What’s on your summer reading list?

Last week on the Hearts at Home Facebook page, we asked moms, “Let’s create Mom’s Summer Reading List! What book would you recommend as a “must read?”

Here are what our moms said:  

Heaven is for Real  by Todd Burpo*

The Glenbrooke series by Robin Jones Gunn , 

Bamboo and Lace by Lori Wick* 

The Princess by Lori Wick

How Am I Smart? by Kathy Koch* 

Real Moms Real Jesus by Jill Savage*

Radically Obedient Radically Blessed by Lysa Terkhurst.​

Choosing to See by Mary Beth Chapman*

Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke

Corrie ten Boom books*

Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar.

Her Daughter’s Dream*, A Mother’s Hope*, Bridge to Haven, Redeeming Love*, Mark of the Lion series (A Voice in the Wind, Echo in the Darkness, As Sure as the Dawn), Leotta’s Garden*,   — all by Francine Rivers

Red River of the North and Blessing series by Lauraine Snelling

The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club and the two sequels by Gil McNeil

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Secret Life of Bees  by Sue Monk Kidd.

Anne of Green Gables series  by L.M. Montgomery

Little Women  by Louisa May Alcott

Pride & Prejudice  by  Jane Austen

The Shack  by Wm. Paul Young*

Spoken For by Robin Jones Gunn

Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich

The Yada Yada Prayer Group Series  by Neta Jackson

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt  by Beth Hoffman

Tomorrow There Will be Apricots​  by Jessica Soffer

The Inheritance  by Tamara Alexander

Good Girls Guide to Great Sex  by Sheila Gregoire​

No More Perfect Moms  by Jill Savage*

A Confident Heart  by Renee Swope

The Passionate Mom  by Susan Merrill*

Surprised by Motherhood  by Lisa-Jo Baker

Desperate  by Sarah May and Sally Clarkson

Left Behind series  Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

Battlefield of the Mind  by Joyce Meyer

One Thousand Gifts  by Ann Voskamp

Beyond Safe Places and Easy Answers   by Ruth Senter.

Kisses from Katie  by Katie Davis*

How To Love Your Child by Rachel Carmen 

Choosing Joy  by Angela Thomas

Embrace Grace  by Liz Curtis Higgs

No More Perfect Kids by Jill Savage and Dr. Kathy Koch*

I have put an asterisk (*) by the books I have personally read and could recommend. Other books listed are simply books our Facebook moms mentioned, but do not come personally recommended.

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2 thoughts on “What’s on your summer reading list?

  1. I am very disappointed that you have included on your list, a book filled with sexual innuendo and the act of sex between two teenagers. PLEASE consider removing The Fault In Our Stars from this list.

    • That is the reason I issued a disclaimer that I was simply reporting how our Facebook moms answered the question and in no way was I, or Hearts at Home, recommending any of those books. Knowing that, however, I have gladly removed it from the list. Thank you for letting me know.