Checking out our summer “stacks”
By Lauren on June 26th, 2012
As you know, we’re obsessed with summer reading. So far we’ve brought you a list of great books to bring to the beach and a look at how and what some Mt. Vernon elementary school students will be reading this season. We even have a new summer blog series, Book Nostalgia, where we’re revisiting our favorite books from growing up (I’ll be taking a look at the Baby-Sitters Club later this summer and I can’t wait!).
In the spirit of our favorite activity, we thought it might be fun for our OOM readers to see how the Minds are accruing our Summer Challenge minutes. Many of us have piles of books we’ve been saving for a day at the beach, a lazy afternoon on the back porch, or for that time in the car during summer travels. I’m sharing our summer “stacks” below!
Back in high school I read thirteen books in one summer and decided that was my new magic number. Every summer since, I’ve made it a mission to read thirteen or more novels. My summer reading starts Memorial Day weekend and I’ve already finished The Magicians and The Magician King by Lev Grossman. In addition to what you see pictured I’ve also got Arcadia by Lauren Groff, The Weird Sisters, and 11/22/63 on my e-reader.
Lia’s stack includes a bunch of the books on her shelf she’s been meaning to get to.
Morgan’s book stack is representative of some ambitious goals. She’ll be re-reading the whole Harry Potter series as well as some old Baby-Sitters Club books.
Jessica’s looking forward to taking a sneak peek at some books that will be published later this year.
Michael is working his way through some wonderful Scholastic titles.
Megan is going to check out some books she hasn’t read yet including Alix Ohlin’s new collection of short stories, Signs and Wonders. Fun Fact: Ohlin was Megan’s Creative Writing professor in college!
Katia will be reading a great mix of new books and classics.
Alex will have the joy of the reading Harry Potter for the first time. (I’m jealous).
Dante doesn’t have a summer book stack, per se, but chances are he’ll read something this summer from this selection of books.
What’s your summer stack look like?
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