There is a list. It's kind of like asking for a favorite Christmas carol or scripture passage or child--the answer changes depending on my mood, my station in life and whether my pants are too tight.
In no particular order:
- Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I especially love the golden thread that the woman uses to tie everyone together. It is a lovely analogy of a gift women have. We are, generally speaking, good at knitting hearts together with love.
- The Books of Genesis and Mosiah.
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It is chock-full of wisdom and goodness.
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien. Just a dang good story with every essential element: devotion, honor, horror, battles, suspense, bravery, fear, good, evil, greed, selflessness, humor, pain, hope . . .
- Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery. She makes me happy.
- Little Britches by Ralph Moody. He shows how much joy can be found in life--even if you are poor and have to work hard.
- The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. You won't believe her faith and courage. Have you read this book? YOU MUST.
- Something by Jane Austen and something by Mark Twain.
Obviously, there are others that are greatly loved, but, today, right now, this is my top list. I think.
If you weren't (fill in your first name), what book would you be?