Books about Life Lessons

  1. A Year Down Yonder

    by Richard Peck
    Young girl moves to her grandmother's for a year, discovering life's hard lessons and unexpected joys.

    The year is 1938, and the Great Depression has hit the Dowdel family hard. 15-year-old Mary Alice is sent downstate to live with Grandma Dowdel while her mother and father remain in Chicago. Her ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Adulthood Is a Myth

    by Sarah Andersen
    Collection of humorous comic strips about the realities of being an adult.

    The hilarious debut, Sarah's Scribbles, collection from Sarah Andersen, winner of three consecutive, Goodreads Choice Awards, for Graphic Novels and Comics These casually drawn, perfectly on-point ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. The Tao of Pooh

    by Benjamin Hoff
    A whimsical exploration of Taoism through the beloved characters of Winnie the Pooh.

    The Wisdom of Pooh. Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey. Through brilliant and witty dialogue with the beloved Pooh-bear and ... (Goodreads)

  4. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

    by Dan Millman
    A young man's spiritual journey of self-discovery, learning to find peace and fulfillment in life.

    Dan is a world-class trampolining gymnast attending college at the University of California, Berkeley. The story begins when Dan experiences a series of nightmares, where he is in a dark lane. In ... (Wikipedia)

  5. 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)

  6. What I Know for Sure

    by Oprah Winfrey
    A collection of personal reflections on life, love, and lessons learned.

    As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show - the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  7. 700 Sundays

    by Billy Crystal
    A memoir of comedian Billy Crystal's life, focusing on the 700 Sundays he spent with his father before he passed away.

    To support his family, Billy Crystal's father, Jack, worked two jobs, having only one day a week to spend with his family. Based on Crystal's one-man Broadway show of the same name, "700 ... (Goodreads)

  8. Love You Forever

    by Robert Munsch
    A boy is comforted and loved by his mother throughout his life, reminding him that her love is unconditional.

    An extraordinarily different story by Robert Munsch is a gentle affirmation of the love a parent feels for their child—forever. "A young woman holds her newborn son and looks at him lovingly. Softly ... (Goodreads)

  9. The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

    by Bill Watterson
    A collection of beloved Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, exploring life’s adventures with childlike wonder.

    Beginning with the day Hobbes sprang into Calvin's tuna fish trap, the first two, Calvin and Hobbes, collections,, Calvin and Hobbes, and, Something Under The Bed Is Drooling, are brought together in ... (Barnes & Noble)

  10. The Golden Mean

    by Nick Bantock
    A tale of a young artist's journey to find balance and harmony in his life, through the guidance of an enigmatic mentor.

    I received your Paris card. I waited but you did not return the 23rd. I waited until the 31st, but you did not return. What happened? Where are you? ,—Sabine Sabine's Notebook ended with a disturbing ... (Goodreads)

  11. Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

    by Richard Rohr
    A reflective journey exploring themes of maturity, mid-life crises, and spiritual growth.

    A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life In Falling Upward , Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that ... (Goodreads)

  12. The View from Saturday

    by E.L. Konigsburg
    Four sixth graders and their teacher compete in a trivia contest, revealing their unique stories and bond.

    How has Mrs. Olinski chosen her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they ... (Goodreads)

  13. Why We Broke Up

    by Daniel Handler
    A young girl recounts the story of her failed relationship with a complex boy.

    Min Green and Ed Slaterton, a high school junior and senior basketball jock , respectively, ended their relationship, which lasted from October 5 to November 12. The story takes the form of a letter ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Standing in the Rainbow

    by Fannie Flagg
    A comedic story of a small town in Alabama and its eccentric inhabitants, highlighting the beauty of human relationships.

    Along with Neighbor Dorothy, the lady with the smile in her voice, whose daily radio broadcasts keep us delightfully informed on all the local news, we also meet Bobby, her ten-year-old son, destined ... (Goodreads)

  15. Superfudge

    by Judy Blume
    Peter Hatcher's life is turned upside down when his little brother Fudge arrives. Chaos and hilarity ensue.

    The Hatcher family temporarily moves from New York City to Princeton, New Jersey . Fudge is extremely jealous of his new baby sister, Tamara, who earns the nickname "Tootsie" from their mother Ann's ... (Wikipedia)

  16. When You Reach Me

    by Rebecca Stead
    A young girl in 1970s New York City receives mysterious notes that seem to predict the future. She must unravel the mystery before it's too late.

    Miranda is an ordinary sixth grader, until she starts receiving mysterious messages from somebody who knows all about her, including things that have not even happened yet. Each message brings her ... (Goodreads)

  17. The Time Keeper

    by Mitch Albom
    A man is sent on a journey to discover the true meaning of time.

    From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like, Tuesdays with Morrie, and, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, comes his most imaginative novel yet,, The Time Keeper,—a compelling ... (Barnes & Noble)

  18. Aesop's Fables

    by Aesop
    Collection of morals and lessons conveyed through a series of animal-based tales.

    The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Greatest Salesman in the World

    by Og Mandino
    A parable of success and fulfillment through self-discipline and faith.

    The Greatest Salesman in the World is a book that serves as a guide to a philosophy of salesmanship, and success, telling the story of Hafid, a poor camel boy who achieves a life of abundance. If ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Pilgrimage

    by Paulo Coelho
    A spiritual journey of a man in search of himself, his purpose, and God.

    The story begins in 1986 when Coelho undertakes his initiation into the order Regnus Agnus Mundi (RAM), which he subsequently fails. He is then told that he must embark on a pilgrimage along the ... (Wikipedia)

  21. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

    by Cheryl Strayed
    Collection of heartfelt advice from a wise and compassionate storyteller.

    Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills - and it can be great: you've had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the ... (Goodreads)

  22. House Rules

    by Jodi Picoult
    A family's struggle with Autism, and the power of acceptance and understanding.

    Eighteen-year-old Jacob Hunt lives with his mother Emma and his younger brother, Theo. Jacob has Asperger's syndrome , then considered a form of high-functioning autism . Jacob lives by a highly ... (Wikipedia)

  23. The Housekeeper and the Professor

    by Yōko Ogawa
    A gentle story of friendship and understanding between a brilliant mathematician and his housekeeper.

    The narrator's housekeeping agency dispatches her to the house of the Professor, a former mathematician who can remember new memories for only 80 minutes. She is more than a little frustrated to find ... (Wikipedia)

  24. The Brightest Star in the Sky

    by Marian Keyes
    A mysterious spirit observes the lives of the residents of a Dublin apartment complex, influencing their fates and revealing secrets.

    Welcome to 66 Star Street . . . In the top-floor flat lives music exec Katie. She spends her days fighting off has-been rock stars and wondering how much cheesecake you'd need to eat yourself to ... (Goodreads)

  25. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

    by Chelsea Handler
    Humorous memoir of self-discovery, navigating the ups and downs of life with wit and resilience.

    When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power - vodka. You would too if you found out that your boyfriend was having an affair with a Peekapoo or if you ... (Goodreads)

  26. The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs Is a Little Perspective

    by Andy Andrews
    A mysterious figure helps people gain clarity and perspective on their life's challenges.

    A New York Times Bestseller, Your chance to regroup, take a breath, and begin your life again awaits in the simple wisdom and heartwarming story of a man named Jones., Orange Beach, Alabama, is a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  27. Have a Little Faith: a True Story

    by Mitch Albom
    A journey through faith, exploring the power of belief and the strength of community.

    In, Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds–two men, two faiths, two communities--that will inspire readers ... (Goodreads)

  28. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

    by Sue Townsend
    A witty and humorous coming-of-age novel, following the daily life of a teenage boy as he navigates school, family, and first love.

    Adrian Mole's first love, Pandora, has left him; a neighbor, Mr. Lucas, appears to be seducing his mother (and what does that mean for his father?); the BBC refuses to publish his poetry; and his dog ... (Goodreads)

  29. A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy

    by Miyamoto Musashi
    A study of strategy and martial arts, exploring the secrets of success in life and battle.

    'When you attain the Way of strategy, there will not be one thing you cannot see.' - Miyamoto Musashi, Book of Five Rings Shortly before his death in 1645, the undefeated swordsman Miyamoto Musashi ... (Goodreads)

  30. Nights of Rain and Stars

    by Maeve Binchy
    A group of strangers on holiday in a small Greek village, coming together through tragedy and joy.

    In a small town in Greece , a group of people witness a boating accident and subsequently become tangled in each other's lives. Thomas is a California university professor escaping from a tense ... (Wikipedia)

  31. Ball Four

    by Jim Bouton
    A candid account of the life of a professional baseball player, exposing the realities of the sport.

    Twentieth-anniversary edition of a baseball classic, with a new epilogue by Jim Bouton. When first published in 1970, Ball Four stunned the sports world. The commissioner, executives, and players ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny

    by Robin S. Sharma
    A spiritual journey of self-discovery, learning to live life to its fullest.

    Wisdom to Create a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Peace This inspiring tale provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance, and joy. A wonderfully crafted fable, ... (Goodreads)

  33. The Consolations of Philosophy

    by Alain de Botton
    A philosophical journey to find comfort in life’s difficulties and joys.

    Alain de Botton's The Consolations of Philosophy takes the discipline of logic and the mind back to its roots. Drawing inspiration from six of the finest minds in history - Socrates, Epicurus, ... (Goodreads)

  34. ...And Ladies of the Club

    by Helen Hooven Santmyer
    A group of women form a club in a small Ohio town in 1868, and their lives intertwine over the next 60 years.

    A #1 New York Times bestseller–and an American classic--now in trade paperback... A groundbreaking bestseller with two and a half million copies in print, " ...And Ladies of the Club " centers on the ... (Goodreads)

  35. One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

    by B.J. Novak
    Collection of short stories, exploring the quirks of life with wit and humor.

    New York Times Bestseller , A startlingly original debut from the actor, writer, director, and executive producer hailed as “a gifted observer of the human condition and a very funny writer capable ... (Barnes & Noble)

  36. The Longest Ride

    by Nicholas Sparks
    A bittersweet love story between two very different people, discovering that age is just a number.

    Professional bull rider Luke Collins ( Scott Eastwood ) meets Sophia Danko ( Britt Robertson ), an art student at Wake Forest University , after she attends a show. On the way home from their first ... (Wikipedia)

  37. Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood

    by Ann Brashares
    A group of teenage friends explore growing up, learning about friendship and love.

    It is the girls' last summer before college. They all find themselves in different, but challenging situations. They all struggle with their identities, love, and relationships. Following the death ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

    by Dr. Seuss
    Collection of stories featuring creatures in odd and fantastical predicaments.

    "I'm Yertle the Turtle! Oh, marvelous me!,For I am the ruler of all that I see!" In this hilarious book - featuring three timeless fables - Dr. Seuss explores the pitfalls of growing too big for your ... (Goodreads)

  39. 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)

  40. Sh*t My Dad Says

    by Justin Halpern
    Collection of humorous musings and witticisms from an elderly father.

    After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, ... (Goodreads)

  41. Pretty in Plaid

    by Jen Lancaster
    A humorous memoir about the author's journey through fashion and self-discovery, from her childhood to adulthood.

    The hardcover debut from the New York Times bestselling author- the prequel to Bitter is the New Black. In Pretty in Plaid, Jen Lancaster reveals how she developed the hubris that perpetually gets ... (Goodreads)

  42. Based on a True Story

    by Norm Macdonald
    A hilarious memoir recounting the author's experiences in stand-up comedy and life.

    When Norm Macdonald, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, was approached to write a celebrity memoir, he flatly refused, calling the genre "one step below instruction manuals." Norm then ... (Goodreads)

  43. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

    by Kathleen Rooney
    An elderly woman's journey through the streets of New York, reflecting on her extraordinary life.

    It’s the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk. As she traverses a grittier Manhattan, a city anxious after an attack by a still-at-large subway vigilante, she ... (Goodreads)

  44. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

    by Haruki Murakami
    Reflections of a runner, exploring the physical and mental challenges of the sport.

    In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such ... (Goodreads)

  45. My Point... And I Do Have One

    by Ellen DeGeneres
    A collection of humorous essays and anecdotes that explore the author's life experiences and unique perspective on the world.

    With the unpredictable wit and engaging warmth that has won her a loyal following, and the undeniable star quality that has made her television series an instant hit, Ellen DeGeneres brings her ... (Goodreads)

  46. My Friend Leonard

    by James Frey
    A man's reflection on his life, and the lessons he has learned from his friend Leonard.

    The New York Times bestselling follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller A Million Little Pieces -the heartrending story of a friendship between a newly-sober James and the charismatic, ... (Goodreads)

  47. Beezus and Ramona

    by Beverly Cleary
    Two young sisters navigate the ups and downs of childhood in a humorous and relatable tale.

    Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby, a close friend of Henry Huggins, is perpetually infuriated by the imaginative antics of her younger sister Ramona, who frequently insists upon exhibiting imaginative habits ... (Wikipedia)

  48. Us

    by David Nicholls
    A couple's marriage is tested during a summer trip across Europe, forcing them to confront their past and future together.

    Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three ... (Goodreads)

  49. Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road

    by Neil Peart
    A memoir of a musician's journey on a motorcycle after the tragic loss of his family. A story of healing, self-discovery, and the open road.

    This bold narrative written by the drummer and lyricist for the band Rush shows how Peart tried to stay alive by staying on the move after the loss of his 19-year-old daughter and his wife. The book ... (Goodreads)

  50. I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

    by Maggie O'Farrell
    A collection of personal stories of near-death experiences, exploring life and mortality.

    We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and ... (Goodreads)

  51. The Midwife's Confession

    by Diane Chamberlain
    A midwife reveals a shocking secret that changes the lives of two families.

    Dear Anna,What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I'm so sorry— The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to ... (Goodreads)

  52. Ramona and Her Father

    by Beverly Cleary
    A young girl's struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy after her father loses his job.

    Ramona is well into her 2nd grade year at Glenwood School, and all is going well until one day her father comes home and announces he has lost his job. The Quimbys must now cope with the breadwinner ... (Wikipedia)

  53. Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood

    by Ann Brashares
    A summer of friendship and growth as the four best friends navigate life's changes.

    Lena is taking an extra painting class in the summer at RISD and becomes interested in the anonymous painter who comes in late on the first day. She soon discovers that it is Leonardo (Leo), one of ... (Wikipedia)

  54. If You Ask Me

    by Betty White
    Memoir of a beloved actress, full of stories and humor.

    It-girl Betty White delivers a hilarious, slyly profound take on love, life, celebrity, and everything in between. Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White's wit ... (Goodreads)

  55. The Time of My Life

    by Cecelia Ahern
    Lucy Silchester's life is a mess until she meets her life. Literally. A humorous and heartwarming story about self-discovery and love.

    Lucy Silchester has an appointment with her life – and she’s going to have to keep it. Lying on Lucy Silchester’s carpet one day when she returns from work is a gold envelope. Inside is an invitation ... (Goodreads)

  56. Tribe of Mentors

    by Timothy Ferriss
    Collection of personal advice from leading figures in business, sports, and entertainment.

    Tim Ferriss, the #1, New York Times, best-selling author of, The 4-Hour Workweek, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book—a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the ... (Goodreads)

  57. Zen Shorts

    by Jon J. Muth
    A young boy learns the power of nature and the importance of compassion and understanding.

    Three children, Karl, Michael and Addy, encounter a giant panda named Stillwater. The panda carries a red umbrella and speaks in a "slight panda accent". For the next three days, the three kids visit ... (Wikipedia)

  58. The Last Lecture

    by Randy Pausch
    Reflection on life and lessons learned, approaching death with courage and optimism.

    A lot of professors give talks titled 'The Last Lecture'. Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we ... (Goodreads)

  59. The Fourteenth Goldfish

    by Jennifer L. Holm
    A girl uses science to discover the power of family, friendship, and second chances.

    Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far? Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She ... (Goodreads)

  60. 5 cm

    by Donny Dhirgantoro
    An Indonesian student's journey to discover the meaning of life through a 5-centimeter long journey.

    Bestseller book di Gramedia Bookstore selama 2 tahun berturut-turut! Lima sahabat telah menjalin persahabatan selama tujuh tahun. Mereka adalah Arial yang paling tampan, Riani sebagai satu-satunya ... (Goodreads)

  61. Before I Fall

    by Lauren Oliver
    A high school student relives the same day over and over, learning to appreciate life.

    The story begins on a seemingly normal day for the popular 17-year-old Samantha "Sam" Kingston. On February 12, known as " Cupid's Day ," Sam goes about her day as normal with her three best ... (Wikipedia)

  62. Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year

    by Anne Lamott
    An intimate diary of a mother's journey of joy and struggle raising her son.

    The most honest, wildly enjoyable book written about motherhood is surely Anne Lamott's account of her son Sam's first year. A gifted writer and teacher, Lamott ( Crooked Little Heart ) is a single ... (Goodreads)

  63. Like the Flowing River

    by Paulo Coelho
    Collection of stories reflecting on life's lessons, hopes and dreams.

    A breathtaking collection of reflections from one of the world's best loved storytellers, Paulo Coelho. In this riveting collection of thoughts and stories, Paulo Coelho, the author of 'The ... (Goodreads)

  64. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

    by Lynley Dodd
    A group of mischievous dogs go on an adventure around their small town.

    Hairy Maclary goes off for a walk in town, followed by a few friends. All is uneventful until they meet Scarface Claw, the toughest tom in town, and run for home. The story is told by a brilliant, ... (Goodreads)

  65. Way to Be!: 9 Ways To Be Happy And Make Something Of Your Life

    by Gordon B. Hinckley
    A guide to living a fulfilling life through simple yet powerful principles. Encourages readers to be kind, honest, and hardworking.

    From one of the world's foremost spiritual leaders, an inspiring book that provides young adults and their parents with a game plan for leading a better life. This inspiring, upbeat, life-affirming ... (Goodreads)

  66. Life is So Good

    by George Dawson
    The inspiring autobiography of George Dawson, who learned to read at 98 and shares his wisdom and experiences of a century of life.

    In this remarkable book, 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lessons in living as well as a fresh, firsthand view of ... (Goodreads)

  67. Chicken Soup for the Soul

    by Jack Canfield
    Uplifting stories that inspire and motivate readers to live better lives.

    Two of America's best-loved inspirational speakers share the very best of their collected stories and favorite tales that have touched the hearts of people everywhere. Canfield and Hansen bring you ... (Goodreads)

  68. There's a

    by Laurie Notaro
    A hilarious story of a woman's misadventures in a small town, including a beauty pageant and a sewage problem.

    The first novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club is a rollicking tale of small-town peculiarity, dark secrets, and one extraordinary beauty ... (Goodreads)

  69. The Secret Scripture

    by Sebastian Barry
    A woman's life story, told through her own words, as she reflects on her life journeys.

    The main character is an old woman, Roseanne McNulty, who now resides in the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. Having been a patient for some fifty years or more, Roseanne decides to write an ... (Wikipedia)

  70. 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)

  71. Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal

    by Barbara Park
    Junie B. Jones attends a birthday party and learns about friendship, jealousy, and the importance of being true to oneself.

    Barbara Park’s, New York Times, bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million ... (Goodreads)

  72. How Proust Can Change Your Life

    by Alain de Botton
    A journey of self-discovery and personal growth, inspired by the insights of Marcel Proust.

    For anyone who ever wondered what Marcel Proust had in mind when he wrote the one-and-a-quarter-million words of, In Search of Lost Time, (while bedridden, no less), Alain de Botton has the answer. ... (Goodreads)

  73. The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss

    by Anderson Cooper
    A candid conversation between a mother and son, exploring their past and present.

    A charming and intimate collection of correspondence between #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, that offers timeless wisdom and a revealing ... (Barnes & Noble)

  74. The Princess Diarist

    by Carrie Fisher
    Actress Carrie Fisher reflects on her time filming Star Wars and her affair with co-star Harrison Ford.

    The last book from beloved Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher,, The Princess Diarist, is an intimate, hilarious, and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film ... (Goodreads)

  75. The Pigman

    by Paul Zindel
    Two teenagers bond with an elderly man and learn valuable lessons about life and friendship.

    The novel begins with an "oath" signed by John Conlan and Lorraine Jensen, two high school sophomores, who pledge that they will report only the facts about their experiences with Mr. Pignati. When ... (Wikipedia)

  76. Firefly Lane

    by Kristin Hannah
    A lifelong friendship between two women, navigating through life's ups and downs.

    From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . . In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her ... (Goodreads)

  77. Too Fat to Fish

    by Artie Lange
    Comedian Artie Lange's memoir of his life, career, and struggles with addiction and weight.

    When stand-up comic Lange joined the cast of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, he provided a wit quick enough to keep pace with Stern's own. Wild, shocking, and drop-dead funny, Too Fat to Fish is ... (Goodreads)

  78. Monsieur Ibrahim and The Flowers of the Qur'an

    by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
    A young Jewish boy befriends a Muslim shopkeeper and embarks on a journey of self-realization.

    The book begins with a young Moïse, commonly referred to as Momo, preparing to search for a prostitute . It is written as a reflection of his childhood, and he notes that he was only eleven years old ... (Wikipedia)

  79. One True Thing

    by Anna Quindlen
    A woman learns about love and loss, grappling with the realities of life and death.

    Ellen Gulden has a high-pressure job writing for, New York, magazine . Ellen is visiting her family home for her father's surprise birthday party. It becomes obvious that she deeply admires her ... (Wikipedia)

  80. Fables, Vol. 6: Homelands

    by Bill Willingham
    A collection of stories exploring the power of imagination, each with its own moral lesson.

    Over the hills and far away. Having beaten back the Adversary's first advance into their world, the residents of Fabletown must now prepare themselves for the full-scale war that is sure to follow. ... (Goodreads)

  81. The Ultimate Gift

    by Jim Stovall
    A young man inherits a fortune from his grandfather, but must complete a series of tasks to learn the true meaning of wealth and happiness.

    What would you do to inherit a million dollars?, Would you be willing to change your life?, Jason Stevens is about to find out., Red Stevens has died, and the older members of his family receive ... (Barnes & Noble)

  82. Mr. Kiss and Tell

    by Rob Thomas
    A young detective fights to clear her name when she's accused of murder in a case involving a mysterious woman and a sinister cult.

    In the second book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series, Veronica Mars is back with a case that will expose the hidden workings of one of Neptune’s most murderous locations. The Neptune ... (Goodreads)

  83. Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls

    by Lauren Graham
    An intimate memoir of the actor's experience playing Lorelai Gilmore and her journey to becoming an author.

    NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER • In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of, Gilmore Girls, and, Parenthood, reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along ... (Barnes & Noble)

  84. Teacher Man

    by Frank McCourt
    A memoir of the author's 30-year career as an English teacher in New York City.

    McCourt's long-awaited book about how his thirty-year teaching career shaped his second act as a writer. Nearly a decade ago Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of sixty-six, he ... (Goodreads)

  85. Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

    by Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith shares his life experiences and offers advice on how to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

    That "Kevin Smith? The guy who did Clerks a million years ago? Didn t they bounce his fat ass off a plane once? What could you possibly learn from the director of Cop Out ? How about this: he changed ... (Goodreads)

  86. The Little French Bistro

    by Nina George
    A woman escapes her unhappy marriage and finds herself in a small French town, discovering new friendships and a renewed sense of purpose.

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