Book List (2019)

Started:

The Art of Loving
Enrich Fromm
Interaction of Color
Josef Albers
The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz
The Big Short
Michael Lewis

Finished:

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future
Daniel H. Pink
Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindful Meditation in Everyday Life
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Innovation Generation
Roberta Ness
On Bullshit
Harry G. Frankfurt
Atomic Habits
James Clear

This book had some great points, but was overall not all that compelling. I would recommend reading a summary of the author’s main points instead. I have to admit though, I’ve noticed I’ve been keeping a much tidier space since I picked this book up, so credit to the author for that?

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Caitlin Doughty

I really enjoyed Ms. Doughty’s thoughts on death and her dissection of the culture surrounding it in the United States. She goes into detail on the history of death ceremonies in different regions of the world, wrapping the info with anecdotes from her time working in a crematory. Something that stuck out to me in particular was her description of how Buddhist monks honed their mindfulness of death by meditating on corpses and around death. Kind of shocking to think about, but hey, this kind of comfort can come in handy.