Books that I quote out loud to my husband...
The Pastor by Eugene Peterson
Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman ("We're going to be like those French parents, right Trev?")
Books that I skipped church and/or class to finish...
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Books that I can't wait to read to my future kids...
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Narnia books by C.S. Lewis
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Books that I've gotten my husband to love just as much as I do...
The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
Books that have helped define my faith...
The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner
Walking on Water by Madeleine L'Enlge
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (I don't know, it just did.)
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Anything by Flannery O'Connor
Books that made me giggle/snort awkwardly in coffee shops...
Traveling Mericies Anne Lamott
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Books that made me cry in coffee shops...
The Sacred Echo by Margaret Feinberg
Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Beals
Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist
Books that made me cry that should not have made me cry...
The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien (if you have finished all three books, you deserve a good cry once you finally make it through all of them. Or am I just a nerd? Should I just go to Comic-con and be done with it?)
Books that make me hungry...
My Life in France by Julia Child
Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist
Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights by Sophie Dahl
A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenburg
Book that got me through my tonsillectomy from hell two years ago...
The Help by Katherine Stockett
Books I was skeptical about but ended up loving...
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (I know, I know. So much in this book that I disagree with...but you have to admit, she's a darn good writer.)
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (I read this while in Ireland, so it put everything into perspective.)
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Books that changed my mind about poetry...
She Walks in Beauty by Caroline Kennedy
The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins
Books that never fail to encourage me to pick up my pen and notebook...
The Right to Write by Julia Cameron
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg