this year, I really want to read more, and better books. I haven’t gone to the library much recently because my library doesn’t have the greatest selection, but I need to put more books on hold instead of making that an excuse. Do not get me wrong, I love to read (and I do it A LOT) but I want to make purposeful choices this year with the books I read.
So, without further ado, here are my top 10 books (and series!) to read this year!
ahh I’m so excited to share this with you!! I got to be on Abigayle’s street team (the best part was getting to beta read martin legacy… y’all are going to LOVE it) and today is the official reveal of the book.
release date: november 12, 2019
about the book:
Gemma Ebworthy is a struggling single mother—but not for much longer. Engaged to a kind-hearted farmer boy, her turbulent life is looking more stable at last, but troubles are still on the horizon. It seems their efforts to build a legacy for their unique family are constantly under siege.
Farris cherishes the only life he’s ever known, even though he feels more called to the mission field than his adoptive father’s fields. Growing up among extended family and in the Christian faith, he’s always had a firm foundation.
Yet when the past Gemma is so ashamed of—the one Farris can’t even remember—comes calling again, the life they’ve built is put to the test. For it to remain standing, Gemma is going to have to silence her demons once and for all. But this time, she’s not alone.
Today I’m going to share (some of) the books on my summer reading list! It’s VERY long, so I decided to only share some of the books.
Also, I have some great news for y’all: Martin Legacy is out for beta readers!! I LOVED Martin Hospitality SOOO much and Martin Legacy is not a disappointment. It’s too late now to sign up to be a beta reader but I finished the book earlier this week and it’s amazing. Most of my comments (that were supposed to be critiques) were pretty much me squealing. I can’t wait for Abigayle Claire to release it 🙂
I LOVE classic fiction books now (I blame Omnibus) but I also like good fiction (most of the YA books are soo bad – both writing and content) and pretty much anything. 😂 Several of the books on this list are rereads (xD) and they’re mostly classics that my teacher(s) recommended.
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Christy – Catherine Marshall
Northanger Abby – Jane Austen
The Christy Miller Series – Robin Jones Gunn
Julie – Catherine Marshall
Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry – Mildred Taylor
Let the Circle Be Unbroken – Mildred Taylor
The Road to Memphis – Mildred Taylor
The Pushcart War – Jean Merrill
Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
Sketchy Behavior – Erynn Mangum
Roadside Assistance – Amy Clipston
The Story People – Heather Kaufman
Where you Lead – Leslea Wahl
Very Good, Jeeves! – P. G. Woodhouse
Rose in Bloom – Louisa May Alcott
Little Men – Louisa May Alcott
Eight Cousins – Louisa May Alcott
Interrupted: Life Beyond Words – Rachel Coker
Chasing Jupiter – Rachel Coker
I made a free printable in case you want to track the books you read this summer (or anytime!!) There are two versions (they are both in the SAME PDF though). The first one has columns for title, author, and minutes, but the second one only has columns for title and author.