Thursday, January 6, 2011

Book Wish List for 2011

Over the past few years I have become quite the reader, considering I read a book about every two years before that. Now I read a book every few weeks, give or take. Mostly gardening and farming reference, I have only read one fiction, The Secret Life of Bees. Currently I'm reading Second Nature by Michael Pollan and Bringing it to the Table by Wendell Berry. I'm loving them both.

Here is a sampling from my extensive (maxed out) Amazon list.

And I Shall Have Some Piece There by Margaret Roach
A Way to Garden by Margaret Roach
The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball
The Complete Guide to Small Scale Farming by Melissa Nelson
Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon
Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden by Eleanor Perenyi
The Garden Primer: Second Edition by Barbar Damrosch
Goat Song by Brad Kessler
Birds in Fall by Brad Kessler
Organic Manifesto by Maria Rodale
Deeply Rooted by Lisa M. Hamilton
The New Seed Starters Handbook by Nancy Bubel
The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoko
Farmers of Forty Centuries by F.H. King
The Hoophouse Handbook by Lynne Byzinski
The New Farmer's Market by Vance Corum
Market Farming Success by Lynne Byzinski

What books are next for you?

5 comments:

~the girl said...

I am finally finishing 'Beautiful Madness' (an inside look into the dirty world of gardening and the gardeners) and I have promised to re-read 'A Passion for Daylilies'. Both of these are amazing!

Joanne said...

Between the books listed here, and the gorgeous kittens in your last post, you've got a whole latte happiness going on here :)

Verde Farm said...

I’m reading the cottage tails of Beatrix Potter and started with the first Hilltop Farm. I love it. Can’t wait to get to the next one. Do you have a Kindle? With all that reading it would be nice :) I don’t but would like to get one.

Meredehuit ♥ said...

You go girl! That's a lot of reading. I find I'm a better writer the more I read. The ideas flow more freely. L.O.V.E. the sunflowers.

Teresa said...

Hi Michelle!
If you enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees, I think you might also enjoy The Help. It was one of my favorites of this past year. Another strong favorite was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.
Happy reading!