Every evening for the last two years, 10:00 pm rolled around and I got a phone call from J. We’d chat it up for anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour and then I soundly fell asleep. It’s been that way almost every night since we’ve dated. In fact, it’s a little hard to remember my bedtime routine before dating J… Did I watch TV? No. Would I blog? Nope, this thing wasn’t around two years ago. Oh wait, I know what I did: READ!
I’ve always loved reading. I’m not the best reader, but I love it. I grew up with books. Call me a dork, but I was that girl who would read all of the books on the summer reading list from school. Many of my summer afternoons were spent sitting in a dogwood tree in the front yard of my house reading things like The Babysitter’s Club, Mandie books, Little Women, or the Little House on the Prairie series. The first time I read Anne of Green Gables, I loved the book so much I finished the rest of the series in a month.
So after a long time of neglecting my book world, I’ve decided to pick it back up this summer. Who wants to join me in a little Summer Book Club? I know, I should have warned you before June, but rest assured there are still plenty of hot summer days ahead.
Here’s the deal: I’m going to read books this summer. You can join in reading one or all of the books I plan to read. To discuss, either post about it on your blog or comment after my review. I am getting almost all of my books from the library, so the order of the books may change (based on holds/availability), but if you read a book and blog about it before me, just make sure to email me or comment on this post so I can add you to the list of reviewers.
Who’s with me? I’ve kept the list to five to keep it a manageable goal, then I may add a few more after I finish these. If you say you’ll join me but end up not reading that many (or none), it’s not a big deal. It’s the summer, so it’s not meant to be stressful. And I know some of these books are very popular and so if you’ve already read them, you can review them as well and give me any more book suggestions!
The Book List:
Eat. Pray. Love. by Eliabeth Gilbert
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Anyone want to join the MPP Summer Book Club? Comment below if you’re interested and I’ll update those participating. Yay! I’m so excited. The first book: Eat, Pray, Love. You know, to prepare for the movie this summer…. ;)
— Update —
Book Club Participants: