Books

What I Read: 2018

Hi lovelies!

I’ve gotten a weird amount of messages about book suggestions and what I’m reading, so I thought I’d share with you the books I read last year.

I have written blog posts on a few of them, but a list all in one place might be nice, right?

1. The Course of Love by Alain de Botton

This is a real love story, the good, bad and the ugly. I love the authentic, flawed characters. Full review here.

2. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

This book has been referred to as a modern Handmaid’s Tale. It is an empowering tale for women no doubt.

3. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

You guys might know by now I LOVE the Green brothers. Only Hank could get me to read a (sort of) sci-fi book, and I’m glad I did! Full review here.

4. The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes

Barack Obama is my favorite president and human so I cried a lot reading this book. It’s a great behind the scenes look into his character and how we got to where we are.

This is also the beginning of me reading a book about every president. Anyone have a good George W. Bush book?

5. How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

This book opened up a huge can of worms for me. I’ve been interested in the brain, consciousness and how drugs affect both of those things for the past five years and this book opened my eyes to a whole new world.

If you’re curious about the war on drugs, how marketing/press shifts public perspective or just curious about the new wave of psychedelics you’re bound to see soon, READ THIS!

I’m officially going down a rabbit hole of books about consciousness and psychedelics in 2019.

What’s on my list for 2019?

  • The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton (I bought this last year and got distracted)
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. (also a 2018 purchase that got lost in the shuffle)
  • Locking Up Our Own by James Forman Jr. (10/10 would recommend so far)
  • The Harvard Psychedelic Club by Don Lattin
  • The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  • and sooo many more, hopefully!

Let me know what you’re reading and send me suggestions, pretty please!

xx,

Wellesley Lauren

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