On twitter the other night, a blogger I follow said that she was compling a summer reading list. I’m a huge reader (and studying to be a Library Media Specialist) so it gave me inspiration to create my own list. I have a huge list of books that I want to read and went through picking out the books I’ve been dying to read the most. I have a personal goal to read 30 books this year and these books are sure to be great candidates.
Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
I am in love with Rick Riordan’s series about Greek and Egyptian Gods & Goddesses. I read The Lost Hero earlier this year after I rushed through Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. All the characters from the original book make a reappearance and the series has a side story that focuses on finding Percy, our main hero, from the first book series that dives into the world of Gods and Goddesses. Rick Riordan has given the reader more than ample interest in learning who Jason is and adds Roman Gods to the formula
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
The sequel to The Red Pyramid, see my notes below on the third book in the Kanes Chronicles series. I actually checked this book out at one time, but was unable to get to it before it was due. Summers here which means I’ll finally be able to check it out and finish it.
The Serpents Shadow by Rick Riordan
I read The Red Pyramid a while back and it was good. I’m not as big of a fan of this series as The Olympian hero books, but it’s a young adult series that I’m happy to follow. This is the third book in the series, so I’ll be reading this one after “The Throne of Fire”. That way I can stop looking so longingly at the bookstore at it.
Where we Belong-by Emily Giffin
Until another blogger mentioned it recently, I had completely forgotten about “Where We Belong”. I stumbled across Emily Giffin two years ago nad after finishing “Baby Proof” I quickly read through all of her books. Her plots are straight-forward and easy to digest, meaning they’re incredible light reads. July 24th needs to hurry up!
Mr. Landry by Andrew Clements
I was an art substitute recently and I have a habit of seeing what books are on a teachers bookshelf for reference when a student says they have nothing to read so I can recommend titles. This teacher didn’t have a lot of books, which is why this one jumped out at me. Reading that the synopsis was about a girl who could potentially get her teacher fired because he was boring/didn’t do anything intrigued me. It’ll be a short read, but seeing who the author is, I have no dobut I won’t love it.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
I LOVE the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and the only reason I haven’t read the newest one is because…its always checked out in the library and on a huge waitlist. Luckily, the library is doing inventory now, so I predict sneaking over there in the near future and reaidng it in one sitting. The newest book, The Third Wheel, was recently announced too. I need to buy these books while I’m at it. If you haven’t read this series and have ANY touch of adolscence in you, read it. Asap.
Tiger’s Quest by Colleen Houck
I snagged this book after seeing it on the shelf of a teacher I subbed for for a week. I was intrigued with the plot and stalked the library until a kid returned it (I do this a lot. Creeper.) I read it on the beach and while it wasn’t the best fantasy book I’ve read, it certainly had me interested in the next book. It follows Indian culture and there were little things I picked up on from prior knowledge, but most of what I learned was new. It sparked a new interest in India’s culture and I’m anxious not only to read the next book because it’ll be good, but for culture of India 101 part 2.
The Horrible s/Blood Curdling Series by Terry Deary
I’m looking for any of the books in this wonderful fact filled, comical British book series. The author has went through several cultures/societies including Aztec, Egyptian and Victorians to give readers a ton of history in a very entertaining way. I’m dying to find more books having read Awful Aztecs. I still remember everything from the books too, so if you know someone who loves history and appreciates history being broken down, you might want to recommend them this series.
With the Light Vol. 6 by Keiko Tobe
I can’t say enough about how much I love this series. My mom ordered the fifth book for me for Easter (out of print) and now I’m more than ready to drop the $18 to get the next volume. It’s given me a lot of inspiration for the field I want to go into along with Librarian-working with Special Needs kids. I’ve raved enough about this series. You need to go buy it.
The Unicorn Chronicles: Dark Whispers by Bruce Coville
I swear, I will read books other than Young Adult fiction this year. I actually first picked up this series when I was in Middle School. I tried tracking down the next few books, but just never got around to it. The second book, Song of the Wanderer, is actually one of my favorite books. Dark Whispers is a book I’ve been wanting to read for years now and would fufill a childhood in a way. Especially since the author has released two other titles in the series.
Keep Holding on by Susane Colasanti
Rules by Cynthia Lord
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Somebody Else’s Kids by Torey Hayden
So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti