Atomic Habits, James Clear (2018)
How many times have you tried to start waking up earlier, working out more, or studying a new language? We are what we repeatedly do, but habits can be difficult to both break and build. In Atomic Habits, author James Clear lays out simple ways to reframe your thinking and create sustainable habits that will compound over time to make you more of the person you want to be. Using a synthesis of psychology, learning theory, and practical wisdom, readers are given all the tools they need to make small changes that lead to remarkable results.
This book is highly recommended for anyone, most appropriately adults, interested in an easier alternative to willpower.
Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott (1819)
This classic romance adventure novel is not for the faint of heart, but for the experienced reader Ivanhoe is a story full of action. Every loosely related character and storyline culminates in an epic castle battle, complete with daring rescues and damsels in distress. Slow to start, the plot soon picks up to storybook proportions and ties up every loose end to perfect satisfaction.
I recommend this book for those advanced readers who enjoy tales of knights and Robin Hood.
Kat Wahl, writer