Everybody needs a list of awesome, popular books to read! I came across a list of books I had written down that I wanted to read years ago in a notebook, and I had several that I added to the list.

Reading is so invaluably important! It can be a means of escape, especially when we can’t leave the house. It can inspire us, challenge us, and teach us. If you don’t read or haven’t, you’re in the right place!

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134 Most Popular Books Every Woman Needs to Read

I haven’t read all of these, but I’m linking some that I have read, really enjoyed, and can recommend for you! I’m also linking some which have come strongly recommended by people I trust!

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Popular Fiction Books

  1. Black – Ted Dekker
  2. Red – Ted Dekker
  3. White – Ted Dekker
  4. Green – Ted Dekker
  5. The Best Place on Earth – Ayelet Tsabari
  6. Divergent – Veronica Roth
  7. Insurgent – Veronica Roth
  8. Allegiant – Veronica Roth
  9. Four – Veronica Roth
  10. The Longest Ride – Nicholas Sparks
  11. Safe Haven – Nicholas Sparks
  12. The Lucky One – Nicholas Sparks
  13. The Best of Me – Nicholas Sparks
  14. Dear John – Nicholas Sparks
  15. The Last Song – Nicholas Sparks
  16. A Walk To Remember – Nicholas Sparks
  17. The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
  18. Chosen – Ted Dekker
  19. Infidel – Ted Dekker
  20. Renegade – Ted Dekker
  21. Choas – Ted Dekker
  22. Thr3e – Ted Dekker
  23. Adam – Ted Dekker
  24. The Help – Kathryn Stockett
  25. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  26. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  27. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
  28. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – Suzanne Collins
  29. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
  30. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  31. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  32. Pride and Prejudice β€“ Jane Austen
  33. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  34. Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  35. The Catcher and the Rye – J. D. Salinger
  36. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  37. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  38. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  39. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – John Boyne
  40. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  41. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
  42. The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin – Mark Twain
  43. The Odyssey – Homer
  44. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  45. Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

Popular Nonfiction Books & Novels

  1. Echoes from Auschwitz – Eva Moses Kor
  2. Surviving the Angel of Death – Eva Moses Kor
  3. The German Midwife – Mandy Robotham
  4. Little House in the Big Woods – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  5. Farmer Boy – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  6. On the Banks of Plum Creek – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  7. Little House on the Prairie – Laura Ingalls Wilder (or grab a set of the first four books!)
  8. The Long Winter – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  9. By the Shores of Silver Lake – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  10. These Happy Golden Years – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  11. On the Banks of the Bayou – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  12. On the Way Home – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  13. In the Land of the Big Red Apple – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  14. The First Four Years – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  15. Little House on Rocky Ridge – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Popular Books on Growth / Improvement

  1. The Me Project – Kathi Lipp
  2. Girl Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis
  3. The Noticer – Andy Andrews
  4. Only Love Today – Rachel Macy Stafford
  5. Hands Free Mama – Rachel Macy Stafford
  6. #BeMore – Sandi Krawkowski
  7. More than a Bucketlist – Toni Birdsong (*Note: I loved this one, but a link wasn’t available.)
  8. 5 Love Languages – Gary Chapman
  9. Get Yourself Organized for Christmas – Kathi Lipp
  10. Get Yourself Organized Project – Kathi Lipp
  11. Financial Peace University – Dave Ramsey
  12. Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul – Jack Canfield
  13. Hands Free Life – Rachel Macy Stafford
  14. From Grouchy to Great – Ruth Schwenk
  15. Untamed – Glennon Doyle
  16. Uninvited – Lysa Terkeurst
  17. It’s Not Supposed to be This Way – Lysa Terkeurst
  18. Becoming – Michelle Obama
  19. Get Out of Your Own Way – Dave Hollis
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Popular Books on Faith

*Note: I haven’t read all of the following titles, but I trust every author on this list and know all of these would be packed full of Biblically supported truth.

  1. The Bible. I’m linking my favorite Bible ever here! I love it because it’s so easy to understand! This is technically a men’s Bible that I got for Joey for Christmas one year, but we share it now.
  2. Goodbye Chicken, Hello Dove – Tim Enloe
  3. One Word From God Can Change Your Life – Kenneth Copeland
  4. Right and Wrong Thinking – Kenneth Hagin
  5. Do What Jesus Did – Robby Dawkins
  6. The Laws of Prosperity – Kenneth Copeland
  7. Smith Wigglesworth on Manifesting the Power of God – Smith Wigglesworth
  8. Healing Promises – Kenneth Copeland
  9. The Power of the Tongue – Kenneth Copeland
  10. Trump, 2019, and Beyond – Jeremiah Johnson
  11. Trump and the Future of America – Jeremiah Johnson
  12. Judgment on the House of God: Cleansing and Glory are Coming – Jeremiah Johnson
  13. The Power of Consecratation – Jeremiah Johnson
  14. Acres of Diamonds: Discovering God’s Best Right Where You Are – Jentezen Franklin
  15. Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt: Hope, Healing, and the Power of an Open Heart – Jenetezen Franklin

Popular Books on Parenting

  1. Awakening Your Child’s Natural Genius – Thomas Armstrong (Strongly recommended by our awesome pediatrician!)
  2. Dare to Discipline – James Dobson (*Note: While I do recommend this book as a whole, I don’t agree with everything Dr. Dobson says.)
  3. Have a New Kid by Friday – Kevin Leman
  4. Praying Circles Around Your Children – Mark Batterson
  5. God Knows How to Raise Your Kids, Even if You Don’t –  Joe McGee
  6. 5 Love Languages of Children / Teenagers – Gary Chapman
  7. The Whole Brain Child – Daniel J. Siegel
  8. Siblings without Rivalry – Adele Faber
  9. Bringing up Girls – James Dobson
  10. Parenting Isn’t for Cowards – James Dobson
  11. Temper Your Child’s Tantrums – James Dobson
  12. The New Strong Willed Child – James Dobson
  13. Building Confidence in Your Child – James Dobson
  14. I Can’t Believe You Just Said That! – Ginger Hubbard
  15. No Drama Disciple – Daniel J. Siegel
  16. How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen – Joanna Faber
  17. Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding – Ina May Gaskin
  18. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – Diane Weissinger

Popular Books on Marriage

  1. The Husband Project – Kathi Lipp
  2. 100 Ways to Love Your Husband – Lisa Jacobson
  3. Two as One – Ryan and Selena Fredrick
  4. Husband / Wife in Pursuit – Ryan and Selena Fredrick
  5. Men are Like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti – Bill Farrel and Pam Farrel
  6. Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus – John Gray
  7. Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe – Sharon Jaynes
  8. Happy Habits for Every Couple – Kathy Lipp and Roger Lipp
  9. The Marriage Project – Kathy Lipp
  10. 101 Simple Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him – Kathy Lipp
  11. Happy Wives Club – Fawn Weaver
  12. The Love Dare – Steven Kendrick
  13. Life Promises for Couples – Gary Chapman

Popular Books on Pregnancy

  1. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin (*Note: The first half of this one is birth stories; the second is practical advice. If some of the birth stories aren’t for you, still give the practical advice a read!)
  2. Childbirth without Fear – Grantly Dick-Read
  3. Supernatural Childbirth – Jackie Mize (*Note: I read this when I was pregnant with Lexi and LOVED IT! I truly believe it had a lot to do with how well and how short my labor went. After, I gifted it to a friend with highlighted portions who has three angel babies in heaven and it really blessed her, too.)
  4. Spiritual Midwifery – Ina May Gaskin
  5. Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta – Ina May Gaskin

Popular Books on Health

  1. Taking Charge of Your Fertility – Toni Weschler (*Note: This one is a little more personal than what I usually go and I almost didn’t even include it for that reason, but I thought it might help someone like it helped me. If you’re looking for natural birth control or are interested in learning more about your cycles in-depth, this one is worth checking out!)
  2. Intuitive Eating – Evelyn Tribole
  3. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy – Valerie Ann Worwood

I hope you enjoyed this list of popular books to read! If you did, be sure to pin it for later! Drop a comment and tell me what is on your list of must read list!

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