I have an interesting book haul for you. I collected these books over the past 2 months and I can't wait to get into each and everyone of them. There is self help, fiction, and a book based on someone's real life. I will start with the first book I picked up at the end of December. I hope to finish all these books by the end of March. I know it seems a long time to read 4 books but I have a lot of really wonderful things going. However, reading is definitely apart of the things.
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by Sabina Berman
A transporting and brilliant novel narrated by an unforgettable woman: Karen Nieto, an autistic savant whose idiosyncrasies prove her greatest gifts
As intimate as it is profound, and as clear-eyed as it is warmhearted, Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World marks an extraordinary debut by the award-winning Mexican playwright, journalist, and poet Sabina Berman.
Karen Nieto passed her earliest years as a feral child, left alone to wander the vast beach property near her family's failing tuna cannery. But when her aunt Isabelle comes to Mexico to take over the family business, she discovers a real girl amidst the squalor. So begins a miraculous journey for autistic savant Karen, who finds freedom not only in the love and patient instruction of her aunt but eventually at the bottom of the ocean swimming among the creatures of the sea. Despite how far she's come, Karen remains defined by the things she can't do―until her gifts with animals are finally put to good use at the family's fishery. Her plan is brilliant: Consolation Tuna will be the first humane tuna fishery on the planet. Greenpeace approves, fame and fortune follow, and Karen is swept on a global journey that explores how we live, what we eat, and how our lives can defy even our own wildest expectations.
by Don Miguel Ruiz
In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.
I borrowed this book from a friend years ago but haven't read it since. It was time to get my own copy and revisit this worldwide favorite.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, "What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?"
In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, "No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough," and to go to bed at night thinking, "Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging."
by Shauntay Dunbar
Single life in New York City is something Shaunie thought was far behind her. That is until her husband dropped a bomb days after her birthday that would leave her no choice but to end their union. Challenged by the reality of heartbreak, she breaks free from regret and never looks back. This charming, career driven event planner would enter her 30's as a single independent woman ready to embrace her new beginning.
Armed with wit, a sense of humor and plenty of wine, she embarks on her bright future full of hope to find love again. With her girls by her side, she will encounter blasts from the past, make new acquaintances, dabble in online dating and ultimately discover herself along the way. How hard could it be to find "The One"? Will juggling two jobs interfere with her personal life? Will the men drain her energy or lift her spirit? Getting back onto the dating scene is not easy, but with whatever challenges she faces, she's Diving In Stilettos First.
What books are your list for this year? If you have some suggestions please feel free to include those as well.