Lady Banks Bookshelf

Lady Banks Pick of the Week


Read This Now: The Index

What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!

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The Elephant in the Room by Tommy TomlinsonHonest, heart-breaking, and affirming. This is not your run-of-the-mill diet book, or just someone crowing about their weight loss. It's an in-depth spiritual investigation of why and how a person becomes and stays fat. I also enjoyed reading about Tommy's career in newspapers and sports. He's such a gifted writer and I look forward to hand-selling this one.

The Elephant in the Room by Tommy Tomlinson ($27.00*, Simon & Schuster), recommended by Sunrise Books, High Point, NC.

 A Winter 2019 Okra Pick