Mat's Suggestions

Mat enjoys reading about nature and outdoor adventure, science, and history. When he switches over to fiction he prefers science fiction and fantasy, graphic novels, popular and trending fiction, etc.

Updated December 7, 2022
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Upgrade : a novel
Crouch, Blake
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "If Michael Crichton had written a superhero novel, it would look a lot like Upgrade."--The New York Times Book Review "You don't so much sympathize with the main character as live inside his skin."--DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York...
The secret network of nature : the delicate balance of all living things
Wohlleben, Peter
An exploration of the invisible connections sustaining the entire natural world from the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees Did you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth? Or that wolves can alter the course of a river?...
Project Hail Mary
Weir, Andy
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of The Martian, a lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this "propulsive" (Entertainment Weekly), cinematic thriller full of suspense, humor, and fascinating science--in development as a major motion picture...
Colfer, Eoin
This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels. ...
A deadly education : a novel
Novik, Naomi
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver comes the first book of the Scholomance trilogy, the story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic. FINALIST FOR THE LODESTAR AWARD * "The dark...
Kitchen confidential : adventures in the culinary underbelly
Bourdain, Anthony
After twenty-five years of 'sex, drugs, bad behaviour and haute cuisine', chef and novelist Anthony Bourdain decided to tell all. From his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky-tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown; from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop the...
House of Hollow
Sutherland, Krystal
''Stepping nimbly among the liminal spaces and eerie real-world haunts of our heroine''s cipher-sister, this haunting modern fairytale will wrap you up like a glittering fog, before going for your throat.'' Melissa Albert, author of The Hazel Wood Iris Hollow and her two older...
The Atlas six
Blake, Olivie
When the world's best magicians are offered an extraordinary opportunity, saying yes is easy. Each could join the secretive Alexandrian Society, whose custodians guard lost knowledge from ancient civilizations. Their members enjoy a lifetime of power and prestige. Yet each decade, only six...
Gone to the woods : a true story of growing up in the wild
Paulsen, Gary
From the author of the bestselling Hatchet comes a true story of high-stakes wilderness survival!At the age of five Gary Paulsen escaped from a shocking Chicago upbringing to a North Woods homestead, finding a powerful respect for nature that would stay with him throughout his life. At the age of...

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