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Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in What We're Reading Now

What We’re Reading Now, March 5th Edition

Just think, this time next week we’ll have an extra hour of daylight to read by! In the meantime, these new books will keep us going this week. Happy reading!

Girl, Stop Apologizing, by Rachel Hollis

In her 2018 mega-bestseller Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis used her signature no-nonsense style to change the way women think about themselves. In her latest highly anticipated follow-up, Hollis offers a “shame-free plan” to help women achieve their goals (and stop talking themselves out of their dreams!). Hollis, founder and CEO of a multimillion-dollar media company, is sounding a wake-up call: let go of your excuses, believe in yourself, and STOP APOLOGIZING.

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Bending Toward Justice, by U.S. Senator Doug Jones

On Sunday, September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed in an act of white supremacist terrorism. Four young girls were killed and twenty-two were wounded. And although the FBI determined in 1965 that four members of the Ku Klux Klan were responsible for the bombing, there were no prosecutions for years to come. This book chronicles the decades-long fight to avenge those four girls, culminating in Doug Jones’ prosecution of the last living bombers responsible for the crime.

Bending Toward Justice is a detailed account of this crucial moment in civil rights history.

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Cemetery Road, by Greg Iles

Greg Iles, the bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy, returns with a new novel about betrayal and secrets that threaten the fabric of a small Mississippi town.

Marshall McEwan left Bienville, Mississippi for good when he was eighteen. But there’s always something that brings people back–especially those with unfinished business. Just as his career in journalism is really taking off, he learns that his father is terminally ill. The town he returns to has changed drastically from the town he left. And there’s a secret waiting to be uncovered that he’ll ultimately have to reckon with.

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Daisy Jones and the Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

If you loved “A Star is Born,” then this is the novel for you.

Author Taylor Jenkins Reid couldn’t help but find it uncanny that her novel and the Bradley Cooper film were released just a few months apart. But Daisy Jones tells its own unique story–one of coming of age and coming into talent in L.A. in the 1960s. When young singer Daisy Jones crossed paths with Billy Dunne of The Six, the result was legendary. This novel is told as an oral history in a distinctive–and distinctly authentic–new voice for Taylor Jenkins Reid. 

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You Are My Happy, by Hoda Kotb

Today show co-anchor and the New York Times bestselling author of I’ve Loved You Since Forever Hoda Kotb has written a beautiful new book about gratitude for the things in life that make us happy–both big and small. Inspired by Hoda’s own nighttime routine with her daughter, this is the story of mama bear and her cub as they end the day by reflecting on the things that make them happy.

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