I was invited by Matt of the Empathy blog to participate in a Book Meme earlier this month and am just getting around to it:
Total number of books I own:
About 350. Wow. I never counted my books before.
Last book I read:
Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton.
I'm almost done with a review copy of We Make Change by Kristin Layng Szakos and Joe Szakos, which you'll be hearing more about later.
Last book I bought:
What is the What by Dave Eggers, for a friend's birthday. I'm hoping I can borrow it after she is done (:
5 Meaningful Books
It doesn't define what it means by meaningful so, the 5 most meaningful books for me this year so far, in the order I read them are:
A Mighty Heart by Mariane Pearl
Not On Our Watch by Don Cheadle and John Prendergast
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Writing to Change the World by Mary Pipher
Women Who Light the Dark by Paola Gianturco
5 People to Tag
I created a Favorite Do Good Book List in 2005 and 2006. I think I'll tag some of the bloggers who commented on those lists:
Bumblebee Sweet Potato
Gayle Roberts at Fundraising for Nonprofits
All book cover images taken from Powells.com.