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Friday, May 28, 2010

Summer Reading Lists!

Memorial Day is almost upon us and you all know what that means right? The start of summer reading! What waterlogged books will be found at the bottom of your pool bag this summer?

As the school year came a couple of weeks ago I began making a list and gathering the books I wanted to read this summer. With little “fun” reading the past few months, I’ve already made it through several of my “can’t wait to read books” including The Help, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society Club, Eats Shoots and Leaves, and La Lacunda. My list is quickly dwindling away.

A couple of days ago I was talking to a friend. Rumor had it she had set a goal to read 100 books this year {oops, I first thought it was 200, yikes!!}. She turned me onto this awesome website called Goodreads. Within 20 minutes I’d found and rated almost 200 books that I’d previously read. By rating books and finding others with similar interests you can find new books to add to your list or keep track of books you want to read in the future. Over the years I’ve tried to keep track of which books I’ve read but since I have a habit of throwing things away I always manage to “lose” my list. Those days are over, now it’s easy I just log into my account. Goodreads even gives you the option of linking your account to facebook so you can share your favorite books or current reads with your friends.

Don’t keep your summer list a secret, what great books will you be reading this summer???


  1. Yay! I'm glad you joined goodreads. And just to clarify, I'm trying to read 100 books this year, not 200. ;)

  2. Thank goodness! I was trying to figure out how you were going to fit 200 books into 356 days...

  3. Yeah! It's hard enough trying to get 100 in! 200 would be crazy! Although, I have a friend who is doing the 100 book challenge and she has already read 143 books this year. She lapped me! But her kids are grown, so I can use that as an excuse for looking so pitiful next to her! ♥