Monday, April 11, 2016
Take five: books you should read by 30
Granted, there are a lot of books I could put on this list, but here are the first five that come to mind. What are some other titles that should be included?
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Why? It's a powerful book about a horrible time in American history.
2. Mere Christianity
Why? Lewis does a fabulous job of breaking down everyday phrases and ideas in Christianity and explaining them.
3. The Chronicles of Narnia
Why? It's children's lit at its best.
Why? It's a beautiful story of second chances.
5. North and South
Why? Gaskell writes similar to Dickens, though I think her books are more to the point. This one does an excellent job of showing why unions were necessary, and is also a great love story of two people learning to see how to view things from another's point of view.
Posted by Inklings and Notions at 7:47 PM
Labels: broke and bookish, top ten
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Hooray for Narnia! Those novels are pure magic - for adults and kids alike. I've heard amazing things about Mere Christianity. Since Persuasion is the one Austen novel people have recommended to me (I am so bad about reading classic lit), I'm glad to see it on here. :)ReplyDelete
They are pure magic! I was worried they would be disappointing to re-read, but they were every bit as good the second time around. Different, sure, but still incredible!Delete
Persuasion is an easier classic to get through, as it's short and easy to read.;)
I almost got these all done. North and South is the only one I haven't read, but I really want to get to it this year. Wonderful books you've listed!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I love North and South, both the book and the movie.;)Delete
Oh my gosh, yes, the movie is grand!Delete
I'm thinking I need to re-watch it, since it has been a while...;)Delete
Fantastic list! I have read a few of them. :-)ReplyDelete
Great! Thanks for stopping by.:)Delete
A couple more years until 30, but I've already read most of these! Chronicles of Narnia wasn't for me, but I really enjoy C.S. Lewis' other stuff, like The Four Loves.ReplyDelete
My TTT: http://brownbooksandgreentea.com/2016/04/12/clearing-the-shelf-for-arc-april/
It took me a while to get into the Chronicles of Narnia when I first read them.Delete
Lewis' other writings are wonderful!
Thank you for stopping by.