Rosey's Bookshelf


Reading is like breathing for me, I couldn't survive long without doing either. A lifetime of reading has given me the gift of so many incredible experiences, here are just a few.

Favorite books of my 40's:

  • Shalimar the Clown - Salman Rushdie

  • Kabul in Winter - Ann Jones

Favorite books of my 30's:

  • An Unexpected Light - Jason Elliot

  • The Reluctant Metropolis - William Fulton

  • Trading With the Enemy: A Yankee Travels Through Castro's Cuba - Tom Miller

  • Arranged Marriage - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Favorite books of my 20's:

  • The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

  • Parliament of Whores - P.J. O'Rourke

  • And Ladies of the Club - Helen Hooven Santmyer

Favorite books of my teens:

  • Forever - Judy Blume

  • The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck

Favorite books of grade school:

  • Are you there God, it's me Margaret - Judy Blume

  • The Cabin on the Fjord - 

Favorite books of childhood:

  • Amelia Bedelia - Peggy Parish

Favorite Authors - I loved just about everything I've read:

  • Bill Bryson

  • Jon Krakauer

  • Ted Conover

  • Pearl S. Buck

  • Father Andrew Greeley

Also check out my book lists on Afghanistan, Cuba, food preserving and my current favorites