Books about Autonomy

  1. The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    by Milan Kundera
    A story of love and loss in a politically turbulent Czechoslovakia.

    In The Unbearable Lightness of Being , Milan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing and one of his mistresses and ... (Goodreads)

  2. All Systems Red

    by Martha Wells
    Murderbot navigates a dangerous world while struggling to maintain its own autonomy.

    "As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure." In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are ... (Goodreads)

  3. Mildred Pierce

    by James M. Cain
    A mother's love and sacrifice for her ungrateful daughter leads to betrayal and murder in this noir classic.

    Set in Glendale, California in the 1930s, the book is the story of a middle-class housewife, Mildred Pierce, and her attempts to maintain her family's social position during the Great Depression . ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Indignation

    by Philip Roth
    A young man's struggle to find his place in the world, facing personal and societal pressures.

    Set in America in 1951, the second year of the Korean War , Indignation is narrated by Marcus Messner, a Jewish college student from Newark, New Jersey , who describes his sophomore year at Winesburg ... (Wikipedia)

  5. The Awakening

    by Kate Chopin
    A woman's journey of self-discovery, challenging the norms of the Victorian era.

    When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken ... (Goodreads)

  6. This Boy's Life

    by Tobias Wolff
    A young man's memoir of his tumultuous childhood and his struggle to overcome obstacles.

    In the 1950s, nomadic and flaky Caroline Wolff wants to settle down and find a decent man to provide a better home for herself and her son, Tobias "Toby" Wolff. She moves to Seattle, Washington and ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Bamboo Stalk

    by سعود السنعوسي
    A young man's search for identity and purpose in a world of tradition and orthodoxy.

    لماذا كان جلوسي تحت الشجرة يزعج أمي؟ أتراها كانت تخشى أن تنبت لي جذور تضرب في عمق الأرض ما يجعل عودتي إلى بلاد أبي أمراً مستحيلاً؟..ربما، ولكن، حتى الجذور لا تعني شيئاً أحياناً. لو كنت مثل نبتة ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Power

    by Naomi Alderman
    A world where women have the power to control electricity, and use it to fight against gender-based oppression.

    In a matriarchal society, a gushing male writer writes to an influential author about his fictional account of how the matriarchy came to be. Five thousand years earlier (in our current time), men ... (Wikipedia)

  9. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

    by Robert A. Heinlein
    Revolutionary group fight for freedom from an oppressive lunar colony.

    In 2075, the Moon (Luna) is used as a penal colony by Earth's government, with three million inhabitants (called "Loonies") living in underground cities. Most Loonies are criminals, political exiles, ... (Wikipedia)

  10. I, Robot

    by Isaac Asimov
    A collection of science fiction stories exploring the relationship between humans and robots.

    Isaac Asimov's I, Robot launches readers on an adventure into a not-so-distant future where man and machine , struggle to redefinelife, love, and consciousness—and where the stakes are nothing less ... (Goodreads)

  11. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    by Susan Cain
    An exploration of the power of introversion, examining the implications of modern society's emphasis on extroversion.

    The book that started the Quiet Revolution, At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike ... (Goodreads)

  12. Island of the Blue Dolphins

    by Scott O'Dell
    A young girl is stranded on an island and must find a way to survive on her own.

    The main character is a Nicoleño girl named Won-a-pa-lei, whose secret name is Karana. She has a brother named Ramo, whose curiosity usually leads to trouble, and a sister named Ulape. Her people ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Pereira Declares: A Testimony

    by Antonio Tabucchi
    A journalist's moral awakening amidst a totalitarian regime.

    The novel is set in Portugal in the summer of 1938, during Salazar 's dictatorship. Pereira, an old journalist on a Portuguese newspaper - the Lisboa - who loves literature and practically gives his ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Midwives

    by Chris Bohjalian
    A midwife's journey of self-discovery, uncovering secrets of her own past.

    The time is 1981, and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for fifteen years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads ... (Goodreads)

  15. Escape

    by Carolyn Jessop
    Autobiography of a woman's struggle to escape an oppressive polygamous cult.

    The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children. When she was eighteen years ... (Goodreads)

  16. Atlas Shrugged

    by Ayn Rand
    A tale of a dystopian future where the strongest minds take control of society.

    This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies, ... (Goodreads)

  17. Brian's Winter

    by Gary Paulsen
    A retelling of the classic novel, "Hatchet", from the perspective of a young boy struggling to survive in the frozen wilderness.

    The story deals with Brian, still stranded at the L-shaped lake during the fall and winter, constructing a winter shelter, building snow shoes , being confronted by a bear , befriending and naming a ... (Wikipedia)

  18. Jane Steele

    by Lyndsay Faye
    A young woman on a quest of self-discovery, determined to avenge her wrongs.

    Reader, I murdered him.,A Gothic retelling of, Jane Eyre,. Like the heroine of the novel she adores, Jane Steele suffers cruelly at the hands of her aunt and schoolmaster. And like Jane Eyre, they ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Adventures of Augie March

    by Saul Bellow
    Young man's search for identity amidst the chaotic and unpredictable life of the Depression-era Midwest.

    The story describes Augie March's growth from childhood to a fairly stable maturity. Augie, with his brother Simon and the mentally abnormal George have no father and are brought up by their mother ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Little House on the Prairie

    by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    A family's journey of settling and persevering on the American Frontier.

    Meet Laura Ingalls, the little girl who would grow up to write the Little House books. Pa Ingalls decides to sell the little log house, and the family sets out for Indian country! They travel from ... (Goodreads)

  21. The 4-Hour Workweek

    by Timothy Ferriss
    A guide to creating a lifestyle of financial and personal freedom by optimizing work and lifestyle.

    What do you do? Tim Ferriss has trouble answering the question. Depending on when you ask this controversial Princeton University guest lecturer, he might answer: "I race motorcycles in Europe." "I ... (Goodreads)

  22. Rework

    by Jason Fried
    A guide to starting and running a successful business with unconventional advice and practical tips.

    Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf. ... (Goodreads)

  23. A Room of One's Own

    by Virginia Woolf
    Examining gender roles and societal expectations with an eye to achieving independence and creative freedom.

    A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on the 24th of October, 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Female Eunuch

    by Germaine Greer
    A feminist classic exploring the oppression of women in society and advocating for female liberation and empowerment.

    The clarion call to change that galvanized a generation. When Germaine Greer's "The Female Eunuch" was first published it created a shock wave of recognition in women, one that could be felt around ... (Goodreads)

  25. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

    by Simone de Beauvoir
    A young woman's journey of self-discovery and exploration of her place in the world.

    A superb autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, Simone de Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter offers an intimate picture of growing up in a bourgeois French ... (Goodreads)

  26. Feed

    by Mira Grant
    A future world where information is controlled by corporations, and a group of journalists fight to uncover the truth.

    Feed is set several decades after the zombie apocalypse , referred to as the Rising. Two man-made viruses (a cure for cancer and a cure for the common cold) combined to form Kellis-Amberlee, a virus ... (Wikipedia)

  27. La vida del Lazarillo de Tormes

    by Unknown
    A picaresque novel of a young man's adventures and misfortunes in 16th-century Spain.

    Lázaro es un muchacho desarrapado a quien la miseria obliga a emplearse como sirviente. Las inocentes y a veces justificadas burlas con las que Lázaro se defiende de sus amos son castigadas con una ... (Goodreads)

  28. The Clan of the Cave Bear

    by Jean M. Auel
    A young woman's journey of survival and self-discovery in prehistoric times.

    A five-year-old girl, Ayla , who readers come to understand is Cro-Magnon, is orphaned and left homeless by an earthquake that destroys her family's camp. She wanders aimlessly, naked and unable to ... (Wikipedia)

  29. My Brilliant Career

    by Miles Franklin
    A young woman in rural Australia dreams of a life beyond marriage and motherhood, but struggles to reconcile her desires with societal expectations.

    The heroine, Sybylla Melvyn, is an imaginative, headstrong girl growing up in rural Australia in the 1890s. Drought and a series of poor business decisions reduce her family to subsistence level, her ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Cunt: A Declaration of Independence

    by Inga Muscio
    A powerful manifesto for reclaiming the word "cunt" and its power for female empowerment.

    An ancient title of respect for women, the word cunt long ago veered off this noble path. Inga Muscio traces the road from honor to expletive, giving women the motivation and tools to claim cunt as a ... (Goodreads)

  31. Heartfire

    by Orson Scott Card
    Epic journey of survival and redemption, as two unlikely heroes battle against impossible odds.

    Alvin marries Peggy, and they conceive a daughter (not born by the end of the book). Alvin, Verily Cooper, Arthur Stuart, and Mike Fink are joined by John James Audubon , a French-speaking painter of ... (Wikipedia)

  32. Shift

    by Hugh Howey
    A post-apocalyptic adventure, as a father searches for his missing daughter in a mysterious new world.

    In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct ... (Goodreads)

  33. All by Myself

    by Mercer Mayer
    A little critter learns to enjoy being alone and finds fun things to do by himself.

    Mercer Mayer's Little Critter wants to show you all the things he can do for himself in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he's tying his shoes, coloring a picture, or riding his ... (Goodreads)

  34. Anthem

    by Ayn Rand
    An individual's quest for freedom amidst a dystopian society determined to control thought and behavior.

    Equality 7-2521, a 21-year-old man writing by candlelight in a tunnel under the earth, tells the story of his life up to that point. He exclusively uses plural pronouns ("we", "our", "they") to refer ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

    by Melody Beattie
    A guide for overcoming codependency and finding a healthier, more fulfilling life.

    In a crisis, it's easy to revert to old patterns. Caring for your well-being during the coronavirus pandemic includes maintaining healthy boundaries and saying no to unhealthy relationships. The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  36. Anarchism and Other Essays

    by Emma Goldman
    Collection of essays on anarchism, feminism, and social issues. Goldman advocates for individual freedom and social justice.

    In the eighteen-nineties and for years thereafter, America reverberated with the name of the "notorious Anarchist," feminist, revolutionist and agitator, Emma Goldman. A Russian Jewish immigrant at ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Paper Bag Princess

    by Robert Munsch
    A young princess rescues her prince from a dragon, learning to stand up for herself along the way.

    Princess Elizabeth plans to marry Prince Ronald, who she thinks is perfect. However, a dragon arrives who destroys her castle, kidnaps Ronald, and burns all her clothes, so she must look for ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Hedda Gabler

    by Henrik Ibsen
    A woman's struggle against societal expectations and a search for freedom.

    Hedda, the daughter of an aristocratic and enigmatic general, has just returned to her villa in Kristiania (now Oslo) from her honeymoon. Her husband is George Tesman, a young, aspiring, and reliable ... (Wikipedia)

  39. The Milagro Beanfield War

    by John Nichols
    A small town's battle against land developers, and their struggle for justice.

    Nearly 500 residents of the agricultural community of Milagro in the mountains of northern New Mexico face a crisis when politicians and business interests make a backroom deal to usurp the town's ... (Wikipedia)

  40. On the Other Side of the Hill

    by Roger Lea MacBride
    A young girl and her family move to a new homestead in the American West, facing challenges and making new friends.

    A new addition to the popular series written by the adopted grandson of Rose Wilder, Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter. The Wilder family struggles to make a success of Rocky Ridge, their little farm ... (Goodreads)

  41. Third Shift: Pact

    by Hugh Howey
    In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors struggle to survive in an underground silo, but secrets threaten to tear them apart.

    The third and final chapter of the Shift saga. This is part 8 of the Silo Series, which began with Wool. ... (Goodreads)

  42. Homo Faber

    by Max Frisch
    A middle-aged engineer's rational worldview is challenged when he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and falls in love with a young woman.

    Walter Faber is an emotionally detached engineer forced by a string of coincidences to embark on a journey through his past. The basis for director Volker Schlšndorff’s movie Voyager . Translated by ... (Barnes & Noble)

  43. The Unraveling

    by Hugh Howey
    A post-apocalyptic world where a group of survivors must navigate the dangers of a new society and unravel the secrets of their past.

    There is a legend in their past of an uprising, a war they have learned about, but have learned nothing from Nobody knows what went wrong. Nobody talks about what happened. Such are the silo taboos. ... (Goodreads)

  44. Citizen of the Galaxy

    by Robert A. Heinlein
    A young slave's journey to find his place in a chaotic galaxy, discovering the power of friendship and freedom.

    The novel is set in the future when the human race has developed interstellar spaceflight and is engaged in trade with a number of alien races. However human slavery has reappeared on some planets. ... (Wikipedia)

  45. Escape from Freedom

    by Erich Fromm
    An examination of the psychological effects of modern freedom, exploring how to find a balance between freedom and security.

    If humanity cannot live with the dangers and responsibilities inherent in freedom, it will probably turn to authoritarianism. This is the central idea of Escape from Freedom , a landmark work by one ... (Goodreads)

  46. This Perfect Day

    by Ira Levin
    In a seemingly perfect world, a young man discovers the truth about his society and rebels against it.

    By the author of, Rosemary‘s Baby, a horrifying journey into a future only Ira Levin could imagine., Considered one of the great dystopian novels—alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  47. The Heart Goes Last

    by Margaret Atwood
    A couple's struggle to survive in a dystopian world, where they must alternate between prison and freedom.

    Living in their car, surviving on tips, Charmaine and Stan are in a desperate state. So, when they see an advertisement for Consilience, a ‘social experiment’ offering stable jobs and a home of their ... (Wikipedia)

  48. Friday

    by Robert A. Heinlein
    A man's quest for freedom, navigating a future world of robots, aliens and interstellar travel.

    The book's narrator is Friday Jones (often going under cover name Marjorie Baldwin and using both surnames somewhat interchangeably). Friday is a genetically engineered human (known as an Artificial ... (Wikipedia)

  49. Just Ella

    by Margaret Peterson Haddix
    Ella, a servant girl, dreams of a better life and a prince who will rescue her. But reality is not as simple as fairy tales.

    Fifteen-year-old Ella Brown of Fridesia, now known as Princess Cynthiana Eleanora, is engaged to Prince Charming and living in the palace preparing for the wedding day and life as a princess. For the ... (Wikipedia)

  50. 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)

  51. Sometimes a Great Notion

    by Ken Kesey
    A powerful story of a family's struggle against the odds and the forces of change.

    The story centers on the Stamper family, a hard-headed logging clan in the coastal town of Wakonda, on the Oregon coast, in the early 1960s. The union loggers in Wakonda go on strike in demand of the ... (Wikipedia)

  52. Lioness Rampant

    by Tamora Pierce
    Alanna of Trebond, now a knight, must face her greatest challenge yet to save her kingdom from a powerful sorcerer.

    The first chapter of this book finds Alanna, Faithful, and Coram on a quest for the 'Dominion Jewel', which grants immense psychokinetic power to any monarch who owns it. In the town of Berat, Alanna ... (Wikipedia)

  53. Beguilement

    by Lois McMaster Bujold
    A young girl with magical powers is taken in by a widowed farmer, but their peaceful life is threatened by an ancient evil.

    Fawn, a farmer girl of about 20, has run away from her family, because another farmer has impregnated her and made it clear that he will not acknowledge the baby as his own. Dag, a Lakewalker ... (Wikipedia)

  54. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

    by Immanuel Kant
    Examination of the foundations of moral philosophy, focusing on the nature of moral obligation.

    Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever ... (Goodreads)

  55. Bread and Jam for Frances

    by Russell Hoban
    A picky eater learns the joys of trying new foods as she experiences life's everyday adventures.

    Frances, one of children's best-loved characters for over 30 years, now springs to life even more in Bread and Jam for Frances, beautifully reillustrated in sparkling full color by Lillian Hoban. In ... (Goodreads)

  56. Two Treatises of Government

    by John Locke
    A philosophical exploration of the nature of government and its origin and purpose.

    This is a new revised version of Dr. Laslett's standard edition of Two Treatises. First published in 1960, and based on an analysis of the whole body of Locke's publications, writings, and papers. ... (Goodreads)

  57. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    by Muriel Spark
    A teacher's unconventional methods, inspiring young lives while challenging the status quo.

    In 1930s Edinburgh , six ten-year-old girls, Sandy, Rose, Mary, Jenny, Monica, and Eunice are assigned Miss Jean Brodie, who describes herself as being "in my prime," as their teacher. Miss Brodie, ... (Wikipedia)

  58. Not Dead Yet: The Memoir

    by Phil Collins
    Phil Collins' memoir detailing his life as a musician, from his early days in Genesis to his successful solo career.

    Phil Collins pulls no punches—about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that’s inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet , he tells the story of his epic career, with ... (Goodreads)

  59. Patriots

    by James Wesley, Rawles
    A group of survivalists navigate a post-apocalyptic world after an economic collapse and societal breakdown.

    America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse —the stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile ... (Goodreads)

  60. Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

    by Deborah Feldman
    A woman's journey of liberation, leaving behind the oppressive confines of her Hasidic community.

    The instant New York Times bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape , featuring a new ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Man Who Would Be King

    by Rudyard Kipling
    Two ex-soldiers' daring journey to forge a kingdom in a remote corner of India.

    The narrator of the story is an Indian journalist in 19th century [Bharat] India—Kipling himself, in all but name. Whilst on a tour of some Indian native states he meets two scruffy adventurers, ... (Wikipedia)

  62. Mrs. Mike

    by Benedict Freedman
    A young woman's voyage of self-discovery, learning to survive and thrive in the Canadian wilderness.

    The novel is based on the stories of Katherine Mary O'Fallon Flannigan (1899-1954). , , , According to her fictionalized account, in 1907 at age 16 O'Fallon travels to Calgary to visit her uncle and ... (Wikipedia)

  63. Moxie

    by Jennifer Mathieu
    A teenage girl finds her voice and learns to navigate the sexism of high school.

    Coming March 2021 as a Netflix Original Film directed by Amy Poehler! ",Moxie, is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight."—Amy Poehler An unlikely teenager starts a feminist ... (Barnes & Noble)

  64. Only Ever Yours

    by Louise O'Neill
    In a dystopian world, girls are bred for men's pleasure. Freida and Isabel are friends, until the final ceremony approaches.

    In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly ... (Goodreads)

  65. Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

    by Cho Nam-Joo
    A young woman's journey of self-acceptance, navigating misogynistic society.

    The story-line centres on a housewife who becomes a stay-at-home mother and later suffers from depression. It focuses on the everyday sexism the title character experiences from youth. , , , The book ... (Wikipedia)

  66. Fear and trembling

    by Amélie Nothomb
    A young woman's struggles to fit in at a job in Japan, exploring the cultural divide between East and West.

    Amélie, a young Belgian woman who spent the first five years of her life in Japan , returns to Japan as a young adult, signing a one-year contract as a translator at the prestigious company Yumimoto. ... (Wikipedia)

  67. Slated

    by Teri Terry
    Kyla's memory has been erased, but she discovers secrets about her past that make her question everything.

    Kyla’s memory has been erased, her personality wiped blank, her memories lost for ever. She’s been Slated. The government claims she was a terrorist and that they are giving her a second chance - as ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Box Man

    by Kōbō Abe
    A man abandons his life to live in a cardboard box, observing society from the outside.

    Kobo Abe, the internationally acclaimed author of Woman in the Dunes , combines wildly imaginative fantasies and naturalistic prose to create narratives reminiscent of the work of Kafka and Beckett. ... (Goodreads)

  69. Ecce Homo

    by Friedrich Nietzsche
    A philosophical treatise on the meaning of life and the power of the individual.

    In late 1888, only weeks before his final collapse into madness, Nietzsche (1844-1900) set out to compose his autobiography, and Ecce Homo remains one of the most intriguing yet bizarre examples of ... (Goodreads)

  70. The Rebel

    by Albert Camus
    Philosophical meditation on the individual's search for meaning in an absurd world.

    By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human ... (Goodreads)

  71. Etched in Bone

    by Anne Bishop
    A group of misfits must unite to save their world from the powerful forces threatening to destroy it.

    New York Times, bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves… After a ... (Goodreads)

  72. The Bookshop

    by Penelope Fitzgerald
    A woman's struggle to open a bookshop in a small English town in the 1950s.

    In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop - the only bookshop - in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business ... (Goodreads)

  73. Sweep in Peace

    by Ilona Andrews
    A woman must protect her town from supernatural threats with the help of a mysterious stranger.

    Dina DeMille isn't your typical Bed and Breakfast owner. Her inn defies laws of physics, her dog is secretly a monster, and the only permanent guest of the inn is a former Galactic tyrant with a ... (Goodreads)

  74. The Only Girl in the World

    by Maude Julien
    A memoir of a woman who survived a childhood of abuse and manipulation by her father, and her journey to freedom and healing.

    Maude Julien’s childhood was defined by the iron grip of her father, who was convinced his daughter was destined for great deeds. His plan began when he adopted Maude’s mother and indoctrinated her ... (Goodreads)

  75. Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food

    by Gill Rapley
    A guide to introducing solid foods to babies, allowing them to self-feed and develop a healthy relationship with food.

    The fully updated and revised edition of Baby-led Weaning is a practical and authoritative guide to introducing solid food, enabling your child to grow up a happy and confident eater. It shows ... (Goodreads)

  76. Sheepfarmer's Daughter

    by Elizabeth Moon
    A young woman's quest to become a knight, facing obstacles of gender and class.

    Paksenarrion — Paks for short — is somebody special. She knows it, even if nobody else does yet. No way will she follow her father's orders to marry the pig farmer down the road. She's off to join ... (Goodreads)

  77. The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime!

    by M.J. DeMarco
    A step-by-step guide to becoming a millionaire, exploring the secrets of wealth creation and financial freedom.


  78. The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism

    by Ayn Rand
    A philosophical exploration of the concept of egoism, advocating for rational self-interest.

    Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life–the life proper to a rational being--as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as ... (Goodreads)

  79. Sold

    by Zana Muhsen
    A harrowing true story of two sisters sold into marriage in Yemen, and their struggle to escape.

    Zana Muhsen, born and bred in Birmingham, is of Yemeni origin. When her father told her she was to spend a holiday with relatives in North Yemen, she jumped at the chance. Aged 15 and 13 ... (Goodreads)

  80. Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own

    by Kate Bolick
    A memoir and cultural critique exploring the history and contemporary relevance of the "spinster" lifestyle.

    A, New York Times Book Review, Notable Book,“Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman’s existence.” So begins Spinster , a revelatory and slyly erudite look at ... (Barnes & Noble)

  81. Tex

    by S.E. Hinton
    A teenage boy struggles to find his place in the world while dealing with family issues and a dangerous gang.

    The book opens with Tex McCormick, a 15-year-old who loves horses, and his brother Mason (Mace), living in a small town and Jamie the girl next door. Tex is growing up mostly with Mace in a small ... (Wikipedia)

  82. The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World

    by Chris Guillebeau
    A guide to living an unconventional life and creating meaningful change in the world.

    If you've ever thought, "There must be more to life than this," "The Art of Non-Conformity" is for you. Based on Chris Guillebeau's popular online manifesto "A Brief Guide to World Domination," "The ... (Goodreads)

  83. The Midwife's Revolt

    by Jodi Daynard
    Historical fiction set in revolutionary America, following the life of a midwife who becomes involved in the fight for independence.

    On a dark night in 1775, Lizzie Boylston is awakened by the sound of cannons. From a hill south of Boston, she watches as fires burn in Charlestown, in a battle that she soon discovers has claimed ... (Barnes & Noble)

  84. Kuyucaklı Yusuf

    by Sabahattin Ali
    A young man's struggle to reconcile his idealistic dreams and harsh realities of life.

    "Bu manasız ve yabancı hayatta bir tek şeye hakikaten sarılmış, hakikaten inanır gibi olmuştu. Bu da karısı idi. Muazzez'in varlığı Yusuf için büyük, boşlukları dolduracak mahiyette bir şey değildi, ... (Goodreads)

  85. Remote: Office Not Required

    by David Heinemeier Hansson
    Argues that remote work is the future and provides practical advice on how to make it work for both employees and employers.

    The “work from home” phenomenon is thoroughly explored in this illuminating new book from bestselling 37signals founders Fried and Hansson, who point to the surging trend of employees working from ... (Goodreads)

  86. A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

    by Eimear McBride
    A young woman's inner journey through trauma and emotional turmoil.

    Eimear McBride's debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not so ... (Goodreads)

  87. How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

    by Julie Lythcott-Haims
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