Sunday, June 5, 2016

Summer Reading List 2016

Where are my readers at?  I don't know about you, but summer is the season when I get into my reading groove.  There's nothing better than sitting around on a hot, lazy day with a book in my hands and an iced tea by my side.


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I'm joining my sweet friend, Molly, from Lucky to be in First to bring you my 2016 summer reading list.  Read on for some great recommendations as well as a list of books I look forward to reading!

Let's start with my recommendations.  These are books that you should definitely read!  I've read them, and I loved each and every one of them (otherwise, I wouldn't be recommending them-hehe).


Shopaholic to the Rescue (I'm a sucker for these books. They are so entertaining. I just finished this one and I am basically telling everyone I meet that they should read it.).
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?  (She's funny, honest, and down to earth...what's not to love?)
Goodnight Nobody  (part mystery, part chick lit...need I say more?)
Apple Turnover Murder- A Hannah Swensen Mystery (I've been working my way through this series for years.  Each book is an easy read, yet entertaining and filled with tasty, interesting recipes.)
Mindsets in the Classroom (my class last year really responded to our mindset conversations)
The Reading Strategies Book (I finally got my hands on this book mid-year and found it to be a very useful resource! In other words, you'll read it more than once.)

I have a stack of books that I'm ready to read this summer. These are all books that I want to read because, well, I've already bought them and they are just waiting for me crack them open. Curious as to what's on my summer reading list?


Beach Town (because I love all things Mary Kay Andrews)
The Weekenders (again, because I love all things Mary Kay Andrews)
The Singles Game (It sounds like the perfect chick lit read...NOTE: it isn't available until July 12, but I've already pre-ordered my copy.)

Up until last year, I had a strict "no PD books during the summer" policy.  But, that is no longer the case.  During the summer I have time to read, so I read it all!  Here are a few PD books you might want to read (if you haven't already done so). 
Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading (This one is next in line on my nightstand.  I'm always looking for ways to be more effective and this book came highly recommended by friends.)
Dr. Jean's Reading Recipes (I got this book a while back and it's sitting on my nightstand waiting to be read.  I know she's more K-1, but her ideas are amazing and there are always enough of them that I can use with my second graders.)

You can check out more great summer reading recommendations HERE.


Do you have a great summer reading recommendation of your own?  Leave the title in a comment below and I'll be sure to check it out!

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9 comments:

  1. I love the comprehension connections book. I teach a PD on it for our school district. My students love learning about how to make the connections and using the words like metacognition.

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    1. I am so happy to hear this! I'm planning to start it in the next few days, and now I'm super excited to crack it open!

      Aimee

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  2. Oooooh love your suggestions! I want to read that new Jennifer Weiner book!

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    1. Thanks, Molly! Add it to your list, you won't regret it!

      Aimee

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  3. The Reading Strategies Book is definitely amazing! I am going to have to check out a few of these fun books!

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    1. I agree, Kelly! It is such a useful resource to have on hand! I hope you find some great books to tackle this summer. Have a good one!

      Aimee

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  4. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post here.

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  5. I can't wait to check out the Mary Kay Andrews books. I just finished Mystic Summer. It was pretty good. Now I'm reading The BFG to decide between it and Pax for Global Read Aloud 16 in my classroom.

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    1. Hi Jessica!

      I hope you do! Her books are always so much fun. I would really like to read the BFG. I'm sure many of my students will be seeing the movie this summer. It might be a fun read aloud for next year. Happy reading!

      Aimee

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