Top 10 Books for Me
There are many many many books that have had an impact on my life for one reason or another.
The first time I read Walden by Thoreau, my life was transformed. Reading the works of Hawthorne, opened up to me the power of the written word. Reading John Muir's works brought alive the importance of caring for the land. Books like We Took to the Woods by Rich, showed me a glimpse of simple living that have given me focus and determination to not get lost in the rush of modern living. Lin Yutang's book A Leaf in the Storm showed me how war is ugly but that beauty can be found at any time. As a child, the Little House books showed me how the past holds treasures that should never be forgotten. So many books...and so little time !
I like to read at least one book a week and have pretty much kept to that since I was 10 years old.
Here is a list of my all time favorite books in no particular order
The Long Winter... Wilder
A Leaf in the Storm Lin Yutang
Healing Anger... The Dalai Lama
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff....Richard Carlson
We Took to the Woods..... Rich
The Marble Faun....Nathaniel Hawthorn
The Tanakh and the NT
Les Misérables ( in French) Hugo
Sailing Alone Around The World... Joshua Slocum
Next week it might be a different list, and it was probably different last week.
Share your top ten books with me !