A Coffee and Some Books Friday
It's no secret that I like books. Come into my house, and you'll see them filling book shelves and resting on table tops. Unfortunately I'm not the speed reader that my husband is -- my 'to read pile' seems to keep growing by leaps and bounds. But I'm not here to talk about books I have yet to read. Instead, here are three books I have read more than once because even with knowing how things turn out, the story is so well-told that it's just as engaging after multiple readings.
1. Christy by Catherine Marshall -- This is the first book I read where the main character was a Christian and did not have it all together. In fact, no one in this book -- a semi-biographical tale about the time spent by Catherine Marshall's mother teaching impoverished children in the Appalachian mountains -- is perfect. But they're willing to learn, to change, to grow. And there is a lot of encouragement for me within its pages.
2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen -- In a nutshell, this is a well-known story about a headstrong woman, a stand-offish man, and all they overcome to end up together.
3. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis -- I bought this book on a bit of a whim as up until that point, I had not read much in terms of science fiction. But this comedic novel about time travel (used here mainly for research purposes) soon had me hooked and laughing throughout.
What books do you return to when looking for something good to read?