Sunday, May 31, 2020

Conversations' Top Summer Reads for Young Readers In 2020


Conversations' Top Summer Reads for Young Readers in 2020

(listed in no particular order) 

  1. What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume (Peachtree Publishing)
  2. CJ's Big Project by C.J. Watson (Quiet Storm Foundation)
  3. Yoga Animals by Paige Towler (National Geographic Kids)
  4. What I Want You to See by Catherine Linka (Freeform Books)
  5. Breaking Through by Sue Macy (National Geographic)
  6. 39 Lessons for Boys by Kenn Bivins (Invisible Ennk Press)
  7. The Loop by Ben Oliver (Chicken House/Scholastic)
  8. Poisoned Water by Candy J. Cooper/Marc Aronson (Bloomsbury)
  9. Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Little, Brown and Company)
  10. The Story of Harriet Tubman by Christine Platt (Rockridge Press)
  11. Desiree Davenport: Welcome to Treeless Park by Chental Song Bembry (Sweet Song Publishing)
  12. Stamped by Jason Reynolds/Ibram X. Kendi (Little, Brown and Company)
  13. Beautiful Little Star by Sylva Nnaekpe (Silsnorra Publishing)
  14. Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe by Carlos Hernandez (Disney/ Hyperion)
  15. Wink by Rob Harrell (Dial Books/Penguin Random House)
  16. The Light In Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron (Scholastic Press)

Conversations' Top 20 Summer Reads for Adults in 2020


Conversations is excited to share its picks for Top 20 Summer Reads for Adults in 2020, 10 Fiction and 10 Non-Fiction titles.

"I've read over 300 books since last year's summer reading list," says Cyrus Webb, President of Conversations Book Club and Conversations Media Group. "This is my opportunity to let the world know about some great titles they can hopefully enjoy during the summer months."

Introducing Conversations' 20 Summer Reads for Adult in 2020 (listed in no particular order)

Fiction Reads


  1. Snapshots by Eliot Parker (Morgan James Publishing)
  2. Life in the Hollywood Lane by Ann Crawford (Lightscapes Publishing)
  3. Walk the Wire by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)
  4. Grace by Dan Burns (Chicago Arts Press)
  5. The Accidental Road by Jodi Lea Stewart (Fire Star Press)
  6. My Daddy's Baby by Charmaine Marie (Real L.O.V.E. Publications) 
  7. A Love Story to Remember by Linda Diane Wattley (Pen It! Publications)
  8. Defining Moments by Ben Burgess, Jr. (Urban Renaissance)
  9. Bred Bags & Bullies by Steven Manchester (Luna Bella Press) 
  10. Devil's Sympathy by A. Shane Etter (ThomasMax Publishing)


Non-Fiction Reads



  1. Ready to Rise by Jo Saxton (Waterbrook/ Random House)
  2. My Journey by Jennifer Joyner Johnson (Covenant Books)
  3. Seminole by TIna Siemens (Tina Siemens)
  4. Good Morning, Good Life by Amy Schmittauer Landino (GATLUW House)
  5. This Is Not the End by Nina Sossamon-Pogue (Morgan James Publishing)
  6. The Courage to Step Out of the Familiar by Dennis L. Perkins (Xulon Press)
  7. My Life, My Way by John Schneider (Maven Entertainment)
  8. Strung Out by Erin Khar (Park Row Books)
  9. Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (Amistad/Harper Collins)
  10. Living in Color by Tommy Davidson (Kensington Books)

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)