All of a sudden, we’ve got extra time on our hands. The children are home from school, lots of us are working from home, and we’ve got two weeks (at least) of cancelled events and nobody calling over for a cuppa. It’s a perfect time to pour that cuppa for yourself, sit down, and pour a few good books into your soul. Here’s some that my family and I have found enjoyable…
A Man Of Means by P.G. Wodehouse – all of his stories are fun to read, in large part because of his excellent characters
Cabbages And Kings by O. Henry – or any of his short stories, all full of clever twists
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson – I love the way this book is written
Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather – her vivid descriptions make me feel like I’ve been to frontier America
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy – what a great story!
Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington – I read this recently and was struck not only by the hardship and discrimination this man faced, but even more by his thoroughly Christian response and commitment to serve others.
Educated by Tara Westover – a gripping true story, even if it never reaches the same level of redemption as Up From Slavery.
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis – it’s a classic for a reason. If you haven’t read it, you should.
A Gospel Primer For Christians by Milton Vincent – I found this short book very helpful, and have given away many copies since.
Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey – this is a long book, but worth the time
Prayer by Tim Keller – most things Keller has to say are helpful, and this is no exception
The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Graham – you might get lost in this story and not even want to come back
Five Children And It by Edith Nesbitt – lots of fun
Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne – the original stories are so good
Jane Of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery – she also wrote Anne Of Green Gables, but I prefer this one
Now, how about that cuppa?