Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Book Round-Up. Well, it’s a brand-new year and many of us are focusing on being healthier, wealthier and wiser. Many of us have made resolutions and it’s time to put our goals to work. Whether it’s healthy eating, exercising, improving your mind, there’s a book out there to help you. Here’s the books I found this week on Amazon:
The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon (Author), Ken Blanchard (Foreword)
The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment – at work and at home. Jon infuses this engaging story with keen insights as he provides a powerful roadmap to overcome adversity and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus, you’ll enjoy the ride of your life!
The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran (Author), Michael Lennington (Author)
The guide to shortening your execution cycle down from one year to twelve weeks
Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a twelve-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your “year” to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn’t enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now. In the end more of the important stuff gets done and the impact on results is profound.
Explains how to leverage the power of a 12 week year to drive improved results in any area of your life
Offers a how-to book for both individuals and organizations seeking to improve their execution effectiveness
Authors are leading experts on execution and implementation
Turn your organization’s idea of a year on its head, and speed your journey to success.
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes by Jane Straus (Author), Lester Kaufman (Author), Tom Stern (Author)
A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying.
Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering “just the facts”
Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes
Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad
For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.
Healthy Cookbook for Two: 175 Simple, Delicious Recipes to Enjoy Cooking for Two by Rockridge Press (Author)
From the Editors of The New York Times Bestseller, Clean Eating for Beginners
Get the most out of your groceries and discover how easy cooking for two can be with healthy, wholesome recipes that you can quickly pull together after work.
Cooking for two isn’t always easy. That’s why Healthy Cookbook for Two features fast, flavorful recipes using fresh, affordable ingredients that are tailored for your two-person table. From quick yet satisfying weeknight dinners to hearty Sunday brunches to guilt-free desserts, Healthy Cookbook for Two is the go-to cookbook for couples looking to prepare nutritious dishes together.
Collaborate in the kitchen, with:
175 duo-friendly recipes designed to ditch the delivery and limit leftovers
10 need-to-know tips for shopping and cooking for two
Simple side pairing suggestions to complement your meals
Nutritional information accompanying every recipe
Make-ahead meal plans that make cooking for two stress-free
Healthy Cookbook for Two proves that preparing nutritious, couple-sized meals has never been easier—or tastier.
American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook: 200 Low-Fuss, Good-for-You Recipes by American Heart Association (Author)
Start with healthy ingredients and take delicious meals out of your slow cooker any night of the week.
From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, the 200 recipes in American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook will surprise you with their variety and depth of flavor. Braised Curry-Rubbed Chicken slow cooks among Middle Eastern spices, including ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and curry, in a pool of citrus juice and honey. Cioppino with White Wine features a saucy tomato base that simmers until scallops, mussels, and bite-size pieces of mild fish are added to finish this hearty fish stew. Vegetables, beans, and beef stew together to make for a mouthwatering rustic Country Cassoulet, and chopped zucchini, tomato, and basil along with bulgur and provolone cheese are packed into Italian Artichoke-Stuffed Bell Peppers that cook until tender. With some easy planning before or after the slow cooking, such as browning meats or boiling water for pasta, you’ll have tasty meals chock full of good nutrition on your kitchen table night after night.
This cookbook includes nineteen full-color photographs as well as information on the benefits of slow cooking and how a slow cooker can help you eat well. The best way to ensure good food comes out of your cooker is to put only good-for-you ingredients into it, and with American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook, you’ll learn how much your slow cooker can do for you while you’re enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
The slow cooker, America’s favorite kitchen appliance, has become increasingly versatile and sophisticated, and now it can support a heart-smart diet, too. Under the spell of its low heat, lean meats, whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits transform into succulent meals.
Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver (Author)
‘Jamie Oliver is great – I’d put him in charge of the country’ Guardian
‘Packed with vitamins, bursting with flavour: irresistible new recipes from Jamie Oliver’ Sunday Times
Jamie’s Everyday Super Food makes eating well exciting, delicious, easy and fun.
No matter how busy you are, you’ll find that healthy eating the Jamie way is both straightforward and achievable, making it super easy to choose exactly the kind of meals that suit you.
The book is divided into breakfasts (up to 400 calories), lunches (up to 600 calories) and dinners (up to 600 calories), and every tasty meal is nutritionally balanced so that any combination over the day will bring you in under your recommended daily allowance of calories (2000 women/2,500 men), allowing you to enjoy snacks and drinks on the side.
‘The healthy recipes that helped Jamie lose two stone’ Sunday Times
You can eat Smoothie Pancakes with Berries, Banana, Yoghurt and Nuts for breakfast, Tasty Fish Tacos with Game-Changing Kiwi, Lime and Chilli Salsa for lunch and Griddled Steak and Peppers with Herby-Jewelled Tabbouleh Rice for dinner, and still be healthy! Whether you dip in and out of it, eat from the book Monday to Friday or use it faithfully every day for a month, it’s totally up to you.
‘Our failsafe foodie of choice’ Sunday Times
In Everyday Super Food, Jamie’s done all the hard work for you – all you need to do is choose a delicious recipe, cook it up and, most importantly, enjoy it.
Every meal in this book is a good choice and will bring you a step closer to a healthier, happier you.
Food, Health, and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life by Oprah Winfrey (Author)
Oprah Winfrey will be the first to tell you, she has had a complicated relationship with food. It’s been both a source of delight and comfort for her, but also the cause of an ongoing struggle with her weight. In Food, Health, and Happiness, Oprah shares the recipes that have allowed eating to finally be joyful for her. With dishes created and prepared alongside her favorite chefs, paired with personal essays and memories from Oprah herself, this cookbook offers a candid, behind-the-scenes look into the life (and kitchen!) of one of the most influential and respected celebrities in the world. Delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare, these are the recipes Oprah most loves to make at home and share with friends and family. From simple pleasures like Unfried Chicken and Turkey Chili, to such celebrations of freshness as Tuscan Kale and Apple Salad and Pasta Primavera, this is food as it should be: a taste of happiness, a ritual to be shared, a toast to life.
The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz (Author)
“The book is fabulous. It’s really spectacular” (Dr. Oz)
“Knowledge is power, and that’s what this book is about.” (Robin Roberts, Good Morning America)
“This book road-mapped for me why I feel better today than I did when I was 20. And it explains to me the importance of strength inside and out.” (Rachael Ray)
“[THE BODY BOOK] is brimming with advice, tips and tricks and useful science that she’s learned along her wellness journey.” (SELF Magazine)
“…Diaz’s message is smart: Your body is the best instrument you’ll ever own.” (Daily Beast)
“Her manual reads a bit like a cross between a science textbook and articles from the Well section of the New York Times your mother sends you, with a dash of a best friend that likes to overshare.” (Jezebel)
“Unlike other celebrities who are out there promoting juicing, fitness or slapping their names on wellness books they didn’t write or could care less about – Cameron is the real deal.” (Access Hollywood)
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero (Author)
Bestselling author, speaker and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises and the occasional swear word.
Via chapters such as “Your Brain is Your Bitch,” “Fear is for Suckers” and “My Subconscious Made Me Do It,” Sincero takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career and general all around awesomeness you so desire. And should you be one of those people who would rather take a bullet than get busted with a self-help book in your hands, fear not. Sincero, a former skeptic herself, delivers the goods minus the New-Age cheese, giving even the snarkiest of poo-pooers exactly what they need to get out of their ruts and start kicking some ass.
By the end of You Are a Badass, you will understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.
How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by John C. Maxwell (Author)
Gather successful people from all walks of life-what would they have in common? The way they think! Now you can think as they do and revolutionize your work and life!
A Wall Street Journal bestseller, HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE THINK is the perfect, compact read for today’s fast-paced world. America’s leadership expert John C. Maxwell will teach you how to be more creative and when to question popular thinking. You’ll learn how to capture the big picture while focusing your thinking. You’ll find out how to tap into your creative potential, develop shared ideas, and derive lessons from the past to better understand the future. With these eleven keys to more effective thinking, you’ll clearly see the path to personal success.
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MRS N, Book Addict