Published: April 20, 2006 by Speak (first published 1967)
Category: Classics, Young Adult, Fiction
The Outsiders was Book 2 on my September Reading Challenge High School Reading Redo list; two down, six to go! Reading this in one day sure made up the time it took me to read Rebecca, phew. I am back on pace but still have Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck ahead so hope I give myself enough time to finish my overdue homework 😉
I don’t know what more to say than I should have read this for homework when I was a kid. I’ve missed out on this incredible story all these years!Never mind that this book was written by a teenager, Susan Eloise Hinton used her initials to hide the fact she was a female so male readers wouldn’t dismiss her. Knowing she was an impressionable youth herself blows my mind. The insight and care she had given to the character development is beyond 5 stars: beyond!Read More »
First published August 1938 by Doubleday Doran
Category: Classics, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Gothic
Rebecca was Book 1 on my September Reading Challenge High School Reading Redo list; one down, seven to go. This one took me much longer to read, clocking in at 8 days! I could have read two books in that time. Well no use crying about it now.
September is right around the corner and can be known as Back to School Month. The start of school can vary based on location, but typically by September students are parked at their desks counting down the days until their next summer vacation. Well at least that was what I was doing. I certainly didn’t have the time to focus on required reading and often resorted to Cliff Notes. I needed my time to…I actually don’t remember but I just know my free time was not spent reading.
The adult me doesn’t even know that person: you can’t pry a book out of my hands nowadays. To rid myself of the guilt of not doing my homework I am going to spend the month of September reading the books I was supposed to read back in school (over twenty years ago). I only hope this makes my former English teachers – or English teachers everywhere – proud! If only I had my teachers emails, I would finally submit proper book “reports.”
Join or follow my progress through the hashtag #HSReadingRedo. Read from my list below or create your own. I would love to hear of your participation so come back an drop a comment below with your book “report” links!
It’s a new year with a new goal. I am aiming high and working towards reading 100 books this year (that is 34 more than I read in 2017)! If I can read at a pace of 2 books a week, then I got this. Wish me luck!
What are your 2018 goals? Whether it be book count, adding a new genre, trying a new author – what have you – talk to me: would love to hear from you.
If you read over 100 books in 2017, what are your tips? How did you keep motivated? Keep up pace? etc. Share your secrets with us. 😉
This year I upped my reading game (I read 66 books – my highest count ever!), joined a monthly book club, signed up for NetGalley, and started my own book blog. It’s been super fun and I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.
Thank you for following my blog and for your likes and comments – you have all made this venture into blogging one that I truly enjoy. You are all the bee’s knees. Hope you have a magical 2018!
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