I love reading, like if reading was a job, I would love to share with you some of my favorite books and ones I want to read as well! If you’re ever wondering what book I have my nose in as I walk around campus or see me cuddled up with a cup of tea and my stuffed animals in a corner reading, it’s probably one of these! Would love for you to comment on your favorites, too!

Christian Living

Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredibly Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist

Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life by Shauna Niequist

Loving My Actual Life: An Experiment in Relishing What’s Right in Front of Me by Alexandra Kuykendall

The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows by James Bryan Smith

The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life by Ann Voskamp

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller

A Simplified Life by Emily Ley

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst

Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by John and Stasi Eldredge

Grace, Not Perfection by Emily Ley

Rising Strong by Brené Brown

 

Culture and the Gospel

Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace by Michael S. Beates

Same Lake, Different Boat by Stephanie O. Hubach

Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness by Matthew S. Stanford

 

Theology

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

The Weight of Glory by C. S. Lewis

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

 

Stories (nonfiction)

The Lucky Few: Finding God’s Best in the Most Unlikely Places by Heather Avis

The Time in Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope by Nancy Tucker

I Dared to Call him Father by Bilquis Sheikh

Daring to Hope: Finding God’s Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful by Katie Davis Majors

Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie Davis Majors

From Brokenness to Community by Jean Vanier

 

Fiction

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

The Chance by Karen Kingsbury

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

The Help by Kathyrn Stockett

 

Body Image, Eating Disorders, HAES, etc. 

Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon

Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem? by Jennifer Schaefer

Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jenni Schaefer

Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out – and Never Say Diet Again by Rebecca Scritchfield

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life by Jenni Schaefer

What’s Wrong with Fat? by Abigail C. Saguy

 

With joy, Mimi

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