I'm about to finish a couple of books, but I'm not even going to write them down here. These are the books on deck that I hope to get to in the next month. Typing them out should make me feel happy and organized, but it honestly makes me want to stop accepting books, because there are MORE. Maybe I'll sneak in one or two extra, and there are some that I know I need to get to, but this feels like a realistic goal to me.
The ListMiddle Grade Fiction:
I've really enjoyed this genre this summer. I've read quite a few, and I have a lot more sitting on my shelf. Fortunately, they are usually pretty quick reads, which is one thing I love about reading those books, that and there's a wonderful magical quality about even realistic fiction.
- Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures is Kate DiCamillo's newest. My 9-year-old son just finished and gave it a thumbs up, so I'm next.
- The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School
- Hunter Moran Saves the Universe by Patricia Reilly Giff -- this will be a short read, like probably an hour. Kyle just saw it as I was grabbing the link, and said "I want to read that book that's on the screen right now." Well, great!
- Counting by 7s
- I Survived #8: I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 -- I just saw this one in my son's bin. He read it a while ago, and I need to get to it, pronto. It too will be a short read, one or two easy sittings.
The Lowland byJhumpa Lahiri
Grace in the Maybe: Instructions on Not Knowing Everything About God -- I'm really looking forward to this one and keep getting it out and putting it right on my Nightsand, but I'm being disciplined and finishing my other Christian Living title, but wanting to get to this one is motivating me to finish that one quickly.
Maybe but probably not: All Good Things: From Paris to Tahiti: Life and Longing - I read Sarah Turnbull's first memoir, Almost French a while back and remembered really enjoying it, so I'm sure I'll enjoy this one too. Tahiti
Maybe not, but I'm not weeding them out yet (see my Revelation below):
- The Two-Minute Drill to Manhood: A Proven Game Plan for Raising Sons -- I saw John Croyle briefly when I attended DotMom and LOVED him. But this is the kind of book that is always hard for me to pick up, even though I theoretically like to read them.
- A Chance to Win: Boyhood, Baseball, and the Struggle for Redemption in the Inner City -- Again, I love this type of memoir, and it's not even that I don't want to pick up books like these, but just that others have crowded it out.
I will probably get to 3 out of these 4, depending on my mood, but I just received (or am waiting on) most of these, so I'm not backlogged with some of the books that I had to leave off my lists above that I wonder if I'll ever get to.
- The Wicked Girls -- after hearing about this over and over again, I decided to take a look at the audiobook version
- The Note
- If You Could See What I See
- Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking: A 14-Day Mystery (another children's novel that looks to be a lot of fun)
As I was looking at my to-be-read shelf (shelves!), and thinking about what I wrote on the What's on Your Nightstand linkup post at 5 Minutes for Books, about a new school year being a fresh start, I decided to give myself one!
There are books on those shelves that I want to read/review, but it's just not going to happen. For the most part, books on the top shelf are books I requested or bought for myself to read. Books are the second shelf are books that just showed up at my house, but that I want to or hope to read. Some of the books up on the top shelf don't publish for another month or two, so of course I'll keep them, but I'm wiping the slate clean.