Friday, August 21, 2009

Books of My Life

Books of My Life

Pre-school:Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie
Patsy books
Bible story books
Childcraft books
Little Golden Books
Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling

Early grade school:
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Loisa May Alcott books
Beverly Cleary books
Carolyn Haywood books

6th grade: Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
7th grade:
8th grade: Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Agatha Christie novels
Gone with the Wind
High School:Gwen Bristow's historical fiction
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost,
Emily Dickinson
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Helen MacInnes mysteries
College years:
A Place for You by Paul Tournier
Francis Schaeffer
The Hobbit by Tolkien
Tolkien trilogy- The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers The Return of the King
C.S. Lewis-The Weight of Glory
-Perelandra, Out of the Silent Planet, That Hideous Strength
-The Chronicles of Narnia
L.M. Montgomery-Anne of Avonlea series and Emily series
Madeleine L'Engle--young adult series,
Meet the Austins
A Wrinkle in Time, Wind in the Door, Swiftly Tilting Planet
The Bible

Adult recreational reading:
mysteries: after collecting all the Agatha Christies, I read Dorothy Sayer's mysteries, Josephine Tey, Helen MacInnes', Dick Francis, John Grisham, P.D. James, some Patricia Cornwell, Marcia Grimes, Elizabeth George, Sue Grafton

Maeve Binchy
Rosamund Pilcher
Jan Karon-The Mitford Series
David Gunderson, Snow Falling on Cedars

The Bible
Elisabeth Elliot, Walter Trobisch,

also love: design and illustration books (Mary Englebreit, Susan Branch)
children's illustrated books

newest discovery: Keri Smith journals: How to be an Explorer of the World of the World, Living Out Loud, Wreck This Journal

Latest read:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
(loved it)

Next read:
Stubborn Twig
The Memory Keeper's Daughter


Gilly said...

I hope you enjoy the Memory Keeper's Daughter! I loved it! And it makes you think!

I like a good detective novel, too. Still trying to get holsd of Sue Grafton's latest - U is for something or other! Stephen Booth is one of my all time favourites, togehter with Julia Spencer-Fleming

Connie said...

Nice variety; some unfamiliar; guess I never thought to try to remember what I have read. Great idea.

Connie said...

I wasn't ill - husband had to take work in another state. It is not a good time to sell a home so I am split between both locations, spending more time at home than with him. Still have lots of adjustments to make as it will probable be two years before I am really free to join him.

Anonymous said...

Wow! We have a lot of common books in life! This post made me smile as I remembered the ones I've read in your list.. :)

Flower said...

Your book list is fun to read! We have read many of the same different times but they fit into the years!
Heidi is a favorite at our house!

Hollace said...

Flower- Have you discovered Heidi's Children by Charles Tritten? He is the one who translated Johanna Spyri's book. I was so glad as a young girl to know that the story continued. He also wrote Heidi Grows Up, in which Peter and Heidi get married. Hope you can find them. Holly

Rowan said...

I've always been an Agatha Christie fan but the title that leapt out at me was Our Hearts Were Young and Gay - this is the book by Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough isn't it? It takes me back to Geography classes at the end of the summer term. Our geography mistress was Miss Jones and for the last few lessons of the school year she would read to us instead of teaching and one year this was the book she chose. We (a class of about 30 14 year old girls)absolutely loved it, Miss Jones was a very good reader and had us in stitches with some of the situations that arose. That book has stayed with me ever since.