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Book Recommendations that aren’t teaching related

As a teacher it is no secret that I love to read. I think that most teachers do love to read, but sometimes it can be so hard to find books that you love and are worth the time. We all know that teachers don’t have a lot of free time. I don’t like to waste what I have so I try to pick books that others have suggested. I wanted to give you a quick rundown of some book recommendations in case you are looking for any!

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Book Recommendations:

It All Comes Back To You by Beth Duke

This book was a page turner for me and I couldn’t put it down. It did take me a little while to get into it but once I did, it was amazing. An expert from Amazon says:

Alternating chapters between Homecoming Queen Violet in 1947 and can’t-quite-find-her-crown Ronni in the present, IT ALL COMES BACK TO YOU is book club fiction at its hilarious, warm, sad, outrageous, uplifting, and stunning best. In the tradition of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and Olive Kitteridge, Duke delivers an unforgettable elderly character to treasure and a young heroine to steal your heart.

I don’t want to give too much away but one of my favorite scenes was when they discussed a 50s style soda fountain in an elderly home to make it more nostalgic. That part really stuck with me. There is so much more to this book and that is just a small piece of it but like I said, I don’t want to give too much away. Pick this book up if you want a fun romantic comedy that does have a bit of drama as well!

Long Bright River By Liz Moore

I picked this one up at my local bookstore after seeing it on Instagram. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it or not since I had no idea what it was about but from the first page I was hooked! It is a thriller/mystery that has a lot of twists and turns. Family drama, police drama and so much more. It not a light hearted read and it is pretty heavy however I really enjoyed this one. It took me about a week to get through it and I enjoyed each chapter!

Red, White, and Royal Blue

This book is great. It had me laughing out loud in so many places and I loaned it to 2 friends so they could read it as well. They both enjoyed it too! Here is a snip from Amazon to sum it up:

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius―his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse. 

This is a light hearted comedy that will have you rooting for everyone involved. I liked all the characters and found this book was easy to follow as I was reading it. This would be a fun read for spring break!

A Piece of My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke

I throughly enjoyed this book and I was looking forward to picking it up to read each time I had the chance. This book I actually did on audio and it was great. Here is what Amazon has to say about this book:

Television producer Laurie Moran and her fiancée, Alex Buckley, the former host of her investigative television show, are just days away from their mid-summer wedding, when things take a dark turn. Alex’s seven-year-old nephew, Johnny, vanishes from the beach. A search party begins and witnesses recall Johnny playing in the water and collecting shells behind the beach shack, but no one remembers seeing him after the morning. As the sun sets, Johnny’s skim board washes up to shore, and everyone realizes that he could be anywhere, even under water.

I do admit that I had people tell me that they could figure out what was going on in the book and the end was not such a surprise to them. However, for me it was a surprise! I am not good at figuring out what is about to happen so it made this book a great read for me. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good book that they can dive into.

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Talk about bizarre! This book was so interesting and I was invested from the beginning. I was so enthralled and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. This book has a bit of a cult thing going on which was fascinating to me as well. You hear from various perspectives in the book and what their take on their life was. When the baby comes back it gets even better! This is a must read!

Well, those are the books that I have read so far in 2021 that I can recommend to all of you! I do hope that you are able to get out and pick one of them up and spend some time reading. I would love to know if you have any book recommendations as well so please email me if you do!