TikTok is notorious for making many products “trendy must haves” in your daily life. Many new book titles may have also popped up in your feeds. Here’s a breakdown of some of the best books to add to your reading list. From children’s books and up, and covering a variety of genres. HappyReading!
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by Pamela Anderson
Swiftly propelled into superstardom after being found in the crowd at a Canadian football game. Anderson became Playboy’s favourite cover girl, symbolizing Hollywood glitz and sex appeal. But rather than being carefully cultivated, the Pamela Anderson, we now consider to be who she is, actually emerged accidentally. Love, Pamela shares her real tale of a small-town girl who becomes entangled in her own dream. Also watched her documentary on Netflix.
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by Jason Rekulak
Mallory is right out of rehab and takes a job babysitting for the Maxwells, looking after a five year-old named Teddy, who is never without his sketchbook. Drawing all sorts of things a normal child draws until one day drawing a man in a forest dragging a woman’s lifeless body. What does this mean, and what will be drawn after that? This book follows adventure and mystery to discover what is happening at the Maxwells home.
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by Sally Rooney
Connell and Marianne play the relationship off at school. She is lonesome, proud, and very private, while he is the top soccer player of the school team and is well-liked and adjusted. The two develop a weird, enduring bond that they are determined to keep hidden. They are both enrolled in classes at Dublin’s Trinity College a year later. Connell = stands on the sidelines, timid and unsure, while Marianne has settled into a new social environment. Throughout their time in college, Marianne and Connell continually circle one another, veering away to explore other options and people but always being magnetically drawn back together. Then, as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other. A show based on the book is available on Amazon Prime.
LOVE & GELATO
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by Jenna Evans Welch
In this grand debut book full of romance, intrigue, and adventure, a summer in Italy becomes a road journey across Tuscany. Although Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, she is not in the mood for the country’s wellknown weather and picturesque surroundings. She’s only there because her mother wanted her to see her father before she passed away. What kind of father disappears for sixteen years? Lina only wants to return home. Lina receives a notebook that her mother had kept while she was living in Italy. Suddenly, Lina is finding a magical world full of art, hidden bakeries, and undiscovered relationships. A world that motivates Lina to follow in her mother’s footsteps and, together with the always oh so charming Ren.
HOUSE OF HOLLOW
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by Krystal Sutherland
Three sisters learn they are not quite who they seem to be and that horrible things really do go bump in the night in this dark, twisting modern fable. Undoubtedly odd are Iris Hollow and her two older sisters. Strange, unsettling happenings seem to have followed them ever since they vanished from a suburban Scottish street as toddlers and came back a month later with no knowledge of what had happened to them. Their black hair initially became white, and their blue eyes gradually turned dark. They are unfathomably attractive, horrifyingly intoxicating, and mysteriously dangerous to people. As they brush against the supernatural, they realize that the story they’ve been told about their past is unraveling and the world that returned them seemingly unharmed ten years ago might just be calling them home.
BUT FIRST, WE NAP
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by David W. Miles & Darya Dremova
Sloth desires a snooze. Rabbit refuses. Who will ultimately triumph? But First, We Nap is a funny book to take the place of the naptime fight for every parent who has battled to convince their child to nap. Hilarious pictures show Rabbit getting more rowdy as the persistent sloth keeps saying, “But first, we nap.” Ultimately, exhausted, Rabbit caves, and the two—and presumably your child— cuddle and drift off to sleep. The ideal book to read during a nap!
TINY, PERFECT THINGS
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by M H Clark & Mad
The world is a hidden treasure that has to be discovered. Consider opening your eyes to all the amazing things around you. This is the tale of a young toddler and his grandfather, whose stroll through the neighbourhood turns into a day filled with shared surprise as they come across a variety of tiny, ideal objects. This book explores how youthful curiosity can turn regular days into exceptional adventures through rhythmic narration and beautiful, detailed pictures.
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by Suzanne Lang & Max Lang
Without good cause, Jim, the chimpanzee, is in a horrible mood. How can he be in a terrible mood when it’s such a gorgeous day, his buddies wonder? They have numerous ideas on how to improve his mood. But Jim is unable to take all the suggestions and has a SMALL meltdown. Maybe he simply needs a bad day to feel bad. Bringing humour and lightheartedness to this essential lesson in emotional literacy, Suzanne and Max Lang show children that it’s okay to feel their emotions.