Have you guys seen the “game” going around facebook right now asking people to list 10 books that have “stuck with them”? Not necessarily favorites, just ones that come to mind as being significant without spending too much time thinking about it. I thought I’d share my list here since you guys are my favorite book community!
- The Bible – While I grew up on the King James and later, the NIV, the phraseology of the NLT is what really sticks with me these days.
- In The Grip Of Grace by Max Lucado – this was a life-changing read for me when I was 18. I keep thinking I need to re-visit it, but I haven’t yet. Maybe in 2014?
- Greensleeves – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book! I can’t believe it’s out of print. If you ever come across a copy, you must buy it. If, by some bizarre twist of fate, you don’t like it, please send it to me! I would like to give a copy to every girl I know as a high school graduation gift!
- Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers – Even though there are some things about this book that I don’t love, it is powerful and definitely fits in the category of “sticks with me.”
- Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale – I love Shannon Hale’s books and it’s hard for me to pick a favorite as her characters become friends that are kind of always with you. With my back to a wall, I think I’d pick this one as my favorite. I also love her adult books!
- The Mark of the Lion Trilogy by Francine Rivers – The main character, Hadassah, is one of my role models who often comes to mind when I’m making decisions.
- The Restorer trilogy by Sharon Hinck – I’m a sucker for allegories and redemptive analogies and these books are my favorite examples of both, except for maybe…
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and
- The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis – These seem to get a bit of a bad rap, and I didn’t even read them for a long time since I’m not a sci-fi buff. I’m so glad I did finally read them, and I’m glad I read them when I did. I loved them, and I find myself thinking about them quite often in various situations. I was excited to see when I was looking this up for the link that there is a Kindle edition of all three books in one coming out in February.
- The Mitford Years by Jan Karon – I’m such a cheater picking all these series but it’s characters I’ve spent a long while with that really stick with me. I love these books so much! I’ve read them through at least three times and surely will again soon. I can’t wait to read them with my kids!
I would love to see your lists! Feel free to link to your facebook post in the comments if you’ve done one or to a blog post if you’ve done one or just make a quick list in the comments! I really enjoy getting to know each of you a little better each week through the posts you link up and this will be a fun new way to get to know you a bit!
And now, it’s time to party! It’s that time of the week again, when we share the books we’ve been enjoying! As always, I’m also open to any posts about helping others learn to read or improve their reading skills (including adults). Basically, anything literacy-related is fair game. What fun literacy stuff have you been up to this week?
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Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing how books are impacting you! Joining in is easy; just click “Click here to enter…” next to “You are next” and copy/paste the URL of a blog post (not your homepage). Choose a photo to upload and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers and find out about new books!
Why should you link up to Booknificent Thursdays?
Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog’s followers! Here are a few rules and suggestions:
- You can link up as many posts as you want.
- Please grab the Booknificent Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.
- I’d also really appreciate it if you’d hop over to my facebook page and give me a “like” and/or subscribe to receive my blog (just enter your email address up on the sidebar.)
- We do want to keep it family-friendly, so I reserve the right to remove anything I consider offensive.
- And one final rule, please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more.
Happy linking and have a great week!