My love for reading is no secret around here. Anne Lamott wrote, "Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life; they feed the soul."

These 12 books expanded my understanding, creativity, empathy, and "sense of life" in 2016:

  • All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver

  • Assimilate or Go Home, D.L. Mayfield

  • Behold the Lamb of God, Russ Ramsey

  • Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott

  • A Chance to Die, Amy Carmichael

  • The Cross and the Switchblade, David Wilkerson

  • The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini

  • Walking on Water, Madeleine L'Engle

  • When God Weeps, Joni Eareckson Tada & Steve Estes

  • Wild in the Hollow, Amber Haines


Coming soon.


Coming soon.