Book-a-day Log Summer 2017

Inspired by Donalyn Miller, I've decided to aim for one book per day this summer.

Caveats and personal rules:

  • If I read three books one day and no books for two days, that counts as three books for three days.  In other words, I'm aiming for an average, not literal, book per day.
  • Any book counts.  Even picture books.  I need a safety net!
  • I have ten weeks of actual summer vacation, but I'm running this for 12 weeks.  It's a more satisfying number for me, and I can probably get away with upping my reading time during this last week of school and maintaining it during inservice week in August.
  • Even though I'm already tracking books on Goodreads and will be checking off boxes in my bullet journal, I'm going to track titles here.  Maybe thoughts too.  Maybe not.  We'll see.

June 10: Chomp by Carl Hiassan.  My daughter's favorite book of all time, and I finally read it! ****
June 11: Nineteen Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Noemi Shihab Nye.  Some confused me, but some were lovely.  ****
June 12: Count All Her Bones by April Henry *** 1/2
June 13: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie *****
June 14: Half Wild by Sally Green ***
June 15: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  ****
June 16: Yatandou by Gloria Whelen ***
June 17: Grumpy Gloria by Anna Dewdney **
June 18: Hypothetical Future Baby by Claudia Chapman ****
June 19: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (re-read) ****
June 20: The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (re-read) ****
June 21: Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner ****


  1. Kudos on the book a day challenge. The thought of finishing a book a day seems very overwhelming to me!

    1. The secret is to include picture books! I just got a stack at the library to tide me over when I can't get much reading done.


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