Books I Recommend

Last updated on September 29th, 2020 at 11:32 pm

“Choose thy friends like thy books, few, but choice.”

James Howell

I have always loved to read! I love books that speak to my heart, teach me some truth, and/or helps me grow as a person. Stories that are timeless and can be read many times are my favorite. This is a list of books that I recommend. (Currently a short list, but only because it takes time to add more books.)

What Would Mary Ann Do?

Author: Dawn Wells

I just finished reading this book and I loved it! I am a HUGE fan of Gilligan’s Island, mostly because of Mary Ann. This book, written by Dawn Wells, is humorous and thought-provoking. If you have teenage daughters, this would be a perfect gift for them.

As soon as I spotted the book the first time, I knew I had to have it. It sat in my wish-list for about five years because I hate spending money on myself. For some reason, none of my family believed how much I really wanted it.

After many Christmases, birthdays, and anniversaries had passed, I finally broke down and bought it for myself. It was as great a read as I knew it was going to be! This is definitely one of the books I recommend.

Woman After God’s Own Heart

Author: Elizabeth George

I found this book right after returning from deployment in Iraq back in 2008. At the time, I was single and had no children so many parts of the book did not apply to my life. However, I still read and enjoyed the concepts very much.

Six years later, when I did get married, I was so glad that I had read this book beforehand. I felt like it had given me a headstart in building my home the way God had intended. The same held true once my son arrived two years ago.

I loved this book so much that I immediately purchased it for my mom, my sister, and my sister-in-law! Whether or not any of them read it is a mystery, but at least I gave them a copy. 🙂 I also gave it to my youngest stepdaughter on her 21st birthday.

This is a book that I highly recommend for all women. Elizabeth George does not sugarcoat our mission in life. She preaches the truth with love and understanding. I have really enjoyed every book of hers I have read, but this one is my favorite.

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Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen

This is one of my favorite books that I read over and over. I cannot explain my fascination with it. It may be the wording and the turning of the phrase that Austen does so well. Or maybe it is the understanding that I feel toward the heroine. Whatever it is, this is my all-time favorite Austen book.

I once recommended it for my sister’s book club. Most had already read it and some found it simplistic in nature. However, to find it simplistic is not digging into the real point that Austen is trying to make. Even the back cover tries to tout the book as another Austen book that focused on the plight of young women who have no other options in life but to marry.

However, it is much more than that. I won’t tell you what the book is about. Why ruin it for you, right? If you have not read it, you should. If you have read it, read it again. Then tell me what you think. What was your perspective? Did you catch the depth to the book?

Stay tuned for more books that I recommend!