If you’re reading this, it’s safe to guess you’re fond of books, reading, and being transported to different times, places, experiences, and viewpoints. We invite you to check out what others are reading by looking at the last books submitted in 2022. To see the complete list of books from 2019-2022, go to the Tidelines website here.
The 6:20 Man
by David Baldacci
A cryptic murder pulls a former soldier turned financial analyst deep into the corruption and menace that prowl beneath the opulent world of finance, in this new thriller from David Baldacci. (2022, 432 pgs; Fiction)
The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
by Michelle Obama
In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, bestselling memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world. (2022, 318 pgs; Nonfiction)
Lessons in Chemistry
by Bonnie Garmus
Set in 1960s California, this debut is the hilarious, idiosyncratic and uplifting story of a female scientist whose career is constantly derailed by the idea that a woman’s place is in the home, only to find herself starring as the host of America’s most beloved TV cooking show. (2022, 390 pgs; Fiction)
Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies
by J.B. West
For twenty-eight years, first as assistant to the chief usher, then as chief usher, West witnessed national crises and triumphs, and interacted daily with six consecutive presidents and first ladies, their parents, children and grandchildren, and houseguests-including friends, relatives, and heads of state. In this engaging memoir, West offers an absorbing and novel glimpse at America’s first families, from the Roosevelts to the Kennedys and the Nixons. (1973, 380 pgs; Nonfiction)
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
by Cokie Roberts
Roberts offers an intimate look at the passionate women whose tireless pursuits on behalf of their families and country proved just as crucial to the forging of a new nation as the rebellion that established it. (Audiobook 2004)
These Precious Days
by Ann Patchett
The beloved author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays. (2021, 322 pgs; Nonfiction)
Apples Never Fall
by Liane Moriarty
This psychological thriller looks at marriage, sibling rivalry, and the lies we tell others and ourselves. (2021, 467 pgs; Fiction)
by John Grisham
After seventeen-year-old Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon receives a college scholarship to play basketball for North Carolina Central, he moves to Durham from his native, war-torn South Sudan, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season, but Sooley has a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America, working tirelessly on his game until he dominates everyone in practice, and when Sooley is called off the bench, the legend begins. (2021, 355 pgs; Fiction)
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