Macbeth by Jo Nesbø – A retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy, set in a small European town as a police drama.
Machinehood by S.B. Divya – A science-fiction story about the way legal drugs, artificial intelligence, an- s d big corporations can inherit the future.
Maggie’s Wars by Phil Pisani – A novel about Maggie Hogan is a strong woman, an ace report who just wants to be treated fairly. She fights, and sleeps, her way through the battlefields, the Nuremburg trials and the aftermath of the World War II, including the cold war.
Malinalli of the Fifth Sun by Helen Gordon Heightsman – A historical fiction novel taking place in South America during Hernán Cortés’ time focusing on native woman Malinalli who was an important person in Cortés’ entourage who have been vilified throughout the ages.
The Man Who Lived Twice by David Taylor – A historical fiction novel about a British Colonel fighting for the Confederacy in the American Civil War. Colonel George St. Leger Grenfell Grenfell meets extraordinary people, and lives long enough to see himself become the villain.
March Violets by Philip Kerr – The first in a series of noir novels about Bernie Gunther, an ex-policeman who turned private investigator. March violets refers to Germans who went along with the Nazi violence mindlessly.
The Marching Season by Daniel Silva – The fictional sequel to “The Mark of the Assassin”. The phrase “Marching Season” comes from the parades held in Northern Ireland every year.
The Mark of the Assassin by Daniel Silva – A fast paced fictional mystery about CIA agent Michael Osbourne. The story takes place mainly in the United States & England and involves several contemporary themes.
The Martian by Andy Weir – A science fiction novel taking place mostly on Mars and concentrates on trying to save a stranded astronaut.
The Marvels by Brian Selznick – A fictional book in the same style as his previous books, merging pictures and words to complement one another and tell a complete story of the lone survivor of a ship wreck in 1776, Billy Marvel, finds himself working in a London theater and is the patriarch of a long line of distinguished actors.
Masaryk Station by David Downing– John Russell is an American journalist/spy living in Berlin after World War II, is planning one final job which will cement the financial security and well being of his family before he retires.
The Mastermind by David Unger – A novel about corruption and its toll on Guatemala. Mr. Unger, Guatemalan, writes in English but was still awarded Guatemala’s Miguel Ángel Asturias National Prize in Literature for lifetime achievement in 2014.
Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende– A fictional novel and a coming of age story, told in the form of a journal by a young woman sent to an island off the coast of Chile to hid from the FBI, Interpol, Las Vegas PD and gangsters.
Me, You by Erri De Luca – A fictional coming of age story of a boy at the end of World War II. The book was previously released as Sea of Memory.
The Memorist by M.J. Rose – The second in “The Reincarnationist” series dealing with a magic flute which helps people remember past lives.
Memory of Flames by Armand Cabasson – The novel centers on Margont being a double agent sent by Joseph to infiltrate a group trying to restore the monarchy to France. The double agent scenario allows the author to show more of the disarray which Paris is in following its occupation and allows the author to travel around the town at night, helping the conspiracy story-line.
The Messenger by Daniel Silva -The Sixth book in the Gabriel Allon series which takes our hero across the globe foiling al Qaeda plans to destroy the Vatican.
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka – This is the story of Gregor Samsa who wakes up one morning and discovered he has turned into a giant bug. A short, classic story but deep with many themes condescend in a short space and between the lines.
Metropolis by Philip Kerr – A novel following The Weimar Republic is dying and young detective, Bernie Gunther, is investigating the murder of four prostitutes that have been scalped, a low profile case until the daughter of Berlin’s primary criminal is also murdered.
Mexico: Stories by Josh Barkan – A collection of fictional short stories, all taking place in Mexico. The collection was awarded runner up for the Juniper Prize for Fiction, 2014, and runner up for the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, 2014.
Michael Douglas by Marc Eliot – One of the few second-generation kids to grow up and become a movie star, Michael Douglas has managed to emerge from the long shadow of his father. The struggle to become his own man in an unforgiving environment is only a part of this biography.
The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer – A novel set in 2017 when four hundred people simply disappeared leaving behind their old lives and technology, they simply disappear. FBI Special Agent Rachel Proulx is in charge of finding what’s going on.
Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt – Part historical fiction part art history the story follows Catrin working in Delft create Delft Blue literature. Appearances by masters such as Rembrandt
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – A novel following Nora Seed whot wants to die, but instead she finds herself in a library where she could live alternate versions of her life.
Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva -The eighth book in the Gabriel Allon series. Allon and his new wife, Chiara, are on their honeymoon in Umbria, Italy. But Gabriel never stops working and is restoring a painting for the Vatican. A Russian newspaper reporter contacts the Israeli embassy in Rome requesting a meeting with Allon who reluctantly agrees.
The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson – A non-fiction book for any person who ever had to learn to idiosyncrasies of the language, this book will provide a fascinating overview of the strange rules and nuances of English.
Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal – A historical fiction book taking place in the early days of World War II about an American woman, a brilliant mathematician, of British origin in London working at 10 Downing Street.
My Ántonia by Willa Cather – A 1918 novel which is considered the last in the “Prairie Trilogy” following O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark. This book is considered one of the greatest novels written by an American.
My Brother Job by Shemi Zarhin – An Israeli novel following Job as an eight year old boy and a thief. He doesn’t know why he steals, but he does. One day he steals the belongings of important ministers in the Israeli government who come to visit his school, and sets the country on fire.
Mystery Girl by David Gordon – A men’s novel full of self doubt, awkwardness, porn, manly movie talk and Jackie Chan. Sam Kornberg lives in L.A., his marriage is falling apart and it looks like he’ll never be the novelist he dreamed of being. Looking for any job he might be qualify for , Sam gets a job as an assistant (he specializes in being an “assistant”) detective to Solar Lonsky.
Mystery Train by Greil Marcus (Guest Review) – The essential study of the quintessential American art form. First published in 1975, Greil Marcus’ Mystery Train remains a benchmark study of rock ‘n’ roll and a classic in the field of music criticism.
Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts– An interesting and thought provoking biography of this unique man. Mr. Roberts has gotten a hold of more than 33,000 private letters which were recently released and, as any fresh material does, caused historians to analyze and reflect upon the subject.
The Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer – The second book featuring ex-CIA assassin/family man Milo Weaver, with an unbelievable plot involving the CIA, Germany’s secret service as well as a guest appearances by the Ukrainians and Chinese.
Nemesis by Jo Nesbø– Inspector Harry Hole wakes up from a drunken stupor after visiting an old flame with a huge memory gap. Harry comes to find out that his girlfriend is dead, but he is busy investigating a violent bank robbery which turned into a homicide.
A New Genesis by Shimon Peres – A 2008 book by the Israeli diplomat. Mr. Peres has a long history of writing and dealing with a futuristic vision for the world at large, and specifically Israel and its surrounding vision.
Night Rain, Tokyo by John W. Feist – An international thriller taking place in the United States and Japan. Brad Oaks, an executive of Elgar Steel and close family friend of the Elgar family has managed to come up with a way to get the company and bureaucrats on board for the Wishbone Pipeline, a project which will save the company.
The Night Ranger by Alex Berenson– The seventh book in the fictional series satrring John Welles. This time Welles travels to East Africa, as a personal favor, to track four kidnaped Americans.
Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than Batman (Rebirth) by Tim Seeley (illustrated by Javier Fernandez, colored by Chris Sotomayor) – A graphic novel featuring the grown up Dick Greyson / Robin who has resurfaced after finishing his assignment as a super-spy and steps back into his role as Nightwing, protector of the city of Blüdhaven. Batman, the former boss, insists on Nightwing working solo, not as part of the new Batman team.
Nightwing Vol. 3: Nightwing Must Die by Tim Seeley (illustrated by Christian Duce, Minkyu Jung, & Javier Fernandez) – A graphic novel which finds the original Robin with a new set of challenges including ex-villain girlfriend (who is pregnant), a low paying job, a child on the way, and the new Robin coming to visit for his own selfish reasons
No hesitation by Kirk Russell – The third book in a series featuring FBI agent, and wounded sapper, Paul Grale who is investigating the disappearance of two computer programmers responsible for a breakthrough in artificial intelligence.
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry – An award-winning historical fiction book taking place in Denmark during World War II. Throughout the book, the kids watch how Danish resistance managed to rescue over 99% of Denmark’s Jews from the Nazis
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O Pioneers! by Willa Cather – Written in 1913 and is considered the first novel of the Great Plains trilogy. Following the Bergsons who immigrated from Switzerland to Hanover, Nebraska at the turn of the 20th Century.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – A man returns to his childhood home in Sussex, England. The man finds himself in a farm which is down the road from where he lived. As the man sits by the pond, he starts remembering events of bygone years, a suicide, a stolen car and darkness unleashed.
On China by Henry Kissinger – A non-fiction book in which the famous statesman recounts and advises on the future of Chinese diplomacy with the west.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming – A top notch James Bond thriller is the second of what has become the “Blofeld Trilogy”, preceded by Thunderball and concluded with You Only Live Twice (The Spy Who Loved Me was written in between but is not included in the trilogy).
On the Sickle’s Edge by Neville D. Frankel – a novel following generations of Russian Jews and their struggle with their religion, society and economic system.
Only One Life by Sara Blædel – An intelligent mystery set in Denmark which brings up questions, such as honor killing, using murder as a device. This is the second book translated into English in the series featuring Detective Louise Rick.
The Orchardist by Amanda Chopin – A novel taking place in Washington State at the early part of the 20th Century about an orchardist who takes in two pregnant and abused teenagers.
An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma – A fictional book following a Nigerian poultry farmer who is trying to better himself so he could marry a woman he loves.He sells his farm, flies to Turkey to go to school… and finds out he was scammed. Then things start going downhill.
The Osterman Weekend by Robert Ludlum – The host of an investigative news show, John Tanner, is told by an agent of the CIA and his friends who are invited to a weekend in the country are plotting a conspiracy to threaten national security. The plan is called Omega.
The Passion According to Carmela by Marcos Aguinis (translated by Carolina De Robertis) – A novel which takes place during the Cuban Revolution and follows an an idealistic divorcee who gets caught up in the excitement of the Cuban Revolution, and run away from her wealthy parents to join Fidel Castro and his rebels.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – The classic book in which Dorian Gray is a young man who is handsome and innocent. When an artist paints a portrait of Gray, Dorian makes a wish to always look like the portrait.
Pilgrim Days: From Vietnam to the SAS by Alastair MacKenzie – A memoir of the author who served in the special forces of several countries over his life, documenting his life from serving in the New Zealand Army in Vietnam, to the SAS, South Africa, Oman, and finally as a private security agent.
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet – A novel set in Kingsbridge, England and mainly tells about the building of the cathedral in town. The novel was published in 1989 to excellent reviews and has become widely read despite its length, listed on the BBC’s Big Read (#33) and selected for the Oprah Book Club.
Playing For Pizza by John Grisham – A fictional book mostly set in Italy. This fish-out-of-water story is perfect for the reader/sport lover and could be read in one sitting.
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz – Follows a failed writer that found himself with a bestseller on his hands, a mysterious person, however, keeps claiming it is plagiarized
Pont Neuf by Max Byrd – A historical fiction story following two female reports during World War II. Annie March arrives in France, 1944 after D-Day, her mentor is Martha Gellhorn, an ace reporter, editor, who is in a troubled marriage to writer Ernest Hemingway. Annie gets to know several soldiers and takes on photography to tell her story.
Pox: An American History by Michael Willrich – A non-fiction book which traces how the smallpox vaccine was distributed during major outbreaks. Some of the vaccines were forced onto people which caused an outrage and the question made it all the way to the Supreme Court.
Prague Fatale by Philip Kerr – A fictional novel mostly set in Prague where Berlin detective Gunther is asked to solve a locked-room murder in a castle full of Nazis. The book is 8th novel starring Bernie Gunther.
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir – A science-fiction story and scientific mystery following Dr. Ryland Grace woke up on a space-ship with generally no idea why he’s there, his crew-mates are dead and the spaceship is millions of miles from home.
Purge by Sofi Oksanen – Wonderful historical fiction about two women and they horrifying events in their lives which take Estonia, in general, and their rural village specifically through WWII, soviet rule and independence.
The Purples by W.K. Berger – A (mostly) fictional story told through the eyes of real life Jewish mobster Joe Bernstein. Joe is the head of the “Purple Gang” who ran booze across the Detroit River from Canada during the Prohibition era.
Rally ‘Round the Corpse by Hy Conrad – A mystery novel about a murder/mystery game which Soon after it begun, the eccentric creator mysteriously dies. The game becomes real when one of the guests die and the tour guide realizes that the mystery is actually based on a real-life unsolved crime.
Red Lanterns Vol. 3: The Second Prophecy by Peter Milligan (illustrated Miguel Sepulveda) – A graphic which continues the story of the brutal civil war the Red Lanterns fighting, and follows three arcs: an origin story of Atrocitus, Rankorr coming to terms with losing his humanity in favor of being a Red Lantern (Bleez acting as his conscious), and the rest of the Red Lanterns looking after the battery.
Redshirts by John Scalzi – A science-fiction story which parodies the Star Trek TV show in which stock characters, often wearing red shirts, dies soon after being introduced.
The Redeemers by Ace Atkins – The fifth book in The Ranger series, when Quinn Colson has lost the re-election for Sheriff to Rusty Wise, a local insurance salesman. At the time, a local businessman’s home has been robbed and the safe where he supposedly keeps a lot of cash in has been literally ripped out and stolen.
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick – A fictional story about a 58 year old widower and his mail order bride. The story takes place in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, as well as in the heated, burning desire of the characters’ hearts.
The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs – The ape man is recovering from his sacrifice at marriage to Jane Porter and goes to visit Paul d’Arnot in France. On the ship Tarzan becomes involved in the affairs of Countess Olga de Coude and her husband, Count Raoul de Coude while two people try to prey on them.
The Returned by Jason Mott – The novel asks several very interesting questions: what would you do if loved ones came back from the dead? Are they your loved ones or are they “copies”? How would the world react? What would the world do with all the over population?
Returning by Yael Shahar – A novel in which a former Jewish Sonderkommando (a person who worked in the gas chambers and crematoriums) in Auschwitz tells about his experiences to a rabbi, asking if he could be forgiven.
Revelators by Ace Atkins – The tenth crime novel in The Ranger series, featuring ex-Army Ranger Queen Colson who was shot up and left for dead, but he’s not that easy to kill. Together with his wife, Maggie, and a stubborn personality Queen makes a slow, painful recovery and sets out to find who tried to kill him.
Road to Reckoning by Robert Lautner– At age 12 Thomas Walker to go out west and sell Samuel Colt’s revolutionary “Improved Revolving Gun”. Not long after their travels start, Thomas’ father is killed by robbers, and the young orphan tries to make it back home with his few possessions, including a wooden model of the gun, and no money, relying on the kindness of strangers.
Rocamora by Donald Michael Platt – A historical fiction book taking place in 17th Century Spain based on the life of Vicente de Rocamora a poet, fighter and Dominican priest who was thrust into the scheming court of King Philip IV. This book was the 2012 finalist in the International Book Awards for Historical Fiction.
Room by Emma Donoghue – A fictional award winning book with a disturbing premise. The book tells of Ma, who has been kidnapped and locked in a room for seven years by “Old Nick”. Ma and Old Nick have a son, Jack who is also lives in the room without being able to leave.
Roma by Steven Saylor – A historical fiction book which attempts to tell 1,000 years of history in 600 pages.
Sadness is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher – A novel examining the Israeli-Palestinian issue from both sides. Jonathan is an American Jew who decided to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces, only to find himself in jail. Jonathan is friends with two Palestinians
The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman – A graphic novel which encompasses the collected issues of Sandman #1-8. This is the story of Morpheus, an eternal being responsible for sleep and rules over The Dreaming – the place where humans go when they are in an unconscious state.
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay – The novel revolves around the French roundup of Jews during WWII. A little girl, named Sarah, which escaped death and the search for her little brother whom she locked in a cupboard before the French police took their family away.
Sashenka by Simon Sebag Montefiore – A novel taking place in Russia before and after the Communist revolution where sixteen year old Sashenka Zeitlin feels that she is making history. Daughter of a rich, Jewish merchant, beautiful and stubborn Sashenka plays a dangerous game with the Tsar’s secret police in 1916
The Sea Beach Line by Ben Nadler – A novel about Izzy Edel who gets kicked out of college for selling drugs, while at home with his mother in New Mexico he receives word that his father died mysteriously in New York City. Izzy goes to NYC not believing that his father is dead.
The Secret History of Star Wars by Michael Kaminski – A non-fiction book chronicling the creative process behind the six Star Wars movies. A well researched, well written and interesting book not only for the Star Wars fans, but anyone who is interested in the creative process.
The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva -The seventh book in the Gabriel Allon who is on his way to Amsterdam to look through the archives of an Israeli asset that has been murdered. A routine assignment perhaps, but Allon soon discovers that the Islamic underground plots to commits acts of terror in England.
Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag – A fictional mystery featuring the recurring characters we met in “Deeper than the Dead”. The novel takes place in the same town of Oak Knoll, CA and is set in the mid 1980’s.
Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett – The second book in the Founders fantasy series following Sancia, an ex –slave and thief, who can “talk” to scrived objects as an experimental scrived human. Orso, an genius scriver who worked for a big merchant house, and Gregor, a soldier who is about to learn his destiny
The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir – A non-fiction book which tries to navigate through the maze which is known as the “Tudor History“. Ms. Weir tells the collective story of the six wives of Henry VIII – and no, he didn’t had them all executed.
Skeleton Women by Mingmei Yip– A novel about Camilla is an orphan girl in Shanghai who is plucked out of the orphanage by a Chinese criminal gang and gets trained in the arts of seduction and assassination. Camilla is then planted as a spy in the midst of a rival gang and uses her cunning and skill to become the mistress of the elderly leader, Mast Lung.
The Son of Tarzanby Edgar Rice Burroughs – Even though Nikolas Rokoff, Tarzan’s enemy from previous books, died, his henchman Alexis Paulvitch is very much alive and wants to even the score. Rokoff lures the son of Tarzan & Jane, Jack, away from London but the resourceful young man escapes with the help of Akut the ape.
The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming – The tenth novel featuring English spy James Bond, 007. The book was released in 1962 even though it was written earlier and is told from the point of view of Vivienne Michel, a French-Canadian woman who comes back home after five years in London and has a dangerous encounter with mobsters in a lone motel.
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett – A fictional fictional book taking place, mostly, in Brazil’s Amazon region, Brazil when a pharmaceutical researcher from Minnesota goes looking for a missing colleague and her mentor.
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle – The first novel featuring English detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson, written in 1886 and published in 1887 and marks the first appearance of the famous sleuth.
Superman, Volume 2: Trial of the Super Sons by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason (illustrated by Patrick Gleason,Doug Mahnke & Jorge Jimenez, inked by Jaime Mendoza, Trevor Scott, Mick Gray, Christian Alamy & Mark Morales, colored by Alejandro Sanchez, Wil Quintana, & John Kalisz, lettered by Rob Leigh) – A graphic novel telling of Jon Kent, Superman and Lois’s son, who is becoming more powerful and gets on the radar screen of his father’s powerful foes.
A Survival Guide for Life by Bear Grylls – A series of short narratives (75 in all), many telling anecdotes from the life of the authors tailored and/or manipulated to accommodate the bullet point the narrative tries to make.
The Swimmer by Joakim Zander– Even though this novel is a fast read, it requires some attention from the reader. Mr. Zander casts many stones at the political establishments of the US, Sweden and other European countries..
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen – A Pulitzer Prize winning historical fiction book taking place in 197, Viet Nam of a man who, after finishing college in the US, goes back to Vietnam to fight the communists.
Tarzan The Centennial Celebration by Scott Tracy Griffin – A lavish coffee table book celebrating 100 years of the famous lord of the jungle in books, TV, movies, comics and more. Mr. Griffin is the leading authority on Edgar Rice Burroughs and on his 1912 creation of which this book is about.
Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs – The seventh novel in the series, this one takes place during World War I, while Tarzan is away from his plantation it is destroyed by invading German troops. When he returns to the plantation (in British East Africa), Tarzan discovers many bodies one of whom belongs to his wife.
The Technologists by Matthew Pearl – A fictional book about the early days of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the years after the American Civil War during a very fragile time in our history.
Temptation by Douglas Kennedy – A fictional book which takes the reader on a ride from the height of success to the lows in life. What happens when a gilded door opens to a man who suddenly has ample opportunities and Hollywood clout?
The Templar Salvation by Raymond Khoury – This the long awaited fictional sequel to “The Last Templar” follows the adventures of Archeologist Tess Chaykin & FBI agent Sean Reilly as they are being forced on a quest for a Templar treasure.
The Tenth Witness by Leonard Rosen – A fictional book in which Engineer Henri Poincaré works hard to try and bring up the a sunk frigate with millions worth of gold in its belly. Henri gets to know Liesel Kraus who is a director at Kraus Steel and is still haunted by a violent Nazi history and corrupting wealth.
The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers – An an award winning science-fiction book taking place in the near future where a virus is wiping out pregnant women. An idealistic 16 year old girl wants to volunteer to have a baby.
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas– France, 1625 – a young poor nobleman named d’Artagnan leaves his Gascony home to the bright lights of Paris with intentions of becoming Musketeer of the Guard.
Three Souls by Janie Chang – A novel taking place inn China, 1935, Leiyin watches her own funeral and wanders why she has not been permitted to the afterlife, soon she discovers that she is not alone; three souls are there to guide her along the way until she make amends. But first she has to find out what she has to make amends for.
Thunderball by Ian Fleming – the ninth James Bond novel, is the first of the “Blofeld Trilogy” follows the secret agent to a health clinic due to poor health where he discovers a sinister plot to hijack two nuclear bombs.
The Time in Between by María Dueñas– A novel following the life of a Spanish woman’s journey from her humble beginnings as a poor seamstress, to an English spy during World War II.
Tobacco Wars By Paul Seesequasis – A fictional book which traverses two dimensions. One dimension is the faux history of Pocahontas in relation to the famous crop, the second dimension is told through Indian fairytales.
The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer – An espionage novel set in the early 2000s, involving the fictional “tourism” department of the CIA and it is the first book in the Milo Weaver series.
The Tower of Fools by Andrzej Sapkowski (translated by David French) – A historical fantasy story taking place in the early 1500s, Poland. This novel is the first one in the Hussite Trilogy #1, and the first one translated to English, 20 years after initial publication.
James Bond: Vargr by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters – A graphic novel about the famous MI6 agent who returns to London from a vengeance mission in Helsinki and resumes the boring duties of the 00 section. Soon enough he gets a new mission, this time in Berlin to break a drug trafficking cartel.
Vlad by Carlos Fuentes – Count Dracula, Vlad, has decided to immigrate toMexico after the mayhem inEastern Europe and countless wars have shortened his blood supplies. A short novel by one of Mexico’s greatest writers.
The Ventriloquists by E.R. Ramzipoor – A historical fiction book inspired by true events of Belgian resistance fighters scheming to put out a satire newspaper under the Nazis’ noses.
War’s Edge: No Heroes by Ryan Aslesen – A science-fiction / military fiction novel about a future Marine recruits being sent to far off lands, and realizing the true cost of war, as well as the ugly truths behind them.
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow – This marvelous Pulitzer winner book breaks the wooden image of Washington and brings out the character of the man we all learned about with all his charm and personality.
War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Taking place during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, the owrk revolves around three families. The work is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature .
Water Memory by Daniel Pyne – A thriller following Aubrey Sentro, a black ops specialist, with brain damage, trying to survive a pirate attack on a ship, while contemplating her life, motherhood, and career.
We Germans by Alexander Starritt – A novella which follows a long letter a German grandfather written his grandson about his thoughts on fighting on the wrong side of the war in World War II against the Russians.
We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen – A spellbinding, award winning (Danske Banks Litteraturpris) fictional book which spans 100 years in the lives of the inhabitants of the small Danish coastal town Marstal. Jensen’s debut novel is hailed as an instant classic and rightfully so.
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdes – A fictional story which takes place examines the relationship between white masters and their concubines slaves. The story mostly takes place in the early 1850s at an Ohio vacation resort called Tawawa House
Who Was Bruce Lee? by Jim Gigliotti – The book tells about Lee’s influence in martial arts and pop culture, as well as touch on how Lee introduce Chinese culture to mainstream American and his influence in that arena.
The Witch Doctor’s Wife by Tamar Myers – A novel about Amanda Brown, a young missionary from South Carolina, travels to the Belgian Congo in 1958 in order to oversee a missionary guest house in the town of Belle Vue. Belle Vue is a diamond mining town in which the race by the Belgian occupiers to get as many riches as they can before the forces of independence takes over is a major concern.
Wolf Hunt by Armand Cabasson – A historical fiction mystery takeing place during the Napoleonic wars while the Austrians and the French battle over some small villages by the Danube. The mystery takes second place to the author’s impressive research of the time, whether it would be battlefield tactics or a Viennese ball.
The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag – An award winning historical-fiction book taking place in Stockholm, Sweden during the 18th Century involving a mystery of a body with no arms, legs, eyes, tongue, and teeth and an dark/noir story.
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins – Published as a newspaper serial in 1859. In 1860 a collected edition of the chapters was published in book form. Even though this is a Victorian novel, it is still gripping, engaging and a page turner
Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies by Greg Rucka (art by Liam Sharp, lettered by Jodi Wynne, penciled by Matthew Clark, inked by Sean Parsons, colored by Laura Martin & Jeremy Colwell) – A graphic novel which attempts to reintroduced Wonder Woman who has lost her memory and is trying to find out who she really is by going back to her home, only that the place no longer exist.
Wonder Woman, Volume 4: Godwatch by Greg Rucka (illustrated by Bilquis Evely, Mirka Andolfo, Nicola Scott, Scott Hanna, Mark Morales, Andrew Hennessy, Raúl Fernandez) continues the story-line which bridges the Year One narrative to current date.
The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla – Ben Mendelssohn wants to be reunited with his belated wife, he will do anything to be with her again and on his birthday he puts a bullet in his head to accomplish the task. When Ben enters the Other World he discovers that finding a person among the millions who occupy the realm is not an easy task.
World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters – Detective Hank Palace leaves the comfortable nest he shared with his friends in New England, waiting for an asteroid to hit Earth, to find his sister Nico. Nico has joined a group of revolutionaries who intend on freeing scientists out of jail so they can save the world.
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon – An award winning fictional alternate history book. Israel lost the 1948 war, the Jews were driven into the sea and Roosevelt’s proposal of establishing a Jewish state in Alaska passed.
You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming – The 11th novel featuring the famous British agent James Bond, 007 as a broken man, let his life and work slide but gets a last-chance to redeem his downward spiraling career by being assigned a diplomatic task.
Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina (translated by Lisa Hayden) – A novel about a Tartar widow who has been exiled to Siberia in the 1930s. This book was the winner of the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award and the Russia Big Book literary prize, as well as being short listed for the Russian Booker Prize.