5 Favorite Books

5 Favorite Books_2Last week I asked each of you to enter a giveaway by leaving a comment listing your five favorite books. The winner of that giveaway is…


Abbey listed the following as her favorites.

 I’ve only read the first two books on her list. I really like Margaret Peterson Haddix’s The Shadow Children Series, so maybe I’ll give The Missing Series a try at some point.

Thanks to all of you for sharing some of your favorite books. I know it’s hard to cull only five books out of extensive reading lists. I always wholeheartedly agree when people compare selecting favorite books to forcing a mother to pick her favorite child.

Since I made you guys struggle through that process, I figured it was only fair to share five of my favorite books as well. Like all of you, I have a lot more than five favorites. These five are the closest I can get to picking five to go on top. (This list excludes the Bible and non-fiction books.)

  •  Safely Home, by Randy Alcorn. This book is a heavy hitter that chronicles a tale of faith and persecution in China. It is one of the things that inspired me to write Counted Worthy. One month I hope to run a review series on books that have impacted me. This one would definitely be on the list.
  • A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. On days that I’m not feeling well, A Little Princess is my go-to book. I love curling up and burying myself in the sweet, familiar story. I think I’ve re-read this book more than any of the others on my shelf.
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy.  This is another re-read favorite. I’m not the biggest fan of classic-style writing, but I find The Scarlet Pimpernel easy to read. From past posts I know that many of you also have a soft spot for this common wayside flower in England. πŸ˜‰
  • Carry On, Mr. Bowditchby Jean Lee Latham. I’ve been known to tell people that their homeschool education is not complete if they haven’t read this book! Carry On, Mr. Bowditch is the most captivating biography I’ve ever come across. Nathaniel Bowditch is the kind of person parents want their kids to emulate.
  • Sir Bentley and Holbrook Court, by Chuck Black. I love the entire Knights of Arrethtrae series, but I think Sir Bentley is my favorite. Each time I read one of the Knights of Arrethtrae books I’m amazed by Chuck Black’s talent in crafting such scintillating stories that are packed with so much truth. They’re the type of books I get excited to recommend to people.

You can check out more of my favorite reads by viewing my favorites shelf on Goodreads!

What do you think of this list? Will any of these books make it onto your to-reads list?

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5 Replies to “5 Favorite Books”

  1. I’ve recently started the Edge Chronicles and am really coming to like it. 😎

    Leah, I like your top 5 list. I’ve had several homeschoolers rave to me about “Mr. Bowditch” but unfortunately haven’t gotten to it yet.

  2. “Carry On Mr. Bowditch” is already on my to-read list and I’ve read “A Little Princess”. Maybe I’ll get around to reading the others someday, but I have a VERY extensive to-read list at the moment! Chuck Black also wrote “The Terrestria Chronicles” and I have read the first two in that series: “The Sword, the Ring, and the Parchment” and “The Quest for Seven Castles” and enjoyed them. I’d like to read the others.
    Congratulations Abbey!

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