While I'm drooling over all the new books coming out this summer, this is more of a wish list than anything else. I'm about to start teaching my Reading and Writing Workshop, so I'll be re-reading the books for the course, as well as selections of poetry and short stories (If you have any ideas for the latter categories for rising third and fourth graders, I would be DELIGHTED to hear them).
1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
I can't believe I still haven't gotten to it yet!
2. The Queen's Lover by Francine du Plessix Gray
I saw a review in the Washington Post about this new historical fiction from the point of view of Marie Antoinette's Swedish lover.
3. The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot
My mom bought this for me, historical fiction about Eleanor and Marguerite of Provence, who married the kings of England and France respectively in the thirteenth century.
4. The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller
This book got such great reviews and I often like these prep school scandal type books.
5. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
A book about hiking the Pacific Crest trail from the advice columnist who writes Dear Sugar on the Rumpus.net
6. Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard
I found this book over at YA? Why not? Seems like a great summer read!
7. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
After Graceling, I'm expecting another fun, relaxing, girl-power read. Plus, I enjoyed the free excerpt I read.
8. A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer DuBois
About chess and Russia, it seems like the type of literary work I'd enjoy.
9. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Wanted to read this for a while, seems like quality fantasy.
10. Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery
A Montgomery book I actually haven't read that was recently recommended to me.