Isn’t spring the perfect time to curl up in the garden with a good book? Now that my wisteria is in full bloom, I love to sit amongst the flowers and trees, breathe in the fresh air and pour over one of my favorite reads.
In the words of English writer and poet, Martin Tupper, “a good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever,” and I’ve never found that to be more true than when I read something that inspires and teaches me.
Here is a brief list to share of my favorite books, in hopes that you too can find some quiet time, from my bookshelf to yours:
The Art Spirit by Robert Henri – a lovely summary of the essential beliefs and theories of this great teacher and American artist.
The Second Chance Dog by Jon Katz – a wise, uplifting memoir of finding love against all odds, and the power of second chances for both people and dogs.
The Borrowers by Mary Norton – a children’s fantasy novel featuring a family of tiny people who live secretly in the homes of regular people and borrow things to survive.
Whole by T. Collin Campbell – a new take on nutrition, exploring why a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat.
Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein – a fun collection of poems and drawings perfect to share with the kids.
Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss – a thought-provoking book detailing how to think and feel so that what you think and feel creates happiness and vibrancy in your life rather than gloominess or depression.