Best Books of 2014

best books I read in 2014

I’m not sure why I didn’t read as many books as normal this year … or if I just didn’t do a good job of keeping track of what I read.  I know I re-read several books {like The Hunger Games trilogy} and I didn’t add them to my 2014 reading list. Nonetheless, of the almost 100 books I did keep track of, here are my favorites:

Home by Julie Andrews.

If you love The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins and The Princess Diaries, you must read this biography.  Written with charm and fondness, Julie Andrews shares the story of her life before Mary Poppins and it is fabulous. I was crushed when it ended because I felt like the most amazing conversation of my life was over. If it’s possible, I love her even more now.

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin.

This is absolutely one of the best books I’ve read about how to study the Bible.  Short and simple, this method of digging into the Word is both doable and deep. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to learn how to dig deeper into Scripture.

Rhinestone Jesus by Kristen Welch.

Just buy this and read it. I promise. You can read my full review to find out why I believe it if you are only going to read one book besides the Bible this year, Rhinestone Jesus should be the one.

SOLO: An Uncommon Devotional.

I loved this devotional! In fact, I will be using it again in 2015 because it was so compelling and challenging to me. Using the Lectio Divina method of Bible study, SOLO is an invitation to go beyond reading Scripture and move into living it.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

So good. A must read for all you fiction lovers.

Coming Home: A Story of Undying Hope by Karen Kingsbury.

I love the Baxter family! And this book is beautiful and tender … a perfect ending to their tale.

So, there you have it … the best books I read in 2014.  I’m making a list of books I want to read in 2015 — so hit me up with all your suggestions!!


Teri Lynne

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  1. I know I am late in commenting, life has been busy. One of my favorite books was :Bridge to Haven” by Francine Rivers. Also Karen Kingsbury’s newest series, Angels Walking. I am sure you would love both of them!


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