Wednesday, January 25, 2023

What will you read and listen to this year?

While I’m not someone who makes new year’s resolutions, I do think the new year is a good time to consider what I’d like to do differently or accomplish this year. 

For me, a big part of that happens through reading. Books can be informative, entertaining, encouraging, and transformative. My goal last year was to read four non-fiction books each month. I didn’t quite meet that goal, but I did read a lot of good books. 

I’m happy to recommend some of the books that were my favorites last year. And feel free to leave a comment with some of your favorites as well! 




“The Magnolia Story” by Joanna and Chip Gaines


“Shaken” by Tim Tebow 


“Suffer Strong” by Jay & Katherine Wolf


“The ‘Do What You Can’ Plan” by Holley Gerth 


 “Entreleadership” by Dave Ramsey 





“The Lady Emily Capers” series by Regina Scott – lighthearted, Regency mystery


The “Poppy Creek” series by Rachel Bloome – clean, modern-day fiction


The “Paige Alder” series by Erynn Mangun – clean, funny, relatable Christian fiction


The “Class of Their Own” series by Jen Turano – lighthearted fiction set in the gilded age in New York


The “Hearts on the Heath” series by Kristi Ann Hunter – Regency fiction (includes race horses!) =)



If books aren’t your favorite media, perhaps podcasts are. I found several podcasts last year that I’ve enjoyed. Feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments as well. 




Your Move podcast with Andy Stanley – biblical wisdom and practical spiritual truths


Novel Marketing podcast with Thomas Umstattd Jr – great for authors!


Equip & Empower podcast with Christine Caine – spiritual encouragement 


The Alli Worthington Show podcast – interviews with different guests on various topics 


Joseph Prince podcast – messages from the pastor of New Creation Church 


I’m so thankful for the easy access we have to wonderful resources these days! These are some I’ve enjoyed, and I hope one of these recommendations will bless you as well. Let me know what resources you recommend for this new year. =)