Books and Book Reviews

I just spent the week visiting with a lovely friend. We talked a lot about books and cooking and drank an unreasonable amount of coffee. She mentioned that her husband’s grandmother kept track of every book she had ever read. And gave it a rating. How brilliant.

I currently have 600 books in my home. Give or take. I’ve read 33 books by Ted Dekker, 10 by C.S. Lewis, 11 by Louisa May Alcott, 15 by Madeline L’Engle, 6 Jane Austen… I know I will never be able to go back and remember every single book I have ever read (there must be thousands), but I’m going to start keeping track now!

1. Love Does: Bob Goff

2. Mary Poppins: P.L. Travers

3. The Count of Monte Cristo: Alexandre Dumas

4. Anne of Green Gables: L.M. Montgomery

5-11. The Chronicles of Narnia (all 7): C.S. Lewis

12. Crazy Love: Francis Chan

13-20. Harry Potter (all 7) & The Beedle and the Bard: J.K. Rowling

8-11. Black, White, Red, Green: Ted Dekker

12-14. Showdown, Saint, Sinner: Ted Dekker

15-23. Anne of Green Gables (9 books) by Lucy Maude Montgomery

24. My Life in France: Julia Child

25. The Girl On The Train: Paula Hawkins

26. If You Feel Too Much: Jamie Tworkowski (This book is amazing, everyone should read it)

27. The Fault In Our Stars

28. Looking for Alaska

29. Paper Towns

30. The Diving Bell & The Butterfly

31. Cold Mountain

32. Cutting for Stone

33. Attachments: Rainbow Rowell

34. Longbourne: Jo Baker (I loved this book because it made Pride and Prejudice not perfect, and I always thought those people’s lives were too perfect)

35. Delicious: Ruth Reichl (seriously probably one of my very favorite novels ever)

36. Garlic & Sapphires: Ruth Reichl

37. Bittersweet: Shauna Niequist (Favorite Author)

38. Cold Tangerines: Shauna Niequist

39. Bread & Wine: Shauna Niequist

40. 1000 Gifts: Ann Voskamp (so so poetic and amazing)

41. Seven: Jen Hatmaker (I want to be her)

42-46. Game of Thrones: George R R Martin (not for everyone, but I’m addicted)

47. Man’s Search For Meaning: Victor Frankl

48. Peter Pan

49. The Three Musketeers

50. The Man in the Iron Mask

51. Eat, Pray Love: Elizabeth Gilbert

52. The Signature of All Things: Elizabeth Gilbert

53-63. Books by Madeliene L’Engle (My all time favorite)

64. In a pit with a lion on a snowy day: Mark Batterson

65. Forgotton God: Francis Chan

66. Simply Tuesday: Emily P. Freeman

67. Bel Canto: Ann Patchett


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