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// BOOKS //

— FICTION —

General Fiction:
Little Women ~ Louisa May Alcott
The Lord of the Rings ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
Pride and Prejudice ~ Jane Austen
All the Light We Cannot See ~ Anthony Doerr
Cry, the Beloved Country ~ Alan Paton
The Count of Monte Cristo ~ Alexandre Dumas
Stepping Heavenward ~ Elizabeth Prentiss
To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee
At the Back of the North Wind ~ George MacDonald
The Woodcutter ~ Kate Danley
Ishmael & Self-Raised ~ E.D.E.N. Southworth
They Loved to Laugh ~ Kathryn Worth
Anne of Green Gables (series) ~ L.M. Montgomery
The Way of Kings ~ Brandon Sanderson
Wives and Daughters ~ Elizabeth Gaskell
An Old-Fashioned Girl ~ Louisa May Alcott
A Monster Calls ~ Patrick Ness
The Little Prince ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Hard Times ~ Charles Dickens
The Nightingale ~ Kristin Hannah
Victory on the Walls ~ Frieda Clark Hyman

Young Adult:
The Blue Sword ~ Robin McKinley
Deeplight ~ Frances Hardinge
Dust ~ Kara Swanson
Romanov ~ Nadine Brandes
Fawkes ~ Nadine Brandes
A Winter’s Promise ~ Christelle Dabos
The Perilous Gard ~ Elizabeth Marie Pope
Falcon in the Glass ~ Susan Fletcher
Ella Enchanted ~ Gail Carson Levine
The Silence of Bones ~ June Hur
The Enchanted Sonata ~ Heather Dixon Wallwork
Mara, Daughter of the Nile ~ Eloise Jarvis McGraw
The Giver ~ Lois Lowry
For Whom the Sun Sings ~ W.A. Fulkerson
A Wrinkle in Time ~ Madeleine L’Engle
Airman ~ Eoin Colfer
Howl’s Moving Castle ~ Diana Wynne Jones
Beauty ~ Robin McKinley
Across Five Aprils ~ Irene Hunt
The Bronze Bow ~ Elizabeth George Speare
The Witch of Blackbird Pond ~ Elizabeth George Speare

Children’s Literature:
The Reb and the Redcoat ~ Constance Savory
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles ~ Julie Andrews Edwards
Because of Winn-Dixie ~ Kate DiCamillo
Charlotte’s Web ~ E.B. White
The Trumpet of the Swan ~ E.B. White
The Tanglewoods’ Secret ~ Patricia St. John
Betsy-Tacy series ~ Maud Hart Lovelace
Heidi ~ Johanna Spyri
Red Falcons of Tremoine ~ Hendry Peart
Misty of Chincoteague ~ Marguerite Henry
Wonderstruck ~ Brian Selznick
Johnny Tremain ~ Esther Forbes
Joshua’s Song ~ Joan Hiatt Harlow
Calico Bush ~ Rachel Field
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (series) ~ Mildred Taylor
Winnie-the-Pooh ~ A.A. Milne

— NONFICTION —

Christian:
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life ~ Donald S. Whitney
The Whole Christ ~ Sinclair B. Ferguson
How Should We Then Live? ~ Frances Schaeffer
Knowing God ~ J.I. Packer
Humble Roots ~ Hannah Anderson
Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans ~ edited by Robert Elmer
Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity ~ Tim Challies
Assured ~ Greg Gilbert
7 Myths About Singleness ~ Sam Allberry
Death by Living ~ N.D. Wilson
Adorning the Dark ~ Andrew Peterson
Living by the Book ~ Howard & William Hendricks
Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering ~ Timothy J. Keller
Something Needs to Change ~ David Platt
Taking God at His Word ~ Kevin DeYoung
The Knowledge of the Holy ~ A.W. Tozer
Cultural Apologetics ~ Paul M. Gould
The Gospel’s Power and Message ~ Paul Washer

Biography/Memoir/History:
What is a Girl Worth? ~ Rachael Denhollander
For the Glory: Eric Liddell ~ Duncan Hamilton
Born Again ~ Charles W. Colson
The Hiding Place ~ Corrie ten Boom
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus ~ Nabeel Qureshi
Hillbilly Elegy ~ J.D. Vance
Riley Unlikely ~ Riley Banks-Snyder
Drawing from Memory ~ Allen Say
Victory in the Pacific ~ Albert Marrin
The Airman’s War ~ Albert Marrin
The Miracle of Dunkirk ~ Walter Lord

General Nonfiction:
Made to Stick ~ Chip & Dan Heath
They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing ~ Gerald Graff

Poetry:
On the Horizon ~ Lois Lowry
Cathedral ~ Maya Joelle
Poetry of Willian Wordsworth
Poetry of Robert Frost

my shelves on Goodreads

// FILMS //

— ANIMATED —

Disney/Pixar-ish:
Ratatouille // Up // The Adventures of Tintin // Coco // Inside Out // Finding Nemo

Ghibli/Anime:
My Neighbor Totoro // Kiki’s Delivery Service // Castle in the Sky // Howl’s Moving Castle // From Up on Poppy Hill // The Wind Rises // In This Corner of the World

— LIVE-ACTION —

Little Women (1994) // Pride and Prejudice (1995) // The Barchester Chronicles // North and South // Hugo // The Book Thief // Dunkirk // This Beautiful Fantastic // Amazing Grace // Christopher Robin // Gods and Generals // The Chronicles of Narnia // A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood // Rogue One // Wives and Daughters // Cranford // Beauty and the Beast // The Lord of the Rings // The Hundred-Foot Journey

// BLOGS (and YouTubers) //

Mel Torrefranca (YouTube)
Jonny Ardavanis (YouTube)

Tim Challies (Challies.com)
Evelyn (The Rain-Drenched Writer)
Emma Starr (Seven Billion Smiles)
R.M. Archer (Scribes and Archers)
Edna Pellen (Bleeding Ink & Breathing Worlds)
Maya Joelle (When Through the Woods)
Noelle Rose (A Rose for the Lord)
Grace A. Johnson (Of Blades and Thorns)
Bethany J. Melton (Bethany J’s Journal)
S.J. Barnard (少数派)
Ryan Elizabeth (ryanelizabethwrites.com)
Jana T. (Reviews from the Stacks)
Maribeth Barber (maribethbarber.com)
Sarah Baran (The Sarcastic Elf)
Rachel Svendsen (R.C. Svendsen)
Eden Anderson (The Happy Hedgehog)

// MUSIC //

— ARTISTS/COMPOSERS —

Classical + Soundtracks:
Claude Debussy // Johann Sebastian Bach // Edvard Grieg // Antonín Dvořák // John Field // Ludwig van Beethoven // Aaron Copland // George Gershwin // John Williams // Hans Zimmer // Michael Giacchino // Thomas Newman // Joe Hisaishi

Worship:
Beautiful Eulogy // Kings Kaleidoscope // Josh Garrels // City Alight // Sovereign Grace // Shane & Shane // Andrew Peterson // The Sing Team // Keith and Kristyn Getty // Fernando Ortega // Ghost Ship

Others:
The Arcadian Wild // The Gray Havens // The Oh Hellos // The Brilliance // Sleeping At Last // Leon Bridges // Coldplay // Imagine Dragons // Dawson Hollow

Instrumental:
Emil Pandolfi // Kíla // Stephan Moccio // Shinya Kiyozuka

— MUSIC —

Favorite albums:
Zeal (Kings Kaleidoscope)
Worthy (Beautiful Eulogy)
Ghost of a King (The Gray Havens)
Principium (The Arcadian Wild)
The Joy of Being (Citizens)
Beyond Nature (Phil Keaggy)
The Shadow of Your Wings (Fernando Ortega)
Resurrection Letters (Andrew Peterson)
WE (OLY)
Rest (The Gray Havens)
Love & War & the Sea in Between (Josh Garrels)

Favorite pieces:
Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade
Bach’s cello suites
Camille Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre
Debussy’s Danse
Gershwin’s piano concerto in F
John William’s Theme from Schindler’s List
Copland’s Appalachian Spring
Grief’s Notturno
Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata
Bach’s Partita in B flat major
Maurice Ravel’s Sonatine
Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in G
Kiyozuka’s 春よ, 来い (Haruyo, Koi)

Film scores:
Hugo // Finding Nemo // The Book Thief // Interstellar // The Return of the King // Little Women (1994) // The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe // Prince Caspian // Pride and Prejudice (2005) // Ratatouille // Up // Star Wars // Batman Begins // The Hundred-Foot Journey // The Secret of Kells

my playlists on Spotify


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