Morgan is an avid reader. She reminds me of myself at her age. She will finish a book in one sitting. She will read for hours on end in her room. She seems to always have a book with her. I am thrilled she has such a love for books and reading. I also see her tending to read the same authors, the same types of books and being hesitant to challenge herself in reading something out of her comfort zone. (Her mother has been a poor role model!)
We are studying the Revolutionary War in school right now. I found a great set of books put out by Scholastic. The books are written in different historical time periods (each time period has a set of 3 books) from the perspective of a young girl writing a diary. When I first showed the books to Morgan she was less than thrilled with the idea of reading these books. I told her she had to read one of the Revolutionary War books before she could read one book of her choice (Hmm, maybe I need to take a bit of my own advice). There was a bit of grumbling but as she got into the book, she loved it. It was very exciting for her to make the connections to what we are studying in school. There have been lots of Aha moments - so cool!
So, I am going to do the book meme, but later. I am putting it on hold while I broaden my reading horizons. Jennifer, I hope you don't mind! What I need, my fellow bloggers and readers, is suggestions (any must reads for an avid reader) for my personal reading challenge for 2008. I will keep a list on my sidebar of the books that have been suggested and mark them off as I read them. To hold myself accountable, I will do a monthly update on my progress.
I am looking forward to seeing your suggestions and beginning my reading challenge!