Friday, January 11, 2013


New Year, New You?
Well before the clock strikes midnight, we all resolve to make some sort of change in a new year. Whether you've resolved to exercise more, lose weight, spend more time with your family -- improve relationships, revive a set-aside talent, or try something new -- the library resolves to offer a variety of titles to support your goals.

Quick lists follow and don't forget to recommend a good read for library purchase, either online or in person.

Diet and Exercise
A few of the latest or most popular :

The Miracle Carb Diet by Tanya Zuckerbrot
The Digest Diet by Liz Vaccariello
Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook by Sarah Fragoso
Eat to Defeat Menopause by Karen Giblin and Mache Seibel
Body by You by Mark Lauren
Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook
Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Dummies by Meri Raffetto and Wendy Jo Peterson
7 Years Younger by the Editors of Good Housekeeping
The First 20 minutes : the Myth-busting Science That Shows How We Can Walk Farther, Run Faster, and Live Longer by Gretchen Reynolds

Making the Most of Your Gadget
Enjoy titles sure to appeal to the gadgeteer in you : smartphones, iPad, with several how-to books for popular tablets on the way. Don't forget a variety of resources, a few mentioned here, on how to achieve better digital camera results.

Relationship Building
Better family or work communication on your list for 2013? Here's a few on-point titles. Mix and match!

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
Just Listen : Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Everyone by Mark Goulston
Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That? : A Modern Guide to Manners by Henry Alford
Decisive Parenting : Strategies That Work With Teenagers by Michael Hammond

Personal Growth
From different perspectives :

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell
The Big Shift : Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife by Marc Freedman
Making Good : Finding Meaning, Money, and Community In a Changing World by Billy Parish and Dev Aujla
Happier at Home : Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life by Gretchen Rubin
There's a Better Day A-Comin' by Ronda Rich
The Procrastination Equation : How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Things Done by Piers Steel
The Art of Procrastination : A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing by John Perry