Monday, April 29, 2019

Late Spring reads from the KLIC Shelf Elf

As nicer weather, longer days, and a slower pace arrive, check out some of KLIC’s newer books.  Be on the lookout for the revival of the New Books blog to view our latest additions.  The KLIC Shelf Elf recommends the following titles either to self-improve, discover a career path, or escape into another world.

Genius Habit: How One Habit Can Radically Change Your Life and Your Work by Laura Garnett
HF5381 .G277 2019  
In a workbook-like style, discover understanding about yourself and feel better about work, a career path, or feel better about your work making a contribution.  The author uses research from many leading thinkers in business, wellness, and psychology to show how having a passion allows one to feel better about work and allows one to find a job that helps one contribute more.

How to Grill Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Flame-Cooked Food by Mark Bittman
TX840.B3 B545 2018
From appetizers to breads, desserts, as well as the standard burgers and steaks, this book gives the basics of grilling in a clear but appealing style.  Part of the How to Cook Everything series, Chef Bittman includes clear photographs, additions or variations to over 250 recipes as well as grilling techniques and vegan substitutions. 

Women with Money: Judgment-Free Guide to Creating to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and, Yes, Rich) Life you Deserve by Jean Sherman Chatzky
HG179 .C5364 2018
Women have a unique relationship with money as they probably earn less, outlive a spouse and continue to under-earn what men make.  Women use money to create a life they want so whether a life goal is owning a business, buying real estate, assisting with aging parents, or educating children to be financially independent, this book can provide either good ideas or thought-provoking questions as prompts.

Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
PS3619.O4373 U54 2017 
In Solomon’s debut, Aster, a slave, travels in space aboard the HSS Matilda, a space vessel that more resembles the antebellum South than a modern, egalitarian environment.  In spite of being considered an ogre or a freak, she may be the one that can begin revolt the harsh conditions and prepare them for arrival at The Promised Land.

Peanut of Blind Faith Farm by Jim Thompson, illustrations by Rebecca Gavney Driscoll
JUV PZ10.3.T3697 Pea 2017
One summer, a tiny lamb arrives but shows no interest in the other sheep; her owners realize Peanut is blind.  How can Peanut survive if she cannot see the other sheep or her surroundings?  Peanut surprises with her intelligence and strength and in time, becomes one of the farm’s stars.  Soft watercolor and ink illustrations show how well Peanut overcomes her limitations.

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