My Bookshelf

These are the books on the bookshelf in my room. I am currently working my way through each and every one of them.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (rereading)
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Peeled by Joan Bauer
Book of Quotations
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
The Cat's Pajamas by Ray Bradbury
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (rereading)
Paul's Case and Other Stories by Willa Cather
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
The Best Stories of Anton Chekhov
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Praise Habit by David Crowder (rereading)
Jesus Freak: Martyrs by DC Talk (rereading)
Live Like a Jesus Freak by DC Talk (rereading)
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Out of My Mind by Shannon Draper
The Lie that Tells a Truth by John Dufresne (rereading)
El Nuevo Testamento
The Wasteland and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Flash Fiction Forward
The Poetry of Robert Frost
Lord of Flies by William Golding
Great American Short Stories from Hawthorne to Hemingway
Ida B by Katherine Hannigan
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (rereading)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Illustrated Guide to Bible Customs & Curiosities
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (rereading)
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (rereading)
The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
God's Story by Anne Graham Lotz
God Came Near by Max Lucado
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained by John Milton
47 by Walter Mosley
One Hundred & One Famous Poems
If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg
Ten Great Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe
The Long Walk by Slawomir Rawicz
Extreme Faith by Bob Russell (rereading)
When God Answers Prayer by Bob Russell
Things I've Had to Learn Over and Over and Over (Plus a Few Minor Discoveries) by Charles M. Schultz
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (rereading)
Once There Was a War by John Steinbeck
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories of the Supernatural by Robert Louis Stevenson
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
I'd Rather See a Sermon by Dave Stone
The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
Walden and Other Writings by Henry Thoreau
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien (rereading)
The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Game of Kings by Michael Weinreb
Tongo-Bungay by H.G. Wells
The Touchstone by Edith Wharton
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski

Wow, that's kind of a lot of books. Feel free to recommend more or tell me what you thought of any on this list (or any other books).


  1. Your list of books makes me so happy! I just finished reading Brave New World, which I can't say that loved, but Flowers for Algernon is definitely a winner. The Screwtape Letters is amazing, becuase C.S. Lewis is a genius, and it's a book that I would suggest making a priority on anyone's reading list. I, too, have Eats, Shoots & Leaves on my shelf, and I can honestly say that it's made me laugh out loud. Not a bad for a book on grammar! The Glass Menagerie is one of the many wonderful things I'm currently reading, and it is superb. If you like it, I would suggest Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, though it's likely you've already read it. If you're feeling adventurous, Viginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway is proving to be an excellent read, though I'm going to need someone to help me puzzle some of the symbolism out :) I apologize for prattling on, but I can't help but get excited when someone asks a question about books!

    1. I LOVE The Screwtape Letters and pretty much every other book by Lewis. He is amazing. And yes, Eats, Shoots & Leaves was hilarious! Definitely one of the best grammar books.
      I actually haven't read Miller's Death of a Salesman. I don't even own it. Hmm, I need to fix that.
      I've also never read any of Woolf's. I feel so unread now!
      Thank you for the recommendations! I'm pumped to read all of them!!
      (And prattling about books is one of the best things in the world! (That's a nice word. Prattling. I'm going to use that today.))

    2. I have read Miller's The Crucible. Even though I read it for school and had to analyze it to death, I still really enjoyed it.