Books are fantastic. They tell the tales of long ago. They create imagery and descriptive accounts of both history and fiction. They tell the stories of brave heroes and fair maidens, of intellectual beings, and stark societies. They tell of adventures in far off lands, and of ones right in your own home. When you pick up a book (if it is a good book) the words will dance right off the page and create, right before your eyes, a whole new world. A world of mystery, fiction, drama, comedy, fantasy, suspense, history, all waiting to be revealed from inside those fantastic pages. 

Books tell stories /// A story of four children sent to live in a creaky, old mansion on the outskirts of England; of their adventures through a wardrobe and into another world; of the people they meet, the foes they conquer; of the love shown, and the laughs shared. Books share the story of a little bear and his friend, piglet, and their adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood. Books tell the story of Scotland and a brave hero who stood up for justice, fighting for God and country even unto death. Books tell the delightful, darkly comical and deliriously well-written adventure story about a poet who becomes an undercover detective, seeks out to play an anarchist, and ends with being simply a poet again. 

Books are your keys to the doors of Adventure. You tell me just one place a book can't take you.


Organized alphabetically by book title: favorite books, to-read, and currently reading
Organized alphabetically by author's last name: favorite authors

(to name a few)

>> Ambrose, Stephen
>> Begg, Alistair
>> Bunyan, John
>> Chesterton, G.K.
>> Christie, Agatha
>> Churchill, Winston
>> Greitens, Eric
>> Lewis, C.S.
>> MacDonald, George
>> Madison, James
>> McCullough, David
>> Remi, Georges Prosper | known by penname HergĂ©; author of Tintin
>> Sayers, Dorothy L.
>> Spurgeon, Charles 
>> Tolkien, J.R.R.
>> Washington, George
>> Waterson, Bill | author of Calvin and Hobbes comics
>> Wilberorce, William

(The books below are my favorite books out of all the books I have read. Books in bold are my top favorites. To see an extensive list of all the books I have read, visit >> LiterateAdventurer)


>> Around the World in 80 Days (Jules Verne)
>> Assignment Churchill (Walter Henry Thompson)


>> The Black Abbot (Edgar Wallace)


>> The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man (Lloyd Alexander)
>> Clouds of WitnessLord Peter Wimsey (Dorothy L. Sayers)
>> Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem (Kevin DeYoung)


>> The Daughter of Time (Josephine Tey)
>> Destination Unknown (Agatha Christie)
>> Dorothy L. Sayers: The Complete Stories (Dorothy L. Sayers)


>> God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics (C.S. Lewis)
>> The Great Divorce (C.S. Lewis)


>> Half Moon: Investigations (Eoin Colfer)
>> The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the making of a Navy SEAL (Eric Greitens)
>> The Hobbit (J.R.R Tolkien)

>> The Holy Bible


>> In Freedom's Cause (G.A Henty)


>> Jane Withers and the Phantom Violin (Roy J. Snell) best vintage book ever!
>> John Adams (David McCullough)
>> Johnny Tremain (Esther Forbes)


>> The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
>> The Locust Effect (Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros)

>> The Lost Baron (Allen French)
>> The Lost Tools of Learning (Dorothy L. Sayers)
>> Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (Oscar Wilde)


>> The Magician's Nephew (C.S. Lewis)
>> The Man Who Knew Too Much (G.K. Chesterton)

>> The Man Who Was Thursday (G.K Chesterton)
>> Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)
>> Morning and Evening Devotions (Charles Spurgeon, edited by Alistair Begg)
>> Murder Must Advertise - Lord Peter Wimsey (Dorothy L. Sayers)


>> The Pale Horse (Agatha Christie)
>> Partners in Crime (Agatha Christie)
>> Peter Pan (J.M Barrie)
>> Phantases (George MacDonald)
>> The Phoenix and the Carpet (E. Nesbit)

>> The Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan, edited by C.J. Lovik)


>> Redwall (Brian Jacques)
>> Resilience (Eric Greitens)


>> The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy)

>> The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)
>> Self Raised (E.D.E.N Southworth)
>> The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien)
>> Sparkling Cyanide (Agatha Christie)
>> Surprised by Joy (C.S. Lewis)
>> The Style of a Law Firm (Anne Hobson Freeman)


>> Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare)
>> To Live Free: William Wilberforce (Lon Fendall)
>> They Came To Baghdad (Agatha Christie)
>> Treasury of Classic Children's Literature (The National Review. Vol. 2. William F. Buckley Jr.) call me old fashioned, but I love these children's stories 


>> Unnatural Death  - Lord Peter Wimsey (Dorothy L. Sayers)


>> The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
>> Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

and still more.

(just a few books on my to-read list)

>> A Cool Million (Nathanael West)
>> An Anthology: 365 Readings (George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis)
>> Finish all the Lord Peter Wimsey novels (Dorothy L. Sayers) :: UPDATE :: so close to doing this!
>> Les MisĂ©rables (Victor Hugo)
>> The Just Church (Jim Martin)
>> The Mind of the Maker (Dorothy L. Sayers) + and a plethora of Sayer's essays.
>> The Scottish Chiefs (Jane Porter)
>> Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (Gordon Wood)
>> The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States (Gordon Wood)
>> Manalive (G.K. Chesterton)
>> Prince Caspian (C.S. Lewis)

and many others.

UPDATED: June 1, 2017

New Reads:

>> The Singing Sands (Josephine Tey)
>> One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer (Nathaniel Fick)
>> Out of the Silent Planet (C.S. Lewis)
>> Resilience (Eric Greitens)


>> The Man Who Was Thursday (G.K. Chesterton)
>> Phantases (George MacDonald)

Check out other books I enjoy AND >> find me on Goodreads: LiterateAdventurer

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