Sunday, June 13, 2010
Seasonal SAHM Summer Reading
EC asked what was on my reading list this this summer. Summer reading...Ah! Summer is the time when I catch up with my students. I read a mix of oldies and newbies and hope that a few of my newbies are ones that my students will have read when I return to school. Usually they return to school more read than myself. This summer my oldies will include "The Westing Game", "Toys Go Out", "Ralph S. Mouse", "Gregor the Overlander", "Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth", book one of the "Warriors" series, and "Viking It and Liking It." Newbies on tap include "Adam Canfield of the Slash", "The Name of This Book is Secret", "Every Soul a Star", "Operation Yes", "Crash", "Lincoln and His Boys", "Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little". To be continued...
But for adults, EC, et al., "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is brutal but riveting. "The Girl Who Played with Fire" was just as easy to read, but lacked some of the suspense and detail of the first. "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" is currently winging its way to my doorstep along with "The Elegance of Hedgehogs" which comes highly recommended to me. "The Help" is also a book that I hear deserves all the hype it has received, so that may be on my list as well.
I really enjoy reading non-fiction too. Currently on top of my non-fiction to-be-read pile is "Eating Animals". What non-fiction books are on the top of your pile, er, list this summer?