Friday, 26 May 2017

Kicking Off My Summer Reading Challenge

I was going to reveal the amazing new cover of the final book in the Superman Duffy graphic novel collection today—but it looks like the illustrator has some last-minute tweaks to do, so you’ll have to wait a week or so to see the awesome cover of “O.”

So instead, I’m keeping on the reading theme, and kicking off my Summer Reading Challenge with a promise to myself that I will finish five books this summer. It’s always hard to read in the Spring—nicer weather means spending time outdoors, and with end of the school year approaching, I try to study more. I vow to do better this year!

Here are the five books I hope to tackle this summer:

Wonder by R.J. Palacio: I know, I know, I’m probably the last kid in the world to read this book. It’s the inspiring story of a young boy who was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to school—until now. My friend Sophie tells me I should get out my Kleenex box for this read… I don’t know about THAT, but I’m excited to dive in.

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicker: Another series that’s been off my radar up until now! But with the new Netflix show airing, I’m even more curious to read the “unpleasant” first book in a very popular series about three unlucky children. 

Doll Bones by Holly Black: It’s not Halloween, but I always love a creepy book. Don’t let the “doll title” fool you, either—this is not a story about Barbies! The girl in the book is being haunted by a china doll. *shudder* Makes me think twice about my sister’s doll collection!

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: I’ve seen the movie—and it was amazing. (and it’s not a horror!) The librarian at our school says I HAVE to read the book. This one is definitely on my list. I can’t talk about it too much without spoiling it, but let’s just say, the monster referred to on the title is not at all what you’re probably expecting!

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi: If you know me at all, you know I love stories with magical worlds—like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Alice in Wonderland. This book sounds like it has a very interesting new world to explore. I’m ready to go through a new rabbit hole. 

There are probably a hundred more books I could list that I would love to read this summer, but I can sometimes get distracted by summer fun activities, and with this being Canada’s 150th birthday, I bet there are a lot of events I’ll want to attend. So, I’ll start with five books and go from there. Wish me luck!

What’s on your summer reading list?

Gotta Jet! 

~ Chase Superman Duffy

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