For once, I’m not here to talk about books to read. Instead, I’m diving into how our books are printed at BookBaby Publishing and BookBaby Bookshop. Readers often don’t think about the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into the book they’re holding in their hands. So, fellow reader, I encourage you to take some time to recognize the tremendous detail and effort that factors into high-quality book printing.
Everyone should be reading fiction. Novels allow us to expand our imaginations – and see the world in entirely new ways. Fiction readers possess a level of creativity that can only be achieved by unpacking the imaginative world of an author’s mind. After a summer filled with reading, I found that these four novels stood out and left a lasting impression on me, my thoughts, and my life.
This is the perfect book to read as we come together and enjoy the pure, wholesome joy of the Little League World Series. Written by baseball enthusiast and Nolensville Coach Evan Satinoff, the book recounts this small town’s run to the Little League World Series – inning by inning, pitch by pitch, and reveals priceless behind-the-scenes stories that will capture your heart.
If you’re looking for relatable life stories that will make you laugh until you cry, then I have the perfect book for you. Jewmorous is as thoughtful as it is risqué – making it one of the most original and compelling coming-of-age stories you will ever read. Written by Herman Lentz, the book chronicles his life stories growing up, told from a Long Island Jewish perspective.
In a world filled with diverse palates and dietary preferences, it’s rare to find a cookbook that truly has something for everyone. But in my opinion, Caroline Somers’ mouthwatering marvel Served is the perfect cookbook for every kitchen. Bursting with flavor, creativity, and most importantly, love, this is an impressive collection of culinary excellence. With this cookbook, you become the ultimate home-chef, equipped with clear, high-quality recipes for family and friends to enjoy.
Hitchhiking to Madness will leave you speechless. It is such an awe-inspiring, complicated tale and at times it is so rich with lasting lessons that you must remind yourself that it is a true story. While covering pertinent social themes and thoughtful insight on the horrors of mental illness, Dr. Carol Hamilton chronicles a life journey like no other.
Science fiction has quite the ability to capture our attention. It inspires us to think deeply about the world’s vast possibilities – both present and future. These fascinating stories on the surface seem profoundly different than our reality. However, when you truly think about the complexity and fragility of life, these once implausible stories become hauntingly relatable. I’ve been diving deep into the world of science fiction this summer and have been absolutely captivated. Here are three science fiction novels that I recommend you read.
Baseball is deeply engrained into American history. As a result, it also is powerfully associated with American literature – from the 19th century to the present day. Many renowned authors have utilized America’s pastime as a central driving force in plot, story arch, and character development. This book, Bases Loaded, offers an in-depth exploration of the rich history of baseball in literature, acting as an annotated bibliography of novels that dive deep into the world of this beloved game.
Heal Forward reminds us that everybody has something. We’re all scarred and damaged in a sense. But in this book, we learn that persevering through the darkness shapes us, and grants us tremendous strength.
Summer might not last forever, but a good book does. So, check out these three books that have received high praise and acclaim from readers. In fact, I found them to be not only the top books of the summer, but also the top books this year. I encourage you to check them out as you enjoy the warm, golden days of August.