Both of us are avid book readers, in fact, we have bookshelves in every room of our house save for the bathrooms! This page is a work in progress of books we think are awesome, wonderful, inspiring, thought-provoking and helpful.



Possibly more a favourite reading genre of S.’s, these gardening books have proved invaluable in making the most of the garden space we have.

The Small Edible Garden by Diana Anthony

The Good Life by Francesca Price

Organic Vegetable Gardening by Xanthe White



Something important to us both, these books are ones we often come back to every now and then – our touchstones in a way.

Celebrating the Southern Seasons by Juliet Batten

A Cup of Sunlight by Juliet Batten

Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd

Zen Druidry by Joanna van der Hoeven

Zen for Druids by Joanna van der Hoeven



We strive to be as sustainble as possible, and these books have helped us so much, not only with practical tips but also to understand and question our own philosophy about living sustainably.

Down to Earth by Rhonda Hetzel

Made from Scratch by Jenna Woginrich

A Home Companion by Wendyl Nissen

Mother’s Little Helper by Wendyl Nissen



Minimalism/Simple Living


Enough by Patrick Rhone


Creative Life

An area that is becoming increasingly important to us we start to plan for and grow our family. Both of us love to make things and these books have provided much inspiration in that.

The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule

Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp





The fact that we are lesbians is not something we tend to discuss much on the blog, mostly because we don’t feel it’s particularly salient to how we live our daily lives. Sometimes it’s really nice to have books that validate and support our choices and these are a few we refer to often.

The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians by Rachel Pepper

When our Children Come Out by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli


Special Mentions

These are books we love, some fiction, some non-fiction, that don’t quite fit into the above categories but deserve a mention all the same.


A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

Winter of Fire by Sheryl Jordan



Chalice by Robin McKinley

Sunshine by Robin McKinley

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


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