2016 Top Ten



2016 TOP TEN
  • Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection – Charles Duhigg

    From the author of The Power of Habit, a fascinating exploration of what makes conversations work—and how we can all learn to be supercommunicators at work and in life. “A winning combination of stories, studies, and guidance that might well transform the worst communicators you know into some of the best.”—Adam Grant, author of Think Again and Hidden Potential. Come inside a jury room as one juror leads a starkly divided room to consensus. Join a young CIA officer as he recruits a reluctant foreign agent. And sit with an ...
     
  • The Olympian Affair – Jim Butcher

    The fate of the Cinder Spires may be decided by crossed swords in the next exhilarating fantasy adventure from the author of the Dresden Files, in this New York Times bestselling series of noble families, swordplay, and airships. For centuries the Cinder Spires have safeguarded humanity, rising far above the deadly surface world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses rule, developing scientific marvels and building fleets of airships for defense and trade. Now, the Spires hover on the brink of open war. Everyone knows it’s coming. The guns ...
     
  • The Art of Letting GO: How to Let Go of the Past, Look Forward to the Future, and Finally Enjoy the Emotional Freedom You Deserve! – Damon Zahariades

    Are you struggling with anger, regrets, and resentment? Do you feel emotionally exhausted, stressed, and discouraged by painful memories? THE ART OF LETTING GO provides a complete toolkit that you can use to retrain your brain, reverse negative thoughts patterns, and finally let go of crippling emotional anchors so you can enjoy life to its fullest!
     
  • The Edge (6:20 Man, 2) – David Baldacci

    The 6:20 Man is back, dropped by his handlers into a small coastal town in Maine to solve the murder of a CIA agent who knew America’s dirtiest secrets—can Travis Devine uncover the truth before his time runs out? When CIA operative Jenny Silkwell is murdered in rural Maine, government officials have immediate concerns over national security. Her laptop and phone were full of state secrets that, in the wrong hands, endanger the lives of countless operatives. In need of someone who can solve the ...
     
  • The Trail Back Out – Jadi Campbell

    2023 San Francisco Book Festival Winner General Fiction. 2020 American Book Fest Best Book Award Finalist Fiction Anthologies. 2021 IAN Book of the Year Award Finalist (Short Story Collection). 2021 Top Shelf Award Runner-Up. 2021 Wishing Shelf Red Ribbon. The title story was longlisted for the 2021 Screen Craft Cinematic Short Story Award. This collection is Jadi Campbell’s fourth book and her first finished work in four years. She completed many of these stories during the coronavirus lockdown. From tales of Eddie, high on LSD ...
     
  • Demon Copperhead – Barbara Kingsolver

    An Oprah’s Book Club Selection. “Demon is a voice for the ages—akin to Huck Finn or Holden Caulfield—only even more resilient. I’m crazy about this book, which parses the epidemic in a beautiful and intimate new way. I think it’s her best.” —Beth Macy, author of Dopesick. “An Appalachian David Copperfield…Demon Copperhead reimagines Dickens’s story in a modern-day rural America contending with poverty and opioid addiction…Like Dickens, she is unblushingly political and works on a sprawling scale…Episode by episode she persuasively conveys the mind of a teenage ...
     
  • The Pivot Year – Brianna Wiest

    This is the year you change your life. If you’re in a pivot period—if you’re still bridging the space between where you are and where you want to be—remember that the person you’re becoming is already within you. The journey is convincing your mind to act consistently on what your heart already knows it wants to do. The Pivot Year is a book of 365 daily meditations on finding the courage to become who you’ve always wanted to be, from the internationally bestselling author of 101 Essays ...
     
  • The #1 Lawyer – James Patterson, Nancy Allen

    Biloxi’s best criminal defense attorney has never lost a case. Then his client’s beautiful wife is murdered, and America’s #1 lawyer suddenly becomes its #1 suspect.  Stafford Lee Penney is a small-town lawyer with a big-time reputation for winning every case he tries. In his sharp suits and polished Oxford shoes, Penney is Biloxi, Mississippi’s #1 Lawyer and top local celebrity. Just as Penney notches his latest courtroom victory, his wife is scandalously killed. He spirals into a legal and personal losing streak, damaging his ...
     
  • Crosshairs – James Patterson, James O. Born

    “Turn. Up. The. Heat” (New York Times) with this psychological thriller. New York City detective Michael Bennett faces his most terrifying killer ever. It could be anyone. They could be anywhere. A killer uses fearsome precision to take out impossible targets. Detective Michael Bennett teams with a shooting expert—a former Army Ranger and sniper with NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit. But Officer Rob Trilling seems more comfortable with rifles than he is with people. When his new partner begins to log unexplained absences from duty, only Bennett can prove whether the ...
     
  • Absolution – Alice McDermott

    A riveting account of women’s lives on the margins of the Vietnam War, from the renowned winner of the National Book Award. You have no idea what it was like. For us. The women, I mean. The wives. American women—American wives—have been mostly minor characters in the literature of the Vietnam War, but in Absolution they take center stage. Tricia is a shy newlywed, married to a rising attorney on loan to navy intelligence. Charlene is a practiced corporate spouse and mother of three, a beauty and ...
     

                   

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