Wow it has been quite a while since I updated my poor little blog. I haven’t been wanting to post recommendations until I thought of a clever name for the post (I know, I’m crazy) and I’ve been wayyyy busy. I’m definitely going to try my hardest to post weekly from now on. So here is “The Friday 5” for your weekend reading enjoyment! :) Feel free to tweet me book suggestions at @triciaannn. I’m always interested in hearing about new, awesome reads!
I was lucky enough to attend a talk by Betsy Myers on Tuesday. She is such a strong, refreshing voice - both in person and in her book. It’s a very quick and interesting read, focusing on her time in various leadership positions in politics, both in the Obama and Clinton administrations/campaigns. Myers’ stories and advice are perfect for giving you the extra little push you may need, as well as practical, real-world advice, to get out in the world and follow your passions. You’ll be “freaking out with joy” while reading and well after.
I’ve been wanting to read The Paris Wife so so so bad! I’ve heard from multiple people that it’s the shizz, and it’s about Ernest Hemingway’s wife. I’m very curious!
On Wednesday, I was lucky enough to attend a talk given by two people from my favorite non-profit, Partners in Health. The talk was given by Joia Mukherjee and Manzi Anatole, two people who have been integral in PIH Rwanda and beyond. As Paul Farmer is one of my idols, (If you haven’t read Mountains Beyond Mountains, stop reading this and please read that instead STAT) I decided I should probably read his life’s work, starting with Haiti After the Earthquake. Honestly, reading anything by Farmer or MBM will probably change your life, so if your into that kind of thing, I highly suggest it.
I have a bit of an obsession with physics/space/science. Ever since the Nobel Prize in physics was announced, I’ve been waiting for a book to come out explaining the winners’ findings. And here it is! If you are enthralled by books/articles in the vein of The Elegant Universe, and if you’re a bit of a science nerd, I’m thinking this is for you.
A friend suggested this book to me, and it sounds legit, so I’m suggesting it! Can’t wait to read it :)