Monday, November 23, 2009

Looking for something good to read?

This is a great list (borrowed from Therese Stenzel) from everything from Christian to mainstream fiction. I was one of the writers polled and thought this was a great idea for an overall list for 2009 There is something for everyone!


Compiled by Therese Stenzel

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I polled a bunch of writers and asked what was the one book that they read this year that they can’t stop thinking about. I asked for all genres, secular, inspirational and this is the alphabetical list I compiled from their answers. Writers are very discriminating and know good writing when they see it so you can take this book list to the bookstore and know you are getting great fiction. Happy reading!

TOP SEVEN (These got multiple votes)

A Passion Denied by Julie Lessman x3

A Prisoner of Versailles by Golden Parsons x2

Symphony of Secrets by Sharon Hinck x2

The Familiar Stranger by Christina Berry x2

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer & Annie Barrows X3

The Help by Kathryn Stockett x2

The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner x2


An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

Arena by Karen Hancock

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Vow to Cherish by Deborah Raney

Boneman's Daughters by Ted Dekker

Cottonwood Whispers by Jennifer Erin Valent

Danger at the Door by Michelle Sutton

Firebird by Kathy Tyers

Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Havah: The Story of Eve by Tosca Lee

Home Another Way by Christa Parrish

In the Shadow of Lions by Ginger Garrett

Just Another Girl by Melody Carlson

Love Finds You in Liberty Indiana by Melanie Dobson
Love's Pursuit by Siri Mitchell

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

Raising Rain by Debbie Fuller Thomas

Scared by Tom Davis
So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones

Stand-In Groom by Kaye Dacus

Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove

The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

The Blue Enchantress by M.L. Tyndall

The Case Of The Bouncing Grandma by A.K. Arenz

The Firstborn by Conlan Brown
The Passion of Mary Margaret by Lisa Samson

The Shack by William P. Young

The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffeneggar

Things Left Unspoken by Eva Marie Everson

Through the Fire by Shawn Grady

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Tribute by Nora Roberts

Try Dying by James Scott Bell

Tuesday Night at the Blue Moon by Debbie Fuller Thomas

Ulterior Motives by Mark Andrew Olsen
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

Whispers on the Bayou by Mindy Starnes Clark

Zora & Nicky by Claudia Mair Burney

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