What are you reading in 2016?
Do you love to read? I know I do! I like to find a good book to get lost in whenever time permits, but I’m not sure how many books I’ll get through this year. The parents at my children’s school have a book club that I wish I could participate in, but can’t with my full-time job. I still try to read the books they’re reading. I also add any books to my list that others recommend throughout the year. I’ve posted my reading list below and would love for you to share yours in the comments section under this post.
Another think that I enjoy is to read the books my kids are reading in school. Sometimes we read them together, but if they read most of the book during school, I end up reading it separately and then we can talk about it throughout the day. Because of this, you’ll see that a few on my list are a little easier to read than others. I’ve actually read some really good books by doing this and I think it helps them understand the book a little better for school. It’s also a great way to connect with your children and I think they’re more likely to enjoy reading by doing this.
Most years I really don’t have time to read much until I have some time off work (usually in the summer). Part of my problem is that once I start a book, I usually can’t put it down. I’m careful not to start a new book until I have time to read it quickly because I know I’ll end up sleep deprived for a few days while trying to finish each book. I’ve added Amazon links to each of the books I’m reading, but one thing that I do it reserve them online through the library and I hope I’ll get through them soon. I’ll come back and add comments after I have read them. What books are you reading? Or hoping to read this year? Comment below if you’ve read any of these books, let me know what you think. Or share books you’re reading or hoping to read. 🙂
Books I’m reading:
The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros: Ashley read this book in 9th grade this year. This book was different, but very easy to read and we both loved it. It’s also very inexpensive and so I would suggest buying it if you’re interested. In class, Ashley also wrote several small vignettes based on
The Sacrifice by Kathleen Benner Duble: Erika is reading this book in 5th grade this year. It is about the Salem witch trials back in 1692. I’m still reading this and so I’ll update my post when I’m done.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion: I just started this book.
Books I’m hoping to read soon:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Likeness by Tana French
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Shantung Compound: The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure by Langdon Gilkey
Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids by
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck: The administration at my kid’s school recommended this book. I have read parts of it and am hoping to finish it soon.