Have read this ten years after everyone else. But I will never purchase anything in future without asking where is was made. And I'll never buy Nike, Coke or Pepsi, McDonalds (obviously) Starbucks, or even Gap any more. Also won't ever buy Mattel or Disney. Have never been to Primark and never will and even Gap I'll now avoid. Shopping is going to be far more discerning. x i
Good People Everywhere: Lynea Gillen, Kristina Swarner: I bought this children's book because it contains the line, 'Today, all over the world, millions and millions of people are doing very good things.' And I can think of children and adults that I need to read this to.
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Recently shocked to find a Murakami that I haven't read yet...
I found this easy to read book (which is about inner spiritual revolution as well as changing society) challenging, provocative in all the right ways, original, honest and, of course even funny too. Great read. "When I was poor and I used to talk about inequality in society people said I was just jealous. Now I'm rich and I want to talk about it people say that I'm a hypocrite. I'm beginning to think that people just don't want to talk about inequality.' R.B.
The Last Act of Love: The Story of My Brother and His Sister. I bought this book because I went to a talk that the author gave and even the talk made me cry. Rather wonderfully she told us that we don't have to read this book - leaving us all open to read it when the time is right for us. It's about loss, grief, love and ultimately recovery. I know that I will read it... but the time's not just yet.
Stoner: A Novel (Vintage Classics): John Williams, John McGahern. A novel amongst my summer reading. Still haven't read this one. So looking forward to this.
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Having so much enjoyed the challenge of 'This Changes Everything' I wanted to read this one too. Haven't started it yet. Great cover design too.
Laudato Si --Praise Be to You: On Care for Our Common Home. As an atheist I never expected to find myself reading The Pope's writing but this wonderful book about humanity and the planet - by Pope Francis, is addressed not just to the Roman Catholic Church but to, 'All people of goodwill.' And I was encouraged to read it by Naomi Klein. It's utterly wonderful and I recommend it for all those who care for the planet and for humanity.
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Under-Rated Organ.. A quick easy read with some interesting information and reminders about a most vital organ and its impact on our health and wellbeing.
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Fantastically researched and brilliantly written Naomi's book lives up to its name and really does change everything. Will impact on all decisions and choices I make and the way that I live my life. Astounding.
Meditation for beginners. :-) x i