The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS column that normally runs on Thursdays is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website showcasing books from a variety of fiction genres, with an emphasis on interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better.

However, as we near toward the end of the year, Shannon is going to take these remaining Thursdays to talk about the books most influential to her, and why they have withstood the test of time. These will run every Thursday, leading up to the end-of-the-year review on December 31st, 2020, which is also a Thursday.

One series that can’t be left off a most influential list is the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. Not only did he world-build well, and create young protagonists that readers like myself at that age (and still as an adult!) want to follow, there are layers of imagery and allegory at different stages in life. I’ve seen new things every time I go back to read these books again.