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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

required reading

recently, mama jo, little miss whit & i were discussing books. now mind you, i wasn't always such an avid reader. in fact, i think i struggled with reading until about third grade. it was then that a very wise grandma introduced me to a girl name nancy drew, from that day i was hooked. lucky for me, i grew up in a houseful of books, so feeding my addiction was never a problem.

so here it is. my list of all time favorites. some are classics, some aren't. some will make you think & others are just fun to read. they probably aren't your favorites, but you might find a book or two that you like. enjoy & happy reading!

shadow castle
anne of green gables
the once and future kingthe mists of avalonpride and prejudiceballet shoesgood to greatthe power of positive thinkingthe giving treeemmato kill a mockingbirdgone with the windlittle womenthe secretcatch 22hatcheta wrinkle in timethe chronicles of narniaalexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

so what are your favorite books, the ones you read over & over?

12 comments:

Mom2fur said...

To Kill A Mockingbird was always my favorite. I haven't read it in years and I need to pick it up again.
I'm a big Stephen King fan and have read The Shining and The Stand and It a bazillion times. There are few books I read over and over otherwise. I did read Watership Down twice...once myself and once to my sons.
When I was little, I loved all the Bobbsey Twins books. I believe they were by the same person who wrote the Nancy Drew books. I found 2 of them recently at thrift shops and was so happy to see my old friends again!
I can remember the first book I ever took out of the library (and we're talking over 40 years ago): "Make Way for Ducklings."

Christy said...

One of my favorite books from the past 5-10 years is Ella Minnow Pea.

Mique said...

I didn't get into reading until Babysitters Club. I read ALL of them. I recently found on for sale for $.50 at a 2nd hand store and snatched it for my daughter to read when she's a little bit older.
Then when I was a teenager I read all Jack Weyland books.
I suppose I'm a series kind of girl. Nowadays all I read are autism books or self help books. VERY BORING. Maybe I'll get my hands on some of your favorites to switch things up!

Dancin Queen said...

My favorite book currently is Katherine by Anya Seton. I read it about once a year. I love that time period, and the language in it is so beautiful.

Another all time favorite is Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

mama jo said...

as we were talking before...most of those books are also my favorite....except for catch 22 of which i have horrible high school memories...i hated that book...but shadow castle and anne of green gables...i love them still...also
dancing queen mentioned katherine which is fantastic...dragonwyck...there are too many to name...my favorite kid book is good night moon....

Raesha D said...

I love The Three Musketeers....I've probably read it 8 times....I love anything else by Alexandre Dumas. Some of my other faves (as an adult) are Travels with Charley (Steinbeck), The Pilot's Wife (Anita Shreve I think), Three Weeks with my Brother (Nicholas Sparks) and the Ya-Ya books. As a child I loved Sweet Valley High, Wrinke in Time, Anne of Green Gables and Little House on the Prarie. I wanted to be Laura Ingalls SO bad (I guess I still kind of want to:))

Kelly Kay said...

I love to read too, and I have just added a new book to my favorite list, it is called The Cedar Post. It makes you think and really want to be a better person! A great motivator! It is by Jack Rose.

Marty: said...

The Winthrop Woman is another good one by Anya Seton.

love.boxes said...

Gilead by Marilyn Robinson is such a beautiful book. Cry The Beloved Country.. can't remember the author just now and Crossing To Safety by Wallace Stegner and I love lots of the books you listed as well. Have you seen Becoming Jane? You must .. you must! :)

Rochelleht said...

I read GWTW, P&P and the Anne series over and over again. I never tire of any of them.

gab said...

Since I do lots of read-aloud, I LOVE LOVE LOVE any children's book by Kevin Henkes. Such cute pictures and clever prose. The kids adore them and I always smile.

oh amanda said...

So so many of yours are my fave, too: anne, narnia, ballet shoes, wrinkle in time! I could read "kids" books every day!