Page Turners (Books I Think You Should Read)

I never leave the house without my Kindle and a book is usually within grasp at home so when I said I love to read, I mean it!

The recommendations found on this page usually relate to two genres: fiction and Christian living. I’ve always loved fiction since I was old enough to read on my own. The Christian living genre is a result from clawing my way back to a vibrant faith again.

The Cure for the “Perfect” Life by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory is a wonderful read. If Pinterest makes you feel like a failure, if you get a bit too obsessed over having things run perfectly, and if you have problems saying the word “no”, this book is for you.

Spiritual Misfit: A Memoir of Uneasy Faith by Michelle DeRusha talks about the taboo subjects when it comes to faith: prayer, belief, letting go of control, and fitting in. DeRusha writes in a conversational tone making the reader feel like they’re talking to a friend.

Love Does by Bob Goff is a fun, thought-provoking read. If anyone can inspire joy, it’s Bob Goff.

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham was a pleasant surprise. I have enjoyed this actress from The Gilmore Girls and Parenthood and she does not disappoint as a writer. A fun and witty story about an actress trying to get ahead and stay there.

Kindred by Octavia Butler is not a new book but it’s new to me. I picked this one up based on the recommendation of my friend over at This is a story of a modern black woman who is abruptly transported to the pre-Civil War South. Butler is a subtle but powerful writer. She will grab your emotions and not let go.

The Wall Around Your Heart by Mary DeMuth. I recently posted a review of this book which you can find here. Personally, I’ve found DeMuth’s book very helpful in helping me move from a place of hurt towards a place of healing.

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