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What I've Been Reading

Summer usually equals lots of books read for me. I will admit, I was running out of good looking books at the local library, so I thought I should get some recommendations or lists going before the summer started. So, I found two lists. One being the books that are most often used on the AP Literature tests, which are books that I feel as and English major/teacher I should read. The second list was the Newbery Medal and Honor winners.

So, I started with the AP list. But after about two books, my brain was not into it at all. They are great pieces of literature, but they take a lot of work to read and comprehend. I thought to myself, "This is dumb. I should read stuff I really enjoy reading."

So, I have been happily working my way through the Newbery list and loving every minute of it. I like the variety of stories and types of writing included. And since they are young adult books, they go pretty quick. So I have been to the library a lot this summer and that is just fine by me.


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