Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Blog for Becky, a Charitable Endeavor

Many Moons ago (approximately two) I promised my sister that I would write a blog post of the 10 most prolific authors (at least on my bookshelves).

I shall list these in the order that I counted them.

  1. Jane Austen—I have 6 novels by Jane.  She taught me the distinct pleasure of mocking the ridiculous constraints in society with copious amounts of wit and sass.  I mean, who doesn't need to learn that lesson.
  2. L.M. Montgomery—Anne of Green Gables is a classic.  Reading those books made me realize that even the mundane in life can be extraordinary with the right people beside you.  I also thought she had quite a knack for putting a positive light on the otherwise mundane things in life.
  3. Janette Oak—author of the Love Comes Softly series.  The first book of this series is the one that actually kicked off reading as a hobby for me.  Up until that point, I was not a reader and had no interest in books.  Shout out to my 6th grade teacher who kept a bookshelf full of books for kids who finished tests early.  You, madam, provided the tools necessary to turn me into a book worm.
  4. C.S. Lewis—Chronicles of Narnia, need I say more?  I also have some of his other books on the Christian life, but this series captivated my mind as a child.  My aunt read them to us as children and I will always think of her when I read The Last Battle.
  5. Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy was the first Science Fiction book that I ever read.  Adam’s dry humor and quick wit were delightful.  As an added bonus, it gave me something to talk about with my brother and cousins.
  6. J.K. Rowling—The Harry Potter series is quite fascinating.  I did not read these until I was in my twenties, but I loved Rowling’s writing from the start. 
  7. Beth Moore—I have more books than I can read by Beth Moore.  She has great insight into the Christian walk and is such a cool lady….and Amazon was having a sale….
  8. Orson Scott Card—This is where my Science Fiction addiction gets real.  Between Ender’s Game and Pathfinder Orson Scott Card (no, you can’t separate his names) has kept me fascinated for days after finishing the books.  One of my best friends also reads Orson Scott Card’s works and we have discussed them at length numerous times.  He has a way of taking a common topic and making it extraordinary once again.
  9. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle—Sherlock Holmes is one of the greatest stories.  I have all of them.  I have been reading through them for a while, but they are always good.  No matter what mood I’m in, I will always want to read Sherlock Holmes.
  10. Charles Dickens—I love Dickens.  I love how he is super descriptive.  I hate how I will always be asleep after reading a chapter.  He is great for screen adaptations—Bleak House and Little Dorrit are phenomenal....and on Netflix (well Bleak House anyway).


  1. This again proves that we had different childhoods. I assume you're talking about Aunty M reading to you?

    1. Yep...and the 10 year age gap would mean that we definitively should have had different childhoods...