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Fall is one of my favorite times of year to curl up under a blanket with a cup of tea by my side and a good book in my hand.
With that in mind I thought I would share with my fellow bookworm readers 10 books that I have read this year that I think would make excellent Fall-time reads.
All these books are by Christian authors. I do read some secular books, but thanks largely in part to my love of Tyndale rewards most of the books I read are written by Christian authors.
10 Fiction & Non-fiction books by Christian Authors to Curl up With This Fall
Since I list my books as I read them each year I start to notice reading trends. For this article I had fun dividing those trends into 5 different categories. I also decided to share a mix of fiction and non-fiction titles so that all types of bookworms are represented. Plus, I myself love a mix of the two. I find I often learn just as much from a fiction book as I do a non-fiction. Fiction characters touch and move me to change just as much as the words of non-fiction authors do.
If you are a mom of teenagers, this book will require having a box of tissues by your side almost the entire time. If you are a mom of little ones you are probably still going to cry–but you can probably get by with half a box. Just 18 Summers contains a message for all parents –time is fleeting, make wise choices.
This book might as well be entitled “Sobbing Oceans” because that is what you are going to do as you read the pages of this book. Don’t let the fear of tears stop you from reading Crossing Oceans, though–this book is tells such a dynamic story.
The Mom Life
All moms need to read this book. The Fringe Hours will teach you how to make time for you even when you don’t think you have a second to spare.
Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!
This book changed my parenting and my smartphone habits in a positive way. Learn how to put work in its place and enjoy family time with the words of wisdom shared in Hands Free Mama.
Toss That Stuff
Be prepare to laugh so hard you cry and yet think so hard your brain starts to hurt as you read the pages of 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. Are you truly giving like you could? Are you hoarding way more than you should?
Warning: if you pick up this book, you will suddenly develop the urge to toss large amounts of stuff just a few pages in–or perhaps that is just me. The More Of Less is like inviting a motivational speaker into your home to spur you on to tossing the stuff you don’t need so you can let what you do shine.
I have not read a fiction book like The Alliance before. It isn’t my typical genre, but I was hooked by chapter one. The Alliance is one of those books that will get you thinking, “could this really happen?”
Mystery, romance, heartache, action. Every Waking Moment has these and more. I cheered for the characters, I got mad at others and for some I cried and cried. When I reached the final page I couldn’t help but think–what if?
Get Over Your Busy!
While I was looking through the list of books I have read so far this year I was surprised by how many titles had the word “busy” in them and yet I don’t feel like being overly busy is something I struggle with. Sure, I have a busy week now and then, but I am certainly not known as a type of person that lives her life at full speed for weeks on end. Yet this year I have been drawn to books about slowing down and savoring life more than any other.
I have read several other Vicki Courtney books and love her writing so I think that is why I picked up a copy of Rest Assured. The book did not disappoint; I was touched deeply by its message. It reminded me that rest needs to be a priority if I am to live my best life.
Addicted to Busy made me realize that something was missing in my week. I was missing a bedhead morning. I am an early riser and I was getting up early 7 days a week simply because I was up. Now one day a week I purposely don’t get out of bed the moment my eyes open. Instead I stay under the covers and cuddle up to my honey or I will grab my Kindle and read a while.
Starting one day a week S.L.O.W.L.Y has added so much more rest to my week than I ever thought it could.
This book also made me change a few more routines in my week that have me enjoying deeper rest and deeper living.
How about you? Do you have a great book you think I should read this Fall?
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