Summer Must Read Books


I love to read all year, but the summer offers more occasions to curl up with a good book. Whether you are able to take a vacation or are reading in your backyouard or on your couch, find a book from this list of Summer Must Read Books.

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Summer Must Read Books


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Educated by Tara Westover
Before We were yours by wingate
Next Year in Havana by Cleeton
All the Light We Cannot Sea by Doerr
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“The Next Right Thing” by Emily P. Freeman

“The Next Right Thing”: This book came as the result of Emily P. Freeman's podcast by the same name. She addresses the question of how to make a decision when we are unsure of the best path. Sometimes there is no clear cut path, no sign received, no clarity…. What is Emily's advice? “Simply do the next right thing.” This book helps us deal with our decision fatigue and be more confident that everything is going to be ok. My book is underlined, and dog-eared.

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“The Struggle is Real, But So Is God” by Misty Phillip

“The Struggle is Real”: Misty Phillip has truly been there in the trenches – no pat answers or platitudes from her. This is a meaty Bible study full of scripture. It is a 6 week study full of God's promises to you to help you in the struggles of life. I was privileged to be on her launch team and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Misty and the other gals who went through the study for the first time. 

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“30 Days with John by Leah Lively”

“30 Days with John”: Leah leads you through the book of John by allowing you to read and explore without too much commentary or drawing the conclusions for you. This would be a great Bible study for morning (or anytime) devotions. Lot of space to fill in your answers and enjoy your journey.

What is Next on My List for the Summer?

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“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

“Where the Crawdads Sing”: This book is next on my list. I just finished “Next Year in Havana” today. Plan to start on this tomorrow!

Update: Finished this book. Loved it!!! Not sure how I feel about the ending, but overall loved the book.

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“Ask Again, Yes” by Mary Beth Keane

“Ask Again, Yes”:  I am about 2 chapters into this book. So far, pretty intriguing. Two New York City police officers and their families live next door to each other in the suburbs. 

What I am Pre-Ordering

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“The Middle Matters” by Lisa-Jo Baker

“The Middle Matters” comes out in July, but I am pre-ordering it now. Lisa-Jo Baker welcomes us to midlife and shares why this part of life may be the best! 

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