I’d like to say I have some fabulous books planned but truthfully I haven’t bought books in a long time. Living in Sweden and not yet speaking Swedish limits me to children’s novels and crime/drama novels in English. I do read my share of children’s books having a 3 year old though lol But I don’t really like dimestore novels.

One book I hope to read that I bought when I last went to the states is The Tibetan Book of the Dead (not an easy read despite the fact that I already know a lot of content from studies)

I also have a huge biography on Arthur Rimbaud I’ve not gotten through yet. I love biographies!

Some books and authors I love and occasionally read despite having read them before

Jim Carroll I love both his poems and his autobiographies.

James Baldwin he’s an excellent writer very gritty realistic images of America in the 50s and 60s his novels deal a lot with racism, homo/bisexuality, and love (not in a warm fuzzy way). His characters are very realistic portraits of broken people and he’s brilliant at creating realistic relationships.

Edmund White (autobiographical novels)

Sylvia Plath poetry as well as her journals

The Tao of Abundance the best self-help book I have ever read, its huge but its brilliant and you can pretty much open the book up on any page and feel better about yourself. It’s the source of many of my philosophical beliefs

I’d like to get my hands on some books about Shinto one in particular and I cannot remember the name right now unfortunately

The Tao of Pooh

A Clockwork Orange




14 thoughts on “Day 18 Summer Reading

  1. You havea long list. Some sounds like heavy reading to me.
    But I cannot say a thinga bout that. As I do soem heavy reading myself.
    Awesome that we have such wonderful wide varied selections for us all to read.

    1. I recommend it explains the philosophies of Daoism in a very logical, coherent manner, no convoluted nonsense. It uses a lot of science in the examples and has some wonderful quotes as well. Its also written a very sincere, calm, heartfelt manner.

  2. books are getting so expensive these days! Twenty years back we were able to buy enough to please us by our pocket money, now our salaries dont allow us that pleasures.

    1. I should’ve started reading earlier! They are though when I go to the states I buy more books than anything else god knows I need clothes but books come first lol

  3. I like simple easy reading! Basic Chic lit! The books you enjoy seem like deep for me! I admire people who can read books like that!

    Have a great day!

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