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Favorite Books from July 2017

I read an interesting mix of books this month – and I actually quit reading two books about a third of the way through – I just wasn’t into them and decided they weren’t worth my time.  Do any of you do that too?  Or do you struggle through them to the end?  Here is what I read:


I just love Kris Carr – we’ve been eating about 80% Vegan since summer began and so many of my recipes come from her website and cookbooks, yet I had never read this book – one of her early ones.  It was an interesting read – I didn’t learn anything I didn’t know, but for someone with limited nutrition education it would be very eye-opening.  Highly recommended.  My rating 4.5 out of 5.

Lots of good reminders in this book of how I desire to live my life.  I found the various meditation descriptions inspiring and useful too.  This is a book I’d consider purchasing and reading just a chapter a week – maybe 2018!  My rating 4 out of 5.

Other non-fiction books I enjoyed in July: Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More (this was a lovely book and enjoyable to read a few pages at a time) and Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage.



Interesting story and beautiful writing.  A young wife who is a bit dissatisfied with her life survives a massive wildfire that destroys her town.   When her husband doesn’t return she becomes quite resourceful and creates a new life for her family.  I didn’t love the main character – I felt that although she was strong in many ways she didn’t always make the best choices – but I guess that’s real life.  My rating 4 out of 5.

The other fiction books I read in July: The Hate U Give and It’s Not Summer Without You.

Have you read anything wonderful lately?  My library hold list is a little light right now – which isn’t bad, I’m starting to pull out some of the books on my shelves that I’ve had laying around for a few years …

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