On My Bookshelf: March

stack of books, Ballard, Seattle, Washington

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March has been an excellent reading month! I was fortunate to have read a variety of books, all of which I enjoyed. How often does that happen? 😉

What seemed to be a Young Adult novel was actually quite interesting and complex. Heather Gudenkauf’s These Things Hidden was a beautifully crafted story with well-rounded characters (look out for the review, coming soon!)

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I read Gary Taube’s excellent book titled Why We Get Fat and What to do About It. Debunking the calories in calories out approach to weight loss, he takes a look at nutrition research and the obesity epidemic, making a strong case for a high protein, low carb diet.

Amish Tripathi’s The Immortals of Meluha, part 1 of his Shiva trilogy, was a rip-roaring read! He’s combined legend and stories from Indian mythology and pained Shiva not as a God, but as an ordinary nomad from Tibet. Absolutely brilliant! I’m waiting for the next part with bated breath!

I’m currently reading Kunal Basu’s The Japanese Wife – a collection of short stories. Interesting, so far!

What have you been reading this month?

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  1. Oh, I’m always so interested in weight loss books, but then I lose the momentum to change my own lifestyle… at some point, I’m just going to have to take some action! This one sounds interesting- especially the debunking of calories in, calories out idea.

    Hope this next month is as interesting for you as last!
    -Dawn, 5M4B

    • This one isn’t so much a diet book as a look at the science behind nutrition. It’s written for the layman because people were asking for a simpler book on the subject. (following his Good Calories Bad Calories book).
      I’ve made some modifications in my diet based on this book, and I can already feel the difference!
      Highly recommended if you want to lose weight!

  2. I’m intrigued by ‘Meluha’ – I wonder if I can get the book(s) over here? On my end, I’ve been reading Living Your Yoga and Long Walk to Freedom (Mandela’s auto-bio). I”m having focus issues though so I think it’ll be a while before I finish that one LOL!

    • Only the first part is out right now. It’s available on amazon.com for a reasonable price ($19); on amazon Canada it’s priced at C$60! I guess you could check out some other online options too.
      I’ve been wanting to read Mandela’s auto-bio, but somehow I’ve never gotten around to it.

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