2018 Summer Reading List from Helen R. Little

Creator and Host of The Public Library Podcast, Helen R. Little, gives us a great lineup for summer reading this season.  Get ready to hit the pool, beach, lake or other while well equipped with great reading material for long days of lounging with these great female authors.  Some of the selections are fiction, some non-fiction and she even threw in a few young adult titles for our younger audience.

Enrich the experience even further by listening to The Public Library interviews with many of the authors selected!

Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh

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From debut historical novelist Jenni L. Walsh, Becoming Bonnie is the untold story of how wholesome Bonnelyn Parker became half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo! The summer of 1927 might be the height of the Roaring Twenties, but Bonnelyn Parker is more likely to belt out a church hymn than sling drinks at an illicit juice joint. She’s a sharp girl with plans to overcome her family's poverty, provide for herself, and maybe someday marry her boyfriend, Roy Thornton. But when Roy springs a proposal on her, and financial woes jeopardize her ambitions, Bonnelyn finds salvation in an unlikely place: Dallas's newest speakeasy, Doc's.

(Download the full list to take to your favorite local bookseller: BelaKharma 2018 Summer Reading List)

Be sure to join the BelaKharma Let’s Talk Women’s Facebook Group.  We will be hosting discussions and be chatting about these books throughout the summer.  Join us!


Helen Little is a media personality, writer, speaker, host, and lover of life with a professional journey that has spanned over thirty years.

Helen fills offices, homes, and cars during the midday on New York’s 106.7 Lite FM as the most listened to radio personality in the nation, reaching more people than any non-syndicated host on any radio station, in any daypart, in any format! Helen can also be heard on the iHeartRadio digital network that serves millions of subscribers. She also created and hosts the Public Library Podcast on iHeartRadio and iTunes where she talks books and writing with authors and book lovers.

Helen has written her first novel and is working toward publishing it. She also serves as a success coach, a speaker, and an on-camera and event host.

When she’s not working, Helen enjoys music, writing, traveling, cooking, photography, real estate, painting, reading, and fitness activities.   

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