I recently found the website Five Books: The Best Five Books on Everything, where they ask experts to name the five books in their field that everyone should read. (EDIT Jan 20: Looks like FiveBooks.com just got purchased by TheBrowser.com, but there are still links to the Five Books articles up.)
I love to read. This is totally my thing.
Unfortunately, they only seem to be inviting legends to post their Five Books. Penelope Hobhouse, Kenneth Cox… And many of their favorites are long out of print, which is madly unfair. I want to get in on this game! And I want to see other people’s Five Books!
Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting lists of Five Books for different kinds of gardeners. I’ll link to them all from this page, so you’ll have one central place to come to read all the gardening Five Books recommendations.
Garden bloggers – do you want to get in on the fun? Post your list of Five Books on your blog then leave a comment here, and I’ll add your post to the list!
The idea of Five Books is far too cool to restrict to the Penelope Hobhouses of the world. Let’s do this thing!
Check out the gardening lists on the Five Books website to get started:
Garden bloggers’ Five Books lists:
Mr McGregor’s Daughter at Carpe Geum has posted The Five Best Books on Gardening
Steve Asbell over at The Rainforest Garden shares his top Tropical Gardening Books
Carol at May Dreams Gardens chimes in with Five Books to Leave on Your Coffee Table
Liz over at Ginkgo Grass has Five Books from the Extension Office
Joseph over at GreenSparrow Gardens has My Top 5 Gardening Books
Melissa at Zanthan Gardens shares her Five Books: Essential Reads for Gardeners
Ryan at Gnomic Science has his Top Five list as well as the Top Five he wants for Christmas!
Carole over at Ecosystem Gardening has the Ecosystem Gardening Holiday Resource Guide
Frances from FaireGarden shares her Five Best Gardening Books
Balisha at Never Enough Time has her Five Favorite Gardening Books
Carole (from Ecosystem Gardening) posted her Five Books for the Butterfly Garden over at Beautiful Wildlife Garden.
Debbie over at Garden of Possibilities shares her Five Books for New England Gardeners.
Suburban Hobby Farmer has the Best Five Vegetable Gardening Books for Northerners.
My lists here at North Coast Gardening:
I am so loving the diversity of the lists so far! It’s incredible to me how few of these books are ones I own or have even heard of. Great excuse to get out and browse some of my local indie bookstores for some winter reading. Nice job, and keep ’em coming, guys!