I have decided to start a new feature on here at the beginning of each month — my July Reading List — to share with you what I plan on reading for the upcoming weeks. Before this, I had been sharing each book with you as I finished reading it, but I think this will be a better list for you.
My reading has slowed down a lot the last couple of months due to my mother in law being sick, but now that we have her care underway, I can share with you the books I plan on reading this month!
July Reading List
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#1 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Just to let you all know — St. Martin’s Press is partnering with me for a giveaway for this novel. Be sure to scroll all the way to the end of the post to enter to win.
Ever since I read the Nightingale last year, I have been obsessed with Kristin Hannah novels. The Great Alone is one that is set in the year I was born — 1974, so many of the facts and things she shares in the novel are pertinent to me.
The story line is amazing as the family heads off to Alaska to live off the grid with a PTSD father and I am at the point where I cannot put it down. Released in February 2018, this New York Times bestseller is a perfect pick for Book Clubs (you can even find discussion questions on Kristin Hannah’s website).
You can read an excerpt from The Great Alone.
#2 Primary Suspect by Laura Scott
I have had this book now for several months and have been trying to read it, but everything else has gotten in the way of it.
I am finally making it a point to read it this month. It is one of those Love Inspired Suspense Novels from Harlequin. They are always quick reads for me.
#3 Soul Rest by Curtis Zackery
Soul Rest comes highly recommended by Mandisa (yes that Mandisa!) so I bought it because I am at a point where my soul definitely needs some rest!
This book looks so refreshing as it talks about how misled people have become about what rest really means. I am truly looking forward to reading this one.
#4 Ours For a Season by Kim Vogel Sawyer
I love that I get to read a bunch of books for review because I get the first look at many of them before they hit the shelves. Ours for a Season is one of those books.
I love books about the Amish life and this one seems like a page turner for me.
#5 If You Only Knew by Jamie Ivey
If You Only Knew is not so much a July read as I have been reading it for a couple of months. I am almost through it so I am considering it as a July read!
If you have ever dealt with feeling like you are inadequate in the Kingdom of God and He can't use your messed up life — you have to read Jamie's book. If God can use her, he can use me. It is refreshing to find someone who has a similar past like yours and to see how God is moving and shaking in her life.
#6 A Million Little Ways by Emily P. Freeman
A Million Little Ways has been so refreshing to me to read. I started reading it at night before I go to bed (a new habit I am creating instead of looking at my phone). But it has gotten SO good, I decided to switch up and start reading it during the day.
So there you have it! That is my list for July. If I finish all of these, I do plan on adding a couple of more from my Kindle. I have about 50 novels stored on there for extras when I finish my list.
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Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author more than twenty novels. A former lawyer turned writer, she is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.