Written by Elise Olmstead.

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We are approaching November and it’s prime time to get cozy on your couch with a blanket and a book! I have been waking up early and reading more in the mornings, and discovered that my favorite part of the whole day is that time I get to read with a hot cup of coffee in my hand. There is something about the quiet time in the mornings before anyone has woken up and emails haven’t yet started pouring in, that makes you feel at peace and free to read.

I also like to read before I go to bed for this same reason, it’s a great way to unwind after a stressful day and give your eyes a break from looking at a phone or computer screen. Studies show that limiting or eliminating your screen time about an hour before you go to sleep will help you fall asleep faster. We all know that feeling, too, of when your eyes start closing like steel traps as you read a book and you can’t get through even one more page! So if you have trouble falling asleep at night I suggest to try reading before bed.

If you are wishing to get more reading in your life, but not sure where to start, we have some great nominations for our November book that we will discuss in the Jamwich Book Club! I chose this list of books from nominations in our Jamwich Book Club group on Facebook. There are no rules for the books you can nominate, as are open to reading both fiction and non-fiction as long as it is a page-turner that we can enjoy discussing together. Join the Facebook group to be a part of our community and cast your vote for the November book.


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

New York Times Bestseller that was also made into a movie, this book is the first of 8 books in the series. An essential read for any science fiction fan, this extremely funny and whimsical book will entertain fans of any type of literature. After you read this, you’ll want to read all 8 – so we suggest you go ahead and get the Ultimate collection (all 8 books in one).


Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

#1 New York Times Bestseller and made into a movie with Julia Roberts. This novel is about a woman’s journey to self-discovery after a divorce, as she travels 3 countries and finds the balance between worldly enjoyment and inner peace.


Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk

This is the latest book from the author of Fight Club, and is another darkly comic story skewering the absurdities in our society. Adjustment Day explores the American psyche with a story of aging politicians wishing to thin the middle class working man, while the working man wishes to bury the elite.


There There by Tommy Orange

One of the best books of the year (New York Times, Washington Post, etc) and Pulitzer Prize finalist. This book follows 12 Native Americans all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, and all connected in ways they may not realize. This “chorus of voices” tells the story of Urban Native American plight, struggles, spirituality, and heroism.


Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

#1 New York Times Bestseller by a historian tackling one of the biggest questions of history: What does it mean to be human and how did we evolve to the beings we are today? The narrative begins 70,000 years ago and follows different species of humans before there was only one: homo sapiens.


Mindhunter by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker

True crime stories in chilling detail chronicled by John E Douglas’s 25 year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit. John is the real life Jack Crawford from Silence of the Lambs, interviewing serial killers in an attempt to understand their twisted minds of some of the most sadistic individuals in history.


The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

A New York Times Bestseller and practical guide to personal freedom, this book follows ancient Toltec wisdom to provide a code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to experience more freedom, happiness, and love.


Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

#1 New York Times Bestseller and much beloved book about the author’s relationship with Morrie Shwartz, a college professor who forever impacted Mitch with his wisdom and the time they spent during his last dying days.


Everything is Fucked by Mark Manson

The author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, Mark Manson analyzes and helps us overcome the feeling of hopelessness that plagues us in the information age — when we have more health and wealth than ever before in history, yet we perpetually feel like everything is horribly fucked.

That is certainly a lot of choices and a lot to think about! Don’t forget to join the Jamwich Book Club group on Facebook to vote for your choice and nominate the next book we read in December.

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