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Comfort, Personal Growth, and Inspiration in the New Year

It’s officially 2021, and we have a whole new year full of opportunity ahead of us. That gives us all a chance to set out with new goals and a new mindset! To help you focus on making the most of the year ahead, we’ve compiled a booklist below with various fiction and nonfiction books about caring for yourself and others. Click the titles below to browse and borrow them, then pick up your books through curbside pickup.

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Best Self: be you, only better by Mike Bayer
Atomic Habits: tiny changes, remarkable results by James Clear
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: a therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed by Lori Gottlieb
Didn’t See That Coming: putting life back together when your world falls apart by Rachel Hollis
Joy at Work: organizing your professional life by Marie Kondo
The Little Book of Big Lies: a journey into inner fitness by Tina Lifford
Wintering: the power of rest and retreat in difficult times by Katherine May
Empty Out the Negative by Joel Osteen
Radical Kindness: the life-changing power of giving and receiving by Angela Santomero
The Gift of Forgiveness by Katherine Schwarznegger
It’s Not Supposed to be this Way: finding unexpected strength when disappointments leave you
shattered by Lysa TerKeurst
Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran
More than Enough: claiming space for who you are by Elaine Welteroth


Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow
Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
Writers & Lovers by Lily King
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

Only in eBook and eAudiobook Format


Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen (ebook and audiobook)
Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel (ebook and audiobook)
Lightly by Francine Jay (ebook )
The Hilarious World of Depression by John Moe (ebook and audiobook)
Burnout: the secret to unlocking the stress cycle by Emily Nagoski (ebook)


If I Were You by Lynn Austin (ebook )
Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay (ebook and audiobook)

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