October. Fall into a good read.

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Sister Mary Joseph Praise, a young free-spirited nun, leaves south Indian in 1947 for a missionary post in Yemen. During the sea voyage, she saves the life of an English doctor, Thomas Stone, who she meets again at Missing Hospital in Addis Ababa. Seven years later, she dies giving birth to twin boys: Shiva and Marion. Cutting for Stone is the story of their lives, their adoptive parent’s lives and comes full circle when; well…you’ll just have to read the book! ♥♥♥

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Charlie is a wall-flower but ends up leading a full and interesting life once he makes friends with seniors: Patrick and Samantha. Patrick is gay, and Sam is pretty, and as unlikely as it seems, they make a charming trio. Interestingly the novel is formatted as a series of letters to an unnamed "friend," from Charlie. Drugs, sex and other teenage heartbreak and runs the gauntlet of emotion.

The Blood letter’s Daughter by Linda Lafferty
In 1606, the emperor’s bastard son, Don Julius is banished to a remote corner of Bohemia, and comes under the care of a blood letter -- who tries to cure him of his madness. The blood letter’s daughter Marketa, assists in the procedures, and finds herself in a royal bind.♥♥

The Five Tibetans by Christopher S. Kilham
I actually purchased this book before Dr. Mehmet Oz featured Kilham on his show. The book explains how regular practice of these five postures relieves muscle tension and nervous stress, improves digestion, strengthens the cardiovascular system, tunes and energizes the chakras, and leads to deep relaxation and well-being.
Originating in the Himalayas, the five yogic exercises known as the Five Tibetans take only a few minutes a day, but don’t for one nano-second think they are easy.

The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned from Patagonia’s First 40 Years
 by Yvon Chouinard & Vincent Stanley
We all know that Patagonia is one of, if not THE coolest company on the planet, and we get an insider look at it. Chouinard and Stanley also give new meaning to helping the environment. They have studied their current impact of manufacturing and commerce on the planet’s natural systems and human communities and have committed to reducing the harm they cause, improve the quality of their business, and provide the kind of meaningful work everyone seeks. This information is shared with big and small companies world-wide.♥♥

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