A Few of My Favorite Things: Books

by Elizabeth on July 28, 2011 · 4 comments

in books, favorites, i love a good list

Last week, I shared with you a list of my 10 favorite movies.  This week, it’s books.  There are a lot of ways I could do this; divide the books up by categories for example, but instead, I’ve come up with a list of the 10 books that I would want with me on a desert island.

These are not ranked, just listed in the order that I thought of them.  And, again, no judgments, okay? 🙂

1. Lord of Scoundrels
2. A Separate Peace
3. Harry Potter (we’re suspending reality and pretending this is all one book)
4. The Alchemist
5. The Da Vinci Code
6. Mere Christianity
7. Montana Sky
8. Three Fates
9. Pride and Prejudice
10. The Little House books (let’s pretend again!)

Some alternates:
Devil’s Bride
Romancing Mr. Bridgerton
The Chronicles of Narnia
To Kill a Mockingbird 

What books could you not live without?

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 beth July 28, 2011 at 11:36 am

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (best book I read in 2010)
2. A Tale of Two Cities
3. Mere Christianity
4. The Secret Garden
5. Harry Potter (I can get behind pretending it’s one book)
6. The Giving Tree (yes, I was reading it to a child recently and almost started crying)
7. anything Madeline L’Engle (But if I have to choose one, A Wrinkle in Time)
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
9. Greedy Greeny (no longer in print)
10. Voyage of the Dawn Treader


2 Elizabeth July 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Have to ask…why Dawn Treader over some of the others? Prince Caspian and LWW are probably my favs of the series, but I love to hear about why people pick others!

I LOVE a Wrinkle in Time…I can take or leave the others; honestly, they confuse me a little!


3 Beth August 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I read all of them growing up, but Dawn Treader was just always my favorite one. I think the different adventures on the different islands,


such as Eustace turning into a dragon, and the one lord (forget his name) who turns into solid gold, and the birds at the feast table…I just always loved that book the best. 🙂

And i certainly won’t claim to understand all of L’Engle’s books, but I think the portrayal of strong, smart, women (and men (and girls and boys)) is what really appeals to me about her books.


4 jason July 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Love, Virtually by Daniel Glattauer


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