Books in Brief, episode 3: In need of some self-care? Read these!

Need some book recommendations but don’t have a lot of time? Your librarians are here to help! Don’t miss the second episode of Books in Brief, a new video series featuring four great digital title recommendations in about two minutes.

Collection Management Librarian Kathy recommends four titles to read to help you practice some much-needed self-care.

Digital titles for self-care

Watch the episode above and then find all of the titles in your digital library, available through Hoopla, with no holds and no waiting, and Media on Demand & Libby.

Love for Imperfect Things by Haemin Sunim

Description: Zen Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim turns his trademark wisdom to the art of self-care, arguing that only by accepting yourself—and the flaws that make you who you are—can you have compassionate and fulfilling relationships with your partner, your family, and your friends.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

Book of Delights by Ross Gay

Description: This collection of short lyric essays, written daily over a tumultuous year, reminds us of the purpose and pleasure of praising, extolling, and celebrating ordinary wonders. 

Stream & download with: Hoopla (ebook), Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Description: While this title is technically about writing, it offers plenty of good advice about taking anything step-by-step and narrowing it down to the smallest goals to make any task much less daunting.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

Rising Strong by Brené Brown

Description: Social scientist Brené Brown shares how owning your stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak can help give you the power to get back up and write a daring new ending.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

Librarian Kathy

About Kathy

Kathy is a Collection Management Librarian who loves reading, sharing, and talking about books. Her missions in life are to: create communities of readers, convince folks that her official title should be “Book Pusher,” and refute that “disco” is a dirty word.