Friday, August 11, 2006

Book Tag - Tagged by Kevin Bussey

The rules are that it can be any book besides the Bible.

1. One book that changed your life: Desiring God, John Piper
2. One book that you’ve read more than once: Finishing Strong, Stu Weber
3. One book I’d want on a desert island: Wikipedia (that’s probably cheating), but basically some survival guide!
4. One book that made me laugh: Canterbury Tales
5. One book that made me cry: Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers
6. One book that you wish you had written: The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
7. One book you wish had never been written: Silmarillion, JRR Tolkien (I kept trying to read it all)
8. One book that you are currently reading: The Weight of Glory, C.S. Lewis
9. One book that you’ve been meaning to read: The New Man, Thomas Merton

I’d add that some great classics to read are Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, anything by Shakespeare, Brave New World, We, 1984, anything by Hemingway, The Scarlet Letter, Pride and Prejudice, Les Miserables, Tolkien’s the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, oh, and of course the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Encyclopedia Brown, and anything by Louis L'aMour


Scotte Hodel said...

I had similar sentiments on question 3. :-)

jan@theviewfromher said...

okay, I know I'm like a month behind commenting on this post, but I hope you still get notification. I've seen this meme on several blogs, and always end up adding a book to my reading list! Since you mentioned Francine Rivers, I thought you might like to know they are currently making one of her novels, "The Last Sin Eater," into a full-length movie. I posted about it at, if you're interested. And I LOVED Encyclopedia Brown! :-)