2018 Summer Book List

I kid you not when I say that this is one of my favorite posts of the year! It’s my fourth installment of the iHateGreenBeans summer book list and I need your help gathering up all your favorite novels, authors, and secret indulgences so I can spend forty-eight straight hours making the best reading list you’ve ever seen.

There’s only one stipulation: You have to send me the names of books that you love. That can be any genre you want. Never fear. That does include Young Adult. None of us are above Katniss Everdeen and may I reveal the GLORY known as “The Selection Series” is on my book shelf right now because so many of you recommended it to me last year. I divulged all five books in one big gulp.

Do you love classics? Send them my way. Was there a faith-based book that changed your life? I’d love to know about it. Is Why I Hate Green Beans your favorite book of 2018 so far? I understand.

But Lincee, you don’t like mystery or thriller or scary or murder or war. What about those?

Send them to me. There are factions of bibliophiles who love that stuff and I will not exclude them because I can’t take a little bit of blood and gore.

For two days, I’ll collect the data and compile my findings into a grand list. That list will be distributed via email to anyone who wants it. FOR FREE! Simply write your email address HERE!

Let me remind you that I would not know the wonder that is Jamie Fraser without a previous iHateGreenBeans book list. I wouldn’t know Melanie Shankle or Sophie Hudson. Jon Acuff is my hero, thanks to readers who let me know he’s worth my time.

Are you ready? Let’s do this. FILL THE COMMENTS UP!

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Zandi Quinn
Zandi Quinn

Uninvited by Lysa Teukeurst

Zandi Quinn
Zandi Quinn

New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp is a great daily devotional too

Caroline
Caroline

Slow Kingdom Coming, The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Little Fires Everywhere, essentialism

Melanna
Melanna

A gentleman in moscow by amor towles I read it the end of last year and haven’t loved another nearly as much since.

Mona Engle
Mona Engle

Just read on vacation.. a must read. Charles Martin’s new book, Send Diwn the Rain.

Leigh
Leigh

charles Martin is my favorite author. All his books are good. My favorites are Water From My Heart, Wrapped in Rain and Unwritten.

Meredeth
Meredeth

The Lola Quartet, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Girl Wash your Face, If You Only Knew, The Pecan Man, Uninvited, Church of the Small Things, All the Pretty Things

Tammi
Tammi

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Big Little Lies and What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty, and Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Plus, I did love (and devour) Why I Hate Greenbeans.

Beth
Beth

Girl, Wash Your Face; The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers; Before I Saw You by Amy K. Sorrells; Freedom Ring and The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli

Paige Connell
Paige Connell

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, The Lunar Chronicles series-YA (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter) by Marissa Meyer, The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (technically children’s fiction, but I read it to my daughter and loved it more than she did), The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. And one of my favorite 5-star books this last year was… Why I Hate Green Beans! 🙂

Have you thought about making a Goodreads group for all of us to follow? You can originate it, list all the books “to be read”, we can converse with each other through the group and keep track of who has read what book and what we rate it. It’s such a great app. You have to set up groups on a desktop, though. I use it in my classroom for independent reading projects. Call us Lincee’s Bookworms or something way more catchy.

I can’t wait to see your compiled list!!!

Leslie N
Leslie N

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate and Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Amber Mitchell
Amber Mitchell

Outlander series- Diana Gabaldon
I Know this Much is True- Wally Lamb
Gone With the Wind- Margaret Mitchell

Kelly
Kelly

I Know This Much This True is my absolute favorite book of all time. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb also wonderful.

Keely
Keely

So… I read 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. OMG ‘Splains so much why my marriage didn’t work… cause he didn’t know my love language and could NEVER show me my love language. So enough deep stuff, you can apply this to your parents, kids,friends… not just your significant other.

I’m re-reading Rock Chicks by Kristen Ashley. Love the series and their Hot Bunch hotties. LOL

Deb G
Deb G

Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead

Jules
Jules

Behold the Dreamers
Crazy Rich Asians
Girls Burn Brighter

Thank you for putting this list together! I love book recommendation.

You can follow me on IG: julesintxreads

Sarah
Sarah

I read the first two in the last month and really enjoyed both. Will put Girls Burn Brighter on my to-read list! Thanks. 🙂

Lynna Bond
Lynna Bond

Sensible Shoes by Sharon Garlough Brown (the whole series), Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado, Magnificent Obsession by Lloyd Cassel Douglas, Safety Home by Randy Alcorn (The Mitford Series which you’ve probably read) and A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

Ainsley
Ainsley

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Annette
Annette

I love the Milford series. I have read it Several times. So good