Books I Love

I started a growing repository of my favorite and wishlisted books over on Bookshop. What a book you love and I should put on my radar?

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  1. I’d love it if Bookshop gave me the ability to follow these lists. I’ve read several books that I found through you and you haven’t steered me wrong yet.


  2. Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard and Utopia For Realists by Rutger Bregman. Both I feel have made a big impact on the way I think about the world as well as everyday life.

  3. Of the books I’ve read recently that fit with the swissmiss ideals, I’d suggest “all about love” by bell hooks. An older book, but one that actually helped me redefine what it means to love and be loved.

    If you’re looking for fiction, my two favorite reads from last year were How Much of These Hills Is Gold and Transmigration of Bodies:

  4. Thank you for sharing your list. Inspired by Maria Popova I posted my twenty favourites from last year.

    Impossible to narrow down to one all time favourite. Deborah Levy’s The Cost of Living and Hisham Matar’s A Month in Sienna are two books that come to mind. 2021 has started strong.. I loved Barry Lopez’s Horizon, The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams, and the collection of Audre Lorde’s work edited by Roxane Gay.

  5. A wild book to read is The Sexy Part of the Bible by Kola Boof

  6. Color:a Natural History of The Palette
    by Victoria Finlay

    is a favorite- visual artists will recall THE magical moment when their eyes seized color in all its magnificence as their brain tried to make sense of it:how?…
    This author searched for answers to “how?” throughout her life (before the internet) and shares her journey to answers. Not a technical tome- a read that takes you along to discover how color came to shape our visual world-and in some cases, disappear from it.
    The book is divided by color which spoke to my inner artist.
    This is my soothing read- letting my brain embrace a color as I drift off.

  7. Everything I Never Told You by Celesta Ng and Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Both truly spectacular books.

  8. You have the most amazing booklist… so far from my comfort zone and totally inspirational… where to start?!? Mille mercis.

  9. 3 book ideas in a different direction are:

    The Shadow of the Wind

    All the Light we Cannot See

    The Vegetarian

  10. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain – so affirming!

  11. Dear Tina

    Im in danger of self promotion, but Ive just published a labour of love…
    ‘The Creative Advantage: How the intersection of science and creativity reveals life’s ultimate advantage ‘

    and soon to release
    ‘The Creative Advantage Life Cycle: Enhance your creativity throughout all stages of your life’

    I’d be honoured to send you e- versions for your reading. Kind regards maria

  12. ‘if tenderness approaches, run to it.’
    Henri Cole, Blizzard