Conscious Reading

>> Saturday, December 27, 2008

This is a list of books I've read since starting this blog. It will be updated on a regular basis as I read more. Click on the title for a review of the book.

Currently reading:
Big Box Swindle
by Stacy Mitchell

Cheap by Ellen Ruppel Shell
The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyzyn
Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule
Garbage Land by Elizabeth Royte
The Green Collar Economy by Van Jones
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
No Impact Man by Colin Beavan
Real Food by Nina Planck
Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Appelhof
Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez


Joyce December 27, 2008 at 10:21 PM  

I've read these, too! I loved Garbageland. Last Child In The Woods is also very good, but it would have meant more to me if my kids were still little, I think. Anyway, you're about the fourth blog I've read today where people are starting book lists, so it must be resolution time. I just started one myself.

Maren Hansen December 27, 2008 at 10:46 PM  

I too loved Garbageland (it changed my life) and also her newest book, Watermania (fabulous follow-up to Garbageland on a more specific, related subject). I'm reading Last Child in the Woods now and am enjoying it immensely so far. I also have on my shelf to read next, Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy by Matthew Scully...

Steph @ Greening Families December 31, 2008 at 10:37 AM  

If you are enjoying The Complete Tightwad Gazette, you might also like Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. The concepts discussed in the book really helped my husband and me clarify our financial goals.

Erin aka Conscious Shopper December 31, 2008 at 2:25 PM  

Joyce - That's a hefty book list you've put together but sounds like some good reads! I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on them.

Maren - I really want to read Dominion also. Besides the article you posted on your blog by Matthew Scully, I also read about Dominion in an article by Michael Pollan. It sounds like an amazing book.

Steph - Thanks for the suggestion. I'll be sure to check it out!

Daisy August 17, 2010 at 5:43 PM  

I would add Suddenly Frugal by Leah Ingram. She's very green and very frugal and at the same time, practical.

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