2016 Reads

New Year.  New Page.  Here is the list of non fiction books that I want to read this year.  It is amazing how many books I have on my kindle that I haven't read that look to be really good books.  May this year, I will do a better job of keeping up with the books I buy.   But on the other hand, sometimes it is hard to pass up a good deal on book by an author that you enjoy.  My ratings are 1 to 5 stars.  I seem to give a lot of three stars and rarely give a five star.   Even though I give a lot of three stars, I still consider those books good reads just not a book for everyone or maybe it was more of a stress relieving fun book.  Five stars are the cream of the crop, books I would read again and recommend to pretty much anyone.


What I have read so far this year:

  1. Lord, Teach Us to Pray by Andrew Murray *****
  2. Jack by Chautona Havig ***
  3. Retribution by RS Ingermanson ***** (The five stars are mostly for the timing of the message of this book in my life.)
  4. Hearthland Serial Novel by Chautona Havig ****
  5. Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman *****
  6. The Trojan War by  Olivia Coolidge  *** (Read Aloud with my student)
  7. Beyond the Desert Gate by Mary Ray **** (Read Aloud with my student)
  8. Stranded by Don and Stephanie Pritchard ***
  9. Footsteps by DiAnn Mills ***
  10. The Matchmakers of Holly Circle by Chautona Havig ***
  11. Dangerous Passage (Southern Crimes book#1) by Lisa Harris ***
  12. Essentialism: The Discipline Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown
  13. Layoff Reboot: How I Skipped the Job Search and Discovered What I Love by Courtney Kenney ***
  14. Fatal Exchange (Southern Crimes Book #2) by Lisa Harris ****
  15. Hidden Agenda (Southern Crimes Book #3) by Lisa Harris ****
  16. Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You by John Ortberg *****
  17. Thrill Squeaker: A Squeaky Clean Mystery book 11 by Christy Barritt ***
  18.  The Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schlub ***
  19. The First Hostage by Joel Rosenberg ****
  20. Simply Dressed: Inspiration to Dress for the Ordinary Days by Victoria Osborn ***
  21. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee ****
  22. From Russia with Love by Susan May Warren ***
  23. Thin Ice by Irene Hannon ****
  24. Loving God with All Your Mind by Elizabeth George ****
  25. You're the One I Want by Susan May Warren ****
  26. Sweet on You (Meddlin' Madeline Mysteries Book 1) by Chautona Havig****
  27. Rebel With a Cause by Franklin Graham ****
  28. Patmos Deception by T. Davis Bunn ****
  29. Cast of Stones (The Staff and Sword)  by Patrick W.Carr ****
  30. Remnants: Season of Glory (A Remnants Novel) by Lisa Tawn Bergen ****
  31. The Hero's Lot (The Staff and Sword)  by Patrick W. Carr ****
  32. A Draw of Kings (The Staff and Sword) by Patrick W. Carr ****
  33. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Book 1) by Marissa Meyer ***
  34. The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay ****
  35. The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel (The audio version) by Jasper Fforde ***
  36. Unrivaled: A Novel by Siri Mitchell***
  37. Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist (Read this one aloud with my honey)****
  38. Why God Calls Us to Dangerous Places by Kate McCord
  39. Be a People Person:Effective Leadership through Effective Relationships by John C Maxwell *****
  40. Replication: The Jason Experiment by Jill Williamson ***
  41. In Broken Places by Michele Phoenix ****
  42. Not by Sight: A Novel (Ozark Mountain Trilogy) by Kathy Herman ***
  43. Captives (The Safe Lands Book 1) by Jill Williamson ****
  44. Outcasts (The Safe Lands Book 2) by Jill Williamson ****
  45. Rebels (The Safe Lands Book 3) by Jill Williamson ****
  46. Building a Life Out of Words by Shawn Smucker ***
  47. The 13:Fall by Robbie Cheuvront ****
  48. The 13: Stand by Robbie Cheuvront ****
  49. Ready or Not (Aggie's Inheritance) by Chautona Havig (reread) ****
  50. For Keeps (Aggie's Inheritance) by Chautona Havig (reread) ****
  51. Here We Come (Aggie's Inheritance) by Chautona Havig (reread) ****
  52. Traces of Guilt (An Evie Blackwell Cold Case) by Dee Henderson ****
  53. The Strategy of Satan by Warren Wiersbe ****
  54. Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong (reread) *****
  55. Rare Earth (A Marc Royce Thriller) by Davis Bunn ***
  56. The Strait of Hormuz (A Marc Royce Thriller) by Davis Bunn ***
  57. Ante Up (Aggie's Inheritance book 4) by Chautona Havig ****
  58. Scarlet (The Luner Chronicles book #2) by Marissa Meyer ***
  59. Fresh Out of Amazing by Stacey Thacker ****
  60. The Sign Painter by Davis Bunn ****
  61.  The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer (audio version) ****
  62. The Real Enemy (Sophia Trace Trilogy book 1) by Kathy Herman ***
  63. Cold Shot (Chesapeake Valor Book #1) by Dani Pettrey ***
  64. Shock of Night by Patrick Carr ****
  65. Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante: A Maggie Hope Mystery by Susan Elia McNeal ****
  66. Imposter by Davis Bunn ****
  67. The Right Call (Sophie Trace Trilogy Book 3) by Kathy Herman ***
  68. The Last Word (Sophie Trace Trilogy Book 2) by Kathy Herman ***
  69. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer ****
  70. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer ****
  71. Simply Tuesday: Small Moment Living in a Fast Paced World by Emily Freeman ****
  72. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo ***
  73. The Spitting Storm by Rene Gutteridge ***
  74. The Orphan King (Merlin's Immortal book one) by Sigmund Brouwer ****
  75. Fortress of Mist (Book two Merlin's Immortals) by Sigmund Brouwer ****
  76. Dying to Kill (Angel Delaney Mysteries Book #2) by Patricia Rushford ***
  77. As Good as Dead (Angel Delaney Mysteries Book #3) by Patricia Rushford ***
  78. Vendetta (The Nikki Boyd Files Book #1) by Lisa Harris ****
  79. When A Secret Kills (Deadly Reunions book #3) by Lynette Eason ****
  80. When a Heart Stops (Deadly Reunions book #2) by Lynette Eason ****
  81. When the Smoke Clears (Deadly Reunions book #1) Lynette Eason ***
  82. Storm Gathering by Rene Gutteridge ****
  83. Storm Surge by Rene Gutteridge ****
  84. Martyr's Fire (Merlin's Immortals book 3) by Sigmund Brouwer ****
  85. Blades of Valor (Merlin's Immortals Book 4) by Sigmund Brouwer ****
  86. Lost and Found by Ginny Yttrup *****
  87. Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar *****
  88. A Promise to Protect(Logan Point book #2) by Patricia Bradley***
  89. Gone Without a Trace (Logan Point book #3) by Patricia Bradley***
  90. Silence in the Dark (Logan Point book #4) by Patricia Bradley***
  91. Sanctuary Lost (WITSEC Town Series Book 1) by Lisa Phillips ****
  92. Design on a Crime (Deadly Decor Mysteries book 1) by Ginny Aiken ***
  93. Front Window (The Hatfield Mysteries book 4) by Chautona Havig *****
  94. Greetings from the Flipside by Rene Guttering and Cheryl McKay ****
  95. The Pepper in the Gumbo by Mary Jane Hathaway ****
  96. Sanctuary Buried (WITSEC Town Series book 2) by Lisa Phillips ****
  97. When Godly People Do Ungodly Things by Beth Moore ***
  98. Cunning Attractions: Squeaky Clean Mysteries book 12 by Christy Barritt ***
  99. Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis by Stephan Bauman ****
  100. Elixir by Davis Bunn ****
  101. Decorating Schemes (Deadly Decor Mysteries #2) by Ginny Aiken ***
  102. Interior Motives (Deadly Decor Mysteries #3) by Ginny Aiken ***
  103. Missing (The Nikki Boyd Files Book #2) by Lisa Harris ***
  104. Sanctuary Buried (WITSEC Town Series Book 2) by Lisa Phillips ****
  105. Sanctuary Breached (WITSEC Town Series #3) by Lisa Phillips ****
  106. Sanctuary Deceived (WITSEC Town Series #4) by Lisa Phillips ****
  107. Sanctuary Forever (WITSEC Town Series #5) by Lisa Phillips ****
  108. Trial Run (Fault Lines Book #1) by Thomas Locke ***
  109. A Life Intercepted by Charles Martin *****
  110. Sabotaged (Alaskan Courage Book #5) by Dani Pettrey ***
  111. Rules of Murder (A Drew Fathering Mystery) by Julianna Deering ****
  112. Death by the Book (A Drew Fathering Mystery) by Julianna Deering ***
  113. A Perfect Ambition (The Worthington Destiny book #1) by Dr. Kevin Leman and Jeff Nesbit ****
  114. Powerful Secret (The Worthington Destiny book #2) by Dr. Kevin Leman and Jeff Nesbit ****
  115. A Primary Decision (The Worthington Destiny book #3) by Dr. Kevin Leman and Jeff Nesbit ****
  116. The Shattered Vigil (The Darkwater Saga book #2) by Patrick W. Carr ****
  117. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan *****
  118. Flash Point (Fault Lines Book #2) by Thomas Locke ***
  119. The Wrong (Kirby Mayhew Mystery Series #1) by Heather K Duff *** 
  120. Alana Candler, Marked for Murder by Joanie Bruce ***
  121. Tangled Webs (Men of Valor Book #3) by Irene Hannon ****
  122. A Memory Worth Dying For by Joanie Bruce ****

Currently Reading: 

  1. Mother and Son: The Respect Effect by Emerson Eggerichs PHD
  2. Creative Teaching Methods by Mariene LeFever
  3. You and Me Forever by Francis Chan (Audio version)

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