Since I was a kid, summer has always been a time for binge reading. Unfortunately, adulting doesn’t leave as much time as I would like to sit around in the sun with a good book, so I sneak a little reading in here and there when I can manage.
I had to start off August with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Wilderness Dad surprised me with a copy a day after it was released. My teen decided that it wasn’t canon and that she was not going to read it. Every time she saw me walk by with the book in my hand, she asked, “are you hating it yet?” I would reply, with a full on argument, because of course I didn’t hate it. Not for one single second did I hate having another Harry Potter book in my hands.
So now she’s reading it and agrees that even though it’s a play and not a novel, it’s worth reading. Since I wanted to stay in that magical world just a little longer, I had to continue by revisiting The Deathly Hallows.
The kids are getting ready to dive into the ancient world. Here are a few of the books they are working on now…
I discovered this adorable series for my youngest daughter, which is giving her lots of practice with her reading, with sweet pictures and a fun story. It’s a stress free read, which is how summer reading should be!
My youngest and I are also working our way through Exploring Creation with Astronomy from Apologia for an upcoming review.
Yes, we’re loving it!
I’m spending far too much time with my new planner (also from Apologia), trying to figure out how to manage the days when my middle schooler is triple booked with commitments. I bought her a pretty little planner of her own to help her learn to organize her work and manage her time. She wasn’t all that excited about it. Shocking, right? 🙂
What are you reading this summer? Any recommendations to share?