Last month I wrote about how I was exchanging books with my 16-year-old niece, Avery, for my summer reading selection. She would read a book of my choosing, and I would read one that she picked out. I gave her Treveryan, by Angela DuMaurier, and she gave me The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks.
Now that we’re a month in, I thought I’d just post a progress report to let you know how things are going.
Last I heard Avery was just a few chapters in and finding Treveryan a bit stilted. She’s currently camping down at The Coast, and forgot to bring it with her.
I’m actually ahead of the game – a good eight chapters in, but am feeling like I’m making slow progress since I’ve only had a chance to hit it twice.
In the mean time, I have been reading up a storm – just not for me.
Here’s a sampling of some of the titles we’ve been burning through at The Pear Tree House. Have you read any of them?
Winnie-The-Pooh, by A. A. Milne (pictured above)
The last one, by Dorothy Edwards, was mine when I was young and is currently the favourite for before bedtime.
I’m hoping to finish The Last Song before my kids are old enough to have it read to them – which may be the only way I get through it!
What’s on your summer reading list?
– Words and photos by Lori-Anne Poirier