2013 #bookaday = COMPLETE!

As you know, I have been participating in the #bookaday challenge. I did this last summer too and I love it. Even though I am a librarian and a reader, there are times that I get in a reading rutt and go days without reading. It’s true. But, by participating in a challenge like this , I make myself read SOMETHING everyday. It might be a magazine, the newspaper, a blog – but I READ everyday. It gets me back in the habit. Teachers go back to work tomorrow, so today was the last day of my challenge. I read a total of 169 books, newspapers, and magazines this summer. Pretty good, right?

Here are some of my favorite reads from the summer –

The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck by Selznick: I should have read both of these a long time ago…do yourself a favor and read them. Please.

Ball by Mary Sullivan: SO CUTE! Very much like Yo! Yes? in that kindergarten and 1st graders are going to be totally impressed with themselves for being such good readers! The illustrations make the book.

Hell – Bent by Lorr: Clearly not a book that I plan to share with my students, but it was so interesting to me as a yogi. I’ve even tried out a Bikram yoga class since reading this memoir and, much to my surprise, I liked it.

World’s Strongest Librarian by Hanagarne: Another grown up book that I read this summer…I LOVED THIS BOOK! Please read it. Even if you aren’t a librarian, but especially if you ARE a librarian.

The Center of Everything by Urban: I could really relate to Ruby, the main character.

Eleanor and Park by Rowell: YA novel. Made me think of Say Anything and Pretty in Pink. Excellent “coming of age” love story.

And, there you have it! My favorites from the summer and my wrap up of my 2013 #bookaday challenge!

I hope that all of my teacher friends have an AWESOME back to school – we got this!



About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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