Monday, May 21, 2012

books i'm packing with me

So as I said, I'm heading a bit up north to where I'll be working and staying this summer. Only until the beginning of August, but I'll be visiting home a few times on some weekends. It's exciting, really, because there's a whole team of staff who I've yet to meet and holidayers who I'll tend to! I'll be one of three Health Care Aides working with other Counselors and I am so blessed to have such an opportunity!

As for books...of course, there will be space in the suitcase for books! For now, I've only decided on 3 books to take with me. These, I decided, will be my summer books. Oh my goodness, mentioning summer books makes me want to jump in delight because it makes me picture the beach, the sand, the nice hot summer sun, and who doesn't love that?! 

Alright, I won't delay no more so here are the 3 books:

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Won from Cindy at Oodles of Books

In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Borrowed from Steff

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
Won from Cindy at Oodles of Books

Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family’s beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive....
Not your typical beach read.

Yes, that is ALL! But I wish I had more to take with me! I know this is not going to last me long, especially since these are all pretty good books. I'm still considering buying more books. But I'm not usually a book-buyer type of person so that may be troublesome (this is why I rejoice when I win books). I only buy books when I absolutely have to. I bought Lola and the Boy Next Door, see that's an example. I loved the book.

Now I'm considering buying: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (author of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour! Seriously, I want this book!), Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys (I heard it's sad, so sad -- which may be just what I need), and A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley (was recommended to me and I so badly want to read it)....and there's a whole lot more. Seriously, a bookish person has an endless book wishlist, isn't that right?



    And Between Shades of Grey. Agh, my heart.

    I never used to be a book buyer, but recently I've started collecting the ones that I really loved. I just like having that physical copy on my shelf.. :D

    1. Haha, you and Audrey are the same! She was freaking out about A Little Wanting Song too :P Ahhh, and so you can reread them too right? I usually buy the ones I haven't read yet that I think may be really really really good lol.

  2. BSOG is definitely a sad book, but so very good and memorable. You should definitely check it out.

    Nice three picks! Hopefully Divergent will last you awhile (since it's so big!)

  3. No space for books? You need an ereader.
    Good luck!
    Safe travels.

  4. YAY! I hope you enjoy both books :)


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