by Jennifer Cohron
Jan 30, 2011 | 2470 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Have you given up on your New Year’s resolutions yet? Staff members at Carl Elliott Regional Library recommend these books for readers who need some extra inspiration to make their good intentions a reality in 2011.

“No Matter What! : 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love” by Lisa Nichols

Polly Harrelson said that Nichols encourages her readers to believe that “your gifts are plentiful, your dreams tangible, and despite all obstacles, you can succeed in living the life you love — no matter what!”

“Donkey-donkey” by Roger Duvoisin

The main character in this children’s book is unhappy because he is small and his ears are big. The advice he gets from other farm animals only causes more problems, according to Christy Cagle. Then “Donkey finally realizes that it is best to be himself.”

“Jemima J” by Jane Green

Jennifer Eads described the heroine of this novel as an overweight, disrespected woman who misrepresents herself to her dream man as slim, glamorous, and confident. Before they meet face to face, Jemima “decides to take charge of her life and starts out on an incredible love affair — with herself.”

“The Undomestic Goddess” by Sophie Kinsella

Eads also selected this book about a workaholic attorney with no domestic skills who is forced to take a job as a housekeeper. Her struggles teach her how “to cope, to breathe, and to love her life, not just live her life.”