Reading RoundUp #28

Reading is often our main entertainment on weekday evenings, so I’m flying through books lately. I officially reached 50 books read thus far this year! As a result of the Goodreads challenge, I’m keeping track of everything I read for the first time. It’s less pressure than doing a category type reading challenge and I like being able to look back at what I’ve finished. Here’s what I’m reading currently!

This week’s Reading Roundup!

Work Book (for lunch time reading):

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – Admittedly, it is a bit sad bringing this final book in to work. I know I can always return to the magical world, but it’ll probably be a few years before I start the series again.  


House Books:

The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot – The Princess Diaries series is a young adult favorite of mine, so I snagged this chick lit novel by her at a book sale. The story is told entirely through email. I’m a sucker for any style of writing that includes letters, emails, texts, etc so I love it so far. 

A Separate Peace by John Knowles – Another book sale find. This American classic is the story of two boys at boarding school during World War II. Apparently their innocent friendship is corrupted after an incident at school. I’m curious to find out the outcome.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer – The title gives you a hint at the whimsical nature of this novel. A writer discovers a book club formed during World War II that is chock full of quirky members. As all the characters correspond through letters, you learn about their personalities and history and can’t help but fall in love with them.  


Kindle Books:

I’m a bit frustrated with the lack of selection on my library’s website! Hopefully I can find something new soon. We did just download a collection of Stephen King short stories on audiobook. We have a 6 hour drive to Vermont coming up this month, so we’re planning to listen to those to pass some of the time.


From Around the Web:

Bronn Should Have Died in Battle – As much as I hate to admit it, I completely agree with this article about the result of the dragon battle in the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. 

Popular Authors Never ReadI came across Emma’s list of authors she’s never read and thought it was a fun idea for a post!

Book SculpturesMixed feelings about doing this to books, but they are pretty undeniably amazing.

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  1. Love, love, loved the Guernsey, too. It flew to near the top of my favorite books this year. Are the Princess Diaries suitable for mature elementary aged girls, do you think?

    1. Hmm the books are based on teenage girls in high school and touch on the typical topics of boys, friendships, insecurities, etc but they never get graphic. If you read the first book you’d get a good idea of whether or not they’d be appropriate, so it might be worth trying it out yourself first.

  2. I reread the whole Harry Potter series 2 years ago and SO enjoyed it. Think maybe next fall I’ll do that again.

    And really liked Guernsey too! Such a delightful book!

  3. I LOVED Guernsey! Such a delightful story and yet also very sobering because of the WWII theme. It was the firs novel I read in epistolary format and I really enjoyed it… I felt like I was snooping through their mail, though, haha!

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