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Erika's Books of 2019

At the beginning of 2019 I set out to read more books and yesterday, on New Years Eve, I finished lucky number 13.  Last January, I didn't set a numerical goal, just more real-life dog-eared pages and paper spines. I know 13 is not a large number, I'm quite certain my university reading lists were along those lines per semester but for this season, it was a good and steady goal to work towards.  In the hardships of this past year, I have enjoyed the solitude of a book, it was so gratifying to invest time into something ‘else’ and I found finishing a book so satisfying compared to the mindless scroll of devices and blue-light screens. It was also so comforting to dwell in words, thoughts, and ideas, that overall nourished something in me deeply.  Despite only reaching 13, I think the books were pretty diverse: a few novels, memoirs, health and wellness, minimalism and simple living, Christian spirituality, and social justice.  Here they are, in the order I read them, along with…

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