Why You Read Fiction – part 2

Last week’s comments about why you read fiction were enlightening, encouraging, and as varied as the titles on my office book shelves. But it was the results that really touched my heart. Here’s a breakdown:

Reasons for reading fiction:



Emotional and mental relaxation


Mental get-away


Results of reading fiction:

Hearing God’s voice

New hope

A changed life or marriage

Spiritual growth

Information and example

Experiencing unknown worlds

Meeting new people

 As a novelist, I read a lot of books. It’s my favorite pastime. In the last few months I’ve read several novels that offered one or more of all the things mentioned above. I‘d like to share a few of the newer titles and recent award-winners with you this week, and next week, I’ll list older releases.

In exchange, I’d like to hear what book or books have blessed you this year—that way we can all benefit from new-to-us stories. An old classic or a recent release, it doesn’t matter.



Book 5 days in skye Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano

2014 RITA Award winner for Inspirational Romance





Book all in good timeAll in Good Time by Maureen Lang

2014 Selah Award Winner, Romance





Book once upon a princeOnce Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck

2014 Selah Award Finalist, Romance





Book such a timeFor Such a Time by Kate Breslin






Book had to be youIt Had to Be You by Susan May Warren






Book 4 weddingsFour Weddings and a Kiss a Western Bride Collection by Margaret Brownley, Robin lee Hatcher, Mary Connealy, and Debra Clopton






So tell me, what great book has touched you in a unique way this year? Any genre (other than those obviously inappropriate). Let me hear from you!


2 thoughts on “Why You Read Fiction – part 2

  1. Too many good ones to list. Altho I don’t get to read as much for enjoyment as I used to, but still, a great book to refresh is time well spent.

    1. davalynn

      That’s for sure, Linda. So many from which to choose! What a blessing.


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