Top 5 of 2023

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The last day of Five Fall Favorites is always a little sad. It is such a cool event and you find so many amazing books to add to your to-read list. Make sure to thank our amazing hostess and check out the other last posts HERE.

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I'll be honest, it hasn't been a great reading year. I've read a lot of mediocre books. However, I have a few books that have stood out that I have loved. Here they are.

The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip by Sara Brunsvold

I didn't think this book could live up to the hype. I would say it exceeded my expectations. It's hard to explain how amazing this book is. In a sense, nothing much happens, and then again so much is packed into the pages. It was a deeply, soul-satisfying book. 

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Daughters of the King by Natasha Metzler

I have loved everything that I've read by this author. A few months ago, I ordered this book of hers on a whim with an Amazon order. I mean, it is a beautiful book with pictures. The stories are allegories of the Christian life. I loved the stories, enjoyed the beauty of the pictures, and will probably get copies for friends in the future.

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Paige Torn by Erynn Mangum

It had been far too long since I read a book by Mangum, but this book, this series was just what I needed. I laughed hard and was deeply touched by the message. Mangum has such a unique style that wraps itself around you. And if you like coffee, you will appreciate her even more. 

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Purposefooled by Kelly Needham

I have been reading this book. I haven't finished it, but that's because I needed the reminders in here so much that I'm working my way through slowly. I know this is going to be a book I recommend often. 

The Cry of the Soul by Dr. Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman III

This is one of the best books I've ever read on emotion ever. These authors dive into a biblical look at emotion and instead of saying "anger is bad" they explore what godly anger and ungodly anger look like and produce. As someone who has strong emotions, this brought encouragement to me. I feel like I have a better grasp of my own emotions now. 

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Bonus book: I really also enjoyed Thrive: The Single Life as God Intended by Lina Abujamra. Even as a married woman, I'm hunting for good singleness books and learn a lot from them. 

Thank you so much for joining me for Five Fall Favorites! 

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  1. I want to read Paige Torn. I have to do an inner library loan to get it though, but it's on my TBR list.

  2. Thank you for all the recommendations, Sarah! They look good :) So glad you did FFF this year!!! <3

  3. I must try an Erynn Mangum book! Thank you so much for all the recs and for participating in the party. It's been a joy to have you!