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.
Neutrophil Histolytica, aka Phil, the only amoeba to survive the chemical Holocaust, and Ana Pheles, an orphan mosquito, embark on an adventure to kill the man who annihilated everything they loved. They have to defeat the gargantuan two-legged beast that has an arsenal of chemical weapons. Moreover, it is Phil’s last day on Earth. Whatever be the odds, there is no going back from this seemingly impossible mission.
This playbook contains her methods, approaches, and techniques for teaching kids some of the most important skillsets. There are easy ways you can employ to teach your kids language skills. Get them to ace spellings, homographs, similes, metaphors, and counting with simple and fun exercises. Enjoy as you see your child learning analysis, organization, compare and contrast, and reading.
Most of all, do all of the above in the most exciting manner. This playbook has loads of fun activity ideas so that you can take learning easy and don’t miss out on the fun. It aims to help you see your child grow faster and better
“I believe we can change the world. But first, we’ve got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are.”
Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.
In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.
A gripping novel about family secrets…and coming home for the first time.
Still grieving the loss of her wandering, free-spirited mother, Lucy Kincaid leaves Nashville for the faded town of Cape Hudson, Virginia. She goes to see the house she’s inherited—one she never knew existed, bequeathed to her by a woman she’s never even met. At the heart of this mystery is the hope that maybe—just maybe—this “Winter Cottage” will answer the endless questions about her mother’s past…including the identity of her birth father.
Rather than the quaint Virginian bungalow Lucy expected, Winter Cottage is a grand old estate of many shadows—big enough to hold a century of secrets, passions, and betrayals. It also comes with a handsome and enigmatic stranger, a man next in line to claim Lucy’s inheritance.
Now, as Lucy sifts through the past, uncovering the legacy of secrets that Winter Cottage holds, she’ll come to discover as much about her family history as she does about herself. In searching, she could finally find the one thing she’s never really had: a home.
The first book in a new, epic dystopian thriller series has arrived and is ready to change the way you look at the world.
When ex cop John Richter accepts a job offer too good to refuse he leaves behind the streets and heartache of Sydney for the sun drenched concrete of Miami. What should be a simple missing persons case however, quickly descends into a surreal and dangerous journey into the heart of a cult determined to take control in the aftermath of a predicted global nightmare.
With FBI agents circling the waters and an overworked neuroscientist frantically trying to crack a code hidden in blood, John has no choice but to head straight for the fires of fate that will test all he has ever believed in. Truth and lies will push the very limits of his sanity while beneath the city strange forces battle for the power of hidden knowledge, but he’ll stop at nothing to learn the secrets of The Hallucigenia Project and what they mean for the future of the planet.
Will he discover the contents of the blood drenched code? Is the world really on the brink of destruction? Can a young, wheelchair bound girl really be our chance of survival?
It’s time to delve deep and take the trip…
A heart pulsing vision of the journey to discover our place amongst the stars, The Hallucigenia Project is the latest release from author Darren Kasenkow.
After the Black War and ensuing chaos, John Thompson leads his California family to a safe haven in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and instructs his son’s and daughter’s families, in the east, to escape to the Appalachians. The Protectorate have laid siege to all large U.S. cities, leaving inhabitants to die of starvation and disease. Few, if any escape. Through John’s instructions, the families prepare for long-term exile during the Tribulation. It is their faith that led them to this preparation and prophesies that triggered their exodus.
Exiled in the mountains, both groups encounter hardships, fears, and dangers as they struggle for basic life necessities of water, food and shelter. Relationships are tested and prophesies witnessed are recalled. All are thankful for God’s abundant blessings and protection, yet a concern for the welfare of those three thousand miles away is unsettling. The realization that they may never be reunited make them question their decisions.
Survival depends on their ability to cope with nature, adjust to their new environment and defend against predators, both animal and human. Personal loss takes a toll on family members and emotions run high. Tragedy strikes as marauders discover the families’ sanctuaries, leaving survivors with sorrow, guilt, anger, and remorse.
Heads Will Roll is an Audible Original from Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon and her cocreator/costar (and real-life sister) Emily Lynne. Produced by Broadway Video, this is not an audiobook – it’s a 10-episode, star-studded audio comedy that features performances from Meryl Streep, Tim Gunn, Peter Dinklage, Queer Eye’s Fab Five, and so many more.
Queen Mortuana of the Night Realm (McKinnon) and her ditsy raven minion JoJo (Lynne) receive a prophecy about a peasant uprising. Together, they must journey to find the “Shard of Acquiescence”, which will put down the rebellion and save the throne. Will their friendship survive sensitive generals, chatty sex slaves, whiny behemoths, princes with bird fetishes, and the notion of democracy?
This raunchy satire also includes the wicked talents of Andrea Martin, Carol Kane, Audra McDonald, Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd, Steve Higgins, Bob the Drag Queen, Esther Perel, and more. So, hold on to your head, and let the bad times roll.
Please note: This content is not for kids. It is for mature audiences only. This audio comedy features sexual content, adult language and themes, and violence against peasants and hobgoblins alike. Discretion is advised.
An Introduction to Genetics for Kids presents the study of genetics in a fun and engaging way by encouraging active discussion and practice of critical thinking skills. Author and illustrator Jane Zebrack wishes to raise awareness of genetic diseases and instill in children a passion for learning about genetics and science. For more information, visit https://janezebrack.com.
When investigative journalist Gina Kane receives an email from a “CRyan” describing her “terrible experience” while working at REL, a high-profile television news network, including the comment “and I’m not the only one,” Gina knows she has to pursue the story. But when Ryan goes silent, Gina is shocked to discover the young woman has died tragically in a Jet Ski accident while on holiday.
Meanwhile, REL counsel Michael Carter finds himself in a tricky spot. Several female employees have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. Carter approaches the CEO, offering to persuade the victims to accept settlements in exchange for their silence. It’s a risky endeavor, but it could well make him rich.
As more allegations emerge and the company’s IPO draws near, Carter’s attempts to keep the story from making headlines are matched only by Gina Kane’s determination to uncover the truth. Was Ryan’s death truly an accident? And when another accuser turns up dead, Gina realizes someone—or some people—will go to depraved lengths to keep the story from seeing the light.
This human life is very precious. The Supreme God has given us invaluable and wonderful body. Do not let this life go waste in materialistic desires otherwise you will have to repent in the last days of your life. People are worshiping one deity or the other for peace of mind, wealth, children or for any other reason. But the people should be sure whether they are worshiping the Supreme God who made the Sun and other billions of stars, moon and other satellites, earth and other planets, oceans, human beings of about 200 countries on the earth and other organisms or believing on imaginary stories because this human life is a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY for us to find Supreme God, truth and get salvation. If we let this life go waste, we do not know in which form our next birth will be. We may be an animal or a bird in next birth.Stop to follow the crowd blindly. Only true methods to praise and love the Supreme God can give us salvation. Rest depends on you because it is your life.As human beings, we are on earth for a limited time only. This life and all the events related to this life are only illusions and nothing is real. Do not get fear of anything as nothing is real. The life of us and our children is not true because true is that which prevails forever. We are only souls. Our aim is to enter into Super-soul i.e. Supreme God. Believe me, you will have to repent in the last moments of your life if you spend time in materialistic life.
Luna Derham had always thought that she was just an average teenage girl living in the era where technology dominated the environment and societal roles were important in going through life. She had a caring mother, a loving father, and a funny older half-brother. She was comfortable in her wonderful home of Topeka, Kansas. Everything seemed great.
That is, until her fourteenth birthday came.
Now she finds herself in a position she never imagined with the fate of an entire world resting on her shoulders. With the help of her loyal best friend, a sarcastic vampire, and an intelligent elf, Luna must solve the mystery behind various current events that will lead her to her destiny.
If she can prove that she has what it takes, because magic can’t be the only thing that helps her.
Being a first-time dad can be scary, but with the right guide, anything is possible.
Is your little bundle of joy finally in the world, but you can’t help but freak out about all the responsibility?
Are you constantly overwhelmed with the emotions that come with fatherhood that you can’t seem to think straight?
Are you sick and tired of not having enough parenting guides out there for fathers and need something catered to what you are looking for?
Look no further!
Most parenting books out there only seem to be for mothers — but you’ve probably already noticed that…
No one is helping the dads through the responsibilities of fatherhood…
Fatherhood can be one of the most beautiful roles you take on in your lifetime, if you play your cards right.
Inside, you will find the resources you need to travel down the line with your newborn baby and create an everlasting bond between father and child.
Be patient, take your time, and master the art of fatherhood!
In First Time Father’s Baby’s First Year, you will discover:
● The preparational steps you need to take before your baby is born – educate yourself, broaden your knowledge, and learn to do things right from the start
● The inspirational role of a father and how early involvement can make or break your child’s development
● How to prioritize when you’re raising your newborn baby – uncover the ups and downs and prepare yourself for the challenges
● The best way to balance your work-life and parent-life – ensure that you are there for your child while still providing for your family
● Helpful information on a newborn’s development – know all about their emotional, mental, and social advancements in life
● The true needs of your child – surefire ways to build an everlasting relationship with your toddler filled with trust and love
● Some of the best advice that new dads need to evolve during fatherhood and give their children the best life they deserve
And much more.
Fatherhood is a journey.
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“With searing vulnerability and unflinching honesty, Jackie Kai Ellis takes us on an intense and immersive journey from her darkest moments to the redemption she finds through her love of food, Paris, and ultimately, herself.”
–Jen Waite, bestselling author of A Beautiful, Terrible Thing
On the surface, Jackie Kai Ellis’s life was the one that she and every woman wanted. She was in her late twenties and married to a handsome man, she had a successful career as a designer, and she had a beautiful home. But instead of feeling fulfilled, happy, and loved, each morning she’d wake up dreading the day ahead, searching for a way out. Depression clouded every moment, the feelings of inadequacy that had begun in childhood now consumed her, and her marriage was slowly transforming into one between strangers–unfamiliar, childless, and empty. In the darkness, she could only find one source of light: the kitchen. It was the place where Jackie escaped, finding peace, comfort, and acceptance.
This is the story of one woman’s journey to find herself. Armed with nothing but a love of food and the words of the 20th-century food writer M.F.K. Fisher, she travels from France to Italy, then the Congo, and back again. Along the way, she goes to pastry school in Paris, eats the most perfect apricots over the Tuscan hills, watches a family of gorillas grazing deep in the Congolese brush, has her heart broken one last time on a bridge in Lyon, and, ultimately, finds a path to life and joy.
Told with insight and intimacy, and radiating with warmth and humor, The Measure of My Powers is an inspiring memoir, and an unforgettable experience of the senses.
When his child is taken, a father will stop at nothing to get her back in this explosive, white-knuckle thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben.
When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter…
Shot twice by an unseen assailant, Dr. Marc Seidman lies in a hospital bed. His wife has been killed. His six-month-old daughter has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, the ransom note arrives: We are watching. If you contact the authorities, you will never see your daughter again. There will be no second chance. With no one to trust, and mired in a deepening quicksand of deception and deadly secrets, Marc clings to one unwavering vow: bring home his daughter, at any cost.
When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we are worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection—which has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages, and Forbes recently named one of the “Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life”—we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.
A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts” are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.
Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.
An Amazon Charts bestseller.
In this gorgeously stunning debut, a mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again.
After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises.
The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles. With concerns about the child’s home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay—just until she learns more about Ursa’s past.
Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have. How does a young girl not only read but understand Shakespeare? Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why aren’t Jo and Gabe checking the missing children’s website anymore?
Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know difficult choices must be made. As the summer nears an end and Ursa gets closer to her fifth miracle, her dangerous past closes in. When it finally catches up to them, all of their painful secrets will be forced into the open, and their fates will be left to the stars.
A powerful seven-week program for creating the life of your dreams
Are you living the life you’ve always dreamed of, or have you settled for being less than truly happy? Do you secretly yearn for love, for freedom, for abundance, for peace, or for purpose? This short book contains the secret to finally creating the life you want. Are you ready to take back your power and become the author of your own destiny?
At the darkest moment of his life, Mike Murphy was shown a simple yet powerful method for manifesting his heart’s desires. He used it to change his own life: A broke, desperate, divorced, alcoholic young man became a wealthy businessman, loving husband and father, and passionate philanthropist. Now he shares the precise process that enabled him to make this extraordinary transformation. In these pages, he will teach you how to tune in to the vibration at the heart of the Universe — the Creation Frequency — and use it to create lasting fulfillment, prosperity, and happiness.
Warriors and Fools is not just another book about the Vietnam War. It is different from most. Unlike some others, the author is a veteran of that conflict, and a retired military officer with nearly thirty years’ service. He has spent much of the last three decades studying the war and taught a course on Vietnam at a prestigious senior military war college.
This book is also different from others because it is a story not just of the American decisions and actions during the war. This Vietnam War story uses the latest, ground breaking research and released documentation of the war from the Communist Vietnamese side of the conflict. Consequently, the book delves deeply into the decision making, strategies, motives, and goals of the North Vietnam leaders as they waged their war for unification, first against the French and then against the Americans. The book also uses memoirs, interviews, and oral histories of former South Vietnamese leaders and combatants to discover their views on their struggle to form a new nation free from communist aggression.
Warriors and Fools is both broad and deep in scope in its narration of the Vietnam War story. It takes the reader from the White House’s oval office and Hanoi’s Politburo room, to the Pentagon’s and North Vietnam Army’s command centers, to Vietnam’s mountain and rice patty battlefields to show the determination, deceit, foolhardiness, mistakes, courage, and horrors of war from the views of both sides.
While it examines multiple participant views, overall the book seeks to answer one specific question – why did the US fail to achieve its principal objective to defend South Vietnam from communist aggression? The story’s findings and conclusions are neither orthodox nor revisionist. Those trying to gain insights on how American civilian leaders lost the war that its military could have won; or how the US Congress, Press, or Antiwar activists convinced the Public to stop its support will be disappointed. None of these traditional ‘answers’ on why the US lost are really valid.
Rather, as this story explains the answer is much more linked to human factors, interactions, and relationships. In this case, the interrelationship between American civilian and military leaders and advisors was extraordinarily divisive and dysfunctional. So much so that it resulted in flawed, timid policies and foolish strategies that led to defeat. Moreover, that troublesome interrelationship was primarily a result of mistrusts, misunderstandings, and misperceptions on their roles, responsibilities, and what they thought would lead to a positive end to the war. In addition, primarily because they were either ignorant of the nature of war or overconfident from their past experiences, civilian and military policymakers ignored or misunderstood their enemy.
Warriors and Fools should be of interest to those who served in the war, and serious students and teachers of this event and period. It is not intended as light reading, or for someone trying to get just a brief understanding of what happened there and in America at the time.
Valens has noticed his two missing employees. It won’t be long before he knows who is responsible.
It won’t be long before he claims his vengeance.
The race is on. Kieran and Lexi must scrape together an army worthy of taking on the Demigod of San Francisco before he destroys them all.
But Valens isn’t Lexi’s only problem. Mordecai’s rapid recovery has been noticed, and he has once again become a threat to his old pack.
Lexi’s little family is in jeopardy of being torn apart, and to save them…she must finally embrace what she is.
A compelling, often hilarious and occasionally horrifying exploration of how modern medicine came to be!
Wondering whether eating powdered mummies might be just the thing to cure your ills? Tempted by those vintage ads suggesting you wear radioactive underpants for virility? Ever considered drilling a hole in your head to deal with those pesky headaches? Probably not. But for thousands of years, people have done things like this—and things that make radioactive underpants seem downright sensible! In their hit podcast, Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin McElroy breakdown the weird and wonderful way we got to modern healthcare. And some of the terrifying detours along the way.
Every week, Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin amaze, amuse, and gross out (depending on the week) hundreds of thousands of avid listeners to their podcast, Sawbones. Consistently rated a top podcast on iTunes, with over 15 million total downloads, this rollicking journey through thousands of years of medical mishaps and miracles is not only hilarious but downright educational. While you may never even consider applying boiled weasel to your forehead (once the height of sophistication when it came to headache cures), you will almost certainly face some questionable medical advice in your everyday life (we’re looking at you, raw water!) and be better able to figure out if this is a miracle cure (it’s not) or a scam.
Discover how to embrace your best basic self in this laugh-out-loud funny guidebook from the breakout star of Bravo’s hit reality show Vanderpump Rules, perfect for fans of the relatable and entertaining books by The Betches and Andi Dorfman.
Millions of Vanderpump Rules viewers and podcast listeners know Stassi Schroeder as a major defender of Basic Bitch rights. There’s nothing more boring than people who take themselves too seriously or think that you have to be pretentious to be cool. Stassi champions the things that many of us are afraid to love publicly for fear of being labeled basic: lattes, pugs, bubbly cocktails, millennial pink, #OOTD (outfit of the day, obvs), astrology, hot dogs, the perfect pair of Louboutins, romantic comedies…the list goes on and on.
This book is for people tired of pretending they would rather see a Daniel Day-Lewis movie about sewing or read War and Peace than watch a Saw marathon or read…well, this book!
In Next Level Basic, the reality star, podcast queen, and ranch dressing expert gives you hilarious and pointed lessons on how to have fun and celebrate yourself, with exclusive stories from her own life and on the set of Vanderpump Rules. From her very public breakups to her most intimate details about her plastic surgery, Stassi shares her own personal experiences with her trademark honesty—all with the hope you can learn something from them.
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.