8 Unbelievable Books to Read December | 2018

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8 Unbelievable Books to Read December | 2018

December is almost here and that means... new books! If you're trying to find a gift for someone or if you want to pamper yourself, keep on scrolling. Share this list with your parents, significant other, or coworkers and drop some hints about what you really want this holiday season.

From self-help guides to heartwarming memoirs, there's something for everyone to read this month. You can close yourself off when your family comes to town, or share new literature with your book club. Regardless, you'll love this batch of new books to read this December.


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1. 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do: Own Your Power, Channel Your Confidence, and Find Your Authentic Voice for a Life of Meaning and Joy.

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If you need a little help with mental strength, 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do is your new bible. Written by psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker, Amy Morin, each chapter will steer you through the trials and tribulations of being a woman only to come out stronger on the other side. It takes a lot to be a mentally strong woman in our modern world but Morin will help you get into the right headspace to take it on.

2. The Songbird

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Escape to the English countryside with author, Marcia Willett's December release. Tim needs a change of pace, tired of his job he moves to the country with help from his friend, Mattie, and her eccentric family. With lovable characters and a heartwarming story, you'll lose track of time with this vibrant new book.

3. The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal

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Another healthy cookbook from the kitchen of Gwyneth Paltrow! With over 100 recipes love all the pages filled with health conscious foods and easy to make recipes. If you want to get your body back on track after the holiday season, The Clean Plate will led a leafy green hand.

4. Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions

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Photographer, Norman Seeff shares photographs he's captures of legendary musician, Joni Mitchell. Own a piece of musical history and take a peek inside the life and times of music royalty. Give Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions to your friend, aunt, or sister this holiday season and you'll win brownie points for best gift of December 2018.

5. Half of What You Hear

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Kristyn Kusek Lewis discusses what really happens behind closed doors. Bess Warner must navigate money, class, and secrets after moving to her husbands hometown in Virginia. After losing her job working at The White House, Bess has to react, quickly, to huge life changes. Fitting in isn't easy and getting along with neighbors isn't always smooth. Half of What You Hear is exciting and addicting, you'll have a hard time putting it down this holiday season.

6. Take the Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your Life

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Feeling stuck in your career? Lost in your life? Grab Take the Leap and read every page. You'll have a personal coach, cheering you on. Sara Bliss does the hard work for you. Read all about the careers of talented, successful people, and how they pivoted dreams and careers. Each chapter is filled with sound advice from people like, entrepreneur Bobbi Brown, businesswoman Barbara Corcoran, and NFL athlete, Aaron Maybin.

7. The Witch's Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit

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Witches need to stick together! And pamper themselves. Author, Arin Murphy-Hiscock lends her spiritual guidance in The Witch's Book of Self-Care. If you need some spells, mantras, or meditations to help you relax and relinquish stress, this book is perfect for you. It's the perfect gift this holiday season, who doesn't need a little magical TLC?

8. Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food

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Ann Hood loves a good meal. In twenty-seven essays, Hood embarks on her journey through life and the kitchen. Food is a big part of her life, taking her through loneliness, happiness, and heartbreak but her humor is as resilient as her recipes. This is the perfect feel-good novel you've been waiting for all year.

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