January 7, 2007 Amy BooksFriends

My roomies and I had one of those amazing bookish conversations where we were pulling stuff off our shelves and exclaiming things like oh “I LOVE CS Lewis or Handmaiden’s Tale is a book every woman should read or oh my gosh The Red Tent will change your life or Every Christian should read Poisionwood Bible!!”

Here our book lists:


scifi/fantasy: jurassic park, sphere, ender’s game (series), hobbit, timeline (…i guess i like michael crichton sci fi stuff :-P )

plays: hamlet, othello, importance of being earnest, glass menagerie

nonfiction/memoirs: angela’s ashes

fiction: time traveler’s wife, cask of amontillado, 1984,

Christian: who needs a superhero, screwtape letters, too busy not to pray

stuff i’ve been meaning to read: devil in the windy city, lovely bones, dante club, rule of four, deception point

Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller
The Case For Faith – Lee Strobel

Christian Fiction
Pretense – Lori Wick
The Scarlet Thread – Francine Rivers

Romantic Fiction
A Walk to Remember – Nicholas Sparks
Confessions of a Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella

Children’s Fiction
Jacob Have I Loved – Katherine Paterson
Travel Far, Pay No Fare – Anne Lindbergh
Harry Potter – J.R. Rowling
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles – Patricia C. Wrede

Persuasion – Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
The Plot Against America – Philip Roth (I’m reading this now)

Kaffir Boy – Mark Mathabane
A Hope In the Unseen – Ron Suskind
A People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn



Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglass Adams

Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Triology

Lord of the Rings

Eyre Affair Series!!!

Harry Potter

Historical Fiction

Phillipa Gregory’s Books especially The Queen’s Fool

Phyllis Wheatly’s Daughter of the Stars

The Red Tent!!!!!! (every Jewish and Christian woman should read this book)


Farewell to Arms-Ernest Hemingway

A Prayer for Owen Meany-John Irving
A Brave New World-A. Huxley

1984 and Animal Farm-George Orwell

Modern Fiction:

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Piccoult

Poisonwood Bible


MacBeth (yes get over it I like it)

12th Night


The Crucible by Arthur Miler (again get over it)


Religious Non-fiction THAT EVERYONE SHOULD READ:

Abaraham-by Bruce Feiler (if every Jew, Christian and Muslim read this book the world might be a slightly more peaceful place)

Nine Parts of Desire-by Geraldine Brooks-amazing memoir by an American woman who lived in Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia and befriended Muslim women-read it!!!!!!

Christian Books:

CS Lewis’ entire library

Blue Like Jazz by Don Miller-amazing read it

My Utmost for Highest-Oswald Chambers

Girl Meets God-by Lauren Winner-AMAZING

Let Your Life Speak

Linage of Grace (Women in Jesus’ Lineage) Novella series-Francine Rivers

Children’s Books:

The Giver-Lois Lowery

Dr. Seuss in general

The Giving Tree

The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado

Ann Rinaladi books

Books I Have to READ:

The Handmaiden’s Tale  (yes I know I am horrible for not reading it yet)

Kite Runner

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Too Late to Die Young

The Great Divorce

Confessions of St. Augustine

and like a million more but this is just what I could think of off the top of my head
comment and add essential books to our list!!!!

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