5 Free Books I Added to My Summer Reading List

One good thing about all this crumby weather we’ve been having this summer is that I am catching up on all my reading goals. I was recently given a subscription to Kindle Unlimited for a blog campaign.

I didn’t pay much attention to it at first, and then realized just how awesome it is! Even if you don’t have a membership to that, these are five books I added to my summer reading list because they each sound like a great read. I’ve used affiliate links where applicable, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

5 books that I'm adding to my summer reading list.

Kindle Unlimited

What’s this you say? It’s freaking amazing. It’s a subscription service that allows you to read and own an unlimited amount of books each month!

For just $9.99/month, you gain access to thousands of books! And, you can access it from any of your Kindle friendly devices–meaning the Kindles themselves, or anything with the Kindle App! I’ve got books EVERYWHERE now!

This isn’t just awesome for me, but for the whole family! The kids are loving it and I’m no longer stressing about them reaching their summer reading goals.

5 Books For Your Summer Reading List

Trail of Broken Wings book cover.

Trail of Broken Wings

Not only does this one have over a thousand 5 star reviews, it sounds like something I can kind of relate to… It’s also available in audio form which I think is awesome for road trips! I’m stocking up on several of these for our trip from Chicago to the east coast!

HOLE the book cover.

HOLE: A Novel Based on a True Story

Call me a bit biased on this one. BUT everyone that has read it has been blown away. My stepdad wrote this and I won’t tell you anything more, except that I’ve read it several times and it never gets old. I’m actually in the process of rereading it now.

The Atlantis Gene book cover.

The Atlantis Gene

  • It’s got over 10,000 positive reviews!
  • It’s a series! (I just love getting into a new series that makes the thrill ride last even longer!)
  • It’s going to be a movie! (I love reading the books before the movie comes out.)
What If? Book cover.

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Books like this are my favorite for family road trips. They spark whimsical, creative conversations while teaching important scientific principles. Seriously, this one is just too cool! It even has funny stick figure illustrations that you can have the kids re-draw for each scenario.

The Winter Sea book cover.

The Winter Sea

I won’t lie, I totally picked this one for the title and cover at first. But then I read the description and simply had to add it to my summer reading list. Romance, time travel, a little mystery–how could I resist!

I’ve recently gotten back into my Goodreads account… I’d love to follow each other and share all the good book discoveries!

What books do you have on your summer reading list?

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  1. Fee Roberts says:

    I’d like to read ‘Hole.’ It’s so cool you have an author in the family.

  2. Those all look like books I’d like to read. I usually get my ebooks from the library.

  3. Julie Wood says:

    I want to read HOLE: A Novel Based on a True Story that was written by your Step Dad. It sounds very interesting, and I like to read nonfiction books and the book I am reading now is American Sniper. I want to read to read Unbroken.

  4. nicole dziedzic says:

    I really need to add some books to my summer reading list, i just finished two with two weeks, love taking a good book out on the patio and reading on a nice day.

  5. HAHAHA, I love that you picked that last book based on the title and the cover. I don’t make lists, if I find a book I like then I read it. Thank you for sharing this post, I see some interesting books here, definitely worth a read.

  6. Kathy Eyre says:

    Wow!! Your step dad is a famous author!! I go through mystery and crime books like candy, in fsct my husband refers to them as “candy for the brain”

  7. I am always looking for new books to read! Thanks for this list!

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