Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to dive into a good book (or two or three or four!)
I love to read and I especially love the library. All of those books are just waiting for someone to take them home, devour the words on the pages and get lost in their magic.
We take frequent trips to the library to stock up on piles of picture books and discover new chapter books. All of those books get heavy so the perfect solution is a library tote. If each person has their own, they can drop their books inside as they browse then easily carry them to the counter to check out.
My kids both love Piggy and Elephant books by Mo Willems as well as his pigeon books. The Day the Crayons Quit, Crafty Chloe and the Fairy Bell Sisters are big hits with my daughter and she’s just getting into Ramona Quimby too. My son loves anything about super heroes these days and if it has to do with legos, all the better!
With all that summer reading on the horizon, you’re going to need a new library tote! I’m excited to share this tutorial with you. Made with Dritz webbing, this sturdy bag has room for lots of books. The matching bag hardware lets you can keep your library card handy using the clip and key fob. There’s even an inside pocket for pencils and bookmarks.
I’ve been on a big reading kick lately, many of which have been YA. My favorite recent finish was Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. I really, really loved that story and the way it all came together. I also loved the final book in the Raven Boy’s series, The Raven King. That series is full of creativity, magic and imagination. Maggie Stiefvater’s mind is a crazy, awesome place!
Attachments and Eleanor and Park, both by Rainbow Rowell were good and I loved November 9 by Colleen Hoover. My favorite mystery/romance books of recent have been Obsessed by Nora Roberts and Mean Streak by Sandra Brown. Just yesterday I finished up The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry which was different from all of those but a good story and a quick read.
I’m on the waiting list for Me Before You. I’ve been holding out because I know it is sad but everyone keeps saying it is so good, and I’d like to read it before I see the movie.
What else should I read? I love a good recommendation. I’m drawn to YA, happy endings and romance or mystery but nothing too scary or sad. 🙂
Be sure to pop on over to Dritz’ blog Make Something and check out the full tutorial for the library tote. I think you’ll enjoy it!
Happy Summer Reading!