I haven’t read Next Year in Havana yet, but it comes highly recommended from a friend. (Thanks T.S.) I’ve had projects that are keeping me from my reading time but will soon be in need of a new book and I’ve decided this one is it! Reese Witherspoon chose it for her book club last July and I have really liked the few “Reese Picks” that I’ve read! … Read More »
Recent Book Reviews:
- Book of the Week: Next Year in Havana
- Book of the Week/Giveaway ~ Where’d You Go Bernadette
- Book of the Week: Killers of the Flower Moon
- Bud Selig, Former Commissioner of MLB, Presents “For the Good of the Game” at the MJCCA Book Festival on July 10!
- Book of the Week: Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah
- Book of the Week: Bringing Up Boys: Shaping the Next Generation of Men by James Dobson
- Book of the Week: My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding by Wendy Wax
- Book Launch Party at Brookhaven Wines ~ My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding by Wendy Wax
- Books of the Week: Books that Make Great Gifts for High School Grads
- The Ink Penn’s Books of the Week: Meet the authors who will be at Lemonade Days (Part 2)
- What I learned from my girlfriends on Spring Break
- Book of the Week: My rec plus tons of Aha! Subscriber Recommendations too!
- Book of the Week: Educated
- Books of the Week: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers
- Book of the Week: (FIVE FEET APART)
By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection
I love movies and books so I particularly love when a book turns into a movie! Earlier this week we gave away passes to an upcoming screening for Where’d You Go Bernadette. I’m trying to obtain a few more passes for the event but meanwhile decided to give away a paperback copy of the book! … Read More »
I tend to lean heavily towards fiction, or at least historical fiction, when choosing books to read. However, I try to make myself throw in a few fact based books fairly often. I chose Killers of the Flower Moon because it was high time for me to read a true story. It also grabbed my attention because of being a best seller, winner of multiple awards, and the story is touted as “the birth of the FBI”.… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
My kids are 17 and 20 so I know a lot of kids in the class of 2019. Therefore, graduation gifts are on my mind lately. My love for reading moves my mind in the direction of books for grads. I’ve done a little research and found these recommendations that might serve as gift ideas for your favorite graduate.… Read More »
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 »
By Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection
Last week at Crystal Beach (near Destin) I celebrated Spring Break with 9 boy moms, 3 girl moms and 20+ teenagers. We had two houses separated by a back yard fence + one right down the street. Don’t tell the home owners but there was a ton of climbing back and forth over the fence….especially at evening curfew!… Read More »
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 »
#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 Magazine • Time • NPR • Good Morning America • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsday • New York Post • theSkimm • Refinery29 • Bloomberg • Self • Real Simple • Town & Country • Bustle • Paste • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • LibraryReads • BookRiot • 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 »
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 »
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 »