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How do we open ourselves up to life's joy and the heart's peace? Elizabeth Lesser has been helping me answer this question since I first encountered her book. Her message is simple and profound: "When we slow down, quiet the mind, and allow ourselves to feel hungry for something that we do not understand, we are dipping into the abundant well of spiritual longing." That's the starting point for growth.

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Me Before You author Jojo Moyes calls Lisa Jewell's The House We Grew Up In "clever" and "wonderful." In it, a family's torn apart by tragedy before they're forced to come back together and return to the house where they once lived. Out Aug. 12

Alice Howland—Harvard professor, gifted researcher, and lecturer, wife, and mother of three grown children—sets out for a run and soon realizes she has no idea how to find her way home. She has taken the route for years, but nothing looks familiar. She is utterly lost. Medical consults reveal early-onset Alzheimer's.

Louis Penny list of books in order Chief Inspector Armand Gamache crime mystery series

50 Scariest Books of All Time: The Ritual, Adam Nevill Campers in the woods is a pretty standard horror convention, sure, but this version is guaranteed to give you the creeps. You’ll rush to the finish — in a warm, well-lit place, of course.

Book Club: 14 new books for women out January 2014. Especially excited for James Patterson's new one. his books have always been my guilty pleasure.

A GREAT list of books that are impossible to put down! If you want a book that will keep you up reading until WAAAY too late, this list is perfect! Tons of great suggestions.

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January Reading List

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes This is a must read for everyone.


2014 Must Read Books or in my case, 2014 CA has insomnia again so here's a list to complete.

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My Name is Mary Sutter...An enthralling historical novel about a young woman's struggle to become a doctor during the Civil War

The Glass Lake

The tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs that reads like a novel.

the alchemist by paulo coelho: If you like adventure stories about following your dreams, this is the ultimate feel-good book for you. Considered a modern classic, The Alchemist is a story about travel, treasure, and following your dreams. Powerful stuff!