Summer reading season has arrived, and I'm ready! This summer I plan to read books by authors I have recently discovered, along with a mix of fiction, YA and will fit in a classic. Is this a good time to sneak in a confession? I started reading The Secret Garden months ago... I will finish it. Much like Anne of Green Gables, I'm sure The Secret Garden is wonderful, but I struggle to read some YA classics. Still, I have never read it and will finish!
Are you interested to read with me?
Last month I was talking to friend and lifestyle blogger, Amelia, and asked if she might be interested in reading a book together. She immediately said yes.
It only took us a few days to select the book The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah. I have read several of the author's novels, so I know this will be a good read. I forgot to ask Amelia if she has read any of Hannah's novels. A question I will have to ask.
Sony has bought the movie rights, so the timing is good. The movie looks has a 2019 release date.
Please join us, the more the merry!
If this is your first virtual book discussion it's easy to participate. Amelia and I talked today and here's our plan:
- Get a copy and start reading (simple right?)
- We will discuss the book at the end of June (watch for a post with participation instructions)
- Join in the discussion when you finish the book.
Our reading plan: one of the benefits to a virtual read-a-long is that you can join in anytime. if you would like to read with us in June, here's the timeline:
- Jun 1 - 7: Chapters 1 - 10
- Jun 8 - 14: Chapters 11 - 18
- Jun 15 - 21: Chapters 19 - 28
- Jun 22 - 28: Chapters 29 - 38
- End of June: Book post with discussion questions
Added to my summer book shelf
Below are a few books I have added to my TBR pile, all discovered on summer recommendation lists landing in my inbox.
Jane Steele: A Gothic retelling of Jane Eyre.
What We Lose: A stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age—a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and country.
Everything Everything: YA book turned movie - a coming of age story about a young girl allergic to the world.
I'm always looking for books and would love to hear from you. Have you read a great book, or have a book on your list that you can't wait to read?