Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Time is Reading Time

This summer will be reading time for me - and my kids, if I have anything to say about it!  Yesterday I visited Barnes & Noble to browse the Teen section for good reads.  A new sub-category of teen fiction that I was unaware of: Teen Paranormal Romance.  Genres are very specific these days!

Here are a few titles that I have added to my "must read" list:

Legend and Prodigy by Marie Lu
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Crossed and Reached by Ally Condie (Matched series)
The Program by Suzanne Young
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

The Dead, The Enemy and The Fear by Charlie Higson looks like a good zombie series for my 14 year old son.

Currently I am finishing Matched.  I skimmed through the book earlier this year, but was informed by a young neighbor that I missed some of the essential plot points so I am trying again. 

Books finished in the past few weeks:

A Thousand Pardons by Jonathan Dee
Spring Break by Mary Kay Andrews
Three Times Lucky by Shelia Turnage
Almost Home by Joan Bauer (7Reads Middle School title)

So far I have been alternating adult fiction and non-fiction titles with young adult novels.  Back to reading!