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Must-reads for Your 2024 Reading List

As we step into 2024, it's the perfect time to refresh our reading lists with titles that promise to captivate, inspire, and challenge us. In the bustling world of literature, where thousands of books are published every year, it can be overwhelming to pick the ones truly worth your time. To help you navigate this abundance, we've curated a list of must-reads for 2024 – a blend of hidden gems and highly anticipated releases that are set to define your reading experience this year. From groundbreaking fiction to thought-provoking non-fiction, these books are not just to be read; they're to be cherished. Let's dive into the literary treasures that 2024 has in store for us, ensuring that your bookshelf is as enriching as it is diverse.

Wages of Empire

by Michael J. Cooper

In the summer of 1914, sixteen-year-old Evan Sinclair leaves home to join the Great War for Civilization. Little does he know that, despite the war raging in Europe, the true source of conflict will emerge in Ottoman Palestine, since it's from Jerusalem where the German Kaiser dreams to rule as Holy Roman Emperor.

Filled with such historical figures as Gertrude Bell, T.E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill, Faisal bin Hussein and Chaim Weizmann, Wages of Empire follows Evan through the killing fields of the Western Front where he will help turn the tide of a war that is just beginning, and become part of a story that never ends.

To Become a Living Art

The life story of Roy Shingen Goldberg Sensei

by Charlie Siegel

Delve into the profound and empowering life of Roy Shingen Goldberg Sensei: a life encompassing the values of cultivating inner growth, self-discipline, and eternally striving to be the best version of oneself. His eventual success as the highest-ranking non-Japanese practitioner of the ancient samurai martial art of Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu is only a part of his incredible life story. As you read through from his humble beginnings in the 1950s to today, Roy’s sense of humor, relaxed storytelling, and infectiously invigorating inner drive will begin to feel like speaking with an old friend. Written by one of his private students and a bestselling author of multiple books, Charlie Siegel, this book is filled with Roy’s personal anecdotes and observations, and firsthand stories by Charlie and many of Roy’s other students, friends, and family.Roy Goldberg shares his life story here as a means of expressing the message that we can all become our best selves when we set our minds on a path of greatness. As this book shares, life’s myriad experiences are not setbacks or roadblocks; they are merely stepping stones that make us stronger when we climb over them with a shugyo mentality.

Jane Blake: High Time

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by Kelly Shade

Unveil the electrifying conclusion to the gripping Jane Blake trilogy with "Jane Blake: High Time," the thrilling finale! Prepare yourself for an epic showdown as Jane races against time to unravel the most deeply buried secrets of her past.

"Jane Blake: High Time" is the pulse-pounding third installment in the JANE BLAKE series, a fast-paced mystery/thriller saga filled with jaw-dropping twists, heart-pounding turns, and unrelenting suspense. Jane is a master of deception and mind games, but in this riveting conclusion, she'll encounter someone who challenges her like never before.

Jane will grapple with a series of devastating truths, embarking on a desperate flight for survival. She'll experience both loss and triumph in a relentless battle where the stakes have never been higher.

"Jane Blake: High Time" is an enthralling, heart-stopping addition to this gripping series, where the past and present collide in an electrifying blend of intrigue and suspense.

Join Jane as she confronts her inner demons and a host of formidable adversaries while racing against the clock to unearth the truth. This is a tale that will keep you perched on the edge of your seat, eagerly turning pages until the very last word.

Cold Peace

A Novel of the Berlin Airlift, Part I

by Helena P. Schrader

Berlin 1948. The economy is broken, the currency worthless, and the Russian bear is hungry. In the ruins of Hitler's capital, former RAF officers and a woman pilot start an air ambulance company which offers a glimmer of hope. Yet when a Soviet fighter brings down a British airliner, Berlin becomes a flashpoint. The world teeters on the brink of World War Three.

Award-winning novelist Helena P. Schrader tells the backstory of the Berlin Airlift in Cold Peace, the first book of the Bridge to Tomorrow series.

Dead West

by Linda L. Richards

Taking lives has taken its toll. Her moral justifications have faltered. Do any of the people she has killed—some of them heinous, but all of them human—deserve to die?

Her next target is Cameron Walker, a rancher in Arizona. When she arrives at his remote desert estate to carry out her orders, she discovers that he is a kind and beautiful man. After a lengthy tour of the ranch, not only has she not killed him—she’s wondering who might want him dead.

She procrastinates, instead growing closer to Cameron. She learns that he’s passionate about wild horses and has been fighting a losing political battle to save mustangs that live on protected land near his ranch—he’s even received death threats from his opponents.

Suddenly, she’s faced with protecting the man she was sent to kill, encountering kidnappers, murderers, horse thieves, and even human traffickers along the way. Can she figure out who has hired her before they take matters into their own hands?

We hope our selection resonates with you, offering both escape and enlightenment, laughter and introspection. So, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, find a cozy nook, and immerse yourself in the magic of these pages. Happy reading in 2024, and may your literary journey be as fulfilling and expansive as the stories you're about to explore.

Don't forget to share your thoughts and reviews with us as you delve into these remarkable reads. After all, the joy of reading is amplified when shared with fellow book lovers. Here's to a year filled with incredible stories, new perspectives, and unforgettable characters. Happy reading! 📚✨

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