Oh, summer is over, is it?
….I’m still doing this tag.
The start of September made me a bit nostalgic.
To keep things fresh, I chose books from the distant past.
…by distant, I meant from the last 10-20 years.
YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT CLASSICS.
My favorite season and why I like it
I’m gladly welcoming the (eventual) return of autumn.
I love sweater weather, rain, and hot drinks.
A book you couldn’t stop reading
I loooooooved R. L. Stine’s Who Killed the Homecoming Queen? for its pure awfulness.
Not only does the queen NOT DIE, but the book isn’t even from her point of view!
I had to picture the creepy theater kid as a goth guy to get through it.
This book is the worst. Please read it.
You’re a Cheetah
A book you read in JUST one day
Reading a middle-grade book in a day isn’t too impressive.
This feat was more remarkable when I was young.
White Wolf used to be one of my favorite books.
I would still recommend it today.
The story is told from the wolf’s point of view, which I loved.
This book kicked off my third-grade wolf obsession.
I KNEW my desire to sponsor a wolf came from somewhere!
Couldn’t Let Go
A book you reread straight away
I read Benny Bensky and the Perogy Palace more than a couple times.
It’s a really fun, light mystery about a dog! AND POLISH FOOD!
Calm It Down!
A book that got your heart racing
Bruce Coville’s Ghost Stories series was STRESSFUL.
In The Ghost Wore Gray, the protagonist uncovers several dead bodies in a seemingly-innocuous painting.
The ghost in this volume is particularly malevolent.
This is a hard read.
A sequel you read faster than the first
Even though I didn’t like the 1-800-WHERE-R-U series much, I loved Safe House, the third book in the series.
In Safe House, a murdered cheerleader’s boyfriend tries to help Jess with the investigation.
I developed a huuuuuuge crush on him.
He was a hot, secretly sensitive jock in dark jeans! THAT’S MY TYPE.
Oh, I forgot to mention he turned out to be the killer.
And thus began my habit of sympathizing with the villain…whether or not they deserved it.
Books on fire!
A series you read straight through
I read the Three Girls in the City series SO FAST.
I snapped up all the edgy tween literature published in the 2000s.
I fantasized sometimes about Big City Living.
Wait, there are four books in the series? I don’t think I ever read the last one.
Oh NO! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GIRLS IN THE CITY???
A book that kept you up late
I’m almost positive I stayed up late reading Winnie the Horse Gentler.
I needed to know if she’d ever tame Knickers and best that bratty Summer Spidell!
THERE ARE EIGHT BOOKS IN THIS SERIES?
DID I read them all??
There are so many series I have to revisit.
All right. It’s over.
I’m going to spend my fall rereading middle-grade literature.
OR I could read the 12 books I’m in the middle of right now.
The possibilities are endless.