My Recommendations

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

(The ones with an asterisk may contain some language and/or situations that are more for the general market than the Christian market.)


The Book Thief* - Markus Zusak
All the Light We Cannot See* - Anthony Doerr
The Nightingale* - Kristin Hannah
The Great Alone* - Kristin Hannah
The Four Winds* - Kristin Hannah
We Were the Lucky Ones* - Georgia Hunter
The White Rose Resists - Amanda Barratt
The Invention of Wings* - Sue Monk Kidd
The Mitford Years Series - Jan Karon
Bathed in Prayer - Jan Karon
The Seamstress -  Allison Pittman
Tidewater Bride - Laura Frantz 
An Uncommon Woman - Laura Frantz 
A Moonbow Night - Laura Frantz 
The Lacemaker - by Laura Frantz 
The Ballantyne Legacy Series - by Laura Frantz
Whose Waves These Are - Amanda Dykes
Set the Stars Alight - Amanda Dykes
Heroines Behind the Lines Series - Jocelyn Green 
The Mark of the King - Jocelyn Green 
A Refuge Assured - Jocelyn Green
Between Two Shores - Jocelyn Green
The Help* - Kathryn Stockett
Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate
The Book of Lost Friends - Lisa Wingate
11/22/63* - Stephen King
The Traitor's Wife* - Allison Pataki 
The Underground Railroad* - Colson Whitehead
All Manner of Things - Susie Finkbeiner
Stories That Bind Us - Susie Finkbeiner
Into the Free - Julie Cantrell
Perennials - Julie Cantrell 
Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
When Crickets Cry - Charles Martin
The Mountain Between Us - Charles Martin
Send Down the Rain - Charles Martin
The Butterfly and the Violin - Kristy Cambron 
A Sparrow in Terezin - Kristy Cambron 
Castle on the Rise - Kristy Cambron
The Girl From the Train - Irma Joubert
The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn - Lori Benton 
Many Sparrows - Lori Benton 
The King's Mercy - Lori Benton 
Mountain Laurel - Lori Benton
When the Heart Sings - Liz Tolsma
The Lady and the Lionheart - Joanne Bischof 
Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers
The Preacher’s Bride - Jody Hedlund
Unending Devotion - Jody Hedlund
The Noble Groom - Jody Hedlund 
Luther and Katharina - Jody Hedlund 
Newton and Polly - Jody Hedlund
The Shape of Mercy - Susan Meissner 
Lady in Waiting - Susan Meissner 
A Fall of Marigolds - Susan Meissner 
Secrets of a Charmed Life* - Susan Meissner
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine* - Gail Honeyman
Freedom's Ring - Heidi Chiavaroli
Words - Ginny Yttrup
Christy - Catherine Marshall 
Julie -Catherine Marshall
You Were Always Mine* - Nicole Baart
High As the Heavens - Kate Breslin
The Language of Flowers* - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Hidden Among the Stars - Melanie Dobson
Chasing Lilacs - Carla Stewart
Stardust - Carla Stewart
The Hatmaker's Heart - Carla Stewart
A Flying Affair - Carla Stewart
Crossing Oceans - Gina Holmes
To Whisper Her Name - Tamera Alexander
This Fine Life - Eva Marie Everson
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
The Hunger Game Series* - Suzanne Collins
The Pawn - Stephen James
Life After - Katie Ganshert


Unbroken* - Laura Hillenbrand
Sea Biscuit* - Laura Hillenbrand
One Thousand Gifts - Ann Voskamp
The Broken Way - Ann Voskamp
The Greatest Gift - Ann Voskamp
Love Does - Bob Goff
Everybody Always - Bob Goff
Live in Grace, Walk in Love - Bob Goff
The Organic God - Margaret Feinberg
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
Designed for Devotion - Dianne N. Matthews
Beyond the Scars - F. Elaine Olsen
Prayers for a Woman's Soul - Julie K. Gillies
From Hot Mess to Blessed - Julie K. Gillies
Uninvited - Lysa TerKeurst
Whisper - Mark Batterson
Hope Your Heart Needs -  Holley Gerth


The Glass Castle* - Jeanette Walls
Same Kind of Different as Me - Ron Hall, Denver Moore, and Lynn Vincent
Spoken From the Heart - Laura Bush
I Can Only Imagine - Bart Millard with Robert Noland
90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper and Cecil Murphey
Terror by Night - Terry Caffey and James H. Pence
Running for My Life - Lopez Lomong
Choosing to See - Mary Beth Chapman with Ellen Vaughn
Between Heaven and the Real World - Steven Curtis Chapman with Ken Abraham 
The Year of Magical Thinking* - Joan Didion


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
Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
Christy - Catherine Marshall 

For Writers

On Writing* - Stephen King
Bird by Bird* - Anne Lamott
The Art of Slow Writing - Louise DeSalvo
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World - Michael Hyatt
Unleash the Writer Within - Cecil Murphey
Writing for the Soul - Jerry Jenkins
Write Your Heart Out - Rebecca McClanahan
Word Painting - Rebecca McClanahan
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.