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Member: Nica6

Book tastes

I am drawn to books set in other countries/cultures, historical fiction, science/nature/anthropology, YA, science fiction/fantasy, social issues. Current interests: Buddhist philosophy, chronic illness/pain. Books high on my list: - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng - Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao - A Place For Us By Fatima Farheen Mirza - An Introduction to Buddhism (Core Teachings of Dalai Lama) by The Dalai Lama - The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi - Turtles All the Way Down by John Green - The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) by Holly Black - All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung - Sick: A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour - The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya - When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron - The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield - A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa - Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith - Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Don't get this!

- Anything I have reviewed/rated on LibraryThing as that means I've already read it ;) - Graphic novels. - Romance - Murder/mystery/noir/pulp

Other notes

I prefer paperback to hardcover when available as they are lighter in weight (and usually cheaper 😉).


United States

Santa: Select books from Amazon.com

Store: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com)

Amount to spend: $50 USD

Pat_Bunk_Malecki's picks so far.

978-0062284105https://www.amazon.com/Love-Africa-Memoir-Romance-Survival/Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival10.99
014218036Xhttps://www.amazon.com/Last-Runaway-Novel-Tracy-ChevalierThe Last Runaway: A Novel13.08
9780399185045https://www.amazon.com/Book-Joy-Lasting-Happiness-Changing/The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World14.00
1250147751https://www.amazon.com/Present-Not-Perfect-Journal-SlowingPresent, Not Perfect: A Journal for Slowing Down, Letting Go, and Loving Who You Are10.19

Secret Santa

Nica6's Secret Santa is Pat_Bunk_Malecki. Help Pat_Bunk_Malecki pick the right book.


Pat_Bunk_Malecki: Happy Holidays my new book friend. It was a pleasure choosing books for you. I hope you enjoy my choices for you. Happy reading. Let me know . My best to you and yours for the coming year. Pat (Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:46:29 -0500)

lorannen: Done. (Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:32:24 -0500)

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