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Here If You Need Me: A True Story by Kate Braestrup. A dramatic, funny, deeply moving, and simply unforgettable--an uplifting account of finding God through helping others, and of the small miracles that happen every day when a heart is grateful and love is restored.

Self: Caring for Our Best Gift by Tom Owen-Towle. Our very being is God’s gift to us. Caring for our self is our best way of saying “Thank You!” We possess minds, bodies, spirits, hearts, souls, and consciences, and each of these six distinct realms of the self must be tended daily in one manner or another. Nurturing the whole self is the most important job we have as earthlings.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. “This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” http://www.amazon.com/dp/0812993543/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_gU9Xvb0EW5439

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving,http://www.amazon.com/dp/006220422X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_XNuDtb08AWK6X1S9

Morningside Heights: A Novel by Cheryl Mendelson,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0375760687/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_pSQztb1GYBHM882W

It IS About Islam: Exposing the Truth About ISIS, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the Caliphate (The Control Series) by Glenn Beck http://www.amazon.com/dp/1501126121/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_DIp1vb12FZMMW

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A few of my favorite poetry collections (and a promising bedtime ritual).

Good poetry isn't too demanding to read when I'm tired, but it's demanding enough to make me realize how tired I am—and that makes it excellent bedtime reading. Add these poetry collections to your bedtime ritual.

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Book Review of Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

On my reading list for 2013: Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0142001430/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_d1G4qb026DTC1

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A Man Called Ove

Such a good book - anyone that has a grumpy man with a heart of gold must read!

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10 Folio Society Classics to Give to Your Children This Christmas

Edward Lear's Complete Nonsense | 10 Folio Society Books to Give to Your Children This Christmas

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Bossypants (Enhanced Edition)

Bossypants - love Tina Fey

"A House in the Sky" by Amanda Lindhout. Harrowing and informative... though I did have some issues with parts of it.

Carry on Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle Melton | Scribd

After You By Jojo Moyes - The sequel to 'Me Before You' comes out September 19th - also a movie is being made - definitely a book to check out !