Summer Reading: Did You Make It Count?
Happy autumn! It's been a busy reading summer. I tried to keep the pages turning relatively consistently as the summer progressed, but at times battled reading ennui . However, I refused to be thwarted, and managed to get a couple dozen books under my belt under the summer sun — or in the summer air conditioning. Either way, I read. I didn't beat my personal best — that would be summer 2015 — but I read widely and bravely. Plus, I read multiple books at a time, so my TBR shelf continues to groan from books begun in the heat of summer. I re-read The Magicians , because the author will be at this year's Fall for the Book Festival . When I originally read it a few years ago, I really wanted to like it. This summer, I can honestly say I liked it, and have just begun reading the second novel in the series. I discovered some great graphic novels, including one about a young girl with cystic fibrosis and her older sister's understanding of loss. In cont