Seven Best Reads of Summer

September 20, 2019

Seven Best Reads of Summer

7 Best Reads of Summer

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Since summer is a prime reading season for most of us, I thought it would be fun to reflect on favorite reads of the summer before planning our Fall TBRs.

The following are my favorite books read from April 21-September 20, 2019. Titles are affiliate Amazon links, and full blog reviews are also linked. 

The first THREE are my top reads! 

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

***also my favorite of the year (so far)
Full review here.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

***favorite read of the year runner up!
Full review here.

Ask Again Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Full review here.

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Full review on September 27th.

If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais

Full review here.

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

Full review here.

The River by Peter Heller

Full review here.


What is your favorite read of the summer?
Did you have a good summer reading season?

Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

Looking Ahead:

 I’ll post my fall TBR on the 24th, my review of Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris on the 27th,  and my September Wrap Up on the 30th.


I’m currently reading the last of the ten books on my summer TBR.

Have you read any of these great recommendations from the “Summer’s One Must Read Book” post?

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  1. Hi Carol– Fun to see your list here! I’m so anxious to read The Dearly Beloved!! Waiting for it to arrive on my library hold. Also just requested The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. And someone just handed me her copy of Ask Again, Yes! to read for our Lit Group for October. So I’m right behind you in some of your reading!! Always, love (trust!) your recommendations! thanks.

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