I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do.
- I don’t necessarily agree that buying stuff equates to more happiness, but this essay in Fast Company offered some insight into the alternative perspective. Dinsa Sachan talks about it in “Scientific Proof That Buying Things Can Actually Lead to Happiness (Sometimes).”
- Ann Patchett is an author I adore and one of my absolute favorite books is Bel Canto. Patchett recently listed her picks for “The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years.” How many of these books have you read?
- I’ve always adored Roxane Gay’s work and her piece, “Alton Sterling and When Black Lives Stop Mattering” is an important and insightful essay. A brief excerpt: “It’s overwhelming to see what we are up against, to live in a world where too many people have their fingers on the triggers of guns aimed directly at black people. I don’t know what to do anymore. I don’t know how to allow myself to feel grief and outrage while also thinking about change.”
- Melissa Ludtke shares her perspective on friendship in “Robbed of a Next Time:Lessons Learned From Loss.” She says, “Now as I lose friends more holes open up, ones I know I’ll never fill. What cemented those friendships can never be built. New ones form but they lack hardened memory.”
What were your favorite reads this week?