The Richest Man Who Ever Lived – Greg Steinmetz (biography, history)- how Jacob Fugger amassed a gigantic fortune and influenced world events.
I. Red Rising – Pierce Brown (sci-fi/fantasy)- caste systems meets The Hunger Games, but in space.
II. Golden Son – Pierce Brown (sci-fi/fantasy)
III. Morning Star – Pierce Brown (sci-fi/fantasy)
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz (fiction)- an unexpected coming of age/love story.
Fellside – M. R. Carey (sci-fi/fantasy)- a deadly fire pieced together in court as the convicted talks to ghosts and tries to survive prison.
Disrupted – Dan Lyons (biography, business) – distinguished writer loses his job, joins the startup Hubspot–hilarity ensues.
The Sudden Appearance of Hope – Claire North (sci-fi/fantasy) – a woman who everyone forgets exists after looking away tries to bring down a multi-billion dollar corporation.
The Fireman – Joe Hill (sci-fi/fantasy) – a pregnant woman tries to survive the aftermath of a deadly virus that causes spontaneous combustion.
The Child Theif – Brom (sci-fi/fantasy) – psychotic Peter Pan tries to save the magical fairyland from pirates and ‘the real world.’
The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday (philosophy) – embrace life’s difficulties to find success and happiness.
Ego is the Enemy – Ryan Holiday (philosophy) – embrace humility, eschew anger for a better life.
How Not to Die – Michael Greger, MD (non-fiction, education) – “Eat a shit-load of vegetables & fruit, plus nuts–no meat/carbs/sugar to not get cancer.” — Science
I. Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater (sci-fi/fantasy) – a girl that ‘amplifies’ magic helps her friends find a lost magical king–in the Appalachian Mts.
II. The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater (sci-fi/fantasy)
Almost Interesting – David Spade (biography, comedy) – david Spade’s biography of struggling to be a successful comedy, and then the hijinks of being famous.
Library at Mount Char – Scott Hawkins (sci-fi/fantasy) – mad Scientist recruits children to try and find his heir. Young woman is a ruthless bad ass genius.
I. The Gunslinger – Stephen King (sci-fi/fantasy) – the last gunslinger tries to save the universe from falling apart.
II. The Drawing of the Three – Stephen King (sci-fi/fantasy)
III. The Wastelands – Stephen King (sci-fi/fantasy)
IV. Wizards and Glass – Stephen King (sci-fi/fantasy)
V. Wolves of the Calla – Stephen King (sci-fi/fantasy)
VI. Song of Susannah – Stephen King (sci-fi/fantasy)
VII. The Dark Tower – Stephen King (sci-fi/fantasy)
I. Fool’s Errand – Robin Hobb (sci-fi/fantasy) – the continuing adventures of Fitz and The Fool, with various hated and hidden magic.
II. Golden Fool – Robin Hobb (sci-fi/fantasy)
III. Fool’s Fate – Robin Hobb (sci-fi/fantasy)
The Cutting Room – Edward W. Robertson (sci-fi/fantasy) – time traveling worker uncovers huge multi-dimensional conspiracy at the highest level. Thriller.
Digging Up Mother: A Love Story – Doug Stanhope (biography, comedy) – biography of inappropriate comedian framed by the story of his equally inappropriate mother’s death.