Favorite Books

Dear friends and fellow readers,

I love, love, love books. Especially those that take me on a journey, teach me about myself and others, or invite me to stay healthy. Below you’ll find some titles which reflect my eclectic interests and taste…. today.

Favorite books: 

Alchemy of Love Relationships Joseph Michael Levry offers a unique and welcome perspective on the nature of enduring relationships and magical unions. 
Anger Thich Nhat Han brings an inspired approach to a challenging subject. He shows how to make friends with, as well as transform, feelings that upset you.  I like all Han’s books; he’s even better on audio.
Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya  A novel about what we believe and how we can find ourselves despite our conditioning. A great way to learn more about Latinos who’ve come from a combination of Catholic, cowboy, and indigenous upbringings
Equator  Erudite, amusing, imaginative travel writing by Thurston Clarke. You can feel, smell, see the places he visits and learn their history as if you’ve known them for centuries.
Power vs. Force; The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior   David R. Hawkins, M.D., PhD.   I agree with Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, “perhaps the most important and significant book I’ve read in the past 10 years.”
The Road to Guadalupe   Eryk Hanut’s brilliant, hilarious, original take on Mexico, Mexicans, curanderismo, and the fascination with the Virgin of Guadalupe, all based on Hanut’s trip to discover the church that bears her name.
The Wilder Shores of Love When I was in my twenties I travelled to the south of France to meet the celebrated romantic author, Lesley Blanch, who had traced the footsteps of western women who chose exotic, thrilling, fulfilling lives in the Middle East over lives of convention in Europe.  Later I traced some of the steps of her heroines.
Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can  Carolyn Myss, Ph.D.  Myss’ books are revelatory. Her audio books are even better.


The Alchemist (Coelho), Alkalize or Die (Baroody), Ask A Mexican! (Arellano), the Dalai Lama’s books, Girl in Hyacinth Blue (Vreeland), Ginger and Ganeesh (Power), Green Building for Dummies (Freed), Feng Shui Your Life (Barrett), Kabul Beauty School (Rodriguez), Prescription for Nutritional Healing (Balch and Balch), Sabbath (Wayne Muller), The Book Publisher’s Handbook (Eric Kampmann), The Self-Publishing Manual (Dan Poynter), ****1001 Ways to Market Your Book (stellar advice from John Kremer), memoirs, and any book about water, sustainable living, food, health, exotic cultures.  All geography books, language dictionaries, and books on curanderismo blanco, sacred places, and Oman.

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. connie  |  February 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Kabul Beauty School was really a great, thought provoking read, not simply a good book…..I loved it

    • 2. bigpondlittlegirl  |  February 25, 2013 at 1:12 am

      Thanks Connie for taking the time to read through the list of some of my favorite “travel” books. Delighted you also loved Kabul Beauty School.


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