What To Read This Summer (2017 edition)

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Time to grab your paperback or e-reader if you’re all high-tech! Find a window or pool to lounge near. If you’re like me, grab your agua fresca and jump in your hammock under a pecan tree. Don’t forget to strap your citronella to your person and have mounds of ice available to keep cool. It is Texas around these parts!

I apologize ahead of time for the lack of romance recommendations. You know me!

Christian Healing

Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray

Still Waiting by Ann Swindell

Marriage Life

A Wife’s Secret to Happiness by Jen Weaver


The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

Border Child by Michele Stone

Barefoot Dogs by Antonio-Ruiz Camacho


Island of Dreams by Jasminne Mendez

Water & Salt by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

Women/Family Fiction

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

Higher Living

More Than Enchanting by Jo Saxton

Hope Prevails by Dr. Michelle Bengston

Race and Reconciliation

One by Deidra Riggs

The Myth of Equality by Ken Wytsma

Home Life

Keeping Place by Jen Pollock Michele

At Home in this Life by Jerusalem Greer

College Life

Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet

Twenty Two by Allison Trowbridge

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