Five Books to Add to Your 2024 Reading List

Bring in the New Year the right way – with gratitude, celebration, and of course, reading goals. As you are building out your reading list for the year, take some time to check out these five indie titles. All are highly praised, worthwhile reads that have unique appeal to readers of all backgrounds. Happy reading!

Book of the Day: Countdown

Bestselling author and renowned musical artist Robert Dorsey Smith brings readers a fast-paced, memorable story in his new novel, Countdown. It’s a compelling thriller about a planned act of bioterrorism and the conception and execution of the time-critical strategy to avoid an epic environmental catastrophe and to hold those responsible accountable.

Illustrated Books for Families this Fall

We’re well into the heart of the Fall and classrooms everywhere have been filled for over a month. Our children are busy learning and opening their minds to new concepts and ideas – making this a great time to introduce them to new books to read. Children’s books can convey profound concepts in an approachable manner – and if you’re looking for three books that effectively do that, here are my recommendations.

Bestseller Feature: We Believe

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.

Book of the Day: Bases Loaded

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.

Three New Books You Need to Read in August

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.

Hot Books Readers are Talking About

How many books have you read this summer? Whatever the number may be, there is always room for one more on the bookshelf! With that in mind, check out these four books that readers in the community can’t stop talking about! Each is certainly worthy of being added to your TBR pile.

Book of the Day July 24th, 2023

Harrowing and unpredictable, Paper World is a page-turning novel like no-other. Beautifully written by author Maureen Cummins, it is the story of a girl who finds herself lost down a rabbit hole – trying to retrace her steps and find her way back to the surface. Will she climb and catch her breath again? Or will her paper world rip to shreds beneath her feet?

Three Coming of Age Novels We’re Reading this Summer

There is something special about the coming-of-age genre. As a reader, it’s thought-provoking and relatable to witness the highs and lows of growth in a character’s life. No matter who we are or where we come from, we all come of age in our own way – making it the ultimate commonality. So, if you are seeking an empathetic story that speaks to fundamental aspects of the human experience, check out these three highly acclaimed coming-of-age novels. 

Book of the Day July 18th, 2023

Delightfully written by Jennifer Carmody, The New Days is a wonderful novel for you to add to your summer TBR pile! Flaunting relatable, dynamic characters and a compelling plot line, this book will appeal to readers of many different backgrounds – particularly millennials. Fundamentally, it’s a gripping story about friendship and the challenges that arise when harmonious relationships start to become complicated.

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