It’s a new year, and there’s no shortage of books to make 2019 happier and healthier. A few memoirs and a pair of revealing histories round out the best of January nonfiction.
1/1: Bad With Money. Put your financial house in order with this humorous guide from Gaby Dunn.
1/1: The Martha Manual. From entertaining to cleaning and everything in-between, Martha Stewart provides guidance on all things domestic.
1/8: 5 Ingredients. Quick and easy recipes from acclaimed British chef Jamie Oliver.
1/8: Clean Plate. Detox your way to good health with these healthy recipes from Gwyneth Paltrow.
1/8: First Conspiracy. Brad Meltzer brings history to life with this page-turning account of a secret plot to kill George Washington.
1/8: Plant Paradox Quick & Easy. The latest from Dr. Steven Gundry guides you to lectin-free eating in 30 days.
1/8: The Truths We Hold. A memoir from California Senator (and potential presidential candidate) Kamala Harris.
1/8: Undo It! Dean Ornish provides you with a four-part plan to stave off chronic disease and maintain good health.
1/15: The Banished Immortal. A biography of beloved 8th century Chinese poet Li Bai (Li Po), from novelist Ha Jin.
1/22: The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee. A new narrative of the history of Indian America from Wounded Knee to Standing Rock, from Ojibwe author David Treuer. A Peak Pick!
1/22: Maid. Single mom Stephanie Land struggles to make a living in Mt. Vernon as a house cleaner and shines a light on the working poor. A Peak Pick!
1/28: From the Ground Up. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz shares his philosophy through lessons learned during his childhood and in business.
A Peak Pick!
1/29: Craftfulness. Rosemary Davidson considers how practicing a craft leads to mindfulness, creativity and happiness.
1/29: Deep Creek. Pam Houston reflections of life on a 120-acre Colorado ranch combines essay, memoir and nature.
1/29: Growing Berries & Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest. A guide to cultivating and preparing bountiful fruits and berries, from Tara Austen Weaver (Orchard House).
1/29: The Inspired Houseplant. This indoor gardening book from Jen Stearns covers plant care to making them part of interior design.
1/29: Mar-A-Lago. Laurence Leamer exposes the secrets behind President Trump’s Palm Beach palace and spiritual home for 25 years.
1/29: The Orchid & the Dandelion. Pediatrician W. Thomas Boyce explores how orchids (sensitive kids) can thrive as much as dandelions (resilient kids) with the right support.
~posted by Frank B.