2017 Book List

One of my favorite things about this time of year is reading everyone's book lists. I love seeing what other people are reading, hearing about new releases, and connecting with others over shared interests.

Over the past few years, I've built a little time for reading into my daily routine (usually in the evening as we wind down from the day).

As I've shared before, I like to have variety in what I read, so I tend to choose books that cover all of these categories:


Here are the books I plan to read (or re-read) this year:
(*P.S. If you purchase through one of the links below, Amazon.com will pay me a small fee for referring you to them at no extra cost to you. Win-win!)

Present Over Perfect (Shauna Niequist) - I'm a huge fan of Shauna's writing and cannot wait to read her latest release! View on Amazon.

Chasing Slow (Erin Loechner) - I have loved reading Erin's blog over the past few years and was so excited to find out she was releasing her first book this year! I flipped through it when it arrived in the mail and it is beautiful! I love that it includes photographs, typography, and recipes. View on Amazon.

Let's All Be Brave (Annie F. Downs) - I heard Annie on a few podcasts last year and loved getting to know her a bit more. She has a great personality and perspective on life and I am looking forward to reading one of her books. View on Amazon.

Simplify (Bill Hybels) - I seem to put a book like this on my list every year, but I don't get tired of the message. The description begins with, "Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Overscheduled. Sound familiar?" I think we all can relate to that. View on Amazon.

Love Does (Bob Goff) - I read this book a few years ago when it first came out and loved it. If you haven't read it, it's a must-read. One of my top five book recommendations, for sure. I think it's time for a re-read. View on Amazon.

The Irrational Season (Madeleine L'Engle) - a reflection on the "seasons and spiritual rhythms" of the church year in the church and in the author's life. View on Amazon.

Liturgy of the Ordinary (Tish Harrison Warren) - a thoughtful look at the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred. "A practical theology of the everyday." View on Amazon.

Wild and Free (Hayley Morgan & Jess Connolly) - a message of hope and encouragement "for the woman who feels she is both too much and never enough." View on Amazon.

For the Love (Jen Hatmaker) - I read Jen's book "7" a few years ago and loved it. Love her writing style, humor, and perspective on life and faith. Looking forward to this fun, light-hearted read! View on Amazon.

My Life in France (Julia Child) -Julia Child describes her experiences in France in the 1940s - her struggles, triumphs, and adventures - in this beautiful memoir. View on Amazon.

Go-Givers Sell More (Bob Burg & John David Mann) - I read "The Go-Giver" a few years ago and loved it. Lots of practical principles for life and work. Looking forward to reading this sequel! View on Amazon.

18 Minutes (Peter Bregman) - a work/business read all about focusing, overcoming distraction, and getting to your best work (in 18 minutes!). View on Amazon.

What's on your book list this year? Have you read any of these? Please leave a comment below!

Read more:
2016 Book List
2015 Book List
Books for Church Musicians