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My Bookshelf

My bookshelf is ever changing, but below are just a few of the books currently resting on my shelves.

  • Classic short story volumes (see pics to the right)
  • Big Love by Sarah Dunn — great beach/vacation read and very funny!
  • The Prophet by Kahil Gibran
  • Thoughts in Solitude by Thomas Merton
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Travels with Charley by John Steinback
  • The Western Guide to Feng Shui by Terah Kathryn Collins
  • The Bible
  • The AP Stylebook
  • The Copywriter’s Handbook by Robert W. Bly
  • The Harbrace College Handbook
  • Struck and White’s The Elements of Style
  • The Art of Fiction by John Gardner
  • Living a Beautiful Life by Alexander Stoddard
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Siverstein
  • Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • The Truth Teller’s Lie by Sophie Hannah
  • The Best American Short Stories, 2011/Editor, Geraldine Brooks

Not in any way a complete list and this list will keep growing….

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What’s on your shelves?

Discussion

15 thoughts on “My Bookshelf

  1. I know, great read! Love Erica Jong and it is fantastic. :).

    Posted by Brigitte | May 17, 2012, 9:08 pm
  2. The Prophet is the most inspirational book I have ever read. I think you will really enjoy it. I keep it by my bedside and page through it any time I am feeling down.

    Posted by Alyssa Röhricht | May 18, 2012, 10:14 am
  3. I couldn’t live (or write) without the Bible and “The Elements of Style” (essential books in every writer’s library). Congrats on your blog. Well organized. Professional. Creative. Well done!

    Posted by Sheryl Stinchcum | May 19, 2012, 11:06 pm
  4. I adore Little Women! I think I fell in love with the book after my mom introduced me to it. I also used to watch the cartoon when I was younger. I adore Jo March, she’s definitely my favourite character. Who do you like best?

    Posted by ForTheLoveOfBooks | May 21, 2012, 10:15 am
  5. An illustated edition of The Prophet by Kahil Gibran is on my bedside table. It was a gift and is a treasure.

    Posted by Honie Briggs | May 24, 2012, 8:18 pm
  6. Happy to see Gibran and Silverstein!

    I have lots of Bach and Coelho. Given my background, I also enjoy Caroline Knapp, Melodie Beatty and Mary Karr and other recovery type books. I’m also a fan of Rumi, Plath, Teasdale, Paz, Rod McKuen and Mary Oliver poetry.

    I love Greive’s cheery photo books, and have most of them, starting with The Blue Day Book.

    I enjoy philosophy, Buddhism, meditation and eastern religion books- Osho and Pema Chodron are favorites.

    Have you read anything recently that’s blown your socks off?

    Posted by runningonsober | October 18, 2012, 2:16 am
    • Two of my favorites! I’ve not updated that in forever. I do have Moelodie Beatty. I used to read Louise Hay when I needed that. I like Plath although some of her writing is difficult to read. I’ll have to look all these others up you’ve mentioned. I love philosophy as well, Christy and Buddhism teachings — they teach love and peace — I like that a lot. As far as anything blowing my socks off….it’s been a while.

      I did read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and it was superbly written, the pacing great and the ending a surprise. I love great writing and great fiction!

      Posted by Brigitte | October 18, 2012, 8:40 am

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