San Diego Public Library Recommended Books

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San Diego Public Library staff write short book reviews of their favorite titles for the San Diego Union Tribune, which are published every other Sunday. Here is a selection of the titles we've

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All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me af Patrick Bringley
2023
Solo Leveling [Manhwa] Vol. 1 af Chu-Gong
2023
Blacksad: Somewhere Within the Shadows af Juan Díaz Canales
2023
Jacket Weather af Mike DeCapite
2023
Kings of the Wyld af Nicholas Eames
2023
It's One of Us af J. T. Ellison
2023
Electrify: An Optimists Playbook for Our Clean Energy Future af Saul Griffith
2023
The Devil Takes You Home af Gabino Iglesias
2023
Rebel with a Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian af Ellen Jovin
2023
The Body Keeps The Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma af Bessel van der Kolk
2023
When I Grow Up: The Lost Autobiographies of Six Yiddish Teenagers af Ken Krimstein
2023
Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 1 af Ryoko Kui
2023
Grey Bees af Andrej Kurkow
2023
Prince of Thorns af Mark Lawrence
2023
The Coward af Jarred McGinnis
2023
Priest of Bones af Peter McLean
2023
Goin' Off: The Story of the Juice Crew & Cold Chillin' Records (3) (RPM Series) af Ben Merlis
2023
Velvet Was the Night af Silvia Moreno-Garcia
2023
Gallant af V. E. Schwab
2023
Edison's Ghosts: The Untold Weirdness of History’s Greatest Geniuses af Katie Spalding
2023
Animal af Lisa Taddeo
2023
She Is a Haunting af Trang Thanh Tran
2023
Remarkably Bright Creatures af Shelby Van Pelt
2023
Malice af Heather Walter
2023
The Girl in the Mirror af Rose Carlyle
2022
The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future af Ryder Carroll
2022
Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm af Dan Charnas
2022
The Marrow Thieves af Cherie Dimaline
2022
Ultraluminous af Katherine Faw
2022
The Sandman: Book One af Neil Gaiman
2022
Happy Hour af Marlowe Granados
2022
The Library of the Unwritten af A. J. Hackwith
2022
An Unkindness of Magicians af Kat Howard
2022
Bullet Train af Kotaro Isaka
2022
Truffle Hound: On the Trail of the World’s Most Seductive Scent, with Dreamers, Schemers, and Some Extraordinary Dogs af Rowan Jacobsen
2022
Woman, Eating af Claire Kohda
2022
When We Cease to Understand the World af Benjamín Labatut
2022
The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America af Elizabeth Letts
2022
The Last Party af Clare Mackintosh
2022
Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human af Grant Morrison
2022
The Story of a Goat af Perumal Murugan
2022
Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle af Emily Nagoski
2022
Terciel and Elinor af Garth Nix
2022
Snotgirl, Volume 1: Green Hair Don't Care af Bryan Lee O'Malley
2022
Big Black: Stand at Attica af Frank Smith
2022
The Deeper the Roots: A Memoir of Hope and Home af Michael Tubbs
2022
The Last House on Needless Street af Catriona Ward
2022
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement af Paula Yoo
2022
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow af Gabrielle Zevin
2022
Dekameron af Giovanni Boccaccio
2021
Blacktop Wasteland af S.A. Cosby
2021
Recursion af Blake Crouch
2021
Girl, Woman, Other af Bernardine Evaristo
2021
History of Wolves af Emily Fridlund
2021
Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine That Rewrote America af Stephanie Gorton
2021
The Space Between Worlds af Micaiah Johnson
2021
See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love af Valarie Kaur
2021
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland af Patrick Radden Keefe
2021
Gifttræets evangelium af Barbara Kingsolver
2021
Obasan af Joy Kogawa
2021
Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage af Anne Lamott
2021
Someone We Know af Shari Lapeña
2021
Moby-Dick eller Hvalen af Herman Melville
2021
White Dog Fell From the Sky af Eleanor Morse
2021
Little Miss Little Compton: A Memoir af Arden Myrin
2021
Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal af George Packer
2021
Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood af Christa Parravani
2021
Mirakelfloden af Ann Patchett
2021
Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities af Andre M. Perry
2021
Patron Saints of Nothing af Randy Ribay
2021
Eight Perfect Murders af Peter Swanson
2021
Battle Born: Lapis Lazuli af Maximilian Uriarte
2021
Beyond the Gender Binary (Pocket Change Collective) af Alok Vaid-Menon
2021
All Systems Red af Martha Wells
2021
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents af Isabel Wilkerson
2021
The Secret Guests af Benjamin Black
2020
The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care af Anne Boyer
2020
The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America af Eric Cervini
2020
Den utrolige historie om Kavalier & Clay af Michael Chabon
2020
Highfire: A Novel af Eoin Colfer
2020
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism af Robin DiAngelo
2020
Stepsister af Jennifer Donnelly
2020
Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America af Conor Dougherty
2020
Kill the Queen af Jennifer Estep
2020
The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird af Joshua Hammer
2020
Paul Simon: The Life [Deckle Edge] af Robert Hilburn
2020
Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond af Alexandra Horowitz
2020
Only Killers and Thieves af Paul Howarth
2020
Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders af Billy Jensen
2020
Me: Elton John Official Autobiography af Elton John
2020
After the People Lights Have Gone Off af Stephen Graham Jones
2020
Middagen af Herman Koch
2020
Spin the Dawn af Elizabeth Lim
2020
Dear Edward af Ann Napolitano
2020
There There af Tommy Orange
2020
The Dutch House af Ann Patchett
2020
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men af Caroline Criado Perez
2020
All American Boys af Jason Reynolds
2020
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote af Elaine F. Weiss
2020
The Nickel Boys af Colson Whitehead
2020
The Autobiography of Malcolm X af Malcolm X
2020
The Bird and the Blade af Megan Bannen
2019
Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters af Lucia Berlin
2019
Those People af Louise Candlish
2019
In the Distance af Hernan Diaz
2019
Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian af Scott Douglas
2019
Sabrina af Nick Drnaso
2019
Monumenternes mænd - jagten på nazisternes stjålne kunstskatte af Robert M. Edsel
2019
Every Note Played af Lisa Genova
2019
Feast Your Eyes af Myla Goldberg
2019
Homegoing af Yaa Gyasi
2019
An Anonymous Girl af Greer Hendricks
2019
In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin af Lindsey Hilsum
2019
What to Do When I'm Gone: A Mother's Wisdom to Her Daughter af Suzy Hopkins
2019
My Life, My Love, My Legacy af Coretta Scott King
2019
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive af Stephanie Land
2019
Horizon af Barry Lopez
2019
Convenience Store Woman af Sayaka Murata
2019
Harens år af Arto Paasilinna
2019
Ulvespor af Stef Penney
2019
Sorcery of Thorns af Margaret Rogerson
2019
JELL-O Girls: A Family History af Allie Rowbottom
2019
Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore af Elizabeth Rush
2019
At høre hjertet slå af Jan-Philipp Sendker
2019
Ghachar Ghochar af Vivek Shanbhag
2019
Munken der solgte sin Ferrari af Robin Sharma
2019
Flights af Olga Tokarczuk
2019
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness af Edward Abbey
2018
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl af Mona Awad
2018
First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power af Kate Andersen Brower
2018
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup af John Carreyrou
2018
America Is Not the Heart af Elaine Castillo
2018
The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel af Jenny Colgan
2018
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro af Henry Louis Jr Gates
2018
The Word Exchange af Alena Graedon
2018
The Great Risk Shift: The New Economic Insecurity and the Decline of the American Dream af Jacob S. Hacker
2018
Allegedly af Tiffany D. Jackson
2018
When Breath Becomes Air af Paul Kalanithi
2018
The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness af Jennifer Latson
2018
Roughneck af Jeff Lemire
2018
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer af Michelle McNamara
2018
Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right af Angela Nagle
2018
Warlight af Michael Ondaatje
2018
The Italian Teacher af Tom Rachman
2018
The Common Good af Robert B. Reich
2018
Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness af George Saunders
2018
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story af Caren Stelson
2018
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption af Bryan Stevenson
2018
Muse of Nightmares af Laini Taylor
2018
Strange the Dreamer af Laini Taylor
2018
The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order af Paul Vigna
2018
Cherry af Nico Walker
2018
Fifty-Nine in '84 : Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had af Edward Achorn
2017
The Other Einstein af Marie Benedict
2017
First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies af Kate Andersen Brower
2017
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir af Thi Bui
2017
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? A Memoir af Roz Chast
2017
The Giving Quilt af Jennifer Chiaverini
2017
The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance af David Epstein
2017
The Way of the Runner: A Journey into the Fabled World of Japanese Running af Adharanand Finn
2017
Hundrede års ensomhed af Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2017
Den gode Soldat Svejks Eventyr under Verdenskrigen af Jaroslav Hašek
2017
The Library at Mount Char af Scott Hawkins
2017
Mr. Kafka: And Other Tales from the Time of the Cult af Bohumil Hrabal
2017
Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age af Susan Jacoby
2017
The Private Life of Mrs Sharma af Ratika Kapur
2017
The Hike: A Novel af Drew Magary
2017
The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial af Maggie Nelson
2017
KooKooLand af Gloria Norris
2017
Close Enough to Touch: A Novel af Colleen Oakley
2017
En privat sag af Kenzaburō Ōe
2017
Singing School: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters af Robert Pinsky
2017
Love Hurts: Buddhist Advice for the Heartbroken af Lodro Rinzler
2017
Lincoln in the Bardo af George Saunders
2017
The Singing Bones af Shaun Tan
2017
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age af Sherry Turkle
2017
Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat af Patricia Williams
2017
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad af M. T. Anderson
2016
City of the Lost af Kelley Armstrong
2016
The Water Knife af Paolo Bacigalupi
2016
The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them af Elif Batuman
2016
Sådan kan Proust forandre dit liv af Alain de Botton
2016
Did You Ever Have a Family af Bill Clegg
2016
The Rope Swing: Stories af Jonathan Corcoran
2016
A Wild Swan and Other Tales af Michael Cunningham
2016
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek af Annie Dillard
2016
Min familie og andre dyr af Gerald Durrell
2016
Desert City Diva: A noir P.I. mystery set in California (A Rolly Waters Mystery) af Corey Lynn Fayman
2016
Flanagan's Smart Home: The 98 Essentials for Starting Out, Starting Over, Scaling Back af Barbara Flanagan
2016
The Trespasser af Tana French
2016
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories af Ken Liu
2016
The Boy in His Winter af Norman Lock
2016
H Is for Hawk af Helen Macdonald
2016
Reporting at Wit's End: Tales from the New Yorker af St. Clair McKelway
2016
The Whispering City af Sara Moliner
2016
Ray and Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away af Lisa Napoli
2016
Mothers Who Think: Tales Of Real-life Parenthood af Camille Peri
2016
Behave af Andromeda Romano-Lax
2016
Anna and the Swallow Man af Gavriel Savit
2016
En af os : en fortælling om Norge, Utøya og Anders Breivik af Åsne Seierstad
2016
Family Life af Akhil Sharma
2016
The Door af Magda Szabó
2016
Night Life af David C. Taylor
2016
The Blue Guitar af John Banville
2015
A Little Lumpen Novelita af Roberto Bolaño
2015
Jillian af Halle Butler
2015
Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work! af Douglas Coupland
2015
Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age af Cory Doctorow
2015
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future af Ed Finn
2015
Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog af Kitty Burns Florey
2015
Distrust That Particular Flavor af William Gibson
2015
Live Alone and Like It: The Classic Guide for the Single Woman af Marjorie Hillis
2015
This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead af Blair Jackson
2015
The Wizard of Sun City: The Strange True Story of Charles Hatfield, the Rainmaker Who Drowned a City's Dreams af Garry Jenkins
2015
At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories af Kij Johnson
2015
The Flamethrowers af Rachel Kushner
2015
The Two Hotel Francforts: A Novel af David Leavitt
2015
Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France af Max Leonard
2015
Harpo Speaks! af Harpo Marx
2015
Lysene brænder ned af Sándor Márai
2015
The Illuminations af Andrew O'Hagan
2015
Katalognummer 49 udbydes af Thomas Pynchon
2015
In the light of what we know af Zia Haider Rahman
2015
The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir af Leslie Marmon Silko
2015
Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement af Stephen Snyder-Hill
2015
The Illusion of Separateness af Simon Van Booy
2015
Lean on Pete af Willy Vlautin
2015
The Dying Grass af William T. Vollmann
2015
The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss af Max Wirestone
2015

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