Do you do Summer Reading Programs? Mom used to. She’s been kinda straddlin’ the fence on SRPs since about 2018. Why? Cuz she set a personal record for books read that summer: 156 books. From June 1 to August 31. No. really. Click here for more.
She hasn’t jumped into an SRP full-bore since. “Cuz Kimmi, how in the world am I gonna top 156 books in three months?”
Well. You know Her Momness. I bribed her with chocolate.
A New Record?
So. Did Mom set a new personal record for Summer Reading?
Well, not quite. We tried. Really. And we got close.
But there was so much other stuff goin’ on this summer, if ya know what I mean. (And yes, I totally aced that semi-annual check-up at the vet’s. Thanks for askin.’)
Including audio books and read-alouds, Mom read 139 books this summer. It’s not 156+. But not bad, eh? (Apparently, some people will do almost anything for a Triple Chocolate Meltdown a la mode.)
You can find some of Mom’s summer favorites at 6 Best Reads of Summer.
- The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation – Rosemary Sullivan
- Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River – John N. Maclean
- One-Eyed Cat (review forthcoming) – Paula Fox
- Where the Children Take Us: How One Family Achieved the Unimaginable (review forthcoming) – Zain E. Asher
I’d let Mom tell you more herself. But she’s snoozing right now. Or “resting up.” Or something.
Mom hasn’t tackled a Goodreads Reading Challenge since shortly after the Ark made landfall. The last one she did was in 2018: 383 books. In one year. She says, “No way can I do that again, Kimster. Not even close.”
But I’m scouting up new supplies of chocolate. Just don’t tell Mom yet, okay?
You gonna eat that?