Last updated on May 16, 2017 at 02:42 pm
What’s on your reading list this summer?
Your kids may already have their list of required reading (and corresponding book reports) to tackle over summer vacation, but what about you?
Hit the (library) books. Check your local library for a list of summer reading recommendations. If you need some structure in your life (who doesn’t?), you can sign up for an adult summer reading program while you’re there. Most public libraries have handy summer reading lists for kids, too, many of which are coordinated with your local public schools.
Walk the talk. Parents often find it challenging to get their children to keep up with their reading during the vacation months. Sometimes just sitting next to your kids while you enjoy your own book is the perfect way to model good reading habits.
Keep kids’ brains sharp over the summer by reading to them or with them. It’s a great way to spend time together while you keep your children’s reading skills from getting flabby. That way, you can discuss what’s happening on the page—and figure out what’ll happen next (which also builds important critical thinking and inference skills).
Brookline Library @brklib 4 Jun
Going on a road trip this summer? Dreading Cape traffic? Grab an audiobook from our lobby display and keep yourself entertained. Going on a road trip this summer? Dreading Cape traffic? Grab an audiobook from our lobby display and keep yourself entertained.
Duxbury Free Library @DuxFreeLib 3 Jun
“Goodbreaking Reads”, The Adult Summer Reading Program has started! Come and sign up today. http://fb.me/ITpLXRbZ
You can do a Twitter search for your library’s favorites to get started; or just head over and have a chat with your local librarian in person. How’s that for a non-digital concept?
Check it out: Summer Reading Links and Resource
- The classic go-to resource is Publishers Weekly’s annual list: Best Summer Books
- NPR devotes a page on its sit to Summer books: 2013, which is comprehensive and pretty awesome.
- Good old Goodreads gives you a Top 100 Summer reads list, and lets you vote on your all-time faves: ONE DAY Best Summer Reads.
- The Big O: Oprah’s Summer Reading List – gotta love it.
- Writers know best: 12 Authors Share Favorite Summer Books is on RealSimple.com.
- From bodice-rippers to page-turners, go to Best Summer Beach Reads, GoodHousekeeping.com.
Drop us a line and tell us what you’re reading this summer!
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