Recommended Books

I get asked for book recommendations all the time, so I’ve complied a list of my top book pics in different categories! I’ll try and update these lists as often as possible. I’ve also included subtitles where appropriate, because I feel that those often give you a better glimpse into what a book is about than the title. In no particular order:

Non-fiction (General)
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Caine
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
The Bandit Monologues by Todd Carstenn and G. Kent
Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman

Non-fiction (Christian Living)
Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist
Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Life by Shauna Niequist
Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist
Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity by Jen Hatmaker
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker
For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
Nobody’s Cuter Than You: A Memoir about the Beauty of Friendship by Melanie Shankle
Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn by Melanie Shankle (motherhood)
The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One Life by Melanie Shankle
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Tim Keller
It’s Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn’t Choose by Melanie Dale
Wild and Free: A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough by Haley Morgan and Jess Connolly
Dance Stand Run: The God-Inspired Moves of a Woman on Holy Ground by Jess Connolly
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living by Emily Ley
The Lucky Few: Finding God’s Best in the Most Unlikely Places by Heather Avis
The Magic of Motherhood: The Good Stuff, the Hard Stuff, and Everything In Between by Ashlee Gadd
Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path by Erin Loechner
The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever by Jamie Wright
Hope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love by Katherine and Jay Wolf
It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) by Nora McInery Purmort

Fiction (Murder/Drama/Thriller)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Fiction (General, Other)
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
White Noise by Don Delillo
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Harry Potter (1-7) by J.K. Rowling
A Life Intercepted by Charles Martin
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
Rumors of Marty Goode by Jeff Ryan Williams
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

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