Today I am linking up to Let’s Look and sharing some of my favorite books over the years.
I spent most of my childhood reading these series – Little House, American Girl, and Nancy Drew. I am slowly trying to rebuild my collection and last fall I had a lot of fun rereading Nancy Drew. I had forgotten many of the details, so I still got to uncover the mystery along with Nancy.
Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen by Robin Jones Gunn filled up my teen years. I am thankful I had this group of God lovers to look up to as I figured out my faith and journeyed into adulthood.
These four books have stuck with me in my adult life. I read Beyond Colorblind by Sarah Shin as part of a small group last year and am rereading it for my Sunday School class. She tells powerful stories of how God has redeemed racial brokenness. The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan was part of my college curriculum. Then my church focused on it this summer. Sabbath is so so important but is too often neglected. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver will make you fall in love with food and really think about how what you eat gets to your table. I have four copies of this one, because I kept forgetting I had it and buying it at thrift stores. And finally, a baseball book – The Game by Robert Benson. If you like baseball, you must read this book. He has great reflections on life and baseball.
For fiction reads, I have enjoyed Jane Austin and Elizabeth Gaskell – especially North and South. Mr. Thornton is quite dreamy, especially in the BBC miniseries (on Netflix). I recently reread the book and I was pleasantly surprised to be reminded that it is in fact better than the show, which I wasn’t sure was possible.
Right now, I am working through the Lord Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy Sayers as well as reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han and When Donkeys Talk by Tyler Blanski.
Let me know what your favorite books are – I am always looking to add to my reading list!