Stories & Songs

Stories and songs of various formats and genres have been instrumental in shaping and defining who I am today. Here are a list of the primary stories and songs that have inspired, encouraged, and changed me.

My Favorite Books (fiction):
Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis
The Hobbit,
by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Man Who Was Thursday, by G.K. Chesterton
The Chronicles of Narnia (series), by C.S. Lewis
Space Trilogy (series) by C. S. Lewis
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
Fairyland (series) by Catherynne Valente
The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis
The Book of the Dun Cow, by Walter Wangerin Jr.
Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Emma, by Jane Austen
Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
Various fairy-tales by George MacDonald and Hans Christian Andersen
Almost anything by Charles Dickens

My Favorite Books (non-fiction):
Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
The Four Loves, by C.S. Lewis
The Problem of Pain, by C.S. Lewis
Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton
Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature, by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
Various essays and writings by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and G.K. Chesterton

My Favorite Films:
Life is Beautiful
Les Miserables
The Lord of the Rings
Song of the Sea
The Sound of Music
Schindler’s List
Inside Out
Cinderella (2015)

My Favorite Television Programs:
Doctor Who
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Downton Abbey
Agent Carter
Various BBC literary adaptations

My Favorite Musical Artists:
The Classic Crime
Andrew Peterson
Rend Collective
Owl City
Vocal Few

My Favorite Composers:
Bedrich Smetana
Antonin Dvorak
Ludwig von Beethoven
Hector Berlioz
J.S. Bach
Murray Gold
John Williams
Howard Shore
John Powell