Since my husband introduced me to the wonders of the Salvation Army, I have bought more books in the last three years than I have in my entire life. (and that is saying a lot, because I am an avid reader.) I used to go to Barnes and Noble, Target or even Costco to look for a bargain. I’d usually peruse the women’s fiction section and see what I could find. But now that I can buy a Bag of Books for about $10, I shove in as many as possible and when I get home I am quite surprised at some of the gems I’ve picked up.
I always skipped the Christian bookstores because I thought they’d all be stories like Little House on the Prairie or Christy (nothing wrong with these – I just have outgrown them). But I have ended up with several from the SA that I REALLY enjoyed! Thank goodness for these wonderful authors I have found and am actively seeking out. Not all books have to have a Sex & the City theme (a show I’ve never seen and have no interest in.) These new books of mine are good, clean reading and I don’t feel like I’m being talked down to. I don’t know where I had this misconception of Christian books being bland, but I was sorely mistaken.
Amongst the favorites:
- Wingate – Tending Roses
- Karon – The Mitford Series (I just finished book #4)
- Musser – Swan House