Books, books, books. I am surrounded by books and thought today would be a great day to highlight what books I am indulging in reading.
First up is a book I heard about from Tommy Tomlinson who has one of my favorite podcasts Southbound. Tommy talked about this book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company That Addicted America by Beth Macy. It is filled with a great deal of information and I am honestly a bit overwhelmed at this point. It is not a book I am going to be able to sit down and read straight through in one sitting.
Next up is The Space Between by Dete Meserve which cam win my Once Upon a Book Club subscription box. I have shared this subscription box before and it is a really fun one. A bit pricey but fun to try out for a month or two. The gifts that come with it are numbered and the corresponding number is placed on the pages where the gifts are to be opened. I am not far enough into this book to form much of an opinion yet but it is billed as a novel of suspense and I love suspense so stay tuned.
Next up is a Book of the Month selection Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser . I have not found a single BOTM selection that I have not liked and this one is no different. Set in Yellow Springs, Ohio this book this book weaves a story of a missing woman and the police investigation that follows. I can’t wait to finish this one.
Finally A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life by Pat Conroy is a wonderful collection of interviews, magazine articles, speeches and even letters that chronicle the life of this great writer. I have only read a couple selections but the book that I found in Beaufort, SC has a special place on my nightstand.
Another book that I am currently re-reading is Fresh-Brewed Life by Nicole Johnson. I read her first edition of this book years and years ago, got the leaders guide to lead a small group using it is a tool and then never was able to lead it. When I found out she had a newly revised and expanded edition I knew I had to read it and see if it had the same impact on me that it had years ago. It does. I really love her writing and this is a great book for reflection.
What are you reading? Do you read one book at a time or do you switch off books and have several started like I usually do? Tell me all about it in the comments and remember to Comment for a Cause for Bread of Life.
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I’m a switcher outer. Reading several books at a time & jump back & forth between them as interests wax & wane… Happy reading!
Yep. that’s me as well. Always love to have a stack going.
I just finished Johann Hari’s Lost Connections–Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression–and the Unexpected Solutions. It is packed with so much info about causes and ways to deal with depression challenging the long-time held focus biological causes and subsequent treatment with mostly meds. I found the book quite enlightening.
That sounds like a really interesting book and one that would be valuable to a lot of people. Depression is such a mystery at times.
I love a good book. Nothing like it! They all sound interesting but I think I might check out Dopesick first since I have been on this wellness journey and have most recently started learning about all the hidden dangers in the products we use and switched to essential oil based products. Sounds like a scary but important read!
Great to hear from you! This is a pretty eye opening book about addiction and what big pharma does. I can only read bits at a time —some of it is pretty technical and it is definitely one of those “serious” books. Thanks for stopping by!
I’m a one at a time girl. I just finished “The Great Alone” and it was amazing. Now I’m reading and really enjoying “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”
I loved that book, Val. I have wanted to make time to watch the movie but haven’t gotten to that quite yet.
Thanks for the recommendations. Going to have to look at some of them and get some reading in. 🙂
You are back in school now so time is limited I am sure . Hope the new job is going great!
I can usually only read one book at a time, and I’m a slow reader. I am almost finished A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale which is excellent. The book I read before that was I am David by Anne Holm. It is a kids book but has a powerful message. Your current reading list looks very interesting.
I like a variety as you can tell. Sometimes I need a distraction from the serious books so that is when cozy mysteries are great.
A variety of books is a great idea. I tend to mix them up too. Nothing like a good cozy mystery for distraction!
Usually one book at a time, though sometimes there’s been the book in the bedroom, the book in the bathroom, the book in the desk at the office, and the book I read on the train, all at once.
However there’s quite a stack of books I’ve read and have yet to review and/or copy bits out of before putting them on sale.
I think we all have stacks of books! That ‘s the best thing ever!