Book List

A running list of all the books I’ve read since January 1, 2015

[Updated Monthly]

Christianity/Religion

  • Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty
  • Breaking Free by Beth Moore
  • A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson
  • The Envy of Eve by Melissa Kruger
  • Recapture the Wonder by Ravi Zacharias
  • Depression: Looking Up From the Stubborn Darkness by Edward T. Welch
  • Jesus the King by Timothy Keller
  • He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado
  • Sabbath by Wayne Muller
  • Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren Winner
  • United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity by Trillia Newbell
  • For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
  • Grace For the Good Girl by Emily P. Freeman
  • Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman
  • Out of Sorts: Making Peace With an Evolving Faith by Sarah Bessey
  • Messy Grace by Caleb Kaltenbach
  • My Name is Hope by John Mark Comer
  • Lord Willing? by Jessica Kelley 
  • Jesus in the Present Tense by Warren Wiersbe
  • The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp
  • Ms. Understood by Jen Hatmaker
  • Shame Interrupted by Edward T. Welch
  • From Fear to Freedom by Rose Marie Miller
  • Becoming Myself by Stasi Eldridge
  • Knowing God by J.I. Packer
  • Their God is Too Small (Bruce A. Ware)
  • The Hole in our Gospel (Richard Stearns)
  • Garden — City : Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human (John Mark Comer)
  • Strong & Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk, and True Flourishing (Andy Crouch)
  • The Cost of Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
  • None Life Him (Jen Wilkin)

Memoir:

  • Nobody’s Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
  • A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet by Sophie Hudson
  • Shakespeare Saved my Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates
  • Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker
  • 7 by Jen Hatmaker
  • Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates
  • Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life by Shauna Niequist
  • Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  • The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle
  • Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist
  • The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly (Matt McCarthy)
  • Four Seasons in Rome (Anthony Doerr)
  • Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter (Annie F. Downs)
  • Giddy Up, Eunice (Sophie Hudson)
  • Heart Made Whole (Christa Black Gifford)
  • Bittersweet (Shauna Niequist)
  • You Learn by Living (Eleanor Roosevelt)
  • Wild and Free (Jess Connelly and Hayley Wilson)
  • My Story (Elizabeth Smart)
  • When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi)
  • This is Awkward (Sammy Rhodes)
  • She Reads Truth: Holding Tight to Permanent in a World That’s Passing Away (Raechel Myers & Amanda Bible Williams)
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Trevor Noah)
  • Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected (Kayla Aimee)
  • Hope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love (Katherine and Jay Wolf)

Other Non-fiction:

  • Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Something Must be Done About Prince Edward County by Kristen Green
  • Nonsense: the Power of Not Knowing by Jamie Holmes
  • Catching Up or Leading the Way by Yong Zhao
  • Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality by Joel Spring
  • A Charlie Brown Religion by Stephen J. Lind
  • Born Survivors by Wendy Holden
  • The Psychopath Test (Jon Ronson)
  • Democracy in Black (Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.)
  • So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed (Jon Ronson)
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (Daniel H. Pink)
  • Alexander Hamilton (Ron Chernow)
  • Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town (Jon Krakauer)
  • Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster (Jon Krakauer)
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (J.D. Vance)
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (Atul Gawande)
  • Under the Banner of Heaven (Jon Krakauer)
  • Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (Eric Larson)

Self-Improvement:

  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner
  • The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to be Perfect to be Beautiful by Myquillyn Smith
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
  • A Million Little Ways: Uncovering the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily P. Freeman
  • The Heart Led Leader by Tommy Spaulding
  • Better than Before (Gretchen Rubin)
  • Rising Strong (Brene Brown)
  • Finding Spiritual Whitespace (Bonnie Gray)
  • The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective (Richard Rohr and Andreas Ebert)

Historical Fiction:

  • The Invention of Wings (Sue Monk Kidd)
  • Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks)
  • Orphan Train (Christina Baker Kline)
  • The Outer Banks House by Diann Ducharme
  • Return to the Outer Banks House by Diann Ducharme
  • The Lost Wife (Alyson Richman)
  • The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)
  • March (Geraldine Brooks)
  • The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)
  • Cutting for Stone (Abraham Verghese)
  • Life After Life (Kate Atkinson)
  • The Dressmaker (Kate Alcott)
  • The Boston Girl (Anita Diamant)
  • Toward the Sea of Freedom (Sarah Lark) 
  • Go Set a Watchman (Harper Lee)
  • The Kitchen House (Kathleen Grissom)
  • Glory Over Everything (Kathleen Grissom)
  • The Secret Chord (Geraldine Brooks)
  • Everyone Brave is Forgiven (Chris Cleave)
  • Lilac Girls (Martha Hall Kelly)
  • At the Water’s Edge (Sara Gruen)
  • The Aviator’s Wife (Melanie Benjamin)
  • Brooklyn (Colm Toibin)

For the Young at Heart:

  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Alan Bradley)
  • The Magician’s Nephew (C.S. Lewis)
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
  • The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag (Alan Bradley)
  • A Red Herring Without Mustard (Alan Bradley)
  • If I Stay (Gayle Forman)
  • I am Half-Sick of Shadows (Alan Bradley)
  • Speaking From Among the Bones (Alan Bradley)
  • The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Alan Bradley)
  • The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse (Alan Bradley)
  • As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Alan Bradley)
  • The Blue Castle (LM Montgomery)
  • Once (Morris Gleitzman)
  • Then (Morris Gleitzman)
  • Now (Morris Gleitzman)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J. K. Rowling)

Christian Fiction:

  • Angels Walking (Karen Kingsbury)
  • Chasing Sunsets (Karen Kingsbury)
  • Bridge to Haven (Francine Rivers)
  • Covenant Child (Terri Blackstock)
  • One More Wish (Robin Jones Gunn)
  • Taken (Dee Henderson)
  • If I Run (Terri Blackstock)
  • Kidnapped (Dee Henderson)
  • Brush of Wings (Karen Kingsbury)
  • A Baxter Family Christmas (Karen Kingsbury)

All the Rest:

  • Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty)
  • The Good Girl (Mary Kubica)
  • Three Wishes (Liane Moriarty)
  • The Things We Do For Love (Kristin Hannah)
  • The Next Always (Nora Roberts)
  • The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion)
  • The Rosie Effect (Graeme Simsion)
  • Summer Island (Kristin Hannah)
  • Attachments (Rainbow Rowell)
  • Speak (Lauren Halse Anderson)
  • The Last Anniversary (Liane Moriarty)
  • The Girl of the Train (Paula Hawkins)
  • Her Husband’s Secret (Liane Moriarty)
  • Eyes on You (Kate White)
  • Still Alice (Lisa Genova)
  • What Alice Forgot (Liane Moriarty)
  • The Royal We (Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan)
  • Afterwards (Rosamund Lupton)
  • Salvage the Bones (Jesmyn Ward)
  • The Language of Flowers (Vanessa Diffenbaugh)
  • Luckiest Girl Alive (Jessica Knoll)
  • The One and Only (Emily Giffin)
  • The Giver (Lois Lowry)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
  • The Lake House (Kate Morton)
  • Fates & Furies (Lauren Groff)
  • Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)
  • God Help the Child (Toni Morrison)
  • Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell)
  • The Distant Hours (Kate Morton)
  • After You (Jojo Moyes)
  • Pretty Baby (Mary Kubica)
  • The Grownup (Gillian Flynn)
  • The Forgetting Time (Sharon Guskin)
  • The Secret Keeper (Kate Morton)
  • Calling Me Home (Julie Kibler)
  • Bel Canto (Ann Patchett)
  • Still Life (Louise Penny)
  • A Man Called Ove (Frederik Bachman)
  • 11/22/63 (Stephen King)
  • The Widow (Fiona Barton)
  • Eligible (Curtis Sittenfield)
  • Don’t You Cry (Mary Kubica)
  • The Storied Life of AJ Fikry (Gabrielle Zevin)
  • Britt-Marie Was Here (Frederik Bachman)
  • The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)
  • Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Helen Fielding)
  • The Nest (Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney)
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Maria Semple)
  • The Hypnotist’s Love Story (Liane Moriarty)
  • Rebecca (Daphne du Maurier)
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (Tom Franklin)
  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (Katarina Bivald)
  • The Light Between Oceans (M.L. Stedman)
  • Truly, Madly, Guilty (Liane Moriarty)
  • The Woman in Cabin 10 (Ruth Ware)
  • One in a Million Boy (Monica Wood)
  • Before the Fall (Noah Hawley)
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