Summer has arrived, but I’ve started a great new job and probably won’t be taking a vacation. However, I do have some summer reading plans lined up that I thought I would share with you.
Bex from An Armchair By the Sea is hosting a read-along of Middlemarch by George Eliot which I’m very excited to be joining, as its always more fun to read a big classic with company. Middlemarch is about a fictional town and the intersecting lives of several characters. The read-along takes place between June 27th and August 7th.
I will also be joining a read-along of the Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman July 8 to August 26 and hosted by Simon and Schuster Canada. The story is about an Australian lighthouse keeper and his young wife who discover a dead man and live infant washed ashore on a boat. This read-along is timed perfectly to coincide with the release of the movie adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander on September 2nd. Thank you Simon and Schuster Canada for the read-along invitation!
In addition, my oldest son announced to me that he wants to read Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery with me. I have no idea where this is coming from and he refused not that long ago to read the BFG by Roald Dahl with me even thought I was pretty sure he would like the story. Even if he loses interest, I think this may be a good excuse for me to finally read the whole Anne series.
UPDATE: I’ll also be joining Laura at Reading In Bed is hosting a reading of Cecilia by Frances Burney. If you’re looking for a classic that isn’t as well-known, join us!
Have you read either of these books? What are your summer reading plans?