favorite books

this list is a sampling of some of my favorite books of all time, not really in any order.  the stars after an author's name indicate that i've also enjoyed other books by the same author. 

My Father's Dragon - Ruth Stiles Gannett **
The Children of Noisy Village - Astrid Lindgren **
Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren**
The Railway Children - Edith Nesbit**
The Treasure Seekers - Edith Nesbit **
A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett**
Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Joan Aikens **
The Glass Slipper - Eleanor Farjeon **
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Cranberry Thanksgiving - Wende Devlin
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
The Trumpet of the Swan - E.B. White
The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis **
Paddington - Michael Bond**
Mr. Popper's Penguins - Robert Lawson
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery**
Freddy the Pilot - Walter R. Brooks **
God King - Joanne Williamson
The Golden Goblet - Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Detectives in Togas - Henry Winterfeld
All-Of-A-Kind Family - Sydney Taylor **
Betsy-Tacy - Maud Hart Lovelace **
Homer Price - Robert McCloskey **
Five Little Peppers - Margaret Sidney **
The Saturdays - Elizabeth Enright **
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott **
Nim's Island - Wendy Orr
Tacky the Penguin - Helen Lester
The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart **
Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder**

Christian Living
Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis **
Suffering and the Sovereignty of God - John Piper and others
One Thousand Gifts - Ann Voskamp
Money, Possessions and Eternity - Randy Alcorn
Secure in the Everlasting Arms - Elisabeth Elliot **
A Year With C.S. Lewis**
Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis**
Morning and Evening - Charles Spurgeon
Knowing God - J.I. Packer
A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 - Phillip Keller
Loving God - Charles Colson **
The Legacy of Biblical Womanhood - Susan Hunt **

North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell **
Wives and Daughters - Elizabeth Gaskell
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen **
The Dean's Watch - Elizabeth Goudge **
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins **
Prisoner of Zenda - Anthony Hope **
Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw
The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
The Doings of Raffles Haw - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Forged Coupon - Leo Tolstoy **
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - J.R.R. Tolkien
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy**
Villette - Charlotte Bronte **
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Count of Monte Cristo -Alexander Dumas **
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy **
Little Dorrit - Charles Dickens**
Agnes Grey - Anne Bronte
Lorna Doone - R.D. Blackmore
Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Silas Marner - George Eliot
Les Miserable - Victor Hugo **
The Prince and the Pauper - Mark Twain
Ben Hur - Lew Wallace
Kristen Lavransdatter - Sigrid Undset
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson **
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
The Wrong Box - Robert Louis Stevenson
Peace Child - Don Richardson **
It's a Jungle Out There -Ron Snell **
Shadow of the Almighty - Elisabeth Elliot **
God's Smuggler - Brother Andrew
Eric Liddell: Pure Gold - David McCasland
Bruchko - Bruce Olson
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret - Howard Taylor
Evidence Not Seen - Darlene Deibler Rose
The Small Woman - Alan Burgess
And The Word Came With Power - Joanne Shetler
Jungle Doctor series - Paul White
Third Culture Kids - David Pollock and Ruth VanReken 

They Came to Baghdad - Agatha Christie **
Miss Pym Disposes  - Josephine Tey **
The 39 Steps - John Buchan**
The Nine Tailors - Dorothy Sayers **
The Complete Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle **
The Complete Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton **
The Man in the Corner - Baroness Orczy **
Green For Danger - Christianna Brand **

The Chosen - Chaim Potok **
All Creatures Great and Small - James Herriot **
My Man Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse**
The Last of the Just - Andre Schwarz-Bart
It's All Too Much; An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life With Less Stuff - Peter Walsh
The Hiding Place - Corrie ten Boom with the Sherrills
Teaching to Change Lives - Howard Hendricks
The Elements of Style - Strunk, White and Angell
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy - Eric Metaxas