A Few of My Favorite Books From 2014

Here are just some of the books I read in 2014. I will continue to cull through and add some business and some self-help books soon. Let me know in the comments below if you have read any of these and what you are reading right now.

Wild, by Cheryl Strayed. Now it’s a movie with Reese Witherspoon. When I got to the last page, I wanted to turn back to page 1 and start over.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand. Also a movie produced by Angelina Jolie. I read the book and saw the movie. Thought both were fabulous.

The Long Awakening, by Lindsey O’Connor. This memoir details the account of Lindsey O’Connor and how she woke up from a 47 day medically induced coma, not remembering she had given birth to a baby girl. The book was riveting.

Rare Bird, by Anna Whiston-Donaldson. Anna’s 12-year-old son Jack was swept away in a freak neighborhood flood one rainly fall day and life changed forever for this family. Anna’s story unfolds her story of loss, faith, and enduring hope.

The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd. The story of the friendship between a slave and her young master, as they form a complex relationship “marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement, and the uneasy ways of love.”

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. Also made into a movie. This book kept me on the edge of my seat.

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook, by Gary Vaynerchuk. Vaynerchuk offers great advice about exactly what content should go on which social media platforms. Very helpful advice.

Don’t Call Me Mother, by Linda Joy Meyers. This intriguing memoir by the president of the American Association of Memoir Writers taught me a lot about containment and theme when writing my own. Very interesting story.

The In-Between, by Jeff Goins. According to Amazon, The In-Between is a call for all of us to accept the importance that waiting plays in our lives. Embracing the ordinary can be where greatest transformations begins.

The Place of Healing: Wrestling With the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty, by Joni Eareckson Tada. “In this eloquent account of her current struggle with physical pain, Joni Eareckson Tada offers her perspective on divine healing, God’s purposes, and what it means to live with joy. I needed this one this year and it delivered it’s promise.

Fully Alive, by Ken Davis. According to Amazon, “this book is a treasure map that leads from monotony to adventure, from boring mediocrity to thrilling risk. “ I loved this book…and I love Ken Davis!




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