Friday, January 27, 2012

The Written Word Worth Re-Reading

I like to read.  1st and 2nd grade report cards noted my voracious reading.  I was in junior high when this same teacher told me she'd finally met a student who loved to read as much as I did.  Any good story is worth my time and with so many available there are few books that make my save shelf to be re-read again. 

Reading many of the book bloggers January appears to be the month to share what's on your reading list.  I would like to share the books that have been on my shelf for many years with the pages well thumbed.

Newest favorite book and most recent shelf acquisition came from my son's junior English reading list:
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, 2002

Favorite buggy & bonnet romance:
Hummingbird by LaVyrle Spencer, 1983

Favorite time travel:
Son of the Morning by Linda Howard, 1997

Favorite Christian romance:
The Princess by Lori Wick, 1999

These books became keepers because of their dialogue, pacing and ability to keep me turning the pages long past my bedtime. 

Share the titles of your keepers!


  1. Hi Sally,
    I recently finished reading "The Queen of Kentucky" and thoroughly enjoyed it.

  2. I love reading as well....I grew up in very small town and read just about every book in the school library even the baseball autobiographies...and I didn't even like baseball....

    I just finished reading "Jesus Creed" by Scott McKnight, I love all of Francine Rivers books and I have read just about all of Jan Johnson's books....I also slip in a knitting novel every once in a while just because I love to knit....

    Thanks for sharing your suggestions; I am always on the lookout for a new book...

  3. Interesting! Thanks for the book tips. I love the cover of The Princess, so I'd probably read that one first :-)

  4. Peace like a River is one of my favorites. I just finished Hotel on the corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jaimie Ford, a delightful read. I have collected a whole lot of memoirs recently, as my interest is in that genre recently, and I recommend all of Frank McCourt's books from Angela's Ashes to 'Tis.
    Thanks for sharing your list, Sally.

  5. Oh, I read PEACE LIKE A RIVER ages ago and loved it! I recently read and loved loved loved Joshilyn Jackson's new book, A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY. I also really enjoyed Sally Gunning's A WIDOW'S WAR (great historical fiction.)

  6. Oh my, I have lots of "keepers", but recent ones include Promise Me This by Cathy Golhke and The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund.

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I am going to have to read your selection! It looks really good. Another good time travel book is "Somewhere in Time." It was made into a movie in the 80's with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymore. The book was originally called "Bid Time Return", but have recently published it with the movie title. Try it out!