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Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck by Amy Alkon (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 13, 2015 tagged nonfiction
The Millionaire and the Scrublady and Other Parables by William E. Barton (1990)
Reviewed by emilyreads on March 14, 2014 tagged literary • short stories
Eighty parables penned by “Safed the Sage,” originally published in the early 20th century.
Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on March 28, 2014 tagged literary
A motivational speaker with trouble embracing her authentic self goes on a road trip with three friends.
I Don't Care If We Never Get Back 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever by Ben Blatt, Eric Brewster (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on March 6, 2015 tagged nonfiction
The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball’s Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy by Filip Bondy (2015)
Reviewed by emilyreads on November 27, 2015 tagged history • nonfiction
Nine Years Under Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home by Sheri Booker (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 7, 2014 tagged biography • nonfiction
Everything Sheri Booker learned about life and business during nine years working at a Baltimore funeral home.
It's Complicated The Social Lives of Networked Teens by danah boyd (2015)
Reviewed by emilyreads on May 22, 2015 tagged coming of age • nonfiction
Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service by Kate Braestrup (2015)
Reviewed by emilyreads on December 11, 2015 tagged biography
The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on June 6, 2014 tagged mystery
A former teen pop star tries to solver a murder, figure out why her mother has reappeared, and plan her wedding.
The Lovely Horrible Stuff by Eddie Campbell (2012)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 17, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
Eddie Campbell meditates on his personal finances and the huge stone currency once used on Yap.
Spare Parts Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on May 29, 2015 tagged coming of age • science
Excellent Sheep The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on April 24, 2015 tagged nonfiction
Save the Date The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest by Jen Doll (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 2, 2015 tagged biography
A perpetual bridesmaid struggles to figure out why she’s never half of the happy couple.
Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers Advice to Dads of All Ages by Clyde Edgerton (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on March 7, 2014 tagged humor • nonfiction
A sixty-something novelist raising three kids offers humorous parenting advice.
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball by John Feinstein (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 15, 2016 tagged nonfiction
David and Goliath Underdog, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on May 16, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
Malcolm Gladwell explains how some people and organizations succeed against impossible odds.
News from Heaven by Jennifer Haigh (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 10, 2014 tagged literary • short stories
Intertwining stories across generations tell the story of Bakerton, PA, a mining town in decline.
Laughter, Tears, and Braids A Father's Journey Through Losing His Wife to Cancer by Bruce Ham (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 16, 2015 tagged biography
John Hughes: A Life in Film: The Genius Behind Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone, and more by Kirk Honeycutt (2015)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by emilyreads on January 15, 2016 tagged biography • nonfiction
Imperfect Harmony Finding Happiness Singing with Others by Stacy Horn (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An amateur choral singer explores the joy of singing together.
World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements by John Hunter (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on August 29, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A veteran teacher shares what he’s learned by having his students play a game to solve the world’s crises.
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on October 10, 2014 tagged coming of age • literary
The story of a man who always wanted to be a writer but who lost every novel he ever wrote.
Love Illuminated Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers) by Daniel Jones (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on September 5, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
Highlights from Daniel Jones’s “Modern Love” column about love and romance in contemporary America.
A Garden of Marvels How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on October 17, 2014 tagged science
A former brown thumb explores broad questions about plants that have puzzled scientists for centuries.
The Confidence Code The Science and Art of Self-Assurance -- What Women Should Know by Katty Kay, Claire Shipman (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on December 12, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An exploration of the nature of confidence as it relates to women in the workplace.
The Violinist's Thumb And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean (2012)
Reviewed by emilyreads on August 22, 2014 tagged science
An engaging, comprehensive look at DNA.
Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on September 19, 2014 tagged romance
Summer heads to Black Dog Bay to nurse her wounds after a plane crash and a bad breakup.
Red Handed The Fine Art of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on December 19, 2014 tagged graphic novel • mystery
Strange, inexplicable things are happening around Detective Gould in this noir-esqe mystery.
TalkTalk A Children's Book Author Speaks to Grownups by E.L. Konigsburg (1995)
Reviewed by emilyreads on November 22, 2013 tagged essays
Speeches and essays by children’s writer E.L. Konigsburg, including her 1968 Newbery acceptance speech.
The Astronaut Wives Club A True Story by Lily Koppel (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on November 14, 2014 tagged biography
The stories of the women behind the men of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs.
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey (2015)
Reviewed by emilyreads on August 28, 2015 tagged coming of age • nonfiction
Stitches A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on May 9, 2014 tagged biography • essays
Essayist Anne Lamott meditates on the ways we manage to keep going when life swats us down.
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