Books I Love

My Book List is arranged chronologically by most recent post

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Somewhere Safe with Someone Good by Jan Karon

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (and other tales)

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand

Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell

Divergent by Veronica Roth

A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly

The Rats of NIHM by Robert C. O’Brien

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Patches of Godlight by Jan Karon

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

To End All Wars by Ernest Gordon

Watership Down by Richard Adams

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Return to Me by Lynn Austiin

The Maiden of Mayfair, Catherine’s Heart, and Leading Lady by Lawana Blackwell

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien, illustrated by Alan Lee

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Jungle Jam and Friends – Fancy Monkey Studios

Little Wolf’s Book of Badness by Ian Whybrow

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson

Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freeman

Last Light, Night Light, True Light, Dawn’s Light (The Restoration Series)  by Terri Blackstock

Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers

Daughter of China by C. Hope Flinchbaugh

Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore

At Home in Mitord by Jan Karon

“Fable” (music for Narnia Fans) – Benjamin Dunn and the Animal Orchestra

Beyond the Summerland by L.B. Graham

The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, and Annie Barrows

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson



6 thoughts on “Books I Love

  1. Rich Liversidge

    This makes me review in my mind my own “favorites” list – including many of yours. Also any book by Barbara Kingsolver. And series by Barbara Cleverly, Eliot Pattison and Margaret Maron. Finally, Dune by Frank Herbert – I love non-derivative science fiction and this is one of the best of the genre. I need to do more books on tape. For me, reading’s been easier and more satisfying.

  2. Sianna

    I’m new to this blog scene. But I just read almost your entire blog in one session. I am encouraged and reminded of how magical reading aloud is to my children and how with the demands of school it seems like a lost art. Our Grandmother is lovely and so is your blog!

    • You rock, Sianna – reading my entire year’s worth of blog posts in one session ! In regards to the lost art of reading aloud, any time we can squeeze in to do it is worthwhile – even a small goal of a special book to read together at Christmastime, an audio book for a long car trip, a fun story read with expressive “voiceover” once in a while 🙂

  3. Your grandmother sounds like my kind of gal — and your blog is lovely!

  4. What a lovely blog! And you read exactly the types of books I love. Have you also read Fannie Flagg? She’s also a favorite of mine. I’ll check back in here again!

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