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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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...
"A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable" (National Review) biography of Grover Cleveland--the honest, principled, and plain-spoken president whose country has largely overlooked him. "Entertaining and astute" (Booklist), A Man of Iron explores the...
The secret wisdom of nature : trees, animals, and the extraordinary balance of all living things : stories from science and observation
Wohlleben, Peter
"As you read these pages you will understand why I so admire [Peter Wohlleben] and am so in love with his work."--JANE GOODALL Nature is full of surprises: deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it...
Project Hail Mary a novel
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
A powerfully moving, award-winning graphic novel that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants from New York Times bestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels. How can a human being be illegal for simply existing? Ebo is alone. His...
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.
When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he expanded the appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet that lays out his twenty...
The Johnstown flood
McCullough, David G.
The stunning story of one of America's great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving...
House of Hollow
Sutherland, Krystal
A New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! A dark, twisty modern fairytale where three sisters discover they are not exactly all that they seem and evil things really do go bump in the night. Iris Hollow and her two older sisters are...
Forest Walking: Discovering the Trees and Woodlands of North America
Peter Wohlleben
Awaken your senses and make the most out of your next walk in the woods--with Peter Wohlleben, New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees. "This book will fast-track you into the joys of spending time amongst the trees."--Tristan Gooley, author of The Lost Art of Reading...
The atlas six
Blake, Olivie
An Instant New York Times Bestseller A Vulture Best Fantasy Novel of 2022 A Goodreads Best Fantasy Choice Award Nominee The much-acclaimed viral sensation from Olivie Blake, The Atlas Six--now newly revised and edited...
Gone to the woods : surviving a lost childhood
Paulsen, Gary
A mesmerizing memoir from a literary legend, giving readers a new perspective on the origins of Hatchet and other famed survival stories. His name is synonymous with high-stakes wilderness survival adventures. Now, beloved author Gary Paulsen portrays a series of life...

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