Two great books completed this month…
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The book is the women who’s cells became the first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, that are still alive today. The author does an excellent job of conveying this story without overwhelming the reader with all the scientific detail. It was interesting, heartbreaking, and enlightening. This book made me rethink what I thought I knew and felt about race and American history by giving it a new more “human” perspective. I highly recommend this book!
|The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun.
by Gretchen Rubin
This book is Gretchen’s personal year long project towards more happiness. She details how she went about it and how it all worked out for her. It is certainly not meant to be a self-help one size fits all solutions. Though it definitely has inspiring ideas on making positive changes in your life without changing how you live, and finding more happiness in the life you are living. I loved this tidbit from the book, “Activities that contribute to long-term happiness don’t always make me feel good in the short term; in fact they’re sometimes downright unpleasant.”