Party Girl
Fans of The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Wiesbarger will see a similar plot in Party Girl. There’s a good balance in the book of the main character being a “good girl” with moral standards but not being fake or perfect.

Party Girl by Rachel Hollis


Walking on Water
Creating art can be a very spiritual experience? But how much does a spiritual life affect art when it’s created? Madeleine L’Engle, the author of A Wrinkle in Time and numerous other books, explores the bonds between faith and art in Walking on Water: Reflections of Faith and Art.

Walking on Water: Reflections of Faith and Art by Madeleine ...


Educated
Tara Westover lives in the mountains of Idaho and grows up in a family where shame and violence rule. Her father has mood swings and is probably bipolar, but sees himself as a messenger from God who keeps his family in line with the strictest Mormon rules. His children are homeschooled, but mainly spend their days helping him in the junkyard or building sheds and barns. A few of her older siblings try to leave for college and while they move away, the ties that bind this family together are very strong – they are the only ones who understand life as a Westover.

Educated by Tara Westover





American Omens
Set a mere 19 years in the future, American Omens brings to life an America where Christianity is considered a hateful thing and is slowly being outlawed and made illegal. Books are censored, churches are monitored

American Omens by Travis Thrasher



Smartest Kids in World
What is the best way for a nation to educate its children? Amanda Ripley explores that question in The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way. The author looks at education systems in four countries – America, South Korea, Poland and Finland. The book is not just full of facts and statistics; it is full of personal stories from children

The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got ...



Little Fires Everywhere
“Perfection: that was the goal, and perhaps the Shakers had lived it so strongly it had seeped into the soil itself, feeding those who grew up there with a propensity to overachieve and a deep intolerance for flaws.” When Mia and Pearl move to the community of Shaker Heights, they […]

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng