Finally made #1 on the NYT Best Sellers List for paperback non-fiction. Most major medical break-throughs are based on research using HELA cells or the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks. Before medical ethics were an issue, Henrietta's cells were cultivated and reproduced without her knowledge - and that's only the tip of the ice berg. This one is an eye-opener!

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard,

One of the best books I ever read, love that is a true story, fascinating!The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family

Henrietta Lacks

The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews

Bubblegum Betty is the true story of young Mennonite girl growing up during the Great Depression. Hear about her childhood adventures like cutting off just one of her braids, eating soap and walking in her sleep. Growing up with a large family and a special needs brother kept her life interesting.

Based on the true story of the Pendle Hill Witch burning in England in the early 1600's, before the Salem Witch Trials. It's a well-researched, well-written account of real people and the chain of perfectly understandable, logically coherent choices that led to their being accused of witchcraft...or Catholicism, these being conflated under James I's reign.

March by Geraldine Brooks,

Looking for Alaska by John Green,

The Bewildered by Peter Rock,

You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon,

A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout,

The Unsettling by Peter Rock,

Five Star Billionaire: A Novel null,

The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh,

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson,

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins,

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron,

Monster by Steve Jackson,