While I’m not very good about posting book reviews (I feel kind of dwarfed by the intense reviews at The Simple Dollar), I love to read! I’d thought about adding a recommended reading Amazon widget to my sidebar, but I decided that it would be a bit of a waste of your time and space to see it if you weren’t in the book-buying mood.

So I created an aStore Recommended Reading page instead (see also the link in the navigation bar up top). So far, there are two sections—personal finance and career. I plan to keep adding as I think of books I like and to branch out into other recommendations like my favorite Terry Pratchett books.

I’ve put a note on each book saying why I recommend it or what I got out of it.

I set it up through Amazon, but I recommend getting the book from your local library if you don’t have the cash or aren’t sure if you want it. However, all the books up there are ones which I’d buy if I had the money (and the space!). If I ever think a book is definitely a library-only or at least a library-first, I’ll let you know.

I also promise to start reviewing the books because I’m sure that I might have thoughts and insights which don’t come out in the TSD reviews. My goal for April is two book reviews.

Right now, I’m reading Jean Chatzky’s Make Money, Not Excuses: Wake Up, Take Charge, and Overcome Your Financial Fears Forever and I hope to have a review ready next week.

What have you been reading lately? Got any recommendations or books you’d like me to read for you?

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Mommie April 4, 2008 at 11:14 pm

Here’s one I used when I quit working. It’s “You Can Afford To Stay Home With Your Kids” by Malia McCawley Wyckoff and Mary Snyder. It’s a lot of common sense info in there, but it’s a good read to put things into perspective before making the jump!


Shanti @ Antishay April 5, 2008 at 1:22 am

I am currently reading Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality. Not being a Christian myself, I was wary of the book because it’s written by one, but my mom and sister loved it, and so I am giving it a shot… and I completely LOVE it. The author has some incredible insights and has been very forthcoming about his beliefs and in observations on faith in general. I have found it very uplifting and intriguing, and reflecting many of my own spiritual beliefs back to me. I bet you’d enjoy it 🙂

SavingDiva April 7, 2008 at 11:20 am

Good call! I have books I’m currently reading and finished reading on my sidebar…I might have to look into creating a page…

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