Some weeks I’m itching for a good mystery. Others I’m craving an emotional roller coaster. Or fantasy. Or historical fiction. Or goodness knows what. It might be brand new or something ancient or anywhere in between. In any case, it’s nice to share, so …
What’s Your Read?
This is possibly the most re-read of all my re-reads. I had read it a million times before, but after having a child, I’ve read it several million more within the last several years alone. There aren’t many books that would remain enjoyable in such circumstances, but The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a work of deep magic. And with each reading, the magic goes deeper still as I stand under the lamppost or tuck in to dinner at the Beavers’ table (a particular favorite chapter in our house) and especially when I exclaim tearfully with Lucy, “Oh, you’re real, you’re real! Oh, Aslan!”
A note to visitors new to Narnia:
Many boxed sets order The Chronicles of Narnia series in story-world chronology (a move made widespread by Harper Collins in 1994). I’m an advocate for the publication order listed below, but my top reason includes a spoiler. Let’s just say that having some distance between The Silver Chair and The Last Battle is, emotionally, a good thing. However, the important thing is to read them, so whatever order you come to them is the best.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Horse and His Boy
The Magician’s Nephew
The Last Battle
What’s your next read?