Friday, November 6, 2015

Books I have read again and again

These are the friends I turn to when I want a familiar world that has welcomed me before, and I know will welcome me again.

  1. Watership Down - Douglas Adams
  2. The Plague Dogs - Douglas Adams
  3. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  4. Little Men - Louisa May Alcott
  5. Jo's Boys - Louisa May Alcott
  6. Eight Cousins - Louisa May Alcott
  7. Rose in Bloom - Louisa May Alcott
  8. An Old Fashioned Girl - Louisa May Alcott
  9. Ragged Dick - Horatio Alger
  10. Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen
  11. Sense & Sensibility - Jane Austen
  12. Emma - Jane Austen
  13. Persuasion - Jane Austen
  14. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
  15. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
  16. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  17. Hotel du Lac - Anita Brookner
  18. Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather
  19. One of Ours - Willa Cather
  20. A Lost Lady - Willa Cather
  21. The Song of the Lark - Willa Cather
  22. The Professor's House - Willa Cather
  23. Alexander's Bridge - Willa Cather
  24. Lucy Gayheart - Willa Cather
  25. Shadows on the Rock - Willa Cather
  26. Five Stories - Willa Cather
  27. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  28. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  29. The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  30. His Last Bow - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  31. The Casebook - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  32. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
  33. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  34. The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
  35. Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. Lewis
  36. Perelandra - C.S. Lewis
  37. That Hideous Strength - C.S. Lewis
  38. Excellent Women - Barbara Pym
  39. Some Tame Gazelle - Barbara Pym
  40. An Unsuitable Attachment - Barbara Pym
  41. Crampton Hodnet - Barbara Pym
  42. Jane and Prudence - Barbara Pym
  43. Quartet in Autumn - Barbara Pym
  44. The Sweet Dove Died - Barbara Pym
  45. A Glass of Blessings - Barbara Pym
  46. Less than Angels - Barbara Pym
  47. A Few Green Leaves - Barbara Pym
  48. A Very Private Eye - Barbara Pym
  49. An Academic Question - Barbara Pym
  50. Civil to Strangers - Barbara Pym
  51. Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
  52. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  53. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
  54. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien


  1. Hi from a fellow Classics Club member! So many of my friends are on this list of yours :-) All those Alcott books got me through early adolescence, I have been a devoted Sherlockian since I was about 13, and a Tolkienite since 21. Took me longer to fall for Austen, but I'm a firm fan now. As for Jane Eyre, it's my favorite novel. And now you know a bit about some of my taste as well :-)

    1. Hi Hamlette, I see you have terrific taste in literature! BTW, if you like Jane Austen, you should give Barbara Pym a try. They have much in common, only Pym's time zone is mid 20th century.

    2. My library has 3 of her books, so I've put them on my TBR list. Thanks!

  2. I have not read a several of these. Barbara Pym, Willa Cather for eg. Must try. I have not read any of the non-March-Girls books by Louisa May Alcott.

    All the other books, Bronte sisters, Austen, Narnia series, LOTR are my perennial favorites.


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