As I wrote way back in June, I’m not headed back to school this year. While I miss seeing my students and setting up displays of new books to share, I don’t miss being on the school schedule. (7:30 AM bus, anyone?)
It was a luxurious summer of settling into my new job and starting to shovel out the slush pile. Which was not only educational, but enjoyable. (Yes, I’m *that* crazy about reading.)
What else did I read? I caught up on some grown-up reading, enjoyed several new mysteries, and of course, treated myself to some kid lit.
- The Porcupine Year by Louise Erdrich
- Girl Parts by John Cusick
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- First and Then by Emma Mills – Emma’s newest is almost out ! Watch for This Adventure Ends!
- Falling into Place by Amy Zhang
- Damage Done by Amanda Panitch
- Forget-Me-Not Summer by Leila Howland
- The Perfect Place by Teresa E. Harris
Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale is waiting on my bedside table for the perfect moment, and Betsy Bird’s Wild Things! has moved from the bookshelf to my bedside, too.
I’m thinking I need to read all of Erdrich’s Birchbark stories and dive into the pile of Candlewick advance copies I was so generously given. I meant to read so much more this summer, but much of my time was spent writing my second novel, which is finished and awaiting critique at Kathy Temean’s Avalon retreat.
Too many books, too little time. I never did get around to pruning my Goodreads to-read list. But that’s a good problem to have.
What did you love reading this summer?