Monday, June 21, 2010

"You May Have Missed" Mondays

On Mondays, I sometimes like to blog about books you may may have missed. These are books written before 2009 that may have passed by your "radar screen" and that you may want to read. Let me know if any of this is helpful to you!

The Complete Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set (Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne's House of Dreams, ... Rainbow Valley, Rilla of Ingleside)Little House on the PrairieWhen I was deciding on names for my first four children (I have five), one of the most logical places for me to look was in books and movies. Therefore, my first is Joshua, named for the biblical character. My second is Jessica, named for the main character in The Man From Snowy River. My third is Laura Anne, named for the characters Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie) and Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables). My fourth child has the middle name Todd, named for the fox in The Fox and the Hound.

So you can see that I have a high regard for books and I like to collect the ones I have enjoyed. The books named above are some of my favorites. A few more are:

At Home in Mitford (The Mitford Years, Book 1)Books by Jan Karon - Her Mitford series are truly delightful. I have talked with some people who did not like them, but I found them to be extremely enjoyable. I think maybe the main reason is that I recognized some of the characters in people I know. And I just liked reading about the relationship between the priest and his lady.

Sophie's Heart (Contemporary Romance)
Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick - I like many of Lori Wick's books, but I think this one is by far the best. It is a timeless love story told in a beautiful way.

Hidden Places: A NovelHidden Places by Lynn Austin- I couldn't believe how the author wrote such a good "story within a story" when I read this book. I'm sure I read it quickly and I talked about it to anyone who would listen for days afterward. All I can say is, "DON'T watch the movie. It does not compare to the book at all (although I did like Shirley Jones as Aunt Batty. She is a good actress!)."

What about you? What are some of your favorite books? Do you have any that you collect (series, ones by a particular author, etc.)? Are you a book "evangelist"? Tell me about these!

1 comment:

Amanda @ DAES of Our Lives said...

I LOVE Sophie's Heart too! It is BY FAR my favorite Lori Wick book. Anne of Green Gables is my # 1 favorite book of all time, and pretty much any James Herriot book makes the list. I also love Sherlock Holmes, and Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. :)