So summer is right around the corner, and I could not be more excited.
- School will be over. The slow torture of my mind can cease.
- I CAN READ WHATEVER I WANT WHENEVER I WANT.
That’s right, no more mind-numbing readings. No more analyzing the symbolism in the landscape of whatever piece I’m knee deep in. No more breaking down more sentences grammatically, bit by bit. No more journaling on every little article I read (yes, I realize I’m being overdramatic).
I smell freedom, and the beautiful scent is enough to carry me through these two short weeks.
When escape comes, I am absolutely ready to tear through my reading list.
A few of my top picks for this summer are:
- Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
3. Twisted Tree by Kent Meyers
4. The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
These are a few of the books I will be reading as I participate in Donalyn Miller’s #bookaday challenge. Anyone can participate, and it is as easy as it sounds. Simply read one book a day, picture books, graphic novels, kids lit, anything goes. If you miss a day, that’s fine. Read two books on one day and average that out. The point of the challenge is to be actively reading every day.
In order to keep myself accountable, I’m going to share the titles I’ve read on Twitter using #bookaday. Not only will this encourage me to keep reading, it will help me share my titles with others, and it will help generate more books to put on my TBR list.
I plan on beginning my book-a-day challenge March 16th and ending August 14th.
For the summer, I’ll be staying in the Gering area. I’m incredibly excited for all of the library opportunities. I’ll have both the Gering and Scottsbluff library at my fingertips. Hopefully this provides me with a wide variety of reading opportunity.
My plan is to try and keep a consistent time to read. I’ll be running in the mornings, so in the afternoon is probably my best bet. Thankfully, I will traveling a lot this summer. Long car rides will afford me the opportunity to binge-read if I need to catch up on a couple of days.
I’ll be reading a book a day. It’s not going to be an easy commitment, but I’m sure I’ll be able to look back on all of the books I’ve read with a sense of accomplishment.
What works for you? When will you start? When will you end? How can you get books? How will you stay motivated? Make a plan!
91 books. 91 opportunities to build my reading base for my students. Bring it on, summer!