I go through waves of reading more and then reading less, but I’m usually always reading something.  Right now I’m almost half way through with Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos and I’m liking it so far.  Here are 10 books I’d recommend if you’re trying to find something to read.


A Girl Named Zibby by Haven Kimmel.  Funny, easy read, great book.


Modoc by Ralph Helfer.  Based on a true of story, this book is fascinating.


Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder.  I don’t think I’ve ever read anything so inspiring.  Non-fiction.


The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht.  This book is mysterious, it kept me interested the entire time.  Unique and captivating.


Peace like a River by Leif Enger.  Such a sweet story with wonderful characters.  Heart felt and intriguing.


Life of Pi by Yann Martel.  Probably would be better if you haven’t already seen the movie.  Captures the human spirit.


The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman.  True story of zookeeper’s at the Warsaw zoo hiding Jews in their empty animal cages, incredible story.

edgar sawtelle

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski.  Born mute, Edgar lives with his parents on a farm raising and training a fictional dog breed.  Tragedy strikes and he flees to the wilderness with three of his dogs.  Beautifully written.

boy who harnessed

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.  True story of a boy in Malawi who embarks on a plan to bring running water and electricity to his village.  Craziness, just craziness.

west with the night

West with the Night by Beryl Markham.  Best adventure story I’ve ever read.  True story of Beryl’s life growing up in Kenya and later flying planes.  It’s awesome.

And here are a few books that I intend to read soon:

1.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

2.  And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

3.  The Fault in our Stars by John Green

4.  Left to Tell:  Discovering God Admidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza and Steve Erwin

Let me know if you have any recommendations!

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