Self-Help Guru Gretchen Rubin Tackles “The Four Tendencies”

In an interview with LJ, Gretchen Rubin expands on a concept developed in her earlier work about habits, Better Than Before: the idea that people fall into one of four categories based on how they respond to expectations.

Cleaning Up, Throwing Out

When several titles arrive in our book room on the same topic, it’s time to take notice, and the preponderance of books on cleaning up—both at home and in the rest of your life—has been quite noticeable lately. I’ve been taking their advice to heart, and finding that it’s contagious—cleaning up in one area makes […]

Guidance on Mastering Habits, Coping with Alzheimer’s, Positive Relationships | Self-Help Reviews, February 1, 2015

This month’s titles delve into specific areas of concern such as suicide prevention, retirement, and the care of elderly family members, with tips and suggestions for leading a more satisfying, productive life.

Against the Odds | What We’re Reading

Neither snow nor sleet nor even delayed flights will stop LJ/SLJ/JLG staffers from hitting the books!

Crematory Dispatches, Help with Habits, and a Much-Buzzed-About Debut Novel | Mar. 2015 Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s Picks

Five highly anticipated audiobooks coming out in March 2015

Personal Bests | What We’re Reading

Truth Be Told

LJ/ School Library Journal staffers—and a special guest librarian—talk about Girls Gone and on the Train; Getting Better Than Before; Watching Anjelica; politics and prizes in China; what to wear; and animal-human transmissions