It’s almost Thanksgiving Day and most Americans are running around doing last minute holiday prep – from last minute grocery shopping to cleaning the house for guests, there is a lot to do! For me, I’m thinking of the 4 days off and the amount of time I can fit reading into the turkey equation…
So, here are the books I plan on reading during Thanksgiving break.
- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – The Outsiders is about a juvenile boy named Ponyboy and I think it’s a coming of age novel. Set in the fifties, I believe, we follow Ponyboy’s journey as he and his fellow buddies live the life of a street gangsters (the greasers). That’s about all I know. My cousin Aaron suggested this book when we visited Barnes & Noble last week and I bought it and now I’m going to read it. I’ve never heard of this book or knew there was a movie based on Ponyboy’s story so after reading this, I plan on watching the movie with my cousin. I’ve heard the movie is pretty accurate to the book, but it’ll be fun to see how much, or little, was changed.
- Renegades by Marissa Meyer – this book is about a young girl named Nova who lives in a world ran by superheroes. That’s about as much as I know…well, I think it has some science fiction included in the story as well, but I’m going into this story pretty much blind. However, I’ve watched a few BookTube videos and everyone who reads this book seems to enjoy it so I have high hopes for this one. And since I checked this book out at my local library, I need to read it pretty quick. Plus I heard the second book in this series is now available which means, if I enjoy this one, that I can quickly continue the Renegades journey without losing any information from this book (because me and my memory).
And the last book I plan on reading this weekend is…
- Everfound by Neal Shusterman – I’m buddy reading this book so I won’t be finishing it in November, but I have started it! This is the third book in the series, so I won’t go into what the story in about – however – let me just say, I’m loving this series! And even though I’ve only read about 50 pages to Everwild, I am really liking this book as well and I’m both excited yet anxious about finishing it because once I do, the series will end and I will no longer have this world to enter or the characters to interact with. It’ll be a happy sad day when I’m done with this one.
And that’s what I plan on doing during my hiatus from work. Now, this could all be wishful thinking on my part and my reality could be me helping my husband (who is actually cooking the Thanksgiving meal with my brother-in-law) shop, prep, clean, cook, and eat during my time off but a reader can dream. After all isn’t there a famous quote that says something to the effect of “If you can dream it, you can do it”? Here’s to me dreaming!!
Let me end this post by wishing you all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING full of family, friends, food, and books!