BONUS BOOKS OF THE MONTH
Think Like a Monk
Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.
When you think like a monk, you’ll understand:
-How to overcome negativity
-How to stop overthinking
-Why comparison kills love
-How to use your fear
-Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it
-How to learn from everyone you meet
-Why you are not your thoughts
-How to find your purpose
-Why kindness is crucial to success
-And much more…
Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents.
Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world’s largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world’s most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast.
In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.
by Author Jay Shetty
The Paris Library
Based on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris, this is an unforgettable story of romance, friendship, family, and the power of literature to bring us together, perfect for fans of The Lilac Girls and The Paris Wife.
Paris, 1939: Young and ambitious Odile Souchet has it all: her handsome police officer beau and a dream job at the American Library in Paris. When the Nazis march into Paris, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear, including her beloved library. Together with her fellow librarians, Odile joins the Resistance with the best weapons she has: books. But when the war finally ends, instead of freedom, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal.
Montana, 1983: Lily is a lonely teenager looking for adventure in small-town Montana. Her interest is piqued by her solitary, elderly neighbor. As Lily uncovers more about her neighbor’s mysterious past, she finds that they share a love of language, the same longings, and the same intense jealousy, never suspecting that a dark secret from the past connects them.
A powerful novel that explores the consequences of our choices and the relationships that make us who we are—family, friends, and favorite authors—The Paris Library shows that extraordinary heroism can sometimes be found in the quietest of places.
by Author Janet Skeslien Charles
Her. Vol 1. & Vol 2.
For those on a journey to find self-love and acceptance, the words on these pages are dedicated to helping you see the beauty staring back in the mirror, finding the strength to conquer your heartbreak, gaining the confidence to bury your insecurities, and to remind why you are such a powerful creature. In the pages of HER, best-selling poet Pierre Alex Jeanty shares through poetry, prose, and quotes, his unique perspective on women encompassing their strength and realizing their beauty. Every woman should experience the reality of being loved, and the joy of radiating those feelings toward the one they love. This beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments is a perfect read for anyone with a beating heart in them. Inside you will find… Words of affirmation for all women – Insights for men looking to understand “HER” – Pieces on healing, overcoming, and self-love. Join the countless readers who have enjoyed the beautiful and empowering words written in HER.
A continuation of the wildly successful best seller “Her”, Pierre Alex Jeanty brings explosive emotion to “Her 2”. This celebration of femininity and self-love also explores the woes of love. He offers warnings of the wrong types of attraction while encouraging healthy, fun, and devout relationships of the purest form. “Her 2” tugs at the heart strings using short sentiments and vivid, poetic imagery that echo through the chambers of the heart and mind. “Her 2” is sure to be a classic poetic masterpiece for years to come.
by Author Pierre Alex Jeanty
What? And Give Up Show Business?
What? And Give Up Show Business? is the hilarious autobiography of James Hampton, who for over fifty years has been one of the most familiar faces in television and film. A wonderful slice of life in Hollywood told through the personal stories of one of its most prolific actors, this book will appeal to nostalgia buffs, classic film and television aficionados, fans of celebrity autobiographies and biographies, and people who just enjoy a good laugh and great storytelling. This enchanting memoir also includes some of the author’s favorite recipes, which are woven into stories about such show business icons as Doris Day, Clint Eastwood, and Michael J. Fox. Never-before-seen photographs of Hampton and his friends, who happen to be some of the world’s favorite entertainers, pepper this jewel of a tale chronicling life in La-La Land. Everyone who loves classic television and films will enjoy What? And Give Up Show Business?
by Author James Hampton
Knock! Knock!: Lessons Learned and Stories Shared
“Knock! Knock! is no joke! A fast-paced romp of a read, Knock! Knock!—in today’s time of branding and selling yourself and what you do — is a must for anyone who needs some sage and hilarious advice. You learn through his excellent storytelling what to do and what not to do to pro-mote whatever you are selling. As someone who has devoted her life to promoting authors, books, literacy, and reading, I know that sometimes we have to get out of our comfort zone, and Doug Thompson tells you how. He has written the definitive guide to being a Sales SUPERSTAR! Five Diamonds in the International Pulpwood Queens Book Club reading mandatory tiara! Doug deserves to wear the crown for being KING of creating success in business.”— Kathy L. Murphy, CEO and Founder of the International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Club Reading Nation and author of The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life“A lot of us are accidental salespeople — meaning that we have to learn the skills, attitudes, and techniques necessary for sales success. In Knock! Knock! Doug Thompson serves as your professional guide on your positive, fun-filled sales journey. Put Doug’s principles to work and you’ll be unbeatable.”— Bryan Flanagan, CEO, The Flanagan Training Group and former Director of Training for Zig Ziglar Corporation, and author of Now Go Sell Somebody Something!“This is a must-read book for anyone in the world of sales or thinking about sales. The author doesn’t re-hash tired, old topics. Instead, he shares first-hand, personal techniques from his successful sales career spanning several decades. It’s like getting the playbook from a winning Super Bowl quarterback. Knock! Knock! is a definitive roadmap for your own selling success.” — Mitchel Whitington, author and speaker on East Texas history“If I were involved in management or training of sales agents, I would make Knock! Knock! the top of the list of required reading before beginning a job. I have never been directly involved in sales, per se, but anyone who has any business of any kind and deals with the public, is selling every day. One’s entire life’s work, from teaching your children to become good adults, to running your business, involves selling. Doug has done a masterful job of laying out things one must do in order to attain those goals. The author adeptly demonstrated, by telling stories of his successes and failures, that one must believe in oneself, believe in the product you are selling, and enjoy talking about it. Knock! Knock! is a great instruction manual for anyone in sales, and it also teaches many essential principles of good character. In addition to being instructional, it is also very entertaining. I had a lot of good laughs as I followed the progress of the author’s journey through life. I would highly recommend it to anyone, but especially anyone thinking of going into sales.” — L.C. Dunlop, M.D. (retired) and authorAbout the AuthorDoug Thompson is the marketing director for a large national insurance wholesaler that recruits and trains insurance agents and agencies across the country, as well as continuing to build his own general agency, which offers life and health products to the senior population. Known nationally for his innovations in the sales industry, Doug frequently speaks and trains on his favorite topic: sales. “Knock! Knock!” was picked as an International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys February 2021 Bonus Book Club Selection.
by Author Douglas Thompson and Echo Montgomery Garrett
The Shoemaker’s Wife
Beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani returns with the most epic and ambitious novel of her career—a breathtaking multigenerational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again. The Shoemaker’s Wife is replete with the all the page-turning adventure, sumptuous detail, and heart-stopping romance that has made Adriana Trigiani, “one of the reigning queens of women’s fiction” (USA Today). Fans of Trigiani’s sweeping family dramas like Big Stone Gap and Lucia, Lucia will love her latest masterpiece, a book Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, calls “totally new and completely wonderful: a rich, sweeping epic which tells the story of the women and men who built America dream by dream.”
by Author Adriana Trigiani
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