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Book – Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and how Desire Shapes the World by Aja Raden
This book is so good! It tells the tales of eight jewels and how they helped shape human history. The author, Aja Raden, is so funny and entertaining! She artfully mixes historical events with the psychology behind desire, retold in a way that’s so relatable and human. I highly recommend to anyone who likes sparkly things, off-beat history factoids, or just needs a break from smutty summer beach reads.