Sensational Summer Best-Selling Book List


Are you ready for the “lazy days of summer?” You know, when you lounge in the sun, sipping on something cold, with a great book that you’ve been looking forward to reading? 

Ha! Well, if you’re like me, my summers are busy and go by too fast! I wish they were slow and lazy, but that never seems to be the case. So, when I sit and read, there is no time to waste with a dull or poorly written book.

With this in mind, I have compiled a sensational summer book list, each read and recommended by myself and my stellar Book Club gals!  

My Book Club is made up of primarily empty-nesters, who are a hilarious bunch of wise and intelligent, life-long learners, moms & wives, and women of faith. Seven of us meet monthly to discuss our book, but mostly we talk (A LOT!), laugh, cry, encourage, vent, and pray for one another. These are “my people,” and I am grateful I get to do life with these fantastic women.

I hope you enjoy these books, and maybe consider forming your own Book Club, where you can discuss the highlights and take-away points from a book and have accountability for finishing a book monthly or bi-monthly, but best of all – see your friends regularly to stay connected.

Here are the top picks for summer:

Atomic Habits, an Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

By James Clear

A New York Times Bestseller, this book is excellent, logical, and practical and promises to help you discover the secret to results that last. Packed with evidence-based self-improvement strategies, Atomic Habits will teach you how to design habits that work for you rather than against you. “Tiny changes, remarkable results.”

Blue Like Jazz, Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality 

By Donald Miller

This book is for anyone thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is real, relevant, and reachable. A New York Times Bestseller, this book is surprisingly refreshing, with out-of-the-box views and original perspectives that may challenge how you think about faith. This uplifting read will leave you with a passion for life, full of joy, and wanting more from this author. 

You Were Made For This Moment, Courage for Today and Hope for Tomorrow

By Max Lucado

A New York Times Bestselling Author and one of my favorite authors writes this timely book for today. Lucado is warm and relatable. He brings his stories and the Bible to life. Maybe you are weary from your challenges, wounded by life, concerned about the direction of our country, and hope is lacking in your world. If this describes you, you are ready for an inspiring, uplifting, faith-building experience. Enjoy this worthy summertime read.

The Sexually Confident Wife: Connecting with your Husband Mind– Body- Heart- Spirit

By Shannon Ethridge

This book opens a new world of passion for every couple, helping women to connect with their husbands on every level-physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual – enabling a wife to fully enjoy the ultimate, enduring union that marriage can be. With down-to-earth wisdom, warmth, and humor, Ethridge shares how every woman deserves to enjoy great sex with her husband without inhibition or shame. Many women live with self-doubt or feel mystified about what men really want in bed or struggle with negative feelings about their own bodies. This book is brimming with confidence-boosting techniques and inspiring personal stories of rejuvenated relationships. This honest and encouraging read will help ignite sparks and satisfaction in your marriage.

7 Women and the Secret of Their Greatness

By Eric Metaxas

Seven Women explores the captivating stories of seven women who changed the course of history. Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Rosa Parks, and Mother Teresa – each of these world-changing figures followed the call placed on her life, doing so with remarkable feminine dignity. This book offers a refreshing view of womanhood, faith strengthened by fire, courage to forsake personal comfort, boldness to take significant risks, sacrificial compassion for others, and convictions to live and die by. This book will leave you awe-inspired and empowered and ignite a fire in you to know that one woman can impact the world for good.

All My Knotted-Up Life – A Memoir

By Beth Moore

Life isn’t always as you imagine. If you’ve grown up with Beth Moore’s Bible Studies, Living Proof Ministry Conferences and appreciate her wisdom, humor, Biblical insights, and down-to-earth honesty, you will thoroughly enjoy the first memoir of her life from early childhood until today. Beth opens up with vulnerability about her early family life, teen years, marriage, motherhood, and ministry with many twists and turns. This book was a joy to read and even better listened to on Audible, as Beth narrates the book herself. 

What’s So Amazing about Grace?

By Philip Yancey

A gifted and Best Selling Author, Yancy gives profound insights with a probing look at grace: what it looks like, what it doesn’t look like, and the fact that there is nothing we can do to make God love us more and nothing we can do to make God love us less. His warmth, stories, and Biblical truth all intertwine to offer a beautiful explanation of grace. This book may challenge you spiritually and leave your soul nourished and your heart full.

How to Pray – A simple guide for normal people

By Pete Greig

A book for new and seasoned believers alike, Pete Greig, cofounder of the 24-7 Prayer movement around the world and a respected authority on praying: simple, honest, straightforward, and from the heart prayers. His expansive study of prayer through the ages and the diversity of prayer across his global friendships enable Greig to share insights, truth, and practices that are life-giving and simple. This easy-to-follow prayer for everyday life is an excellent guide for all those who want a deeper, more personal relationship with God.

What is a favorite book you’ve read lately?  Please share in the comments below.

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