I have a confession to make: I love Lori Wick books. I think I started reading them when I was in 7th grade, and I’m pretty sure I’ve read every one she’s ever written. They aren’t what I’d call deep, thought-provoking books – they’re Christian novels – but I really like them.
Recently, I began to think about the fact that I had basically none of her books. All of the ones I’d read belonged to my mom or I’d borrowed them from the library. Now I know that we’re moving in less than 2 months, but I just had to buy some of them. Yes, this means more occupied space in the moving truck and more boxes to haul, but too bad! I needed some reading material for our vacation, and so on Thursday I just up and decided to go to the bookstore and buy some.
The thing is, Borders and Barnes and Noble don’t really have a good supply. Most of their Christian fiction centers around new releases, and they certainly don’t carry a whole line of an author’s works. I did some investigating and found a Christian bookstore near to where we live. It’s odd – I used to love going to Christian bookstores, but things have been confusing spiritually over the last two years. I was actually kind of nervous to go into one! It’s like I thought that as soon as I walked in, people would point at me and call me out on my spiritual doubts.
Well obviously, that didn’t happen. I went to the bookstore and ended up coming away with 12 of Lori Wick’s books. I’ve already read 3 of them, ha ha! At this rate, I’m not going to have anything left for vacation, so I’ve put the rest away. Here’s what I ended up getting…
- Whatever Tomorrow Brings
- As Time Goes By
- Sean Donovan
- Donovan’s Daughter
- A Place Called Home
- A Song for Silas
- The Long Road Home
- A Gathering of Memories
- The Hawk and the Jewel
- Wings of the Morning
- Who Brings Forth the Wind
- The Knight and the Dove
That’s a lot of reading material! I was kind of embarrassed when I went to the checkout, but the lady behind the register started talking about how much she loved Lori Wick books, too, and she ended up giving me $20 off my total purchase. How nice was that?
This reintroduction to Christian fiction has got me thinking – I’m kind of behind on what’s out there and what’s good to read. Do any of you have some suggestions or favorites? If so, I’d love to hear them.