These books comprise my personal library of “essential reading.” I hope one or two of them might strike a chord within your own spirit.
“Walden” – Every spirit who longs for a natural, simple, and joyful life must begin with Thoreau’s “Walden.” It requires careful reading. Unless you absolutely must, do not read it on an e-reader. Have a bound copy somewhere in your home.
Twelve by Twelve – A marvelous look at life on the fringes of modern society. The story of a physician who choose to limit her income to $11,000 year and live off the grid in a 12×12 house surrounded by permaculture. Highly recommended.