Monday, November 20, 2017

Take ten: Books I am thankful for

This week, the subject over at Broke and Bookish is all about books we are thankful for. So, here is my list! It does include affiliate links.

1. Life After

This book is incredible! I love the message of getting out there and living the life we have, since we never know when life as we know it will end.

2. Under the Overpass

This one is incredible book about two young men who decided to be homeless for a year. It's been a while since I read it, but it made me look at the homeless in a whole new light.

3. The Mother Letters

I'm not going to lie, this one makes me cry, since it is such a beautiful collection of letters that are written to inspire mothers. They are so encouraging!

4. Control Girl

This one has been an amazing book to go through with the women's group I am in! It has made me look at women in the Bible differently, and made me think how I want to be remembered.

5. Mere Christianity

This is another incredible book that our group went through this year. It sparked some interesting discussions!

6. The Circle Maker

We did the 40 day prayer challenge/devotional, and it was one of my favorite devotionals! I highly recommend this one.

7. In Our Backyard

This is an excellent book on sex trafficking that opened my eyes to just how prevalent it is. I love that this book equips readers to do something about it.

8. Door to Freedom

The whole series is excellent and deals with some difficult subjects.

9. A Harvest of Thorns

Honestly, this book could of been better, as far as the writing and story line went, but I did appreciate that it brought up the dangers of working in the sweat shops in third world countries.

10. The Lost Girl of Astor Street

This one was just enjoyable, though by no means a fluffy read. It was one of my favorite books of the year!
What books are you thankful for? Do you tend to lean towards fiction or non fiction?


  1. Great list. Life After sounds like it has an amazing message.

  2. I was blown away by IN OUR BACKYARD. In fact I am considering teaching a class on it. I remember reading MERE CHRISTIANITY in high school, I should give it a try again. My TTT Books I am grateful for

    1. It would be an excellent book to teach a class on, since the author does a wonderful job of including stories and backing them up with tons of resources. Where would you teach it at?
      You should! I enjoyed reading it with a group.

  3. What an interesting list! :-) It was fun to read your reasons for why you're thankful for these books.

  4. Any of Katie's books are amazing! I had The Art of Losing Myself on my list, and for some reason, I ended up cutting it off in the whole "editing" process. Still, her books are always deserving of all the love. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving, Amanda! :)

    1. That one is a good one too! I will have to check out which books did make your list now.;)
      Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Rissi!

  5. I had to request Life After after reading your thoughts. Thank you!

    1. I hope you will enjoy it! I thought it was well written and thought provoking.

  6. Nice list! I'd like to read Mere Christianity as well. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. I highly recommend it! I was a bit intimidated by it at first, so it was nice to read it with a group. I felt like I had to stick it out through some parts, but it was totally worth it!

  7. Ooo, there are quite a few books I haven't read here, and I should totally check them out! :)