New Year, new goals, and of course, new reads! 

After a long break, diving back into your favorite hobby can be a little daunting, but hey - finding the perfect books to read doesn't have to be.

No matter if you want to challenge yourself with a new genre or stick to your old favorites, we've got you covered. Here's a carefully curated list of must-reads to ensure your reading journey is engaging and worthwhile. 

Our list below provides five reads you can start with, most of which are available in your nearest Tampa bookstore! So, check them out!

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Top 5 Books to Add to Your Read List

You Never Forget Your First

Even by the title itself, you can tell it will be a great read. This non-fiction book features the biography of George Washington, the nation's first president. It will be wonderfully written in a witty and hilarious way by Fitzgerald.

You can find this book at Barnes & Noble (Wesley Chapel, FL).

The Night Shift by Alex Finlay

Alex Finlay hits the nail on the head with his excellent books. First, Every Last Fear was a top thriller in 2021, and now The Night Shift. This book talks about small-town murders 15 years apart that may be connected! Well, this is an electrifying and exciting read that you ought to check out!

The book should be available in top Tampa bookstores like Books-A-Million. It would be best to read it from this cozy space as you sip your free coffee!

Atomic Habits

Who has yet to hear about the fantastic Atomic Habits? If not, you are mainly missing out! Written by James Clear, this book is all about building good habits and breaking bad ones.

You can find it in most bookstores in Tampa, such as Mojo Books and Records, Barnes & Noble, and BookHolders.

Serpent & Dove

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin is a thrilling young adult novel that takes you to the fantasy world of witches and magic. It is such an exciting read to read when feeling bored and wanting something to open your mind. Check it out!

1984 by George Orwell

If you are looking for a book with a futuristic storyline, then 1984 by George Orwell is an excellent recommendation. This book tells a story of a dystopian, totalitarian world with forbidden free love and will! Interesting right?

Well, 1984 is long gone, but you'll see the relevance this story has to the current world. Of course, go to Barnes and Noble, Green Shift Music and Comics, or any other good bookstore in Tampa and look for it!

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