Tuesday, June 2, 2015

My Summer Reading So Far

I haven't picked up any professional books yet, although I do have some in my stack for this summer. We've only been out of school a few days so I'm going to read for fun a for a little bit first.

I still have about 100 pages to go in this book-but I loved it! It's very dense, not a beach read by any means. But it's poetically written and a story where you really have an emotional connection with the characters. I think it's about how people can have all different kinds of family, not just the one you are born with.

Meh-I liked parts of it where it told stories from the past and the concept is an interesting one to think about-would you bring back a loved one who had died to spend one more week with them. However the last half just got really ridiculous so it was a bit of a letdown.

I really liked Reconstructing Amelia which was also written by this author. I don't know why all the mysteries I have been reading lately have the same culprit! I can almost always see it coming now.

Interpreter of Maladies-I don't judge books by their titles, but I do like good titles and I thought that was a good one! I read a list of books by foriegn authors that were must reads-lists like that are not good for my self-imposed Amazon book-buying probation! :) A collection of stories about people from India. Very well-written.

I'm trying to step out of my comfort zone a bit and read more non-fiction. This book really angered me which I guess was its purpose! Just the facts of what happened in this city in Montana-people can just be so stupid! It was a little dry sometimes with facts and studies-but I think that's what you get with non-fiction. :)

I am very proud of myself and my reading record this year! I'm up to 32 books! I've written about it before, just a few years ago my number was zero. My goal for this year was 40-so I know I can reach that even by the end of summer.

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  1. Love, love, love "Interpreter of Maladies"! That was my first Jhumpa Lahiri book, and I immediately devoured her others as well - highly recommend checking them out!

    1. I will definitely have to do that! Thank you for the suggestion!

  2. You're going to smash your goal!

    1. Right?! I'm just trying to catch up to you! :)

  3. Thank you for sharing your list. I love that you and Tammy do that. I'm going to join in as soon as my summer begins because, like you, I really want to get some extra reading in. Enjoy yours hols!

    Grade ONEderful

  4. You are inspiring me. We have 4 more days with kids - and I am SO looking forward to some lazy days of summer reading.