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The Book Nook

by Nina Ulloa


Whether you treasure fiction or nonfiction or relish in short stories, business, biographies, politics, sports, mystery or fantasy, books still inspire minds and imaginations of the young and mature reader. Now that summer is just days away below are some selections perfect for vacation, the beach, your lunch break or relaxing on your deck! Very different reads for the diverse tastes of many readers. Enjoy and Happy Summer!


FICTION

1. THE 17TH SUSPECT

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

The latest installment in the Women’s Murder Club series. Detective Lindsay Boxer searches for a killer in San Francisco.

2. SOMEONE TO CARE

by Mary Balogh

The fourth book in the Westcott Novel series. The former Countess of Riverdale runs away with the Marquess of Dorchester.

3. THE FALLEN

by David Baldacci

Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town.

4. THE MARS ROOM

by Rachel Kushner

A woman is separated from her son when she begins two consecutive life sentences in a California correctional facility.

5. THE PERFECT MOTHER

by Aimee Molloy

A missing baby unnerves a group of new mothers who meet in Prospect Park twice a week.


NON-FICTION

1. EDUCATED

By Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

2. WAR ON PEACE

by Ronan Farrow

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the deterioration of American diplomacy.

3. HILLBILLY ELEGY

by J.D. Vance

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.

4. THE COLOR OF LAW

by Richard Rothstein

A case for how the American government abetted racial segregation in metropolitan areas across the country.

5. SHOE DOG

Phil Knight

A memoir by the co-founder of Nike, Inc.


HARD COVER ADVICE & MISCELLANEOUS

1. MAGNOLIA TABLE

By Joanna Gaines with Marah Stets

Magnolia Table is infused with Joanna Gaines' warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from the heart of her home, with recipes inspired by dozens of Gaines family favorites and classic comfort selections from the couple's new Waco restaurant, Magnolia Table, which opens early 2018.

2. GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE

by Rachel Hollis

With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have.

3. EVERYBODY ALWAYS

by Bob Goff

What happens when we stop avoiding difficult people and simply love everyone? In his wildly entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a life-altering journey into the secret of living without fear, care, constraint, or worry.

4. THE CLEAN 20

by Ian K. Smith

From the New York Times bestselling author of SHRED and Blast the Sugar Out, the ultimate guide to clean eating! What is clean eating? In his newest diet book, Dr. Ian K. Smith teaches readers the benefits of clean eating and how to implement it in their own lives. He tells readers how to easily reduce unhealthy processed foods in their diets, a key to weight loss, disease prevention, and overall health. 

5. THE PLANT PARADOX

by Steven R. Gundry

The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain.


CHILDREN’S BOOKS

1. HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDMA

by Jean Reagan. Illustrated by Lee Wildish

How to organize a sleepover with your elderly charge.

2. I LOVE MOM WITH THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

by Eric Carle

That ravenous insect is brimming with motherly love.

3. THE CONFIDENCE CODE FOR GIRLS

by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman with Jillellyn Riley. Illustrated by Nan Lawson

A guidebook that helps empower girls.

4. ENDLING: THE LAST

by Katherine Applegate. Illustrated by Max Kostenko

Byx, a dairnes, sets out on a quest to find more of her kind.

5. ASH PRINCESS

by Laura Sebastian

A disgraced princess schemes to overthrow the Kaiser and take back her throne.