Welcome to my 2021 Book Picks Page! Every month, I’ll upload one book recommendation. Let me know which ones you read and we can have our own Presley’s Post Book Club. Enjoy!
Untamed- Glennon Doyle
The perfect book to kick off the New Year. Glennon’s writing is empowering, and will be the wake-up you need to enter this year as your best self. She teaches us to be brave, and the braver we are, the luckier we seem to get.
An American Marriage- Tayari Jones
The story of Celestial and Roy. Newlyweds who are the definition of the American Dream. They begin to settle into a new life together when their world is turned upside down. Roy is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, and is sentenced for 12 years. 5 years into his sentence, he is able to leave. He returns to home to their life together, but so many things have changed. A deep story about the past, present, future and how we all are tied to it.
The Vignes twins grew up in a small, southern black community. But, at age 16 they run away from home. As adults, a lot of things have changed. Their racial identities, their communities, and their livelihoods. They also don’t keep in touch. As time passes, we learn that one of the twins is still living in that same small town, while the other is living a completely different life. She passes for white, and her husband has no idea of her past. Even though they are on opposite sides of the country, their lives are still intertwined, especially their daughters’.
Out of all of the self-help books about money, this is the best one I have read. It’s a quick, easy read that get’s right to the point. The money lessons are told through a story of a young girl living in New York City, who feels like she never has enough money for anything. She then meets a mentor that shows her “Why you don’t have to be rich to live rich”. One of my favs, I’ve recommended it to all of my friends- enjoy!
A true story about love, war, and family. The main character, Pino Lella, could care less about the war with the Nazis. He want to live his teenage years with parties, girls, and music- rather than bombs, soldiers and Hitler. He finds himself as the personal driver for Hitler’s left hand man, and this presents the opportunity of spying for the Allies. 500 pages of twists and turns that will cause you to finish the book faster than any others you have read before.