All right, kiddos, you know the drill!
Oh, wait, you're new here? That's okay, let me 'splain: Summer reading is upon us. It is TIME. Time to set goals. Time to read for fun. (Yes, both.) I like to set a goal for how many books I want to read between June 1st and Labor Day, and also I like to plan out some fun books to read to make my summer feel magical (as I hide inside from the sun) (and also this year, the pollen. My allergies have been TERRIBLE).
This year I've planned 50 books, and I've already read 2: SAINT DEATH by Marcus Sedgwick and AND WE'RE OFF by Dana Schwartz. I thought the title of the second one was particularly fitting. In years past I've tried to read around themes, like rereading old favorites, or reading all the classics that I never had assigned in high school (long story). Last year I had just bought a complete set of Rick Riordan's HEROES OF OLYMPUS, so I read those straight through, which was very fun. This year I'd like to read his KANE CHRONICLES trilogy, which I own in a nice boxed set. Which brings me to this year's theme: BOOKS I OWN.
I have a little problem, you see. I love to buy books. I know what you're thinking, you're thinking, well, who doesn't? Yeah, well . . . um . . . I may have a slight problem. A problem where like, I celebrate every holiday by buying at least one book for myself. I buy books when I don't feel good. I buy them when I do feel good, and want a treat. I get super excited about upcoming books and preorder them, and then forget or don't realize that all these books are releasing in a cluster, and suddenly there's a crate of books on the doorstep. I buy used books at the library because, hey look it's only a quarter!
To make a long story short (too late!), I currently have 20+ books double stacked on my bedside table that are my most recently purchased. That is not counting the KANE CHRONICLES, which I bought years ago and sort of forgot I had because I was using them to hold up some other books. So I'm going to spend my summer blowing through my most recent purchases, as well as a ton of books that I purchased more than a year ago but haven't gotten around to yet. I also put a handful of things on hold at the library, just because.
So we can all check back in at the end of the summer and see how we did! Feel free to post in the comments about what you're reading this summer! Also a reminder that I am super active on Goodreads, and you can follow my reviews there.
Go forth and read, gentle bookworms!