What I Read in 2016

Over 2016, I was able to read some really great books! I didn’t manage to read as much as the previous year, but it was successful nonetheless!

I dabbled into fitness and health books this year (even read a book written by a Kardashian and was overall really impressed with how encouraging it was), read books written by individuals with disabilities (ex: Look Me in the Eye), jumped into some romance / mystery this Fall (ex: Seaside Letters), encouraged my heart with some inspirational pieces (ex: The Secret of Happiness), and continued my love of daily devotionals (ex: Alone with God)!

Something really cool that happened this summer was attending a weekend hosted by one of my fav authors, Annie Downs. She took us readers on a tour of her favorite spots in Nashville that were included in her book, Looking for Lovely!

I really can’t name a favorite book from 2016 since they were all special in their own unique way. I also read parts of books I had read previously (ex: Bird by Bird) and I did allow myself to stop reading a book after beginning it if I wasn’t feeling it (I think life is too short to waste on a bad read) but those books have not been included in the list below 😉

If you have any questions about the books below, feel free to comment and I’d be glad to answer any questions!

Happy New Year and Happy Reading!

  1. The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller
  2. Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloe Kardashian
  3. Eat the Cookie…Buy the Shoes by Joyce Meyer
  4. The Siren by Kiera Cass
  5. If at Birth You Don’t Succeed by Zach Anner
  6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  7. Looking for Lovely by Annie Downs
  8. Pretty Happy by Kate Hudson
  9. Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison
  10. Wild and Free by Jess Connolly & Hayley Morgan
  11. Promises for Your Everyday Life by Joyce Meyer
  12. Why Pray? – 40 Days – From Words to Relationship by John F. DeVries
  13. The Power of Being Positive by Joyce Meyer
  14. The Artisan Soul by Erwin Raphael McManus
  15. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Madson
  16. The Crown by Kiera Cass
  17. Seaside Letters by Denise Hunter
  18. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  19. The Secret of Happiness by Billy Graham
  20. Alone with God by Michael Warden
  21. Starting Your Day Right by Joyce Meyer


4 Replies to “What I Read in 2016”

  1. I recently finished Looking For Lovely and loved it!! I sure do admire Annie Downs. A fun read for sure. I bet your weekend with her was amazing. Love your posts, Mandy!! 🙂


    1. Awesome, I am so glad you read it! Yup, it was a fun wknd for sure! Thank you for reading them and for your support, Rachael!! 🙂

  2. Mandy im going through alot of depression, my mom is sick w cancer im taking care of her, just reconciled w my husband. I feel like im missing out. Im so overwhelmed about my life!! What book listed will benefit me???

    1. Hey Bonnie,
      I am so sorry to hear that you are going through so much! As far as the books mentioned above, I’d say the ones by Joyce Meyer and Billy Graham were the most encouraging spiritually for me! I hope they bring some comfort to you as well!
      God Bless,

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