2017 Books

How to Survive a Shipwreck by Jonathan Martin

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

After You by Jojo Moyes

The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Elite by Kiera Cass

The One by Kiera Cass

Be Known for Something by Mark MacDonald

Executing Grace by Shane Claiborne

My Notorious Life by Kate Manning

How To Be Here by Rob Bell

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Guilty Wives by James Patterson

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman

Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

The Professor by Robert Bailey

If I Run by Terri Blackstock

If I’m Found by Terri Blackstock

Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Falling Upward by Richard Rohr

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Wool by Hugh Howey

Bad Christian: For everyone who loves Jesus, but doesn’t fit in church by Cathy Hutchison

Shift by Hugh Howey

Dust by Hugh Howey

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Membership Matters by Chuck Lawless

Velcro Church by Ken Hemphill & Mike James

The Polygamist’s Daughter by Anna LeBaron

Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill

Between Black and White by Robert Bailey

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

The Girl Who Dared to Think by Bella Forrest

Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller

Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown

The Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary Pearson

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary Pearson

Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle

Book Recommendation

If you know me much at all, you know that I am a voracious reader. I absolutely love books! Any kinds of books! I’ll read anything! Fiction. Non-fiction. Classics. Sci-fi. Religious. Biographies. Anything! I enjoy it all!

Because I read so much, I’m pretty picky about what I read. I want to read good, quality writing and not waste my time on mediocre or poor writing. (Though I will make an exception at times when I’m in the mood for an easy, fun read.)

But most of the time I base my judgement of a book on how I felt about it. Did I enjoy the story? Could I absolutely not put it down? Did it leave me wanting more?

This all being said, I just finished a book that I absolutely loved. It is Flesh: Bringing the Incarnation Down to Earth by Hugh Halter.

I loved this book! While reading it, I kept interrupting Chris while he was watching TV to read him quotes. I recommended it to the preacher at my church. I highlighted about half of the book, and I now feel like I need to re-read it to fully understand what it was saying. So many times in this book, I found myself saying “Yes. Yes. Yes!!!”

So, if you enjoy reading at all, I suggest you read this book! It is powerful and encouraging, and it has made me want to get off my rear and move!