Saturday, April 6, 2013

Favorite Books Link-up

Good afternoon, readers!

My last post on my summer reading list got me thinking about my favorite books. After following other blogs, I wanted to try my own link-up. The way it works is that I make a post on something like a list of my favorite books for example, and then you, reader, can post a link to the post of your own blog that contains your list of favorite blogs. So, fingers crossed hoping that this works out!

1. The Bible 
As a Christian, this is a bit of a no-brainer, but the more I dive into the Word of God, the more my soul feels at rest.

2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Ah, yes. The classic chick-flick on paper. :)

3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This is an awesome novel that reminds me of the importance of looking forward in life, instead of dwelling on the past. Things get messy when we do!

4. Epic: The Story God Is Telling and the Role That Is Yours to Play by John Eldredge
This is one of my all-time favorites, because it reminds me of how God made us with a special purpose, and that we have a role to play in His story.

5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Sort of a chick-flick on paper as well, but also has a similar style of a book of virtues.

6. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
Many theologians say that every Christian should read this book. I agree with them. This book is fantastic, and is a great reminder that life is like a journey in which we face multiple temptations, but have to keep our eyes focused on the faith.

7. The Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms
I studied this book last year in school, and at first, I didn't see much significance in it, but after going through it again, it's incredible how much theology is based on simple truths that come from the Scriptures.

8. Animal Farm by George Orwell
I really enjoy this book because it's allegorical and also a story that can be easily enjoyed, even if the symbolism is set aside.

9. Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters by Lesley M. M. Blume 
I bought this book at a school book fair a few years back, and it lies on my top shelf in my bedroom, because every now and then I come back to it when I am in need of simple short and sweet story telling, which this book is chock full of. It's a fun read.

10. The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis
It would be foolish of me to not include this on my list. I love these classics.

(Note: These books are in no particular order on the list.)

Now it's your turn! Be sure to put your name and title of blog, e.g. Hayley @ Victorious Heroine, and in the URL box, please put the link to your post, not blog homepage. I look forward to seeing the results! :D

Question for the Reader: What books from your past, whether you have read them or they have been read to you, have been most influential for your life and/or faith?

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." --Psalm 119:105


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    1. oh, I wish I could link up, but my blog is strictly for things pertaining to my Christian walk. I think I'm revamping soon though, and I MIGHT be getting a blog where I can post anything. so please, do more link-ups in the future! :D

      I want to read "The Great Gatsby" so badly. in fact, it's on my list of books to read:

      The Great Gatsby
      The LOTR Trilogy
      The Hobbit
      The Silmarillion
      The Book Thief
      The Great Divorce


  2. Great list, Hayley! I'm familiar with all of them except Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters--I'd love to borrow that one sometime, if you're so inclined. :-)

  3. Wow. . . Is that all? Great list :)


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