Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Break Reading Challenge #1 (Goals)

Summer Break Reading Challenge

Karin is hosting the Summer Reading Break Challenge. The first activity is for participants to share their reading goals.

I don't necessarily have a list of books I'd like to read. If I were to list every book I'd like to read this summer--every book that it is likely that I'll read this summer--then I could spend hours with this post.

I do have several goals I'd like to share.

1) I'd like to read as many 2010 titles as I can during the summer. Specifically I'd like to focus on new MG and YA releases. So maybe to make that goal more measurable, I could say I'd like to read 50 2010 books in July and August.

2) I'd like to read some classics. Yes, I know I want to read new books. But I don't want to do that at the cost of not reading classics. I love Georgette Heyer and Anthony Trollope and I'd really love to read Charles Dickens a second chance. So perhaps, my goal is to read four classics in July and August.

Summer Recommendations

Complete List of Recommended titles from Good Morning America

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Updated Stars

Elizabeth Bluemle has updated her list of what books have received stars (upon thars) so far in 2010.