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What I’ve Read in 2017


If you’ve been around here a while, you know I love to read. Seriously.

So far in 2017, I’ve read 17 books, and I wanted to share the best of those with you in case you need some recommendations. Here are the nine I think are worth your money!

  1. When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin. (Y’all, if you’ve never read anything by this man, start now. Love his writing!)
  2. Essentialism by Greg McKeown. (If you are a person who feels overwhelmed with all you have going on in life, this book will remind you of the need to simplify, and it will help you with practical steps to do so.)
  3. The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi. (Really interesting story about 2 generations of females in Afghanistan who have to disguise themselves as males.)
  4. Irena’s Children by Tiler J. Mazzeo. (This is the true story of a woman who is best compared to a female Schindler. She saved 2500 Jewish children in Warsaw during WWII.)
  5. Water From My Heart by Charles Martin. (I loved this one because it’s set in Nicaragua, where I’ve been twice. Beautiful redemption story.)
  6. No More Faking Fine by Esther Fleece. (LOVED this one – will definitely be on my list of favorites for the year. It’s about learning the Biblical way to lament. So eye opening for me.)
  7. The Plum Tree by Ellen Wiseman. (Another WWII story about a German and Jew who fall in love.)
  8. Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown. (Great story about a woman abducted by Native Americans.)
  9. The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers. (The story of Mary, whose husband goes to war two days after they marry. In his absence, there’s a pregnancy, a death, and a lot of secrets. This one kept me up at night!)


Have you read any of these? Let me know what you think! Comment and give me your recommendations, too. I’m always looking for great titles! (You can also click here to receive my list of 20 books I think every woman should read.)


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