Thursday, July 3, 2014

30 Day Book Challenge! Day 1: Top Ten

Several months ago, I was forced into making a resolution that was both difficult and necessary: I had to stop buying books. Why? Because an addiction which requires you to always exit bookstores with your arms full has it's costs - literally. Plus, quite frankly, I am out of room (but dad's going to put new bookshelves in, so that will soon be remedied!! I mean, that particular difficulty will be...). Anyway, as a result of this new rule of mine, I bought no books in April (yay!), one book in May (ahem. Well, see, that's a pretty good record for me...I was at Powell's), and one book at the beginning of June (souvenir of D.C. a bad book. a waste). While this may seem like a failure to some people, I was actually feeling pretty good about my greatly-reduced-book-buying-habit.

I still am feeling pretty good about it.

However, sometimes one just has to resign one's self to her fate, and mine is that I am a book magnet. Case in point? I am currently on a road trip, and our (3rd night?) on the road, I was given two books that I can't wait to dive into! Given. Really. I promise. But, you know, now I have those two books. Following this acquisition, I made a second June book purchase. And I have a good reason! My I-think-he's-a-cousin-of-some-sort-but-I'm-too-tired-to-figure-it-out-right-now recently published a book (which I will review once I've read!) re-writing the Westminster Shorter Catechism in modern vernacular, with commentaries and study questions for each Q&A. I consider myself justified in this purchase.

Nonetheless, the fact remains: I'm a total book addict.

Therefore, embracing who I am, I have decided to once again launch into a 30 Day Book Challenge! I did one in 2012 for the month of June (click for Day One), and had great fun. Here we go again for {at least my and maybe} your reading pleasure!

Day 1: What are your 10 favorite books of all time?

Sad as I am that listing 10 books will not allow me the space to talk about each one, I am excited to share these with you! And so, in no particular order....

~ Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, by Anthony Esolen ~

~ The Chronicles of Narnia (technically more than one book, but it's my blog and I 
make the rules), by C.S. Lewis ~

~ Heartless, by Elisbeth Stengl ~

~Ishmael and Self-Raised, by EDEN Southworth ~

~ Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton ~

~Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis ~

~ The Princess and the Goblin and The Princess and Curdie, by George MacDonald ~

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~ The Eagle of the Ninth, by Rosemary Sutcliff ~

~The Book that Made Your World, by Vishal Mangalwadi ~

~ Their Yesterdays, by Harold Bell Wright ~

Wow. I'll be honest: I have no idea if those are really my top ten of all time. However, this I can guarantee: those are 10 really good books! :)

What are some of your favorite books? Let me know in the comments! Until tomorrow ~


Karlena Ludlow said...

I love your book list! I recognize some favorites and found a few I need to aquire- no; READ! I meant read!
Some of my faves not listed:
*The Bible- goes without saying, but I'm just saying!
*Noah Webster's 1828 Lexicon of the American Language- a must have!
*Gaining Favor with God and Man- William M. Thayer
Thank you for a great list!

SarahJayne said...

I'm so glad you left this as a comment instead of just telling me...(I think you have told me of the Lexicon of the American Language before, but I forgot)! Since I have it in writing, I can come back and look these up! :D