november 2019 :: on my shelf
I have four books checked out from the library and another waiting for me. Goodness knows what I thought I was going to have time for this month, haha. I'm actually in one of those 'start 6 books and put each of them down' mode, so I don't have a great new recommendation. This is what's on my short list though:
Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone - Juli Berwald
I recommended someone Soul of an Octopus; they recommended this back. Fingers crossed!
The Year of Yes - Shonda Rhimes
I need a little positive self help in my life these days. This one got a stellar review from the podcast, "By the Book", where they chronicle living by self help books for two weeks... usually to hilarious results.
The Body: A Guide for Occupants - Bill Bryson
My all time favorite author is back with a brand-spanking new book. "At Home" was one of my favorites of his, and I'm hoping this is similar.
I had to hang onto some guilty pleasure albums because it feels good to blast Chasing Daylight with the windows down in summer.
Esther Perel is back for season 3 with Where Should We Begin. I've learned so much from listening to her episodes about relationships and communication and being kind to yourself. I'm at the point of seeking out other podcasts that have her as a guest on, too (that's how I found Terrible, Thanks for Asking, and I found Esther through On Being). Some adult themes, so listen with headphones if needed!