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The Library's Corner January Picks

We are so happy to introduce to you what we call The Library's Corner, sponsored by the Howard County Library System. Every month we will share with you different reading suggestions from the staff of our local library. It's always the right time to read a good book!

by Denise Williams

Williams' novel looks at wellness and self-love from unexpected angles in this story of a lifestyle writer and a fitness app CEO find themselves falling for each other. She asks us to question how we define wellness emotionally and physically, and how we center it in our identities, while also serving up razor sharp wit and no small amount of steamy romance.  

Recommended by Allison Jessing, Head of Adult Curriculum 

The Complete Autumn and Winter Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen  

This delicious resource includes side dishes, main courses, and desserts filled with the healthy comfort of winter cooking. An entire chapter is devoted to pumpkin: a low-calorie, vitamin-dense treat. 

Recommended by Cherise Tasker, Instructor and Research Specialist.

Losing Eden by Lisa

Glued together with memoir paste, this research-based treatise explores the emotional impact of spending time outdoors. Jones uses climate change, mental health, socio-economics, and racial equity as reasons to care about this green world.  

Recommended by Ben Hamilton, Adult Basic Education Assistant


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