Book of the Week: Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

My friend Kristin (not the author) recommended Magic Hour when we were in Destin during spring break.   I picked it up last week and devoured in just a few sittings.    I found myself making excuses for reading time….which wasn’t hard since everyone else in my house was preoccupied with the road to the College World Series.… Read More »

Book of the Week: Bringing Up Boys: Shaping the Next Generation of Men by James Dobson

My hardback version of Bringing Up Boys:  Shaping the Next Generation of Men was copyrighted 2001, the year my youngest son was born.   I grabbed it from my library today to review something I remembered from this amazing book.  I realized when putting it back on the shelf that I’ve had this book for 18 years and it is the parenting book that I most often refer to.  … Read More »

Book of the Week: My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding by Wendy Wax

I met Wendy several years ago when she agreed to come for the best book club my neighborhood group ever had!

She has a new book coming out this month and I was lucky enough to be on her list for a pre released copy!  I started it yesterday and am LOVING it!  

In My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding, due out May 14, a wedding dress passed down through generations unravels the tangled threads of three women’s lives in a novel of friendship, family and forgiveness. … Read More »

Book Launch Party at Brookhaven Wines ~ My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding by Wendy Wax

by Jeff Madsen:  Owner of Brookhaven Wines

Wendy Wax will be at Brookhaven Wines in the shop at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 13th for a pre-launch party supporting her new novel “My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding”. Come taste two brand new wines to the shop, JNSQ Rose and Sauvignon Blanc, meet Wendy, get a signed copy of the book, and munch on lite bites!   … Read More »

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The Ink Penn’s Books of the Week: Meet the authors who will be at Lemonade Days (Part 2)

by Kathy Manos Penn (The Ink Penn) for The Aha! Connection

Get acquainted with more of our local authors whose books will be available at the Local Authors Bookstore April 27-28. Imagine finding all the books you need for your summer reading without ever visiting Amazon.  

Peter Bein is the author of the memoir, “Maxwell’s Suitcase.” When Peter discovered a hidden suitcase, concealed for forty years in his Brooklyn home, it compelled him to make an appointment with his past, and he has taken a decade-long spiritual journey to find his way home.… Read More »

Book of the Week: My rec plus tons of Aha! Subscriber Recommendations too!

I chose Where the Crawdads Sing as our “book of the week” last October.  I have since verbally recommended this book over and over and over again but just realized that I never WROTE about how much I loved it after reading it.   This book is one of my favorite books EVER!  After learning about it,  both my Aunt and my mother-in-law chose it for their book clubs. … Read More »

Book of the Week: Educated

This is my Meadowlake book club’s April choice.  I haven’t read it yet but here’s what Amazon has to say:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR • BILL GATES’S HOLIDAY READING LIST • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE’S AWARD IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE’S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK • FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD 

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post O: The Oprah MagazineTime • NPR • Good Morning America San Francisco ChronicleThe Guardian The Economist Financial TimesNewsdayNew York PosttheSkimmRefinery29BloombergSelfReal Simple Town & CountryBustlePastePublishers WeeklyLibrary JournalLibraryReadsBookRiot • Pamela Paul, KQED • New York Public Library

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.… Read More »

Books of the Week: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers

My 11th grader’s ACT Tutor (Brad Daniell) recommended that my son choose a book from this list of 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers.   They plan to read it together and discuss….much like a book club for just the two of them.   The goal:   increase his ACT reading category score.  

Everyone who knows me, understands that I’m a book lover.  … Read More »

Book of the Week: (FIVE FEET APART)

Friday I watched the trailer for this week’s movie giveaway and thought to myself:  “I bet this book was good!”   On Saturday, I found myself meandering through Barnes and Noble and ran across the book.   I bought it, went home, sat in the gorgeous Saturday warm sunshine,  and commenced reading.   My husband MADE me put it down to leave for the Dunwoody Varsity baseball game. … Read More »

Book of the Week: Unstoppable: Step into Your Purpose, Run Your Race, Embrace the Future

I’m in a Christian women’s group studying this book together.  I’ve just finished chapter 5 and decided I needed to share the book as our book of the week.   We are reading one chapter per week but I’m having a hard time reading one chapter then stopping and waiting until the next week.  I have the actual paperback book AND the audio version.  … Read More »

City Winery Announces Spring Wine Down Weekends March Lineup

City Winery at Ponce City Market is thrilled to announce the return of Wine Down Weekends, a free music series held on the expansive, dog-friendly patio every Friday and Saturday this spring from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Kicking off on Friday, March 1st with a high-energy show from artist, Wesley Cook, the series will take place through May 2019.… Read More »

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Book of the Week: Originals by Adam Grant

I haven’t read this but it is the March choice for my neighborhood book club and Heather always chooses interesting books! 

The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B


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City Winery February Books & Booze featuring ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ By James Baldwin

Literature enthusiasts are invited to turn the pages of James Baldwin’s captivating novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, during Posman Books and City Winery’s February Books & Booze on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Marc Stiles, Posman Book’s General Manager, will lead a riveting discussion among fellow avid readers about a heart-wrenching love story where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined.… Read More »