a few months back i began searching for books. i wanted to compile a summer reading list for thehobbit, but there was just too much from which to choose. each time i asked him what types of books he thought he might like to read, he'd just shrug his shoulders & mumble. helpful, no?
summer was nearly upon me - i decided it was time to start thinking katish. a theme!! you know how i love a good theme. the theme needed to be something that thehobbit enjoyed, that would inspire adventures, & that i wouldn't mind listening to him chatter on about all summer long. a girl has to know her limits. it didn't take long to come up with the perfect theme: steampunk!!
& so, dear one-&-only reader, i give to you the official kats in the belfry summer reading list of 2011 (henceforth known as s.r.l.):
the invention of hugo cabret - b. selznick
airborn - k. oppel
skybreaker - k. oppel
starclimber - k. oppel
leviathan - s. westerfeld
behemoth - s. westerfeld
goliath - s. westerfeld
larklight - p. reeve
starcross - p. reeve
mothstorm - p. reeve
the cabinet of wonders - m. rutkoski
the celestial globe - m. rutkoski
this list is by no means complete; he is already well into the second novel. as more books of a steampunkish nature are discovered, they'll be added to the roster. my hope is that thehobbit will be inspired by what he reads, & take over the hunt for titles.
what about you? what books are your kids reading this summer? or you?