This was definitely my favorite book I read this month. I loved her book Braiding Sweetgrass so I added this book to my to read list. I never would have thought to add a book about mosses to that list before I read Robin Wall Kimmerer's work. If you like audiobooks I definitely recommend listening to this. Her voice has a beautiful storyteller quality to it and it makes you appreciate the lesson of mosses and the natural world around us so much more. You do not need to have an interest in bryology to appreciate this book. We can all learn a lot from mosses and their relationship with nature. They take only what they need and give us so much. Her work makes me want to learn more about plants so that I can name more of what I see when I am out in nature.
I've had this book on my to read list for a few years now and just got around to reading it. Since I live in LA I have of course heard of Homeboy industries and I've been lucky enough to talk to some of the men in person who work for Homeboy and hear their stories and see what having these jobs means to them. I think the biggest lesson I learned from this book is that we can love each other better and how to be a more compassionate and empathetic human.
This is my current stack of books that I want to read. This stack prompted me to want to post about by favorite books from 2018.
For 2018 I set myself a reading challenge through goodreads to read 50 books, and I ended up reading 57. I finally gave in to listening to audiobooks and this really helped me enjoy more books on my to read list than any other recent years. I also finally gave myself permission to not finish a book if I really wasn't in to it. I used to think I should always finish a book, but this year decided that was silly. I have over 200 books on my want to read list and am always adding to it, so what is the point of taking up my valuable reading time with books I don't like.