Sunday Book Club: Book Pushing

Posted February 5, 2017 by meezcarrie in Sunday Book Club / 24 Comments

Happy Sunday morning to you, my dear reading friends!

Today on the Book Club, let’s talk about Book Pushing. By definition, Book Pushing is the habit of … pushing … a book … at your friends. Or family. Or complete strangers.

You know the kind of book I’m talking about, too. The kind where as soon as you finish reading, you nearly hug it in your enthusiasm and immediately wish you had time for another re-read. The kind you smile at when you walk by and see it sitting there on your bookshelf. The kind you can’t.quit.talking about when someone asks you “What have you read lately?” or “What’s the weather like?” or “How can I help you?”

I push a lot of books. It comes with the territory. But four that I push on a regular basis lately are The Memoir of Johnny Devine by Camille Eide, The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof, The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham and The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall.  Oh! And The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson. And Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano. And… and … and you get the idea 😉

Ok, now it’s your turn! What book(s) are you pushing lately?


24 responses to “Sunday Book Club: Book Pushing

  1. Rebecca Maney

    I am definitely in the “book pusher” category. Some folks know better than to push my “what I have been reading” button. “A Moonbow Night and “The Mark of the King” are getting a lot of chatter from me. But I talk about Heather Gilbert’s books a lot; loved “The Forest Child” and her mystery series. Jennifer Rodewald is another author that I recommend ALL the time, loved “Red Rose Bouquet”. And I love our mutual friend Pepper, we have good taste; she has three books on the INSP long list. And as you can see Carrie, I don’t know where to stop because I am reading “An Uncommon Courtship” right now and am “book pushing” Kristi Hunter all over the place.

  2. I think I like book pusher over nagger. Lol. Chris Fabry and Charles Martin are two authors I push, especially for people who don’t or won’t read chrific.

  3. Rachel Dixon

    You have trained me well sensei…The Lady and the Lionheart, Newton and Polly (and the rest of Jody Hedlund), The Thorn Keeper, which in turn leads to the rest of Pepper’s books…Jen Turano’s, Not by Sight, Leviathan series….those are near the top anyways…

  4. MH

    All Biblical fiction by Angela Hunt (The Shadow Women, The Dreamer, Magdalene, Esther, Bathsheba, Delilah to name a few). Ronie Kendig’s books.

  5. Oh, you have unleashed me on a topic…
    I often hold back because I don’t want to seem pushy, but a coworker mentioned that she and a friend are wanting to read a book together while they stay in contact via Skype since they now live so far apart (Oregon and Arizona). I put in a plug for Christian fiction (citing the lack of embarrassment factor, which she liked) and since she enjoys mysteries, I recommended Mike Nappa’s Coffey & Hill series, Sandra Orchard’s Serena Jones Mysteries, I mentioned Tosca Lee’s The Progeny, and then I couldn’t resist recommending one you “pushed” at me (THANK YOU!!!) Catherine West’s The Things We Knew (because there is a mystery involved).

    With family and close friends I’m not so reticent, especially with historical fiction, and I’ve been tempted to be extra pushy lately and actually send my grandmother some Mary Connealy since she loves westerns (she has a Zane Grey collection). I also just discovered that she newly loves Amish books (“They are so sweet” referring to Suzanne Woods Fisher’s books) so I think I might send her some Laura V. Hilton and Kathleen Fuller. So she may soon be experiencing the random arrival of books in the mail – isn’t that just the height of pushiness? 😉

  6. I pushed The Lady & the Lion Heart on my book club, so we’re reading it this month! I sent them the devo she did for your giveaway at Thanksgiving and promised they’d fall in love with Charlie.

  7. Elizabeth

    I ALWAYS recommend the Glenbrooke series by Robin Jones Gunn. They are several years old but still some of my favorites! Of my current reads I’m pushing “The Pattern Artist” by Nancy Moser. It was set in a time period I don’t usually read (early 1900’s) and I loved how the author wove true historical details into the storyline.

  8. Winnie Thomas

    Well, since you asked. . . 😀 I push a lot of the ones already listed, but I also love Kara Isaac’s books Close to You and Can’t Help Falling, and Julianne Donaldson’s Edenbrooke and Blackmoore, and anything by Sarah M. Eden.

  9. Pam K.

    The books I’ve pushed that immediately come to mind are The Lady and the Lionheart, any of Jocelyn Green’s books for my historical fiction loving friends, and everything by Melanie Dickerson. I do belong to a book club so I usually make recommendations to them.

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