My 2017 Reading List

I actually kept a New Year’s Resolution this year! It only took me 39 years to accomplish that. I have always loved reading. This year I set a goal of reading 50 books this year. I actually went over that and really enjoyed it.

Here are my favorites that I’ve read this year:

Ministry/Spiritual Development:

Don’t Quit by Gina McClain and Jessica Bealer

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney

Non-Fiction:

12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by Tony Reinke

Fiction:

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

The One in a Million Boy  by Monica Wood

A Man Called Ove & My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

 

Here is my list for those of you who like such a thing. Happy reading!

Fiction Author My Rating
The Identicals Elin Hilderbrand 3
1984 George Orwell 2
16th Seduction (Women’s Murder Club, #16) James Patterson 3
A Fall of Marigolds Susan Meissner 4
A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman 5
All the Missing Girls Megan Miranda 4
American Assassin (Mitch Rapp, #1) Vince Flynn 4
Beartown (Bj̦rnstad, #1) Fredrik Backman 4
Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate 5
Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery Charles Martin 4
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman 5
Everyone Brave is Forgiven Chris Cleave 5
Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee 2
God Help the Child Toni Morrison 3
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman 5
One True Loves Taylor Jenkins Reid 4
Say Goodbye for Now Catherine Ryan Hyde 4
Silence ShÇsaku End 5
The Forgotten Garden Kate Morton 4
The Girl With No Name (The Girl With No Name #1) Diney Costeloe 3
The Keeper of Lost Things Ruth Hogan 4
The Marriage Lie Kimberly Belle 5
The One-in-a-Million Boy Monica Wood 5
The Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan 4
The Secret Keeper Kate Morton 4
The Ship of Brides Jojo Moyes 5
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead 5
The Woman in Cabin 10 Ruth Ware 3
Truly Madly Guilty Liane Moriarty 3
What She Knew (Jim Clemo #1) Gilly Macmillan 5
You Will Know Me Megan Abbott 2
The Last Anniversary Liane Moriarty 3
Ministry/Spiritual Development
Clout Jenni Catron 3
Don’t Quit : The Best Things in Ministry Come Over Time Jessica Bealer 5
Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions Timothy J. Keller 4
Gospel Centered Kids Ministry Brian Dembowczyk 4
Relational Children’s Ministry: Turning Kid-Influencers Into Lifelong Disciple Makers Dan Lovaglia 4
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Donald S. Whitney 4
Talk Now and Later: How to Lead Kids Through Life‰Ûªs Tough Topics Brian Dollar 5
The Formula for Building Great Volunteer Teams Dale Hudson 3
The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company Stephen Drotter James Noel Ram Charan 4
The Myth of Balance: Thriving in the Tension of Ministry, Work, and Life Frank Bealer 3
Turning Everyday Conversations into Gospel Conversations Jimmy Scroggins 5
Non-Fiction
12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You Tony Reinke 5
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah 5
A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today‰Ûªs World John Stonestreet 4
Capture His Heart: Becoming the Godly Wife Your Husband Desires Lysa TerKeurst 3
Daring to Hope: Finding God’s Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful Katie Davis Majors 4
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis J.D. Vance 5
In the Land of Blue Burqas Kate McCord 4
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Bryan Stevenson 4
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General Bill O’Reilly 4
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family Paul David Tripp 2
Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes… in You and Your Kids Scott Turansky 3
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity Nabeel Qureshi 4
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential Peg Dawson 4
The Smart Stepfamily: New Seven Steps to a Healthy Family Ron L. Deal 5
When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanith 4
You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity Francis Chan 4

 

 

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