When you live in a cool city, there’s pressure to do, well, cool stuff all the time — if only to show your friends from high school still living in your hometown that you are now more awesome than they are. But sometimes, you just want tochill. The looming snowstorm is the perfect excuse to skip out on the trendy restaurant openings and art exhibits, and curl up in bed with a good book. Here’s are three just released books to Amazon Prime now:
If you’re looking for a smart love story: “Confucius Jane” by Katie Lynch
This Manhattan love story is so good you’ll finish it before being forced back into the office next week. Twenty-something Jane has a job writing fortune cookie fortunes for her uncle’s company. This is not where she wanted to be in her life. She had grand plans for herself, but after taking leave from school, she feels like a failure. But then she meets someone. (You knew that was coming, right?) Sutton seems like everything Jane is not. She’s on the verge of being a successful doctor just like her dad, but her time is torn between her work and caring for her mom, who has multiple sclerosis. Romance is the last thing on her mind, yet she’s drawn to Jane the same way Jane is drawn to her. But knowing that her family would disapprove of their relationship, she has a choice to make.
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If you want to be inspired to do something big: “The Geography of Genius” by Eric Weiner
Does where you live affect your creativity and brilliance? “Man Seeks God” and “The Geography of Bliss” best-selling author Eric Weiner traveled the world to answer that question, and the answer lies in his new book, “The Geography of Genius.” Weiner deeply researched and studied how the place where you live affects your mind. Did you know creative geniuses thrive in the midst of chaos? Well, they do, and Weiner tells you why. His book just might inspire you to take a trip — or stay exactly where you are.
If you want to impress your friends:“Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson” by Juan F. Thompson
If you count “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” among the best books ever written, you’ll love this story about what Hunter S. Thompson was actually like — beyond just being a revolutionary writer. His son, Juan F. Thompson, swings the door wide open about what his relationship with his father was like. Can you imagine your parents taking you to a Hell’s Angels party in the forest where people were tripping on LSD? Their relationship was tumultuous, and it wasn’t until Juan became a father himself that he and his dad reconciled.
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