowned designer Donna Karan shares intimate details about her lonely childhood, her four-plus decades in the fashion industry, her two marriages, motherhood, and her ongoing quest for self-acceptance and spiritual peace. Donna Karan was born into the fashion...  more


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Something to Hide: A Novel by Deborah Moggach
?Classic Moggach: readable, memorable . . . an unashamedly colorful journey across continents, with clothes, food, landscapes brought joyously to life.? ?The Times (London)?Nobody in the world knows our secret . . . that I?ve ruined Bev?s life, and she?s ruined mine.?Petra?s romantic life has...  more


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The Home Place: A Novel by Carrie La Seur
Carrie La Seur makes her remarkable debut with The Home Place, a mesmerizing, emotionally evocative, and atmospheric literary novel in the vein of The House Girl and A Land More Kind Than Home, in which a successful lawyer is pulled back into her troubled family?s life in rural Montana in the...  more


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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are. FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves...  more


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I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass
LOUISA IS THE OLDER ONE, THE CONSCIENTIOUS STUDENT, the one who yearns for a good marriage, an artistic career, a family. Clem, the archetypal youngest, is the rebel: uncontainable, daring, irresistible to men. Alternating between the sisters' voices, I See You Everywhere unfolds across...  more

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