July Book Haul

With Prime day happening this week and a trip upcoming, I was inspired to purchase more books! This haul was strictly Kindle eBooks for traveling convenience. (I’ve made the mistake of dragging a few large books cross country before and the thought makes my back hurt πŸ˜‚.) Here’s what I picked up!

Mama’s Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions

Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2LaCFvM

I actually got turned on to this one via NYT book review when I was still subscribed to the paper. This highly rated book seems like a great exploration into the rich world of animal research, with studies specifically hitting on the emotional lives of animals. I anticipate this book not only will reaffirm changes needed regarding how we perceive and treat other creatures, but also will provide insight into how we as humans feel and interact with one another. I’ll be curious to see if this focuses on the life of primates or also includes research on other animals such as dogs, pigs, dolphins, elephants, and the wide range of other species which are known to be intelligent, social, and feeling. Based on everything I’ve seen, I expect this to be a powerful nonfiction read.

The Case for Grace: A Journalist Explores the Evidence of Transformed Lives

Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2Lbeptq

I stumbled upon this book via Amazon recommendations for some reason and decided to pick it up. The concept of grace and forgiveness in general has always spoke to me so I’m interested to see how this author explores grace in a series of case studies/conversations. Not quite sure what I expect from this book, but perhaps some measure of uplifting hope and a new perspective.

And finally, last but not least…

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2LJw1Me

This one touches on the hard-hitting topic of the drug crisis in America – specifically opioid addition and the suffering that comes with this disease. Very relevant to political and social conversations today, I hope to broaden my understanding on the topic via fresh perspectives from both those in the field encountering the epidemic as well as those personally touched by it.

As usual, I’ll be happy to share my thoughts on these as I get to them! πŸ™‚ If you’ve picked up these or any other exciting books you recommend, feel free to drop a line.

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