Susan Fowler

Susan Fowler

Writer of things for the page, screen, and @nytimes.

60+ Book Recommendations by Susan Fowler

  • Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves--and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives--and destroyed them. Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-drive design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world. The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.

    If you want a smarter, better-written explanation of this than I can offer, check out one of the best books of all time: https://t.co/mK3jrmKoHB

  • Pachinko

    Min Jin Lee

    * The million-copy bestseller* * National Book Award finalist * * One of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2017 * * Selected for Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf book club * 'This is a captivating book ... Min Jin Lee's novel takes us through four generations and each character's search for identity and success. It's a powerful story about resilience and compassion' BARACK OBAMA. Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife. Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country in which she has no friends, no home, and whose language she cannot speak, Sunja's salvation is just the beginning of her story. Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinkois an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.

    @rachsyme Isn’t it amazing??? It is one of my favorite books of all time!!

  • The Song of Achilles

    Madeline Miller

    @stevemullis @anildash Such a great book

  • Daisy Jones & The Six

    Taylor Jenkins Reid

    @karanortman Such a fun book!

  • The fucking greatest though https://t.co/6g3ViTZf1H

  • Passage

    Connie Willis

    Joanna Lander, a clinical psychologist obsessed with near-death experiences, joins forces with Dr. Richard Wright, a neurologist who has discovered a way to manufacture NDEs with the help of a mind-altering drug.

    Ugh this book is perfect how am I gonna read anything else after this https://t.co/P4aFBzk8tv

  • Piranesi

    Susanna Clarke

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known. For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

    @BBolander It is my favorite thing I’ve read all year

  • Horse Crazy

    Sarah Maslin Nir

    In the bestselling tradition of works by such authors as Susan Orlean and Mary Roach, a New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist explores why so many people—including herself—are obsessed with horses. It may surprise you to learn that there are over seven million horses in America—even more than when they were the only means of transportation—and nearly two million horse owners. Acclaimed journalist and avid equestrian Sarah Maslin Nir is one of them; she began riding horses when she was just two years old and hasn’t stopped since. Horse Crazy is a fascinating, funny, and moving love letter to these graceful animals and the people who—like her—are obsessed with them. It is also a coming-of-age story of Nir growing up an outsider within the world’s most elite inner circles, and finding her true north in horses. Nir takes us into the lesser-known corners of the riding world and profiles some of its most captivating figures. We meet Monty Roberts, the California trainer whose prowess earned him the nickname “the man who listens to horses”; George and Ann Blair, the African-American husband and wife who run a riding academy for inner city youth on a tiny island in the middle of Manhattan’s East River; and Francesca Kelly, a wealthy London socialite whose love for an Indian nobleman shaped her life’s mission: to rescue an endangered Indian breed of horse and bring them—illegally—to America. Woven into these compelling character studies, Nir shares her own moving personal narrative. She details her father’s harrowing tale of surviving the Holocaust, and describes an enchanted but deeply lonely upbringing in Manhattan, where horses became her family. She found them even in the middle of the city, in a stable disguised in an old townhouse and in Central Park, when she chased down truants as an auxiliary mounted patrol officer. And she speaks candidly of how horses have helped her overcome heartbreak and loss. Infused with heart and wit, and with each chapter named after a horse Nir has loved, Horse Crazy is an unforgettable blend of beautifully written memoir and first-rate reporting.

    @SarahMaslinNir I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK

  • Making a good script great is more than just a matter of putting a good idea on paper. It requires the working and reworking of that idea. This book takes you through the whole screenwriting process-from initial concept through final rewrite-providing specific methods that will help you craft tighter, stronger, and more saleable scripts. While retaining the invaluable insights that placed its first two editions among the all-time most popular screenwriting books, this expanded, revised, and updated third edition adds rich and important new material on dialogue, cinematic images, and point of view, as well as an interview with screenwriter Paul Haggis. If you are writing your first script, this book will help develop your skills for telling a compelling and dramatic story. If you are a veteran screenwriter, it will help you articulate the skills you know intuitively. And if you are currently stuck on a rewrite, this book will help you analyse and solve your script's problems and get it back on track.

    This book is truly great. I picked it up hoping it would help me fix a screenplay, and it ended up helping me figure out how to fix some problems with a novel, too. Amazing advice on story structure for anyone and everyone! https://t.co/XJuMPSLAlU

  • The Plaza

    Julie Satow

    Journalist Julie Satow's thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row. From the moment in 1907 when New York millionaire Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt strode through the Plaza Hotel's revolving doors to become its first guest, to the afternoon in 2007 when a mysterious Russian oligarch paid a record price for the hotel's largest penthouse, the eighteen-story white marble edifice at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street has radiated wealth and luxury. For some, the hotel evokes images of F. Scott Fitzgerald frolicking in the Pulitzer Fountain, or Eloise, the impish young guest who pours water down the mail chute. But the true stories captured in THE PLAZA also include dark, hidden secrets: the cold-blooded murder perpetrated by the construction workers in charge of building the hotel, how Donald J. Trump came to be the only owner to ever bankrupt the Plaza, and the tale of the disgraced Indian tycoon who ran the hotel from a maximum-security prison cell, 7,000 miles away in Delhi. In this definitive history, award-winning journalist Julie Satow not only pulls back the curtain on Truman Capote's Black and White Ball and The Beatles' first stateside visit-she also follows the money trail. THE PLAZA reveals how a handful of rich, dowager widows were the financial lifeline that saved the hotel during the Great Depression, and how, today, foreign money and anonymous shell companies have transformed iconic guest rooms into condominiums that shield ill-gotten gains-hollowing out parts of the hotel as well as the city around it. THE PLAZA is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting New York's place at the center of the country's cultural narrative for over a century.

    I’m reading @JulieSatow’s INCREDIBLE book about the Plaza and it makes me miss New York so much

  • Do Unto Otters

    Laurie Keller

    Mr. Rabbit wonders if he will be able to get along with his new neighbors, who are otters, until he is reminded of the golden rule.

    We got ours through the wonderful PJ Library but you can also get one online: Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners https://t.co/tHzEnbGgBO

  • Ancient Greek Philosophy

    Thomas A. Blackson

    @RCSantana And then my favorite ancient philosophy textbook: https://t.co/pLB99ehr2o

  • Thinking about Mathematics covers the range of philosophical issues and positions concerning mathematics. The text describes the questions about mathematics that motivated philosophers throughout history and covers historical figures such as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Mill. It also presents the major positions and arguments concerning mathematics throughout the twentieth century, bringing the reader up to the present positions and battle lines.

    @RCSantana And I loved this one, about philosophy of math: https://t.co/msQ6kyWhAm

  • Now revised and updated and containing several entirely new chapters, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to political philosophy. It discusses historical and contemporary figures and covers a vast range of topics and debates, including immigration, war, national and global economics, the ethical and political implications of climate change, and the persistence of racial oppression and injustice. It also presents accessible, non-technical discussions of perfectionism, utilitarianism, theories of the social contract, and the Marxian tradition of social criticism. Real-life examples introduce students to ways of using philosophical reflection and debates, and open up new perspectives on politics and political issues. Throughout, this book challenges readers to think critically about political arguments and institutions that they might otherwise take for granted. It will be a vital and provocative resource for any student of philosophy or political science.

    @RCSantana This political philosophy book is also really great: https://t.co/zExTbtAVaE

  • Ethics

    Barbara MacKinnon

    Introduce your students to the major perspectives in ethical theory and a broad range of contemporary moral debates using MacKinnon/Fiala's ETHICS: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, Eighth Edition. Illuminating overviews and a selection of readings from traditional and contemporary sources make even complex philosophical concepts reader-friendly. Comprehensive, clear-sighted introductions to general and specific areas of ethical debate cover influential ethical theories, including religion and global ethics, utilitarianism and deontology, natural law ethics, virtue ethics, and feminist and care ethics. Contemporary moral issues discussed include euthanasia, sexual morality, economic justice, animal ethics, war, violence, and globalization. A broader range of voices and philosophical traditions in this edition includes continental and non-Western philosophers, with new readings from prominent ethicists such as Kwame Anthony Appiah, Angela Y. Davis, Mohandas Gandhi, and Richard Rorty. Increased coverage of contemporary dilemmas highlights issues of widespread interest, such as same-sex marriage, structural racism, factory farming, pacifism, and global distributive justice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    @RCSantana This is one of my absolute favorites, it’s just so well done and everything is explained really well: https://t.co/dW375pPeCB

  • Kant

    Christine M. Korsgaard

    Published in 1785, Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written. In Kant's own words, its aim is to identify and corroborate the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. He argues that human beings are ends in themselves, never to be used by anyone merely as a means, and that universal and unconditional obligations must be understood as an expression of the human capacity for autonomy and self-governance. As such, they are laws of freedom. This volume contains Mary Gregor's acclaimed translation of the work, sympathetically revised by Jens Timmermann, and an accessible, updated introduction by Christine Korsgaard.

    v good book https://t.co/2E6lOYFNNj

  • Obsessed with seventeenth-century Flemish masterpieces, Wyatt Gwyon forges original artwork amazingly faithful to the spirit and techniques of the time.

    Up next: https://t.co/rdMXtACmj6

  • The Art of Forgery

    Noah Charney

    The Art of Forgery: Case Studies in Deception explores the stories, dramas and human intrigues surrounding the world’s most famous forgeries – investigating the motivations of the artists and criminals who have faked great works of art, and in doing so conned the public and the art establishment alike.

    This book is so fun I’m obsessed with it https://t.co/2dmwM5TA97

  • The Price of Salt

    Patricia Highsmith

    Originally published by Coward-McCann, Inc., in 1952 under the pseudonym Claire Morgan.

    @blgtylr Yessss book inspiration twin. The Price of Salt is perfect! I’ve never read Fates and Furies - I should get on that ASAP

  • Fates and Furies

    Lauren Groff

    @blgtylr Yessss book inspiration twin. The Price of Salt is perfect! I’ve never read Fates and Furies - I should get on that ASAP

  • Seventy-five years ago, H. A. and Margret Rey introduced us to Curious George. This handsome slipcased anniversary set includes all seven classic tales:Curious George, Curious George Takes a Job, Curious George Rides a Bike, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Learns the Alphabet,and Curious George Goes to the Hospital, as well as a Curious George birthday party kit. A classic foundation for building any child's library,The Adventures of Curious George is a set for all seasons—holidays, baby showers, and birthdays all make perfect occasions to introduce or reacquaint a reader with the one and only George.

    @ByrneHobart Curious George is the best. He basically just uses the scientific method to understand the world and get himself out of the weird situations he got himself into. The books and the Hulu show are both good about this.

  • Severance

    Ling Ma

    Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance. "A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the apocalypse might bring." —Michael Schaub, NPR.org “A satirical spin on the end times-- kind of like The Office meets The Leftovers.” --Estelle Tang, Elle NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: NPR * The New Yorker ("Books We Loved") * Elle * Marie Claire * Amazon Editors * The Paris Review (Staff Favorites) * Refinery29 * Bustle * Buzzfeed * BookPage * Bookish * Mental Floss * Chicago Review of Books * HuffPost * Electric Literature * A.V. Club * Jezebel * Vulture * Literary Hub * Flavorwire Winner of the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award * Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction * Winner of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award * Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel * A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 * An Indie Next Selection Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she’s had her fill of uncertainty. She’s content just to carry on: She goes to work, troubleshoots the teen-targeted Gemstone Bible, watches movies in a Greenpoint basement with her boyfriend. So Candace barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies cease operations. The subways screech to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of a dwindling skeleton crew with a big end-date payoff. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost. Candace won’t be able to make it on her own forever, though. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They’re traveling to a place called the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they need to start society anew. But Candace is carrying a secret she knows Bob will exploit. Should she escape from her rescuers? A send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines, and missed opportunities of contemporary life, Ling Ma’s Severance is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire. Most important, it’s a heartfelt tribute to the connections that drive us to do more than survive.

    @jeffdebruyn Book! It’s amazing!

  • No Filter

    Sarah Frier

    Award-winning reporter Sarah Frier reveals an inside, never-before-told, behind-the-scenes look at how Instagram defied the odds to become one of the most culturally defining apps of the decade. Since its creation in 2010, Instagram’s fun and simple interface has captured our collective imagination, swiftly becoming a way of life. In No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, technology reporter Sarah Frier explains how Instagram’s founders married art and technology to overcome skeptics and to hook the public on visual storytelling. At first, Instagram initially attracted artisans, but then the platform exploded in popularity among the masses, creating an entire industry of digital influencers that’s now worth tens of billions of dollars. Eighteen months after Instagram’s launch and explosive growth, the founders—Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger—made the gut-wrenching decision to sell the company to Facebook. For most companies, that would be the end of the story; but for Instagram, it was only the beginning. Instagram borrowed some lessons from Facebook and rejected others, until eventually its success stirred tension with Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, just as Facebook became embroiled in a string of public crises. Frier unearths the details that led to the cofounders’ departure, bringing to light dramatic moments unknown to the public until now. At its heart, No Filter draws on unprecedented exclusive access—from the founders of Instagram, as well as employees, executives, and competitors; hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio; Anna Wintour of Vogue; Kris Jenner of the Kardashian-Jenner empire; and a plethora of influencers, from fashionistas with millions of followers to owners of famous dogs worldwide—to show how Instagram has fundamentally changed the way we communicate, shop, eat, and travel. The book brings readers inside users’ strategies to craft their personal image and fame, explaining how the company’s product decisions have affected the structure of our society. From teenagers to the pope, No Filter tells the captivating story of how Instagram not only created a new industry but also changed our lives.

    Happy pub day Sarah!! I’m about halfway through her book and it’s such a good deep dive into Instagram’s history. Check it out! https://t.co/7z6IVHDh7L

  • This first-time publication of 15 full scripts from NBC's Emmy Award-winning sitcom includes background information on the stars and characters plus 30 color photos and an Introduction by Christopher Lloyd, the show's executive producer.

    Yay look what just arrived! My birthday is one week from today, and I plan to spend it reading this: https://t.co/lvaTQ8k3Jk

  • Say Nothing

    Patrick Radden Keefe

    "A narrative about a notorious killing that took place in Northern Ireland during The Troubles and its devastating repercussions to this day"--

    Just finished "Say Nothing" by @praddenkeefe. Wow. Extraordinary book. If you haven't read it yet, please go pick it up. I finished it in two sittings. https://t.co/mA8ktLdllb

  • All is going well for rich, reclusive Mr Norell, who has regained some of the power of England's magicians from the past, until a rival magician, Jonathan Strange, appears and becomes Mr Norrell's pupil, in a witty fantasy set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century England. Reprint.

    Finished this absolutely perfect book and now am fighting the urge to start reading it all over again. If you haven’t read it yet, don’t wait another moment. https://t.co/XvayGU9Ohl

  • 4. Where’d You Go Bernadette by @_MariaSemple: wickedly, painfully, heartachingly funny; filled my heart with joy. 5. Harvey by Mary Chase: I have read this play so many times and it gets better with every read. 6. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis: a perfect story perfectly told.

  • Harvey

    Mary Chase

    THE STORY: When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him c

    4. Where’d You Go Bernadette by @_MariaSemple: wickedly, painfully, heartachingly funny; filled my heart with joy. 5. Harvey by Mary Chase: I have read this play so many times and it gets better with every read. 6. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis: a perfect story perfectly told.

  • Doomsday Book

    Connie Willis

    4. Where’d You Go Bernadette by @_MariaSemple: wickedly, painfully, heartachingly funny; filled my heart with joy. 5. Harvey by Mary Chase: I have read this play so many times and it gets better with every read. 6. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis: a perfect story perfectly told.

  • Gail Sheehy on Hillary Clinton. Ingrid Sischy on Nicole Kidman. Jacqueline Woodson on Lena Waithe. Leslie Bennetts on Michelle Obama. And two Maureens (Orth and Dowd) on two Tinas (Turner and Fey). Vanity Fair's Women on Women features thirty of the best profiles on female subjects written by female contributors over the past thirty-five years. From the viewpoint of the female gaze come penetrating profiles on everyone from Gloria Steinem to Princess Diana to Whoopi Goldberg to essays on workplace sexual harassment to a post-#MeToo reassessment of the Clinton scandal by Monica Lewinsky.

    Reading Vanity Fair's Women on Women has inspired me to go through the old VF archives. There are so many treasures in here 😍😭 https://t.co/FE5q0LO9zz

  • Whistleblower

    Susan Fowler

    In 2017, twenty-five-year-old Susan Fowler published a blog post detailing the sexual harassment and retaliation she'd experienced as an entry-level engineer at Uber. The post went viral, leading not only to the ouster of Uber's CEO and twenty other employees, but 'starting a bonfire on creepy sexual behaviour in Silicon Valley that... spread to Hollywood and engulfed Harvey Weinstein' (Maureen Dowd, The New York Times). The moving story of a woman's lifelong fight to do what she loves - despite repeatedly being told no or treated as less-than - Whistleblower is both a riveting read and a source of inspiration for anyone seeking to stand up against inequality in their own workplace.

    I saw the full cover for my book WHISTLEBLOWER and I’m dying of happiness, it’s so amazing 😭😍

  • The Song of Achilles

    Madeline Miller

    A breathtakingly original rendering of the Trojan War, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012.

    The Song of Achilles by @MillerMadeline was so good I feel like someone ripped my heart out and stomped on and then put it back together slowly piece by piece. I have wished so many times I could read The Iliad for the first time again and this did that for me.

  • The Song of Achilles by @MillerMadeline was so good I feel like someone ripped my heart out and stomped on and then put it back together slowly piece by piece. I have wished so many times I could read The Iliad for the first time again and this did that for me.

  • This early work by Nikolai Gogol was originally published in 1832 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Night of Christmas Eve' is a short story about a young man trying to win the affections of a beautiful girl by promising to fetch her the slippers of the Tsaritsa. Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was born in Sorochintsi, Ukraine in 1809. In 1831, Gogol brought out the first volume of his Ukrainian stories, 'Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka'. It met with immediate success, and he followed it a year later with a second volume. 'The Nose' is regarded as a masterwork of comic short fiction, and 'The Overcoat' is now seen as one of the greatest short stories ever written; some years later, Dostoyevsky famously stated "We all come out from Gogol's 'Overcoat'." He is seen by many contemporary critics as one of the greatest short story writers who has ever lived, and theFather of Russia's Golden Age of Realism."

    What are your favorite Christmas/Hanukkah/New Years/Holiday/etc. books? I already reached my annual 52-book reading goal, so I think I might do themed reading in December. Gogol’s Christmas Eve. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. A Christmas Carol. What else?

  • What are your favorite Christmas/Hanukkah/New Years/Holiday/etc. books? I already reached my annual 52-book reading goal, so I think I might do themed reading in December. Gogol’s Christmas Eve. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. A Christmas Carol. What else?

  • A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens

    A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future

    What are your favorite Christmas/Hanukkah/New Years/Holiday/etc. books? I already reached my annual 52-book reading goal, so I think I might do themed reading in December. Gogol’s Christmas Eve. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. A Christmas Carol. What else?

  • Madeline Miller's "Circe" is one of the most beautifully-written books I've ever read. If (like me) you love classical mythology, you will LOVE this book.

  • Whistleblower

    Susan Fowler

    In 2017, twenty-five-year-old Susan Fowler published a blog post detailing the sexual harassment and retaliation she'd experienced as an entry-level engineer at Uber. The post went viral, leading not only to the ouster of Uber's CEO and twenty other employees, but 'starting a bonfire on creepy sexual behaviour in Silicon Valley that... spread to Hollywood and engulfed Harvey Weinstein' (Maureen Dowd, The New York Times). The moving story of a woman's lifelong fight to do what she loves - despite repeatedly being told no or treated as less-than - Whistleblower is both a riveting read and a source of inspiration for anyone seeking to stand up against inequality in their own workplace.

    Thank you @marieclaire for including my book Whistleblower on your list of best winter books! https://t.co/pRTdw1gcbQ

  • The two best books I've read so far this year (it's a tie between these for first place): 1a. Where'd You Go Bernadette 1b. Doomsday Book https://t.co/2rcHxxQjjn

  • Doomsday Book

    Connie Willis

    @mcwm Doomsday Book https://t.co/cD004zH2HZ

  • Collection includes all seven novels in the series.

    @WinstonSmith327 @neilhimself 2016: all of the Chronicles of Narnia books.

  • @WinstonSmith327 @neilhimself From 2017: The Road to Camlann, The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew), A Wrinkle in Time, The Cosmic Perspective, The Golden Compass, The Little Prince.

  • Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will.

    @WinstonSmith327 @neilhimself From 2017: The Road to Camlann, The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew), A Wrinkle in Time, The Cosmic Perspective, The Golden Compass, The Little Prince.

  • The Cosmic Perspective

    Jeffrey O. Bennett

    For two-semester courses in astronomy. Exploring the impact of new discoveries on astronomy, science, and life in the universe Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective, 9th Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for anyone who is curious about the universe, regardless of prior background in astronomy or physics. As respected teachers and active researchers, the authors present astronomy using a coherent narrative and a thematic approach that engages students immediately and guides them through connecting ideas. This engagement-centered approach and variety of contextualizing features enhance student understanding of the process of science and actively involve them in learning key concepts. The 9th Edition features major scientific updates, new content that focuses on the possibility of life in the universe, and recent discoveries that provide modern contexts to help students see astronomy as highly relevant to their worlds now. The authors integrate a new focus on cultural diversity among scientists and ethics across science and astronomy, delving into science done by a wide range of people and evaluated in different ways. The authors write and create a wealth of Mastering Astronomy resources, carrying the coherent and cohesive approach of the book to the new and expanded digital tools, such as Prelecture Videos. Instructors can access this curated group of activities in Mastering Astronomy for use before, during, and after class and can easily edit the pre-built assignments to fit the way they teach. This text is also available in two volumes, which can be purchased separately: The Cosmic Perspective: The Solar System, 9th Edition (includes Chapters 1-13, 14, S1, 24) The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, 9th Edition (includes Chapters 1-3, S1, 4-6, S2-S4, 14-24) Also available digitally as a standalone Pearson eText, or via Mastering Astronomy, which includes the Pearson eText. Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience that can be adopted on its own as the main course material. It lets students highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place, even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it. Educators can easily customize the table of contents and share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their eText and what they learn in class - motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning. If your instructor has assigned Pearson eText as your main course material, search for: * 0135729491 / 9780135729496 Pearson eText Cosmic Perspective, The -- Access Card, 9/e OR * 0135729459 / 9780135729458 Pearson eText Cosmic Perspective, The -- Instant Access, 9/e Also available with Mastering Astronomy By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student.Resources in Mastering Astronomy are written and carefully reviewed by the author team, establishing the same coherent and trusted voice as the book. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Astronomy does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Astronomy, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Astronomy, search for: 0134988930 / 9780134988931 Cosmic Perspective, The Plus Mastering Astronomy with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134874366 / 9780134874364 Cosmic Perspective, The 0134988833 / 9780134988832 Mastering Astronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Cosmic Perspective, The 0321765184 / 9780321765185 SkyGazer 5.0 Student Access Code Card (Integrated component)

    @WinstonSmith327 @neilhimself From 2017: The Road to Camlann, The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew), A Wrinkle in Time, The Cosmic Perspective, The Golden Compass, The Little Prince.

  • The Golden Compass

    Philip Pullman

    Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

    @WinstonSmith327 @neilhimself From 2017: The Road to Camlann, The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew), A Wrinkle in Time, The Cosmic Perspective, The Golden Compass, The Little Prince.

  • The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.

    @WinstonSmith327 @neilhimself From 2017: The Road to Camlann, The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew), A Wrinkle in Time, The Cosmic Perspective, The Golden Compass, The Little Prince.

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    Medeleine L'Engle

    @WinstonSmith327 @neilhimself From 2017: The Road to Camlann, The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew), A Wrinkle in Time, The Cosmic Perspective, The Golden Compass, The Little Prince.

  • Beloved by generations, Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little are two of the most cherished stories of all time. Now, for the first time ever, these treasured classics are available in lavish new collectors' editions. In addition to a larger trim size, the original black-and-white art by Garth Williams has been lovingly colorized by renowned illustrator Rosemary Wells, adding another dimension to these two perfect books for young and old alike.

    @WinstonSmith327 @neilhimself From the 2018 list: Charlotte’s Web, The Sword and the Circle, all of the Series of Unfortunate Events books, The Light Beyond the Forest.

  • The Sword and the Circle

    Rosemary Sutcliff

    A retelling of the classic Arthurian legend follows the adventures of the boy who became a king, his councillor Merlin, his beloved Guinivere, and the Knights of the Round Table. By the author of Tristan and Iseult. Reprint.

    @WinstonSmith327 @neilhimself From the 2018 list: Charlotte’s Web, The Sword and the Circle, all of the Series of Unfortunate Events books, The Light Beyond the Forest.

  • The first Series of Unfortunate Events gift/box-set of this New York Times best-selling series. The set includes The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window.

    @WinstonSmith327 @neilhimself From the 2018 list: Charlotte’s Web, The Sword and the Circle, all of the Series of Unfortunate Events books, The Light Beyond the Forest.

  • A retelling of the adventures of King Arthur's knights, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, Sir Bors, and Sir Percival, as they search for the Holy Grail.

    @WinstonSmith327 @neilhimself From the 2018 list: Charlotte’s Web, The Sword and the Circle, all of the Series of Unfortunate Events books, The Light Beyond the Forest.

  • A Wizard of Earthsea

    Ursula K. Le Guin

    A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.

    @WinstonSmith327 From this year’s list, both Coraline by @neilhimself and A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin are perfect for middle-schoolers!

  • Fleishman Is in Trouble

    Taffy Brodesser-Akner

    "Dr. Toby Fleishman wakes up each morning surrounded by women. Women who are self-actualized and independent and know what they want--and, against all odds, what they want is Toby. Who knew what kind of life awaited him once he finally extracted himself from his nightmare of a marriage? Who knew that there were women out there who would actually look at him with softness and desire? But just as the winds of his optimism are beginning to pick up, they're quickly dampened, and then extinguished, when his ex-wife, Rachel, suddenly disappears. Toby thought he knew what to expect when he moved out: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, tense co-parenting negotiations. He never thought that one day Rachel would just drop their children off at his place and never come back. As Toby tries to figure out what happened and what it means, all while juggling his patients at the hospital, his never-ending parental duties, and his new, app-assisted sexual popularity, his tidy narrative of a spurned husband is his sole consolation. But if Toby ever wants to really understand where Rachel went and what really happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen it all that clearly in the first place. A searing, funny, and electric debut from one of the most exciting writers working today, Fleishman Is In Trouble is an exploration of a culture trying to navigate the fault lines of an institution that has proven to be worthy of both our great wariness and our great optimism"--

    On vacation I read three absolutely brilliant books: - Fleishman is in Trouble by @taffyakner - Where’d You Go Bernadette by @_MariaSemple - Annihilation by @jeffvandermeer (The last night of the trip I had a truly terrifying dream that combined all three books 😱)

  • Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle--and people in general--has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

    On vacation I read three absolutely brilliant books: - Fleishman is in Trouble by @taffyakner - Where’d You Go Bernadette by @_MariaSemple - Annihilation by @jeffvandermeer (The last night of the trip I had a truly terrifying dream that combined all three books 😱)

  • Annihilation

    Jeff VanderMeer

    Describes the 12th expedition to “Area X,” a region cut off from the continent for decades, by a group of intrepid women scientists who try to ignore the high mortality rates of those on the previous 11 missions. Original. 75,000 first printing.

    On vacation I read three absolutely brilliant books: - Fleishman is in Trouble by @taffyakner - Where’d You Go Bernadette by @_MariaSemple - Annihilation by @jeffvandermeer (The last night of the trip I had a truly terrifying dream that combined all three books 😱)

  • The Lathe Of Heaven

    Ursula K. Le Guin

    George Orr discovers that his dreams possess the remarkable ability to change the world, and when he falls into the hands of a power-mad psychiatrist, he counters by dreaming up a perfect world that can overcome his nightmares, in a new edition of the classic science fiction novel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

    Just finished reading Lathe of Heaven and finally starting The Calculating Stars 📚

  • The Calculating Stars

    Mary Robinette Kowal

    "A Tom Doherty Associates book"--Title page.

    Just finished reading Lathe of Heaven and finally starting The Calculating Stars 📚

  • Recent practice in distributed systems has shifted from building and maintaining monolithic applications to breaking monoliths into microservices, but the standardization and best practices for microservice architecture and interaction between microservices remain largely undefined. After breaking apart a monolithic application or building up microservices from scratch, many engineers are left wondering “now what”? In Production-Ready Microservices, author Susan Fowler looks at lessons learned from driving high production-readiness standards across over a thousand microservices. She discusses standards that apply to every microservice, and shares strategies for bringing microservices to a production-ready state. A production-ready microservice, she argues, is one that is stable, reliable, fault-tolerant, scalable, performant, monitored, prepared for any catastrophe, and documented and understood.

    Korean translation of PRM! https://t.co/FvZICENnE4

  • Half-Earth

    Edward O. Wilson

    "A brave expression of hope, a visionary blueprint for saving the planet. Stephen Greenblatt"

    Here’s the book: Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life https://t.co/2FgaK32gxr

  • Bird by Bird

    Anne Lamott

    A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer's life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer's block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips. Reprint. Tour.

    @substitute @BBolander Honestly, reading @ANNELAMOTT’s Bird by Bird is the only thing keeping me going. If anyone else is in a novel slump lemme know I will legit buy you this book right now (that includes you @BBolander!!)

  • Anna Karenina

    graf Leo Tolstoy

    Presents the nineteenth-century Russian novelist's classic in which a young woman is destroyed when she attempts to live outside the moral law of her society

    (Didn’t include Anna Karenina because I feel like that goes without saying. That and The Power and the Glory.)

  • (Didn’t include Anna Karenina because I feel like that goes without saying. That and The Power and the Glory.)

  • Big Little Lies

    Liane Moriarty

    A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title.

    I’m not gonna share the title of the badly written book but instead will share the name of an unexpectedly well-written book: Big Little Lies. I couldn’t put it down. (The kids actually act like children in the book btw unlike the show.)

  • The Once and Future King

    Terence Hanbury White

    Describes King Arthur's life from his childhood to the coronation, creation of the Round Table, and search for the Holy Grail

    @DelReyBooks Don't forget The Once and Future King!

  • The very best books I’ve read so far this year: Winesburg, Ohio; Vertical Motion; Harvey; Wicked. Which is really saying something because I’ve read some extraordinary books this year! https://t.co/w74NfBIUAt

  • Two young girls sneak into the grounds of a hospital where they find a disturbing moment of silence in a rose garden. A couple grows a plant that blooms underground, invisibly, to their neighbour's consternation. A cat worries about its sleepwalking owner, who recieves a mysterious visitor while he is aleep. After a ten year absence a young man visits his uncle on the 24th floor of a high rise floating in the air. Can Xue is a master of the dreamscape, crafting stories that inhabit the space where fantasy and reality meet.

    The very best books I’ve read so far this year: Winesburg, Ohio; Vertical Motion; Harvey; Wicked. Which is really saying something because I’ve read some extraordinary books this year! https://t.co/w74NfBIUAt

  • The very best books I’ve read so far this year: Winesburg, Ohio; Vertical Motion; Harvey; Wicked. Which is really saying something because I’ve read some extraordinary books this year! https://t.co/w74NfBIUAt

  • Wicked

    Gregory Maguire

    When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil? Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to be the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.

    The very best books I’ve read so far this year: Winesburg, Ohio; Vertical Motion; Harvey; Wicked. Which is really saying something because I’ve read some extraordinary books this year! https://t.co/w74NfBIUAt