My Favorite Books
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. It took me two years to read the unabridged version, and it was worth it. (That was when I had three little kids under the age of five.) I'd recommend an abridged version. It was so much better than the movie.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I read this as a teenager and re-read it a few years ago on a day when I had the flu. It was just as good as I remembered.
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Of course.
- The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. Corrie's family hid Jews during the Holocaust and went to a concentration camp because of it. I love her Christian perspective on love, forgiveness, and gratitude.
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Of course.
- Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. My mom read this book to my brother and me when we were very young. I love all the versions--TV, picture books, and Christmas stories.
- Persuasion by Jane Austen. I like it even better than Pride and Prejudice.
- My Antonia by Willa Cather. This one is hands down the most enjoyable book I read during my undergraduate years as an English Major. I also love The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but my copy is in a big fat anthology.
- Christy by Catherine Marshall. This is the story of a young woman who leaves her cultured life to teach school in the Appalachian Mountains. I love it.
- I should also add that I consumed a steady diet of L.M. Montgomery books during my teen years. I love Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon.
What is your favorite book or books?