Welcome to Book Rx! Each month, we prescribe a book selection to relax, entertain, enlighten or inspire you along with a tasty treat and beverage. It’s exactly what the doctor ordered.

Rx: “Year One”

Prescribed by: Nora Roberts

Prescribed for: Readers who love dystopic fiction and the start of a new series! Perfect for anyone who loves movies like “Contagion” and “World War Z.”

Side Effects: A desire to stay indoors where it is warm and cozy, and binge-read.

“Year One,” is the first in a new series from bestselling author, Nora Roberts. It represents a departure from her usual romantic-suspense format. This is a stark, fast-paced, character-rich novel that does not disappoint.

Year One by Nora Roberts

Directions: The entire world is rocked by a plague that takes the lives of more than half of the world’s population. Many of the survivors are shocked and bewildered as to why they made it, while their loved ones did not. Among the survivors are the “uncanny,” people with magical gifts–fairies, witches, and elves. However, among the uncanny there is a divide between those consumed by the dark, and those drawn to the light. A special child is born amid the chaos. She is…the One.

Special Instructions: Take with food and drink, and keep the lights on. Alcohol and carbohydrates highly recommended.

We recommend this s’mores hot chocolate cocktail from Sugar & Soul

S'mores Hot Chocolate Cocktail from Sugar & Soul

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And this delicious spiced gingerbread loaf from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Spiced Gingerbread Loaf from Sally's Baking Addiction

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Julie Bond

Julie Bond is a voracious reader with eclectic tastes running the gamut from YA lit, to psychological suspense, and anything dog-related, of course. You can find her haunting her favorite San Francisco Bay Area indie bookstores. Email her at ObsessiveBookFanatic@gmail.com


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