Summer is just around the corner ~ YEAH!! Well hopefully, considering we just got done this weekend with an April blizzard! With summer creeping upon us, and with this class winding down, continuing on this reading journey has been something I’ve been thinking a lot about. It has been wonderful to get back to reading. Before this class, I was still reading, but I wasn’t making it a priority. With the “push” from class, I have again found my reading passion, and I plan to continue on even after we are done here.
I already have so many books on my TBR list that I can’t wait to get into during the summer. From finishing a few series: The Testing, Shatter Me, and Caraval; to continuing on my journey with YA diverse books, I have plenty of books just waiting for me to read. At this point, I have 32 books that are stored on my Goodreads TBR list, and the number continues to climb as I read recommendations and see new listings that appeal to me.
I’m extremely competitive by nature, therefore I know that if I join a book club challenge, that will help me continue on during the summer. I already have a 40 book challenge set up for the year on Goodreads (as of right now, I have 23 of those read!), but I am thinking about also incorporating Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge and Nightstand’s Book Bingo into my reading. Donalyn Miller’s #bookaday challenge seems fun too! YA books are not the only types of books on my summer reading list, however. I have some PD books that I want to finally get read and others that I want to re-read.
I feel if I’ve been able to find time during the school year reading; finding time this summer will hopefully not be a problem. (I’m still amazed I was actually able to finish 23 (maybe 24 by the end of this week) books in 16 weeks all while working, too!) I’m planning on taking two summer courses; one that will continue on with this YA journey. I’m excited to continue to delve deeper into YA as this class has done more for me than most of my other ones combined. I think that continuing to read as much as possible is what will make reading a habit. And of course, with all the social media accounts that I now follow on Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram, and the “friends” I feel I’ve connected with in this class, etc. finding terrific books for my continuation with reading should not be hard!