If you have read this blog for awhile then you know that I am an avid reader. In fact, when life gets busy I have to hide my Kindle so that I can do everything that I need to get done. Not that long ago I went through and shared with you my favorite Kindle and what a few of my books and reading tools are.
However today I thought I’d just share with you a few of the books that I read this past month and hopefully you can find a book that you like as well. Since summer is fast approaching and we all need a good fun book to sit by the pool and read, maybe this list will give you a few ideas.
FYI: Before I dive into the books I’ve read lately you should know that I like to support smaller authors on the Kindle Bookstore. I know a lot of people read the big hits of the year and the books that are trending but I really try to buy books from the authors who haven’t hit their big break yet. Doing this can be really hit or miss – occasionally I get books filled with grammar mistakes or ones that are really hard to read because there’s little to no structure to the book. You can return books on the Kindle bookstore! I try not to do that unless the book is almost unreadable but I have had to return 3-4 books in the past because I couldn’t read them.
That being said, these authors are mainly smaller authors that you might not have heard of.
Cold Feet, Hot Summer by Emma St. Clair
OK so the title makes you think it’s something it’s not. Cold feet, Hot Summer is a CLEAN romance ( meaning everything stays on the up and up). My friend actually wrote this book and I’m very proud of her. It’s a great book and a very easy read. If you like sweet romance stories that aren’t overly dripping with super sticky love but still make you laugh and smile, this is a great choice.
The Rise and Fall of Jane by Corrie Garrett
If you’ve read my blog for awhile than you also know that I’m a fan of classical literature. Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre are two of my all-time favorites but I also really like reading modern retellings of classical literature. The Rise and Fall of Jane is a modern retelling of Jane Eyre that plays along the same lines of Jane Eyre. It has a bit of mystery and a lot of care and love that grows overtime. It’s a good retelling and a fun read.
Good Enough for a Princess by Carol Moncado
Let me just tell you know, this is a series that you can buy as a set. Save yourself time and just get the whole entire set if you HAVE to know every detail of what happens. I bought this book when I just wanted a really upbeat happy book to read with a guaranteed happy ending. (Anything with princess in the title will usually have a happy ending.) It’s a sweet fun book for sure but there is a theme running throughout all of them and you’re going to want to know what happens. I was really shocked by how well all of these books were tied together and the stories that run throughout them. These are clean christian romance books that I would highly recommend if you just want a sweet fairytale love story.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin – Audible Book
I know.. I know… I really need to get a life and stop reading Pride and Prejudice. NEVER! I love Pride and Prejudice. This site has a ton of free printable Pride and Prejudice quotes and I even have a Pride and Prejudice Pinterest board. I do read it at least once a year but this is the first time I’ve ever listened to it as an audio book and I really liked it. I was able to listen to almost the entire book while driving during a road trip and then finished it up using earbuds while getting a root canal this week.
Also if you want to track the books you’ve read this year, look at this free printable reading tracker. It’s so much fun because you color in the books as you read them!