The Accidentals Recommend
From The Accidentals:
As a band family, we do a mental health check in with each other when things get heavy. It helps us acknowledge that maybe we need to ask for help or just give someone a little grace. No judgement, just acceptance.
So, in an effort to feel a little more grounded, we're gonna take a #dailybreather every day for the foreseeable future on Facebook Live. We'll log on at noon EST, light a candle for healing, be thankful, tell a story, recommend some books, and play a song - maybe 15 minutes of total stream time. We're gonna try to be here every day at noon until we feel like we're all good. Some days it might be one of us, some days all of us. We're just gonna hold the space. We hope you'll come take time out with us when you feel like it. xoxo
Whenever The Accidentals recommend a book during the Daily Breather, you can find it here! See all their recommendations below.
“It’s just fun, you know?”
-Katie Larson, May 26th
“She talks really candidly about what it’s like to be a scientist”
-Katie Larson, May 25th
“This is one of my favorite poetry collections”
- Katie Larson, May 24th
“Even if you don’t think natural farming is for you, there’s still really good philosophic advice in this book”
- Sav Buist, May 23rd
“It’s basically a really detailed history of how things evolved to be the way they are”
- Sav Buist, May 22
“Each story is a different genre”
-Katie Larson, May 21st
“I feel it’s like some of those personality tests that can help you perceive how other people and how you work a little bit better”
- Katie Larson, May 20th
“It’s all these different perspectives coming together to tell this retelling of Darwin’s life”
- Sav Buist, May 19th
“Highly recommend it if you’re kinda nerdy like us and you love the intersection between left brain and life brain and how things work and the connection between science and music and creativity”
-Katie Larson, May 17th
“The cool thing about this book is that she talks more about living in Michigan, our home state”
- Katie Larson, May 15th
“This is a really short and entertaining read”
- Katie Larson, May 14th
“[For] if you’re in a kinda spiritual or philosophical way”
- Katie Larson, May 13th
“It’s a really interesting perspective to hear from an author who mostly writes fiction to be talking to a conductor who we don’t hear from very much.”
-Sav Buist, May 12th
“This book is a collection of different writers and musicians and each one has picked a different Beatles song that has impacted their life in one way or another”
- Katie Larsen, May 10th
“I never forgot this book because it was the first time I was able to look at and write something big picture”
-Sav Buist, May 9th
"Not for the faint of heart, but very funny"
-Sav Buist, May 6th
"Follows four different kinds of transformation of food and their history and practices"
-Katie Larson, May 5th
"It's about how small businesses are essential in local communities"
-Michael Dause, May 4th
"This is an awesome book if you need a little inspiration"
-Katie Larson, May 3rd
"This book really breaks down the story of all of the mundane objects and materials that we take for granted"
-Katie Larson, April 30th
"A fascinating deep dive on the history of an arson of the LA public library"
- Sav Buist, April 29th
"We've been getting a kick out of it. Of course, paying attention to the birds, and then making fun of them while we go on our walks"
-Katie Larson, April 28th
"If you're a fan of The Daily Show, you should definitely pick this up if you want to know more about what made it all work"
-Michael Dause, April 27th
"Miranda July is one of my favorite film-makers, musicians and overall quirky artists.
It Chooses You is a handful of stories and interviews with random people... she's kinda whacky and I love her"
- Katie Larson, April 26th
"It talks about her upbringing and getting started with Sleater Kinney back in the 90s during the whole Riot Grrl movement which really inspired me when I was first learning electric guitar"
-Katie Larson, April 25th
"It's part travel journal, part memoir, part science book, part activism book"
-Katie Larson, April 24th
"Songwriting helps if I have inspiration - so I’ve been reading a lot of poetry lately.
Sylvia Plath uses some of the most beautiful language techniques and her word choice are so amazing, really colorful.
Any of you spending your time writing I highly recommend reading some poetry, especially Silvia Path"
- Katie Larson, April 23rd
"Honestly one of my favorite books"
-Katie Larson, April 22nd
"If you find yourself at home with some extra time and need a new hobby..."
-Katie Larson, April 21st
"I love it because it's super short and simple, but sometimes if you need to get out of your head, it's helpful to look at the universe"
-Katie Larson, April 20th
"It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me wonder, and it got me outside of myself"
- Sav Buist, April 19th
"It's full of different diagrams and visualizations for how to change your thinking"
-Katie Larson, April 18th
"I loved it SO much"
-Sav Buist, April 17th
"A really good read for the current time"
-Michael Dause, April 16th
"We wrote a song about this book"
-Katie Larson, April 15th
"It's such an amazing exploration of how music affects history and how history affects music"
-Sav Buist, April 14th
-Katie Larson, April 13th
"It's just real people doing real life"
-Sav Buist, April 12th
"It's just a really nice break to be able to look up at something that's always consistent"
-Sav Buist, April 10th
"Food Energetics is all about paying attention to what we eat, especially now that we're home and have a little more time on our hands, I've been making a lot more conscious choices to listen to my body and reevaluating why we eat what we eat"
-Katie Larson, April 9th
"It's not just for artists, even though it's called The Artist's Way. It's for anyone who wants to tap into some creativity"
-Sav Buist, April 8th