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Not only is Jennifer Nelson a Cape Coral City Council member, but she’s also the executive director of the nonprofit Uncommon Friends, a dedicated community volunteer and a devoted mom. While she might not have tons of free time to read as much as she would like, she kindly shared some of her favorite books.

BOOKS:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
This book has everything: history, mystery, drama and comedy. There is a little Minnie and Skeeter in all of us.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
This is a timeless classic that encourages the idea of unconditional love.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
-This was given to me by my mother-in-law when I turned 30. It’s all about life’s successes and challenges that still ring so true at 48!

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
A contradiction of what you would think a genius at 30 years old should be doing versus what he is actually doing, living with his mother and looking for work in the French Quarter. I love the experiences and characters that depict the quirkiness of the people you find in New Orleans.