Country newcomers Maddie and Tae have been enjoying a busy and successful year. Since they made their huge debut with their female anthem, “Girl in a Country Song”, the talented duo hasn’t stopped making waves within country music. They recently earned a coveted spot opening for Dierks Bentley on his Sounds of Summer tour, and just released their first full-length album, Start Here, on Aug. 28.
Maddie and Tae took some time out from their busy schedules to share with us what books have made an impact on them. Scroll down to find out which books are Maddie and Tae’s must-reads.
This novel by Nicolas Sparks follows Katie Feldman, who moves to a small town in North Carolina in search of a fresh start. Her life changes after she meets widower Alex, but her happiness is threatened after a dark figure from the past reemerges.
The Fault In Our Stars
John Green’s popular novel follows the life of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen year old girl who is battling cancer. When she meets Augustus Waters at a church support group, her entire life changes. As their relationship blossoms, they try and cope with the toll that cancer puts on them and their families.
This award-winning book tells the true story of “Louie” Zamperini, who qualifies in the 1936 Olympics, but then gets sent overseas during World War II. During wartime, he finds himself in a slew of dangerous encounters that seem impossible to survive.
Heaven is for Real
Written by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent, Heaven is for Real recounts a near-death experience that happened to Burpo’s four year old son, Colton. After his surgery, Colton tells his parents details about his unborn sister, great-grandfather who died years before he was born, and his meeting with Jesus, Mary and a group of singing angels.
The Purpose Driven Life
Pastor Rick Warren guides readers through his a 40-day spiritual journey to connecting with God in The Purpose Driven Life. Each day is marked by a chapter with a different individual focus, and presents a series of five “purposes” given to Christians. Since its release in 2002, its become a well-renowned guidebook for modern Christians, and is the second most-translated book in the world, after the Bible.
In Gone Girl, writer Nick Dunne becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of his wife, Amy. As police dive into the investigation, it becomes clear that Nick and Amy’s marriage was not exactly as it seemed.
The Never List
Jennifer and Sarah’s “never list” was meant to keep them safe from every possible danger. When they decide to bend the rules and go against their list, they end up being abducted and imprisoned in a cellar for years. The Never List follows Sarah after she escapes from her captor, and what happens when she tries to break away from her past.
C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity is a theological work which describes the author’s beliefs on the religion and its followers. The engaging work from the acclaimed fiction author stands as one of the most notable modern religious-centered texts from the 20th century.