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Kindle Lending Library recs

I recently got access to the Kindle Lending Library but none of the books on my list are in it from what I can tell. Just browsing is overwhelming so I’m coming to you! Since it is free, I am willing to try a broader range.

Looking at my books I recommend, I see a lot of very well researched historic fiction (Marge Piercy, Michener) and non-fiction that reads like a story (Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy). There is a bit of adventurous wanderlust but that is more adventure and less self-realization. There is a trend of strong-woman based western and westward migration stories, laugh-out-loud books (Christoper Moore). The female comedian books (Mindy, Tina, Amy, etc) are hit or miss. There is also some non-fiction - Poisoner’s Handbook, Wormwood Forest, Lone Surviver. I haven’t found the trend there other than sciency.


That said, I’m generally not a big fan of trade fantasy/sci-fi, with exception of some of the feministy stuff in fantasy worlds (think Ursala LeGuin) and carefully science based (the Martian). I also tend to steer clear of the cheesy best sellers (ie - Eat Pray Love) and mysteries but that isn’t set in stone.

Since others may ask, here is my (by no means complete or even up to date) list of “books to recommend”:

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott
The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #1) by Caleb Carr
Centennial by James A. Michener
The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
Hawaii by James A. Michener
Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
The Martian by Andy Weir
These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901, Arizona Territories (Sarah Agnes Prine, #1) by Nancy E. Turner
A Name of Her Own by Jane Kirkpatrick
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Sex Wars: A Novel of Gilded Age New York by Marge Piercy
Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl by Mary Mycio
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
The Valley of Horses (Earth’s Children, #2) by Jean M. Auel
The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth’s Children, #1) by Jean M. Auel
Sarah (Canaan, #1) by Marek Halter
Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth by Chris Stringer
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

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