My Book Stack!
bibliophilia - The love of books <3
The books we choose to read tell so much about where we are in our lives. Welcome to my current mix of books reflecting my liberation practice, death doula and spiritual care work, attempts at feeding myself and my dream of homesteading! Enjoy!
Be Free Where You Are by Thich Nhat Hanh - This compendium of the core teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, based on a talk given at a prison, shows how mindfulness practice can cultivate freedom no matter where you are. Bookshop
Baby Making for Everybody: Family Building and Fertility for LGBTQ+ and Solo Parents by Marea Goodman LM Cpm & Ray Rachlin LM Cpm - This inclusive, straightforward guide to fertility is What to Expect Before You're Expecting for families outside the heterosexual nuclear family model--perfect for LGBTQ+ and solo parents who want to have kids but don't know where to start. Bookshop
Cole Arthur Riley - In her stunning debut, the creator of Black Liturgies weaves stories from three generations of her family alongside contemplative reflections to discover the "necessary rituals" that connect us with our belonging, dignity, and liberation. Bookshop
Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go by Amy Wright Glenn - As a hospital chaplain, Amy Wright Glenn has been present with those suffering from suicide, trauma, disease, and unforeseen accidents and has been witness to the intense grief and powerful insights that so often accompany loss. She weaves together memoir, philosophical inquiry, and cutting-edge research on death/dying to chronicle how we, as individuals and as a culture, handle everything from grief to mortality. Bookshop
Living Resistance: An Indigenous Vision for Seeking Wholeness Every Day by Kaitlin B. Curtice - Curtice shows that we can learn to practice embodied ways of belonging and connection to ourselves and one another through everyday practices, such as getting more in touch with our bodies, resting, and remembering our ancestors. She explores four "realms of resistance"--the personal, the communal, the ancestral, and the integral--and shows how these realms overlap and why all are needed for our liberation. Readers will be empowered to seek wholeness in whatever spheres of influence they inhabit. Bookshop
All the Living and the Dead: From Embalmers to Executioners, an Exploration of the People Who Have Made Death Their Life's Work by Hayley Campbell - A deeply compelling exploration of the death industry and the people--morticians, detectives, crime scene cleaners, embalmers, executioners
--who work in it and what led them there. Bookshop
The First-Time Homesteader: A Complete Beginner's Guide to Starting and Loving Your New Homestead by Jessica Sowards - Starting your very first homestead is a journey of discovery and passion that's also likely filled with questions and what-ifs. In The First-Time Homesteader, Jessica fills in all the blanks with honesty, humor, and charm. Now you can take those first and most valuable steps toward establishing your own homestead with a seasoned homesteader at your side. Jessica warmly guides you through the process of setting up your property (no matter how small or large), establishing a garden, welcoming animals into the fold, living more resourcefully, and expanding your homestead kitchen tools and skills with grace and confidence. Bookshop
Bowls: Vibrant Recipes with Endless Possibilities by America's Test Kitchen - A healthy, customizable way to cook every day with 75 complete bowl recipes and mix-and-match bases, toppings, and sauces. Bookshop
What are you reading right now? Let me know in the comments!
Sending So Much Love,