When I was a child, books were my constant companion. Other than Girl Scouts for a year here and there, I did not belong to any teams or clubs. My free time was spent with my nose in a book.
I could write all day about the different books I have read, but today, I'm limiting it to some of my favorites that made a big impression on me throughout my life. These are the books I've read over and over.
- To Kill a Mockingbird - There have been tons written about this book, but for me, the greatest thing about it was the portrayal of Southern life and culture. It just felt like home to me. (I'm not going to read Harper Lee's other novel because I don't want my memories of TKAM ruined.)
- Karen by Marie Killilea - I read and re-read my paperback copy of this story of a family who learned to deal with cerebral palsy. Again, I loved it not so much for the subject but for the portrayal of family life. I wanted to be a Killilea!
- The Father Tim series by Jan Karon. Love love love the description of life in Mitford. I also can identify with Father Tm in so many ways.
- Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick - I loved this book because Sophie wanted to please the Lord above even what she herself might want. Plus it's one of the few love stories that I don't find sickening. LOL.
- The Left Behind series - Love the characters in this series. Rayford, Buck and Chloe, and Tsion Ben-Judah (love that name) all feel like people I'd want to know. I also love all the scripture in these books, although I know for some it's a dislike.
- Deadline by Randy Alcorn - for me, it was a different look at heaven and hell.
- Resurrection in May by Lisa Samson - Oh my! The things that happened in May's life was so surprising. I was on the edge of my seat reading this book. Lisa Samson's characters are always a little quirky but definitely May is unforgettable.
I hope there will always be books. As much as I love my computer, I would never want to give up holding a book in my hand or being able to tell which book was well loved just by the condition of its cover!
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