Books for Breakfast #30

Book Reviews

To accompany my Special K cereal I’ve been woofing down these past few weeks, I present to you my most recent reads!
The Wisdom of Psychopaths by Kevin Dutton
Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown

I really love psychology and so I tend to read non-fiction books on the subject whenever one catches my eye. This bright red book did just that and I HAD to pick it up. Let’s just say that I was in no way, shape, or form disappointed with this read. It’s just so interesting! It wasn’t dry at all nor did it ever get too wordy and leave me confused, and I never felt the need to put it down. I think the way brains work is really interesting and I’m drawn to the whole psychopath debate (about whether it can be good or bad) and this book really covers everything you could want to know about it! 
So, can being a bit on the psychopath side actually be good for you? After reading the book, it seems like it certainly could (in a way) but then again, in some ways probably not. It’s hard to imagine being a psychopath if you’re not, since different parts of your brain function differently at certain times. Gosh. It was just such an interesting read! If you like learning about brains and the way people work, I highly suggest this read! Books like this are my favorite kind of non-fiction!
I lent it to my dad along with The Bat by Nesbo…he has 4 books on his reading list now that I’ve given him!

I got the idea to read Cinnamon & Gunpowder from Sara’s blog Sincerely, Sara. She was reading it quite a while ago and I saw the image pop up on her Instagram and whoa boy, that cover blew me away. (I know, I know, don’t judge a book by it’s cover but c’mon people I’m a designer! I judge all products by their covers!!!) I asked her about it and she told that she liked it so far, so I put it down on my reading list!

It’s a foodie + pirates + conflict + a kick butt girl pirate captain + awesome writing style. I mean, really, how could I turn that down? (Clearly I couldn’t) I enjoyed the characters, they were all so unique, and while the main character had a lot of growth, I was a little sad that I didn’t learn too much about some of the side characters. (Mainly Mr. Apples, because I mean…his name is Mr. Apples!) Overall I found it to be a fun read, I went through it pretty fast and I liked the ending, it came together nicely, though a touch sad, still, it almost had to end that way so I can’t be mad/sad about it.
My mom grabbed this one from me when she came up for mother’s day! Goodness! Both of parents keep grabbing things off my shelves!

Next on the list: I, Lucifer & something else off my shelf!
(My boyfriend is reading Feast for Crows and told me that I’ll never finish the 7 books on my shelf before he’s done reading it (he reads slow) so now I feel like he’s challenged me.)

By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!