Top 5 Books on My Summer Reading List: 2017

Top 5 Books on My Summer Reading List: 2017

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If any of my personal friends/family are reading this right now, don’t laugh! I’ve never been the biggest reader. Don’t get me wrong, in college, I read EVERYTHING (which, I think was not worth it). Hundreds of pages on end. But I’ve never been the person to pick up a book and read. I think I was just always active and never sat still! Hah! Not much different now….however, in the last year or so I’ve become more interested in reading. And as someone who’s always struggled to fall asleep, this has helped me a ton! It’s also just a great self rest/care activity!

So currently I’m reading What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.

I’m preeeetttty slow. I can and do sometimes sit down and fly through one. But I tend to keep myself a little too busy so sometimes most of the time it’s just 5-7 pages before bed. Which doesn’t even happen every night. Something to work on…

Anyway, here we go! I’ve provided a “Goodreads” link with all of the books in case you want to read a synopsis on the book!

Summer Reading List: Top 5

1. All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr 

From what I’ve gathered, this is romance between a French girl and a German boy during WWII. I have no idea why, but I’ve out of what I have read, I’ve always enjoyed books during the world wars/US Civil War. Who doesn’t love a good romance?!

Goodreads Link

2. The Kind Worth Killing Peter Swanson

Ok, I’m kind of hesitant on this one. I have a love hate thing with anything psychological but this one is supposed to be pretty suspenseful….which I also can’t get enough of sooooo. Also Julie AKA Pbfingers never fails to recommend a good read!

Goodreads Link
3. Lilac Girls  Martha Hall Kelly

Again, WWII novels….this one has great reviews.

Goodreads Link

4. Orphan Train Christina Baker Kline

This just sounds like a story of sweet friendship including bits of history I don’t know much about!

Goodreads Link

5. Calm My Anxious Heart Linda Dillow

A faith-based book recommended to me by my grandmother a few years ago who loved it. I rarely reach for books that are not novels first. But I find I get so much from them! Looking forward to finally tackling this one!

Goodreads Link


Now, I’ll admit I probably won’t get through all of these during the summer, but it’s the list I’m using for now!

Tell me in the comments:

Do you read a lot?

-What are you currently reading? Looking forward to reading?

-Any book recommendations? Please share!

8 thoughts on “Top 5 Books on My Summer Reading List: 2017

  1. I am the complete opposite of you! I read every free moment I get… so during the school year that means very little. During the summer, I will easily read 30 books. In fact, I’m always reading 2 books – one paperback and one on my iPad while I run on the treadmill. Not everyone can run and read but I have found it a great incentive to get my run on! I typically read mystery/suspense. My favorite authors are Greg Isles, Lee Child, David Baldacci and James Patterson. I’ve read four of the books on your list – great choices!!

    1. I’m pretty sure I’m the only one in my family that was never a book worm! All of my siblings are the kind that stayed up finishing Harry Potter sized books in 2 days. I did used to read my text book or my class notes on the treadmill 😉 But walking…I’m impressed at the running/reading combo! I’ll have to look up a few of those authors! 🙂

  2. Haha – like minds. I read Orphan Train, listened to Lilac Girls audiobook, and I’m currently reading All the Light We Can ant See. Great choices 🙂

  3. Do any of these books have pictures? Jus’ kiddin’. I am not a very good reader of novels. Not exactly sure why. I am surrounded by readers especially of WW II. The last book I read was Eloise at the Plaza by K. Thompson. You can guess who I read it to! Sometimes I call her “Senouise” because of her antics…but, anyway, I can pass your suggestions on to the readers in my family. (Uncle Mark might not enjoy the romance as much as he enjoyed Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, Unbroken by L. Hillenbrand or Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance)

    1. HAHA I’m a picture book kind of girl! I should have mentioned I actually read a zillion children’s books between my job and my neighbors baby (aka adopted nephew). Let me know what Uncle Mark is reading!

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