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colette's library | 7 book recommendations to get you ready for National Book Lovers Day

August 5, 2019

 

 

National Book Lovers Day is this Friday the 9th. (Like I need an excuse to read. 😬)

 

If you are looking for something new to add to your bookshelf, request from the library or download on your phone, here are 7 books I’ve read this year that I would definitely recommend! 📚 

 

Fiction 

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins

I love how this novel made everything feel so real by being written in interview style. The singer Daisy Jones and the band The Six are interviewed about their time together in the 1970s. 

 

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Everything about this book is unique. I don’t think I’ve ever read another book with a protagonist like Kya--a resilient, intelligent, lonely, poverty stricken woman. This book kept me on the edge of my seat while making me cry and empathize. 

 

Non fiction 

The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions by Emily P. Freeman 

I really enjoy Emily’s writing. It’s refreshing, like a deep breath of autumn air. Seriously. I love her podcast The Next Right Thing so of course I had to read her new book. It did not disappoint. If you need encouragement as you make little day to day decisions or the big scary decisions, please read this. (Or listen to the audiobook, Emily’s voice is relaxing. 😂) 

 

The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

I learned a lot about North Korea in this shocking memoir about how she “escaped” North Korea in accident. 

 

The Valedictorian of Being Dead by Heather B. Armstrong 

This is a deep look into depression and the extreme, experimental treatment Heather went through to heal her mind.

 

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes 

If you are familiar with Grey’s Anatomy, you probably know the name Shonda Rhimes (she’s the the writer/creator). This book follows her journey to saying yes to all of the opportunities that came her way for one whole year. It was uplifting and encourages you to say yes to the important, and sometimes scary, things in life. 

 

The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

Wes Moore was intrigued when he heard the police were looking for a man with his same name and in his same neighborhood for the shooting of a police officer. After doing some research, he contacted the other Wes Moore who was then in prison and started talking about their paths in life. He realized that he could have had ended up in his shoes if his life had been just a little different. It’s an eye opening read on how much our families, living conditions, friends, schooling and job opportunities can affect our lives. 

 

Please let me know if you have any recommendations for me! Several of these books were recommended to me, so thank you and keep them coming!️ 📚❤

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