A Happy and Healthy New Year to everyone.

When we are at the start of a new year we think of New Year’s resolutions. In the Christian calendar, it’s a little like Lent when we have an opportunity to give up things that are not so good for us.

In Islam, there is advice on changing bad habits for good ones.

In the Sikh religion, Nanak Naam says there are 5 weapons to fight bad habits.

Giving up a bad habit appears to be a problem that we all face at some time in our lives.

If we turn the bad habit into a good habit, we know that it may take quite a while. Research suggests that replacing a bad habit with a good one may take anywhere from 18 to 254 days.

We all know that there are 365 days in the year, plenty of time to establish a good habit!

How about adopting the habit of reading every day?

It doesn’t have to be a great, thick book every day, a few pages will make a great start. If you don’t want to read a story, pick a factual book. You don’t have to read a book from front to back. A travel brochure or a magazine is a fantastic, quick read. As Dr. Seuss said, “Reading can take you places you have never been before.”

If you don’t have anything interesting to read come and visit us. We’ll be more than happy to find something to help you establish a valuable habit for a lifetime of reading.


Adult Fiction:  (All Hardcovers)

Her Hidden Genius – Marie Benedict
Find Me – Alafair Burke
The Last House on the Street – Diane Chamberlain
The Magnolia Palace – Fiona Davis
Reckless Girls – Rachel Hawkins
City of the Dead – Jonathan Kellerman
Gwendy’s Final Task – Stephen King
Quicksilver – Dean Koontz
Lightning in a Mirror – Jayne Ann Krentz
Steal – James Patterson and Howard Roughan
Abandoned in Death – J.D. Robb
Forgotten in Death – J.D. Robb
End of Days – Brad Taylor

Adult Non-Fiction (Hardcover):

Enough Already:  Learning to Love the Way I Am Today – Valerie Bertinelli
The Black History Book:  Big Ideas, Simply Explained – DK
Patient Zero:  A Curious History of the World’s Worst Diseases – Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen
The Sleep Fix:  Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work and More – Diane Macedo
Unthinkable:  Trauma, Truth, and The Trials of American Democracy – Jamie Raskin
The Betrayal of Anne Frank:  A Cold Case Investigation – Rosemary Sullivan
Organizing for the Rest of Us:  100 Realistic Strategies to Keep Any House Under Control – Dana K. White

Adult Non-Fiction (Paperback):

Betty White:  The First 100 Years – Andrew E. Stoner


Star Wars Character Encyclopedia (Updated and Expanded Edition) – Simon Beecroft, Pablo Hidalgo, Amy Richau, Dan Zehr and Elizabeth Dowsett
1619 Project:  Born on the Water – Nikole Hannah-Jones
The Blue Lady of Coffin Hall (Nancy Drew Diaries) – Carolyn Keene
Sunlight on the Snow Leopard (Magic Tree House) – Mary Pope Osborne

Young Adult:

The Curse Workers – Holly Black
In Every Generation – Kendare Blake
Lore – Alexandra Bracken
Court – Tracy Wolff

Children’s Picture Books: 

Stacey’s Extraordinary Words – Stacey Abrams
The Night the Moon Went Missing – Brendan Kearney
Group Hug – Jean Reidy
Belle’s Playful Puppy (Disney Princess:  Place Pets) (Step Into Reading) – RH Disney
A Book for Escargot – Dashka Slater
Just Help! How to Build a Better World – Sonia Sotomayor
Happy Birthday, Fiona – Zondervan

Children’s Board Books:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Winter (The World of Eric Carle) – Eric Carle