Batty About Books

  • An Old Fashioned Girl Louisa May Alcott
  • Rose in Bloom Louisa May Alcott
  • Emma Jane Austen
  • Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
  • Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
  • Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Anne Bronte
  • The Complete Father Brown Anthology G.K. Chesterton
  • A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Sherlock Holmes: the complete novel and stories Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Rebecca Daphne du Maurier
  • Les Miserables Victor Hugo
  • Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
  • Till We Have Faces C.S. Lewis
  • Anne of Green Gables (highly recommend reading the whole series) L. M. Montgomery
  • The Blue Castle L.M. Montgomery
  • Emily of New Moon (the whole trilogy) L.M. Montgomery
  • Jane of Lantern Hill L.M. Montgomery
  • Magic for Marigold L.M. Montgomery
  • Flannery O'Connor The Complete Short Stories
  • The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Jeeves and Wooster (any and all of the stories are delightfully comical) P.G. Wodehouse

Christian Fiction
  • A.D. 30 Ted Dekker
  • Water Walker Ted Dekker
  • The Shadow Things Jennifer Frietag
  • Stepping Heavenward Mrs. E. Prentiss
  • Bridge to Haven Francine Rivers
  • Lineage of Grace Francine Rivers
  • The Mark of the Lion trilogy Francine Rivers
  • The Sin Eater Francine Rivers
  • The Day I Met Jesus Frank Viola and Mary Demuth

Cozy Reads
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer (highly recommended)
  • The Penderwicks (another beloved Juvenile fiction book everyone should read; whole series) Jeanne Birdsall
  • The Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie
  • The Mother Daughter Book Club (It is Juvenile fiction, but I think it appeals to all ages. Great stories and the books read in the books are great reads as well :) Bonus!) Heather Vogel Frederick
  • Anon, Sir, Anon Rachel Heffington (Vivi and Farnham murder mystery. English countryside, quirky characters, the whole cosy-murder-mystery shabang!)
  • Fly Away Home Rachel Heffington
  • The Mitford Series Jan Karon (especially cozy read!)
  • The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Betsy-Tacy series (I consider this a classic, but since it isn't as well-known, it certainly qualifies as a cozy read as well! I especially recommend the high school years and beyond)
  • Emily of Deep Valley Maud Hart Lovelace (I am her, she is me. Seriously. Scary.)
  • Emma: a modern retelling Alexander McCall Smith
Christian Nonfiction
  • Jesus Feminist Sarah Bessey
  • Out of Sorts Sarah Bessey
  • Orthodoxy G.K. Chesterton
  • Searching for Sunday Rachel Held Evans
  • A Year of Biblical Womanhood Rachel Held Evans
  • graceful Emily P. Freeman
  • A Million Little Ways Emily P. Freeman
  • For the Love Jen Hatmaker
  • The Reason for God Timothy Keller
  • Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis
  • Letters to a Diminished Church Dorothy L. Sayers
"Etc., Etc. Etc."
  • 101 Famous Poems Anthology Compiled by Roy J. Cook (Thank you, Nixons!)
  • Pocket Book of Poetry Compiled by Fall River Press
  • Plenilune Jennifer Freitag (Filed as Planetary Fantasy by the author, so I wasn't sure just where it fit, but it is wonderful, so it must be on the list somewhere. For unique tastes, not for everyone but if you love it, you love it)
  • The Hiding Place Corrie Ten Boom (narrative nonfiction, Christian, World War II)

1 comment:

  1. I am so lucky to know, love, and be related to someone who loves literature as much as I do. Thank you, Batty About Books, for celebrating the love of books, reading, and all that comes with that!