It sure has warmed up today – it is currently sunny and 81 outside! The days of warmth and late day sun are finally upon us.
I am a planner. So the advent of summer also means that it is time to prepare my summer reading plan. I have been putting this blog off all week because I have LOVED YA Lit class so much that I don’t want it to end. This summer reading plan is one way I can continue the reading fun all summer long.
This summer I am going to follow along with many readers out there and try to complete a book a day this summer. The #bookaday challenge is one that is championed by Donalyn Miller – one of my fave authors of professional development books.
I am starting my #bookaday on May 9, 2016. This is the first day of the May/Summer semester and the official end of YA Lit class (at least in my mind). I will read a #bookaday until 100 days have passed – August 16, 2016.
My 100 books will consist of a variety of genres, intended audience ages, and formats. I will, of course, keep reading my YA Lit TBR. However, I am going to read widely in a variety of formats this summer.
I plan to read/listen to at least 5 audio books. This is something I don’t normally do, but driving back and forth to NE each week will give me time to get to know this format well.
I am taking classes, so any textbook that I read at least 75% of for school will also count into these 100 books. However, my math books will not count.
I am going to read at least 3 professional development books. I’ve got an idea of where I want to go – Passionate Learners and The Book Whisperer are anxiously waiting to be devoured.
My other books will be from my ever growing TBR, old faves (been itching to re-read Wicked these last couple of days), and new finds from the library, browsing at the book store, or that Amazon (my friend/foe) suggests. I’ll also try to pick up whatever you recommend to me too!
So, how am I going to keep myself accountable? First, I am going to continue to blog right here! I’ll post my weekly It’s Monday! post and share my week’s reading with you. I hope that you readers will continue the conversation and make recommendations based on my weekly reads.
Secondly, I am going to continue to tweet my reading. I’ll bug you on Twitter with the #yalitclass and #bookaday hashtags. Follow me there to get more consistent updates on my reads.
Finally, I’ll continue keeping count on GoodReads. I will shelve books, group them by genre, audience, etc., and post reviews and star ratings.
So that’s my plan friends. I hope that you continue to journey through reading and writing on this blog, Twitter, and GoodReads. What are you reading now? What is your summer reading plan? Let’s chat….