A Year of Weeks

52 Awesome Weeks of Trying New Things


By Erica Root

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$22.99 CAD



  1. Trade Paperback $17.99 $22.99 CAD
  2. ebook $11.99 $15.99 CAD

Full of charming illustrations and inspiring prompts, A Year of Weeks is an interactive, imagination-sparking road map for a year of trying new things—broken into fifty-two exciting, achievable activities.

From drinking enough water to trying out hand lettering, readers will delight in the engaging challenges and perspective-expanding activities curated by artist Erica Root in A Year of Weeks. Drawing on a wide range of prompts—from the practical to the dreamy—each week offers opportunities to try new things. And with each day broken down to bite-sized morsels and accomplishable goals, like dusting small corners or learning how to draw animal mugs, this adorable book has a little something for everyone in search of inspiration—from those who love decluttering to those who love lists. Through engaging activities and imagination-sparking illustrations, A Year of Weeks offers endless opportunities for enriching your life—one week at a time.


  • What a great idea. Erica's illustrations and insights together are so wonderfully digestible, whimsical, and peace- and curiosity-inducing. From the first time I saw Erica's work I saw her precious mind in the turn of a pencil stroke, her patience and humor, and that voice is right there in this book. Each activity and illustration gifts me a totally stress-free task to engage me further as a person, as a mom, as someone who wants to do more and is sometimes so overwhelmed by the wait and rush of this ride. This book makes me feel younger. Get it for yourself. And everyone you like. And a special one for someone you loathe. It's a win-win. 
    Selma Blair, actor and activist
  • Sometimes our most inspired moments come from the simplest challenges. A Year of Weeks is chock full of weekly uncomplicated, fun exercises to wake up our creativity, think outside the box, and dream big. Stunningly illustrated and exquisitely hand-lettered, Erica Root’s own artistic style lends an encouraging backdrop to this book of weekly activities. 
    Lisa Congdon, illustrator and author
  • A Year of Weeks encourages us to do a very simple but difficult thing: try something new every week. With engaging illustrations and thoughtful prompts, this journal inspires us to stretch ourselves each day—ensuring that by the end of the year, we've experienced the lessons and growth necessary to head into the next with confidence and an open heart.
    Meera Lee Patel, author of Create Your Own Calm, Start Where You Are, and My Friend Fear
  • I fell in love with this charming and motivating book. It's gorgeous, very cool, and Erica's warmth comes through in her step-by-step, innovative guide.
    Lilla Rogers, founder of Lilla Rogers Studio

On Sale
May 4, 2021
Page Count
176 pages
Running Press

Erica Root

About the Author

Erica Root is a Philadelphia-based illustrator, artist, and mom of two.

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