Winter Reading Recommendations
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Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
by Louise Penny This December 2018 release is the 14th book in this series of “whodunits”. Here Gamache, former head of the Surete de Quebec, is entrenched in solving several mysteries ranging from a questionable inheritance, embezzlement, murder, and the opioid epidemic. The usual array of characters from Three Pines is woven through the plot to add levity and continuity to the series, while colleagues from Montreal aid their suspended leader in his on-going investigations.
The Magic of Thinking Big
by David J. Schwartz, PhD
This self-development book is full of timeless, practical advice. It demonstrates the possibilities of “thinking big-believing big,” covering topics such as how to manage better, setting goals for growth, making “action” a habit, and overcoming fear and finding confidence.
My Beloved World
by Sonia Sotomayor
This is a story of self-discovery and self-invention. The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court tells of her journey from a housing project in the Bronx with the dream of becoming a lawyer, through Princeton and Yale Law School, to the highest court of the nation. With a life shaped by her paternal grandmother, trusted mentors, a failed marriage, and cherished friends, Sotomayor embraced the infinite possibilities America offer.
Turning Pages: My Life Story
by Sonia Sotomayor
For Sonia Sotomayor, books were her salvation; they were her mirror, her maps, her friends. They taught her how to cope with her father’s death and her diabetes treatments. In this picture book, she encourages this next generation of young people to read, to seek, and to dream. Lulu Delacre’s illustrations show readers ages 4-8 (Grade level K-3) that the world is full of promise and possibility with the life of Sonia Sotomayor as the example.