Rebirth of an old question; in need of refreshing IMO.
What novels / fiction works have you added to your church library in the past few years?
Which books do you have in your collection which don't have Christian authors (necessarily) or 'Christian related' themes which you have nonetheless included due to their literary value?
Since I'm just beginning (first 6 months) to build a new church library, I'd appreciate your insight on this. I have many donated books to wade through at this point; no budget to work with/purchase new material.
Do appreciate your input.
Here are some we've added:
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Rascal by Sterling North
Rufus M. by Eleanor Estes
The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
A Girl of the Limberlost - Gene Stratton Porter
Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
Johnny Tremain - Esther Forbes
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Charlotte's Web - EB White
Brighty of the Grand Canyon and others by Marguerite Henry
Homer Price - Robert McCloskey
The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds
Heidi - Johanna Spyri
Winnie-the-Pooh by AA Milne
Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
The Call of the Wild - Jack London
Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
The Bronze Bow - Elizabeth Speare
My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George
The Wind in the Willows - kenneth Grahame
All-of-a-Kind Family - Sydney Taylor
Ginger Pye - Eleanor Estes
Am familiar with many of these; good choices! I can see why you've added these.
Thank you Debbie!