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In Redux

By Elizabeth Wroten

Summer Reading

On 31, May 2013 | In Redux | By Elizabeth Wroten

Okay, I’m like most (all?) librarians in that I have approximately a million books on my TBR pile give or take a few hundred thousand. With summer is nearly upon us I’ve decided to use my blog to hold myself accountable for tackling one of my (many) TBR lists.

I’ve pared my YA To Read list down to a reasonable and manageable length and I’m hoping to work my way through the titles over June, July and August. You can see the list here:
my 2013-summer-reading shelf:
Elizabeth's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (2013-summer-reading shelf)
You may or may not (probably not) have noticed I tend to post reviews on Wednesdays, but this summer I’m going to shift my blogging to focus primarily on my reviews.* It’s only a temporary thing to force me into really reading this summer and play catch up (you’ll notice a few older titles on my list).

To kick off my summer reading I’m going to participate in the 48 Hour Book Challenge. At least to the degree that I am able with a 21 month old toddler. 🙂 It’s not about winning or tracking my reading so much as it’s an excuse to really get going. And I do love to binge read. I have to admit, I will probably start earlier than the 48HBC actually starts, but I can also use the date as a timeline for checking books out of the library, which is where I get 99% of the YA I read.

*I just wanted to make a little note about my reviews. I know they aren’t long and may not really constitute reviews. My purpose, for the time being, in reading YA is to both broaden my base of literature that I can draw on for readers advisory and to be steeped in the YA lit culture. I like sharing my feelings about the books I’ve read, but don’t feel like I have enough of a foundation to start recommending lots of read alike titles or major thoughts about themes. I hope to one day, but just don’t feel like I can now. I do love to turn to several other blogs in my blogroll for that kind of analysis, such as Stacked Books and Forever Young Adult.

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