My two favorite books I've read so far this year.
I heard The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See was great and it did not disappoint. The characters were well developed and the story had lots of twists and turns. There were parts that made me laugh and others that made me cry. It told a story over many decades and you could see how the world changed. This story of the all women dive collectives on Jeju Island is one definitely worth reading.
I have yet to read a Pema Chodron book I don't enjoy. I started this book a while back but just got around to finishing it. We always have a choice in how we respond to moments and events in our lives. Chodron's wisdom always gives me new food for thought. Reading her work always helps me to focus on staying in the present moment and be more loving and openhearted with myself and everyone I meet.