Who are your favorite authors?

In no particular order: Richard Adams, Alexander Dumas, Jeff Shaara, Terry Brooks, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, John Steinbeck, Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O’Connor, Leif Enger, Madeleine L’Engle, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Frank Peretti, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, David McCullough, Erik Larson, and Stephen Ambrose.

Favorite Books

Christian Fiction

This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti
Some Wildflower in My Heart by Jamie Langston Turner
The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers

Classic Literature

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
McTeague by Frank Norris
O Pioneers by Willa Cather
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Bounty Trilogy by Nordhoff and Hall
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

Fantasy/Science Fiction

The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Shannara Series)
The Eye of the World by Richard Jordan (Wheel of Time Series)
The Pendragon Cycle (King Arthur) by Stephen R. Lawhead
Mistress Masham’s Repose by T.H. White
Time and Again by Jack Finney

Historical Fiction

The Glorious Cause (Book 2 in his American Revolution series) by Jeff Shaara
Rise to Rebellion (Book 1 in his American Revolution series) by Jeff Shaara
Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara (Civil War novel, recently made into a movie)
The Killer Angels (basis for movie “Gettysburg”) by Michael Shaara (Pulitzer Prize winner)
The Last Full Measure by Jeff Shaara (Civil War novel)

Juvenile Fiction

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham


The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark

Popular and Literary Fiction

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwartz
The Mitford Years by Jan Karon
Simon’s Night by Jon Hassler
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
The Tenth Man by Graham Greene
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Christmas Box Collection by Richard Paul Evans


Into Thin Air (Mt. Everest Disaster) by Jon Krakauer
The Day Lincoln Was Shot by Jim Bishop
The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini by Ruth Brandon
A Night to Remember (Titanic) by Walter Lord
Undaunted Courage (Lewis and Clark Expedition) by Stephen Ambrose
John Adams by David McCullough
Isaac’s Storm by Eric Larson
The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson
The Colonial Experience by David Hawke
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown (Caution: Violence)
Changed Into His Image by Jim Berg
Created for His Glory by Jim Berg
Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges


The Poetry of Robert Frost
The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

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