Tuesday, August 01, 2006


I am a bookworm. I love to read a good book. I pretty much stick to Christian books. I have yet to venture into the classics, but I'm sure I will once I start reading them to/with my children. I like to read books on how to be a good parent, wife, homeschool, etc... But, I also like Christian Fiction. My favorite author is Karen Kingsbury. I have read most of her books. Right now I am reading Divine. Boy, is it good. Her books just sink you in- you feel like you are a part of the family or that you are a friend of the main character. They are about real life struggles with encouragement entwined. I even emailed Karen, telling her how much I enjoy her books- and she wrote back! I notice how much my daughter takes after me. She LOVES to read too! I even asked her last night why she likes to read so much and she said, "Because I love books!". That's my girl!

What do you like to read? Have you read any of Karen's books? Most can be found at your local library and if you enjoy reading I highly recommend trying one!


Amie said...

I have read a couple of her books, but to be honest I found them a bit predictable and too similar in plot to each other. They were easy and pleasant to read though.

I like complicated, unpredictable plots. There are only a couple Christian authors that I find can write a really good, intricate plot. Francine Rivers and Bodie and Brock Thoene are a couple that I really like. Frank Peretti too.

That is great that Hannah loves to read. Isaac isn't there yet, but I'm sure he will be. I can't wait to see what his taste will be.

Princess Ruby said...

Amie- I LOVE Francine Rivers too. I recently started to read a series by Dee Henderson. It is good- a good suspense type of book! Have you read any of hers?

Amie said...

I actually have a book by Dee Henderson (True Courage) that I got a long time ago but haven't read yet. One of these days, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Karen Kingsbury is good. I've read a ton of her books, but after a while (especially in the "R" series) things were very predictable. Still a good read and I was sucked into the family dynamics by then that it didn't matter much if I'd already figured it out.

Some other authors you might enjoy:
Francine Rivers - Fabulous
Ted Dekker - I LOVE this man! I've read everything he's ever published.
Frank Peretti - WOW!
Bill Bright/Jack Cavanaugh - They have a series called The Great Awakening that is just delicious.
Tim Downs - Just started reading his book PlagueMaker. It's really good!

Hope these suggestions help!

Anonymous said...

Helps if I put my name on my post, doesn't it??? That was from Christy at redneckmama.com :)

Anonymous said...

Have you every read Dana's Valley, by Jeanette Oke? It's a heartbreaker, but so good!!

Anonymous said...

Mmm Lori Wick is my favorite.... Pretense is my favorite book of all time... :-)
crystal from keesler