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Favorite Books of 2018

This year I set a goal: read 35 books.

Did I accomplish this task? Last year I set a lofty goal of 100 books after one of my ministry leaders wrote a post on how she accomplished such a thing. I quickly lowered that goal to 50 thinking it would be no problem. Being a busy homeschooling, volunteering mom clouded my better judgment and 50 was too high. I tweaked, planned and thought very carefully about the books I would choose and what realism in book reading looked like for me. 35 books was the goal… and I did it!

Out of those 35 books, there are several I would never recommend, review or even sell at a used book sale they were that terrible. However, there are a handful or two that have really stuck out and spoke to my season in life.

I would like to share with you my top 12 favorite books of 2018. I hope that you can find something to enjoy from this list.

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10 thoughts on “Favorite Books of 2018

  1. I loved Seeking Allah Finding Jesus! There are several others I’ll have to check out. Thanks for the list!

  2. Lots of good books there. I surprised myself a bit with how many books I read. I can read Christian fiction fast and I would say the majority of what I read was that.

    1. I read a little bit of Christian fiction this year as well but it wasn’t my favorite this year.

  3. I’ve heard good things about Qureshi and Baucham’s books! Thanks, Maryann! I’ve also never read Chambers’ book, but I’ve heard so many peopel speak well of it, and every quote I see is good.

    1. My 16 year old loved Qureshi’s book so much that she finished it in one day. It’s a fairly easy read, but very eye opening and encouraging.

      1. Nice! I have it, but I haven’t read it yet. I think my wife has though.

  4. What a great list! Some I have read, some I have heard about, and others were brand new to me! Thanks so much for sharing! (We’re neighbors over at Kate’s Link up!)

    1. Thanks. I saved all of links over at Kate’s 🙂 so I can plan my New Year’s reading.

  5. I’ve been meaning to read My Utmost For His Highest! I’m definitely picking it up for 2019.

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