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message 1: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Brand In the same vein as the Amish Top Ten, let's see what everyone's favourite non-Amish books of 2011 were! Remember, they don't have to be published in 2011 so just whatever your favourite non-Amish reads were from this year. We'll keep this thread open until early January people can add any last minute gems they've discovered. Non-Christian books are fine to be listed as well.


message 2: by Lorie (new)

Lorie | 1324 comments Mod
I really enjoyed the series by Janette Oke that starts with When Calls the Heart
I also enjoyed reading A Texan's Promise by Shelley Gray


message 3: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (goodreadscombarbara_beers) | 1460 comments Mod
I haven't read too much this year outside my Amish box, but my favorite was The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern.


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (misscalico) | 128 comments I enjoyed Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer. I read her Amish and Mennonite books, so this was an interesting change. I also really enjoyed reading The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom.


message 6: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Brand An interesting mixture so far :)

I'd have to say the best non-Amish books I've read so far this year are these, in order of when I read them:
1. Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs
2. Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer
3. When Sparrows Fall by Meg Moseley

I'll have to have a think about the rest!


message 7: by Lorie (new)

Lorie | 1324 comments Mod
Diane U wrote: "Summary:

The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern - 1
Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer - 1
The Hiding Place by [..."


what's your number system mean Diane?


message 8: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Brand Lorie wrote: "Diane U wrote: "Summary:

The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern - 1
Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer - 1
[book:The Hiding Place|13..."


I'm assuming it means that each book has had one vote so far? So if two people list the same book as being a favourite, it would have a 2 after it. Correct me if I'm wrong, Diane!


message 9: by Lorie (new)

Lorie | 1324 comments Mod
Rachel wrote: "Lorie wrote: "Diane U wrote: "Summary:

The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern - 1
Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer - 1
[book:The H..."


Oh thats her summary of all the books not the books she likes. Sorry...... I read it totally wrong.


message 11: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) | 1411 comments Rachel wrote: "Lorie wrote: "Diane U wrote: "Summary:

The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern - 1
Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer - 1
[book:The H..."


You got it! Sorry to confuse you Lorie!


message 13: by Diane U (last edited Nov 04, 2011 12:30PM) (new)

Diane U (djuseless) | 1411 comments Updated!

Not sure if I can update it this weekend, I still have no cable & internet.


message 14: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Brand Looks like most of haven't read many non-Amish books this year! LOL :)


message 15: by Carolyn E (new)

Carolyn E | 239 comments My favorite non-Amish books for 2011 are:

Secrets to the Grave (Oak Knoll, #2) by Tami Hoag, and
Love You More by Lisa Gardner


message 17: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) | 1411 comments Updated!


message 18: by Ida (new)

Ida Davis | 25 comments my favorite non-amish book is The Help


message 19: by Lorie (new)

Lorie | 1324 comments Mod
oh yes I forgot about that one! Add The Help!


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

I'd have to say my favorite was A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer.


message 21: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (misscalico) | 128 comments Can I add my vote to When Calls the Heart? I love that book so much! I wrote a book report on it in middle school. :)


message 22: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) | 1411 comments Updated!


message 23: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Timerman | 33 comments The Sweetest Thing...Elizabeth Musser
Spring For Suzanna....Catherine Richmond
The Lightkeeper's Ball....Colleen Coble
Red Ink...Kathi Macias
Shadowed In Silk.....Christine Lindsey

These are just a few of my favorites, they have lingered in my mind!


message 24: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) | 1411 comments Updated!


message 25: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (hannahtb12) | 21 comments I have several....
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
A Gift of Grace by Amy Clipston
The Ada's House series by Cindy Woodsmall.
A Place of Peace by Amy Clipston
The Hunger Games Trilogy
The Bailey Flannigan series by Karen Kingsbury
The Mercy by Beverly Lewis
The Healing by Wanda Brustetter


message 26: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (hannahtb12) | 21 comments Sorry that I listed all of mine...I was excited :)


message 27: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) | 1411 comments Hannah wrote: "I have several....
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
A Gift of Grace by Amy Clipston
The Ada's House series by Cindy Woodsmall.
A Place of Peace by Amy Clipston
The Hunger Games Trilogy
The Bailey Flann..."


Hannah,

There is a separate post for Top Ten Amish Reads 2011. Here it is:

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/7...

I'll post all the non-Amish books here for you though!


message 28: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) | 1411 comments Updated!


message 29: by Lorie (last edited Nov 22, 2011 07:43AM) (new)

Lorie | 1324 comments Mod
Spring for Susannah Diane here's the one book you don't have a link up there for.


message 30: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) | 1411 comments Lorie wrote: "Spring for Susannah Diane here's the one book you don't have a link up there for."

Thanks for finding it! It was being spelt differently!


message 31: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) | 1411 comments Updated!


message 32: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (hannahtb12) | 21 comments Thanks Diane! I'm out of nursing school for the holiday and am just excited to participate.


message 33: by Diane U (new)

Diane U (djuseless) | 1411 comments Glad you could join us! School sure does get in the way of fun, huh??!! LOL! :)


message 34: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (misscalico) | 128 comments Glad to have you, Hannah!


message 35: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (hannahtb12) | 21 comments Thanks! Yes, it does. :) But I am so blessed that I only have 2 semesters left before I receive my bachelor's in nursing. God is good.

BTW, today I am reading Karen Kingsbury's new book Longing. SOOOOO good so far!


message 36: by Adina (new)

Adina Senft | 26 comments Elizabeth wrote: "I'd have to say my favorite was A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer."

I loved this one, too! It had the cutest cover, with the hero standing on the heroine's hem :)


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