Calling All Bookworms: Summer 2018 Reading List

Ever want to sit down, cuddle up with a blanket, drink a warm cup of coffee, and read a good book? If you’re like me, then the school year doesn’t leave much time for “joy” reading, so when summer comes around, I take a good look at the books that have been making a name for themselves while I was busy writing papers and studying for exams. It can be difficult getting back into the reading game and you have to find just the right book to do so. I’m one for romance, but I try to branch out every now and again, and this summer that is my goal. As my summer reading list begins to grow, I thought I’d take a moment to share it with some other bookworms struggling to find a good read.


All of the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)

This beautiful, enthralling piece was the first to appear on my summer reading list. If you’re one for WWII themes, this one is for you. This one will take you on the adventures of a little German boy and a French girl who meet upon the destruction of the Nazi attacks.


A Wrinkle in Time (Madeline L’Engle)

With the release of the newly adapted movie, I was intrigued by the original 1962 publication of A Wrinkle in Time. This book’s ever-present battle between good and evil is captivating, especially to those that can decipher the underlying Christian premise of the plot.


The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts (Gary Chapman)

To those that are in long-term relationships, this one is for you! Even you single ladies out there may enjoy this one.  Learning the way that you love and what you need and desire in a relationship is the key to seeking happiness in yourself, no matter your relationship status.


The Sun and Her Flowers (Rupi Kaur)

Poetry fans out there, tune in! The bestselling author of Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur, captivates the readers AGAIN, with this beautiful collection of intimate pieces. Make a glass of lemonade, sit in your front porch rocking chair, and pull out this fabulous read.


Before We Were Yours (Lisa Wingate)

Based off the Georgia Tann orphanage scandal, this book parallels two stories as a present-day search for ancestral roots leads Avery Stafford to the cause of a familial tragedy. This heart wrenching piece hits home as the horrors of the real-world soak into the pages before you.

Take a peek at a few of these reads and enjoy the freedom of summer as you do so! Let the stories before you change the way you view the world and carry them with you as you contemplate the future. Don’t forget the magic that summer reading can bring to your lives.

See you in the fall.​