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Lust & Wonder by Augusten Burroughs
Lust & Wonder
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I liked this book, as well as all of Burroughs idiosyncrasies. He's very talented.
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After You by Jojo Moyes
After You (Me Before You, #2)
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I loved the sequel to Jojo Moyes' excellent Me Before You. It was wonderful to see Louisa evolve, learn to love a child and find love herself again. What a great read. Highly recommend!
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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
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The Julian Chapter by R.J. Palacio
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This was a short easy read. I re-read Wonder and I'm glad I did as I'd forgotten some things. This book really gave me perspective into Julian's brain, and why he bullied Auggie. This is a great series. My precept? Choose kind. Recommended.
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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
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I don't know why, maybe because the author and setting is British, but I couldn't get into this book. Very boring and not recommended.
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Furiously Happy by Jenny  Lawson
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
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This was somewhat hard to slog through. Parts of it were funny, but the author really tries too hard throughout the book. An interesting look at a woman with mental illness.
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Ntozake Shange
“i found god in myself
and i loved her
i loved her fiercely”
Ntozake Shange

Markus Zusak
“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of.”
Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

Elizabeth Gilbert
“As smoking is to the lungs, so is resentment to the soul; even one puff is bad for you.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

Naomi Shihab Nye
Kindness

Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.

Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing
inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.

Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and
purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
It is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.


Colombia”
Naomi Shihab Nye, Words Under the Words: Selected Poems

Adrienne Rich
“Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you...it means that you do not treat your body as a commodity with which to purchase superficial intimacy or economic security; for our bodies to be treated as objects, our minds are in mortal danger. It means insisting that those to whom you give your friendship and love are able to respect your mind. It means being able to say, with Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre: "I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all the extraneous delights should be withheld or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.

Responsibility to yourself means that you don't fall for shallow and easy solutions--predigested books and ideas...marrying early as an escape from real decisions, getting pregnant as an evasion of already existing problems. It means that you refuse to sell your talents and aspirations short...and this, in turn, means resisting the forces in society which say that women should be nice, play safe, have low professional expectations, drown in love and forget about work, live through others, and stay in the places assigned to us. It means that we insist on a life of meaningful work, insist that work be as meaningful as love and friendship in our lives. It means, therefore, the courage to be "different"...The difference between a life lived actively, and a life of passive drifting and dispersal of energies, is an immense difference. Once we begin to feel committed to our lives, responsible to ourselves, we can never again be satisfied with the old, passive way.”
Adrienne Rich

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