Sunday, January 07, 2007


I stayed up until 2 AM last night reading my current book, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I didn't finish it last night, but I did finish it late this afternoon. Creepy. It was the kind of book that made you question your decision to read until 2 AM...alone! I swear I keep seeing things out of the corner of my eye.

Now, unfortunately, I am bookless!

So, tell me. What are some of your favorite books and why?


Brett Probert said...

Um, being married to Keith, you may not have heard of this one but it is very good. It's called the Bible.

Brett Probert said...

Ok. For real now. I've been fascinated with Patrick Lencioni's works...all five of them. The dude has some great intuition about leadership and his writing style is captivating!

Kevin said...

I just finished The Zombie Survival Guide. A good read, and very practical. But I recoomend for you Anne Rice's The Mummy or Ramses the Damned. It isn't horror exactly, it's more of an adventure. But there's a lot of period detail you might like.

Prettybird said...

I should be more careful when I ask for opinions, shouldn't I??!!

Chris said...

Robyn, I read "The Prince of Tides" in seminary for a family and marriage counciling class. It's an incredible book. If you can find a copy of it, it is definitly worth the read. Also, James Patterson's "First to Die", Second Chance",... he has a series of them that so far are up to #5. They are good as well.

Jan said...

When I was a younger I read a special book called, "Papa's Wife" by Thyra Ferre Bjorn. (It's an old book and I still have it, though the pages are yellowing and delicate.) It is about a Swedish pastor's wife/life/family. As the cover proclaims it's, "A novel brimming over with the goodness of God and the joy of young love."
I remember being so "taken" by it. Who knew that later I too would be a pastor's wife? Well, God knew and I think He put it in my hands to give me a hint of what His future plan was for me.

kat's mosaic'd world said...

How about the "Blue Bottle Club" by Penelope J. Stokes??? And some of my personal "greats"
Debbie Macomber's "The Shop on Blossom Street" and "A Good Yarn"... for all the "knitters'... they are GREAT!!!

Keith McIlwain said...

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

The Politics of Jesus: Vicit Agnus Noster by John Howard Yoder

Taliesin by Stephen Lawhead

Powers, Weakness, and the Tabernacling of God by Marva Dawn (or her classic Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down)

Anything by Thomas Oden

Greg Cox said...

"Judge and Jury" by Patterson was excellent.