My all time favorite summer song is DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince’s Summertime. That video, the beats, the lyrics brings me back and I can just smell sunscreen and fresh cut grass. Nothing can invoke a memory like this song.
As it is most definitely summer here in Kansas with temperatures rising, the kids are out of school, and this year’s vacation plans are in place. I’m fully vaccinated and ready to visit family I haven’t seen in almost 8 years (the life of a military family….). We will be road tripping, so lots of sitting in the car with nothing to do but read, so hopefully my reading goals will stay the course or get ahead and I can enter the last third of the year with momentum.
First, I want to finish the second of my two B.A.B.s (Big Ass Books) that I chose for spring, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry. I want this book done by June 15th. This way I can take a few days off before I start on my summer choices for B.A.B.
COYER book club picks for June are Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed and Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors (The Rajs #1) by Sonali Dev. I only had to borrow the first because I had the Dev book on my NOOK. So I can knock out one read down NOOK project and a book club pick with one book.
My choice for this month’s Beverly Jenkins reading goal is Destiny’s Embrace (Destiny #1). This will also start a series I have on my Series to Read goal. I am also going to start The Knickerbocker Club series with reading Tycoon (#0.5) (also on my NOOK) and Magnate (#1). I will finish two other series by reading Murder on Location (Charlotte Brody #3) by Cathy Pegau (on my NOOK so another read down pick) and A Geek Girl’s Guide to Justice (Geek Girl Mystery #3) by Julie Anne Lindsey.
June is Pride month here in the U.S., so I picked Roller Girl (Lake Lovelace #3) by Vanessa North, A Little Light Mischief (The Turners #3.5) by Cat Sebastian, and Proper English (Think of England #0) by K.J. Charles to celebrate.
Going to get to Reckless in Texas (Texas Rodeo #1) by Kari Dell Lynn to finish off my library’s 2021 reading challenge. I need this book for the prompt “read a book from a Native, First Nation, or Indigenous author”. Lynn was a member of the Blackfeet nation.
Finally, to round out my NOOK read down project, I am reading two books by Mimi Grace: Make a Scene and Along for the Ride.