Big Spring Books: Must-Read books that you should be reading this spring

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The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out

1. The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out by Angela Liddon

After a decade of struggling with an eating disorder and subsisting on diet, low-calorie processed foods, Angela Liddon vowed to get healthy once and for all. Done with feeling sick and tired, she threw out her fat-free butter spray and low-calorie frozen dinners.

Instead, Angela embraced whole foods that made her glow from the inside out. But first, she had to learn to cook and eat right …

 

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis

2. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis

Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks.

Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which …

 

Shadow Spell: Book Two of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy

3. Shadow Spell: Book Two of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts

With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken.

Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside …

 

Missing You by Harlan Coben

4. Missing You by Harlan Coben

It’s a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she’s ignored for decades come crashing down on her.

Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart—and who she hasn’t seen in 18 years. Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens …

 

The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

5. The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle–with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head.

As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything and everyone at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into …

 

I've Got You Under My Skin: A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark

6. I’ve Got You Under My Skin: A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark

When Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams.

Laurie is haunted by more—the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene: “Tell your mother she’s next, then it’s your turn …” Now Laurie is dealing with murder again, this time as the producer of a true-crime, cold-case television …

 

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

7. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz

While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies.

A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to …

 

Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive)

8. Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive) by Brandon Sanderson

Six years ago, the Assassin in White, a hireling of the inscrutable Parshendi, assassinated the Alethi king on the very night a treaty between men and Parshendi was being celebrated.

So began the Vengeance Pact among the highprinces of Alethkar and the War of Reckoning against the Parshendi. Now the Assassin is active again, murdering rulers all over the world of Roshar, using his baffling powers to thwart every bodyguard and …

 

Be Careful What You Wish For (The Clifton Chronicles)

9. Be Careful What You Wish For (The Clifton Chronicles) by Jeffrey Archer

When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him.

But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham …

 

Shotgun Lovesongs: A Novel by Nickolas Butler

10. Shotgun Lovesongs: A Novel by Nickolas Butler

It’s a place like hundreds of others, nothing special, really. But for four friends all born and raised in this small Wisconsin town, it is home. And now they are men, coming into their own or struggling to do so.

One of them never left, still working the family farm that has been tilled for generations. But others felt the need to move on, with varying degrees of success. One trades commodities, another took to the rodeo circuit …

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