The summer months have traditionally been when I get a bit more time to read. When I was teaching, it was my time to read books that I wanted to for fun. I was able to play catch up on books that most of my friends were reading instead of books about teaching, the world of education, and children’s literature. Now summers are filled with reading fun books with the boys and catching up on books for me. I can sneak time here and there to read new and exciting books, or playing catch up from popular titles that I missed. Last summer, I read The Hunger Games Trilogy and several other books. This summer, I have been listening to a lot of books on OverDrive Media Player. This allows me to crochet or work on laundry while reading. Multi-tasking is huge in my world. The other night, I finished listening to my book and wanted to start something new. A book that I had purchased was staring at me in my Kindle library. So I decided to start The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
I had been meaning to read this for a long time. So many friends raved about the book, but they also warned that it would pull you in and not let you go until you finished. In addition to this, I knew the topic of the book and wanted to make sure I was ready for a nice cry. So I started the book and kept reading for quite some time. Then I forced myself to go to sleep because I knew we were planning to go out. While we had a great day playing mini-golf and more, I was secretly hoping to get some time to read more about Hazel and Augustus. I am still trying to find time to finish the book, but I am pacing myself because I am enjoying the writing style so much.
Of course, once I am done with this book I have plenty more that I want to finish reading on my Kindle. These include:
- The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch
- Raising Digital Families for Dummies by Amy Lupold Bair
- From Dreamer to Dreamfinder: A Life and Lessons Learned in 40 Years Behind a Name Tag by Ron Schneider
These are just the items currently loaded onto my smartphone’s Kindle app. I have many other books that I want to read via my eReader, sitting next to my bed, and others to listen to on OverDrive.
As we hit mid-August, what is a must finish book for you and why? As always, Tuesday Tales is all about sharing our love of books. Please let me know what you have read recently. Be sure to link up to your book posts in the comments below. Include something you read on your own, with a child, or someone else.