Wake-Up Call Recommendations

By Katie's Book Shelf

By Katie's Book Shelf

This is a comprehensive list of all of the books we've recommended over the past year in Katie's newsletter Wake-Up Call!


Glennon Doyle

$28.00 $25.20

Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink

Wasserstrom Jeffrey

$15.99 $14.71

Represent: The Woman's Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World

June Diane Raphael and Kate Black

$19.95 $18.35

Party of Two

Jasmine Guillory

$26.00 $23.40

Days of Distraction

Alexandra Chang

$26.99 $24.29


Michelle Obama

$32.50 $29.25

Modern Lovers

Emma Straub

$16.00 $14.72

All Adults Here

Emma Straub

$27.00 $24.30

My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir

Jason B. Rosenthal

$26.99 $24.29

Welcome to the Party

Gabrielle Union and Ashley Evans

$18.99 $17.47

Big Summer

Jennifer Weiner

$28.00 $25.20

Open Book

Jessica Simpson

$28.99 $26.09

Washington: A Life

Ron Chernow

$22.00 $19.80

Leadership: In Turbulent Times

Doris Kearns Goodwin

$30.00 $27.00

Fleabag: The Scriptures

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

$28.00 $25.20

Trust Exercise

Susan Choi

$27.00 $24.30

A Warning


$30.00 $27.00

The Beautiful Ones


$30.00 $27.00


R. J. Palacio

$16.99 $15.63

The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir

Samantha Power

$29.99 $26.99

Girls Who Run the World: 31 Ceos Who Mean Business

Diana Kapp and Bijou Karman

$19.99 $18.39

Lifespan: Why We Age--And Why We Don't Have to

Matthew D. Laplante and David A Sinclair

$28.00 $25.20

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

Julie Andrews

$30.00 $27.00

Me: Elton John Official Autobiography

Elton John

$30.00 $27.00

She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

Jennifer Finney Boylan

$17.00 $15.64

Balls: It Takes Some to Get Some

Chris Edwards

$16.95 $15.59

Royal Holiday

Jasmine Guillory

$20.00 $18.00

Small Fry: A Memoir

Lisa Brennan-Jobs

$17.00 $15.64

Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love

Jonathan Van Ness

$27.99 $25.19

Inside Out: A Memoir

Demi Moore

$27.99 $25.19

Know My Name: A Memoir

Chanel Miller

$28.00 $25.20

The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates

$28.00 $25.20

Antoni in the Kitchen

Antoni Porowski and Mindy Fox

$30.00 $27.00


Raina Telgemeier

$12.99 $11.95

The Magic Misfits

Neil Patrick Harris, Kyle Hilton, et al.

$7.99 $7.35

Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection

Brian Grazer

$25.00 $22.50

The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third

Neil Patrick Harris

$16.99 $15.63

Cold Storage

David Koepp

$27.99 $25.19

Lasting Love

Caroline Wright and Willow Heath

$17.99 $16.55


Toni Morrison

$16.00 $14.72

Song of Solomon

Toni Morrison

$16.00 $14.72

Is There Still Sex in the City?

Candace Bushnell

$26.00 $23.40

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

Jia Tolentino

$27.00 $24.30

Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes

Bridget Moynahan and Amanda Benchley

$29.99 $26.99

Life Will Be the Death of Me: . . . and You Too!

Chelsea Handler

$27.00 $24.30

A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

$17.00 $15.64

Everything Is F*cked: A Book about Hope

Mark Manson

$26.99 $24.29

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

$26.00 $23.40

After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom

Alice Marie Johnson

$26.99 $24.29

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin

$26.99 $24.29

The Emancipation of Evan Walls

Jeffrey Blount


Fleishman Is in Trouble

Taffy Brodesser-Akner

$27.00 $24.30

How Could She

Lauren Mechling

$26.00 $23.40

Whisper Network

Chandler Baker

$26.99 $24.29

Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings (Revised)

Jay Barbree, Alan Shepard, et al.

$16.99 $15.63

Park Avenue Summer

Renée Rosen

$16.00 $14.72

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Alex Haley and Malcolm X

$18.80 $17.30

Warriors Don't Cry (Unabridged)

Melba Pattillo Beals

$29.40 $26.46

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South

Michael W. Twitty

$16.99 $15.63

Padma Lakshmi's book recommendation!

Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook

Toni Tipton-Martin

$35.00 $31.50

Padma Lakshmi's book recommendation!

Eliza Starts a Rumor

Jane L. Rosen

$26.00 $23.40

Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City

Wes Moore and Erica L. Green

$28.00 $25.20

You Should See Me in a Crown

Leah Johnson

$17.98 $16.54

Here I Stand

Paul Robeson

$18.00 $16.56