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These are the books I keep coming back to because they have something to tell me.
Adams, Douglas
         The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Alcott, Louisa May
         Little Women

Bach, Richard

Berendt, John
         Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Bing, Rudolph
         A Knight at the Opera

Blume, Judy
         Tiger Eyes

Braun, Lilian Jackson
         The Cat Who . . . mysteries

Breathnach, Sarah Ban
         Simple Abundance

Dahl, Roald

Delany, Sarah and A. Elizabeth with Amy Hill Hearth
         Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

Downing, Century
         The Conspirator's Cookbook

Doyle, Arthur Conan
These are the short stories, which I prefer to the longer works.
         The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
         Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
         The Return of Sherlock Holmes
         His Last Bow
         The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

Fitzhugh, Louise
         Harriet the Spy

Flagg, Fannie
         Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
         Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

George, Anne
         Southern Sisters series
         Murder on A Girls' Night Out
         Murder on A Bad Hair Day
         Murder Runs in the Family
         Murder Makes Waves
         Murder Gets A Life
         Murder Shoots the Bull
         Murder Carries A Torch
         Murder Boogies with Elvis

Gilbreth, Frank and Ernestine
         Cheaper by the Dozen
         Belles on Their Toes

Gilman, Dorothy
         The Tightrope Walker
         The Clairvoyant Countess
Gilman is best known for Mrs. Pollifax.

Golden, Arthur
         Memoirs of a Geisha

Gregory, Phillipa
         The Other Boleyn Girl

Grizzard, Lewis
         If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground

Haddon, Mark
         The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Hailey, Elizabeth Forsythe
         A Woman of Independent Means

Hayden, Torey
         One Child
         Just Another Kid

Herriot, James
         James Herriot's Dog Stories

Hinton, S. E.
         The Outsiders

Janey, Russell
         Miracle of the Bells

Karon, Jan
         The Mitford series

Kidder, Tracy
         Among Schoolchildren

King, Stephen
         On Writing
         The Green Mile

Kinsella, W. P.
         Shoeless Joe - This is the book Field of Dreams was based on.

L'Engle, Madeleine
         A Circle of Quiet
         A Severed Wasp
         Certain Women
         The Summer of the Great-Grandmother

A Wrinkle in Time by L'Engle was my first favorite book and where my handle, Mrs. Whatsit, came from.

Lewis, C. S.
         The Chronicles of Narnia:
          The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
          Prince Caspian
          The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
          The Silver Chair
          The Horse and His Boy
          The Magicians Nephew
          The Last Battle

Lindquist, Jennie D.
         The Golden Name Day
         The Little Silver House
         The Crystal Tree

Lovelace, Maud Hart
         The Betsy-Tacy-Tib series
         Betsy, Tacy, and Tib
         Betsy and Tacy go over the Big Hill
         Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
         Heavens to Betsy
         Betsy In Spite of Herself
         Betsy was a Junior
         Betsy and Joe
         Betsy and the Great World
         Betsy's Wedding
         There is one book not about Betsy: Emily of Deep Valley

Lowry, Lois
         The Giver

McCaffrey, Anne

McMurtry, Larry
         Buffalo Girls
         Leaving Cheyenne
         Lonesome Dove

Montgomery, L. M.
         The Blue Castle
         The Story Girl
         The Golden Road
Montgomery is best known for the Anne of Green Gables books.

Morley, Christopher
         Parnassus on Wheels
         The Haunted Bookshop

Morris, Willie
         Good Old Boy and the Witch of Yazoo
My favorite author who is from my home state, Mississippi. I have been to see the grave of the Witch of Yazoo!

Myrer, Anton
         The Last Convertible

Newman, Daisy
         I Take Thee Serenity

Portis, Charles
         True Grit

Raskin, Ellen
         The Westing Game

Safire, William
         Full Disclosure

Sasson, Jean

Shawhan, Dorothy

Smith, Betty
         A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
         Joy Comes in the Morning

Snyder, Zilpha Keatley
         The Egypt Game

Stratton-Porter, Gene
         A Girl of the Limberlost

Tartt, Donna
         The Secret History

Thurber, James
         My Life and Hard Times

Tolkien, J. R. R.
         The Hobbit
         The Lord of the Rings series
         The Fellowship of the Ring
         The Two Towers
         The Return of the King

My pet peeve is people who refer to The Lord of the Rings as one book. It is, in fact, three books. Now that you know this, I am sure you will never do it again, right?

Vaughn, Alan
         Incredible Coincidence

Voigt, Cynthia
         Dicey's Song

         A Solitary Blue

Walker, Alice
         The Color Purple

Walls, Jeannette
         The Glass Castle

West, J. B.
         Upstairs at the White House

White, Edward Lucas
         The Unwilling Vestal

Wouk, Herman
         Marjorie Morningstar

Short stories:

Faulkner, William
         "A Rose for Emily"

Henry, O.
         "After Twenty Years"

Wilde, Oscar
         "The Happy Prince"
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