Covid-19 upended the world at the beginning of 2020, and life as we know it was forever altered. As we adjust to the changes, we are valuing, more than ever, our relationships. Our connections with each other and with things that provide comfort give us a sense of security in a world that sometimes feels out of control. For 2021 we have chosen a variety of books centered on the theme “Connecting” – the universal human ability to build resilience by looking for people, places and things that provide comfort and joy during tough times. Each book approaches the concept of connecting from a different vantage point such as nature, music, food, animals, books and human contact. We hope that through these selections, everyone can find a connection and enhance their sense of wellbeing.