There’s No Good Card For This by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell. A friend of mine has been/is going through a really hard time and this book gave some great suggestions of how to be there for her.
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. The second book i’ve read by Marilynne Robinson. I find her writing captivating and the characters in this novel were especially beautiful.
Gut: Inside Story of the Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders. I loved this book and find myself referencing it often (eat leeks and yogurt, avoid too much sugar, pay attention to how you feel after meals). It also left me excited by how much more we, as in scientists, have to learn about the uniqueness of each person’s gut.
A Distant View of Everything by Alexander McCallSmith. The latest in my favourite of AMS’s series. The best mother’s day gift ever!
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. A passage that really stuck with me: “You are like my fox when i first encountered him. He was just a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But i made him my friend and new he is unique in the world.” Things are special to us because we dedicate time and energy to them.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. I love the way Brene writes about authenticity, vulnerability, compassion, courage and connection. She’s become a bit of a guru for me.