Books I Love (and you might too!)

I wish I had a dime for every book I have read.  I come from a reading family and I am trying to make sure all my kiddos love to read also.  I keep on finding books I love and want to tell everyone, "Hey, read this one!" 

 I like all genres: fiction, mystery, Christian doctrine, Christian fiction, historical books, biography...  No science fiction for me though.

 So, if you need something clean and fun to read then here you go!  This is a list of some of my favorites.  I will add to it as I remember and read more.

 (These are in no particular order)

  • Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers (Go and get this book right now and commence reading.  Three days later-if it takes that long-take a deep breath and try to recover.  Oh, my goodness, to think that HE pursues me like that!)

  • Joy in the Morning, by Betty Smith 

  • A Lantern In Her Hand, by E.A. Streeter

  • Stepping Heavenward, by Elizabeth Prentiss

  • Abram's Daughters series, by Beverly Lewis

  • All the Little House books

  • The End of the Road, by Tom Bodett

  • The Mitford Series, by Jan Karon

  • Skipping Christmas, by John Grishom (I reread this every Christmas)

  • Through the Gates of Spendour, by Elisabeth Elliot (I think if I could spend the day with anyone it would be Elisabeth.  Her writings encourage me so much).

  • Let Me Be A Woman, by E. Elliot

  • The Shaping of a Christian Family, by E. Elliot

  • A New England Nun, by Mary Freeman (a short story)

  •  The Southern Sisters Mystery Series, by Anne George (Anne was an Alabama writer and her books are set here in AL.  I love them all-I have read them over and over for 10 years.  They are my "when I can't sleep books" and need something familiar to read.)

  • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austin

  • A Mom Just Like You, by Vicki Farris (a very good encouraging homeschooling book)

  • Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery

  • Shepherding Your Child's Heart, by Tedd Tripp (if you don't read any other parenting book in your whole life, read this one)
  • Christy, by Catherine Marshall