Here are 10 books to read this fall and feel free to add what you’re reading in the comments!
1. LOVE STYLE LIFE | Garance Dore: Garance Dore is the editor of the popular blog, Garance Dore. Her new book contains original material not found on her blog. Love Style Life is about elegance and style plus something deeper. Garance talks about love and life and living with elegance every day. She feels the most important thing she learned is that elegance is about who you are on the inside, how you are with people and having inner confidence. The chapters include Style, Career, Beauty, Elegance, and Love. It’s not a book of advice, exactly, because she doesn’t claim to know the secret to life, but it’s a book where she shares her experiences. It’s the perfect book for the girl that loves Paris and pretty things. I can’t wait to sit down and be inspired by Garance’s writing and photography.
2. COMING CLEAN | Seth Haines: Seth Haines was in the hospital with his wife, planning funeral songs for their one-year-old old son, when he made a very conscious decision that this was the last day he wanted to feel. That evening, he asked his sister to smuggle in a bottle of gin, and he gave into addiction. Coming Clean is a collection of journal entries from Haines’ first 90 days of sobriety. Seth Haines battle with addiction is our battle as well. We may have a different way to ease the numbness but aren’t we all looking for a solution to the pain. If you are looking for answers to why bad things happen, this book is a good one to read.
3. HOW TO CONCEIVE NATURALLY: AND HAVE A HEALTHY PREGNANCY AFTER 30 | Christa Oreechio and : Many women are choosing to have children later in life. Since fertility declines starting at age 30, many women are forced to turn to invasive, expensive treatments to conceive. In this new book, women can learn that it’s possible to have a healthy pregnancy in your 30s or early 40s. The authors share their vast knowledge of holistic health, nutrition, and fertility in this powerful program that has helped many women conceive naturally. From a 12-week fertility detox to a postpartum plan to rebalance hormones, this book empowers women to take charge of their fertility and pregnancies.
4. SAFE HOUSE: HOW EMOTIONAL SAFETY IS THE KEY TO RAISING KIDS WHO LIVE, LOVE, AND LEAD WELL | Dr. Joshua Straub: Safe House draws from extensive research and Dr. Straub’s personal experience to help parents. He explains how to create a home that’s emotionally safe and richly nurturing for every child.
- Foster healthy identity and social development in children of any age
- Win the war without getting overwhelmed in the daily battles
- Discipline in a way that builds relationship
- Understand how the culture is affecting your child and what you can do about it
- Cultivate responsible, self-regulating behavior in your kids
- Establish an unshakeable sense of faith, morality, and values in your home
- Feel more confident and peaceful as a parent
- Find a greater perspective on parenting than what you might see on a daily basis
5. THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH | Ali Benjamin: This book is an incredible glimpse into the interior world of a twelve-year-old girl who lost her best friend. The writing is stunning and so magical.
6. HUMANS OF NEW YORK STORIES | Brandon Stanton: What would you do if a stranger stopped you on the street, asked to take your picture and asked to hear your story? For the past five years, photographer Brandon Stanton has been doing exactly that on the streets of New York, no less and thousands of people have said yes. Stanton has been not only collecting their stories and images but also sharing them on his blog, Humans of New York. His first book based on the project was published just over two years ago. The second collection called Humans of New York: Stories is a new crop of photos and includes longer interviews. If you are not reading the blog, I encourage you to check it out. The stories are interesting as well as the books.
7. STRANGERS DROWNING | Larissa MacFarquhar: Larissa MacFarquhar’s riveting profiles in Strangers Drowning get into the minds of extreme do-gooders as she calls them. People who are adopting children, giving half of their salary to charity, and donating a kidney to a stranger. The stories can make your jaw drop in wonder and make you want to help change the world.
8. IF | Mark Batterson: “Love people when they least expect it and least deserve it. That’s how you change a life forever.” If you’re looking for an amazing book that will change your life, don’t miss this one.
9. PRETENDING TO DANCE | Diane Chamberlain: Molly and her husband are going through the process of adopting a baby, and Molly has kept a secret hidden for years. It’s a very engaging read that explores the power of secrets we keep out of fear and shame. There is a lot of information on adoption and Multiple Sclerosis.
10. THE BIG BOOK SHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES | Otto Penzler: This massive collection of tales features more than 80 short stories about Holmes and Dr. John Watson written by such acclaimed authors as Laurie R. King, Anne Perry, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, P. G. Wodehouse, Anthony Burgess and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself. Whether you are a lifelong fan or only recently acquainted with the Great Detective, readers of all ages are sure to enjoy this one.
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