Staff Picks

How To Write A Book: A Book for Anyone Who Has Never Written a Book (But Wants To) – by Lauren Bingham

Many of us would love to jot down our fondest stories and our tallest tales to preserve forever in written form.  Whether you’re a born storyteller or need a little assistance from spellcheck and the thesaurus, Lauren Bingham is here to help you decide whether the time is “write” to make your author’s dreams a reality. How to Write a Book:  A Book for Anyone Who Has Never Written a Book (But Wants To) is Lauren’s most personal work, providing their own insight into what makes writers tick and how to bring the passion out on paper.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “They say everyone has at least one book in them. This work will help bring it into reality.”

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SOL Still Our Lions: A Fan’s History of the Detroit Lions and the City They Represent – by Gary J. Evans

Traversing the love, frustration, black humor, and hope routinely experienced by fans of one of the least successful teams in professional sports, STILL OUR LIONS explores the striking similarities the Detroit Lions share with their home city: great successes through the 1950s, followed by decades of dramatic decline.

Based on extensive research supported by scores of interviews with fans, SOL examines why we love the home team — even when they break our hearts year after year, season after season, and down by down.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “We loved this book. Incredibly unique take on a city through the eyes of sports fans.”

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Counting The Days: Crazy Good Ideas for Long-Distance Relationships – by Gregg Michaelsen

Are you counting the days until you get to see your guy again? Do you even want to be in a long-distance relationship? Are you dating or married to someone in the military?

If you said “YES!” to any of those questions, allow me to guide you to a successful Long-Distance Relationship.

As you read, you’ll learn;

  • The importance of communication
  • How you can build intimacy, even from a distance
  • The rules of a long-distance relationships
  • Great ideas for long-distance date nights
  • Ideas for creating sexual tension and some great tips on enjoying your time apart from one another
  • How to evaluate whether things might be headed in a downward spiral and what you can do about it

Well-meaning people will tell you that an LDR is a fool’s errand, but Counting the Days will convince you otherwise!

Yes, long-distance relationships can be challenging, but so can normal relationships. Many people who are currently in a long-distance relationship say they feel closer to their partner than they did before the distance separated them. They already know the secrets you’re about to unveil here.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Incredible wealth of information and advice for anyone in a long-distance relationship!”

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The Greatest Leader of All Time : The Interactions of Jesus according to the Gospel of Matthew – by Jean Kabasomi

Whether you are a Christian, Jew, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, atheist or agnostic, we can all learn something from the leadership qualities of Jesus Christ. This is a man who still makes headlines the world over, more than 2,000 years after His death. Not only does He still make headlines, but billions of people across the globe, throughout history, claim He has made a personal and tangible impact on their lives through understanding and reading His words and life story.

Any leader worth their salt, Christian or not, should at least be interested in what He said and what, if anything, they might be able to learn from Him and apply to their own organisation.

This book seeks to unpack the leadership qualities exemplified by Jesus Christ through His interactions with the characters in the Gospel of Matthew.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A fascinating look at leadership and qualities we can apply today.”

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Unsettled Disruption: Step-by-Step Guide for Harnessing the Evolving Path of Purpose-Driven Innovation – by Juana-Catalina Rodriguez

Good companies adapt to challenges. Great companies anticipate them. The global disruption caused by the pandemic, climate change, technology, and new customer expectations is unparalleled. Overnight, entire economies, education systems, and social infrastructures came to a grinding halt. 

Nowadays, many companies, businesses and entrepreneurs face the test of redefining their innovation strategy in a short time frame. Creativity doesn’t always switch on like a lightbulb in our heads. It requires a better understanding of the problem you want to solve. 

Unsettled Disruption provides a systematic process to consider external factors, your industry’s chances of disruption, and the pillars that would help you build your disruptive innovation strategy.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A well written book that contains a wealth of information for entrepreneurs and business owners.”

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The Ultimate Guide to Success: How to Achieve Your Goals in 10 Steps or Less! – by Dan McDaniel

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SUCCESS is the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of success. Drawing on over 5,000 hours of research, this book reveals the complete journey of achievement. Including multiple charts, graphs, and world-class case studies, The Ultimate Guide to Success uncovers the success principles of some of the greatest athletes, entertainers, authors, and entrepreneurs of our time. Providing both an interesting and informative roadmap, this book covers contemporaries such as Oprah Winfrey, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, and Kanye West.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Incredible book that will leave you inspired and ready to take action.”

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The EPP Method: 3 Super Simple Steps to Build and Retain Essential Vocabulary for Adults – by Michael Cavallaro

Build a solid English vocabulary and retain what you learn using this revolutionary 3-step method. Do you want to improve your English vocabulary? Is English not your first language? Learning new words and improving the command over this language is not as easy as it seems. Most resort to rote learning, which builds no foundations and most of what is learned starts to fade away with time.

So, what’s the solution?

An easy-to-follow process that breaks down language learning into a naturally efficient and thematic format.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A book that is incredibly useful for non-native English speakers.”

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Invisible Wounds: Help, Hope, and Healing for Women in Abusive Relationships, or Recovery – by Kay Douglas

Invisible Wounds is a compassionate and compelling guide that offers the clarity, information, and support that is needed. Containing the moving, inspiring stories of 50 women who have experienced an abusive relationship, Invisible Wounds will help you to rebuild your strength, increase your personal power, and recover from the hurts that have been done.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A powerful book for emotionally abused women written by a survivor.”

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The Smartphone Addiction Restriction: It’s Almost Too Late… – by A Concerned Citizen Publishing

Smartphones have transformed the world with their convenience and capabilities. A single small device can replace a landline, camera, CD player, and road map—but all of this miraculous technology comes with a cost.

The dark side of smartphones is not always so obvious. Checking your phone constantly from dawn until dusk has become normalized, and most people don’t realize they’re trapped in a very real addiction.

Smartphones have particularly powerful effects on our children, making them shallow, depressed, and unable to think critically. They exercise less, rarely socialize, get worse grades, and have lower self-esteem. In the most severe cases, they may even take their own lives.

Despite how common this addiction is, it is possible to overcome.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “This book is a wake up call. Especially for parents.”

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Hybrid Work Management: How to Manage a Hybrid Team in the New Workplace – by Hassan Osman

Learn a step-by-step process that helps you manage your hybrid work arrangement effectively while creating a fair and inclusive environment for your employees.

This short book gives you everything you need to know about how to transition to a hybrid work environment in a post-COVID world.

You will learn how to gain the benefits of a hybrid workplace model and maximize the advantages of remote and in-office work.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “This book gets straight to the point with helpful advice for remote teams.”

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Roads to Meaning and Resilience with Cancer – by Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, PHD

Pursuing a more Purposeful Life? Assimilate stories from 39 patients with incurable Lung Cancer as they share their experiences, hopes, and strengths to find meaning in your life. 

Life is an unfinished project, and similarly, finding meaning is an uncompleted task. But how exactly do we find meaning? How do people find strength? The diagnosis of cancer or other terminal cases create significant adversity. So how do people develop resilience? How do they keep going? These questions had been tackled for centuries by philosophy and religion. So what is there to add? 

While there is no such thing as a School of Life Professor, you now have a viable alternative. Morhaf Al Achkar obtained his Ph.D in education and is currently a practicing family physician at the University of Washington. He was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Since then, his research has focused on the experiences of patients living with cancer. This book is based on interviews he did with 39 patients who live, like him, with advanced illness.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “An inspirational book filled with incredible interviews that will help us all find our purpose.”

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Before Your Horse Comes Home: Introductory Horse Care for Beginners – by Meredith Hill

As humans, we have relied upon horses for transportation and as work partners for years. While horses aren’t essential to our everyday survival now, they are still stunning companions who can provide endless enjoyment for their human caretakers. 

At the same time, horses can be very complicated, especially for novice owners. Attempting to research horse care can be very overwhelming if you’re new to horse ownership. It’s all too easy to find complicated or conflicting advice. How do you determine what’s right for your equine companion?

In Before Your Horse Comes Home: Introductory Horse Care for Beginners, Meredith Hill details the ins and outs of horse care, as compiled throughout her over 30 years of experience as a caretaker for horses. From creating the right feed program to manure management, Ms. Hill will walk readers through the ins and outs of horsemanship.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “For anyone who will be bringing a horse home this book is a must read.”

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Being Authentic: A Memoir – by Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, PHD

While there is no such thing as an “Authenticity Expert,” you now have a viable alternative. Morhaf Al Achkar obtained his Ph.D in education and is currently a practicing family physician at the University of Washington. He was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Since then, his research has focused on the experiences of patients living with cancer. His first book is based on interviews he did with 39 patients who live, like him, with advanced illness. He explored how these patients find meaning, cope, and build resilience. Dr. Alachkar’s Memoir shares genuine emotion, heartbreaks and great successes, and encourages us to be our authentic selves. This Memoir highlights our humanity’s purpose to share our story and of our fear of being forgotten after death and yet to live each day.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “An incredible and well written memoir. This book has something for everyone.”

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A Love Attempt: Your Practical Guide to Love – by Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, PHD

Everyone wants love. We’re so desperate for it that we are frequently willing to take any deformed shape of it. But what if we can bring in the idea in a developed and genuine form to make it available to every person?

Morhaf Al Achkar obtained his Ph.D in education and is currently a practicing family physician at the University of Washington. He was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Since then, his research has focused on the experience of patients living with cancers. His first book is based on interviews he did with 39 patients who live, like him, with advanced illness. He explored how these patients find meaning, cope, and build resilience. Using his deep understanding of philosophical concepts, Morhaf shares his understanding of love from the perspective of someone aware of his finitude.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “From one of our favorite authors this book contains a wealth of information for anyone who is (and who isn’t) interested in love.”

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Nirvana Express: Journal of a Very Brief Monkhoods – by S.P. Somtow

Novelist, composer and conductor Somtow Sucharitkul (who writes books under the name S.P. Somtow) had an extraordinary epiphany while driving downthe California coast. At almost 50 years of age, having spent very little time in his native Thailand, he was seized by an overwhelming desire to enter a Buddhist monastery. This is the story of that journey, full of surprises, culture shock, discoveries, humor and spirituality. Visions, dreams, comedy, philosophy, wisdom and superstition mingle in an unforgettable fusion.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Fascinating, page turning memoir that we couldn’t put down.”

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The Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Handbook: Step-By-Step Strategies for Off-Grid Shelter, Self Sufficient Food, and More To Survive Anywhere, During ANY Disaster In as Little as 30 Days – by Small Footprint Press

Do you want to know how you can save your life when the time comes? And make no mistake — the time when you and your loved ones’ survival will depend on you will surely come.

Climate change has brought on us an onslaught of natural disasters, and various life-threatening accidents in the cities are also on the rise.

But it doesn’t even have to go so far — crisis can hit at any time and place. A terrifying storm might knock out your power, a car accident might leave you stranded, or you can just get lost by wandering too far off the trails on your camping trip.

Would you like to know how to limit the damage in such situations and save lives? Even a simple skill of knowing how to make fire or build a shelter can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Readers of this book will be prepared for any disaster.”

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Healing the Stormy Marriage: Hope and Help for YOU when Your Loved One has Mental Health or Addiction Issues – by Christian Bohlen

If your spouse’s mental health or addiction issues are tormenting you, this faith-based resource provides instant hope.

Acclaimed “. . . a must read” by BlueInk Reviews, the authors present recommendations from renowned mental health professionals plus riveting stories and sprinkles of humor from their own difficult, but incredible, thirty-five year journey with multiple mental illnesses. You’ll cherish the blend of biblical insights and practical how-tos, helping you see with new eyes and feel loved and empowered. 

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Incredible source of hope for those struggling with this complicated issue.”

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