31 January, 2008

pretty please EVERYONE!?

Help us on our quest for books!
I know there are a lot of people who read my blog that NEVER comment. It is really easy to comment, you can even do so anonymously and you won't have to create an account or anything.

Anyway my request is that you send me a comment that contains a list of books that are the best books you have ever read. Some of them maybe you come back to thinking about even years and years after having read them. My husband and I both absolutely love books and reading, and our goal at some point is to have a ton of books (as in literally!)...and one of those sliding laders and all, you know? Okay, anyway...so send me books, well send me a comment of a list of books that you think our library should contain! It is easy to find books, but it is hard to know before you have read them if they are any good...

In our yurt (several years down the road) we the entire thing to be lined with wall to wall bookshelves, a couple of nice south facing windows and a nice fire. Shelves and shelves of books, doesn't it just sound like a dream!? For us it is, please help us on the conquest. Thanks a million!

(begging, begging....please?)

9 comments:

chelsealynne said...

Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet
A Severe Mercy - Shelden Vanauken
Gravity and Grace - Simone Weil
Hafiz, in "love poems from God"

I guess I'm not so much the fiction type, but severe mercy is fiction. So.

Angel said...

Books lined on the wall will be so neat! Hmm....I don't have any suggestions for which books you should have in your collection. I think we read totally different type of books....
Hmmm....you for sure should have lots of cookbooks!

Ellyn Canfield said...

I think you have all of my favorite books...like literally, they are in your posession right now.

Um, as for all time favorites...

-Crime and Punishment
-I agree with Chelsea for Sever Mercy
-A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
-Early Boxcar children (really!)
-this is not a good list, it doesn't make much sense. It is also 2am, so perhaps i will think about it more...

MamaP said...

yah, I love this! B and I also want a bookshelf and ladder like that! So fun. I like this post, i think I'll post something similar in the subject of kid's literature. Good topic.

So hmmm...

Christian literature might take me sometime but here's a few. I love these lists so hold on Nelly!

Of mice of men
Flatland
swiss family robinson
fahrenheit 451
1984
Anything by Francis Frangipane
the giver
Anne LaMott- Bird by Bird & Traveling Mercies

cs lewis
salinger

bethany said...

oh yay!! Please keep it coming!!! I am excited about this! I love it because a lot of these are things I have never read, I want to read what really captures the people I know...it has to do so for a reason, right??


thank you chelsea, angel, ellyn and P! you gals are great.

come on...i know there are more bookworms out there!It doesn't matter if you think I'd like it...I am asking what you really like!

MamaP said...

ok I take back Traveling Mercies, that book sometimes annoys me. Definitely Bird by Bird. Why are you asking us this? You live with Brad? I can't stop thinking about this list!

Trish said...

A few of my favorites:
The Handmaid's Tale
The Poisonwood Bible
The Time Traveler's Wife
anything by Tom Robbins

None of these are "classics" but I guess it all depends on what you like!

Trish said...

A few of my favorites:
The Handmaid's Tale
The Poisonwood Bible
The Time Traveler's Wife
anything by Tom Robbins

None of these are "classics" but I guess it all depends on what you like!

bethany said...

I am thrilled at the responses to this!! thank you everyone for helping me in our pursuit of being the nutty-bookies! I am excited to read what you have listed here!!! I'll let you know what I thought too.