Book Lists

Books to Read With a Pumpkin-Flavored Drink: The November 2020 Brilliant Reading List (#2 Will Probably Horrify You)

Pumpkin pies (and lattes), Adoption Month, Thanksgiving, National Novel Writing Month…there are so many reasons to be thankful for November 🙂 And here’s another: If you’re looking for some interesting books to gift your book-loving friend for Christmas (you know, the one who almost always has his/her nose in a book and never ventures out of …

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Books to Keep the BoogeyDudes Away: The October 2020 Brilliant Reading List (#5 Can Be Music to Your Soul)

It’s the scary month, October! And what with bug zapping and all the hoopla going on, I must admit I haven’t prioritized expanding my nonfiction mental library. So we’re going to try something a little new this time. With National Novel Writing Month just around the corner, this month’s book list will feature fiction more …

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Books to Stretch Your Mind & Heart: The September Brilliant Reading List (#5 Will Shake You)

Looking for books to stretch your mind and tear at your heartstrings? You’ve come to the right place! This month’s book recommendations strike at both heart and mind, logic and emotion. If you read them thoughtfully, you’ll be a different person afterward. Some of September’s selections include: How the Great Creative People of History became …

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Books to See The Summer Off: The August ’20 Brilliant Reading List (#5 Will Remind You of Long-Forgotten Truths)

Fall is coming, and with it, a potential wave of craziness after a year of already too many unpredictable, crazy events.   Which means that now would be a very good time to (you know what’s coming — wait for it…) Take up the good ole’ fashioned art of spelunking. Just in case the World Above gets …

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Books to Help You Survive the Summer Heat: The July 2020 Brilliant Reading List (#2 Will Tug at Your Heartstrings)

Hi Brilliant Writers! Ready for your monthly book recommendations? Okay, okay. But first, a note: Every month, I send something special to the Brilliant Writers on Brilliant Writer email list (see below), and this month the “something special” is going to be extra special. And only Brilliant Writers will get it. If you’re not already …

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Books to Kick off Your Summer: The June Brilliant Reading List (You’ll Wish You Read #2 Months Ago)

It’s been a challenging few months for everyone, but it seems like we are finally seeing the glimmer at the end of the tunnel…maybe? So here’s your usual quintet of recommended books to accompany you as you unfurl your wings and plan your next steps. This month, we have: a book that will help you …

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Books to Inspire Your Creativity: The May Brilliant Reading List (#5 Will Make You a Stronger Writer)

Why do you read books? To be entertained, to be inspired, to get ideas for your own writing, or all of the above? Whatever your reasons, this month’s selection of book recommendations will help you achieve all 3. In this list, we have the true story of a desperate rescue, books that will help you …

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Books To Get You Through the Tunnel: The April ’20 Brilliant Reading List (#3 is Extremely Relevant Right Now)

Dear reader, These are strange and trying times, and since last month’s reading list, things…well, let’s face it. Things are still not great. You might be starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, or you might be afraid that the sky is still going to fall. But either way, never fear! …

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Books to Change Your Perspective: The March 2020 Brilliant Reading List (#4 Might Turn Your Work on Its Head)

Spring is in the air, and the Brilliant Book List is here! 😃 For March, we’ve got a fantastic how-to book by a stage storyteller, a K.I.S.S-style (Keep It Simple, Silly) book that might change your perspective on life and work, a rare fun fiction selection (for those of you interested in the American Land …

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Books You’ll ❤: The February ’20 Brilliant Book List (#5 Will Challenge You)

It’s the month of Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means: Time to indulge in our favorite things — romantic movies, dark chocolates, bejeweled presents for our significant others, and sticking it to our single friends! …Unless you are the “single friend” yourself, in which case, you have the good fortune this month to indulge in …

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