nonfiction

"Being Mortal"

my take: At first I thought to recommend this to doctors, nurses, people over, say, 70 years … and then …

"Small Victories"

my take: As noted in a previous post, Anne and I are incarnations of a very similar being. So she …

"Marmee and Louisa"

my take: Every year at Book Chicks book club we read a biography or autobiography. And every year we’re all …

"Self Compassion"

my take: Okay, this is a little different review … Although I think this is definitely worth a read if …

"Smarter Than You Think"

my take: I went into this one kicking and screaming a bit … it’s summer, and I want beach reads! …

"The Boys in the Boat"

my take: I finished this at 1:15 a.m. At about midnight I realized I was a goner – needed to …

"The Slow Down Diet"

my take: I’ve read this several times. Marc David is a pioneer in the field of the psychology of eating. …

"Grain Brain"

my take: A few years ago I went gluten-free. I hadn’t been feeling great – bloaty, foggy headed, fatigued. I …

"One Thousand Gifts"

my take: It took me two tries to read this. The first attempt was to read jointly with one of …

"The Tennis Partner"

my take: I loved Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone so when this was suggested as a good read, I was …

"Anticancer"

my take: I was having lunch with a new friend and when the convo got around to books (as any …

"START"

my take: I was a little skeptical when I was at the Bookman (Grand Haven) asking for this title … …

"Cleopatra: A Life"

my take: I’m always, always, always glad to have read a biography once it’s done (and I’m almost always, always, …

"Sober Mercies"

my take: This memoir is written by a woman who at first glance might seem impervious to alcoholism … a …

"Carry On, Warrior"

my take: I was introduced to Momastery.com by my Pastor Heidi a few years back as part of an adult …