Monday, June 20, 2011
On days when it gets too hot to go outside and be active this summer, why not take the chance to catch up on reading? Create a list of essential reads for the summer and get to it! Here is the top ten list of books that make for fun reading whatever age you are – which of course will include the number one choice "Diary of a Wimpy kid: Roderick Rules."
The Top Ten Books
The favorite read this summer is Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules, and just in time for the blu-ray and DVD release of the movie (based `on the book). What better way to kick of your summer fun?
To some kids, and adults, the Harry Potter books are an essential part of their life long reading experience. From Sorcerer’s Stone to The Deathly Hallows, the Harry Potter franchise is something of a legend. If you’re one of the few that hasn’t made these books part of your summer list, make this the summer that you do.
The Ramona and Beezus book series follows the lives of Ramona and her family in Portland, Oregon. The popular series began in the 1950’s while it’s last written book, “Ramona’s World” was in 1999. The series remains popular to this day.
Want a way to get the chills during the heat this summer? Pick up R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps. The book series has been giving kids the heeby geebies for years and it’s sure to bring some dark adventures into the brightest summer day.
It’s no mystery that Nancy Drew’s series will really keep you on your toes. You’ll have lots of fun solving crimes and snooping around with this classic books series that has been around since the 1930’s.
Strangely that you find yourself missing the caddy kids in school? Try reading The Clique by Lisi Harrison this summer and you’ll find yourself loving to hate the characters. All the drama will keep you flipping the pages, and possibly never leaving your house!
The beloved classic James and the Giant Peach has been a joy for many growing up. Author Roald Dahl will take you on a journey of adventure and friendship which actually might have you wishing you were outside soaking up some sun.
Another Roald Dahl book to check out over the summer is Matilda. The classic story of a gifted 4 year old with really bad parents will have you rooting for her success of becoming a normal little girl. It also quite possibly will have you taking your little sister out for summer ice cream.
At any age, you will get a blast from the past when reading The Outsiders. Follow characters Ponyboy and Sodapop as they try to get through mistakes they make in a judgmental society. This is a fantastic summer read for teens and adults!
Talk about wanting to stay out of the sun. In Louie Sachar’s Holes, follow Stanley and his friends as part of a juvenile detention, while they dig holes in a wasteland of heat and sunburns. Together they improve their characters as young men but not before embarking on a wild adventure in the desert that will leave you cheering for all of them.