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Summer Reading List

When I was a kid, I dreaded the words "summer reading list." I didn't like to read and I especially didn't like to read books that weren't about horses. I pushed through with a little help from my friend Cliff and his notes. Over time I developed a love for books, especially since I get to choose what I am going to read. While "beach reads" tend to take center stage during the summer, I like to mix things up a little because non-fiction tends to be my preference. So, here is the list of books I want to read this summer. It's a realistic list of about a book a week until school starts. I have curated the list into one easy shopping link HERE.

I am going to begin the list with the 90 day devotional I am going to do this summer. It is written by a fabulous NC author and my hope is to continue to grow my faith while also staying rooted in what matters this summer.

1. Be Still by Cleere Cherry Reaves

Next up is a couple of personal development books. I don't like to read too many of these but I do like to throw one in the rotation every month or two. The two I have chosen have come highly recommend and both have great reviews.

2. The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

3. What Confident Women Do by Kate Richardson

Three classics from my youth (I even loved these back when I didn't like to read) that I plan to re-read this summer.

4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

5. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

6. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

On to my non-fiction! I have just started the first one so stay tuned for a review coming soon but so far I can not put it down!

7. I'm Glad my Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

8. 6 Miles to Charleston by Bruce Orr

9. The Escape Artist by Jonathan Freedland

And last but certainly not least, my fiction list! While I have already read the first one on my list, it is the perfect summer read!

10. The Summer of Songbirds by Kristy Woodson Harvey

11. Girls and Their Horses by Eliza Jane Brazier

12. The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham

13. The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry

14. It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover

15. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

I hope your summer is filled with lots of quiet afternoons on the porch, sunny days with toes in the sand, and poolside relaxing. All with a book in hand.

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Ann Morris Ipock
Ann Morris Ipock
May 24, 2023

Booth, great list! You KNOW I love readers of all kinds. I'd love to send you my latest book, "Life is Short, Pack Your Bags Now!" So let me know your mailing address! I've read many of these listed and you've inspired me. I'm current reading "One Italian Summer" by Rebecca Serle and just finished "Earth is a Good Place for Love" by Elizabeth Berg. I read the last two you listed by Colleen Hoover. Oddly, the first book (in order) is "It Ends With Us" and the sequel is "It Begins With Us." Feel free to verify this. Thanks, friend!

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