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Fiction books i’m glad i read:2008

Here’s my favorite (or most memorable) books from 2008 in order i read them

Every picture has a link to the author’s website or the closest i could find!


fleisherDonna Fleisher is the author of the Homeland Heroes Series, which includes; Wounded Healer,Warrior’s Heart, Valiant Hope, Standing Strong. If you love powerful fiction this is a great series to look for, it is a very suspenseful and rewarding read.


darwin2trydyingJames Scott Bell – two his books made it to my favorite of 2008; The Darwin Conspiracy and Try dying.

The Darwin Conspiracy is probably my favorite of the two, since it is a historical novel.

the-shape-of-mercymeissnerSusan Meissner also has two books on my list, The Shape of Mercy and Blue Heart Blessed. I think i like the historical one better again, The Shape of Mercy.


sharSharlene MacLaren-  i’ve read all but 1 of the books she has published, and each and every one are written beautifully! I’d have to say Through Every Storm is my favorite. It is one of her contemporary novels.


dandiDandi Daley Mackall – Maggie’s Story is written from the perspective of a modern day Mary Magdalene. I really enjoyed the way this book made the events in the bible contemporary, sure some situations may have been a bit hokey, but it’s still a fun read 🙂


missErynn Mangum Lauren Holbrook Series: Missmatch Rematch and Match Point- Okay, Okay so i kinda cheated on this one. I read the first two in 2007. But in my defense i did re-read them before reading the third one! It’s easily one of the most enjoyable Chick-lit series available.
The author is coming out with a new series. The first book releases this fall.

tricia-goyertricia-goyer2tricia-goyer3Tricia Goyer –  A Valley of Betrayal, A Shadow of Treason make up the three books in the Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War Series. This is a great series for a history fanatic!
She totally takes you to different time and culture!


ultimategiftultimatelifeJim Stovall – The Ultimate Gift & The Ultimate Life.  A recent movie is based on The Ultimate Gift, it’s a great movie it just doesn’t measure up to reading the actual book. The Ultimate Life is a great follow up to the first.


maiermaier2maier3Paul L. Maier –  A Skeleton in God’s Closet, More than a Skeleton and The Third Millienium
I’ve also read The Flames of Rome (last year), everything i’ve read of his, i’ve really enjoyed. 


the-shackWilliam P. Young- The Shack. If you haven’t read the shack yet, Read it. Maybe you haven’t because of the controversy, it’s okay,  when you read it, (and take it as fiction) it’s not a big deal. There are some parts that i don’t agree with, or don’t even understand why it had it be in the book. But that’s also true in a lot of the best books.


Michelle Sutton It’s Not about Me. I loved this book. The author writes great YA fiction. I can’t wait until the next couple in the series come out!

the-seat-beside-methe-good-nearbyNancy Moser – The Seat Beside Me and the Good Nearby. I’ve read quite a bit of Nancy Moser’s books. I have to say that theses are the ones that i love the most. Both completly drained me. I am so glad i read these.


That’s all my favorite fiction for this year!
Soon i will be posting my favorite non-fiction!



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Books of the Month – October Edition

I am going to do this monthly just like the Music of the Month post below. These aren’t going to be all i’ve read this month these are just my favorite noteworthy books 🙂

I want some feedback too. Let me know what you’ve been reading, or if you’ve read any that i have.


Jim Palmer Divine Nobodies I really love the concept of this book.  I like that he tells the stories of the ordinary people that came into his life and touched it.

 Debra White Smith What Jane Austen Taught Me About Love & Romance. I have read this book a couple times now. I love the “Dear Jane” note at the end!

  Rebecca St. James Pure. I actually just started this one but i’m really excited about it. It’s a great book by a great artist.



 Jane Austen. Yep shocking! I’ve been listening to her books read aloud when cleaning my room and whatnot. Then also re-reading my nonfiction books on her works and Life.


Francine Rivers Mark of the Lion. I heard a lot of great things about this series and decided to give it a go. Wow! Great historical fiction. I would totally recommend anyone to read them.


Francine Rivers Redeeming Love. This has been on my to read list for a while. I just needed to make sure i was ready to handle what was inside the pages. Honestly I will need to read it several more times to get the full picture. But it is a great book about Redeeming Love

Marlo Schalesky Beyond the Night. I was a hesitant to read this book. I thought it would be just another average fiction novel. Oh it’s so good! I really, really loved the whole suspense of it all.

 Sharon Hinck The Restorer and The Restorer’s Son Great books that keep me interested. I like the slight allegorical themes in both books. Can’t wait for the library to get the third!

William Young The Shack I have been reading this for the second time with Kate’s Book Cove (http://bookcove.wordpress.com/) I really like some of the imagery in this book. I don’t have same issues some have with the way the the trinity is portrayed.  I think the point that William Young is trying to make is that we cannot put God in our own little box and make Him who we want.


Let me know what you’ve read this month too!


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