January 2022: New Year, New You!

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Ready to press the reset button on your life? We've got some books that could help! 

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Join our yearlong challenge for readers age 12 and up. Follow our monthly themes to explore new booklists and activities that go along with them. When you complete three monthly activities, you will earn the online badge for that month. For an added challenge, log the books you read all year long. Can you read 60 books this year? That's an average of five books each month. Happy reading and exploring!     

                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Gretchen author Rubin
Description: Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits--as well as change them for good. She illustrates the core principles of habit formation with strategies that she uses herself and tests out on others. Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach. She tackles each strategy herself and in doing so shows us the importance of knowing ourselves and our own habit tendencies. Armed with self-knowledge, we can pursue habits in ways that will truly work for us, not against us. Going to the gym can be as easy, effortless, and automatic as putting on a seatbelt. We can file expense reports, take time for fun, or pass up that piece of carrot cake without having to decide. With a foundation of good habits, we can build a life that reflects our values and goals--Excepted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP 158.1 Rub
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Emily Lauren Dick
Description: "Packed with introspective questions and gorgeous, un-retouched photographs that display the bodies of real, everyday women aimed at teaching young women that every body is beautiful and happiness comes in all shapes and sizes."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 306.461 Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Terry Walters
Description: "Clean Food" discusses the sustainable diet and offers more than 200 fresh, seasonal, and tempting vegan recipes. Walters shows how to eat seasonal, unprocessed, and locally-grown foods that are good for people and the environment.
Call Number: 641.5636 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Irene Latham, Charles Waters, Mehrdokht Amini
Description: "Organized as a dictionary, entries in this book for middle-grade readers present words related to creating a better, more inclusive world. Each word is explored via a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, and a short personal anecdote from one of the co-authors, a prompt for how to translate the word into action, and an illustration"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 158.1 Lat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
C. J Petersen
Call Number: 648.8 Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Héctor García, Francesc Miralles
Description: The Japanese people say everybody has an "Ikigai," or a reason to live. Some people have found their Ikigai and are aware of it. Other people have it inside, but have not found it yet. This concept, Ikigai, is one of the secrets for a long, active, and happy life. With the book, García and Miralles made it their mission to help its readers find their own Ikigai and discover many keys of Japanese philosophy to a healthy body, mind, and spirit.
Call Number: YA 613 Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Mallika Chopra, Brenna Vaughan
Description: Will help kids become focused on growth mindset by self-reflection, setting intentions for their lives, and being of service to themselves, their families, and the global community. Offers mindful exercises to help young people explore and find their voice. Mallika believes that if children learn early on to reflect, to be comfortable with uncertainty, to contribute in a way that's unique to them, and to feel good about the journey, they will lead healthier, more adjusted, and happier lives.
Call Number: J 155.2 Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Sukey Novogratz, Elizabeth Novogratz, Niege Borges
Description: "From the cofounders of The Well Daily, a playfully-illustrated, informative, and easy-to-use meditation guidebook--including an eight-week plan for busy novices--that helps even the busiest would-be meditator incorporate this practice into their lifestyle and enjoy its many physical and emotional benefits"-- From the publisher.
Call Number: 158.12 Nov
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Sallie Krawcheck
Description: A new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism, offering women a new set of rules for professional success: one that plays to their strengths and builds on the power they already have. Weren't women supposed to have "arrived"? Perhaps with the nation's first female President, equal pay on the horizon, true diversity in the workplace to come thereafter? We aren't quite there yet. The old rules didn't get us as far as we hoped, but we can go the distance, and we can close the gaps that still exist. We just need a new way. There are many reasons to be optimistic about the future, says Krawcheck. The business world is changing fast--driven largely by technology--and it's changing in ways that give us more power and opportunities than ever.
Call Number: 303.34 Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Elise Gravel
Description: "I've got a puppy running around inside my head. His name is Ollie. Sometimes my puppy is quiet, curious, or scared. And sometimes he is excited . . . a little too excited! When that happens, I get overwhelmed. So, what's a puppy--and an anxious kid--to do? Author Elise Gravel helps children identify and cope with anxiety in a calming, mindful way." -- publisher
Call Number: E Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Gabrielle Bernstein
Description: Gabrielle Bernstein takes readers on a journey of remembering where your true power lies: within the spiritual presence that is interchangeably the Universe, God, spirit, inner guidance, love, or whatever word resonates with you. By tapping into an infinite source of abundance, energy, joy, and well-being, you'll grow to embrace it as your birthright. Most importantly, you'll know intuitively how to show up for life and bring more light to the world around you. -- adapted from Introduction
Call Number: 158.1 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Karen Lancaster
Description: The digital age has many perks, yet there is still something enduring about putting pen to paper. With a bullet journal, you can say goodbye to disorganized scraps of paper, because everything will be in one place. This book will help get started with bullet journaling.
Call Number: 640.43 Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Sara Dickerman, Marissa Lippert, Adam Rapoport, Michael Graydon, Nikole Herriott
Description: Reboot your eating habits with Bon Appétit's popular online plan, now expanded for the whole year with four two-week seasonal plans and 140 recipes.
Call Number: 641.563 Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Alison Cayne
Description: Must-have manual contains nine master classes in the fundamentals of cooking.
Call Number: 641.5 Cay
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Jennifer Ashton, Sarah Toland
Description: Dr. Jennifer Ashton sets out to improve life at the top, one month at a time, using her own experiences to help you improve your health and enhance your life. Dr. Ashton becomes both researcher and subject as she focuses on twelve separate challenges. Beginning with a new area of focus each month, she guides you through the struggles she faces, the benefits she experiences, and the science behind why each month's challenge can lead to better health. Month by month, she tackles a different area of wellness with the hope that the lessons she learns and the improved health she experiences will motivate her (and you) to make each change permanent.
Call Number: 613.2 Ash
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Siena Castellon, Rebecca Burgess, Temple Grandin
Description: This essential go-to guide gives you all the advice and tools you'll need to help you flourish and achieve what you want in life. From the answers to everyday questions such as 'Am I using appropriate body language?' and 'Did I say the wrong thing?', through to discussing the importance of understanding your emotions, looking after your physical and mental health and coping with anxiety and sensory overloads, Siena Castellon uses her own experiences to provide you with the skills to overcome any challenge. With practical tips on friendships, dating, body image, consent and appearance, as well as how to survive school and bullying, this book gives you the power to embrace who you are, reminding you that even during the toughest of teen moments, you are never alone. -- From statement at Amazon.com
Call Number: YA 616.8588 Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Joanna Gaines, Julianna Swaney
Description: "This children's book, beautifully illustrated by Julianna Swaney, celebrates how creativity and acceptance can come together in a bright and beautiful adventure"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Tiffany Jewell, Aurélia Durand
Description: This book is written for the young person who doesn't know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life. For the 14 year old who sees injustice at school and isn't able to understand the role racism plays in separating them from their friends. For the kid who spends years trying to fit into the dominant culture and loses themselves for a little while. It's for all of the Black and Brown children who have been harmed (physically and emotionally) because no one stood up for them or they couldn't stand up for themselves; because the color of their skin, the texture of their hair, their names made white folx feel scared and threatened. It is written so children and young adults will feel empowered to stand up to the adults who continue to close doors in their faces. This book will give them the language and ability to understand racism and a drive to undo it. In short, it is for everyone.
Call Number: YA 305.8 Jew
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Zsu Dever
Description: Vegan Bowls serves balanced meals with expert flavor pairings in every bowl. Zsu Dever redefines the concept of "flavor harmony" with cozy bowl recipes that you will want to make again and again. Many of the recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less. You'll enjoy satisfying bowls of soup and salad bowls, and also enticing breakfast bowls and international specialties.--From Amazon.com
Call Number: 641.5636 Dev
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Nikki Van De Car, Anisa Makhoul
Description: Drawing on the transcendent power of intention, the Wellness Witch uses tinctures, tonics, mantras, and meditations to forge a magical connection between the body and the spirit.
Call Number: 613 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Abby Wambach
Description: In this young readers adaptation of her #1 New York Times bestselling book, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach inspires the next generation to find their voice, unite their pack, and change the world. From rising young star to co-captain of the 2015 Women's World Cup Champion team, Abby Wambach's impressive career has shown her what it truly means to be a champion. Whether you're leading from the bench or demanding the ball on the field, real success comes when you harness your inner strength, forge your own path, and band together with your team.
Call Number: J 155.333 Wam
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Jen Sincero
Description: An empowering collection of edgy, bite-sized daily mantras and meditations offers advice on how to make the most of personal resources and opportunities while embracing the courage to let go of mistakes, take responsibility, and enjoy success.
Call Number: 158.1 Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Subscribe to New Best Fun List: January 2022: New Year, New You!
Better Than Before Mastering The Habits Of Our Everyday Lives
Gretchen author Rubin
LP 158.1 Rub
The Bullet Journal For Beginners
Karen Lancaster
640.43 Lan
Body Positive : A Guide To Loving Your Body
Emily Lauren Dick
YA 306.461 Dic
The Food Lover's Cleanse : 140 Delicious, Nourishing Recipes That Will Tempt You Back Into Healthful Eating
Sara Dickerman, Marissa Lippert, Adam Rapoport, Michael Graydon, Nikole Herriott
641.563 Dic
Clean Food : A Seasonal Guide To Eating Close To The Source : With More Than 200 Recipes For A Healthy And Sustainable You
Terry Walters
641.5636 Wal
The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School : Recipes And Inspiriation To Build A Lifetime Of Confidence In The Kitchen
Alison Cayne
641.5 Cay
Dictionary For A Better World : Poems, Quotes, And Anecdotes From A To Z
Irene Latham, Charles Waters, Mehrdokht Amini
J 158.1 Lat
The Self-care Solution : A Year Of Becoming Happier, Healthier, And Fitter--one Month At A Time
Jennifer Ashton, Sarah Toland
613.2 Ash
House Beautiful The Organized Home : Stylish Storage Solutions For Every Room
C. J Petersen
648.8 Pet
The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide : How To Grow Up Awesome And Autistic
Siena Castellon, Rebecca Burgess, Temple Grandin
YA 616.8588 Cas
Ikigai For Teens : Finding Your Reason For Being
Héctor García, Francesc Miralles
YA 613 Gar
The World Needs Who You Were Made To Be
Joanna Gaines, Julianna Swaney
E Gai
Just Be You : Ask Questions, Set Intentions, Be Your Special Self, And More
Mallika Chopra, Brenna Vaughan
J 155.2 Cho
This Book Is Anti-racist : 20 Lessons On How To Wake Up, Take Action, And Do The Work
Tiffany Jewell, Aurélia Durand
YA 305.8 Jew
Just Sit : A Meditation Guidebook For People Who Know They Should But Don't
Sukey Novogratz, Elizabeth Novogratz, Niege Borges
158.12 Nov
Vegan Bowls : Perfect Flavor Harmony In Cozy One-bowl Meals
Zsu Dever
641.5636 Dev
Own It : The Power Of Women At Work
Sallie Krawcheck
303.34 Kra
Wellness Witch : Healing Potions, Soothing Spells, And Empowering Rituals For Magical Self-care
Nikki Van De Car, Anisa Makhoul
613 Van
Puppy In My Head : A Book About Mindfulness
Elise Gravel
E Gra
Wolfpack [Young Readers Edition] : How Young People Will Find Their Voice, Unite Their Pack, And Change The World
Abby Wambach
J 155.333 Wam
Super Attractor : Methods For Manifesting A Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Gabrielle Bernstein
158.1 Ber
You Are A Badass Every Day : How To Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, And Your Quest For Transformation Unstoppable
Jen Sincero
158.1 Sin