Books about Spontaneous

  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. Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper

    by Diablo Cody
    A funny, poignant memoir of a young journalist's year spent working in a strip club.

    Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TV’s The Late Show to be the pick of “Dave’s Book Club 2006,” Candy Girl is the story of a young writer who dared to bare it all as a stripper. At ... (Goodreads)

  3. Beautiful Stranger

    by Christina Lauren
    A chance encounter leads to a steamy romance between a witty New Yorker and a mysterious Brit. But secrets threaten to tear them apart.

    Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon’s moved to New York City and is looking for excitement and passion without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a ... (Goodreads)

  4. On the Road: the Original Scroll

    by Jack Kerouac
    A semi-autobiographical novel about the travels of Kerouac and his friends across America, exploring themes of freedom and self-discovery.

    The legendary 1951 scroll draft of, On the Road, published word for word as Kerouac originally composed it Though Jack Kerouac began thinking about the novel that was to become On the Road as early ... (Goodreads)

  5. Confessions of a Shopaholic

    by Sophie Kinsella
    A woman's struggle to balance her love of shopping and her financial woes.

    Rebecca Bloomwood lives in a flat in fashionable Fulham , London, that is owned by her best friend Suze's wealthy, aristocratic parents. , Becky works as a financial journalist for the magazine ... (Wikipedia)

  6. The Silver Chair

    by C.S. Lewis
    A journey through an enchanted land, revealing the power of courage and faith.

    Eustace Scrubb , now a reformed character following the events of, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, , encounters his classmate and new friend Jill Pole at their school, Experiment House , where they ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Scarlet

    by Marissa Meyer
    A re-imagining of the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood set in a futuristic world.

    Scarlet Benoit is a young girl living on her grandmother's farm in Rieux, France. Her grandmother has gone missing for many weeks and Scarlet is sure that she has been kidnapped rather than left on ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Ironside

    by Holly Black
    A teenage girl's battle to protect her kingdom against dark forces, with the help of magical creatures.

    In the realm of Faery, the time has come for Roiben's coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of one thing only, her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Exclusive

    by Sandra Brown
    A journalist investigates a murder in a small town, uncovering secrets and danger. A thrilling mystery with unexpected twists and turns.

    An ace reporter investigates the suspicious death of her best friend's baby in this #1, New York Times, bestselling political thriller of murder, passion, and intrigue in the White House. Barrie ... (Barnes & Noble)

  10. The Unusual Suspects

    by Michael Buckley
    A group of kids with special abilities must use their powers to save the world from an evil force.

    Ms. Minerva Smirt comes to Ferryport Landing and informs the girls they must go to school, or she will send them to a foster home. Sabrina, Daphne and Puck (who must protect the girls there) go to ... (Wikipedia)

  11. InuYasha, Vol. 1: Turning Back Time

    by Rumiko Takahashi
    Kagome, a modern-day high school girl, is transported to feudal Japan where she meets InuYasha, a half-demon, and together they search for the shards of the Shikon Jewel.

    Transported back to Japan's feudal era, high school student Kagome accidentally releases the feral half-demon dog boy Inu-Yasha from his imprisonment for stealing the Jewel of Four Souls. ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Twelve Clues of Christmas

    by Rhys Bowen
    Lady Georgiana Rannoch is invited to a country estate for Christmas, but when accidents start happening, she must solve the mystery before it's too late.

    In the sixth mystery in the, New York Times, bestselling Royal Spyness series, Lady Georgiana Rannoch cannot wait to ring in the New Year—before a Christmas killer wrings another neck… Scotland, 1933 ... (Barnes & Noble)

  13. Death of a Snob

    by M.C. Beaton
    A murder mystery set in a Scottish village, where a snobbish newcomer is found dead. Detective Hamish Macbeth investigates.

    Maggie Baird is a newcomer to Lochdubh. Her considerable wealth has been garnered from a life of being the mistress of rich men. Not technically a prostitute, Maggie has nevertheless traded her looks ... (Wikipedia)

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

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

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

  15. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan

    by Sophie Kinsella
    A young woman's comedic journey to New York City, discovering her true purpose in life.

    The irresistible heroine of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot is back! And this time Becky Bloomwood and her credit cards are headed across the Atlantic.... With her shopping ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Glittering Court

    by Richelle Mead
    A countess escapes an arranged marriage by joining a school that trains girls to become wives of wealthy men. But she falls in love with a servant.

    Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her ... (Goodreads)

  17. Hokkaido Highway Blues: Hitchhiking Japan

    by Will Ferguson
    A humorous and insightful travelogue of hitchhiking across Japan's northern island, Hokkaido.

    It had never been done before. Not in 4000 years of Japanese recorded history had anyone followed the Cherry Blossom Front from one end of the country to the other. Nor had anyone hitchhiked the ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Twenty-One Balloons

    by William Pène du Bois
    An explorer discovers a secret island full of fantastical inventions and odd characters.

    The introduction compares two types of journeys: one that aims to reach a place within the shortest time, and another that begins without regard to speed and without a destination in mind. Balloon ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Changes

    by Jim Butcher
    Harry Dresden, wizard detective, faces new challenges as he navigates the dangerous world of the supernatural in Chicago.

    Susan Rodriguez contacts Dresden to tell him they have a daughter, Margaret Angelica ("Maggie" for short), who has been kidnapped by the Duchess Arianna, the widow of a Red Court duke that Ebenezar ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade

    by Patrick Dennis
    An eccentric, larger-than-life aunt takes her young nephew on a wild ride of adventure and self-discovery.

    Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis' Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks. It was made into a ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Sword of Summer

    by Rick Riordan
    A young man discovers he is the Norse god of thunder, embarking on a quest to prevent Ragnarok.

    The novel opens on the sixteenth birthday of protagonist Magnus Chase, who has been living on the streets of Boston since his mother Natalie's death two years ago. After learning that his uncle ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Taking Chase

    by Lauren Dane
    A small-town girl falls for a bad boy biker, but their pasts threaten to tear them apart.

    Cassie Gambol is on the run. In what seems like another lifetime, her ex-husband nearly ended her life and effectively ended her successful career as a vascular surgeon. But even though the justice ... (Goodreads)

  23. Trouble in Mudbug

    by Jana Deleon
    A humorous mystery novel set in a small Louisiana town, where a ghostly presence and a murder investigation collide.

    Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law’s death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Opal Deception

    by Eoin Colfer
    Artful master criminal Artemis Fowl must save a passenger spaceship and its passengers from a dangerous criminal.

    The book begins with the pixie Opal Koboi faking a coma inside a hospital to avoid incarceration by the Lower Elements Police (LEP) after her failed rebellion and attempt of world domination (which ... (Wikipedia)

  25. 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)

  26. Creative Companion: How to Free Your Creative Spirit

    by S.A.R.K.
    A guide to unlocking creativity through exercises, inspiration, and self-reflection. Encourages readers to embrace their unique creative process.

    Writer, artist, free spirit, and self-described "dangerous woman, " SARK readsfrom her lovely, lighthearted book on becoming an artist. Guaranteed to bringa little magic into even the most sensible ... (Goodreads)

  27. Split Second

    by Kasie West
    Teenager Addie can see into the future, but when she sees a boy's death, she has only one week to change his fate.

    Kasie West delivers nail-biting suspense and heart-pounding romance in the thrilling sequel to Pivot Point . Addie has always been able to see the future when faced with a choice, but that doesn't ... (Barnes & Noble)

  28. The Golden Lily

    by Richelle Mead
    A powerful vampire embarks on a quest for revenge, unearthing dangerous secrets.

    Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. Alchemists protect vampire secrets - and human lives. Sydney would ... (Goodreads)

  29. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

    by Morgan Matson
    Two teens take a road trip across America, discovering themselves and each other along the way.

    When you're on a road trip, life is all about the detours. . . ., Amy Curry is having a terrible year. Her mother has decided to move across the country and needs Amy to get their car from California ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Rowan

    by Anne McCaffrey
    A telepathic orphan becomes the most powerful member of a guild of psychics, but struggles with loneliness and the weight of responsibility.

    Told in the timeless style of Anne McCaffrey, The Rowan is the first installment in a wonderful trilogy. This is sci-fi at its best: a contemporary love story as well as an engrossing view of our ... (Goodreads)

  31. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

    by Lincoln Peirce
    Follow the hilarious misadventures of sixth-grader Nate Wright as he navigates school, friends, and family.

    Nate Wright is dreaming when he wakes up to another ordinary morning of his life: breakfast of lumpy raisin oatmeal, his older sister, Ellen, and school. Believing that there will be a test that day ... (Wikipedia)

  32. Talking to Dragons

    by Patricia C. Wrede
    A young girl discovers her destiny to become a powerful wizard and save the kingdom from an evil sorcerer.

    Cimorene raises Daystar and tells him legends about the Enchanted Forest, swordsmanship, spells, and magical protocols. One day, Antorell, a member of the Society of Wizards who has a grudge against ... (Wikipedia)

  33. Best Friends for Never

    by Lisi Harrison
    Two former best friends compete for popularity in a new school, leading to betrayal and drama.

    In the second book starring Westchester County's most privileged middle schoolers, the Clique declares Massie a hero for hosting the first boy/girl Halloween party of 8th grade. Massie's already ... (Goodreads)

  34. Eighth Grave After Dark

    by Darynda Jones
    A supernatural detective races against time to save the world from an ancient evil.

    Sometimes I wonder if the purpose of my life,, is to serve as a cautionary tale to others., -,T-shirt, Charley Davidson has enough going on without having to worry about twelve hellhounds hot on her ... (Barnes & Noble)

  35. Chocolate Fever

    by Robert Kimmel Smith
    A boy develops an insatiable craving for chocolate and goes on a wild adventure to satisfy it.

    Young Henry Green loves chocolate so much, he eats it every day and puts it on everything: chocolate mashed potatoes , chocolate-sprinkled noodles , chocolate marshmallows . Then one day at school, ... (Wikipedia)

  36. Rebellious Desire

    by Julie Garwood
    A headstrong woman defies societal norms and falls in love with a Scottish laird. Passion and danger ensue.

    An alternate cover edition can be found, here,. Of all the dukes in England, Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, was the wealthiest, most handsome–and most arrogant. And of all London's ... (Goodreads)

  37. Skink - No Surrender

    by Carl Hiaasen
    When a young girl goes missing in Florida, a retired governor turned eco-vigilante sets out to find her.

    Richard Sloan is worried when his cousin and best friend, Malley, fails to meet him for their regular nightly exploration of Loggerhead Beach , scouting for turtle nests. He, noticing a soda straw ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Sweet Sixteen Princess

    by Meg Cabot
    Mia Thermopolis is turning sixteen and discovers she's a princess. Follow her journey as she navigates royal life and teenage drama.

    Mia doesn’t always have the best luck with parties, so even though it’s her sweet sixteenth, she doesn’t want a birthday bash. As usual, Grandmère has other ideas, and thinks a reality TV special is ... (Wikipedia)

  39. Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes

    by Denise Grover Swank
    Rose Gardner's life changes when she sees a vision of her death. She sets out to solve the mystery and find happiness.

    For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, ... (Goodreads)

  40. Half Wild

    by Sally Green
    Nathan, half White Witch and half Black Witch, is on the run from the Council and searching for his father.

    Nathan is currently in Switzerland, living as a nomad for a few weeks. He has been unsuccessfully searching for the Fairborn, a knife that can only be used by Nathan's bloodline. his friend, Gabriel, ... (Wikipedia)

  41. Rock Chick Revolution

    by Kristen Ashley
    The final installment of the Rock Chick series, where the Rock Chicks and Hot Bunch fight to save Denver from a dangerous criminal organization.

    Ally Nightingale has secrets. Secrets she doesn't even share with the Rock Chicks. But two men know what she's up to. One has her back. The other has her heart, but he doesn't know it.As Ally rewinds ... (Barnes & Noble)

  42. Mr. Perfect

    by Linda Howard
    Love story of a woman and her ideal man, who turns out to have a mysterious past.

    What would make the perfect man? That's the deliciously racy topic that Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends are pondering one night at their favorite after-hours hot spot: Mr. Perfect. Would he be ... (Goodreads)

  43. Hammerhead Ranch Motel

    by Tim Dorsey
    A darkly humorous crime novel set in Florida, featuring a cast of eccentric characters and a twisted plot.

    Like the previous novel , Hammerhead Ranch Motel begins, in media res, , with two murders and one apparent suicide , the events leading up to which are eventually explored in the remainder of the ... (Wikipedia)

  44. Love Is a Many Trousered Thing

    by Louise Rennison
    Georgia Nicolson navigates the ups and downs of teenage love while dealing with family drama and embarrassing mishaps.

    Woe is Georgia! Georgia Nicolson thought life was hard when her only worry was whether Masimo would choose her over Wet Lindsay. But then Dave the Laugh started acting strange –and everything was ... (Goodreads)

  45. Mrs Queen Takes the Train

    by William Kuhn
    Queen Elizabeth II escapes the palace to retrieve a lost item, encountering new friends and rediscovering herself along the way.

    An absolute delight of a debut novel by William Kuhn—author of Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books — Mrs Queen Takes the Train wittily imagines the kerfuffle that transpires when a bored Queen ... (Barnes & Noble)

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