Category Archives: Non-Fiction

13. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (Margareta Magnusson)

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family of a Lifetime of Clutter is a simple guide to cleaning house and ensuring your family does not inherit a house of clutter, junk and memories … Continue reading

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11. The Wisdom of Sundays (Oprah Winfrey)

Figuring that I would gain some wisdom from the guests of Oprah’s Super Soul Sundays, I borrowed the compilation of highlights, The Wisdom of Sundays:  Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations, from the library.  While I enjoyed the texture of … Continue reading

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10. Fallen Feathers (Tanya Talaga)

As part of the Canada Reads 2018 long-list, Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City is truly an eye-opening account of racism and the terrible loss of 7 indigenous young adults.  These deaths occurred between 2000 … Continue reading

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6. Braving the Wilderness (Brené Brown)

“The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching.  It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place sought after as it is feared.  But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, … Continue reading

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1. Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott)

Thank you to Sarah for the gift of Bird by Bird:  Some Instructions on Writing and Life by author Anne Lamott.  This was a great book to start of 2018 with as I ponder the best way to share a … Continue reading

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In Their Own Words: Meeting the Family of Henrietta Lacks

  “Because of Henrietta Lacks, millions of people are still walking around the earth” (David Lacks) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a book that EVERYONE should read – especially health professionals.  It tells the story of a poor … Continue reading

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94. Fast Food Genocide (Joel Fuhrman)

I had read Eat to Live years ago and did learn from the follow up Fast Food Genocide.  It was written by Joel Fuhrman and I enjoyed the audio version which has inspired me to add more meatless meals to … Continue reading

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92. Make Your Bed (Admiral William H. McRaven)

A colleague lent me her copy of Make Your Bed:  Little Things that Can Change Your Life… And Maybe The World.  It is a concise, easy to read manuscript of tips that he described at a 2014 graduation address at … Continue reading

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91. Zero Waste Home (Bea Johnson)

One of my goals, this year, was to listen to more books during my commutes.  I find that listening to non-fiction is sometimes a bit easier than complicated storylines with multiple characters.  If it is too detailed, I find it … Continue reading

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65. I Found You (Lisa Jewell)

I Found You was our  “summer read” selection for book club in August.  It is the 13th mystery written by Lisa Jewell and begins when a harried single mom finds a lost man sitting on the beach outside her cottage. … Continue reading

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