The holidays are a time of reflection, togetherness and much-needed down time. Whether you’re with family, preparing meals or reminiscing on the past year, the books here suggested are filled with storytelling delights, culinary inspiration, charming designs and rejuvenating mantras.
By Alexandra Brown
THEY ALL SAW A CAT
By Brendan Wenzel
The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws. In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see.
LETTERS TO OPEN WHEN
Twelve prompted letters offer a meaningful way for friends, family, and long-distance loves to be there in spirit when they can’t be there in person. The gift-giver fills this book of letters with pep talks and good cheer, then seals each envelope with a sticker, and gifts this keepsake for future opening.
PATHS TO HAPPINESS
By Edward Hoffman, PhD
From positive psychology expert Edward Hoffman, Ph.D., Paths to Happiness guides readers through 50 fun, stimulating, mind-opening ways to achieve greater joy and feel more fulfilled.
JEWISH REFLECTION JOURNAL
This keepsake journal features prompts relating to the Jewish holidays and encourages spiritual contemplation throughout the year.
BAD GIRLS THROUGHOUT HISTORY
By Ann Shen
Aphra Behn, first female professional writer; Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist; Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer; Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize; the 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed.
INVITATION TO MEDITATION
By Howard Cohn
Meditation has gained widespread popularity as an effective tool for living peacefully and mindfully in the moment. But what is it exactly, and how does it work? Invitation to Meditation provides simple answers, proving just how easy and enjoyable it can be.