Summer Reading Recommendations

Posted on Jun 17 2014 in General by admin

Summer Reading Recommendations with book in background.Reading is something I have always loved to do. And I really enjoy diving into different kinds of books, too. In my middle school aged years my favorite thing to do was check out as many biographies from the library that I possibly could. I love history! In high school it was classic literature. I fell in love with the works of Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice), Louisa May Alcott (Little Women), and L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables). And even now I love trying new titles on topics such as natural health, religion, homemaking, and politics (I’m currently reading The Federalist Papers).

Since summer is nearly upon us, and I know many a book lover – including myself – who love a good reading list to tackle, I decided to put together a short list of books that I have really enjoyed and/or learned a lot from.

So, in no particular order here are fifteen (kind of random) books I recommend:

-The Bible (I add this because no list of mine is complete with it!)


-Booker T. Washington: Up From Slavery (an autobiography)


-God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew


-Eric Liddell by Catherine Swift


-Emma by Jane Austen


-Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe


-The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien


-What Would Jesus Do? Charles M. Sheldon


-Joyfully At Home by Jasmine Baucham


-The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom


-Love Has A Price Tag by Elisabeth Elliot


-The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey


-The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan


-Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris


-Growing Up Duggar by the Duggar Girls


There are so many other books that I could list here, but these are some of my all-time favorite books! And I’m sure that list of “all-time favorite books” will keep growing, because my to-read list is at least ten times longer than my have-read list. I tried to add something for everyone, so I hope you find something here you will enjoy!


*If you are interested in seeing more lists of books that I have either read or want to read, you can find me on Goodreads!


Maiya is a homeschool graduate currently pursuing a life as a stay-at-home daughter. She enjoys her days teaching piano, volunteering at her local crisis pregnancy center, taking hold of opportunities to encourage and minister to younger girls, doing projects with her seven—soon to be eight—siblings, and writing her blog at Blessings, Bliss, and Bedlam! Follow her on Pinterest and “like” her page on Facebook.

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