My local library sponsored a summer reading program–mostly for children, but it also included an adult summer reading goal. The goal was to read three (3) books during June and July.
I’ve kept a record of books I’ve read for the last year–so keeping up with what I read during those two months was not a problem. Imagine my surprise when I looked at my list and discovered I’d actually read fourteen (14) books!
And, yes, I did win one of the weekly prizes–a $10 gift card for TCBY, a card both my five-year-old granddaughter and I enjoyed using.
My granddaughter also participated in the summer reading program by listening to either her parents or me read books to her. She completed eight (8) hours of listening, a little short of the goal of ten (10) hours for her age group. Thanks, Mommy and Daddy, for reading and counting the stickers!
What did I read? My number one choice for pleasure reading is mystery and detective fiction.
An old favorite was Victoria Holt, an author I discovered when I was eleven (11) years old. Mistress of Mellyn was just as exciting this summer! A new author who thrilled me just as much was Sandra Byrd, with Mist of Midnight. If you haven’t read it, find it and see what you think.
A new/old author I discovered by watching “Inspector Morse” on PBS was Colin Dexter. I read four (4) in that series.
Linda Castillo, author of Pray for Silence, was one author I re-discovered, and read two (2) in her Kate Burkholder series.
Re-reading Sue Henry’s The Serpent’s Trail was a special treat.
The remaining five (5) titles would be found in the Christian fiction section of your local book store: City of the Dead, by T. L. Higley; Face of Betrayal, by Lis Wiehl; Under a Turquoise Sky, by Lisa Carter; The Priest, by Francine Rivers; and Writer to Writer, by Thoene and Thoene.
Trying to decide which was my favorite book or series was extremely difficult but top honors go to Lisa Carter, Linda Castillo, and Sandra Byrd.
Which authors would make your list?