Top Ten "Older" Books The Self-Taught Cook Doesn't Want People To Forget About
- The Bible. Whether or not you're a believer, there is much to be learned from the Old and New Testaments.
- The Narnia series. The series by C.S. Lewis has enjoyed renewed popularity in recent years thanks to the movies. I am sorry to admit that I did not read them until after the release of the first movie, but better late than never. A wonderful series for children and adults.
- The Little House series. As a child, I loved these books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. They can cause children to develop an interest in the pioneers and early settlers of our country.
- The Nancy Drew series. The first mystery novels of my childhood, Nancy could do it all. At one point, I actually wanted to grow up to be a "girl detective".
- The Miss Marple series. The second great mystery novels of my early years, Agatha Christie's Miss Marple used her knowledge of human nature to solve crime. As a small-town dweller, I loved Miss Marple's little village.
- Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain's classic novel never goes out of style, and no one is ever too old to read it. On the superficial level, it's a novel of children and the fantastic world their imaginations can create. As an adult, there is so much more to be gleaned from it.
- To Kill a Mockingbird. This is probably the only novel that translated well to the silver screen. The lessons that Scout and her brother learn from their father are lessons that we would all benefit from learning.
- Little Women. I have read Louisa May Alcott's Little Women so many times that my copy has fallen apart. Again, it is a novel that I started reading in childhood and have continued to read to this day.
- Alice in Wonderland. Who doesn't love Alice and all the characters she meets in Wonderland? It's still a fun read!
- Any book that you've read and loved. This list isn't just about me. Any book that you've read and loved is worth remembering. So keep reading and adding to your list!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.