Thursday, July 7, 2011

Beach Reading

From my summer reading blog:

I use twitter to follow the authors whose books I love or want to know more about. Recently, I've noticed there are lots of other book people who are also teachers. One of the things these folks are doing is something called Bookaday, where they read and review a book each day. Now, I'm a voracious reader and I love getting through a good novel (unless it's TOO good, then I don't want it to end!). But I don't know if I'm up for the challenge of a book each day. But I'm going to try it out.

I'm leaving for Oak Island, NC for a week's vacation on Sunday, and I would like to read a book each day while I am gone for a total of 6 not counting travel days. Here's what I'm taking:

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Abandon by Meg Cabot
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Graceling by Kim Cashore
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Those are all the
physical books I am taking along. I'm also taking my Barnes and Noble nook which is loaded up with other good things to read.

Oh! And I promised I would review Lauren Oliver's
Delirium and let me just say it was wonderful! I think that teens would really like it because it is a) dystopian, which is all the rage right now, and b) it has a love story about two people who, of course, can't be together because of societal restrictions that they later discover...

I will leave you there. What I will say is that it's a page turner that moves quickly, and I'm fascinated with the angle Oliver takes on the idea of love being a sickness that can destroy you. I think this book is for anyone who has ever been even the least bit cynical about love or finding the right person or any of those other pesky things we worry about when it comes to relationships. I'm kind of disappointed, though, that the book is actually part of a series. Some books are just so well done, can't we just leave them be? Maybe I'll think this part over (ha!) while I'm relaxing on the beach next week :)

1 comment:

rblack4612 said...

Have fun. I'll be at Kaiwah, SC. (sp?).