Where are my fellow readers at? I know a lot of you love to read – and it’s been awhile since I’ve written a “what to read next” post – so this is long overdue (like my library books, and how I wish that was just a bad joke…someday I’ll blog about the time my husband accidentally returned all of our books to the wrong library and said library claimed to have never received them and 11 library books and one Tinkerbell DVD are now nowhere to be found…).
I’m also excited to share ThriftBooks with you guys, which has over 7 million used books available for the lowest everyday prices on the internet. I buy tons of books, and not just because I clearly can’t be trusted to borrow them from the library. I love books, and happily consider myself a bit of a book hoarder.
With ThriftBooks I can afford to hoard to my little heart’s delight. With free shipping on all orders over $10 and a Thrift Deals bargain section where books are priced 2 for $7, 3 for $10, and 4 for $12, it’s easy to buy ALL THE BOOKS.
Which is exactly what I did. Look at all the paperback deliciousness I scored for just $20!
1. Still Alice, by Lisa Genova – This is a must-read for anyone with a family member who has Alzheimer’s or dementia. Now a major movie, this book tells the story of Alice, a respected Harvard professor who finds herself diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s.
2. The Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline – Based on a true piece of America’s history when orphan children were shipped off in a train to small towns across the midwest by the thousands, The Orphan Train beautifully joins the stories of Vivian, an elderly woman who was one such orphan, and Molly, a modern-day teenager who is a victim of the foster care system.
3. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon – The Outlander series are my favorite books, and I recommend them every chance I get. If you haven’t read them yet, I am jealous of you. The books will take you into the world of Jamie and Claire, dabbles in time travel, and has tons (and tons!) of fabulous historical events to sink your teeth into. It’s also full of *very* mature material, so maybe do some more research if you are concerned it might not be for you.
4. The Power of Intention, by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer – So, this is definitely not light reading. It also wasn’t exactly what I’d expected (and I read a lot of Dr. Dyer’s books!). But it came to me at a time when I needed it – it inspired me, and has given me some tools to improve my life and grow my business, all things I’m happy to do this summer. I dog-eared every page I wanted to read to Charles or come back to later. As you can see – there was a lot for me in this book. I hope it will be the same for you.
5. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed – I watched the movie first. I loved it so much I wanted to read the book, too. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail is the memoir of Cheryl Strayed, who writes of her self-destruction and how she found herself again on the Pacific Crest Trail. You won’t be able to put it down. You’ll cry. You’ll wonder what you’re doing with your life and why you didn’t hike the PCT (ok, maybe that’s just me…and actually I really don’t like camping anyway and most of the conditions sound pretty miserable…but I still felt like I should have done it after reading this book).
You can find all of these books and more on ThriftBooks. If you’re a regular reader (or book hoarder, whatevs), be sure to sign up for Reading Rewards, the ThriftBooks loyalty program that rewards customers with a $5 coupon for every $50 you spend on books.
Be sure to check out ThriftBooks here. But before you go, please tell me what I should read next!