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 »
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 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 »
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
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 »
Click here to see why I chose this book! Amazon says this: Beyond Tim Tebow’s exploits as a Heisman-winning football player, he is widely known and respected for his exemplary character and personal excellence, which have made him a role model for millions. When Tim interacts with the public, he often encounters people who feel “stuck”–unable to take action on matters ranging from daily life to pursuing lifelong dreams.… Read More »
By Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection
When I mentioned last week that Tim Tebow coming to Passion City Church was one of my top three fave things about the Super Bowl coming to town, I had no idea how many people would notice and reach out to me. I saw SEVERAL people I knew at the 9:15 AM Sunday service and countless others have contacted me to ask how it was. … Read More »
You don’t have to be a minimalist or a decluttering guru to have come across the tiny dynamo that is Marie Kondo.
After her bestselling book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up grabbed the world’s attention in 2014, she’s back with a wildly popular Netflix series coaching households to make over their homes using “the innovative KonMari Method to help people clear out their clutter and choose joy.” Continue at Clark.com… Read More »