Books · Thankfulness

Day 23: Literature

This post is part of “30 days of Giving Thanks” To read more within this series, click here.


I am a product […of] endless books. My father bought all the books he read and never got rid of any of them. There were books in the study, books in the drawing room, books in the cloakroom, books (two deep) in the great bookcase on the landing, books in a bedroom, books piled as high as my shoulder in the cistern attic, books of all kinds reflecting every transient stage of my parents’ interest, books readable and unreadable, books suitable for a child and books most emphatically not. Nothing was forbidden me. In the seemingly endless rainy afternoons I took volume after volume from the shelves. I had always the same certainty of finding a book that was new to me as a man who walks into a field has of finding a new blade of grass.

~ C.S. Lewis

A good story allows the reader to step into a different world, to see problems with new clarity and stir the imagination. Have you ever found yourself so absorbed in a story that you lose track of time? Location?

I am thankful for stories, both fiction and non-fiction. I have thoroughly enjoyed discovering (and sometimes re-discovering) great children’s literature with my children.

Some books I have really enjoyed (including children’s lit) in no particular order and definitely not comprehensive:

The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maude Montgomery

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

Mrs Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

American Sniper by Chris Kyle

The Count of Monte Cristo

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannet

The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I could go on listing books all day…

I am thankful for books!!


11 thoughts on “Day 23: Literature

  1. Hi there! I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading this blog post of yours! It was so amazing. I just checked out your blog because of this and I couldn’t help but press follow immediately because your blog is both amazing and beautiful! I am so happy I came across your blog. Can’t wait to read more from you, keep it up (:

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  2. Even though we have never personally met, I feel I know you somewhat through your blog and now through your book list. No wonder I like you! I have read almost every book on it. The few I haven’t read I’m going to read. Outside of the Bible, my favorite has to be The Mark of the Lion series. I also love’Redeeming Love’ also by Francine Rivers. Thanks for this post and God bless!

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    1. Thanks, Beckie! It seems we are kindred spirits! Redeeming Love is also a good book. It really cuts the reader to the heart! God be with you my friend and Happy Thanksgiving!


    1. That’s funny. I used to primarily read fiction. I’ve only recently begun to really love reading non-fiction. 🙂 Thanks for reading & commenting my friend. Happy Thanksgiving!

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