Thursday, March 27, 2008

TT #2 My Favorite Books

Thirteen of My Favorite Books

  1. The Fountainhead---Ayn Rand. I first read it in College. I can't say that I buy the philosophy, but it did make me think.

  2. East of the Sun---Barbara Bickmore. Just a great story---about a nurse who goes to Africa as a missionary and stays there for life.

  3. When Bad Things Happen to Good People---Rabbi Kushner. It helped shape my theology

  4. All This and Heaven Too--Rachel Field. I've always enjoyed historical fiction--this is one of the best, I think.

  5. The Clan of the Cave Bear---Jean Auel. I just loved this series. So much research. It is almost historical fiction.

  6. The Valley of Horses---Jean Auel. Ditto. I read all of them, but these two are my favorites.

  7. A Walk in the Woods---Bill Bryson. This is so funny, and yet poignant, about his walking the Appalachian Trail.

  8. A World of Ideas---Bill Moyers. It stretched me.

  9. A Man in Full---Tom Wolfe. My men are quail hunters, and they say Wolfe "nailed" the plantation hunting.

  10. Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden---Emily Whaley. Just the sweet musings of a lovely southern lady

  11. The North and The South---John Jakes. Another good story

  12. Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems. I enjoy the American poets, but she is my favorite.

  13. Southern Table---Frank Stitt's cookbook. I enjoy the prose as much as the recipes.

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Lori said...

I havent read ny of them...Im more of a John Saul fan myself:) Happy TT. Great list and info.

Melli said...

Ohhhhhhh I absolutely LOVED Jean Aul's books -- I read all 3 of them bang, bang, bang right in a row - and then waited and waited and waited... she never did finish the story. I've been waiting about 13 years now!!!
Great list!

DK said...

Hello Kay, good to meet you! I love this list; talk about a collection of top shelf lit! (I read your TT from last week too; sounds like you don't have a job - you've found a calling.) I look forward to visiting this blog again! Happy TTing.

SandyCarlson said...

I love Emily too! I wish she could tell us her story herself.

Adelle said...

Clan of the Cave Bear is one of my all time favs as well Have you seen the movie? It's pretty awesome as well. Happy T13!

Anonymous said...

Great list, I have only read a few of them. I do like to hear that people are reading and not zoning in front of the tv 24/7.

Open Grove Claudia said...

Now that's a great list of books! I'd add the earthsea series - but that's about it!

Happy TT!