summer book recommendations

hey y’all! I’ve posted about a few books recently on snapchat (laurenkay2) and instagram stories that I’m loving…and a few of y’all have messaged me asking for the titles again. so, today i thought i’d share a recap of some of my summer book recommendations!lauren sims book recommendations

for fiction books, i’ve recently read big little lies by liane moriarty, as well as what alice forgot (by the same author). LOVED both of these books! between the two, what alice forgot was definitely my favorite. (i won’t give you a synopsis of the books because I’m really bad at that lol I always give away the endingplus you can read the descriptions where I linked them above!) but I highly recommend both of these for a good fiction read! liane moriarty is an amazing author – these books had me laughing and crying throughout every page.lauren sims book recommendations

next on my list for fiction books…my sister Jill recommended defending jacob which looks really interesting! and then since I love liane moriarty so much, I definitely want to read another one of her really well-known books: the husband’s secret! she also just released a new book called truly madly guilty that I want to read!lauren sims book recommendations

for christian books, I’ve been going through the Bible study called Finding I Am by Lysa Terkeurst and absolutely loving it. Each day probably takes me 20-30 minutes, but it has encouraged my heart in so many ways and helped me get into the Word daily. the Bible study is all about how Jesus really is the only person who can truly satisfy the deepest cries of our hearts. it’s definitely one of my favorite bible studies I’ve ever done.lauren sims book recommendations

i also just finished reading Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst and cannot recommend this book enough. It’s about living loved when you feel less than, lonely, or left out. this book is about helping you to find your true security and identity in Christ alone, and not in what other people say or think about you.lauren sims book recommendationsOutfit details: ‘brunette’ tank | black lounge shorts | leather ipad case

i’ve already posted about this book before, but i’m actually reading present over perfect by shauna niequist for a second time! this book has so much truth and encouragement packed into it, that i need a second go around (and maybe a third!) to let it all sink in. this book is about leaving behind a busy and frantic way of life, and choosing a more restful, soulful way of living. this book is about living a life of meaning and connection, instead of pushing for perfection.

do you have any favorite books you’ve read recently? i seriously LOVE book recommendations, so comment below with some of your favorites! happy friday!!

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7 Comments on summer book recommendations

  1. Ashley
    May 19, 2017 at 9:07 am (1 month ago)

    All I can think about is the “unflattering leg pose” on snapchat. So funny! I just got Finding I Am and so excited to read it. Also reading Unscripted by Ernie Johnson Jr. and highly recommend. His story and faith are incredible.

  2. Ruthie
    May 19, 2017 at 12:28 pm (1 month ago)

    I’m have present over perfect sitting on my nightstand waiting to be read right now . I would definitely recommend reading Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen. It pops up on amazon with the recommended reading for present over perfect and uninvited. ?

  3. Ashley
    May 19, 2017 at 5:05 pm (1 month ago)

    Lauren, I love the book Uninvited! It is so full of truth, especially when you are facing insecurities and loneliness. I am in need of a daily devotional, so I definitely will pick up the “Finding I Am”.
    A book I think you would love is a Christian book called “Wild and Free” by Jess Connolly. I am diving into it and am about to be finished with it after only 4 days of reading! That’s when you know a book is good, when you just can’t seem to put it down.

    Much love,
    Ashley |

  4. Kami
    May 22, 2017 at 9:34 am (1 month ago)

    I just finished Husbands Secret! So good! I am dying to read her other ones! Hehe Thanks for the recs boo! Can’t wait to order ALL OF THEM! haha

    • Lauren
      May 23, 2017 at 10:01 am (1 month ago)

      I love Liane Moriarty, but found I could not make it through The Husband’s Secret. It dragged on for me. I liked The Hypnotist’s Love Story quite a lot though.

      Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen was my most recent favorite book. It was clever and fun! Highly recommend.

  5. Shelbee Berringer
    June 10, 2017 at 12:41 am (2 weeks ago)

    Thank you so much for these recommendations! I will definitely try a few out!I just finished reading It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover and I have to say, it’s a must read. Literally finished the whole thing in one sitting!


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