“I was born with a reading list I will never finish.” –Maud Casey
Okay, I’ll admit it…. I’m spoiled. I have an amazing job in public education, and while teachers don’t go into education for the money, we do get some other enormous perks = SUMMER! The two months that I have off are filled with many activities which include a lot of “catching-up” with home tasks, chores and the little things that I neglect during the school year. However, it is a huge priority for me to sit down and read as often as possible during my time off. As an avid list-maker, I have made several summer lists, but the most important one is my reading list. Here it is! I would love to hear your feedback on my choices!
First of all, I LOVE magazines! I will be reading many! My favorites:
Of course, I have more books to read than I can count, but these have risen to the top of my stack!
Wicked by Gregory Maguire has been highly recommended on a couple different posts from “The Art of Reading” series that I publish on this blog (Katie and Jennifer), and it’s time to see what the buzz is all about! I have not seen the play version, so I am going in completely “blind.”
I can’t believe how long I have been meaning to read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski! It has literally been “on the stack” for years. A few of my good friend really loved it, and I hear it is a dog story, so I’m anxious to finally enjoy it! The time has come!
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley was a thrift-store find, and the title is so enticing! I don’t always read mysteries, but every once in awhile I really crave a good one! This is apparently the first in a series of mysteries featuring a young sleuth named Flavia de Luce. I’m hoping that I love it, so I can get lost in the rest of the series.
It’s won several accolades and has turned up on recommended lists for both adults and teenagers, so I want to read Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward for its potential for my high-school library.
A fellow co-worker told me that The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff was one of her best reads last year, and I love Meg Rosoff. I see on her blog that there may be movie-rights in the future… I love to read books and “cast” them in my mind with the actors I would see in the roles!
I have a new puppy! In my mind, this should probably be the first book I read! I have never read a Cesar Millan book, but I figure, he must know what he’s doing! I have high hopes that after reading this book, my little Arlo will be sitting-up, rolling over, and sleeping through the night!
I am going to be taking a stitching class via Big Picture Classes from the talented Amy Powers, and I spotted these two books at my local library the other day. The class is called “Happy-Go-Lucky Stitchalong.” Doesn’t that sound fun? These books are full of inspiration and published by my favorite craft book publisher Lark Books! I have already found some great inspiration for my project with Amy!
Have you made your summer reading list, yet? What was the best “summer book” you can remember reading? I would love to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by… happy summer, and happy reading!