Rosie's Ramblings: READING


In our family, books and reading have always been huge part of our lives. Since I was small our house at mountains of books everywhere and all of us ten children (and my mom!) read constantly. Basically our house could be C.S. Lewis' growing up...

“I am a product [...of] endless books. My father bought all the books he read and never got rid of any of them. There were books in the study, books in the drawing room, books in the cloakroom, books (two deep) in the great bookcase on the landing, books in a bedroom, books piled as high as my shoulder in the cistern attic, books of all kinds reflecting every transient stage of my parents' interest, books readable and unreadable, books suitable for a child and books most emphatically not. Nothing was forbidden me. In the seemingly endless rainy afternoons I took volume after volume from the shelves. I had always the same certainty of finding a book that was new to me as a man who walks into a field has of finding a new blade of grass.”

So, {no surprise} I still love to read. And as I talk a lot about the books I am currently reading, so I thought I'd make a little list of some of my all-time favorite authors and books.

(I think almost all of these are fiction, I'll have to write another list of non- fiction later)
  • George Eliot
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Charles Dickens
  • Jane Austen
  • C.S Lewis
  • Alexander Dumas
  • P.G. Wodehouse
  • Miss Read
  • J.R.R Tolkien
  • A.A. Milne
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • G.A Henty
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Elizabeth Geoge Speare
  • Sophie Kinsella
  • Maud Hart Lovelace
  • E.B White
  • James Herriot
  • Brian Jacques
  • Martha Finley
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Madeline la'Engel
  • Elizabeth Goudge
  • Gene Stratton -Porter
  • Arthur Ransome
  • Walter R. Brooks
  • Colin Meloy
  • Edith Nesbit
  • Albert Payson Terhune
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Lloyd Alexander
  • William Shakespeare
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Kenneth Grahame
  • L.M. Montgomery
  • Johanna Spyri
  • Douglas Bond
  • Howard Pyle
  • Lenora Mattingly Weber
  • Baroness D'orczy
  • George MacDonald
  • Walter Farley
  • Astrid Lindgren
  • Robin McKinley
  • Oliver Optic
  • Kate Douglas Wiggens
  • Hugh Lofting
  • Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • C.S Forrester
  • Victor Hugo
  • Lewis Carrol
  • Thornton W. Burgess
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Edith Wharton
  • Henry James
  • Helen and Scott Nearing
  • Edwin Way Teale
  • Peter Pan
  • Five Little Peppers
  • Jane Eyre
  • The Borrowers
  • Ben Hur
  • The Perilous Guard
  • Charlotte's Web
  • The Swiss Family Robinson
  • 2000 Leagues Under The Sea
  • Pilgrim's Progress
  • Heidi
  • Mother
  • Lorna Doone
  • Black Beauty
  • Rusty
  • Only Opal
Poetry (I used to read poetry wayyyy more than I do now).
  • Robert Frost
  • Emily Dickinson
  • John Keates
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson

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