• 6 Local {Hoboken + Jersey City} Authors + Books to Read in 2019

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    Calling all book lovers; whether it’s a new pre-bedtime novel or something to read on a beach vacation, these Hoboken writers have cooked up some great must-reads to add to your to add to your list 2019 reading list. Support Hoboken-based artists and bookshops {like Little City Books, Symposia Community Bookstore, and more} while bolstering your bookshelf with these six new releases — with some coming out later this year. Read on to find out about these local artists and authors to read in 2019. 

    6 local authors 2019

    Amazing Decisions, Dan Ariely

    Though it may look like a children’s book {but PLZ don’t judge a book by its cover}, Amazing Decisions explores the decision-making process of adults. Ariely explains how to utilize this thought process into making better decisions, in life and business. Using Ariely’s own research on the topic, the graphic novel starts with a single narrator, Adam. The novel consists of his struggle to make positive decisions, while also facing the realities of everyday life {and the choices that come with it}. Ariely’s book will be released July 23rd and is available now for pre-order.

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    The Kind Communicator by Elizabeth Barry

    Kind is in vogue this season, according to business coach and leadership expert {and Hoboken resident} Elizabeth Barry. Her new book, The Kind Communicator, focuses on the relationship between kindness and the workplace, and the ways in which a meshing of the two could improve business and performance. Barry delves into the deeper meaning and side effects of kindness in our daily lives. She also outlines ways to harness kindness as a leadership tool in business and in life. Barry’s book is available now at Little City Books.

    Queen Bey, Veronica Chambers

    That buzzing you hear, that’s the beyhive swarming around Veronica Chambers’s newest novel about the career and cultural impact of Grammy-winning recording artist Beyoncé. The collection of essays by a number of entertainment insiders and commentators —including Emmy winner Lena Waithe — compile the essence of Beyoncé’s power and influence into one cohesive book. Each piece explores who the singer is {singer, mother, wife, etc.} and how her multiple identities blend together to create the musical icon that she is today.

    At Home in the Dark, Jim Fusilli and various other authors

    Hoboken native Jim Fusilli might be known for his crime noir novels such as Tribeca Blues or Crime Plus Music. Now, however, Jim is contributing some of his work to this anthology series of short stories. The book will contain a number of eerie pieces by a myriad of acclaimed authors. Check out Jim’s story and more in At Home in the Dark, available for pre-order now.

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    The Superfood Alchemy Cookbook, Jennifer Iserloh

    Bring chemistry into the kitchen with Jennifer Iserloh’s newest cookbook. The recipes are designed to teach readers which ingredients are best for different healing processes for the body. Whether cookbook-worms are focusing on a specific health goal or just want to eat cleaner, this book is a great option. The cookbook will be released April 9th but is available for pre-order now.

    Forgetting Aiden, Juliet Picard

    Escape into Picard’s steamy romance novel, Forgetting Aiden, a story of a young Hollywood star longing for success. Despite her hard work, Eva Flores can’t seem to step outside of the shadow that is her ex-boyfriend, country singer Aiden Press. Forgetting Aiden follows Eva on her journey to move up in her career and move on from her past. The novel currently sits on Amazon’s Hispanic Best Sellers list {and it hasn’t even been released yet}. Forgetting Aiden comes out March 9th and is available for pre-order now.

    If you’re interested in reading more works by Hoboken locals, head over to Little City Books to visit its “Local Authors” section.

    Who is your favorite local author? Let us know in the comments.


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    The Louisiana native started at NYU in 2016 and is currently working on her degree in Media and Communication. She is making her way through the Mile Square neighborhood, one coffee shop at a time. When she isn’t writing or getting her caffeine fix, Alyssa enjoys trying out new dessert recipes (especially if there’s chocolate in it) or attending a midnight showing of the newest blockbusters. On a typical Saturday night, you can usually find Alyssa either at a concert or watching Netflix’s newest binge-worthy TV series.