I’ve always loved to read. I learned how at home around the age of 5 or 6 and haven’t stopped since. Therefore, I’ve never really been able to pick just one favorite book! Or even a favorite author! I DO have favorites tho, and rather than try and keep a page on what I’m currently reading, I’ve simply compiled them here. I’ll update it if I read anything new that makes the grade or remember one that I left off during my first run through. 🙂 So if you are looking for something to read, here’s a completely subjective and biased list of recommendations!

11.18.12 – You can find the books I’m looking at getting for my library and reading next here: Wanted Reading


  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Tales of the Otori Series by Lian Hearn
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott


  • The Riddle-Master Trilogy by Patricia McKillip
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Dune Series by Frank Herbert


  • Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy
  • The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
  • The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum
  • The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John LeCarre
  • Transfer of Power and the rest of the Mitch Rapp books by Vince Flynn


  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancey
  • The Gospel vs. Legalism by Marvin Moore
  • A Search for Identity: The Development of Seventh-day Adventist Beliefs by George Knight
  • Knowing God in the Real World by Jon Paulien
  • Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge
  • Waking the Dead by John Eldgredge
  • God Will Make A Way by Henry Cloud & John Townsend
  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers


  • With The Old Breed by E.B.Sledge
  • Uncle Eric’s Model of How The World Works Series by Richard Maybury
  • The Clockwork Universe: Issac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World by Edward Dolnick
  • Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachandran & Sandra Blakeslee
  • The Emtpy Room: Surviving the Loss of a Sibling at Any Age by Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn


  • Suburban Nation by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater Zyber, & Jeff Speck
  • Julia Morgan: Architect by Sara Holmes Boutelle
  • Home: A Short History of an Idea by Withold Rybczynski


  • Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Redwall by Brain Jacques
  • The Chronicles of Prydain Series by Lloyd Alexander
  • The Great Brain Series by John D. Fitzgerald
  • The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis
  • Anne of Green Gables Series by L.M. Montgomery

~I’d love to hear your favorites or get recommendations in the comments below!~


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