Reading List

Books I Like

8 to Great: The Power Process for Positive Change by MK Mueller

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik

Blind Descent by Brian Dickinson

Carry On: A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family by Lisa Fenn

Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family by Condoleezza Rice

Genevieve:Based on a True Story of Pain, Perseverance, and Triumph by Mary Laurienti and Jerry Laurienti

Going Rogue: An Amaerican Life by Sarah Palin

Jim Thorpe: Original All-American by Joseph Bruchac

Kenny’s Shoes: A Walk Through the Storied Life of the Remarkable Kenneth W. Monfort by Walt Barnhart

Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

Marley and Me by John Grogan

Meadowlark by Dawn Wink

Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home by Nando Parrado and Vince Rause

Mrs. Mike by B & N Freedman

Pause to Rewind by Aimee Alexander

Row for Freedom; Crossing an Ocean in Search of Hope by Julia Immonen

Rudy by Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger 

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts

The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Living One Life by Melanie Shankle

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Klein

The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

These is my Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy E. Turner

Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness by Robert Specht

Twelve Months by Steve Manchester

Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Classics

Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Jane Erye by Charlotte Bronte

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

World War Two Stories and Holocaust Survivors 

Finding Rebecca by Eoin Dempsey

Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

The Nazi Officer’s Wife:How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Beer

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Sister’s of St. Croix by Diney Costeloe

When We Meet Again by Kristin Harmel 

Authors I Enjoy

Anne Voskamp

Maya Angelou

Barbara Freethy

John Grisham

James Herriot

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Dan Walsh 

Frank McCourt

Larry McMurtry

Jodi Picoult

Nicholas Sparks

Jeannette Walls


The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drumond

Devotional or Spiritual Books

A Woman After God’s Own Heart: A Daily Devotional byElizabeth George

One Minute Devotion for Women by  Carolyn Larsen

Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist

Thankful Thursday Blog Post ~ Books

3 Responses to Reading List

  1. As I read through your list of authors, I saw the name James Herriot .. did you ever read the biography that his son wrote? It was very good, but the end when the real Siegfried committed suicide, I was stunned and saddened… but I’m still glad I read the book. I’ve read all his books (including most of the kids books too) and have a signed copy of ‘James Herriot’s Yorkshire,’ that I got from a bookseller in the UK.

  2. Erin Mullins says:

    Several of these are on my “to read” list!! It looks like we share similar tastes in books! I will defiantly check them out!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. These is My Words is one of my favorite books of all time.
    Did you know there are two more follow up books that make a little series? They are Sarah’s Quilt and Star Garden.
    The first is my favorite though.

    I LOVE James Herriot!

    I’m currently reading a few books by Barbara Kingsolver, and have enjoyed them so far.

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