Friday, September 08, 2006

My Favorite Books

I made a database with most of my books in it and was surprised to find that I had so many. And the great thing about it is that there's even more in boxes in the garage. The bad thing about it is that I don't have bookshelves for all of them. The overwhelming majority of my books are classics. My favorites?

  • The Thornbirds
  • Gone With the Wind
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Anything Mark Twain)
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Sue Grafton
  • John Grisham
  • Agatha Christie
  • Victoria Holt

These are only the fiction. I love biographies and inspirational motivational books too. Most of those belong to hubby. What are some of yours?


Tricia Goyer said...

Oh, I l-o-v-e those historical novels by Tricia Goyer. She includes all the elements I enjoy in fiction :-)

Seriously, my favorite authors are Francine Rivers and Brock and Bodie Thoene. I'm reading a REALLY good novel right now by Dale Cramer called "Levi's Will." It's excellent.

Mostly, I read research books, because of . . . deadlines!

Jackie Castle said...

Well, I have read almost all of the books on your list. Almost all, but not quite, and have liked them all.
But man, I might have to try out that Tricia Chick, I keep seeing her name everywhere. hee hee.

I'm doing the blog tour. Great site.

C. H. Green said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Audrey (aka Amethyst) said...

Great post. You made me remember the beautiful music theme from the Thornbirds (the film). Two of my favourite authors are Nora Roberts and Barbara Delinsky. Wuthering Heights is one of my favourite classics too. I hear you about not having enough space for your books and I take my hat off to you for doing an inventory. Boy do I need to do that! Hubby was commenting on it only yesterday and he's right. My study is packed and I need to put some order. I just hate to part with any book :-).

Cara Putman said...

LOVE GWTW. I can practically quote along with the movie. And I'm in the middle of The Broker right now. Realized I hadn't read it and there's a new Grishom coming out in a couple weeks!

Gretchen Lavender said...

GWTW is my favorite book. It makes the movie so much better too!

C. H. Green said...

Someone pointed out that I left off the most important Book of all--and I have several in my library. The Oxford Annotated Bible, Nave's Topical Bible, The Parallel Bible, The Open Bible, Dakes Annotated Bible, Hitchcock's Topical Bible, The Promise Bible, The New International Version, and I'm sure there are more, including the King James Version. Be SURE YOU READ THIS ONE IF YOU DON'T READ ANY OTHERS.

Vicki said...

I'd love to compile a database of all my books--how long did this take you? Hope you're doing well. Thought I'd stop by and say hi.

C. H. Green said...

Well, I started out doing title, author, copyright, publisher, hardback, leather, or paperback. But that got to be way too time consuming, and I decided it would have to be a work in progress. Right now the majority is just title and author. I hope to be able to divide them up into genre later. It took about 2 hours. But like I said, I shortened the process quite a bit. I took my laptop and sat down in front of my bookshelves, going from room to room. And on groups like Sue Grafton, for the time being I put A-S novels. Bible commentaries -- 10 volumes, etc.

Kathleen Marie said...

I have read all the books on your list including the authors mentioned. If you like John Grisham you'll probably like Craig Parshall as well.

I also highly recommend the Thoene's and Francine Rivers. I also love all the Jane Austen books.

Like you many of my beloved books are in boxes and my husband and I are adding two walls of bookshelves to our den. I can't wait!

Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

My 8 yo and I LOVED reading Robinson Crusoe together last year...such a good story! One of my favorites, not sure it's still in print is Follow the River by James Alexander Thom. Wow...based on a true story of a white woman's capture by Indians and her long journey home.
I also love Francine Rivers books, and was delighted to find so many new Christian authors to try out when I joined ACFW! You have a beautiful blog!

C. H. Green said...

Thank you, Mary. I look forward to reading some of these classics to my son as well.

Anonymous said...

you left out a timeless classic, one that's been on the best selling list for centuries. It is full of drama, education, history, poetry, and most any genre you would want to read. It is however void of fiction. I'm sure you have many diferent versions of it around. I suppose they are not all dusty, given your entry on the Holy Spirit.

C. H. Green said...

Would parables be considered christian fiction?

Anonymous said...

I suppose they would at that.