This summer my daughter gave me books to read. I think she really enjoyed sharing some of her favorite stories with me. She loves to read. In fact, she has a 5 book minimum at the library. Why? Well, she reads several books at a time and she finishes them quickly. I only wanted to go to the library once a week. She has piles of books in her room that she owns as well. We’re working on a solution to that problem (the books are in piles on her floor).

So, what did I read?

Well, I had started the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan this last spring. I happen to really love mythology so I really enjoyed this modern look into the world. I love how the author creatively names the chapters. When you review them before reading, they just look crazy, but in the end they make sense. The characters are fun and likable.

Here are the titles I read:

So, even though I had finished the Percy Jackson series, I wasn’t ready for it to be over yet. Luckily, my daughter introduced me to Rick Riordan’s next series The Heros of Olympus. No more creative chapter titles, but new main characters and told in their point of view. This series isn’t finished yet. The next book, The Mark of Athena, is expected to be out on October 2nd.

After reading a few blog posts from random blogs, I discovered the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. I put my name on the very long wait list at the library. I read the The Hunger Games series this past spring and loved them. The Divergent series is another dystopian trilogy but it’s not the same as The Hunger Games. Honestly, it did take me a while to like the main character, Tris (or Beatrice). I do like her now, but there are some times where I just don’t understand why she does what she does. It must be because she’s so different from me. After Divergent, I waited on the long wait list for the second book, Insurgent. I loved, loved, loved it. Although, I must admit that at the end it was all I could do to not scream at my frustration at where it ended. You see, I got to read this series before my daughter. She had to wait until I was done reading and I didn’t want to spoil it for her. The ending did provide us with some lengthy discussions about what could be.

As I type this, “A” is using her computer time to make a list of books that she wants. She just told me that her “must have” list is up to 80. Yes, 80. It’s for real, I just took a look at it. What is she going to go with all these books? We should probably start lining her bedroom walls with bookshelves.