Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta: Debunks common myths about aging and cognitive decline, explores whether there’s a “best” diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it’s healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in more social interaction. Discover what we can learn from “super-brained” people who are in their eighties and nineties with no signs of slowing down–and whether there are truly any benefits to drugs, supplements, and vitamins.
Three Wise Men by Beau Wise: From Beau Wise and Tom Sileo comes Three Wise Men, an incredible memoir of family, service and sacrifice by a Marine who lost both his brothers in combat–becoming the only Sole Survivor during the war in Afghanistan.
Fly into the Wind by Dan Rooney: Realizing that a jet takes off into the wind because it requires resistance over its wings to fly, Lt Colonel Rooney’s attitude toward the resistance he encountered in his life changed from resentment to humble introspection. Hyper-focused on the precise areas that are immediately under your control, CAVU is a disciplined approach to each day that will help you reshape, motivate, prioritize, and ultimately thrive.
Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops by Shaun Bythell: A wickedly witty field guide to bookstore customers from the Person Who Doesn’t Know What They Want (But Thinks It Might Have a Blue Cover) to the harried Parents Secretly After Free Childcare. It does take all kinds. If you visit bookshops more often than the grocery store, you’ll recognize the types. This is the perfect read for anyone who ever felt a bookstore was home. You’ve been spotted! Or have you?
The Particulars of Peter by Kelly Conaboy: Conaboy met Peter in the spring of 2017, when he came to her first as a foster. The rescue dog needed someone free of the sort of responsibilities that would force her to regularly leave the house for either work or socializing, and a writer was the natural choice. This joyful book is the culmination of Conaboy’s desire to dedicate months to learning more about Peter, and is a smart, entertaining respite from the harsh world of humans into the funny little world of dogs.
This Book Will Make You Kinder by Henry James Garrett: From the creator of @Drawings of Dogs comes this illustrated examination of empathy and the necessity of being kinder. Building on his academic studies in meta ethics and using his signature animal cartoons, the author explores the sources and the limitations of human empathy and the many ways that we can work toward being our best selves for the people around us and the society we need to build.
Lives of the Stoics by Ryan Holiday: From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic comes an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients can teach us about happiness, success, resilience and virtue. Among them are the idea that self-rule is the greatest empire, and that character is fate. A treasure of insights and stories, this book can be visited again and again by any reader in search of inspiration from the past.
Agent Sonya by Ben Macintyre: In 1942, in a quiet village in the leafy English Cotswolds, a thin, elegant woman lived in a small cottage with her three children and her husband. They didn’t know that she was a high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer. They didn’t know that her husband was also a spy, or that she was running powerful agents across Europe. This is her story.
Brave by Sissy Goff: As a parent, you can use certain strategies to help your teenage daughter when she struggles with worry and anxiety. This guide–created for girls ages 13 to 18–will help your daughter understand anxiety’s roots and why her brain is often working against her when she starts to worry. With teen-friendly information, stories, and self-discovery exercises, including journaling and drawing prompts, she will learn practical ways to fight back when worries come up.
Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy by Tanis Gray: Featuring 28 projects based on George Lucas’s epic film saga, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy is the ultimate guide to creating stunning projects inspired by Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rey, and a whole host of droids, ships, and aliens from a galaxy far, far away. With projects for knitters at all levels and a variety of techniques to practice.