Share a book with Holy Craft. Things I've been reading and suggestions for books I should add to my list

It's been a few months since I shared with you what I have been reading.
I'm a big reader and with a trip in a few weeks with some girlfriends {to Hawaii!!!} I will need some help from you to add a few titles to my "to read" list.
Because I'm a giver, I thought I would share with you some of my favorites first and then you can comment below and share with me some of your favorites.  'k?

I've compiled a list of 10 books that I have read in the past few months that I think you should read too.

1. Orphan Train
This book is my new go to book that I recommend to anyone who asks.
I loved it!  It's a good mix of historical fiction with a story of today.  It's a story of an unlikely friendship and second chances.  You won't be disappointed with this book.
2. Living the Gospel in the Grey
This book is a fantastic encouragement for how to live evangelism.  This book is written by our former campus pastor and isn't bogged down with theory that can get overwhelming but real life examples of living out the gospel.
3.Astronaut Wives Club
An interesting look at the wives behind the spacemen, though not as in depth as I would have liked.  While it says that it's a true story, it doesn't seem like any of the wives were actually interviewed during the writing of this book but rather facts were gathered from research that she did.  Interesting none the less, though don't expect to know any more about the wives than what you would assume a wife of an astronaut would have gone through or been like.
4. Orange is the New Black
This is a memoir of a woman you would least expect to find at a woman's prison serving a year.  It was interesting to me to get an inside look at a minimum security facility and the relationships that were formed while serving her time.
5. Loving Frank
 Frank Lloyd Wright was an interesting man and while I learned a bit about his personal life, I found that I actually liked him less the more I got to know about him.  While this is fiction, there is fact mixed in to the story line.
6. These is My Words
This book is written like a diary over the course of 20 years.  It is another book that I have taken to recommending to anyone who asks.  I loved the story of survival, love and coming of age and got even more excited to find that there are two more books in this series.  
7. Luke the gospel of amazement
I am reading through this book with a group of friends as a sort of Bible study.  I love the way that Michael Card looks deeply at the context of the gospel of Luke, and uses historical details to interpret and understand the gospel of amazement.  If you can get through the preface {or skip it}, it's an incredible read.
8. One Way Love
I have spent the past few months tackling legalism and going back to the heart of Christianity and the radical truth of the gospel.  This book is a wonderful look at grace and why we should be sharing grace with others.
9. Dad is Fat
This book is written by a stand up comedian with five small children.  It's a great look at parenthood, and if you are in the thick of raising small children, you will easily relate.
10. Kisses from Katie
As a parent, this was an extraordinary look at how we can support our children when they have been called to a different success then we envisioned for them.  It's the story of a young woman who is living a life of obedience for God and at the age of 22 had adopted 14 young girls in Uganda.  It's about breaking out of our comfort zones and looking at life outside of the United States.  It's a challenging and inspiring read.
Have you read any of the 10 I mentioned?
What did you think?
These are a few of the books on my nightstand or in the que at the library:
Boys in the Boat
Happy Happy Happy
Kicking and Dreaming
Sarah's Quilt
Star Garden
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Jesus > Religion
Now it's your turn.
What would you recommend?
I would love to add a few titles to my list.


Nicole said...

Have not read any-Kisses from Kate is one that Mari read and loved! I have added some of these to my Goodreads want to read list. thanks for sharing!

Sara Dean said...

I love Jim Gaffigan! Me and my husband are going to have to read this one! Have you read the "Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin? It is a great read! Also, "The Third Wave" by Alison Thompson.

Back to Top