100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay Before You Die by Kristen Hare

After releasing the first edition of “100 Things” in 2014, Tampa Bay Times obituary writer Kristen Hare returned this year with the third installment that’s not only a guidebook for newcomers but a secret list of things that even the most seasoned Tampa Bay locals might not have done.

Oldest Tampa Bay by Joshua Ginsberg

The Bay area’s preeminent riddler, and author of Tampa Bay Scavenger, is back with a book that looks even further back than Henry Plant as it gives readers 90 quick-hit chapters that introduce the Bay area’s historical pioneers and events.