If you’re anything like me, you have books stashed in every room with a particularly large pile on your nightstand and your Kindle is packed full of books to read.

I’m a reader, that’s for sure.  And what I love most is when a friend helps me prioritize my to-be-read list with a great book recommendation.

So, here’s what I’m reading each month in 2016 with some of my favorite book suggestions.  You can click on the title of some of the books to see my book reviews.  You can also join us in the Womens Bible Cafe Book Club as we read one Christian nonfiction and one Christian fiction book each month.

If you have a book suggestion for me, I’d love for you to share as a comment!

I’m using Christine’s rating system:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ = five stars and it’s so awesome I’d give it as a gift

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥    = four stars and it’s a very good book I’d recommend to a friend

♥ ♥ ♥       = three stars and it’s interesting

♥ ♥           = two stars and I was not impressed with the book

♥              = one star and I did not like the book

2016:

JANUARY:

  1. 1 Corinthians by Melissa Spoelstra  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  2. 1 Peter by Jen Wilkin  ♥ ♥ ♥
  3. 5 Minute With Jesus by Sheila Walsh  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  4. 5 Minutes With Jesus: Peace for Today by Sheila Walsh ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  5. 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  6. 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol by Bob Welch ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  7. 52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life by Bob Welch ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  8. A Change of Heart by Philip Gulley ♥ ♥ ♥
  9. A Christmas Wish by Melody Carlson ♥ ♥ ♥ 
  10.  A Cry for Mercy by Henri Nouwen ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  11. A Garden to Keep by Jamie Langston Turner  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  12. A Goose Creek Christmas by Virginia Smith ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  13. A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Loconte ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  14. A Longing for Paris by Sarah Mae ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  15. A Loving Life by Paul E. Miller ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  16. A Month of Summer by Lisa Wingate ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  17. A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  18. A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  19. A Will, A Way, and a Wedding by Melody Carlson ♥ ♥ ♥♥
  20. A Woman and Her God by Beth Moore, et. al. ♥ ♥ ♥
  21. A Woman of Strength and Purpose by Cynthia Tobias ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  22. An Irish Christmas by Melody Carlson ♥ ♥ ♥
  23. Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbriar by Carol Guthrie Heilman ♥ ♥ ♥
  24. All Things New by Kelly Minter  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  25. Almost Friends by Philip Gulley ♥ ♥ ♥
  26. Anna’s Healing by Vannetta Chapman  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  27. An Untroubled Heart by Micca Campbell  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  28. Angels in the Snow by Melody Carlson  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  29. Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer by Eugene Peterson ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  30. Anywhere Faith by Heather C. King (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) (my own book!)
  31. Audacious by Beth Moore ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  32. Back Home Again by Melody Carlson ♥ ♥ ♥
  33. Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph by Jan Swafford
  34. Believing Jesus by Lisa Harper (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  35. Beauty Begins by Chris Shook & Megan Shook Alpha ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  36. The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancey ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  37. The Blessing of Humility by Jerry Bridges ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  38. Breaking Busy  by Alli Worthington (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  39. The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  40.  Bye, Bye Bertie by Nancy Mehl ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  41. Capital Dames by Cokie Roberts ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  42. The Case for Hope by Lee Strobel ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  43. The Centurion’s Wife by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  44. Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  45. Christmas at Harmony Hill by Ann H. Gabhart ♥ ♥ ♥ 
  46. The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson  (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  47. The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson ♥ ♥ ♥
  48. The Christmas Quilt by Vannetta Chapman ♥ ♥ ♥
  49. The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  50. The Comeback by Louie Giglio  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  51. Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  52. Come Thirsty by Max Lucado (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  53. The Contemplative Writer by Ed Cyzewski ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  54. Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage by Greg and Erin Smalley ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  55. Creating Space by Ed Cyzewski ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  56. The Damascus Way by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn ♥ ♥ ♥
  57. Dating, Dining and Desperation by Melody Carlson ♥ ♥ ♥♥
  58. Dawn’s Light by Terri Blackstock ♥ ♥ ♥
  59. The Day They Kidnapped the Pope by Joao Bethencourt ♥ ♥ ♥
  60. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  61. Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet? by Charlene Baumbich (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  62. Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  63. Deeper by Debbie Alsdorf (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  64. Doesn’t She Look Natural by Angela Hunt  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  65. Drawing Near by John Bevere ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  66. Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney ♥ ♥ ♥
  67. Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  68. Entrusted by Beth Moore  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  69. FerVent by Priscilla Shirer (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  70. Fight Back with Joy workbook by Margaret Feinberg  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  71. Find Your Brave by Holly Wagner ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  72. For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls by Nancy Mehl ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  73. From Good to Grace by Christine Hoover ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  74. For the Love of Pete by Debby Mayne ♥ ♥ ♥
  75. The Fruitful Wife by Hayley DiMarco ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  76. The Gift for all People by Max Lucado  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  77. Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  78. Girl Talk ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  79. The Girl’s Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  80. Good Hope Road by Lisa Wingate ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  81. Go Small: Because God Doesn’t Care About Your Status, Size or Success by Craig Gross ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  82. The Gospel of Mark by Lisa Harper  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  83. Grace Notes by Philip Yancey  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  84. Handle with Prayer by Charles Stanley  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  85. Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold by Joyce Magnin  ♥ ♥ ♥
  86. Having a Martha Home the Mary Way by Sarah Mae  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  87. Hello, Beauty Full by Elisa Morgan ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  88. The Hidden Flame by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn ♥ ♥ ♥
  89. Home, Hearth and the Holidays by Melody Carlson ♥ ♥ ♥♥
  90. Home to Chapel Springs by Ane Mulligan ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  91. Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heart by Becky Thompson ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  92.  Hopeful Parenting by David Jeremiah ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  93. Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  94. How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird  by Amy Lively ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  95. In The Dead of Winter by Nancy Mehl ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  96. In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  97. In the Manger by Max Lucado ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  98. In the Secret Place by Jerry Rankin  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  99. The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  100. The Insanity of Obedience by Nik Ripken ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  101. Intimate Intercession by Tricia McCary Rhodes ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  102. In the Beginning by Chaim Potok ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  103. Invisible by Jennifer Rothschild ♥ ♥ ♥
  104. I, Saul by Jerry B. Jenkins ♥ ♥ ♥
  105. Jesus, the One and Only by Beth Moore  (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  106. Joseph by Melissa Spoelstra  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  107. Just Shy of Harmony by Philip Gulley ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  108. Keep it Shut by Karen Ehman (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  109. Keep it Shut workbook by Karen Ehman  ♥ ♥ ♥
  110. The Language of Sycamores by Lisa Wingate ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  111. Last Light by Terri Blackstock (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  112. Laughing in the Dark by Chonda Pierce ♥ ♥
  113. Lean on Me by Anne Marie Miller ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  114. Leaving Iowa by Tim Clue and Spike Manton  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  115. Leota’s Garden by Francine Rivers  (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  116.  Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room by Nancy Guthrie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  117. Let Them Eat Fruitcake by Melody Carlson ♥ ♥ ♥
  118. Life Goes On by Philip Gulley ♥ ♥ ♥
  119. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (previewing for my kids)
  120. The Listening Life by Adam S. McHugh ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  121. Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay  (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  122. Lock, Stock and Over a Barrel by Melody Carlson ♥ ♥ ♥♥
  123. The Longing in Me by Sheila Walsh ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  124. Love, Henri by Henri Nouwen and Brene Brown ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  125. Made with Love by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore   (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  126. The Matchmaker (An Amish Retelling of Emma) by Sarah Price ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  127. Material Witness by Vannetta Chapman ♥ ♥ ♥
  128. The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena B. Miller (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  129. The Mingling of Souls by Matt Chandler  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  130. Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman ♥ ♥ ♥
  131. Moments & Days by Michelle Van Loon ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  132. Mom Over Miami by Annie Jones ♥ ♥ ♥
  133. The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade by Virginia Smith ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  134. Murder at the Courthouse by A.H. Gabhart ♥ ♥ ♥
  135. Murder Comes By Mail A.H. Gabhart ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  136. Murder, Handcrafted by Isabella Alan ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  137. The Murder of Mr. Ackroyd by Agatha Christie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  138. Murder, Plain and Simple by Isabella Alan ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  139. Murder, Plainly Read by Isabella Alan ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  140. Murder, Simply Stitched by Isabella Alan ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  141. Murder, Served Simply by Isabella Alan ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  142. The Narnian by Alan Jacobs  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  143. Night Light by Terri Blackstock ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  144. None Like Him by Jen Wilkin ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  145. No Other Gods workbook by Kelly Minter   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  146. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  147. O Little Town by Don Reid ♥ ♥ ♥
  148. On Hummingbird Wings by Lauraine Snelling ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  149. The One Year Bible (ESV)
  150. The One Year Praying through the Bible  by Cheri Fuller ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  151. Orchard of Hope by Ann H. Gabhart  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  152. Ordinary by Michael Horton ♥ ♥ ♥
  153. Planted with Hope by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  154. Prayer by Philip Yancey ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  155. Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  156. Pray, Write, Grow by Ed Cyzewski  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  157. Proof by David Auburn
  158. Renovating the Richardsons by Virginia Smith ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  159. Reunion by Lauraine Snelling ♥ ♥ ♥
  160. The Room with the Second-Best View by Virginia Smith ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  161. Rooted by Banning Liebscher ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  162. Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  163. Sadie-in-Waiting by Annie Jones ♥ ♥ ♥
  164. The Sandcastle Sister (Novella) by Lisa Wingate ♥ ♥ ♥
  165. Scraps of Evidence by Barbara Cameron  ♥ ♥ ♥
  166. Seasons of Waiting by Betsy Child Howard ♥ ♥ ♥
  167. The Scent of Lilacs by Ann H. Gabhart ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  168. Secret Longings of the Heart by Carol Kent   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  169. The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale  ♥ ♥ ♥
  170. Sense and Sensibility (An Amish Retelling) by Sarah Price  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  171. Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  172. Sewn with Joy by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  173. Shaped by the Gospel by Timothy Keller ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  174. She Always Wore Red by Angela Hunt ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  175. She’s in a Better Place by Angela Hunt ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  176. The Shelter of God’s Promises by Sheila Walsh  (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  177. The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥  (foul language advisory–very disappointing)
  178. Signs and Wonders by Philip Gulley ♥ ♥ ♥
  179. Someday Home by Lauraine Snelling ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  180. Spiritual Leadership by Henry and Richard Blackaby ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  181. Sticky Faith by Dr. Kara Powell and Dr. Chap Clark ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  182. The Songs of Jesus by Timothy Keller  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  183. The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  184. Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson ♥ ♥ ♥  (thought this was a Christian book, but it wasn’t!  Disappointed in the language.)
  185. Summer of Joy by Ann H. Gabhart  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  186. Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month)  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  187. There Goes Santa Claus by Nancy Mehl ♥ ♥ ♥
  188. Turn My Mourning Into Dancing by Henri Nouwen ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  189. Unashamed by Christine Caine ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  190. Uncovered by Susie Davis ♥ ♥ ♥
  191. Unreasonable Hope by Chad Veach ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  192. (Un)Qualified by Steven Furtick ♥ ♥ ♥
  193. Until the Harvest by Sarah Thomas Loudin  (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  194. The Very Good Gospel by Lisa Sharon Harper ♥ ♥
  195. The Well by Mark Hall  (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  196. The Women of Christmas by Liz Curtis Higgs  (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  197. The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  198. Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  199. Worry Less So You Can Live More by Jane Rubietta ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  200. Worth Living by Mary Demuth (WBC Book Club, Book of the Month) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

To check out my 2015 list, please click here.