Tuesday, August 30, 2022

My Christy Checklist

Do you remember when I shared a list of Christy Award winners and finalists I wanted to read, back in 2019? I am updating that list as kind of a checklist for myself so I figured I would just share it here! 

I initially made the list by selecting the titles I was most interested in from all of the winners and finalists before 2018. I am now updating the list to include the winners and finalists I am most interested in from 2019, 2020, and 2021. Hopefully I can check off a few books each year and continue adding to the checklist after each Christy award announcement. 

12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep 

The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim 

Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry 

The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starks Clark and Leslie Gould 

The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert 

Borders of the Heart by Chris Fabry 

A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert 

By Reason of Insanity by Randy Singer 

Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin 

Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock 

Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson 

The Chair by James L Rubart 

Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin 

Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank 

The Color of Justice by Ace Collins 

Dark Justice by Brandilyn Collins 

By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson 

The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker 

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay 

The Delusion by Laura Gallier 

Dust by Kara Swanson 

The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox 

Eli by Bill Myers 

Extinction Island by Janice Boekhoff 

Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate 

Forbidden by Ted Dekker 

Freedom's Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli 

The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert 

The Great Divide by T Davis Bunn  

The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson 

Hidden Current by Sharon Hinck  

The Hope of Refuge by Cindy Woodsmall 

The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright

If I Run by Terri Blackstock 

Larkspur Cove by Lisa Wingate  

The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer 

Life After by Katie Ganshert 

A Long Time Comin' by Robin W Pearson 

Long Way Gone by Charles Martin 

The Man He Never Was by James L Rubart 

Many Sparrows by Lori Benton 

The Means That Make Us Strangers by Christine Kindberg 

The Medallion by Cathy Gohlke 

The Meeting Place by Janette Oke 

The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson 

Missing Isaac by Valerie Fraser Luesse 

The Mitford series by Jan Karon 

Motorcycles, Sushi, and One Strange Book by Nancy Rue 

No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert 

A Noble Calling by Rhona Weaver 

North! Or be Eaten by Andrew Peterson 

Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry 

Over the Edge by Brandilyn Collins 

The Pawn by Steven James 

Plague Maker by Tim Downs 

The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate 

Predator by Teri Blackstock 

The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry 

Roots of Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen 

Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble 

Rule of Law by Randy Singer 

The Seakeeper's Daughters by Lisa Wingate 

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck 

Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke 

Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes 

Soon by Jerry B Jenkins 

The Space Between Words by Michele Phoenix 

The Story Peddler by Lindsay A Franklin 

The Storykeeper by Lisa Wingate 

Submerged by Dani Petrey 

A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes 

A Time to Stand by Robert Whitlow 

The Trial by Robert Whitlow 

True to You by Becky Wade 

Under the Tulip Tree by Michelle Shocklee 

Vanish by Tom Pawlik 

Washington's Lady by Nancy Moser 

Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green 

The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck 

When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin 

The White Rose Resists by Amanda Barratt 

Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes 

Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert 

Wrapped in Rain by Charles Martin 

You Don't Know Me by Susan May Warren  


  1. Thank you Sara! A very large list of wonderful books! I finally met Charles Martin. I am reading the book "The mountain between us".

    1. Enjoy! Let me know what you think of that one 😊


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