Wednesday, June 16

Current non-fiction book wants

Here are the 4 books I would really like to read at the moment:

1. Affluenza by Oliver James
This book sounds very interesting and I think most people suffer from some form of this very contagious epidemic.
"There is currently an epidemic of “affluenza” throughout the world — an obsessive, envious keeping-up-with-the-Joneses mentality that has resulted in huge increases in depression and anxiety among millions. Over a nine-month period, author and psychologist Oliver James travelled around the world to try and find out why." - from Amazon

2. Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano
I want to be more "green", but I think I need some reading material to help me think further than just buying organic food, recycling  and turning off my lights- I think this book may help me with that .
"In Gorgeously Green, Sophie offers a simple eight-step program that is an easy and fun way to begin living an earth-friendly life. Each chapter covers topics from beauty to fitness, shopping to your kitchen—even your transportation. Whether it's finding the right lipstick, making dinner, buying gifts, or picking out a hot new outfit, finally, there is a book that tackles your daily eco-challenges with a take-charge plan. Just consider Sophie your go-to girl with all the eco-solutions."

3. This is Your Brain On Music by Daniel J Levitin
I will admit, this book does sound like "heavy" reading to me - but it does sound very interesting too. I think The Boyf might enjoy reading this one.

"A fascinating exploration of the relationship between music and the mind—and the role of melodies in shaping our lives. Whether you load your iPod with Bach or Bono, music has a significant role in your life—even if you never realized it. Why does music evoke such powerful moods? The answers are at last be- coming clear, thanks to revolutionary neuroscience and the emerging field of evolutionary psychology." -

4. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
I also am becoming increasingly more aware of what I buy at the grocery store and what I put in my body. I think this book will be very enlightening (plus Ive read alot of good things about it).
"To Pollan, the omnivore's dilemma is twofold: what we choose to eat ("What should we have for dinner?" he asks in the opening sentence of his book) and how we let that food be produced. His book is an eater's manifesto, and he touches on a vast array of subjects, from food fads and taboos to our avoidance of not only our food's animality, but also our own. Along the way, he is alert to his own emotions and thoughts, to see how they affect what he does and what he eats, to learn more and to explain what he knows. His approach is steeped in honesty and self-awareness. His cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling." - The Washington Post

Whats on your "book wants" list at the moment?


L & Co said...

My first book blog to follow!
I'm quite excited. I've been getting into reading lately me & mum found this cute book cafe on the weekend.
I just read Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey. It was like an australian to kill a mocking bird! Anyway great blog.
xo L

Sheila Graham-Smith said...

I just bought Oliver Sack's "Musicophilia" - out last year I think - and will definitely check out Your Brain on Music. A fascinating subject, especially as I have no musical ability at all. Perhaps they'll explain that major defect.
Nice blog. I'm glad I came across it.