Each month Anne Bogel shares book reviews "quick lit" style over at Modern Mrs. Darcy. If you don't currently follow along, I highly recommend it! It's so much fun to hear what others are reading. Lately, I've been creating "book lists" to help organize the many titles I want to read. So in honor of October's quick lit, I thought I'd share my fall "back to school" reading list with you.
After re-reading The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for book club this summer, I felt a huge pull to re-read more old favorites from my middle and high school years. I don't read much YA literature anymore, but always think maybe I should. The YA titles on my back to school list have me convinced! Does anyone have any good YA recommendations for me? I'd be forever grateful if you shared.
My Back to School Reading List
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
I love this book so much! I enjoyed it even more now than I did in my teens. I think I noticed a lot more this time around how the main character, Macy, grows. She learns so much about herself over the course of this novel, but it doesn't happen in any overly dramatic way, which I really appreciate. Macy finds herself without changing her true nature, she just has to realize sometimes it's okay to be a little messy. The story gets it right - there's always more to people than we can see.
Princess in Pink by Meg Cabot
Oh Princess Mia. I couldn't have a back to school reading list without a visit to the halls of Albert Einstein High School. Revisiting this series is a hilarious delight.
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
This is the last title I have left to read for my back to school list. This second installment of Tibby, Lena, Bridget and Carmen was my favorite a decade ago. I can't wait to dive in again!
Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
This is the only new title on my list this month. Something Anne and I have in common is our attachment to place. The descriptions of Anne's love and admiration for her home are beautiful. Also, I had to read another Anne book in October. That's another thing Anne and I agree on, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
I can't think about September without some nostalgia for Harry Potter. If I can't actually hop on the Hogwarts Express for another year at Hogwarts, I thought I should at least be able to read about it. This book will always be a back to school classic for me. Will I ever tire of Harry Potter? I really think not...
We're half way thorough October, my favorite month of the year. School is in full swing and the holidays are around the corner. Whatever you do to celebrate the new beginnings of fall, I hope it's going well. Happy reading, and enjoy what's left of this glorious month.