Books in tagland

A while ago M. Elixir of Ancora Imparo tagged me in a meme which asks about books in my life. Finally I'm here to do my answering post. This has been a hard one; so many books to peruse in my muddled mind. For the meaningful and favorites, I've listed books read (or begun) more than once. Part of me's been invested in them.

My current reading list:
On Writing, by Stephen King (I've heard the book on tape and now own the print version)
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard (thanks to a loan by a longsuffering friend)
Shep of the Painted Hills, by Alexander Hull (awesome garage sale find)
American Nightingale, by Bob Welch
The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky (I have been at it a while, yes)

Total books in my library:
Around 250. I have a while before I catch up with Elixir, but I'm working on it.

Last books I've finished:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling
Dance of the Dissident Daughter, by Sue Monk Kidd
Girl Meets God, by Lauren Winner
A Tendering in the Storm, by Jane Kirkpatrick

Last book bought:
Upstairs the Peasants Are Revolting, by Dorcas Smucker

Five meaningful books:
The Bible
Righteous Sinners, by Ron Julian
The Most Real Being, by Jack Crabtree
Fit Bodies, Fat Minds, by Os Guinness
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Five favorite books:
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White
Lord of the Rings trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
That Distant Land, by Wendell Berry

Five more readers to tag:
Cherie
Summer
Cecily
Sandy
Dorcas

Feel free to participate or not as time and energy permit; I enjoy knowing what people are reading. If I left you off, and you'd like to tell me, consider yourself tagged.

Comments

Sandy's Notes said…
Thanks for the tag Deanna, this one will take a while, but I will get to it. Hope all is well with you.
Cecily said…
Yay... I'm tagged! I love being tagged (and I'm just enough of a rule follower to not do a meme unless I am tagged! Huh?!)... but like Sandy... this one might take me a while. For one, I can't remember the last book I finished! I just flit in and out of lots in a most undisciplined fashion. Terrible really. I might have to peruse your list long and hard for inspiration.
Deanna said…
I'm glad you're both happy about it, especially since you can each say you have a life (at least one)!
I do have a life, too, but it's probably not as scheduled as yours, and still it took me a while to compile my list.
elixir said…
Yea! Thanks for participating. I like knowing what others are reading.
Also, half of our books are kids books...so it's not quite so impressive.
A Life Uncommon said…
I really enjoyed On Writing... it taught me much. And, To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my very favorite works ever written (too)!