The Power of Books

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi



I’m on a non-fiction kick right now, which is typical of when I’m writing something new. I find it doesn’t interfere with my story process, and I can still get in my reading time. I must admit, I get my love of non-fiction from my mom. She’s a die-hard NF reader!!



I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Paul Kalanithi’s WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR after hearing all about this powerful memoir published after this neurosurgeon’s death from a swift and terrible cancer. While the subject matter is difficult, Kalanithi is really searching for the meaning of living when faced with death, which makes the book almost uplifting when it could be heart-crushing. With gorgeous text, and a beautiful look into the world of doctors, I’m trying to savour it as long as I can.


Next up is Shonda Rhimes’ YEAR OF YES, which makes me all tingly just thinking about it sitting there on my table waiting to be devoured. A book from the creator of all amazing shows ever written (I’m doing a binge watch of Grey’s Anatomy right now, and so sad I’m almost at season 11), this is a little book, but it goes right along with my whole effort to bring some creativity back into my life this year. Honestly, how many inspiring books will be out there this year? I love it!



Have you read either of these? Are they on your TBR lists? Let me know what you think. I’m always up for discussing great books. (Hey Betsy, put BIG MAGIC by Elizabeth Gilbert on your list….you’ll love it!)



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