Saturday, January 24, 2009
Faith 'n Fiction Saturday
My Friend Amy, who brought us Book Blogger Appreciation Week has a new carnival in the works, the Faith 'n Fiction Saturday.
Each week she will post a blogging prompt, which participating bloggers will answer on their own blogs. Then they head back to the original post and sign Mister Linky! This way we can all come to know each other more closely.
One thing we share in common is a love of books. I know there are participants of Faith 'n Fiction Saturdays that read over 200 books a year!
But while we may read a lot of books, only a few books in our lifetimes are special enough that we would never part with them, always recommend them, and maybe even reread them.
So...what fiction books with faith elements are on your keeper shelf? Please keep your answers to no more than 5 books!
Oh please....this is like asking someone how many people are in the world? Pretty much every book I get is a keeper. Unless I get a duplicate or a book/author I don't like or read, I keep it. This is why my collection is currently at almost 1900 books :) I can't bear to give away my books. My fiance has already promised to build me a library when we move into our house next time.
Anywho for my 5 books to spotlight on, I'll be like Amy and consider series as 1 book
1. The House of Winslow series by Gilbert Morris - There are 40 books in this series and I have 39 of them. I have spent YEARS trying to collect all these, I've been reading them since I was 10. I just need no. 31 The Shining Badge, so if anyone has that one PLEASE I need it!!!!
2. My entire Janette Oke book collection. So I'm really fudging on even the series rule but these are definitely keepers. Why? Well, because I own EVERY adult fiction book that she's written. AND she was the first Christian fiction adult book I ever read at the tender age of 8.
3. The Chronicles of Narnia series by CS Lewis. Yeah that's a given. A must in everyone's collection. If you've given these books away, I'm sorry, but SHAME ON YOU!!
4. The Glenbrooke series by Robin Jones Gunn. Simply one of the most refreshing contemporary women's series I've ever read. I could include my entire RJG collection but I'm spotlighting this one.
5. The SAHM series by Meredith Efken. One of the best chick lit books (Christian and general) ever. The format is written in email/newsletter group so it reads extremely fast, the characters are likabe and you totally relate to them. I finished both these books in half a day, and they're over 300 pages long! And the best news, there's a new one coming out this year!
So these are just a few in my collection. But seriously I have almost 1900 books. I'm not giving these guys away.