Things I ♥

Books I Love

“I have always imagined that Paradise would be a kind of library.”

Jorge Luis Borges

I am a self-confessed Bibliophile. I love reading books, collecting books, decorating with books… in fact, just looking at them fills me with joy! I love the smell of books and the feel of the pages between my fingers. I love that the simple act of turning pages carries you deeper into a story, and plunges you into another world, another life, where anything is possible. And that moment where you turn the final page and finish a book you’ve loved… oh, what a bitter sweet moment!

Of all the books I’ve read, some have etched themselves onto my heart more than others.

These are the keepers. The ones I’ll cherish forever and pass onto the grandkids. Books that survive the big spring cleans, year after year.

Here, in no particular order, are some of the books I’ve read and loved. I’ll add to the list over time.

A Traveller in Time

A Traveller in Time by Alison Uttley

The Country Child by Alison Uttley

The Diary of Anne Frank

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The Fairy Tale Girl by Susan Branch

Martha’s Vineyard: Isle of Dreams by Susan Branch

Martha's Vineyard Isle of Dreams

A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside by Susan Branch

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett

Anam Cara by John O’Donohue

Benedictus: A Book of Blessings by John O’Donohue

Divine Beauty: The Invisible Embrace by John O’Donohue

Power of Awareness by Neville Goddard

All of Wayne Dyer’s books!

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

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All of Kate Morton’s books!

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell

The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell

All of Bill Bryson’s books, especially Notes from a Small Island

The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives

The Ancestral Continuum by Natalia O’Sullivan & Nicola Graydon

The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo

All of Karina Machado’s books (my wonderful sister!), especially Spirit Sisters

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What are your most beloved books?

“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.”

Alan Bennett

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