Food for Thought

Instead of a curated, comprehensive list (a daunting, unfinished task many years after beginning the blog), you can find my recommended (or not-so-recommended) reads here in real time, beginning October 2020. (If you want an opinion of said reads, just ask!)

Christian Fiction

– Joanne Bischof: Sons of Blackbird Mountain

Kristy Cambron: The Paris Dressmaker

Amanda Dykes: All the Lost Places

– Amanda Dykes: Whose Waves These Are

Amanda Dykes: Set the Stars Alight

Amanda Dykes: Yours Is the Night

Amy Lynn Green: The Lines Between Us

Julie Klassen: A Castaway in Cornwall

Miscellaneous (Representative of all the titles I read in two hours or less apiece but are too cringe to list individually. What can I say? ‘Tis the season of small children. Books in this category are good for such a time as this, haha.)


– Kate Albus: A Place to Hang the Moon

– Jane Austen: Persuasion

Esther Forbes: Johnny Tremain*

James Herriot: All Creatures Great and Small

– James Herriot: All Things Bright and Beautiful

James Herriot: All Things Wise and Wonderful

James Herriot: The Lord God Made Them All

James Herriot: Every Living Thing

C. S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia

Madeline Martin: The Last Bookshop in London

– L. M. Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables series

– L. M. Montgomery: Emily Starr trilogy

Ann Patchett: The Dutch House

J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter series (also *)

– Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

– Kathryn Stockett: The Help


– Sally Clarkson: Awaking WonderOpening Your Child’s Heart to the Beauty of Learning

James Dobson: The Strong-Willed Child

Abbie Halberstadt: M Is for Mama – A Rebellion Against Mediocre Motherhood

Jason Helopoulos: Let the Children Worship

Rachel Jankovic: Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches

– Sarah Mackenzie: The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections With Your Kids

Life/Spiritual Development

– Gloria Furman: Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full – Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms

Susan Hunt: Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring Women

– Shona Murray: Refresh – Embracing a Grace-Paced Life in a World of Endless Demands

Gregory Koukl: Tactics

Church History/Theology/Christian Classics

– A.W. Pink: The Attributes of God

Samuel Rutherford: The Loveliness of Christ

History/Current Events

– Rod Dreher: Live Not By Lies – A Manual for Christian Dissidents*

Malcolm Gladwell: The Bomber Mafia*




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