Looking at Sara’s fantastically large tote bag this week all I could think about is how great that would be for a trip to the library to fill it with books!
I remember one summer growing up when Sara and I were staying at my Grandma’s house and we had a reading chart. The chart was a large tree and every time we finished a book we would get to put a leaf sticker on a branch of the tree. We would take multiple trips to the library to pick out all sorts of books. Once the all the branches on the tree were filled we got to go out for ice cream. I think that was the summer I truly fell in LOVE with reading. Ever since there is hardly a month that goes by that I don’t read something. Honestly I wish it was more but lets be honest, nothing would done if I did that!
So like mother like daughter, my oldest loves to read! Well she can’t really read yet since she is 3 but she loves being read to and will often spend most of her quiet times looking at books. With summer in full swing and a library card now in hand we plan to make many trips to the library to check out many books. Here are a few on the list that will end up in that tote bag:
“Journey” by Aaron Becker
“All The World” by Liz Garton Seanton
“Fancy Nancy Sand Castles and Sand Palaces” by Jane O’Conner
*Mia really loves this book series! What little girl doesn’t love learning words like “ooh la la”, and “extraordinary!”
“The Princess and the Pig” by Jonathan Emmett
*This is one we’ve actually read but keep checking out because we love it so much. It’s a must read if you haven’t yet read it yet!
“Catching Kisses” by Amy Gibson
“Whale Shine” by Fiona Robinson
“The Relatives Came” by Cynthia Rylant
“Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes
“The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect To Be Beautiful” by Myguillyn Smith
*Also the author of the blog “The Nesting Place”, Myguillyn has out done herself by writing this amazing book reminding us all to quit being perfectionists and enjoying our homes now and not being afraid to take a some risks. It was such a good book I had to share!
“Whistling Past the Graveyard” by Susan Crandall
“The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories” by Marina Keegan
“The Best of Me” by Nicholas Sparks
*I won’t deny it. I’m a Nicholas Sparks fan and in case you missed it the movie to this book is coming out in the fall so time to get reading to prepare!
Happy Reading! ~ Hanna