MY READS 2019
I stepped up my reading game last year and read a good number more books than I usually do. This, of course, made it hard to choose which books to share. Decisions, decisions! But here are 20 of the books I read last year. Some are serious, some are fun, and some will make you want to find the next book in the series. Enjoy, and happy reading!
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A Redbird Christmas
by Fannie Flagg
This is a sweet, wonderfully refreshing book that one can read at any time of the year. Funny too!
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith
I finally got around to reading this, and it was absolutely delightful. This is one of those books that I'll read again in a few years.
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
The writing is so beautiful, and the perspective of the story is heartwarming, yet heartbreaking.
An Echo in the Darkness
by Francine Rivers
This book was incredible. Rivers has become one of my favorite authors.
by Karen Kingsbury
I adored this book. It is a tough-times to triumphant-dreams book that encourages and inspires.
As Sure as the Dawn
by Francine Rivers
The final of a three book series. This is one of the best series I've read. It's phenomenal.
by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
I read this book a year after the previous one. It felt like coming back to an old friend. Great suspense.
Fish in a Tree
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
This was a great read about accepting differences and oneself. Great for middle-schoolers.
Godwink Christmas: Stories
by Squire Rushnell, Louise DuArt
I didn't know about the Godwink series, but I'm glad I stumbled upon this book. The stories were encouraging.
by John Burke
Phenomenal! Eye-Opening. This book will get you thinking about the afterlife—pretty incredible read.
Murder on the Orient Express
by Agatha Christie
Who did it?! This book will keep you guessing and guessing and guessing. Fun read!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Barbara Robinson
The further you get into this story, the more you appreciate just how clever and brilliant it is.
The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas
This is an epic saga on an epic level. It's dubbed the greatest adventure story of all time for a reason.
The Green Mile
by Stephen King
This is excellent storytelling. Touching. Suspenseful. Funny. Can't say much more without giving it away.
The Hiding Place
by Corrie ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill
It's incredible what some have endured for the sake of others. Ten Boom's story is one of love and unbelievable sacrifice.
The Screwtape Letters
by C.S. Lewis
It's been about 10 years since I first read this. Loved it the second time too! The perspective will get you thinking.
The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A beautiful coming of age story that the whole family will enjoy.
The Trumpet of the Swan
by E.B. White
This charming read is a great one for bedtime reading.
The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
So clever! I appreciated how Whitehead intertwined his creativity and our history.
Tuesdays with Morrie
by Mitch Albom
A reminder to appreciate the people God gives us throughout life. Great read.