My Summer Rereading Program

I teach a class during the school year called Modern Fiction, and it’s basically an independent reading class for upperclassmen.  They get to read virtually whatever they want, but they do have to read each and every day.  If you’re thinking that’s awesome, you’re right.  Furthermore, as any good teacher should, I model expected behavior by reading right along their side.  With two small children at home, this fortunately allows me the opportunity to fulfill my love of reading during the day.

I’ll admit, though, by the end of the school year, I’m a little burned out.  I always struggle to find things I want to read in the summer because I’m both fatigued and also saving books for when the year starts back up.

So, I came up with the perfect solution.  I’ve always told myself that I should reread certain books for different reasons.  Well, this is the perfect time to do so!

In no particular, here are the books that comprise my summer rereading program!


Let me know what you’re reading this summer in the comments.  I’m always on the lookout for a good book!

Goodbye, Mr. Vonnegut

Note: This Post Originally Published 4-12-07

If you haven’t heard, the great American writer Kurt Vonnegut passed away.  He died from brain injuries suffered from a fall a few weeks ago.  I think it’s only fitting that we know every move Spears and Hilton make on a daily basis, but no one I know, many of whom are avid book lovers, had heard the news about Vonnegut’s fall.While I don’t agree with everything Vonnegut ever said, I couldn’t agree more with his views on maintaining one’s individuality and thinking always for one’s self.

You will be missed, Mr. Vonnegut.