Books about Overcoming Challenges

  1. Around the World in Eighty Days

    by Jules Verne
    An epic journey of adventure and exploration, pushing the boundaries of the known world.

    The story starts in London on Wednesday, 2 October 1872. Phileas Fogg is a rich British gentleman living a solitary life. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a modest life with habits carried out with ... (Wikipedia)

  2. The Princess Bride

    by William Goldman
    An epic tale of adventure, romance, and swashbuckling heroism.

    In a Renaissance -era world, a young woman named Buttercup lives on a farm in the country of Florin. She abuses the farm hand Westley, calling him "farm boy" and demands that he perform chores for ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Chickenhawk

    by Robert Mason
    A soldier's unflinching account of his harrowing experiences in the Vietnam War.

    A true story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first ... (Goodreads)

  4. No Dominion

    by Charlie Huston
    Vampires and humans struggle for survival in a post-apocalyptic world. A thrilling and violent tale of survival and redemption.

    No Dominion, Is the second book in the Joe Pitt Casebooks series written by Charlie Huston. Vampyre Joe Pitt is down on his luck, behind on rent and low on blood. With nowhere else to turn he finds ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

    by Rich Roll
    A man's inspiring journey of self-transformation, unlocking his fullest potential.

    An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever,On the night before he was to turn forty, Rich Roll experienced a chilling glimpse of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  6. Lord of Light

    by Roger Zelazny
    A cosmic struggle between ancient Hindu gods and a man, who uses technology to gain freedom.

    Lord of Light is set on a planet colonized by some of the remnants of "vanished Urath", or Earth. The crew and colonists from the spaceship Star of India found themselves on a strange planet ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Thirteenth Child

    by Patricia C. Wrede
    A girl born unlucky in a world where magic is real must navigate prejudice and danger to find her place.

    #1 NYT bestselling author Pat Wrede returns to Scholastic with an amazing new trilogy about the use of magic in the wild, wild west. Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

    by Kay Redfield Jamison
    An exploration of bipolar disorder and its impact on one's life.

    The personal memoir of a manic depressive and an authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years and her determined journey through the realm of available ... (Goodreads)

  9. The House of Hades

    by Rick Riordan
    A daring quest by demigods to prevent an ancient evil from escaping and wreaking havoc.

    After Annabeth Chase and Percy Jackson fall into Tartarus at the end of, The Mark of Athena, , the other five demigods of the " Prophecy of Seven " ( Frank Zhang , Hazel Levesque , Jason Grace , Leo ... (Wikipedia)

  10. The Pilgrim's Progress

    by John Bunyan
    A Christian allegory of a journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City.

    The entire book is presented as a dream sequence narrated by an omniscient narrator . The allegory's protagonist, Christian , is an everyman character, and the plot centres on his journey from his ... (Wikipedia)

  11. A Snicker of Magic

    by Natalie Lloyd
    A young girl's magical journey to restore the forgotten stories of her hometown.

    Introducing an extraordinary new voice–-a magical debut that will make your skin tingle, your eyes glisten . . .and your heart sing. Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people ... (Goodreads)

  12. 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)

  13. After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again

    by Dan Santat
    A journey of resilience and courage, learning to pick oneself back up after facing adversity.

    My name is Humpty Dumpty. I'm famous for falling off a wall. (You may have heard about it.) But that's only half the story... Because I decided to get back up. And when I did, something amazing ... (Goodreads)

  14. Smile

    by Raina Telgemeier
    A young girl navigates the challenges of middle school and braces, overcoming obstacles with the help of her friends.

    For fans both new and old, Smile is now available with fifteen pages of never-before-seen content exclusively at B&N. Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she ... (Barnes & Noble)

  15. A Pocket for Corduroy

    by Don Freeman
    A teddy bear's quest to find a pocket for himself, learning the power of friendship and resilience along the way.

    Come along with Corduroy as he goes on an all-new adventure. Corduroy, with his unaffected simplicity and childlike emotion, is one of the best-loved bears in children's books. His story has become ... (Goodreads)

  16. All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

    by Leslie Connor
    Perry T. Cook, a boy who has lived his entire life in a minimum-security prison, sets out to uncover the truth about his mother's past and fight for her freedom.

    Junior Library Guild Selection * Kids’ Indie Next List Pick From Leslie Connor, award-winning author of Waiting for Normal and Crunch , comes a soaring and heartfelt story about love, forgiveness, ... (Goodreads)

  17. The Kissing Hand

    by Audrey Penn
    A young raccoon learns to cope with the anxiety of being away from home with the help of his mother's comforting kiss.

    School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her ... (Barnes & Noble)

  18. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

    by Mordicai Gerstein
    A heroic story of a tightrope walker who successfully crossed the Twin Towers in 1974.

    From a highly-respected picture book author/illustrator comes a lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers. ... (Goodreads)

  19. Coraline

    by P. Craig Russell
    A young girl's mysterious journey into a parallel world and her struggle to escape.

    When Coraline steps through a door in her family's new house, she finds another house, strangely similar to her own (only better). At first, things seem marvelous. The food is better than at home, ... (Goodreads)

  20. Moab Is My Washpot

    by Stephen Fry
    Autobiography of an English comedian, exploring his childhood, life struggles, and eventual success.

    Stephen Fry is not making this up! Fry started out as a dishonorable schoolboy inclined to lies, pranks, bringing decaying moles to school as a science exhibit, theft, suicide attempts, the illicit ... (Goodreads)

  21. Stuart Little

    by E.B. White
    An adventurous mouse embarks on a quest to find his place in a human world.

    A boy named Stuart is born to an ordinary family in New York City. He is normal in every way except that he is only just over two inches high and looks exactly like a mouse. At first the family is ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Your Erroneous Zones

    by Wayne W. Dyer
    A guide to liberating oneself from self-destructive thoughts and habits.

    THE RECORD-BREAKING, #1, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER – OVER 35 MILLION COPIES SOLD The first book by Wayne Dyer, author of the multimillion-copy bestseller, Pulling Your Own Strings, and national ... (Goodreads)

  23. The God of the Hive

    by Laurie R. King
    A suspenseful mystery about a young woman's search for truth and justice.

    Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are each on the trail, seeking to expose a ruthless villain and ensure the safety of Holmes' artist son, Damian Adler, and Adler's half-Chinese daughter, ... (Wikipedia)

  24. The Tower of the Swallow

    by Andrzej Sapkowski
    A powerful sorceress and her companions battle dangerous forces to protect their kingdom.

    Vysogota, an elderly philosopher living alone in the Pereplut swamp, comes upon an injured Ciri near his retreat and takes her in, caring for her until she is ready to continue her journey. During ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Winter

    by Marissa Meyer
    A young girl's battle to save her kingdom from the icy grip of a powerful queen.

    Due to Princess Winter's refusal to use the Lunar gift, the ability to manipulate what others see and do, she has Lunar sickness, a state of mental illness that causes occasional hallucinations. ... (Wikipedia)

  26. The Dead Girls' Dance

    by Rachel Caine
    A dangerous game of secrets and lies brings two friends together, while they try to figure out the truth of what happened.

    Claire Danvers has her share of challenges–-like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains, dealing with the homicidal girls in her dorm, and above all, finding out that her college ... (Goodreads)

  27. Perfect

    by Sara Shepard
    A young woman's struggle to grapple with her own perfectionism, and the perils of seeking perfection in the world around her.

    IN ROSEWOOD, PENNSYLVANIA, FOUR PERFECT-LOOKING GIRLS AREN'T NEARLY AS PERFECT AS THEY SEEM. Aria can't resist her forbidden ex. Hanna is on the verge of losing her BFF. Emily is freaking out over a ... (Goodreads)

  28. Ramona Quimby, Age 8

    by Beverly Cleary
    A young girl's adventures and misadventures as she navigates school and family life.

    The schools in Ramona Quimby's neighborhood have been reorganized, and now she gets to ride the bus to Cedarhurst Primary, where she and her fellow third graders will be the biggest kids in the ... (Wikipedia)

  29. The Trials of Morrigan Crow

    by Jessica Townsend
    A young girl's magical journey of courage, resilience, and friendship in an unforgiving world.

    Having been born on Eventide ten years ago, Morrigan Crow is considered "cursed" and is blamed for all the misfortune brought upon the people of Jackalfax, such a broken hip or a dead cat. In ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Labyrinth

    by Kate Mosse
    A woman searches for the secrets of her past that are hidden in a mysterious ancient labyrinth.

    When Dr Alice Tanner, who works as a volunteer at the archaeological site of Pic de Soularac, in France, discovers two skeletons in a long-hidden cave in the hillside, she unearths a link with an ... (Wikipedia)

  31. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

    by Ryan Holiday
    A practical guide on using adversity to achieve success.

    “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” — Marcus Aurelius We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn’t be this way. There is a formula for success ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Daylight War

    by Peter V. Brett
    Epic fantasy tale of bravery and courage as humanity faces a demonic enemy.

    On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer, the man prophesied to reunite the scattered ... (Goodreads)

  33. The Secret Garden

    by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    A young orphan discovers a magical garden, and finds the courage to seek solace from her past.

    At the turn of the 20th century , Mary Lennox is a neglected and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in British India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her and made an effort to ignore the girl. ... (Wikipedia)

  34. Hooway for Wodney Wat

    by Helen Lester
    A rodent named Rodney with a speech impediment becomes a hero when he outsmarts the class bully.

    In this lighthearted moral tale, an unlikely hero defeats a school bully and is finally celebrated by his classmates for his secret super power: his speech impediment. Poor Rodney Rat can't pronounce ... (Barnes & Noble)

  35. Demon Lord of Karanda

    by David Eddings
    Epic fantasy adventure of a young woman's quest to save her kingdom from a powerful evil.

    Captives of His Imperial Majesty... Zandramas had stolen King Garion's infant son and fled to use the child in some ritual that would make the Dark Destiny supreme. Garion and his friends had ... (Goodreads)

  36. The Lemonade War

    by Jacqueline Davies
    Siblings Evan and Jessie compete to see who can make the most money selling lemonade during summer break.

    For a full hour, he poured lemonade. The world is a thirsty place, he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day. And I am the Lemonade King. Fourth-grader Evan Treski is ... (Goodreads)

  37. Impossible

    by Nancy Werlin
    A young girl discovers a family curse that requires her to complete an impossible task to break it.

    Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that she is the latest recipient of a generations-old family curse that requires her to complete three seemingly impossible tasks or risk falling into madness and ... (Goodreads)

  38. 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)

  39. The Maze Runner

    by James Dashner
    A group of teens must solve a deadly maze to escape a mysterious and dangerous world.

    Thomas wakes up in a metal elevator that brings him to the Glade. He has no memory of who he is or how he got there. He gradually discovers that the Glade is run by two boys: Alby, the leader, and ... (Wikipedia)

  40. The Magnolia Story

    by Chip Gaines
    The inspiring true story of Chip and Joanna Gaines, their journey in home renovation, and the faith that sustains their marriage.

    A National Bestseller - New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher's Weekly. Now available in paperback with a new chapter. Fall in love with Chip and Joanna Gaines, as you read their ... (Barnes & Noble)

  41. Rosie Revere, Engineer

    by Andrea Beaty
    A story of an inventive girl who pursues her dreams of becoming an engineer.

    Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes ... (Goodreads)

  42. First Test

    by Tamora Pierce
    A young girl's quest to become a knight, overcoming obstacles and finding her own strength.

    The first Protector of the Small book tells of Kel's fight to become an accepted and equally-treated first-year page. Whilst the laws of Tortall may have been changed to favour gender equality, the ... (Wikipedia)

  43. Captain's Fury

    by Jim Butcher
    A captain of the King's army must battle forces of evil and protect an ancient secret.

    Two years have passed after the Night of the Red Stars and the Battle at the Elinarch (in book three of the Codex Alera , Cursor's Fury ). Rufus Scipio/Tavi had been repelling attacks from the Canim ... (Wikipedia)

  44. Room on the Broom

    by Julia Donaldson
    A story of friendship and kindness, as a witch and her animal friends escape a dragon.

    The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find ... (Goodreads)

  45. Last Chance Saloon

    by Marian Keyes
    A story of friendship and personal growth, of overcoming obstacles and learning to love oneself.

    Ever since legwarmers were cool, best friends Tara, Katherine, and Fintan have survived small-town ennui, big-city heartbreak, and endless giddy nights out on the town. But now that they've graduated ... (Goodreads)

  46. Batman: R.I.P.

    by Grant Morrison
    Batman faces his greatest challenge yet as he battles the Black Glove and the mysterious Dr. Hurt, leading to his ultimate demise.

    The story begins with Batman and Robin perched onto a gothic building lit by lightning. Batman defiantly proclaims "Batman and Robin will never die!" Events then flash back to Gotham City six months ... (Wikipedia)

  47. Jessica

    by Bryce Courtenay
    A young girl's journey from poverty to success, overcoming obstacles and finding love along the way.

    Jessica is a tomboy, raised to be her father's son to help out on the farm. Her older sister Meg is very much her mother's daughter, and it is Meg's and their mother's mission for Meg to seduce Jack ... (Wikipedia)

  48. Kulti

    by Mariana Zapata
    A reclusive soccer star and a determined coach clash over the game and life.

    “Trust me, I’ve wanted to punch you in the face a time or five.”When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to. It ... (Goodreads)

  49. Hard Luck

    by Jeff Kinney
    A young boy’s adventures as he navigates life’s challenges and strives to overcome his bad luck.

    Hard Luck is the eighth installment of the, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, book series . The series follows a middle school student named Greg Heffley and the various problems he encounters. The book is ... (Wikipedia)

  50. How to Eat Fried Worms

    by Thomas Rockwell
    A young boy takes a dare that leads to a comedic story of courage and friendship.

    Alan challenges Billy to eat a worm a day for 15 days. The winner gets $50. Tom prepares the worms in a variety of ways to make them more appetizing, using condiments such as ketchup , mustard , ... (Wikipedia)

  51. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

    by Sheryl Sandberg
    An exploration of resilience in the face of adversity, and hope in the midst of tragedy.

    From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and ... (Goodreads)

  52. Marathon Man

    by William Goldman
    A young man's race against time to save his family from a deadly conspiracy.

    Tom "Babe" Levy is a runner in every sense: racing tirelessly toward his goals of athletic and academic excellence–and endlessly away from the specter of his famous father's scandal-driven suicide. ... (Goodreads)

  53. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

    by Eric Litwin
    A groovy cat embarks on a whimsical journey of counting buttons and discovering the power of positive thinking.

    An award-winning and bestselling Pete the Cat hardcover picture book! Count down with Pete in this rocking story that makes counting fun! Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the ... (Goodreads)

  54. Exile

    by R.A. Salvatore
    Epic fantasy adventure of a lone warrior determined to restore justice and peace.

    Drizzt spent some years in the Underdark, during which he was enslaved by mind flayers and then had to fight Zaknafein again, who had been made undead by Malice, thanks to Lolth's "greatest gift" ... (Wikipedia)

  55. Ashfall

    by Mike Mullin
    After a supervolcano erupts, a teenage boy must survive in a world of ash and chaos.

    Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don't know it's there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or ... (Goodreads)

  56. Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea

    by Steven Callahan
    A harrowing tale of survival at sea after a shipwreck, and a man's inner journey.

    Before The Perfect Storm , before In the Heart of the Sea , Steven Callahan's dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways ... (Goodreads)

  57. Shipwreck

    by Gordon Korman
    A group of kids stranded on a deserted island must work together to survive and find a way back home.

    In Guam , six kids (Luke, Ian, J.J., Charla, Will, and Lyssa) are assembling for a reform programming called "Charting a New Course" (CNC), all sent there by their parents to build character for ... (Wikipedia)

  58. Legend

    by David Gemmell
    Epic fantasy saga of a young leader's quest to protect his kingdom from a powerful enemy.

    The Drenai Empire is under threat. The tribal Nadir people have been united for the first time by the great warleader Ulric, who has forged a massive empire in the North. The Drenai leader Abalayn is ... (Wikipedia)

  59. The Lost Stories

    by John Flanagan
    A collection of short stories set in the world of Ranger's Apprentice, revealing untold tales of beloved characters and their adventures.

    The book begins with a scene many years in the future. A professor named Giles MacFarlane is overseeing an archaeological expedition when his assistant, Audrey, finds a little house in an area which ... (Wikipedia)

  60. Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    by Aron Ralston
    A harrowing true story of one man's fight for survival after being trapped in a canyon.

    A brilliantly written, funny, honest, inspiring, and downright astonishing report from the line where death meets life which will surely take its place in the annals of classic adventure stories. One ... (Goodreads)

  61. Trickster's Choice

    by Tamora Pierce
    A young girl embarks on a dangerous quest to save her kingdom from a ruthless conqueror.

    Alianne is the teenage daughter of the famed Alanna, the first lady knight in Tortall. Young Aly follows in the quieter footsteps of her father, however, delighting in the art of spying. When she is ... (Goodreads)

  62. The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

    by Caroline Alexander
    A gripping account of the famous Antarctic exploration, led by Ernest Shackleton.

    In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed ... (Goodreads)

  63. The Arrival

    by Shaun Tan
    A thought-provoking story of a man's journey to an unknown land in search of a new home.

    In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He's embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life—he's leaving ... (Goodreads)

  64. Mirette on the High Wire

    by Emily Arnold McCully
    A young girl named Mirette befriends a tightrope walker and learns to walk the high wire herself.

    Mirette lives in a boarding house in France. One day her life is changed by a man named Bellini, a famous tightrope walker, who teaches Mirette how to walk on a tightrope. Tom Jones and Harvey ... (Wikipedia)

  65. Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

    by Alex Harris
    A call to rise above society's expectations and embrace challenge and responsibility.

    A generation stands on the brink of a "rebelution." A growing movement of young people is rebelling against the low expectations of today's culture by choosing to "do hard things" for the glory of ... (Goodreads)

  66. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

    by Trenton Lee Stewart
    Four gifted children embark on a dangerous mission to save the world from a mysterious villain.

    After the events of the previous book, Mr. Benedict, and the children's parents, plan to bring the children back together for another adventure using their teamwork, skills, and intelligence. When ... (Wikipedia)

  67. The Princess in Black

    by Shannon Hale
    Princess Magnolia has a secret - she's also the Princess in Black, a superhero who saves the kingdom from monsters.

    Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black! Princess Magnolia is having hot ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Mysterious Benedict Society

    by Trenton Lee Stewart
    A group of children embark on a dangerous mission to save the world from a mysterious mastermind.

    Reynard "Reynie" Muldoon is an orphaned boy who lives in the Stonetown Orphanage. One morning at breakfast, his tutor "Miss Perumal" notices an advertisement in the newspaper targeted towards gifted ... (Wikipedia)

  69. 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)

  70. Walt Disney's Three Little Pigs

    by Al Dempster
    A classic tale of three little pigs who must outwit a sly wolf to build their homes and stay safe.

    The three little pigs have never looked so cute and the big bad wolf never looked so bad in this retelling of the classic fairy tale! Vintage Disney artwork from the 1940s makes this book an ... (Goodreads)

  71. Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

    by Candice Millard
    A biography of Winston Churchill's heroic acts in the Boer War, and his rise to greatness.

    From, New York Times, bestselling author of, Destiny of the Republic, and, The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War ... (Goodreads)

  72. Berserk, Vol. 6

    by Kentaro Miura
    Guts and his companions continue their journey, facing new enemies and challenges. The past haunts Guts as he battles for his survival.

    An adult fantasy/horror epic of monumental proportions, Kentaro Miura's, Berserk, is now offered at its original published size in handsome deluxe hardcover editions each collecting three volumes of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  73. My Losing Season: A Memoir

    by Pat Conroy
    A personal recollection of a college basketball season, exploring the struggles of an athlete's journey.

    “I was born to be a point guard, but not a very good one. . . .There was a time in my life when I walked through the world known to myself and others as an athlete. It was part of my own definition ... (Goodreads)

  74. Zombie Fallout

    by Mark Tufo
    A family man navigates a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies, fighting to protect his loved ones and find a safe haven.

    Zombie Fallout It was a flu season like no other. With fears of contracting the H1N1 virus running rampant throughout the country, people lined up in droves to try an attain one of the coveted ... (Goodreads)

  75. Sacajawea

    by Anna Lee Waldo
    Epic historical novel of the life of Sacajawea, a Shoshone woman who helped guide Lewis and Clark on their expedition.

    Clad ln a doeskin, alone and unafraid, she stood straight and proud before the onrushlng Forces of America’s destiny: Sacajawea. child of a Shoshoni chief, lone woman on Lewis and Clark‘s historic ... (Goodreads)

  76. How to Train Your Dragon

    by Cressida Cowell
    A young Viking boy, Hiccup, trains a dragon and learns about friendship, bravery, and the importance of being true to oneself.

    Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans, tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan by catching and training a dragon. Can ... (Goodreads)

  77. Mirror Dance

    by Lois McMaster Bujold
    A genetically-engineered clone confronts his identity and struggles to overcome destiny.

    Mark, Miles Vorkosigan 's clone , masquerades as him and dupes his mercenary force, the Dendarii, into undertaking a mission to free clones held "prisoner" on Jackson's Whole, an anything-goes ... (Wikipedia)

  78. Homecoming

    by Cynthia Voigt
    A young girl's journey to reunite with her siblings, triumphantly overcoming adversities.

    It's still true... That's the first thing James Tillerman says to his sister Dicey every morning. It's still true that their mother has abandoned the four Tillerman children somewhere in the middle ... (Goodreads)

  79. Let it Snow

    by John Green
    Three interconnected stories of young love and holiday cheer against a backdrop of a snowstorm.

    The story follows teenager Jubilee Dougal living in Richmond, Virginia. She has been forced to spend Christmas Eve away from her boyfriend, Noah, and with her grandparents after her parents are ... (Wikipedia)

  80. The Miracle Worker: A Play

    by William Gibson
    The story of a young girl's triumph over blindness and deafness, with the help of a devoted teacher.

    In Tuscumbia, Alabama , an illness renders infant Helen Keller blind , deaf , and consequently mute ( deaf-mute ). , Pitied and badly spoiled by her parents, Helen is taught no discipline and, by the ... (Wikipedia)

  81. Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters

    by Jon Acuff
    A motivational guide to help readers overcome fear and pursue their dreams, with practical tips and personal anecdotes.

    Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jon Acuff reveals the steps to getting unstuck and back onto the path of being awesome. Over the last 100 years, the road to success for most everyone has been ... (Barnes & Noble)

  82. Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

    by Dean Karnazes
    A man's journey of pushing physical limits and exploring the depths of human endurance.

    In one of his most ambitious physical efforts to date, Dean Karnazes attempted to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 days to raise awareness of youth obesity and urge Americans of all fitness ... (Goodreads)

  83. Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together

    by Noelle Stevenson
    The Lumberjanes band together to solve a mystery involving a rock show, mermaids, and a selkie.

    What gives, two-legs?! It's a battle of the bands... with mermaids! April takes it upon herself to restore a friendship that has fallen apart, but will she be in over her head as her above water ... (Goodreads)

  84. Attack on Titan, Vol. 5

    by Hajime Isayama
    A group of warriors battle giant titans in a desperate attempt to save humanity.

    CAN YOU GO HOME AGAIN? Thanks to Eren, humanity has taken the town of Trost back from the Titans. Exhausted, Eren falls into a coma for three days – and wakes in shackles, staring at Erwin Smith, ... (Goodreads)

  85. Attack on Titan, Vol. 12

    by Hajime Isayama
    The Survey Corps continue their battle against the Titans, uncovering secrets and facing new challenges.

    THE CHASE IS ON! Erwin and the Survey Corps desperately mount a rescue operation to take Eren back from the Colossus Titan and Armored Titan. But without the numbers to form up properly outside the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  86. Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

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