Our Favorite Books
A Modern Herbal
by Mrs. M. Grieve
The medicinal, culinary, cosmetic and economic properties, cultivation and folk-lore of herbs, grasses, fungi, shrubs, and trees with their modern scientific uses.
The Earthwise Herbal
by Matthew Wood
This two-volume set profiles old world (and new) plants, encompassing all the major, and many of the secondary herbs of traditional and modern Western herbalism.
The Green Pharmacy
by James A. Duke
Full of recipes, stories, and references to studies. Unlike many herbal books, it is organized by ailment which makes it quick to find ideas when searching. A reference book that can be read like a novel, for the simple joy of it.
Culpeper's Complete Herbal
by Nicholas Culpeper
by Paul Stamets
Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide
by Rosemary Gladstar
The Modern Herbal Dispensatory
by Thomas Easley & Steven Horne
The Herb Book
by John Lust
The Complete Herbal Handbook for Farm & Stable
by Juliette de Bairacli Levy
by Christopher Hobbs
Scottish Herbs & Fairy Lore
by Ellen Evert Hopman
Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health
by Rosemary Gladstar
Herbal Body Book
by Jeanne Rose
Back to Eden
by Jethro Kloss
Herbal Healing for Women
by Rosemary Gladstar
Touch The Earth
by T.C. McLuhan
Touch The Earth is a self-portrait of Native American existence in a country that was in no way kind to the people or their way of life. Passages range from witty to deeply emotional, while others sing with beauty and eloquence so powerful one might think the authors had a better grasp of the language than native English speakers. There are truths and lessons, and thought provoking subjects that may shake you to your core and leave you seeing the world different than you ever have before.
by Louis Lowry
The Giver is a fun read with intriguing points of reflection upon one’s own life and perception, shedding light on a myriad of truths about society.
Harry Potter series
by J.K. Rowling
The world of Harry Potter is a magical and intriguing place, and what these novels gift the reader is so much more than a strange tale of witchy ways to live. Rather, they give the reader a chance to leave all concerns of reality behind while venturing into a world that offers wonder and awe, and endless possibilities. There are fantastic lessons of humility, acceptance, and so much more; many of which inspire the reader to be good at heart, while also promoting confidence and bravery to step up and change the world into a place that can accept all, rather than a select few.
by Daniel Quinn
Ishmael is a fascinating philosophical discussion in socratic style between a teacher and his pupil. It examines the hidden cultural biases driving modern civilization, and explores themes of ethics, sustainability and the direction our culture is heading. Quinn is an articulate writer who inspires deep thought with eye opening prose that comes easy to readers without the esoteric meanderings that bog down many philosophical novels.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
The first book I fell in love with. As a young reader, it was difficult to catch my attention. This book certainly did with its eccentric antics. It is a lovable whirlwind of events in a dreamlike land, where everything is not as it seems.
by Lauren Oliver
The Delirium Series is set in a world where love is a disease and illegal. They "cure" having feelings of love by doing brain surgery and it is mandatory for anyone over 18 years of age. It starts by following a young girl who is about to receive "the cure". This dystopian series is a good reminder of how amazing and powerful love can be.
The Definitive Book of Body Language
by Allan & Barbara Pease
This book teaches you how to pick up on people's nonverbal communication, which can change the way someone sees the world. Body language can speak louder than verbal language.
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Beautiful mix of science and olde ways written by a woman with a true understanding of what it means to be a real human being.
Into The Wilderness
by Sara Donati
A page-turner that takes place in the wilds of America in 1792, that revels in how this land once looked and felt. It embraces the wildness, then delivers many more books in the series once you fall in love.
by Diana Gabaldon
Scottish highlanders, plant medicine, and adventure...what's not to love?
by Erin Hunter
As my favorite childhood series, these books will always have a special place in my heart. It follows the lives of cat characters that belong to different "clans" each having specific talents, abilities, and loyalties. Parallels can be drawn between the clans and human cultures, making these books an excellent topic of discussion about cultural differences and prejudice. My favorite detail is the herbalism that is incorporated into this book, using Comfrey for broken bones, Feverfew for fevers, Burdock root for infections, Goldenrod for achy joints, and many more.
The Power of Habit
by Charles Duhigg
Our habits create our reality more than we realize and changing bad habits can truly change your life. This book goes into depth on why so many people fail to change bad habits, what you need to do to successfully change a habit, and talks about keystone habits and why they’re so influential.
The Defining Decade
by Meg Jay
Turning 20 is scary, and as a 20 year old who was starting to waste away the most influential years of adulthood, this book reframed my mindset. It emphasizes the importance of the things you do, (and the things you don’t do) in your 20s, thoroughly explaining how relationships, work, and education can shape who you are for the rest of your life.