I have two favourite summer activities: swimming here…
And reading here… (This isn’t the actual balcony I read on, but my one also has a lovely view, even though the sea is a lot further away for me!)
This summer I took a large selection of books with me to Italy, thanks to my trusty e-book reader. I also bought and read many more while I was away – again, thanks to ease of buying digital books even when there are no bookshops around.
Some of my reading highlights include…
The entire series (so far) of Wells & Wong mysteries by Robin Stevens. I particularly enjoyed travelling on the Orient Express in First Class Murder.
The Secrets of Sam and Sam by Susie Day. This was every bit as thrilling and fabulous as I expected it to be, and I highly recommend it to fans of the Pea’s Book series, or anyone at all who enjoys great books! Sam and Sam are 11-year-old twins with very different challenges to face.
I also read some fiction for adults, though (strangely?!) two of my favourites were written by authors who have also written amazing books for young people: Judy Blume’s In the Unlikely Event, and Penelope Farmer’s Goodnight Ophelia. (Penelope Farmer is the author of Charlotte Sometimes.)
And in non-fiction, I read a few of the New Scientist books that answer all kinds of fascinating questions, including “Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze?”
What did you read this summer?
Photo credit: balcony/sea pic by Gimrie at Morguefile