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.

Fairy Tale

Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his
imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who
inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and
the stakes could not be higher—for that world or ours.Charlie Reade looks
like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent
student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run
accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned
how to take care of himself—and his dad. When Charlie is seventeen, he
meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in
a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard.
Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it. Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr.
Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves
Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch
knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a
portal to another world. King’s storytelling in Fairy Tale soars. This is a
magnificent and terrifying tale in which good is pitted against
overwhelming evil, and a heroic boy—and his dog—must lead the battle. Early
in the Pandemic, King asked himself: “What could you write that would make
you happy?” “As if my imagination had been waiting for the question to be
asked, I saw a vast deserted city—deserted but alive. I saw the empty
streets, the haunted buildings, a gargoyle head lying overturned in the
street. I saw smashed statues (of what I didn’t know, but I eventually
found out). I saw a huge, sprawling palace with glass towers so high their
tips pierced the clouds. Those images released the story I wanted to tell.” Read more

The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life

Now in paperback, this breakthrough book on the new psychological science
of time by one of the most influential living psychologists—the New York
Times bestselling author of The Lucifer Effect—and his research partner
launched on the front page of USA TODAY “Lifestyle” with a Time Survey and
on CBS Morning Show. This is the first paradox of time: Your attitudes
toward time have a profound impact on your life and world, yet you seldom
recognize it. Our goal is to help you reclaim yesterday, enjoy today, and
master tomorrow with new ways of seeing and working with your past,
present, and future. Just as Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences
permanently altered our understanding of intelligence and Malcolm
Gladwell’s Blink gave us an appreciation for the adaptive unconscious,
Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd’s new book changes the way we think about and
experience time. It will give you new insights into how family conflicts
can be resolved by ways to enhance your sexuality and sensuality, and
mindsets for becoming more successful in business and happier in your life.
Based on the latest psychological research, The Time Paradox is both a “big
think” guide for living in the twenty-first century and one of those rare
self-help books that really does have the power to improve lives. Read more

We Never Die: Secrets of the Afterlife

From America’s top psychic medium and the author of When Heaven Calls
comes a new book that unveils the secrets of the afterlife, the truth about
heaven, and why we never truly die.Psychic medium Matt Fraser, author of
When Heaven Calls, is back to unpack the number one question folks ask him:
“What happens after death?” Although we might expect a complicated answer,
it’s actually pretty simple: We never die! Drawing from thousands of
conversations with Spirit, Matt pulls back the curtain on life’s hidden
revelations: -What happens when we cross over -The beautiful realities of
heaven and eternal life -The guardian angels who keep us safe on Earth
(including our pets who have passed) -The role of dreams and how souls
appear to the living -Love, romance, and soul mates beyond life -Ghosts,
hauntings, negative souls, energy vampires, and psychic protection
-Destiny, free will, and second chances -Regrets, amends, and forgiveness
from heaven -Figuring out your gifts and purpose -Karma, kindness, and
living in the divine flow -How to recognize the signs and messages our
loved ones send us from heaven As Matt explains, “We all have our own
‘phone line’ to communicate with heaven. All we have to do is figure out
how to use it.” Revealed through never-before-told stories and Matt’s
conversations with the dearly departed, the wisdom in We Never Die is
perfect for anyone seeking uplifting answers about life’s biggest
questions. Discover the healing and fulfillment that await us and our loved
ones in the afterlife—plus how these truths can bring us comfort, meaning,
and guidance in our earthly lives. Read more

Rich Blood (Jason Rich)

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Robert Bailey comes a
compelling legal thriller about a lawyer who takes on his sister’s case―and
confronts small-town secrets and family skeletons.Attorney Jason Rich has
made a fortune off other people’s bad luck. His billboard slogan―“In an
accident? Get Rich!”―accosts motorists on highways from Alabama to Florida.
As ambulance chasers go, he’s exceptional.But after a recent divorce and a
stint in rehab, Jason has hit a rough patch. And things only get worse when
his sister, Jana, is accused of her husband’s murder. Even though Jason has
no experience trying criminal cases, Jana begs him to represent her.Jason
has mixed feelings about returning to Lake Guntersville, Alabama―and even
more reservations about diving back into his sister’s life. Between the
drugs, the affairs, and a tendency to gaslight everyone in her inner
circle, Jana has plenty of enemies in town.But did Jana hire someone to
kill her husband? Jason isn’t so sure. He heads back to his hometown to
unravel the truth and face off against opponents old and new. Read more

Soul Taken (A Mercy Thompson Novel)

Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, must face her greatest
fears in this chilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling
series.The vampire Wulfe is missing. Since he’s deadly, possibly insane,
and his current idea of “fun” is stalking me, some may see it as no great
loss. But, warned that his disappearance might bring down the carefully
constructed alliances that keep our pack safe, my mate and I must find
Wulfe—and hope he’s still alive. As alive as a vampire can be, anyway.
But Wulfe isn’t the only one who has disappeared. And now there are bodies,
too. Has the Harvester returned to the Tri-Cities, reaping souls with his
cursed sickle? Or is he just a character from a B horror movie and our
enemy is someone else? The farther I follow Wulfe’s trail, the more
twisted—and darker—the path becomes. I need to figure out what’s going on
before the next body on the ground is mine. Read more

Heat 2: A Novel

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!Michael Mann,
four-time-Oscar-nominated writer-director of The Last of the Mohicans, The
Insider, Ali, Miami Vice, Collateral, and Heat teams up with Edgar
Award–winning author Meg Gardiner to deliver Mann’s first novel, an
explosive return to the universe and characters of his classic crime
film—with an all-new story unfolding in the years before and after the
iconic movie“Heat 2 is now one of my favorite suspense novels. . . . I’m
already quoting lines from Heat 2 to my writer friends (shamelessly saying
the lines are mine).” – James PattersonOne day after the end of Heat, Chris
Shiherlis (Val Kilmer) is holed up in Koreatown, wounded, half delirious,
and desperately trying to escape LA. Hunting him is LAPD detective Vincent
Hanna (Al Pacino). Hours earlier, Hanna killed Shiherlis’s brother in arms
Neil McCauley (De Niro) in a gunfight under the strobe lights at the foot
of an LAX runway. Now Hanna’s determined to capture or kill Shiherlis, the
last survivor of McCauley’s crew, before he ghosts out of the city.In 1988,
seven years earlier, McCauley, Shiherlis, and their highline crew are
taking scores on the West Coast, the US-Mexican border, and now in Chicago.
Driven, daring, they’re pulling in money and living vivid lives. And
Chicago homicide detective Vincent Hanna—a man unreconciled with his
history—is following his calling, the pursuit of armed and dangerous men
into the dark and wild places, hunting an ultraviolent gang of home
invaders.Meanwhile, the fallout from McCauley’s scores and Hanna’s pursuit
cause unexpected repercussions in a parallel narrative, driving through the
years following Heat.Heat 2 projects its dimensional and richly drawn men
and women into whole new worlds—from the inner sanctums of rival crime
syndicates in a South American free-trade zone to transnational criminal
enterprises in Southeast Asia. The novel brings you intimately into these
lives. In Michael Mann’s Heat universe, they will confront new adversaries
in lethal circumstances beyond all boundaries.Heat 2 is engrossing, moving,
and tragic—a masterpiece of crime fiction with the same extraordinary
ambitions, scope, and rich characterizations as the epic film. Read more

The Do-Over (The Miles High Club)

In this sexy installment of the Miles High Club series from bestselling
author T L Swan, a billionaire playboy goes incognito on a backpacking trip
in Europe. But how long can he hide from love?I’m wealthy, powerful, and
able to get any woman I want.So why do I feel so empty inside?In search of
a deeper me, I take a sabbatical from my privileged life. One year of
backpacking around Europe: a new identity, no contacts, and no money. Not a
bad plan, I think.Until I get there.A crowded hostel room, body odor, and
beer bongs―there are no words for the fresh hell I’ve landed in.But amid
the chaos, I meet my new roommate, Hayden Whitmore. She sleeps in the bed
opposite me, and I openly admit to staring at her more than I sleep.
Beautiful, innocent, and smart. Not my usual type but perhaps the perfect
woman.There’s just one small problem with the divine Miss Hayden. She’s
totally unaffected by my charm. Nothing is working, and now, I’ve been
friend zoned.What?But the good thing about me is that I’m an incredible
problem solver, and I’ve come up with a diabolical plan. I’m going to slide
right in under her friend zone. Be the best damn friend she ever had, hold
her hand, make her laugh, and spoon with her in bed.But now there’s another
problem.Hayden is the one who is sliding under my skin, and maybe
friendship isn’t enough. Read more

Swamp Spirits (Miss Fortune Mysteries)

Ghost of a chance?Fortune is thrilled when Ben Harrison, her former CIA
partner, and his fiancée, Cassidy, decide to leave DC and move to the
Louisiana bayous. They’ve already secured jobs and are only lacking a place
to live, so everyone is excited when they quickly find a home. There’s only
one problem—the house has a reputation. It’s haunted.Fortune doesn’t
believe in ghosts, but when Cassidy starts seeing a woman in white inside
her house and can’t determine how she’s entering or exiting, Fortune knows
she’s got to figure out what’s going on before things get worse. As Swamp
Team 3 takes on the “spirited” case, they dive into a decades-old mystery
of love, money, voodoo curses, and a missing woman. But can they get
answers before Ben and Cassidy give up the ghost and go back to DC? Read more

Love on the Brain

A #1 LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick!From the New York Times bestselling
author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new STEMinist rom-com in which a
scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis—with explosive
results.Like an avenging, purple-haired Jedi bringing balance to the
mansplained universe, Bee Königswasser lives by a simple code: What would
Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuroengineering
project—a literal dream come true after years scraping by on the crumbs of
academia—Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of
modern physics never had to co-lead with Levi Ward. Sure, Levi is
attractive in a tall, dark, and piercing-eyes kind of way. And sure, he
caught her in his powerfully corded arms like a romance novel hero when she
accidentally damseled in distress on her first day in the lab. But Levi
made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school—archenemies work
best employed in their own galaxies far, far away. Now, her equipment is
missing, the staff is ignoring her, and Bee finds her floundering career in
somewhat of a pickle. Perhaps it’s her occipital cortex playing tricks on
her, but Bee could swear she can see Levi softening into an ally, backing
her plays, seconding her ideas…devouring her with those eyes. And the
possibilities have all her neurons firing. But when it comes time to
actually make a move and put her heart on the line, there’s only one
question that matters: What will Bee Königswasser do? Read more

Pretty and Reckless

He was forbidden, and forbidden was my favorite.I was seventeen the first
time we met.We were in two different worlds.He was building direction in
his life.I was spitting fireballs down my path.He was the good guy who
helped other people.I was the tainted girl who destroyed them.He was
harmony on a warm beach day.I was the hurricane that erupted through.He
tried to help me.I tried to ruin him.I’m Elise, and this is my story. Read more

Chasing Love (Dark Love Series)

He was my first love.Shattered me, then left without a goodbye.Eight years
have passed, and now he’s back.But, I’m engaged. And he will do anything to
make sure I’m his… 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯.I’ve fought hard to rebuild my life. So
when the ever-so-perfect Julian Baker proposes marriage, I’m ready to
forget the past and move on with my new love.In a cruel twist of fate, my
past and future collide. I’m forced to face the man who destroyed my heart
back in high school. Lex Edwards, turned billionaire tycoon, is ruthless,
cunning, and will not stop until I’m his.A complicated love triangle was
never something I imagined when Julian proposed to me. Especially not
involving Lex. Hearts and egos are bound to be broken. But whose heart will
capture mine when the darkness fades? Read more

Defiance of the Fall 6: A LitRPG Adventure

The Lich King Adriel is gone and Earth has avoided being drowned in deadly
Miasma. Yet an even greater dangers lurks in the dark, and Zac is running
against the clock. The Great Redeemer bears down on their planet, guided by
Void’s Disciple and his children.Everything points toward the mysterious
base built by the Technocrats. That’s where the Dominators are hiding, and
even the remaining invaders have set their sights on the powerful treasure
within.And it might even be the key to solve the mystery of Zac’s
background.Book 6 of the hit Defiance of the Fall LitRPG series. Grab your
copy today!About the Series: Jump into a story that merges Apocalyptic
LitRPG elements with eastern cultivation. Class systems, skill systems,
endless choices for progression, it has everything fans of the genre love.
Explore a vast universe full of mystery, adventure, danger and even aliens;
where even a random passer-by might hold the power of a god. Follow Zac as
he struggles to stake out a unique path to power as a mortal in a world
full of cultivators. Read more

The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain

A bold new book reveals how we can tap the intelligence that exists beyond
our brains—in our bodies, our surroundings, and our relationships.Use your
head.That’s what we tell ourselves when facing a tricky problem or a
difficult project. But a growing body of research indicates that we’ve got
it exactly backwards. What we need to do, says acclaimed science writer
Annie Murphy Paul, is think outside the brain. A host of “extra-neural”
resources—the feelings and movements of our bodies, the physical spaces in
which we learn and work, and the minds of those around us—can help us focus
more intently, comprehend more deeply, and create more imaginatively.The
Extended Mind outlines the research behind this exciting new vision of
human ability, exploring the findings of neuroscientists, cognitive
scientists, and psychologists, and examining the practices of educators,
managers, and leaders who are already reaping the benefits of thinking
outside the brain. She excavates the untold history of how artists,
scientists, and authors—from Jackson Pollock to Jonas Salk to Robert
Caro—have used mental extensions to solve problems, make discoveries, and
create new works. In the tradition of Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind or
Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence, The Extended Mind offers a
dramatic new view of how our minds work, with practical advice on how we
can all think better. Read more

The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics After 2020

A probing and illuminating analysis of the current state of American
politics, focusing on Donald Trump’s lie about election fraud, by the White
House Bureau Chief of Politico and the host of MSNBC’s Way Too
Early.Jonathan Lemire uncovers that “The Big Lie,” as it’s been termed,
isn’t just about the 2020 election. It’s become a political philosophy that
has only further divided the two parties. Donald Trump first tried it out
in 2016, at an August rally in Ohio. He said that perhaps he wouldn’t
accept the election results in his race against Hillary Clinton, that the
election was “rigged.” He then mentioned it at more rallies and even at one
of the fall debates. He didn’t have to challenge the result that year, but
the stage was set. When he lost in 2020, he started the lie back up again
and to devastating results: an insurrection at the Capitol in January
2021.Republicans are still wholly under Trump’s sway. From his retirement
at his Florida and New Jersey clubs he meets with Republican officials,
aspiring candidates, and advisers and demands loyalty about this twisted
way of thinking. And Democrats still deal with him as their opposition
party is driven by a blatant lie. The parties aren’t divided by the
aisle―they’re on different planets.In the more than five tumultuous,
paradigm-shifting years of Donald Trump’s presidency and beyond, his
near-constant lying has become a fixture of political life. It is
inextricably linked with how his party behaves, how the Democrats respond
to it, and how he remains relevant, even after a decisive loss in 2020.
Jonathan Lemire brings his connections, profile, and dogged reportorial
instincts to bear in his first book that explores how this phenomenon
shapes our politics.Written with sharp political insight and detailed with
dozens of interviews, The Big Lie is the first book to examine this
unprecedented and tenuous moment in our nation’s politics. Read more

Royally Not Ready

From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn, comes a
fresh take on a royal romance with a twist. Laugh out loud funny and full
of some of her steamiest scenes yet, Quinn takes you on an unexpected,
sizzling fairytale journey. So there I was selling bikinis out of my truck
in South Beach Miami, getting ready to kick off a wet t-shirt contest when
the world’s biggest grouch approached me – Keller Fitzwilliam.The man had
the sultriest British accent I’ve ever heard. And he looked like he just
walked off a Viking boat and into a suit tailored specifically for his
impressively muscular frame. Only problem is, he had the warmth of an ice
pick and he kept telling me he was here to take me back to his home
country.Of course, I didn’t follow him. I might be up for a good time, but
I’m also educated enough to know leaving with a stranger isn’t smart. Well,
that’s until he mentioned my mom’s name. My mom who passed away several
years ago. So after some serious fact-checking, my bikini-clad bum went
with him to a sub-arctic country I had never heard of just north of the
British Isles, where I found out my grandpa was the king of said freezing
country, and I was the one and only heir.Desperate to learn more about my
mom, I decided to give this princess thing a chance.Good idea, right?
Wrong.Because Mr. Ice Pick was put to the task of training me and he’s not
just cold as ice, he’s pompous, aggravating, and possessive. And did I
mention we have to share a bathroom in a tiny castle?We are oil and water
every single day and even though he’s training me to be queen, I have this
simmering desire to kneel before him. Read more



Fishing With My Papaw

This is a book about one day in the life of an old man and a young boy, his grandson. About one beautiful day they went fishing and had the time of their lives. The relationship between a boy and his grandfather. One of love and respect, one that grows every day over time. A day in which time slows down and stops. Where problems and stress in the outside world go away and there is only a young boy, an old man, and fishing. A time and place where an old man can pass on the skills that he himself learned from his father and grandfather to the next generation. Fishing is one way to get back to the basis of life. What is important and what is not? Making clear decisions in life. Having the patience to see things out. To learn how to follow instructions from others. When something not working for catching fish and change to something else. You can use these skills in life by using your imagination and abilities.

The Hang-Up

The Hang-Up (Synopsis)
The Stars that never were – or were they!
Is this a true story, could be, could be in part the Michael Hutchence story or the rise of The Divinyls or ACDC. But it isn’t!
Set in the mid 1970’s The Hang-Up is the fictional journey of a Aussie music icon that never let fame get in the way of reality. And reality for Jordie was the love of his life, Jess, and the music they made together. The Hang-Up is a love story, an adventure and a tragedy rolled into one. Told from Jordie’s perspective The Hang-Up takes the reader into a world most could only dream of inhabiting, from the creation of the songs to the recording studio and then onto the stages of some of the world’s most iconic venues. The Hang-Up will make you smile one minute and bring a tear to your eye the next. It will give you a front row seats in the life of a rock star, an invitation to the wedding that only someone as creative as Jordie could dream up and all the while you’ll be right there beside Jordie and Jess writing, recording and performing the songs and living the highs and the lows of life as popular music stars.
Footnote: All eighteen songs written within the story have been professionally recorded.

The songs can be heard on my website

The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021

The inside story of the four years when Donald Trump went to war with
Washington, from the chaotic beginning to the violent finale, told by
revered journalists Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of
The New Yorker—an ambitious and lasting history of the full Trump
presidency that also contains dozens of exclusive scoops and stories from
behind the scenes in the White House, from the absurd to the deadly
serious.The bestselling authors of The Man Who Ran Washington argue that
Trump was not just lurching from one controversy to another; he was
learning to be more like the foreign autocrats he admired. The Divider
brings us into the Oval Office for countless scenes both tense and comical,
revealing how close we got to nuclear war with North Korea, which cabinet
members had a resignation pact, whether Trump asked Japan’s prime minister
to nominate him for a Nobel Prize and much more. The book also explores the
moral choices confronting those around Trump—how they justified working for
a man they considered unfit for office, and where they drew their lines.The
Divider is based on unprecedented access to key players, from President
Trump himself to cabinet officers, military generals, close advisers, Trump
family members, congressional leaders, foreign officials and others, some
of whom have never told their story until now. Read more


When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.

Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.

Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy

An instant New York Times bestsellerHenry Kissinger, consummate diplomat
and statesman, examines the strategies of six great twentieth-century
figures and brings to life a unifying theory of leadership and diplomacy“An
extraordinary book, one that braids together two through lines in the long
and distinguished career of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger…In
Leadership he presents a fascinating set of historical case studies and
political biographies that blend the dance and the dancer, seamlessly.” –
James Stavridis, The Wall Street Journal“Leaders,” writes Henry Kissinger
in this compelling book, “think and act at the intersection of two axes:
the first, between the past and the future; the second, between the abiding
values and aspirations of those they lead. They must balance what they
know, which is necessarily drawn from the past, with what they intuit about
the future, which is inherently conjectural and uncertain. It is this
intuitive grasp of direction that enables leaders to set objectives and lay
down a strategy.” In Leadership, Kissinger analyses the lives of six
extraordinary leaders through the distinctive strategies of statecraft,
which he believes they embodied. After the Second World War, Konrad
Adenauer brought defeated and morally bankrupt Germany back into the
community of nations by what Kissinger calls “the strategy of humility.”
Charles de Gaulle set France beside the victorious Allies and renewed its
historic grandeur by “the strategy of will.” During the Cold War, Richard
Nixon gave geostrategic advantage to the United States by “the strategy of
equilibrium.” After twenty-five years of conflict, Anwar Sadat brought a
vision of peace to the Middle East by a “strategy of transcendence.”
Against the odds, Lee Kuan Yew created a powerhouse city-state, Singapore,
by “the strategy of excellence.” And, though Britain was known as “the sick
man of Europe” when Margaret Thatcher came to power, she renewed her
country’s morale and international position by “the strategy of
conviction.” To each of these studies, Kissinger brings historical
perception, public experience and—because he knew each of the subjects and
participated in many of the events he describes—personal knowledge.
Leadership is enriched by insights and judgements that only Kissinger could
make and concludes with his reflections on world order and the
indispensability of leadership today. Read more