Here if You Need Me by Kate Braestrup
-Her humor and grief made this one of my favorites
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
- unique plot and contains a lot about opera and love
The Reader by Schlink
- Can the worst crimes ever be forgiven or forgotten?
The Gospel According to Job by Mike Mason
- most helpful thing was the intro which said if you're grieving you should only read the parts of the book that speak to you and skim over the rest
When I don't Desire God by John Piper
- His book Desiring God was much better and the grand conclusion was to help others as a way to overcome the self-centeredness of grief
The Alchemist and The Zahir by Paulo Coelho
- his style of writing is like nothing else I've read and really detailed
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
-since 25 percent of my patients are Somalian I found her story very interesting
Praying our Goodbyes by Joyce Rupp
- I'd just skip most of the book and go to the prayer section in the back
Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung
- quick read, but probably better for someone less driven
Handle with Care and House Rules by Jodi Piccoult
- I loved her opening paragraph to Handle with Care about all that can break in life. House Rules was too predictable.
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
- This is probably one of the few historical accounts I enjoyed reading.
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
- We actually have his checklist at Kijabe, but it's only on the wall and not in use--that would probably make him crazy to hear.
When Helping Hurts by Corbett
-This book applies most to vacationaries (mission trips with vacation packages combined)
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
-most people with "gifts" have actually worked 10,000 hours to be elite... loved all the statistics
When Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin
- Beautiful Memoir set in Africa
Blood Sisters and To my daughter in France by Barbara Keating
-Loved these stories and their settings
Secret Daughter by Somaya
- Starts with the tragedy of pregnancy loss in a female doctor and I almost couldn't read it, but identified with how the character's view of medicine and hospitals changed being a patient.
Evolving in Monkey Town by Rachel Evans
-Her writing is like talking to a friend about her faith and also pretty funny.
All the books of Marian Keyes, Sophia Kinsella, Janet Evanovich and Jennifer Worth. Really all I can say about these authors is that they are entertaining, but I hide their books on my shelves behind the ones with more literary value or return them to the shelf of my dear friend Jacqui (who has helped me explore British literature).
P.S. There are a few books I'll never admit to reading.