Taura’s Book Nook

If reading is your passion you’ve come to the right place! We’ll discuss everything from self-help to the latest New York Times bestsellers. So, grab a cup of coffee and your latest read, and let’s talk about what you’re reading!

Join the weekly group via Hey Peers on Fridays at 1pm Pacific.

This is a NO-PRESSURE Book Club! Come as you are, no shame if you’re behind or ahead of the stated goal!

Register for our next meeting now at HeyPeers. We be discussing The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin the the end of Part 1 (up to page 93 of ebook linked) on Friday, June 1, 2023.

Our 5th Group Read:

Our 5th book will be The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. Learn more about The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin on Goodreads or The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin on The StoryGraph (content warnings, keywords, etc). If you know where to freely access an audiobook version of this book please contact us. You can find a pdf version here.

Our 4th group read:

Our fourth book we unfortunately could not find a free audiobook for and finding a free pdf was a challenge. Please check your local library or discount book stores for The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller.

Check out sites like those listed on The 20 Best Places to Find Cheap Books Online | Reedsy Discovery to find your copy. If you need assistance, use the submit resources page on this website to contact Blue.

Our Third Group Read:

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein | Goodreads for information about the book.

Listen to the audiobook of The Art of Racing in the Rain while reading along on esl-bits.net.

The Art of Racing in the Rain in PDF form.

Listen to The Art of Racing in the Rain Audiobook Streaming Online Free

Our Second Group Read:

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd info page on Goodreads

Stream The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd by PRH Audio | Listen online for free on SoundCloud  

The Invention of Wings full length audiobook

Previous group read:

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

More info about the book:



Free audiobook versions:

See full playlist as book is divided into 12 parts in this version: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeyF3PrIqAuzHfBiwLPsFWEMSvrVNjsFD

See the entire playlist (all 46 parts) here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDb_EiYnUTPrADcCF7hSmluiSe5Nwv6Lx

Free pdf ebook version: 

Book nook member reads and recommendations 

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur | Goodreads

Speak and Be Heard: 101 Vocal Exercises for Voice Actors, Public Speakers and Professionals by Richard Di Britannia | Goodreads

Be Exceptional: Master the Five Traits That Set Extraordinary People Apart by Joe Navarro | Goodreads

Alice Hoffman –   Faithful by Alice Hoffman | Goodreads

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker | Goodreads

Brene Brown –  Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown

Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole by Susan Cain | Goodreads 

Thank You for Rejecting Me: Transform Pain Into Purpose and Learn to Fight for Yourself by Kait Warman | Goodreads 

Be Exceptional: Master the Five Traits That Set Extraordinary People Apart by Joe Navarro 

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen | Goodreads

The Bicyclist | This Land Press – Made by You and Me poem by Frank Dixon Graham | Poets & Writers 

The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness by Lori Schiller

Lead with Hospitality: Be Human. Emotionally Connect. Serve Selflessly. by Taylor Scott | Goodreads

Codependents’ Guide to the Twelve Steps: New Stories by Melody Beattie | Goodreads?

Journeys Beyond the Frontier : A Rebellious Guide to Psychosis and Other Extraordinary Experiences

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn | Goodreads

The Practicing Happiness Workbook: How Mindfulness Can Free You from the Four Psychological Traps That Keep You Stressed, Anxious, and Depressed by Ruth Baer 

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell

W.B. Yeats

Pablo Neruda

Carolyn Forché

Naomi Shihab Nye

Robert Pinsky (Author of The Sounds of Poetry)

Billy Collins | Poetry Foundation

Yusef Komunyakaa | Poetry Foundation

Gwendolyn Brooks | Poetry Foundation

2023 Recomendations:

Sis, Don’t Settle: How to Stay Smart in Matters of the Heart by Faith Jenkins

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Girl in Need of a Tourniquet: Memoir of a Borderline Personality by Merri Lisa Johnson

The Courage to be Happy: True Contentment Is In Your Power 

Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia by Julia Kristeva

The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara | Goodreads

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 

Maya Angelou: The Artist and the Process (Genius) by Nancy Shuker 

Brandon Sanderson (Author of The Final Empire)

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley | Goodreads

No Cure for Being Human: And Other Truths I Need to Hear by Kate Bowler

The Overstory by Richard Powers | Goodreads

Treating Adult Survivors of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Neglect: Component-Based Psychotherapy by Elizabeth K. Hopper, Frances K. Grossman, Joseph Spinazzola, Marla Zucker, Bessel van der Kolk (Foreword), Christine A. Courtois (Introduction)

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara 

The Neurodivergent Friendly Workbook of DBT Skills by  Sonny Jane Wise

Spare by Prince Harry  

All about Love by bell hooks

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson | Goodreads

The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith | Goodreads

A court of thorns and roses by sarah j mass

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson | Goodreads

Skinny by Donna Cooner | Goodreads

Inward by Yung Pueblo | Goodreads

The Favorite Child: How a Favorite Impacts Every Family Member for Life by Ellen Weber Libby | Goodreads

Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier | Goodreads
Jodi Picoult (Author of My Sister’s Keeper)

Hunger Point by Jillian Medoff | Goodreads

Delirium  Lauren Oliver

J.A. Jance (Author of Desert Heat)

Sarah Dessen (Author of Just Listen)

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert | Goodreads

Bridge to Terabithia (novel) – Wikipedia

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer | Goodreads

Journey Through Trauma: A Trail Guide by Gretchen Schmelzerto the 5-Phase Cycle of Healing Repeated Trauma 

Your Self-Discovery Journal: A Guided Journey to Identify and Actualize Your Passions, Purpose, and Whole Self  by Sara Katherine

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by  Doris Kearns Goodwin

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future  by Ashlee Vance

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham

The Runaway Jury  by John Grisham

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou | Goodreads

The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom | Goodreads

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris | Goodreads

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris | Goodreads

Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs | Goodreads

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann | Goodreads

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah | Goodreads

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus | Goodreads

How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing by K.C. Davis | Goodreads

The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick | Goodreads

One None and a Hundred Thousand

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

In the Lives of Puppets by T.J. Klune | Goodreads

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd | Goodreads

Seven Arrows by Hyemeyohsts Storm | Goodreads

There Are Moms Way Worse Than You: Irrefutable Proof That You Are Indeed a Fantastic Parent by Glenn Boozan ,  Priscilla Witte  (Illustrator) 

Idiot’s Guides


The Housemaid Series by Freida McFadden

The Locked Tomb Series by Tamsyn Muir

72 Hour Hold by Bebe Moore Campbell | Goodreads

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson | Goodreads

Happy Place by Emily Henry | Goodreads

The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith | Goodreads

The Book of The Great Queen by Morpheus Ravenna | Goodreads

The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand | Goodreads

Don’t F*cking Panic: The Shit They Don’t Tell You in Therapy About Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, & Depression by Kelsey Darragh | Goodreads

Haven’s Secret (The Powers, #1) by Melissa Benoist | Goodreads

Girl from Nowhere by Tiffany Rosenhan | Goodreads

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez | Goodreads

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave | Goodreads

Healing from the Source: The Science and Lore of Tibetan Medicine by Yeshi Dönden | Goodreads

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