Spring Reading Thing, and STILL not reading HP #7, I truly truly must read it. I think subconsciously I just don't want to let it end, but I do want to know how it ends (and yes, I've managed to stay blissfully unaware), but I might save it for our big August driving trip.
I also have some review titles to read:
Miss New India by Bharati Mukherjee
Kindred Spirits by Sarah Strohmeyer
Suffer the Children: The Case against Labeling and Medicating and an Effective Alternative -- I am not against medicating kids who truly benefit from it, but I do think that it's a first resource, when it could often be the last, and the idea mentioned in the description of "treating" it at home reminded me of Brave Girl Eating, which I really liked. So we'll see how this one goes.
Need to finish:
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain -- I was curious about this one, because I AM an optimist. It's a little science-y for me so far, but we'll see.
Via NetGalley on my Kindle (yay!):
Your Child's Writing Life: How to Inspire Confidence, Creativity, and Skill at Every Age by the fabulous Pam Allyn
Rules of Civility: A Novel
I've think that when I travel this summer, I'm going to take my Kindle with me and plow through some of those books that I've been collecting. I even noticed that you could make a "collection" and so I went through and added some books that I hope to get to so that I can just go right there. I have two review titles that I need to read, so those will be my focus this month, but in July/August I'm looking forward to more e-reading.
Read-Alouds with Kyle:
The Invasion (Animorphs Book 1) -- They are reissuing this series! I may preview this one and try to encourage him to read it on his own, either now or later.
The Secret Zoo -- I received an ARC of the 3rd book in this series, out in the fall. I hadn't heard of it, but Kyle and were both intrigued. The book has great reviews on amazon, so I'm excited.
Read-Alouds with Amanda:
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (it was free on my Kindle--yay!)
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog This is the junior version of Garth Stein's novel for adults. We may just each read it, not as a read-aloud.
See other people's Nightstands the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5 Minutes for Books.