Tuesday, January 7, 2014

best of 2013 (books)



The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman - For when you want to get lost in a story.

I Married You for Happiness by Lily Tuck - Poetic, weird, thought provoking.

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy - Southern, awe-inspiring prose.

Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery - For when you miss reading the Anne books for the first time.

Excellent Women by Barbara Pym - Witty, what Jane Austen would have been in the fifties.


A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg - Made me almost want to learn how to cook.

The Right to Write by Julia Cameron - Changed my life.

Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist - Let's just say I read this three times in one year.

Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren Winner - If you're into Lauren Winner.

The Sacred Echo by Margaret Feinberg - Made me snorty-cry in a coffee shop.

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway - A feast indeed.

Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott - An Anne Lamott classic.

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh - Best book of the year, a must-read for anyone female.

The Irrational Season by Madeleine L'Engle - Her best spiritual writing, next to Walking on Water.


  1. I love "Bittersweet." You would probably love her other two, especially her newest book "Bread & Wine." I love how Shauna writes!

  2. Always looking for book recommendations--thank you. To say you read "Bittersweet" three times this year is quite the endorsement!

  3. thanks for doing this!! i am always looking for new books to read. i have just discovered goodreads, so i am a little book happy at the moment. haha

  4. Wow, I am mad about that tea cup! And "Gift from the Sea" does sound like a must-read!

  5. Thanks for these suggestions! I'm going to have to read some of these! :-)

  6. I finally bought Gift from the Sea and can't wait to read it! Also, I've been hearing a lot about Bittersweet...I'm going to have to take a look at that one too :) Thanks for the suggestions, girl!

  7. I love how many books you read! I am honestly so proud of you! I need to read more this year!

  8. so crazy how much you have read- a mind full of importance:) looks like a great list


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