Beautiful Books

Books help me to breathe.  As I read ones I deem excellent, I’ll record them here:

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austin
The Good Mayor – Andrew Nicoll
Girl With a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier
The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
Garden Spells – Sarah Addison Allen
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures – Vincent Lam
The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
The Stone Diaries  – Carol Shields
Like Water For Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
Persuasion – Jane Austin
Jane Eyre – Charolotte Bronte
Atonement – Ian McEwan
March – Geraldine Brooks
Ahab’s Wife – Sena Jeter Naslund
The MemoryKeeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
Remarkable Creatures – Tracy Chevalier
Burning Bright – Tracy Chevalier
Girl with a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier
Falling Angels – Tracy Chevalier
The Lady and the Unicorn – Tracy Chevalier
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
The King’s General – Daphne DuMaurier
The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart (juvenile fiction)
The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Perilous Journey – Trenton Lee Stewart (juvenile fiction)
Let the Great World Spin – Colum McCann
What the Dog Saw – Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
Abundance – Sena Jeter Naslund
All of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks (I love this woman’s food.)
All of Nigella Lawson’s cookbooks (I adore her meandering writing.  It’s stream-of-consciousness for foodies.)
Chocolat – Joanne Harris
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters – Jane Austin and Ben H. Winters
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Jane Austin and Seth-Something-Or-Other
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott – Kelly O’Connor McNees
The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte – Syrie James
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen – Syrie James
Villette – Charlotte Bronte
Ruth – Elizabeth Gaskell
Emma Brown – Clare Boylan
Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
Trinny and Susannah – The Body Shape Bible – Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine
Trinny and Susannah – What You Wear Can Change Your Life – Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine
Perelandra – C.S. Lewis
Out of the Silent Planet – C.S. Lewis
Five Quarters of the Orange – Joanne Harris
A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson
Garden Spells – Sarah Addison Allen
The Sugar Queen – Sarah Addison Allen
The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
Blackberry Wine – Joanne Harris


2 thoughts on “Beautiful Books”

  1. I just picked up The Stone Diaries at a thrift store but. Haven’t started it yet I read the other one I picked up first A HOuse in Sicily. It was good too.

  2. There are quite a few books here… Some of them I have read too and really enjoyed. Amongst them B. Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”, “Like Water for Chocolate”, “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. At the moment I am reading Siri Hustvedt “What I loved” and “Coming to our Senses” by Pr Jon Kabat-Zinn. Both fascinating.

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