Reading Lists


  • Beautiful Outlaw– John Eldredge
  • A Grief Observed- C.S. Lewis
  • Walking with God- John Eldredge
  • Piercing the Darkness- Frank E. Peretti
  • Waking the Dead- John Eldredge
  • The Longest Ride- Nicholas Sparks
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children- Ransom Riggs
  • Mightier than the Sword- Rodger Streitmatter
  • The Media in America- A History- William David Sloan
  • The Case for Christ- student edition- Lee Strobel

Fall 2013

  • Room- Emma Donoghue
  • Waking Up Married- Mira Lyn Kelly
  • Pretty Little Liars book 1- Sara Shepard
  • The Screwtape Letters- C.S. Lewis
  • From the Maccabees to the Mishnah- Shaye J.D. Cohen
  • Back to the Sources- Edited by Barry W. Holtz
  • Becoming Interdisciplinary- Tanya Augsburg
  • The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie– Kim and Krickitt Carpenter
  • Screenplays: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, The Big Lebowski, The Dark Knight, Slumdog Millionaire

Spring-Summer 2013

  • Forgotten Girls- Kay Marshall Strom, Michele Rickett
  • The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien (in progress)
  • No Greater Love– Dara Viane
  • What Good is God?– Philip Yancey
  • The Purpose Driven Life– Rick Warren
  • Night- Elie Wiesel
  • Letters To My Mother– Ingrid Betancourt
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (whole series)– Lemony Snicket
  • Surprise Island– Barbara Willard
  • City of Bones- Cassandra Clare
  • The Secret-Rhonda Byrne
  • Desire– John Eldredge
  • Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen (in progress)
  • Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus- John Gray (in progress)
  • The Best of Me– Nicholas Sparks
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower– Stephen Chbosky
  • Made to Crave– Lysa Terkeurst

Fall-Winter 2012

  • The Purpose Driven Life– Rick Warren
  • The Diary of Anne Frank– Anne Frank
  • The Best Nonrequired Reading 2011-Edited by Dave Eggers
  • Handbook of Magazine Article Writing– Edited by Michelle Ruberg
  • Under African Skies: Modern African Stories–  Edited by Charles R. Larson
  • Contemporary African Art Since 1980– Okwui Enwezor, Chika Okeke-Aculu
  • Walking Among the Unseen– Hannah Hurnard
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (whole series)– Lemony Snicket

To Read:

Books I need to read:

  • The Gate of Prayer– Linda M. Downing
  • Only Pack What You Can Carry- Janice Holly Booth
  • The Heart of a Woman– Maya Angelou
  • Same Kind of Different as Me- Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent
  • It’s Not About the Bike– Lance Armstrong
  • Wild at Heart- John Eldredge

Fun reading:

  •  Three Weeks with my Brother, True Believer– Nicholas Sparks (I’ve read all his other books not mentioned.)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo– Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet
  • Les Miserables– Victor Hugo
  • Pride and Prejudice– Jane Austen
  • A Land Remembered– Patrick D. Smith
  • Jane Eyre– Charlotte Bronte
  • Cross Creek– Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • The Secret Garden– Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Life of Pi- Yann Martel
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas- John Boyne
  • Number the Stars– Lois Lowry
  • And the Mountains Echoed– Khaled Hosseini
  • More Lois Lowry books

Books (I can actually think of) I’ve read over the years:

  • The Shadow Children series- Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Chronicles of Narnia– C.S. Lewis
  • Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn- Betty Smith
  • The Yearling- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • Anthem- Ayn Rand
  • Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte
  • No Greater Love- Dara Viane
  • Gift From the Sea– Ann Morrow Lindbergh
  • This Present Darkness– Frank E. Peretti
  • The Hunger Games trilogy- Suzanne Collins
  • Twilight series- Stephenie Meyer
  • My Bloody Life- Reymundo Sanchez
  • Gossamer– Lois Lowry
  • The Giver– Lois Lowry
  • Number the Stars– Lois Lowry
  • Captivating– Stasi Eldredge

*  Also, if you have any book recommendations that you would like to send me, that would be great! Also, my favorite books:


Share your thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s