What are you reading over Vacation?

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:

jennifer rummel

Tara Kehoe reads Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver on the beach in St. Maarten!

Tara Kehoe
 Kris Hickey has a stack to take to Roanoke Island:

Kris Hickey
Carly Pansulla is taking a break from YA and planning hikes:

Carly Pansulla

Jessica Lind is using the promise of Rainbow Rowell’s new book for adults to get her through her to-do list:

Jessica Lind

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:

Katie Shanahan Yu (and friends) have a lot of reading to do! I spy some Nonfiction Award winners in Steve Sheinkin’s Bomb and Neal Bascomb’s The Nazi Hunters

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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

8 thoughts on “What are you reading over Vacation?”

  1. I know this wasn’t a contest, but I think Tara Kehoe totally wins. Look at that water!

    1. Totally! Did you notice how her beach picture is NOT right after my beach picture? I’m pretty sure the harsh New England waters do not compare….

    2. Agreed. That beach scene looks amazing. I took Clockwork Angel to Vegas, but the desert does not compare either…

  2. I took Charm & Strange to a cabin-in-the-woods weekend getaway. So, I didn’t do much relaxing or nature appreciating. And I kept looking out the window for wolves.

  3. Unfortunately, ladies, I believe I am the ultimate champion if this does turn out to be a contest. I brought Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to London itself. Went around and visited all of the cites, including Platform Nine and Three Quarters at King’s Cross Station.

  4. I will be taking CLAN OF THE CAVE BEARS and IN THE WOODS to Neah Bay, WA this weekend. It’s going to be a lovely long weekend of reading in cool, damp surroundings while the men fish for dinner :-]

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