Recommended Reads

On my journey, I’ve met these wonderful books and their insightful authors:


Fruitful by Anne Roiphe

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Help Yourself by Dave Pelzer

Expecting Adam by Martha Beck

Escape by Carolyn Jessop

Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner



Harriet: The Life and World of Harriet Beecher Stowe by Norma Johnston

Oprah: A Biography by Kitty Kelley

Lincoln’s Melancholy by Joshua Wolf Shenk


                ***Spirituality and Wellbeing Non-Fiction***

Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine Pagel

Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch

Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

Love by Leo Buscaglia

The Unmistakable Touch of Grace by Cheryl Richardson

God Without Religion by Saranam

Until Today! by Iyanla Vanzant


                ***Essays and Commentaries***

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

Wake Up and Live by Dorothea Brande


                ***Academic Non-Fiction***

Mothers and Others by Sarah Hrdy


                ***Adult Fiction***

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

“Escape to New Zealand” series (contemporary romance ) by Rosalind James
                Just This Once

                Just For You

                Just Good Friends

                Just For Now

                Just For Fun

                Just My Luck

                Just Not Mine

                Just Once More

                Just In Time

                Just Stop Me

                Just Say Yes

                Just Say (Hell) No

                Just Come Over


                ***Young Adult Fiction***

Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery (Each is available as a free audiobook download at Librivox.)
                Anne of Green Gables

               Anne of Avonlea

               Anne of the Island

               Anne of Windy Poplars [Willows]

               Anne’s House of Dreams

               Anne of Ingleside


                ***Children’s Fiction***

The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
               The Boxcar Children

               Surprise Island

               The Yellow House Mystery

               Mystery Ranch

               Mike’s Mystery

               Blue Bay Mystery

               The Woodshed Mystery

               The Lighthouse Mystery

               Schoolhouse Mystery

               Caboose Mystery

               Houseboat Mystery

               Snowbound Mystery

               Tree House Mystery

               Bicycle Mystery

               Mystery in the Sand

               Mystery Behind the Wall

               Bus Station Mystery

               Benny Uncovers a Mystery

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