It will come as no surprise to anyone that I love books. I always have and I think I always will. This school year was a pivotal year for Taelin, in terms of reading, so I really wanted a fun way to keep her going this summer. We have done the summer reading program at the library (and we are still doing that this summer) but that program counts all minutes spent reading. So the audio books we listen to on road trips and the books we read to her before bedtime all count. Which is great. But I really wanted her to be able to see what she is really capable of all on her own.
I also did not want to go all crazy Pinterest with this. There are so many great ideas (and I’m not knocking anyone who does them) but I know myself well enough and it just wanted to make this one simple. We talked about it for a long while and finally came up with the idea of just picking a number of books we were going to read by ourselves. I decided I am going to try and read 20 books (which is half of my 2017 goal) and Taelin decided she is going to read 40 chapter books.
When we get done with a book, we are just recording it on our paper and moving on to the next book. Now, a goal wouldn’t be a goal without something to sweeten the deal a little bit. So, if we both reach our goal, we get to go to the beach overnight. (I might have wanted a reason to plan a girl’s night at the beach.)
We have been trying to convince others to join us and, so far, we haven’t had any takers. So…if anyone wants to join us in the challenge, please do. We picked a number of books, but you could record time or pages or different genres. Anything you want! Just read!!!
I can tell we have already both added books to our list since I took this picture, but we both better get cracking if we are going to make our goal! In fact, I have a poetry book that is due to the library tomorrow that I should go and finish right now. Happy reading!
p.s….if you have an recommendations for a quick, fun summer read, tell me in the comments.