Books about Authenticity

  1. The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

    by Ernest Hemingway
    Collection of short stories depicting the human experience in all its complexities.

    THE ONLY COMPLETE COLLECTION BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR In this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway's short stories, readers will delight in the author's most beloved classics such as ... (Goodreads)

  2. At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

    by Sarah Bakewell
    An exploration of the key ideas of existentialism and its impact on today's society.

    Paris, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Catcher in the Rye

    by J.D. Salinger
    A teenage boy's journey of self-discovery, navigating complexities of the adult world.

    An angry, depressed 16-year-old (Holden Caulfield) lives in an unspecified institution in California after the end of World War II . After his discharge within a month, he intends to go live with his ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Truth & Beauty

    by Ann Patchett
    A heartfelt exploration of female friendship, and the challenges of life and love.

    "A loving testament to the work and reward of the best friendships, the kind where your arms can’t distinguish burden from embrace.” –People,, New York Times, Bestselling author Ann Patchett’s first ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog

    by Muriel Barbery
    A story of two unlikely outcasts who find solace and comfort in each other's company.

    The story revolves mainly around the characters of Renée Michel and Paloma Josse, residents of an upper-middle class Left Bank apartment building at 7 Rue de Grenelle – one of the most elegant ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Euphoria

    by Lily King
    Three anthropologists in the 1930s study a tribe in New Guinea, leading to a complex love triangle and ethical dilemmas.

    A New York Times Bestseller,Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize,Winner of the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction,A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award,A Best Book of the Year for:,, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  7. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

    by Amy Schumer
    A comedic and candid exploration of the author's life, experiences and views.

    THE INSTANT #1, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER "This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer... It's, Bossypants, meets, Trainwreck, meets your long weekend." —,TheSkimm, “Amy’s got your back. She’s in your ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. Steppenwolf

    by Hermann Hesse
    The inner struggles of a tortured soul as he searches for redemption.

    The book is presented as a manuscript written by its protagonist , a middle-aged man named Harry Haller, who leaves it to a chance acquaintance, the nephew of his landlady. The acquaintance adds a ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Confessions of a Mask

    by Yukio Mishima
    A young man's inner turmoil as he struggles to reconcile his true self with society's expectations.

    The protagonist is referred to in the story as Kochan, which is the diminutive of the author's real name: Kimitake. Being raised during Japan's era of right-wing militarism and Imperialism, he ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Anna Karenina

    by Leo Tolstoy
    Epic tale of forbidden love between a married woman and a soldier, set against the backdrop of 19th century Russian society.

    Acclaimed by many as the world's greatest novel, Anna Karenina provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general. In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight ... (Goodreads)

  11. Desolation Angels

    by Jack Kerouac
    Exploration of life through a journey of self-reflection, spurring personal growth.

    With the publication of On the Road in 1957, Jack Kerouac became at once the spokesman and hero of the Beat Generation. Along with such visionaries as William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Allen ... (Goodreads)

  12. Ham on Rye

    by Charles Bukowski
    A semi-autobiographical novel following a young man's struggles with poverty, violence and mental illness.

    The novel focuses on the protagonist, Henry Chinaski, between the years of 1920 and 1941. , It begins with Chinaski's early memories. As the story progresses the reader follows his life through the ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Tales of Ordinary Madness

    by Charles Bukowski
    Poignant, darkly humorous exploration of life as a struggling artist in Los Angeles.

    Inspired by D.H. Lawrence, Chekhov and Hemingway, Bukowski's writing is passionate, extreme and has attracted a cult following, while his life was as weird and wild as the tales he wrote. This ... (Goodreads)

  14. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

    by Anthony Bourdain
    A humorous and unflinching account of life in restaurant kitchens, exploring the culture and camaraderie of the culinary world.

    A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute ... (Goodreads)

  15. You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

    by Charles Bukowski
    A collection of poems exploring the depths of human emotion and the beauty of life.

    Charles Bukowski examines cats and his childhood in You Get So Alone at Times , a book of poetry that reveals his tender side. He delves into his youth to analyze its repercussions. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. The Age of Innocence

    by Edith Wharton
    A romantic drama set in the high society of 19th century New York, exploring the limits of love and longing.

    Newland Archer, gentleman lawyer and heir to one of New York City's most illustrious families, happily anticipates his highly desirable marriage to the sheltered and beautiful May Welland. Yet he ... (Wikipedia)

  17. All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World

    by Seth Godin
    Exploring how marketers can leverage authenticity and storytelling to connect with consumers.

    All marketers tell stories. And if they do it right, we believe them. A good story is where genuine customer satisfaction comes from. It's the source of profit and it's the future of your ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Price of Salt

    by Patricia Highsmith
    Two women build a relationship against all odds, navigating a taboo romance.

    Therese Belivet is a lonely young woman, just beginning her adult life in Manhattan and looking for her chance to launch her career as a theatre set designer . When she was a small girl, her widowed ... (Wikipedia)

  19. The Courage to Be Disliked: How to Free Yourself, Change your Life and Achieve Real Happiness

    by Ichiro Kishimi
    Exploring the philosophical roots of happiness through the power of self-determination.

    The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness. The Courage to be Disliked shows you how to unlock the power ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Gifts of Imperfection

    by Brené Brown
    A guide to self-acceptance, embracing imperfections and finding courage, compassion and connection.

    In this groundbreaking New York Times best seller, Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor and thought leader on vulnerability , courage , worthiness , and shame , shares ten guideposts on the power of ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Custom of the Country

    by Edith Wharton
    A woman's rise to the top of high society, exploring the cut-throat world of New York.

    The Spraggs, a family of midwesterners from the fictional city of Apex who have made money through somewhat shady financial dealings, arrive in New York City at the prompting of their beautiful, ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Villette

    by Charlotte Brontë
    A young woman's journey of self-discovery in a foreign land, overcoming societal constraints.

    Villette begins with its famously passive protagonist, Lucy Snowe, age 14, staying at the home of her godmother Mrs. Bretton in "the clean and ancient town of Bretton", in England. Also in residence ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Giovanni's Room

    by James Baldwin
    A man's struggle for identity and acceptance amidst a tumultuous romantic relationship.

    David, a young American man whose girlfriend has gone off to Spain to contemplate marriage, is left alone in Paris and begins an affair with an Italian man, Giovanni. The entire story is narrated by ... (Wikipedia)

  24. Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Vol. 2

    by Julia Child
    A comprehensive guide to French cuisine, featuring recipes and techniques for advanced home cooks and professionals alike.

    The beloved sequel to the bestselling classic,, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume II, presents more fantastic step-by-step French recipes for home cooks. Working from the principle that ... (Barnes & Noble)

  25. The Short Stories

    by Ernest Hemingway
    A collection of short stories that explore the human condition through Hemingway's signature minimalist style.

    At the age of twenty-two, Ernest Hemingway wrote his first short story, "Up in Michigan." Seventeen years and forty-eight titles later, he was the undisputed master of the short-story form and the ... (Goodreads)

  26. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

    by Roddy Doyle
    A young boy's life in an Irish suburban neighbourhood, navigating the challenges of growing up.

    Il est la terreur de l'école municipale de Barrytown, un quartier sordide à la périphérie de Dublin dans les années 1960. Son nom Paddy Clarke. Fan de Geronimo, ce gamin occupe son temps à imaginer ... (Goodreads)

  27. Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed

    by Glennon Doyle Melton
    A collection of personal stories about resilience, courage and the power of vulnerability.

    An inspirational, sidesplittingly funny exploration of the power of living with love, forgiveness, and honesty. In Carry On, Warrior, Glennon Doyle Melton shares new stories and the best-loved ... (Goodreads)

  28. The War I Finally Won

    by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
    A young girl with a disability finds the courage to fight for independence and to make her own choices.

    Ada and her younger brother, Jamie, now have a permanent home with their loving legal guardian, Susan Smith. Although Jamie adapts more easily, Ada still struggles with the aftermath of her old life, ... (Goodreads)

  29. A Life in Parts

    by Bryan Cranston
    A memoir of the actor's rise to fame, recounting his life struggles and successes.

    “Nothing short of engrossing first-person account by one of our finest actors” ( Huffington Post )—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—Bryan ... (Barnes & Noble)

  30. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home

    by Rhoda Janzen
    A journey of self-discovery as a young woman returns to her conservative Mennonite roots.

    A hilarious and moving memoir—in the spirit of Anne Lamott and Nora Ephron—about a woman who returns home to her close-knit Mennonite family after a personal crisis Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones

    by Anthony Bourdain
    A collection of essays and articles by Anthony Bourdain, exploring the world of food and travel with his signature wit and irreverence.

    New York Times, Bestseller The good, the bad, and the ugly, served up Bourdain-style. Bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In The Nasty Bits ... (Goodreads)

  32. Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless

    by Susan Jane Gilman
    A humorous memoir of a woman's journey through adolescence and adulthood, exploring her identity and experiences as a feminist and a daughter of the 60s counterculture.

    From the author of, Kiss My Tiara, comes a funny and poignant collection of true stories about women coming of age that for once isn't about finding a date. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  33. Rabbit, Run

    by John Updike
    A man's attempt to escape the pressures of adult life and find freedom.

    Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, formerly a high school basketball star, is now 26, and has a job selling a kitchen gadget named MagiPeeler. He is married to Janice, who was a salesgirl at the store where he ... (Wikipedia)

  34. Factotum

    by Charles Bukowski
    A portrait of a struggling writer, seeking solace in alcohol and women.

    Set in the 1940s, the plot follows Henry Chinaski , Bukowski's perpetually unemployed, alcoholic alter ego , who has been rejected from the World War II draft and makes his way from one menial job to ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Cathedral of the Sea

    by Ildefonso Falcones
    A tale of intrigue, romance, and bravery set in medieval Spain.

    The book is set in Barcelona and its main character is Arnau Estanyol, the son of a fugitive serf and one of the cathedral's stone workers, , who obtains freedom and eventually achieves a high status ... (Wikipedia)

  36. England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond

    by Jon Savage
    A comprehensive history of the punk rock movement in England, from its origins to its impact on society and culture.

    England's Dreaming is the ultimate book on punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and the moment they defined for music fans in England and the United States. Savage brings to life the sensational ... (Goodreads)

  37. Skagboys

    by Irvine Welsh
    A gritty, raw look at the lives of a group of friends in Edinburgh, struggling with poverty and addiction.

    Section 1: Tempted In 1984, Mark Renton and his father Davie have travelled to Yorkshire to take part in a picket of the coke plant. After briefly meeting his London pal Nicksy, he gets caught up in ... (Wikipedia)

  38. The Art Forger

    by Barbara A. Shapiro
    An aspiring artist embarks on a daring mission to forge a stolen masterpiece.

    A Barbara A. Shapiro tour de force. On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest ... (Goodreads)

  39. O Banqueiro Anarquista (com resumo e biografia do autor)

    by Fernando Pessoa

    EL BANQUERO ANARQUISTA Fernando Pessoa Traducción y prólogo de Jorge Gimeno ¿Es posible ser a la vez un rico y ladino banquero y un anarquista consumado que lucha por la liberación de la sociedad? ... (Barnes & Noble)

  40. A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

    by Lucia Berlin
    An exploration of female experience, weaving together stories of love, loss, and resilience.

    A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all ... (Barnes & Noble)

  41. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

    by Dominic Smith
    A centuries-old mystery unfolds, as a woman's painting is tracked through its various owners.

    This is what we long for: the profound pleasure of being swept into vivid new worlds, worlds peopled by characters so intriguing and real that we can't shake them, even long after the reading's done. ... (Goodreads)

  42. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

    by Brené Brown
    An exploration of vulnerability, courage, and the strength to embrace imperfection.

    The #1, New York Times, bestseller. More than 2, million copies sold!,Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast,, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast, Unlocking Us,!,From thought leader Brené ... (Barnes & Noble)

  43. The Stepford Wives

    by Ira Levin
    An unsuspecting woman discovers a sinister conspiracy in her seemingly perfect suburban town.

    The premise involves the married men of the fictional Fairfield County town of Stepford, Connecticut and their fawning, submissive, impossibly beautiful wives. The protagonist is Joanna Eberhart, a ... (Wikipedia)

  44. Last Exit to Brooklyn

    by Hubert Selby Jr.
    A gritty, dark exploration of post-WWII life in Brooklyn and its inhabitants.

    Few novels have caused as much debate as Hubert Selby Jr.'s notorious masterpiece, Last Exit to Brooklyn, and this Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Irvine Welsh, author of ... (Goodreads)

  45. A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines

    by Anthony Bourdain
    A globe-trotting exploration of exotic dishes and cultures, told with wit and humor.

    From the star of, No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain's, New York Times-,bestselling chronicle of travelling the world in search the globe's greatest cuilnary adventures The only thing "gonzo ... (Goodreads)

  46. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

    by Miguel Ruiz
    A guide to transforming one's life by adopting four simple agreements.

    In The Four Agreements , don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a ... (Goodreads)

  47. The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media

    by Walter Benjamin
    Reflection on the impact of technology on art, culture and society.

    Benjamin’s famous 'Work of Art' essay sets out his boldest thoughts–on media and on culture in general--in their most realized form, while retaining an edge that gets under the skin of everyone who ... (Goodreads)

  48. Scrappy Little Nobody

    by Anna Kendrick
    A collection of humorous personal essays, exploring the ups and downs of Hollywood fame.

    A 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 ... (Goodreads)

  49. Fangirl

    by Rainbow Rowell
    A young woman's struggles to find her place in the world, reconciling her own identity with her fandom obsessions.

    A coming-of-age tale of fanfiction, family, and first love. Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan.... But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she's really good at it. ... (Goodreads)

  50. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

    by Mark Manson
    A guide to self-improvement and finding the courage to pursue a meaningful life.

    #1 New York Times Bestseller Over 6 million copies sold In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  51. Succulent Wild Woman

    by S.A.R.K.
    An invitation to reclaim the wild nature of being female.

    This book is my glowing invitation to you—to live a rich, succulent life! I explore love, sexuality, romance, money, fat, fear and creativity. It's a little bit like reading my diary – with ... (Goodreads)

  52. Bonjour Tristesse

    by Françoise Sagan
    Coming of age tale of a young girl learning to navigate the complexities of love and relationships.

    17-year-old Cécile spends her summer in a villa on the French Riviera with her father Raymond and his current mistress, the young, superficial, fashionable Elsa, who gets on well with Cécile. Raymond ... (Wikipedia)

  53. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

    by Raymond Carver
    An exploration of mundane moments and everyday lives of ordinary people.

    With this, his first collection, Carver breathed new life into the short story. In the pared-down style that has since become his hallmark, Carver showed us how humour and tragedy dwelt in the hearts ... (Goodreads)

  54. Postsecret: Anonymous Confessions of Ordinary Lives (Vintage)

    by Frank Warren
    Compilation of anonymous secrets written on postcards, exploring the depths of human experience.

    New York Times, Bestseller The project that captured a nation's imagination. The instructions were simple, but the results were extraordinary. You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a ... (Goodreads)

  55. Joy for Beginners

    by Erica Bauermeister
    Six women embark on a journey of self-discovery after one of them survives cancer. A heartwarming tale of friendship and healing.

    At an intimate, festive dinner party in Seattle, six women gather to celebrate their friend Kate's recovery from cancer. Wineglass in hand, Kate strikes a bargain with them. To celebrate her new ... (Goodreads)

  56. Beneath the Wheel

    by Hermann Hesse
    A young man struggles against the oppressive rigidity of a school system.

    In Hermann Hesse's Beneath the Wheel or The Prodigy , Hans Giebenrath lives among the dull and respectable townsfolk of a sleepy Black Forest village. When he is discovered to be an exceptionally ... (Goodreads)

  57. Nana, Vol. 1

    by Ai Yazawa
    A young woman's rise to fame and her struggles to find balance between her career and personal life.

    A chance meeting on a train to Tokyo sends two girls named Nana on a collision course with destiny! Nana "Hachi" Komatsu hopes that moving to Tokyo will help her make a clean start and leave her ... (Goodreads)

  58. The Counterfeiters

    by André Gide
    A group of young artists and writers navigate the complexities of life and art in early 20th century Paris.

    The plot revolves around Bernard – a schoolfriend of Olivier's who is preparing for his, bac, – discovering he is a bastard and taking this as a welcome pretext for running away from home. He spends ... (Wikipedia)

  59. Real Friends

    by Shannon Hale
    A story of friendship, exploring the highs and lows of navigating relationships.

    “Fresh and funny.” —,New York Times, Book Review Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to ... (Barnes & Noble)

  60. I Am Not Myself These Days

    by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
    A young man's journey of self-discovery and acceptance in an open relationship.

    The New York Times bestselling, darkly funny memoir of a young New Yorker's daring dual life—advertising art director by day, glitter-dripping drag queen and nightclub beauty-pageant hopeful by ... (Goodreads)

  61. Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded

    by Hannah Hart
    A memoir of Hannah Hart's life, from her childhood to her rise to internet fame, with a focus on mental health and personal growth.

    NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER,, With a New Afterword by the Author, ,"By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Hannah Hart’s new book is a roaring, beautiful, and profoundly human account of an ... (Barnes & Noble)

  62. You're Never Weird on the Internet

    by Felicia Day
    Memoir of an unconventional life in Hollywood, embracing individuality and creativity.

    The instant, New York Times, bestseller from “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day,, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (,Forbes,) memoir ... (Barnes & Noble)

  63. The Liars' Club

    by Mary Karr
    Memoir of a turbulent childhood in East Texas, exploring the power of love and family.

    The book tells the story of Karr's troubled childhood in a small Texas town in the early 1960s. Using a non-linear story line, Karr describes the troubles of growing up in a family and town where ... (Wikipedia)

  64. Sounds Like Me: My Life

    by Sara Bareilles
    Sara Bareilles shares her life story through the lens of her music, revealing her struggles, triumphs, and personal growth.

    Check out, Little Voice, on Apple TV+!, Little Voice, is inspired by a lost song from Sara Bareilles’s first studio album. This updated, New York Times, bestselling collection of essays by seven-time ... (Barnes & Noble)

  65. The Rest of Us Just Live Here

    by Patrick Ness
    A story of a group of normal teens in an extraordinary world of superheroes.

    Six starred reviews! A bold and irreverent YA novel that powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable,, The Rest of Just Live Here, is from novelist Patrick Ness, author of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  66. Crazy Brave

    by Joy Harjo
    A memoir of Joy Harjo's journey to becoming a poet, exploring her Native American heritage and the challenges she faced along the way.

    A “raw and honest” (Los Angeles Review of Books) memoir from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States. In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  67. It's Not Summer Without You

    by Jenny Han
    A teenage girl's summer of romance, friendship, and family secrets.

    Belly finds out what comes after falling in love in this follow-up to, The Summer I Turned Pretty, from the, New York Times, bestselling author of, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, (now a major ... (Barnes & Noble)

  68. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

    by Donald Miller
    A journey to create a meaningful life by re-imagining and re-writing one's own story.

    Full of beautiful, heart-wrenching, and hilarious stories, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details one man's opportunity to edit his life as if he were a character in a movie. Years after writing ... (Goodreads)

  69. Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

    by Marina Abramović
    A journey of self-discovery and exploration of the power of art and performance.

    “I had experienced absolute freedom—I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn’t matter, that nothing mattered at all—and it intoxicated me.” In 2010, more than 750,000 ... (Goodreads)

  70. Leaving the Atocha Station

    by Ben Lerner
    A young poet's journey of self-discovery, struggling to find a sense of purpose in life.

    Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his relationship to art. What is actual when ... (Goodreads)

  71. It's Always Something

    by Gilda Radner
    Autobiography of Gilda Radner, a comedian and actress, detailing her life, career, and battle with cancer.

    "I had wanted to wrap this book up in a neat little package. I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned the hard way that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, ... (Goodreads)

  72. Still Life with Tornado

    by A.S. King
    Sixteen-year-old Sarah confronts her past and present selves through time travel and art.

    “I am sixteen years old. I am a human being.” Actually Sarah is several human beings. At once. And only one of them is sixteen. Her parents insist she’s a gifted artist with a bright future, but now ... (Goodreads)

  73. The Spectacular Now

    by Tim Tharp
    A high school senior lives in the moment, but his life changes when he falls for a girl who wants more.

    This National Book Award Finalist is now a major motion picture – one of the most buzzed-about films at Sundance 2013, starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller. SUTTER KEELY. HE’S the guy you want ... (Goodreads)

  74. The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connections and Courage

    by Brené Brown
    Exploring the power of vulnerability and how it can lead to courage, empathy and connection.

    Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen Is vulnerability the same as weakness? "In our culture," teaches Dr. Brené Brown, "we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  75. This Is What Happy Looks Like

    by Jennifer E. Smith
    A chance email brings together a small-town girl and a famous actor, leading to a summer romance in Maine.

    From the author of, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, comes a humorous and heartwarming novel about small towns, big love, and mistaken email identity. When teenage movie star ... (Barnes & Noble)

  76. Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life

    by Thomas Moore
    An exploration of how to lead a spiritual life while living in modern society.

    This New York Times bestseller (more than 200,000 hardcover copies sold) provides a path-breaking lifestyle handbook that shows how to add spirituality, depth, and meaning to modern-day life by ... (Goodreads)

  77. Eyes of a Blue Dog

    by Gabriel García Márquez

    Estos relatos tempranos de Gabriel García Márquez fueron escritos y publicados entre 1947 y 1955, aunque, como libro, Ojos de perro azul no aparecería hasta 1974 cuando el escritor ya había publicado ... (Goodreads)

  78. Not Taco Bell Material

    by Adam Carolla
    A humorous memoir of Adam Carolla's life, from his childhood to his rise in the entertainment industry.

    In his second book, Adam Carolla — author of, New York Times, bestseller, In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks, and chart-topping podcaster — reveals all the stories behind how he came to be the angry ... (Goodreads)

  79. Holding

    by Graham Norton
    A small Irish town is rocked by a shocking crime, and the lives of its inhabitants are forever changed.

    From Graham Norton—the BAFTA-award-winning and hugely popular BBC America television host—comes a charming debut novel set in an idyllic Irish village where a bumbling investigator has to sort ... (Goodreads)

  80. The Knight in Rusty Armor

    by Robert Fisher
    A knight's quest to rid himself of emotional armor and reconnect with his true self.

    El caballero de la armadura oxidada trata de una fantasía adulta que simboliza nuestra ascensión por la montaña de la vida. Nos sentimos reflejados en el viaje del caballero, que está plagado de ... (Goodreads)

  81. Miles: The Autobiography

    by Miles Davis
    An autobiographical account of the life of jazz music legend and innovator Miles Davis.

    For more than forty years Miles Davis has been in the front rank of American music. Universally acclaimed as a musical genius, Miles is one of the most important and influential musicians in the ... (Goodreads)

  82. Bark

    by Lorrie Moore
    A collection of short stories exploring the complexities of human relationships and the struggles of everyday life.

    A new collection of stories by one of America’s most beloved and admired short-story writers, her first in fifteen years, since Birds of America (“Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial . . . Will stand ... (Goodreads)

  83. Look at Me

    by Jennifer Egan
    A woman's story of self-discovery and transformation in the digital age.

    At the start of this edgy and ambitiously multilayered novel, a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it ... (Goodreads)

  84. Meaty

    by Samantha Irby
    A collection of hilarious and brutally honest essays about life, love, and the pursuit of happiness.

    Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page with her debut collection of brand-new essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, being black, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's ... (Goodreads)

  85. خرائط التيه

    by بثينة العيسى
    A powerful story of resilience and courage, chronicling a Sudanese family's journey from war-torn homeland to refugee camp.

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    A comprehensive biography of the iconic grunge band Nirvana, exploring their rise to fame and the tragic end of Kurt Cobain.

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    A humorous memoir of a couple's journey from Manhattan to a farm in upstate New York, filled with challenges and unexpected joys.

    “I adore the Beekman boys’ story. Their unlikely story of love, the land, and a herd of goats is hilariously honest. If these two can go from Manhattan to a goat farm in upstate New York, then I ... (Barnes & Noble)

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    A “delightful reader’s companion” ( The New York Times ) to the great nineteenth-century British novels of Austen, Dickens, Trollope, the Brontës, and more, this lively guide clarifies the sometimes ... (Barnes & Noble)

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    A suburban housewife's search for fulfillment and self-discovery through extramarital affairs.

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