Valentine’s and President’s Day Themed Book Picks: We Want to Hear From You!!


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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and President’s Day, we thought it would be fun to open up a topic for everyone to post their favorite books to fit the theme of the weekend!

What is your favorite sappy book to get lost in, romance novel, or love-struck characters in a book you just can’t get enough of?

How about favorite presidential-themed book, novel or biography you love to read or reference?

Michelle’s Picks:

  • Valentine’s Day Pick: I think I need to start reading more romances, so I don’t constantly refer to Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Or perhaps I need to finally get on with reading the rest of the books in the series of a rugged Scottish highlander and his time-traveling wife Claire. I think that most of the books I read have romance elements to them, but aren’t straight-up romance. It has been two years since I read Outlander and I still get excited thinking about it.
  • President’s Day Pick: Before I started Playing Jokers, I had this idea where I would read a biography for every American president in the order they served. I made it all the way to…George Washington. It was very short-lived because a lot of biographies are pretty complex and very slow going. That said, I found Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow went very in-depth into our first president. And despite how polarizing a figure Glenn Beck can be, I found his Being George Washington a much easier read. Alternating chapters between a fictionalized prose and straight history.

Christina’s Picks:

  • Valentine’s Day Pick: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell- I just can’t get enough of Rhett and Scarlett’s relationship! Gone with the Wind is a classic I can read over and over (and watch over and over!) While it doesn’t necessarily end “happily ever after” their magnetism is present throughout the book, and you can’t help but hope they will endure!
  • President’s Day Pick: Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis – If you haven’t read this book yet and are interested in the Revolutionary War period, I highly recommend it! It’s a Pulitzer Prize winning book that gives the reader a more intimate connection with some of the country’s founding fathers, including: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams and James Madison.  I promise you will learn something new from this book!

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