by Linda Dillow
This is one of the only books on marriage I have read cover to cover on multiple occasions. I have walked several groups through this book as well and every time I read it I am challenged. This book causes you to focus on the things that only you can change in your marriage. See here for more that I have written about this book.
by Shaunti Feldhahn
I have taught this book to several groups as well and love it every time. It is a great resource that will help you understand and love your husband as the man God created him to be.
by Steven Furtick
Best book I read in 2013. I am not just saying that because he’s my husband. This book will help you overcome the lies of insecurity, fear, condemnation and discouragement with the promises of God. See here for more that I have written about this book.
by Steven Pressfield
My husband recommended this book and it was really out of my comfort zone in a good way. Pressfield will help you identify the resistance you face in your life and give you practical ideas to overcoming it.
The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior–Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood
by Tracy Hogg & Melinda Blau
This is my very favorite book on how to care for an infant. It is a balanced perspective that includes lots of love yet also a good schedule. I read this book while pregnant with all three of my kids.
by Marc Weissbluth M.D.
This book is my go to reference when I can’t get my kids to sleep. It talks about the importance of sleep for all ages from infancy through the teenage year.
by E. B. White
Charlotte’s web is a classic tale of a spider and a pig. The book also has some great illustrations.
by Beverly Cleary
Ramona the Pest is about Ramona going to kindergarten. I have read this book to each of my boys the summer before they started kindergarten. They always love hearing about the trouble Ramona seems to get herself into.
by Barbara Robinson
We have a tradition of reading this book every holiday season. It is short enough to get through in a few weeks and teaches a great message about the true meaning of Christmas.
by Louis Sachar
This is my all time favorite kids book (and probably in my top all time favorite books). It is a clever story of a boy who finds himself falsely accused. I wish I could read it again for the first time.
by Kate DiCamillo
This is the story of a dog and a preacher’s daughter and all the lives they are able to touch in their small Florida town.
by Kristin Hannah
by Fredrick Backman
This story is so great. You will like this book if you love character driven fiction. It’s not a thriller or romance or historical fiction. It’s just a story about a grumpy old man named Ove (pronounced Ooh-vah, I know because I actually listened to this one) and it’s so good.
by Fatima Farheen Mirza
This is a story about a American Muslim family. The story opens up with the estranged brother returning home for a wedding. The book takes you back and forth to bring you in to each character in the family. It’s not action or romance or mystery. It’s character driven. And so well done. I can’t wait for you to read this.