Thursday, May 1, 2008

Books I Love

It's hard to pick favorites, but these are the ones at the very top of my list.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
Nor Crystal Tears by Alan Dean Foster

The Fields of Home by Ralph Moody
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp
Papa Married a Mormon by John D. Fitzgerald
Bonds That Make Us Free by C. Terry Warner
Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
Conned Again, Watson by Colin Bruce
Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
American Bee by James Maguire
Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink

The scriptures
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress as retold by Gary D. Schmidt and illustrated by Barry Moser
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley ed. Virginia H. Pearce
Raising Up a Family to the Lord by Gene R. Cook
Everyday Battles by Bette S. Molgard
That All May Be Edified by Boyd K. Packer
The Mansion by Henry Van Dyke
Fire in the Bones by S. Michael Wilcox

Picture books
The Bee-Man of Orn by Frank R. Stockton, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Don't Make Me Laugh by James Stevenson
Baby Brains by Simon James
A Ride on the Red Mare's Back by Ursula K. LeGuin
Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog by Sara Swan Miller
Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat by Sara Swan Miller

Children's books
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Diamond in the Window by Jane Langton
Follow My Leader by James B. Garfield
The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones
Henry Reed's Big Show by Keith Robertson
The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Harriet and the Runaway Book by Johanna Johnston
The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon by Bea Uusma Schyffert
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements

If the Shoe Fits by Laura Whipple and Laura Beingessner
I Gave My Mom a Castle by Jean Little
Poems by Emily Dickinson

(Updated 7/6/08)

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