Reads of the month: From Tiny Homes to Creative Tomes

Tired of looking at screens all day? Perhaps a change of pace and some old-school paper pages might be just what you need…

From our February/March ’21 issue, here are a short list of books that come highly recommended…

Pick of the Issue:
Tiny House: Live Small, Dream Big

Having less is the secret to living more. Imagine living debt-free in an environmentally-friendly home, no mortgage, no clutter and with boundless freedom. This is the reality and dream of people all over the world thanks to the widespread momentum of the tiny house movement in recent years.  Curated by Brent Heavener, the founder of the popular @tinyhouse Instagram account, “Tiny House: Live Small, Dream Big” is designed to fit even on the tiniest coffee tables. This visual manifesto for the tiny house lifestyle features 250 full-color photographs of the smallest, most efficient homes around the world, with interviews, features and smart tips straight from the homeowners.

Explore the likes of owning a treehouse in the wilderness of Quebec, a remote mountain cabin in Scotland or the Swiss Alps, driving a campervan on the open roads of Australia, or steering a houseboat along the Canal du Midi. Find escape, inspiration and a window into a freer, simpler, happier kind of life. Sometimes you have to think small to live big.

 

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The Practice” by Seth Godin will help you get unstuck and find the courage to make and share creative work. Godin insists that writer’s block is a myth and that consistency is far more important than authenticity, and that experiencing the imposter syndrome is a sign that you’re a well-adjusted human.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick” is the unofficial prequel to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” by Michael Farris Smith, where he tells the tale of Nick Carraway’s life and romantic story of self-discovery before moving to West Egg and into Gatsby’s periphery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the urgent, authoritative book titled “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical and accessible plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.

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