Continuing in my series on how to build a home library, I share with you all the books essential to the inner sanctum. In this episode, I share the books that are the cream of the crop. These are the books I return to again and again, year after year. These are the stories that make me laugh and cry, that I give to my neighbors, friends, and family. They are the ones you don't want to live without!
Below is the list of books mentioned in this episode:
Fiction: The Mitford books by Jan Karon A Light in the Window by Jan Karon The Hawk and the Dove by Penelope Wilcock The Wounds of God by Penelope Wilcock The Long Fall by Penelope Wilcock A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter Laddie by Gene Stratton-Porter Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton-Porter Michael O'Halloran by Gene Stratton-Porter Persuasion by Jane Austen Emma by Jane Austen At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald illustrated by The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald illustrated by Wilcox-Smith How Dear to My Heart by Emily Kimbrough In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden China Court by Rumer Godden The Battle of the Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden A City of Bells by Elizabeth Goudge The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge These High Blue Hills by Elizabeth Goudge The Sister of the Angels by Elizabeth Goudge The Heart of the Family trilogy by Elizabeth Goudge The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge Castle on the Hill by Elizabeth Goudge The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge
Parenting/Self-Education: Glow Kids by Nicolas Kardaras For the Family's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay What is a Family? by Edith Schaeffer The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay Honey for a Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt The Gift of Music by Betty Carlson and Jane Stuart Smith Books Children Love by Elizabeth Wilson The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma Better Late Than Early by Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook by Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv The American Boys Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard The Field and Forest Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard Roots, Shoots, Buckets, and Boots by Sharon Lovejoy Keeping a Nature Journal by Clare Leslie How Should We Then Live by Dr. Francis Schaeffer Invitation to the Classics by Cowan and Guinness The Timetables of History by Bernard Grun History of the English Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill The Light and the Glory by Peter Marshall and David Manuel From Sea to Shining Sea by Peter Marshall and David Manuel Sounding Forth the Trumpet by Peter Marshall and David Manuel History's Timeline (0517340003)