Summer reading, had me a blast…

“I carried a watermelon” Do you have a particular genre or author(s) you favour over the summer months? I don’t entirely eschew heavier or darker reads over the summer, but I do have a tendency to enjoy comics, contemporary, old favourites, and the funny (…much like I do in the middle of our Canadian winters, actually!). Just some of my picks: Rose Cooper’s Blogtastic! series Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy, The Long Secret Lois Lowry’s Anastasia Krupnik series Ellen Conford’s Seven Days to a Brand New Me The Spoiled series by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan Judy Blume’s Just as Long as We’re Together, Tiger Eyes Kit Pearson’s A Handful of Time Sophie B. Watson’s Cadillac Couches I Was a 98 Pound Duckling by Jean Van Leeuwen Jaclyn Moriarty’s Feeling Sorry for Celia Morgan Matson’s Second Chance Summer Jenny Han’s Summer series Vikki VanSickle’s Summer Days, Starry Nights Tera Lynn Childs’ Medusa Girls series (note: I still have book 3 left to read!) Sarah Dessen’s Along for the Ride, The Truth About Forever Enid Blyton’s Adventure Series Nina LaCour’s The Disenchantments Elinor Lipman’s The Inn at Lake Devine, The Pursuit of Alice Thrift Anything from Meg Cabot; The Boy Series in particular is a good, funny pick Sophie Kinsella’s The Undomestic Goddess, Can You Keep a Secret?, or the Shopaholic series Losing Joe’s Place by Gordon Korman Bill Amend’s FoxTrot comic strip series Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott’s Baby Blues […]

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2014 Reading, So Far: The Good

It’s August, so we’re already more than halfway through the year. For various reasons, I have not had as much time for reading as I would have wished. (…I also may have had to edit my Goodreads challenge a few times…cough). So, what have been the big kickers of my reading year so far? The surprises and goodies? From adult […]

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Review: Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan Source: Hardcover, Published June 1, 2014 by Holder Children’s Division Verdict: Excellent Book Description: RULES OF SUMMER, is a deceptively simple story about two boys, one older and one younger, and the kind of ‘rules’ that might govern any relationship between close friends or siblings. Rules that are often so strange or arbitrary, they […]

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