Hello and happy Saturday! I love reading, and this summer, I’m hoping to get in a little more reading than I have been able to get lately. So I thought I would share some books with you that, to me, seem to have a pretty summer vibe to them and see how many I can get read this season! Please note, I haven’t read these books and am not endorsing them. As I finish, I hope to review them and share my thoughts.
1|| All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner
This is a Vietnam story, set on the homefront. It’s a slow read, as I have already started it, but I look forward to getting further into the story.
2|| Escape to Murray River by Robert Elmer
I read this book years ago and just rediscovered it on Kindle! I’m looking forward to reading it again and possibly reading it aloud to my siblings! It’s a fun Irish/Australian story, which made me think of Jayne’s Endeavour!
3|| The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
This is a classic I’ve been wanting to read for years, but have never read in full. But this year, I want to change that! Let’s see if I can get it read!
4|| Porch Swing Girl by Taylor Bennett
This story is an Indie book that I’ve been curious about for some time. It’s set in modern-day Hawaii and sounds so fun! And the cover is so pretty!
5|| Bridgers by Angie Thompson
I’ve heard so much about this book, but at the same time, I know nothing about it, setting, the theme, anything, so I thought I might as well dig in blindly! I’ve read this author before 😉, so I’m greatly anticipating this story!
Physical Books ||
1|| The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw
This historical fiction chronicles the author’s mother’s life growing up in WWII Japan. I’ve heard it’s a lovely look at what life was like for the civilians of Japan and isn’t a book to try and redeem the Japanese army, so I’m eager to give it a read!
2|| By Paths Unknown by Rebekah A. Morris
I don’t talk about it much, but I love a good western! They are just so hard to find. So when I heard about this story by a dear author friend of mine, I decided to get a copy! I’ve had it for a few months now and just haven’t gotten to it. Time to change that!
3|| Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
Okay. So first of all, this is an edited copy I received for my birthday from Kassie Angle, a close friend, and fellow author. I read a children’s edition years ago, and I am so eager to get the whole story of Operation Redwing straight from the Lone Survivor himself. So, Texas, Navy SEALs, and men ready to defend America from a terrorist? Yes, please! (Plus…I remember where I was when all of this was going on. So that makes this that much more personal to me.)
4|| Patriots, Redcoats, and Spies by Robert J. and Robert A. Skead
I love the American Revolution, and when I found this book at the Homeschool Bookfair a few years ago, I was eager to read it! It’s written by a father-son team and follows twin brothers and their involvement in the Culper Spy Ring. I can’t wait to read it, and its sequel!
5|| The Night Heroes: Cry from the Coal Mines by Dr. Bo Wagner
This is a fun little time travel story that lets you enjoy solving historical mysteries! I’m not sure what the historical period is, but it sounds fun, so we’ll see what happens!
And that’s it for today! Have a lovely week!
Christian. American. Southern. Author.
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