Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer Reading

What the Guzman 4 will be reading this summer:

Ed: The Reckoning by David Halberstam (history of the US auto industry and its struggle during the 198o's) and When Nothing Else Matters by Michael Leahy (Michael Jordan's last comeback with the Washington Wizards)

Jen: I helped out a bit with the annual used book sale to benefit the local autism community and picked up some classics I haven't read since high school. These three books really made me fall in love with reading and I can't wait to spend some time this summer getting reacquainted with them (preferably poolside.)

The Awakening by Kate Chopin
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Cry The Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Noe: Is into books with visual effects. He loves this scanimation series right now by Rufus Butler Seder.

Asher: Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton. I feel like I am back in Ms. Kelsey's 1st grade class every time we read it. We are also going to try a few easy chapter books like the Henry Huggins series by Beverly Cleary.


Elise said...

I love Cry the Beloved Country! Maybe I'll have to re-read it myself. Your lists look really fun.

Belle said...

I love summer reading lists. Fun!

The Awakening is one of my all time favorites.

We've been listening to Beverly Clearly audio books in the car and Toby love the Mouse and the Motorcycle series. We also all love the Ramona books, all performed so amazingly by Stockard Channing. (Mike Mulligan makes me think of Ramona.)

Razzy said...

If we ever have a girl she will be named Scout and I don't even own the book! How about the classic books of the Twilight series? HAHAHA! I am not making fun because that is what I am currently reading.

Jen said...


Thanks for the reminder about the Ramona books performed by Stockard Channing. Did you buy the series off itunes? I remember you or someone else telling me about them, and thinking, that will be great when my kids are ready....and at least one of them finally is!


I love the character Scout so much. She is everything I would like to have in a little girl. Yeah...I just haven't been able to get into Twilight. I have to be careful though b/c there are a lot of people who do love those books and I don't want to come off as a snob (which I probably am sometimes)