Growing up, our house was filled with books, magazines and newspapers. At the weekend breakfast table, my parents were glued to their daily news feeds and I read the comics or the back of the cereal box. My mother read practically everything whereas my dad and I drew the line with Danielle Steele and sci-fi; yet there was no sense of literary elitism among us or towards others. That liberal and passionate approach to reading got me through years of secondary education, a few writer boyfriends, hours nestled in the stacks of Barnes and Nobles, standing on subway platforms, sipping tea in cafes, and commuting on the trains, planes, and buses.
This past weekend as I stood in front of my huge bookshelf, scanning the sea of books and decorative objects, I thought, “Geez, am I really going to ship all these books back to the US?”
Some of these books, like old pilling sweaters and treasured heirlooms have been with me for years, even decades. Most I’ve read, although I do have a habit of buying with the intent to read (whenever that free time manifests) and most, I’ve read multiple times.
So here I bare all and offer myself up for criticism and ridicule with my top ten list of things I love to read. A behind the scenes look at my literary must-haves. For sure, these books are making the list for the move. Who knows where else they will travel - where I’ll reread them again. By the way, these are book books - paper and ink! The best way to read.
9. Smart Women Finish Rich
David Bach`s value-based guide to making and saving more coin works. I give it as gifts to my cash-poor chicas and reread it when I temporarily forget my financial worth.
10. The Kosher Sutra, Act Like a lady, Think like a Man, The Five Love Languages
I`m a relationship geek, enough said.
Which books do you read again and again or would take with you around the world and back again? Let me know in the comments below!
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