Hello, fellow readers! Curling up on your couch with a steaming cup of coffee and a heart-wrenching book is the perfect weekend for us readers. 

If you’re looking forward to doing so, we have found five timeless books that will leave a lasting impression on you. Keep reading this blog to explore the amazing recommendation. We’ve also suggested bookstores in Bradenton & Sarasota where you can get these reads. 

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5 Incredible Books You Shouldn’t Miss Out on

“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

This timeless classic is the story of Scout and Jem watching their father Atticus Finch defend an innocent black man. While it highlights the racial injustice in the South during the early 90s, it also delves into the complexities of growing up and the loss of innocence. 

Visit Bookstore1Sarasota to buy this magical read; it houses most of the classics along with the unexpected ones. 

“Ask Again, Yes” by Mary Beth Keane

A story of love and forgiveness, Ask Again is about two families living next to each other in the suburbs and their complex relationships. If you want to explore family, friendship, love, grief, and loss in one book, try it. It will capture your heart emotionally. 

Try finding this unique novel in the peaceful corridor and beautiful shelves of Elysian Fields. It also organizes book readings, so check its calendar.

“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel revolves around a blind French girl who flees Paris to the coastal city of Saint-Malo. The plot, character development, and the intertwined lives of multiple characters in the story keep you hooked.

“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

Ove, a grumpy old man, is trying to commit suicide after he loses his wife, but his neighbors keep getting in his way in a disrupting comical way. This heartwarming tale explores loneliness, grief, and the value of human connection.

Explore the shelves of Barnes & Noble, Sarasota, for this one. Get your hands on more of your favorite novels, as they mostly offer discounts on purchases.

“Still Alice” by Lisa Genova

Harvard professor Alice Howland get is agnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease at the peak of her career. This widely-acclaimed novel explores the emotional and devastating effects of the disease on Alice and her family. You can look for it at Books-A-Million on your way to Bradenton, and don’t forget to keep a tissue box with you for this soul-moving read. 

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