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

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: (FIVE FEET APART)”

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

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


Book of the Week: My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding by Wendy Wax (You could win 2 copies)

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 in May and I can’t wait to read it.   Wendy is giving away two copies so I thought I’d share this opportunity with you and make her book our Book of the Week!… Read More » “Book of the Week: My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding by Wendy Wax (You could win 2 copies)”

Book of the Week: This is the Day by Tim Tebow

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 » “Book of the Week: This is the Day by Tim Tebow”

Audra’s Take on Tim Tebow’s Super Bowl Message

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 » “Audra’s Take on Tim Tebow’s Super Bowl Message”

Book of the Week: The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

I’m so glad to be in the middle of a group  studying this book together.  I just finished Chapter 3 and am fascinated and prayerful that it will help me become healthier!

Here’s what Amazon has to say:

Revolutionize Your Health …

Once and for All

During an afternoon of baptizing over 800 people, Pastor Rick Warren realized it was time for change.… Read More » “Book of the Week: The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life”

Books of the Week: The Secret of Clouds, Good Riddance, and The Lost Girls of Paris

The authors of The Secret of Clouds, Good Riddance, and The Lost Girls of Paris will be coming to Dunwoody in February so start reading now and then buy tickets to go see them in person!




A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA is pleased to present two author events in February. The first features bestselling author Elinor Lipman on Wed, February 13 at 7:30 pm, and will be in conversation with Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author.… Read More » “Books of the Week: The Secret of Clouds, Good Riddance, and The Lost Girls of Paris”

Books of the Week: 2018-19 Literature Requirements for DHS Students

I distinctly remember looking up and planning to order all of the American Literature books for my now 20 year old when he was a high school junior.  Why am I pondering this?  Because my 17 year old is about to take the class and I’m a bookworm/nerd and weirdly excited to be discussing American Lit with him next semester.  … Read More » “Books of the Week: 2018-19 Literature Requirements for DHS Students”

The Four Books I bought for my sons this Christmas

My boys are 17 and 20 and I want them to read more.   I’m a book-a-holic and I’d like it to rub off on them for many reasons.  They actually both were happy with the books I chose for them so I thought I’d share in case others need ideas for their kiddos!  If you know them you can probably guess who got which books but that isn’t really important so I’m just going to list them randomly.… Read More » “The Four Books I bought for my sons this Christmas”

Book of the Week: The Woman in the Window

Last week I published the top 2018 Fiction Books selected by Goodreads.  I immediately purchased the book listed at #1 and couldn’t put it down.  It was a quick read and definitely a psychological thriller.  I found myself totally in the brain  of Anna Fox and loved all the twists and turns.  Before reading it, I checked out the list of actors that will be playing the lead roles in the upcoming movie.  … Read More » “Book of the Week: The Woman in the Window”

Books of the Week: Gift Ideas for the Readers on your Shopping List

Books are my favorite gifts!!!   I discovered the top Goodreads fiction books of 2018 and thought I’d provide you with links to the top five.  Believe it or not, I’ve only read one…..and it was AWESOME.  Click here for my review of The Great Alone. I’m about to add the other four to my Christmas list! … Read More » “Books of the Week: Gift Ideas for the Readers on your Shopping List”

Book of the Week: Into the Water (We’re giving away a hardcover copy!)

One of my favorite girls from the DHS Class of 2017 texted me the following note from Athens this week: 

“Read a really good book recently I thought you might like!  It’s called INTO THE WATER by Paula Hawkins.  Elizabeth (her roomie) and I both read it and were obsessed.”

Christy knows how much I love to read and we used to share books all the time before she moved to UGA. … Read More » “Book of the Week: Into the Water (We’re giving away a hardcover copy!)”

Book of the Week: Blessed Christmas With The Jesse Tree

By Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

I was in my attic last night gathering up all of our Christmas decorations and of course what I was looking for was in the very last box I checked.  Alas, today is the first day of advent and I needed to find my Jesse Tree book!   I stumbled upon this book in a pre-school workshop at Peachtree Road UMC in 2002. … Read More » “Book of the Week: Blessed Christmas With The Jesse Tree”