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Kelly McGrath

The Good Read: December 2017

12/02/2017 0 Comments

This month I put together a list of stocking-stuffer books for you all! Christmas is just around the corner, and I feel like books are such an underrated gift to give to someone. I have such a collection of books now, and I still find myself reaching for certain stories when I need them. This list is a mix of motivational self help books, gripping fiction, and one book I feel should be on everyone’s shelf. Enjoy!

Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff by Chip Gaines

As one half of my favorite TV couple, Chip Gaines certainly knows what it takes to grow a successful business. You’ll undoubtedly find yourself laughing through the pages of this book, jotting down the many takeaways there are to offer. This book is perfect for anyone looking to get ahead on their business but also their life.


Wonder by R.J. Palacio

A book for everyone’s Christmas and school reading list. Wonder is beautiful story (and now movie) that sheds a light on bullying, empathy, and acceptance. Despite it’s label as a children’s book, people of all ages will benefit from reading this story.

The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Edith Eva Eger

Edith was only sixteen when her family was captured by the Nazi’s in her home in Hungary. Her parents were sent to the gas chambers shortly after their arrival. Through a series of miraculous events Edith and her sister were able to survive. She went on to study psychology in college and has taken her unique perspective as a Holocaust survivor to help others cope with trauma. This memoir weaves together her personal story with her clinical work to illustrate the different phases of healing.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

A riveting read from start to finish. This book is witty, wise, and had me completely engaged from start to finish. This story follows Elena Richardson and Mia Warren, two women living in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights. The two could not be more opposite from one another. While Elena abides by the rules, Mia has complete disregard for the status quo.

The two find themselves on opposite sides of a neighborhood battle when one of Elena’s friends adopts a new child. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.


xx Kelly

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