Thursday, July 18, 2013

My Reading List

I love to read. Really I do. I think approximately 50% of my childhood was spent with my nose behind a book. I gobbled up everything I could at our public library--from science fiction to memoirs to fantasy (I also went through a King Arthur phase where I literally read everything written on him). Once I was even a book for halloween--true story.
even better, it was a book about horses.
my sister was a princess.

But as an adult I've been having a harder and harder time finding the time to sit down and read a book. There are countless excuses I make. But i know reading makes you a better person, and Carlene and Matt and Gina's own reading pursuits have made me try to make a more concentrated effort to curl up with a book. My other fault is that I gravitate towards nutrition and science nonfiction. Fascinating to me but not exactly helping my imagination grow. I definitely believe readng makes you smarter and a better writer, so obviously I need to up my reading game.

Must Reads

Lean In
If you haven't heard about Lean In I'm pretty sure you've been living under a rock (and how are you reading this now??) A must read for any woman who wants to be successful in business/work, and any man who wants to help women get there. girl power!

I gobble up everything Michael Pollan writes. Not only do I love the subjects of most of his books (food) but he is a wordsmith who turns what could be a dull topic into a delight. Cooked is my new favorite book he's written. Divided into 4 chapters of 4 different ways to transform food (fire, water, air and earth), you'll find yourself wanting to sneak just a couple more pages in. Cooking is the best thing you can do for your health, and if Cooked doesn't convince you of that, I'm not sure what will.

Sugar Salt and Fat
Again, another "if you eat, you should read this" kind of book. A fascinating look at the food industry and how much control they have over the choices we make when dining out or shopping in the grocery store. Here's a full review if you're still hestitant.


I keep a queue running on pinterest of "to reads" I think i'm going to take my sisters' advice and tap into my creative side with The Artists Way next

What do YOU think I should read??


Angela said...

Have you read Whole by T Colin Campbell yet? It's next on my list to read.

Elizabeth said...

no! adding to the list :)

Carlene Thomas RD said...

I'm on the waiting list for Cooked at the library and am in the middle of Fat, sugar etc right now!