On the Backroad to Heaven: Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren By Donald B. Kraybill and Carl Desportes Bowman. An excellent comparative religion study that explores the unique worlds of the Old Order Anabaptists--a study of the different cultures, histories and ways of life of each group. Bought this book when we were in America in October.
31 Days to a Simple Life the Amish Way by Karen Anna Vogel. A month-long guide to simplicity and growing a good life through advice from the Amish.
Grace in Autumn (novel) by Lori Copeland & Angela Hunt ... book two in a series of five... A small New England island is watched over and entertained by angels... VERY fun and sweet read this series!
Wife in the North by Judith O'Reilly. A London journalist's funny memoir of packing up her family, leaving the big city, and relocating to a very rural area... swapping high heels for muck boots, and finding her balance between family life and career. A book borrowed from the library, this was a fun, light read.
Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki. One man's personal journey and reflections on breaking free from the the toxicity of having TOO MUCH STUFF... how to downsize, finding the joy in owning less. This was on the new books shelf at our local library and was a great weekend read. It offers good advice for anyone getting started with some big life changes to live more richly with less things.
Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver. Recipes designed for weekends--taking more time in the kitchen to enjoy the rituals of cooking, sharing and eating. I borrowed this from the library for autumn weekend slow-cooking ideas... Delicious book!
Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities by Nigella Lawson. The ULTIMATE cookbook for end-of-year festivities. This is one we have on our bookshelf, and I pull it down each year for December inspiration.
Vinter Fryd, a beautiful coffee table book with gorgeous photos and ideas for end-of-year festivities, recipes, flowers, decorations for Christmas and beyond the new year... by Finn Schjøll, a well-known florist, creative, and TV-personality here in Norway. Another book I borrowed from the library for some seasonal inspiration!
Isabellas store bok om kjøkkenhagen Another beautiful inspiration book, this time by the editors of Isabellas, a stylish Danish home-interior & garden magazine, this is the Norwegian translation... a great guidebook for learning about plants, growing vegetables, creating a kitchen garden. I found this lovely book at the library... I'm missing tinkering in the garden, and enjoying dreaming up what we could grow next spring!
LOTS of good and varied reading this month here... Stop by mid-week, and I will share more on reading, as well as some listening!
What about you? What books are on your nightstand, or coffee table, in your bag, or on your tablet/device...or even on your wish list?! Any recommendations?!