This is it. The end of May. The end of the first month of book reading bookworms. Although some of you are continuing on with the bookworm challenge through June, I promised a Reading Roundup at the end of this month and here it is.
During May, I chomped through Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle by David Wann. I've posted about this book here and here. Although it was neither earth shattering nor eye opening, the book has impacted my life and my way of thinking more than I can calculate. It has buoyed my burgeoning feeling that, while all is not right with the world, all is right with this new way of living. David Wann focuses not on the negative, but on the positive - what we get instead of what we give up, why we embrace hope instead of fear, how we build community. If you feel afraid for the future, unhappy to be "cutting back", anxious that you or others are not doing enough, this is the book for you.
I'm also working through Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility. I am on the fence, in many ways, with this book. While some of the authors' ideas are risky, many of them might be invaluable in retooling the environmental movement from a "special interest" into a tour de force. I'll post a review on this book as soon as I'm done reading.
Those are my thoughts, in a nutshell, on my books.
What about you? What did you read? How did it impact you? Would you recommend it and why?
Please check out my sidebar for Bookworms' Book Reviews and the comments to this post and this one to learn about books other participants have read during the challenge.
Thank you for participating. It has been a fun and fulfilling. If you want to continue inching along, please join me through the month of June while I'm Still a Bookworm.