August Books

The Match, Mark Frost

Take a walk back in time when the professional game of golf was just getting started. Follow along for eighteen holes as Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan take on two amateurs with more than just money on the line. This book brings these two legends, Nelson and Hogan, to life. The two men were trailblazers that turned what current golf fans know as the PGA Tour into what it is today.

July Books

Fluent Forever, Gabriel Wyner

Always wanted to learn a new language but thought it was out of reach? Wyner, a language master, will teach you how to learn any language in a reasonable amount of time. Start with Spanish, French or Italian- all three are considered level one langauges by Wyner and have a lot of carry over. For instance, bueno, bien and bene all mean ‘good’. Get ready for your next trip overseas by mastering the local language.

Dreaming the Beatles, Rob Sheffield

Follow along as Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield explores how and why The Beatles became a global phenomenon, and the mystery as why their profile continued to grow long after breaking up. The stories contained in this book are a treat for any fan of the boys from Liverpool.

 

June Books

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling

I first read the Sorcerer’s Stone in the fourth grade. All these years later, I still love Harry Potter. As an adult, I have a new-found appreciation for the imagination of Rowling. Think about it, everything we love in the stories is completely made up- muggles, Diagon Alley, Dumbledore, Quidditch- all is created by Rowling. I think this is one of the rare cases where the movie for a book did the book justice by bringing the characters and story to life. Jump on the Hogwarts Express and re-live (or partake for the first time) in the amazing journey of Harry Potter.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan

Ever wonder where our food comes from? How it gets from the farm to the grocery store? Best selling author, Michael Pollan answers those two questions and more in great detail. Follow along as his journey takes him from South Dakota, to a week on an organic farm in Virginia, to the woods, hunting and foraging for his dinner. He explores several methods of care, or lack thereof, required to turn raw ingredients into edible food you feed your family. This is an eye-opening read that may change your views on food.

December Books

Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women, & Money, Kevin O’Leary

Like being told what you want to hear instead of what you need to hear? This one’s probably not for you. If you want the truth on life’s milestones, pick up a copy of this one. Kevin O’Leary, as seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, shoots you straight on all topics. Think it’s a bad idea to discuss views on money, in-laws, and how you’ll raise your children on the first date? Kevin strongly encourages it. Or do you really need to spend five figures to have a memorable wedding day (Spoiler: nope) How about getting all the latest infant care products to raise a happy, healthy baby? (Spoiler: all your child needs is your love and attention, and maybe a safe place to sleep)

The Magnolia Story, Chip and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino

Who doesn’t love Chip and Jo? Want to know how they started Magnolia, closed it and then reopened it? It’s all in here. Being a fan of the show, it was a treat to read The Magnolia Story. With their strong faith being a guiding light, find out how Chip and Joanna met, started out as a young couple, grew their family, and built an empire in Waco, Texas. It’s demo day!