Recommended Books From 2016 – Must Reads

I think every book I read last year was well worth the time. I did read several different genre’s of book, so I wanted put together a list of recommended books from 2016.

My goal was to read 15 books for the year. However, I got through 14. Well, technically 14 3/4, but it still doesn’t really count! 🙂

Recommended Books From 2016

book reads wrap-up

What I notice with me is that I will read several books from the same genre and then feel like I need to switch it up. My favorite genres are Christian Nonfiction, Christian Fiction / Romance, Science Fiction / Dystopia, Fantasy / Paranormal, Young Adult, Mystery, and Self-Help. See, I’m all over the place!

Christian Nonfiction

  • A Confident Heart (Audio) by Renee Swope
  • Becoming More Than Just A Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa Terkeurst
  • Taming the To-Do List: How to Choose Your Best Work Every Day by Glynnis Whitmer
  • One More Step: Finding Strength When You Feel Like Giving Up by Rachel Wojo

Christian Fiction / Romance

  • Silenced by Dani Pettrey
  • Stranded by Dani Pettrey

Science Fiction / Dystopia, Young Adult / Young Adult

  • The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) by Alexandra Bracken
  • Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2) by Alexandra Bracken
  • In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds, #3) by Alexandra Bracken

Fantasy / Paranormal

  • A Fall of Water (Elemental Mysteries, #4) by Elizabeth Hunter


  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • Redemption Road by John Hart
  • Alone (Detective D.D. Warren, #1) by Lisa Gardner


  • Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder (Audio) by Edward M. Hallowell


Reading Goals for 2017

Goodreads has been my go-to site for many years now, as a source for finding books. They have a huge community of readers who include reviews of books they’ve read. Actually, it is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. I’d love to connect with you there!

I guess I should add my 1st book of 2017 already. Today I finished the book I was 3/4 of the way done. It is a Christian / Fiction book called  Traces of Guilt (Evie Blackwell Cold Case #1) by Dee Henderson. I’ve already started by next book by Jodi Picoult called Leaving Time.

Reading has always been a favorite past-time of mine. I find there is nothing more relaxing than curling up with a good book. It is also a great way to escape when things get a bit stressful. Sometimes you just need that break!

I’d love to hear what book are are currently reading, and what was your favorite book from 2016?




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I am a work from home mom who dearly loves her 15-year-old daughter, 11-year-old boy/girl twins, and husband. I love my life and feel very blessed by what God has provided for me.

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