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Snap Review: Juniper by Kelley and Thomas French

Title: Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon

My rating: 5/5

Synopsis:

Juniper French was born four months early, at 23 weeks’ gestation. She weighed 1 pound, 4 ounces, and her twiggy body was the length of a Barbie doll. Her head was smaller than a tennis ball, her skin was nearly translucent, and through her chest you could see her flickering heart. Babies like Juniper, born at the edge of viability, trigger the question: Which is the greater act of love — to save her, or to let her go?
Kelley and Thomas French chose to fight for Juniper’s life, and this is their incredible tale. In one exquisite memoir, the authors explore the border between what is possible and what is right. They marvel at the science that conceived and sustained their daughter and the love that made the difference. They probe the bond between a mother and a baby, between a husband and a wife. They trace the journey of their family from its fragile beginning to the miraculous survival of their now thriving daughter.

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Snap Review: Minimalism – Live a Meaningful Life by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

Title: Minimalism – Live a Meaningful Life

My rating: 4/5

Synopsis:

Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life is our finest, most important creation to date. It’s also the best thing we’ve ever written about Minimalism and will likely serve as the cornerstone to our work for years to come. It took us a year to write this book—a year of creating the best material possible and finding ways to relate it back to our lives so you would have practical ways to relate the subject matter to your life.

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Snap Review: Everything that Remains by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

Title: Everything that Remains

My rating: 5/5

Synopsis:

What if everything you ever wanted isn’t what you actually want? Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn’t anymore. Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage in the same month, Millburn started questioning every aspect of the life he had built for himself. Then, he accidentally discovered a lifestyle known as minimalism…and everything started to change.
That was four years ago. Since, Millburn, now 32, has embraced simplicity. In the pursuit of looking for something more substantial than compulsory consumption and the broken American Dream, he jettisoned most of his material possessions, paid off loads of crippling debt, and walked away from his six-figure career. So, when everything was gone, what was left?
Not a how-to book but a why-to book, Everything That Remains is the touching, surprising story of what happened when one young man decided to let go of everything and begin living more deliberately. Heartrending, uplifting, and deeply personal, this engrossing memoir is peppered with insightful (and often hilarious) interruptions by Ryan Nicodemus, Millburn’s best friend of twenty years.
 

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading: The Beauty of the Fall  by Rich Marcello, Where She Went by Gayle Forman and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Recently Finished Reading: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Reading Next: Cymbeline by William Shakespeare,  A Man Called Ove by Fredriik Backman,  and The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

 

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WWW Wednesday (30)

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading: The Beauty of the Fall  by Rich Marcello and The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Recently Finished ReadingThe Argonauts by Maggie Nelson and Among Friends: Travels in Cuba by Heather Murray (Reviews to come)

Reading Next: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and A Man Called Ove by Fredriik Backman

 

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