My Recommendations

Here are some books I’ve read and highly recommend. Maybe you can find a few new favorites for yourself!

(The ones with an asterisk may contain some language that is more for the general market than the Christian market.)

Fiction

The Book Thief* - Markus Zusak
Words - Ginny Yttrup
Into the Free - Julie Cantrell
When Mountains Move - Julie Cantrell
Wedded to War - Jocelyn Green
Widow of Gettysburg - Jocelyn Green
To Whisper Her Name - Tamera Alexander
The Language of Flowers* - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Preacher’s Bride - Jody Hedlund
The Doctor’s Lady - Jody Hedlund
Chasing Lilacs - Carla Stewart
Stardust - Carla Stewart
11/22/63* - Stephen King
Crossing Oceans - Gina Holmes
The Help* - Kathryn Stockett
The Shape of Mercy - Susan Meissner
Lady in Waiting - Susan Meissner
A Fall of Marigolds - Susan Meissner
The Mitford Years Series - Jan Karon
Sixty Acres and a Bride - Regina Jennings
Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers
This Fine Life - Eva Marie Everson
The Passion of Mary Margaret - Lisa Samson
Defiance Texas Triology - Mary DeMuth
A Simple Amish Christmas - Vanetta Chapman
Left Behind Series - Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye
The Restoration Series - Terri Blackstock
A Prairie Christmas Collection - Barbour Publishing
Christy - Catherine Marshall
Julie - Catherine MarshallThe Hunger Game Series* - Suzanne Collins

Nonfiction

Unbroken* - Laura Hillenbrand
Sea Biscuit* - Laura Hillenbrand
One Thousand Gifts - Ann Voskamp
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World - Michael Hyatt
So Long Insecurity - Beth Moore
Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller
Traveling Mercies* - Anne Lamott
Grace Eventually* - Anne Lamott
Plan B* - Anne Lamott
Gifted Hands - Ben Carson and Cecil Murphey
Jesus Calling - Sarah Young
Grace for the Moment - Max Lucado
Voices of the Faithful - Beth Moore & Friends
Beyond Cancer’s Scars - F. Elaine Olsen

Memoir

The Glass Castle* - Jeanette Walls
Same Kind of Different as Me - Ron Hall, Denver Moore, and Lynn Vincent
Spoken From the Heart - Laura Bush
90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper and Cecil Murphey
Terror by Night - Terry Caffey and James H. Pence

Classics

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott 
Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

For Writers

On Writing* - Stephen King
Bird by Bird* - Anne Lamott
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World - Michael Hyatt
Unleash the Writer Within - Cecil Murphey
Writing for the Soul - Jerry Jenkins
Word Painting - Rebecca McClanahan
You Are a Writer (ebook) - Jeff Goins
The Writer’s Workout - Christina Katz
On Writing Well - William Zinsser
Stein on Writing - Sol Stein
Write Tight - William Brohaugh
The First Five Pages - Noah Lukeman
The Elements of Style - William Strunk, Jr.