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KG’s Book List 2020

May 29, 2020

I was an English Literature major in college because I love books. I mean, I LOVE them. Some people say that you gain ten years of wisdom by reading a solid, well written book because we gather the best of that author’s hard won knowledge, experience, and research in one resource. Then, we get to apply their expertise to our lives. Does reading make us smarter? Yes, you bet it does.

Reading also teaches us to access our feelings, to think deeper, to climb into another’s shoes, and to go beyond our small worlds.

I also find that I’m a much more interesting person when I read. I have things to talk about and I bring interesting insights to a conversation when I’m learning from books.

So what am I reading this year? Well, here is my list. It’s long, and it may take me all year to get through them, but with Audible’s help I’m going to do it!

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections Between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships by Curt Thompson

Homebody: A Guide To Creating Spaces You Never Want To Leave by Joanna Gaines

The Lazy Genius: Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn’t, And Get Stuff Done by Kendra Adachi

The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan

The River by Peter Heller

This Tender Land – coming of age during the depression by William Kent Krueger

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Warmth of Other Sons by Isabel Wilkerson

Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam

The War of Art – Break Through and Win Your Creative Inner Battles by Steven Pressfield

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle

Braving the Wilderness  by Brene Brown

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Chop Wood Carry Water: How To Fall In Love With The Process of Becoming Great by Joshua Metcalf

How about you? What book are you loving right now?

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