I was tagged for this Book Meme by Bev. I was so excited about this for a couple of reasons.
One, because I love books and thought this would be fun to share with you guys. I will say that it was much harder than I thought it would be and I am sure I have left out MANY important books from this list, but hey, it's a start!
And two, because it gave me an opportunity to tell you a little about my friend Bev, who has made such an impact on my life in the short time I have known her in this little world of blog.
Bev LOVES the Lord and she exudes His presence and Holy Spirit. I can say all this and I've never even met her. You might recognize Bev by the comments she leaves on my blog. She says things like this...
"You smell good mommy (in reference to something Richie said)...hey, you smell good to me too II COR. 2:14 for you have been the fragrance of Jesus to me Alana...i smell such loveliness..."
"you've got me smiling over here and laughing too...touched by your grateful heart...wonder what your beautiful LORD is thinking about you right now? zeph. 3:17"
I'm just going to be honest and tell you the first couple of times she left a comment, I thought, " This poor lady is confused...she must have the wrong blog, that doesn't sound anything like me".
I'm not kidding.
But after several more comments, I figured that she MUST mean me. And then I had this profound realization that the Holy Spirit was reminding me (through Bev) ever so gently and sweetly how GOD sees me. And...I just love that.
And now, I will ever so abruptly switch gears to the Meme.
BOOK(s) THAT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE
Nice Girls Don't Change the World by Lynne Hybels
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
True Faced by Bill Thrall, John Lynch, and Bruce McNichol
Honestly, I think the words "changed my life" are a little strong, but all of these books definitely made an impact. I'm sure there are more, too, but can't come up with them right now.
BOOK(s) I'VE READ MORE THAN ONCE
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Mr Brown Can Moo by Dr. Seuss
Curious George by H.A. Rey
Oh, you mean grown-up books? Honestly, I can't think of any. I don't like to watch movies more than once (except for Anne, of course) and I don't generally like to read books more than once, either.
BOOK(s) I WANT ON A DESERTED ISLAND
Surviving on a Desert Island for Dummies
BOOK(s) THAT MADE ME LAUGH
Apparently, I'm only into depressing literature because I can't think of one book that made me laugh.
BOOK(s) THAT MADE ME CRY
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Seriously, I was a sobbing, heaping mess!
BOOK(s) I WISH HAD BEEN WRITTEN
Quickly followed by 201, 301, and 401, then Graduate Level Courses, and Doctoral Studies.
BOOK(s) THAT YOU WISH HAD NEVER BEEN WRITTEN
BOOK(s) CURRENTLY READING
The Bible (Cover to Cover Chronologically)
Praying God's Word: Overcoming Spiritual Strongholds by Beth Moore
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
BOOK(S) I HAVE BEEN MEANING TO READ
Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
March by Geraldine Brooks
And now I get to tag some people. I'm the most excited to tag Carissa at The Life and Times of CarissaLil for this because I have a feeling she will just EAT THIS UP! Can't wait to hear your answers!I'll also tag Janelle at Snot and Kisses, Melissa at Breath of Life, Heather at A Woman's Worth, and Jennifer at Meditations and Musings because I know you all are avid readers. However, if I didn't tag you and this sounds like something of interest, please join us! Also leave a comment to let me know so I can come by and read your answers...I am so curious about everyone's responses to this one!