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Favorite Books and Authors

*This list is subject to change and/or rearrangement.  They are favorites based on how I identified with the characters and plot, how excited I was to read it at the time, how I remember the book looking back over time, what impact the book had on me, how satisfied I was with the book overall.

TOP 20 FAVORITE BOOKS:

The Chronicles of Narnia

1. “The Chronicles of Narnia Series,” by C. S. Lewis

Christy by Catherine Marshall - version for the kids. Inspiring story.

2. “Christy,” by Catherine Marshall

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster (FYA Review: http://foreveryoungadult.com/2012/10/24/the-itsy-bitsy-spider-climbed-up-the-water-spout-and-bankrolled-college/)

. 3.  “Daddy-Long-Legs,” by Jean Webster

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4. “The Story Girl,” by L. M. Montgomery

Pat of Silver Bush by L.M. Montgomery

5. “Pat of Silver Bush Series,” by L. M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery

6. “Anne of Green Gables Series,” by L. M. Montgomery

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7. “Persuasion,” by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

8. “Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austen

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9. “Watership Down,” by Richard Adams

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10. “Half Magic Series,” by Edward Eager

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11. “Jane Eyre,” by Charlotte Bronte

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12. “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott

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13. “Wonderland Creek,” by Lynn Austin

 

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14. “Around the World in 80 Days,” by Jules Verne

 

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15. “Sense and Sensibility,” by Jane Austen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16. “Eight Cousins” & “Rose in Bloom,” by Louisa May Alcott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17. “Emily of New Moon” series, by L. M. Montgomery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18. “From Dust and Ashes,” by Tricia Goyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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19. “Titus Groan,” by Mervyn Peake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.  "Sensible Shoes," by Sharon Garlough Brown

20. “Sensible Shoes,” by Sharon Garlough Brown

 

TOP 20 FAVORITE AUTHORS:

C.S. Lewis

1. C. S. Lewis

Catherine Marshall

2. Catherine Marshall

Jean Webster

3. Jean Webster

L.M. Montgomery

4. L. M. Montgomery

5. Jane Austen

richard adams, author of watership down :::

6. Richard Adams

Edward Eager - author of HALF MAGIC & other amazing books I'll re-read forever.

7. Edward Eager

Charlotte Bronte: When Bronte published Jane Eyre, it was banned for being a radically feminist piece of literature.

8. Charlotte Bronte

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9. Louisa May Alcott

Interview with Lynn Austin, author of Hidden Places

10. Lynn Austin

 

Jules Verne. An imagination surpassed only by his body of work.

11. Jules Verne

 

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12. Tricia Goyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13. Mervyn Peake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14. Sharon Garlough Brown

 

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15. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16. Edward Payson Roe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17. E. Phillips Oppenheim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18. Gene Stratton-Porter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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19. Katherine Reay

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20. Agatha Christie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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