Midwest Sweet Tea

A movement towards balance and self-discovery.


My best effort to track the things I read.

Happy Accidents, Jane Lynch

Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls, David Sedaris

Bossy Pants, Tina Fey

Is Everyone Hanging Out with Me? (And Other Concerns) Mindy Kaling

Not That Kind Of Girl, Lena Dunham

Yes, Please Amy Poehler

Seriously…I’m Kidding Ellen Degeneres

At Home, Bill Bryson

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, Rachel Maddox

Animal, Vegetable Miracle: A Year of Food Life, Barbara Kingsolver

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race

The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail

The Geography of Bliss, Eric Weiner

In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan

Second Nature, Michael Pollan

The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin

The Four Agreements, Miguel Ruiz

The Practical Neuroscience of Buddha’s Brain: Happiness, Love and Wisdom, Rick Hanson

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Empowerment: Eckhart Tolle

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, Eckhart Tolle

The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir, Dee Williams

State of Wonder, Ann Patchett

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, Ann Patchett

Where Has Oprah Taken Us? The Religious Influence of the World’s Most Famous Woman, Stephen Mansfield

Do More, Spend Less, Brad Wilson

The Christmas Companion with Garrison Keillor

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

Pocket Book of Stones, Robert Simmons

A Train in Winter, Caroline Moorehead

Eat and Run, Scott Jurek

The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everyone But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass, Bill Maher

The Secret, Rhonda Byrne

Daring Greatly, Brene Brown

The Power of Intention, Dr. Wayne Dyer

50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know (and 50 Religion Ideas), Ben Dupre

What I Know For Sure, Oprah Winfrey

Do You Do It or Does It Do You, Alan Watts

Wake Up, Jack Kerouac

Oprah: A Biography, Kitty Kelley

Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love, Matthew Logelin
The dressmaker of Khair Khana: five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness, Scott Jurek

Dad is Fat, Jim Gaffigan


Haven’t updated this too often, because grad school doesn’t leave much time to read books in a leisurely fashion. But here’s a glimpse of the last few months–

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,Maya Angelou

Love’s Executioner, Irvin D. Yalom

The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor

Better Than Before, Gretchin Rubin

As soon as the Greeley library relocates, I plan on signing up for a library card and continuing with audio books in the car.


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