Good morning! I hope you've had a nice few weeks since my last reading recap. My kids have started school and they both seem to be enjoying their new teachers and classmates. I've been extremely busy with work, as usual. We're all anxiously awaiting Fall arriving here. Starting today, I don't see any 90s in the 15 day forecast so that is a huge relief. The past several months have been hot and humid without any breaks so cooler weather, even just mid-80s, is quite welcome! I'd love to sit on my porch and read.
Blog events and challenges
Big Book Summer Reading Challenge hosted by Sue at Book By Book. I only managed to read three books for the challenge, but I enjoyed all of them. I read The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey, and The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton.
Bloggiesta. I managed to get most of my list done, which felt good. Hopefully that will kickstart me into blogging more regularly now. I wrote two reviews, got my Reviews page updated and posted several reviews on Goodreads. I also participated in one of the Twitter chats - the closing chat last night.
What I'm readingTruly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. Unfortunately, I agree with many of the reviews I've seen that it was just okay. My review will be up this week. I am now reading Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, which I am enjoying.
What my kids are reading
Claudia and Mean Janine, part of The Baby-Sitters Club series by Raina Telgemeier. She is now reading The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman at home, and her class is starting to read Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper.
Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen. He is now reading Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton.
I am having a tough time finding books for Carter now. We go to the library and just wander around picking things off the shelf because he's read so many of the popular series already! Any favorite YA books and series that you'd recommend for a 12 year old boy, or online book lists we could check out? Please let me know in the comments.
Book links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links. I'm linking up with Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading? as well as Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts for the children's and YA version of this weekly gathering.
What are you reading? Please share in the comments!