Books That Deserve To Be Read

There are more than half a million books published each year in the US alone. Not all of them make the best seller lists. We are on a quest to find the books that deserve to be in the best seller list.

Blowback: James Patterson’s Best Thriller in Years

A brilliant American president is also a psychopath. He has his finger on
the red button. And he’s about to start a world war with our most dangerous
enemy. Put your finger on the order button. Push it to read James
Patterson’s best and scariest novel yet. “Pure Patterson… Blowback asks us
to imagine what would happen if a narcissistic psychopath were elected to
the White House [and] to experience the terror of the world hanging in the
balance at a moment when only a handful of determined patriots can save
us.” –Ron Charles, Washington Post US President Keegan Barrett has swept
into office on his success as Director of the CIA. Six months into his
first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with deadly consequences.
Barrett personally orders CIA agents Liam Grey and Noa Himel to execute
his plan, but their loyalties are divided. The CIA serves at the pleasure
of the president, yet they’ve sworn to support and defend the Constitution
of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. When the
threat comes directly from the Oval Office, that’s where the blowback
begins. Read more

Make It Count: Ensuring When Life Expires Your Legacy Lives On

Hunter Ballew’s new book, Make It Count, came about after a serious and
unfortunate incident. After serving in the US Marine Corps for six years,
Hunter Ballew accepted the challenge of being a full-time Firefighter and
EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). He was working during off-duty hours on
becoming an entrepreneur when it happened — his firefighter partner and
best friend, Jordan, was killed in a car crash during off-duty time. The
incident struck Hunter deeply, as he realized that Jordan didn’t get his
chance to make his mark on the world, to establish his own personal legacy
of doing good. So that’s when Hunter decided to use a dominating principle
in his new book: teach others how to establish their personal legacies of
achievements as they go along learning from Ballew how to train millions to
help and to train the billions who are struggling in misery. With Make It
Count, Hunter Ballew empowers high-performing business owners, aspiring
entrepreneurs, and many others to fully realize their leadership potential
and secure their legacies. Read more


Anastasia Allen has worked her entire life for a shot at Team USA.A
competitive figure skater since she was five years old, a full college
scholarship thanks to her place on the Maple Hills skating team, and a
schedule that would make even the most driven person weep, Stassie comes to
win.No exceptions.Nathan Hawkins has never had a problem he couldn’t solve.
As captain of the Maple Hills Titans, he knows the responsibility of
keeping the hockey team on the ice rests on his shoulders.When a
misunderstanding results in the two teams sharing a rink, and Anastasia’s
partner gets hurt in the aftermath, Nate finds himself swapping his stick
for tights, and one scary coach for an even scarier one.The pair find
themselves stuck together in more ways than one, but it’s fine, because
Anastasia doesn’t even like hockey players…right?18+ content. Read more

Guinness World Records 2023

3… 2… 1… We have lift off on another fully revised and updated
Guinness World Records annual. The 2023 edition takes readers on a journey
that’s out of this world, revealing the latest and greatest record-breaking
achievements here on Planet Earth and across the vast distances of space.As
lockdown restrictions ease, humanity’s horizons are expanding once again,
and our world is experiencing unprecedented change – in the environment,
culture, technology and society. Keeping up with this dizzying revolution
are the Guinness World Records adjudicators, who’ve been busier than ever
documenting the Officially Amazing. The result is Guinness World Records
2023! With ever more focus on diversity and inclusion, we showcase the most
inspirational, eye-catching, mind-blowing achievements from the past year,
across a multitude of topics such as gaming and the human body, engineering
and wildlife.· We start with a tour of space, exploring astronomical
superlatives in a chapter dedicated to the latest developments in the New
Space Race… from tech innovators and pioneering space tourists to the
latest planetary landers and the new James Webb Space Telescope – the
largest of its kind · Back down to Earth, we continue our expedition,
delving deep into the natural world to encounter the animal kingdom’s
mightiest – and most bizarre – beasts. We whip out the binoculars for some
breath-taking birdwatching and honour history’s bravest two- and
four-legged heroes· Get up close and personal with the most iconic human
beings – the tallest, shortest, strongest and hairiest on the planet. And
be amazed at the extraordinary skills on display from the jugglers,
rock-climbers, freestylers and mermaids (yes, mermaids!) who populate the
Extraordinary Exploits chapter· To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Jules
Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, we dedicate a chapter to a whistlestop
tour of our planet, pointing out the recordworthy geographical landmarks,
tourist hot-spots and cultural phenomena· The Modern World chapter charts
our ever-changing society, taking in everything from cryptocurrency and
positive action to fast food and TikTok stardom!· Our team of gaming
consultants and editors have picked out the Top 25 Greatest Gaming Records
of all time – does your favourite game get a mention?· We end the book with
every significant new sporting achievement logged in the 30-page Sports
sectionFeatures: Hall of Fame – Which record-breaking icons haves gone
above and beyond to find themselves inducted into the Guinness World
Records Hall of Fame in the 2023 edition? Young Achievers – We introduce
you to six more incredible teenagers – including sports stars and chess
grandmasters – whose success is proof that age is no barrier to being the
best in the world at somethingSnapshot – In these unique photo-features,
our 3D artists take a visual approach to storytelling, using comparisons
from famous locations around the world to reveal just how epic some record
breakers truly areTop 25 Gaming Records – From the most critically
acclaimed and best-selling games to the longest marathons and richest
esports stars, we run through the 25 most significant videogame records in
our archive, encompassing classics such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong right up
to Minecraft and Fortnite Read more

The Satanic Verses

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “[A] torrent of endlessly inventive prose,
by turns comic and enraged, embracing life in all its contradictions. In
this spectacular novel, verbal pyrotechnics barely outshine its
psychological truths.”—NewsdayWinner of the Whitbread PrizeOne of the most
controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is
Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book. Set in a modern
world filled with both mayhem and miracles, the story begins with a bang:
the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two Indian actors
of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, transformed into living symbols of
what is angelic and evil. This is just the initial act in a magnificent
odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined. A book whose
importance is eclipsed only by its quality, The Satanic Verses is a key
work of our times.Praise for The Satanic Verses“Rushdie is a storyteller of
prodigious powers, able to conjure up whole geographies, causalities,
climates, creatures, customs, out of thin air.”—The New York Times Book
Review“Exhilarating, populous, loquacious, sometimes hilarious,
extraordinary . . . a roller-coaster ride over a vast landscape of the
imagination.”—The Guardian (London)“A novel of metamorphoses, hauntings,
memories, hallucinations, revelations, advertising jingles, and jokes.
Rushdie has the power of description, and we succumb.”—The Times (London) Read more

Epic Life: How to Build Collaborative Global Companies While Putting Your Loved Ones First

Justin Breen considers himself a results guy; he’s great at making things
happen, but not so great at generating awesome ideas. But that hasn’t
stopped him from creating an epic business and life!What Breen lacks in
idea generation, he makes up for in his ability to recognize when an
amazing idea is presented to him. The concepts that rule his life and
success evolved from conversations with innovators.Learn the thirty
transformational ideas Breen has gathered from some of the world’s top
business leaders. Each idea’s chapter concludes with simplified takeaways
to help you think and take action to incorporate them into your own
business and life.The author of international bestseller Epic Business is
back with Epic Life. This sequel details how the ideas within led Breen to
create and build two successful global companies—all while spending more
time with his friends and family.Start your journey to creating your epic
life today! Read more

Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel

*NOW A NETFLIX FILM STARRING MILA KUNIS* Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on
the Train will thrill at this “perfect page-turner” (People)—that Reese
Witherspoon describes as “one of those reads you just can’t put down!” This
instant New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling novel follows an
unforgettable young woman striving to create the perfect life—until a
violent incident from her past threatens to unravel everything and expose
her most shocking secret.HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE As a teenager at
the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public
humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a
glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s
this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve. But
Ani has a secret. There’s something else buried in her past that still
haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the
surface and destroy everything. With a singular voice and twists you won’t
see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so
many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges
and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart
that’s bigger than it first appears. The question remains: will breaking
her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last,
set Ani free? Read more

The Trials of Baromir

In the fantasy story Trials of Baromir, Baromir spends two weeks out of his farming life visiting the continent
he lives on. From Helva province he travels to Lagosia province and ends up in the city of Dormir. Along the way,
he encounters a female mage, a dragon disguised as a commoner, and a dwarf who can’t mind his business searching
for the ultimate fight. As he spends time in Dormir city, he encounters thugs, criminals, and a prince out to get a dragon
to stop eating his magical cows.

For You When I Am Gone: Twelve Essential Questions to Tell a Life Story

New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller!From the bestselling
author of The Beauty of What Remains, a guide to writing a meaningful
letter about your life.Writing an ethical will, a document that includes
stories and reflections about your past, is an ancient tradition. It can
include joy and regrets, and ultimately becomes both a way to remember a
loved one who is gone and a primer on how to live a better, happier
life. Beloved Rabbi Steve Leder has helped thousands of people to write
their own ethical wills, and in this intimate book helps us write our
own.Because our culture privileges the material over the spiritual, we
sometimes forget that our words carry greater value than any physical thing
we can bequeath to our loved ones. Rabbi Leder provides all the right
questions and prompts, including: What was your most painful regret and how
can your loved ones avoid repeating it? When was a time you led with your
heart instead of your head? What did you learn from your biggest
failure?Including examples of ethical wills from a broad range of
voices—old and young, with and without children, famous and unknown—For You
When I Am Gone inspires readers to examine their own lives and turn them
into something beautiful and meaningful for generations to come. Read more

Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller.“This is the book Trump fears
most.” – Axios“Will be a primary source about the most vexing president in
American history for years to come.” – Joe Klein, The New York Times”A
uniquely illuminating portrait.” – Sean Wilentz, The Washington Post“[A]
monumental look at Donald Trump and his presidency.” — David Shribman, Los
Angeles TimesFrom the Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter who
has defined Donald J. Trump’s presidency like no other journalist,
Confidence Man is a magnificent and disturbing reckoning that chronicles
his life and its meaning from his rise in New York City to his tortured
post-presidency. Few journalists working today have covered Donald Trump
more extensively than Maggie Haberman. And few understand him and his
motivations better. Now, demonstrating her majestic command of this story,
Haberman reveals in full the depth of her understanding of the 45th
president himself, and of what the Trump phenomenon means. Interviews with
hundreds of sources and numerous interviews over the years with Trump
himself portray a complicated and often contradictory historical figure.
Capable of kindness but relying on casual cruelty as it suits his
purposes. Pugnacious. Insecure. Lonely. Vindictive. Menacing. Smarter than
his critics contend and colder and more calculating than his allies
believe. A man who embedded himself in popular culture, galvanizing support
for a run for high office that he began preliminary spadework for 30 years
ago, to ultimately become a president who pushed American democracy to the
brink. The through-line of Trump’s life and his presidency is the enduring
question of what is in it for him or what he needs to say to survive short
increments of time in the pursuit of his own interests. Confidence Man
is also, inevitably, about the world thatproduced such a singular
character, giving rise to his career and becoming his first stage. It is
also about a series of relentlessly transactional relationships. The ones
that shaped him most were with girlfriends and wives, with Roy Cohn, with
George Steinbrenner, with Mike Tyson and Don King and Roger Stone, with
city and state politicians like Robert Morgenthau and Rudy Giuliani, with
business partners, with prosecutors, with the media, and with the employees
who toiled inside what they commonly called amongst themselves the “Trump
Disorganization.” That world informed the one that Trump tried to
recreate while in the White House. All of Trump’s behavior as President had
echoes in what came before. In this revelatory and newsmaking book,
Haberman brings together the events of his life into a single mesmerizing
work. It is the definitive account of one of the most norms-shattering and
consequential eras in American political history. Read more

What We Owe the Future

“This book will change your sense of how grand the sweep of human history
could be, where you fit into it, and how much you could do to change it for
the better. It’s as simple, and as ambitious, as that.”—Ezra KleinAn Oxford
philosopher makes the case for “longtermism” — that positively influencing
the long-term future is a key moral priority of our time. The fate of the
world is in our hands. Humanity’s written history spans only five thousand
years. Our yet-unwritten future could last for millions more — or it could
end tomorrow. Astonishing numbers of people could lead lives of great
happiness or unimaginable suffering, or never live at all, depending on
what we choose to do today. In What We Owe The Future, philosopher
William MacAskill argues for longtermism, that idea that positively
influencing the distant future is a key moral priority of our time. From
this perspective, it’s not enough to reverse climate change or avert the
next pandemic. We must ensure that civilization would rebound if it
collapsed; counter the end of moral progress; and prepare for a planet
where the smartest beings are digital, not human. If we make wise choices
today, our grandchildren’s grandchildren will thrive, knowing we did
everything we could to give them a world full of justice, hope and beauty. Read more

Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships

Celebrated NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers an extraordinary
memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming
relationships, including her beautiful friendship of nearly fifty years
with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Four years before Nina
Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning
reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was
appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The
National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the
Supreme Court to do something revolutionary: declare a law that
discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when
women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit
cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her
argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship.
Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the
way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers.
It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to
pry open career doors and transform the workplace. At the story’s heart is
one, special relationship: Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through
personal joys, but also illness, loss, and widowhood. During the
devastating illness and eventual death of Nina’s first husband, Ruth drew
her out of grief; twelve years later, Nina would reciprocate when Ruth’s
beloved husband died. They shared not only a love of opera, but also of
shopping, as they instinctively understood that clothes were armor for
women who wanted to be taken seriously in a workplace dominated by men.
During Ruth’s last year, they shared so many small dinners that Saturdays
were “reserved for Ruth” in Nina’s house. Dinners with Ruth also weaves
together compelling, personal portraits of other fascinating women and men
from Nina’s life, including her cherished NPR colleagues Cokie Roberts and
Linda Wertheimer; her beloved husbands; her friendships with multiple
Supreme Court Justices, including Lewis Powell, William Brennan, and
Antonin Scalia, and Nina’s own family—her father, the legendary violinist
Roman Totenberg, and her “best friends,” her sisters. Inspiring and
revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning
of friendship. Read more

Unsheltered Love: Homelessness, Hunger and Hope in a City under Siege

A story about hope and how every one of us can make a
difference.Unsheltered Love is a first-hand reported account of how the
pandemic greatly exacerbated an already dire homelessness situation in New
York City. In March 2020, the usually crowded streets of Midtown Manhattan
were empty, stores were closing, people were afraid to go out. But homeless
people were still on the streets, cold and very hungry, and much less able
to panhandle in the deserted city. Unable to ignore their suffering, the
author and her husband started walking the empty streets in their
neighborhood, handing out food to the men and women they met. As they
showed up, trust replaced the fear and suspicion that had existed within
them, as well as within the homeless people they befriended. They listened
as the homeless revealed their daily struggles living on the streets, as
well as the details that had led to their homelessness. Unsheltered Love
also provides an in depth look at one of the ten characters in the story—a
homeless woman named Maggie Wright who adds her perspective to the
narrative. Following each chapter is a journal entry written by Maggie—her
viewpoint of the same events in the story, as well as an inside look at her
personal journey into homelessness and her rise out of it. Her entries
provide a look into the psychology of homelessness, what can lead a person
to this fate, and more importantly, bind them to it. Read more

Their Vicious Darling (Vicious Lost Boys)

The Dark One has finally accepted me…just in time for everything to
change. Because Vane’s brother, The Crocodile, has just arrived on
Neverland soil and he’s not alone. He’s brought with him members of the
royal Darkland family and they want Vane’s Death Shadow back at any cost.Of
course, Peter Pan, Vane, Kas and Bash, they’re all familiar with war. But
war isn’t easy when love is on the line.I know those vicious Lost Boys
would do anything to protect me. But what if I’m not the one that needs
saving?As power shifts on the island and shadows are claimed, all five of
us have to let go of who we were, if we have any chance of becoming who we
are destined to be.NOTE: Their Vicious Darling is book three in the Vicious
Lost Boys series. It is a dark romantic reimagining of Peter and Wendy. All
characters have been aged up. If you like your enemies to lovers romance
with hot, ruthless, morally gray love interests, you’ll enjoy Their Vicious
Darling. You can expect an island with darkness and secrets and no true
hero in sight, with a found family atmosphere, and ‘touch her and I’ll
unalive you’ vibes. Their Vicious Darling ends on a cliffhanger.Please
check the author’s website for CWs. Read more

Faith Still Moves Mountains: Miraculous Stories of the Healing Power of Prayer

From FOX News anchor and author Harris Faulkner comes a collection of
powerful, true-life stories of resilience, healing, rescue, and
protection.We need reminders of God’s power now more than ever.We often
think about prayer as a wish list, with God as Santa Claus. The reality is
that the power of prayer reminds us not only how small we are, but also how
big God is. Prayer is hope put into action. And prayer works.From the
aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti to the theater shooting in
Aurora, Colorado, believers testify to how God inspired hope even when all
seemed lost.Two teenagers who were saved from treacherous seas by a vessel
named Amen now give thanks for the rescue that changed their lives. A
woman’s near-death experience with COVID-19 turned out to be the crisis
freeing her from despair. Others speak to how prayer helped them navigate
family trauma, overcome abuse, and cope with mental illness and depression.
Historical accounts of miracles testify to God’s power throughout time, and
Faulkner recounts the role of faith and prayer in her own life and the life
of her father.Along with these stories of God’s presence, the book includes
an exclusive packet of newly written prayers. Created to reflect the
current times, this prayer booklet will provide a road map for putting the
lessons of these stories into action.Faith Still Moves Mountains reminds us
that God’s light always shines through the darkness. Through these
testimonies, we learn prayer isn’t just a ritual, it’s a vital spiritual
strategy in a world that wants us to give up the fight. Read more

Solito: A Memoir

TODAY • A young poet tells the unforgettable story of his harrowing
migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this
moving, page-turning memoir hailed as “the mythic journey of our era”
(Sandra Cisneros)“A new landmark in the literature of migration, and in
nonfiction writ large.”—Francisco Cantú, author of The Line Becomes a River
Trip. My parents started using that word about a year ago—“one day, you’ll
take a trip to be with us. Like an adventure.” Javier Zamora’s adventure
is a three-thousand-mile journey from his small town in El Salvador,
through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border. He will leave
behind his beloved aunt and grandparents to reunite with a mother who left
four years ago and a father he barely remembers. Traveling alone amid a
group of strangers and a “coyote” hired to lead them to safety,
Javier expects his trip to last two short weeks. At nine years old, all
Javier can imagine is rushing into his parents’ arms, snuggling in bed
between them, and living under the same roof again. He cannot foresee the
perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and
deceptions that await him; nor can he know that those two weeks will expand
into two life-altering months alongside fellow migrants who will come to
encircle him like an unexpected family. A memoir as gripping as it is
moving, Solito provides an immediate and intimate account not only of a
treacherous and near-impossible journey, but also of the miraculous
kindness and love delivered at the most unexpected moments. Solito is
Javier Zamora’s story, but it’s also the story of millions of others who
had no choice but to leave home. Read more

Christian Nationalism: A Biblical Guide For Taking Dominion And Discipling Nations

Christian Nationalism is a spiritual, political, and cultural movement
comprised of Christians who are working to build a parallel Christian
society grounded in a Biblical worldview. This book is a guide for
Christians to take dominion and disciple their families, churches, and all
nations for the glory of Jesus Christ our King. Read more

Pen Pal

The first letter arrived the day my husband was buried. It was postmarked
from the state penitentiary, and contained a single sentence:I’ll wait
forever if I have to.It was signed by Dante, a man I didn’t know.Out of
simple curiosity, I wrote back to ask him what exactly he was waiting for.
His reply?You.I told the mystery man he had the wrong girl. He said he
didn’t. I said we’d never met, but he said I was wrong.We went back and
forth, exchanging letters every week that grew increasingly more intimate.
Then one day, the letters stopped. When I found out why, it was already too
late.Dante was at my doorstep.And nothing on earth could have prepared me
for what happened next. Read more