2016 Summer Reads

It’s officially summer for us teacher folks!  My sixth year of teaching is complete and I’m making my list of books to read this summer.  So comment away with your favorites!

Here’s what’s next on my “Want to Read” list on Good Reads:

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I have some great recommendations to share, too.  Here are some books I’ve read recently: 2016 books

I get a lot of book recommendations from @ashleyspivey ‘s instagram account and Fool Me Once one was amazing.  I listened to the audio book via Audible, which I highly recommend subscribing to if you’re in the car a lot.  Sometimes I listen to Audible instead of music when working out, too!  This was the first book, I’ve read from this author and it was a great mystery.  My rating: 5 Stars on Good Reads

Mary Kubica is the author who wrote The Good Girl, which you should definitely read if you haven’t already.  Don’t You Cry was provided by Net Galley, but all opinions are my own.  I was given this book as an early release this winter, but it was published May 17th.  If you’re looking for a summer mystery read with twists and turns, you’ll like it.  The characters were hard to connect with, and the point of view switches from character to character often so it’s a little confusing.  My rating: 3 Stars on Good Reads

Jen Hatmaker.  Enough Said.  I actually finished For the Love white awhile ago and forgot to add it on Good Reads.  I read my copy then gifted it to a friend and also listened to it on audio for the best effect because Jen narrates it.  Go pick up a copy or download it on your kindle pronto.  It’s all about giving yourself grace,  building community, and embracing others- flaws and all.  My Rating: 5 stars on Good Reads

Maybe in Another Life– I love all the Taylor Jenkins Reid books.  This is a great summer beach read!  My rating: 4 starts on Good Reads

adult coloring book

Whatever is Lovely was provided by Blogging for Books, but all opinions are my own.  This is a gorgeous adult coloring book filled with scripture and hymns blended into art.  Pick one up to color while waiting for your flight this summer or gift it to a friend.  It is so relaxing and I’m a firm believer in art being a form of worship, too!

Currently Reading/Listening on Audio:

summer reads

What should I add (or take off) my list?  I love to hear what you guys are reading!


  1. says

    Talya Boerner’s The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee and Helen Simonson’s The Summer Before the War. I’d give both of these books 4 Stars. ( Simonson’s first novel, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,is few years old, but it’s also a good book.)
    Thanks for your recommendations. I’ll be ready for a new book soon.

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