As I mentioned in my last post, I am hoping to get in some relaxing reading time this summer. I usually read on my Kindle, often eBooks from the library. But I also like to read “real” books. I picked up a handful of paperbacks at the local library’s used book sale and a few more from the bargain table at B&N. And yet a few more off of Megan’s bookshelf!
Here’s the rundown – I have a mix of historical fiction and modern fiction. Some adult and some teen novels. No doubt I’ll add to the stack as the summer progresses. I’m a fast reader and I could easily read these in one month if I put my mind to it!
- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
- Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran.
- The Tide Watchers by Lisa Chaplin.
- Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SIsterhood by Rebecca Wells.
- Marley and Me by John Grogan.
- Sarah’s Key by Tatiana DeRosney.
- A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner.
- The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato.
A few others I plan ot borrow off Megan’s shelf that aren’t pictured are the Passenger series by Alexandra Bracken and the Mysterious Benedict Society. I actually read a lot of “teen” novels. Sometimes I “pre-read” books when trying to decide if they’re appropriate for my kids…other times I read them after they’ve read them, when I know they loved them. And often, I buy books for Megan knowing I want to read them too! No matter how it happens, I love reading the same stuff they do, so we can discuss and compare our ideas about the story and characters.
I’m not the only one with lofty reading goals for the summer. Megan picked up this stack of books at the library book sale. Of course, that was back in April, so she’s probably already read half of them. And she’s also acquired another stack of books about the same size since then from friends and trips to the book store. I love that she loves reading as much as I do.
And Molly is determined to finish reading the Harry Potter series this summer. She just fininshed up The Prisoner of Azkaban, so she has 4 books to go. She’s not a super fast reader. I’m hoping that such a big goal will curb her electronics time so she is able to accomplish it. And I may just add them to my stack as well – it’s been quite a few years since I read them!
Happy summer reading to you!