“We read books to find out who we are.”
– Ursula K. Le Guin
7 Books I Recommend
Here are 7 books I recommend from what I finished reading in November, plus 7 books recommended by other bloggers during this month of Nonfiction November.
1. I Didn’t Sign Up for This
A Couples Therapist Shares Real-Life Stories of Breaking Patterns and Finding Joy in Relationships, Including Her Own
by Dr. Tracy Dalgleish
This is a very interesting book by a marriage therapist about her practice with clients as well as how she needs to apply her advice to her own marriage.
2. Dr Karl’s Little Book of Climate Change Science
by Karl Kruszelnicki
If you don’t know much about climate change, this is a great starter book. It’s (mostly) easy to understand while very informative.
3. Right Kind of Wrong
The Science of Failing Well
by Amy C. Edmondson
Edmondson shares her research that creating a safe venue for failure (corporately and personally) actually sets you up for greater success.
4. How To Talk About Guns with Anyone
by Katherine Schweit
I highly recommend this book for everyone who wants to understand more about firearms, laws, amendments, attitudes, etc. around our gun culture.
5. Find the Helpers
What 9/11 and Parkland Taught Me About Recovery, Purpose, and Hope
by Fred Guttenberg
Guttenberg is the dad of 14-year-old Jaime, who was killed by the shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This is his story before, during, and after this horrific tragedy.
6. The Day the World Came to Town
9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
by Jim DeFede
This is a wonderful feel-good book about what happened to several planes that were re-routed from entering the U.S. after the terrible 9/11/2001 hijackings. Many went to Gander, Newfoundland, whose residents opened their hearts to the passengers for days.
by Kirstin Chen
This novel is about a con artist who manufactures fake designer handbags and how her hustle interferes with a college friend’s life.
WHAT I’M READING NOW
- Romney: A Reckoning
by McKay Coppins
- Your Heart Was Made for This
Contemplative Practices for Meeting a World in Crisis with Courage, Integrity, and Love
by Oren Jay Sofer
How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game
by Abby Wambach
- Optimal Illusions
The False Promise of Optimization
by Coco Krumme
- Forgive for Good
A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness
by Fred Luskin
- The Fifth Agreement
by Miguel Ruiz and Jose Ruiz
- When Religion Hurts You
Healing from Religious Trauma and the Impact of High-Control Religion
by Laura E. Anderson
7 Books Recommended by Others
Here are 7 of the many titles I collected this month from the blog posts of other writers during Nonfiction November. Do you see one you’re interested in, too? See more recommendations at Hopewell’s Public Library of Life’s Week 5 roundup post.
A Journey from Hatred to Hope, Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church
Recommended by Market Garden Reader
2. Ultra-Processed People
The Science Behind Food That Isn’t Food
Recommended by Books Please
3. Avid Reader: A Life
Recommended by The Intrepid Angeleno
4. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle
Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement
Recommended by She Seeks Nonfiction
5. Love Your Enemies
How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt
Recommended by Readerbuzz
6. Fascism: A Warning
Recommended by HopeWell’s Public Library of Life
7. The Ends of the World
Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions
Recommended by Unsolicited Feedback
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- What Your Reading List Says About You
- Narrow Down Your Notes to Remember Your Books