April 19, 2012

3 on Thursday

3 on Thursday


Andrea over at My Chihuahua Bites hosts this meme every Thursday.  I’ve thought about linking up before but when I saw this week’s topic I knew I had to link up!  This week we’re talking about  books.  If you’ve been around for awhile, you know I love to read (The WYE? Challenge speaks to that!)

So the question is:

"What three books are most important to you/do you re-read most frequently?"

I think it goes without saying that the Bible is the most important book to me.  I’m not always digging into as I should but it has everything I need for life in there.  No matter how many times I read it, there is always something new for me.  So, since that one is obvious, I’m going to share three less obvious with you:

1.  Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

I didn’t read these books until I was an adult.  I was in Viet Nam and I came across them at my country director’s house.  English books can be scarce when you’re overseas and you take what you can get! I got hooked.  My second year in Nam I brought the whole series with me and I read them about once a month.  I just fell in love with Anne Shirley.  How can you not love her? (Picture Source)

2.  The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

I love, love, love this series.  All of them.  My favorite book of the series in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader with The Magician’s Nephew being a close second.  The only one in the series I don’t care for is The Silver Chair.  The Man loves these books as well and we often talk about them.  We have a book that has 365 reading from all 7 books and we read one each night.  We will probably fight at bedtime to be the one who’s reading these to Munchkin.  She will be read them from an early age! (Picture Source)

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I’ve read this series about 6 or 7 times.  There’s just something about them that keep pulling me in.  I’m sure I’ll be reading them a few more times this year!

Others that I enjoy and reread often:

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. 

Every Storm by Lori Wick

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

What are your favorite books?


  1. I love Anne of Green Gables! I found them when I was 12 and re-read them frequently. Just unpacked my beloved set today.

  2. Thank you for stopping by! My mil just got me a new bible with my name on it...I really should read it more often. I have read Anne of Green Gables... loved it. We have the same Narnia book on my boys book shelves waiting to be read. I love old classic books. One of my favorites has to be Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I read it in high school and feel in love with the story. The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott is a close 2nd. Another really great more recent book was Life is Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman. I could not put the book down...truly amazing story.  Ok sorry i am rambling now....just wanted to come by and Thank you for stopping by my blog....saw your post and got carried away with the books.
    Thanks Again, Ashley from Thereisnoplacelikehomemade

  3. Oh and I forgot....The harry potter books...I have read them a few times. There is something about them I just love!

  4. Love the hunger games! I have never read Anne of Green Gables but I have always wanted to read the series! I think I will have to add those to my list of books I want to read!

  5. Your top three suggestions are things I read and LOVED.  I read Anne of Green Gables so many times, my copy actually ripped into two pieces :)

  6. I enjoy the Chronicles of Narnia series.  We read it to our children when they were 1, 3 and 4.  (Yes, I know, very young.  We always read to them from books appropriate for their age, and from books we can enjoy.  I think it helps their reading skills and it keeps us interested.)  I'm thinking about revisiting it with them this summer now that we can all takes turns reading.

  7. I just love the Anne of Green Gables books.  There's nothing like those old books about community and growing up and knowing your neighbors.  I can't wait to share them with my daughter.

  8. Books are a great thing to ramble on about! I haven't read any of the ones you mention...I'll look into them!

    Thanks for the visit:)

  9. You should read the Anne of Green Gables series; they are excellent! I hope that when you do read them you enjoy them a lot!

  10. That's the sign of a well loved book! I used to own them but left them in Asia when I left. I now have them on my Kindle. I think once Munchkin is older we'll be buying the series for her:)

  11. I think she'll start hearing them when she's pretty young! I think taking turns reading it would be fun for the kids! And you can never hear the Narnia stores too many times!

  12. I agree! I'm very much looking forward to sharing them with my daughter too:)


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