Suggested Reading

Writers are definitely readers and while some of my favorite types of books are biographies and memoirs, I also enjoy reading other types of nonfiction books and an occasional novel. Here are some great books that I highly recommend.

Memoirs and Biographies

 Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors by  Josh Aronson

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life by Lauren Winner

Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus by Rifqa Bary

Rywka's Diary: The Writings of a Jewish Girl from the Lodz Ghetto by Anita Friedman

Wild Hope by Carol Anne Alexander

Stars between the Sun and Moon: One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom by Lucia Jang and Susan McClelland

In Sickness and In Health: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Cystic Fibrosis to Total Health by Mandy B. Anderson

The Man Called CASH: The Life, Love, and Faith of an American Legend by Steve Turner

Isabella the Warrior Queen by Kirsten Downey

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom and Elizabeth & John Sherrill

Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C.S. Lewis by Abigail Santamaria

Vanna Speaks by Vanna White

Paper Daughter by M. Elaine Mar

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers by Harry Bernstein

High and Lifted Up: How Seeing Jesus Propelled a Sharecropper's Daughter Into Worldwide Evangelism by Jane Lowder


Translating God: Hearing God's Voice for Yourself and the World Around You by Shawn Bolz 

Relentless: The Power You Need to Never Give Up by John Bevere

The Supernatural Ways of Royalty: Discovering Your Rights and Privileges of Being a Son or Daughter of God by Kris Vallotton

Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa Terkeurst

Portraits of Devotion (devotional) by Beth Moore

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie 

Healing is a Choice: 10 Decisions that Will Transform Your Life and 10 Lies That Can Prevent You from Making Them by Stephen Arterburn 

Healing for Damaged Emotions by David S. Seamands  

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

Prose and Poetry from the Heartland by Eric Arntson

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman

The Mind Connection: How the Thoughts You Choose Affect Your Mood, Behavior, and Decisions by Joyce Meyer

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs


The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinback

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The Beloved Daughter by Alana Terry 

Stolen Woman: What Would You Risk to Rescue a Trafficked Friend? by Kimberly Rae 

After Anne (and the entire Coming Home to Brewster Series) by Roxanne Henke 

The Secret of Us by Roxanne Henke

White Fang by Jack London 

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks 

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans

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