Seven is one of my new favorites. If you want to be challenged to consume less and rid your life of excess this book is for you. I love the real-time writing style. It is serious and challenging while at the same time being witty and fun. I'm in love with this book. My husband - not so much, mostly because now I want to give away everything we own and adopt 12 orphans.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a wonderful book. I did not think I was smart enough to read a book about cells and science and stuff, but guess what? I actually like it. And I feel smarter.
If you like sentences like, "A soap bubble, skin of light and water and space suspended in sphere," then this book is for you. I don't have time to try and figure out what that is supposed to mean. The only reason I did not throw this book across the room is because it's been all hyped up by people that I respect and the idea is good. I will never take the common practice of using an article before a noun for granted again.
That's all for Monday, folks. Happy reading!