Ready to fall into some new and different reads this season? Summer is winding down and the fall season is upon us. Soon school will be in full swing, life will get even more crazy and it will feel like the gusty winds of fall will be blowing us everywhere in our daily routines.
But then there will be those times when things slow down a little bit. That small snippet of the afternoon about an hour before the kids get out. Or that hour just before you go to bed. It’s time to settle down with a good book.
You took some of your friends advice and picked up one or two of the books she was reading over the summer but it wasn’t quite what you were looking for. It’s time to fall into new and different reads this season.
For Such A Time As This by Candace A Jones-If you are a woman of God trying to figure out your purpose, trying to come to terms with your past and wondering if you have totally lost God’s plan for your life, this book is for you. Candace speaks boldly of her past, her journey to redemption and her hopes for the future. A very refreshing read.
Everlasting Life by Kristy Phillips-Are you walking through life feeling desperate and broken? Do you feel like you have done so many terrible things that God could never love you? Or that you could never return to him again? Everlasting Life will help you reconnect with the Lord and heal your soul.
Phenomenal Dad by Cruz Santana-If you are looking for some spot on parenting advice in the aftermath of a divorce, this is your guide.
Full of eye opening revelations and practical advice, like getting past the sting of despair while staying in your kids lives, how to protect yourself in future court proceedings and different ways to connect with your children that take little to no effort no matter what your circumstances.
Cruz Santana writes from experience, she is a divorced mother of seven while battling stage four lymphoma. Pick up this book and help the single man in your life become a phenomenal Dad. Or learn to become a phenomenal Dad yourself.
Seasons Of Darkness-Belinda G. Buchanan-Ethan Harrington is forced to grow up quickly after his mother’s suicide. Living in the aftermath of his family’s ticking time bomb of an existence, he builds a wall around his heart.
Now at sixteen he turns to the one thing he has seen his father find solace in again and again, bringing to the surface an inner demon that won’t let him go. Belinda weaves an intriguing tapestry of a relationship between father and son and the complexities that test their fragile union.
After All Is Said And Done-Belinda G. Buchanan-What if you found out the child you love more than anything wasn’t yours? After All Is Said And Done is the continuation of Ethan Harrington’s life. Now thirty-four years old and with a baby on the way, he is still trying to forgive his wife Jessica for cheating on him with a colleague.
Once his son arrives the hurt starts to heal but he finds out all too soon the secret his wife has been hiding from him. Leaving his marriage in pieces and his sanity in a questionable state, Ethan has to face his borderline alcoholism and a past he has spent his whole life trying to forget.
What Haunts Me by Margaret Millmore- George is plagued by dreams of ghosts who wander in the midst of the living, infecting their victims with deformities and disease. A deep rooted instinct emerges in George, knowing he can kill these monsters and heal their victims.
Haunted by suppressed memories, his sanity starts to slip as he is consumed with this new responsibility. This new path will lead him to both friends and allies but also enemies he could never have imagined.
Lithium Dreams And Melancholy Sunrise-Carrie Lowrance- Recently go through a breakup? Have you been cheated on? Hopelessly in love with someone who either doesn’t love you back or doesn’t know you exist? Then let this deep, eerie book of poems ease your emotionally battered heart and soul.
The Safety Of Objects-Carrie Lowrance- If you are looking for a different way to view objects in the world, check out this book of poems.
For The Kids
Don’t Eat Your Boogers (You’ll Turn Green) – Carrie Lowrance- Goober McGee has a bad habit. He eats his boogers! His older brother, Sludge, warns him he could come down with a case of Boogeritis.
Then one day Goober wakes up and he’s green everywhere! How does he get rid of it? In the process of getting better again, Goober learns to try new foods, becomes a role model for his peers and, most importantly, promises to never eat his boogers again!
If you are truly looking for something totally different, take a look at the books on this list. I guarantee you won’t find the same old, same old. Fall is coming and so will the rainy, windy days and nights. .
There are several amazing authors out there. Here are a few selections.
The Knight Of Cups by Kevin Wright-Love Jim Butcher and A. Lee Martinez? Then you will love The Knight Of Cups by Kevin Wright.
During the investigation of a gangland murder, police detective Tom Chapel discovers that the world is even darker than he ever imagine, where vampires gather in alleyways and the most dangerous predator is not what you would think. Are his skills as a detective and a cop up to task or a liability?
And who is Pieter Durant? Find out in the first book of this series.
Timeless(A Door County Love Story) by Sharon L. Clemens-Are you a fan of clean, Christian romances? Then meet author Sharon L. Clemens. Timeless is about the love story between Dr. Richard Allmond and landscape designer Laurel Masterson.
While Laurel is determined to keep him at arm’s length, their world’s start to collide when Richard finds a mystery in his attic. It is the locker that belonged to a great Uncle lost in World War II. Will its contents reveal a past love lost and threaten their future?
The Healing Of My Wounded Inner Child by Jan Frazier-This is the true story of the author’s tumultuous childhood. Upon losing her nine year old brother to leukemia, her mother completely shut her out and had little interaction with her.
Offering hope, encouragement and direction, Jan is hoping to help people get on a better path.
Peoria Stories: Tales from the Illinois Heartland by Ken Zurski– Do you love history? Peoria Stories is a collection of stories about the events and people that shaped the city of Peoria. Some of these individuals include Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh and Abraham Lincoln as well as other not so famous people.
Also including historic events like the first flights, the rise of the automobile and the early days of radio, Ken weaves both local and national perspectives to create a captivating trip to the past.
Trolls-Monster Worm-Hidden People: Fond Memories of Iceland by Ieda Jonasdottir- Are you a fan of memoirs? Then take a trip to Iceland in this lighthearted and charming memoir of growing up in ‘The Land Of Fire And Ice’. Filled with the rich history of legends and folktales, woven together with the hopes, fears, and hardships of day-to-day life in this mysterious land.
The Legend Of The Icelandic Yule Lads by Heidi Herman-This is a modernized version of a very old Icelandic story. After accidentally being seen by a human, Stekkjastaur must rely on a shepherd boy to keep his secret.
He gives the boy a gift to protect his troll reputation which makes the boy very happy. This makes Stekkjastaur happy as well.
He learns that one of the greatest gifts you can receive is the joy of giving to someone else. It shows that even from an unlikely source, a selfish act wrapped up in Christmas spirit can grow into something wonderful.
The Reluctant Butterfly by Debra Collett– Debra has written an absolutely adorable story about a caterpillar who is afraid to turn into a butterfly. Little Lou is afraid and knows her life is about to change forever.
With some advice from a Butterfly and her best friend Ladybug by her side, Lou explores the values of true friendship, embracing change and facing her fears. Not only a wonderful story, but this book also has absolutely stunning illustrations as well.
A Hunting She Did Go by Irene Sedeora– Are you a fan of mysteries? Davina Reed starts her day as any other, doing Chai Tai in her Illinois backyard when she receives a call from Keith Thorne, an unsavory acquaintance of her brothers.
He tells her that her brother Jed won’t open the door and he is worried because Jed had gone out drinking the previous night. They were going to go fishing together today. He tells her she should bring her key so they can check on him. Keith doesn’t want to involve the police because he is on probation.
Something sounds off to Davina, but she decides to go over anyway so they can check on Jed. However, when she arrives, Thorne is not on the scene.
She looks up and notices there is an upstairs window without a screen and wide open. She goes upstairs and finds the body of her brother in the bathroom that adjoins off the bedroom with the shaft of an arrow sticking out of his chest.
Although he had some problems, Jed had been a successful man and, with two scientists, developed a doe birth control serum, which angered hunters. This has caused picketing and protests at the companies where the scientists work.
Doubting the small town police will be able to find Jed’s killer, she launches her own investigation. Even if that means having to deal with chief Leo Donovan and his infatuation with her and her red hair.
Edwards Many Questions by Ruth H. Underhill– This book is based on a true story about a little girl name Kay and her constant companion, a little stuffed bunny named Edward. Edward literally comes alive in the pages of this book for all ages to enjoy.
Whether reading it to themselves or being read to by an adult, children will look forward to what is revealed as each page is turned.
Don’t Eat Your Boogers (You’ll Turn Green) by Carrie Lowrance– Goober McGee has a bad habit, he eats his boogers. His brother, Sludge, thinks he is pulling his leg. Then one day he wakes up and he’s green-everywhere!
How does he get rid of it? Find out as Goober learns to try new foods, becomes a role model to his peers, and promises to never eat his boogers again.
As you can see, we had quite an eclectic group. So go check out the list, you may find the book you have been missing.