Tuesday, November 1, 2016

So, This is Random...

I am in the middle making the Christmas list that my mom has been begging me to give her. She likes to shop early and get everyone's presents out of the way. (Well, it's not THAT early, actually...)
Anyways, I have a couple of books on the list already but I thought it would be a good idea to hear YOUR GUY'S recommendations.
I really like all kinds of books, except for maybe Sci-fi and horror.

So here's what you do: Comment your five favorite books of all time (or just a few that you like really well), and I'll take a look at them online and maybe add some to the list.
Thank you for your help! :)

p.s. I will keep this post open on the blog for anyone who wants to recommend a book at any time, even if it's five years from now. :) I don't mind comments on old post, and by all means, tell me your favorite books!


  1. OKAY FUN. :-) (My Mum is the exact same. And well, it's NOVEMBER ALREADY. :-O)

    (Some of my) top favourite books:
    1. Hidden Places by Lynn Austin (you might have read this?) (if you haven't: WOW READ IT CUZ IT'S MY FAAVE.)
    2. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchel (if you want an EPIC blow-away, never-ending classic - TAKE THIS.)
    3. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster - cutest book ever.
    4. To Kill a Mockingbird (again you've probably already read this!) (If you haven't BUY IT AND READ IT. :-D)
    5. The Sweetest Thing by Elisabeth Musser (this book really touched me and the characters are DARLING and the plot is amazing. Hiiiighly recommend.)

    I could go on and on AND ON, but I'll stick to five. :-)

    1. Lol you're fast, Naomi! XD Thank you! On your list I've only read two: To Kill a Mockingbird (which I read for school and loved it- Atticus is my favorite), and I'm actually in the middle of reading Gone With the Wind.
      But I will check the other three out! Thank you! :D

  2. What a lovely question to ask! :)
    1. All Things New by Lynn Austin (or anything by Lynn Austin!)
    2. The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson
    3. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
    4. Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
    5.The WHOLE Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick! :P But the first book in the series is titled The Mother Daughter Book Club.
    Some of these I read when I was a little younger, so while they're not children's books, they are more simply written. But they are so good, I still read them! :)
    PS: That's a gorgeous picture!

    1. Thank you for your suggestions, Abby! I just finished All Things New (and I loved it!), but I haven't read any of the others, so I will take a look at them! :D Thank you!

    2. I agree, LYNN AUSTIN IS AMAZING. (All Things New is actually my least favourite Lynn Austin book! You should definitely have a look at some of her others! The three Refiners Fire books are amazing, too. :-))

  3. Okay, I feel like you've probably read a lot of the classics, so I'll point you to some titles you may not have tried, which I've loved:

    1) John Adams by David McCullough. (It sounds dry by the title, but it is SO GOOD. Maybe you've seen the miniseries. This is better.)
    2) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (SO Inspiring. Okay, it's a classic, but maybe you haven't read it. This is a thin volume. You could read it in a couple hours.)
    3) Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain (About a nurse in the First World War. Incredibly emotional.)
    4) My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliviera (A novel about an American Civil War nurse. Pardon me for so many American suggestion. I'm American & can't tell if you are.) :)
    5) Okay, and for a lighter read, The Last Summer by Judith Kinghorn. A love story (and coming of age) set in England during the First World War.)

    Above all that though, I highly recommend my favorite novel, Gone wit the Wind. It is INCREDIBLE. I also second the recommendation of To Kill a Mockingbird. :)


    1. Thanks, Lillian! I haven't read any of those except the Frederick Douglass one. I read it for school, because yes, I am American. :D
      (I'm not sure if that's a good thing that people can't tell I'm American. I'm American-sounding enough on Pinterest, but perhaps I should discuss it on the blog more.) *shrug*
      Anyways, I will check out those other four books! Thank you!

  4. Okay. Seriously. You of all people know that I can't choose only 5 books. Like...top favorites? Ugh.
    I'm just going to give you 5 books I really really like, and not try to rank them because I will end up with 50 books on the list. Possibly but not probably there'll be a book you haven't read.
    1)North and South. Always a good one. :)
    2)Spindle's End, by Robin McKinley
    3)Crazy Love, by Francis Chan
    4)Swiss Family Robinson
    5)The Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel.
    I believe it's Lee Strobel. Anywho, all of those are pretty good in my opinion. Spindle's End is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, and while it's kinda peculiar, it's really interesting and pretty captivating.
    I have all of those books; feel free to borrow any of them if you like, before you ask for them or spend your hard-earned cash. :)
    Love you!
    P.S. Lilli said that you spelled "soul" wrong in one of your little side-panel-quote-things. Underneath Anne and the old lady. She was pretty outraged about it.

    1. Oh, The Swiss Family Robinson! I've been meaning to finish it. Good suggestion. I've read half and love it. :)

  5. Okay, I can think of three books off the top of my head. Five must be to much for my brain. ;P

    1. The Awakening of Miss Prim (I sincerely wish more people knew of this book!!! It is splendid, clever, and truly--unique. At least, in my humble opinion.)
    2. Mara: Daughter of the Nile (If you're looking for a short read. It's excellent!)
    3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (This book is charming! And it's written in letter form to give you some idea of its style.)

    SOoo, there are my offerings. :)


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