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July Book Recommendations


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I'm at a conference, and along with all the amazing conversations we have had about life and leadership, we have also been discussing books. And of course, I wanted to share some of these amazing recommendations. If you're looking for something to read by the pool or just looking for a reading list for the month, check these out:


K's Recommendations:

Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark- Fantastic horror story about hunters fighting demons conjured by the Ku Klux Klan


The Patternist Series by Octavia E. Butler- Science fiction series about a telepathic civilization


Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell- Fiction story about William Shakespeare's son


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk- Non-fiction book discussing trauma and its effect on the body and mind


How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett- Non-fiction book about understanding emotions and the brain


The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker- Fiction book about two mythical creatures and a chance encounter


R's Recommendations:

Dawn by Octavia E. Butler- Science fiction story about a woman tasked with reviving humankind


D's Recommendations:

The How: Notes on the Great Work of Meeting Yourself by Yrsa Daley-Ward- This book urges readers to take a closer look at themselves and engage in self-love


Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward- A book of poetry centered around life


The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward- A collection of poetry about transformation, pain, and growth.


My Recommendations:

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman- a novel about a young woman with a traumatic past who believes she is in love with a musician


The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan- a novel about a woman who is assigned to a school for mothers after losing custody of her daughter


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi- a novel about a young woman with magic powers living in a realm where magic is outlawed


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