Robin Whitley's Favorite Books
Welcome to my page. I am the bookkeeper as well as buyer for our Music, Religion and Health sections. My favorite books usually focus on personal growth/transformation, spirituality, and memoir. I read across the genres (except for horror) and love books that show me a different way of thinking or being.
I am also a writer and my books are available here if you are interested in signed copies.
This is second book, but my first book of poetry. It is my hope that my poems capture places and moments that engage the reader, causes one to pause, or brings recognition to the reader.
This is my first book where I talk about the challenges of being a Christian lesbian.
Kidd's new novel is indeed a "masterpiece" of historical fiction. She takes the story of the Grimke sisters and brings their story to life in a way that is intriguing and engrossing. The reader is given a view of the challenges of women finding their voices to speak against slavery and speaking up for women's rights. The Invention of Wings is a book that gives flight to courage in the midst of adversity and injustice.
A young girl is pursued by the Nazis in the Ukrain. She seeks to save two rare horses from extinction. This is a page turner that is also a powerful and moving story. Horse lovers will especially appreciate this book.
As a fan of Barbara Kingsolver, it felt that Gilbert was channelling my favorite author. The botanical study of the main characters was engaging and the characters were interesting. This is a book to savor. I loved reading about bryology and was sad that this book had to end.
This thought provoking book looks at the historical Jesus in a way that causes one to rethink scriptural assumptions. As a result, texts come alive and the meaning deepens.
This book is my favorite of the Chronicle Trilogy! Follett covers the history that started in the year of my birth up until the election of President Obama. He shows how the Civil Rights Movement was affected by world events at the time. This included how the Cuban Revolution and the Berlin Wall affected American politics. GREAT read!
As a fan of Hyperbole and a Half's blog, I'm glad that this book is out for the rest of you. This book will cause you to laugh no matter how many times you read the same story. Dog lovers will love the stories of her dogs. She writes about depression in a way that acknowledges the difficulties, but also gives the reader a humorous insight into the foibles of being human.
This book tells the story of six transgender teens and the challenges they faced in life. The book is an excellent resource for a young people working through their own gender identity.
Bolz-Weber's was great. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Her unique perspective on religion and scripture is theologically sound while also challenging the conventional reader/believer to look at others with more compassion and love. - Robin
This book is an exciting book that is hard to put down. A bit fantasy, a lot of mystery, some important political content. - Robin
This is a sweet book. It's interesting and one that keeps you turning the pages. - Robin
Young Readers this book will be a good read for any adult interested in better understanding transgender challenges.
Set in Iran, the reader is also given a glimpse of the challenges faced by women in a conservative Muslim setting. Any GLBTQIA reader will recognize the emotions and challenges of coming out as well as keeping safe. - Robin
Tarttelin writes a powerful story that addresses the challenges faced by an intersexed young man and his family. This book makes a great case for revisiting our understanding of gender. - Robin
All of Clanton's books are good stories. This is my favorite. Clanton does an excellent job of writing about the challenges of being a young lesbian. Wish these books had been around when I was younger.
I read this book years ago and it continues to influence my life. - Robin
If you desire a hard copy or leather bound copy of this, we can also order that for you. I have both a hardback and a leather bound copy. - Robin
Neumann is Thich Nhat Hanh's editor. Great read. - Robin
Sotomayor shares her life in a story that is inspiring as well as historical; showing the effects of political changes and how these changes have affected minorities. Great book for anyone interested in justice.
As a fan of Tony Hillerman, I was thrilled to see another novel out by his daughter. Anne Hillerman has picked up where her dad left off. If you loved Tony Hillerman's stories, you'll recognize his influence on his daughter's story as well.
The perspective of a young warrior in the ice age is not one I would have considered reading in the past. The book was engaging, well-written, and by the end of the book, I was sad that it was over. This is a coming of age story that gives the reader a chance to rethink what we might call hardship. - Robin
This fake book may be titled for fiddlers, but it's a great book filled with old-time and celtic tunes that guitarists and mandolins can use as well. - Robin
This CD is lovely. Great harmonies and singable tunes!
First looked at this CD when learning about music in this area. This is beautiful and something you might enjoy time and again.
My friend Eric continues to inspire me. Great harmonies with artist, Norma Hendrix.