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66 Books I Read In 2015 (And The 5 That Changed My Life!)

66 Books I Read in 2015 (And the 5 That Changed My Life!)

66 Books I Read in 2015 (And 5 That Changed My Life!)

You may or may not remember that my goal for 2015 was to read 6 books.  Well, multiply that by 11, and you have the final count.  I really learned a lot this year with all that I read, and I look forward to learning so much more in 2016.

As a recap, here are the books I completed in 2015:

  1. Speak by Nish Weiseth
  2. Restless by Jennie Allen
  3. How to Understand the Will of God for Your Life by Adam Houge
  4. 2 Words That Will Change Your Life Forever by Adam Houge
  5. Next Door Savior by Max Lucado
  6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  7. Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman
  8. Managing the Blended Family by Kathie M. Thomson
  9. Stepmonster by Wednesday Martin
  10. The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman
  11. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
  12. 31 Days to Lovely by Sarah Hawkes Valente
  13. How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul by Ruth Soukup
  14. A Confident Heart Devotional by Renee Swope
  15. The Fringe Hours by Jessica N. Turner
  16. Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado
  17. Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst
  18. 7 Day Prayer Warrior Experience by Stormie Omartian
  19. Fearless by Max Lucado
  20. What Are You Afraid of? by David Jeremiah
  21. God Has a Dream for Your Life by Sheila Walsh
  22. Desperate Marriages by Gary Chapman
  23. A Confident Heart by Renee Swope
  24. One More Try by Gary Chapman
  25. Love Must Be Tough by Dr. James Dobson
  26. The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
  27. For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn
  28. Captivating by Stasi Eldredge
  29. Not Even a Hint by Joshua Harris
  30. The Sexually Confident Wife by Shannon Ethridge
  31. Start by Jon Acuff
  32. Just Courage by Gary A. Haugen
  33. Sheet Music by Kevin Leman
  34. Straight Talk by Joyce Meyer
  35. Living Courageously by Joyce Meyer
  36. 31 Days with Jesus – The Daily Walk Bible
  37. Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado
  38. Captive by Ashley Smith
  39. A Chicken’s Guide to Talking Turkey with Your Kids About Sex by Kevin Leman
  40. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  41. The Pursuit of Peace by Joyce Meyer
  42. Through a Man’s Eyes by Shaunti Feldhahn
  43. The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer
  44. Hopeful Parenting by David Jeremiah
  45. Be Anxious for Nothing by Joyce Meyer
  46. 9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage by Sheila Wray Gegoire
  47. Anything by Jennie Allen
  48. Happily Ever After by Gary Chapman
  49. Eat That Frog by Brian Tracey
  50. Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage by Stormie Omartian
  51. What’s it Like to be Married to Me? by Linda Dillow
  52. One More Step by Rachel Wojo
  53. Happiness by Randy Alcorn
  54. For the Love by Jen Hatmaker
  55. Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine
  56. Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman
  57. Fearless by Joe Pileggi
  58. Renovate or Die by Bob Farr
  59. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
  60. The Same Love by Paul Baloche
  61. Rest Assured by Vicki Courtney
  62. Good Things by Kevin Gerald
  63. Do Over by Jon Acuff
  64. Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch
  65. Praying God’s Word by Beth Moore
  66. Boundaries in Marriage by Henry Cloud

Out of all of these books, I decided to choose just five that stand out as influential books.  These are books that I am constantly recommending to others, that I will continue to read again and again, and whose messages impact my life daily.  I have listed them below with one sentence that describes their influence on my life and/or how you will be changed by reading them.  I hope you’ll allow them to impact your life in 2016.

  • Restless by Jennie Allen
    I finally realized how to better understand the Holy Spirit working in my life.
  • The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
    When you find out the love languages of those close to you and utilize the principles of love languages, your relationships will be forever changed for the better.
  • The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
    Your prayer life will never be the same again.
  • For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn
    Women: there are so many things you just won’t understand about men until you read this book.
  • Start by Jon Acuff
    Starting is the most important thing you can ever do; don’t let the little things get in the way of living the rest of your life.

Whitney Wagner

Hi, I'm Whitney! Wife to Prince Charming and mom of two gorgeous girls, I am also an author, speaker, and Jesus follower. I love writing, books, bags, and all things creative.

Making the Most exists so that I can share with you how we make the most of what we have and the most of each day we've been given with the hope that you can make the most of what you have too.

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