Books are one of my favorite things in the entire world. Especially old books – they smell so wonderful & I would love to know all they have seen & experienced. The stories books hold take me on adventures to places, times, and worlds that I wouldn’t get to see otherwise, & into the minds and company of people I wouldn’t meet or know without books. Books are vital to my life, and anywhere I am, I like to be surrounded by books. It seems like there is never enough time to read all the books that I’d like to read (& favorites that I’d like to re-read!). Right now, I’m reading Holes by Louis Sachar (for about the billionth time; it’s been one of my favorites since I was 10 years old) and The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham (for the first time). I’m about halfway through The Wind in the Willows & I am so in love with it. I think it’s one of the loveliest books I’ve ever read, and by the time I’m done reading it, I think it will also make its way onto my favorite books list. Soon, I’m also going to read The Help by Katherine Stockett and Walden by Henry David Thoreau, neither of which I’ve read before.
While there are many books that I throughly enjoy & love, here’s a list of my current favorites. There are probably quite a few books that are missing from this list, but it’s all that I can think of for now! Feel free to share your favorite books (or books that you think I might like – I’m always looking for new stuff to read!) in the comments section below.
1. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2. The Agatha Christie books (particularly her book “End House”)
3. The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
4. Holes by Louis Sachar
5. Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
6. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7. How to be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith
8. Jenny, Sam, and the Invisible Hildegarde by Mary Kennedy
9. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
10. Babe by Dick King-Smith