Books

Hi Everyone!

I'm consolidating my hefty reading projects here, so that readers can follow along with me. A few years ago I made it a goal to write a short review of everything I read in addition to logging it in Goodreads; this is now available to you as a resource!

I'd love to start some kind of interactive book club, comment on books, etc. - so please feel free to leave comments, add what I'm reading, suggest new titles you think I'd like, and more. I envision this space as an interactive literary community, so pipe in! One awesome suggestion: my favorite ever virtual book club, Around The World in 80 Books. We are reading a variety of works from around the world as an act of resistance, and our discussions are fruitful and inspiring. It's also a free activity done in your free time - about the easiest group participation imaginable!

Thanks so much for following -

Becks


2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Becki has read 28 books toward her goal of 100 books.
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Becki's bookshelf: read

Stay with Me
Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
The Artist's Way
The Sun and Her Flowers
Champions, Volume 1: Change the World
Everyday Chic: My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
Black Panther: World of Wakanda
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone
This One is Mine
The Best We Could Do
Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Moon Juice Cookbook: Deliciously Potent Provisions to Feel Better, Look Better, Live Longer
Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 8: Mecca


Becki Iverson's favorite books »

Becki's bookshelf: read

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
it was ok
This book has been talked up by so many people so I came to it with relatively high expectations. What a disappointment! I really didn't feel like there was a unique value to any of the insight in here. Some of the case studies are inter...
The Artist's Way
it was amazing
I feel like I've seen references to this book all over the place recently so I felt the impetus to pick it up, mostly to learn about the morning pages (which are universally recommended by anyone who's tried the tactic it seems). Little ...
Champions, Volume 1: Change the World
it was amazing
I've been faithfully reading Ms. Marvel for a while - love her! - and my guy turned me on to this new anthology. Think of it like The Avengers but with all of the new young re-booted superheroes. Like the Ms. Marvel books, this felt scre...
Everyday Chic: My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home
it was ok
I didn't *love* Molly Sims' first book so I'm not sure why I felt I needed to read this. I really struggled to finish. This is such a hodgepodge of things. On reflection I feel this was really written for the stay-at-home Pinterest mommy...
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
liked it
My least favorite Pollan, mostly because it felt like a re-hash of his previous books. Still good content though if you haven't read his work.
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
really liked it
Another great one from Pollan. Don't love quite as vividly as Botany of Desire, but this book is still greatness!
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
it was amazing
Not sure why I hadn't ever marked this as read - it's one of my absolute favorites! Michael Pollan is a brilliant writer and his books changed my life, 'nuf said. If you haven't read this, what are you waiting for?!
Black Panther: World of Wakanda
it was amazing
I blitzed straight through this and it couldn't have come at a better time, as we are seeing Black Panther next week. I loved this female-centric story of Wakanda. I'm so enjoying how superhero stories are moving beyond fluff to really s...
Home
it was amazing
I liked this even better than Binti #1, which is saying something - it's an incredible continuation of the series that beautifully connects Binti's new and old worlds. There is a lot of Ursula LeGuin in the Binti books, but in a fresher,...
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
it was amazing
I decided to kick off my 2018 reading year with this gorgeous children’s book. The plot is pretty bland- really just slowly describing the basic ways that elements on and above earth interconnect- but appealing and good for young kids. T...

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