For The Love of Reading / Three Months of 2018 and Four Books


One of my personal reading goals for this year was not to buy new books until I read the ones that were on my reading list and that I already own. Unfortunately, I read one book that I have previously purchased, and I buy two new ones. But, I am not concerned about that too much as long as I am reading.

In these three months of the year 2018, I read three books. And, although they all are nonfiction books, they belong to different genres.



  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (Audible), provides a brief history of humankind, and I find it extremely interesting. I was “reading” the book via the audible app during my trips from school after drop-off and to school before pick-up. I was always looking forward to having these rides because I fell in love with this book. “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow,” is another book by Yuval Noah Harari. Sapiens is about the evolution of humans while Homo Deus is an imagined future of humankind by the author. This book is on my list as well, and I hope to read it soon.



  • Mayo Clinic Going Gluten-Free Essential Guide to Managing Celiac Disease and Related Conditions by Joseph A. Murray. This book covers medical information regarding gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. Although I am not new in this matter and have read some books about it already, I have found the information presented in this book relevant and significant, helping further understand these conditions.



  • Third Culture Kids Growing Up Among Worlds by David C. Pollock and Ruth E. Van Reken (Kindle version). This book was one of the books that I started to read and could not finish—not because it is not good but rather because I was more excited to read and learn something else. For no reason, I had been reading this book since 2015. Yes, for so long. “This book is the ‘bible’ for anyone who wants to understand the blessings and the curses of growing up multiculturally.” I agree with this review very much. I started to read this book when our family was in a transition period moving to Dubai after spending three years in Romania. The book was beneficial by helping me and my family to adapt to the new life in the new place. I did not finish it then, I just read it bit by bit until finally, after almost three years, I made it to the end. It was so useful to understand the challenges that my kids are facing or might face, along with the unique skills they are gaining because of multiple cultural transitions. I would highly recommend this book to every expatriate family.


  • The bikini body motivation and habits guide by Kayla Itsines – an easily readable and understandable sports and health-related book just for ladies full of healthy recipes and meal plans.


I am currently reading Thinner, Leaner, Stronger, the Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body by Michael Matthew. I plan to finish it and then dive into some photography books again. What good books have you read recently?

Happy reading!



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