Added Jan 11, 2023

Top 10 Books to Kick Off 2023

As we flip the page on another year and begin over, there's no better way to start off the new year than by plunging into a wonderful book. There is a book out there for everyone, whether you're looking for a page-turning thriller, an insightful nonfiction read, or an interesting biography. To help you ring in the new year with a bang, we've compiled a list of the top novels that are sure to keep you interested and delighted. These works cover a wide range of topics, from heartwarming tales of love and family to profound reflections on larger social and political issues.

More than 4 million copies have been sold! Small Changes, Great Results Atomic Habits gives you a proven way to improve every day, no matter what your goals are. James Clear is one of the world's leading experts on how to form habits. In this book, he shows you how to make good habits, get rid of bad ones, and master the small actions that lead to big changes. If you can't change your habits, it's not because of you. Your system is what's wrong. You keep doing the same bad things over and over not because you don't want to change, but because you don't know how to change. You don't reach the goals you set for yourself. You are as good as your systems. Here you'll find a tried-and-true method that can help you reach new heights. Clear is known for being able to break down complicated ideas into simple steps that can be used in everyday life and work. Here, he uses the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to make an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, doctors who save lives, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and rise to the top of their field will inspire and entertain readers. Learn how to: make time for new habits (even when life is crazy); deal with a lack of motivation and willpower; set up your environment to make success easier; get back on track when you get off track;...and a lot more. Atomic Habits will change the way you think about progress and success and give you the tools and strategies you need to change your habits, whether you are a team trying to win a championship, an organisation trying to change an industry, or an individual trying to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or reach any other goal.

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The book will be about how he dealt with trauma after his mother, Princess Diana, died. He will give $1.5 million to the HIV/AIDS charity Sentebale along with the book. After more than a year of waiting, Prince Harry has finally said what the name of his book will be and when it will come out. The book will be called Spare. It will come out on January 10. It will talk about when he and his brother Prince William walked behind Princess Diana's coffin at her funeral in 1997. It will be published in Spanish with the subtitle "In the Shadow" at the same time, and it will be made available in 16 languages in total.

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Lily and her ex-husband, Ryle, had just fallen into a pleasant coparenting routine when she runs into her first love, Atlas. After nearly two years apart, she is thrilled that time is now on their side and says yes when Atlas asks her out. Her delight is swiftly tempered by the realisation that Ryle is still very much a part of her life—and Atlas Corrigan is the one man he will loathe being in his ex-wife and daughter's life. It Starts with Us continues the "gripping, pulse-pounding" (Sarah Pekkanen, author of Perfect Neighbors) It Ends with Us epilogue from Lily and Atlas's perspectives. “No one delivers an emotional read like Colleen Hoover,” it shows Atlas's past and Lily's second chance at love while dealing with a jealous ex-husband (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author).

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A workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can't stop thinking about her first love in this "brave and tragic story that digs its claws into you and doesn't let go, long after you've completed it" from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects. Lily has worked hard for her life despite her hardships. From her small town upbringing, she graduated college, relocated to Boston, and launched her own business. Lily's life looks perfect when she sparks with Ryle Kincaid, a handsome neurosurgeon. Ryle is determined and possibly arrogant. He's smart, empathetic, and loves Lily. He also looks good in scrubs. He haunts Lily. Ryle's utter antipathy to relationships is unnerving. Even when Lily breaks his "no dating" rule, she wonders why. Her first love, Atlas Corrigan, and her history haunt her as she struggles with her current relationship. Her friend and protector. Atlas's sudden return threatens Lily's relationship with Ryle.

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From our most trusted and caring expert on stress, trauma, and mental health comes a ground-breaking look at what causes illness, a scathing critique of how our society makes people sick, and a way to get healthy and feel better. Gabor Maté's best-selling books around the world have changed the way we think about addiction and have helped change the way we talk about ADHD, stress, disease, embodied trauma, and parenting. Now, in this groundbreaking book, he talks about how chronic illness and general bad health are on the rise in Western countries that are proud of their health care systems. So, when it comes to health, what is "normal"? Even with all of our knowledge and technology, Western medicine often doesn't treat the whole person. This is because it doesn't take into account how today's culture stresses the body, hurts the immune system, and throws off emotional balance. In The Myth of Normal, which he wrote with his son Daniel, Maté uses his unique point of view to debunk many common myths about what makes us sick. He also shows how the problems of one person are linked to the problems of society as a whole and gives a compassionate guide to health and healing. As a result, Maté wrote his most ambitious and important book to date.

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This is not a book about how to help yourself. It's time to wake up! Can't Hurt Me, David Goggins's best-selling memoir showed how much untapped potential we all have, but it was only an introduction to the mind's power. In Never Finished, Goggins takes you inside his Mental Lab, which is where he developed the philosophy, psychology, and strategies that helped him realise that what he thought was his limit was only the beginning and that the quest for greatness never ends. The stories and lessons in this raw, honest, and unflinching memoir give the reader a plan for how to get from the bottom of the barrel to a new stratosphere that once seemed out of reach. This is the only book you will ever need, whether you feel lost in life, want to reach your full potential, or are trying to break through your "glass ceiling."

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#1 NYT Bestseller 5+ million copies sold In this generation-defining self-help guide, a famous blogger cuts through the garbage to show us how to quit being "positive" all the time to become better, happier people. Positive thinking has been the secret to a happy, rich existence for decades. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Be honest, crap is f**ked and we have to live with it." Mason's massively successful blog doesn't mince words. He speaks the truth, a rare commodity today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his response to American society's coddling, let's-all-feel-good ethos, which has pampered a generation with gold medals for showing up. Manson argues, supported by scholarly evidence and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives depends on learning to stomach lemons rather than turning them into lemonade. Humans are flawed—"not everybody can be amazing, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson suggests accepting our limits. We can find courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness once we accept our fears, flaws, and doubts and stop running and avoiding difficult facts. Manson emphasises that we must choose what matters because we can only care about so much. Money is good, but experience is wealth. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, loaded with amusing stories and profane, cutthroat humour.

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People magazine called Robert Greene and Joost Elffers's The 48 Laws of Power "beguiling" and "fascinating" for how they condensed three thousand years of history into just a handful of rules based on everything from the writings of Machiavelli and Sun Tzu to the experiences of historical figures like Henry Kissinger and Clausewitz.

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Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families struggle with the traumatic repercussions of combat; one in five Americans has been abused; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk is widely recognised as a top trauma expert after dedicating more than three decades of his life to helping those who have endured trauma. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses current scientific advancements to explain how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, weakening sufferers’ capacity for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores various treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, theatre, and yoga—that offer fresh avenues to recovery by engaging the brain’s intrinsic adaptability. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and those of other prominent specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the extraordinary potential of our connections both to damage and to heal—and gives new hope for reclaiming lives.

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Michelle Obama believes we can all find and rely on a set of tools to better navigate change and remain steady inside flux, but that there may be no clean fixes or pithy answers to life's big issues. How can we develop enduring and honest relationships? is one of the many themes she addresses head-on in The Light We Carry, where she also offers a candid and honest discourse with readers. Is there a way to look at our differences as opportunities for growth and common ground? How can we combat thoughts of inadequacy and incompetence? When things become overwhelming, what should we do? Michelle Obama provides readers with a variety of new anecdotes and profound observations on change, challenge, and power, including her view that by shining our lights for one another, we may reveal the depth and potential of the world around us and find new ways forward. The First Lady draws on her life as a mother, daughter, wife, friend, and public figure to impart the habits and principles she has formed to successfully adjust to change and overcome a variety of hurdles, the gained wisdom that enables her to continue to "becoming." She discusses her most helpful habits, such as "beginning kind," "getting high," and building a "kitchen table" of supportive friends and role models. She tackles race, gender, and visibility head-on with her signature blend of humour, candour, and compassion, all the while urging readers to face their fears, find support in their communities, and live life without inhibitions.

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 Check it out and select your next read to go off on a literary adventure that will make 2023 one of your most memorable years ever.

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