Ultimate Summer Reading List // Contemporary Fiction

Today is the final day of Not of this World’s Ultimate Summer Reading List! Today’s genre is “Contemporary Fiction.” Enjoy!

Bailey Flanigan series by Karen Kingsbury 

Description via barnesandnoble.com: The Bailey Flanigan series begins with Bailey leaving Bloomington for the adventure of a lifetime. She has won an audition for the ensemble of a Broadway musical in New York City. She’s determined to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but is she really ready to leave family and friends for the loneliness of the city? And what of Cody? His disappearance has her worried about their future and praying that their love can survive.


Age: 13+

Why I loved it: I really enjoyed this series because of all the spiritual truths I learned while wondering what would happen next to the characters. Often I find Christian books for teen girls to be overly cheesy, but these books really did teach me a lot. -Courtney R.

The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers

Description via barnesandnoble.com: When tragedy strikes Dynah, a devout Christian with a bright future, the Carey family struggles to cope. In considering the question of abortion, Dynah and her family must come to terms with God’s provision and goodness and what it means to live out the truth even when the cost is high.


Age: 16+

Recommended by Jessica B. 

Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn

Description via amazon.com: As these memorable years unfold, Christy and her God-loving friends find out what it means to be a “peculiar treasure.” Follow Christy Miller as she stays true to her identity in Christ, drawing closer to God for help in realizing her dreams and dealing with her disappointments.


Age: 12+

Why I loved it: These books are fun, easy reads full of exciting plots, characters, and important spiritual lessons. A great summer series! -Courtney R.

Summer Hill Secrets by Beverly Lewis

Description via amazon.com: Join Merry Hanson, a very modern fifteen-year-old living in Pennsylvania’s Amish country, as she faces the true-to-life struggles and heartfelt triumphs of growing up to be the best she can be in God’s eyes.


Age: 12+

Lauren Holbrook series by Erin Davis

Description via amazon.com: Lauren Holbrook has found her life’s calling: matchmaking for the romantically challenged. And with the eclectic cast of characters in her world, there are tons of potential to play “connect the friends.”

 Lauren sets out to introduce Nick, her carefree singles’ pastor, to Ruby, her neurotic coworker who plans every second of every day. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything.


Age: 13+

Why I loved it: LOVE these books! Perfect for a teenage girl who loves to read a good romance comedy novel. -Michaela F.


So what did you think of our Ultimate Summer Reading List? Did you find some good books? I hope so! As a finale to this fun week, click here to enter a giveaway for some reading goodies. 🙂


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