The Fresno County Library’s Bookshelf column shares suggestions for books, music, and other items, and provides information about library programs.
Top 5 Most Requested Books
▪ “Secret Sisters,” by Jayne Ann Krentz.
▪ “The Guilty,” by David Baldacci.
▪ “Cross Justice,” by James Patterson.
▪ “A Little Life: A Novel,” by Hanya Yanagihara.
▪ “Ashley Bell: A Novel,” by Dean Koontz.
▪ “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets With Remarkable Second Acts,” by Laura T. Coffey. An inspiring anthology of stories about canines in their golden years, from George Clooney’s cocker spaniel to the sole living search and rescue dog from 9/11.
▪ “The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath: A Novel,” by Kimberly Knutsen. For an instructor in women’s studies, Wilson Lavender knows little about women themselves – until he gets a personalized crash course from a stripper and an oddball sister-in-law.
▪ “The Salt God’s Daughter,” by Ilie Ruby. Living on the road with a wayward mother has kept sisters Ruthie and Dolly locked in a fantasy world. As adulthood approaches for the girls, coming to grips with reality becomes a tougher-than-expected struggle.
Are You Ready for Diet Resolution Week?
▪ “The Anticancer Diet: Reduce Cancer Risk Through the Foods You Eat,” by David Khayat, M.D., with Nathalie Hutter-Lardeau and France Carp. Based on a variety of research findings, this book will help you make safer everyday nutritional choices.
▪ “The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days,” by Sara Gottfried, M.D. The author shows how avoiding certain foods repairs health, helps maintain fitness and promotes better overall well-being.
▪ “The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!” by Gerard E. Mullin, M.D. Provides a game plan for winning the war between fat-gaining and fat-losing bacteria in your body.
▪ Betty Rodriguez Regional Library Grand Opening: Join the celebration when the new Betty Rodriguez Regional Library opens its doors to the public! The library is located at 3040 N. Cedar Ave., on the southeast corner of Shields and Cedar avenues.1-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, at the library. Details: 559-600-9245.
▪ Sit and Be Fit Exercise Class: This low-impact exercise program has been developed for seniors and others with mobility limitations. Advance registration at branch is required.11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Fig Garden Regional Library. Details: 559-600-4071.
This is a weekly column written by the Fresno County Public Library staff. Events are usually free. Visit fresnolibrary.org, or call 559-600-6227 for details.