Sarah Anne’s Top Summer Reads 1


Looking for some good books to read this summer?

Among the more than 250 books I have reviewed on my blog, I’ve picked several books that I know are good summer reads. Some will teach you new things, some will inspire you and some will take you to another world. Hope you find a book on the list you enjoy!

At the bottom of the blog post is a printout to take to the library or bookstore with you as a reference.


Magic Strings Frankie Presto

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom – find some magic in the musical talent of a boy who is rescued shortly after birth but finds love in the end

A Dog's Purpose

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron – pet lovers will enjoy this book about a dog who has a purpose to fulfill, even if it takes a few lives

A Paris Apartment

A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable – historical fiction about an apartment found intact after decades of abandonment in Paris


A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen – a book about second chances as a man struggles to overcome addiction with the help of an unlikely friend – a cat named Bob

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough – the history of how we can now fly in airplanes ties back to the Wright brothers. Read this book before the miniseries comes out!

Lights Out

Lights Out by Ted Koppel – an important book about America’s electrical grid and its vulnerabilities


Gift from the Sea

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh – a book for mothers and wives trying to find themselves amongst the day-to-day chaos

The Broken Way

The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp – an honest look at living days with a broken heart, body and soul

The Best Yes

The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst – this book will help you look at how you spend your time and find ways to focus on what is important


Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo – the story of how a toy learns what love truly is and what to value

Soprano Trouble

Soprano Trouble by Victoria Kimble – a middle-schooler learns how to navigate a world where her true friends are those who don’t bully others


Wonder by R.J. Palacio – the wonderful movie is based on a book and the book is worth reading to know why the author thought up the story

Share on the blog if you’ve read any of these books or plan to read any of them this summer!

Sarah Annes Top Summer Reads


Sarah Anne’s Top Summer Reads

About Sarah Anne Carter

Sarah Anne Carter is a writer and reader. She grew up all over the world as a military brat and is now putting down roots with her family in Ohio. Family life keeps her busy, but any spare moment is spent reading, writing or thinking about plots for novels.