Bookworms, book lovers, and bibliophiles rejoice — we’ve curated a list of 10 must-reads for bookworms across a variety of genres.
“Beloved” by Toni Morrison, $14.72
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The great Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” is a spellbinding classic about a family of former slaves whose home is haunted by a malevolent spirit.
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Estelita’s Library #BlackOwned #WomanOwned
This New York Times bestseller follows the lives of twin sisters who choose to live two different lives, one black and one white. Brit Bennett’s sophomore novel examines sisterhood, Black identity, and parenthood in this thoughtful, page-turning novel.
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“Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know” by Malcom Gladwell, $27.60
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Malcom Gladwell’s most recent release studies the many ways we fail to understand each other and the consequences it has on the world. Gladwell discusses Fidel Castro, Sandra Bland, the trial of Amanda Knox, and more in this powerful analysis about our interactions with strangers.
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Palabras Bookstore #LatinoOwned #WomanOwned
“A Time For Mercy” is the perfect novel for suspense lovers The plot-twist filled courtroom drama follows Jake Brigance, an attorney for a 16-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. But things aren’t as they seem as Brigance dives into the case (dun dun dun).
Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe #FamilyOwned #WomanOwned
Frank Herbert’s “Dune” is a classic sci-fi read for book lovers of any genre. The story is about Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family of a barren world, and covers adventure, mysticism, environmentalism, and politics.
Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books #BlackOwned
“Annihilation,” now a major motion picture, is a page-turning psychological thriller about the expedition of four women as they encounter a massive topographic anomaly called Area X.
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