Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Top Five Favorite Summer Books

*waves* Hello, all! Long time no see, ehh? Yes, I know, it's been a while since I posted. It's been even longer since I updated y'all on anything life/writing wise. And I wish I could say that I'm back for good, but...life is still crazy and so it'll most likely be a couple more weeks before I get back into a posting schedule. I do have some fun things planned for when I return, though! ;) As well as a huge update post. So be prepared.



Today I'm posting as a part of Victoria's blog party! It's quite epic and has some amazing giveaways going on, so be sure and check it out!
The topic for today was books, so I'm posting a list of my top five favorite summer books. Some of these I've read this summer, others are just summer-y books that I love reading during the summer. ^_^

1.) A Secret Courage by Tricia Goyer


Ahh, guys! This book was just so sweet! It was a light, yet surprisingly deep read. It kept my attention and I never wanted to set it down. It's WWII and takes place in England. It deals with spies rather than soldiers and battlefields, yet it's still just as real.


2.) Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Coker

Now just try and tell me that the cover and title don't just scream 'summer'! It's such a beautiful, yet sad story. It's the kind that reminds you just how summer, one summer, will change everything. So treasure every moment you have.



3.) Old-Fashioned by Rene Gutteridge


I haven't seen the movie that this is based off of, but the book is lovely. It's sweet and simple, and it deals with the 'old-fashioned' look at realtionships, and it's just beautiful. Most of it takes place in the fall, but I think it's a perfectly beautiful late summer/early fall read. And both of those are my favorite seasons, sooo... ;) I'm almost finished with it, and while I'm sad for it to end, I know it's a book I'll want to read again sometime. My only caution is that it does deal with some more mature content, so I wouldn't reccomend it to anyone under 16.


4.) This Quite Sky by Joanna Bischof


Oh my goodness, people. This book. It reminds me so much of Chasing Jupiter. The way it's written, the way it shows change... it's just beautiful. Heartbreaking, but in a sweet and precious way, if that's even possible. It's will break your heart into a million pieces, but do it in such a way that you don't even mind. It's precious, y'all.
It is a bit more on the romance side than I normally prefer, but it's still all sweet and innocent. However, it's another book I wouldn't reccomend to people under 16.


5.) Dandelion Dust by Faith Potts



*sighs* Don't all these books have the most fabulous covers? I have three on my shelf and I must get the others soon. ^_^
This was a beautiful story that takes place as summer draws to a close. For some reason, books dealing with summer, change, and new roads in life have meant a lot to me this year. Probably because I've been going through some of it as of late. :) This is a sweet book about realationships, testing, and how God is indeed in control of every ascpect of our lives, even when we may not see it. It's one I'd reccomend for all ages.

And... I know, I've already listed five. But I'm adding this one because it probably doesn't really count. I mean, it's a book I've written. BUT. I wrote it this spring, and I've re-read it countless times this summer. Editing and all. ;) But it holds a special place in my heart. I think so far it's my favorite book that I've ever written. A lot of it takes place during the summer, and I just love the characters so much. A lot of the struggles and growth they go through were things I was experiencing at the time I was writing it. So yes. It'd be #6 of my favorite summer books. ;)


Annddd I think that about wraps up the post for today. Be sure to head over to Victoria's blog for an AWESOME giveaway she's hosting for the party! :D
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    1. Ah, I just got it in the mail- I must join this lovely fanclub.

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    2. YUS IT WAS AMAZING!

      And Seneca, yes, you must join us. ;)

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  2. I want to read Dandelion Dust sometime. And A Question of Courage. :)

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    1. "Dandelion Dust" is amazing! And I think AQoC is pretty cool, too. Though... I may be biased. ;)

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  3. I'm right in the middle of Dandelion Dust ... oh, my goodness! I had to put it down because of my hatred of crying. XD BEST REASON TO PUT DOWN A BOOK EVER! I told myself to read Northanger Abbey for a while so I could comfort the world with a cheerful face.

    I really want to read A Secret Courage! It looks so amazing. And A Quiet Sky ... I think that's already on my TBR. :)

    AND A QUESTION OF COURAGE DEFINITELY DESERVES A SPOT! :D

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    1. Haha, yeah... crying during a book can be both amazing and terrible. xD

      YES IT IS! They are both amazing and you must read them. *shoved them towards Kellyn*

      Aww, thank you! You're the sweetest!

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  4. Really want to read a Question of Courage!
    Glad your back. :)

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    1. Oh, thank you! I hope you enjoy it when you do. ;)

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  5. Chasing Jupiter! I've heard nothing but good things about it, and it DOES look super summery. It's definitely on my TBR!

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    1. It issss! You need to read it like, right now. Before summer is totally over. xD

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  6. You've done some fun summer reading, methinks. I had no clue that Tricia Goyer has a new series out now -- and the cover looks too intriguing. Now I can't wait to read A Secret Courage for myself! Oh, and I'd like to read A Question of Courage as well. :)

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    1. Hehe, thanks! I have had fun fitting in books when I can. ;) And yes, you must read it! It's my favorite of all her books, though it is a bit slower paced.

      Aw, thank you! I'm glad it looks interesting enough to read. ;)

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  7. Oh, now that you compare This Quiet Sky with Chasing Jupiter I really must read it. Chasing Jupiter is so good.

    It's nice to hear from you, and I hope life is a good kind of crazy for you! :)

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    1. *nods* You must. They both made me cry... and most books can't do that.

      It's good to be back! I forgot how much I enjoyed blogging. ;) And it is! A crazy crazy, but a good crazy. :)

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  8. OMG WOW I still have to read both This Quiet Sky and Chasing Jupiter.... *sighs* so many things to read, so little time! School starts this coming week and I'm sooooo not ready to give up part of my reading time...

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    1. You doooo! Though yeah, I understand how school gets in the way... *glares at Math* I graduated this year, so it's kinda weird not having to do anything. ;)

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  9. I love this giveaway!! Your header for your blog is so pretty!

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    1. Thank you! And yes, the giveaway was awesome. ;)

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  10. "A Secret Courage" sounds really good!
    Oh yes, "Dandelion Dust" is wonderful!
    I really enjoyed your post, Jesseca! =)

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  11. Ah, This Quiet Sky is like my favorite book ever! *flails* I also loved Dandelion Dust!

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  12. Awww, girl, you mentioned me!!! <3 <3 *beams because you put me right between two of my favs* I must read Chasing Jupiter. Like right now. *looks at homework* Maybe I'll read it this weekend. XD

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    1. Of course I did. And aw, you're seriously way too sweet. ;)
      So, since this was a couple weeks ago.. have you read it???

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  13. ooooo I want A Secret Courage!!!! Tricia Goyer sounds familiar, I think I have a book of hers, By the light of the silvery moon….. I am pretty sure its her. When I move to Landsdale I am going to work on writing my own book!!!! I already have an idea "The Lady of Arley Hall" but need to visit Cheshire, England :) Looking forward to 2018!!!!! <3

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    1. Yup, that one's by her, too! I loved that one as well. :)
      Oh, cool! And yeah, travel would help a ton with writing. ;) Best of luck with your book!

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