October 25th, 2019


Books 41 - 55.

41. Kiernan - The Red Tree
Mirroring partly the author's own life, this is a moody autumnal piece of a book.

42. Ward - Welcome To Orphancorp
Pretty heartbreaking (and -warming), a story of a true friendship. The sequels are hard to find, but what I've managed to find, this book is the lightest on grimness.

43. Kuroda/Friedman (commentary) - I Wait For The Moon: 100 Haiku Of... (English translation)
Great haikus, some commenting on recent Japan history; a good selection from Friedman.

44. Hughes - Katharine Drexel: The Riches-To-Rages Story Of An American Catholic Saint
One saint's story; some bits are more interesting that others, but she's really worth the canonization.

45. Barnard & Kramer - How It All Vegan!: Irresistible Recipes For An Animal-Free Diet
Still has a feel of times when vegans were more in the margins; more useful that what you might think of the cover and lack of pictures.

46. Owen - How To Stop Feeling Like Sh*t: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness
Even if not all habits apply to you, there's still plenty of helpful stuff even in the less-me stuff.

47. Tartt - The Goldfinch
A 'love it or hate it' book. Might feel too long for some, but I didn't mind. Boris is a gem, bringing lightness to the story. Better than the movie, for sure.

48. M.Skobtsova - Essential Writings
Writings of an Orthodox saint, working for the poor in France, then suffering a martyrdom at an concentration camp at the end of the WWII. The writings are very good, calling for charity activism towards the neighbors, not just cultivating your personal relationship towards God.

49. White - Decluttering At The Speed Of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle With Stuff
Useful, if sometimes repetitive. Not much new to me, but still got something out of it.

50. Majzlik - A Vegan Taste Of The Caribbean
A good start, with appealing recipes even if the book is slim and pictureless.
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