September 1, 2007

Favorite Books

In no particular order, grouped by series, if applicable:

From The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
The Magician's Nephew
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Last Battle
- the other books are good, but I read these three every year. I think I like these the best because these deal the most with Narnia.

From The Mitford Series, by Jan Karon
A Light in the Window
A Common Life
At Home in Mitford
Light From Heaven
These High, Green Hills
Out to Canaan
A New Song
In This Mountain
Shepherds Abiding
- okay, so this is the whole series. I like them all and I will read them over and over again at least once a year. I wish I lived in a town like Mitford.

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder - this of course is the first book in the series, but it's the one I like the best and will read over and over again to this day.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams -my favorite book when I was little

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch - I have loved this book from the first time I heard it read. I think that every child should be read this story.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - I don't really know why I like this book so much, but I've read it several times. I also like the movie.

by James Herriot
All Creatures Great and Small

All Things Bright and Beautiful
All Things Wise and Wonderful
The Lord God Made Them All
- these books were written in the years during and after World War II and take place in Yorkshire. I love the description of how things were back then, from the milk man to going to the quaint little villages.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein - I had this book read to me once as a kid, and I remembered the book until I found it 11 years later. Other than the frightening picture of the author on the back cover, I love this book.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy - thoroughly depressing, deeply moving. This book is the only classic that I like.


  1. The Chronicles of Narnia is absolute favorite series of books (followed closely by The Lord of the Rings).

    I mostly like nonfiction. But I do like Frank Peretti's writings.

  2. I like James Heriot's books too? they have a classic enchanting quality. "Tess of the Durbevilles" was too pessimistic for me, like so much of Hardy. "Jude the Obscure" was just as bad. I like good outcomes. May I suggest one? "Outcasts of Skagaray". It is meant to inspire and uplift.


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