Note: this list doesn't include the Bible, which I base my life around and which is in a class by itself.
Here we go:
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
As I've said many, many times on this blog, this is my favorite fiction book OF ALL TIME. I fell in love with it as a little girl, and still re-read it often.
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis
I remember discovering these books as a child, and being awestruck with delight. Even re-reading them as an adult, the magic is still there.
The Mark of the Lion Series, by Francine Rivers
Set in Rome just after the time of Christ, this series is riveting. I never thought I was even interested in Roman times until I read these books. Some of the finest work of a fine writer.
Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
The movie has become so iconic, one sometimes forgets that it was based on an incredible book that encapsulates one of the most tumultuous eras of our country. Really an unforgettable read.
Need more reading suggestions?
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