My Favorite Books

I know that I have already posted a blog post about the top eight books people should read before they die but I think that there needs to be a list of my my favorite books because I'll be honest, just because I think should be read in one's lifetime does not mean it is one of my favorite books. So here are my favorite books. Some of the books on this list were no brainers and the others were harder.  Actually, come to think of it, the first two were the no brainers, after that I was quite unsure. The books aren't necessarily listed in order, these are just all books that I really enjoy and that I find myself oftentimes re-reading over and over again. This list will probably just keep growing as I read and re-read more books.

  • Pride and Prejudie by Jane Austen
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen 
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Coronation of Glory by Deborah Meroff
  • The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  • The Golf Omnibus by P.G. Wodehouse
  • Leave it to Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse
  • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  • The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
  • Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul
  • Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  • Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • Murder at the Vicrage by Agatha Christie
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie
  • The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
  • The Seven Dials Mysery by Agatha Christie
  • Hickory Dickory Death by Agatha Christie
  • Carry on Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  • One Corpse too Many by Ellis Peters
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare
  • The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
  • Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
  • The History of the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
  • The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien 
  • Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
  • Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
  • Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges 
  • Beowulf by Unknown 
  • Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett 
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare 
  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell 
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Mary Poppins series by P.L. Travers
  • This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti 
  • The Redwall series by Brain Jacques 
  • Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton 
  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
  • The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander 
  • The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder 
  • Coronet of Horse by G.A. Henty
  • At Agincourt by G.A. Henty
  • St. Bartholomew's Eve by G.A. Henty
  • In the Reign of Terror by G.A. Henty
  • Dash for Khartoum by G.A. Henry
  • The Lion of St. Mark by G.A. Henry
  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  • Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
  • The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
  • The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery 
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • Son by Lois Lowry 
  • What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality by Kevin DeYoung

As you can tell from this list, my favorite author would most likely be Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien Charles Dickens, P.G. Wodehouse and Agatha Christie. I'm not a big fan of sad depressing books. Sometimes I find life depressing enough that I'd rather not read about it also. I like books that will make me laugh. This is not to say that I don't enjoy deeper books, obviously from my list you can tell that I do. It is one of my goals to hopefully read more deep books, not just theological but otherwise as well. 

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  1. Ooh, I see lots of my favorites here! Must follow you now. :)

  2. I see you are a classic lover, as well. Looks like we have a lot of favourites in common. You will find a list of my favourite books ever here, I am sure we find a lot of "mutuals". I have started following you now, too.

    Marianne from Let's Read

    1. Thanks for following! I checked out your list and we definitely have some books in common. :)

  3. I also love Jane Austen too! So far, I only read Pride and Prejudice and Emma :)

  4. I'm not sure if you've read this, but this is one book I always recommend and is a favorite of mine, "Saint Maybe." It's one of those books I probably never would have read, but I was laid up at my aunt's years ago after having my gall bladder removed and it was the only book on her nightstand in the guest room besides the Bible and I have read from it my entire life. "Saint Maybe" by Anne Tyler is a book of a family that is pretty lucky, setting in the 60's, and after a tragic event each family member struggles with the reality that sadness touches families, even theirs. As it goes on, one character, Ian, struggles with guilt he carries. He finds a rather odd church one night, wanders in, and becomes a member. It goes through his struggles of doing good deeds for atonement, and yet not feeling like he's been forgiven. I recommend it to everyone. So, if you haven't read it, I definitely recommend it to be added to your reading list.

    1. That sounds like something I might enjoy. I'll look into it. :)

  5. I came back to read your favorites list after our comment interchange this morning and Much Ado and The Horse and His Boy and Wodehouse(!) and Austen (of course) and....and....and....I'm at a loss for words! ;D So glad to have met you through this LH party and I'm your newest very happy follower!! ;)

    1. Thanks for following! I love all of the great blogs the LH has introduced me to as well!

  6. Oh! Forgot to mention Far From the Madding Crowd on your marvelous list and Tolkien and.....yes, I think we have some similarities going on here. ;)

  7. I see you're very well read in Lord of the Rings lore! I am really into both the books and the movies (original trilogy) and I'd love to read more of your thoughts on the books sometime :)

    1. I like to think I am but I know there are still a lot of his books I need to read.

  8. Our favorite book lists overlap so many times! I love everything by Gaskell (except for Cousin Phyllis...not so much my favorite) and Dickens and many of your "children's" books on the list, too (that are really great for everyone). I'll be following you from here on out, for sure. I have to ask, have you read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? You've probably heard of it, if not already read it, but I can't help but thinking you'd like it a lot.


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