Hey Savvy Readers,
Everyone knows books were meant to be shared, right? They seem to become more precious the more we share them with the people we care about. So we decided to create a list of our top 10 books that we would share and who we would share them with (especially because Thanksgiving and the time to share is right around the corner!).
Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
Share with your friend who is struggling with identity
Pen’s identity crisis and struggle to please everyone is something that we have all experienced at some time in our lives, or are currently experiencing. Share this book with your friend who you know is struggling with their identities and trying to please the people around them to show that they aren’t alone.
Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson
Share with your Mom who’s dreaming about a trip to Paris
Everyone knows that Paris is the place to go to start over and have an adventure, and Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr is doing it. Share this book with your mom who loves historical fiction and let her experience a trip to 1924 Paris in the comfort of her own home.
I, Bificus by Bif Naked
Share with your girlfriend who is searching for some inspiration
Bif Naked’s early life was anything but easy. She escaped the abusive situations of her youth by joining a band, became a solo artist, went on international tours, and started her own recording studio. Her career expanded to include films and television roles as well, until she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Bif’s strength to overcome the obstacles in her life is something that she wishes to share with others. This book is great for your girl boss friend who has overcome some crazy obstacles, or someone who you know is experiencing tough times.
The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan
Share with your friend who is looking for some excitement
Zoe Maisey appears to be the perfect girl, but of course nothing is as it seems. When her mother, Maria, is found dead at the end of Zoe’s music recital, everyone, including you, will struggle to piece together what happened. This book is perfect for your mystery loving friend who loves to try figuring out what has happened before the big reveal at the end of the book.
Sully by Chelsey B. Sullenberger III and Jeffrey Zaslow
Share with your dad who loves a
good great autobiography
Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger is the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. His actions made him a hero, and an inspiration. Share this with your autobiography-loving dad who wants to learn more about Sully’s heroic actions and the life he led after saving all those lives.
Grit by Angela Duckworth
Share with your power driven friend
Angela Duckworth draws on her own story as she describes her winding path which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. Learn more about people in real world situations who are passionate and driven about what they do, and, therefore, succeed. She also shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers. This book is perfect for your power driven friend who is sure to be a success.
The Fireman by Joe Hill
Share with your brother who is ready for a thrill
Harper Grayson is a nurse who has treated hundreds of patients infected with a deadly disease known to everyone as Dragonscale. When Harper becomes infected, she is determined to live long enough to give birth to her unborn child. Abandoned by her husband and fearing for her life from Cremation Squads, she finds a man known as The Fireman. He too is inflicted, but has learned to control the fire within himself and uses it to help others. This book is perfect for your horror/thriller loving dad or brother who can’t wait to discover how civilization will crumble in the face of pure terror.
Leave Me by Gayle Forman
Share with a woman who has been pushed to the limit
Maribeth Klein, a working mother and devoted wife, does the unthinkable in Leave Me: she packs a bag and leaves her family behind. Follow her as Gayle Forman investigates what would happen if a grown woman ran away. This book is great to share with a woman in your life — like your mother or grandmother — to show her what your life would be like without her and how much you appreciate her.
The Arm by Jeff Passan
Share with your baseball-loving family
Today’s pitchers are facing a massive issue – one tiny ligament in the elbow keeps snapping and sending teenagers and major leaguers alike to undergo surgery, an issue the baseball establishment ignored for decades. Follow Jeff Passan as he travels the world to discover what other baseball-obsessed nations do to deal with this, interviews Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, and follows two major league pitchers as they returned from Tommy John surgery, the revolutionary procedure named for the former All-Star who first underwent it more than 40 years ago. Your baseball loving family members will love learning more about “the most valuable commodity in sports.”
Marrow by Elizabeth Lesser
Share with your sister who is also your best friend
Elizabeth Lesser, the author of the New York Times bestseller Broken Open, returns with a memoir about her and her sister Maggie, who, in the face of a bone marrow transplant—one the donor and one the recipient—dig into their relationship for unconditional acceptance. The story reveals how even our most difficult experiences can offer unexpected spiritual growth. This book is perfect to share with your sister who you secretly love so much, despite pestering each other non-stop.
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