Monday, August 26, 2013

Books I Read This Summer (and Enjoyed!)

"Summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." 

     -Henry James

Goodbye summer. *sniff* Picture a hammock between two large shade trees and me kicking up my feet with a good book. Okay, so I don't have a hammock, but I do love to pick out a handful of books at the beginning of summer to enjoy. Here are some of the novels I read this spring/summer, along with some children's books my kids and I enjoyed together:

Watch for an author interview I will be posting next Monday with Jennette Green, author of THE COMMANDER'S DESIRE.

Children's Books
With my kiddos (a few of the many great picture books we read together):

We love Karma Wilson's books! BEAR SNORES ON is my new favorite.

(Warm up your tongue before cracking this one open.)

Such a cute book. My two-year-old loved it!

For my horse lovers:

 Here are three of the who-knows-how-many Pony Scouts books we read. We love them!

For my little one who just lost her first two teeth:

For my little Lion King lover:

 A few others... 

 And to get us excited for school: 

 So many great books! What did you read this summer? I'd love to read your comment below. Thanks for visiting!


  1. favorites that I read this summer are:

    Girls Don't Fly by Kristen Chandler
    Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
    The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (this had a couple of borderline appropriate things, but was beautifully written!)
    When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (AMAZINGLY written! I learned SOOOO much from this author!)
    Transcendence by C.J. Omololu
    The Program by Suzanne Young
    The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
    A Timeless Romance Anthology: Spring Collection (various authors)
    The Selection by Kiera Cass (I listened to the audiobook version of this)

    I can't believe summer is over already! But here's to cooler weather! In another month...or two...

    1. Thank you for sharing your list; I love recommendations! I also enjoyed Along for the Ride. Several of these are on my to-read. I will add When You Reach Me to my Goodreads! Thanks for the comment, Britney.

  2. I read A Change of Plans and Descendant this summer too! Loved! Another favorite book from the summer, Poison Study. Have you read that one yet? Wow. Awesome. And hey, so glad to have you on board for our Book Thief read along! I can't wait! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Suey! I'll be sure to check Poison Study out on Goodreads. Thanks! Book Thief read along post coming tomorrow. I'm excited!