Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jennifer's Four Favorite Books

I love books and hate the idea of having to choose only four. Do I choose ones that are the most beneficial? What about favorites? If I can only pick four, maybe I really need "escape from reality" books, because, seriously, what kind of reality would require me to choose only four books?!?!

Realizing that as soon as I hit "publish" I'll think of more, here goes:

Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach: I read this in middle school and it resonated with me. Still does.

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte: To me, the epitome of the tortured hero romance. Can't live without it.

Living Judaism, by Rabbi Wayne Dosick: Not my favorite book, but answers all of my questions, so if I have to be limited, I'd better have this with me.

This Is All I Ask, by Lynn Kurland: She's my favorite author, and this is one of my favorites of hers.

What are yours?


  1. Jane Eyre is the only one I know of yours. Think I once read Jonathan Livingston - but clearly it didn't make the same impression on me as it did on you!

  2. Then I recommend you check out the others, Paula, they're great!

  3. I once got an anthology of Bronte books for my birthday...years ago when I was a teen. I started one, and couldn't get through it. I've never tried again. Maybe it's time!

  4. I've read others and haven't liked them as much, but I'd definitely recommend trying it again. You never know!

  5. Jane Eyre is the only Bronte novel I like, Debra. Emily B's Wuthering Heights did nothing for me at all. If you're going to try any of them, try Jane Eyre. I first read it when I was about 13, and it's always been kind of 'special' to me. Then, when I started researching my family history, I discovered that Charlotte had named her heroine after one of my ancestors. Long story - but, in brief, one of my g-g-g-(etc) grandmothers was Joan Padley who married Robert Eyre in the 15th century. I'll put the whole story on my blog sometime!

  6. I loved Jonathan Livingston Seagull, way back when. Not sure it would resonate the same way now. Jane Eyre is a classic, and is one of the cornerstones of my love of historical romance.

  7. I'd like to reread it (JLS) but I'm afraid I might not like it as much.