June 9, 2012
Get Your Read On - Summer Reading Challenge
One of my New Year's Resolutions (that I don't think I ever blogged about) was to turn off the TV and get back into reading. Now, I haven't completely turned off the TV - I still indulge in mindless TV several nights a week. But, I have done really good with getting back into a passion of mine that relaxes me!
I took a bit of a reading hiatus in the last few weeks of my pregnancy as I spent most of my evenings sleeping on the couch after I put Kate to bed! But, mid-night feedings (which we no longer have - thank the Lord for a good sleeper this go around!) were the perfect time to start reading again!
Erin over at The State I am In posted about a fun summer reading challenge and I knew I wanted to participate in! The challenge kicked off June 5 and will run until the middle of August! Two winners will be selected based on reading - who reads the most books - and who reads the most pages!
I've already finished two books (570 pages) since June 5 - The Dead and the Gone and This World We Live In, both by Susan Beth Pfeffer! These are the last two books in the Last Survivors Trilogy. I'll be honest, the first book was the best and by the middle of the third book I was just ready for the series to be over. I'd give the first book 5 stars and the second and third books 3 stars. Not bad but not amazing.
I'm pretty sure I am going to start the Desire trilogy by Kailin Grow tonight! I seem to be stuck in the dystopian genre right now. I also plan on re-reading a few classics like Little Women and Anne of Gree Gables and have Saving CeeCee Honeycutt at the house as well!
If you are looking for something to read, I highly recommend Delirium and Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver! I read both last month and really enjoyed them! I am dying for the third, and final, book of the series to come out but sadly have to wait until next year!
I'd love for y'all to participate and read throughout the summer with us! I plan on posting about what I've finished a few times over the coming months! If you want to be a part of this challenge let me know - and head over to Erin's blog and leave a comment on her post about the challenge!
What are some books you would recommend? Leave a comment and let me know what else I should add to my list for this summer!