Ten Titles Recommended to me Since 2013

Today the TTT is revisiting a subject from 2013, our favorite books which have been reccommended to us.

  1. Desert Solitaire, anonymous commentator. Years ago someone suggested I read Ed Abbey’s ” Desert Solitaire”, and that book’s descriptions of the southwest were such that I had to visit it several times for myself.
  2. The Age of Absurdity, Cyberkitten. Does a review count as a recommendation? I say it does.
  3. Jayber Crow, The Art of Manliness essential reading list. I may have already encountered Wendell Berry before reading what became My Favorite Novel, but it’s the reason I’ve explored so much of his work since then.
  4. Where the Crawdads Sing, everyone at The Book Bunch, the reading/tea circle I’m a part of at the library. Part nature writing, part character novel.
  5. Inside a Dog, a priestly friend with a love for cardigan Welsh corgies.
  6. 12 Rules for Life, various sources; my interest was cemented in by Marian’s thoughtful review.
  7. The Fountainhead & Atlas Shrugged, James
  8. The Death and Life of Great American Cities….this one is on every urban planning booklist out there.
  9. Ship of Rome, Cyberkitten. The first in a fun series of ancient Roman historical naval fiction.
  10. A Sand County Almanac, biologist friend of mine who shared it with me after I sent her a quote from Where the Crawdads Sing which was actually quoting the Alamanc!

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3 Responses to Ten Titles Recommended to me Since 2013

  1. Cyberkitten says:

    TWO mentions…! Cool! I’m sure that I’ll have a few more Historical series for you coming up…

    • Honestly, I could probably compose a list of books you’ve either reccommended to me directly or which I’ve read because of your blog, given how long we’ve been following one another! BTW, I’m still intending to comment on your nuclear comment…I wanted to give it a considered response.

      • Cyberkitten says:

        As I’ve said before – despite our no doubt many differences – we do seem to have quite a lot of interests in common but (inevitably given those differences) come at them from often very different directions… which makes things kind of interesting [grin] You’ve certainly prompted me to look out for books on subjects too – although not *always* the same ones.

        No hurry with your nuclear response….. [grin]

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