Quick Lit July 2015

I missed last month’s Quick Lit, so there are extra many books on today’s list.

Every year I set myself a target for number of books I want to read. Since 2007 I have read at least 52 books a year, and that has been my goal for the past several years. Due to my continuing health challenges I have found myself with a bit more time spend on the couch or in bed, so I have decided to up my target number this year. I’m adding another book/month for a total of 66 books this year – so far I am on target. You can follow my progress on Goodreads, and I’d love it if you’d add me as a friend!

Reviews

The one skillThe One Skill: How mastering the art of letting go will change your life by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (free download): Leo Babauta has this wonderful habit of giving gifts every year on his birthday, The One Skill was his birthday present last year. I highly recommend downloading it! It’s a beautiful primer on happiness, minimalism and how to let go of what is non-essential in life.

me before youMe Before You by Jojo Moyes (currently $5.68 on Kindle): Me Before You would probably be considered Chick Lit, but it has a whole lot more depth than your traditional Chick Lit (which is most definitely my favourite kind). What makes life worth living, how do you break out of your shell, and who gets to make these decisions for us? Recommended.

YY by Marjorie Celona (currently $5.96 on Kindle): I absolutely adored the beginning of this, it was beautifully and lyrically written. Further along the story I found it more and more difficult to care about the characters, although I am happy I stuck with it.

sexy by natureSexy by Nature by Stefani Ruper: Stefani Ruper is the creator of Paleo for Women, one of my all-time favourite sites. In Sexy by Nature she dives into the importance of loving yourself and treating your body right. It is a great primer on how to eat and look after yourself as a woman.

nourish paleo cookbookNourish: The Paleo Healing Cookbook: Easy Yet Flavorful Recipes that Fight Autoimmune Illnesses by Rachel Bryant: Gorgeous looking recipes that are all compliant with the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP).

wholebody barefootWholebody Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear by Katy Bowman: Wholebody Barefoot is an excellent introduction to barefoot/minimal footwear. While technically a short book, it wasn’t a short read. Bowman is great at diving in and giving you all of the necessary information, and she doesn’t shy away from using the technical terms, which is necessary to actually give you even a limited overview of how different types of footwear can affect your gait and the rest of your body. Full of useful exercises and enlightening information, I highly recommend it.

As always, I’m linking up with Modern Mrs Darcy.

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