Madeleine L’Engle was born November 29, 1918.

Favorite adult novel by Madeleine L’Engle: The Love Letters

Second favorite adult novel: The Severed Wasp

Third favorite adult novel: Certain Women. Semicolon review here.

Favorite Young Adult novel: The Small Rain. Semicolon review here.

Favorite of the Time Quartet books: A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Favorite male characters: Charles Wallace or Felix Bodeway, the Window Washer

Favorite female characters: Meg Murry, Polly, Vicky Austin, Katherine Forrester, all of them.

Favorite Austin family novel: A Ring of Endless Light

Favorite Murry family novel: A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Favorite nonfiction: The Summer of the Great-Grandmother

If you’ve never read anything by Madeleine L’Engle, I would suggest that you start with one of the following:

Science fiction/fantasy fans: A Wrinkle in Time
Adolescent girls: A Ring of Endless Light
Adolescent boys: The Young Unicorns
Artists and writers: Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art
Romance fiction fans: The Love Letters. Semicolon review here.
Students and fans of children’s literature: Trailing Clouds of Glory: Spiritual Values in Children’s Literature
For Christmas inspirational reading: A Full House(short story)

A Madeleine L’Engle Annotated Bibliography.
Madeleine L’Engle: In Her Own Words
Carol’s Meme for November 29th: Lewis, L’Engle, and Alcott.

2 responses

  1. L’engle is one of my favorite childhood authors. I haven’t read her books for adults, maybe I’ll give those a try.

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