Monday, August 31, 2009

Last day of August. Summer reading update.

Good things: drinking tea. wearing a hooded sweatshirt on a 65 degree August Monday morning. the windows wide open.

I just checked my list of books I wanted to read this summer and checked off *one* of them. Ha. This is not to say I didn't read this summer, but my plans went awry...

Here's what was actually read this summer: a mix of old and new young adult, old and new literary fiction, a few guilty pleasures, one new absolute favorite*

Rereads. I couldn't help myself.
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Charlotte's Web
Anne of Green Gables
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
The Summer Book
Pride and Prejudice

New Reads
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
The Elegance of the Hedgehog*
The Savage Detectives
Trail of Crumbs
Hurricane Song

Even though school doesn't officially start until after Labor Day, this week is going to be filled with prep work. I still get beginning of the school year anxiety, but I confess that I am kind of excited to meet the 90 kids I will be spending at least 1500 hours with over the course of the next 9 months. And. I love that my job is to get kids excited about reading and writing. I love asking kids what their absolute favorite book they have ever read it. And yours?


Liz said...

To Kill a Mockingbird-hands down. How did you like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society? I almost bought it the other day.

Kristen Robbins Warren said...

so i swore that i wouldn't read it because i thought it was poorly marketed in an overly cheesy way. but. my roommate had it so i borrowed it and really, really enjoyed it. i would classify it as chick lit for people who love and appreciate books:)

jane said...

You borrowed my book!?! Just kidding. It's amazing.