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Flour Water Salt Yeast by Ken Forkish.
Baking bread is hands down one of my favorite self care strategies. This book has completely changed (and improved!) the quality of my bread. It’s full of gorgeous visuals showing each step and it breaks down the science behind bread making in an easy to understand way.
Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking by Dana Shultz.
This is my favorite go-to cookbook! Perfect for vegans (me) and non-vegans alike. Recipes are not overly complicated and, again, the visuals in this book are stunning.
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown.
Oh, Brené Brown. The type of social worker I dream of becoming. This book challenges me as an individual and explores how the decisions I make impact my personal life as an individual and how my decisions impact society. The implications of this book are extraordinary.
A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold.
School shootings. Mental health. The family left behind. This book is so much more than a memoir. Ms. Klebold actively advocates for mental health awareness in our own lives and in the lives of our loved ones. I can not recommend this enough.
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth.
I love Jennifer Worth’s stories in this memoir about midwifery in 1950s London. Sure, there is great character and plot development. But the stories highlight the challenges and joys of serving others even when it’s difficult. Ethical dilemmas, heartbreak, and celebration are themes I’m drawn to- and this book has it all.