Summer Reading Prep

There are 32 days left until the Ogden Marathon.

33 days until I turn 28.

45 days until school is out for summer.

And that’s when life gets really interesting. For a lot of reasons. Projects I have in the works will be fully launched in June; several projects, large projects. The kids will be out of school and adventures will need to occur. Oasis Summer Nights will kick off. We’ll go to Seattle for my ten year reunion. It’s the busy season for Nick’s work – which is pretty hard to imagine since right now is busy enough. Not to mention we’ll want to go hiking, travel to Seattle for crabbing and time with family. Because let’s face it, we want to do it all – everything, always. And who needs sleep anyway?

We know this summer is going to be crazy and insane and maddening and so much fun and exhausting and so, so, so much fun and still, exhausting. I know that. And so I’ve started planning in a little quiet time for myself – starting with a summer reading list!

I just bought myself Paper Towns which at my current reading pace might actually last me until June. Although, I started the book yesterday and have already gone about a quarter of the way through (on my Surface while I was running on the treadmill – a great way to get some reading time in by the way).

I started a to-read list and so far I only have the following:

The Bean Trees

The House Girl

Two books from the Flavia de Luce series; Speaking From Among the Bones and The Dead in their Vaulted Arches

It’s funny because as I have switched from the traditional printed books to reading on a kindle and now on my Surface, I still have some particular books that I prefer to read from an actual printed book. The Flavia de Luce books are a perfect example – I just like the aesthetic of the covers and I like having a book on my nightstand.

I’m also looking for some good books for Mack to read this summer. I loved the Boxcar Children as a kid and I tried to get him into those last year, he just wasn’t having it. I think a series would be fun and something he could read a chapter or two in each night. I want longer books so we can review where he left off and remember the story line before reading each night to help him with reading comprehension and retention.

Of course Spencer is just happy to be a part of whatever Mack is up to. They are now sharing a room now, a decision that came about during the grandparents visit and though they went back to their own rooms after the grandparents left, they’ve decided they like sharing a room more than having their own. Which is fine by me – one bedtime, one book reading and then hearing those two giggle themselves to sleep. Yeah, I can handle that J

Question of the day: What’s on your summer reading list (and will you be reading the e-book or a physical copy?) Any good book recommendations that I need to add to my list?

Comments

  1. cole says:

    I’m reading “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. It is so good! I highly recommend it. Its about a woman in her 20′s (the author) who is grieving the death of her mother and her recent divorce. She is lost and is trying to get her bearings, so she decides to hike the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail). It is awesome, can’t recommend it enough. It was featured on Oprah’s books club. Also, I get to go meet her next Friday as she is coming to Lakewood for a reading.

    • Kimberly says:

      I started reading that last summer and I just don’t think I was in the right place to enjoy it. I’ve heard lots of great things, it just wasn’t for me. Enjoy your book signing! I always wish I could make those events work and so far, I’ve never experienced a reading or signing – so enjoy that fully!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I am currently reading the Widow File which was a random pick on amazon and The Chase by Janet Evanovich which is the second in its series. For the summer I am hoping to read the newest Flavia de luce series that Dad is supposed to have gotten me for Christmas ;) and then the new Stephanie Plum book will be out in June and there is a new

  3. Stephanie says:

    I am currently reading the Widow File which was a random pick on amazon and The Chase by Janet Evanovich which is the second in its series. For the summer I am hoping to read the newest in the Flavia de luce series that Dad is supposed to have gotten me for Christmas ;) and then the new Stephanie Plum book will be out in June and there is a new Blossom Street book and I am getting book from an Author that I met on Facebook that she has signed and it is a witchcraft romance I guess and then not sure what else will come along. I hope we can get together and go crabbing on one of your visits here and that we will get a chance to come visit you there too.

  4. Christine says:

    I loved The Bean Trees! Now I am reading another one of her novels, The Poisonwood Bible. So far I really like it. You should read The Good Daughter by Jasmin Darznik. So good!

    • Kimberly says:

      I loved Poisonwood Bible! Still think about it and refer to it in conversations often. I hope you like it too! I’ll check out the Good Daughter, thank you :)

  5. gary says:

    Mack was sad when I put Spencers bed back in Spencer’s room. I think that is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Janelle says:

    For the boys, maybe captain underpants!.

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