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  1. Jane Eyre

    by Charlotte Brontë
    An orphan's journey of love, independence and morality in a harsh world.

    Jane Eyre is divided into 38 chapters. It was originally published in three volumes in the 19th century, comprising chapters 1 to 15, 16 to 27, and 28 to 38. The second edition was dedicated to ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Little Brother

    by Cory Doctorow
    A teen tech genius fights against a dystopian government by using his skills to create a revolution.

    Marcus Yallow is a 17-year-old hacker /techno whiz from San Francisco . One day Marcus and his best friend Darryl play truant from school to play an Alternate Reality Game . A terrorist attack is ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Lonesome Dove

    by Larry McMurtry
    Epic tale of two former Texas Rangers on a cattle drive from Texas to Montana.

    It is the late 1870s. , Captain Woodrow F. Call and Captain Augustus "Gus" McCrae, two famous retired Texas Rangers , run the Hat Creek Cattle Company and Livery Emporium in the small Texas border ... (Wikipedia)

  4. West with the Night

    by Beryl Markham
    A memoir of a pioneering aviator's incredible adventures, from African skies to the US.

    The classic memoir of Africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for Paula McLain’s Circling the Sun and “a bloody wonderful book” (Ernest Hemingway). Beryl Markham’s life story is a true epic. ... (Goodreads)

  5. These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901

    by Nancy E. Turner
    A young woman's struggle for independence, chronicles her journey through the American Southwest.

    “Belongs on your must-read list. This novel is a gem.” — Omaha World-Herald Nancy E. Turner's unforgettable, These Is My Words, melds the sweeping adventures and dramatic landscapes of, Lonesome ... (Barnes & Noble)

  6. Circling the Sun

    by Paula McLain
    A fictionalized account of the extraordinary life of aviator Beryl Markham.

    Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl Markham is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing ... (Goodreads)

  7. Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern

    by Anne McCaffrey
    Epic science-fiction story of a fatal plague and a brave heroine's quest to save her world.

    The story begins with Moreta, the senior Weyrworman of Fort Weyr, traveling with her queen dragon Orlith (who is near the end of her pregnancy) to the Gather at Ruatha Hold. At the Gather there is ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Into the Wild

    by Jon Krakauer
    A young man's journey of self-discovery, traveling into the wilderness of Alaska.

    Librarian's Note: An alternate cover edition can be found, here, In April, 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. ... (Goodreads)

  9. Allegiant

    by Veronica Roth
    A teenage girl's struggle to save the people she loves, while confronting a dangerous and oppressive regime.

    A future dystopian Chicago has a society that defines its citizens by strict conformity to their social and personality-related affiliations with five different factions . That removes the threat of ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Divergent

    by Veronica Roth
    A thrilling adventure of survival and self-discovery set in a dystopian society.

    In post-apocalyptic Chicago , survivors are divided into five factions : Abnegation , the selfless; Amity , the peaceful; Candor , the honest; Dauntless , the brave; and Erudite , the intelligent. ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Saga, Volume 5

    by Brian K. Vaughan
    Intergalactic war between two opposing species, testing the limits of family loyalty.

    Multiple storylines collide in this cosmos-spanning new volume. While,Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find ... (Barnes & Noble)

  12. One Shot

    by Lee Child
    A former military investigator must solve a murder case in a short period of time.

    In a small Indiana city, a lone gunman in a parking garage calmly fires into a rush-hour crowd in a public plaza, committing a massacre of five apparently random victims with six shots. The shooter ... (Wikipedia)

  13. White Fang

    by Jack London
    A wolfdog's journey from wild to domestication, navigating the complexities of human civilization.

    The story begins before the wolf-dog hybrid is born, with two men and their sled dog team on a journey to deliver the coffin of Lord Alfred to a remote town named Fort McGurry in the higher area of ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Magic Burns

    by Ilona Andrews
    A female mercenary must confront her past while protecting a mysterious girl from supernatural forces.

    Down in Atlanta, tempers – and temperatures – are about to flare… As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels has seen her share of occupational hazards. Normally, waves of ... (Goodreads)

  15. 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)

  16. Beauty Queens

    by Libba Bray
    A group of beauty pageant contestants stranded on a desert island, learning resilience and self-reliance.

    From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island.,Teen beauty queens. A "Lost"-like island. Mysteries and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  17. The Fifth Season

    by N.K. Jemisin
    A world where seismic and magical disasters ravage the land, and a woman's journey to save humanity.

    In a prologue, an extraordinarily powerful orogene discusses the sad state of the world and laments the oppression of his race. He then uses his enormous power to fracture the entire continent along ... (Wikipedia)

  18. On the Road

    by Jack Kerouac
    A young man's journey across America, seeking adventure and freedom.

    The two main characters of the book are the narrator, Sal Paradise, and his friend Dean Moriarty, much admired for his carefree attitude and sense of adventure, a free-spirited maverick eager to ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Democracy in America

    by Alexis de Tocqueville
    A study of the political and social structure of the United States and its implications.

    Democracy in America has had the singular honor of being even to this day the work that political commentators of every stripe refer to when they seek to draw large conclusions about the society of ... (Goodreads)

  20. 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)

  21. Walden

    by Henry David Thoreau
    A reflective journey into nature, exploring the power of contemplation and simplicity.

    Originally published in 1854, Walden; or, Life in the Woods, is a vivid account of the time that Henry D. Thoreau lived alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. It is one of the most influential and ... (Goodreads)

  22. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

    by Robert M. Pirsig
    A philosophical exploration of the meaning of life, seen through the lens of a cross-country motorcycle journey.

    Robert M. Pirsig's Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an examination of how we live, a meditation on how to live better set around the narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's ... (Goodreads)

  23. A Town Like Alice

    by Nevil Shute
    A young woman's courageous journey from a Japanese war camp to a new life in Australia.

    The story falls broadly into three parts. In post-World War II London, Jean Paget, a secretary in a leather goods factory, is informed by solicitor Noel Strachan that she has inherited a considerable ... (Wikipedia)

  24. The Hard Way

    by Lee Child
    An ex-military drifter unravels a criminal conspiracy and takes justice into his own hands.

    In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, ex–military cop Reacher sees more than most people would...and because of that, he’s thrust into an explosive situation that’s about to blow up in his face. ... (Goodreads)

  25. These Happy Golden Years

    by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery as she moves through adulthood.

    As the novel begins, Pa is taking Laura 12 miles from home in the dead of winter to her first teaching assignment at Brewster settlement. Laura being only 15 and a schoolgirl herself, is apprehensive ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Moon Called

    by Patricia Briggs
    A shapeshifter embarks on a journey to reclaim her heritage and defend her people.

    Mercedes Thompson, aka Mercy, is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at ... (Goodreads)

  27. 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)

  28. Tarzan of the Apes

    by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    A wild adventure as a boy is raised by apes in the jungles of Africa.

    John and Alice (Rutherford) Clayton, Viscount and Lady Greystoke from England , are marooned in the western coastal jungles of equatorial Africa in 1888. Some time later, their son John Clayton II , ... (Wikipedia)

  29. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

    by Judy Blume
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery, navigating the transition from childhood to adolescence.

    Margaret Simon is just eleven going on twelve when her family moves from New York City to Farbrook, New Jersey. Margaret's mother is Christian and her father is Jewish . Margaret has been raised ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Crown of Midnight

    by Sarah J. Maas
    A dangerous quest for power and revenge, as a young woman embarks on a thrilling journey.

    Discover Sarah J. Maas's #1, New York Times, bestselling Throne of Glass series-now available for a limited time in a brand-new miniature format! This exclusive edition highlights Dorian Havilliard. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  31. Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine

    by Kelly Sue DeConnick
    A science fiction tale of a dystopian future, exploring the power of female resistance.

    “... one of the most unique and subversive artifacts of pop culture in recent memory.” -,Salon.com, "Seldom do comics burst onto the scene and shatter our worldview by being entirely poignant, raw, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  32. A Girl Named Zippy

    by Haven Kimmel
    A charming account of growing up in rural Indiana, exploring the joys and hardships of life.

    When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965 in Mooreland, Indiana, it was a sleepy little hamlet of three hundred people. Nicknamed "Zippy" for the way she would bolt around the house, this small girl was ... (Goodreads)

  33. 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)

  34. 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)

  35. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    by Mark Twain
    A young boy's journey down the Mississippi River, exploring morality, freedom, and friendship.

    The story begins in fictional St. Petersburg, Missouri (based on the actual town of Hannibal, Missouri ), on the shore of the Mississippi River "forty to fifty years ago" (the novel having been ... (Wikipedia)

  36. White Hot

    by Ilona Andrews
    A magical journey of self-discovery, as a powerful woman discovers her own strength.

    Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she's used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Fountainhead

    by Ayn Rand
    A story of a brilliant architect who refuses to conform to the establishment, challenging the status quo.

    In early 1922, Howard Roark is expelled from the architecture department of the Stanton Institute of Technology because he has not adhered to the school's preference for historical convention in ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Winter's Bone

    by Daniel Woodrell
    A teenage girl's struggle to save her family from poverty and despair in the rural Ozarks.

    In the rural Ozarks of Missouri , seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly looks after her mentally ill mother, twelve-year-old brother Sonny, and six-year-old sister Ashlee. She makes sure her siblings eat and ... (Wikipedia)

  39. Good Wives

    by Louisa May Alcott
    Four young women navigate the expectations of womanhood in 19th century America.

    NOTE: Little Women is sometimes published in two volumes, entitled Little Women and Good Wives. This is essentially the second part of Little Women. Amy looked relieved, but naughty Jo took her at ... (Goodreads)

  40. Marked

    by P.C. Cast
    A young woman discovers her supernatural powers, and must choose between two supernatural worlds.

    Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird lives in a world where vampires, or "vampyres" have always existed. One day, during school, Zoey is marked by a Tracker to become a fledgling vampyre at the Tulsa House ... (Wikipedia)

  41. Dead Until Dark

    by Charlaine Harris
    A quirky Southern waitress must confront a dangerous world of vampires, werewolves and other supernatural forces.

    Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out.... Maybe having a vampire ... (Goodreads)

  42. Living Dead in Dallas

    by Charlaine Harris
    A vampire detective novel, exploring a mystery that has its roots in the supernatural.

    This book opens with Sookie Stackhouse finding the dead body of Lafayette in the backseat of Andy Bellefleur 's car, which had been left at Merlotte's the night before. Sookie learns that her friend ... (Wikipedia)

  43. Paper Girls, Vol. 3

    by Brian K. Vaughan
    A group of four pre-teen girls uncover a mystery connecting a time-travelling war between two factions.

    The multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and CLIFF CHIANG continues, as newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac and Tiffany finally reunite with their long-lost friend KJ in ... (Goodreads)

  44. 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)

  45. 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)

  46. The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

    by Gabriel García Márquez
    A sailor's journey of survival and resilience in the face of a harrowing shipwreck.

    This is Marquez's account of a real-life event. In 1955, eight crew members of the destroyer Caldas, were swept into the Caribbean Sea. The sole survivor, Luis Alejandro Belasco, told the true ... (Goodreads)

  47. America's First Daughter

    by Stephanie Dray
    The life of Thomas Jefferson's beloved daughter, and her struggle between duty and freedom.

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  48. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

    by Seth Godin
    A guide to standing out and becoming remarkable in the modern business world.

    The acclaimed Wall Street Journal and Business Week Bestseller. You're either a Purple Cow or you're not. You're either remarkable or invisible. Make your choice. What do Starbucks and JetBlue and ... (Goodreads)

  49. 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)

  50. The Neverending Story

    by Michael Ende
    A young boy's quest to save a fantasy world, by restoring its magical power.

    The book opens on Bastian Balthazar Bux , a "fat little boy of ten or twelve," , :,5, whose mother has died and whose father is too distracted by grief to pay much attention to Bastian. While running ... (Wikipedia)

  51. The Walking Dead, Book One

    by Robert Kirkman
    Post-apocalyptic survival story of a rag-tag group of survivors fighting against hordes of zombies.

    This hardcover features the first 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone needing a ... (Goodreads)

  52. On Basilisk Station

    by David Weber
    Space battles and a woman's struggle to prove her worth as a military commander.

    Sidney Harris , the Hereditary President of the People's Republic of Haven, discusses the economic and military situation with his cabinet. Secretary of the Economy Walter Frankel presents the latest ... (Wikipedia)

  53. Beautiful Chaos

    by Kami Garcia
    A supernatural romantic adventure of two teenage lovers navigating a chaotic world.

    Beautiful Chaos takes place shortly after the events in the previous book. Lena and Ethan are once again a couple, but her Claiming both the Light and Dark has some serious repercussions, as it ... (Wikipedia)

  54. The Outsiders

    by S.E. Hinton
    A story of class struggle between the 'greasers' and the 'socs' in a small town.

    Ponyboy Curtis, a teenaged member of a loose gang of "greasers", is leaving a movie theater when he is jumped by "Socs", the greasers' rival gang. Several greasers, including Ponyboy's two older ... (Wikipedia)

  55. 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)

  56. The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

    by Nadia Hashimi
    A young Afghan girl's struggle to break free from oppressive traditions and find her own path.

    Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel, The Pearl that Broke Its Shell is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural ... (Goodreads)

  57. Lady Chatterley's Lover

    by D.H. Lawrence
    A working-class man's affair with an aristocratic woman, and their coming to terms with the strictures of society.

    Lawrence's frank portrayal of an extramarital affair and the explicit sexual explorations of its central characters caused this controversial book, now considered a masterpiece, to be banned as ... (Goodreads)

  58. World After

    by Susan Ee
    Apocalyptic fantasy of a world overrun by angels, as a small group of survivors fight for their freedom.

    In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people capture ... (Barnes & Noble)

  59. Beautiful Disaster

    by Jamie McGuire
    A romance between two complex individuals, struggling to balance love and danger.

    The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her ... (Goodreads)

  60. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

    by Therese Anne Fowler
    A reimagining of the life of the iconic Jazz Age socialite and her tempestuous marriage with F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    A dazzling novel that captures all of the romance, glamour, and tragedy of the first flapper, Zelda Fitzgerald. When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a ... (Goodreads)

  61. Sand

    by Hugh Howey
    A post-apocalyptic dystopia, where survivors must flee a world of dust and danger.

    The new novel from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy. The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal ... (Goodreads)

  62. Life on the Mississippi

    by Mark Twain
    A journey down the Mississippi River, capturing the beauty and history of the American South.

    A stirring account of America's vanished past... The book that earned Mark Twain his first recognition as a serious writer... Discover the magic of life on the Mississippi. At once a romantic history ... (Goodreads)

  63. Self-Reliance and Other Essays

    by Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Collection of essays exploring the potential of individualism and the power of self-reliance.

    Essayist, poet, and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) propounded a transcendental idealism emphasizing self-reliance, self-culture, and individual expression. The six essays and one ... (Goodreads)

  64. Robinson Crusoe

    by Daniel Defoe
    A shipwrecked sailor's struggle to survive on an isolated island, and his eventual redemption.

    Crusoe (the family name corrupted from the German name "Kreutznaer") set sail from Kingston upon Hull on a sea voyage in August 1651, against the wishes of his parents, who wanted him to pursue a ... (Wikipedia)

  65. Whistling Past the Graveyard

    by Susan Crandall
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery, overcoming challenges on a journey to be reunited with her family.

    The summer of 1963 begins like any other for nine-year-old Starla Claudelle. Born to teenage parents in Mississippi, Starla is being raised by a strict paternal grandmother, Mamie, whose worst fear ... (Goodreads)

  66. Radio Silence

    by Alice Oseman
    A teenage girl's quest to find her true identity, while navigating the pressures of school, family, and social media.

    From critically acclaimed author Alice Oseman comes a smartly crafted contemporary YA novel, perfect for readers who love Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl . This is an utterly captivating and authentic teen ... (Barnes & Noble)

  67. Goliath

    by Scott Westerfeld
    A young girl's quest for freedom in a future dystopia, risking all for a better life.

    Alek and Deryn are abroad the Leviathan when the ship is ordered to pick up an unusual passenger. This brilliant/maniacal inventor claims to have a weapon called Goliath that can end the war. But ... (Goodreads)

  68. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    by Irin Carmon
    Celebrating the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

    New York Times Bestseller Featured in the critically acclaimed documentary, RBG, "It was beyond my wildest imagination that I would one day become the 'Notorious RBG." — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2019 She ... (Barnes & Noble)

  69. Why Men Love Bitches

    by Sherry Argov
    Guide to understanding male behavior and building healthy relationships.

    From Doormat to Dreamgirl—A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship Do you feel like you are too nice? Sherry Argov's Why Men Love Bitches delivers a unique perspective as to why men are ... (Goodreads)

  70. 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)

  71. Silver Shadows

    by Richelle Mead
    A vampire-human hybrid's battle to save the ones she loves and uncover the mysteries of the past.

    The novel starts with Sydney Sage in re-education, still in her dark cell, called reflection time by the Alchemists. She is still resisting their mind games, holding onto Adrian's love for her, until ... (Wikipedia)

  72. No Rest for the Wicked

    by Kresley Cole
    A dark fantasy romance of love and danger between a vampire and a half-demon.

    alternate cover edition of, ISBN 9781416509882, In this next installment in the Immortals After Dark Series , USA Today Bestselling author Kresley Cole delivers a scorching tale about a forbidding ... (Goodreads)

  73. Dawn

    by Erin Hunter
    A group of cats face the dangers of the forest and a rival clan in their quest for survival.

    Something terrifying is happening in the world of the Clans. Amid the destruction of the forest, cats are disappearing, including ThunderClan's beloved medicine cat apprentice, Leafpaw. Now the young ... (Goodreads)

  74. Size 12 Is Not Fat

    by Meg Cabot
    A young woman's comedic journey of self-acceptance in a society obsessed with weight.

    Heather Wells Rocks! Or, at least, she, did,. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two — and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings ... (Barnes & Noble)

  75. The Princess Saves Herself in This One

    by Amanda Lovelace
    A poetic exploration of healing and discovering resilience through pain, joy, and the power of self-love.

    Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry (2016),, the princess saves herself in this one, is a collection of poetry about resilience. It is about writing your own ending. From Amanda ... (Barnes & Noble)

  76. The Stolen Marriage

    by Diane Chamberlain
    A small-town woman faces societal pressure to make a difficult choice between family and her own dreams.

    Steeped in history and filled with heart-wrenching twists,, The Stolen Marriage, is an emotionally captivating novel of secrets, betrayals, prejudice, and forgiveness. It showcases Diane Chamberlain ... (Barnes & Noble)

  77. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

    by Jessica Bruder
    A chronicle of a new American subculture of nomadic older adults, coping with economic precarity.

    An alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780393356311 can be found, here., The inspiration for Chloé Zhao's 2020 Golden Lion award-winning film starring Frances McDormand. From the beet fields of North ... (Goodreads)

  78. Into the Wilderness

    by Sara Donati
    A family's journey of adventure, courage and self-discovery amidst the vastness of the American frontier.

    Weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction, Sara Donati's epic novel sweeps us into another time and place...and into the heart of a forbidden affair between an unconventional Englishwoman and an ... (Goodreads)

  79. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

    by Ally Carter
    A thrilling adventure of identity and espionage, as a teenage girl attempts to uncover the truth about her past.

    When Cammie "The Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept the ... (Goodreads)

  80. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    by Anne Brontë
    An exploration of 19th-century gender roles, revealing a woman's struggle for independence.

    The novel is divided into three volumes. Part One (Chapters 1 to 15): Gilbert Markham narrates how a mysterious widow, Mrs Helen Graham, arrives at Wildfell Hall, a nearby mansion. A source of ... (Wikipedia)

  81. Jade City

    by Fonda Lee
    Epic fantasy tale of generations of a powerful crime family in a city of magical jade.

    Bero, a minor thief, attempts to steal jade from a No Peak Fist while he is dining in a clan-affiliated restaurant, but Bero and his Abukei accomplice Sampa are quickly caught and brought to Hilo for ... (Wikipedia)

  82. Succubus Blues

    by Richelle Mead
    Urban Fantasy novel about a Seattle-based succubus navigating the supernatural world.

    When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often ... (Goodreads)

  83. The Shipping News

    by Annie Proulx
    A man's attempt to rebuild his life in a small Newfoundland town, discovering compassion and joy.

    The story centers around Quoyle, a newspaper reporter from upstate New York , whose father had emigrated from Newfoundland . Shortly after his parents' joint suicide, Quoyle's unfaithful and abusive ... (Wikipedia)

  84. Dumplin'

    by Julie Murphy
    A story of self-love and acceptance, challenging societal expectations and beauty standards.

    Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini ... (Goodreads)

  85. Bloodhound

    by Tamora Pierce
    A young girl on a mission to find a kidnapped prince must rely on her wits and her trusty bloodhound.

    Beka's story continues when she gets sloppy with her reports to Ahuda, and she decides to practice again by starting a new journal. Now a first year Dog, Beka works the Evening Watch with her ... (Wikipedia)

  86. V is for Vengeance

    by Sue Grafton
    A private detective investigates a cold case leading her to uncover a sinister plot.

    For the fourth straight novel in the Alphabet Mystery series, the viewpoint alternates between Millhone and other characters, principally Nora Vogelsang and Lorenzo Dante. The opening chapter, ... (Wikipedia)

  87. The Revenant

    by Michael Punke
    A 19th century fur trapper's epic battle of survival in the wilderness of the American West.

    Hugh Glass isn’t afraid to die. He’s done it once already. Rocky Mountains, 1823. The trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is one of the most respected ... (Goodreads)

  88. Savage Run

    by C.J. Box
    A Wyoming game warden is on the hunt for a dangerous killer, while also trying to protect a herd of endangered wild horses.

    In Savage Run C.J. Box's acclaimed follow-up to his career-making debut Open Season game warden Joe Pickett looks into the bizarre death of an environmental activist...and what he finds is bigger and ... (Goodreads)

  89. Four: A Divergent Story Collection

    by Veronica Roth
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