My year in books

If you’re anything like me, you have books stashed in every room with a particularly large pile on your nightstand and your Kindle is packed full of books to read.

I’m a reader, that’s for sure.  And what I love most is when a friend helps me prioritize my to-be-read list with a great book recommendation.

So, here’s what I’m reading each month in 2016 with some of my favorite book suggestions.  You can click on the title of some of the books to see my book reviews.  You can also join us in the Womens Bible Cafe Book Club as we read one Christian nonfiction and one Christian fiction book each month.

If you have a book suggestion for me, I’d love for you to share as a comment!

I’m using Christine’s rating system over at The Womens BibleCafe:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ = five stars and it’s so awesome I’d give it as a gift

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥    = four stars and it’s a very good book I’d recommend to a friend

♥ ♥ ♥       = three stars and it’s interesting

♥ ♥           = two stars and I was not impressed with the book

♥              = one star and I did not like the book

 

2016:

JANUARY:

  1. FerVent by Priscilla Shirer (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  2. The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena B. Miller (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  3. Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage by Greg and Erin Smalley ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  4. Go Small: Because God Doesn’t Care About Your Status, Size or Success by Craig Gross ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  5. Believing Jesus by Lisa Harper ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  6. The Comeback by Louie Giglio  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  7. The Case for Hope by Lee Strobel ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  8. From Good to Grace by Christine Hoover ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  9. Invisible by Jennifer Rothschild ♥ ♥ ♥
  10. Worry Less So You Can Live More by Jane Rubietta ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  11. O Little Town by Don Reid ♥ ♥ ♥
  12. Material Witness by Vannetta Chapman ♥ ♥ ♥
  13. Night Light by Terri Blackstock ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  14. Dawn’s Light by Terri Blackstock ♥ ♥ ♥
  15. Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  16. The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  17. Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

FEBRUARY

  1. Deeper by Debbie Alsdorf (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  2. Last Light by Terri Blackstock (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  3. Prayer by Philip Yancey ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  4. Handle with Prayer by Charles Stanley  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  5. Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  6. 5 Minute With Jesus by Sheila Walsh  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  7. Secret Longings of the Heart by Carol Kent   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  8. The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  9. Having a Martha Home the Mary Way by Sarah Mae  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  10. Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbriar by Carol Guthrie Heilman ♥ ♥ ♥
  11. I, Saul by Jerry B. Jenkins ♥ ♥ ♥
  12.  Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  13. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

MARCH

  1. Jesus, the One and Only by Beth Moore  (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  2. The Centurion’s Wife by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  3. The Gift for all People by Max Lucado  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  4. 5 Minutes With Jesus: Peace for Today by Sheila Walsh ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  5. A Loving Life by Paul E. Miller ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  6. Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heart by Becky Thompson ♥♥ ♥ ♥
  7. (Un)Qualified by Steven Furtick ♥ ♥ ♥
  8. The Mingling of Souls by Matt Chandler  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  9. A Longing for Paris by Sarah Mae ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  10. Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  11. Capital Dames by Cokie Roberts ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  12. The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  13. Sadie-in-Waiting by Annie Jones ♥ ♥ ♥
  14. Mom Over Miami by Annie Jones ♥ ♥ ♥

APRIL

  1. Keep it Shut by Karen Ehman (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  2. Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  3. A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Loconte ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  4. Spiritual Leadership by Henry and Richard Blackaby ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  5. A Woman and Her God by Beth Moore, et. al. ♥ ♥ ♥
  6. Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  7. The Narnian by Alan Jacobs  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  8. The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancey ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  9. Beauty Begins by Chris Shook & Megan Shook Alpha ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  10. Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  11. Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  12. The Sandcastle Sister (Novella) by Lisa Wingate ♥ ♥ ♥
  13. Planted with Hope by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  14. Murder at the Courthouse by A.H. Gabhart ♥ ♥ ♥

MAY:

  1. The Shelter of God’s Promises by Sheila Walsh  (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  2. Made with Love by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore   (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  3. The Longing in Me by Sheila Walsh ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  4. None Like Him by Jen Wilkin ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  5. Find Your Brave by Holly Wagner ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  6.  Hopeful Parenting by David Jeremiah ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  7. The Blessing of Humility by Jerry Bridges ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  8. Unashamed by Christine Caine ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  9. The Fruitful Wife by Hayley DiMarco ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  10. The Scent of Lilacs by Ann H. Gabhart ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  11. The Hidden Flame by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn ♥ ♥ ♥
  12. The Damascus Way by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn ♥ ♥ ♥
  13. A Garden to Keep by Jamie Langston Turner  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  14. Orchard of Hope by Ann H. Gabhart  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  15. Summer of Joy by Ann H. Gabhart  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

JUNE:

  1. Believing Jesus by Lisa Harper (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  2. Leota’s Garden by Francine Rivers  (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  3. Creating Space by Ed Cyzewski ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  4. Rooted by Banning Liebscher ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  5. Intimate Intercession by Tricia McCary Rhodes
  6. A Woman of Strength and Purpose by Cynthia Tobias
  7. The Matchmaker (An Amish Retelling of Emma) by Sarah Price ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

BIBLE STUDIES:

  1. Joseph by Melissa Spoelstra
  2. No Other Gods by Kelly Minter
  3. Fight Back with Joy by Margaret Feinberg
  4. Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild
  5. Keep it Shut by Karen Ehman
  6. Laughing in the Dark by Chonda Pierce
  7. The Gospel of Mark by Lisa Harper

BIBLE STUDIES:

  • Joseph by Melissa Spoelstra
  • No Other Gods by Kelly Minter
  • Fight Back with Joy by Margaret Feinberg
  • Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild
  • Keep it Shut by Karen Ehman
  • Laughing in the Dark by Chonda Pierce