What Am I Reading?

I wanted to share what I’ve been reading lately. Most book lovers know that when you find something good you want to share it with other people.

Books

Malala_YousafzaiI Am Malala by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai

If you want to be inspired you should read this book. It will feed your soul in the best way and you will learn much more about the Swat Valley that Malala is from. Given that she lived in a war torn country, there are graphic descriptions of violence and heart wrenching details of poverty.

 

looking_for_alaskaLooking for Alaska by John Green

Young adult novel I picked up after seeing an excerpt from it (quotation in the picture is at the end of the excerpt I saw). It addresses the existential crisis many teens have and few adults recognize teenagers as having the capacity to have.

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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel.

I re-read this after reading that a few college students were refusing to read this wonderful graphic novel. It is a wonderful representation of a lesbian woman’s story of growing up and coming out, but there’s also mental health stigma busting (hopefully a blog post coming when I can gather my thoughts about it) around OCD, depression and suicide. Yes, there are some sex scenes, but there are sex scenes in most films about straight folks growing up and finding love too. Fair warning: there are graphic depictions of abuse in her childhood, so make sure you’re in a head-space to handle that.

The One Thing by Gary Keller. This was a recommendation from Joe Sanok of Practice of the Practice. He was kind enough to go out with me for coffee and mentioned reading this book was helpful for him. I’ve not yet finished but there are certainly some helpful tips for entrepreneurial minded folks.

Blogs

Danielle Maxon was a classmate of mine at the University of Michigan and it just so happens we both launched our private practices at the same time. This is one of my favorite posts of hers about touch.

Sharon Martin wrote a wonderful piece called An Overthinker’s Nightmare. I work with a folks that would describe themselves as worriers and I’m sure many people can identify with this piece. She offers some practical tips you might use as well.

The Yellow Couch blog always has interesting posts. Here’s a great one about how a haircut can reveal some conflicts in a relationship.

What are you reading? Leave a comment and let me know. I love reading recommendations.