Summer is here! It’s been here for a while but there is a something about July that seems to be the prototypical summer month: school is neither just getting out or just about to begin; it’s hot but you aren’t sick of it yet like you are at the end of August; and even the word “July” tends to lend itself to being drawn out in a long, slow, lazy way.
With summer at its height, lots of people are on vacation and there is national focus on reading. Almost every library has a summer reading program and many schools require students to read over the summer. Even people who don’t normally read feel pressure to pick out a good “beach read” for their summer vacations.
So I wanted to know what some of my other Hub bloggers were reading for the summer. Are they reading YA or taking a break and sneaking in – gasp! – an adult book? And are they reading from any interesting locales? Here are pictures that feature your Hub bloggers reading– or the stacks of books they plan on reading this summer.
I’m reading Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins in my little town on Boston’s North Shore: no vacation for me until the summer is over! Luckily for me I live a short, five-minute walk from the beach. There is nothing like the cold New England sea to make you want to read some Southern Gothic YA fiction!
Jennifer Rummel reads The Diva Wraps it Up by Krista Davis in her local park:
Tara Kehoe reads Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver on the beach in St. Maarten!
Jessica Lind is using the promise of Rainbow Rowell’s new book for adults to get her through her to-do list:
Allison Tran took her copy of The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson to the Disneyland Resort:
Libby Gorman has a good stack for this summer including another Rainbow Rowell book, with 2014 Printz honor title, Eleanor & Park:
What about you? Are you reading anything great this summer and/or visiting anyplace amazing? Leave your pics in the comments!
-Anna Tschetter, currently reading Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins