Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I always read a lot during the summer.  The summer after I graduated college (when I should have been working)...I laid on the couch and read the entire unabridged Sherlock Holmes collection.  I have always considered myself a pretty well-read person when it comes to classic literature in particular.  I came from a pretty rural (po-dunk) high school, but they valued good literature.  So by the time I had reached college, I had some great literature under my belt.   But I'm finding I "haven't read nuttin'".  There are so many books that I just haven't read, especially in the young adult category.  Why didn't I read this when I was a kid?    So I decided to print out the Newbery Medal Winners and start reading through the list.  Granted, I've read 25 or so already, but I'm working on reading the entire list.  Probably not going to happen before summer is over, but it's a start.  There are some on the list that we own but I never finished or just haven't started.  Since, my kids love reading so much, this is opening them up to a whole new world of literature.  I like that!

Here's what I've completed in the past few weeks:

Jacob Have I Loved

This is one of those books that I've just never gotten around to read. 

All-Of-A-Kind Family (All-Of-A-Kind Family (Pb))Tera and I really like these books and wish our library had more.
ALL-OF-A-KIND FAMILY DOWNTOWN by Sydney Taylor, illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush (Hardcover in dust jacket 1972 ALL OF A KIND FAMILY DOWNTOWN)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Another, I had heard about but never actually read before.  Very good story, very intense!

Best Friends Forever: A World War II Scrapbook

I picked this one up for Tera, then she passed it on to me...great scrapbook type journal on WWII and the Japanese internment camps.

The Crispin: Cross of Lead

Great story!

I've been reading some pretty intense books so far, so we're off to the library to replenish our supply. 

What are you reading lately?  What's a book you never read growing up and now wonder why not? 


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