living now categories

 

 

mind

 

Your Next Big Idea: Improve Your Creativity and Problem-Solving

by Samuel Sanders

(Heard Publishing)

 

 

 

 

body

 

Healing Pretty - The Ultimate Guide to Feeling Comfortable, Confident, and In Control Throughout Cancer

by Jacqueline Apostol-Pizzuti

(Friesen Press)

 

 

 

spirit (tie)

Just Words Unless… A Kids' Guide to Creating a Kinder World by Cheryl Klein-Slebioda (Warren Publishing)

 

Landscape of Mothers: Nature Archetypes as a Guide to Mothering

by Jill Doneen Clifton

(Landscape of Mothers)

 

 

 

 

earth

 

The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times

by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams

(Celadon Books)

 

 

 

 

1. cookbooks - general

GOLD

 

The Guide to Zero-Proof Cocktails

by Sharelle Klaus and Kira Bottles

(DRY Soda)

 

 

SILVER

 

 

Vegan for Everyone

by Laura Theodore

(Scribe Publishing Company)

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

One Loaf/One Bowl at a Time: The Recipes that Brought Us Together While We Remained Apart During COVID-19

by CJ Katz

(Savour Life Foods Inc)

 

2. cookbooks - ethnic, holiday

GOLD

Servin' Up Summer by Sheree Rose Kelley (The Nautilus Publishing Co)

SILVER

 

 

Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories Behind America's Favorite Dishes

by David Page

(Mango Publishing Group)

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

 

The Ethical Meat Handbook, 2nd edition

by Meredith Leigh

(New Society Publishers)

 

3. gift/specialty/keepsake

GOLD

 

 

Dear Paris

by Janice MacLeod

(New Society Publishers)

 

 

 

SILVER

 

 

5 Things with Fr. Bill: Hope, Humor, and Help for the Soul

by William Byrne

(Loyola Press)

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

Cayo Hueso Literary Writings And Artwork From Key West

by Vicki Riley

(Beaver’s Pond Press)

 

 

4. journal/coloring book

GOLD

Blissed 2021 : A Soulful Planner and Dream Life Journal by Marnie McDermott 

SILVER

 

 

Everyday Smiles

by Guy Kopsombut

(Andrews McMeel Publishing)

 

 

BRONZE

 

God’s Wonderful Word: A Transfer Sticker and Coloring Book

by CPH Editorial Staff

(Loyola Press)

 

5. animals/pets

GOLD

 

 

Mutts Go Green

by Patrick McDonnell

(Andrews McMeel Publishing)

 

 

 

SILVER

 

 

Living with Mochi

by Gené Gemma

(Andrews McMeel Publishing)

 

 

BRONZE

Migrating Hoopoe by Soha Abou Chacra (HBKU Press)

6. green living 

GOLD

 

You Can Change the World

by Lucy Bell

(Andrews McMeel Publishing)

 

 

 

 

SILVER

 

Facing the Climate Emergency

by Margaret Klein Salamon

(New Society Publishers)

 

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

Revery: A Year of Bees

by Jenna Butler

(Wolsak & Wynn)

 

 

 

 

7. family/parenting

GOLD (tie)

 

Expecting Wonder: The Transformative Experience of Becoming a Mother

by Brittany L. Bergman

(Broadleaf Books)

 

 

 

 

 

Love in, Love out: A Compassionate Approach to Parenting Your Anxious Child

by Dr. Malie Coyne

(Thorsons)

 

 

 

 

SILVER

 

365 Ways to Love Your Child: Turning Little Moments into Lasting Memories

by Julie Lavender

(Revell/Baker Publishing Group)

 

 

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

Capable: A Story of Triumph for Children the World has Judged as “Different”

by Deborah Winking PhD

(High Expectations Press)

 

 

 

8. social activism/charity

GOLD

 

Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future

edited by Robert Atkinson, Kurt Johnson, and Deborah Moldow

(Beyond Words Publishing/Atria Books)

 

 

 

 

SILVER

 

The Token

by Crystal Byrd Farmer

(New Society Publishers)

 

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

The Inclusive Leader: Taking Intentional Action for Justice and Equity

by Artika Tyner

(American Bar Association)

 

 

 

 

9. personal growth - self-help

GOLD (tie)

 

Spiritual Practices for the Brain: Caring for Mind, Body, and Soul

by Anne Kertz Kernion

(Loyola Press)

 

 

 

 

 

The Hidden Gifts of Addiction: The Direct Path of Recovery

by Victor Bucklew, PhD.

(Rock Creek Canyon Publishing) 

 

 

 

 

SILVER

 

Unraveled: A Mother and Son Story of Addiction and Redemption

by Laura Cook Boldt and Tom H. Boldt

(Greenleaf Book Group)

 

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

Joyous Resilience: A Path to Individual Healing and Collective Thriving in an Inequitable World

by Anjuli Sherin, LMFT

(North Atlantic Books)

 

 

10. motivation - improvement

GOLD

 

You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters

by Kate Murphy

(Celadon Books)

 

 

 

 

SILVER (tie)

 

You Are Enough! Reclaiming Your Career and Your Life with Purpose, Passion, and Unapologetic Authenticity

by Charlene Wheeless

(Amplify Publishing)

 

 

 

 

 

The Loudest Guest: How to Change and Control Your Relationship with Fear

by Dr Amy Silver

(Major Street Publishing)

 

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

Mission Transition: Navigating the Opportunities and Obstacles to Your Post-Military Career

by Matthew J. Louis

(HarperCollins Leadership)

 

 

 

 

11. sexuality/femininity

GOLD

 

Women Don't Owe You Pretty

by Florence Given

(Andrews McMeel Publishing)

 

 

 

SILVER

 

Sex Ed is in Session

by Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski

(One Idea Press)

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

Lilibet and The Creature

by Phaedra Moon, Illustrated by Norville Parchment

(Little Hardcovers)

 

 

 

 

 

12. relationships/marriage

GOLD

 

Breaking the Silence: Why Opening Up About Your Sex Life Is the Best Medicine for Your Health, Relationships, and Overall Happiness

by Dr. Moshe Kedan

(Amplify Publishing)

 

 

SILVER

 

Learning to Dance in the Rain II: Surviving Grief, Internet Dating and Romance Scams!

by Shelby Wagner

(Xlibris)

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

Overcoming the Narcissist, Sociopath, Psychopath and Other Domestic Abusers: The Comprehensive Handbook to Recognize, Remove and Recover from Abuse

by Charlene D. Quint, J.D.

(Redemption Press)

 

 

13. memoir - male

GOLD

 

Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad?

by Jude Morrow

(Beyond Words Publishing)

 

 

 

SILVER

 

Turning Right – Inspire the Magic

by Kay Bretz

(Major Street Publishing)

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

An Educational Journey to Deanship: A Memoir

by Terence Hicks

(Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.)

 

 

 

 

14. memoir - female

GOLD

 

Twice A Daughter

by Julie McGue

(She Writes Press)

 

 

 

SILVER (tie)

 

Advancing Reproductive Choice: Leading with Conviction and Compassion

by Elizabeth S. Maguire

(Mont Boron Press)

 

 

 

 

Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience From a Burn Survivor

by Lise Deguire, Psy.D. 

 

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

Boldly into the Darkness: Living with Loss, Growing with Grief & Holding onto Happiness

by Autumn Toelle-Jackson

(Wise Ink Creative Publishing)

 

 

 

 

15. enlightenment/spirituality

GOLD

 

Major Arcana

by Frances Denny

(Andrews McMeel Publishing)

 

 

 

SILVER (tie)

 

A NEW NOW: Your Guide to Mastering Wisdom Daily, Achieving Equilibrium, and Empowering Your Nobler Self

by Michael Goddart

 

 

 

 

 

The Inner Chapel: Embracing the Promises of God

by Becky Eldredge

(Loyola Press)

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

Revelations of The Sky: 133 Passages on the Alchemy of Grief

by Dr. BethAnne K.W.

(Golden Dragonfly Press)

 

 

 

 

16. metaphysical/exploring consciousness  

GOLD

 

The Way of Miracles: Accessing Your Superconsciousness

by Mark Mincolla PhD

(Beyond Words Publishing)

 

 

 

 

SILVER

 

The Ultimate Human Secrets: The Hidden Power in Our Mysterious Unconscious Knowledge

by Ramzi Najjar 

 

 

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

Sacred Life: Healing from the Virus in Consciousness

by Bedri Cag Cetin 

 

 

 

 

 

17. exercise/fitness/yoga

GOLD

 

Just Like the Ocean: A Yoga Journey for Parent and Baby

by Emily Foster Williams

(Whisper Sea Company Press)

 

 
SILVER

Equestrian Yoga: Yoga With, On, and For Your Horse

by Natalie DeFee Mendik and Danny Chapparo

(Mendik Media)

 

BRONZE

 

Healing Trauma with Yoga: Go from Surviving to Thriving with Mind-Body Techniques

by Beth Shaw

(Blue River Press)

 

 

 

18. health/wellness

GOLD

 

The Book of Knowing

by Gwendoline Smith

(Andrews McMeel Publishing)

 

 

 

SILVER

 

Terpenes For Well-Being

by Andrew Freedman

(Mango Publishing) 

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

The Greatest College Health Guide You Never Knew You Needed

by Jill & Dave Henry

(Skyhorse)

 

 

 

19. relaxation/mindfulness

GOLD

 

Be Mindful & Simplify Your Life

by Kate James

(Andrews McMeel Publishing)

 

 

 

 

SILVER

Breathe Deep, Little Sheep

by Jessica Lee, illustrated by Lucia Wilkinson

(Andrews McMeel Publishing)

 

 

BRONZE

 

Deeper Into Mindfulness

by Lisa Langer, PhD

(Compass Publications) 

 

 

 

 

20. caregiving/eldercare

CANCELED

21. mature living/aging

CANCELED 

22. aging/death & dying

GOLD (tie) 

 

Death is but a Dream

by Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD with Carine Mardorossian, PhD (Avery)

 

 

 

 

 

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Afterlife But Were Afraid to Ask

by Hollister Rand

(Beyond Words/Atria)

 

 

 

SILVER (tie)

 

Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief

by Emily Thiroux Threatt

(Mango Publishing)

 

 

 

 

Creatrix Rising

by Stephanie Raffelock

(She Writes Press) 

 

 

 

BRONZE

The Financial Bridge by Sue Stevens (Frog Hollow Press)

23. general fiction

GOLD

 

The Call of the Triple Spiral

by Lisa Saffron 

 

 

 

 

SILVER

 

Callisto 2.0 - A Novel of the Future

by Susan English

 

 

 

 

 

BRONZE (tie)

 

Home Again 2020

by Roberta M Roy

(Alva Press)

 

 

 

 

The Pax Principles

by Marilyn Briant 

 

 

 

 

24. spiritual/romance fiction

GOLD

 

The Best Week That Never Happened

by Dallas Woodburn

(Month9 Books)

 

 

 

SILVER

 

All This Was Mission

by S.J. Cunningham

(Koehler Books)

 

 

 

 
BRONZE (tie)

 

Buried But Never Forgotten - A Journey Through Earth

by Elisa Chastaine 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Menu

by Steven Manchester

(Luna Bella Press)

 

 

 

25. children’s picture book

GOLD

 

EVIE'S FIELD DAY: More Than One Way to Win

by Claire Annette Noland, illustrated by Alicia Teba

(Cardinal Rule Press)

 

 

SILVER

 

LOVE

by Casey Rislov, illustrated by Rachael Balsaitis

(Mountain Stars Press)

 

BRONZE

 

10 Hidden Heroes

by Mark K. Shriver, illustrated by Laura Watson

(Loyola Press)

 

26. digital media

GOLD

 

Hope Is a Bright Star: A Mother's Memoir of Love, Loss, and Learning to Live Again

by Faith Fuller Wilcox

(She Writes Press)

 

 

 

SILVER

 

Mindfulness without the Bells and Beads - Unlocking Exceptional Performance, Leadership, and Well-being for Working Professionals

by Clif Smith

(Wiley)

 

 

BRONZE

 

Leave Your Light On: The Musical Mantra Left Behind by an Illuminating Spirit

by Shelley Buck

(Eagles Quest Publishing)

 

 

 

evergreen categories

eb1 - world peace

GOLD

 

Random Acts of Kindness

by Brenda Knight

(Mango Media)

 

 

 

SILVER

 

Women Peacemakers: What We Can Learn from Them

by Barbe Chambliss PhD.

(Red Truck Enterprises)

 

 

 

BRONZE

 

Angelina's Opinions

by Angelina Wang

(TYLDOWEB Publishing) 

 

 

 

eb2 - health & wellness

GOLD

 

Anxiety at Work

by Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton, Anthony Gostick

(Harper Business)

 

 

 

 
SILVER

108 Indian Home Remedies

by Binny Sujal Nanavati

(Bharat Graphics)

 
 
BRONZE (tie)

 

Eating Secrets

by Karyn De Mol and Megan Harris

(Relationshifters)

 

 

 

 

Joyful, Delicious, Vegan: Life Without Heart Disease

by Sherra Aguirre

(She Writes Press)

 

 

 

eb3 - personal growth

GOLD

 

A Gay Man's Guide to Life: Get Real, Stand Tall, and Take Your Place

by Britt East

(Houndstooth Press)

 

 

 

SILVER

 

Lifting People Up: The Power of Recognition

by Susan Smith Kuczmarski, Ed.D. and Thomas D. Kuczmarski

(Book Ends Publishing)

 

 

 

BRONZE (tie)

 

You, Recharged: How to Beat Fatigue (Mostly), Amp Up Your Energy (Usually), and Enjoy Life Again (Always)

by Polly Campbell

(Mango Media)

 

 

 

 

Gift Mindset, Unwrap the 12 Gifts to Lead and Live a Life of Purpose, Connection and Contribution 

by Renee Giarrusso

(Major Street)

 

 

 

eb4 - spiritual leadership

GOLD

 

MED SCHOOL after MENOPAUSE The Journey of my Soul

by Ann Charlotte Valentin N.M.D.

(Divine Spiritual Essence)

 

 

 

SILVER

 

Exit the Maze - One Addiction, One Cause, One Cure

by Dr. Donna Marks

(Westward Publishing)

 

 

 

BRONZE

SWAL Leadership: Effective Leadership for a Modern World by Zach Hoffman (L.R. Price Publications )

eb5 - nature conservation

CANCELED 

eb6 - fiction 

GOLD

 

Tutti Yoga Story of Self Acceptance

by Agnieszka Migew illustrations by Jo Parry 

 

 

 

SILVER

 

Broccoli Rob and the Garden Singers

by John S. Armstrong

(Heartland Publishing)

 

 

BRONZE

The Forgotten Garden by Basma Elkhatib (HBKU Press)