Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer Reads

This year's New York State Summer Reading Game theme revolves around water.  The children's theme is Make a Splash! Read! The theme for the Teens is Make Waves @ Your Library and the Adult theme is Water Your Mind.  Many of our library programs even have a water or ocean theme.  I'm even running an ocean themed Story and Craft program.  So far we've made rainbow fish and will be making seahorses, turtles, octopi, and origami frogs. 

Since, I've been thinking about water, oceans, beaches and the like, I thought it would be fun to read, and review, at least one ocean or beach related book per week this summer.  And since having set deadlines makes me more productive, I've come up with a read along list.

This is my list so far:

July 12, 2010

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan
**Not exactly about water, but this is the first pick for our "Read the Book, See the Movie" discussion group, so it might be a good idea to do a reread.**

July 19, 2010

Sea by Heidi R. Kling

July 26, 2010

Siren by Tricia Rayburn

August 2, 2010

Pirates! by Celia Rees

August 9, 2010

August 16, 2010

 Everlasting by Angie Frazier

August 23, 2010

Sea Change by Aimee Friedman

August 30, 2010

Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli

That's the list for now, all the links go to each book's Goodreads summary.  I might more books to the list, if I can find more that sounds interesting.  Are there any ocean or sea related books that I'm missing or that absolutely have to be on my summer reading list?

Have you reviewed any of these book?  If you put a link to your review in with your comment, I'd be happy to add the link to the end of my review.

Happy Reading!


  1. I can't think of any sea/ocean books that you've missed, but that's the same summer reading theme that my library in Charleston, SC is using this year...

  2. Becky - I wonder if it's a nationwide theme. It's a lot of fun since we get to do some of our programs outside, can't really do too many water based activities inside!

  3. You should read Forgive My Fins! I hear it's amazing (I'm waiting on my library to get a copy)

    Nice list, :)

  4. Lea - yes, I'll have to add Forgive My Fins to the list. I've heard good things about it too :-)

  5. Hi! Yes, the summer reading program is the same in all but a few states! That's ours here in Miss., also.

  6. Got a slight theme going on with Siren, Sea Changes and Sirena. Pirates is an interesting read but then I am a big fan of Rees. Hope you enjoy all your books.


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