Monday, April 17, 2017

my favourite reads 2016

Extremely random....but extremely important: the best of all the books I read in 2016!!!

It was a wonderful reading year.
I got in a LOT of reading the first half while we were driving from our old home to our new with a van packed full of belongings and siblings...my reading definitely dropped the second half of the year because of my job and the amazing outdoors which does actually trump books (shocking, I know!).
so here they are...

I found some pretty life-changing books in 2016...
Colors of Goodbye
I Don't Wait Anymore
Hunting Hope
Hope Heals
It Was Beautiful

....as well as some other great ones....
Strong and Kind
20 Things We'd Tell our Twenty-Something Selves
If My Husband Would Change, I'd be Happy
Tying the Knot
One Minute After You Die

...and some autobiographies...
Unbroken (again)
Swimming with Faith
Young and Beardless
The Good, The Bad and the Grace of God

not to forget some awesome fiction...
The Perilous Gard
The Sherwood Ring
The Last Ride
Shades of Gray
The Book Thief (again)
From Anna
The House on the Hill

A couple lovely editions of the Bible
an impressive photography book

and because it's adorable:
I Love You Just Because (get this book. you will cry. the illustrations are that sweet)


Hunting Hope: Dig Through the Darkness to Find the LightColors of Goodbye: A Memoir of Holding On, Letting Go, and Reclaiming Joy in the Wake of LossShades of Gray
KJV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Black, Red Letter Edition: Reflect, Journal, or Create Art Next to Your Favorite VersesI Love You Just Because   The NKJV, Study Bible   Photographs from the Edge: A Master Photographer's Insights on Capturing an Extraordinary World    If My Husband Would Change, I'd Be Happy: And Other Myths Wives Believe    Tying the Knot: A Premarital Guide to a Strong and Lasting MarriageYoung and Beardless: The Search for God, Purpose, and a Meaningful LifeSwimming with Faith: The Missy Franklin Storyhouse on the hillThe Perilous GardI Don't Wait Anymore: Letting Go of Expectations and Grasping God's Adventure for YouHope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming LoveThe Last Ride (Circle C Milestones #3)

The Voices of SilenceOne Minute After You DieAnd It Was Beautiful: Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-ByeStrong and Kind: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to SucceedFrom AnnaThe Book ThiefThe Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness20 Things We'd Tell Our Twentysomething SelvesUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandThe Sherwood Ring