What to read this month



A fantastic read for New Year’s resolutions, Messy Minimalism by Rachelle Crawford provides a workable way to declutter your life without the pressure of perfection. With practical strategies targeted at making your life easier, not harder, soon you’ll have more time for everything else on your to do list!

Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins will have you on the edge of your seat as six friends find their beautiful Pacific island vacation turning into a nightmare. One’s dead. Another’s missing. A dark history haunts this exotic locale, and if they don’t figure out what’s going on, none of them will make it home.

Actress and best-selling author Valerie Bertinelli turns her attention to the woes of aging in Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today. Sharing what has worked (and what hasn’t) as she tackles all the changes of growing older, Bertinelli shows how we can find joy in our daily lives, our loved ones, and good food.



Gary Paulsen might be gone, but his work lives on in his new adventure Northwind. In a historical novel of survival, Leif, the last left alive from a small fishing camp, strikes out on his own in a canoe to search for hope along a desolate shoreline. Inspired by his Norwegian grandmother’s tales, this promises to be another Gary Paulsen classic.

Fans of fairytale retellings will want to check out The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder, described as “Sleeping Beauty” meets Indiana Jones. Fi, a book-loving treasure hunter, is confronted with a cursed prince who will have her questioning everything she believes about true love.