I love garden books. There, I've said it and exposed my serious weakness to the world; not caring who knows. I have way too many of these wonderful things - including a decent collection of older books that I treasure. I never count how many books I have because then I'd be bragging but let's just say that it's bigger than your average public library.
So what's this page about?
It gives you my unvarnished reviews of modern garden books that come across my desk.
I spent three years between 2008 and 2011 on the AHS book review committee reading every gardening book published in those years (over 120) and I have to tell you I learned a lot from fellow committee members about what makes a great book. Mind you, I also have my own ideas and these are what you'll read here.
My objective here is to tell you what I think about a book - good, bad or indifferent so you'll have a better sense of whether it's right for you. I try to be as honest and objective as I can but hey, I'm an opinionated gardener (we all are after a few years). :-)