What are the best book recommendations for work?

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    Shadowshaper is the first book in the young adult urban fantasy series with the same name written by Daniel José Older which centers on Sierra Santiago who discovers a supernatural order called Shadowshaper.

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    Joseph McCoy
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Shadowshaper is one of the best books I can recommend for work. It is inspiring and really made me want to keep searching for those possibilities and to believe that anything is possible again."
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    #2Kat and Meg Conquer the World

    Kat and Meg Conquer the World
    Kat and Meg Conquer the World is light and feel-good novel for young adults written by Anna Priemaza. It was originally released in November 2017. It is about two girls trying to improve their social skills while completing a science project.

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    Terry Phillips
    Written on May 6, 2018
    ""Kat and Meg Conquer the World" is a good book if you are into young adult genre but nothing special if you're not. True, it a nice story about friendship but when it comes to plot, there is nothing extraordinary about. Decent character development, yes but that's it. "
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    #3Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

    Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
    Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus is a standalone realistic young adult fiction novel written by Dusti Bowling which centers on Aven Green who us born without her arms and joins a western theme park in Arizona to travel.

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    Candy Shao
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "While definitely odd, Insignificant events in the life of a cactus is at least a book that catches your attention. The appeal to young adults is undeniable."
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    #4The Jumbies

    The Jumbies

    The Jumbies is a children's fictional horror book written by Tracey Baptiste. This book for children was published on April 28, 2015 by Algonquin Young Readers.


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    Gabriel Valadez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "If you are looking for a book to help you with work, this is not the book for you. It is a work of children's horror fiction. A fourth or fifth grader would love this story. "
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    #5The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give is a multi-awarded young adult novel by Angie Thomas. It tells the story of Starr Carter, who witnessed her friend Khalil get killed by a cop. This book is a condemnation of racism and police brutality, because black lives matter.


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    Paul Parker
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I have no idea why this was recommended for work. It was a very topical, timely read, but has nothing whatsoever to do with work. A terrible solution for me."
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    #6The Help

    The Help
    The Help is a historical fiction novel by Kathryn Stockett. Set in the American South during the 1960s, it tells the stories of an unlikely group of three women working together to fight racial oppression.

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    Steven Wagner
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "My wife bugged me to watch the movie called The Help. I liked it so much after watching the movie I decided to get the book. The book was very detailed and told a story I will never forget. I really will not think about that era the same ever again after reading the book.."
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    #7The Honest Truth

    The Honest Truth
    The Honest Truth is a young adult fiction novel written by Dan Gemeinhart which centers on Mark who flees his home with his camera, notebook and dog to reach the top of the Mount Rainier.

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    Jeffrey Herrera
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "My friend wanted a book for his birthday, so I bought him this one. Not sure if he likes it or not yet. But from what I can tell The Honest Truth is in the genre he likes."
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    #8The Lover's Dictionary: A Novel

    The Lover's Dictionary: A Novel

    The Lover's Dictionary is a young adult novel by David Levithan which discusses love using different keywords which all relate to the concept of love, all within the context of the narrator's relationship. It was published in 2011.


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    Pranav Chattopadhyay
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Someone at work recommended The Lover's Dictionary: A Novel. It was a quick, but decent read. "
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    #9Fish in a Tree

    Fish in a Tree

    Fish in a Tree is a fiction children's book by Lynda Mullaly Hunt which follows the story of Ally, a dyslexic kid who finds out that she can be free to be herself all along, and that everyone is smart in different ways.


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    Laura Ávalos
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "An uplifting book that every parent with a differently-abled child should get. These kids need to feel accepted and not alone."
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    #10My Fair Godmother

    My Fair Godmother

    Finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience!

    After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah Delano wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrissy (Chrysanthemum) Everstar: Savannah's gum-chewing, cell phone–carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Showing why she's only Fair―because she's not a very good fairy student―Chrissy mistakenly sends Savannah back in time to the Middle Ages, first as Cinderella, then as Snow White. Finally she sends Tristan, a boy in Savannah's class, back instead to turn him into her prom-worthy prince. When Savannah returns to the Middle Ages to save Tristan, they must team up to defeat a troll, a dragon, and the mysterious and undeniably sexy Black Knight. Laughs abound in this clever fairy tale twist from a master of romantic comedy.


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    Frank Barnett
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Wanted a good book to read with a co-worker during breaks just for fun. This book although maybe meant for a more juvenile audience was a lot of fun to read. The humor isn't to deep so feel free to laugh out loud and just have fun reading it. Just really shakes up all the classic fairy tales."
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    #11And the Mountains Echoed

    And the Mountains Echoed
    Published in 2013, And the Mountains Echoed is a historical fiction novel by acclaimed author, Khaled Hosseini. Set in Kabul, it tells the heartbreaking life story of two siblings, Abdullah and Pari.

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    Tiffany Salazar
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I find that Khaled Hosseini is very versed in emotional heartstring tugging but I think he fell a bit shorter than usual in this one. It's got a lot of pieces but they don't all seem to fit together quite correctly if you know what I mean. I think he could have done better but I still read it cover to cover."
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    #12The Famished Road

    The Famished Road

    The Famished Road is a fantasy novel by Nigerian author Ben Okri. It tells the story of Azaru, a spirit child who exists both in the spirit world and the human world. It won the Man Booker Prize in 1991.


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    Sean Brooks
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The Famished Road is one of the best books that I have read in years. I had a blast reading it at work while I was waiting for more work to pop up. "
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    #13A Grain of Wheat

    A Grain of Wheat

    A Grain of Wheat is a cultural fiction novel by Ngugi wa Thiong'o which is set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and follows a group of villagers who have been affected by the 1952-1960 Emergency. It was published in 1994 by Heinemann.


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    Ralph Gilbert
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "So interesant this book, have so fiction and action"


Best What are the best book recommendations for work
1ShadowshaperBooks 51 Paid
2Kat and Meg Conquer the WorldBooks 42 Paid
3Insignificant Events in the Life of a CactusBooks 39 Paid
4The JumbiesBooks 27 Paid
5The Hate U GiveBooks 17 Paid
6The HelpBooks 14 Paid
7The Honest TruthBooks 11 Paid
8The Lover's Dictionary: A NovelBooks 9 Paid
9Fish in a TreeBooks 8 Paid
10My Fair GodmotherBooks 4 Paid

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