The Single Life: 2014 Summer Reading List

Those of you who know me or have been following the blog for a while know that I love to read. I will usually read anything, but I have to be honest and say that I haven’t been working on my reading goal for the year the way that I have needed to. Hopefully this summer I can get back on track and get several books read.

On my list for the summer are some books I started but need to finish, and some that I have wanted to read for a while.

I am dividing the list into 6 non-fiction and 5 fiction books.


1)    Restless by Jennie Allen

This book explores who we are in Christ and how we find our purpose in life in who we are in Christ.

2)   Called to Write by Edna Ellison & Linda Gilden

Called to Write explores 7 principles to becoming a Christian writer. I am planning on spending the summer working my way through the book one chapter per week in order to improve my writing. Any of you who might be interested are welcome to join me.

3)   Single Without Sinking by Shade Vaughan

Single Without Sinking is a different kind of singles book. While most books for singles are written for younger college age single, this book is actually written for singles in their 30’s and 40’s.

4)   No More Christian Nice Girl by Paul Coughlin & Jennifer D Degler

I have already started this book and read through several chapters.  In this book, the authors look at how Christian women are taught to be nice instead of good and the difference between being nice and being good.

5)   Disciplines of a Godly Woman by Barbara Hughes

In Disciplines of a Godly Woman, Barbara Hughes explores 15 disciplines of a godly woman’s life including the discipline of singleness and the discipline of marriage.

6)   Love Idol by Jennifer Dukes Lee

I have heard nothing but good things about this book since it came out. I’m really hoping that I can get a copy soon to read. It addresses the issue what we seek our approval from.


1)    October Baby  by Eric Wilson

October Baby is about a young woman who embarks on a journey to discover her past and find hope for her future after she finds out that she was adopted and the survivor of a failed abortion attempt.

2)   Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers

Bridge to Haven is the story of a young woman who quickly learns what it costs to make it big in 1950’s Hollywood.

3)   Inescapable by Nancy Mehl

Inescapable is a suspense novel set in a small Mennonite town.

4)   The Scent of Lilacs by Ann H. Gabhart

The Scent of Lilacs is a story of faith and family.

5)   Winter Birds by Jamie Langston Turner

Winter Birds is the story of one woman’s journey to faith and love.


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3 Replies to “The Single Life: 2014 Summer Reading List”

  1. Love your summer reading list. I need to make one too <3.

  2. What a wonderful reading list. I’m going to pin it so I can come back to it this summer. I read Restless when it came out – amazing book and hard to put down. I had not heard of #3 and I am going to look for that one – thanks for the tip!

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