When I was in school I have to say I never minded those summer reading lists that some of my teacher's used to furnish us. Actually, I loved it when my kids got them to. It was an excuse to read, which is sometimes what I need. I love reading but somehow sitting quietly in the corner lost in my own little world sometimes needed and needs justification.
When I was in school I read so much that my mom really feared I'd never leave her house. She used to come up with challenges to get my nose out of a book. She loved that I read, I don't want you to think that she was discouraging me to read, but I used to set my alarm early so I could read and then I'd read at the breakfast table, in the car to school, while I was waiting for classes to start, between classes (ok, I'll admit I even used to read with the book on my lap during some classes, which might explain why I still don't really get science!) and then I'd read on the way to swim practice, read on the way home and read after dinner. Her concern was real!
So when I had the summer reading list I didn't have to justify to mom that I was reading. She took my sisters and to the store and she used to buy all the books on the list and then as a family we'd read them over the summer. It was great.
What I really loved about the summer reading list was that it had books that I wouldn't have normally chosen to read. So this summer I'm making a reading list for myself that's not as romance heavy.
Here are a few of the books on my list:
This is a series of letters written by a young woman who went to London to nanny in the 80s. The BBC made a TV series out of it that was really good so now I want to read the book.
I love the Sookie Sackhouse series and heard that this series has cameos from some of her characters so I thought I'd give it a try.
My son is a huge Rick Riordan fan and we have always both read the books and then discussed them, which I love!
My daughter loves Harry Potter. It was the book that made her into a voracious reader. She has been dying to see what happened in the play and frankly, I have too. We all pre-ordered a copy because we don't like to wait to read it!
I read about this book around Christmas last year but haven't had a chance to read it. I like Mindy Kaling so I think I'll enjoy her book. :)
I'd love to have some recommendations from you! What's on your summer reading list? Have you read any of the books on my list?