I kicked off my summer reading with these three books this month. Dan Siegel's "The Neurobiology of We" was fascinating. I love thinking about to how we really are all connected and to think about how modern technology has done some amazing things but has also isolated lots of people. The science of the brain and how it processes memories, trauma and connection is so interesting. I was surprised to learn how new so much of this science is and how not long ago no one understood PTSD and trauma at all.
The Goldfinch was recommended to me by a friend and while I really did enjoy it, I wish I had chosen to read the physical book instead of listening to it on audiobook. I didn't realize it was over 700 pages so I just got tired of listening to the narrator's voice. The story itself though was very interesting and I really enjoyed following along with the twists and turns of Theo's life and liked the fine art and antique furniture restoration details.