The season is upon us …
… the season of warm breezes, thunderstorms, BBQs, farmers’ markets, flip flops, kiddie pools, smores, bikes …
… and the season of books!
The first (unofficial) week of summer vacation, the trio joined the library book club. My 6-year-old, especially, is a huge reader. Together, we are reading The Secret Garden, which I admit, I have never read! She is really into American Girl books, particularly Kit (and very curious about the newest AG, Rebecca). The Amanda Pig series, the Frances books, and Ameila Bedelia round out her top favorites.
All of the girls enjoy anything Fancy Nancy and other picture books.
As for me, I’m currently reading Just Jane, a fictional introduction into the life of Jane Austen. It’s fairly enjoyable, getting a glimpse into her simple life and seeing where she found her inspiration for her various novels. It is a bit slow in parts, taking me a little longer to read than usual. But it’s quaint and cozy, and overall, I like it. I’m not sure how accurate it is, but there is a fact sheet in the back, which I’ll read when I’ve finished the book to see what was really fact and what was just fiction.
The Man Who Loved Jane Austen (Can you see a theme here? LOL) by Sally Smith O’Rourke
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Lifeline: The Religious Upbringing of Your Children by James Stenson
My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald
Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
The Rosary: Keeping Company with Jesus and Mary by Karen Edmisten
… and oh, so many more! I’m sure I won’t read them all this summer. But that’s OK; I’ve got no deadline, right?!
I just joined goodreads, which is a social network for readers. It’s a place to recommend books and receive recommendations, as well as keep track of your “to-read list.” If you’re a member, too, let me know! Or if you have a recommendation for me, something you’ve read recently that you thought was great, please let me know. Even if it’s a children’s book. I’m always looking for good reads for my entire family.