january books

These are the books I read in January.
At Home in Mitford,
A Light in the Window,
Out of Canaan,
These High Green Hills by Jan Karon.
The Breaking Point By Karen Ball.
I had seen something about a Mitford book series on somebodies blog, then one day I was in the Goodwill and saw the first book in the series costing only 99 cents, so I decided to buy it. I'm glad I didn't know it's a story about a 60 year old Episcopalian rector living in a small town. Because I would have thought boooring and never picked up the book. It turns out these books are sooo good. I love it when I find a good book series. After buying the first book, I've been checking out the rest from the library. They are just such sweet, charming books and I'm so happy there are five more Mitford books left for me to read.
The book by Karen Ball was good. It's about a couple who have a very rocky marriage that God redeems. I liked it, but it was also difficult to read because of the pain in this fictional couples marriage.
I also have two non fiction books I started in January but I don't ever want to recommend a book before I've finished it. Hopefully I'll finish them this month.
It just so happens that in Jan. all the fiction books I read were inspirational fiction. This is not always the case by any means. I read plenty of secular fiction. I must say though I really enjoyed being surrounded by all these Christians in the world of books, it was really nice.


  1. Thanks for the kind words about my book, The Breaking Point! Much appreciated. And you're right, it's hard to read about those kinds of struggles. Thank God He walks with us through them. Don and I have now been married 29 years, and are closer than ever before. It feels so great now to be able to look back and know that by hanging in there, we found the relationship we both always wanted.

    Blessings to you today.

    Karen Ball

  2. oh come on tell me the non-fiction books please love, mom