Hi there! Here are some of the books I read last year in no particular order…
Faith is not a feeling- Ney Bailey (Christian)
One of my favorite things about this book is how she added a lot of personal experiences to prove Faith is truly not a feeling. She shares how through the worst and the best of situations, the one thing that never changes is who God says he is and who he calls us to be. Through the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, our Faith in God can and should remain unwavering regardless of how we feel because God is the same regardless of how we feel.
Dance upon the air- Nora Roberts (Fiction)
This is the first book of a trilogy called The Three Sisters Island. Was a very enjoyable read. The ending felt a little rushed and anti climatic but it was still a good read. A beautifully told story with growth and purpose, very good lesson in finding one’s self and overcoming domestic violence.
Gay girl, good God- Jackie Hill Perry (Christian)
First off, Jackie Hill Perry is my number 1 internet aunt and I love her and her family so much!Gay girl, good God is one of my favourite books ever so of course I had to reread it. Check out a more detailed review on it here
Welcome to Adulting- JP Pokludda
I got to read this book at a very timely moment in my last semester of college and it’s honestly one of the most helpful books I’ve ever read. Shaped my thinking on how as a young adult to deal with finances, career, interpersonal relationships, Faith and so much more. Definitely a must read for all emerging adults. Read what it has to say on Your job, to love or to hate?
Where the Crawdads sing (Fiction)
This is one of those books where you don’t just love it but you’re also in absolute awe of the mind of the writer. Not your average fiction with cliche endings, filled with emotional rollercoasters guaranteed to keep you hooked till the very end.
The last black unicorn- Tiffany Haddish (Memoir)
I’m a big fan of autobiographies and memoirs and this one was a fun one to read. Comedian Tiffany takes a reader on a journey of her life pre fame and factors that influenced her growing up. An inspiring story bound to invoke an array of emotions, fun, shocking, painful and hilarious.
Whence came a prince- Francine Rivers (Christian fiction)
It’s amazing how Francine Rivers is able to bring bible characters to life with her books. This was a very pleasant read about a not so popular but important story in the Bible. Written with a strong Scottish lingo which was fun to read, the provided glossary was very helpful.
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus- Nabeel Qureshi (Christian)
This is one book I recommend for all and sundry irrespective of their religious background. A eye opening book on how a devout Muslim journeyed through his faith to find what is true and what to believe. Shows how important it is to know why you believe what you believe. Powerful story about how the gospel changes lives.
The defining decade (still reading)- Meg Jay
Loving this book so far, already learnt so much. Check out what it has to say on Urban tribe and weak ties
Holier than thou- Jackie Hill Perry (still reading)
Hope at least one of these books appeal to you enough to check it out. Cheers to reading more this year! Got any more recommendations? Comment below!
“There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy