Reading List

Because I love books, and keeping track of what I’ve read + browsing a good booklist helps feed my addiction.  (all book links are affiliate links, which means if you spy a book you think you’d like and click over and buy it, you also help keep this blog up and running…at no extra cost to you!  Many thanks!)

♥♥♥♥♥ – LOVED it; ♥♥♥♥ – really enjoyed it; ♥♥♥ – liked it; ♥♥ – eh, it was ok; ♥ – not for me


Leadership Coaching: The Discipline, Skills and Heart of a Christian Coach by Tony Stoltzfus (♥♥♥)

Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace For Us by Preston Sprinkle (♥♥♥♥♥)

Crazy Mama: 9 Steps to a Not-So-Normal Life by Hannah Keeley (♥♥)

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (♥♥♥♥♥)

A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker (♥♥♥♥)

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne (♥♥♥)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (♥♥♥♥)

Divergent by Veronica Roth (♥♥♥)

Leaving (Bailey Flanigan, #1) by Karen Kingsbury (♥♥♥)

The Dawning of Deliverance (The Russians, #5) by Judith Pella (♥♥♥)

The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One Life by Melanie Shankle (♥♥♥♥♥)

Sacred Influence: How God Uses Wives to Shape the Souls of Their Husbands by Gary Thomas (♥♥♥♥)

Finding My Way Home by Henri J.M. Nouwen (♥♥♥)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (♥♥♥♥♥)

Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan (♥♥)

Called to Adoption by Mardie Caldwell (♥♥♥♥)

Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman (♥♥♥♥♥)

His Imprint, My Expression by Kay Arthur (♥♥)

The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand (♥♥♥♥)

Chasing the Sun by Tracie Peterson (♥♥)

The Whole Life Fertility Plan by Kyra Phillips (♥♥♥)

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (♥♥♥)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (♥♥♥♥♥)

Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos (♥♥♥♥)

For the Love by Jen Hatmaker (♥♥♥♥♥)

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (♥♥♥)

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (♥♥♥♥)

Pride, Prejudice, & Cheese Grits by Mary Jane Hathaway (♥♥♥)

Fervent by Priscilla Shirer (♥♥♥♥)

Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington (♥♥♥♥♥)

The Search for Significance by Robert S. McGee (♥♥♥♥)

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge (♥♥♥)


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (♥♥♥♥♥)

Adoption is a Family Affair! by Patricia Irwin Johnston (♥♥♥)

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (♥♥♥♥)

All is Grace by Brennan Manning (♥♥♥)

The Wounded Healer by Henri J.M. Nouwen (♥♥♥)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (♥♥♥♥♥)

The Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis (♥♥♥♥)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (♥♥♥♥♥)

The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki (♥♥♥♥)

Sisi: Empress on Her Own by Allison Pataki (♥♥♥♥)

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline (♥♥♥♥)

A Mile Wide: Trading a Shallow Religion for a Deeper Faith by Brandon Hatmaker (♥♥♥♥♥)

The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes (♥♥♥♥♥)

Brazen: The Courage to Find the You That’s Been Hiding by Leeana Tankersley (♥♥♥♥)

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (♥♥♥)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (♥♥♥♥)

Audacious by Beth Moore (♥♥♥♥)

Encouragement: The Key to Caring by Larry Crabb (♥♥♥♥♥)

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (♥♥♥)

Attaching in Adoption by Deborah D. Gray (♥♥♥♥)

Still Life by Louise Penny (♥♥♥♥)

A Million Little Ways by Emily P. Freeman (♥♥♥♥♥)

Anne of Green Gables (for the 300th time) by L.M. Montgomery (♥♥♥♥♥)

All the Pretty Things by Edie Wadsworth (♥♥♥♥)

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (♥♥♥♥♥)

Wild Grows the Heather in Devon by Michael Phillips (♥♥)

The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore (♥♥♥♥♥)

An Historical Survey of the Old Testament by Eugene H. Merrill (♥♥)

Away in a Manger by Rhys Bowen (♥♥)


Connecting by Larry Crabb (♥♥♥♥♥)

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (♥♥♥♥)

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines (♥♥♥♥)

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (♥♥♥♥)

The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith (♥♥♥♥♥)

When God Doesn’t Fix It by Laura Story (♥♥♥♥)

Never Unfriended by Lisa-Jo Baker (♥♥♥♥♥)

Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger (♥♥)

White Nights, Red Morning by Judith Pella (♥♥♥)

Grace-Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel (♥♥♥♥♥)

Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer (♥♥♥♥)