The Big Girl Chronicles: Booklovers.Club
Whether your goal is relaxation, self-help, inspiration or to educate yourself, reading has and always will be an important component of a productive life. The Big Girl Chronicles has added The Booklovers Club to Sideshow links with the intention of offering suggested reading to those who share a love for books. The following are my personal recommendations. However the author, publishing company nor any of its affiliates should in no way be associated as sponsors or supporters of The Big Girl Chronicles or The Life of Orderly Chaos.
1. Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan from Viking Adult Publishers. Terry McMillan fans enjoy
her flair for storytelling, and she serves up another novel that takes readers on a journey with a family that has some issues we all can identify with in one aspect or another. This title is available now at your local library and online.
2. Available now for pre-order is A Wanted Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey from Dutton Adult Publishing. This book is another suspenseful tale of murder for hire masterfully told with the page by page intrigue that Mr. Dickey’s fans have come to expect. Can’t wait to get your hands on it? In the meantime you can check out Decadence available now at your local library, in stores and online.
1. Sunny’s Kitchen by Sunny Anderson from Clarkson Potter Publishers. If you’re “culinarily
challenged” as I am but want to “beef” things up in the kitchen be sure to either add this cookbook to your collection or definitely make it your first. Sunny offers recipes for fun, chic and homestyle meals that will have you preparing a dinner you wouldn’t even believe you were capable of. Get your copy at bookstores, local retailers and online. If you’d like to sample a recipe before committing to purchase you can check out Sunny’s tutorials and recipes at FoodNetwork.com. Bon apetit!
2. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman from Bantum Books. Sharing thoughts about how it
seems we function in society can help us to uncover some things about ourselves that leave room for improvement. This book provides a compelling argument about the part emotions play in the decisions we make. You can find this title and others by Daniel Goleman at your local library or online.
The Big Girl Chronicles: Booklovers.Club
Whether your goal is relaxation, self-help, inspiration or to educate yourself, reading has and always will be an important component of a productive life. The Big Girl Chronicles has added The Booklovers Club to Sideshow links with the intention of offering suggested reading to those of who share a love for books. The following are my personal recommendations. However the author, publishing company nor any of its affiliates should in no way be associated as sponsors or supporters of The Big Girl Chronicles or The Life of Orderly Chaos.
1. Baggage Claim by David E. Talbert from Touchstone. If you've ever enjoyed a David E. Talbert Production, then you're sure to love this novel that has been made into a feature film scheduled to be released in theaters September 2013. David E. Talbert is a 5 time NAACP Award-winning playwright, filmmaker and bestselling author. His other works include stageplays What My Husband Doesn't Know, Suddenly Single and A Fool and His Money. He has also penned novel Love On the Dotted Line. Get a jump on the movie with Baggage Claim and read all those juicy details that don't get included on the big screen. You can check online, special order in local bookstores and contact your local library for availability. Or you can order directly from his website at www.davidetalbert.com .
2. A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story from author Sister Souljah. If you were captivated by The Coldest Winter Ever as I was (I finished the book in 3 days), then this continuation is a must read. Published by Simon and Schuster, A Deeper Love is bound to be more than worth the money for those of us who enjoy urban literature. You can get your copy online, from large retailers, at your local bookstore or the library. You can also visit her website at www.sistersouljah.com for information about this and other titles.
1. Woman's Inhumanity to Woman by Phyllis Chesler from Nation Books exposes and explores women's cruelty toward one another. Ms. Chesler gives a very thorough analogy of women's behavior from childhood through adulthood, with input from women who have been treated poorly by other women. You can find this book online, special order from your local bookstore or check your local library. Visit her website to learn more about this work and others at www.phyllis-chesler.com .
2. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni from Jossey-Bass is another tool to help build cohesiveness and morale among employees. Patrick Lencioni maintains a creative flair for storytelling that engages his audience and keeps fine-tuning leadership skills interesting and fun. You can purchase this title and others from his website www.tablegroup.com . Also check your local bookstore or library for availability.
1. A House Divided by Kimberla Lawson Roby from William Morrow/Harper Collins Publishers
For those of you who are fans of Christian fiction, the Reverend Curtis Black is back again in Kimberla Lawson Roby’s 10th installment of the Reverend Curtis Black series. This book promises to bring all the drama and intrigue that have made Rev. Curtis Black a favorite among Christian fiction fans since his introduction. A House Divided is slated to be published May 07, 2013. Call your local bookstore for pre-order or in-store dates. You can also visit Kimberla Lawson Roby’s website at kimroby.com. All my LISP (low income/single parent) peers can visit your local library for availability and waiting list status if applicable.
2. Also available NOW from author Kimberla Lawson Roby is The Perfect Marriage. This work of
fiction is a standalone title that boasts of Kimberla Lawson Roby’s flair for telling a story that is suspenseful, compelling and captivating. Her books are like literary bonbons, minus the calories! Get your copy from your local bookstore or mass retail chain. You can also upload, order online or check it out at your local library. Visit kimroby.com for more information about this and other Kimberla Lawson Roby titles.
3. Dirty Red by Vickie M. Stringer from Atria Books.
If you like suspense, drama, manipulation and just plain old low down and dirty urban grit, this is the novel for you. Vickie Stringer keeps readers captivated with the story of a young, lady hustler that’s almost out done herself. This novel is an oldie but goodie. If you like it, there are sequels to relish. Contact your local bookstore or check availability at your public library.
4. Emily Dickinson Poems by Emily Dickinson from Castle Books
Thoughtful and endearing poetry is the perfect companion to a warm cup of tea and some downtime to relax and reconnect. Emily Dickinson's collection of poetry offers that and more. An oldie but goodie, you can find her work in your local public library or ask your local bookseller for special ordering.
1. ReInventing Yourself by Steve Chandler from Career Press, Inc.
Mr. Chandler extends to readers his analogy on how faulty thinking is followed through with less productive (and less positive) results. This book is an excellent tool to begin your redefined “self.” Check it out at your local library.
2. Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits by TD Jakes from Atria Books
This book when accompanied by its workbook companion can help you uncover your potential and set you on the path to fulfilling hidden interests. I consider this book a powerful tool for those of you who find yourself suddenly stumped as to how you strayed so far from what would be considered a more ideal place in your life. You can find this title and others by TD Jakes at your local library, or ask your local bookseller for availability or special order.
3. Death By Meeting by Patrick Lencioni from Jossey-Bass
Mr. Lencioni teaches principles that help make employees rethink their attitudes and administrative staff reconsider their true purpose in managing a business. Using unique storytelling, Death By Meeting provides an example of how disconnection among staff and poor communication can distract employees from maximizing their potential in the workplace. This title and others by Patrick Lencioni are excellent tools for building company morale and expanding leadership. You can visit your local library or ask your local bookstore for availability or special ordering.