Ah winter is finally over and Spring is here at last! The books on my nightstand go over and beyond in their gripping stories and motivation. After such brutal cold weather, I prefer transitioning into books that awaken the soul.
The dynamics of relationships, the soloistic ambitions to explore and do new things like never before, and the quest to explore history’s effects on modern-day thinking are quite essential when it comes to the cusp of Spring. These books will not only motivate you, but will lead your heart to greater and stronger heights.
Dating attachment styles are not “one size fits all.” We are all unique, with different characteristics from different upbringings and backgrounds. I am a huge advocate for seeing and identifying the disconnects in relationships, and doing something about it. Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levin explore and evaluates attachment theory and how to assess one’s attachment in relationships. To hear the attachments in detail, listen to the Really Personal Podcast episode!
And for food aficionados, Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook by Kristen Miglore and Farmacy Kitchen are a must. These continue to influence what comes out of my kitchen. Speaking of, grab some yummy recipes and cocktails while reading these books. Cheers!
What a literary masterpiece that defies expectation! A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation.
Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
In the dazzling glitter of 1903 Vienna, Adele Bloch-Bauer—young, beautiful, brilliant, and Jewish—meets painter Gustav Klimt. Impeccably researched, Stolen Beauty juxtaposes passion and discovery against hatred and despair, and shines a light on our ability to love, to destroy, and above all, to endure.
In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. This is a book that speaks directly to our current moment, contextualizing the systems of race and caste within which we operate today. It reveals long-glossed-over truths around our nation’s founding and construction—and the way that the legacy of slavery did not end with emancipation, but continues to shape contemporary American life.
A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner.
In the mid-eighteenth century, as new ideas—and a new unrest—begin to sweep the Continent, a young Jew of mysterious origins arrives in a village in Poland. Narrated through the perspectives of his contemporaries—those who revere him, those who revile him, the friend who betrays him, the lone woman who sees him for what he is—The Books of Jacob captures a world on the cusp of precipitous change, searching for certainty and longing for transcendence.
This is a book about self-sabotage. Why we do it, when we do it, and how to stop doing it—for good. Coexisting but conflicting needs create self-sabotaging behaviors. To scale our mountains, we actually have to do the deep internal work of excavating trauma, building resilience, and adjusting how we show up for the climb.In the end, it is not the mountain we master, but ourselves.
Peppered with insightful Igbo proverbs from Chidera’s Nigerian mother and full of her own original artwork, What A Time To Be Alone will help you navigate the modern world. We can all decide our own fates and Chidera shows us how, using a three-part approach filled with sass, wisdom, and charm.
Genius recipes surprise us and make us rethink the way we cook. These are what Food52 Executive Editor Kristen Miglore calls genius recipes. Passed down from the cookbook authors, chefs, and bloggers who made them legendary, these foolproof recipes rethink cooking tropes, solve problems, get us talking, and make cooking more fun.
It can begin with a one-time event — typically some form of sudden loss that disrupts our projection of what the future might be. In her follow-up collection to the international bestseller 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think, Brianna Wiest shares 45+ new pieces that will help you find your inner sanctum and embark on the path of true transformation. Wiest’s words are a balm for any soul on the journey of their own becoming.
The Farmacy ethos is about bringing attention back to nature, simplicity and balance. They love to follow the concept of ‘simple abundance’ in the food we create, using fresh, colorful and whole foods in inspired combinations for maximum taste, digestion and enjoyment. They know how good food tastes when it’s made with love and intention. A process that you can now bring to your own kitchen with the help of this book.
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind – and Keep – Love by Amir Levine
Discover how an understanding of adult attachment—the most advanced relationship science in existence today—can help us find and sustain love. Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: