Staff Picks

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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Crypto Technical Analysis: Your ONe-Stop Guide to Investing Trading, and Profiting in Crypto with Technical Analysis – by Alan John and Jon Law

Technical Analysis is the ability to recognize order in chaos; to identify hidden patterns, and to turn such patterns into profit. In combination with the volatile and exploding market of cryptocurrency, technical analysis is a powerful skillset to acquire and develop for all investors. Cryptocurrency Technical Analysis is the most complete and comprehensible book about crypto technical analysis on the market, written for beginner and intermediate investors.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “For those who have a curiosity about crypto and investing in crypto this is a fantastic introduction.”

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From Spare Room to Spare Money: Turning Your Extra Space Into an Airbnb – by Crystal Rusteen

More and more travelers are checking into Airbnbs over traditional hotels, which means the demand is very high for private homeowners to open their spaces to host guests. Whether that means a quick overnight trip or a long-term stay, many people are accommodating strangers in carriage houses, barns, tiny houses, and even in their spare rooms.

This may seem like a very tempting enterprise, but there’s a lot to know and plenty to do before you post your home on Airbnb’s website.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “An incredibly helpful book for those that want to utilize space to earn extra income.”

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Fractions for Beginners: A Beginning Fraction Book for K-5th Grade – by PicScience Resources

Fractions for Beginners is the simple guide to mastering fractions. PicScience presents this engaging, easy-to-follow guide that solves fractions problems step-by-step. Based on collaborative research with math teachers, this guide provides a concrete foundation for your student in fractions.

This workbook covers a variety of essential fractions skills, including:
· What a fraction means visually
· Simplifying Fractions
· Common Denominators
· Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
· Least Common Multiple (LCM)
· Adding and Subtracting Fractions
· Equivalent Fractions

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “This book is very engaging for the kids and a fantastic way to learn fractions.”

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Red Light Therapy: Revive and Rejuvenate Your Health and Body Using Photobiomodulation – by John Iovine

Red Light Therapy is not a hoax. On the contrary, it’s the best-kept secret for the last 40 years. Also called Photobiomodulation, this therapy has been the subject of over 5000 clinical scientific studies. These studies demonstrate the benefits of Red Light Therapy for everyone, but especially for seniors. Photobiomodulation enhances energy production of the mitochondria that boosts recovery and performance across the physiological spectrum. The best part about this therapy is that it is non-intrusive and can easily be performed at home.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A detailed introduction to red light therapy, this book does a great job of making a complicated subject simple to understand.”

$3.99 $4.99

Prepare Now For A Challenging Job Market In The Future – by Dr. Daniel W. Vale

There are many labor market forces that indicate there will be, in the future, even fewer full time, secure jobs than are available today.

Readers of this book will learn how to:
-get out of debt and save enough money for periods of unemployment
-start and operate a small business
-use hobbies, a healthy diet, and exercise to stay mentally and physically healthy during times of uncertain healthcare
-survive during a company layoff
-most effectively find a new job
-develop critical soft skills
-develop important computer skills to thrive in the increasingly automated jobs of the future

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Both job holders and job seekers will benefit greatly from reading this book which will prepare you for an uncertain future.”

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Trial, Error, and Success: 10 Insights Into Realistic Knowledge, Thinking, and Emotional Intelligence – by Sima Dimitrijev, PhD & Maryann Karinch

Everything in nature evolves by trial and error. We cannot avoid this fundamental method of natural evolution, but our human advantage is that we can think about and learn from the errors before trying again.

Trial, Error, and Success helps boost that advantage with 10 insights into realistic knowledge, thinking, and emotional intelligence.

You will see throughout the book how successful thinking combines sharp analyses of new information with broad analogies to existing knowledge. The authors use real-life examples to show

  • How thinking can avoid overgeneralization traps.
  • How to create new knowledge by trial-and-error thinking.
  • How to reduce personal risk and maximize benefits by collective application of the trial-and-error process.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “This book takes a unique look at improving life and will inspire change.”

$2.99 $9.99

Survival Medical Handbook 2022-2023: Step-By-Step Guide to be Prepared for Any Emergency When Help is NOT On The Way With the Most Up To Date Information – by Small Footprint Press

With the right understanding of survival medical procedures, you can finally gain the confidence to face any emergency you may encounter, and have the peace of mind that your loved ones will be safe around you.

In Survival Medical Handbook 2022-2023, you will discover:

  • The know-how of essential techniques you can use in nearly any medical emergency situation
  • How to overcome any intense emotion you experience in the moment by knowing exactly what your priorities should be
  • How to deal with minor emergencies to avoid their escalation into more dangerous ones
  • Step-by-step responses to serious emergencies that could mean the difference between life or death
  • Discover the benefits of herbal products, such as ginger and aloe vera, and how they could be used during medical emergencies
  • Easy DIY replacements for crucial medical items when your first aid kit is not in reach

And much more.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “An absolute must read. Essential information for everyone.”

$0.99 $3.99

Holmes’s Complete Guide To Stop Drinking Alcohol: The Easy, Mindful and Pain-free Way – by Mark Holmes

Holmes’s Complete Guide To Stop Drinking Alcohol is a 375-page authoritative guide on how to stop drinking alcohol written by Mark Holmes, a former schoolteacher and registered Alcohol Addiction CBT Therapist with a Master’s degree from the University of London, CEO and Founder of the Addiction Help Agency.

Mark knows what it’s like because he’s been on both sides of the fence – alcohol addicted patient and alcohol addiction therapist. So he knows what you’re going through, what you need to stop drinking alcohol and how to deliver the best therapeutic treatment plan in the world.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “An impressive guide that will be an incredible resource for those struggling with alcohol addiction.”

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The Furnace of Affliction: How God Uses Our Pain and Suffering for His Purpose – by Horace Williams, Jr.

Horace Williams Jr. has faced the fire. He has walked through the fire and the flood. Through the trials of life, Horace has learned the value and benefit of enduring affliction. He shares his acquired wisdom in his book, The Furnace of Affliction. When Satan attacks us, God uses those negatives to build our faith and strengthen us. Horace authored this book to offer hope and encouragement to those suffering and walking through the fire themselves. Horace explains several reasons behind suffering and makes sure that the reader understands the importance of suffering in maturing. God is always in control and uses everything in our life for good to those who love Him. This book will help you understand the purpose and goal of suffering, give you purpose and direction, and bring glory to God.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “This book inspires courage and also hope. A fantastic read.”

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Apotheosis Now – by Yanhao Huang

Resolve all your confusion in life!

A mind that is fragmented and sees the world in terms of what is me and not me, good and bad, will be caught in endless conflict. Because externally, we are always trying to control what is “not me,” and internally, we always get perplexed trying to figure out whether our actions came from our “higher” or “lower” self. As Albert Einstein said: “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”

This book will help you to understand:

  • Why we have internal conflicts
  • How does our ego trap us in undesirable circumstances
  • How do our beliefs limit us
  • Why thought-based teachings (Law of Attraction), or self-improvement advice don’t work
  • How do we really get what we want
  • Why is happiness so rare for us

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “One of the best books our staff has read this year! Incredibly powerful and life changing.”

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How to Talk to Your Boss Like a Boss: A Definitive Guide to Master the Art of Talking to Your Boss and Learn How to Get What You Want – by Leonard L. Walker

Specially written to provide guidance for those who are facing difficulties in communicating with their bosses. A practical guidebook for those who are fresh or just starting out in their career.
Common Problem that People are Facing

You’re an outstanding employee, you’ve been working at your company for a while now, but you still feel you’re not getting what you want. Most people don’t like to ask for things directly because they have phobia talking to their bosses and they do not know how to overcome it.

How To Talk To Your Boss Like A Boss will help bridge this gap by giving you the tools needed to ask for what you want in ways that are clear, direct and easy for anyone to understand. This book will show you exactly what steps to take in order to communicate effectively with your boss so they can give the support and direction needed for success.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “This book has extremely useful tips you can use to make work more enjoyable and even eventually lead to a promotion.”

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The Corporate Life Survival Guide – by Randy Zinn

Thrive in a world with unwritten rules… before now. The Corporate Life Survival Guide is a detailed how-to book on mastering office politics. With chapters on workplace life, situations to avoid, and achieving a work/life balance, it draws on the author’s quarter century of experience as an employee, contractor, and consultant. Insightful guidance and illustrative anecdotes will help you understand important missteps, the consequences, and how to prevent them. Always practical, the book will quickly improve the savvy of workers who are new to office life, making a successful career easier to achieve. Learn how to assess a job’s suitability, how to handle many situations, and how to leave on your terms. Understand and manage the role of appearances, social outings, and the physical environment you inherit. Consistently sidestep not-so-innocent issues that can ruin your relationships and job. Written for those new to the business world or wanting to improve their careers, The Corporate Life Survival Guide is your first step toward a heavenly future. Work better, sooner.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “Corporate life can be a slog. This book will help you survive. Well written actionable advice.”

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Wild Happy: Dreams, Crises, and Acceptance in the Jungles of Papua New Guinea – by Ryan Casseau

At 24, Ryan Casseau set off for the most remote jungle he could find, the farthest corner of Papua New Guinea, alone, and without a single contact in his future home.

It was powered by 10 years of fantasy, but it wasn’t a vacation. He was there to collect plants in an effort to discover medicines from those who rely on the forest.

But while he was worried about getting work done and getting back to civilization, something unexpected got in the way: everything.

In equal parts humorous, unnerving, uplifting, and reflective, “Wild Happy” fiercely captures a bewildered boy and the lost world that took him in, shared its hidden wisdom, and changed his life forever.

BookMelon Staff Rating ✪✪✪✪✪ – “A must read for intrepid travelers.”

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