Sunday, June 5, 2016

Summer Reading List 2016

Currently, my fingers are sticky with glue and stained with sharpie marker. I have the PowerSchool window tab open in another window on my laptop waiting for me to stop procrastinating and finish report cards, and I'm waiting for the laminator to heat up and it's Sunday. How much can I get done before I fall into bed?'s the end of the year craziness. 

I pretty much feel like this the entire month of June....'s my own fault.

I do it to myself every year. I constantly create more work for myself every year because I want to "outdo" myself every year.  It must be a sickness.

I don't even know how many days I have left until the last day. It's about 2 weeks. 

I have lofty goals this summer.


That's it.

That's all I want to do.

I love to read and I never have as much time for it as I want, so this's my priority.

I know I should say that spending time with my kids and family is, but the truth is...I'm being selfish this summer. I really need some "ME" time.  I desperately need some me time.

I'm linking up with the fabulous Molly from Lucky in First, who I just ADORE, to share my summer reading list this year. Make sure to check out what others are reading and share what you are reading too!

The Glass Castle: A memoir of a dysfunctional family.
A Painted House: It's 1952 and 7 year old Luke Chandler's family owns a cotton farm. What Luke sees and hears could shatter lives and his family forever.
The Kitchen House: A heartwarming tale that takes place during the Civil War about a young, white Irish girl who develops friendships with the kitchen slaves who become like family to her.
A Man Called Ove: A feel-good story about the impact of one's life on another.
Whiter Than Snow: A tragedy in a small town and how it effects those in the town.
Calling Me Home: Such a touching story you won't forget any time soon.
A Land more Kind than Home: A heart-rending story and thrilling mystery.
Sworn to Silence:  A thriller about a murder in Amish country.

Fish in a Tree: “Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.”
Wonder: "I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse."
Between Georgia:  I really enjoy southern fiction so I'm looking forward to reading this.
Not Without my Daughter: From Amazon:  "In August 1984, Michigan housewife Betty Mahmoody accompanied her husband to his native Iran for a two-week vacation. To her horror, she found herself and her four-year-old daughter, Mahtob, virtual prisoners of a man rededicated to his Shiite Moslem faith, in a land where women are near-slaves and Americans are despised. Their only hope for escape lay in a dangerous underground that would not take her child..."
One for the Murphy's: A foster child must decide whether to accept a family's love.
The Nest: From Amazon: "This is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down."
My Grandmother asked me to Tell you She's Sorry: It is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.

2 more weeks....

2 more weeks and I am assuming position...

What are you reading this summer?

Hop over to Lucky to Be in First to join in and tell us what you're reading!


  1. MissGiesJune 5, 2016 at 9:16 PM

    I've heard such good things about Wonder! It will have to go on my over flow list :)

  2. MollyJune 6, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Oh my gosh - Wonder is amazing! JB's parents gave us a copy of A Man Called Ove and said it's a must read! Can't wait till summer finally starts and we can read it! Thanks for linking up!


  3. KellyJune 7, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Lots of great ideas here! Wonder is absolutely AMAZING! I have heard great things about Fish in a Tree - I think I need to add that one to my list this year as well!

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