High Point Discovered’s Book Ends

Throughout the year, we love sharing with you the amazing, creators, planters, brewers, bakers, designers, entrepreneurs and more that contribute to the dynamic and vibrant story of our city. These stories (which can be found anytime under our voices discovered tab), always feature the background of a local contributor to our city’s culture, and it also includes their recommendations for their favorite things around High Point.


But their recommendations don’t stop with their favorite places to grab a drink or spend a Sunday afternoon. They also provide recommendations on something we think everyone could benefit from: books!

So we are introducing, High Point Discovered’s Book Ends! At the end of each year, we want to recap the outstanding recommendations for local High Point residents on the books that have made them – the books they love. We hope you’ll find something on this list that sparks your interest and inspires you to add one of these literary works to your own shelves.


And if you’re wondering where to pick up one of the books from our HPD Book Ends series, you can pop over to Sunrise Books! Angel Schroeder, owner and operator of Sunrise Books, will be featuring all of the books from HPD’s Book Ends series. So click on the links below, or head into Sunrise Books to find the masterpieces that helped form the storytellers of our city!

Calling all book lovers, Sunrise Books is your spot! A friendly, neighborhood bookstore located at 1101 N. Main Street Suite 202. | Maria West Photography

The Help 

By Kathryn Stockett

Picked by Sami Price

The Da Vinci Code

By Dan Brown

Picked by Michael Beaver

On Fire

By John O’Leary

Picked by IV Culp

Pillars of the Earth

By Follet

Picked by Tom Van Dessel

Clan of the Cave Bear

By Jean Auel

Picked by Tom Van Dessel

Earth’s Children Series

By Jean Auel

Picked by Tom Van Dessel

Good to Great

By Collins

Picked by Tom Van Dessel

Primal Leadership

By Goldman/Boyatzis

Picked by Tom Van Dessel

The Goal

By Goldratt

Picked by Tom Van Dessel

South and West

By Joan Didion

Picked by Lisa Sherry

The Holy Bible

Picked by Mike Foster

Fair and Tender Ladies

By Lee Smith

Picked by Angel Schroeder

The Four Agreements

By Don Miguel Ruiz

Picked by Nan Jones

Running a Food Truck for Dummies

By Richard Myrick

Picked by Jeremy Walley

The Holy Bible

Picked by Dr. Nido Qubein

Catcher in the Rye

By J.D. Salinger

Picked by David Armstrong


By Frank Herbert

Picked by Jason Phillips

Yoga and the Pursuit of Happiness

By Sam Chase

Picked by Kelley Yokely

Beach Music

By Pat Conroy

Picked by Benji Morris


By Malcolm Glidwell

Picked by Lee Bass Nunn


By Tara Westover

Picked by Lee Bass Nunn

Love Warrior

By Glennon Doyle

Picked by Lee Bass Nunn

The Little Prince

By Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Picked by Heather Blackerby

The Hobbit

By Tolkien

Picked by Evan Blackerby

Fahrenheit 451

By Bradbury

Picked by Evan Blackerby

The Road

By Cormac McCarthy

Picked by Evan Blackerby

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

By Dr. Seuss

Picked by Debbie Maier

Big Magic

By Elizabeth Gilbert

Picked by Palmer Smith

Discovering our High Points,

The HP Discovered Team