I love to share books. Having a kindle means I can keep my favorites all in one spot. I can reference quickly and easily when needed. One of my staples is You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay (click for more info on blog post) which I frequently search when a friend confides an ailment to me and wants more information about it. The books written by Florence Scovel Shinn are also in my fingertip library to keep me humming along with my affirmations when distractions slide me away from the Law of Attraction.
There are little escape books which make me feel good to read, relax and rejuvenate. There are long-time favorites like Gone With the Wind, The Secret Garden and various books written by friends who are authors. There are the usual array of positive, inspiring books in there as well.
I love to read (and to write). Usually I read before bedtime for a bit. My tastes vary, but I have found my local library on my kindle to be a plethora of great reading material for free. I like to learn when I read and I don’t mean manuals. I usually have one or two books going at a time on my reading list.
Do you enjoy reading? What type of books do you gravitate toward? Would you please list a book or two that you find enjoyable or meaningful in the comments below? Even an author that you like is appreciated! I love to read all types of books so it doesn’t have to be spiritual, although I don’t enjoy reading horror-type books. I’d love to add to my list of future reading material and I thought it would be wonderful if we could all share what we are reading or what we have read and enjoyed. Thank you in advance for sharing!
As soon as I saw the picture, the book that came to mind was “The Twenty Elephant Restaurant” – it’s out of print and hard to find, but it’s so much more than a children’s story.
My book types vary as well : fiction, non-fiction, and self-help/ personal development. I’m also interested in meditation and mindfulness. My blog has one post about a book, so-called ” The art of happiness”. It is written by HH Dalai Lama, who won Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and Howard C. Cutler, who runs a psychiatric practice in Arizona. Here is the link 🙂
Wonderful! Thanks for adding the link as well. It makes it so much easier to find! ♥
A beautifully written novel about friendship, love,childhood, old age, and philosophy, “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery , touches one’s heartstrings with
its own elegant eloquence.
Oh that sounds lovely! I will put it on my list of must reads! Thank you! ♥
You are my kind of reader. I have the books you mentioned and more. I think in the spiritual genre, there are 150 on my shelves and more in my kindle. I have over 200 on writing, many on self improvement, sewing, crafts and some novels. I’ll try to come up with a short list for you but it will take a bit. The first book I ever recommend is “Breakfast with Buddha” by Rowland Merullo. It is a novel but the kind that never leaves you. If you read it, let me know what you think of it. I read a lot of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books as they are chapter stories that I can read one each night before nodding off to sleep. I have more books to read than I have time and am always finding more that I want to read. 😦
This one looks quite interesting. I have added it to my wishlist. 🙂
Terrific! Let me know when you read it if you liked it! ♥
It will be here Tuesday. I’ll try to start reading a bit on it by the weekend. Need to get a quilt done and in the mail by the weekend. :(((
I hope you were able to finish your quilt and begin to read! ♥
It’s pinned and ready for the machine. Maybe tonight then binding. It must be out by Friday. Hopefully it can make the long trek to Australia by the 15th.
I will continue to believe in its arrival on time with no problems! ♥ Will you be posting a photo of it? Keep me in the loop as I’d love to see it!
It’s just a cheater quilt but it’s flannel. I understand they are having winter now and the softness will be nice for auntie in her early stages of Alzheimer’s
I have 2 blankets for my family with Alzheimer’s and believe me, a quilt made with loving hands is a treasure that they will enjoy and find so much comfort in! You are so kind. ♥
Thank you so much. 🙂
I’ve read the Chicken Soup books with glee as I love that they are short, to the point and give us a window of connection with others. I will have to look for the Breakfast book. Thank you for taking the time to share with me. ♥
If you like cozy mysteries, I am currently working my way through Lorna Barrett’s Booktown Mystery series. If you enjoy romances with Native Americans I have read several Cassie Edwards novels. Hope this helps 🙂
This helps! Thank you. I should look into your books as well. Which is your favorite book that you’ve written? Please share! ♥
Hong Kong Treasure is an international romance with intrigue available from Amazon or Barnes & Noble in ebook or paperback format. You can check it out on my webpage https://romancebyddominikwickles.wordpress.com/ I had a lot of fun writing this book and I am having fun writing my next one – also a romance with some danger. I would love for you to read my book and tell me what you thought of it!
Thank you for sharing your book! I had hoped you would tell us of your novel. I will put it on my list of must reads!
Yippee! I look forward to hearing what you think of it. Enjoy
At this moment I am reading also The kite runner. The book is highly reccommend 🙂 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kite_Runner
I read it a few years ago. Thanks for sharing what you’re reading!
Josephine Tey and Agatha Christie are great on the mystery front. For a short read, “Ten Things I learned from Bill Porter” is fabulous.
Wonderful! Thank you so much for adding some mysteries as well. I love Agatha Christie! ♥
Thank you Russ! I will definitely add them to my list! I think you should have self-promoted as well and added all of your children’s books to the list! ♥ Love the new characters I saw on your blog!
So now I know why we think so much alike. Reading. I read consistently all the time and am drawn toward books on the self help, improvement area. This year I have read some good ones.
As a Man Thinketh- James Allen
The Essential Collection- Neville Goddard
The Four Agreements- Don Miguel Ruiz
The Mastery of Love – Don Miguel Ruiz
Awaken the Giant Within- Tony Robbins
The Biology of Belief- Bruce H. Lipton
Lying – Sam Harris
The Alchemist- Paulo Coelho
The Road Less Traveled- M. Scott Peck
I recommend them all for different reasons. It was actually reading books like this that changed my life. 🙂
Jonathan, I have read 4 from the above list already! Thank you for giving me such a wonderful list to choose from when I need a new book! Titles, book covers and recommendations intrigue me and I seem to have a book find me when it’s best for me to read it. Does that happen to you too? P.S. LOVE your list!