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Top 5 Books To Read Now

By Amy Bailey — January 27, 2017

With the overflow of information and the brain drain of social media sometimes it’s nice to get back to the basics and cuddle up with a good book. Here are 5 books that have resonated with me either evoking critical thought, deep empathy, social consciousness, or style inspiration. So this weekend might we suggest expand your mind and enhance your life with a good read.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – One of the best books I have ever read, Homegoing will grasp at your soul and evoke deep understanding of how we are all connected and how we are all human beings. An intense read that will stay with you long after you put the book down. I true life changing read. As author Yaa Gyasi stated at her book signing in Huntsville, Alabama, “I hope this book will show people that we are all individuals with hopes and dreams.”

whenbreathbecomesair1-680x796When Breath Becomes Air – A look at one doctor’s battle with lung cancer and how he dealt with it at every stage. Intense and heart felt, When Breath Becomes Air also emulates a deep peace in you regarding life’s hardest times.

folks-this-aint-normalFolks, This Ain’t Normal – Author Joel Salatin is a voice for the true American farmer and a real food advocate. Through clever, intelligently written chapters, Salatin shows how our out of control industrialized food system is making us sick and how so many of our problems lie in being more disconnected from the land than ever.

5199pgsyn0l-_sx332_bo1204203200_Between Black And White – Travel to the deep South for a look at race relations and how a tainted past still haunts the town of Pulaski, Tennessee. Author Robert Bailey achieves once again a page turning plot that much like his first book, The Professor, you truly cannot put down.

change-your-home-change-your-life-with-color-9781937268053_hrChange Your Home, Change Your Life With Color – Looking for a lighter read and one that might inspire a new style in your home? Lifestyle expert Moll Anderson takes us on a journey with color and how we can incorporate color into our wardrobe, home, and meals. A breathtakingly beautiful book that will inspire you to uplift your home with pops of color because as Moll says, “When you are filled with energy and joy, so is your home.”