7 Great Reads for a Healthier You

Better health comes in many packages. Here are seven books, recommended by a local librarian, that inspire better health and fitness—mentally, spiritually and physically.

Jeter Unfiltered by Derek Jeter
This intimate self-portrait chronicles the final season of Derek Jeter’s Major League Baseball career and is chock full of  fond memories and full-page, never-before-published photos.

How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World by Sophia Stuart
Author Sophia Stuart offers practical tips on how to slow down, relax and appreciate the world around us. Each tip is accompanied by charming photos that enrich the reading experience.

Good Fat Cooking by Franklin Becker
Debunking the longstanding notion that fat as a whole is unhealthy, this book explains the necessity of good fat in your daily diet and offers a myriad of healthy and delicious recipes from salads to desserts.

Joyous Health by Joy McCarthy
This book advocates a holistic nutrition approach to wellness. It is full of helpful information, suggestions and recipes and includes a food and wellness journal.

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story by Dan Harris
Dan Harris, a TV anchor, embarks on a journey to discover how to change his life for the better after a disastrous meltdown on national TV. His journey takes him on a bizarre adventure from neuroscience to the spiritual and eventually leads him to a surprisingly simple answer: meditation.

The Setup Man: A Novel by T.T. Monday
Major league pitcher Johnny Adcock, moonlighting as a detective, finds himself investigating a suspicious car accident involving the death of a teammate. His investigation embroils him in a deadly conspiracy that threatens to irreparably scandalize major league baseball.

The Ultimate Sports Fans’ Cookbook: Festive Recipes for Inside the Home and Outside the Stadium by David Bowers
This compact book, cleverly divided into sections by sporting event, includes step-by-step instructions on creating the perfect spread for any sports fan get-together.

Recommendations by Maple Grove associate librarian Lynn McCarthy.