Browsing through my book reviews from last year was like a fun walk down memory lane. I’d forgotten some of the books that I read. Many were books I received for review, others were books I picked up for myself. Yet picking my favourites out of that list was easy, and so here are the top five books that I read in 2009 (and think everyone else should read too!):
Fiction:The Passion of Mary-Margaret by Lisa Samson (beautiful novel by a Catholic author about love, redemption, and how Jesus changes our plans for our lives)
Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove (excellent novel by a debut author about dealing with grief and betrayal)
Running Toward Home by Betty Jane Hegerat (brilliant novel by a Calgary, Alberta, author about a foster boy who spends a night alone at the Calgary zoo)
Daisy Chain by Mary E. Demuth (touching novel about a small town shocked by the death of a little girl)
Nonfiction:Blue Like Play Dough by Tricia Goyer (encouraging book about motherhood and how God uses that to shape us like play dough)
What was the best book you read last year?