Books, Movies & Music

that I have Read, Seen & Heard
& Recommend

(not to show off how much I've read -  this isn't all, and I hope to read much more - but to recommend these wonderful works; these aren't in order)

G.K. Chesterton - Orthodoxy, The Man Who Was Thursday, Tremendous Trifles, The Ballad of the White Horse, Napoleon of Notting Hill
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, Tree and Leaf
George MacDonald - Lilith, Phantastes, The Light Phantastes, Short Stories
Jane Austen - Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, Emma
Sir Walter Scott - Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, Waverly, Quentin Durward, The Betrothed, The Talisman, The Antiquary, Redgauntlet, The Fair Maid of Perth, Castle Dangerous, Marmion, The Lady of the Lake
C,S. Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia, the Space Trilogy, Mere Christianity, The Great Divorce, Till We Have Faces, Letters To Children, The Four Loves
Elizabeth Gaskell - North & South, Wives & Daughters
Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, The Pickwick Papers, Great Expectations
Louisa May Alcott - Little Women and sequels, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Under the Lilacs, Jack and Jill, An Old Fashioned Girl
L.M. Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables and sequels, Kilmeny of the Orchard
Marguerite Henry - King of the Wind, Mustang - Wild Spirit of the West, Misty of Chincoteague, Stormy - Misty's Foal, Brighty of the Grand Canyon, Justin Morgan had a Horse, and more! 
Kate Douglas Wiggins - Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Further Chronicles of Rebecca, Mother Carey's Chickens, A Cathedral Courtship
Elizabeth Goudge - Pilgrims Inn, The Little White Horse, The Child From the Sea, Gentian Hill
Peter Kreeft - A Refutation of Moral Relativism, The Philosophy of Tolkien
John Buchan - Midwinter, The 39 Steps, Greenmantle, Mr. Standfast, The Three Hostages, Pilgrim's Way, The Path of the King, Short Stories
Alfred Lord Tennyson - Idylls of the King, The Lady of Shalott, The Princess, Poems
Michael O'Brien - A Landscape With Dragons, Island of the World, Plague Journal
R,C. Sproul - The Holiness of God
J. Gresham Machen - Christianity and Liberalism
John Eldridge - Epic
Whittaker Chambers - Witness
Margot Benary-Isbert - The Ark, Rowan Farm
Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace
J.M. Barrie - The Little White Bird, Peter Pan, The Little Minister
Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights
Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre
Nathaniel Hawthorne - The House of Seven Gables
Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Shuttle
Bess Streeter Aldrich - A Lantern In Her Hand, A White Bird Flying
Robert Lewis Stevenson - Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, A Child's Garden of Verses, The Master of Ballantrae, The Wrong Box
Owen Wister - The Virginian
Grace Livingston Hill - Exit Betty, Lo, Michael, The Substitute Guest, Coming Through the Rye

(unfortunately, plenty of these have scenes to skip.)

The Lord of the Rings
Pride & Prejudice 1995 & 2005
Star Wars
Wives & Daughters
North & South
The Horse In a Gray Flanel Suit
That Darn Cat
Arsenic and Old Lace
Cranford & Return to Cranford
Captain America
Bringing up Baby
Ever After
What’s Up Doc
Mirror Mirror
Letters to Juliet
Snow White and the Huntsman (did not like! but almost did. same with the 2 below)
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Northanger Abbey 2007
Mission Impossible IV
The Help
Sleeping Beauty 1959 (Disney)
Leap Year
War Horse
Roman Holiday
John Carter
The Artist
Funny Face
The Avengers
Iron Man 1 & 2 (can't decide if I like them or not...i like 2 better anyways)
Emma 1996 & 1997
Alice in Wonderland
The Tourist
Top Hat (my favorite when I was about 6-9  =)
Swing Time
What a Girl Wants
A Damsel in Distress

Alison Krauss & The Union Station
Josh Groban
Il Volo
Lord of the Rings Soundtrack
Rebecca St. James
Andrew Peterson (!!!)
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (aka Iz)
Rich Mullins
Andrea Bocelli
G.F. Handel (The Messiah!!!)
War Horse Soundtrack
The Artist Soundtrack
Stevie Wonder
The Commodores
Michael Buble
The Piano Guys
Jason Gray
How to Train Your Dragon soundtrack
Michael W. Smith
Pride and Prejudice '05 Soundtrack
Ever After Soundtrack
The Pirates of the Caribbean Soundtrack

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