Favorite Books Read in 2016

Reading is my favorite.

I usually read a good mix of theology, young adult, and entrepreneurial books, but this year I read way more fiction than normal. I took advantage of my library’s ebook selection on Overdrive! I also started a book club near the end of this year, and our selections have been fiction so far. You can check out the entire 2016 reading list on my editing site

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Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson (favorite theology). This book surprised me in a good way. “Anchored in the teaching of Jesus, Anderson explores how cultivating humility—not scheduling, strict boundaries, or increased productivity—leads to peace.” It would be especially helpful to read this time of year, when schedules are full and you’re planning for increased productivity in the new year.

The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile (favorite Christian living). I kinda drive people crazy with how much I talk about the enneagram. But it’s so interesting and helpful. I’d buy this book for everyone I know if I had the money. (Maybe enough of you will click on the affiliate links that I can buy a couple copies! 🙂 )

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance (favorite nonfiction). I’m sure you’ve seen this book talked about as much as I have this year. “Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans.” Even though we now live in a very suburban and multi-cultural city, this book represents a large population of the U.S. and it was good to understand them better.

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (favorite young adult). “Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father’s ship.” I liked the creative storyline and the places they visit. Looking forward to book two in February.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (favorite novel). A story about a grumpy old man who keeps trying to kill himself, but is interrupted by his neighbors. I really loved this book, especially as we church plant and try to love our neighbors well.

If you want to keep up with what I’m reading as I review them, you can find me on Litsy as Sandra Peoples. You can also check out my reading lists from 20152014201320122011, 20102009, and 2008.

What was your favorite book from 2016?

 

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