Reading is something that everyone has to do in their life. Even if it’s textbooks or comments on social media, you still have you read.
But when someone brings up reading in a conversation with me, usually it’s about not having the time to sit down and read a good book, or if they do have the time they don’t know what to read.
So if you’re one of those people, here are 5 nonfiction and 5 fiction books I love and think you should read.
- Life Without Limits (By: Nick Vujicic)
This book has quite simply changed my life. It’s an autobiography of someone without any limbs. His journey is one of emotions, discouragements and ultimately satisfaction, purpose and joy. Nick brings an upbeat way to writing that never gets boring as well.
- This Changes Everything (By: Jaquelle Crowe)
Jaquelle is an inspiration for thousands of youth. Why? That would be because she published her first book when she was a teenager. Her book is full of quirks but as you keep reading you realize that she has thoughts and ideas that you’ve never heard of before. Her book is written to teenagers, from a teenagers point of view and covers topics that everyone has to deal with in our culture.
- Do Hard Things (By: Brett Harris and Alex Harris)
Doing hard things isn’t easy. That’s something everyone realizes. But what about doing hard things to change the world and creating a sort of rebellion (or a Rebelution as they call it) against our very nonchristian culture. This book creates a passion for going out and doing something as well as the challenge to do something that once seemed impossible.
- Anna and the King of Siam (By: Margaret Landon)
This book may be familiar to some as “The King and I” which is a Broadway musical.
This book is startlingly real. It takes place in a time and country that many people can’t imagine living in. Where women generally were not supposed to travel the world, but Anna does anyway. The part of the book that I liked the most was where she stood up for herself and showed courage. Perhaps something a lot of people shy away from today.
- Esther (In: The Bible)
Ok I know, this is a very different suggestion. But this book is a story of a young girl who loves her people, the Jews, very much but obeys her uncle and goes to the castle of a very non-Jewish king. This book has been one of my favourites since I was young. It’s full of courage, obedience, adventure and love.
- Angels Walking Series (By: Karen Kingsbury)
These three books are a story of friendship and love. But behind the scenes of what’s happening are angels working. They disguise themselves and do Gods bidding throughout the ups and downs of a couple’s relationship and two friends difficult friendship. These books blessed me, just knowing that there are angels walking among us.
- An Uncertain Choice Series (By: Jody Hedlund)
Yay for historical fiction! These are medieval historical fiction romance that I enjoy so much. The go into depth and history as well as just being a fun romance. Each book has its own unique plot and adventure along with the same characters introduced in the book before. What can I say, I’m a historical fiction addict.
- Lunar Chronicles (By: Marissa Meyer)
*screaming* These books are amazing. For anyone who likes fairy tale retellings and sci-fi, these books are for you. There are different princesses and they are all perfectly molded into this new world of Luna and Earth and Cyborgs and yep just go read it.
- Rangers Apprentice Series (By: John Flanagan)
*more screaming* These. Books. Are. The. Best. They will have you addicted on probably about the first page. A story of the life of a ranger and wow I would not last a day. But these books are adventure, fantasy, and just wonderful books altogether.
- Soldier Boy (By: Keely Hutton)
Come on what a book list be without another historical fiction? This book y’all made me cry. The formatting is a tiny bit hard to explain soooo ya know, just read it, but it’s about child-soldiers and Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda. This book is full of knowlage and definitely lots of emotions.
And that’s the list of books I love! I hope that you will check some of them out, they’re all worth your time I promise.