Room by Emma Donoghue - told from the perspective of a 5 year old boy, this was a real page turner (er... button pusher, since I read it on my Nook!). What if you were born and spent your whole life up until the age of 5 trapped in a small room in the suburban back yard of a psychopath who kidnapped and imprisoned your mother when she was nineteen and then got her pregnant, making this monster, your father?
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - I know many students and faculty are way ahead of me on this one,because I saw a lot of people reading it in our building last school year. I started listening to it on my cell phone at first. I downloaded it to my smartphone from the public library website. It was really easy! Unfortunately, I got busy and didn't finish in time and the book disappeared from my phone, since it came due. I think because it's such a popular book I only had two weeks. Well, I got the old fashioned kind - a paperback- and quickly raced through this exciting tale about a futuristic world where children from various districts around the country are selected to participate in a sort of reality show - to the death. In order to survive, the 24 contestants must eliminate one another. When her younger sister is picked, Katniss volunteers to go in her place and finds that her skills hunting for food and gathering roots are really valuable but the obstacles she must overcome often seem insurmountable.
Luckily, there are two more books in the trilogy Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
One More Day by Mitch Alblom - my daughter gave me this one for my birthday. This novel is about a man who has a very brief career as a baseball player. After nearly dying in a car accident, he gets to spend one more day with his mother and finally learns about her life and her unselfish love and dedication to her family.
If you read something good this summer, feel free to write about it - or comment on what others have read!
Remember, just because summer is ending - doesn't mean reading has to. Yes, we'll all be a lot busier now - but keep that paperback (nook or audiobook) next to your bed and read a few pages each night (there's o