JANUARY Titles for Adults

Kortney’s Pick

Read This If You Want to be Great at Drawing
by Selwyn Leamy
My grandmother could draw, paint, and create beautiful works of art, some of which hang in my family's home. I would love to learn more about expression through art, especially drawing. Who knows maybe sketching at Exall Lake is in my future.

Laura’s Pick

Happy Cactus: Cacti, Succulents, and More
edited by John Pilbeam
I find succulent garden design super relaxing, and would like to learn and incorporate more cacti care tips at home. 

Nancy’s Pick

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
by Robert K. Massie
Reading the lively, well-written, thoroughly researched life of Catherine the Great by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Robert K. Massie has been far more satisfying than the recent satiric DVD series, The Great. I plan to read more about Russia and by Massie in 2021.

Sarah’s Pick

Modern Quilt Bible
by Elizabeth Betts
I have many quilts that were made by my great grandmothers, that are sadly falling apart. I would love to learn to quilt to hopefully patch and restore the quilts I have, so I may pass them down as well. 

Sharon’s Pick

The Good Neighbor, the Life and Work of Fred Rogers
by Maxwell King
After watching the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood with Tom Hanks, I wanted to learn more about Fred Rogers. This is an excellent biography of a very influential, inspiring man and beloved educator.

Stephanie's Pick

Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts 
by Annie Duke
Me: “ A new year, new perspective, new choices...what could go wrong?” (Spoiler: so much.) Anyone who’s ever made a questionable decision will appreciate this compelling and shrewd guide to thinking about risk and choices.