Book picks as published in the February 21, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Year of Less : how I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings, and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store
By Cait Flanders
Cait Flanders worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, but her old habits took hold again. When she realized that nothing she was buying was making her happy–only keeping her from meeting her goals – she decided to set herself a challenge: she would not shop for an entire year.
Berlin 1936 : sixteen days in August
By Oliver Hilmes
A lively account of the 1936 Olympics told through the voices and stories of those who witnessed it, from an award-winning historian and biographer. During the games the Nazi dictatorship was in many ways put on hold, and Berlin 1936 offers a last glimpse of the vibrant and diverse life in the German capital in the 1920s and 30s that the Nazis wanted to destroy.