Recommend 5 books you liked reading and are sitting on your bookshelf (or wherever you keep it).
The author lived with the Hopi people in New Oraibi for 3 years and this is a record of his time there. While written in the late 1960s, it is still relevant today, and the author uses very beautiful language. Very well written and certainly a page turner.
Not really a light read, but if you like Game of Thrones or Medieval European history, this might be of interest to you.
I actually had to read this for a Chinese history class years ago, and have re-read it twice since. Essentially, it is a testament of life, focusing on women particular, under Mao's China. Very sad, and sobering.
This one is a fun read. It is part history, part ethnography, mixed in with ghost stories. The author traveled across the US Southwest, covering the states Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico. Each story is based on an interview from a witness, most of whom are Native American. You don't have to believe in ghosts to be entertained. Very well written and a fast read.
OK this one is a very dry and academic read. But, if you are into ancient Egyptian lore and history, there is a LOT of information. Best read as either a prep for (or after) visiting a museum. I read it in preparation of visiting a mummy exhibit here in Phoenix. If nothing else, if you like ancient Egypt, it is a great reference book, and best read in small bites.