Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Recommended reading

A random selection from Asta's library
So I thought I would add a recommended reading widget to my blog. I have a friend who has done this on her site. As I am a passionate book lover, who loves to recommend books, I thought I would too.

Surely it can't be too hard, I thought. I chose my books carefully, trying to keep them to a limit. I created a lovely slideshow of titles that made me smile as the preview displayed their pretty faces... covers... one after the other. 

 I saved it. I copied it. But when I tried to paste it, I had no idea where to paste it to. Blogs! I have so much to learn.

Anyway while I sort out this problem why don't you share with us the books that you would recommend. I covered topics like: art, writing, simplicity, eco living, spirituality. What topics would you chose? Or maybe you are mostly a fiction reader. Any favourite authors? I can't wait to hear from you.

Asta x


  1. The Man Who Never Died (The Life and Times of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon-William M. Adler

    All My Bones Shake-Robert Jensen

    The Shock Doctrine-The Rise of Disaster Capitalism-Naomi Klein

    Globalization and its Discontents-Joseph E. Stiglitz

    World on Fire-Amy Chua

    Nickel and Dimed-Barbara Ehrenreich

  2. This is a wonderful idea Asta!!! Posted a few books that I really enjoyed . . . mostly political stuff.

  3. I have the Tightwad Gazette, too Asta. Isn't it amazing reading?

    So, here are my top 3 books.
    1. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
    2. Love's Pursuit by Siri Mitchell
    3. A Bride in the Bargain by Deanne Gist.

    You didn't expect anything less from a lover of historical romance now, did you Asta? (wink)

    1. Yes - you did not disappoint me Dotti. Thank you for your list. It is quite lovely. A x

  4. This morning I had a cuppa with Kristen Sivyer. She's an amazing artist. I have her permission to add her list. (I can see we will have a very eclectic list in total.)
    Factotum, by Charles Bukowski
    My Family and other Animals, by Gerald Durrell
    Clochemerle, by Gabriel Chevallier
    A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway.

  5. One I adored earlier this year Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. Also loved being judge for the Caleb poetry prize and read some great poetry by Andrew Lansdown, an anthology by Poetica Christi press and a unique book by Cameron Semmons and other contributers.

    1. Thanks for the list Dale. I love how different everyone's list is. I haven't read Caleb's Crossing but my husband has and he enjoyed it, and it certainly got good reviews - as all her books do. Asta x

  6. A Tramp finds Home
    Corrie ten Boom

    1. I've read the Hiding Place Wimmera. She certainly writes an inspiring read. Asta x

  7. Catherine Earp sent me this list - Here are some books that I've read and loved, and 'delve' back into from time to time.

    The Re-enchantment of everyday life (Thomas Moore).
    The Road less traveled (M. Scott Peck)
    God will make a way (Cloud and Townsend).
    Give them Grace (E.M. Fitzgerald and J Thomson).
    The Inner voice of Love (Henri Nouwen).
    and Luci Shaw (poet).

    Thanks Catherine. Great list. Asta x

  8. Doctor Zhivago
    by Boris Pasternak

  9. Anything and everything by Terry Pratchett.
    The Jack Reacher series was surprisingly fun.
    Let's Pretend This Never Happened- Jenny Lawson.
    Action Philosophers- a great summary of various philosophers in comic form.