Summer Reads

For many, summer has become synonymous with vacation season. And, at least before I had young kids, that meant extra reading time! With that season arriving, are you looking for books to add to your summer reading list? If you’re looking for suggestions, you’ve come to the right place: Josha’s got you covered.

For Fiction Lovers

Are you interested in a love story with real people living through real life struggles? Check out the Life Imperfect series by Katherine Turner.

Heartbreaking, moving, and redemptive, the Life Imperfect series follows Annie, Rob, and Lucas for several years after their lives collide unexpectedly. They’ll laugh and love, they’ll be broken-hearted and reach the pits of despair, and they’ll make decisions that alter the trajectory of not only of their own lives, but of the lives of those around them. But—ultimately—they’ll learn through trial and error what it means to forgive and to love, including oneself.

The series begins with award-winning Finding Annie, and continues with Willow Wishes. The third book in the series, Wildflower Promise, will be available for pre-order soon (and make sure you’ve subscribed to our newsletter—our subscribers are always the first to see our new covers!).

For Nonfiction Lovers

If you’re more drawn to nonfiction accounts of real life, we have several deeply moving and inspirational memoirs to choose from.

Me, Too: Voicing My Story by Olivia Castetter

Our most recent nonfiction release, Me, Too: Voicing My Story by Olivia Castetter is the author’s story of her history with abuse and assault and what life’s really like on the other side. Hailed as “raw, compassionate, and self-reflective,” readers agree that this book provides a complete and transparent picture of a survivor of rape and abuse, as well as highlight the connections between what society teaches young boys and girls and the proliferation of sexual violence we see today.

resilient by Katherine Turner

Josha’s best-selling book is resilient by Katherine Turner, which chronicles her childhood experiences with neglect, poverty, abuse, mental illness, sexual assault, and foster care, and the impact those experiences had on her throughout her adolescence and into her young adulthood. Readers describe it as gut-wrenching, moving, brave, and heroic, and are in agreement that it’s a powerful must-read for everyone, shedding light on the realities of how severe trauma impacts children not just when it happens, but for the rest of their lives.  

moments of extraordinary courage by Katherine Turner

The first nonfiction book Josha published was Katherine Turner’s moments of extraordinary courage, which is a collection of stories from a woman overcoming a lifetime of abuse and insecurity as she journeys to embrace the vulnerability and uncertainty of breaking her silence in otherwise ordinary moments of extraordinary courage. Described often as a raw and heartfelt must-read, readers have agreed that it’s difficult to put this book down and that it sticks with you long after you’ve finished reading it…and inspires many to break their silence, too, whether that’s for themselves or to stand with others. Don’t forget once you’ve read a book to let us, the author, and other readers know what you thought of it by leaving a review! Also want to reach out directly to the author? You can find contact information for all our authors here.


Josha Publishing, LLC is a woman-founded, woman-owned, and woman-run company that is passionate about booksstories, and the power of words to change lives. Learn more about us here and remember to sign up for our newsletter to find out about new content, new books, and submissions update.

Summer Reads

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