I am so old fashioned. I enjoy the old school practice of reading a book, an actual book not a tablet. I like the distinct smell that wafts from a book as you briskly flip the pages from cover to cover. I mark sections that I find to be intriguing, brilliant, or impactful so that I can return to them again somewhere down the road. I leave them along my travels at coffee shops or hostels that offer a book swap shelf. On the same shelf I pick up a new (to me) book and embark on yet another micro-education adventure.


My list of recommended books will eventually become categorized along with a blurb for you on what I dig about the book. This list is just off the top of my head while in transit, I will add more once I get to peek at our home bookshelves to refresh my memory.

Bill Bryson books:

A walk in the Woods

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

In a Sunburned Country

I’m a stranger here myself

Notes from a Small Island

A brief history of nearly everything

Hmmm…. one might draw the conclusion that I enjoy this author.


Unbearable Lightness by Portia De Rossi

Life is so good by George Dawson, Richard Globman

The shining thread of hope by Darlene Clark Hine, Kathleen Thompson

Parenting without Borders by Christine Gross-Loh

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn