By Alex Davis
The season of calm before the holiday hustle is the perfect time to pour a cup of chai tea (or a fancy coffee shop latte) and dig in to a great book. I recently polled several women about their favorite reads, and the responses encompassed picks from historical fiction to biographies to self-help books. I don’t know about you, but I am quick to grab a book that comes highly recommended by a friend, even if it is outside the scope of what I typically read. As such, here is a list of some top picks by my bookworm friends (a few personally recommended by Yours Truly). I hope you will be inspired to try a few yourself!