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.

The magic Christmas tree by Anthony marchiori

The fairy tale story of a child search for the real meaning of Christmas

Still Counting the Dead: Survivors of Sri Lanka’s Hidden War

The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government reached its bloody climax. Caught in the crossfire were hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren, doctors, farmers, fishermen, nuns and other civilians. And the government ensured through a strict media blackout that the world was unaware of their suffering. Now, a UN enquiry has called for war-crimes investigations. Those crimes are recounted here to the wider world for the first time in sobering, shattering detail.

Voices from the Civil War: North and South, Men and Women, Black and White

What was it like to live during the Civil War? Not only for soldiers, but for their wives and children, mothers and fathers, sweethearts and friends? In Voices from the Civil War, twenty-six men and women, North and South, black and white, young and old tell their stories. Grounded in historical fact, these fictional characters relate how they struggled to survive the greatest conflict in American history.

This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A game-changing approach to marketing, sales, and advertising.

Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and bestselling books. He is the inventor of countless ideas that have made their way into mainstream business language, from Permission Marketing to Purple Cow to Tribes to The Dip.

Now, for the first time, Godin offers the core of his marketing wisdom in one compact, accessible, timeless package. This is Marketing shows you how to do work you’re proud of, whether you’re a tech startup founder, a small business owner, or part of a large corporation.

Great marketers don’t use consumers to solve their company’s problem; they use marketing to solve other people’s problems. Their tactics rely on empathy, connection, and emotional labor instead of attention-stealing ads and spammy email funnels.

No matter what your product or service, this book will help you reframe how it’s presented to the world, in order to meaningfully connect with people who want it. Seth employs his signature blend of insight, observation, and memorable examples to teach you:

* How to build trust and permission with your target market.
* The art of positioning–deciding not only who it’s for, but who it’s not for.
* Why the best way to achieve your goals is to help others become who they want to be.
* Why the old approaches to advertising and branding no longer work.
* The surprising role of tension in any decision to buy (or not).
* How marketing is at its core about the stories we tell ourselves about our social status.

You can do work that matters for people who care. This book shows you the way.

The Laws of Human Nature

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you

Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all – understanding people’s drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.

We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people’s masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One)

Discover the origin story of one of the realm’s most powerful mages in the first book in the Numair Chronicles.

Arram Draper is on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting trouble. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram realizes that one day–soon–he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom’s future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.

“I take more comfort from and as great a pleasure in Tamora Pierce’s Tortall novels as I do from Game of Thrones.”
–The Washington Post

Greek Accidents

Greek Accidents is a scintillating, suspense-filled and soul-searching sci-fi novella that features Two students, One rock and limitless powers. Two students touch a rock, which, unknown to them, as the ability to bestow and unlock unlimited power. The boy Brock has a chance to be relevant to his parents for the first time. The girl discovers the ability to walk after being in a wheelchair her whole life. Using these abilities cost them nothing, they discover except a trail of death in their wake. Discover what happens when you take two kids from a broken home and give them limitless powers. The question is what will they do and are their others out there.

The Secret Orphan: A gripping historical novel

This is a stunning and memorable page-turner of love, loss and resilience for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The USA Today bestseller

Keep her secret

Keep her safe

On the 14th November 1940, Hitler’s bombs rain down on Coventry. From the rubble of a bombed-out family home, a young girl is saved…

As the Nazis’ relentless bombs fall during the Blitz of Coventry, six-year-old Rose Sherbourne finds herself orphaned and under the guardianship of a Cornish farmer’s daughter, Elenor Cardew.

Elenor knows that the only way to protect spirited Rose is to leave the city and make a new life for themselves away from harm. But soon Elenor discovers that Hitler’s firestorm is not the only thing she must fear when she learns a devastating secret about Rose…

With Rose’s life in imminent danger, Elenor turns to the only person she can trust to keep the deadly secret, heroic Canadian pilot, Jackson St John. And amidst the destruction of war, an unlikely romance blossoms as they find a way to protect the child they have both grown to love…and each other.

Readers LOVE The Secret Orphan:

‘Keeps you wanting to read into the small hours’ Lisa, Goodreads

‘The best and most beautiful book I’ve read in a long time’ Brid, Netgalley

‘Simply amazing’ Rikki-Doodlebug’s Book Reviews

‘Captivated from beginning to end’ Jessyca, Goodreads

‘A gripping, page turner set in WWII … Loved it’ Amanda, Netgalley

His Treat (Objects of Attraction Book 3)

Having a hot boss isn’t complicated or confusing at all,
Said no one ever…
But all I have to do is resist for a few months.
Come January, I’m flying to Paris to chase my dream of being an artist,
Too bad I can’t have my treat and eat it, too.

I forgot to mention… My hot boss was also my high school crush.
Sort of.
First, I wanted to crush him with gooey affection.
In the end, I just plain wanted to crush him.
Now he’s back, and he might as well have “do not touch” printed on his chest.
One tiny question: would it count if I didn’t use my hands?

Let me answer my own question. Yes, Emily, you raging horndog, it counts. Besides, my dream is practically waiting for me like a perfectly wrapped, shiny little package if I can just behave. I’d be an absolute idiot to risk that, and I have a long, proud history of not being an idiot to protect.

Unless it’s kind of like when you do really well in class all semester so you can afford to flunk a test at the end. Three months is a long time, and if he’s the one giving me the big, fat, dirty “F”, it does add a little dose of temptation to the equation.

But all I have to do is one quick job for him. A few posters and a few props for a big Halloween party that he’s hosting.

Then I just walk away from his dreamboat eyes and perfect body, grab a plane, and forget about all the beautiful children we could’ve squeezed inside our white picket fence.

Us Against You: A Novel (Beartown)

Instant New York Times Bestseller! The author of A Man Called Ove returns with “a lyrical look at how a community heals, how families recover, and how individuals grow” (The Washington Post).

“Fans of Backman will not be disappointed. His work continues to amaze and captivate, enlighten and thrill.” —Shelf Awareness

A small community tucked deep in the forest, Beartown is home to tough, hardworking people who don’t expect life to be easy or fair. No matter how difficult times get, they’ve always been able to take pride in their local ice hockey team. So it’s a cruel blow when they hear that their town’s ice hockey club might soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in the neighboring town of Hed, take in that fact. But the arrival of a newcomer gives Beartown hockey a chance at a comeback.

Soon a team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you’ll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; always dutiful and eager-to-please Bobo; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker. But bringing this team together proves to be a huge challenge, especially as the town’s enmity with Hed grows more and more acute as the big game approaches.

By the time the last goal is scored, a resident of Beartown will be dead, and the people of both towns will be forced to wonder if, after everything, the game they love can ever return to something as simple and innocent as a field of ice, two nets, and two teams. Us against you.

Here is a declaration of love for all the big and small, bright and dark stories that give form and color to our communities. With immense compassion and insight, Fredrik Backman reveals how loyalty, friendship, and kindness can carry a town through its most challenging days.

Gabby walks to school

Gabby is young intercity girl who’s independent.
Learning to walk in her neighborhood is a whole new adventure. She can do anything with confidence and her best friend by her side.

Jazzman A prophetic love story

The sultry, sexy sax-man Maxx, has beatena path to success in the world of Jazz Music and has indulged himself accordingly with his adoring female fan to the point of his soul’s deep exile. Believing his passion-soaked songs callto his lady-love, Maxx opens his heart to substitutes that steer his career down a destructive path. Maxx retreats and Stone Cutter, his ego personified, his protector starts building a fotress to shield Maxx’s glass heart from the pain love seems to bring him. Stone Cutter keeps building, and Maxx keeps retreating until he stumbles upon his dream queen in the cabalistic town of Rhinebeck; exiled by his band manager. Will the power of love give Maxx the strength to defeat Stone Cutter or is he condemned to a loveless existence?

Finding Bullies, Finding Sanity

Ned McNish has a loving wife, a nice home in the suburbs and a good job. But his past continues to haunt him. Ned was bullied in his youth and has never been able to shake off the memories of those painful days of his young adolescence. He decides to take a journey into his past of some forty years ago, returning to his hometown to track down each and every one of his tormentors. Ned is not looking to settle scores, but to find out why he was bullied. Ned’s journey will bring him face to face with not only his bullies, but with himself. The answers he uncovers are surprising. Finding Bullies, Finding Sanity is a book that will leave many readers recalling those angst-ridden days of their own teenage years.

Fury

Indebted to the Fae council, Hunter investigates crimes committed by Fae beings against humanity, as required by a treaty between the human and Fae worlds. Hunter is secretly building out a large retirement fund by operating an illicit business on the side.

When Hunter returns from a botched theft overseas, he finds out his business partner, George, has taken on a job from an untrustworthy leprechaun. His team must work together to find a monstrous unicorn, covered in a black moving liquid and surrounded by flames, who has destroyed the site of a new energy project and killed several humans, leaving empty holes in their chests.

Along the way, Hunter will have to take on the protection of two young men, Brad and Andy, who have no idea the Fae world exists. They’ll follow Hunter rather than risk being alone, meeting many friends, and many enemies they thought only existed in fairy tales.

Dad Jokes: Pocket-Sized (Gifts for Dad)

The perfect gift for Dad (or somebody with the sense of humor of one!)

Make sure you’re always prepared to torment an unsuspecting audience with this 4×6″ family-friendly pocket-sized joke book!

Full of some of the most hilariously awful dad jokes known to man, this book will be sure to leave your friends and family confused about whether they should laugh or groan!

Degsy Hay, A Juvenile Redeemed

Sixteen-year-old Degsy is roughing it on the snowy streets of London with no one for company but Sadface, the three-legged dog he saved from the bins. He’s spent his whole life in and out of jail, rising to power as the gaffer, dealing, cracking skulls, but he always looks after his own and those who can’t look after themselves. He learnt that from Gladys – the little old lady whose life he saved when he was a kid – and from his violent, drug-addicted mum, who showed him exactly what it feels like to be powerless and alone.

He was cut from her belly, kicking and screaming, in a prison cell and spent his first four years there in hell. It was tough – he has the scars to prove it – but he has no idea how tough until he finds her diary: The Devil’s Book. Her cheerful boasts of violence, humiliation and torture leave him breathless. Then her evil scrawl gets darker still, and sexual, and just as he is about to discover the full horror of his childhood, he finds that the pages he needs to read are missing.

But he must look forward now. He’s determined to keep his nose clean. He can’t go back to prison, not again. He wants to make a better life for himself. And he wants to help others, too: kids in gangs, like he was, the homeless, the elderly, like Gladys – he can’t bear the thought of them getting beaten up or feeling like prisoners in their own homes. He has a vision. He wants to turn an abandoned school and hospital into a housing project for young people – Unit 16-21. It will cost millions of pounds, and he can’t even afford a bag of crisps, but it’s a dream that keeps him warm at night (along with hooch, weed and the pills that the vet gave him for Sadface’s injuries).

He wants to change the world … but the world has other ideas. See, he takes on a final job to score a little cash – dumping a scooter for the TWC, a gang with a reputation for violence and connections to a mysterious crime lord with eyes, ears and guns on every corner: MR-K. It turns out the scooter was used to mow down a copper, and members of the TWC take photos of him dumping it. Now he’s just waiting to be arrested for a crime he didn’t commit.

And then there’re the kids to worry about: more and more missing kid posters are pasted all over London, and when his mate, Dipper, goes missing, he knows that it’s a problem he can’t ignore.

As Degsy searches for the truth about his past, the whereabouts of the missing children and a better way of life, losing the game of cat and mouse with street predators and the police, he is slowly drawn back into a world of trouble that he will be lucky to escape with his life intact. But Degsy’s is a story of transformation and redemption, of strength and hope, of holding onto an impossible dream and watching it become a reality … no matter what the cost.

Dragon Faith Evil Serpent

A young man (Elroy Sandy) and his family prepare for a thanksgiving holiday feast. However, days before the blessed food and family celebration, strange things occur. A new Pennsylvania law has been passed. A next door neighbors heart attack creates anxiety. The authorities are watching the entire Sandy family. They have a date to comply with implementation. All humans must be microchipped in the right hand. Rev 13:17

Gunpowder Moon

“Interesting quirks and divided loyalties flesh out this first novel in which sf and mystery intersect in a well-crafted plot…Pedreira’s science thriller powerfully highlights the human politics and economics from the seemingly desolate expanse of the moon. It will attract readers who enjoyed Andy Weir’s lunar crime caper Artemis.” — Library Journal, starred review

A realistic and chilling vision of life on the Moon, where dust kills as easily as the vacuum of space…but murder is even quicker—a fast-paced, cinematic science fiction thriller, this debut novel combines the inventiveness of The Martian, the intrigue of The Expanse, and the thrills of Red Rising.

The Moon smells like gunpowder. Every lunar walker since Apollo 11 has noticed it: a burnt-metal scent that reminds them of war. Caden Dechert, the chief of the U.S. mining operation on the edge of the Sea of Serenity, thinks the smell is just a trick of the mind—a reminder of his harrowing days as a Marine in the war-torn Middle East back on Earth.

It’s 2072, and lunar helium-3 mining is powering the fusion reactors that are bringing Earth back from environmental disaster. But competing for the richest prize in the history of the world has destroyed the oldest rule in space: Safety for All. When a bomb kills one of Dechert’s diggers on Mare Serenitatis, the haunted veteran goes on the hunt to expose the culprit before more blood is spilled.

But as Dechert races to solve the first murder in the history of the Moon, he gets caught in the crosshairs of two global powers spoiling for a fight. Reluctant to be the match that lights this powder-keg, Dechert knows his life and those of his crew are meaningless to the politicians. Even worse, he knows the killer is still out there, hunting.

In his desperate attempts to save his crew and prevent the catastrophe he sees coming, the former Marine uncovers a dangerous conspiracy that, with one spark, can ignite a full lunar war, wipe out his team . . . and perhaps plunge the Earth back into darkness.

Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr

The thyroid is the new hot topic in health. Across age groups, from baby boomers and their parents to millennials and even children, more and more people —women especially —are hearing that their thyroids are to blame for their fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, memory issues, aches and pains, tingles and numbness, insomnia, hair loss, hot flashes, sensitivity to cold, constipation, bloating, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, loss of libido, restless legs, and more. Everyone wants to know how to free themselves from the thyroid trap.

As the thyroid has gotten more and more attention, though, these symptoms haven’t gone away —people aren’t healing. Labeling someone with “Hashimoto’s,” “hypothyroidism,” or the like doesn’t explain the myriad health issues that person may experience. That’s because there’s a pivotal truth that goes by unnoticed: A thyroid problem is not the ultimate reason for a person’s illness. A problematic thyroid is yet one more symptom of something much larger than this one small gland in the neck. It’s something much more pervasive in the body, something invasive, that’s responsible for the laundry list of symptoms and conditions attributed to thyroid disease.

In Medical Medium Thyroid Healing, Anthony William, the Medical Medium, reveals an entirely new take on the epidemic of thyroid illness. Empowering readers to become their own thyroid experts, he explains in detail what the source problem really is, including what’s going on with inflammation, autoimmune disease, and dozens more symptoms and conditions, then offers a life-changing toolkit to rescue the thyroid and bring readers back to health and vitality. It’s an approach unlike any other, and as his millions of fans and followers will tell you, it’s the approach that gets results.

Goodbye, Marlene

In 1963 Albert Langley emigrated with his family from England to Australia. Almost immediately, he was captivated by his new environs, and over the ensuing years he would find himself falling in love repeatedly, and feeling energised and legitimised as a consequence. But his sense of fulfilment would be fleeting.

Morgan Merryweather and the Cloak of one Thousand Stars

Morgan Merryweather,was to all intents and purposes, a normal girl who spent her days posting on her media account,creating vegan recipes and hanging out with her friends. That is, until she met a tall, dark, curly haired guy who showed her who she really was. She discovered she was a witch who was destined to fight the dark forces that threatened to destroy her world.

Her mother had given her a magical cloak which enabled her to fight dark angels and monsters. Morgan found life was not the same with mr.Rubin de Silva in it. Along with making vegan recipes she found she was catapulted into a world of angels ,demons and all things magical and did battle with dark forces. She found out she was strong and powerful and was ready to save her world.

Darkness Over Me

Moira appeared to be a confident, self-reliant young psychiatrist who devoted her life to helping others. She refused to let anyone know about her secrets, including her best friend. But when she met a charming and handsome older man, life as she knew it was threatened to be exposed as a lie.