I would say that the top 5 books that I would recommend to others would be: (All lists are in no particular order.)
-'Saving Alice' by David LewisThe 5 books that I most enjoyed were:
-'The Penny' by Joyce Meyers & Deborah Bradford
-'False Witness' by Randy Singer (Almost like a christian John Grisham...I got a advance reading copy so it isn't even quite out yet but an excellent book.)
-'A Great & Terrible Beauty' by Libba Bray (Secular author...a bit unsettling but it hooked me.)
-'The Total Money Makeover' by Dave Ramsey (Lifechanging...everybody needs to familiarize themselves with the Ramsey makeover!)
- 'The Edge of Recall' by Kristen HeitzmannAnd the 5 books that were most influential on me were:
-'Saving Alice' by David Lewis
-'The Still of the Night' by Kristen Heitzmann
-'The Measure of a Lady' by Deenne Gist
-'Letter Perfect' by Cathy Marie Hake (I really enjoy christian historical girl fiction. WhatcanIsay?)
-'The Total Money Makeover' by Dave RamseyThe 5 authors I read most this year:
-'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury (A classic...)
-'A Great & Terrible Beauty' by Libba Bray
-'Five Love Languages' by Gary Chapman (My top two are 'words of affirmation' and 'physical touch'. fyi. )
-'Saving Alice' by David Lewis (Hmm...made all three lists, but I wouldn't necessarily call it my favorite...Very interesting read, however. Pick it up.)
-Kristen Heitzmann (4)--Found her this year and LOVE her. Have 4 more of her books on my shelf waiting their turn! Her writing is a nice mix of faith, intrigue & romance.
-Hannah Alexander (3)--A husband/wife writing team. Also a faith/intrigue style.
-Deeanne Gist (2)--christian historical romance
-Cathy Marie Hake (2)--christian historical romance
-Karen Kingsbury (2)--specializes in heartfelt tearjerkers
There you go...hope I gave the other readers out there some books to consider. Now...what books and/or authors would you recommend for my 2011 list? I'd love to hear your suggestions!
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