Welcome to our newest feature at GGP! Starting this month, we're picking a theme and telling you about some of our favorite books that go along with it. January is all about new beginnings, so start off on the right foot with any of these excellent books.
For younger readers, we love Chelsea Clinton's She Persisted. Inspire your kids (and yourself!) with true stories of some of America's greatest women and beautiful illustrations.
For ages 10 and up, we heartily recommend Holly Goldberg Sloan's Counting by 7s. There are few better books about learning to love yourself while also growing and improving as a person.
For ages 13 and up, try Malala Yousafzai's I Am Malala (young readers' edition). It's an inspiring and moving story that will make anyone want to live up to Malala's excellent example.
In adult nonfiction, we recommend Kelly Corrigan's Tell Me More. Kathleen found herself loving this book about how to live your best life, as told through twelve personal essays.
Also in adult nonfiction, check out Dan Rather's What Unites Us. This is the rare optimistic political book on the scene, and it will inspire you to be the best citizen you can be in a country where there's still hope for us all.
In adult fiction, pick up one of Kathleen's favorites, Liz Kay's Monsters: A Love Story. What better to inspire you to be good than reading about people who are delightfully bad? Or maybe you'll just glory in your own badness for another month. That's OK too.