Books I’m Reading This Summer

Just wanted to take time out from my regular posting schedule to share books I’m reading this summer. I’d love to know what you’re reading!

As an indie author, I know how key it is to get the word out on great indie books. Not all the titles on my list are indie, but the majority are. And they’re on my list because I trust these authors who are putting out quality, well-edited, well-thought books. This is by no means an extensive list of the indies I’m reading, it’s just the ones I’ve started and will hopefully finish on my break.

I also have one book I’m reading and I can’t tell you what it is yet, but I am totally sucked into this one and cannot put it down. Trust me, when it is published, I’ll be reviewing everywhere and will do so on this blog, too.

I’m also throwing in one I’ve already read and cannot recommend highly enough for YA readers. I’ll go with that one first:

jupiter winds

CJ will be visiting my blog in the not-so-distant future, but if you are looking for a book that’s interesting for adults, yet non-graphic/age-appropriate/clean for your YA reader, this is it. I’ll share my review with our later post, but you can find it here on Goodreads.


On to books I am in the process of reading or will read! Please click the books to read the blurbs on Amazon.

chasing the lion
Chasing the Lion by Nancy Kimball

38 5-stars on 40 reviews? This indie author is CLEANING.UP. Also, she’s sweet and passionate about this time period (ROME!). And the writing is gripping.


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Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas

Just-released Appalachian historical romance set in WEST VIRGINIA. Loving the soft, gentle voice in this one.


jane austen book
Jane Austen Upside Down by Jan Thompson

This is quite a short book, but all the easier for me to read quickly as a summer read! Jan is meticulous in everything she does, so I know this will be a winner. Also, she designed that smashing cover herself!!!


The Flower Girls by Wendy Paine Miller

I LOVED Wendy’s first book, The Disappearing Key. I love how imaginative her storylines are. This one is about twins! Also–23 5 stars out of 24 reviews. I am in awe!


at the edge
At the Edge of a Dark Forest by Connie Almony

I always love visiting Connie’s blog and I know this book is close to her heart. A modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast–with a character struggling with PTSD.


Sand Knob through the Eyes of a Child by Jenny Lee Ellison
Sand Knob through the Eyes of a Child by Jenny Lee Ellison

This is my great-aunt’s book on her childhood in the West Virginia mountains. I love her voice–always have. It is so full of life and authentic, just like I’m sitting next to her, listening to her stories. Honestly, this reminds me of a Little House on the Prairie of mountain life. I look forward to settling in and learning more about my heritage.


So, that’s it for summer reading! I have many more books on my TBR list–if you want to see more, here it is on Goodreads. I wish I had more time for reading!

****So, how about you? Discovered any favorite new authors lately? Any you’d strongly recommend?****


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