Well the week ended up not being as bad as I thought it would be. I still found time to read, but I kept it to light and easy reads. Mostly middle grade books but ones I needed to read for work. I am hoping to get into some of the heavier books soon. I will still be working all of this week, two days with kids and the rest just getting things done, but my hours will be less and hopefully I won’t be tired at the end.
I have been seeing a lot of summer reading lists being posted everywhere, but here are a couple of my favorites:
21 YA books you should be reading right now This list was put together by We Are Teachers. A nice list with many of my favorite reads, Scythe, Carve the Mark and Caraval. Most of the others are on my TBR but there were a couple I was not familiar with.
Then for the younger kids there is this list from Reading Rockets. It has picture books through to tweens, each age level has their own list. The best part is you can download the lists and even print them to take to your favorite bookstore or library.
And finally I will leave you with this picture of a bookstore in China
If you click here you can see more pictures. The whole store looks amazing, I wish my local bookstore looked like this! Although I think the children’s room would make me a little dizzy with the mirrored ceiling!
Here are the books I’m planning on reviewing this week.
Monday: Little Monsters by Kara Thomas. Great new psychological thriller by the author of The Darkest Corners. Out next month.
Tuesday: You May Already Be a Winner by Ann Dee Ellis. A nice story about hope, love and family.
Thursday: Dream Fall by Amy Plum. Dreams going horribly wrong for a group of insomniacs.
Friday: Invision: The Chronicles of Nick #7 by Sherrilyn Kenyon. The last book that has been published in this series so far.
Still having trouble deciding what to read next, but here are a couple that I will definitely read this week.
The Blue Moon Narthex is an e-galley from February that I didn’t get around to. I have all of my NetGalley books for July done so I’ve decided to go back to this one before going on to my August commitments.
Fish in a Tree is another nominee for Washington State’s Sasquatch award. It isn’t my usual type of book, but I need to read it so I know what to say when kids ask me if it is good.
Well that is all of my confessions for this week.