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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

6. “Tales of Magic” Series by Edward Eager

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

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8. “Persuasion,” by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

9. “Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austen

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10. “Watership Down,” by Richard Adams

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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

15. “Pollyanna,” by Eleanor H. Porter

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16. “Sense and Sensibility,” by Jane Austen

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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20. “Titus Groan,” by Mervyn Peake

 

 

 

 

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.  Edward Eager

6. Jane Austen

richard adams, author of watership down :::

7. Richard Adams

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

12. Eleanor H. Porter

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13. Tricia Goyer

 

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14. Mervyn Peake

 

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15. Sharon Garlough Brown

 

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16. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

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17. Edward Payson Roe

 

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18. E. Phillips Oppenheim

 

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19. Gene Stratton-Porter

 

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20. Katherine Reay

 

 

 

 

 

 

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