July 2013 Twitterature

Last month was rather slow as I only finished 3 books, but was on the brink of finishing a few more. This shows in July’s Twitterature roundup as I finished 8 books! As always, this is a part of Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Roundup and consists of short, casual book reviews in less than 140 characters.

The Eczema Cure by Emily Bartlett: An excellent overview of what you can do yourself to heal #eczema – specifically from a dietary standpoint

As a Decade Fades by Joshua Fields Millburn: Beautiful, poetic language, but unrelatable, cynical and annoying protagonist. (Read my full review here)

The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures by Dossie Easton & Janet W. Hardy: Fascinating look at different ways of doing #relationships. Thought-provoking, challenging and eye-opening with takeaways for everyone. (Full review here)

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky: Lost manuscript from a Russian Jewish emigrant in France who died during the Holocaust. Unfinished, unpolished and so beautiful.

The Little Book of Contentment by Leo Babauta: How to be satisfied and content with your life, while realizing that doesn’t have to mean leading a stagnant or lazy life.  #Recommended (Plus it’s free)

The Business Brain Book by Jan-Willem van den Brandhof: Pretty good overview of how to use your brain better covering mind maps, speed reading, memorization techniques etc.

Diary of a Freedom Writer by Darrius Garrett: If you liked The Freedom Writer’s Diary (book or movie), read this for the story straight from one of the kids. (Full review on Wednesday)

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel H. Pink: Fascinating and intriguing, shows us how we are all in the business of selling today. #Recommended


As always I invite you to find me and connect with me on Goodreads.


  1. I’ve never read any of the Zen Habits books. Thanks for the heads-up on this free one. Also, I love Dan Pink. He always broadens my horizons and helps me see old concepts in new ways.


  2. Your description of Suite Francaise as “unpolished” struck a chord with me. I hated the first half of this book. I stuck with it out of principle, because of the story behind it, and ended up being glad I did.


  3. The Eczema Cure intrigues me. My son has sensitive, eczema-prone skin and I’m curious as to what the book might say about any dietary contributors. Also, I loved Suite Francaise. It was so fresh and raw and gave such a unique perspective on World War II. Have you read anything else of hers? I read Fire in the Blood and enjoyed it too.


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