1. Buddhist Biology– This was a short book, but it took me almost two weeks to get through. The author makes comparisons between buddhism and biology, and how they coincide in an ecological, environmental and genetic manner.
I like to think of myself as an intelligent person, but this book made me feel inferior in my scientific knowledge. It took me awhile to digest and understand all the concepts, but it was definitely an interesting read, that gave me quite a bit to think about.
2. Eat Pray Love– This was my second time reading this book, I re-read it for one of my book clubs.
I first read this book in 2009 and in a very different place in my life. The first part of this book really spoke to me, at that time and I feel like I barely even noticed the last 2/3 of the book.
This time around, I noticed so many things I had not before. I really connected with the author’s spiritual journey. The portion from India really resonated with me and my current journey with yoga and meditation.
3. A Tale for the Time Being– This book was the pick for my other book club and I am reserving my final judgment for it, after I have discussed it more, but overall…it depressed the heck out of me.
The story is told from alternating narrators and one is a Japanese teenager, who gets excessively bullied at school and has an overall miserable existence.
The redeeming character in the book was the great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who had always had insightful lines and brought about some positivity to the story.