15 June 2012

TGIF @ GReads #7: Most Valuable Books

TGIF is hosted over at GReads every Friday, and features many thought-provoking questions that are fun to answer.
Today's Question:
Most Valuable Book: From your personal collection of books, which ones hold the most value to you - is it signed by the author? or maybe it's your favorite story of all time? Share it with us.

Hmm. The most valuable books I have are the books I have loved enough to share with all my friends and/or the books I love enough to save/note so I can buy them for my kids. Yes, I am going to be THAT mom who makes her kids read all the books she loved when she was a kid and then demand to know what they think, haha.

  • Archangel by Sharon Shinn, which was shared with me by Simone, and which I shared with all my friends.
  • The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede, which was one of my earliest encounters with a dragon and a feminist princess (my kids will most def be reading these books).
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare- one of my earliest love stories, filled with sensible people, and a lesson in prejudice. 
  • The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews - because I recommend this to everyone I know who reads UF and because of the joy I get in immersing myself in pure awesomeness
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis - do I even need to explain this one?
  • Daring to Draw Near by John White which very fundamentally changed my view of prayer.
  • Prayer by Richard Foster which expanded on my changing views of Prayer
  • Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton - which helped me think through my own philosophy of faith
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis - which showed me that Christians could be thinking people too
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, which was one of my earliest journeys into sci-fci and fantasy, and showed me that weak people can be strong heroines too, something we seem to have forgotten nowadays.
To name a few, these are some of the treasured books in my library. There are so many more where those came from.


  1. I'm a HUGE fan of The Chronicles of Narnia. I have a particular set of these books that I treasure and try to keep in good condition, even though I reread them regularly. Will definitely be sharing this series with my kids too!

  2. I am going to be that mom too! Judy Blume and all!


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