High Point Discovered’s Book Ends: Part II

bookshelves at Sunrise Books in High Point, NC

One thing we know about High Pointers – they love to read a good book! With our High Point Public Library (one of the most beautiful in the state if we do say so ourselves!), and our favorite bookstore, Sunrise Books, there’s no shortage of places to celebrate National Book Lover’s Day all week long.  

But what if you’re not sure what to read? What if your favorite series just ended, or you’re looking to expand your horizons? Thankfully, High Point Discovered has you covered, with our Book Ends series, Part 2.  

You know we love stories at HPD, and we believe each person has a story. Today, we’re sharing all the stories that have impacted our story subjects (story inception!) with another installment of Book Ends. Some of our featured friends shared with us the books they discovered this year and why they left a lasting impact on them. All you have to do is add them to your Goodreads queue. Even better, you can order your copies from Sunrise Books today! 

Annabella Boatwright, Owner of Neon Tumbleweed Studio 

Annabella Boatwright, owner of Neon Tumbleweed Studio in High Point, sits on her studio porch.

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson 

“A life-affirming read that really cemented my love of place and the beauty of the people around me. On: forgiveness, aging, family, and love above all.” 

Buy it now!  





Bluets by Maggie Nelson 

Bluets influenced how I see color around me, and inspired me to look up at the color of the sky more. It’s a gorgeous look at life and love through the veil of one color (blue)!”  

Buy it now! 











Molly Jordan, Executive Director of the Community Clinic of High Point 

Little Chapel on the River by Gwendolyn Bounds  

“I loved the way the story highlights the importance of community, reminding us all of the value of people, relationships, and connection. My only regret is that I never made a trip to visit Guinnan’s before the owner passed away.” 

Buy it now!  











Temoura Jefferies, Founder of The Buy Black Guide 

Temoura Jefferies, owner of the Buy Black Guide, stands smiling.

“Each one of these books have impacted my life for the better, not to mention they were all written by a Black woman. The strength, courage, inspiration and knowledge within these pages is something I will carry forever. When I read stories written by Black women, I feel seen and empowered.” 

After The Rain by Alexandra Elle 

Buy it now! 






We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers  

Buy it now!  







Becoming by Michelle Obama 

Buy it now! 










Sara Dutilly, Owner of Sour’d Bakery 

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott 

“I find her writing to be so lovely and her stories humorous and touching, and I believe her writing advice is encouraging for anyone who ever writes anything, from research papers to novels.” 

Buy it now! 








Discover our High Points, 

The HPD Team 

Want more recommendations from your neighbors in High Point? Check out our first installment of Book Ends here.