Friday, May 28, 2010
I've had a few people ask what I am reading this summer. These are the books on my list for right now. Summer reading is my favorite. There is no rhyme or reason to it. Some of it might be helpful to my students, but most of it is something I have stumbled upon by chance.
I just finished The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. It was a fun, fluff read. Next up is The Help by Kathryn Stockett, although I still haven't read Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich and it might be an easier read for this camping weekend. I'm excited to read The Help. So many people have recommended it!
Most of the other books were given to me by the Mr.'s cousin. She had read them in her book club and was passing them on: The Lady and the Panda by Vicki Constantine Croke and City of Thieves by David Benioff.
When I was cleaning out the office, I ran across a young adult book that K had given me a year or so ago after attending a conference. I have never read Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith, so that is on the stack right now, too.
Speaking of young adult literature, I promised my students that I would read The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. These three books have been making the rounds of my students: City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass. The wait list at the high school library was long, so I decided I would read these during the summer. Maybe they will be pool time reads!
My brother suggested I read the book The Trouble With Boys by Peg Tyre. It wasn't that long ago that public education was being admonished because our girls were behind in math and science classes. Now, they are discovering that fewer boys are enrolling in college, in AP classes, and in any extra-curricular activity that isn't athletics. Tyre draws some conclusions about the effect that this is having on schools and society. I'm hoping the city librarian can special order a copy of the book for me to read.
There are always more books than summer, but I look forward to making a dent in the stack waiting for me!