Staff Picks

Mom, Dad… Can We Talk? Helping Our Aging Parents with the Insight and Wisdom of Others – by Dick Edwards

Mom, Dad…Can We Talk? is for the tens of millions of people dealing with concerns for aging parents. It is controversial, sometimes humorous, often poignant, encouraging — and always helpful. The book is rich with stories of adult children who have been challenged and rewarded in this final stage of the parent-child relationship. It includes tips for initiating caring conversations like: “Mom, we’re worried about you living alone.” “Sis, I need your help with all this.” And, “Dad has a lady friend!” There are also helpful hints on how to understand and manage the realities of dementia, drinking, depression, and driving. In this newly revised edition, Guest Contributors address new topics like: helping grandchildren understand their aging grandparent; helping families with aging parents who have a special needs adult child; and, adapting to the complications imposed by the sudden intrusion of a reality like a pandemic.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪ – “This book contains a wealth of helpful information for those who have aging parents.”

$2.99 $3.99

The Energy Formula: Six Life Changing Ingredients to Unleash Your Limitless Potential – by Shawn Wells

If there’s anything people say they want more of these days…it’s ENERGY** Forbes Top 21 Books to Read in 2021 ** USA TODAY Top 20 Books to Optimize Your Life in 2021 **

The world around us continually requires more of us while we give less and less thought to our long-term health. This distracted and overwhelmed mindset has landed us squarely in survival mode, depriving us of the necessary steps to create lasting, sustained energy. The truth is most of us are so exhausted and don’t know how to find the energy to live our best lives.

We need a new formula that is practical, low-cost, easy and that flat out works. We need The ENERGY Formula!

The ENERGY Formula covers Keto, Paleo, biohacking, stoicism, supplements, CBD, nootropics, MCTs, infra-red saunas, cold plunges, how to create a sleep fortress, circadian rhythm, and so much more!

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “If you crave more energy, this book must be read.”

$1.99 $3.99

Capitol Hill’s Criminal Underground: The Most Thorough Exploration of Government Corruption Ever Put In Writing – by Richard Lawless

Richard Lawless’s Capitol Hill’s Criminal Underground: The Most Thorough Exploration of Government Corruption Ever Put in Writing is a no-holds-barred tell-all about the bad guys of Capital Hill and Wall Street, including the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

After Lawless became a victim of these crimes, he used his decades as a senior and executive banker, backed by an MBA with a focus on finance and law, to break down the evidence in Capitol Hill’s Criminal Underground. No names have been changed to protect the innocent because there are no innocent–except for the tens of millions of Americans who, like Lawless, had massive amounts of money stolen from them.

Capitol Hill’s Criminal Underground is a story about one of the longest-running government-protected criminal enterprises in the history of the United States country. This is Lawless’s attempt find justice for what happened to him–and to many readers as well.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A fascinating read for fans of true crime.”

$4.99 $19.95

Ketogenic Diet & Cookbook: A Complete Guide To Ketogenic Diet – by Michelle J. Griffin

★ Are you searching a good diet to lose weight? You wanna eat healthy to have lots of energy?

★ In this book i’ll teach you what is Ketogenic Diet and share with you Keto recipes, easy to make and delicious to eat.

I’ll share with you also a 7 day meal plan to lose weight quickly !

You’ll also find recipes that your whole family will enjoy, including:·       

◆Keto Spaghetti Squash Carbonara·

◆Ultimate Low-Carb Zucchini Lasagna

◆Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole· 

◆Easy Keto Korean Beef with Cauli Rice·       

◆Tuscan Pork Tenderloin·       

◆Garlic Tuscan Chicken·       

◆Creamy Keto Cauliflower Risotto·       

◆Keto Cheesecake Brownies·       

◆Low-Carb Almond Cinnamon Butter Cookies

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Delicious and nutritious recipes for better health.”

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The Addicted Child: A Parent’s Guide To Adolescent Substance Abuse – by Richard Capriola

Winner of 4 book awards. “This book may save your child’s life” Reader Views Review. In non-technical language parents learn warning signs and how to identify and find treatment programs for their child. Brief chapters explain substances being used by today’s adolescents, how drugs work in the teen brain, what assessments are important, treatment options and much more. “This book hooks you right from the acknowledgment” Literary Titan Review.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Incredibly important information for parents of adolescents. A must read.”

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Pandemic to Peace: Your Journey to Health, Wealth, Peace and Happiness – by Mitesh Patel

Immerse yourself in this easy, entertaining, and engaging journey that will lead you away from the trauma of the global pandemic, political upheaval, civil unrest, and chaos. This book is like that warm cup of soup on a cold, stormy night. It will soothe your soul and show you how to increase your Health, Wealth, Peace, and Happiness in any situation. Not only will you heal from the crisis of today, but you will also learn to protect yourself and your loved ones from any future crises.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A much needed book that is timely and filled with advice we could all use right now.”

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Stories for the Heart: When Memories Become a Treasure – by Alexadra Antipa

Are you looking to come to terms with your grief? Do you struggle to cope with loss? If your answer to either one of these two questions is yes, this grief memoir might be just the book you need. A collection of heartfelt stories about love and loss, which will help you go through the grief process and come out healed in the end. 

The author’s healing journey through grief and beyond will inspire you to live life to the fullest, and tell others how you feel before it is too late. We all deal with loss, but one thing brings all of us together: the desire to move forward. In losing someone dear, we can keep their memory alive by telling their story and how they influenced ours. 

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A beautiful book filled with stories that will hit home for those dealing with loss.”

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Klondike House: Memories of an Irish Country Childhood – by John Dwyer

In Klondike House, John Dwyer recounts his memories of growing up on the remote but beautiful Beara Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland. The author’s vivid and colorful stories describe his hard but happy life as part of an isolated but close-knit community, such as:

  • His early school days spent in a building with no running water or electricity
  • An encounter with a violent sheep that literally turned his world upside down
  • The days spent cutting the turf and saving the hay by hand
  • An Irish Christmas where nearly everything on the table was sourced from the farm
  • His exciting family history that brought his relations to the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada

Complemented by a collection of evocative photographs, each chapter recounts a way of life that has now largely disappeared. Sprinkled with a selection of fitting works by some of Ireland’s best-known poets such as Seamus Heaney and Patrick Kavanagh, this gem of a book is a chronicle of the simple but happy life of an Irish farmer boy.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A delightful read and a welcome trip into the Irish countryside. A new staff favorite and a must read for those who love memoirs!”

$2.99 $4.99

#1 ROI Focused Email Marketing Guide – by Robyn Hatfield

Get the most out of your email marketing campaigns and get the highest return on investment (ROI). The author takes you through every step of the setup process, helps you understand what you need to test, gives tips and tricks to optimize your campaigns, and gives you real-life examples of how to put this into practice.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A must read for anyone who owns a business or works on email marketing campaigns.”

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Buddha is a Greeter at Walmart: Using Zen in Everyday Life – by Kris Neely

The idea is simple—everyday items and situations as sources of Zen insight. From a junk drawer to a butterfly. From Ginger Rogers to Colonel Mustard. We’re surrounded by items and situations which teach Zen—if we just take the time to SEE.

Zen is a perfect antidote to the noise and untruths of daily life. Yet for many people, Zen is something that requires rigorous study, years of solitary meditation, dressing in odd garb, and quoting Buddha. Nothing could be further from the truth. Everyday life is Zen. You are the only real Zen master you’ll ever need. You just need to look, see and reality will take care of the rest.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “This book does an incredible job of showing us how we can be better people, day to day.”

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I Know You By Heart: Navigating the Dementia Journey – by Angie Swetland

In the U.S. today, over 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia. Each of these individuals has a story. And each one has caregivers, with stories of their own.

You have questions – so many questions about what is happening now, and what is to come. How do I cope with this new manifestation of the disease? How do I prepare for an uncertain future?

This is especially true when just navigating your way through each day can be overwhelming.

Contained within these pages are answers to some of your questions as well as strategies for your future. 

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Dementia strikes so many people and this book is a must read for those looking for answers.”

$2.99 cents $3.99

Hidden Jewels of Happiness – by Skip Johnson

There are times we feel doubt and discouragement–times we need a guiding light to get through the darkness and find our empowerment…

That is precisely what you’ll find in Hidden Jewels of Happiness. A guiding light. Inspirational author and speaker Skip Johnson draws on his rich background of leadership, motivation, and compassion to guide readers in finding and illuminating a better path. He’ll show you there are hidden “gifts” all around, ready to help you overcome difficulties and create positive, lasting change.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Incredible wisdom to cultivate more joy in each of us.”

FREE $3.99

7 Attitudes of the Helping Heart: How to Live Out Your Faith and Care for the Poor – by John Christopher Frame

Do you want to better live out the teachings of Jesus to help people in need? Do you feel you should care more for the poor but are not sure where to start?
In this book, author John Christopher Frame, PhD, having encountered poverty around the world, will help you on your journey of putting your faith into action. With Frame’s thoughtful, down-to-earth, deep dive into Christian living, you’ll feel closer to God and more encouraged to care for others.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A fantastic read encouraging generosity with stories from around the world.”

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Badass Parenting: An Irreverent Guide to Raising Safe, Savvy, Confident Kids – by CJ Scarlet

Badass Parenting is like a triple-dark chocolate cheesecake with a layer of mousse in the middle (hint: the mousse is CJ Scarlet’s humor and style which helps lighten up the cheesecake!). You will love this book!”

If you’ve ever lost sleep worrying about your child’s safety, you’re not alone. You may want to wrap your munchkin in a protective bubble and defend her from every harm but doing so could emotionally cripple her and make her more, not less, vulnerable to predators.

In Badass Parenting, danger expert CJ Scarlet helps you teach your child how to handle herself in scary situations, ranging from bullying and digital dangers to sexual abuse and kidnapping.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Quick read because it is well written filled with fantastic advice for parents.”

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Being Authentic: A Memoir – by Morhaf Al Achkar

Our existence is fragile. I learned that in many intricate ways, so I do not take today for granted. I do not know what tomorrow will bring. I do not even know if tomorrow will come.

On the eve of Thanksgiving 2016, I received the diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer. Next to dying, I fear the spread of cancer to my brain and losing my ability to think, speak, or write. This loss would be devastating to me.

The fragility of our life made me want to be authentic. Therefore, I am writing this memoir to be authentic—we become our true selves when we author who we are.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “An incredible book filled with amazing stories with takeaways for all of us.”

FREE $2.99

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

The book tells the stories of 39 patients with incurable lung cancer. It aims to help patients, families, and healthcare providers understand the experience of living with cancer. It also invites reflections on the essential questions of meaning, resilience, and coping with adversity in life. The author is a family doctor, teacher, and researcher who is also a stage 4 lung cancer patient himself. He is patient #40.
Patients with cancer often have an urgency to find meaning in life. They struggle with the illness, its emotional impact, and the consequences of treatments. However, with time, reflection, and support from others, they develop resilience. Cancer patients often are not passive. Instead, they choose different strategies to maintain and restore their health. They also leverage a variety of approaches to cope better with their struggle.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “An incredible book filled with amazing stories. This is why BookMelon exists. This book deserves to be read.”

FREE $9.98