Monday, June 14, 2010

Book Suggestions?

Now that summer is here, I am looking for some good reading material to entertain myself while waiting on kids at swim lessons. I was hoping to find a new series of books to get into.

This is what I "sunk my teeth into" last year. (pun intended)
I loaned out my Twilight book and can't remember to who, so that's why it's missing in the photo. I also just finished "The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner", which is a great quick read right before the launching of the new Eclipse movie. That Stephenie Meyer is one smart lady who writes some awesome books. I enjoy that whole "love triangle" concept. Go, team Edward!
I just finished reading this series, if you call it one. I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I really thought it was funny too...laughing out loud kind of funny. I'll just chalk it up to being a Kindergarten teacher. I'm ready for the next one to hit the store shelves, so is Madison. Tyler told me that they are juvenile. Really...what does he know?
I've even read this series, minus the last two novels. I was a little tired of the wizarding world.

As you can see, my read ability levels have gone down, so I need some suggestions. I'm a sucker for children's literature.

Any must reads out there?

9 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

I love the Diary books too. My 2nd grade son will laugh and laugh and laugh at them until he cries. Sorry to say that the movie just didn't measure up.

missy said...

thanks for your sweet fb comments. we are in shock at losing our sweet gunga. as you can see, i'm numbing the pain through blogging.

my book suggestion is the hunger game series. tate and i read them together and i was hooked.

Anonymous said...

Dillon enjoyed the hunger game series to...he also liked the 39 clues series. I haven't read them, but other adults I know have and have really enjoyed them.

Angie

Mamma has spoken said...

I'm so glad to see that I'm not the only adult who's reading level isn't beyond 6th grade not by choice but by profession ;o)
I loved the Indian in the Cupboard series and so did all of the sons.

Donna Fletcher said...

Hi Amy! If you haven't read anything by here already, You should definitely try reading something by Jodi Picoult. VERY good books with some awesome plots that really get you thinking about that fine line between right and wrong. Her most recent book called House Rules is excellent! :)

Jill said...

Hi Sis,

Shiver is a book similiar to the Twilight series. It's on my "next to read" list. I read the first couple chapters and liked it...looks like a werewolf story series.

If you want more vampire stuff, try the Sookie Stackhouse series. (It's the series the HBO "True Blood" is based off.)

Sticking to the vampire theme, The Historian is FANTASTIC!! It's a big book, but well worth it! I can bring it to you next month when I'm back in Nebraska.

Oh, and I just finished Yann Martel's latest book, "Beatrice and Virgil". It's an allegory of the Holocaust. It'll keep you thinking, even after you've ended the book. (It's pretty short, too, so it wouldn't take long to read.)

Teachinfourth said...

Oh man…where do I start?

The Boys Start the War (series) by Phyllis Reynold Naylor (12 books)

The Shadow Children books by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Time for Andrew - Mary Downing-Hahn.

A Return to Christmas - Chris Heimerdinger

I read these to my class every year and they LOVE them…I think you will, too.

Penny said...

Ok, for a really good laugh-out-loud series, you should read Janet Evanovich's "Stephanie Plum" series of books. Start with #1, aptly titled "One for the Money". Then you need to get back to me on whether you're on "Team Morelli" or "Team Ranger" since you enjoyed the triangle love interest in the Twilight series.

BTW: I totally devoured the Twilight series of books, too, as soon as my daughter, Alli, had me go see "Twilight" with her when it first came out. We'll be seeing Eclipse later this month!

Cari said...

I just finished reading Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner on my honeymoon and LOVED it. You can borrow it if you would like! It would give us an excuse to get together.