It’s the start of a new year, which means we’ve got tons of new books for you to check out! Whether your goal this year is to read more or if you’re already an avid reader, we know you wouldn’t want to put any of this year’s books down. This season’s releases covers everything from popular Internet sensations that’ll have you traveling to your desired reality to traditional witchcraft that will take you on a journey through spirituality to magical Japanese recipes inspired by beloved films. Whatever your preference is, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So settle into 2022 and get your read on!

Dirty German: 2E

By Daniel Chaffey

Time to get rid of your textbooks and take your German to the next level. With new words, phrases, and slang, this new edition will teach you how to speak like you’re a regular on the streets of Berlin. You’ll discover material that goes beyond a traditional phrasebook. So, the next time you’re traveling to Germany or are interested in learning the language in general, pick up this book, drop the formality, and get dirty!

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The Glycemic Load Counter (2022 Edition)

By Mabel Glades

Based on the proven science of the Glycemic Index (GI) but made even easier to use, Glycemic Load (GL) dieting is the best way to follow a healthy lifestyle. GL values give a more accurate measure of the way different foods affect your body by adjusting the GI score for portion size. Discover how to use the Glycemic Index to manage diabetes, control blood sugar, and monitor glucose intake from food to take control of your health.

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The Routine Building Handbook

By Ashley Brown

Getting everything done on your to-do list all while maintaining a healthy lifestyle is overwhelming. Routines are crucial to work-life balance, but establishing those consistent, daily habits is daunting, especially when you don’t know where to start. Luckily for you, author Ashley Brown can get you started on the right track. With handy tools to introduce structure, predictability, and stability into your life, you’ll be on the right track to finding more balance and happiness.

Break Free from Narcissistic Mothers

By Hannah Alderete, MA, LMHC

Many daughters struggle with their self-worth when dealing with a narcissistic mother. It is easy to criticize yourself and bury your emotions. The effects of this trauma can lead to self-doubt, depression, anxiety, people-pleasing tendencies, fear, and many other complications that follow you into adulthood. Break Free from Narcissistic Mothers gives you the tools to reconnect with yourself and reintroduce all of your emotions back into your psyche.

Shukr

By Gabrielle Deonath

As women, we are often required to wear many hats, both in our careers and our personal lives. It can feel as if there is little time left for self-care—physically, mentally, emotionally, and especially spiritually. This Islamic prayer journal for Muslim women aims to bring greater meaning to the words you may hear, read, or recite in worship and offers an opportunity to truly absorb, connect with, and apply them to your daily life. This journal is ready to use when the moment calls, with undated entries offering space to reflect any time of the year and flexibly for even the busiest of schedules. Take your spiritual connection to the next level with Shukr.

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Teach Writing with Growth Mindset

By Dr. Sara Hoeve

Let go of the “bad writer” label! Created just for busy classroom teachers, this easy-to-use resource providers activities and strategies for supercharging creativity, supporting engagement, and boosting writing confidence. Packed with tips and tricks designed to embrace struggle as a learning tool, the lessons in this book can be immediately adapted to transform the culture of the writing classroom. Including a foreword by best-selling author of The Growth Mindset Coach, Annie Brock, this resource provides teachers with specific growth-mindset strategies to foster positive writing identities in students of all ages. Let Teach Writing with Growth Mindset inspire you to develop passion and effort in your students!

The Modern Art of Brujería

By Lou Florez

This is not your abuela’s brujería! Get ready to delve into the world of witchcraft with this modern take on this traditional, magical practice. Whether you’re a newcomer or an advanced bruja, you’ll be able to journey through spirituality and draw inspiration from Latin American and Afro-Caribbean regions. You’ll learn all the essential tools needed to contact your ancestors, perform spiritual cleansings, learn about different types of candle magic, and so much more! So get ready to experience the complex world of witchcraft.

The Healing Power of the Pineal Gland

By Crystal Fenton

The pineal gland is a pea-sized gland at the center of your brain that is closely connected with the third eye chakra. Small but powerful, it plays a huge role in your spiritual and physical health, from releasing melatonin to linking your consciousness to the metaphysical world. The Healing Power of the Pineal Gland will help you master pineal gland function so you can improve your sleep, boost your mood, promote peak performance, and ultimately expand your consciousness.

The Anti-Diet Workbook

By Brandy Minks

Are you tired of trying out every possible diet you can think of every time a new diet trend comes around? Well, it’s time you break up with dieting for good! Food or calorie restrictions, even for health reasons, can damage your physical and mental health. Weight cycling and anxiety around food are stark examples of this. The Anti-Diet Workbook teaches you intuitive eating practices to help you regain control over your eating habits and get your life back! Written by a registered dietician and intuitive eating expert, this book will help you reevaluate your relationship with food and take back power over your health. Let The Anti-Diet Workbook guide you to build positive habits for food freedom and better health.

The Reality Shifting Handbook

By Mari Sei

Have you ever wanted to explore a different reality? Well, now you can! Reality shifting has been a popular trend on TikTok and Facebook, but now we’re bringing it to you in the form of a handbook so that you can try it out. The Reality Shifting Handbook will introduce you to the world of reality shifting and provide you with the resources you need to get started on your journey. So buckle up and get ready to go on many fun shifting experiences.

Panic Attacks Workbook: 2nd Edition

By David Carbonell, Ph.D

We’re back with a new and improved edition of Panic Attacks Workbook! Panic attacks trick millions of people into feeling so afford that they give up many of the activities they used to enjoy. Author and clinical psychologist David Carbonell, PhD, has made the treatment of fears sand phobias the exclusive focus of his career for more than thirty years. He uses that experience to help you understand how efforts to protect yourself can make panic worse rather than better, and coaches you on a path to recovery that reverses this self-defeating process. Now, with the evidence-based experiments, worksheets, and exercise featured in this updated edition, you can reclaim all of the freedoms you enjoyed before panic invaded your life.

The Little Book of Hermetic Principles

By Amber D. Browne

Discover the ancient wisdom of Hermes Trismegistus, considered one of the founders of philosophy, with this friendly guide to the Hermetic principles. Inside you’ll find seven fundamental truths attributed to Hermes Trismegistus that will help you uncover your purpose and find fulfillment. Perfect for beginners, The Little Book of Hermetic Principles breaks down these timeless pieces of wisdom into easily consumable chapters and gives actionable tips on how to heal your energy, seek enlightenment, and deepen your understanding of mind, body, and spirit.

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Florence Scovel Shinn’s Guide to Life

By Sarah Billington

Bring powerful, positive change into your life through the wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn! This guide takes Shinn’s classic works and breaks them down for the modern audience. You will discover the secret power of your own words, as well as how to harness gratitude and control your subconscious thoughts in order to bring about big changes in your life. Learn the laws of the Universe and how to use them to your advantage to achieve your own personal goals. With instructions and key tips for the most powerful practices and affirmations, Florence Scovel Shinn’s Guide to Life will set you on your divine path and the life of abundance and joy destined specifically for you.

The Microdosing Guidebook

By C. J. Spotswood, PMHNP

Looking for alternative ways to heal yourself or simply curious about microdosing? Then The Microdosing Guidebook is perfect for you! Learn all about the history, research, and helpful effects of microdosing psychedelic medicines like psilocybin, LSD, ecstasy, and more with this combination manual and workbook. Whether you have experience with psychedelics or completely new to the topic, this guidebook will provide you with everything you need to know to begin your microdosing journey.

Drawing Faces

By Lise Herzog

Grab your sketchbook, pens, pencils, and charcoal, and follow along as you discover how to make your character drawings even more realistic with step-by-step instructions and tips and tricks for drawing the human face. With more than 150 easy-to-follow illustrations, Drawing Faces is the perfect guide for aspiring artists looking to develop their portrait skills. Start off simple with directions to sketch basic facial features. By the end, you will have gained the knowledge you need to make your characters’ faces as realistic as possible. Whether you’re a beginners or a drawing pro, Drawing Faces is the perfect book to hone your technical skills and take your illustrations to the next level.

The Little Book of Tibetan Rites & Rituals

By Judy Tsuei

A new approach to using ancient teachings and wisdom to living a happier and healthier life. With The Little Book of Tibetan Rites and Rituals, you can use the teachings of sacred Himalayan philosophy to improve your mind, body, and soul. These Tibetan rituals incorporate physical, mental, and spiritual exercises to open your mind and improve your overall health. Perfect for beginners, use this to teach you the wisdom of the Five Rites, the theory of Tibetan yoga, and inspiring life advice from Tibetan lamas.

The Van Life Cookbook

By Susan Marque

The open road beckons, and you’re ready for adventure. A perfect travel companion to your mobile lifestyle, this cookbook is full of creative, flavorful recipes especially crafted for making meals in tight spaces. The Van Life Cookbook is a collection of road trip-ready recipes and full-color photographs that provide delicious and nutritious meal ideas for modern nomads. With pantry-building tips, meal-prep advice, hacks for cooking in a tiny kitchen, and recipes developed for one or two people, you’ll never have to worry about leftovers crowding your mini fridge. Whether you have a caravan, converted bus, or an RV, these recipes will inspire you to enjoy tasty, fuss-free meals.

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The Power of Pooping

By Nurse Wong from Butt Talks TV & John Rietcheck

We’re back with another poop book! In this butt-friendly guide, Butt Talks TV host and pelvic floor expert Nurse Wong offers professional advice and tips on finding gut-friendly food, fighting against inflammation, and getting your hands on the necessary nutrients you need to poop better. Wong uses her humorous and lively tone in this book to answer all the poop questions you may be too afraid to ask.

50 Things to Bake Before You Die

By Allyson Reedy

This heavenly collection of dessert recipes—gifted to us from the greatest bakers and chefs, from small-town café owners to fancy restaurateurs to TV personalities—is a call to arms, to action, to revolution! Or, at the very least a call to turn on the oven. Because who has time for the third-best brownie recipe or so-so chocolate chip cookies. 50 Things to Bake Before You Die will encourage you to bake with reckless abandon via easy-to-follow recipes for world-class desserts.

 

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The I Love Trader Joe’s Air Fryer Cookbook

By Rita Mock-Pike

Are you obsessed with your air fryer? Do you find yourself at Trader Joe’s® on a regular basis? Now you can get the best of both worlds with The I Love Trader Joe’s Air Fryer Cookbook. This cookbook is packed with easy-to-follow recipes for crispy and delicious snacks, lunches, dinners, and more. So head over to your nearest TJ’s, whip out your air fryer, crack open this book, and get ready to make mouthwatering meals.

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The Little Book of Rootwork

By Paris Ajana

In this friendly guide, Paris Ajana, experienced rootworker known as the Hoodoo Goddess, will take you on a journey to rituals, spells, and other traditional folk magic. In The Little Book of Rootwork, you’ll learn all the essential tools to help you connect with the spirit of your ancestors to invigorate your mind, body, and soul as you delve into the mystical world of rootwork.

The Unofficial Studio Ghibli Cookbook

By Jessica Yun

If you’ve ever stopped to drool over the delicious looking foods from your favorite anime shows or movies, then The Unofficial Studio Ghibli Cookbook is the right book for you. Featuring a collection of Japanese recipes inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s most beloved films, you’ll be able to bring some magic into your kitchen with this unofficial cookbook. Now you can create your own mouthwatering dishes with this book full of 50 unofficial, fan-created recipes. It’s the perfect book for fans of Japanese anime, manga, and comfort food cooking.

Danny the Digger Learns the ABCs

By Aja Mulford

Learn the alphabet with Danny, a young mini excavator, as he and his friends take on a new job! Little readers will follow Danny through an exciting construction site while learning the ABCs with cranes, dump trucks, forklifts, and more.

Houseplant Tarot

By Minerva Siegel and Illustrated by Andrea Campos

Calling all plant parents! Celebrate your favorite houseplants, from cute cacti to fiddle leaf figs, with this indoor plant-themed twist on the classic tarot card deck and guidebook.

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