I love it when other people give me book recommendations. Perhaps love is too mild a word, but I don’t know what other word to use. Kindle is great, but one of the problems with it is that often I get a book that looks like a good one, only to disgustedly toss it aside (or in reality delete it) because of the content. So, I am always grateful for any recommendations of Kindle books.
Here is a list of some of the books that are on my Kindle. I hesitate to recommend anything because what may be good reading material for me may not reach other people’s standards, but I still love browsing through other people’s bookshelves, so I guess in a way this lets you browse my bookshelves. This is also in no way an exhaustive list of the books on my Kindle since right now I have about 270 books altogether. Below I have included a few of them with links to the Amazon page and a short description. Enjoy!
Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster. The story of an orphan girl who is sent to college and writes letters to her mysterious benefactor, known to her as Daddy Long Legs.
Saving my Assassin Virginia Prodan. The story of a Christian in the Soviet Union.
The Gospel Comes with a House Key Rosaria Butterfield. Interesting insights on hospitality from a former atheist.
The Circle Maker Mark Batterson. A book on prayer.
Flame and Shadow by Sara Teasdale. Poetry.
The Case is Closed by Patricia Wentworth. A mystery case by one of my favorite authors.
The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Young adult story of a girl during World War 2.
Swift Water by Emilie Loring. An old-fashioned romance.
Mere Christianity C.S Lewis. Everybody should already know C.S Lewis.
Intended for Evil by Les Sillars. A story of a Christian’s survival during the Khmer Rouge.
The Places in Between Rory Stewart. A book I had for one of my lit classes at school about a man walking across Afghanistan.
Sold by Patricia McCormick. A powerfully written story of a Nepali girl trafficked in India. Another book I had for a class focusing on social issues.
The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken. The story of a missionary couple in one of the most dangerous countries in the world.
Emma by Jane Austen. Badly done, Emma. Badly done.
My People, the Amish by Joe Keim. Intriguing story of a boy from a conservative Amish setting.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. The oddly moving story of a poverty-stricken family living in an old castle.
Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight by Stephanie Hepburn and Rita Simon. The title basically says it all.
A Tangled Web by L.M Montgomery. One of Montgomery’s lesser known books.
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. Is he in heaven, is he in hell, that elusive Scarlet Pimpernel?
Spark John J Ratey, MD. A book I had for my health class.
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. Most of us are familiar with this one. Do you know its free on Kindle?
The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson. One of my favorite poems.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. The musings of a doctor facing death.
Beginnings: How We Experience the New Birth by Stephen Smallman. Exploring the new birth.
Love at the Speed of Email by Lisa McKay. Dating done via email. Different. Interesting.
Oh and some of these, I can lend out to others. Let me know if you want to borrow one for free!