Looking for book recommendations for your summer reading list?

I hope you’ll enjoy this selection of books as much as I have.

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Book Recommendations for Your Summer Reading List



Click each title below to view the Amazon listings: 


The Day the Angels Fell
by Shawn Smucker

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The Day the Angels Fell is the first book in a two-book YA fiction series by Shawn Smucker.
Read this one, then grab a copy of the sequel:



The Edge of Over There
by Shawn Smucker

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Made Like Martha:
Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done

by Katie M. Reid

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I had the privilege of reading an advance copy of this book to offer an endorsement, and it was such a blessing to my “try hard” temperament. If you love your To Do List or sometimes think your worth is based on what you accomplish, Made Like Martha is for you.



Born a Crime:
Stories from a South African Childhood

by Trevor Noah

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I read this book on the plane ride to South Africa. I do need to give a language warning,
as it is a secular book and is not suitable for young people or sensitive readers.
However, besides the language issue, it is a very well-written, compelling story full of humor and cultural insight.




Waves of Mercy
by Lynn Austin

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I’m biased about this book because a) it’s written by one of my all-time favorite fiction authors;
and b) it’s based on the history of my hometown of Holland, Michigan.


Be sure to read this one before the sequel releases in October 2018:



Legacy of Mercy
by Lynn Austin

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Legacy of Mercy is the sequel to Waves of Mercy and releases in October 2018.




All the Colors We Will See:
Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way

by Patrice Gopo

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This collection of essays by my friend, Patrice Gopo, is absolutely stunning.
If you’re looking for a rich, thought-provoking read, don’t hesitate to get a copy of this beautiful book.




And of course, I’d be honored to have you pick up a copy of my memoir:

A Place to Land:
A Story of Longing and Belonging
by Kate Motaung

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What’s on your summer reading list? 

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