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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Conversations' 10 Most Inspiring Books of 2019

Conversations Book Club Founder Cyrus Webb shares his picks for 10 Most Inspiring Books of 2019. These are titles he has personally read and enjoyed and believe that readers around the world will be able to glean something from that they can use in their own lives.

Conversations' 10 Most Inspiring Books of 2019 (listed in no particular order) 

  1. Loving Out Loud by Robyn Spizman (New World Library)
  2. Girl Be Brave by Cheryl Hale (Abingdon Press)
  3. Lead Like Walt by Pat Williams (Health Communications, Inc.)
  4. Your Life Is Your Prayer by Sam Beasley & BJ Gallagher (Mango Publishing)
  5. The Gifts of Acceptance by Daniel A. Miller (Ebb and Flow Press)
  6. Getting Up From Being Down by S. Todd Townsend (Redemption Press)
  7. Think Positive, Life Happy by Chicken Soup for the Soul (CSS)
  8. The Elegant Warrior by Heather Hansen (Page Two Books)
  9. The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron Press)
  10. Success Factor X by Jill Liberman and Sean Kanan (Plain Sight Publishing)

Conversations' Top 15 Books for Young Readers in 2019

Conversations is excited to share it's Top 15 Books for Young Readers in 2019 as chosen by book club President and founder Cyrus Webb. As in the past the list features established authors as well as those who are rising stars.



Conversations' Top 15 Books for Young Readers in 2019 (listed in no particular order)


  1. Ballpark Mysteries Super Special #4: The World Series Kids by David A. Kelly (Random House)
  2. Almanac 2019 (National Geographic Kids)
  3. Child of the Dream by Sharon Robinson (Scholastic Press)
  4. The Little Dragon by Sheri Fink (Whimsical World Books)
  5. Dork Diaries:Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin/Simon and Schuster)
  6. Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith (Aladdin/Simon and Schuster)
  7. Vengeance Is Mine: The Reaping by Calogero Bradley (BlaqRayn Publishing)
  8. Mo's Bows: A Young Person's Guide to Start-Up Success by Moziah Bridges (Running Press Kids/Hachette Book Group)
  9. Oh, The Things I Can Be When I See Me by Valerie J. Lewis Coleman (Pen of the Writer, LLC)
  10. Kidz Biz Book 3: Making All the Kidz Biz Rules by Gwen Richardson (Cushcity Communications)
  11. But Mommy It's Not Fair! I Am Not Alone by Sherria L. Elliott (4Elliott Publishing)
  12. Ginger's Neighborhood by I. Krystal Smith & Sharon T. L. Jackson (Get-Success Publishing)
  13. That's Me by Donna Marie Leonard (Donna Marie Leonard)
  14. Summer Camp Fun with Grandson by Lisa W. Beckwith (Shero Publishing)
  15. Mother of Many by Pamela M. Tuck (Mascot Books)

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Conversations Book Club's 50 Best Books of 2019

We love books! And for 13 years Conversations Book Club Founder and Media Personality Cyrus Webb has been sharing his pick of books that he has enjoyed that he believes readers around the world would as well. In 2019 he presents his most diverse list to day, sharing 50 books (25 fiction and 25 non-fiction) titles for adults that are sure to entertain, engage and encourage you.

Conversations' 25 Best Non-Fiction Books of 2019
(listed in no particular order)

  1. Yes, I'm That Guy by William Sanderson (BookBaby)
  2. The Beautiful No by Sheri Salata (Harper Wave)
  3. My Life, My Way by John Schneider (Maven Entertainment)
  4. The Parrot's Perch by Karen Keilt (She Writes Press)
  5. There's Something Your Son Needs to Tell You by Vernon Ennels, Jr.
  6. The Revolution Will Be Publicized by Joy Elan (Joy Elan)
  7. Lead Like Walt by Pat Williams (Health Communications Inc)
  8. The Iconist by Jamie Mustard (BenBella Books)
  9. Becoming Super Woman by Nicole Lapin (BenBella Books)
  10. Identity Leadership by Stedman Graham (Center Street)
  11. Success Factor X by Jill Liberman and Sean Kanan (Plain Sight Publishing)
  12. Prison Or Passion by R.K. Russell (Jack Wild Publishing)
  13. Resilience by Judy Stone, MD (Mountainside MD Press)
  14. Hurricanes by Rick Ross (Hanover Square Press)
  15. African Samurai by Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard (Hanover Square Press)
  16. The Courage to Step out of the Familiar by Dennis Perkins (Xulon Press)
  17. Love Yourself Happy by Shari Alyse (Wellness Ink Publishing)
  18. Darkness to Light by Lamar Odom (BenBella Books)
  19. Your Life Is Your Prayer by Sam Beasley and BJ Gallagher (Mango Press)
  20. All Blood Runs Red by Phil Keith and Tom Clavin (Hanover Square Press)
  21. Survival Math by Mitchell S. Jackson (Scribner)
  22. Prison by Isiko Cooks (Peter Mack Presents)
  23. Stutterer Interrupted by Nina G (She Writes Press)
  24. Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani (Currency)
  25. Called to Forgive by Anthony B. Thompson (Bethany House)


Conversations' 25 Best Fiction Books of 2019
(listed in no particular order)

  1. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 
  2. I'm Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagan (Lake Union)
  3. The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter (William Morrow)
  4. Grace by Dan Burns (Chicago Arts Press)
  5. A Love Story to Remember by Linda Diane Wattley (Pen It! Publications)
  6. Love and Happiness by Ben Burgess, Jr. (Urban Renaissance)
  7. Greed by Victoria Christopher Murray (Simon and Schuster)
  8. The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer (Ink Yard Press)
  9. Finding Cade by Bernice Layton (Limitless Publishing)
  10. Beneath the Attic by V. C. Andrews (Gallery Books)
  11. Devil's Sympathy by A. Shane Etter (Thomas Max Publishing)
  12. The Accidental Road by Jodi Lea Stewart (Fire Star Press)
  13. Bread Bags and Bullies by Steven Manchester (Luna Bella Press) 
  14. When I Got Out by Peter Seth (The Story Plant)
  15. Murder from Scratch by Leslie Karst (Crooked Lane Books)
  16. The Patient by Steena Holmes (Lake Union)
  17. The New Girl by Daniel Silva (Harper)
  18. Beside Herself by Elizabeth LaBan (Lake Union)
  19. Trophy Life by Lea Geller (Lake Union)
  20. Fake by John DeDakis (Strategic Media Books)
  21. K3 by Tracie O'Neil Horton (Outskirts Press)
  22. Out of the Shadows by Natasha D. Frazier (Encouraging Works)
  23. Trespassed by Sonya Visor (Covenant House Press)
  24. The Unforgivable Sin by D. B. Corey (D. B. Corey)
  25. Lost at Sea by Linda Bello-Ruiz (Mariah Publishing)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Conversations Book Club Presents 12 Books for Young Readers


A new school year is here, and Conversations Book Club is excited to share 12 Books for Young Readers that will inspire, entertain and give you something to talk about.

"It's another fun list that has something for everyone," says Cyrus Webb, President of Conversations Book Club and Editor-In-Chief of Conversations Magazine. "I believe that parents as well as educators will find something that they can share with kids and even start some much-needed conversations."

Conversations Book Club Presents 12 Books for Young Readers

  1. That's Me by Donna Marie Leonard (Rosemary Publishing)
  2. The Little Unicorn by Sheri Fink (Whimsical World Books)
  3. Ginger's Neighborhood by I Krystal Smith and Sharon T. L. Jackson (GSP Books)
  4. She Named Me Stacey by Blaque Diamond (Xlibris)
  5. Larry The Alligator Makes Friends by LaDonna Marie (Createspace)
  6. But Mommy It's Not Fair! I Am Not Alone by Sherria L. Elliott (4Elliot Publishing)
  7. Alcohol, Drugs & You by Marc Treitler with Lianna Treitler (DoGood Press)
  8. Summer Camp Fun with Grandson by Lisa W. Beckwith (Shero Publishing)
  9. Almanac 2019 by National Geographic Kids
  10. Magic Thinking for Kids by Marrielle Monte (Seize the Day Publishing)
  11. The Wall: A Timeless Tale by Giancarlo Macri and Carolina Zanotti (Happy Fox Books)
  12. Enemy Child by Andrea Warren (Margaret Ferguson Books)



Monday, December 10, 2018

Conversations' Top 10 Books for Young Readers in 2018

Over 3 dozen books for young readers came across the desk of Conversations Book Club President Cyrus Webb's desk in 2018. From those he is proud to share the 10 books for young readers that are sure to entertain, inspire and leave them wanting more.

Conversations' Top 10 Books for Young Readers in 2018
(listed in no particular order)


  1. Tradition by Brendan Kiely (Margaret E. McElderry Books)
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (The Meltdown) by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)
  3. The Little Unicorn by Sheri Fink (Whimsical World Books)
  4. I'm Mixed by Maggy Williams (Loving Healing Press)
  5. Jack Wentworth: The Real Belt by Karen Ward Wilder (Karen Ward Wilder)
  6. Alcohol,Drugs  You: A Young Person's Guide to Avoiding Addiction by Marc Treitler with Lianna Treitler (DoGood Press)
  7. People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins (McElderry Books)
  8. Magic Thinking for Kids by Marrielle Monte (Seize the Day Publishing)
  9. Pidge Takes the Stage by Michelle Staubach Grimes (Pidge Media)
  10. The Magician's Hat by Malcolm Mitchell (Orchard Books)

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Conversations Top 50 Non-Fiction Books of 2018

It has become one of Conversations' most prized reveals: what books read by Conversations Media Group founder Cyrus Webb are his top picks of the year?

Here you will find his choices for Top 50 Non-Fiction Books of 2018. As over the past decade the list includes established voices as well as individuals who told amazing narratives either about themselves or others.

CONVERSATIONS' TOP 50 NON-FICTION BOOKS OF 2018
(Listed in no particular order)


  1. Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times by Kate Davies (New Society Publishers)
  2. Bill Duke: My 40-Year Career On Screen and Behind the Camera by Bill Duke (Rowman & Littlefield)
  3. Youtube Secrets by Sean Cannell & Benji Travis (Sean Cannell & Benji Travis)
  4. Abyss: Thought Provoking Poetry & Prose by D.G. Torrens (D.G. Torrens)
  5. Thriving Through Uncertainty by Tama Kieves (Tarcher Perigee/Penguin Random House)
  6. The Soul of America by Jon Meacham (Random House)
  7. Letters to the Daughter I'll Never Have by Ashley Brown (Mezcalita Press)
  8. The Top 10 Rules For Success by Evan Carmichael (Evan Carmichael) 
  9. Heavy by Kiese Laymon (Scribner)
  10. Daughters Betrayed by Their Mothers by Holli Kenley (Loving Healing Press)
  11. Redlined by Linda Gartz (She Writes Press)
  12. PTSD to Freedom by Linda Diane Wattley & William Sumner (Linda Diane Wattley)
  13. T.R.U.T.H. (Taking Responsibility Unleashes True Healing) by Mary Ellen Ciganovich (Conversations Media Group)
  14. Not A Poster Child by Francine Falk-Allen (She Writes Press)
  15. Act Like You Love Yourself by Lester Greene (Infinity Publications)
  16. Last Trip Home by Wanda Maureen Miller (She Writes Press)
  17. Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice by Lawrence Goldstone (Scholastic Focus)
  18. Sit Down and Shut Up by Cinque Henderson (St. Martin's Press)
  19. The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams (Hachette Books)
  20. This Is the Day by Tim Tebow (Waterbrook)
  21. Black Coffee: No Sugar, No Cream by Regina Duggins (Gina Mocha)
  22. Delta Epiphany: Robert E. Kennedy in Mississippi by Ellen B. Meacham (University Press of Mississippi)
  23. Cracking the Boy Code by Adam J. Cox (New Society Publishers)
  24. Food Fight by Chef Gigi Gaggero (Koehler Books)
  25. Pure by Linda Kay Klein (Touchstone)
  26. How Woman Rise by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith (Hachette Books)
  27. Pocket Full of Dreams by Justine Wentzell (Red Balloon Station Books)
  28. Unbroken: Still I Smile by Tamara Charles (Tamara Charles)
  29. Never Shut Up by Marcellus Wiley (Dutton/Penguin Random House)
  30. The Sense of Success by Angelo Ellerbee (Ellerbee Group)
  31. Wherever You Are by Cynthia Lim (Coffeetown Press)
  32. Food for L.I.F.E.(Lasting Impressions Forever Enjoyed) by Lisa W. Beckwith (Rain Publishing)
  33. Align with Your Purpose by Earl Hall (Earl Hall)
  34. The Burn Zone by Renee Linnell (She Writes Press)
  35. The Change of Life: The Mario Loving Story by Mario Loving (Conversations Media Group)
  36. Letters From Max: A Book of Friendship by Sarah Ruhl & Max Ritvo (Milkweed)
  37. The Magic of Tiny Business by Sharon Rowe (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)
  38. A Mountain Too High by Michael McClendon (Xulon Press)
  39. The Book of Self: A Thesis on Energy and How It Interrelates by Floyd Williams (Floyd Williams)
  40. Astonishing Tales: Stories and Essays by Matt Geiger (Henschel Haus)
  41. Chos3n: There's A High Cost to Low Living by Bianca Harris (Chos3n/Conversations Media Group)
  42. The Triumph of Rosemary by Judge Marylin E. Atkins (Two Sisters Writing & Publishing)
  43. Women Who Launch by Marlene Wagman-Geller (Mango)
  44. When Women Ruled the World by Kara Cooney (National Geographic)
  45. Breaking Up with Busy by Yvonne Tally (New World Library)
  46. Craig & Fred by Craig Grossi (William Morrow/Harper Collins)
  47. Beloved by Greatest Poet Alive (James Gordon/GPA Media Inc.)
  48. How to be Perfect Like Me by Dana Bowman (Central Recovery Press)
  49. A Spy In Canaan by Marc Perrusquia (Melville House Publishing)
  50. WTF?!(Willing to Fail) by Brian Scudamore (Lioncrest Publishing)

Conversations Top 50 Fiction Books of 2018

It has become one of Conversations' most prized reveals: what books read by Conversations Media Group founder Cyrus Webb are his top picks of the year?

Here you will find his choices for Top 50 Fiction Books of 2018. As over the past decade the list includes established voices as well as individuals who are rising literary stars.

CONVERSATIONS' TOP 50 FICTION BOOKS OF 2018
(Listed in no particular order)


  1. The Cast by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press)
  2. I've Got My Eyes On You by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster)
  3. Material Witness by Norwood Holland (Windmill Books)
  4. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber (Midnight Ink)
  5. Welcome to Moonlight Harbor by Sheila Roberts (Mira)
  6. Sold On a Monday by Kristina McMorris (Sourcebooks)
  7. Envy by Victoria Christopher Murray (Touchstone)
  8. Somebody's Daughter by Rochelle B. Weinstein (Lake Union)
  9. The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie (Lake Union)
  10. Firestorm by Solange Ritchie (Stony Hill Publishers)
  11. The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer (Grand Central Publishing)
  12. Cowboy: A Story of Yakima Canutt by David W. Huffstetler (Becher House)
  13. The Other Woman by Daniel Silva (Harper Collins)
  14. Not Perfect by Elizabeth LaBan (Lake Union)
  15. Addicted to Hate by Lucia Mann (Grassroots Publishing Group)
  16. A War in the Bronx by A. Shane Etter (Thomas Max)
  17. Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter (William Morrow/Harper Collins)
  18. The Painted Ladies by Sylvia Dickey Smith (Crispen Books)
  19. Death Logs Out by E. J. Simon (Endeavour Media)
  20. Faith Alone by Terri Ann Johnson (Brown Girls Books)
  21. Jenna's Case by Andy Siegel (Rockwell Press)
  22. The Widow of Wall Street by Randy Susan Meyers (Simon & Schuster)
  23. Louisiana Catch by Sweta Srivastava Vikram (Modern History Press)
  24. Skyjack by K. J. Howe (Quercus)
  25. The Perfect Candidate by Peter Stone (Simon & Schuster)
  26. Access Restricted by Gregory Scott Katsoulis (Harlequin Teen)
  27. Green Dots by Anthony Marcello (Page Publishing)
  28. A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni (Thomas & Mercer)
  29. Somebody's Daughter by David Bell (Berkley)
  30. The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver (Grand Central Publishing)
  31. Vox by Christina Dalcher (Berkley)
  32. Blackberry Road by Jodi Lea Stewart (Sundown Press)
  33. The Forgotten Ones by Steena Holmes (Lake Union)
  34. Dog & B*tch Island by Robert Blake Whitehill (Calaveras Media)
  35. The Women on Retford Drive by Alretha Thomas (Diverse Arts Collective)
  36. Woman Last Seen In Her Thirties by Camille Pagan (Lake Union)
  37. Under My Skin by Lisa Unger (Park Row Books)
  38. The Epiphany by Alicia Rice (Alicia Rice)
  39. Deranged by Marcus Kimbrough (Xlibris)
  40. Tiffany Blues by M. J. Rose (Atria Books)
  41. Jinn by Jessica Cage (Caged Fantasies Publications)
  42. Three Showboxes by Steven Manchester (The Story Plant)
  43. Another Bump in the Road by T.M. Brown (T. M. Brown)
  44. Appearances Too by K. Reshay (K. Reshay)
  45. The Unkind Hours by Dwayne Alexander Smith (D*mn Good Books)
  46. Another Chance with You by Jacquelin Thomas (Harlequin Kimani Romance)
  47. The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith (Margaret K. McElderry)
  48. Stereotyped by Vick Breedy (Vick Breedy)
  49. After Nightfall by A.J. Banner (Lake Union)
  50. As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner (Berkley)