Capricorn (December 23 - January 20)
In 2016, you will experience high levels of achievement. Evaluate your goals, develop new skills, and purge your life of factors which hinder your progress (especially unhealthy friendships).
Need some extra motivation to kick-off your year of achieving goals? Bernard Roth offers inspiration and techniques that are accessible and compelling in The Achievement Habit: stop wishing, start doing, and take command of your life. Stop wishing and start reading!
Maybe you're having problems with unhealthy relationships getting you down. Need help putting sour relationships to rest? Jamye Waxman's How to Break Up With Anyone: letting go of friends, family, and everyone in-between provides wisdom, encouragement, and guidance.
Whew! With the intense year ahead of you, be sure to take some downtime. A funny and engaging read is just the ticket. Try B.J. Novak's One More Thing: stories and other stories. Novak’s debut collection of fictional short stories is fresh, witty, and often downright hilarious.
~ by Jannaya
Aquarius (January 21 - February 19)
This is the year for revitalization in your relationships and career. Look for loyal friends and inject creativity into your life by letting go of old ideas and finding new ways of doing things.
In Let the Elephants Run: unlock your creativity and change everything, musician David Usher emphasizes that creativity is a skill that anyone can learn and apply to their work. His stories and techniques will help spark new ideas and expand your imagination.
Shonda Rhimes definitely found a new way of doing things during her year-long experiment with saying “yes!” to every opportunity that scared her. Her memoir, Year of Yes, is a funny, insightful read on how this practice transformed her life and how it could transform yours. Just as loyal friendships is a big theme for you this year, so is it a major theme in Rufi Thorpe’s The Girls from Corona del Mar. Lorrie Ann and Mia are long-time friends, but their relationship becomes strained by time, distance, and devastating life experiences. This character-driven tale provides a moving, bittersweet meditation on the nature of complicated relationships.
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Pisces (February 20 - March 20)
You will find many opportunities for growth in 2016. Increase your self-knowledge so you can be selective about which opportunities are the most realistic and best suited to you.
In your year of growth and self-discovery, take care not to overwhelm yourself with unrealistic expectations. In Change One Thing! make one change and embrace a happier, more successful you, Sue Hadfield explores how making one carefully-chosen change can have a big impact.
Stories of self-discovery often prompt personal reflection in readers. Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage does just that. This haunting, surrealist work of literary fiction follows the title character as he comes to terms with painful relationships from his past.
For something on the lighter side, try Lucy Knisley’s graphic novel An Age of License: a travelogue. A memoir of her summer in Europe, Knisley’s charming illustrations and engaging writing style offers an upbeat tale of self-exploration, travel, love, and delicious food.
~ by Jannaya