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Yearly Book Review #7

Ah, the post that is in draft mode on my blog throughout the year that I constantly update has finally been completed!  I think I enjoyed reading this year more than I ever have before, for I have never read this many books before in a year, nor enjoyed this many as well.  Just to explain why I have so many books from the “Love Finds You” series. . .I had a huge stack of them in my pile extended from the previous year (or two) and wanted to get the majority of them done. I only have two more left that will carry on into the coming year, so next year’s list won’t have as many of them at all.  I have now read nearly all of them, so I apologize that this list has a flood of them, however, I did enjoy a few of them so much!  I always make sure to read up on human trafficking as usual over all these years, I have a lot of book series that I’ve begun and hope to complete over the next year, though there are some that I won’t be continuing in.  I do try to read variety, but you can tell which types I get drawn towards the most.
Anything with a 4 or 5 star rating is pictured or in bold. Anything under 3 stars means I didn’t really enjoy the book. The list below is in the order of when I read each book. Click the links of each book title to see my individual reviews of them through Goodreads!

Past review posts: Year 1 (lost) |  Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5 | Year 6 |readsof2014

1. Dating Like Airplanes by Caleb Breakey – 4 stars
2. Allegiant (Divergent book #3) by Veronica Roth – 3 stars
3. Gateway to the Jungle by Gloria Graham – 3 stars
4. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl – 3 stars
5. Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind by Loung Ung
6. Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa by Melanie Dobson – 4 stars
7. Priceless: A Novel on the Edge of the World by Tom Davis – 3.25 stars
8. The 100 by Kass Morgan – 4 stars
9. What is the Mission of the Church?: Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission by Kevin DeYoung & Greg Gilbert – 2.5 stars
10. Esio Trot by Roald Dahl – 3 stars
11. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver – 5 stars!!!
12. Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes by Kelsey Timmerman – 2.5 stars
13. The Parting (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher book #1) by Beverly Lewis – 3 stars
14. Jesus > Religion: Why He is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough by Jefferson Bethke – 4 Stars
15. The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus book #3) by Rick Riordan – 4 stars
16. Love Finds You in Hope, Kansas by Pamela Griffin – 4 Stars
17. God’s Story, Our Story: Exploring Christian Faith & Life by Michele Hershberger – 3 stars
18. Heaven is For Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo – 3 stars
19. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – 3 stars
20. Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio by Annalisa Daughtey – 3 stars
21. Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon by Melody Carlson – 3 stars
22. Love Finds You in Calico, California by Elizabeth Ludwig – 2 stars
23. Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio by Serena B. Miller – 3 stars
24. Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada by Susan Page Davis – 2 stars
25. Love Without Walls: Learning to Be a Church in the World for the World by Laurie Beshore – 3 stars
26. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer book #1) by Michelle Hodkin – 4 stars
27. The Forbidden (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher book #2) by Beverly Lewis – 3.5 stars
28. The Merciful Scar by Rebecca St. James & Nancy Rue – 3 stars
29. Snatched From the Dragon by Megan Gabriel Lanham – 3.5 stars
30. Torches of Joy: International Adventures by John Dekker & Lois Neely – 3.25 stars
31. All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry – 4 stars
32. The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence by Gary A. Haugen & Victor Boutros – 3.25 stars
33. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl – 3 stars
34. Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin – 4 stars
35. Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World by Craid Groeschel – 3 stars
36. Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr. – 3 stars
37. The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy book #1) by Jennifer A. Nielsen – 3.5 stars
38. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn – 2.5 stars
39. The Longing ( The Courtship of Nellie Fisher book #3) by Beverly Lewis – 3 stars
40. When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, Virginia 1864 by Barry Denenberg –  2 stars
41. Living More with Less: 30th Anniversary Edition by Doris Janzen Longacre – 3 stars
42.  When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge by Chanrithy Him – 3 stars
43. Ellie (Ellie’s People book #1) by Mary Christner Borntrager – 2 stars
44. Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico by Lena Nelson Dooley – 3.5 stars
45.Hearts of Fire: Eight Women in the Underground Church and Their Stories of Costly Faith by The Voice of the Martyrs – 3.5 stars
46. Report For Duty by Lily A. Bear – 3 stars
47. Love Finds You in Lahaina, Hawaii by Bodie Thoene – 4 stars
48. A Full Reward: Reformation Through Family-Run Christian Schools by Aaron M. Slack – 2 stars
49. Rebecca (Ellie’s People book #2) by Mary Christner Borntrager – 3.5 stars
50. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman’s Journey From War to Peace by Le Ly Hayslip – 3 stars
51. Circle of Love by Romaine Stauffer – 3 stars
52. George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl – 2 stars
53. Bold As Love: What Can Happen When We See People the Way God Does by  Bob Roberts Jr. – 3 stars
54. But I Love Him by Amanda Grace – 2.5 stars
55. Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff – 4 stars 
56. Love Finds You in Caramel-By-The-Sea, California by Sandra D. Bricker – 2 stars
57. Rachel (Ellie’s People book #3) by Mary Christner Borntrager – 2 stars
58. The Capture (Guardians of Ga’Hoole book #1) by Kathryn Lasky – 4 stars
59. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine – 3.25 stars
60. Even Donkeys Speak: And Other Stories of God’s Miracles in Asia by Mary Ann McDonald – 4 stars
61. Godspeed: Making Christ’s Mission Your Own by Britt Merrick – 3 stars
62. Pirate of My Heart by Jamie Carie – 2.75 stars
63. The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus book #4) by Rick Riordan – 3 stars
64. The Road to Reality: Coming Home to Jesus From the Unreal World by K.P. Yohannan – 3 stars
65. Daniel (Ellie’s People book #4) by Mary Christner Borntrager – 4 stars
66. Love Finds You in Maiden, North Carolina by Tamela Hancock Murray – 4 stars
67. For God and Country (In That Order): Faith and Service For Ordinary Radicals by Logan Mehl-Laituri – 3 stars
68. Rueben (Ellie’s People book #5) by Mary Christner Borntrager – 2 stars
69. The Mysterious Passover Visitors by Ann Bixby Herold – 3 stars
70. Red Letter Revolution: What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said? by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo –  3 stars
71. The Exodus Road by Laura L. Parker – 3 stars
72. Half Bad (Half Life Trilogy book #1) by Sally Green – 2.25 stars
73. The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa’s Worst Human Rights Crimes by John Prendergast & Don Cheadle – 3 stars
74. A Most Unsuitable Match by Stephanie Grace Whitson – 3 stars
75. Reflecting His Image: The Beauty of Following Christ Intimately by K.P. Yohannan – 4 stars
76. Eve (The Eve Trilogy book #1) by Anna Carey – 3 stars
77. Miss American Pie: A Diary of Love, Secrets and Growing Up in the 1970s by Margaret Sartor – 3.75 stars
78. Andy (Ellie’s People book #6) by Mary Christner Borntrager – 3 stars
79. The Missional Mom: Living with Purpose at Home & in the World by Helen Lee – 3 stars
80. Candle in the Darkness (Refiner’s Fire book #1) by Lynn Austin – 5 stars!!!
81. Panic by Lauren Oliver – 3 stars
82. Beyond the Shame by David & Beth Grant – 4 stars
83. Polly (Ellie’s People book #7) by Mary Christner Borntrager – 2 stars
84. A Daughter’s Worth: A Bible Study for Teenaged Girls by Ava Sturgeon – 3 stars
85. Love Finds You in Deadwood, South Dakota by Tracey Cross – 3.5 stars
86. First Date (The Dating Games book #1) by Melody Carlson – 3 stars
87. Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters book #1) by Alethea Kontis – 3.25 stars
88. Let The Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions by John Piper – 3.5 stars
89. Love Finds You in Bethlehem, New Hampshire by Lauralee Bliss – 3.25 stars
90. The Boy Who Met Jesus: Segatashya of Kibeho by Immaculee Ilibagiza – 2.75 stars

Audio Books (I listen to them while I quilt)
1. Plain Perfect (Daughters of Promise book #1) by Beth Wiseman – 3 stars

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4 thoughts on “Yearly Book Review #7

  1. Okay… wow what a review!!!! I have a “new” stack of books I’m working through to.start out my new year, I wish I was as organized as you about it. I feel motivated and encouraged just by looking at this list.

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