The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte

Brusatte, an American paleontologist, is one of the foremost researchers in the field and has created this new history of the dinosaurs through extensive research.

Somewhere Inside by Laura Ling & Lisa Ling

An emotional, raw, and honest account giving insight into the kidnapping of Laura by North Korea and Lisa's battle to set her free.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

What begins as a search for worldly goods, turns into a meditation on the transforming power of giving in to your destiny and dreams.

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

If humans just disappeared, what would happen to the land, the cities, the ocean, the climate, our garbage, our art? 

Starbucked by Taylor Clark

The story of how coffeehouse culture changed everyday life in North America and — as much as we hate to admit it — Starbucks led the way.

Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill

Fascinating first hand account of what life inside the little-known, terrifying world of Scientology is really like by David Miscavige's niece. 

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Perfect for writers and creatives, this will give you the motivation to kick procrastination in the butt! 

Crossing The Heart of Africa by Julian Smith

In 1898, explorer Ewart Grogan set out to be the very first (British) man to cross Africa. Author Julian Smith follows in Grogan's epic footsteps. 

Gang Leader For A Day by Sudhir Venkatesh

Graduate student gives insider insight into the hierarchy of the gang that runs one of Chicago’s most notorious housing projects . 

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A complex gothic painting in words that takes you from a hidden library, through the streets of 1945 Barcelona, and into a dark mystery.

The Road To Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Conversational, hilarious, and unapologetic, Bryson takes you to some of the most unique and interesting parts of Britain. Slightly inappropriate, highly entertaining. 

Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist by Stephen Kurkjian

Investigations, theories, blunders, and complex web of the Boston mafia that all contributed to the famed Gardner Museum heist that took place 25 years ago.

The Social Life Of Ink by Ted Bishop

Cutthroat world of pen patents to social rankings of ink stones to bloodstained texts in the Middle East. A love affair with the medium.

Turn Right At Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

Well-researched travel tale about the fascinating history and mystery of Machu Picchu. Contains entertaining characters and vivid descriptions that inspires adventure. 

Loot: The Battle Over The Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World by Sharon Waxman

Who does history belong to? Full of mystery, intrigue and conspiracy, this book gives insight into the complicated issues surrounding the antiquities trade.

The Swerve: How The World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

A journey though antiquity to the moment that the rediscovery of an epic poem in 1417 helped usher in the modern age.

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F#ck by Sarah Knight

How to stop spending time you don't have with people you don't like, doing things you don't want to do. You will laugh out loud!  

Hot Art by Joshua Knelman

Dive into the lives of professional art thieves and the people that chase them. Stolen art is the largest black market in the world!

Walking The Amazon by Ed Stafford

Two adventurers trek from one end of the Amazon river to the other dealing with jungle weather, bugs, injuries and mysteries.

Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

Shin escaped from a North Korean prison camp —  a world of suspicion, hate, and horror. The book is a heartbreaking, eyeopening, and shocking true story. 

Wilful Disregard by Lena Andersson

Funny, raw and completely engrossing, the story follows Ester, a rational intellectual from Stolkholm, who completely falls for Hugo, a complete asshole. 

Do Travel Writers Go To Hell? By Thomas Kohnstamm

A hilarious professional travel writer gives an honest, no holds barred account of what life as a guide book writing traveler really looks like.

The Spy by Paulo Coelho

Based on the life of Mata Hari who escaped a terrible marriage to become a beguiling exotic dancer and spy during WWI.

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

Annie finds a small, dingy painting hiding in a junky antique shop, and is exposed to some of Europe's darkest secrets — the perfect beach read! 

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

An edge-of-your-seat adventure into the Amazon following the footsteps of the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett who disappeared in 1925.

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

The true story about how thousands of priceless ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts were rediscovered and saved from the elements and humans in Western Africa.

The Wave by Susan Casey

Casey travels the globe trying to learn the dangerous secrets of the ocean and the elusive ship-swallowing, hundred foot wave.

A House In The Sky by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett

The story of a horrific year spent kidnapped by terrorists in Somalia — how she stayed alive, retained her humanity, and how she was saved.

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine

Peer into the mystery that is the female human brain and learn why you are the way you are in this witty, fascinating read!

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay

This book weaves you into its spell and you'll want to be part of the lives of these dynamic characters long after the narrative ends.


Mossad by Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal

Reveals some of the organization's secret operations, a history of how it came to be, and insight into present day conflicts in the Middle East. 


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