Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Reading Fun

Well, school is out for the summer, and X and P have flown away to Greece. My reading goal for the summer is to read a book a day from the kidlit shelf of my TBR bookcase, so we'll see how far down I can whittle it.

I finished the first four of those books, as well as a few other things:

  • Paper Covers Rock, Jenny Hubbard. NOOK. Best of the Best pick.
  • The Otherworldlies, Jennifer Kogler. RML book.
  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling, Maryrose Wood. Summoned back to the library.
  • The Kidnapped King, Ron Roy. From my shelves.
  • Notes From a Liar and Her Dog, Gennifer Choldenko. From my shelves.
  • Boys Book of Adventure, Steve Martin. From my shelves.
  • Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold. NOOK. ARC. Much fun.
  • Magic Under Glass, Jaclyn Dolamore. From my shelves.
Wow, only Bujold's book saves me from a week of complete kidlit. Although really why would anyone save me from that? But I guess I like to read a book about grown-ups from time to time.

What am I still reading? I'm trying to clear the decks for a short vacation, so after I finish my kidlit-book-of-the-day I'm concentrating on some aging library books. Fifteen books is a slight increase from last week, but I'll probably finish at least one while donating blood tomorrow.
  • The Capture, Kathryn Lanksky. Monday's kidlit book. I think this is the first of the series.
  • Jane, April Lindner. I read most of this because I thought I couldn't renew it, but then I did. Fun retelling of Jane Eyre.
  • Willie Mays, The Life, The Legend, James S. Hirsch. TBR He's up in the major leagues now. I'd better concentrate on this next; it's almost due.
  • Infamous Scribblers, Eric Burns. TBR Only a few pages left.
  • The Clockwork Three, Matthew Kirby. RML. The three protagonists finally meet together. 
  • The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller. Must find where eighth grader left this.
  • Doubleblind, Ann Aguirre. NOOK. 3rd book in the space story.
  • Phoenix In Flight, Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge. NOOK. Interplanetary rich people plot things.
  • Smart But Scattered, Peg Dawson & Richard Guare.  I lost this, ironically enough, but now it's found again.
  • Honored Enemy, Raymond Feist & William R Forstchen. Everyone takes a bath.
  • Knight of a Trillion Stars, Dara Joy. Her brother-in-law is a were-cat. Maybe he'll tell her that she accidentally got married. Nope, he won't.
  • The Catholic Church in the Modern World, E.E.Y. Hales. Pope loses his territory.
  • Close Range: Wyoming Stories, Annie Proulx. Into the story about the rodeo guy.
  • The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, Jeanne Birdsall. Audio. The Big Coincidence.
  • The Ring of Solomon, Jonathan Stroud. Audio. With 7th grader. CD 5. Tragically the boys left without finishing it.
I'll go sign in on the update posts that Book Journey does, where everyone notes what they read, are reading, and intent to read. Teach Mentor Texts echos this with a concentration on children's books which clearly is appropriate for me.

What will I read next? I still have far too many library books out, but at least I've slowed down the infux. I'm hoping for a lot of easy kidlit to help me make my daily book goal.

Challenges:
  1. Cybils: 61/73. Twelve more to go. That's about two a month, which is a breeze.
  2. Global Reading Challenge: 13/21. I checked out an Australian book.
  3. Where Am I Reading?:  23/50. Need to review Vermont, Montana, Mississippi, Massachusetts, and Louisiana. I also read a Washington D.C. book. Almost finished with a Connecticut book.
  4. Science Book Challenge: 1.141/3.14159. Haven't started the next book yet. Sigh.
  5. Reading My Library:  I'm falling behind my book-a-week plan here. Sigh.
  6. Eclectic Challenge: 10/12. I need literary fiction and a classic. I wonder if Jane counts as literary...
  7. Best of the Best: 26/25. I'm almost done with #27. I think I'll just keep going, only in a less rushed way.
  8. Summer Reading Goal: 4 books in, on target.

5 comments:

BookBelle said...

You have your work cut out for you. Enjoy!

The Brunette Librarian said...

Have a lovely lovely reading week!

What are YOU reading @ The Brunette Librarian??

pussreboots said...

You have quite a list of books going! My favorite read last week was Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 1 by Kanata Konami. Please come see what else I'm reading.

Jen said...

You definitely have a lofty list there! I hope you get to what you want to get to! I am in the middle of the second Penderwicks book! I love them. :)

@Amy_LovesYA said...

Wow! You have a lot of lists! I thought I was busy giving myself one award list to read! Enjoy your week in books!