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1000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich: Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more. Titles range across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, “You have to read this.”

Kitchen Yarns by Ann Hood: Hood tracks her lifelong journey in the kitchen with twenty-seven heartfelt essays, each accompanied by a recipe (or a few). Hood’s simple, comforting recipes also include her mother’s famous meatballs, hearty Italian Beef Stew, classic Indiana Fried Chicken, the perfect grilled cheese, and a deliciously summery peach pie

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou: In 2014, Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. There was just one problem: the technology didn’t work. Here is the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a disturbing cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley.

Watercolor Lettering by Jessica Park: This comprehensive how-to guide includes step-by-step instructions for basic and advanced watercolor techniques, expert tips to improve your lettering, and inspiring DIY project ideas to practice pulling it all together.

The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle: Filled with first-hand reporting, fascinating science, compelling real-world stories, and leadership tools that can apply to businesses, schools, sports, families, and any group, The Culture Code will revolutionize how you think about creating and sustaining successful groups.

The Poison Tree by Alan Prendergast: In Cheyenne, Wyoming, fifteen-year-old Richard Jahnke blasted his father through the heart with a twelve-gauge pump-action shotgun. Richard’s seventeen-year-old sister, Deborah, was sitting on the living room couch with a high powered rifle – just in case her brother missed. Hours later, the Jahnke kids were behind bars. Days later they made headlines. So did the truth about the house of horrors on Cowpoke Road. Was it cold-blooded murder? Or self defense?

Maid by Stephanie Land: A journalist describes the years she worked in low-paying domestic work under wealthy employers, contrasting the privileges of the upper-middle class to the realities of the overworked laborers supporting them.

Women Rowing North by Mary Bray Pipher: A timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age.

Them: why we hate each other and how to heal by Ben Sasse: U.S. senator Ben Sasse argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, our crisis isn’t really about politics. It’s that we’re so lonely we can’t see straight–and it bubbles out as anger. Even as technology nudges us to become rootless, Sasse shows how only a recovery of rootedness can heal our lonely souls.

Brave Love by Lisa Leonard: Explains how the author found truth and wholeness after spending years pushing herself to be the perfect wife and perfect mother.

New Young Adult Titles

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor: As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the Citadel’s near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected.

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare: While the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and focus on saving the world of Shadowhunters before the parabatai curse destroys everyone.

Part of Your World by Liz Braswell: What if Ariel had never defeated Ursula? It’s been five years since the infamous sea witch defeated the little mermaid … and took King Triton’s life in the process. Ariel is now the voiceless queen of Atlantica, while Ursula runs Prince Eric’s kingdom on land. But when Ariel discovers that her father might still be alive, she finds herself returning to a world–and a prince–she never imagined she would see again.

Reflection by Elizabeth Lim: When Captain Shang is mortally wounded by Shan Yu in battle, Mulan must travel to the Underworld, Diyu, in order to save him from certain death. But King Yama, the ruler of Diyu, is not willing to give Shang up easily.

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah Maas: With Aelin locked in an iron coffin by Queen of the Fae Maeve, Aedion and Lysandra struggle to defend Terrasen, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian face their own fates, and Rowan seeks his captured wife and queen.

Wind Rider by P.C. Cast: A world filled with beauty and danger and cruelty… Mari, Nik, and their newly formed Pack are being hunted. Thaddeus and the God of Death will stop at nothing until they are obliterated from the earth. But Mari and Nik have one goal: to reach the plains of the Wind Riders, in order to band together to stop Thaddeus from destroying all that Mari and Nik hold dear.

The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer Nielsen: After three years in exile Kestra Dallisor has been summoned back to Antora by her father, right-hand man of the seemingly immortal king, Lord Endrick, but she is intercepted and kidnapped by the Coracks who want to use her to get the Olden Blade, which they believe can be used to kill the despot–Simon, one of the rebels with his own grudge against the Dallisors, is assigned to accompany her, but Kestra has her own plans and she does not intend to let anyone get in her way.

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson: When a long-term attack against her world by the alien Krell escalates, Spensa’s dream of becoming a pilot may come true, despite her deceased father being labeled a deserter.

New Fiction Titles

Four Funerals and a Wedding and Rhys Bowen: In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O’Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her …

Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud by Mike Lupica: PI Sunny Randall is back, and the stakes are higher than ever as she races to protect her ex-husband. As the bullets start flying in Boston’s mean streets, Sunny finds herself targeted by the deranged mastermind of the plot against the Burke family, whose motive may be far more personal than she could have anticipated.

When We Were Young by Karen Kingsbury: When Noah Carter wakes up the morning he has planned to start a new life and leave his family behind, he discovers things are not what they seem and desperately tries to fix his mistakes.

Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs: Some say that casting crusty attorney Allen Sharpe as Scrooge in the Kindred Players production of “A Christmas Carol” is just playing to type. Still it’s a shock when the Ghost of Christmas Past stabs him during the first rehearsal. As the days pass the list of suspects grows longer, and the women of the Cackleberry Club are determined to find the killer before he can add another victim to his Christmas list

Master of His Fate by Barbara Bradford: James Lionel Falconer is everything a self-made man should be: handsome, ambitious, charming, and brimming with self-confidence. Through hard work and a single-minded determination, James rises quickly through the ranks, with a loving wife, devoted children, and a lofty position in the Malvern & Malvern Company. But when back-to-back tragedies strike the Falconer home, it seems as though James might never recover his former glory.

Kill Creek by Thomas Scott: When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween in one of the world’s most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek

The Enemy of My Enemy by W.E.B Griffin: Special agent James Cronley Jr. finds that fighting both ex-Nazis and the Soviet NKGB can lead to strange bedfellows, in the dramatic new Clandestine Operations novel about the birth of the CIA and the Cold War.

New Fiction Titles

Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg: When a new family moves in next door and tragedy strikes, Lucille begins to look out for Lincoln, their son. Lincoln’s parents aren’t the only ones in town facing hard choices and uncertain futures. In these difficult times, the residents of Mason come together and find the true power of community–just when they need it the most.

Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin: The first volume of a definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros is set centuries before the events of “A Game of Thrones” and answers key questions about the dynasty’s origins, conflicts and relationships with dragons.

Hope Beckons by Beth Trennepohl: After a strange encounter with a little man, a Hope’s life was never the same. This journey stirred up musty old memories and forgotten moments but it was no match for Hope. The pages of her blue journal chronicled the mysterious transformation and held the model she would eventually share with the world.

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny: When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, he discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane? When a body is found, the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem less peculiar and far more menacing.

Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts: They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed. And when the time is right, Fallon Swift will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.

The Winner Maker by Jeff Bond: Bob Fiske – who’s taught Honors English and coached varsity football for five decades – is missing. Four of his brightest former stars reunite to find him, putting high-octane careers on hold, slipping police barricades, racing into the wilds of Northern Michigan for clues about the fate of their legendary mentor. And each Winner must decide how far they’ll go for Fiske.

Target Alex Cross by James Patterson: A leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. Alex is tasked by the new President to take a personal role with the FBI, leading an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. Alex has a horrible premonition: is the sniper’s strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?

Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel: Beauchamp Hall is perfect for the holidays, a delightful novel about a young American woman who finds love and fulfillment in the course of her involvement with a Downton Abbey-style TV show in England.

The Comforts of Home by Susan Hill: Investigating a cold case while recovering from a near-fatal injury, Simon Serrailler finds his personal and professional lives intertwining in unexpected ways when his constable brother-in-law suffers a setback at the same time an arsonist begins a deadly rampage.

New Non Fiction Titles

The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley: Learn how to purge, sort, and “containerize” with simple, easy-to-use systems for improving and revitalizing living space.

Vietnam: an epic tragedy, 1945-1975 by Max Hastings: A political and military narrative of the entire Vietnam conflict, including testimony from warlords and peasants, statesmen and soldiers.

Capitalism in America by Alan Greenspan: Greenspan has made a science of understanding how the U.S. economy works, and now he distills what he has learned into a master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In our time, growth has stalled, stirring up the populist furies… but there’s no better moment to apply the lessons of history.

The Indian World of George Washington by Colin Calloway: An authoritative, sweeping, and fresh new biography of the nation’s first president, Colin G. Calloway’s book reveals fully the dimensions and depths of George Washington’s relations with the First Americans.

Instant Pot Cookbook by Jennifer Smith: Jennifer smith is a cook with extensive work experience of more than 10 years in USA and UK restaurants. She uses both traditional ways of making dishes, and advanced techniques using the pressure cooker Instant Pot.

Big Week by James Holland: During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces based in Britain and Italy launched their first round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. Officially called Operation ARGUMENT, this aerial offensive quickly became known as “Big Week,” and it was one of the turning-point engagements of World War II.

Grand Improvisation by Derek Leebaert: A bold new view of the U.S. rise to supremacy, and its collision with a British Empire that wouldn’t step aside.

Israel: Island of Success: Against all odds, Israel is an island of success in the turbulent Middle East. Israel’s triumphs over huge difficulties and challenges, over the years, have only strengthened its ability to meet future challenges, which points toward growth and even greater success in the future.

Heirs of the Founders by H.W. Brands: The story of how America’s second generation of political giants–Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun–battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the shape of our democracy.

Apostles of Revolution by John Ferling: Apostles of Revolution spans a crucial period in Western Civilization ranging from the American insurgency against Great Britain to the Declaration of Independence, from desperate engagements on American battlefields to the threat posed to the ideals of the Revolution by the Federalist Party.

The President’s Book of Secrets by David Preiss: Every day, a member of the CIA presents to the president a report detailing the most sensitive activities and analysis of world events. The story of the President’s Daily Brief–the PDB, in the jargon–is a window into the character of each president and his administration, and the degree to which his worldview and policy was shaped by the information from the security services.

New DVDs

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: This film by Academy Award winner Morgan Neville, takes an intimate look at Fred Rogers, a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. There hadn’t been anything like Mister Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.

The Predator: The hunt has evolved – and so has the explosive action – in the next chapter of the Predator series. Now, the most lethal hunters in the universe are stronger, smarter, and deadlier than ever before…and only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor can prevent the end of the human race.

Crazy Rich Asians: Follows New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore and meets Nick’s family for the first time. It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family.

Peppermint: Young mother Riley North awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force – eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI – as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.  

Gotti: Gotti is the incredible true story of John V. Gotti’s rise to power to take the mantle of boss of the Gambino crime family to become the most dangerous criminal in modern history. While in prison, Gotti Sr. is forced to reexamine his life and put the needs of his family over those of “The Family.”

Christopher Robin: Winnie the Pooh and friends embark on a new adventure to help remind a grown-up Christopher Robin how to laugh again, for “sometimes doing nothing leads to the very best something.”

Mission Impossible: Fallout: Some missions are not a choice. On a dangerous assignment to recover stolen plutonium, Ethan Hunt chooses to save his team over completing the mission, allowing nuclear weapons to fall into the hands of a deadly network of highly-skilled Operatives intent on destroying civilization. Now, with the world at risk, Ethan and his IMF team are forced to become reluctant partners with a hard-hitting CIA agent as they race against time to stop the nuclear fallout.

The Equalizer 2: Robert McCall serves unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when it is someone he loves?

The House with a Clock in Its Walls: Tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis, who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart.

Yellowstone: Season One: Revolves around the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest ranch in the U.S. that is under constant attack by those it borders: land developers, an Indian reservation and America’s first National Park. This is a world where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world’s largest oil and lumber corporations. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.

New Non Fiction Titles

The First Days on the Eastern Front by Craig Luther: Luther narrates June 22 – one of the pivotal days of World War II – from the high command down to the tanks and soldiers at the sharp end, covering strategy as well as tactics and the vivid personal stories of the men who crossed the border into the Soviet Union that fateful day.

Love Defined by Kristin Clark: In this insightful, encouraging, and totally candid book, sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird share a radically better and refreshingly biblical approach to navigating your love life. Covering topics such as true love, purposeful relationships, sex, boundaries, and singleness, Love defined will take you on a journey to discovering God’s good and original design for romance.

The Breakthrough by Charles Graber: Draws on the experiences of patients, physicians, and researchers to explain the revolutionary development of immunotherapy as a treatment for cancer and how that information is being harnessed to create more effective patient therapies.

Napoleon by Adam Zamoyski: Here, historian Adam Zamoyski cuts through the mythology and explains Napoleon against the background of the European Enlightenment, and what he was himself seeking to achieve. This most man is also the most hidden of men, and Zamoyski dives deeper than any previous biographer to find him. Beautifully written, Napoleon brilliantly sets the man in his European context.

The Price of Greatness by Jay Cost: In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Alexander Hamilton and James Madison’s bitterly personal falling out over the meaning of the Constitution. Jay Cost shows that each man in his own way came to accept corruption as a necessary cost of growth. The Price of Greatness reveals the trade-off that made the United States the richest nation in human history, and that continues to fracture our politics to this day.

The Complete Book of Clean by Toni Hammersley: Learn the best seasons to tackle home projects, storage solutions to simplify the process and teach even the messiest kids to clean up after themselves. Tackle every mess, stain and dust-magnet, and keep things from getting out of hand in the future–all while being environmentally friendly and keeping toxic chemicals out of your home.

In the Hurricane’s Eye by Nathaniel Philbrick: In the fall of 1780 George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But coordinating was next to impossible. And then the impossible happened. Recognized as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake–fought without a single American ship–made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability.

White like Her: my family’s story of race and racial passing by Gail Lukasik: The story of Gail Lukasik’s mother’s passing, Gail’s struggle with the shame of her mother’s choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption.

Norse Mythology by Matt Clayton: Offers a brief introduction to some of the best-known Norse myths in the primary sources.

New Fiction Titles

Once a Rebel by Mary Jo Putney: Lord George Gordon Audley had been Callista Brooke’s best friend. His gallant attempt to save her from an arranged marriage ended with Callie in Jamaica, and Gordon in the penal colony of Australia. Reunited after many years, the innocent childhood friendship has become a passion that will save or destroy them when they challenge the aristocracy that exiled them both.

The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith: When Mma Ramotswe learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she runs for City Council. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers.

The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston: Xanthe and her mother Flora leave London behind for a fresh start, taking over an antique shop in the historic town of Marlborough. While Xanthe is examining a chatelaine she’s transported back to the seventeenth century where she must put right the injustice in its story to save an innocent girl’s life, or else it’ll cost her Flora’s.

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom: Fifteen years ago Eddie, an amusement park mechanic, died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. As a young woman Annie reconnects with her childhood love. When their wedding night ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey — and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed.

Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle: Kat Jenkin’s only son goes missing on a class field trip, while Stefanie Huntington’s son is being threatened. But is the culprit an anonymous stranger or someone the women trust?

The Witch Elm by Tana French: Toby surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, he takes refuge at his family’s ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden – and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

Elevation by Stephen King: Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know. He soon finds unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of his affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.

Dark Signal by Shannon Baker: Who would want to kill Chad Mills? Kate finds that he made a few enemies as president of the railroad workers union. She may not have the experience, but she’s lived in the Sandhills her whole life, and knows the land and the people. Something doesn’t add up–and Kate must find the real killer before he can strike again.

Silver Anniversary Murder by Leslie Meier: As Tinker’s Cove, Maine, buzzes over a town-wide silver wedding anniversary bash, Lucy is reminded of her. When she reaches out to an old friend, Beth, Lucy realizes that a reunion will happen sooner than later—at Beth’s funeral. The more Lucy learns about Beth’s rumored plot to scandalize her former husbands in an act of revenge, the more she suspects one of them committed murder.

New Fiction Titles

Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly: Bosch is investigating the death of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy and finally bring her killer to justice.

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci: Ever since Altee Pine’s her twin sister was abducted by a notorious serial killer at age five, Atlee has spent her life hunting down those who hurt others. She could be one of the Bureau’s top criminal profilers, if she didn’t prefer catching criminals in the vast wilderness of the West to climbing the career ladder in the D.C. office.

Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich: Over the last month, three managers of the Red River Deli have vanished from the face of the earth; the only clue in each case is one shoe that’s been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it’s a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they’d better figure out what’s going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.

The Reckoning by John Grisham: Pete Banning was Clanton community’s favorite son. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn’t shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete’s only statement about it was “I have nothing to say.”

How to Keep a Secret by Sarah Morgan: Lauren, Jenna, their mother, Nancy, and Lauren’s daughter, Mack, are not so close. But when they are thrown together for a summer on Martha’s Vineyard, these very different women must relearn how to be a family. And while unraveling their secrets might be their biggest challenge, the rewards could be infinite.

Reborn by Meredith Wild: Six years ago, Tristan Stone was everything to me. Tristan claims someone wants me dead. He’s scarred and dangerous, but all of that seems to melt away when we touch. I might be the only one who can give him his memories, but I want more. The lover I could never forget is trapped inside the heartless man he’s become. I won’t stop until I reach him.

Shell Game by Sara Paretsky: Warshawski returns to the Windy City to save a friend’s nephew from a murder arrest. The case involves a stolen artifact that could implicate a network of international criminals. She soon finds herself tangling with the Russian mob, ISIS backers, and a shady network of stock scams and stolen art that stretches from Chicago to the East Indies and the Middle East.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: In April 1942, Lale Sokolovis is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, he witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism–but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. One day Lale comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

New Fiction Titles

Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer: When Alex’s father is assassinated by the KGB, he and his mother flip a coin to decide whether to flee to America, or Great Britain. This epic tale spans thirty years, as we follow Alex’s struggle to conquer his new world as an immigrant, and his eventual decision to face the past in Russia.

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks: A chance encounter becomes a touchstone for two very different people–transcending decades, continents, and the workings of fate.

Vendetta by Iris Johansen: With his dying breath, Carl Venable, head of the CIA task force on terrorism and Jude Brandon’s final link to terrorist ringleader Max Huber, gives Brandon a mandate: to keep his daughter, Rachel, safe at any cost. But Rachel Venable has a shocking, twisted past of her own, one that comes rushing back after her medical clinic in Guyana is attacked by Huber–the same man who murdered her father and kept her imprisoned for months.

The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz: She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives — against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.

Blood Communion by Anne Rice: Lestat, rebel outlaw, addresses the tribe of vampires, directly, intimately, passionately, and tells the mesmerizing story of the formation of the Blood Communion and how he became Prince of the vampire world, the true ruler of this vast realm, and how his vision for all the Children of the Universe to thrive as one, came to be.

The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory: In 1553, Hannah Green, a young Jewish girl, flees to London to escape the Spanish Inquisition and catches the attention of Robert Dudley, who plans to use her talents for observation and second sight.

Sea of Greed by Clive Cussler: After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to find out what’s gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative energy field. Her goal is the end of the oil age; her company has spent billions developing the worlds’ most advanced fuel-cell systems. But is she an environmental hero…or a rogue genetic engineer?

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty: Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Past Tense by Lee Child: Reacher, the eternal drifter, happens by chance on the small New Hampshire town he remembers his father was supposed to have come from. But when he starts looking for his dad’s old home, he finds there’s no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.