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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 coming to an end and autumn is just around the corner below are some selections perfect for a crisp fall day! Very different reads for the diverse tastes of many readers. Enjoy and Happy Reading!

FICTION
  1. Camino Island By John Grisham Doubleday A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida Island.
  2. COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts St. Martin’s Press Years after she was kidnapped, a woman returns to her family’s Montana ranch.
  3. DRAGON TEETH by Michael Crichton HarperCollins A paleontological rivalry plays out in 1870s Wyoming. A recently discovered manuscript by Crichton, who died in 2008.
  4. MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz HarperCollins A novel within a novel pays homage to and updates Agatha Christie-style mysteries.
  5. THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS by Arundhati Roy Knopf A sprawling novel of modern India by the author of “The God of Small Things.”
NON FICTION
  1. I CAN'T MAKE THIS UP by Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss 37 INK/Atria The comedian’s personal and professional life.
  2. IF I UNDERSTOOD YOU, WOULD I HAVE THIS LOOK ON MY FACE? by Alan Alda Random House The actor’s efforts to help people learn to communicate more effectively.
  3. BILL O'REILLY'S LEGENDS AND LIES: THE CIVIL WAR by David Fisher Holt Stories of the Civil War; a companion to the Fox historical docudrama.
  4. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson Norton A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
  5. OPTION B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant Knopf Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.
HARD COVER ADVICE & MISCELLANEOUS
  1. THINK SKINNY, FEEL FIT by Alejandro Chabán Atria Before you can lose pounds, you must shed weight. Alejandro Chabán suffered from being overweight as a child and from anorexia and bulimia as an adolescent, and desperately tried to have a healthy body. Then, after trying different diets and exercise regimens, he finally lost 150 pounds. But he discovered that even though his body was thin, in his mind, he was still overweight. This realization inspired him to develop
  2. The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition (College Admissions Guides) by Princeton Review The Princeton Review's college rankings started in 1992 with surveys from 30,000 students. Over 25 years and more than a million student surveys later, we stand by our claim that there is no single “best” college, only the best college for you… and that this is the book that will help you find it!
  3. The Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You To Handle Money by Tommy Brown Recorded Books A unique approach to understanding how you innately relate to handling money. A fascinating concept!" – Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages True financial well-being involves more than getting out of debt and accumulating wealth. It’s about discovering how you’re wired by God, and how that wiring influences the way you think about, feel toward, and handle money.
  4. THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTION by Dan Buettner National Geographic With the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are that you may live up to a decade longer. What’s the prescription for success? National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has traveled the globe to uncover the best strategies for longevity found in the Blue Zones: places in the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives. And in this dynamic book he discloses the recipe, blending this unique lifestyle formula with the latest scientific findings to inspire easy, lasting change that may add years to your life.
  5. UNINVITED by Lysa TerKeurst Thomas Nelson GOD WANTS US TO LIVE LOVED WHEN WE FEEL LEFT OUT, LONELY, AND LESS THAN.
CHILDREN’S BOOKS
  1. LITTLE EXCAVATOR by Anna Dewdney Viking The big rigs show their strength turning a vacant lot into a park.
  2. HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDPA by Jean Reagan. Illustrated by Lee Wildish Knopf Taking care of your charge; snack ideas included.
  3. MIDDLE SCHOOL MAYHEM by Rachel Renée Russell Simon & Schuster Max is back, trapped in the school with three bumbling computer thieves.
  4. BROKEN PRIDE by Erin Hunter HarperCollins A baboon, an elephant and a displaced lion cub join forces in the face of a fearful future.
  5. GIRLING UP by Mayim Bialik Philomel Personal experience meets scientific fact in a girl's guide to growing up.