Tags » Books For The Soul

from the middle ages to me: my voracious appetite for the not-so-edible "salad of many herbs"

florilegium, or “gathering of flowers,” they’re called. or were called in medieval times.


one wealthy 15th-century italian wool merchant declared his zibaldone, or book of hodgepodgery, “the salad of many herbs.” a snip here, a pungent bit there. 1,509 more words

Joy Of Writing

books for the soul: the february roundup

i know, i know: it’s march already. half way into the month, and i’m finally getting around to hauling over the long-ago promised february roundup of books for the soul.  1,118 more words

Books For The Soul

God Loves Haiti by Dimitry Elias Léger

In God loves Haiti, Dimitry Elias Léger writes about a love triangle between the country’s president, his first lady and her young lover that unfolds at the exact moment the earth shook in 2010. 57 more words

Books For The Soul

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

In Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe takes us to a village in Africa and remains dedicated to writing about authentic culture, language and history. The story is circled around Okonkwo, a strong man, who takes pride in who is he, what he’s accomplished and the people he represents. 18 more words

Books For The Soul

In Full Bloom by Jasmine Furr

In Full Bloom is a collection of poetry by Jasmine Furr, who displays her keen sense of obligation to speak with her peers. In a world shattered by religious confusion, self neglect and the want to be appreciated by a lover, Furr gives profound and much-needed guidance on why you should love yourself, trust God and depend on no man.

Books For The Soul

Adultery by Paulo Coelho

Adultery will teach you to search inside of yourself for a deeper meaning of happiness through the people you love. It proves that lust and infatuation isn’t gratifying, it is a temporary satisfaction that doesn’t lead to fulfillment.

Books For The Soul

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

Breath, Eyes, Memory was written in 1994 by Haitian author Edwidge Danticat. This novel was selected for Oprah’s Book Club with good reason: Danticat writes about a girl and the women in her life who each have a part in raising her. 40 more words

Books For The Soul