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Posted on Jan 29, 2019 in Top Picks, What We're Reading Now

What We’re Reading Now, January 29th Edition

Looking for a few great books to hold you over until Groundhog Day? Here’s what we’re reading this week.

Notes on a Nervous Planet, by Matt Haig

In his bestselling 2016 memoir Reasons to Stay Alive, Matt Haig took an honest a life-affirming look at his struggle with depression and anxiety in his adult life. This struggle is ultimately what taught him how to live.

Haig’s latest memoir follows up on these ideas, taking a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety. Why is it that the “advancements” of our modern lives actually hold us back from happiness? Haig examines the forces that make our minds ill–from the universal aspects of society like social media or even social inequality to more particular, individual habits like sleep and exercise (or lack thereof).

The result is a book that brings warmth, honesty, and positivity to an often difficult subject.

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Let Me Finish, by Chris Christie

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie offers a no-holds-barred account of his career in politics–from his tenure as a corruption-fighting prosecutor to his rise to power and presidential run to his inside take on president Trump and his inner circle. Christie sets the record straight about being booted from the Trump White House, offering readers the inside scoop on the power struggles among the president’s top advisers, including Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law who never forgot that Christie was responsible for putting his wealthy father behind bars.

With newsworthy revelations and told in Christie’s signature bluntness, Let Me Finish is the latest tell-all from the Trump era.

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Out of the Dark, by Gregg Hurwitz

Evan Smoak was Orphan X. He was raised in the Orphan Program, a secret operation that trains assassins. He broke with the Program and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps those who can’t be helped. But now the government is set on destroying all evidence of the Orphan Program, including Orphan X. And Evan sets his sights on the man who’s behind it all, the person who started the Orphan Program–the President of the United States.

The latest installment in the bestselling Orphan X series is what Robert Crais calls “the perfect thriller.”

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely, by Brigid Kemmerer

Fall in love, break the curse. Break the curse, save the kingdom.

Brigid Kemmerer’s YA novel is a contemporary fantasy retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story.

Prince Rhen is the heir to Emberfall, but he’s been cursed to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over. That is, unless a girl falls for him.

Harper has never had it easy. Her father is gone, her mother is dying, and her brother is barely holding everything together. But when she tries to help someone on the streets of Washington DC, she’s sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

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All You Need Is Love

All you need is love, all you need is love
All you need is love, love, love is all you need

In this beautiful picture book, the beloved song “All You Need Is Love” comes vividly to life, showing us that if we can just follow the music we’ll see that love is all around us.

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