What books are stuffing in your bookbag as you bounce off to the beach for spring break? This reading list features the gotta-have books from authors like Dennis E. Taylor, appearing at The BookFest Spring 2022, April 2nd and 3rd.
What is your perferred genre to read? Are you a voracious science fiction fan who wants to experience the expansive Bobiverse from Dennis E. Taylor? Want to get swept away with a thriller like Harrison Taylor deliers? Or would you prefer to melt into a good romance with award-winning author Clyve Rose?
Maybe you are looking for motivation and inspiration between the pages of a non-fiction book from Beatrice Adenodi, Heather Mathes or Suzie Newell? Perhaps you’re in the mood for a captivating memoir that reveals the extraordinary life of person who defies the odds like Paulino Mamiir Chol, JD Mass and Chester L. Richards have written?
If you’re a parent or an educator, there are plenty of children’s books to be found on The BookFest’s Gotta-Have Reading List, too. Discover books from Isabel Cintra, Steven Joseph, David Konrad, and more.
Suzie Newell – The Path 365: Daily Direction for Ladies and Mothers, Witches and Others
Based on the author’s research as a doctorate specializing in coping mechanisms for women, The Path 365 demystifies the concepts of mind, body, and spirit and allows you to create a path uniquely your own. It is a down-to-earth approach to reclaiming health from the inside to the outside.
Dennis E. Taylor – The Bobiverse Series
This wildly emersive science fiction series begins with We Are Legion (We Are Bob). In it, Bob Johansson is hit by a bus and wakes up a century later after being cryogenically frozen. But under the law, he has no rights, and is the property of the state. He is uploaded into a computer to become the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets, unless he can escape alone, into the Universe – where he won’t be alone for long. There are four books in the page-turning series with Heaven’s River being the latest gotta-have release.
Clyve Rose – Always a Princess
A Bridgerton-like Regency with a gorgeous love story between two different cultures, a Romani princess and an Englishman, this slow-burn will surely keep you mesmerized. This is a unique, sweet, and engrossing novel with a powerful leading woman and an endearing lesson in the grace of both cultures.
Harrison Taylor – Those Who Hunt Wolves
A dark government secret, a weapon that can either save or destroy the world, espionage and super-soldiers: these and more await you in this action-packed mystery thriller. Those Who Hunt Wolves is a page-turner that will make your head spin with every twist and turn.
Heather Mathes – Paid To Be Perfect: The Secret To Finding Your Perfect
Finding the balance between being healthy mentally, as well as physically, can be hard: this is where Heather Mathes’s new book comes into play. Heather’s unique expertise helps anyone who wants to find their body’s natural size, whether you’re a size 2 or 22, through healthy lifestyle habits. This guide includes tips on nutrition, fitness, skincare and wellness, as well as secrets behind being a fit model.
JD Mass – Race for What? A White Man’s Journey & Guide to Healing Racism from Within
This book encourages white people to work through the emotional and psychological obstacles to heal the harm racism has caused. Part memoir, part how-to, and entirely real, the author takes readers back in time to St. Louis in the 80s and 90s growing up with a circle of creative friends and influences like rap icon Nelly. Today, JD’s message to white people is to open your hearts and minds and ask: what are we racing for?
Isabel Cintra – The Sweetest Ladybug
No matter our age, we are never too old to learn new things about the world around us. And if you are a parent or educator, this book is perfect for you and your kids. Discover the beauty and diversity of our world with protagonist Johana when she becomes the size of a ladybug. Gorgeous illustrations and a message of representation for young readers, The Sweetest Ladybug is a magnificent addition to every child’s bookshelf.
Steven Joseph – Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots And Lots Of Noodles
Everyone’s favorite crankiness expert is back with a new book for kids and adults to help them laugh a little while embracing crankiness. Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots and Lots of Noodles, seeks to inspire kids, parents, and educators with humor, insights, and of course, plenty of those all-too-necessary noodles.
David Konrad – Project Adventure Box Set
Filled with exhilarating adventures and detective stories, this box set contains the first four books of the series and is guaranteed to keep every young reader hooked. Themes of friendship, courage and life lessons, with lots of depth and individuality to each character, resonate in each story. The Project Adventure Books are a great addition to the reading list of families with kids who love to go on adventures and a great series for dads to read to their kids.
Paulino Mamiir Chol – Leading the Lost Boys: The Untold Journey
In his memoir, Paulino Mamiir Chol tells how, at the age of seven, he was kidnapped by the Sudanese militia, the Murahalin, and separated from his family. Later, Paulino was forced, along with 30,000 other Lost Boys, to survive in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. While there he refused to remain a victim and instead became a leader. Now living and pursing his Ph.D in the US, Chol fights to this day for the people in Southern Sudan.
Chester L. Richards – From The Potato To Star Trek And Beyond
What happens when your life takes you from escaping “the Great Potato” to writing a famous Star Trek episode, to becoming a rocket scientist? Chet Richards can tell you.
A man of adventure, he reveals stories from a life well-lived and the lessons that we can all appreciate in his memoir, From The Potato to Star Trek and Beyond, Memoirs of a Rocket Scientist.
Beatrice Adenodi – Mindless Behaviors: Breaking Through Unseen Barriers
Discover an educational and motivational resource to help change the way you perceive your circumstances. Author Beatirce Adenodi guides readers by shedding light on our Mindless Behaviors. Learn how to combat the typical negative, reactive cycles of human behavoir with effective communication. Tap into your unconcious biases, and activate your potential with this life-changing book.
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