A Worthy Summer Reading List

Something about lazy summer days makes me think of attacking my reading list. A few of the titles are fiction, and a few are nonfiction. Some suggested, some self-discovered. Some opened up and partially read, others brand new and inviting me in. They all have two things in common: they’ve been piling up next to my side of the bed, and each one of them is worthy of my summer reading time.

Of the many in the pile, three nonfiction books are sure to enhance my self-health education:

Folk Medicine: A New England Almanac of Natural Health Care from a Noted Vermont Country Doctor. This classic book by D.C. Jarvis, MD, is one of my partially read titles. I’m a big believer in the health benefits of apple cider vinegar, so I flipped through the pages to read about his experiences with it. Published in 1950, Folk Medicine documents how Dr. Jarvis relied on natural cures to treat his patients on a daily basis—and many of these same folk remedies have been coming back into the spotlight lately. I look forward to seeing what other insights I’ll come across.

One book suggested to me pulled me in from the title alone: Why Do Men Have Nipples? Written by Mark Leyner, it’s quirky and whimsical and makes me curious about what I’ll find once I crack the cover. Someone described it to me as the adult version of our boys’ “How Come?” series of books, which explain things like why the sky is blue. Should be as entertaining as it is interesting, and I plan on learning lots of fascinating tidbits.

Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the New World by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel. This may not seem like an obvious choice for summer reading, but I could eat soup any time of the year. So far I’ve only peaked through the pages of this self-discovered, beautifully illustrated soft cover, but it’s so full of research on the healing benefits of homemade broth that it seems ridiculous not to choose a recipe and get started. This book will no doubt have lots of earmarked pages once I’m done reading it from front to back.

There’s just a splattering of my worthy summer reading list. Maybe these titles will spark some ideas of your own. What’s on your list so far?

Images from Pixabay. 

Paula Widish

Paula Widish, author of Trophia: Simple Steps to Everyday Self-Health, is a freelance writer and self-healther. She loves nothing more than sharing tidbits of information she discovers with others. (Actually, she loves her family more than that—and probably bacon too.) Paula has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Relations and is a Certified Professional Life Coach through International Coach Academy.

Products by Paula Widish

Related Topics

self-health education

Leave a Reply