Every year, my kids take part in the Summer Reading Challenge. At some point in July, we toddle off to the local library, sign up and take out a book or two. By the end of the summer, they’ve usually read and reported back on more than the six books required to complete the challenge and have received a shiny medal and a scratch ‘n’ sniff sticker chart to show for it. This year, the Big Kid (now aged 12) is too old to officially participate, but the Little Kid is still raring to go.
I’m going to set myself my own Summer Reading Challenge too, and that is to read all of the books on my To Be Read pile. There aren’t actually many, as I’ve been quite self-disciplined on the book-buying front, but here’s my list – in no particular order:
- Runaway by Alice Munro
- Looking Out of Broken Windows by Dan Powell
- The Book of Small Changes by Tim Stevenson
- Look Back in Hunger by Jo Brand
- Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 by Annie Proulx
- North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud
Six books in six weeks. I can do that!
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