Summer Reading: How did we “stack” up?
By Lauren on August 30th, 2012
Labor Day weekend kicks off tomorrow and ushers in the (unofficial) end of summer. Back before Memorial Day, the Minds and I shared our summer book stacks and talked about our reading goals for the season. I thought it might be fun to check-in with everyone to see how they did! (It’s kind of like our own version of the Summer Challenge!)
I managed to hit my target of 13 books this summer, but only three of them came from my book stack (which still remains as a pile by my bed… I’ll get there). The highlights? My book club chose Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn for our August read. I loved it so much I devoured her other two novels, Gone Girl and Dark Places right after. But my favorite beach read had to S.J. Watson’s thriller Before I Go to Sleep. It was so good I read it in one (long) sitting. I couldn’t put it down!
So how did the other minds do?
Alex: My summer reading was the Harry Potter series. I am currently about to start book 4, and I am still determined to complete the entire series (but it won’t happen by close of summer). I just wish I had MORE time to read this summer, I feel like the best reading time for me was on the subway!
Morgan: I was SUPPOSED to re-read all 7 Harry Potters…but I got distracted by the ton of amazing books that came out this summer and ended up reading all of them instead: Dare Me by Megan Abbott, The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller, The Vanishers by Heidi Julavits, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Gold Medal Summer by Donna Freitas, Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker, the entire Sweet Valley Confidential eseries, The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner, several Baby-sitters Clubs, and a Sleepover Friends (for OOM!). I guess I’ll be postponing my Harry reading until the fall!
Nadia: I read 11 books this summer (many of them were middle grade books, so they were really quick reads!) and am currently on #12, a great book for teens, Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. I’m only 50 pages in, but think it’s my favorite of the stack so far!
Did you meet your summer reading goals this summer? What books did you most enjoy?
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