2019 Summer Reads for the Christian Girl

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I am so excited to bring you this book list! I absolutely love to read all year long but there is just something relaxing about reading in the summer. I always picture myself with a book in my hand on a sandy towel at the beach (probably getting sunburned). Here is my 2019 recommended summer books for the Christian girl!

These aren’t all Christian books, just books I’ve loved! I’ll add a little note if I remember if it had inappropriate words/scenes.

Ashley’s Secrets Revealed!

Real fast before we dive into this awesome list I want to share how I read so many books for cheap! There are a few ways I buy as many books as possible with my $25 book budget every month.


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2. Thriftbooks

I personally LOVE used books. Of course they are cheaper and I can buy more for less but also they smell so good! Thriftbooks is my favorite online used book retailer. Seriously they are the best. I often find good used books around 4-6 dollars and it’s free shipping over $10. It typically takes around a week to receive them but that’s their only downside!

Go buy some used books here!

3. Amazon’s Used Books

I buy books from Amazon all the time (I know, I am trying to shop local but I am limited!). When I am looking at buying several books I click to see other purchase options. Look and see if there is a reasonably priced one (don’t forget to calculate shipping!) then buy more books!

4. The Library

Always the first place I look but I live in a small town so it has a very limited selection. I still put books on hold all the time! You should go in your local library with an open mind to find something fresh. Show your appreciation!

How to Shop the Summer 2019 Must Reads List

Instead of linking every book, I compiled a shopping list/wish list so you can look through and purchase any books you want on Amazon! They are in the same order on this blog post and on the Amazon list!

Here is the wish list: Shop!

Christian Series

Christy Miller Series – Robin Jones Gunn

I originally started this classic teen girl series when I was 14 years old and there are still new books being released. Definitely a must read!

Christiansen Series – Susan May Warren

These are romantic contemporary stories by one of my all time favorite authors. This is the series I started with and have been buying each new release as they come out. LOVE!

The Broadmoore Legacy – Tracie Peterson

This is a historical Christian series I read last year. This author blends fun story telling, strong female characters and historical time periods. Check out her other series too!

Mystery Books

I love a good mystery book. Whether it’s a young adult mystery or an adult thriller, I absolutely LOVE a good twist! Here are a few good mystery reads.

Truly Devious – Maureen Johnson

All the Missing Girls – Megan Miranda

And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie

This was my first classic book for the year and I loved it. A must read.

YA Contemporary Books

These are all different young adult contemporary books that I couldn’t put down.

My Life Next Door – Huntley Fitzpatrick

The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon

The Summer I Turned Pretty – Jenny Han

Until Friday Night – Abbi Glines

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han

Inspiring Christian Books

If you are more of a non-fiction reader, here are some good books!

Gay Girl, Good God- Jackie Hill Perry

Come Matter Here – Hannah Brencher

Dance Stand Run – Jess Connolly

Start with Amen – Beth Guckenberger

Light Reads

Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan

*** I do remember this book has some language/ maybe some sex scenes (I don’t remember) but this was one of the funniest book series I’ve ever read. Love it!

The School for Good and Evil – Soman Chainani

This is a middle grade series that I’ve loved over the past few years! Before fairy tale characters end up in their stories they go to a school to learn how to be good or evil. Such a unique story line!

Dear Mrs. Bird – A.J. Pearce

Books I am looking forward to reading this summer

Own Your Everyday – Jordan Lee Dooley

Almost done with this and I highly recommend!

The Rest of the Story – Sarah Dessen

I am also almost done with this one and it’s such a great summer read!

Tate – Susan May Warren

I’ve preordered this book and I am counting down the days!

I Love you So Mochi – Sarah Kuhn

On hold at library ?

I want to hear what your summer reading looks like this year! What are you looking forward to reading? ??