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A Growing List of My All-Time Favorite Books

I love books. I love to read even though I don’t get to do it as often as I would like. Over the years, I have read some books that I believe go down in history as my all-time favorite books. They’re all entertaining, but the pattern I see, for most of my favorites, at least, is that they all carry a deeper meaning, deep lessons that have changed & impacted the way I see the world around me. If you’ve read them that’s awesome! I’d love to hear your thoughts & what you took away from them. If you haven’t read them…go find a library or book store & pick one up.

The Growing List of All-Time Favorite Books (In no particular order…):

  1. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
  2. A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
  3. The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Boom
  4. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, & Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson
  5. Loves Music, Loves to Dance, by Mary Higgins Clark
  6. This Present Darkness, by Frank E. Peretti
  7. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, by Francis Chan
  8. The Lord of the Rings series, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
  10. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
  11. Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  12. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
  13. The Hunger Games Series, by Suzanne Collins
  14. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  16. Adventures of Hucklberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  17. Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen
  18. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
  19. The Blessings of Brokenness: Why God Allows Us to Go Through Hard Times, by Charles F. Stanley
  20. The Chronicles of Narnia series, by C.S. Lewis
  21. Revolution in World Missions, by K.P. Yohannan
  22. The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  23. George Muller: Man of Faith & Miracles, by Basil Miller

Check out a few of my previous book-related blogs…
My Top 6 Reads of 2016
Missing the Power of Prayer
– Thoughts, Quotes, & Spiritual Nuggets from “The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe”
– An Encouraging Book-Pairing: “The Secret Garden” & “As a Man Thinketh”
– Wordy Wednesday: The Most Memorable Books Every Person Should Read (Part 1)
– Wordy Wednesday: The Most Memorable Books Every Person Should Read (Part 2)
– Fun-Day Friday: Tea Time & Literature
– Wordy Wednesday: Thoughts on “The Blessings of Brokenness”

What are your favorites? What are some books you would suggest should be on the list?

5 thoughts on “A Growing List of My All-Time Favorite Books

  1. I love to read as well specifically classics, mysteries and fantasies. I love Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Great Expectations, Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, Don Quixote, and Les Misérables among others

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