A Midsummer Night's Book Reflection
My girls are fast readers and this is what they’ve read so far. Not surprisingly, Mini Me has red the most books, with about 36 books read this summer so far. Little Lion isn’t far behind—she lost her list so this is from memory and she’s completed around 15 books. Mr. Bookworm is next clocking in at around 10 books. I’m the slow poke—I’ve read 5-7 books so far, depending if I count all of my June books. Though I start and stop a lot of books and also tend to read several books at the same time so I’m in the middle of 2-3 right now. If you’re a purist and don’t count fanfiction, then I’ve read four books and more than half of another two novels.
Are you looking for a summer read? Mini Me’s favorites of the summer so far include (full list below):
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell—I finally read Carry On in anticipation of Wayward Son being released on September 24. Of course I read Fangirl years ago so I already knew the dynamic between Simon and Baz. The beginning started off slow for me as Rowell needs to re-hash seven years of history between the boys. However, It picks up quickly, and I knew that Mini Me would absolutely love this book. And I was right as she’s read it several times already. Plus she ships Simon and Baz, so there’s that too. Bonus: we have been borrowing our copy of Carry On, but I found that I can get her a signed copy and this cool t-shirt with Baz and Simon here. I’m refraining from buying the Baz cardboard cut-out. For now.
Mini Me’s list (It was coming up funny when I cut and paste it so sorry that there are no authors listed. If you can’t find the book, let me know in the comments and I’ll get you the author) She is a re-reader so some of these books she had already read before this summer, but it counts since she re-read the whole thing again, sometimes more than once. Since she sent me the list a few days ago, she has also finished Vengeful and Vicious by VE Schwab.
Little Lion’s books:
The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, Magnus Chase: The Hammer of Thor, Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and HP and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
Escaping Peril and The Hive Queen by Tui T. Sutherland. She has already read the series multiple times and is eagerly awaiting the 13th book which comes out on July 30.
Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
When the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Menagerie series (3 books) by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari Sutherland
Dragon Captives by Lisa McMann
Good Omens by Neil Gaimon and Terry Pratchett
Tell Dr. Bookworm!
What’s your favorite summer read so far? Do you have a required reading list book for school that you surprisingly enjoyed? Let me know in the comments.