People around town are putting together their summer reading lists. I don’t dare commit to anything so definite as an actual X Number of Books in X Number of Weeks plan, but I have been doing a little list-making (heh, at first I typed “listing,” which is maybe more accurate) of my own lately. There are several new or newish or not really all that new middle-grade and YA novels I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t gotten around to for one reason or another.
Here’s the list so far. (And the reason it’s not a Summer Reading list is that I am putting no timetable on it—none, do you hear me? None! I might have five more babies before I get to the bottom of this list, for all I know.)
(That sound in the background is Scott going Wha-huh??)
Anyway, the list:
Gregor The Overlander and sequels, by Suzanne Collins
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (Jane loved this)
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! by Lynne Truss
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Got any new favorites I should add to this list?
From the Archives: The Firelings by Carol Kendall
Pondering my next wish
Booknotes: Byatt’s The Children’s Book
Late April Doings