Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summer Reading Update 7/25

MG/YA Books for School
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Bull Run by Paul Fleischman
The Last Safe House by Barbara Greenwood

MG/YA Books for fun
Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes
Queen Bee by Chynna Clugston (graphic novel)
Heart Beat by Sharon Creech
Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
Word Nerd by Susin Sielsen
Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 1: Orientation by Thomas Siddell (Graphic/webcomic)
The Braid by Helen Frost
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
Things Hoped For by Andrew Clements

Grown-Up Books for fun
The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant

I didn't get as much reading in this week because I was working at school writing curriculum. But we have two more weeks before our Cape Cod vacation. I've nearly finished all the YA books I need to read for this school year and then I can focus on books that I want to read for fun. When we're on the Cape I'll probably only take one or two YA books and do mostly grown-up reading.

My To Read List for Cape Cod
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flag
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
Cape Cod Magic by Richard Russo
Liar by Justine Larbalestier

As all of those books will be coming from the library and I don't want to check them out until the week before we leave, I obviously have no guarantee that I'll be able to get them. If any of them are unavailable, I have some back up titles (that I might bring regardless): Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Huston, The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx.

Come to think of it, we have so many wonderful titles on our bookshelf that I have yet to read and want very much to, finding reading material certainly won't be a problem. The problem will be deciding what to bring!

I often feel overwhelmed by how many great books there are. So many books and so little time. I want to read them all! I've been enjoying the novels in verse and I picked up Gunnerkrigg Court purely by chance and have fallen in love.

1 comment:

  1. I just read your post as I'm avoiding packing and spending way too much time on the computer :-) Last year I ran out of books at the Cape and found out that the Dennis library actually has a Beach Borrowers section. This year I'm taking a large bag of books from our bookcase, and lots of knitting and jewelry making - can't wait! I hope you left some sun for us at the Cape - sounds like you had good weather this week.