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Posted on May 15, 2018 in Top Picks, What We're Reading Now

What We’re Reading Now, May 15th Edition

Temperatures have been in the 90s here at the BAM! headquarters, and you know what that means: Summer reading is officially upon us. If you’re not sure where to start, we can help guide you through this week’s new releases for Tuesday, May 15th.

By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank

Dorothea Benton Frank never fails to deliver books full of heart and humor, and her latest Lowcountry tale is no exception. Our BAM! exclusive edition features an original essay from the author, as well as two recipes from Dottie’s kitchen: Instant Pot Hoppin’ John Stew and Limoncello Spritz! We can’t think of a better way to start summer reading, can you?

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The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

If thrillers are more your speed, Jessica Knoll’s The Favorite Sister ticks all the right boxes. It’s got sibling rivalry, reality TV, and (of course) a murder at the heart of it all. You may remember Jessica Knoll from her 2015 debut smash hit, Luckiest Girl Alive. She delivers another page-turner in this enthralling second novel.


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Living with the Monks by Jesse Itzler

The subtitle to this book says it all: “What Turning Off My Phone Taught Me about Happiness, Gratitude, and Focus.” Bestselling author Jesse Itzler follows up Living with a Seal with this hilarious book that follows his spiritual journey into a Russian Orthodox monastery in Cambridge, New York. In it, he learns to slow down, unplug, and self reflect–something we could all stand to do more of.


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Three Days in Moscow by Bret Baier

Thirty years ago, in May of 1988, Ronald Reagan traveled to Moscow to confront the Soviet empire. Today, amid rising tensions in US-Russian relations, it’s more important than ever that Americans understand the end of the Cold War. Bret Baier’s book focuses on Reagan’s three days in Moscow to tell a larger story of this critical historical moment.


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I’m Keith Hernandez: A Memoir

Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez doesn’t hold back in his new memoir, I’m Keith Hernandez. Filled with candid emotion and juicy details, Hernandez details everything from his early career to his favorite managers to his Seinfeld cameo.


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