Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday Fives - Five Books I'm in Love With

I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  Michelle over at Because Reading is Better Than Real Life   used to do a Five on Fridays that I always enjoyed and I've seen a few other variations on the theme.  As well I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd give start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much. Since today is Valentine's Day I'm looking at 5 books I'm in love with.  And I mean books that I have loved for ages and remain true after a long period of time.

1.  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - This was one of my absolute favorite books as a child and I discovered a few years ago that I might like it even more as an adult.

2.  The Four Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright - This was one of my favorite books as a child and still one of my favorite books.  If life gets a little stressful or frantic I know I can pick up this book and get lost in the Melendy family adventures.

3.  Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts - I love Nora Roberts and this is one of my favorites.  There's a ghost, Ireland, and a character trying to figure out what really makes her happy.  It's just delightful.

4.  Three Blind Mice and Other Stories by Agatha Christie - I love Agatha Christie and her short stories are some of my favorites and this is one of my favorite short story collections!

5.  Miss Silver Deals with Death by Patricia Wentworth - I adore Miss Silver and her kindly but no nonsense approach to life in general.  She cows upper level police detectives and immediately earns the confidence of terrified suspects and she is altogether wonderful.

What are some books you love?


  1. I haven't read any of these. I'll check them out though, maybe I'll end up reading some.

    1. As for books I love, I read Zoya by Danielle Steele when it was first published in '87 and it's still in my most favorite books. Also on the list is The Stand by Stephen King, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and many more.

  2. I could give you such a big list of book loves! I'm actually working on a few 'love this' posts for this month which I was meant to have published by now! I'm about ten days behind on everything!

  3. I love The Secret Garden! I haven't re-read it in forever so I should read it this year as a classic. 💟💟💟