Webb, Knight lay out ‘Must Reads’

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Cyrus Webb's books

Guiding book lovers through a plethora of new releases, debuts, and blitz is a favorite task of many book store managers and bloggers, especially at the start of a new year.

Mississippi radio host and avid book reviewer Cyrus Webb of Conversations Live! released 10 Books You Need to Read in 2016 and included seasoned author Kimberla Lawson Roby and debut author Kenneth Thomas Sr. (see image)
In Baton Rouge, Between the Lines Bookstore owner Kim Knight offered a varied selection of must reads spanning children’s books and adult nonfiction.

Here are their reading recommendations for 2016 in no particular order.

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Adult Fiction
Deadly Satisfaction by Trice Hickman
Best Friends Forever by  Kimberla Lawson Roby
I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan
Charcoal Joe a Easy Rawlins Mystery by Walter Mosley
The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey
The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan
Given Not Taken by Kenneth Thomas Sr.
The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith
Angels Burning by Tawni O’Dell

Adult NonFiction
Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer’s by  B. Smith, Dan Gasby, Michael Shnayerson
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The Four Purposes of Life by Dan Millman
We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power and the Radical Imagination by Russell Rickford
Hustle. Believe. Receive. by Sarah Centrella
Loretta Lynch: First African American Woman Attorney General by Eric Braun
Writers on Writing by Antoinette Kuritz and Jared Kuritz
A Better Life by Michael Jenet

Young Adult
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Jaden Toussaint The Greatest Episode 2: The Ladek Invasion by Marti Dumas
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs  Spirit Week Showdown by Crystal Allen
Karma’s A Killer by Tracy Weber

Children
Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band by  Kwame Alexander
Summer Saves Summer by Adara Gaston
Ira’s Shakesphere Dream by Glenda Armand
Poems in the Attic by Nikki Grimes

Between the Lines Bookstore, located at 4242 Government Street, is the “headquarters for book and literary lovers,” said Knight. The store provides connections between authors, readers, book clubs, the community and the world through its online store.

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