Friday, September 2, 2011

Weekend Peek In #4

Week 4 of my Share the Gift Double Kindle 3G Giveaway has arrived, which means I've drawn one more reader's question from a growing pool of entries. As you read this post, please think about how you would answer this question:

Are your favorite books to read fiction or non-fiction?

I read both. A few of my favorite non-fiction books include Crazy Love by Francis Chan, Radical by David Platt, and Heaven by Randy Alcorn. These are must reads for every Christian!

Fiction, however, is by far my favorite. The first novel I fell in love with is the only novel Harper Lee ever wrote: To Kill a Mockingbird.

Two of the most recent novels to join my favorites list are Gina Holmes’ Crossing Oceans

and Patti Lacy’s The Rhythm of Secrets.

Why do I prefer fiction? I love language and examining how fiction writers use it to evoke readers' emotions. I also love traveling across time and distance without having to leave my comfy chair. Most of all, I love plunging into the lives and minds of characters, mourning their defeat, celebrating their triumph, and growing to love them as dear friends. My favorite novels help me better understand human nature and enrich my appreciation for life.

I love fiction so much that I’ve wanted to write novels since childhood. I am blessed beyond belief that Tyndale House Publishers released my debut novel Delivery this summer.

Because I want to share my excitement with you, I'm giving away TWO Kindle 3G e-readers--one to the winner and one to a person of the winner's choice. Click the "Contest" menu item above for details. Enter daily to win.

So, which do YOU prefer: non-fiction or fiction? Please share your answer in the comment section below.


  1. I loved Crossing Oceans! Can't wait to read Dry As Rain. I also loved your book. :)

  2. WOW!!! That's a tough question!! I love fiction of all genres but I do love to read non-fiction as well. I have to say that I def read more fiction...Margie

  3. I tend to read more fiction in several different genres but I do enjoy an occasional non-fiction read. I am going to check out the suggestions that you gave in your blog, as I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of them.

  4. Jessica, thanks! I can't wait to read Dry As Rain, either!

    Margie, I'm with you. I love to read. Period. But when I want to snuggle up on the couch with a cup of coffee and a good book, fiction nearly always wins out.

    Sandra, let me know what you think about these books. It's always hard for me to choose just a few, since I have so many favorites.

    Blessings and a red carnation to you all for commenting. Happy reading to you!