# 1 A book written over 100 years ago

illidThe great war epic of Western literature, translated by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles

Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer’s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace.

# 17 A book about a Political memoir

674181.jpgMadam Secretary: A Memoir

In this outspoken and much-praised memoir, the highest-ranking woman in American history shares her remarkable story and provides an insider’s view of world affairs during a period of unprecedented turbulence. A national bestseller on its first publication in 2003, Madam Secretary combines warm humor with profound insights and personal testament with fascinating additions to the historical record.

# 15 A book you can finish in a day

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Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. IV, No. 4) — Animals and Healing
Price: $3.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Ernest Dempsey opens the book telling us that in this issue is a wonderful story by a 10 year old child Soleil Sky …, July 6, 2016
Recovering the self is a journal of hope and healing this was written in 2012 and Vol. 4. The cover is of a horse and a person and shows the reader that their is a non profit agency to provide counseling, support groups and therapeutic riding on horses in South Carolina. Their mission is to provide a healing force for children, families, adults and military members. Ernest Dempsey opens the book telling us that in this issue is a wonderful story by a 10 year old child Soleil Sky Cosko whose tribute to her two dogs, Titan and Kashmir, who stand as a testimony against the breed-ism that has been made a law labeling pit bulls as dangerous dogs and hence punishable by death upon the lightest incident.These two dogs are role model pit bulls, as great pets. If you love animal stories this will capture your heart. I was gifted this book at a discount to my unbiased review. © 2016 Jackie Paulson

# 13 A book recommended by someone you just met

51e4w929arl-_ac_us240_fmwebp_ql65_Brad Metzler A book recommended by someone you just met The Tenth Justice!  I was waiting in the doctors office and this book was on the table.  I read Chapter One and was immediately drawn in.  It is about law and since I have a paralegal degree I totally love the type of genre.

Novels

 # Title Publication Date ISBN
1 The Tenth Justice 1997 978-0688150891
2 Dead Even 1998 978-0688150907
3 The First Counsel 2001 978-0446527286
4 The Millionaires 2002 978-0446527293
5 The Zero Game 2005 978-0446530989
6 The Book of Fate 2006 978-0446530996
7 The Book of Lies 2008 978-0446577885
8 The Inner Circle 2011 978-0446573719
9 The Fifth Assassin 2013 978-0446553971
10 The President’s Shadow 2015 978-0446553933
11 The House of Secrets 2016 978-1455559497
Born April 1, 1970 (age 46)
Occupation Novelist, screenwriter, comic book writer
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Michigan, Columbia Law School
Period 1997 to the present
Genre political thriller, superhero fantasy, non-fiction
Notable works The Tenth Justice
Jack & Bobby
Identity Crisis
Notable awards 2008 Eisner Award for Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)[1]
Spouse Cori Flam (1995-present; 3 children)
Website
www.bradmeltzer.com

# 12 A Book that is becoming a movie this year

 

Books Becoming Movies in 2016

important: There have been a lot of books added on this list that should not have been because they don’t meet the qualifications. There’s a reason the title says “2016”. Only add movie adaptations of books that are actually being released in 2016.
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for P...
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
by Ransom Riggs
3.86 avg rating — 525,110 ratings

2
Me Before You (Me Before Yo...
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
by Jojo Moyes (Goodreads Author)
4.29 avg rating — 589,430 ratings

3
Fantastic Beasts and Where ...
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
by J.K. Rowling
3.94 avg rating — 185,697 ratings

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Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
by Veronica Roth (Goodreads Author)
3.64 avg rating — 611,923 ratings

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The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins (Goodreads Author)
3.87 avg rating — 837,330 ratings

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The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave,...
The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)
by Rick Yancey
4.13 avg rating — 239,310 ratings

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Throne of Glass (Throne of ...
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
by Sarah J. Maas (Goodreads Author)
4.24 avg rating — 253,699 ratings

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Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
by Tahereh Mafi
4.02 avg rating — 178,676 ratings

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Ready Player One
Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline (Goodreads Author)
4.31 avg rating — 329,366 ratings

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The Light Between Oceans
The Light Between Oceans
by M.L. Stedman (Goodreads Author)
3.99 avg rating — 228,088 ratings

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The Darkest Minds (The Dark...
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)
by Alexandra Bracken (Goodreads Author)
4.27 avg rating — 80,984 ratings

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The BFG
The BFG
by Roald Dahl
4.21 avg rating — 234,145 ratings

A Book that is becoming a movie this year

# 10 A book that is 150 Pages

 

Candy Man (Candy Man #1)

by Amy Lane (Goodreads Author)
4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  1,353 Ratings  ·  277 Reviews
Adam Macias has been thrown a few curve balls in his life, but losing his VA grant because his car broke down and he missed a class was the one that struck him out. One relative away from homelessness, he’s taking the bus to Sacramento, where his cousin has offered a house-sitting job and a new start. He has one goal, and that’s to get his life back on track. Friends, pets, lovers? Need not apply.

Finn Stewart takes one look at Adam as he’s applying to Candy Heaven and decides he’s much too fascinating to leave alone. Finn is bright and shiny—and has never been hurt. Adam is wary of his attention from the very beginning—Finn is dangerous to every sort of peace Adam is forging, and Adam may just be too damaged to let him in at all.

But Finn is tenacious, and Adam’s new boss, Darrin, doesn’t take bullshit for an answer. Adam is going to have to ask himself which is harder—letting Finn in or living without him? With the holidays approaching it seems like an easy question, but Adam knows from experience that life is seldom simple, and the world seldom cooperates with hope, faith, or the plans of cats and men.