Reads

2016


The Cellist of Sarajevo - Steven Galloway
For the Love - Jen Hatmaker
Looking for Lovely - Annie Downs
We Were Liars - E. Lockhart
It's Simply Tuesday - Emily P. Freeman
The Natty Professor - Tim Gunn
Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion - Sara Miles
The Same Sky - Amanda Eyre Ward
The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander

2015

Incarnate: The Body of Christ in an Age of Disengagement - Michael Frost
On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City - Alice Goffman
Simply Tuesday: Small Moment Living in a Fast Moving World - Emily P. Freeman 
Etta and Otto and Russel and James - Emma Hooper
The Road to Becoming: Rediscovering Your Life in the Not-How-I-Planned-It Moments - Jenny Simmons
Wild in the Hollow - Amber C. Haines
Ordinary Grace - William Kent Krueger
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Some Girls: My Life in a Harem - Jillian Lauren
The Long and Faraway Gone - Lou Berney
Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons From A Small-Town Obituary Writer - Heather Lende
Wonder - R.J. Palacio
Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson
Everything You Ever Wanted: A Memoir by Jillian Lauren
A Long Way Home: A Memoir - Saroo Brierley
Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America - Linda Tirado
Death by Living - N. D. Wilson
Counting By 7's - Holly Sloan
Flunking Sainthood - Jana Riess
The Vacationers - Emma Straub
Never Say No: Raising Big Picture Kids - Mark Foreman 
Scary Close - Donald Miller
Have a New Kid by Friday - Kevin Leman
Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline
The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
Wanted: A Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and Across Borders - Chris Hoke
Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
Looking for Alaska - John Green
The Beautiful Daughters - Nicole Baart
Ruby Holler - Sharon Creech
They Like Jesus But Not The Church - Dan Kimball
Dirty Faith: Bringing the Love of Christ to the Least of These - David Nowell

2014

Burning Down The House: The End of Juvenile Prison - Nell Bernstein
The Way Life Should Be -  Christina Baker Kline
City of God: Faith in the Streets - Sara Miles
Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus - Smith and Pattison
Notes From a Blue Bike - Tsh Oxenreider
Out of the Frying Pan: A Chef's Memoir of Hot Kitchens, Single Motherhood, and the Family Meal - Gillian Clark
Bloom - Finding Beauty in the Unexpected (A Memoir) - Kelle Hampton
A Year and Six Seconds - A Love Story - Isabel Gillies
Promises Kept - Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life - Brewster, Stephenson
These Is My Words - Nancy E. Turner
The Memoir Project - Marion Roach Smith
Freefall to Fly - Rebekah Lyons
Love Does - Bob Goff
Atlas Girl - Emily Wierenga
The Weird Sisters - Eleanor Brown
The Cost of Discipleship - Bonhoeffer
Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
The Nesting Place - Myquillyn Smith
Surprised By Motherhood - Lisa-Jo Baker
To The End of June - Cris Beam
A Million Little Ways - Emily P. Freeman
Red Letter Revolution - Claiborne and Campolo
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena - Anthony Marra
There is No Me Without You - Melissa Fay Greene
Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes - Shauna Niequist
Humans of New York - Brandon Stanton
Another Place at the Table - Kathy Harrison
Tell the Wolves I'm Home - Carol Rifka Brunt
One Small Boat - Kathy Harrison
Good Kings Bad Kings - Susan Nussbaum
Where'd You Go Bernadette - Maria Semple


Fave Kid Reads

A Mama for Owen - Marion Dane Bauer
How To Make A Night - Linda Ashman
I Love My Hair - Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Candy Shop - Jan Wahl
Summer is Summer - Phillis Gershator
Calvin Can't Fly - Jennifer Berne
The Art Collector - Jan Wahl
Little Farm by the Sea - Kay Choreo


2013

The Greatest Gift - Ann Voskamp
A Million Little Ways - Emily P. Freeman
The Cooked Seed - A Memoir - Anchee Min
Educating All God's Children - Nicole Baker Fulgham
Jesus Freak - Sara Miles
Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots - Jessica Soffer
Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall - Will Ellsworth-Jones
The Screwtape Letters - C. S. Lewis
Goodbye for Now - Laurie Frankel
Ask the Passengers - A.S. King
White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming-of-Age Story - Jenna Weber
How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance - Edelburg and Kurland
Sleeping in Eden - Nicole Baart
The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection - Michael Ruhlman
Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese
Addition - Toni Jordan
Tapestry of Fortunes - Elizabeth Berg
The Lonely Polygamist - Brady Udall
Theirs is the Kingdom: Celebrating the Gospel in Urban America - Robert D. Lupton
More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity - Jeff Shinabarger
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy - Carlos Eire
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis
Spirit Rising - Jim Cymbala
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me - Mindy Kaling
Tattoos on the Heart - Gregory Boyle
Fatherless Generation - John Sowers
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
Falling Together - Marisa de Los Santos
A Million Miles in A Thousand Years - Donald Miller
A Homemade Year - Jerusalem Jackson Greer
Dinner: A Love Story - Jenny Rosenstrach


2012

The Ragamuffin Gospel - Brennan Manning
The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Have A Little Faith - Mitch Albom
Chasing Silhouettes - Emily T. Wierenga
The Middle Place - Kelly Corrigan
The Taste of Salt - Martha Southgate
A Framework for Understanding Poverty - Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.
Heart of the Matter - Emily Griffin
Hold Love Strong - Matthew Aaron Goodman
Barefoot Church - Brandon Hatmaker
Interrupted - Jen Hatmaker
Once Upon A Time There Was You - Elizabeth Berg
Far From Here - Nicole Baart
The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Anything - Jennie Allen
Forgotten Country- Catherine Chung
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Sacrilege - Hugh Halter
The Irresistible Revolution - Shane Claiborne
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess - Jen Hatmaker
Bossypants - Tina Fey
Next to Love - Ellen Feldman
A Sweethaven Summer - Courtney Walsh
Evolving in Monkeytown - Rachel Held Evans
Secondhand Heart - Catherine Ryan Hyde



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7 comments:

  1. Love the new website Shannon but I miss all the other blogger comments, they too often shared some great wisdom!

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  2. Did we ever talk about Fault? I've got some reading to do.

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  3. So I have fallen in love with Janet Gillespie. She's old school. I started with Bedlam in the Backseat, then I moved onto A Joyful Noise, and now I'm working on With A Merry Heart. I HIGHLY recommend her.

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  4. Well, now can never say I'm not sure what to read next :)

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  5. If our reading lists were a Venn Diagram, we would have several in the overlap section, and many of your list that I want to add to mine! To Kill A Mockingbird is my favorite book of all time.

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  6. I should have known you were a book girl ;) I was just telling Kirby and Sherry about Another Place at the Table. I read that last year and it ripped my heart to shreds.

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    1. My phone does weird things with blogger comments. Anyway, I'd love to discuss all the books we have in common for hours. I have a list of my most recent favorites on the right side of my blog.

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