Kel just posted about her favorite books, so I thought I would rip off her idea and create my own list.   I have so many, but with this post I am sticking to the all time classics. 

I have to tell you, I am a wimp…I HATE books with unhappy endings.  They depress me.  Call me Pollyanna, that’s okay.  But, if it was a song, I LOVE sad songs.  Guess they make me appreciate that wonderful husband of mine, and the good life we have. 

So here are my favorite books…each and everyone will leave you with a smile:

1.  Antonia, by Willa Cather.  Coming of age story, but a good one. 

2.  Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte.  Jane is my hero. 

3.  Jan Karon books…At Home in Mitford series.  Just plain delightful.

4.  James Michener’s Chesapeake, Texas, Hawaii, Carribean.  History-lessons-in-novel format type books. 

5.  The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings….we have a beautifully illustrated copy of the Hobbit that the children loved.

6.  The A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, by the American Horticultural Society…I read this like a novel. 

7.  Tough times never last, but tough people do, by Robert Schuller….skimming this book is a pep talk, and then repeat this mantra…This too shall pass.

8. Stitch Magic, by Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn…the ultimate guide to contemporary embroidery.

9.  Kaffe Fassett’s Kaleidoscope of Quilts…I blame him for my current patchwork obsession.  And Gwen Marston’s Liberated Quilting Books. 

10.  The Bible….everyday.

So what are your favorite books????

4 responses »

  1. I enjoyed your blog so much! I have just printed out your reading list. I am a Pollyanna reader too. I have read some of the books on your list especially all of Jan Karon’s books. I enjoy her website at too. Thanks for your suggestions and caprik’s too! I am ready for a new read!

  2. 1. Harry Potter books
    2. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austin
    3. Mysterious Island – Jules Verne (also anything else by JV)
    4. Angels & Demons – Dan Brown (other Dan Brown too)
    5. The Stand – Stephen King (so so on other of his books )

  3. You have been doing some rearranging! Looks purty!

    Here are some more favorites:
    1. Hidden Places by Lynn Austin It was made into a Hallmark movie a year or so ago. PLEASE skip the movie, read the book, it’s SO much better.

    2. Abram’s Daughters series by Beverly Lewis I have a little Amish thing going. Don’t judge me.

    3. The Amber Photograph by Penelope Stokes not sure why, just do

    4. I Remember Laura by Stephan Hines Full of all those tidbits about Laura Ingalls Wilder that I LOVE!

    5. When I was out of high school, I remember being obsessed with these three. Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe, Once and Eagle by Anton Myrer and The Last Convertible by ??

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