End of Year Book List

As promised, below are the five books on my reading list for the remainder of the year.  The release of some of these are politically based and coincide with the election. In order to compose my list, I usually start with the New York Times Bestseller as it provides a broad selection of popular literature.  Typically, I like to have books on several topics available at one time.  These are some of my latest choices:

  1. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (J.D. Vance). During the post -election analysis, MSNBC’s, Morning Joe recommended this book to everyone wanting to understand how the election went the way it did. It is an analysis of how the working class views the economy, so no better time to read it than the present!
  2. Settle for More (Megyn Kelly). This has been an important time for Megyn Kelly.  I would definitely make the argument that few have had bigger years. From her initial conflict with Trump, to some of the media drama that followed, she is definitely a high-profile name in the media. I like reading memoir’s because they allow you to get into the head of the person.
  3. The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests. (Chris Smith)It is hard to believe that his show is not on anymore covering elections as it was on for so many years. His show was extremely successful and gave birth to the careers of Steve Carell, Colbert, and John Oliver. This book goes into the behind the scenes of what made the show so successful.
  4. Alexander Hamilton (Ron Chernow). So, I am sure when a lot of people think of Alexander Hamilton now, they think of the Broadway musical…but he was actually a very important political figure in our history. I have heard nothing but great things about this biography, so I am anxious to start reading it!
  5. The Magnolia Story (Chip & Joanna Gaines). Aspiring to be an entrepreneur myself, nothing makes me more excited than hearing or reading about the stories of others. Chip and Joanna Gaines are a true success story.  They are the highly successful couple behind the show Fixer Upper and have started a business empire in Waco, Texas. I have heard stories of their struggles, but only anecdotes. It will be great to read about all of their failures, as well as their successes.

Comment below if you have read any of these or plan on going to, Also, comment below for any book recommendations I can add to reading list!

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