Raise your hand if you opened a new e-reader on Christmas morning. Or found a gift card to your favorite bookseller tucked in your stocking. Yay! Books (and the resources to acquire more books) are my favorites to both give and receive. I’m sure the same is true for you. If your house is anything like mine, the days between Christmas and New Year’s go a little something like this …
The guests have gone home. Family members are occupied with bowl games on television or playing with their own new electronic devices. There couldn’t possibly be anything else to cook or bake ( at least until tomorrow). Finally, there’s a few minutes to relax. Quick! Grab that gift card. Let’s load that new e-reader with some fabulous reads, shall we? The choices are endless. To help you narrow down the selection process, here are a few of my favorites. Lot’s of inspirational romance (of course!), a smidge of YA, a couple of novellas, and two amazing non-fiction reads that I hope will be a blessing if you choose to read them.
- The Song by Chris Fabry
- Sway by Amy Matayo
- The Gifting by K.E. Ganshert
- One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tagg
- Snowflakes & Mistletoe: A Collection of Christian Christmas Romances (by several authors you’ll recognize)
- Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh
- Married Til Monday by Denise Hunter*
- Love in the Details by Becky Wade*
- Let’s All be Brave by Annie F. Downs*
- The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst*
*On sale through January 4th from HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Click here for more details and many more great eBook titles.
Happy reading, friends! May you ring in the new year snuggled up with an intriguing page turner.
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Jill Weatherholt says
Yes, I did receive several gift cards and I plan to buy more books. I mean really, what else is there to buy? :) Thanks for the great recommendations, Heidi. I read the Snowflakes & Mistletoe collection before Christmas. It was a wonderful collection. I’m familiar with many of the other titles, so it’s time to shop!
Happy New Year!
Hi, Jill. Other than coffee and cream to pour in it, I can’t think of anything else to buy besides books. ;-)
Happy New Year to you and yours, as well. Thanks for commenting.
Renate Pennington says
I did not receive a new e-reader or a gift card to my favorite bookseller. As a retired high school English teacher, I have purchased 225 books this year on my Kindle account. December did not leave much time for reading, since I was entertaining family and friends and spending time with my school aged grandsons. Also we had internet problems and no power. I enjoyed the boxed sets that were sold during the fall – Snowflakes and Mistletoe, Love’s Gift, and many more. During October / November I read over 70 stories by purchasing the 99 cent boxed sets. I enjoy the diversity of the authors and their unique well crafted stories. Thanks again Ispy Romance authors for your inspirational blogs and working together to create boxed sets. Happy New Year and God’s blessings.
Renate, on behalf of the authors who crafted those boxed sets, let me say a huge thank you to you. I know they’re thrilled you enjoyed their work. So impressed with your voracious reading habits. Here’s to a cozy January and lots of fabulous page-turners. Thanks for stopping by.
I loved Let’s All Be Brave! So much so that I wrote in it, and I never do that!
Such a great read! I’m not quite finished but I’m highlighting like crazy, too. Happy New Year, Christina!
You’re welcome. Happy New Year, Lee.
Thanks, Heidi! Huge LIKE for the Snowflakes and Mistletoe collection!
Jennifer Tipton says
I got The 12 Brides of Christmas from my husband when we went to Barnes n Nobles the next day!
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Katy C. says
Thanks for the recommendations!
No gift cards for me, but I DO have a very long list of books to be read…..both physical and Kindle :-) If I read one a day, I figured it would take me at least 2-3 years (no joke!). That’s a lotta books :-) Some of the ones on your list are on my want-to-read (not yet purchased) and some I haven’t heard of. Always fun to add to my book list. Here’s to a productive reading year in 2016! I have a goal to knock my TBR pile in at least half by the end of it :-)
Happy New Year, Heidi!